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Forum: Filters Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The real benefit from a polariser is that it does...

The real benefit from a polariser is that it does not alter colours as does a colour filter but that assumes that retaining the colours as if there is no filter is important

It does "cost " a bit...
Forum: Colour film Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome JTM to FADU. If it were me I'd certainly...

Welcome JTM to FADU. If it were me I'd certainly want to try and develop that old cache of film. All the b&w can be developed in current developers but the outcome will depend very much on how well...
Forum: Toning 24th February 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Richard. Mike

Thanks Richard.

Mike
Forum: Toning 24th February 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks. Just so I am clear that's 80ml of toner...

Thanks. Just so I am clear that's 80ml of toner plus 720ml of water. So in effect that 800ml rather than 1Litre in total and this makes warm sepia?

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 23rd February 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well Bob the cameras I found there were certainly...

Well Bob the cameras I found there were certainly not cheap. I did come across some new Ilford paper Deluxe but for over 16 it was only 25 5x7 sheets so that's 64 for a box of 100. Now that really...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Right based on your experience Richard then it...

Right based on your experience Richard then it certainly looks as if it is a case of make up the 1L and use all of it at each toning and then pour it all back into the 1L for the next session. This...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Richard, so even if toning small prints...

Thanks Richard, so even if toning small prints say 5x7 or 6x4 which might not require anything like 1L in the trays designed for such small sizes you still use the whole 1L

What this means, I...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I had a look at Fotospeed's own instructions and...

I had a look at Fotospeed's own instructions and it kind of states to make up that amount, it's a pity that it doesn't warn against trying to make up smaller amounts instead of just pouring small...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd February 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Paul, the only dryer for RC that I have any...

Paul, the only dryer for RC that I have any experience of was one that the night school course on darkroom work had. As far as I know it passed RC paper through rollers which I think but cannot swear...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd February 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Paul, to which new Ilford paper are you...

Paul, to which new Ilford paper are you referring? The MGV Deluxe is as far as I know the same thickness as the old MGIV but the new Portfolio is thicker than MGIV /V Deluxe but probably no thicker...
Forum: Toning 22nd February 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Can I ask, Faraz, how many prints and over what...

Can I ask, Faraz, how many prints and over what period do you use the toner? What does Fotospeed say about how many prints and over how long its toner remains consistent?

Are the differences large...
Forum: Photography in general 21st February 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Mike O'Pray
An interesting link. I was never sure how many...

An interesting link. I was never sure how many "users" had to submit their dev times before they were published to ensure that there was little or no chance of them being "rogue" times.

I couldn't...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 21st February 2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nor in any way a criticism of FADU and its great...

Nor in any way a criticism of FADU and its great membership, paddy, but in the main we do not seem to have enough newcomers who are both newcomers to FADU and newcomers to the delights of analogue...
Forum: Introductions 19th February 2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Buzz. Good that we have another colour...

Welcome Buzz. Good that we have another colour film person as well on the site. The bigger the range of knowledge the better. The OM camera family has a great history

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 19th February 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 423
Posted By Mike O'Pray
My mistake, Kevin your figures are correct. I has...

My mistake, Kevin your figures are correct. I has no idea what an Analyser Pro cost so checked on a website and could have sworn that I saw the figure of 329 but as there is no trace of that now I...
Forum: Photography in general 19th February 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 423
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The thing that struck me was that for only 129...

The thing that struck me was that for only 129 more you can get the Analyser Pro which does an awful lot more.

I maybe haven't appreciated everything that the Timer 3 does but certainly my first...
Forum: Photography in general 17th February 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I recently watched Traces and would rate it as...

I recently watched Traces and would rate it as worth watching but I just didn't notice which part he played. Must look it up on Wikipedia now. Have just done so and even when seeing the part he...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 17th February 2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I haven't see these before either but the first...

I haven't see these before either but the first thing that struck me was that they might be designed to use less chemistry i.e. the developer, stop and fix does not cover all of the print but by...
Forum: Photography in general 16th February 2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 74
Posted By Mike O'Pray
What Richard said but YMMV and LOL is not as good...

What Richard said but YMMV and LOL is not as good as ROFL

So far this winter I have not been well unwell but haven't managed to get to any galleries to see any sick pictures

It makes Stanley...
Forum: Darkroom 15th February 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Just out of curiosity but it appears as if the...

Just out of curiosity but it appears as if the split grade mode being described works only via grade 0 and 5 which is admittedly what Les Mclean describes in his book. However since then a number of...
Forum: Photography in general 14th February 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The correct pronunciation of "ch" at the end of...

The correct pronunciation of "ch" at the end of any German word is very familiar to a Scot. A lot of the North East dialect in Scotland, known as "the Doric" is based on Anglo Saxon so has broadly...
Forum: Introductions 14th February 2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Tim. A bathroom has all the facilities...

Welcome Tim. A bathroom has all the facilities needed, it seems to me. I use a spare bedroom converted permanently into a darkroom but frankly all it has that a bathroom does not is that it is not...
Forum: Cameras - small format 12th February 2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Newton and Ellis has a good reputation. I have...

Newton and Ellis has a good reputation. I have never used them but several here have with success.

Not cheap but excellent service and cheapness tend to be mutually exclusive.

Mike
Forum: New products and offers 10th February 2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Mike O'Pray
That about sums up my sentiments as well, Bob ...

That about sums up my sentiments as well, Bob

Mike
Forum: New products and offers 10th February 2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Bob, is this what you are referring to: " how...

Bob, is this what you are referring to: " how does one make sure they are metering exactly the spot they want though? With an optical meter, of course you just place the dot on the spot you like, but...
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