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Forum: Introductions 10th July 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 233
Posted By John King
Welcome

Ah a Nikon user - a man of taste. I have used Nikons since heaven knows when and they have always been utterly reliable.

(Errr, I do have a like for Minolta's though)
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 9th July 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By John King
The Zeiss Contarex and one or two models of the...

The Zeiss Contarex and one or two models of the Zeiss Contaflex had interchangeable backs, but these were back in the 1960's-70's
Forum: Darkroom 8th July 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By John King
Cleaning

It makes one wonder why, if there are so many cleaning products available on the market to clean the processors. Bleach, Citric Acid and in the past I have used a automotive brake cleaning spray to...
Forum: Darkroom 7th July 2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By John King
All the heated water jackets in all models of the...

All the heated water jackets in all models of the Nova are top filling, the holes in the sides are to judge the level.

Incidentally I had to speak to Nova yesterday and they are bringing out a...
Forum: Darkroom 4th July 2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By John King
Tar Build up

Yes you do get a lot of tar left especially in the developer slot and less in the stop bath, but that is the nature of the beast.

I am not consistent with maintenance but last year when I was away...
Forum: Darkroom 4th July 2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 359
Posted By John King
As an alternative to liquid detergent,( & in my...

As an alternative to liquid detergent,( & in my mind better) Three things I have used in the past are white vinegar (Not Malt), Methylated Spirits or my current cleaner of choice Isopropyl Alcohol. ...
Forum: Darkroom 4th July 2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By John King
Water levels

My argument against having low(ish) water levels is, although the chemical tanks will warm up eventually it will be slower and as the convection current generated inside the chemical slots gets...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd July 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By John King
level plugs

I forgot to mention my early processors, the level holes always leaked so I disposed of the bungs and after filling to the correct level I gently lifted the back of the processor 1/2" or so to let...
Forum: Colour film 2nd July 2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By John King
If you are certain the temperature drop is always...

If you are certain the temperature drop is always 2 degrees C Instead of setting your developer temperature to 38 C change it to 40c and see how you get on.

You could always do a dry run first...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd July 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By John King
Then they discovered by farming it out to various...

Then they discovered by farming it out to various sites. saved them money but charged us more for the privilege
Forum: Colour film 2nd July 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By John King
I use a JOBO processor so I don't have the...

I use a JOBO processor so I don't have the problem. However before I start the processing I load the tank with film and put it to one side.

I put cold water into the processor and warm it up with...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By John King
Colour Printing

Not quite in keeping with the thread, but is it my imagination that home colour printing is on the rise. I have seen more threads recently than ever before.
That can only be good news.
Forum: Darkroom 1st July 2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By John King
Nova Processors

I am totally confused now. I bought a new processer back in 1992 and it had the water jacket bungs on the rear with the filling holes directly above

Since then I have had 2 more and sold them when...
Forum: Colour film 1st July 2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 510
Posted By John King
Bellini developer

Sorry guys I am still not convinced about the times. Too short a bleach and fix times I feel will not ensure a good longevity of the negative image. I will stick with what I know and trust.

Apart...
Forum: Darkroom 30th June 2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By John King
Nova Prcessors

In my long experience with Nova tanks, the 3 to 5 weeks life is a conservative figure. With adequate replenishment of developer (Tetenal developer 20cc per each 10x8 sheet or with Kodak 10cc of...
Forum: Colour film 29th June 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 510
Posted By John King
Short times

If the kit suggests 45 seconds for the bleach fix This is hardly long enough for the bleach to neutralise the left over developer never mind bleach the unused emulsion away.

Even using a stop bath...
Forum: Colour film 28th June 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 510
Posted By John King
White spots

I am not sure that it is the Stabilser bath.

In over 30 years of developing C41 I have never ever had a problem with the stabiliser in any shape or form.

I use either Fuji pro kit or the...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 25th June 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By John King
Mamiya lens

This looks like the taking lens from a Mamiya 33 to 330f series TLR The taking lens seems to have been removed from the mounting plate - Why I have no idea.) The 105 was thought of as probably the...
Forum: Photography in general 24th June 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By John King
Sandersons

I used to live near Bedale and went into the shop regularly. My lasting impression was it always smelled like my darkroom at home! Colour chemicals and fixer.

I always thought he was a bit on the...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 23rd June 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By John King
Enlarger

You did send me a PM but were not sure it got to me. I am in N/West Durham, 9 miles west of the city.
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 23rd June 2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By John King
LPL6700 Enlarger

I am not sure if this is the correct place, but if not please move it.

I loaned my son a LPL6700 colour enlarger 3-4 years ago and as he is now moving to Holland to live and work I am regaining...
Forum: Introductions 23rd June 2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By John King
Welcome indeed

I am on the opposite side of the country to you and if it wasn't for the top of the Pennines getting in the way we would be neighbours.:D

Like you I have a flirtation with digital off and on but...
Forum: Introductions 23rd June 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By John King
Bob I would call it the right side, not the dark...

Bob I would call it the right side, not the dark side.:)
Forum: Monochrome Film 16th June 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By John King
Fp4

FP4+ and the earlier FP4 or when I started out in the very early 60's, FP3, has always been my bread and butter B&W film for 35mm and 120. It is a fail-safe option that will give you the results that...
Forum: Photography in general 15th June 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By John King
I don't think you can slander a place - only a...

I don't think you can slander a place - only a person.

If it is wrong it is misleading or at the worst ought right lies.

But there again you see it all the time in todays excuses for news...
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