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Forum: Introductions 16th April 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Welcome to FADU :) There are quite a few OM...

Welcome to FADU :)

There are quite a few OM users on here - so you are in good (or bad ;)) company

Hopefully you find us a friendly lot.

Remember - there are no stupid or trivial questions -...
Forum: Darkroom 15th April 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Galerie is a wonderful paper - but has slightly...

Galerie is a wonderful paper - but has slightly different characteristics to most others.

It has both a very soft (rounded) toe and shoulder - meaning the shadows and highlights will look quite...
Forum: Darkroom 15th April 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi guys Thanks for all your ideas and to Bob...

Hi guys

Thanks for all your ideas and to Bob for his printing notes templates.

I make notes for my prints as I think printing is an iterative process and often put my prints away for a while,...
Forum: Darkroom 13th April 2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Printing Notes

I am in the process of going through my backlog of negatives.

I have been making notes of how I make each print.

I was wondering how many other people make printing notes and then where do you...
Forum: Photography in general 8th April 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Look at what sort of material your bottles are...

Look at what sort of material your bottles are made of before you try boiling water.

PET bottles (labelled No1) will shrivel up under boiling water.

HDPE bottles (No2) might be OK - it depends...
Forum: Photography in general 7th April 2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Terry When I was faced with a similar...

Hi Terry

When I was faced with a similar problem I used the remaining fixer - but only to half its recommended fixing capacity - then chucked it.

I then chucked the contaminated containers as...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 2nd April 2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By Martin Aislabie
When I needed a new bag I took all my kit in a...

When I needed a new bag I took all my kit in a cardboard box and headed over to Clifton Cameras in Dursley, Gloucestershire - https://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/photography-equipment.

They carry...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 31st March 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have recently worked my way through some very...

I have recently worked my way through some very old Ilford Multigrade Fibre and it was stored at room temperature.

It was fairly flat - lacking contrast - and would not make a decent black.

The...
Forum: News and Announcements 26th March 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Silverprint 10% off Ilford Products

Silverprint are offering 10% off all Ilford products until midnight Sunday 28th March 2021.

The code is 10off.

Martin
Forum: Darkroom 26th March 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Richards of Hull no longer supply blackout...

Richards of Hull no longer supply blackout blinds.

I bought my blackout blind from Crosby Blinds - https://www.crosbyblinds.co.uk/product/cb-premier-roller-blinds/Ex-Lite%20Black

To place the...
Forum: Photography in general 24th March 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Martin Aislabie
What have you done in lockdown photographically

As we are celebrating (?) one year of Covid lockdown in the UK, what have you done photographically in this time ?

I have spent at least some of each day in the darkroom working my way through my...
Forum: News and Announcements 24th March 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I too wondered what the smell could have been -...

I too wondered what the smell could have been - it was never explained.

Was it sulphurous or ammonia ? - they did say but I cannot remember.

The old negs shown had cracked emulsion - which I...
Forum: Darkroom 22nd March 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Martin Aislabie
You should only use the filter in one direction. ...

You should only use the filter in one direction.

Completely agree with the back flushing - but then put the filter back in the original way - or you risky allowing a small part of what you have...
Forum: News and Announcements 22nd March 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Martin Aislabie
It was a fabulous film. Maurice Broomfield...

It was a fabulous film.

Maurice Broomfield was the man who shot all those beautiful industrial shots you have not doubt seen at times in various magazines.

Apparently, he thought most of his...
Forum: Darkroom 18th March 2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I always filter my ID11 after having made it up...

I always filter my ID11 after having made it up into liquid form, having allowed it to stand for 24hrs before it is decanting into 0.5 litre bottles.

I always use a Paterson Filter - which is 20...
Forum: Darkroom 12th March 2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Martin Aislabie
ILFORD PHOTO Global Darkroom Printing Survey The Results

Hi guys

If anyone completed the Ilford Darkroom Printing survey - the results have just been posted - https://www.ilfordphoto.com/ilford-photo-printing-survey-results/

It's interesting reading...
Forum: Print Finishing 11th March 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Martin Aislabie
You often need to take your bottles of Spotone...

You often need to take your bottles of Spotone and mix the colours together to get just the right shade of black.

Scrap prints are a must for trying out whether you have the exact colour match or...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 6th March 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I had a similar experience to Mike. The...

I had a similar experience to Mike.

The drying drum wasn't clean enough for the prints to come off without sticking - or at least some of them sticking.

So, I guess like Mike, I used to dry my...
Forum: Photography in general 4th March 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Isn't the F1 a manual camera ? I realise the...

Isn't the F1 a manual camera ?

I realise the meter will need a battery but the camera will work fine without.

Martin
Forum: Filters 26th February 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I use a yellow + polariser together sometimes. ...

I use a yellow + polariser together sometimes.

I have always stacked the filters yellow as nearest the camera then polariser - as I tend to have the yellow fitter in any case.

I find the effect...
Forum: Top Tips 17th February 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,030
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I'm sure Ilford know EXACTLY what they are doing...

I'm sure Ilford know EXACTLY what they are doing and if they say process X works, then process X will work.

However, I am also sure far more people are like Bob, follow the Ilford method but then...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 12th February 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I get 6x8 negs off my RB67 using an 6x8 electric...

I get 6x8 negs off my RB67 using an 6x8 electric powered back.

The best I have managed for neg storage is 4 rows of 2 negs plus the extra in a separate sheet.

So, when you have 4 neg sheets...
Forum: Photography in general 12th February 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The book is fascinating but it can lull you to...

The book is fascinating but it can lull you to sleep as well.

Best consumed in small bite sized chunks.

It will be the sort of thing I will be reaching for, hopefully for a good few years to...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th February 2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Doesn't the IR effect on foliage depend upon the...

Doesn't the IR effect on foliage depend upon the time of year ?

Martin
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 31st January 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Be careful what you wish for Bob. I have...

Be careful what you wish for Bob.

I have enough working prints to bore the pants off you guys :shock:

Ha ha

Martin
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