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Forum: Darkroom 24th June 2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By Nat Polton
Neil mentioned earlier, good optics being an...

Neil mentioned earlier, good optics being an investment.

I talked with a chap many years ago when I was buying some gear from him. The old boy told me when he popped off, due to her lack of...
Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By Nat Polton
Ctein skipped my memory I will have a look...

Ctein skipped my memory I will have a look there.

The Big List Of Enlarging lenses has the APO down for 8 elements in 4 groups.

8 elements = more glass + more expense.

I include the...
Forum: Darkroom 21st June 2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By Nat Polton
El Nikkor or El Nikkor N Enlerger lens.

I have been looking at El Nikkor 105mm enlarger lenses on
The Big list of Enlarging Lenses, Photo Cornucopia.

There are three versions including the Apo, but this is probably...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 17th June 2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Nat Polton
Wink Nice pictures. The answer is a bi-pod ...

Nice pictures.

The answer is a bi-pod

A taller version of the ones used on rifles.;)

Cheers.
Forum: Photography in general 16th June 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,926
Posted By Nat Polton
Get a comparison of shots taken whilst abroad and...

Get a comparison of shots taken whilst abroad and at home.

Before you go abroad take a few shots on a roll of 35mm. Use a repeatable subject such as a test card or colour magazine page, also...
Forum: Introductions 12th June 2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By Nat Polton
I was just pondering. If you move and sell your...

I was just pondering. If you move and sell your house, would you advertise it as

"House for sale with darkroom" or "Darkroom for sale with house." ?

I'm green with envy.:D

Welcome aboard.
Forum: Books 9th June 2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Nat Polton
Nice one Reginald :D:D

Nice one Reginald :D:D
Forum: Books 9th June 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Nat Polton
Mike, great minds think alike.;) Uwe, That...

Mike, great minds think alike.;)

Uwe, That sounds like an old fashioned cash till in a shop :DKut-ing

Cheers Chaps.
Forum: Books 8th June 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Nat Polton
Post Exposure by Ctein

I downloaded a copy of the above excellent Book, written by Ctein.

Just a simple question about it.

How do you pronounce CTEIN ?

I have heard a few ways on the internet.


Cheers
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 7th June 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Nat Polton
Olympus T20 Flash

I recently bought a couple of Olympus T20 flashguns and the Olympus synch leads and fittings.
They are to be used with the Olympus OM2n camera.
The camera manual says "All their functions are...
Forum: Darkroom 29th May 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By Nat Polton
I was looking for DUKA 50 Instructions two years...

I was looking for DUKA 50 Instructions two years ago.
There was a good response here, and alexmuir put up a copy of the original makers instructions.

Have a search here on Fadu for my questions...
Forum: Darkroom 24th May 2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By Nat Polton
DIFFRACTION That's the answer! It's...

DIFFRACTION That's the answer!

It's coming back to my cloudy memory.
I read about diffraction in this situation many years ago. Unfortunately it went in one ear and out the other at the time....
Forum: Darkroom 23rd May 2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By Nat Polton
Enlarger Lens Aperture

I always close down the enlarger aperture one or two stops when printing.

I was wondering if if an enlarging lens can be stopped down too much?

i.e. can it be detrimental to the image if the...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 13th May 2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Nat Polton
Talking There is some interesting material here. I...

There is some interesting material here.
I think this weekend I shall bite the bullet and try things out, keeping plenty of notes.
There is an optional diffuser on the Olympus slide holder. I was...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 10th May 2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By Nat Polton
Slide Copying on Black and White Film

I recently inherited an Olympus Bellows and Slide Copying Attachment.

Looking at some old family slides I have decided to copy some onto black and white film. Then I can give out black and...
Forum: Darkroom 9th May 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Nat Polton
There was a request for information for this...

There was a request for information for this enlarger on 5th April 2021 by a member called theobrown

At the time I found a link to an ebay advert that mentioned it used only one condenser...
Forum: Monochrome Film 6th May 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By Nat Polton
ID11 was the reason that I purchased a Paterson...

ID11 was the reason that I purchased a Paterson Filter Funnel in the eighties.
I too suffered with bits of grit in the developer.
Where I lived we occasionally got bits of sand coming through the...
Forum: Photography in general 30th April 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By Nat Polton
Lack of a darkroom was no deterrent to the...

Lack of a darkroom was no deterrent to the central character in the John Le Carre book Smileys People.

George Smiley needs to print a negative, and at the same time trusts no one else with the...
Forum: Photography in general 26th April 2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,275
Posted By Nat Polton
Minimum orders since Brexit work in both...

Minimum orders since Brexit work in both directions.

I have just been looking at the Billingham Bags site and at the top of the page is a notice that they will not complete orders to the EU...
Forum: Darkroom 25th April 2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By Nat Polton
That really is an odd result skellum. Although...

That really is an odd result skellum.
Although I have no solution for that one, it would be interesting if it did print or scan happily as a couple of people have said on the internet.
I would...
Forum: Darkroom 25th April 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By Nat Polton
Is "side-by side" using one dish with two sheets...

Is "side-by side" using one dish with two sheets of film in it?
Or two separate dishes alongside each other with a piece of film in each at processed simultaneously?

There are a few mentions on...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 25th April 2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Nat Polton
Although you may not be happy with the...

Although you may not be happy with the alternatives still available on the market, the complete end has not yet occurred.

It's not like when my beloved Cibachrome stopped production with no other...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd April 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By Nat Polton
Durst M670 Lens Panel Alignment

The simple answer is you can't align it.

I recently bought an M670 and found this out when attempting to square and align the enlarger.
The lens panel is mounted on two steel rods that are firmly...
Forum: Photography in general 18th April 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
Posted By Nat Polton
After reading John's comments about child proof...

After reading John's comments about child proof caps and the conical poly ones, I changed out the few child proofs I was using for conicals.

I have always tried to use brown glass bottles in...
Forum: Darkroom 15th April 2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By Nat Polton
I have just bought another enlarger to do 3 x 7...

I have just bought another enlarger to do 3 x 7 negatives, and the head is way up in the air when making reasonable sized prints.

I already have a Peak which has been excellent so far, but it is...
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