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Forum: Monochrome Film Today, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By John King
Acutance V Grain

All the acutance developers that I know do tend to emphasise grain, Beutler, Rodinal, Neofin blue - there are others), that is the nature of the beast. Perhaps the best compromise would be Ilford...
Forum: Darkroom 24th June 2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By John King
All catered for in my will.

All catered for in my will.
Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By John King
I stand corrected about there not being an APO...

I stand corrected about there not being an APO Nikko EL. But the largest film format I use is 120.
Forum: Photography in general 22nd June 2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,925
Posted By John King
X Ray Scanners

The scanners used in airports etc are in all probability quite low powered as scanners go. Bearing in mind the number of scans that must take place and sometime during their working hours the staff...
Forum: Darkroom 21st June 2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By John King
I have only used the shorter focal length lenses...

I have only used the shorter focal length lenses 50mm and 80mm and they were both superb. I use an APO Rodagon 50mm which is possibly a gnats whisker better than the Nikon 50, but have never heard of...
Forum: Photography in general 20th June 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By John King
I went through the survey again - same details as...

I went through the survey again - same details as before clicked on the registration link and filled in the required details and........it would not accept my password. So I changed it.....it still...
Forum: Photography in general 20th June 2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By John King
Missing Link

I have also done it but right at the end was a link to Ilford which I intended to look at. I got distracted and when I went back I forgot and just closed it down. Can anyone send me the link again...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 18th June 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By John King
Beer Barrels

Terry, no they are only props on the station platform. Rowley station was originally located about 15 miles away and closed about 60+ years ago and lay derelict for a long while. It was dismantled...
Forum: Monochrome Film 18th June 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By John King
Beutler Developer

I have used Beutler developer before but it isn't available commercially in UK already made up. There are commercial variants but for what it is they are charging gold seal prices. It is probably as...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th June 2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By John King
[QUOTE=Terry S;145450]You've some good scans...

[QUOTE=Terry S;145450]You've some good scans there John, so printing should be better. :)

I found the Beamish Museum pictures interesting, so looked up their website, which gives a good bit of...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th June 2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By John King
Beamish and tripods

I have used a tripod inside buildings and outside and no one has ever said anything about it. There are no notices at the entrance and when I walked though no one said anything about the use of a...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th June 2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By John King
Mike no it was 50! My tripod is a Manfrotto 55b...

Mike no it was 50! My tripod is a Manfrotto 55b with a huge Manfrotto B&S head so yes that is heavy. I do have a shoulder-strap which screws to the underside of the QR shoe and loops around the...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th June 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By John King
The differences

After quite a few years of using auto focussing, auto exposure with the built in meter and 35mm film, it wasn't quite what could be called a culture shock, but I made some basic errors. Such as,...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 16th June 2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By John King
!st Images from my recently acquired Bronica SQa

I got it about a month ago but have not been able to get out and about (back problems). But These are some of the better ones taken yesterday Taken with either the standard 80mm or the 5mm WA
Forma...
Forum: Photography in general 16th June 2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,925
Posted By John King
You could always develop another piece of film...

You could always develop another piece of film which has not been anywhere near a X Ray scanner then compare the two. It isn't too late.
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th June 2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,736
Posted By John King
Foma 200 in 120

I have just processed a roll of 120 Foma 200 exposed at 160 iso and developed it in ID11 using the 1-3 dilution. The recommended time for the hand development is 12-13 mins, however I opted to use my...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th June 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By John King
Half Frame

Every one will have there own preference, plus there will be some that claim such and such a film will be better when used with such and such developer. Largely I think this is down to the individual...
Forum: Photography in general 12th June 2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By John King
I am at a stage where given time I can reasonably...

I am at a stage where given time I can reasonably afford 'some' of the best kit. But thinking about it the cameras that gave me the most satisfaction and results that I appreciated was the now very...
Forum: Photography in general 10th June 2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By John King
That is very much so with the latest digital...

That is very much so with the latest digital stuff. I use it but I am not totally happy about using it and will still take up a film camera out of preference if I want to do something meaningful. It...
Forum: Photography in general 9th June 2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,925
Posted By John King
These search officers whoever they are, still...

These search officers whoever they are, still have to abide by the law. When you see the police on the 'fly On The Wall' programmes will have either a warrant to enter premises signed by a magistrate...
Forum: Photography in general 9th June 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,925
Posted By John King
Mike this may not be strictly correct. ...

Mike this may not be strictly correct.

Under the provisions of S1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971.

1) A person who without lawful excuse destroys or damages any property belonging to another...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd June 2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,275
Posted By John King
Import Duties

When I was in the army in Germany (long before we were members of the EU) we were allowed to purchase good from the German market tax free so long as they were to be re-exported with us when we were...
Forum: Darkroom 30th May 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By John King
The '2nd bulb' is not actually a bulb, but a...

The '2nd bulb' is not actually a bulb, but a glass sleeve with a dichroic element or coating to it. When held up to the light it looks like metallic yellow but otherwise it is clear. Actually a very...
Forum: Darkroom 30th May 2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By John King
I am not sure what you mean, are you asking about...

I am not sure what you mean, are you asking about printing with colour paper or B&W? When you say you 'give one of the Osram bulbs a go'. Unless you already have one. you will not be able buy...
Forum: Darkroom 29th May 2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By John King
Duka Safelight

There are several versions of the DUKA 50 and mine does not have the 2nd adjustment, I know they made several versions (mine is badged Kaiser) so they may have omitted to fit it. Just use the...
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