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Forum: Darkroom 3rd July 2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,551
Posted By B&W Neil
I do agree - when I was using Novas for both...

I do agree - when I was using Novas for both colour and colour reversal my understanding was to fill up the jacket to the holes in the back of the tank, until water came out, and then put the plugs...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd July 2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By B&W Neil
Most interesting and thanks for the link. ...

Most interesting and thanks for the link.

Lot's of dangerous unprocted machinery and lovely chemicals - not a face mask or glove in sight :-)

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By B&W Neil
I also count the stops by their clicks. However,...

I also count the stops by their clicks. However, I can see why some like to have a visual on this. I guess I just find this suits the way I work.

Neil.
Forum: News and Announcements 20th June 2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 890
Posted By B&W Neil
Good to have you back Pete and I wish you a...

Good to have you back Pete and I wish you a speedy recovery.

Neil.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 18th June 2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By B&W Neil
I do remember that Ian and thanks for reminding...

I do remember that Ian and thanks for reminding me :)

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 18th June 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By B&W Neil
I have used a Beatie screen on a Bronica SQ and...

I have used a Beatie screen on a Bronica SQ and it was great. They are not cheap but definitely do the job.

Neil.,
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 18th June 2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By B&W Neil
That's good news - enjoy and let us know how you...

That's good news - enjoy and let us know how you get on.

Neil.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 17th June 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By B&W Neil
David, No idea on those items - sorry. ...

David,

No idea on those items - sorry.

I have a feeling though the lensbords are special to that camera - needs checking. But if you have one to copy that should be OK. Lensboards are easily...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 17th June 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By B&W Neil
David, The Calumet Cadet is a light-weight...

David,

The Calumet Cadet is a light-weight mono-rail so a good all-rounder to learn on for both studio and field work.

I have seen them used in the field several times. Also they have plenty...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 17th June 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By B&W Neil
It would be a good combo to use for studio or at...

It would be a good combo to use for studio or at home work etc., but would be heavy to carry to outside loactions.

You would also have to invest in a substantial tripod to keep it well supported....
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th June 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By B&W Neil
It all depends what type of photography you are...

It all depends what type of photography you are doing.

FP4+ is a great film for a large number of situations but it may not be your first choice for using in a night club photographing...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 11th June 2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By B&W Neil
Very good info for anyone having the same...

Very good info for anyone having the same problems with their Nikon and is prepared to have a go.

Sadly it's too late for me becasue I am now using something else.

Thanks for posting.

Neil.
Forum: Sale or Wanted 10th June 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By B&W Neil
Well done and I hope you are up and running again...

Well done and I hope you are up and running again soon getting creative with your Nikon FE 2 :)

Neil.
Forum: Sale or Wanted 10th June 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By B&W Neil
I thought it would be in that ball-park if they...

I thought it would be in that ball-park if they had one. Carry on looking ?

Neil.
Forum: Sale or Wanted 10th June 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By B&W Neil
Newton & Ellis do Nikon repairs - they made a...

Newton & Ellis do Nikon repairs - they made a good job of one of my manual Nikons when the winder fell off and several parts were lost.

They may have the part/s but would probaly want to do the...
Forum: Darkroom 7th June 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By B&W Neil
The thing to remember about slot processing is...

The thing to remember about slot processing is they are essentially just upright trays. You can still inspect the print by just lifting it out of the slot.

I used a slotties for years in my...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 6th June 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By B&W Neil
Sky, The C220 is more suited for 'taking...

Sky,

The C220 is more suited for 'taking your time photography,' you will enjoy shooting with the C330.

Neil.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 4th June 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By B&W Neil
Sky, I use a C220 and a C330. The C220...

Sky,

I use a C220 and a C330.

The C220 is lighter than the C330 so more suited for carrying around, they are basically the same as a C330 but mimus a few of the 330s features - auto shutter...
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd June 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By B&W Neil
I tried FD10 some years ago and found it to be a...

I tried FD10 some years ago and found it to be a good developer for the price, but I never stayed with it. For my use I never experienced any keeping / going off issues. The only problem I can...
Forum: Monochrome Film 31st May 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By B&W Neil
Martin, I find HP5+ pushes nicely to 800...

Martin,

I find HP5+ pushes nicely to 800 iso without any real loss of quailty in my work - I use it now and again - when needed.

The problem I have with pushing it above this is I'd rather be...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 27th May 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By B&W Neil
Mitch, I have found it best to wash between...

Mitch,

I have found it best to wash between toners and that's what I have always done.

Neil.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 23rd May 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By B&W Neil
I am only guessing but I suspect the difference...

I am only guessing but I suspect the difference in the lenths of film would mess-up the frame spacing / counting on the 220 back. This could well result in over-lapping frames etc.

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 20th May 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By B&W Neil
I can throw some light on this one: 5. Is...

I can throw some light on this one:

5. Is there any advantage to choose a MKII version rather than the previous one?


The MK II is newer of course and finished in an attractive black, whereas...
Forum: Darkroom 20th May 2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By B&W Neil
6x9 is one of the formats I shoot and I can say...

6x9 is one of the formats I shoot and I can say the De Vere 203 does not fully cover 6x9, you can get 6x7 + a few mms more and that's it. My 6x9 work gets printed on a De Vere 504.

The De Vere 504...
Forum: Toning 20th May 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By B&W Neil
I do the same as Richard - everything judged by...

I do the same as Richard - everything judged by eye.

Neil.
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