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Forum: Monochrome Film 12th April 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By Mike O'Pray
If anybody is in the area, a visit to Middleton...

If anybody is in the area, a visit to Middleton Top Incline is worth the effort. Actually that area plus Matlock Baths and the Heights of Abraham is worth an afternoon at least

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 11th April 2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By Mike O'Pray
+1 from me for Nat. Unfortunately such detective...

+1 from me for Nat. Unfortunately such detective work is becoming more and more necessary as we move into a future where such info is no longer easily accessible

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 10th April 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well you chose Ilford HC anyway but you response...

Well you chose Ilford HC anyway but you response settles it for me, big paul. You have brought it home to me that I need to think the same way as you given my age. So that absolutely settles the...
Forum: Photography in general 10th April 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Mike O'Pray
22years is great. With this record who needs the...

22years is great. With this record who needs the longevity of HC110? :)

More seriously given the debate about the effect of "new" HC110 on its longevity and generally higher price in the U.K. it...
Forum: News and Announcements 9th April 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Mike O'Pray
You might be right, Tom, but this is only a short...

You might be right, Tom, but this is only a short term solution to what I hope is not a long term problem whereby the current trend indicates that all analogue materials have risen by an amount that...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 6th April 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes in its time it probably preceded the more...

Yes in its time it probably preceded the more sophisticated carousel projector of which it was a form of equivalent. The old two slide capacity projector must have been quite a pain to use if you...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 6th April 2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have since watched the Steve O' Nions video,...

I have since watched the Steve O' Nions video, one by Greg Davis and finally the one by someone who calls his site ShootLikeaBoss and on balance the first and third videos both convey the benefits of...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 6th April 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It looks as if it is a neg carrier that is...

It looks as if it is a neg carrier that is designed to take a full 36 frame film which you load at one end and then pull through each negative that you wish to print

Just a guess on my part based...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 5th April 2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,012
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes Joe there is no need for any running water...

Yes Joe there is no need for any running water for a Nova. All that needs to be done after or even during a session if you are processing enough prints is replenishing of the slots. In the case of...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 5th April 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Mike O'Pray
From the Ilford video by the Ilford Master...

From the Ilford video by the Ilford Master Printer, Darkroom Dave, it would appear that he does ignore the G5 filter factor and simply uses the 6 secs from his test strip at G2.5 split as 3 secs and...
Forum: Colour film 4th April 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Kodak chemicals all come under what was Kodak...

Kodak chemicals all come under what was Kodak Alaris and are completely separate to Kodak still films which are still part of the Kodak empire based on Rochester New York State

This may come as no...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd April 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Mike O'Pray
beetcleaner, if the Durst light is OK for you...

beetcleaner, if the Durst light is OK for you then a replacement gel will be the answer but at the risk of sounding like answering the question of how do I get from A to B by suggesting you start...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 2nd April 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I'll have item 1 Alex if it is still available ...

I'll have item 1 Alex if it is still available

Mike
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 1st April 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The look I liked in lith prints was that delicate...

The look I liked in lith prints was that delicate sort of pink colour rather than the gritty look. Then I saw the demo video of Ilford Selenium toner at 1+4 and the look that achieved came very close...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 31st March 2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Mark. I am not a lith printer so cannot...

Welcome Mark. I am not a lith printer so cannot help either but it can be very attractive to look at

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 31st March 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well 10 out of 10 for honesty I suppose :D but I...

Well 10 out of 10 for honesty I suppose :D but I fear it indicates a change in psyche in a lot of film newcomers who see no problems whatsoever with this approach and worse who see those raising such...
Forum: Darkroom 29th March 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Flack if my experience with a Durst colour head...

Flack if my experience with a Durst colour head is anything to go by then the dual filtration which Ilford gives for the same exposure for each grade from 0 -5 only applies and even then not exactly...
Forum: Darkroom 28th March 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Fantastic posts and shots, Keith and Nat. My...

Fantastic posts and shots, Keith and Nat. My connecting piece, once the screw has been removed, seems not to have enough room when compressing the spring as far as it will compress, to free itself...
Forum: Photography in general 28th March 2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi Matt, good to see you pay a visit to us here...

Hi Matt, good to see you pay a visit to us here on FADU from Photrio. I enjoy your informative posts over on Photrio. I note that this is your third post but presumably you've just arrived so to...
Forum: Darkroom 28th March 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Keith. Can I take it you have or had the...

Thanks Keith. Can I take it you have or had the exact same model? It certainly sounds from what you say that removing the clockwork is the only way to get to the hands

I did actually remove that...
Forum: Darkroom 27th March 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Smiths Darkroom Timer - Removing the Front Glass ai

As some here will know pentaxpete offered the following darkroom timer for sale and I was the lucky buyer

It works fine and even the face still retains some luminosity in the figures which is...
Forum: Darkroom 26th March 2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Martin. The blinds section is still there...

Thanks Martin. The blinds section is still there on the Richards website as it has always been so a great pity that Richards didn't delete it but good to know that a similar service is offered by...
Forum: Darkroom 26th March 2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Richard's of Hull do tailor-made blinds to fit...

Richard's of Hull do tailor-made blinds to fit your window. A picture is worth a thousand words so here's the link:http://www.richards.uk.com/decora.htm

I have one in my converted bedroom It is...
Forum: Photography in general 26th March 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Mike O'Pray
At the risk of turning this into a"Fings ain't...

At the risk of turning this into a"Fings ain't what they used to be" reminiscence, 3.50 a week then was still not cheap by the standards of most of the U.K. I recall my parents' rent for a 3...
Forum: Darkroom 24th March 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Flack, sounds as if it has to be the legs as Alex...

Flack, sounds as if it has to be the legs as Alex has said but a pic might be useful, just in case what you are referring to is different from what we think you are referring to

Mike
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