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Forum: Monochrome Film 10th July 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Lostlabours
Over the years I've used hundreds of boxes of...

Over the years I've used hundreds of boxes of Ilford Ortho film before it became Ortho Plus, but the change is minor like the upgrade to FP$ Plus and HP5 Plus.

Develop as if it's FP4 Plus, same...
Forum: Print Exchanges 27th June 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Lostlabours
Mike, has it taken you back a decade :D It's...

Mike, has it taken you back a decade :D It's 2020 this year :)

Best wishes and get well and hopefully we'll see you soon . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ian
Forum: Darkroom 22nd June 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Lostlabours
In the 45 years I've used a Durst M601 and later...

In the 45 years I've used a Durst M601 and later an M605 it's never bothered me. I just count the click stops, but it also helps the Comoonon S lenses have a full aperture lever for focussing, plus...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 22nd June 2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Lostlabours
It was listed with a starting price of 180 and...

It was listed with a starting price of 180 and went unsold, it was then relisted, both times with the or Best Offer option. It was a bargain and appears it sold.

Ian
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 22nd June 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Lostlabours
Ebay, a MkVII for around 180 with the Angulon...

Ebay, a MkVII for around 180 with the Angulon which is worth 90 :D There are two issues, there's no focus screen - not a problem as the seller says where to get one, and there's no focus hood, but...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 21st June 2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Lostlabours
For almost half the price of an Intrepid you can...

For almost half the price of an Intrepid you can buy an MPP Micro Technical MkVII with a lens (OK a 90mm f6.8 Angulon).

Ian
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 18th June 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By Lostlabours
I looked at Ffordes prices for the De Vere and...

I looked at Ffordes prices for the De Vere and the Cambo SC the cheaper of the two and factoring in a 150mm f4.5 Xenar is worth a 100 or less that makes the De Vere expensive, the bellows don't...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 18th June 2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By Lostlabours
Dave, you need to know what you want from an LF...

Dave, you need to know what you want from an LF camera. In my case I bought my De Vere monorail for work it came ith a 150mm Xenar, at the time 1976/7 Half plate and Whole plate film had not long...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 18th June 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By Lostlabours
You saw me using my Cambo Cadet in Cornwall a few...

You saw me using my Cambo Cadet in Cornwall a few years ago :D

Lens boards are nothing special just a square flat board with slightly rounded corners, I made some quick spares which I may well...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th June 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By Lostlabours
I've used I think 2 rolls of FP4 in the last 30+...

I've used I think 2 rolls of FP4 in the last 30+ years and those were bought under strange circumstances :D I needed to have my photograph taken for a magaine article so asked a friennd (apro) he...
Forum: Photography in general 11th June 2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Lostlabours
There's a similar Hansa 6x9 field camera for sale...

There's a similar Hansa 6x9 field camera for sale on another forum for under half that price $396 that's including postage. Ok the cheaper one has no lens but in as new condition, the lens on the...
Forum: Photography in general 9th June 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Lostlabours
You need to make sure the camera has a Graflok...

You need to make sure the camera has a Graflok back, regardless of whether it's 6x4 or 6x9. There are roll film holders that fit spring backs but they are rarer, more expensive, and there can be...
Forum: Darkroom 7th June 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Lostlabours
Paterson made a colour print tank, the base was...

Paterson made a colour print tank, the base was standard except for a plastic piece added to engage with the roller base, the lid allowed filling and a handle for rotation. they called it a Colour...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 6th June 2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Lostlabours
A wise decision, my C3 had no inter-lock between...

A wise decision, my C3 had no inter-lock between wind and shutter and that can be an issue,however as I only used it for colour (or with a 55mm lens) alongside my C33 a with B&W it was really only...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 3rd June 2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Lostlabours
Actually the C33 has those as well, it's the...

Actually the C33 has those as well, it's the later C330's like the f that use plastic that are lighter.

Ian
Forum: Cameras - medium format 3rd June 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Lostlabours
This is usually the case these days. I sort...

This is usually the case these days.

I sort of dropped my Rolleiflex Automat MX on a FADU meet early this year, only about a foot, I'd paid 70 for the camera the repair was 120 + VAT plus...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 3rd June 2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Lostlabours
I had a C33 and C3, there's parts in the wind...

I had a C33 and C3, there's parts in the wind mechanism that wear out and need replacing. I had to send one of them for repair because of something similar.

Ian
Forum: Monochrome Film 31st May 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Lostlabours
Interesting. Ilford always recommended Microphen...

Interesting. Ilford always recommended Microphen for push processing which I ysed with HP3, HP4 and mostly HP5.

2 or 3 years ago I pushed a sheet of 5x4 HP5 to around 1600 in Pyrocat HD and was...
Forum: Photography in general 31st May 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Lostlabours
I have a 100mm Super Takumar for my Spotmatics,...

I have a 100mm Super Takumar for my Spotmatics, but a 75mm would be nicer in cranmped space.

For 645 I would suggest something around 120mm, but then I often shoot with a 45mm on 645 or just the...
Forum: Photography in general 9th May 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By Lostlabours
I think many cameras have increased in value...

I think many cameras have increased in value quite substantially in recent years after quite a drop after the Millennium and the major switch to digital.

MF and particularly Large Format have...
Forum: Photography in general 6th May 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By Lostlabours
I should have said my CLA/Repairs have been with...

I should have said my CLA/Repairs have been with John Quantick at Black on White.

Ian
Forum: Filters 6th May 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Lostlabours
My little Slik tripod which I use with a 5x4...

My little Slik tripod which I use with a 5x4 Super Graphic is marketed as a Digital tripod. I's an irrelevant marketing hype.

Ian
Forum: Photography in general 6th May 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By Lostlabours
Being realistic I had a CLA done ona Rolleiflex...

Being realistic I had a CLA done ona Rolleiflex 3.3E2 just over 12 years ago that was 100 +VAT and a shutter service on a Yashicamat 124 and that was 50 + VAT. The Rolleiflex was and still is...
Forum: Photography in general 5th May 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By Lostlabours
Repairs or CLA's are expensive so it would cost...

Repairs or CLA's are expensive so it would cost you an arm and a leg, some dealers will check equipment before selling but used to have a technician in houseso it cost them very little but meant they...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd May 2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Lostlabours
Many years ago I marked the trackbed of my Wistra...

Many years ago I marked the trackbed of my Wistra 45DX with the exposure factors in thirds of a stop for a 150mm lens, over 40 years later they are sill there.

Ut's worth doing something similar....
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