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Forum: Alternate printing processes Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 82
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Posted By Mike O'Pray
I chose Ian's original "Cyanotype Chemicals"...

I chose Ian's original "Cyanotype Chemicals" thread for my post as it seems more appropriate than the latter thread on Cyanotype , given my general question concerns cyanotype chemicals but this time...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 26th February 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Mike O'Pray
David this is going to sound close to unwarranted...

David this is going to sound close to unwarranted interference on my part but unless it can be packed superbly I'd be wary of using any courier service if it can at all be avoided

If you have no...
Forum: Photography in general 26th February 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes the only real solution to this is that "Kirk"...

Yes the only real solution to this is that "Kirk" ( NB my fellow Scots, nothing to do with religion :D) device that instantly transposes us to each other houses/ darkrooms while we examine actual...
Forum: Photography in general 26th February 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the post Terry. I had never heard of...

Thanks for the post Terry. I had never heard of this one and probably never would have without someone like you willing to give these lesser known developers a try

I need to be honest here and say...
Forum: Filters 25th February 2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The real benefit from a polariser is that it does...

The real benefit from a polariser is that it does not alter colours as does a colour filter but that assumes that retaining the colours as if there is no filter is important

It does "cost " a bit...
Forum: Colour film 25th February 2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome JTM to FADU. If it were me I'd certainly...

Welcome JTM to FADU. If it were me I'd certainly want to try and develop that old cache of film. All the b&w can be developed in current developers but the outcome will depend very much on how well...
Forum: Toning 24th February 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Richard. Mike

Thanks Richard.

Mike
Forum: Toning 24th February 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks. Just so I am clear that's 80ml of toner...

Thanks. Just so I am clear that's 80ml of toner plus 720ml of water. So in effect that 800ml rather than 1Litre in total and this makes warm sepia?

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 23rd February 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well Bob the cameras I found there were certainly...

Well Bob the cameras I found there were certainly not cheap. I did come across some new Ilford paper Deluxe but for over 16 it was only 25 5x7 sheets so that's 64 for a box of 100. Now that really...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Right based on your experience Richard then it...

Right based on your experience Richard then it certainly looks as if it is a case of make up the 1L and use all of it at each toning and then pour it all back into the 1L for the next session. This...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Richard, so even if toning small prints...

Thanks Richard, so even if toning small prints say 5x7 or 6x4 which might not require anything like 1L in the trays designed for such small sizes you still use the whole 1L

What this means, I...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I had a look at Fotospeed's own instructions and...

I had a look at Fotospeed's own instructions and it kind of states to make up that amount, it's a pity that it doesn't warn against trying to make up smaller amounts instead of just pouring small...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd February 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Paul, the only dryer for RC that I have any...

Paul, the only dryer for RC that I have any experience of was one that the night school course on darkroom work had. As far as I know it passed RC paper through rollers which I think but cannot swear...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd February 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Paul, to which new Ilford paper are you...

Paul, to which new Ilford paper are you referring? The MGV Deluxe is as far as I know the same thickness as the old MGIV but the new Portfolio is thicker than MGIV /V Deluxe but probably no thicker...
Forum: Toning 22nd February 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 269
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Can I ask, Faraz, how many prints and over what...

Can I ask, Faraz, how many prints and over what period do you use the toner? What does Fotospeed say about how many prints and over how long its toner remains consistent?

Are the differences large...
Forum: Photography in general 21st February 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Mike O'Pray
An interesting link. I was never sure how many...

An interesting link. I was never sure how many "users" had to submit their dev times before they were published to ensure that there was little or no chance of them being "rogue" times.

I couldn't...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 21st February 2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nor in any way a criticism of FADU and its great...

Nor in any way a criticism of FADU and its great membership, paddy, but in the main we do not seem to have enough newcomers who are both newcomers to FADU and newcomers to the delights of analogue...
Forum: Introductions 19th February 2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 433
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Buzz. Good that we have another colour...

Welcome Buzz. Good that we have another colour film person as well on the site. The bigger the range of knowledge the better. The OM camera family has a great history

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 19th February 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 431
Posted By Mike O'Pray
My mistake, Kevin your figures are correct. I has...

My mistake, Kevin your figures are correct. I has no idea what an Analyser Pro cost so checked on a website and could have sworn that I saw the figure of 329 but as there is no trace of that now I...
Forum: Photography in general 19th February 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 431
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The thing that struck me was that for only 129...

The thing that struck me was that for only 129 more you can get the Analyser Pro which does an awful lot more.

I maybe haven't appreciated everything that the Timer 3 does but certainly my first...
Forum: Photography in general 17th February 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I recently watched Traces and would rate it as...

I recently watched Traces and would rate it as worth watching but I just didn't notice which part he played. Must look it up on Wikipedia now. Have just done so and even when seeing the part he...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 17th February 2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I haven't see these before either but the first...

I haven't see these before either but the first thing that struck me was that they might be designed to use less chemistry i.e. the developer, stop and fix does not cover all of the print but by...
Forum: Photography in general 16th February 2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 80
Posted By Mike O'Pray
What Richard said but YMMV and LOL is not as good...

What Richard said but YMMV and LOL is not as good as ROFL

So far this winter I have not been well unwell but haven't managed to get to any galleries to see any sick pictures

It makes Stanley...
Forum: Darkroom 15th February 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Just out of curiosity but it appears as if the...

Just out of curiosity but it appears as if the split grade mode being described works only via grade 0 and 5 which is admittedly what Les Mclean describes in his book. However since then a number of...
Forum: Photography in general 14th February 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The correct pronunciation of "ch" at the end of...

The correct pronunciation of "ch" at the end of any German word is very familiar to a Scot. A lot of the North East dialect in Scotland, known as "the Doric" is based on Anglo Saxon so has broadly...
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