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Forum: Print Finishing 19th November 2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,698
Posted By paulc
You might want to find someone that has a stock...

You might want to find someone that has a stock of the papers you'd like to try and see if you could talk them in to trading a few sheets - I've certainly got a box of Art 300 in the freezer along...
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By paulc
Avoid shelves & cabinets attached to exterior...

Avoid shelves & cabinets attached to exterior walls or unused chimney-breasts - Both of these are often damper than internal walls, especially if they are solid brick walls.
Forum: Auctions of Interest 29th October 2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By paulc
Now wanting £800 for it - Somehow, I don't think...

Now wanting £800 for it - Somehow, I don't think he is going to get may takers, especially with a "collect only" policy.
Forum: Chemical formulae 29th October 2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,871
Posted By paulc
Much of the post sent via Royal Mail is...

Much of the post sent via Royal Mail is transported across the country by air. The rules imposed by government/CAA is the driving force behind some of the restrictions on what can be posted.
...
Forum: Print Finishing 25th September 2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,272
Posted By paulc
I have a set of four of these little gadgets -...

I have a set of four of these little gadgets - Whilst they are a nice idea, I find that they leave little semicircular sections of unexposed paper on the edges. These areas (two on each corner) are...
Forum: Equipment 9th August 2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,313
Posted By paulc
Some of the gear I have, one does not see on the...

Some of the gear I have, one does not see on the second hand market. Or if it does appear, it is so infrequent that it would be difficult to gauge a fair price.

What value is a Durst L1200 with a...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 1st August 2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By paulc
If it is the same as you get at the printing...

If it is the same as you get at the printing booths in supermarkets, then I'd expect it to be a colour paper. RA4 is usually pink in daylight, not an off white. It is possible that it is a sub-dye or...
Forum: Cameras - small format 27th July 2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,435
Posted By paulc
My local dealer usually charges £10-£15 for a...

My local dealer usually charges £10-£15 for a budget EOS body and somewhere between £20 to £40 for a cheap lens.

Cycle through the shutter speeds and do plenty of test firings. Listen carefully...
Forum: Great Britain 6th July 2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,013
Posted By paulc
A bit later in the year, there is the...

A bit later in the year, there is the Goth/Steampunk weekend (4th-6th Nov), but some of the regulars are getting annoyed by the hordes of digisnappers treating them as a freak show. If you are...
Forum: Manuals Discussion Forum 28th June 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,260
Posted By paulc
Whilst not specifically a manual for the CLS 66....

Whilst not specifically a manual for the CLS 66. I've just uploaded one for the M601. This has a brief section on the CLS 66 head and is probably all the information you will find about it.
Forum: Enlarger Manuals 28th June 2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,396
Posted By paulc
M601 manual

Manual for the Durst M601 enlarger (both B&W and with the CLS 66 head).
Forum: Manuals Discussion Forum 28th June 2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,260
Posted By paulc
Presumably you paid by credit card - If so, get...

Presumably you paid by credit card - If so, get on to your CC provider as a matter of urgency and make sure they have canceled any Continuous Payment Authority. Get it confirmed in writing and you...
Forum: Darkroom 29th May 2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,332
Posted By paulc
I used two layers of blackout cloth from a local...

I used two layers of blackout cloth from a local fabric store - It is quite thick and normally used as a curtain liner.

To attach the material to the window frame, I use self-adhesive velcro...
Forum: Chemical formulae 17th May 2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,580
Posted By paulc
For safe disposal, try contacting your local...

For safe disposal, try contacting your local council and ask when the next amnesty is for hazardous chemicals. Failing that, passing them on to someone that can use them is a good idea...

But...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 10th May 2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By paulc
Plenty of "modern apprenticeships" out there -...

Plenty of "modern apprenticeships" out there - One I spotted that is currently open for applicants is a kitchen porter (https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/717891). An insult...
Forum: Photography in general 6th May 2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,982
Posted By paulc
When I do contact sheets, I normally use G2 and...

When I do contact sheets, I normally use G2 and aim to use the same grade for the print. If I find the neg needs a softer grade, I have room to adjust in that direction.
Forum: Photography in general 2nd May 2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,405
Posted By paulc
<cough> A Bronica SQ-Ai by any chance ? ...

<cough> A Bronica SQ-Ai by any chance ?

http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=10230
Forum: Sale or Wanted 2nd May 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By paulc
Open to reasonable offers.

Open to reasonable offers.
Forum: Monochrome Film 23rd April 2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,108
Posted By paulc
Perceptol has a capacity of four films per litre...

Perceptol has a capacity of four films per litre - So yes, you do need 250ml per film. This caught me out too when I mixed a batch prior to developing a stack of 5x4 sheets.

ID11/D76 and Microphen...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 25th March 2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,420
Posted By paulc
Any copper solution is toxic to the environment...

Any copper solution is toxic to the environment and should not be disposed of down the drain. To remove the copper, you can try one of two methods:

Disolve aluminium in the solution - This will...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 1st March 2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By paulc
Well,,,,,, I've got a few rolls of Ilford...

Well,,,,,, I've got a few rolls of Ilford Selochrome (in 620 & 118 sizes) in the fridge - Any suggestions as to what to sell them for ?
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 15th February 2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,754
Posted By paulc
A bit late to the party, but it is something I...

A bit late to the party, but it is something I could have knocked up for you in a couple of minutes.

One advantage of having a lathe and a stock of old taps.
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th February 2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,852
Posted By paulc
In addition to the above, I'd suggest using a...

In addition to the above, I'd suggest using a glass carrier when it comes to printing if the negs still have a curl.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 7th February 2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,522
Posted By paulc
I usually use the darkslide once pulled to shade...

I usually use the darkslide once pulled to shade the lens. Seems to work for me and save carrying around yet more "stuff".
Forum: Alternate printing processes 24th January 2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,176
Posted By paulc
From my little book of photography by Ilford: ...

From my little book of photography by Ilford:


The book also suggests rating R.25 FP Special at ASA, Weston 40 in daylight and 40 under tungsten lighting. Develop in ID-11 for 9 minutes (have...
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