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Forum: Photography in general 25th December 2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone....

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

I hope all of us have healthy and successful 2022s.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 23rd December 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Mike Yes, NOVA moved out of Warwick...

Hi Mike

Yes, NOVA moved out of Warwick (which was about 10 miles from me) to a little industrial estate tucked away in the middle of nowhere just outside Stratford on Avon - which is about 3 miles...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd December 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Oh bother ! I recently bought a load of...

Oh bother !

I recently bought a load of stuff directly from them in their Black Friday sale.

I'd have included one of these if I had thought about it.

They used to be as common as hens...
Forum: Monochrome Film 21st December 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,700
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I'm a big believer in the KISS approach to...

I'm a big believer in the KISS approach to photography (KISS = keep it simple stupid).

The weakest link in the my photographic efforts in me and there is no film + developer magic silver bullet.
...
Forum: Chemical formulae 21st December 2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have always treated manufacturers film speed...

I have always treated manufacturers film speed and developing times as a reliable starting point - rather than the final destination.

If you have a reliable and consistent development method there...
Forum: Photography in general 17th December 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I've just ordered another RB67 film magazine. ...

I've just ordered another RB67 film magazine.

I'll wrap it up and my wife can give it to me on Christmas morning.

At least I will get one thing this year that I'll want.

Martin
Forum: Manufactured brews 15th December 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Martin Aislabie
It is. I used to go there in the height of...

It is.

I used to go there in the height of summer pretty much every year to test cars air conditioning systems.

It is a fabulous place to visit - but not during the height of summer - and...
Forum: News and Announcements 12th December 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Blimey Richard - that sounds like a really rough...

Blimey Richard - that sounds like a really rough few months.

Glad you think you are through the worst of it and hope you will recover fully soon.

Good luck

Martin

ps - the MGF - the 1940s...
Forum: Manufactured brews 10th December 2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Martin Aislabie
As a complete aside - I have been to 20 Mule...

As a complete aside - I have been to 20 Mule Canyon in Death Valley in Death Valley from which the borax was mined, that gave rise to the Twenty Mule Team Borax brand.

A more desolate place to...
Forum: Introductions 9th December 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Welcome John. Hopefully, you find us to your...

Welcome John.

Hopefully, you find us to your liking.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 8th December 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have noticed there is a slight difference...

I have noticed there is a slight difference between my test strips and the final exposure.

I do my test strips in 1/12 stop increments and then do my print for the chosen amount in one go.

Yes,...
Forum: Photography in general 8th December 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I time everything - just for the consistency of...

I time everything - just for the consistency of the process.

I develop prints for longer than Ilford recommend - to try and achieve finality in the process - so any area of the print which is...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 8th December 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The main reason the Hollywood studios shot their...

The main reason the Hollywood studios shot their stars on 10x8 was to allow the negatives to be retouched more easily.

There was a huge industry in retouching negatives to remove spots, wrinkles,...
Forum: Introductions 30th November 2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Travis Welcome to FADU - hopefully you...

Hi Travis

Welcome to FADU - hopefully you find us a friendly lot

Martin
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Mathers of Lancashire are always very competitive...

Mathers of Lancashire are always very competitive on Ilford film prices - it is worth checking them out before you buy any more.

I have bought film, paper, ID11, MG Dev and Stop from Ilford in...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th November 2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Nice print Martin Martin

Nice print Martin

Martin
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th November 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,408
Posted By Martin Aislabie
If it is any consolation, Ansel Adams tried to...

If it is any consolation, Ansel Adams tried to match the look of one of his 10x8 contact prints, with an actual 10X8 print - and failed according to John Sexton.

I am not sure anyone knows exactly...
Forum: Darkroom 22nd November 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,696
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Question 9. Is it possible to rotate the head by...

Question 9. Is it possible to rotate the head by 90 to print on the wall?

Answer = No

The head and lens panels are independent and fixed to the column. However, the height of the column allows...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 19th November 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Martin Aislabie
All (or almost all) American plugged equipment...

All (or almost all) American plugged equipment only copes with 110V.

I'm sure I've seen 230/110V transformer for light loads for only a few pounds (Google it - or eBay).

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Martin Aislabie
That is one heck of a collection of photographs ...

That is one heck of a collection of photographs
Martin
Forum: Photography in general 10th November 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Very nice photographs David. They must be...

Very nice photographs David.

They must be quite something to see in real life.

Martin
Forum: Sale or Wanted 8th November 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Martin Aislabie
:D What we do for our cats :rolleyes: ...

:D

What we do for our cats :rolleyes:

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 7th November 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Congratulations David. I'll go and buy a...

Congratulations David.

I'll go and buy a copy.

Martin
Forum: Sale or Wanted 7th November 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I've just googled that journey - its 425 miles...

I've just googled that journey - its 425 miles plus a ferry each way !

That is a heck of a journey.

I hope he/she appreciated the effort - but being a cat I somehow doubt it.

Martin
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 2nd November 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Even my Weston Euromaster (circa 1980) dial...

Even my Weston Euromaster (circa 1980) dial doesn't show the intermediate shutter and aperture settings - although the dial still shows 1/3rd marks for aperture.

I think the dial is by far and...
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