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Forum: Introductions Today, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 58
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome to FADU, Allen In 45 years it is certain...

Welcome to FADU, Allen In 45 years it is certain that some of your ramblings about photography will certainly have relevance to our topics and posts so they are likely to come in handy for us

Mike
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,404
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry, these papers are certainly quite old. Min...

Terry, these papers are certainly quite old. Min age 32 and max age 41 years It will be interesting to hear how they are kept and the extent, if any, of age-fogging

Mike
Forum: Introductions 30th November 2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi Travis and welcome The F5 beast is getting to...

Hi Travis and welcome The F5 beast is getting to be a very rare camera in terms of those for sale in the U.K. these days

How do you do your RA4 i.e. Nova Processor, Jobo drums or just open...
Forum: Photography in general 28th November 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Mollli, my sympathies on those rises. We have...

Mollli, my sympathies on those rises. We have seen the intended Kodak increase in prices for Jan 2022 and they are eye-watering for me. OK this is film only but I just have feeling that our whole...
Forum: Photography in general 28th November 2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The Price of Fotospeed Paper

I think we have a very limited number of users of this paper here on FADU and with the arrival of Ilford MGV that number may now be nearly zero but I'd thought I'd just mention its current price...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 28th November 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 832
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Jonathan, the pic of your daughter certainly...

Jonathan, the pic of your daughter certainly looks to have the right contrast but it was taken in much shadier conditions than the outdoor Fun At The Fair and Rural Affairs shots which have great...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 27th November 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 832
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I had a quick look at your photos and I agree...

I had a quick look at your photos and I agree with Alan

In the Rural Affairs and Fun At The Fair were all the photos taken on HP5+? It's just that despite what some say, HP5+ seems to me to have...
Forum: New products and offers 27th November 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Michael. I could see no mention of how...

Thanks Michael. I could see no mention of how many films the prices referred to unlike with WEX's other films where there was such information

I have checked again and it would appear that I was...
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have just gone through WEX's full range of film...

I have just gone through WEX's full range of film and I have to mention some specific prices, namely Lomography both b&w and colour. Sorry but if I don't get this off my chest I may burst

The Lady...
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The great thing about Mathers a few years ago was...

The great thing about Mathers a few years ago was their range and prices on just expired or nearly expired film but in recent times such films have disappeared.

I'll have another look but on my...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 26th November 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes I enjoyed the Feinstein video recently, Rick....

Yes I enjoyed the Feinstein video recently, Rick. Like you Terry I wonder about all these wonderful "free" apps.

These days the only thing that isn't "free" is the lunch :D

Mike
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks John. A new one for me. Some good prices...

Thanks John. A new one for me. Some good prices there. The chemistry line as you say is particularly competitive.

The one area where I have yet to find anyone to beat AgPhotographic is in the 10...
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John,it is easy for me to say now with hindsight...

John,it is easy for me to say now with hindsight but a pattern of these Ilford offers is emerging. On nearly every occasion of a forthcoming bank holiday Ilford offers its X% off and now its Black...
Forum: Photography in general 25th November 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the info Terry about your previous...

Thanks for the info Terry about your previous success with semi-stand and a sort of minimal semi-stand at that. Your method is pretty minimal

Yes, as you say, appreciable overexposure is one of...
Forum: New products and offers 25th November 2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ilford 15% off on film chemistry and paper until Midnight on Sun 28th Nov 2021

The Black Friday offer from Ilford. Effective from now till end date above

Mike
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 24th November 2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Rob. I think that you are saying that at...

Thanks Rob. I think that you are saying that at 1+5 it does give a little more warmth even with neutral papers

I may give this a go

Mike
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 23rd November 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty, your pic certainly isn't the cold...

Thanks Marty, your pic certainly isn't the cold black look but short of seeing two prints side by side, a Bromophen one and MG dev one, it is very difficult to work out how clear the difference is ...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 23rd November 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks both. Your replies seem to confirm my...

Thanks both. Your replies seem to confirm my suspicions that the "subtle" warmth will be too subtle for me to notice although overnight a vague memory came into my mind that someone- it may have been...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 22nd November 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Bromophen v Multigrade for neutral papers

Other than the words subtle or very subtle warmth in connection to Bromophen v MG developer there seems to be very little in the way of useful information

Has anyone here got prints that they...
Forum: Monochrome Film 20th November 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Mike O'Pray
We used to have big hard red ones in school that...

We used to have big hard red ones in school that the school caretaker cut into smaller bits for the children's communal washroom but their best use was as bricks for building houses. They were just...
Forum: Monochrome Film 20th November 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I wonder if the confusion arises because our U.K....

I wonder if the confusion arises because our U.K. hard soap tablets or bars are usually placed on what we call a soap dish when the soap is not being used so dish soap i.e. soap kept on a dish
...
Forum: Darkroom 19th November 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I hope you are now in better health now Mike

I hope you are now in better health now

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,227
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Certainly I had no problems in Glasgow Central a...

Certainly I had no problems in Glasgow Central a few years back and I was withing sight of 2 policemen but these were Police Scotland and not Transport Police so they might have regarded my actions...
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Mike O'Pray
And a heck of a life. If I live to be twice his...

And a heck of a life. If I live to be twice his age I'd be lucky to see and capture any of what he got

Interestingly he seems to have stuck to film, assuming the 2 cameras round his neck in the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 18th November 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 407
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Alan, this agitation regime is considerably less...

Alan, this agitation regime is considerably less vigorous that Ilford's recommended one. Over say 12 mins yours is 4+ 1x 22 = 26 agitations and Ilford would be 4 x 12 = 48 so roughly double. I wonder...
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