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Forum: Darkroom 9th September 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ssharp
Yeah it was 5 dodgy lamps in the end. I...

Yeah it was 5 dodgy lamps in the end.

I bought a bunch from SLC lighting for 10 each brand new and they all work great.

Problem solved.
Forum: Darkroom 5th September 2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ssharp
Agh right. Didn't think of that. Yup all 5...

Agh right.

Didn't think of that. Yup all 5 dead and one the good one is live so no surprises there i guess.

Perhaps the message is check these old bulbs as soon as received if storing them for...
Forum: Darkroom 5th September 2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ssharp
Hi Mike, I'm not 100% they duds until i buy...

Hi Mike,

I'm not 100% they duds until i buy another and see if that works.

I see no reason physically at least why they shouldn't work and others in the batch did work fine.

Ironically i...
Forum: Darkroom 4th September 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ssharp
Hi Skellum, Yup i tried all 5 both right and...

Hi Skellum,

Yup i tried all 5 both right and left so like you say i must have 5 duds.

I can't wait to try a new one and see though !

How unlucky is that to have 5 duds !?!
Forum: Darkroom 4th September 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ssharp
Ilford 500 lamp Issue

Hi All,

This is weird.

Today my left lamp blew on focus startup. No worries, i have 5 so i replaced it.

Well, the new lamp didn't work so i took it out and put another one in.

That didn't...
Forum: Darkroom 1st April 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By ssharp
Hi Bob, Yes i'll try reheating part-b once...

Hi Bob,

Yes i'll try reheating part-b once again to see if that changes anything. From there i'll try a new batch in distilled water and keep my fingers crossed.

This issue has been reported on...
Forum: Darkroom 31st March 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By ssharp
I think you might be right. I just checked...

I think you might be right.

I just checked my part B and it looks a school marine biology experiment in there !

Do you still mix part A in glycol ? I'm just trying to work out what the...
Forum: Darkroom 29th March 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By ssharp
Hi Vanannan, Glycol.

Hi Vanannan,

Glycol.
Forum: Darkroom 28th March 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By ssharp
Hi Stocky, Ian suggested air bells and to...

Hi Stocky,

Ian suggested air bells and to tap the drum to dislodge them. I'm also doing a pre wash and for 5 minutes which isn't quite working for me.
Forum: Darkroom 27th March 2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By ssharp
Pyrocat HD Development Issues in Tri-x

Hi All,

Are there any ideas as to why these blotches might be appearing ?

Pyrocat HD 1+1+100, water stop bath and TF-3 fix in a Jobo. I'm keeping all chems super fresh and only adding the...
Forum: Darkroom 15th February 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By ssharp
RH Designs Stopclock 500 (Ilford)

Hi All,

Does anyone know how one can dodge on the base exposure using the Stopclock 500 for the Ilford Mulitgrade Head ?

I'm splitgrade printing and would like to be able to think in f stops...
Forum: Darkroom 30th March 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By ssharp
Hi Neil, Yes, Foma is a bit of a star in...

Hi Neil,

Yes, Foma is a bit of a star in the lith world on the continent and is totally available and Adox are in the very final throes of the re introduction of Forte Polywarmtone which i think...
Forum: Darkroom 30th March 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By ssharp
Hi Mike, I have no idea at all what the...

Hi Mike,

I have no idea at all what the figure will be but i guess it would be beneficial for anybody who at all would be interested in buying some in to get in touch with them.

It could be 10,...
Forum: Darkroom 30th March 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By ssharp
By my reckoning Moersch is about 5 times more...

By my reckoning Moersch is about 5 times more expensive than LD20 when buying LD20 in 5 litres.

That's good enough reason to use LD20 for me.
Forum: Darkroom 30th March 2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By ssharp
Fotospeed LD20

Hi All,

I just got off the blower with Fotospeed having had a rant at them for discontinuing Lith developer LD20.


I was left with the impression that if enough folk bothered them about it...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd March 2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By ssharp
Yet an

Yet an
Forum: Darkroom 22nd March 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By ssharp
Hi Vanannan, I've run some more tests...

Hi Vanannan,

I've run some more tests alongside a regular RH Designs stopclock. The instructions work to the letter for the standard unit but for my particular 500 version they just don't, either...
Forum: Darkroom 22nd March 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By ssharp
RH Designs Instructions Gobbledygook

Well, i have to say that pages 16/17 of the RH Designs StopClock 500 are utter gobbledygook.

If you follow them to the letter then you do not get the intended results. if you go off piste and...
Forum: Darkroom 11th March 2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By ssharp
Sorted

Hi All,

Thanks a bunch for the replies and yes vanannan is spot on with the split grade mode. The thing is is you have to menu dive for it as suggested, it isn't on the front panel as it is with...
Forum: Darkroom 11th March 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By ssharp
Rh Designs Stopclock 500 Issues

Hi All,

I recently bought a Stopclock 500 and have run into issues trying to splitgrade print with it.

In a nutshell on grade 0.0 say at 10 seconds it exposes around 8 seconds of yellow light...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 3rd March 2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By ssharp
Hi Martin, Do you still have the trays ? ...

Hi Martin,

Do you still have the trays ?

Thanks,

Simon
Forum: Sale or Wanted 8th January 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By ssharp
Wanted RH Designs Stopclock 500

Hi All,

If anyone has a Stopclock 500 and/or Stopclock Vario for sale i'm looking for one.

Thanks,

Simon
Forum: Sale or Wanted 8th January 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By ssharp
Wanted 5x7 enlarger

Hi All,

Looking for 5x7 enlarger. Zone VI would be number one on the list but happy to look at anything anyone has to offer.

Cheers,

Simon
Forum: Darkroom 23rd May 2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By ssharp
Great, thanks for the replies gents. Mitch i...

Great, thanks for the replies gents.

Mitch i couldn't possible drag you over two hrs out of your way. i'd feel awful. Hopefully a solution pops up. Just been in the 'darkroom' and spent a couple...
Forum: Darkroom 22nd May 2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By ssharp
Darkroom Tutoring

Hi All,

Just reaching out to see if there is any possibility to get some home darkroom tutoring in the Preston/Chorley area ?

I have a darkroom pretty much setup with a DeVere 504, Leitz...
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