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Forum: Introductions Yesterday, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 136
Posted By Bob
Hi Peter. Welcome to the site. Mentions of...

Hi Peter.

Welcome to the site. Mentions of the Zone System suggests large format may be looming in your future :)

As you are currently printing digitally we won't be able to see your images...
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By Bob
Sorry, not familiar with that specific head but...

Sorry, not familiar with that specific head but if the existing fan is a centrifugal blower type then I doubt a PC type axial fan will have sufficient air flow. The centrifugal fans blow the air...
Forum: Darkroom 6th July 2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,548
Posted By Bob
If tar buster is anything like the Kodak Tray...

If tar buster is anything like the Kodak Tray Cleaning formulas TC1 & TC3, it will contain sulphuric acid. For a DIY job, you need to start with car battery acid (but you only need a few ml per...
Forum: Photography in general 6th July 2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Bob
Emulsive is a film site but not necessarily...

Emulsive is a film site but not necessarily darkroom.

They used an online Secret Santa site called Elfster to handle things.

If you listen to any film photography podcasts, they tend to...
Forum: Darkroom 4th July 2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Bob
Yes, sadly (regardless of whatever a certain...

Yes, sadly (regardless of whatever a certain gentleman currently residing in the District of Columbia, USA may believe) detergents, like bleach, are for external application only :).

Lettuce...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Bob
Don't think there is any fat in washing up liquid...

Don't think there is any fat in washing up liquid - they are designed to remove fats. I think that idea comes from soap having a fat as one major ingredient, but by the time it comes off the...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,548
Posted By Bob
My two - the heated type with integral...

My two - the heated type with integral thermostats - have the holes on the back panel. Perhaps there are three models: those without, those with and the latest version with the external Powerstat...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By Bob
Legionella is a bacteria, not a fungus. While...

Legionella is a bacteria, not a fungus. While there are pathogenic fungi (and bacteria) they are very much in the minority and we are currently covered in billions of the little buggers (and always...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Bob
Sounds like someone paid them to do some...

Sounds like someone paid them to do some "research" - I expect a kickstarter to be launched very soon...

It's garbage studies like this (by a reputable university) that gives ammunition to...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By Bob
Newton was as well known for his work in optics. ...

Newton was as well known for his work in optics. Although Hooke actually discovered Newton's Rings, Newton ended up with the credit as it appears he did most of the analysis on them (or he just used...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Bob
I made the same mistake as Terry by leaving a...

I made the same mistake as Terry by leaving a print overnight with the same result! I seem to recall some very slight (1 mm or less) separation at the edges after a few hours, but I'm not 100% sure...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd July 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Bob
Thanks Paul - I had not seen that one before. ...

Thanks Paul - I had not seen that one before.

Quite amazing how fully integrated they were back in the day - raw materials come in and a finished product goes out - hardy a single item bought in...
Forum: Print Exchanges 27th June 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Bob
Take it easy Mike. Good to hear the plans of the...

Take it easy Mike. Good to hear the plans of the escape committee are well advanced :)
Forum: Darkroom 27th June 2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Bob
Or Lockheed Martin... (Sorry - really...

Or Lockheed Martin...

(Sorry - really obscure reference :))
Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Bob
According to this article...

According to this article (https://kosmofoto.com/2020/06/ilford-photo-film-production-has-restarted/) Mobberly restarted production sometime last week. They immediately started producing HP5...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd June 2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By Bob
For total clarity: that is with the film in...

For total clarity: that is with the film in portrait orientation - i.e. short sides at top and bottom. I mention that as I have seen online wars erupt because two groups of people were holding the...
Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Bob
I'm sure it would be a pretty simple matter to...

I'm sure it would be a pretty simple matter to replace the fan/motor with something off-the-shelf Martin. Tho' the heater may be a more awkward to source if needed.

But still, it's always nice...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 22nd June 2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By Bob
It is worth putting a stored search on ebay -...

It is worth putting a stored search on ebay - rather than having to remember to check manually, you can just forget about it until you get an email when it finds one. You just have to be careful...
Forum: Introductions 22nd June 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 171
Posted By Bob
Welcome aboard Jopie. Yes, the pandemic has...

Welcome aboard Jopie.

Yes, the pandemic has caused many of us to put plans (indeed, most things!) on hold for a few months. This too shall pass.

Have fun! Bob.
Forum: Introductions 22nd June 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By Bob
Hi Pete. Welcome back to the dark side :) ...

Hi Pete.

Welcome back to the dark side :)

Any questions, just ask.

Cheers, Bob.
Forum: News and Announcements 19th June 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By Bob
Great news! Like others, I would take "6...

Great news!

Like others, I would take "6 weeks" with a family-size bucket of salt, but the fact that the quacks say that makes me think they must be impressed by your general fitness. So, perhaps...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 17th June 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By Bob
Probably the best way from a technical standpoint...

Probably the best way from a technical standpoint as there is no compromise made for portability or weight. Wooden cameras may for example have the front rise/fall and tilt both controlled by the...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 17th June 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By Bob
In general monorail cameras are more rigid and...

In general monorail cameras are more rigid and have more movements over a wider range. The metal design allows for a smoother action and they usually have a longer bellows draw (for close-up shots)...
Forum: Photography in general 16th June 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By Bob
OK guys: I think the relevant points have been...

OK guys: I think the relevant points have been made. Lets not move into specific political territory.
Forum: Darkroom 13th June 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Bob
Only other thing not covered that I can think of...

Only other thing not covered that I can think of is to check the dichroic filters for dust.

As others have said, dichroic filters do not fade. They use a series of stacked coatings to generate...
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