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Forum: Print Exchanges Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By B&W Neil
Thanks Mike - I shall look forward to having a go...

Thanks Mike - I shall look forward to having a go again.

NEil.
Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By B&W Neil
I have been using an EL-NIKKOR 105mm 5.6 lens...

I have been using an EL-NIKKOR 105mm 5.6 lens for my 6x9 negs for quite a few years now without any issues / concerns at all. In fact most of my enlarging lensres are EL-Nikkors.

If you are...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th June 2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By B&W Neil
A way around having to hand hold is to uprate...

A way around having to hand hold is to uprate your film. HP5+ pushes nicely to 800 ISO and beyond with only a slight loss in quality. And if you are making say 10x8 prints you would hardly notice the...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th June 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By B&W Neil
A good choice John - Bronis are lovely cameras...

A good choice John - Bronis are lovely cameras and a joy to use. I've used them a lot in the past but sadly not now. I enjoyed your Beamish negs too and they should make some very nice prints.
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th June 2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,827
Posted By B&W Neil
Alan, Yes, I have Larry's book and a very...

Alan,

Yes, I have Larry's book and a very good book it is too - you can never have enough books.

I use fstop mostly but not always. I is a good way of working though but no good for Bromoils...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th June 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,827
Posted By B&W Neil
His first book, which my wife bought me in 1987,...

His first book, which my wife bought me in 1987, turned my printing around. He was of course advocating Fstop printing. I don't think I would have gained my ARPS without it. His work was always...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th June 2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,827
Posted By B&W Neil
Have you ever seen any of his work in the flesh? ...

Have you ever seen any of his work in the flesh? I am more interested in his images than his money making activities. After all he was a pro and a well respected one at that.

Each to his own of...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th June 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,827
Posted By B&W Neil
The great Gene Nocon always advised to use what...

The great Gene Nocon always advised to use what the film manufature recommended. He pointed out they spend heaps on research / testing to get this right. But it is always tempting to look for...
Forum: Darkroom 13th June 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By B&W Neil
Thanks Keith - hopefully Quendil wil see this...

Thanks Keith - hopefully Quendil wil see this and it will be of some help.

I have seen them at exhibitions etc and thought they were a good idea and quite useable.


Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 10th June 2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By B&W Neil
I have a feeling that Keith Tapscott (Friend) may...

I have a feeling that Keith Tapscott (Friend) may have tried one, or at least was thinking about using one. Maybe if he sees this he will chime in.

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 10th June 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By B&W Neil
The latest and desirable photo items are always...

The latest and desirable photo items are always tempting to own but the best way to progess with your image making is to improve your 'seeing'. But having said that don't ask me about my gear...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd May 2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By B&W Neil
Very well put John. I hope you receive a...

Very well put John. I hope you receive a positive reply.

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 22nd May 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,849
Posted By B&W Neil
I am not advocting 'sloppy' but if happened you...

I am not advocting 'sloppy' but if happened you would probably get away with it .


Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 21st May 2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,849
Posted By B&W Neil
Mike, The later HC110 developers are a tad...

Mike,

The later HC110 developers are a tad less syrupy but you still need to be careful measuring if using straight from the bottle. If you use a tall thin measuring cylinder the job is much...
Forum: Darkroom 20th May 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,849
Posted By B&W Neil
John. HC110 is like a syrup - care is needed...

John.

HC110 is like a syrup - care is needed when measuring small amounts. It keeps for ages becasue it is highly concentrated. It can be diluted down to a 'stock' but most work straight from the...
Forum: Darkroom 20th May 2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,849
Posted By B&W Neil
Terry, HC110 is a very good developer but...

Terry,

HC110 is a very good developer but probably not the first choice for a beginner. It was the developer of choice for Ansel Adams and many other pro photographers.

Originally Kodak made...
Forum: Darkroom 18th May 2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,849
Posted By B&W Neil
One problem you can run into with HC110 dilutions...

One problem you can run into with HC110 dilutions (above 1:31) is have too much developer - especially at the higher dilution ratios. So bear in mind a mimimum 6ml of stock per film to get the best...
Forum: Darkroom 18th May 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,849
Posted By B&W Neil
The thing to remember with HC 110 dilutions is to...

The thing to remember with HC 110 dilutions is to always allow 6ml of concentrate per film. If you exceed this problems usually happen. I have kept to this rule for over 30 years now with many film /...
Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,849
Posted By B&W Neil
Have you tried a few drops of wetting agent in...

Have you tried a few drops of wetting agent in the final wash ? If not try this and use nothing else on the film - just hang up to dry.

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,980
Posted By B&W Neil
Terry, It seems only a hand search can do...

Terry,

It seems only a hand search can do this. But from what I've heard there is chance they my not always do this. So you could travel and be lucky or simply told it has to go through the...
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,980
Posted By B&W Neil
Highly likely Mike parcels get Xrayed. Probably...

Highly likely Mike parcels get Xrayed. Probably with a higher rated X machine as well.

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,980
Posted By B&W Neil
Martin, If you take out unexposed film with...

Martin,

If you take out unexposed film with you it will get fogged - making subsequent exposure useless. If you could buy the film at yoiur destination it may get fogged comming back. The hand...
Forum: Photography in general 28th April 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,268
Posted By B&W Neil
Most definitely NO ! The image, to me, is...

Most definitely NO !

The image, to me, is the most important thing however it was created...

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 28th April 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By B&W Neil
Agreed 100% But having said that, and like...

Agreed 100%

But having said that, and like may others here who have been using Foma film for many years, these days Foma films / products have very good QC.

Processing 5x4 film is always...
Forum: Darkroom 28th April 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By B&W Neil
Colin, I have used the 100 mainly for...

Colin,

I have used the 100 mainly for alternative work where there can be, with me, a lot of wasted film to ge the density right for the process involved. But when I get the exposure / dev right...
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