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Forum: Cameras - medium format 23rd May 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By B&W Neil
I am only guessing but I suspect the difference...

I am only guessing but I suspect the difference in the lenths of film would mess-up the frame spacing / counting on the 220 back. This could well result in over-lapping frames etc.

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 20th May 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By B&W Neil
I can throw some light on this one: 5. Is...

I can throw some light on this one:

5. Is there any advantage to choose a MKII version rather than the previous one?


The MK II is newer of course and finished in an attractive black, whereas...
Forum: Darkroom 20th May 2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By B&W Neil
6x9 is one of the formats I shoot and I can say...

6x9 is one of the formats I shoot and I can say the De Vere 203 does not fully cover 6x9, you can get 6x7 + a few mms more and that's it. My 6x9 work gets printed on a De Vere 504.

The De Vere 504...
Forum: Toning 20th May 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By B&W Neil
I do the same as Richard - everything judged by...

I do the same as Richard - everything judged by eye.

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 19th May 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By B&W Neil
Mike, The post was originally about Foma...

Mike,

The post was originally about Foma 331/332 WT RC paper - but Ilfrord WT RC was sugested as an alternative.

The Foma 331/332 WT RC paper was a very special paper that lithed well but for...
Forum: Darkroom 19th May 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By B&W Neil
Many thanks Richard for giving the Rollei lith...

Many thanks Richard for giving the Rollei lith dev a mention. I am sure it will be a useful item for those interested in lith printing - especially now that the FotoSpeed lith dev has gone.
...
Forum: Darkroom 19th May 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By B&W Neil
Alan, Ilford WT FB is one of my favourite...

Alan,

Ilford WT FB is one of my favourite papers - the RC version has the same emulsion (so I was told) but on an RC base.

This a great paper for printing and toning but alas it is not very...
Forum: Darkroom 19th May 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By B&W Neil
Thanks Miha, This an excellent link / lead...

Thanks Miha,

This an excellent link / lead for those who wish to stock-up on this great paper.

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 19th May 2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By B&W Neil
Alan, Yes I realised that but as there are...

Alan,

Yes I realised that but as there are no RC lith papers around these days, that are known to lith well, I thought it would be worth bringing it into the discussion.

A friend of mine, a...
Forum: Darkroom 19th May 2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 355
Posted By B&W Neil
Foma have a new paper - FOMA RETROBROM - that is...

Foma have a new paper - FOMA RETROBROM - that is claimed to bromoil and lith. I have some for testing (both for lith and bromoil) but alas this has not been done yet. I have seen some lith results...
Forum: Photography in general 18th May 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By B&W Neil
Paul, Swooning is OK as long as you come...

Paul,

Swooning is OK as long as you come back with some pics :cool:

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 16th May 2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By B&W Neil
The best way to find out what a De Vere 203 or...

The best way to find out what a De Vere 203 or 504 can do is to buy one and start printing. The chances are its performace / features will out-strip anything you want it to do and it will last you a...
Forum: Cameras - small format 16th May 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 677
Posted By B&W Neil
Hassels one could do without but at least you...

Hassels one could do without but at least you will get your money back.

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 15th May 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By B&W Neil
There appears to be a De Vere 203 mamual here for...

There appears to be a De Vere 203 mamual here for a reasonable price, not used them myself so I can't recommend them. But you could try emailing them and make a decision on their response.
...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 14th May 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By B&W Neil
A nice purchase - looks super. Neil.

A nice purchase - looks super.

Neil.
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th May 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 677
Posted By B&W Neil
As well as the auto / matrix metering which will...

As well as the auto / matrix metering which will tackle most situations the the FA also offers Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual /
exposurefor more creative / user control use.

Neil.
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th May 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 677
Posted By B&W Neil
Paddy, You may like to read what Ken...

Paddy,

You may like to read what Ken Rockwell has to say about the FA's metering.

https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/fa.htm

I must say I enjoyed mine along with the other Nikon F's I owned at...
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th May 2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 677
Posted By B&W Neil
I used an FA a few years ago when I was with...

I used an FA a few years ago when I was with Nikon for 35mm and I loved it - should have kept it really but I needed the funds for the next idea :)

I used the matrix meetering (as well as the...
Forum: Photography in general 9th May 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By B&W Neil
Ian, I am glad you mentioned the Speed...

Ian,

I am glad you mentioned the Speed Graphic. I have one of those and noticed the big price increase ony just recently. Even in the US for a tatty one you are looking at many $$$s these days.
...
Forum: Photography in general 9th May 2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By B&W Neil
It's a harmless hobby really, as long as you...

It's a harmless hobby really, as long as you don't run out of funds! Interestingly, most of my cameras have increased in price recenty so I could be on a winner :D


Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 8th May 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By B&W Neil
Martin, Having too many cameras is a hobby...

Martin,

Having too many cameras is a hobby of mine that will never - ever be satisfied!

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 7th May 2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By B&W Neil
I think this was meant for Barry ? I have...

I think this was meant for Barry ?

I have owned / used most cameras but sadly never an RZ ....

Current MF equipment: Fuji 6x9s , Mamiya Cs and Mamiya 645 + a smattering of MF pinhole cameras...
Forum: Photography in general 6th May 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By B&W Neil
Mitch, Barry has used Black on White...

Mitch,

Barry has used Black on White recently for a service on his Fuji 6x9 and I know he was very pleased with what they did. When Barry sees this I'm sure he will add more.

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 6th May 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By B&W Neil
From the FADU list Bill refers to I have used...

From the FADU list Bill refers to I have used Black on White and Newton Ellis. I found each to very good and reliable, I would use them again.

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 3rd May 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By B&W Neil
There are plenty of good free APs that cover...

There are plenty of good free APs that cover bellows extesion (and much more) available now - as long yoiu have a phone that is. I chucked my charts / tables years ago. Have a look at the one Marty...
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