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Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By MichaelJ
Good point about weight ratings. It seems to be...

Good point about weight ratings. It seems to be quite difficult to get hold of specs for old Manfrotto kit, but the old 190B appears to be rated for 5kg; the 141 head with the tripod is rated for 6kg...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By MichaelJ
Thanks all, I think I've found a used 190B...

Thanks all, I think I've found a used 190B Manfrotto for a reasonable price. This still seems like a good idea.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By MichaelJ
"Beefy tripod"...

...would be a good name for a Groundhogs/ Budgie-style Hard Rock band, but I digress!

I've just bought a large-format camera on an impulse- or more of an impulse than the one that saw me acquiring...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th November 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By MichaelJ
Thank you all for information, advice and...

Thank you all for information, advice and encouragement!
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th November 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By MichaelJ
Fibre-based paper... what do I need to know?

Good evening!

I've been starting to make prints in my bathroom since June (and negs in the kitchen since about March. I've learned A LOT- I just went back and made contact proof sheets from the...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 10th November 2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,395
Posted By MichaelJ
Good shout, great piece: "He says remaining...

Good shout, great piece:

"He says remaining an amateur photographer is key to keeping his curiosity alert."

I realise I may have been snobby towards his work as I'd been exposed to many of his...
Forum: Introductions 1st November 2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By MichaelJ
Hullo! That's a good story- the journey's...

Hullo!

That's a good story- the journey's often just as interesting as the destination! Do you have any of the negatives from your 'previous life'? I've started operating an enlarger again this...
Forum: Photography in general 28th October 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By MichaelJ
I read ahead of myself, and thought you were...

I read ahead of myself, and thought you were talking about spending time. That's actually the valuable and scarce commodity- my bathroomdarkroom would improve exponentially with a little time!
...
Forum: Photography in general 17th October 2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By MichaelJ
I still have most of a small bottle of Paranoid,...

I still have most of a small bottle of Paranoid, I mean Paranol.

"Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
Forum: Sale or Wanted 13th October 2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By MichaelJ
Probably too late, but DM sent!

Probably too late, but DM sent!
Forum: Photography in general 19th September 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By MichaelJ
God they're good- I've picked this up on a...

God they're good- I've picked this up on a general catch up on forums and so on after a month or so of being waylaid with tedious wage-slavery. Thanks so much Svend for posting.
It's interesting if...
Forum: Introductions 25th August 2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By MichaelJ
Hi & welcome- I haven't really contributed...

Hi & welcome- I haven't really contributed anything but have found the forums full of information and experience, as well as their inhabitants helpful when asked daft questions as I've started...
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th July 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By MichaelJ
That seems like a good starting point. Thank you!

That seems like a good starting point. Thank you!
Forum: Monochrome Film 10th July 2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By MichaelJ
Off menu... Ilford Ortho Plus in Paranol S?

Good morning!

I've had an idea for a portrait that might be interesting to shoot on ortho film, so I've ordered a couple of rolls of Ilford Ortho Plus.

I'm processing in Paranol S, because it...
Forum: Introductions 1st June 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By MichaelJ
Thank you! I've used 35mm all my life (Pentax ME...

Thank you! I've used 35mm all my life (Pentax ME Super and an old Voigtlander), but last year was lent a 120 TLR of some vintage and prestige... the 6x6 neg is what has led me back to film, and...
Forum: Introductions 1st June 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By MichaelJ
Hello from West London

Hello all,

I'm Michael and I come from London W10... in the murky backwaters of Ladbroke Grove. I learned basic darkroom technique at school a very long time ago and all sorts of circumstances...
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