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Forum: Monochrome printing techniques Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi guys Thanks for the replies - they have...

Hi guys

Thanks for the replies - they have given me some useful ideas.

I have had a look through my Darkroom Cookbook where there is a short section on Negative Intensification.

I don't...
Forum: News and Announcements Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The trouble with the old style cassettes that you...

The trouble with the old style cassettes that you could reload was that the cassettes would occasionally unexpectedly open if you dropped them on the floor.

I remember both myself and friends...
Forum: Darkroom 16th January 2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Dodging, short times means it is almost...

Dodging, short times means it is almost impossible to do it accurately or repeatedly.

Burning in can be a little less frantic - by using a smaller hole in your burning in card you effectively give...
Forum: Darkroom 15th January 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have permanently dialled in 50CC of Y + M + C...

I have permanently dialled in 50CC of Y + M + C to give a ND filter on 504 Mk4 to combat the same problems of very short exposure.

You could dial in even more if you needed to - as long as you add...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 13th January 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Need a harder print than Grade 5 ?

I am trying to do a high key series of prints and have need to try of a harder print than G5 will give me.

I am using Ilford MGFB paper with Ilford MG Dev at 1+5 for 3.5 mins (the print seems to...
Forum: Photography in general 13th January 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Martin Aislabie
You will need to use a 220 film back to expose an...

You will need to use a 220 film back to expose an entire 35mm x36 exp film.

Alternatively, use a 120 film back and a 24 exp film and accept there will be a bit at the end of the roll you cannot...
Forum: Photography in general 10th January 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By Martin Aislabie
You know what they say about the man who never...

You know what they say about the man who never makes a mistake - he does s*d all !

As long as we all smile and laugh about it - then no harm done.

Even though they were bound to be the best...
Forum: Photography in general 8th January 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 814
Posted By Martin Aislabie
John runs printing workshops at his Carmel home,...

John runs printing workshops at his Carmel home, if you really want to learn his methods.

My printing skills are well below a level where I would benefit from such a course.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 8th January 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I went away for a weeks photography holiday and...

I went away for a weeks photography holiday and left my tripod behind.

I put it down in a place that was behind the open front door, so when I did the final look round, it remained hidden.

I...
Forum: Photography in general 7th January 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 814
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Easy No1 - Ansel Adams in his prime in...

Easy

No1 - Ansel Adams in his prime in Yosemite

The next on the list would be more difficult to order
- Walker Evans
- Bill Brandt
- John Sexton

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 31st December 2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Try coughing on a regular basis - it will make...

Try coughing on a regular basis - it will make people run for the hills.

Martin
Forum: Introductions 22nd December 2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Stefaan Welcome to FADU. I hope you...

Hi Stefaan

Welcome to FADU.

I hope you find us a helpful and friendly group.

Martin
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 22nd December 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Heating mats don't always help as much as you...

Heating mats don't always help as much as you hope - depending upon the design of your development trays.

I use Paterson trays and they have ribs in the bottom which hold the majority of the tray...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 17th December 2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Martin Aislabie
How warm was your print developer ? I've had...

How warm was your print developer ?

I've had miserable blacks that had a mottled appearance and it happened when the print developer was too cold.

I put a thermometer in my print developer and...
Forum: Introductions 14th December 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Welcome to FADU Hopefully, you will find us a...

Welcome to FADU
Hopefully, you will find us a friendly bunch.
Martin
Forum: Equipment 7th December 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I bought a large lot of second hand film holders...

I bought a large lot of second hand film holders and then used Ilford Direct Positive Paper to check their light-tightness.

I was disappointed with the results.

The felt light seals were a...
Forum: Darkroom 7th December 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Martin Aislabie
It is surprising how long "temporary" darkrooms...

It is surprising how long "temporary" darkrooms can last for.

I lived with mine for more than 12 years as I pontificated (posh word for messed about) considering how I was going to utilise the...
Forum: Cameras - small format 5th December 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I always steered clear of third party lenses...

I always steered clear of third party lenses because of the high level of duds.

I guess with the price of second hand lenses, you can buy a box of them and frisbee the ones you don't like.
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 5th December 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Adrian Are you using a Jobo 3010 tank ? ...

Hi Adrian

Are you using a Jobo 3010 tank ?

If so, I use 250ml of ID11 at 1+1 (500ml total) and dump it at the end.

I value consistency over economy.

Running out of active developer...
Forum: Cameras - small format 2nd December 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Martin Aislabie
It's funny, isn't it. My 28mm f/3.5 was the...

It's funny, isn't it.

My 28mm f/3.5 was the sharpest OM lens I owned.

In fact, I have two of them.

I mislaid my original for many years (that's what house moves do for you) and so bought a...
Forum: Cameras - small format 2nd December 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Interesting Alan. I have never understood...

Interesting Alan.

I have never understood peoples desire to shoot lenses wide or almost wide open.

All lenses improve for being stopped down at least 2 stops from their maximum.

When I was...
Forum: Cameras - small format 29th November 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Olympus OM 35mm lenses

I have a couple of OM bodies sitting in a cupboard gathering dust and wondered about reviving them for a bit of fun.

So, I am looking for 35mm focal length lens and have read elsewhere that the...
Forum: Photography in general 29th November 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I know someone who travels to the USA to take...

I know someone who travels to the USA to take photographs and he both buys his film when he gets there as well as has it commercially developed before coming home.

He shots 120 roll film and says...
Forum: News and Announcements 28th November 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Discount Code = BF2020 Martin

Discount Code = BF2020

Martin
Forum: Books 27th November 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Thumbs up The Film Developing Cookbook - 2nd edition

I have been given the book - The Film Developing Cookbook (2nd edition) by Bill Troop, as a birthday present.

Currently I am working my way through it - but it is very interesting.

I'm not sure...
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