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Forum: Colour film Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By John King
Mike I think it is now confirmed the scanner is...

Mike I think it is now confirmed the scanner is the problem.

I used my flatbed scanner and passed two strips of negatives through which contained ones that had previously been scanned through in...
Forum: Monochrome Film Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 186
Posted By John King
Another reason

Accountants have destroyed many a good and profitable company.

Cut this, change that, there is no market for the other and while you are at it, push up the price as well.
Forum: Colour film Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By John King
Possibly a solution

I think I may have found the answer.

I printed one of the negatives affected in the darkroom and there was no sign of any edge problem involving discolouration. As much as I hope not, it looks as...
Forum: Monochrome Film Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 186
Posted By John King
It was 2018 or early 2019 when I pointed out that...

It was 2018 or early 2019 when I pointed out that the bulk TriX was well over 100 per 30m cannister at least 80% more than HP5+ What exactly are they playing at?

If they were to lower their...
Forum: Darkroom 24th November 2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By John King
On the same (but) different direction

I would have thought it would not be that difficult to make a B&W slide film which uses the E6 process. Not an ordinary B&W film, but a proper reversal film.

I remember Dia-Direct and still marvel...
Forum: Colour film 23rd November 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By John King
Colour spread

Hi Mike. No it is perfectly random not the same frame every time. I don't know about any other size than 35mm but it is only colour never on B&W.

I have hopefully managed to get one where it is a...
Forum: Colour film 23rd November 2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By John King
Colour developing anomaly

It is not very often that I am stumped for an answer with every day colour negative developing. For past few C41 films I have developed, at odd intervals there has been uneven developing on the edges...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd November 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By John King
Auto or Manual

I use Auto on my Nikons, they have proved really accurate under all conditions and take away another concern so I can concentrate on the subject at hand. I can always depend on them.

As for AF....
Forum: Darkroom 22nd November 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By John King
Whatever you fix it onto make sure it is...

Whatever you fix it onto make sure it is perfectly perpendicular in all plains.Check the baseboard whatever you use is EXACTLY at 90 degrees to the column and the column is absolutely vertical all...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 21st November 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By John King
Split Grade

To be honest I have tried to write down what I do with split grade and I find it very hard to describe. I do it automatically without thinking and when I do think about it I cannot describe what I...
Forum: Darkroom 20th November 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By John King
Dexion was a trade name for warehouse shelving...

Dexion was a trade name for warehouse shelving and was usually made from steel.
Forum: Darkroom 20th November 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By John King
Enlarger on the wall

I have made a mount in the past so I could elevate an enlarger with a short column to get a greater enlargement and it worked, but it does need care to get it absolute perpendicular in all planes.
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Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,922
Posted By John King
I don't think that being unable to print the full...

I don't think that being unable to print the full grade 5 is a real problem. Think of the times past when we didn't have MG paper and usually only used Gd2 or Gd3 and had to perform very very careful...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By John King
Made plenty of them in my time! But never the...

Made plenty of them in my time! But never the cardinal sin of taking photographs with no film in my camera.
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,922
Posted By John King
I would be unable to print Gd5 because the...

I would be unable to print Gd5 because the filtration on my LPL only goes to 4.5 The above lens filters to use with the Focomat I have are quite old and I think the dye has faded so that as well...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 16th November 2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By John King
I also understand that when Ilford were in the...

I also understand that when Ilford were in the process of absorbing Kentmere into their empire, they were aghast at some of the practises used by Kentmere were using at their factory were at the time...
Forum: Darkroom 16th November 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By John King
Lpl6700

All is not lost! having given up the idea of changing over the adjustment dials I lifted the cover off the filter housing and found why the filter adjustment was broken.

I found that a sliding...
Forum: Darkroom 16th November 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By John King
Forget all of the previous posts on this topic!...

Forget all of the previous posts on this topic! The spindles on the focussing mechanism are grossly different sizes. The one on the 6700 is about twice that on the 7700, plus there is only one knob...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 16th November 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By John King
Well, I have just looked at the prints in...

Well, I have just looked at the prints in daylight and if colour/tone differences were tangible objects, I doubt if you could get a cigarette paper between MG5 and Kentmere Fineprint.

I wonder if...
Forum: Darkroom 16th November 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By John King
Focussing knobs

Thanks Keith. That is pretty well much as I thought, but having tried to pull them off already I am going to have to eat a great many steak pies before they can be shifted.

I have a gear puller in...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th November 2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By John King
Sorry, I stand corrected.

Sorry, I stand corrected.
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th November 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By John King
Paper comparisons

I was unable to do the comparison with MG5 with MG Fibre but because I mistakenly thought I had some MG Fibre left, but I haven't. So I still did the test comparing MG5 and Kentmere Fineprint fibre...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th November 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By John King
Kentmere is a cooler tone paper than MG5. It is...

Kentmere is a cooler tone paper than MG5. It is not a warm tone paper but if actually feels better when handling it too. MG5 for me is a winner. (Mind you I still have 3/4 of a box of 50 MG4RC 12x16)...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th November 2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By John King
Look at this link which shows how good Multigrde...

Look at this link which shows how good Multigrde 5 is compared to MG4

http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=13089
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th November 2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By John King
Fibre/Resin

There used to be a world of difference between the two. Fibre always won out in a straight contest, but with the advent of the new Multigrade V Resin coated earlier this year the gap has narrowed to...
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