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Forum: Print Exchanges 23rd November 2020, 04:54 PM
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Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Terry. Iím glad it arrived safely. Alex...

Thanks Terry. Iím glad it arrived safely.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 23rd November 2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
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When I did use autofocus last year, I programmed...

When I did use autofocus last year, I programmed the back button on the Nikon F100 to start the camera focusing. If I remember correctly, you then release your thumb when you have achieved focus, and...
Forum: Print Exchanges 23rd November 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By alexmuir
I had hoped this would have arrived by now. Any...

I had hoped this would have arrived by now. Any takers?
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 22nd November 2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By alexmuir
Focusing SLRs has always been an issue for me. I...

Focusing SLRs has always been an issue for me. I think itís to do with astigmatism in both eyes, although that is probably quite common. The other issue is age, and the need for reading glasses. Iíve...
Forum: Print Exchanges 22nd November 2020, 08:17 PM
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Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Mike, your efforts are much appreciated. ...

Thanks Mike, your efforts are much appreciated.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 22nd November 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By alexmuir
Interesting replies! I have been doing quite a...

Interesting replies! I have been doing quite a bit of Ďall manualí 35mm recently, and itís been a bit hit and miss. I donít generally rely on full auto, but do regularly use the aperture priority...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd November 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By alexmuir
Automatic cameras

The technology incorporated in the last 35mm cameras, before digital models became the norm, was very advanced, for both exposure and focusing. I was wondering today how many of us are happy to rely...
Forum: Print Exchanges 20th November 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By alexmuir
I will also participate in a December exchange. ...

I will also participate in a December exchange.
Alex


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Forum: Print Exchanges 19th November 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,235
Posted By alexmuir
Just home to find a package with two great prints...

Just home to find a package with two great prints from TonyZ. Both are seaside images, but on different papers, and different sizes. The tricky exposure of the shot of the Worthing Wheel against the...
Forum: Print Exchanges 16th November 2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By alexmuir
I managed to post my print today. Alex ...

I managed to post my print today.
Alex


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Forum: Alternate printing processes 10th November 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks for showing these, Roy. They are really...

Thanks for showing these, Roy. They are really good. I have been doing some experiments myself using paper negatives. So far, I have made some reasonable prints, but they take hours with the Phillips...
Forum: Photography in general 8th November 2020, 05:47 PM
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Posted By alexmuir
Thanks for posting these, Nick. I hadnít heard of...

Thanks for posting these, Nick. I hadnít heard of this collection.
Alex.


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Forum: Print Exchanges 31st October 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Richard. Iím glad you liked the print. ...

Thanks Richard. Iím glad you liked the print.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 30th October 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By alexmuir
It depends on what type of materials you are...

It depends on what type of materials you are referring to. Commercial B&W prints from that period, and earlier seem to last well. Poor storage, mainly in damp conditions, is likely to be the cause of...
Forum: Print Exchanges 28th October 2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By alexmuir
Posted my print this morning. Alex ...

Posted my print this morning.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 27th October 2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By alexmuir
Have a look at eBay listing for Prinz Darkroom...

Have a look at eBay listing for
Prinz Darkroom Universal Enlarger
It looks similar to the one Skellum pointed to. If itís a re-branded Fujimoto, (Prinz was Dixonís own label) then it gives more...
Forum: Print Exchanges 27th October 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By alexmuir
Count me in again, Mike. Thanks Alex ...

Count me in again, Mike.
Thanks
Alex


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Forum: Enlarger Manuals 22nd October 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By alexmuir
The condensers are normally arranged convex to...

The condensers are normally arranged convex to convex, so flat on top and bottom.
I donít think 80mm is going to cover 6x9. Maybe 100 or 105mm would be more appropriate.
Alex


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Forum: Alternate printing processes 21st October 2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By alexmuir
I might try to find a 7x5 back for my Horseman...

I might try to find a 7x5 back for my Horseman camera. I know they made a 10x8, and probably also a 7x5, but they donít appear for sale very often.
I have made 4x5 inter-positives from enlarged...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 21st October 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By alexmuir
The coated paper can be stored for a while,...

The coated paper can be stored for a while, although like most things Ďphotographicí, indefinitely is probably a bit optimistic. Iíve certainly used paper that was coated months before exposure. I...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 19th October 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By alexmuir
Hi Terry. The info Dave shared seems to suggest...

Hi Terry. The info Dave shared seems to suggest that you acidify the water for development. Iíve never tested the acidity of our water, but I know that it is not Ďhardí as found in some areas....
Forum: Print Exchanges 19th October 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Bill. That is very helpful. Alex ...

Thanks Bill. That is very helpful.
Alex


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Forum: Alternate printing processes 19th October 2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,120
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks for posting that information, Dave. I am...

Thanks for posting that information, Dave. I am going to try that next time I make cyanotypes. I have citric acid in stock.
Alex


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Forum: Print Exchanges 18th October 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Ian. It was no problem. Itís good to see...

Thanks Ian. It was no problem. Itís good to see all the prints from the Exchanges in the Gallery.
Alex


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Forum: Print Exchanges 18th October 2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,705
Posted By alexmuir
Ianís print of the Festival of Britain is now in...

Ianís print of the Festival of Britain is now in the Gallery.
Alex


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