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Forum: Darkroom 15th January 2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 211
Posted By mpirie
Just what i was about to suggest too Terry....add...

Just what i was about to suggest too Terry....add ND gels above the neg.

If you can buy 0.3 sheets, you should be able to add one or more to bring the times up to an acceptable level.

Mike
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Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By mpirie
Hi Alan, No, not had any of my CF tripods...

Hi Alan,

No, not had any of my CF tripods break on me (lost a foot or two off the MF55Pro though).

I like the lightness of carrying CF legs, but maybe it's psychological that my camera feels...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By mpirie
Tripods are something i've spent a lot of time...

Tripods are something i've spent a lot of time (and money) on. I think i have around 8 or 9.

What I would suggest is to consider where you will use the tripod and what the ground conditions are...
Forum: Photography in general 9th January 2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
Posted By mpirie
Hi Gary, I've seen a couple of exhibitions...

Hi Gary,

I've seen a couple of exhibitions of Adams work and agree, some of them were small and lacking contrast. I put it down to poor lighting (presumably to avoid fading) at the exhibition...
Forum: Photography in general 8th January 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
Posted By mpirie
I'm fortunate enough to have seen John Sexton's...

I'm fortunate enough to have seen John Sexton's prints at an exhibition of his and they are stunning! I'm not too macho to admit i had tears in my eyes looking at them....it was like you could walk...
Forum: Photography in general 30th December 2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By mpirie
I'm fortunate enough to live in the North West of...

I'm fortunate enough to live in the North West of Scotland so subject matter is not usually a problem......it's the weather (and only 6hrs of daylight) that stops my outdoor activities at this time...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 28th December 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By mpirie
It might be easier and cheaper to find a 5x4...

It might be easier and cheaper to find a 5x4 monorail camera with Graflok back that will allow you to use 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12 roll-film and of course 5x4 sheet film. A bit more flexible than sticking...
Forum: Introductions 22nd December 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By mpirie
Welcome to the forum Stefaan. Several of us...

Welcome to the forum Stefaan.

Several of us use the Multigrade 500 systems on our enlargers too.

Feel free to ask questions.

Mike
Forum: Cameras - small format 16th December 2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By mpirie
I think it's called a Nikon S mount, but i'm not...

I think it's called a Nikon S mount, but i'm not sure.

I am sure however that standard F mount lenses don't fit......at least not on my S2.

Mike
Forum: Introductions 14th December 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By mpirie
Welcome Uwe. Mike

Welcome Uwe.

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 13th December 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 61,392
Posted By mpirie
Thanks guys. I was fortunate to be able to...

Thanks guys.

I was fortunate to be able to shoot the body of the wedding on one of those cameras that doesn't use film :-) and the "specials" on film.

When i think back to the professional days...
Forum: Darkroom 12th December 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 61,392
Posted By mpirie
Just finished printing some key shots from my...

Just finished printing some key shots from my daughters wedding a couple of weeks ago.

Mike
Forum: Chemical formulae 4th December 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By mpirie
Thanks Terry, I have some in stock already, but...

Thanks Terry, I have some in stock already, but wanted to get hold of some more just for comfort.

I found some on eBay, but 24.99 + 20 P&P, Silverprint is 49.99 + P&P

Maybe i'll stick to...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 4th December 2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By mpirie
Depends on the format you want to use. The...

Depends on the format you want to use.

The 805 will be newer, but i'd suspect the 54 would be better built (as in meant for professional lab use).

Mike
Forum: Auctions of Interest 3rd December 2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By mpirie
DeVere 54 for sale

Hi guys,

Currently on Gumtree for those of you willing to travel to Cornwall.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/video-camera-accessories/darkroom-enlarger/1389353700

Comes with timer and...
Forum: Chemical formulae 2nd December 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By mpirie
I bought some hydroquinone from Nik and Trick a...

I bought some hydroquinone from Nik and Trick a few months ago and it was fine.

When i tried to repeat the order last week, was told they can't sell it over the bay of e so i'd need to order...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th November 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By mpirie
I can't talk to the 120 Kodak prices, but their...

I can't talk to the 120 Kodak prices, but their 5x4 sheet film is nearly twice the price of comparable Ilford film.....which is itself twice the price of Foma film.

I used to use a lot of TMax...
Forum: Darkroom 21st November 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By mpirie
I'll PM you Ian. Mike

I'll PM you Ian.

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 21st November 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By mpirie
I've been trying to find a wall bracket for my...

I've been trying to find a wall bracket for my L1200 for years.....if i start making large prints, i may have to knock something together too.

Mike
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 22nd October 2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By mpirie
I see EV's as more of a transferrable shorthand. ...

I see EV's as more of a transferrable shorthand.

After all not everyone's EV12 equates to 1/30 @ f11 with 100ISO.

Zoners will use it as a quick method of working out the brightness range and...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 19th October 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By mpirie
My Pentax digital spotmeter reports EV numbers...

My Pentax digital spotmeter reports EV numbers that you then transfer to the calculator dial.

Best thing i did was add a Zone scale so that i can quickly dial-in the Zone III settings and see...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 28th July 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By mpirie
Are these the 1500 or 2500 series tanks John? ...

Are these the 1500 or 2500 series tanks John?

I think they're ABS so would need a specialist cement.......what about using a two-pack epoxy?

Mike
Forum: Colour film 1st July 2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By mpirie
My darkroom is an annexe to the garage and can...

My darkroom is an annexe to the garage and can get very cold in winter.....around 6 or 7 degrees at times.

When processing sheet film, i have the chemicals heat up in my Jobo.....leaving it on for...
Forum: Photography in general 26th June 2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By mpirie
What volume of solutions were you using in the...

What volume of solutions were you using in the Orbital?

I think the small cups are around 75ml, but i regularly process four 5x4 negs in my orbital with 300ml of each solution.

The other thing...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th June 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By mpirie
I stick to FP4+ for the vast majority of my work....

I stick to FP4+ for the vast majority of my work. It's not exclusive, i will use others like Pan-F and Hp5, but if i look back at my catalogue.....nearly 90% of it was shot on FP4+.

Having said...
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