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Forum: Darkroom 11th July 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By cesare
Ok, last night, I intentionally tried to force...

Ok, last night, I intentionally tried to force this to happen. The dev and fix were from the same batch as I used the night before, and I basically took a strip of unexposed paper cut into three...
Forum: Darkroom 10th July 2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By cesare
Ok, so the conclusion is that it's either old...

Ok, so the conclusion is that it's either old dev, or dev carry over to the fix through inadequate washing between dev and fix (as i'm not using a stop bath).

Being the scientific type, i'll do...
Forum: Darkroom 10th July 2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By cesare
Mike, I think you might be right. Looking at the...

Mike, I think you might be right. Looking at the prints carefully, I think the ones that brownish on the edges are also warmer across the print as a whole, suggesting that they were under-washed...
Forum: Darkroom 9th July 2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By cesare
slight brown edges to some prints...

So, i've just quickly printed some 8*10s from some negatives I developed earlier today, and a few of the prints have some brown stains on the edges. The stains are only on the edges, and only on some...
Forum: Darkroom 28th March 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,584
Posted By cesare
In my darkroom I have a thermostatic mixer fitted...

In my darkroom I have a thermostatic mixer fitted to the hot water feed to my sink - this is set to 38C, for C41 processing, but it's adjustable so that you can set any temp you want. I chucked a...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 25th February 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,155
Posted By cesare
I'm got a 45 degree prism (non metering) which I...

I'm got a 45 degree prism (non metering) which I don't use much, as I actually prefer using a chimney hood to the prism. These are cheap, light, and if you don't care about the reversed frame I find...
Forum: Cameras - small format 22nd December 2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,043
Posted By cesare
I've got a few 35mm systems, but i've tried...

I've got a few 35mm systems, but i've tried really hard not to get too many of them (limited shelf space!).

However, i've got a number of 35mm SLRs which have been either gifted to me, or acquired...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 28th September 2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,658
Posted By cesare
I've got a rodagon 120 WA, which is my usual 'go...

I've got a rodagon 120 WA, which is my usual 'go to' enlarger lens. I print 645 and up with it, and it gives me great results. I'm a bit of a fan of these WA lenses. I've got a rodagon 150 too, and...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 19th July 2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By cesare
And if you loose your xpan hood: ...

And if you loose your xpan hood:
...
Forum: Cameras - small format 26th May 2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,011
Posted By cesare
All sounds very interesting. I've got a 15mm...

All sounds very interesting. I've got a 15mm Voitglander in LTM turning up today to go on my Bessa R.

If you are thinking of wider than 35mm, i've been enjoying a Voitglander 25/4 in LTM, and I...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 14th May 2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,674
Posted By cesare
Agreed, the mamiya 645AFD camera bodies and...

Agreed, the mamiya 645AFD camera bodies and lenses are excellent, and can be had for sensible money. The only exceptions are the wide lenses (28 and 35mm) which seem to be very expensive compared to...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 18th March 2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,337
Posted By cesare
Ok, chemistry turned up, and paper. I had a quick...

Ok, chemistry turned up, and paper. I had a quick play last night, mixed up some chemistry, and ran three prints. First, totally black, second, light and mainly orange, third, too dense, but it's got...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th March 2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,333
Posted By cesare
It's going to depend on your budget and what...

It's going to depend on your budget and what 'affordable' means to you. Compared to a modern quality DSLR, all medium format cameras are excellent value!

If you are wanting interchangeable lenses,...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 27th February 2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,337
Posted By cesare
Good point. It's listed as 'Fuji Crystal Archive...

Good point. It's listed as 'Fuji Crystal Archive photographic color paper matt 7x9.5" (17.8x24cm)'
Forum: Colour printing techniques 27th February 2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,337
Posted By cesare
Well, i've finally order some colour paper...

Since i've got a colour enlarger, and a fair bit of colour film to my name, I thought it was time I actually had a go at making some colour prints. I've got some more C41 on order, but this time i've...
Forum: Darkroom 17th February 2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,305
Posted By cesare
Well if you are happy with C/C++, then i'd...

Well if you are happy with C/C++, then i'd suggest you grab the arduino development environment, install it, and have a look at the sample applications they include - you'll get a feel for how simple...
Forum: Darkroom 17th February 2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,305
Posted By cesare
I've been talking about making an LED light...

I've been talking about making an LED light source for my Durst enlargers for a while, and got as far as knocking up a trial earlier in the year.

Basically, i'm using high power 10w LEDs, both...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 8th February 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,047
Posted By cesare
Well it's comforting to know someone has more...

Well it's comforting to know someone has more rolleis than I do! I've managed to keep mine down to three, a rolleicord from the 30s with a triotar, and a rollei mx with tessar, and a rollei F with...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 7th February 2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By cesare
Lovely looking camera Roy, best of luck with the...

Lovely looking camera Roy, best of luck with the sale!
Forum: Cameras - medium format 12th January 2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,874
Posted By cesare
Hey, don't worry about the tech, those older...

Hey, don't worry about the tech, those older lenses can produce some lovely looks which are special in their own way. Lovely soft edges - there are lots of creative things which older cameras do with...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 12th January 2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,874
Posted By cesare
Jimmy, that slope at the bottom near the lens...

Jimmy, that slope at the bottom near the lens looks weird - here is how my Rolleiflex with the focus screen flipped up:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1601/24260786531_d8aff2f453_c.jpg...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 12th January 2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,874
Posted By cesare
It sounds to me like the camera is complete, but...

It sounds to me like the camera is complete, but that the image isn't bright enough for you to see - the mirror deterioration won't help but those old mirrors are very delicate, so be careful...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 2nd January 2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,048
Posted By cesare
Wind the clock forward a few more years, and the...

Wind the clock forward a few more years, and the only source of info on some of these fantastic camera systems will be enthusiast websites - it's going to be a real struggle to find people with the...
Forum: Darkroom 24th December 2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,289
Posted By cesare
When following a similar curve of wondering about...

When following a similar curve of wondering about enlarger lenses, I compared my rodagon and fujinon lenses, and found there to be no discernible differences for the sorts of sizes and f-stops that I...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd November 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,499
Posted By cesare
Andy, When you say access is limited, are...

Andy,

When you say access is limited, are you worried about barrowing the concrete around, or access for digging the plot for a concrete base? I mention this as pumping isn't lots of money, and...
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