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Forum: Contact printing Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,845
Posted By Nat Polton
As a schoolboy in the sixties my first prints...

As a schoolboy in the sixties my first prints were made with an inherited wooden contact frame, and family box camera negatives.
I still have the frame.
I often wondered why the back had a hinge...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 10th July 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Nat Polton
http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/sho...

http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=13302
As part of my effort to try out The Zone System, have a look at my latest topic here.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 10th July 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Nat Polton
Bronica SQA Polaroid Back.

Does anybody know if any Film is made for a Bronica SQA Polaroid Back?
If it is completely redundant, I am thinking of taking some tools to it and adapting the back to take Rollei TLR sheet film...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 9th July 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Nat Polton
Spotmeter with 5x4 and 35mm

Quite a few times in the past I have read about spotmeters.
Having just started on the book by Harry Fearn, called Better in Black and White, my interest has been rekindled.
He was dammed good...
Forum: Darkroom 4th July 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Nat Polton
I have only used household bleach so far. Out...

I have only used household bleach so far.
Out of curiosity, is there a list of ingredients on the tar buster product?
If so, what are they?
Cheers.
Forum: Cameras - small format 2nd July 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Nat Polton
http://www.rogerandfrances.com/photoschool/ps%20ho...

http://www.rogerandfrances.com/photoschool/ps%20how%20load%20bulk.html

Excellent article available at the site of Roger and Frances.
It has information on bulk loading, and an interesting chart...
Forum: Top Tips 29th June 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Nat Polton
I am going to give JOReynolds method a try. I...

I am going to give JOReynolds method a try.
I have two films to develop this week.
Do you dry an inch or so of the film with a hair dryer for the top film clip?
Or leave the complete film wet?...
Forum: Top Tips 27th June 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By Nat Polton
The CambsIan method of using trouser...

The CambsIan method of using trouser hangers to hold drying film in is just like my temporary Nova print clip dodge.
I misplaced my Nova print holder clip and looked around for a...
Forum: Darkroom 25th June 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Nat Polton
Thank you Joe. My enlarger is a Durst M605and I...

Thank you Joe.
My enlarger is a Durst M605and I have scanned a page from the manual.
It shows tables of the lenses and negative carriers. It looks like it will be OK with 110 and half frame...
Forum: Darkroom 25th June 2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Nat Polton
Thank you Bill. Just looked at my Durst M605...

Thank you Bill.
Just looked at my Durst M605 manual and that confirms what you have said about threads per inch.
26 TPI is about one thousands of an inch short of 1mm.
What balm pot of a designer...
Forum: Darkroom 25th June 2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Nat Polton
From Photo Cornucopia. The Big List of...

From Photo Cornucopia.
The Big List of Enlarging Lenses by John Jovic.

OMEGA OMICRON EL105, F5.6 / 105MM
APERTURE RANGE 5.6 - 45
LENS CONSTRUCTION 6-4
OPTIMUN MAGNIFICATION AND...
Forum: Darkroom 24th June 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Nat Polton
Lens For 110 Printing, and 16mm negatives.

I have a load of 110 negatives I took in the seventies, I think.
Photography record keeping was not a strong point with me then.
I am thinking of printing a few off, and read somewhere that a 25mm...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd June 2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By Nat Polton
If you ever use colour paper in total darkness...

If you ever use colour paper in total darkness you can nip the corner of the paper between your teeth, and the side that very, very lightly grips your teeth is the emulsion side.
Worth trying with...
Forum: Cameras - small format 22nd June 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Nat Polton
My New Film Winder.

I have not been able to find the film winder I made many years ago, so I set to in the shed and knocked up a new one.
The only paint I had was Hammerite Black.
Lasts well, but the finish is a bit...
Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Nat Polton
Enlarger Wing Mirror

Anyone that has a Durst M605 will know what a pain in the neck it is to see the aperture ring on the 50mm lens, as the Siriotub adaptor is recessed up into the enlarger.
Fine when the enlarger head...
Forum: News and Announcements 20th June 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 890
Posted By Nat Polton
Lovely to hear you are out. I bet it's nice to...

Lovely to hear you are out.
I bet it's nice to get home to familiar surroundings and a decent cup of tea.
Cheers to you Peter.
Forum: Darkroom 19th June 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Nat Polton
For a few days I could not get onto the film...

For a few days I could not get onto the film section of Ilfords site.
Now that I can get onto it, I see HP5 roll film is there, and labelled as IN STOCK.
Also on a few other sites I have been...
Forum: Photography in general 16th June 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By Nat Polton
Regards The Queen and places being tidied up for...

Regards The Queen and places being tidied up for her visits, I was told many years ago that if she ever writes her autobiography it should be called "The Smell of Fresh Paint."

And that is a true...
Forum: Photography in general 16th June 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By Nat Polton
After witnessing the bias and lies that certain...

After witnessing the bias and lies that certain newspaper have been printing in the last few years, I cancelled all the news papers just a couple of weeks ago.
Why pay to be lied to?
The main TV...
Forum: Darkroom 13th June 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Nat Polton
I placed an order with MORCO in the UK on...

I placed an order with MORCO in the UK on Thursday evening.
It arrived this morning, Saturday. HP 5 120.
Excellent service.
Forum: Darkroom 10th June 2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Nat Polton
The site of Mr Cad appears to have...

The site of Mr Cad appears to have plenty of HP5.
I do not know if it is one of those sites that still advertise when the shelves are empty. I have had a couple like that over the...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 10th June 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Nat Polton
Mini lab paper cassettes.

I remember reading that mini lab paper cassettes are good for storing rolls of colour paper.
Do people take the innards out of them, and just use them as light tight boxes, or do they apply power...
Forum: Cameras - small format 9th June 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Nat Polton
For many years I used a home made hand cranked...

For many years I used a home made hand cranked film winder.
I soon got used to doing the complete process in total darkness.
I have no idea were I put the thing but as I am going to start using...
Forum: Photography in general 9th June 2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By Nat Polton
"we may end up paying more." That is part of my...

"we may end up paying more."
That is part of my dilemma.
I have only come back to darkroom work in the last nine or ten months after a long break.
So far I have been very happy always using Ilford...
Forum: Photography in general 9th June 2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By Nat Polton
I would like to resurrect this topic. Roughly...

I would like to resurrect this topic.
Roughly two and a half years after the original post, is anybody here any the wiser?
I have seen countless predictions for a No Deal Brexit and the UK going...
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