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Forum: Colour film Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By JOReynolds

I bought a pair of ready-readers at Poundland a while back. Nothing remarkable, except that they cost a pound.
A day or two later I was in the prescription queue at Boots and my wife was looking at...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By JOReynolds
I have a Husky Quickset tripod, manufactured in...

I have a Husky Quickset tripod, manufactured in the 1960s. The top casting is steel, as are the legs (the Gitzo equivalent is of light alloy). The height adjustment is by twist collets. These become...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd January 2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By JOReynolds
I used a 23C11 for several years. The C stands...

I used a 23C11 for several years. The C stands for colour - a compartment for colour filters. Good stuff, but the bellows were a bit stiff and tend to work against the friction focussing drive with...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 28th December 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By JOReynolds
Arca Swiss monorail

I am considering the purchase of a monorail camera for architectural work. I have suitable spirals and drying facilities for 120 film and a de Vere 203 for negatives up to 6x9cm. The obvious camera...
Forum: Cameras - small format 16th December 2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By JOReynolds
Nikon SP

I had a Nikon SP in the mid-1960s and it was magnificent except that the Contax-style focussing fingerwheel was stiff with the 105mm lens attached. And the lens hood for the 35mm masked a lot of the...
Forum: Introductions 14th December 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By JOReynolds
Wilkommen bei FADU, Uwe.

Wilkommen bei FADU, Uwe.
Forum: Darkroom 6th December 2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By JOReynolds
Yes, my dry bench is at conventional height,...

Yes, my dry bench is at conventional height, which I regret. It was designed for a wall-mounted Durst. But with my De Vere 203 with an Ilford 500 head, the ceiling is not too low and I can reach the...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 2nd December 2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By JOReynolds
reversal colour prints

It's much easier to reversal-process colour paper because all of the silver is bleached out, leaving only a dye image. In B&W, the desired image is contained in the silver produced in the second...
Forum: Equipment 30th November 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By JOReynolds
Never forget the darkslide!

Me and the Missus have been watching old episodes of The Crown on Netflix. There was a scene with 'Anthony Armstrong-Jones' in which he was shooting 35mm, but resting the camera on a Hasselblad 500C...
Forum: Photography in general 5th November 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By JOReynolds
Although the x-ray equipment has changed greatly...

Although the x-ray equipment has changed greatly in the last few decades, the sensitivity of silver halide exposed to very short wavelengths is governed by the laws of physical chemistry and so has...
Forum: Enlarger Manuals 28th October 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By JOReynolds
I live in France for part of the year and I have...

I live in France for part of the year and I have twice encountered Ahel enlargers in commercial darkrooms. They are quirky in design, much like French cars of the fifties, but work well in a cramped...
Forum: Photography in general 14th October 2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By JOReynolds
New? exposure meter

I have just read of a Kickstarter campaign to get a new exposure meter, being developed by Hedeco, onto the market. It is intended to sell at 129.
Forum: Photography in general 14th October 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By JOReynolds
Chris Killip

I briefly worked with Chris when we were both assistants at Adrian Flowers' Studio in Tite St, London SW3. He said that it was there that he learned (or just became familiar with?) a large-format...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 9th October 2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By JOReynolds
A novel solution to poor longevity

This is only theoretical - I've not tried it - but once mixed, ferric EDTA (brown bleach) and thiosulphate (fix) will degrade one-another in the presence of oxygen (air). Why not try bleaching in...
Forum: News and Announcements 28th September 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,636
Posted By JOReynolds
Yes, in my (exclusively d... club) I am the...

Yes, in my (exclusively d... club) I am the dinosaur when speak silver...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 25th September 2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By JOReynolds
Where are the articles? I collaborated with...

Where are the articles? I collaborated with another FADU member and developed a very sophisticated variable-contrast LED controller but there were so many different head shapes that I got stuck...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 24th September 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By JOReynolds
DA 900 FOC - can't believe it

Very interested, George. Missing bits not a problem.

Where in Worthing?

Forum: Sale or Wanted 16th September 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By JOReynolds
What does 'SMPC' mean? 'SM' implies switchmode...

What does 'SMPC' mean? 'SM' implies switchmode but the de Vere Transtab I am familiar is a conventional ferro-resonant constant-voltage transformer with 115V output.
Forum: Photography in general 14th September 2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By JOReynolds
collection of cameras

This was on BBC online:

I hope you...
Forum: Photography in general 11th September 2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By JOReynolds
graduate materials

I note that some scientific and medical laboratories handling chemicals still use glass graduates but in general glass is regarded as hazardous and they substitute PP (polypropylene), virtually...
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th September 2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By JOReynolds
Circular fish-eye

I would really like to experiment with a 'circular' fish-eye lens. I bought a Canon-fit one on-line from MPB but on a 35mm negative the image does not fill the frame and is rectangular -- there seems...
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th September 2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By JOReynolds
watch it!

I bought a Rollei 35T from a market stall for 15 and exposed/processed a roll of FP4 in it. I don't think the automatic exposure was working because the results were very inconsistent. The battery...
Forum: Photography in general 7th September 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By JOReynolds
latent image regression

Latent image regression (fading) occurs exponentially from the moment of exposure, fastest in fast (ultra-sensitive) emulsions. It is most noticeable in colour emulsions - the human eye is most...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 31st August 2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By JOReynolds
A camera repairman showed me a trick on old...

A camera repairman showed me a trick on old leather - he used EvoStick, diluted with EvoStick cleaner, which slows down the operation - and held the surfaces in contact with a plastic bag of water...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 31st August 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By JOReynolds
I looked at the Arax website (thanks for the...

I looked at the Arax website (thanks for the link) and found the latest version of the adapter that I use. Mine is earlier and only allows the lens to droop downwards - there is no provision for...
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