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Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By Alan Clark
Mike, your ideas are obviously based on...

Mike, your ideas are obviously based on experience, but I have to say I wouldn't use an aluminium tripod, though I have in the past. If you rap the leg of an aluminium tripod with your knuckle, it...
Forum: Toning 11th January 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Alan Clark
I don't usually use selenium toner to get a...

I don't usually use selenium toner to get a coloured print. Like Rob I usually tone only until the greenish tint goes. At this point the dark tones go darker, and contrast increases, and the print...
Forum: Toning 11th January 2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Alan Clark
I have found that the colour produced by selenium...

I have found that the colour produced by selenium toning Ilford Warmtone fibre paper depends on which print developer was used to make the print. When Ilford brought out their warmtone paper my...
Forum: Photography in general 8th January 2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By Alan Clark
I have made most of the mistakes listed here. I...

I have made most of the mistakes listed here. I once failed to load the film properly in my OM1, so it didn't wind on, and didn't record the 36 masterpieces I thought I was taking. Only last week I...
Forum: Photography in general 5th January 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 743
Posted By Alan Clark
Hello Skellum, I take it you realise Eric was...

Hello Skellum,
I take it you realise Eric was James's father....
I have quite a few books about James Ravilious. I can recommend The Recent Past. It is quite large, and the photographs sing out....
Forum: Photography in general 5th January 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 743
Posted By Alan Clark
Skellum, I too really like Fay Godwin's work. My...

Skellum, I too really like Fay Godwin's work. My Remains Of Elmet is dated 1979, and the photographs are printed quite dark and very atmospheric. Some of them appear in Land, which came later and...
Forum: Photography in general 4th January 2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 743
Posted By Alan Clark
An easy choice for me. I would have been...

An easy choice for me. I would have been delighted to have spent a day with my favourite photographer, the late James Ravilious.

Alan
Forum: Cameras - small format 30th December 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By Alan Clark
Thanks for that Svend - a very interesting read. ...

Thanks for that Svend - a very interesting read.

My main 35mm camera (my main camera...) is an Olympus OM1. Mike Johnston's article mentions a lens I have often thought about getting for it -...
Forum: Cameras - small format 30th December 2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By Alan Clark
Hi Svend, I know it depends on the size of your...

Hi Svend,
I know it depends on the size of your pocket, but my Olympus 35RC just about fits in my trouser pocket, and easily slips into a coat pocket. But I acknowledge that it's not the smallest...
Forum: Cameras - small format 30th December 2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By Alan Clark
The Olympus 35RC is an excellent little camera. ...

The Olympus 35RC is an excellent little camera. Rangefinder focussing, auto (shutter priority) exposure, manual override, tiny. I have had one since 1976. I bought it to take holiday snaps of the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 6th December 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alan Clark
Hi Adrian, yes, of course, do whatever you need...

Hi Adrian, yes, of course, do whatever you need to satisfy your curiosity and learn how the thing works.

Alan
Forum: Monochrome Film 6th December 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alan Clark
Good luck Svend. Try it with 35mm then the...

Good luck Svend. Try it with 35mm then the differences will show up more clearly in normal size prints.

Alan
Forum: Monochrome Film 5th December 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alan Clark
There was a time when I never considered using...

There was a time when I never considered using Perceptol. As a Stock solution or at a dilution of 1+1 it was considered to be a fine-grain developer. Something in it ate away the grain, and also...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd December 2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alan Clark
Hi Adrian, I could be wrong but I think the...

Hi Adrian, I could be wrong but I think the Ilford data here is referring to using the same stock solution, undiluted, to develop more than one film. It gives the % increase in developing time for up...
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd December 2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alan Clark
Hi Ian, yes, I see what you mean. For some...

Hi Ian, yes, I see what you mean. For some reason I thought he was developing four sheets...And I will add that my strong preference is to photograph in strong light -hazy sunlight at least. So I...
Forum: Monochrome Film 2nd December 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,030
Posted By Alan Clark
I know it's not a good idea to contradict Ian...

I know it's not a good idea to contradict Ian Grant on the subject of photo chemistry, but I know from practical usage that you can use a lot less than 150mls of Perceptol stock to develop a film. I...
Forum: Cameras - small format 30th November 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By Alan Clark
Yeah! I think we have all had lenses like...

Yeah! I think we have all had lenses like that....

Alan
Forum: Cameras - small format 29th November 2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By Alan Clark
Hi Martin, I have been using a 35mm f2.8 Zuiko...

Hi Martin, I have been using a 35mm f2.8 Zuiko lens on my OM1 for 40 years. At f4 it is a bit soft round the edges, but at f5.6 it is pin-sharp right into the corners.

Alan
Forum: Darkroom 20th November 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Alan Clark
David, I am not familiar with your enlarger but...

David, I am not familiar with your enlarger but as you seem to be able to remove the column from its baseboard, would it be possible to simply do this then attach the column directly to the worktop?...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th November 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 877
Posted By Alan Clark
Hi Richard, yes, 2700 K LED bulbs are great news...

Hi Richard, yes, 2700 K LED bulbs are great news for us. Readily available, not too expensive - and they don't give off heat. So no more popped negatives resulting in out-of-focus prints.

Alan
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th November 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 877
Posted By Alan Clark
John, on the 30th. August in a thread titled...

John, on the 30th. August in a thread titled Enlarger Lamp Colour Temperature, you said you had two 15W screw thread LED bulbs rated 6500Kelvin, and that you used one for inspection and the other in...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th November 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 877
Posted By Alan Clark
I'm a bit confused John. Back in August you were...

I'm a bit confused John. Back in August you were asking if we weren't all getting too fussy about the colour temperature of our enlarging bulbs. You said you were using an LED bulb rated 6500K and...
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th November 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 877
Posted By Alan Clark
I have always used condenser enlargers, so I...

I have always used condenser enlargers, so I suppose my negatives have become attuned to them. For 35mm I have a Leitz Valoy 11, and for medium format a Meopta Magnifax. They both deliver good...
Forum: Photography in general 16th October 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,248
Posted By Alan Clark
I thought it would be worth bringing up this old...

I thought it would be worth bringing up this old thread about Chris Killip, following the news of his death.

Alan
Forum: Monochrome Film 28th September 2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By Alan Clark
Hi George, I use HP5 a lot and develop it in...

Hi George,
I use HP5 a lot and develop it in ID11 at a dilution of 1+2 or 1+3. This works out at about 50p. for a roll of 120 film, less for the 1+3 dilution which I use for high contrast exposure,...
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