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Forum: Cameras - Large Format Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Martin Aislabie
Ilford Ortho+ in 5x4 is available at The Imaging...

Ilford Ortho+ in 5x4 is available at The Imaging Warehouse.

One of the FADU sponsors - see the top bar of the web site.

I'm not sure how the UK to EU customs process works these days.

Martin
Forum: Auctions of Interest Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By Martin Aislabie
You ? Martin

You ?

Martin
Forum: Darkroom 24th June 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Yes ~ more or less. It isn't precise because...

Yes ~ more or less.

It isn't precise because the fall off for each focal length differs.

Remember, the fall is controlled by Cos^4.

All lenses are bound by this physical law - so the Cos^4...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd June 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By Martin Aislabie
All this is true - however, the taking lens will...

All this is true - however, the taking lens will also suffer from light fall off towards the edge of the frame.

The problem of light fall off is particularly true for wide/very wide angle lenses -...
Forum: Photography in general 20th June 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Social media is for the young, hip and cool guys...

Social media is for the young, hip and cool guys - where as we are just a bunch of old f*rts.

Like you I think they are missing a trick not engaging with the forums more/at all.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 19th June 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Martin Aislabie
2022 Ilford survey

For those who feel so inclined, Ilford have a film user survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2022film

Martin
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 17th June 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The tone of your background depends a great deal...

The tone of your background depends a great deal on how much light you throw on it.

A white background with almost no light on it can turn in to a very dark grey - if you can get enough physical...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th June 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By Martin Aislabie
A very nice set of negatives. I hope that...

A very nice set of negatives.

I hope that you find life with the Bronica to be a happy one.

People I know who have them are very happy with them.

I sometimes use an RB67 but always with a...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th June 2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,815
Posted By Martin Aislabie
According to The Film Developers Cookbook 2nd...

According to The Film Developers Cookbook 2nd Edition, the question of what developer to use only really is applicable to 35mm film.

MF and LF do not push the enlargement of the negs to a point...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 13th June 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Wow ! - Cooke PS945 lenses are about as common as...

Wow ! - Cooke PS945 lenses are about as common as hens teeth.

The soft focus facility makes the lens a specialist item - mainly used by portrait photographers, when used wide~ish open..

By...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 19th May 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Sold to a worthy home :) Martin

Sold to a worthy home :)

Martin
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th May 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Martin Aislabie
A few years ago, I found some original FP4 (circa...

A few years ago, I found some original FP4 (circa 1988) and thought it had lost about 1 stop when I tried it - just out of curiosity.

More exposure is the safe way to go, so perhaps start by...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 18th May 2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Martin Aislabie
24 Sheets of old 5x4 Delta 100 [SOLD]

Hi guys

I have a box of 24 sheets of 5x4 Delta 100, I will give away for the cost of P&P plus the promise of a donation to what ever charity takes your fancy.

Some of the sheets of Delta are...
Forum: Photography in general 4th May 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I doubt there are any real advantages with...

I doubt there are any real advantages with alkaline fixer on RC.

Both fixing and washing times are sufficiently shot as to be none issues.

Question - what advantages were you looking for ?
...
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Terry - I think we all over-wash We know we...

Terry - I think we all over-wash

We know we all do - what we don't know is how short we can wash for before it is too little - so we settle for safe rather than sorry.

I'm sure if you or I were...
Forum: Photography in general 30th April 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,925
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Luton might not but Gatwick certainly will have...

Luton might not but Gatwick certainly will have CT scanners.

Have you thought about taking out a development tank and developing the films out there - you will reduce the films exposure to the...
Forum: Photography in general 26th April 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,262
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Martin Yes, I still would. Even if I...

Hi Martin

Yes, I still would.

Even if I could only look at my negatives on the lightbox - which is all I could do for a good many years due to back problems.

Just the sheer pleasure of...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 26th April 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Isn't that funny. I would get my Weston...

Isn't that funny.

I would get my Weston repaired at that price without a moments thought.

I have tried a Sekonic L398A and didn't like it that much.

As they say YMMV.

I find the dial on...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 25th April 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Weston Exposure Meter Repairs - UK

Hi guys

I met a fellow photographer over the weekend, who told me about the company he recently used to have his Weston 5 exposure meter repaired and said they were very good.
...
Forum: Photography in general 25th April 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,262
Posted By Martin Aislabie
No For years I effectively didn't have a...

No

For years I effectively didn't have a darkroom, so used a changing bag to load my darkslides and then load my development tanks.

I developed my negatives in the kitchen and dried them in a...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th April 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Old FP4 & PanF

Hi guys

I'm after a bit of advice, please.

I have a block of 10 x 120 FP4 together with a block of 10 x 120 PanF.

Both are dated to expire Oct 2017 but have been stored in my deep freeze at...
Forum: Photography in general 13th April 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Developing film at 1+3 at the correct capacity...

Developing film at 1+3 at the correct capacity for the film involves a certain amount of developer exhaustion, as the developer at that dilution is close to its limits of capacity.

With a larger...
Forum: Monochrome Film 8th April 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By Martin Aislabie
This is very true - I have got better at mixing...

This is very true - I have got better at mixing the stuff up - but - I don't think that explains the whole of the improvement.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 8th April 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,275
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Buying stuff on eBay from the USA or Japan is...

Buying stuff on eBay from the USA or Japan is very straight forward.

You buy it, they ship it and the courier then sends you a bill for the import duty before they will deliver it.

The import...
Forum: Monochrome Film 7th April 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Yes, it has been a lot easier for quite some time...

Yes, it has been a lot easier for quite some time now - but I cannot remember a distinct change point.

I couldn't decide if my memory is getting a bit dodgy or if it is a real thing.

Martin
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