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Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 9th July 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By Martin Aislabie
When I started doing LF, I fully intended to use...

When I started doing LF, I fully intended to use the Zone System for all my shots.

However, I quickly began to cluster the SBRs in to 5, 7 & 9 zones - just as a matter of convenience and...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 6th July 2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have some old Ilford Direct Positive 5x4 paper...

I have some old Ilford Direct Positive 5x4 paper and it was cut to be the correct size for Darkslides - ie the same size as sheets of 5x4 film.

It will save a lot as hassle if you can find the...
Forum: Colour film 2nd July 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Martin Aislabie
If your darkroom or development tanks are below...

If your darkroom or development tanks are below the 20C target temperature, you could try using a tempering bath to pre-soak everything to the correct temperature before you start.

You might want...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 323
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I use isopropyl alcohol to clean all my enlarger...

I use isopropyl alcohol to clean all my enlarger glass - both plain and anti-newton.

However, it does depend on what you are trying to clean off.

Washing up liquid is fat based - so leaves a...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd June 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Nats tip also works with damp lips too - just...

Nats tip also works with damp lips too - just lick your lips and briefly put the paper between your lips.

The side that sticks to your lips is the emulsion side.

However, make sure your lips...
Forum: Darkroom 20th June 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Heiland Film Dryer Review.

After more than 20 years of service, I have retired my Durst film dryer (UT100)
The Durst has in recent years become increasingly noise – the fan becoming ever more reluctant to start up from cold...
Forum: News and Announcements 19th June 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 868
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Well done Pete Take it easy - being mucked...

Well done Pete

Take it easy - being mucked about under the knife takes a lot longer than you think (and wish)

Hope you are up and about very soon

Best wishes

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 17th June 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Good luck Marty Hope they new bellows give...

Good luck Marty

Hope they new bellows give you what you want.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 17th June 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have two rain covers for my 5x4 A lovely...

I have two rain covers for my 5x4

A lovely Camera Essentials rain cover, which cost a bomb and stays at home because it is too big.

I have a much more affordable Tesco carrier bag which I pop...
Forum: Darkroom 16th June 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I'm not sure if all DeVere colour heads are the...

I'm not sure if all DeVere colour heads are the same - but I have a Mk4 504.

When I lift up the panel in order to change the bulb, I can see the dichroic filters and if I adjust the YMC dials I...
Forum: Photography in general 10th June 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The most important consideration when considering...

The most important consideration when considering a LF camera is - what sort of photographs do I want to take with it.

There is no one LF camera that will do everything but there are plenty of...
Forum: Colour film 8th June 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Film emulsion fractures easily with thermal...

Film emulsion fractures easily with thermal shock.

So, in answer to your question - no I'm sure your first couple of seconds at wash water doesn't have to be at 38degC - but it will need to be 38...
Forum: Photography in general 8th June 2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Martin Aislabie
It sounds feasible. Shooting with a roll...

It sounds feasible.

Shooting with a roll film back has some plus points - particularly in your darkroom set-up.

I'm not sure about 100mm lens though - the only 100mm-ish lenses that have a...
Forum: Monochrome Film 31st May 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Pushing HP5

There is an interesting article on the Ilford web site by Andrew Sanderson about pushing HP5.

He tries out a few different pushing methods and developers.
...
Forum: Top Tips 19th May 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I keep all my film holders in Lakeland Lock and...

I keep all my film holders in Lakeland Lock and Lock food storage containers - cheep, dust proof, water proof, compact and stackable.

I'm amazed at the price of dedicated photographic Film Holder...
Forum: Filters 16th May 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The edge effect actually called acutance - and is...

The edge effect actually called acutance - and is a well known affect when using very dilute developer.

If a developed area and an undeveloped area are located side by side the edge of the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th May 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Michael, most users decant large quantities of...

Michael, most users decant large quantities of all of our chemicals in to smaller bottles (typically 500 or 1000cc sizes), so that if you were to need 300ccs for example, you would only expose the...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 15th May 2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Martin Aislabie
A soft filter on the enlarging lens spreads out...

A soft filter on the enlarging lens spreads out the light - which makes the shadows on a print - the effect can be slightly sinister.

A soft filter on a camera lens again spreads out the light -...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 15th May 2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I'm not sure new lenses are getting more sharp. ...

I'm not sure new lenses are getting more sharp.

They are getting more contrasty (i.e. flare less) - which can look like sharpness - even before the ageing of the old lens coatings is taken in to...
Forum: Darkroom 14th May 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Tony All 3 gases are heavier than air -...

Hi Tony

All 3 gases are heavier than air - so sink to the bottom of the bottle (or onto the surface of the liquid) - so it doesn't make a fat lot of difference.

Martin
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th May 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Martin Aislabie
May be Barry ? I cannot remember it being a...

May be Barry ?

I cannot remember it being a problem with previous bottles - so may be it is a recent change of chemistry - or batch or batch variation ????

Who knows.

The Paterson filter I...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th May 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Martin Aislabie
For some years now I have been filtering all my...

For some years now I have been filtering all my film developing solutions before using them.

I started doing this when I had an old bottle of fixer which seemed to have a few somethings(?)...
Forum: Monochrome Film 9th May 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Martin Aislabie
White suspension in a new bottle of Hypam

HI guys

I have just opened a brand new and recently purchased 5L bottle of Hypam.

As I decanted the first 4L of the fixer all was well and good.

However, the last litre (from the bottom of...
Forum: Photography in general 8th May 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,115
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Good for you, mate Martin

Good for you, mate

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 7th May 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,115
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Neil, I wonder about you sometimes. Repeat -...

Neil, I wonder about you sometimes.

Repeat - you can never have enough cameras 100 times.

Martin
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