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Forum: Introductions 12th June 2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By big paul
thanks a lott bob after seeing that tidy and well...

thanks a lott bob after seeing that tidy and well set out darkroom ,I went into my darkroom and cried .maybe I will tidy up in there tomorrow .but wow what a great darkroom
Forum: Photography in general 9th June 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By big paul
fun with a portrait camera

I have just been testing my polaroid mini portrait camera with Fomapan 200 slightly cut down to fit in the polaroid back I took some photographs of family ,and some of the dog ,he works for dog...
Forum: Photography in general 1st June 2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By big paul
replacing Li-polymer with NiMh battery's

I have two jinbei discovery battery flash kits they run on Li-polymer DC 24v 6000mAh battery's ,one pack has died and I was wondering if I could replace with NiMh battery's of the same power .the...
Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,831
Posted By big paul
When hand processing, I only agitate 2 turns...

When hand processing, I only agitate 2 turns every 30 seconds. I don't know how you can get 5-7 turns in 30 seconds, it certainly seems over zealous by my processing standards!
Also, I switch hand...
Forum: Darkroom 26th April 2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By big paul
eliminating darkroom dust

I have been wiping my darkroom gear, (dry side enlarger easels timers ) I have been using a product called elimistat ,its a general purpose anti static spray .I spray it on a cloth and give my...
Forum: Darkroom 24th April 2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By big paul
I printed some prints of my grand kids and a...

I printed some prints of my grand kids and a couple of the dog (bailey) and some horses . and some abstract. 4406

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Forum: Photography in general 23rd April 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By big paul
I would guess that Like me a lot of us started...

I would guess that Like me a lot of us started dev and printing without a proper darkroom just moving from room to room under stairs in the basement ,anyware that we could make dark ,Its only about...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd April 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By big paul
something new in the darkroom

I did something last night in my darkroom that I have never done before ,and before you start saying, ooh err matron ,it was purely film related .Last night was the first time I printed X-ray film...
Forum: Chemical formulae 27th March 2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By big paul
Just a update I have been using the Citric Acid...

Just a update I have been using the Citric Acid Crystals and have had no troubles I have tested it out by putting a piece of paper in the developer in the stop bath and then turning on the light...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd March 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By big paul
W Eugene Smith

I found this after looking for Eugene Smith ,a very interesting Photographer ..

W Eugene Smith -Photography Made Difficult


https://youtu.be/5Qn6pl3wsS0
Forum: Photography in general 2nd March 2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,627
Posted By big paul
I wish they would Bring back the good old days...

I wish they would Bring back the good old days :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 27th February 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By big paul
Umbrella Bracket for Ring Flash

I bought a snazzy little gadget the other month and have been using it with great successes since ,its a pixapro Umbrella Bracket for CITI1200 PRO Ring Flash but it fits any ring flash ,I have been...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 19th February 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By big paul
thanks John ,The fuji GX680 runs on three...

thanks John ,The fuji GX680 runs on three different power supply's ,there's a mains adapter, sealed batterie pack and a pack that takes 6AA batteries ..I have rebuilt two lots of batterie packs for...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 19th February 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By big paul
the fuji battery pack is a sealed unit and was...

the fuji battery pack is a sealed unit and was holding 6 4/5A NiCd ,I broke open the pack and replaced them with 6 1.2v NiMh 4/5A ,giving me 8.25V .I was running the camera on 6 AA alkaline...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 18th February 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By big paul
replacing NiCd with NiMh

I have taken out six old 1.2volt NiCd battery's from my fuji gx680 power pack and replaced them with six 1.2volt NIMH battery's ,on the case of the battery holder it says 7.2 volts ,but when I put my...
Forum: New products and offers 12th February 2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By big paul
Mike you old romantic you :D:D:D

Mike you old romantic you :D:D:D
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 30th January 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By big paul
Nice bit of Kit

Nice bit of Kit
Forum: Art and aesthetics 28th January 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,356
Posted By big paul
here's a quote from Mick Rock "A...

here's a quote from Mick Rock



"A camera is a wonderful ally. It requires minimal maintenance and provides entry to a world of endless imagery. Follow the frame, says I. - Mick Rock
Forum: Chemical formulae 20th January 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By big paul
Thanks for the replies folks, So can I use it...

Thanks for the replies folks, So can I use it with film as well .I will try it soon ,But it feels a bit strange
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 18th January 2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By big paul
well it came today ,and I had a little play with...

well it came today ,and I had a little play with it .Its well made and works as it should and I am very pleased with it It was very easy to use on my Large Format cameras ,and can also use it to...
Forum: Chemical formulae 18th January 2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By big paul
stop bath

I have a bag of Citric Acid Crystals ,food grade ,can I use it as stop bath and if so how do I use it .
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 13th January 2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By big paul
large format instax back

I have just ordered a Lomography LomoGraflok 4x5 Instant Back from Bristol Cameras today it takes instax wide and should be fun to use ,as I like playing about with instax and I am recovering from ...
Forum: Photography in general 10th January 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By big paul
we cannot take him on a aeroplane he wont wear a...

we cannot take him on a aeroplane he wont wear a mask :D .He is the only one left that will pose for me and I can bribe him with Bonios :D .
Forum: Photography in general 3rd January 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By big paul
Oh and here's the camera .:D:D 4294

Oh and here's the camera .:D:D




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Forum: Photography in general 3rd January 2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By big paul
been playing with my new toy

Santa got me a polaroid miniportrait camera ,so I have been annoying the dog with it .First I shot some instax wide ,and also shot some X-ray film with it and its hanging up in the dryer ,also I...
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