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Forum: Top Tips 19th May 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I keep all my film holders in Lakeland Lock and...

I keep all my film holders in Lakeland Lock and Lock food storage containers - cheep, dust proof, water proof, compact and stackable.

I'm amazed at the price of dedicated photographic Film Holder...
Forum: Filters 16th May 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The edge effect actually called acutance - and is...

The edge effect actually called acutance - and is a well known affect when using very dilute developer.

If a developed area and an undeveloped area are located side by side the edge of the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th May 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Michael, most users decant large quantities of...

Michael, most users decant large quantities of all of our chemicals in to smaller bottles (typically 500 or 1000cc sizes), so that if you were to need 300ccs for example, you would only expose the...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 15th May 2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By Martin Aislabie
A soft filter on the enlarging lens spreads out...

A soft filter on the enlarging lens spreads out the light - which makes the shadows on a print - the effect can be slightly sinister.

A soft filter on a camera lens again spreads out the light -...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 15th May 2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I'm not sure new lenses are getting more sharp. ...

I'm not sure new lenses are getting more sharp.

They are getting more contrasty (i.e. flare less) - which can look like sharpness - even before the ageing of the old lens coatings is taken in to...
Forum: Darkroom 14th May 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Tony All 3 gases are heavier than air -...

Hi Tony

All 3 gases are heavier than air - so sink to the bottom of the bottle (or onto the surface of the liquid) - so it doesn't make a fat lot of difference.

Martin
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th May 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Martin Aislabie
May be Barry ? I cannot remember it being a...

May be Barry ?

I cannot remember it being a problem with previous bottles - so may be it is a recent change of chemistry - or batch or batch variation ????

Who knows.

The Paterson filter I...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th May 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Martin Aislabie
For some years now I have been filtering all my...

For some years now I have been filtering all my film developing solutions before using them.

I started doing this when I had an old bottle of fixer which seemed to have a few somethings(?)...
Forum: Monochrome Film 9th May 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By Martin Aislabie
White suspension in a new bottle of Hypam

HI guys

I have just opened a brand new and recently purchased 5L bottle of Hypam.

As I decanted the first 4L of the fixer all was well and good.

However, the last litre (from the bottom of...
Forum: Photography in general 8th May 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Good for you, mate Martin

Good for you, mate

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 7th May 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Neil, I wonder about you sometimes. Repeat -...

Neil, I wonder about you sometimes.

Repeat - you can never have enough cameras 100 times.

Martin
Forum: Cameras - medium format 7th May 2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,770
Posted By Martin Aislabie
:D The GX680 makes an RB67 look small. ...

:D

The GX680 makes an RB67 look small.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 7th May 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,065
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have just completed two sets of negative...

I have just completed two sets of negative development of Delta 100 for some Beyond the Zone System (BTZS) tests and put them in the post back to Fred Newman in Phoenix Arizona.

I did two sets...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 6th May 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,770
Posted By Martin Aislabie
A tripod is the sharpest lens you will ever own. ...

A tripod is the sharpest lens you will ever own.

Landscapes with a MF quickly lead you down the tripod route.

Martin
Forum: Filters 6th May 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I had a conversation with a chap from B+W filters...

I had a conversation with a chap from B+W filters and asked what the difference is between their standard multi-coated filters and their digital filters were.

Nothing, other than the label was the...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 6th May 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The 6000 series of Rollieflex are lovely cameras....

The 6000 series of Rollieflex are lovely cameras.

Glad you have found a nice one.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 4th May 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have a couple of her books and went to see an...

I have a couple of her books and went to see an exhibition of her photographs at the V&A (?) about 10 years ago.

I having read the books I felt rather sorry for her - before the war she was a free...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 4th May 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 930
Posted By Martin Aislabie
IMHO - limited edition means just that - these...

IMHO - limited edition means just that - these are a known, specified and limited number of a print made.

Protocol allows you to make one or two more - for museums and/or galleries to keep/exhibit...
Forum: Photography in general 4th May 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,065
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Paul Is the first one Ford engineering...

Hi Paul

Is the first one Ford engineering centre at Dunton ?

I take it the 2nd and 3rd are the Dagenham manufacturing facility ?

Thanks

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 2nd May 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Like Mike, I found some of the exhibitions really...

Like Mike, I found some of the exhibitions really interesting and others were just rather up themselves - almost trying to be too arty.

I liked the bookshop and I've bought a few from there as the...
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I read a couple of his books - Love and War in...

I read a couple of his books - Love and War in the Apennines - which was quite harrowing and Round Ireland in Low Gear which was very amusing.

I didn't realise that he had worked for the Observer....
Forum: Darkroom 30th April 2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 599
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I don't think my Duka 50 takes about 60 mins to...

I don't think my Duka 50 takes about 60 mins to fully warm-up - so I switch it on as soon as I enter the darkroom - before I do any of the other setting up.

I then leave it on all day.

If you...
Forum: Introductions 30th April 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Welcome to the forum Matt Lots of people...

Welcome to the forum Matt

Lots of people just use a changing bag to load film in to reels - https://shop.silverprint.co.uk/Kaiser-Changing-Bag-27x30-Inch-K6389/product/58476/K6389/

They come in...
Forum: Photography in general 29th April 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I'm just glad Ilford continue to trade. If...

I'm just glad Ilford continue to trade.

If you want to moan about the prices of Ilford products - just compare them to their Kodak and Fuji equivalents.

I for one would be utterly screwed if...
Forum: Meetings 29th April 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,611
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Do you hear voices Neil ? Dartmoor or...

Do you hear voices Neil ?

Dartmoor or otherwise ?

Martin
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