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Forum: Darkroom Today, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes. The instructions - the booklet which is...

Yes. The instructions - the booklet which is shipped with every SCALA kit - will also soon be available online as pdf.
Nick, the above is a quote from a Team Adox reply of 30 mins ago on Photrio....
Forum: Colour film Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John I am clueless but just so I can be clear...

John I am clueless but just so I can be clear what have the past few C41 films been? Is it always the same or nearly the same 3-4 frames on each and so far none of the films have been free of this
...
Forum: Chemical formulae 22nd November 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,201
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have bought but not yet made up to stock...

I have bought but not yet made up to stock solution, Bromophen, forgetting I admit, George's comment all those years ago about it being so cold as to be icy at stock.

I certainly didn't buy it for...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Mike O'Pray
No but like almost all the analogue videos of...

No but like almost all the analogue videos of today you are relying on the inverted scans of the negs to represent what the subsequent prints might look like for film comparison purposes

If the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,871
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes the water method does appear to be a lot more...

Yes the water method does appear to be a lot more useful that I had imagined until I read Les McLean's book Creative B&W Photography and saw what he managed to do with it

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Tom Hardy is not a bad choice either, having seen...

Tom Hardy is not a bad choice either, having seen him in a number of films.

Sounds promising

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the link Rick. Once I started watching...

Thanks for the link Rick. Once I started watching I realised I had watched this before but given its length it repays a second viewing. I found that there were some film that I could eliminate...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Paul I can't believe that anybody is more...

Paul I can't believe that anybody is more paranoic about this than me but I suspect that it may not be as bad as it sounds. Printing "through it" as they say may well still you reasonable prints.
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,871
Posted By Mike O'Pray
My feeling as well John. Really it's the...

My feeling as well John. Really it's the adjustment for Ilford MG grade 5 filter that is the only important bit for those using split grade. It is only for "artistic effect that I can ever see anyone...
Forum: Monochrome Film 18th November 2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,871
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty. It would still be nice if we had a...

Thanks Marty. It would still be nice if we had a member or members with actual experience. Based on the contrast and blacks of this new stuff on prints the necessity of needing grade 5 would be rare...
Forum: Monochrome Film 18th November 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,871
Posted By Mike O'Pray
No answers so far. Does this mean that no-one...

No answers so far. Does this mean that no-one here has yet to try a grade 5 MG filter on the new DELUXE paper?

If that is the case then can anyone comment on the logic of what I have written? As...
Forum: Monochrome Film 16th November 2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,871
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Today on Photrio I have asked about Ilford MG...

Today on Photrio I have asked about Ilford MG filters on exposure with Ilford's new MGV known as DELUXE Then I thought I could look for the answer here on FADU as I had probably asked it here on this...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 16th November 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Norm, no I haven't used the squares approach but...

Norm, no I haven't used the squares approach but I really haven't dabbled in split grade as much as I probably should. However I recall seeing an article in I think AP magazine many years ago that...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th November 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 650
Posted By Mike O'Pray
This may not be impossible but the difficulties...

This may not be impossible but the difficulties and cost in terms of time and effort would make it not worthwhile, Richard

Mike
Forum: News and Announcements 13th November 2020, 05:21 PM
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Views: 66
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th November 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 650
Posted By Mike O'Pray
An ES bulb is unfortunately no use in a Durst...

An ES bulb is unfortunately no use in a Durst enlarger that uses the tungsten/halogen bulb that has the fitting I mentioned. It might be that LEDs in the fitting that is needed will never be made as...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th November 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 650
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Richard, looking ahead, does the bulb you have...

Richard, looking ahead, does the bulb you have found have the kind of set-up you need if you have, as I do, the likes of a Durst dichroic head enlarger that takes bulbs with two male prongs into...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th November 2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 650
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, I know it is easy for me to now say that I...

John, I know it is easy for me to now say that I felt that something else must be wrong but when you mentioned the low grades that still didn't sort out the problem I did wonder

As I said the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th November 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Richard, yes, I have noticed that as well :D ...

Richard, yes, I have noticed that as well :D

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th November 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Richard. That clears it up. Maybe with...

Thanks Richard. That clears it up. Maybe with the word Ultra already there Freestyle made a virtue of a necessity so to speak by including the word Ultra in their name for what is a Foma film
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th November 2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have a feeling that the word Ultra is what a...

I have a feeling that the word Ultra is what a company called Freestyle calls its films which allegedly are rebadged Foma films

If this is not the explanation then it just seems one heck of a...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th November 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 650
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John, I appreciate that what I am going to say...

John, I appreciate that what I am going to say will not help you but your post raises a question for me.

While there is clearly a contrast problem with the Leitz condenser system all the advice I...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 10th November 2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,049
Posted By Mike O'Pray
They look pretty good Roy. Thanks for these and...

They look pretty good Roy. Thanks for these and the post

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 9th November 2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Mike O'Pray
One of the older men in suits outside a pub...

One of the older men in suits outside a pub reminds me of one of the "residents of the "Clansman" in Still Game

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 8th November 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I think the phrase "cold light colour" captures...

I think the phrase "cold light colour" captures those shots very well. What he was seeing was replicated in large North of England cities as well such as Leeds and Liverpool

The colour here...
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