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Forum: Cameras - medium format 10th July 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By MartyNL
You could be doing him a favour by taking it off...

You could be doing him a favour by taking it off his hands for a friendly price. It happens more frequently these days that camera owners would like to see their beloved equipment go to a good home
...
Forum: Introductions 10th July 2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 233
Posted By MartyNL
Welcome to the forum, Peter. Good luck with the...

Welcome to the forum, Peter.
Good luck with the application, planning and approval and setting up of your darkroom! :)
Forum: Darkroom 1st July 2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By MartyNL
Naturally it's best if you can devise a system...

Naturally it's best if you can devise a system whereby prints can be washed while you're working.
In my case, after using a holding tray in the darkroom, I put water in the bath and use a small...
Forum: Darkroom 30th June 2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 359
Posted By MartyNL
For both the top and bottom glass, I find a...

For both the top and bottom glass, I find a gentle clean in a tiny amount of fairy liquid and plenty of water. .
The glass comes out really sleek and it's especially helpful if I'm having issues...
Forum: Darkroom 30th June 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By MartyNL
You tilt the unit so that the water runs out of...

You tilt the unit so that the water runs out of the holes in the side. Normally there are black rubber stoppers covering these holes. Naturally this is done when the unit is empty of chemicals.
Forum: Darkroom 27th June 2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 387
Posted By MartyNL
I think it's this one about personal E.I. ...

I think it's this one about personal E.I.

http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=59407&postcount=25
Forum: Darkroom 27th June 2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 387
Posted By MartyNL
There's a lot in your post, Pete! To find...

There's a lot in your post, Pete!

To find the dmax of the paper I would just use an unexposed piece of film = film base+fog.

For the print processing time, it will depend on RC or FB paper. In...
Forum: Print Exchanges 27th June 2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By MartyNL
Take it easy, Mike.

Take it easy, Mike.
Forum: Photography in general 26th June 2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By MartyNL
You might be onto something there, Alex. The...

You might be onto something there, Alex. The expensive Jobo tanks have a low 'ridge' on either side of the tank to help separate the films and keep them in place. It's nothing elaborate and it could...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 25th June 2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By MartyNL
Ok. Then I think I will check and see if any of...

Ok. Then I think I will check and see if any of my mamiya press lenses fit into shutters.

By the way, Nick looks to be right with the Mamiya Press-S.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 25th June 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By MartyNL
In order to see if there is an adapter, you'd...

In order to see if there is an adapter, you'd need to unscrew the front element and see if there is an additional ring.
Forum: Introductions 22nd June 2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By MartyNL
Hi Jopie and a big welcome to Fadu.

Hi Jopie and a big welcome to Fadu.
Forum: Introductions 22nd June 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By MartyNL
Welcome to fadu, Pete. Looking forward to seeing...

Welcome to fadu, Pete. Looking forward to seeing some of your work from where I used to call home.
Forum: Photography in general 19th June 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By MartyNL
Hi Ian, there's normally a notch code in the...

Hi Ian, there's normally a notch code in the film. Hold the film with the notch code top right as you look at it, this is the emulsion side and needs to be on the top, emulsion side up, in your dark...
Forum: News and Announcements 19th June 2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 959
Posted By MartyNL
Great to see you back among us Pete. I hope...

Great to see you back among us Pete.

I hope you make a full and speedy recovery!
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 18th June 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By MartyNL
Toyo is another brand if you're keeping your...

Toyo is another brand if you're keeping your options open. It wasn't really on my radar until recently. They may not have the aesthetic appeal of the European labels like Linhof, Arca and Sinar, but...
Forum: Photography in general 17th June 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By MartyNL
Just an update: After a portrait session, I...

Just an update:
After a portrait session, I discovered the bellows had bad light leak particularly noticeable because the bellows were more extended.

The upshot being, I've just got a new set...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 17th June 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By MartyNL
Dave, it really does depend on what it is you're...

Dave, it really does depend on what it is you're going to be taking pictures of?

If studio really is your thing, then it's a monorail.
If it's out in the field and on location then it's a field...
Forum: Darkroom 15th June 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By MartyNL
That's one of the things which makes this forum...

That's one of the things which makes this forum so special, Terry, the absence of trolls. Long may it stay this way!
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 15th June 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By MartyNL
Hi Dave, I've just done a quick search for...

Hi Dave, I've just done a quick search for reviews of the Intrepid mk4 and came across this.
I don't know if you've already seen it and I don't want to put you off but it might be worthwhile...
Forum: Darkroom Accessories Manuals 14th June 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By MartyNL
Hi Dave, it seems your timer 2 was updated to the...

Hi Dave, it seems your timer 2 was updated to the "Stopclock LE" so the manual for this timer may be a good start until you can find a copy of your version.
...
Forum: Darkroom 13th June 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By MartyNL
Bulbs also "degrade" leading to much longer...

Bulbs also "degrade" leading to much longer exposure times. I know this because my Durst Multigraph measures and calculates the exposure taking into account the "aging" of the lamp.

In all...
Forum: Photography in general 8th June 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By MartyNL
I believe a 4x5" set-up is probably overkill for...

I believe a 4x5" set-up is probably overkill for 6x9. Although I can definitely see the appeal of a 6x9 technical camera especially for specialist applications.
Forum: Photography in general 8th June 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By MartyNL
For 6x9 you need a lens with an image circle that...

For 6x9 you need a lens with an image circle that covers 106mm diagonal. Here's a nice article and link within it comparing 6x9 technical cameras.
...
Forum: Photography in general 8th June 2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By MartyNL
There are a number of 2x3" or 6x9cm 'large format...

There are a number of 2x3" or 6x9cm 'large format style' medium format cameras. This would give all of the movements of 4x5 but with the added convenience that comes with 120 film; size, weight, cost...
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