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Forum: Photography in general 25th May 2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Roy_H
Cheap programming option. Remember that BBC4 is...

Cheap programming option.
Remember that BBC4 is gearing up to be the 'Archive' channel. No new productions, just old stuff, great loss.

This one might be 'new' however; it is still a compilation...
Forum: Darkroom 4th May 2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Roy_H
Some pretty (annoying) static for you.

Using Fomapan 100 8x10 film I got these lovely marks yesterday. Never had them before.

My guess is that it happened while separating the paper interleave when loading the film. That paper clings...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 25th February 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By Roy_H
Papers for alternative processes.

I've just started to use Daler Aquafine Smooth for cyanotypes and salt prints and am finding it the best I've discovered so far. It's also readily available and not overly expensive.

The surface...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 25th February 2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,159
Posted By Roy_H
Great experiments and very pleasing effect Ian. ...

Great experiments and very pleasing effect Ian.

Try using a 1% or 2% sodium bicarbonate solution as a bleach. May take a bit longer but could be less aggressive.

I plan on trying some toning...
Forum: Monochrome Film 22nd February 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,853
Posted By Roy_H
Quick thanks to all contributors to this thread,...

Quick thanks to all contributors to this thread, which turned up top in my Google search for 'Fomapan 100 reciprocity' just now.

Having discovered that AG Photographic do Fomapan in half plate,...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 12th January 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,616
Posted By Roy_H
Prussian Blue is a very stable pigment and,...

Prussian Blue is a very stable pigment and, provided the print has been well washed, should last a considerable time. The blue actually intensifies on exposure to air (oxygen) up to a point.

Good...
Forum: Equipment 30th November 2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By Roy_H
Beautiful photos Paul, really perfect tonality. ...

Beautiful photos Paul, really perfect tonality.

I've got an old ELX that has lain dormant for years because the batteries are defunct. I haven't searched online for replacements, thought I'd ask...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 29th November 2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,616
Posted By Roy_H
Good to hear (and see) that you're getting...

Good to hear (and see) that you're getting positive results Terry.

A couple of comments: it is my understanding that the main function of the weak citric acid bath (I use a 2%) is simply to offset...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 19th November 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,616
Posted By Roy_H
Look forward to seeing the results Terry, all...

Look forward to seeing the results Terry, all sounds promising.

Useful tip, discovered by experiment today: A solution of sodium bicarbonate completely removes Prussian blue.

I've not seen...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 15th November 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,616
Posted By Roy_H
UPDATE: Using Mike Ware's Process

...not for the faint-hearted!

Ammonium Iron(III) Oxalate arrived so decided to follow Mike Ware's instructions for his revised mix....
Forum: Alternate printing processes 13th November 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,616
Posted By Roy_H
This is my lamp Terry. ...

This is my lamp Terry.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071RTHQXX/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_FqRRFbDMYSRAS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Somewhat typically, Amazon is now showing it as 'Currently unavailable'. I only...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 12th November 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,616
Posted By Roy_H
Terry - I wish I could say what reliably gave the...

Terry - I wish I could say what reliably gave the intense blue!

As I've only been making these for a month, sporadically, I've a lot to learn about the variables, although there is no doubt...
Forum: Monochrome Film 12th November 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By Roy_H
Thanks for that clarification Richard. Seems to...

Thanks for that clarification Richard. Seems to match my experience exactly!
It does appear to be a good film, my first roll of it. Trying to find a replacement for my faithfull old Tri-X now that...
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th November 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By Roy_H
I developed my first Fomapan the other day (400...

I developed my first Fomapan the other day (400 120, also edge-marked 'Ultra') and the blue took me by surprise also.
Seems like a particularly 'intense' backing, wasn't entirely
removed by the...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 10th November 2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,616
Posted By Roy_H
It's been a while since I popped in here. My main...

It's been a while since I popped in here. My main reason was to see what folk had to say about cyanotypes, as I've been doing quite a few recently.

I am definitely no expert, but here's a few...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 30th September 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By Roy_H
Forget to mention, it is a half plate camera,...

Forget to mention, it is a half plate camera, with reducing inserts in the dark slides for quarter plate and 2x3 plates.

I used to have quite a lot of quarter-plate film inserts for use in plate...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 30th September 2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By Roy_H
Update

On removing the rear standard from the guide rails it was immediately obvious where the problem lay.
The rods that go from top to bottom of the rear standard are made of steel and were well and...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 28th September 2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By Roy_H
Any Gandolfi experts out there?

I have just acquired an almost mint Gandolfi Universal, dating from around 1900-1920, stamped with Louis Gandolfi's name inside. It has a perfectly good original Ross Xpress 6 inch f4.5 lens with no...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 28th June 2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,450
Posted By Roy_H
Microphen, ID11 & Hauck Darkroom timer on eBay

ID11 - 10 litre mix (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131860342988?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)

Microphen 4 x 1litre...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 27th June 2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Roy_H
That's excellent news Tony, very pleased you are...

That's excellent news Tony, very pleased you are able to take it.
I will respond to your PM, but basically Friday should be fine.
Forum: Sale or Wanted 25th June 2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Roy_H
I've tried to find somewhere local that might be...

I've tried to find somewhere local that might be interested Mike, but no luck so far.
If anyone has any suggestions for a college or school that's nearby and would be interested I'd happily donate,...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 25th June 2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Roy_H
Loads of Ilford RC Paper - Free, collection only.

This is all out of date stock, mostly Ilford RC Multigrade IV in various sizes, but some fibre-based, including one pack of original Agfa MCC 20x16, one Galerie Grade 1 20x16 and some Multigrade IV...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 12th June 2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,710
Posted By Roy_H
All masks and both carriers now spoken for. ...

All masks and both carriers now spoken for.

Barry - I too started to use my Varicon on the 507 I have that replaced the 504. The sharpness (and dust!) is impressive.
I also have a point-source...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 11th June 2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By Roy_H
These are now sold.

These are now sold.
Forum: Sale or Wanted 11th June 2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,710
Posted By Roy_H
De Vere 504 Parts

Are any of these of interest to anyone on here?

De Vere 504 Lamphouse, excellent condition

De Vere 504 Carriers x2

De Vere 504 Masks:
35mm x1
6x6cm x1
6x7 cm x2
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