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Forum: Monochrome Film Today, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Lostlabours
I've found the quality of Fomapan 200 is...

I've found the quality of Fomapan 200 is excellent, Tmax & Delta 100 have a slight edge in terms of finer grain but that's something I can live with.

It's the final results that matter and also...
Forum: Monochrome Film Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Lostlabours
I'm puzzled by the use of the word soft in this...

I'm puzzled by the use of the word soft in this thread. I've shot hundreds of rolls of Fomapan 100 & 200 in the last 15 years all 120 also sheet film. Always at half box speed and with shorter dev...
Forum: Darkroom 4th April 2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Lostlabours
For B&W fibre based prints 2 bath fixing is the...

For B&W fibre based prints 2 bath fixing is the most efficient and economic way.

RC B&W papers and films tolerate a much higher Silver level in the fixers, the issues with FB papers is the...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd April 2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Lostlabours
I bought one on this Forum last month a Werra 1c,...

I bought one on this Forum last month a Werra 1c, that's a 2/IIc aslightly different meter nothing special. I paid a lot less a significant fraction of that listing :D

They are less desirable...
Forum: Darkroom 27th March 2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By Lostlabours
I've replied on another Forum Ian

I've replied on another Forum

Ian
Forum: Cameras - medium format 20th March 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Lostlabours
It's an East German camera made in Dresden, the...

It's an East German camera made in Dresden, the original company was based in Dresden and founded in 1902, in 1972 they became state controlled in 1972 as VEB Certo,and finally became part of VEB...
Forum: Darkroom 20th March 2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By Lostlabours
My have been my typo as I've a lot on my mind :D ...

My have been my typo as I've a lot on my mind :D

Someone told me the 50mm f4 is actually the same lens as the f2.8 version just restricted down one stop. probably due to Hikon selection for best...
Forum: Darkroom 19th March 2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By Lostlabours
The 50mm Trinat is a budget Triplet lens, I have...

The 50mm Trinat is a budget Triplet lens, I have one in mint condition. They aren't designed to be taken apart, I've just checked.

I'd suggest getting a better enlarger lens, there's a mint 50mm...
Forum: Darkroom 19th March 2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Lostlabours
The 2.5 metres height is if the shed or summer...

The 2.5 metres height is if the shed or summer house is 2 metres or less from the property boundary, that's to the eaves with a pitch roof and also aflat roof.

So there's not really a height issue...
Forum: Darkroom 18th March 2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Lostlabours
I have a shed darkroom although two walls are...

I have a shed darkroom although two walls are from an old farm wall/building and the other two breeze block, but it could just as easily be a wooden shed.

As John says insulation is the key I...
Forum: Darkroom 17th March 2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Lostlabours
I only use developers I mix myself and have never...

I only use developers I mix myself and have never filtered them or had any issues, I started mixing my own about 1976/7.

When I used Microphen, ID-11 and later Xtol replenished I would decant most...
Forum: Top Tips 15th March 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Lostlabours
Definitely not as John says. With 35mm filmI pul...

Definitely not as John says. With 35mm filmI pul the film over a piece of kitchen paper toweling that prevents drying marks, final rinse with the wetting agent is with de-ionised water.

Ian
Forum: Photography in general 15th March 2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Lostlabours
The formula for Neutol WA is very similar to a...

The formula for Neutol WA is very similar to a concentraed liquid version of ID-78 where the Sodium Carbonate is replaced by Potassium Carbonate and Sodium or Potassium Hydroxide to aid sulubility. ...
Forum: Photography in general 15th March 2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Lostlabours
With Warmtone papers warmth is controlled by...

With Warmtone papers warmth is controlled by choice of developer and exposure and development time. So for greater warmth we cut development eith by time or greater dilution and increase exposure...
Forum: Photography in general 15th March 2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By Lostlabours
I rarely shoot 35mm these days, I predominantly...

I rarely shoot 35mm these days, I predominantly shoot LF 5x4 and some 10x8, and found that 35mm prints just didn't stand up in comparison.

I've always shot MF from the mid 1970's but taking a...
Forum: Darkroom 13th March 2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Lostlabours
In the conclusions there's no mention of the...

In the conclusions there's no mention of the Ilford Local Darkroom Scheme instead they emphasise supprt for community/commercial darkrooms,

That's all well and good if there is one nearby but my...
Forum: Print Finishing 11th March 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By Lostlabours
Spotone is the best way to go and it's critical...

Spotone is the best way to go and it's critical to match image colour (warmth) or it's going to be noticeable, You also need to build the colour up slowly, the principle isn't to try and make an...
Forum: Photography in general 11th March 2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By Lostlabours
There;s anothera pproach as well. Here's a Rough...

There;s anothera pproach as well. Here's a Rough Guide (https://www.lostlabours.co.uk/photography/formulae/toners/handcolouring.htm).

Ian
Forum: Photography in general 2nd March 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By Lostlabours
Looking at the formula it's main difference is a...

Looking at the formula it's main difference is a significantly lower Sodium Carbonate level so a lower pH and slightly softer working.

Dassonville D1 was their published developer formula for...
Forum: Business Matters 2nd March 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By Lostlabours
I've bought from Peter Walnes 2 or 3 times with...

I've bought from Peter Walnes 2 or 3 times with no issues. He used to be based in Templecombe, Somerset, and at some point around 2013/14 has relocated to Penzance.

He's been a mail order dealer...
Forum: Photography in general 20th February 2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By Lostlabours
Thanks Nat, I'd assumed it was 3/16th. It amazes...

Thanks Nat, I'd assumed it was 3/16th. It amazes me that my heavy 10x8 Agfa Ansco cameras have 3/8th tripod fittings.

Ian
Forum: Sale or Wanted 20th February 2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Lostlabours
The camera arrived yesterday,it's identical to...

The camera arrived yesterday,it's identical to the Werra Mat (some were just marked Werra) a marvel of the 1950's hey-day of East German camera production, high build quality like the KW Pratkinas....
Forum: Photography in general 19th February 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By Lostlabours
John, the bottom of what's left of the Quarter...

John, the bottom of what's left of the Quarter plate Lancaster Instograph has a tripod fitting with an Internal diameter of 1/8th of an inch allowing for the thread depth that maybe a 3/16th tripod...
Forum: Photography in general 19th February 2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By Lostlabours
I bought a tripod headat a CAmera fair a few...

I bought a tripod headat a CAmera fair a few yeawrs ago from a 2 box not realising it had a 3/6 thread to a camera. Must have had it some years before I realised it was dual fit, unusually the outer...
Forum: Photography in general 18th February 2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By Lostlabours
As Ian says those adapters are all you need. ...

As Ian says those adapters are all you need. I've only ever come across one camera with a none standard tripod thread and that was an early Lancaster quarter plate camera with a smaller probably...
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