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Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome,Jabberwocky. Darkroom print of any kind...

Welcome,Jabberwocky. Darkroom print of any kind is great fun. In additional to the questions already asked by members it would help to know if you have already set up the darkroom, if so it is...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 10th July 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I'd endorse Alex' recommendation on the Carson...

I'd endorse Alex' recommendation on the Carson Graves book. The added bonus is that everything in it is presented in a down-to-earth manner.

Mike
Forum: Introductions 10th July 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 140
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi Peterand welcome. A good range of shooting...

Hi Peterand welcome. A good range of shooting gear by the sound of things and the luxury of the Lakes. What more could you want? :D

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 7th July 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Stocky this thread made me check on whether I had...

Stocky this thread made me check on whether I had actually got WT dev from Ilford on one of the tours of the factory and in fact I had. It can't have had much of a "wow" factor to it as I still have...
Forum: Darkroom 7th July 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Bill for all your replies Mike

Thanks Bill for all your replies

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 6th July 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Bill. So in summary you use two tablets...

Thanks Bill. So in summary you use two tablets per slot and for all 3 or 4 slots if there are 4? How successful was it in the b&w fix slot?. Those were the 2 that I had most difficulty in cleaning....
Forum: Darkroom 6th July 2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Bill how many tablets per slot? I assume we are...

Bill how many tablets per slot? I assume we are talking about the dev slot which is where the Tarbuster comes into its own for RA4 developer tar or is your application for b&w processing?

Thanks...
Forum: Photography in general 5th July 2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry, I have used Ilford MG developer in the...

Terry, I have used Ilford MG developer in the main although I think those of us on two Ilford tours in 2006 and 2008 were given WT and CT developer. The latter has long since been discontinued. If I...
Forum: Darkroom 4th July 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have some of the tarbuster and for the RA4 dev...

I have some of the tarbuster and for the RA4 dev slot it is good but the fact you get gloves and a mask tells you a lot. It is not a cleaning job you do without the right protective gear, especially...
Forum: Darkroom 4th July 2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Interesting point John. What you have discovered...

Interesting point John. What you have discovered does not appear intuitive to a user such as I and I suspect many others.

In b&w developing this range of temps probably doesn't matter but may be...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd July 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Mike O'Pray
A good explanation, Bob and thanks. However I can...

A good explanation, Bob and thanks. However I can say that no amount of detergent lifts the natural fats off my pot belly. I did try it. Apparently a lot of lettuce leaves taken internally in place...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd July 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It certainly suggests that filling the water...

It certainly suggests that filling the water jackets more than half full in the case of Novas that only have holes on top is unnecessary. I had always assumed that you were meant to get the water...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd July 2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the link. Great pictures and what is...

Thanks for the link. Great pictures and what is shown is what was happening all over the country. London, Leeds Liverpool etc.

What a shock it was for me to learn that the father with his kids...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd July 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Interesting video. I presume that from the "light...

Interesting video. I presume that from the "light sensitive period" onward what we saw was a simulation of the process done in full light for the purposes of showing what went on in either total...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Pete, your pics make your Nova set-up pretty...

Pete, your pics make your Nova set-up pretty clear but unless you are only meant to fill up to the level of the hole which means only half a water jacket full then I'd have thought that the plugs...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Mike O'Pray
As is the case with so many "studies" there are...

As is the case with so many "studies" there are often flaws in both the methodology and conclusions. Out of thousands of such studies only a few ever reach a valid provable conclusion that can be...
Forum: Darkroom 1st July 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Pete. I do have one sheet of anti-Newton...

Thanks Pete. I do have one sheet of anti-Newton in my Durst 645 neg carrier and I simply wipe it with an Ilford anti-static cloth but I might try a clean with some Fairy liquid and water occasionally...
Forum: Darkroom 1st July 2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Pete. It may be that when the design of...

Thanks Pete. It may be that when the design of the Nova changed from filling the water jacket from above with no holes on the side as in the case of my Nova to holes on the side the designer realised...
Forum: Darkroom 1st July 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Mike O'Pray
What AR glass - Anti-Newton? Thanks ...

What AR glass - Anti-Newton?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 1st July 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Pete. So about 2/3rds of the way up the...

Thanks Pete. So about 2/3rds of the way up the slot. I take it that the plugs (rubber?) are tight enough to prevent leaks. Does it need a thin knife blade to start the prising out of the plugs or...
Forum: Darkroom 1st July 2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Just to reinforce what has been said: When I was...

Just to reinforce what has been said: When I was on my evening class for b&w darkroom work at Leamington College all 20 students left their prints in a giant holding bath until near the end of the...
Forum: Colour film 1st July 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 322
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Edmund if your darkroom is not in the house and...

Edmund if your darkroom is not in the house and subject to "normal" room temperature then an aquarium heater that High Sierra has linked to is a great idea. The only caveat is that if you have colour...
Forum: Colour film 30th June 2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 322
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Edmund in b&w it isn't generally a problem for me...

Edmund in b&w it isn't generally a problem for me but I am helped by having a darkroom in the house where the ambient temp is always around 20C so the tank is at room temp and the developer stays at...
Forum: Colour film 30th June 2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 494
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Edmund. I too have never been a high...

Thanks Edmund. I too have never been a high throughput person in terms of film, even during the short period when I was almost 100% colour I tended to always intersperse with b&w so C41 chemicals...
Forum: Darkroom 30th June 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The older models did need syphoning from the top...

The older models did need syphoning from the top as there were no holes in the sides - only holes on the top. Yes you could still pour from these holes by tipping it over but I am always frightened...
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