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Forum: Photography in general 14th February 2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By Stocky
A good example is "Rhein Riesling" (my other...

A good example is "Rhein Riesling" (my other hobby is wine).
Forum: Chemical formulae 9th February 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Stocky
It seems like a huge increase in developer...

It seems like a huge increase in developer activity, more than I'd expect to result from the activity increase often reported for ID-11 and D-76.

Is it possible that there's a bit extra alkali? ...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 8th February 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Stocky
If I were a bit closer than 10,451 miles I'd be...

If I were a bit closer than 10,451 miles I'd be interested.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 13th January 2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Stocky
The other thing to consider is the head. I...

The other thing to consider is the head. I prefer a ball head, but others prefer the three-way arrangement. I use Arca-style plates on my cameras, with the appropriate clamp on the head. There are...
Forum: Darkroom 11th January 2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Stocky
You probably know that a colour head can be used...

You probably know that a colour head can be used with variable contrast black and white papers to control the contrast so you don't need the filters that most people need to use.
Beselers are...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th November 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,161
Posted By Stocky
In my experience, VC paper gives better results...

In my experience, VC paper gives better results with a lower contrast negative, even with a diffusion enlarger. Just select a higher contrast filter/light setting.
Forum: News and Announcements 27th October 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By Stocky
Below is a post from the old rec.photo.darkroom...

Below is a post from the old rec.photo.darkroom site which used to be a great source of discussion but became filled with spam. I haven't used any of these, just posting in case it's interesting for...
Forum: Monochrome Film 29th September 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By Stocky
I'm sure that you're correct. I was just going...

I'm sure that you're correct. I was just going on memory, and prices here at nearly the End of the Earth tend to be even higher. (Only New Zealand is further!)

If using one-shot, DDX can be...
Forum: Monochrome Film 28th September 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By Stocky
In the old days of Agfa, their Rodinal Special...

In the old days of Agfa, their Rodinal Special (nothing to do with Rodinal, and also called Studional) was a similar developer to DDX and their instructions referred to reusing the working solution...
Forum: Chemical formulae 28th August 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Stocky
It's probably ok. Even if it's a few percent...

It's probably ok. Even if it's a few percent oxidized, usually the quantities of it in photographic solutions are large enough to accommodate some variation (e.g. often 50 to 100g/L).

I doubt...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 28th August 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By Stocky
I have a Nikon 28mm PC ("Perspective Control")...

I have a Nikon 28mm PC ("Perspective Control") lens which is often not wide enough for architecture. However, it can be good for photos of mountains. If you tilt the camera upwards, you get the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 27th July 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Stocky
If I remember correctly, I did the spreadsheet...

If I remember correctly, I did the spreadsheet because I had started using PMK and the corrections were different to the standard Ilford graph. I used times for two widely spaced temperatures from...
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th July 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Stocky
You will notice that the Ilford chart is on...

You will notice that the Ilford chart is on semi-log scale. All you need is two points at reasonably widely spaced temperatures to calculate an exponential coefficient for that developer. The Ilford...
Forum: Photography in general 7th July 2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Stocky
My experience with Ilford ID-78, their WT...

My experience with Ilford ID-78, their WT developer formula from times past was similar, inasmuch as the warm tone is very subtle indeed. In reality, I regard it as a neutral tone developer.
...
Forum: Darkroom 7th July 2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,610
Posted By Stocky
For cleaning black and white chemicals from my...

For cleaning black and white chemicals from my Nova I've used Steradent successfully in the past. These days I use nappy (diaper) soaker which contains sodium percarbonate which releases oxygen and...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 19th June 2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By Stocky
I think (not sure) that it's only the SL66SE back...

I think (not sure) that it's only the SL66SE back that has the crank and the match the arrow system. I think the SL66E back still has the film start detecting mechanism and also some electrical...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 19th June 2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By Stocky
The SL66SE film back is different and simpler. I...

The SL66SE film back is different and simpler. I don't have one of each empty to compare, but I suspect that the mechanism is quite different and interchanging parts unlikely.
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th June 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By Stocky
No I haven't. Mainly because I'm mostly hand...

No I haven't. Mainly because I'm mostly hand holding the cameras, and in general I don't like the higher contrast that comes from the extra development needed to eke out a bit more speed. Even if...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th June 2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By Stocky
I'm not a regular LF user. My choice for 35mm...

I'm not a regular LF user. My choice for 35mm and MF is HP5+, and I use two developers depending on the speed that I need: Pyrocat when 200 is enough, ID-68 (Microphen-like) when more is needed.
Forum: Colour printing techniques 23rd May 2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,259
Posted By Stocky
There was a 120mm Imagon. I have one that someone...

There was a 120mm Imagon. I have one that someone has mounted on a focusing mechanism (probably from another old German tele lens) and I can use it with my Nikon SLR using a LTM to Nikon adapter. ...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 15th May 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,259
Posted By Stocky
If you really get into soft focus in-camera, as...

If you really get into soft focus in-camera, as opposed to post processing, an old Imagon soft focus lens will fit your camera, as will a Fuji soft focus lens (whose name I've forgotten).
Forum: Monochrome Film 28th March 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,446
Posted By Stocky
Do you recall whether the kink occurred with all...

Do you recall whether the kink occurred with all contrast grades or just the lower ones? I have not done sensitometry on papers but I have done a lot of trial and error and I've settled on a lower...
Forum: Photography in general 6th January 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Stocky
I think the reasoning might be along these lines....

I think the reasoning might be along these lines. The instructions for making selenium toner from elemental selenium is to boil it in strong sodium sulphite solution and it will combine to produce...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 13th December 2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By Stocky
As far as I know, the SL66 Distagon is the same...

As far as I know, the SL66 Distagon is the same lens as the early Hasselblad Distagons, so the OP would be no better off. There is a much later Zeiss 60mm f/3.5 but it's rare and expensive. The...
Forum: Photography in general 14th August 2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Stocky
I agree. It seemed elegant to have just a clamp...

I agree. It seemed elegant to have just a clamp mounting plate on the monopod and an Arca-style plate on the camera, but I found that tilting the monopod forward or backward became awkward. I got a...
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