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Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi, I take it you only have a picture of the box...

Hi, I take it you only have a picture of the box only i.e. you do not have the actual easel in a box ?

Can I ask where you found a picture of the box as the source ? What I am trying clumsily to...
Forum: Darkroom 19th January 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I suspect that those that are obvious to me are...

I suspect that those that are obvious to me are also those that are obvious to you such as the easel which looks to be a fixed easel that does 3 sizes of prints; the darkroom timer; and what I think...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 18th January 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I really started the whole thing in about 2001/2...

I really started the whole thing in about 2001/2 when I quite suddenly wanted to take b&w photos. Up until then I had just taken colour negs with a camera that my wife had given me for my 50th...
Forum: Colour film 17th January 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mike O'Pray
There has been some speculation on reasons why...

There has been some speculation on reasons why this has happened on Photrio and while I cannot recall accurately enough to attempt to repeat those reasons, I recall thinking that a few had a kernel...
Forum: Colour film 16th January 2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, these days my cynicism tends to lead me to...

John, these days my cynicism tends to lead me to the opposite conclusion i.e. what we were once used to from Kodak and Fuji in their respective behaviours may need to be set aside when we attempt to...
Forum: Colour film 16th January 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I fear there may be something in this, John. The...

I fear there may be something in this, John. The curves of both films look identical as well. In addition Greg Davis who calls himself the Naked Photographer and whose presentations are generally...
Forum: Photography in general 15th January 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,164
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I don't think I have ever seen a 6x4 fixed easel....

I don't think I have ever seen a 6x4 fixed easel. I'd have thought that "back in the day" when paper was relatively more expensive that even now so 6x4 may have been the amateur enthusiasts' ...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 15th January 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have a feeling that some of the above...

I have a feeling that some of the above conclusions may be slightly wrong, the most obvious being the 10 mins 29.5 seconds. All my knowledge of photography and the various formulae I have used for...
Forum: Photography in general 14th January 2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Like you Rob I did once use ID11 and D3200. I...

Like you Rob I did once use ID11 and D3200. I used ID11 as it was the developer supplied on my darkroom course but the best I can now recall was that it was OK for D3200 using no doubt the Ilford...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 14th January 2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Flack I had never heard of this camera so what I...

Flack I had never heard of this camera so what I am about to say does not help you but I did find quite a good YouTube video on it by Martin Henson

For anyone else who knows as little as me...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th January 2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Is Bacillus Guerin related to Orla Guerin who...

Is Bacillus Guerin related to Orla Guerin who occasionally reports for the BBC. Orla Guerin I am pretty sure was made in the Republic of Ireland :)

Mike
Forum: Auctions of Interest 11th January 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It has to be good as there is another one at half...

It has to be good as there is another one at half its price on the same page.

I always find those big condensor tops unnerving. They remind me of the kind off hoods that get placed around...
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th January 2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty. Yes, I should have read the pdf you...

Thanks Marty. Yes, I should have read the pdf you supplied on PMK and even the letters PMK should have given me a clue that it was a developer

It sounds lethal stuff if carelessly handled
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th January 2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty so just to be sure I have understood...

Thanks Marty so just to be sure I have understood your position, it is as follows:

With D100 you use a reduced time of about 25% for rotary processing but no pre-wash. With Bergger PMK you use a 5...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th January 2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mike O'Pray
So just to be clear, Marty, do your reduced times...

So just to be clear, Marty, do your reduced times of about -25% include a pre-wash as well or are they without any pre-wash?

Thanks

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 10th January 2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Interesting link. Mitchand thanks. The mention of...

Interesting link. Mitchand thanks. The mention of fumes in the darkroom as a result of lith printing is one I hadn't considered. This is maybe because if it was mentioned elsewhere it was not...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th January 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Certainly that's the finding of John Tinsley who...

Certainly that's the finding of John Tinsley who wrote a book called "The Rotary Processor Manual" back in the 90s. His findings were limited to Pan F, FP4 and D400

However and just speculation on...
Forum: New products and offers 5th January 2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Mike O'Pray
He is Mirko Boedecker who appears to head the...

He is Mirko Boedecker who appears to head the Adox company in Berlin. His company still sells Rodinal according the original recipe and recently devised its own Xtol equivalent which has received a...
Forum: New products and offers 4th January 2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Glad it worked out OK John after a thorough...

Glad it worked out OK John after a thorough clean. My impression is that Mirko who appears to be the owner of ADOX does not lend the ADOX name to anything that is unreliable

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th January 2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Based on the description from Marty's link it...

Based on the description from Marty's link it looks to be ORWO N75 and its price seems on a par with HP5+

I have seen a few videos on this film and it looks OK

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 4th January 2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It must have been B&W, John. A machine never gets...

It must have been B&W, John. A machine never gets it wrong in the same way that having explained exactly his circumstances the domestic customer asks the human customer adviser how his fuel bill can...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th January 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Might be worth asking Greenwich Cameras. They...

Might be worth asking Greenwich Cameras. They should know the origins. Just out of interest, what does BCG stand for?

In the Black Country I have heard there is a new and very popular film. It's...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd January 2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry, I had a quick look at the answers over the...

Terry, I had a quick look at the answers over the and I was waiting for the one that recommends you always use Kodak film, avoid metric measurements and drive on the right :D

To be fair on this...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd January 2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry everything you have said and done suggests...

Terry everything you have said and done suggests that something other than the developer is at fault. Mike's idea or something else that affects exposure would in a variable and unpredictable way...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd January 2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Mike O'Pray
dslater, I have just now found that model on...

dslater, I have just now found that model on "googling" it - not so yesterday for whatever reason. I was referred to e-bay and it turned out to be an archive reference in that it has long since been...
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