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Forum: Photography in general 25th November 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Nat Polton
"Holga shutter on the N setting" Is that a...

"Holga shutter on the N setting"

Is that a typo. I see N is next to B on the keyboard.
Or is the N setting something new to me?

Not trying to be a prat, just curious.

Cheers.
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 25th November 2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,119
Posted By Nat Polton
Anti Static. Zerostat.

If anyone does have a Zerostat Anti Static Gun they might like to try this.
Attach a neon bulb from an old broken electric kettle or extension cable to the pin in the nozzle of the gun.
When you...
Forum: Filters 21st November 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Nat Polton
Thank you to both Collas and Bill. My filter...

Thank you to both Collas and Bill.

My filter has printed on it "Hasselblad. Carl Zeiss Softar II Lens-Germany."

I could not undo the thread to get the filter out of the frame, it is...
Forum: Filters 19th November 2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Nat Polton
Thankyou Bill. You caught me just in time. ...

Thankyou Bill.
You caught me just in time.

I think I shall get the filter out of its frame tomorrow and have a proper look to see if it is resin or glass.
A jab with a needle on the outer edge...
Forum: Filters 19th November 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Nat Polton
Thank you Collas. I shall happily clean it...

Thank you Collas.
I shall happily clean it knowing it is glass.
Cheers.
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,199
Posted By Nat Polton
Question for Rob Archer on UK railway safety. ...

Question for Rob Archer on UK railway safety.

Hello Rob.
I see you have railway experience.
My work occasionally took me on the tracks and platforms, offices and concourses of a few stations....
Forum: Filters 18th November 2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Nat Polton
Hasselblad Softar Filter.

I recently picked up a Hasselblad Softar Filter quite cheaply. I do not have a Hasselblad, but intend to use it under the enlarger lens.

It does not feel cold when touched, so I am wondering if...
Forum: Print Finishing 17th November 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Nat Polton
Thankyou everyone. I dug out the Adams book and...

Thankyou everyone.
I dug out the Adams book and with the information from you chaps here am back on the road to dry mounting again.
Cheers all.
Forum: Print Finishing 16th November 2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Nat Polton
Hello Michael. I have four old suitcases full...

Hello Michael.
I have four old suitcases full of books in the loft. There is a copy of The Print in one of them.
I shall get up there tomorrow and fish it out.
I had forgotten all about it....
Forum: Print Finishing 16th November 2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Nat Polton
Fibre and RC Mounting Tissue.

In the seventies I was given some oddments of dry mount tissue and successfully mounted some 8 x 10 prints using nothing but a few pieces of card, cartridge paper, and my mothers old domestic iron....
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 13th November 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By Nat Polton
Not sure if you want diluting instructions for...

Not sure if you want diluting instructions for your particular sachets, or general instructions for use.
If it is the latter, Peter Elgar does a nice demonstration on his youtube channel, and John...
Forum: Photography in general 11th November 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,199
Posted By Nat Polton
Good News John. Selfies and family snaps are...

Good News John.
Selfies and family snaps are permissible on the Metro. No flash.
It looks like project work and professional operations require permission though.
The link takes you to a page of...
Forum: Photography in general 9th November 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,199
Posted By Nat Polton
I have a copy of an excellent little book, giving...

I have a copy of an excellent little book, giving general advice on the laws affecting photography.
It is on the bay secondhand for only about three UK pounds including postage.
Second edition,...
Forum: Darkroom 9th November 2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Nat Polton
When I used my M605 in the loft I did not notice...

When I used my M605 in the loft I did not notice any light spillage.
I was set up in the middle, but when I moved my set up down to the box room I noticed the glare on the white walls about half a...
Forum: Photography in general 7th November 2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Nat Polton
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165169851670 ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165169851670

Quite a coincidence.
I was looking at this a few hours ago and thought this should be in a museum.
At the asking price they would be the only ones able to...
Forum: Photography in general 6th November 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Nat Polton
Problem finding FADU on search.

I always tap fadu or FADU into the search box on my computer and find FADU straight away.
Today I am having to type in the full title, Film and Darkroom User.
No recent upgrades here or...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 5th November 2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Nat Polton
Battery holders, Guy Fawkes night, UK.

Guy Fawkes night in the Uk today.
If you are out and about tomorrow, look around for the firework rocket launching tubes. Usually pinky brown plastic, various diameters.
They are usually left...
Forum: Photography in general 5th November 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Nat Polton
These price increases have been mentioned for a...

These price increases have been mentioned for a few weeks on various forums and sites.
If these figures being quoted around the internet are true, it sounds very much like a bunch of gangsters in...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd November 2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By Nat Polton
This talk of thermometers reminded me about a...

This talk of thermometers reminded me about a safety leaflet I read years ago.
It concerned broken mercury thermometers, and mercury spillages.
Apart from soaking up the spilt mercury with the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 1st November 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By Nat Polton
I have also seen the static on 120 tape, and when...

I have also seen the static on 120 tape, and when I pulled film out of a 35mm cassette with too much enthusiasm.
After developing I found the little spark flashes on the 120 film, but could not find...
Forum: Darkroom 1st November 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By Nat Polton
An old Meteorological Officer told me to put...

An old Meteorological Officer told me to put mercury thermometers in the freezer for a short while, then holding the thermometer at arms length, and the bulb away from you, swing the arm swiftly...
Forum: Monochrome Film 1st November 2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By Nat Polton
I used to leave it on until one time in the...

I used to leave it on until one time in the eighties the adhesive dissolved into a slimey substance and ruined the first few shots as it ran down the film when hung up to dry.
Shame I cannot...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 31st October 2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Nat Polton
https://www.fotoimpex.de/shop/images/products/medi...

https://www.fotoimpex.de/shop/images/products/media/16180_5_PDF-Datasheet.pdf

The above link takes you to a copy of instructions for one version of the Nova Deep Tanks.
It seems to be the only...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 30th October 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Nat Polton
I bought mine via the well known auction site. ...

I bought mine via the well known auction site.
Both the seller and myself were very relieved when it arrived safe and sound.
It was very well packaged. He had previously used it himself and he...
Forum: Darkroom 29th October 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Nat Polton
Terry, would you liken it to the old ...

Terry, would you liken it to the old Cibachrome Prints?
They had a kind of sparkle to the print. Really punchy colours.
Sadly unavailable for quite a few years now.

Cheers.
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