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Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 58,004
Posted By Rob Archer
I've put some scans of the above prints into my...

I've put some scans of the above prints into my albums. I'd value feedback. http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/album.php?albumid=675
Forum: Cameras - small format Yesterday, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 87
Posted By Rob Archer
I've got the OM Zuiko 35mm f2.8 and have no...

I've got the OM Zuiko 35mm f2.8 and have no complaints about its sharpness. That said, I rarely use it wide open or shut down to f16. It's probably the 35mm lens I use the most tbh. The Olympus OM...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th November 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 359
Posted By Rob Archer
I used Tri-X quite a bit when it was the same...

I used Tri-X quite a bit when it was the same price as Ilford HP5+. It was often all I could buy when I was in mainland Europe. I think Kodak are trading on it's 'legendary' reputation and the fact...
Forum: Darkroom 25th November 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 58,004
Posted By Rob Archer
I've been printing a batch of 10x8s from a recent...

I've been printing a batch of 10x8s from a recent trip to the Isle of Arran. I've been trying out the new Ilford Multigrade RC de Luxe paper. I can see it becoming my main paper as it's lovely! I...
Forum: Print Exchanges 25th November 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Rob Archer
Put me down too please Mike. Rob A

Put me down too please Mike.

Rob A
Forum: Print Exchanges 20th November 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Rob Archer
I'd take part in a December print exchange if it...

I'd take part in a December print exchange if it happens although maybe worth combining December's and January's?
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 17th November 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Rob Archer
I occasionally use split-grade printing but I...

I occasionally use split-grade printing but I follow a slightly different regime, similar to that used my Les McLean. Whilst most of my negs will print satisfactorily with one grade (usually 2, 2.5...
Forum: Monochrome Film 7th October 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By Rob Archer
Yes, I have. It's a very interesting film....

Yes, I have. It's a very interesting film. Incredibly sharp and fine-grained but very contrasty unless developed in it's own (expensive) Adotech iv developer or another low-contrast dev. I rated it...
Forum: Darkroom 29th September 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 58,004
Posted By Rob Archer
Looks great. Where is it?

Looks great. Where is it?
Forum: Print Exchanges 27th September 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,043
Posted By Rob Archer
Received yesterday an excellent print from...

Received yesterday an excellent print from PanFrank. A still-life wade with a 100 year-old large format camera an beautifully contacted printed. Delightful! Thanks
Forum: Photography in general 9th September 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By Rob Archer
Thanks for the tips. I must get round to trying...

Thanks for the tips. I must get round to trying pyro developers sometime. This thread has drifted a bit from the original question about latent image but it was inevitable that PanF+ would come up. I...
Forum: Photography in general 8th September 2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By Rob Archer
I'd love to know your recipe for PanF+. It's a...

I'd love to know your recipe for PanF+. It's a film I really love when it works, but when it doesn't......... I've had good results rating it at 25 and developing either in Rodinal RO9 for 15 minutes...
Forum: Members Announcements 5th September 2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rob Archer
Odd - I'm sure they were there! Try again.

Odd - I'm sure they were there! Try again.
Forum: Members Announcements 5th September 2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rob Archer
A few digisnaps of the exhibition.

A few digisnaps of the exhibition.
Forum: Chemical formulae 28th August 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Rob Archer
If it's still white it should be fine. I've used...

If it's still white it should be fine. I've used sodium sulphite that's over a decade old with no problem.
Forum: Print Exchanges 27th August 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,709
Posted By Rob Archer
Just received an excellent still life scene from...

Just received an excellent still life scene from Alex Muir, taken in a cafe in Glasgow and superbly printed. Thanks!
Forum: Print Exchanges 25th August 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,043
Posted By Rob Archer
Yes please again! Rob

Yes please again!

Rob
Forum: Members Announcements 23rd August 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rob Archer
I did it a couple of years ago at the same venue...

I did it a couple of years ago at the same venue and it was a huge success. This one was in doubt until now because of covid-19 and family illness. I've got plenty of help to set up so should manage...
Forum: Members Announcements 23rd August 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rob Archer
I can highly recommend the food - nearly as good...

I can highly recommend the food - nearly as good as the photographs!
Forum: Members Announcements 23rd August 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rob Archer
Exhibition in King's Lynn- Beyond the Negative

I'm holding a small exhibition of my work from 2nd September to 3rd October 2020 at Soul Cafe, Tower Street, King's Lynn. The exhibition comprises 20 prints, mostly with a local Norfolk flavour.
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Forum: Print Exchanges 22nd August 2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,709
Posted By Rob Archer
I'm glad you like it Terry. It certainly is a...

I'm glad you like it Terry. It certainly is a very 'individual' place! I managed to take this from the gate as the owner doesn't like people sniffing around who don't want to buy anything....
Forum: Introductions 22nd August 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Rob Archer
My advise would be to start small. You don't need...

My advise would be to start small. You don't need much kit to develop film at home - just a tank, chemicals and somewhere dark (I use a changing bag). You need a bit more space and kit for printing...
Forum: Photography in general 21st August 2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Rob Archer
Great pictures. The article was rather timely as...

Great pictures. The article was rather timely as my son is doing a project on the American civil rights movement for history at school.
Forum: Print Exchanges 19th August 2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,709
Posted By Rob Archer
Well they've let me out and mine's in the post....

Well they've let me out and mine's in the post. The only downside is that I'm not allowed in the darkroom for a while as it's up a ladder and I'm not allowed on my own yet! At least I can go for a...
Forum: Darkroom 17th August 2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Rob Archer
I find an 80 works well for me. I usually use...

I find an 80 works well for me. I usually use mine (Rodesnstock Rodagon) stopped down a couple of stops. If I use it wide open the edges are noticeably less sharp. I would guess a 105mm would pretty...
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