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Forum: New products and offers Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes, Nick, whatever the systems upgrade is, it...

Yes, Nick, whatever the systems upgrade is, it sounds quite extensive if it takes virtually a fortnight to implement

Mike
Forum: New products and offers Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Three new Ilford products - apparently

I have just received the Friday Newsletter from Ilford in which it announces that at its stand at the forthcoming NEC Photography it will be revealing 3 new products which I assume will feature in...
Forum: Colour film 15th September 2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Nat. Yes, this might be the solution for...

Thanks Nat. Yes, this might be the solution for b&w development in foreign lands, assuming that you get a hand inspection at Heathrow in the first instance . Frankly it was difficult to tell if...
Forum: Colour film 15th September 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Tetenal C41 film developer and fixer tablets

It was a comment by Nat Polton in the CT scanner thread that has prompted this new thread rather than start a discussion on Tetenal tablets in the CT scanner thread

As a result of Nat's comment...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th September 2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 247
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Svend, I have just checked my area's hardness and...

Svend, I have just checked my area's hardness and while it is pretty hard at 211 using the same measurement as you are using, then at 320 your water must be at the very top end of the hardness scale....
Forum: Photography in general 14th September 2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Here's what Ilford said to me in the last few...

Here's what Ilford said to me in the last few weeks when I asked what progress, if any it had made with airport authorities on the subject: From: technical...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th September 2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 247
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Svend it might help if you can find out the water...

Svend it might help if you can find out the water hardness figure for your part of BC and let us know. That way we have an idea of its hardness compared to the water we use, wherever we may be.
...
Forum: Photography in general 11th September 2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I still recall David Bailey in an interview,...

I still recall David Bailey in an interview, fairly recently shown on TV. The interviewer asked him if he had ever been in a dangerous situation as a photographer. He thought for a minute then say...
Forum: Photography in general 10th September 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By Mike O'Pray
My sympathies and my comment is unfortunately not...

My sympathies and my comment is unfortunately not germane to your problem of what you might do to salvage anything, Martin, but what I find curious is that on tearing away the outer packet and seeing...
Forum: Photography in general 8th September 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes my parents had albums and envelopes full of...

Yes my parents had albums and envelopes full of MF contact prints, usually 6x9s. I think the only reason for this was that in the 30s, 40s and 50s even modest enlargements were so expensive. Had they...
Forum: Photography in general 6th September 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,091
Posted By Mike O'Pray
HC110 does seem to be the developer favoured by a...

HC110 does seem to be the developer favoured by a number of people who use XP2 Plus. There was a very long thread on this combo on Photrio(it may even be the link referred to by Marty) and the person...
Forum: Darkroom 4th September 2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Just out of curiosity, where did you get the...

Just out of curiosity, where did you get the lamps from?

You are right that you are unlucky to have 5 duds but more to the point was the seller just unlucky to sell you 5 duds or might there be...
Forum: Photography in general 1st September 2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well I liked that programme as well, Paul so you...

Well I liked that programme as well, Paul so you are not alone. It was a refreshing change or so I found from what was a fairly formulaic fare from U.S. TV at that time

Mike
Forum: Introductions 27th August 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi Sean and welcome to FADU. Grumpy with the...

Hi Sean and welcome to FADU. Grumpy with the Guinness factory on your doorstep? :D

Mike
Forum: Books 25th August 2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Mike O'Pray
That's a polite understatement in my opinion:( ...

That's a polite understatement in my opinion:(

Mike
Forum: Cameras - small format 20th August 2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Mike O'Pray
A useful trick, Nat. This should also work, I...

A useful trick, Nat. This should also work, I think, even for those of us with auto-wind to frame 1.

I say this as I presume the auto-wind moves the film forward the same distance each time and...
Forum: Monochrome Film 17th August 2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks both. A plain cardboard box or plain pale...

Thanks both. A plain cardboard box or plain pale biscuit-coloured piece of smooth MDF it is and lens at infinity it is then.

Here's one more thought and comments will be appreciated. I might give...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th August 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Uwe. It looks as if my North facing...

Thanks Uwe. It looks as if my North facing biscuit coloured brick wall may be fine

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th August 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Nat It would look as if most standard...

Thanks Nat It would look as if most standard developers such as ID11/D76/Ilfosol/ Xtol etc will give you box speed with Ilford/Kodak films so maybe the test proves its worth when dealing with "non...
Forum: Colour film 14th August 2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Mike O'Pray
There would certainly look to be a big difference...

There would certainly look to be a big difference between pic 3 ( the normal looking one) and pics 1, 2 and 4

If it was a lab film processing error I'd expect to see problems with all the frames...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th August 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty and Nat. Yes it would look like ...

Thanks Marty and Nat. Yes it would look like there is no way of using my ISO dial to replicate what John Finch was doing. It simply tells the camera that it is dealing with a different speed of film...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th August 2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty for pointing out his reply to a...

Thanks Marty for pointing out his reply to a commentator and the fact that his camera whatever it is, does do third stops. Not sure what a semi-programme mode is but I have programme modes which I...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th August 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Matching your film to you developer - Pictorial Planet videou

I recall the above video from John Finch was mentioned a few weeks back and someone said that he was going to try out the speed test procedure.

So has anyone used the test as described in the...
Forum: Photography in general 11th August 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have still kept a lot of handwritten...

I have still kept a lot of handwritten documentation from the previous owner of the equipment but frankly as it was written for him, most of it makes little sense to me and was essentially his dev...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 9th August 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks, Terry. I did originally wonder what he...

Thanks, Terry. I did originally wonder what he "mars bar " contraption added compared to the usual USB plug into a 3 pin plug and now I know. It is a power storage device

The e-bay advert says...
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