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Forum: News and Announcements Today, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry if you keep good notes and sample prints ...

Terry if you keep good notes and sample prints then I think you may end up with a comprehensive and very useful article for all of us.

I hope that you can share it with us

Happy toning
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Forum: Photography in general Today, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By Mike O'Pray
As far as Boots The Chemist prints were concerned...

As far as Boots The Chemist prints were concerned from the 30-60s I suspect they were FB prints and no doubt properly processed in what may have been a semi-automated or even hand operated procedure...
Forum: Sale or Wanted Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Quendil it is a worthwhile piece of info for...

Quendil it is a worthwhile piece of info for anyone looking for an enlarger and good of you to make the effort

It is probably just me who has this thing these days about having to join any and...
Forum: Sale or Wanted Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Unfortunately Quendil you have to be a member...

Unfortunately Quendil you have to be a member even
to have a look at it. Not a problem for anyone looking for such with a view to obtaining an enlarger but more hassle than it's worth to me just...
Forum: News and Announcements 28th October 2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Just a shot in the dark here,Terry but in Richard...

Just a shot in the dark here,Terry but in Richard article which Stocky linked to there did seem to be a combo of toner and bleach that from the description of what it produced might match the picture...
Forum: News and Announcements 27th October 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Ian for info on table salt Mike

Thanks Ian for info on table salt

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 27th October 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Norm, my first reaction these days is to say...

Norm, my first reaction these days is to say That's great customer service and it is but "back in the day" great customer service like that was normal customer service.

Despite the obvious...
Forum: Introductions 26th October 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 118
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Alex. It may be a bit cramped under the...

Welcome Alex. It may be a bit cramped under the stairs but I am sure you'll find the magic of printing is still as good as ever it was

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 26th October 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Anyone at all interested might want to Google it...

Anyone at all interested might want to Google it There is a write-up by Roger and Frances, he being the late Roger Hicks and she Frances Schultz, should anyone not know

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 26th October 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nice offer, Dave. I have a Phillips analyser so...

Nice offer, Dave. I have a Phillips analyser so I'd be selfish if I had it but it looks worth a punt for anyone who wants to see what it might be able to do.

Mike
Forum: Cameras - medium format 26th October 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I don't own one so can't help. This may seem a...

I don't own one so can't help. This may seem a naive question but given the grinding noise when the back is turned is there no signs of where this grinding is happening?

It sounds for all the...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 26th October 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Good to hear. There are so few suppliers of...

Good to hear. There are so few suppliers of chemicals now. I can see more people turning to DIY developers as off the shelf proprietary chemicals just seem to be on an inexorable rise in price
...
Forum: Introductions 26th October 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Dave. There are at least three things...

Welcome Dave. There are at least three things going for a bathroom: 1 running water with hot water on tap 2. Most are easy to black out 3. The most important for the next 6 months - it is inside the...
Forum: News and Announcements 26th October 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ian for this purpose is common table salt good...

Ian for this purpose is common table salt good enough or does it have to be pure salt minus what I understand to be additional ingredients to improve table salt's running properties?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th October 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Mike O'Pray
No experience of this, Nick, but a number of...

No experience of this, Nick, but a number of things spring to mind with a negative. Depending on how bad the crease is pressing under a heavy book for a few days may work, especially if the negs were...
Forum: Photography in general 25th October 2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks his tips were worth listening to as well...

Thanks his tips were worth listening to as well as his reasons why he uses a relatively simple rangefinder. Not sure that Leica is the only camera that fits the bill :D

I also suspect that putting...
Forum: Cameras - small format 22nd October 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
On my keyboard Ctrl + R, Ctrl +F5 or F5 on its...

On my keyboard Ctrl + R, Ctrl +F5 or F5 on its own all seem to d the same thing which is refresh the page. I did try F5 on the day in question and it did not do as John suggested

I suppose the...
Forum: Cameras - small format 21st October 2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Svend so I am not going mad:D What...

Thanks Svend so I am not going mad:D

What was also strange is that normally on FADU once I post I cannot see my own post until someone else posts on that particular thread but on this occasion my...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 21st October 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 869
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Alex I imagine that what may be possible is an...

Alex I imagine that what may be possible is an enlargement of a 35mm or 120 neg onto the likes of X ray or litho film creating a positive then a contact print of that 8x10 film positive onto another...
Forum: Cameras - small format 21st October 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By Mike O'Pray
There would appear to be a reply by Svend made...

There would appear to be a reply by Svend made after 2 o'clock this afternoon but it's nowhere to be seen on my FADU Mine ends with John King at 12:15 am

I have refreshed my screen but it makes no...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 21st October 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 869
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I had the same problem, Terry, when I tried to...

I had the same problem, Terry, when I tried to find the link between what you can find out about water in your area and its PH. I got so frustrated just going round in circles.

Maybe there is...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 19th October 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 869
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It will be interesting to see what the effects...

It will be interesting to see what the effects are in an area where the water is at worst neutral and possibly slightly acidic

It wasn't entirely clear to me if what was said was that acidic to...
Forum: Colour film 19th October 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The intro was quite good but it did get technical...

The intro was quite good but it did get technical and some of the "facts" such as the need to maintain the developer temperature to within 0.1 degree C might have be off putting to any newcomers...
Forum: Photography in general 18th October 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Mike O'Pray
This may be case in the Oxford Don market, I fear...

This may be case in the Oxford Don market, I fear

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 16th October 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John's first sentence reminded me of the comment...

John's first sentence reminded me of the comment by the narrator close to the start about Mobberley's range of production facilities.

He seemed to be suggesting that Ilford make film, paper and...
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