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Forum: Darkroom Today, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 148
Posted By Mike O'Pray
ssharp, I wonder why it only happens on some...

ssharp, I wonder why it only happens on some prints? I'd have thought that if your method in the developer slot is the same or at least as nearly the same each time as makes no difference, then...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 148
Posted By Mike O'Pray
ssharp, all I can see on my monitor are two pics...

ssharp, all I can see on my monitor are two pics with some pinkish/magenta colour in them.

Is it possible to mark the streaks with the usual red outline to make it clearer where the streaks are? ...
Forum: Monochrome Film 1st August 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well HC110 and XP2 Super seems to be a favourite...

Well HC110 and XP2 Super seems to be a favourite combo. There's certainly a Photrio member who from his scans certainly seem to make it work very well. This was a few years ago and I cannot recall...
Forum: Photography in general 31st July 2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Vivian Maier + On Camera Photographers at the BBC

Sorry for the short notice but I have just seen 2 programmes tonight that may be of interest to those who haven't seen them first time around

Both are BBC4 tonight Sunday 31 July at 10:00pm and...
Forum: News and Announcements 30th July 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, if he were to try a similar trick here I...

John, if he were to try a similar trick here I wouldn't have thought that using the same name or similar details to describe himself is likely

So how do we spot such a person if he decides to try...
Forum: Photography in general 30th July 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Mike O'Pray
You're right Nat. The "back in stock" is on top...

You're right Nat. The "back in stock" is on top of the pic in blue and I had assumed that this took precedence over the lower "out of stock" sign which I assumed preceded it

When I clicked on the...
Forum: Photography in general 29th July 2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Your metaborate powder is back in stock, Nat ...

Your metaborate powder is back in stock, Nat

Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 28th July 2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Mike O'Pray
FX55 Developer - a surprising speed -Pictorial Planet i

John Finch now has 2 videos on the above Crawley developer. One explains how to make it and the other tests its speed

It's the second one of testing its ability to achieve box speed that intrigued...
Forum: Chemical formulae 26th July 2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ian, now you're here can I ask: Is there any...

Ian, now you're here can I ask: Is there any reason why Nat cannot simply mix the borax and sodium hydroxide powders in with the rest of the ingredients when he makes the fixer.

If he can does...
Forum: Photography in general 25th July 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It's a great idea. Lack of space and the cost of...

It's a great idea. Lack of space and the cost of a full set of darkroom equipment is the main problem for newcomers to try the full range of analogue processes

I hope this new place becomes more...
Forum: Chemical formulae 25th July 2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nat, I have just had a look at John's Finch's...

Nat, I have just had a look at John's Finch's "Making TF-2 Fixer" video where he mentions the difficulty of obtaining sodium metaborate and he simply suggests that you add the borax and sodium...
Forum: Chemical formulae 25th July 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nat, sounds like a question for John Finch at...

Nat, sounds like a question for John Finch at Pictorial Planet

Worth asking him as I got a very quick answer on my "missing video"

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 24th July 2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes a real bone of contention is this question....

Yes a real bone of contention is this question. at least on Photrio .

I have often wondered how this affected rotary processing when it comes down to as little as 35ml but clearly you have managed...
Forum: Introductions 22nd July 2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome to FADU, Keith. I have heard of...

Welcome to FADU, Keith. I have heard of chrysotypes but never knew what's involved or even what a chrysotype print looks like

I look forward to hearing more about it from yourself and others
...
Forum: News and Announcements 20th July 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes just seen it. Worth a watch Mike

Yes just seen it. Worth a watch

Mike
Forum: News and Announcements 18th July 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Just a short follow-up on this. I received a very...

Just a short follow-up on this. I received a very prompt and friendly reply from John Finch. He has decided to do a a re-shoot of Part 1 and until he does it has been removed.

So I am relieved...
Forum: News and Announcements 17th July 2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Battle of the Giants Part 1- FX55 v 510 Pyro - Disappeared?

Over a year ago John Finch made 3 videos which he called Battle of the Giants. These being an attempt to see which of the 3 developers resulted in the best prints

Part 1 was FX55 v 510 Pyro in...
Forum: Introductions 17th July 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi Bill and welcome. I'd endorse what Terry has...

Hi Bill and welcome. I'd endorse what Terry has said about telling us what you have got first

The good news is that film processing remains much the same

Once you get the minimum of equipment...
Forum: Darkroom 11th July 2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Mike O'Pray
OK and thanks Peter. If I had looked more...

OK and thanks Peter. If I had looked more carefully I'd have seen that there was only a space after 74 and it was not the weight but the model number

I must admit that I'd be unhappy with bulk...
Forum: Darkroom 11th July 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Talking about seals, anyone got a darkroom sealed...

Talking about seals, anyone got a darkroom sealed from the current heat? :D

Mine is a converted bedroom both windows open and the curtains closed and it within 0.2 of 30C right now

By the...
Forum: Darkroom 11th July 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Mike O'Pray
My Bobinquick/AP/Jessop is 302 gms including the...

My Bobinquick/AP/Jessop is 302 gms including the crank handle. I had no idea that the Alden was only 74 gms and a third of the weight of the AP and less than a quarter of the weight of a Watson. This...
Forum: News and Announcements 10th July 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The link shows us that as of April it was...

The link shows us that as of April it was possible to contact it via the phone. It is now what appears to be a shop that as far as I can see offers none of the services such as darkroom materials etc...
Forum: Photography in general 9th July 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi Margaret and welcome. Here's a question that I...

Hi Margaret and welcome. Here's a question that I am interested in and your reply will increase your post count

What 4x5 camera do you have?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Chemical formulae 4th July 2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes that's a great bit of news from Ian Mike

Yes that's a great bit of news from Ian

Mike
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 3rd July 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,866
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I could only speculate, Nat, by trying and...

I could only speculate, Nat, by trying and probably failing to put myself in a pinhole enthusiast's shoes.

Other than maybe trying it once as an experiment in an "I wonder" mood cannot see the...
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