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Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By Nat Polton
Nothing so swish for me. I had an old...

Nothing so swish for me.
I had an old rectangular safe lamp in amongst a job lot I purchased.
The filter glass was faded and mottled.
After removing all of the coloured coating, I ended up...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd January 2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Nat Polton
Hello EdmundH and keeping notes. ...

Hello EdmundH and keeping notes.
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My first few years printing had no record keeping. Just eager to see the results....
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 23rd January 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Nat Polton
Mention has been made of making lith negatives, ...

Mention has been made of making lith negatives, I made quite a few in the past.
If these extreme contrast prints are acceptable, have a look at the bromoil process as well.
There are quite a few...
Forum: Photography in general 21st January 2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Nat Polton
A big shortage of cash kept me from flitting from...

A big shortage of cash kept me from flitting from one product to another when starting out in the hobby.
A bottle of Johnsons Universal Developer for prints and negatives. Bottle of fixer and a...
Forum: Colour film 16th January 2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Nat Polton
Boots The Chemist has some on their website. ...

Boots The Chemist has some on their website.

Firstcall are asking 3.99p, Boots are asking 7.99p !!!!
A little message at the Boots basket tells you " very popular, 9 sold today."
I typed...
Forum: Photography in general 13th January 2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 419
Posted By Nat Polton
The natural curve on the 35mm film from edge to...

The natural curve on the 35mm film from edge to edge will probably throw the unsupported edges of the negative out of focus.
Rollei made a kit to convert some of their TLRs from 120 to 35mm and...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 13th January 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Nat Polton
Some time ago I was looking for a Bronica SQa...

Some time ago I was looking for a Bronica SQa Polaroid back to cut up in order to take Rollei cut film holders.

I cannot understand why Polaroid backs that have no film available, and 220 backs...
Forum: Photography in general 11th January 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 534
Posted By Nat Polton
I was at a friends house taking photos of the new...

I was at a friends house taking photos of the new baby, and proud mum and dad.
Background and three flashes set up nicely.
So that I would be clear of the light stands in the small living room...
Forum: Photography in general 30th December 2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By Nat Polton
Sounds like you guys have got the photographic...

Sounds like you guys have got the photographic version of going Cabin Crazy.
I too am desperate for subjects.
Found a good view of the Moon on Tuesday night with a superb, massive ice halo around...
Forum: Cameras - small format 30th December 2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Nat Polton
I have been looking at the Olympus 35 RC myself...

I have been looking at the Olympus 35 RC myself over the last few weeks.
Quite a few have the self timer setting lever snapped off.
No big deal if you are handy at metal work and can fashion a...
Forum: Darkroom 11th December 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,556
Posted By Nat Polton
:( SORRY The last post of mine here should have...

:( SORRY
The last post of mine here should have been in a different thread.

My computery skills need improving.
Forum: Darkroom 11th December 2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,556
Posted By Nat Polton
Smile .....................................................

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There was quite a bit of interest in this method of film washing a while ago.

Well worth having a read....
Forum: Cameras - small format 5th December 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By Nat Polton
You are probably thinking of an endoscope.:shock:

You are probably thinking of an endoscope.:shock:
Forum: Photography in general 27th November 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Nat Polton
I remember in the early days of airport x-rays...

I remember in the early days of airport x-rays reading an article by a chap who travelled overseas a lot.
His answer to the problem was to take a small developing tank and packs of powdered...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd November 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Nat Polton
[QUOTE=davidgc;136881]I suppose that is the...

[QUOTE=davidgc;136881]I suppose that is the beauty of using the baseboard that comes with an enlarger is that it is already perpendicular to the column, no matter what angle the underlying surface...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 21st November 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Nat Polton
GoodOldNorm and Brock Thankyou for the...

GoodOldNorm and Brock

Thankyou for the information.
I am a bit slow in responding as I had to put the camera back together quickly and pack stuff away because I had forgotten about a decorating...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 21st November 2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By Nat Polton
Carpet adhesive spray.

I had a carpet fitted to the stairs and the fitter did a lovely job.
He used spray adhesive in awkward spots. After about six months the spray overspill on the paintwork turned a rather unsightly...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 14th November 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Nat Polton
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Forum: Monochrome Film 12th November 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 923
Posted By Nat Polton
When I used a condenser enlarger, money was too...

When I used a condenser enlarger, money was too tight to buy lamps from photographic dealers. So I would take a domestic opal bulb and rub off the printing on the end of the bulb with the help of a...
Forum: Photography in general 5th November 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Nat Polton
As Mike pointed out, plenty of film is shipped...

As Mike pointed out, plenty of film is shipped around the world with no ill effects.
There may be subtle differences between postal checking of contents, and airport personal scanners.
The...
Forum: Cameras - small format 1st November 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By Nat Polton
I have just made two of the battery adaptors...

I have just made two of the battery adaptors described in the link that I put up here earlier on.
Although not as pretty as the ones shewn in the article, they work fine.
On page 5 at the top is a...
Forum: Photography in general 29th October 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Nat Polton
I am not convinced that it is a darkroom lamp. ...

I am not convinced that it is a darkroom lamp.

I have seen similar red oil lamps in Christian churches.

Not being a regular church goer I am afraid I do not know the religious significance or...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 22nd October 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By Nat Polton
DIY 110 Negative Bags.

I have scores of old 110 negatives.
Most are bundled into single glassine paper envelopes as supplied the processor.
I doubt that anyone makes full sheet negative bags for 110 any more, so I am...
Forum: Photography in general 17th October 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Nat Polton
Humour

Just had to share this.

On ebay there is an advert for,

"Bundle of Paranoid Cameras."

:shock:

Cheers.:D
Forum: Photography in general 9th October 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By Nat Polton
When I was a schoolboy in the sixties, the local...

When I was a schoolboy in the sixties, the local library had a book on photographic experiments for amateurs.
One chapter told you how to connect up an induction coil to a Roentgen x ray tube, and...
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