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Forum: Photography in general Today, 07:07 PM
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Posted By alexmuir
These photos bring back memories of visiting the...

These photos bring back memories of visiting the Barras in Glasgow as a teenager in the late Ď70s. The scene was very similar. You could buy practically anything, and at one point there were two...
Forum: Photography in general Today, 06:56 PM
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Posted By alexmuir
I donít think thereís anything wrong with...

I donít think thereís anything wrong with newcomers trying a selection of equipment and materials. They are coming into film photography at a very different time from most people here. For many of...
Forum: Print Exchanges Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,339
Posted By alexmuir
Just received a beautiful print showing the...

Just received a beautiful print showing the historic ship, HMS Gannet at Chatham, on what was clearly a lovely autumn day. The negative has been expertly exposed to render all tones, including a...
Forum: Print Exchanges Yesterday, 01:30 PM
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Posted By alexmuir
I have managed to post my print today. Alex ...

I have managed to post my print today.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 17th January 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 237
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks for posting this article, Martin. It is...

Thanks for posting this article, Martin. It is very interesting. It seems to me that the League was more of a club type situation, whereas the Californian institution was more like an art school. It...
Forum: Photography in general 14th January 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By alexmuir
I donít think you will find big gaps between...

I donít think you will find big gaps between frames, Terry, as the film will be exposed to the width of the normal 120 format. The 35mm negatives will be like panoramic shots, unless you mask down...
Forum: Photography in general 13th January 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By alexmuir
Most 120 cameras have a system of rollers that...

Most 120 cameras have a system of rollers that the film passes over before and after the film gate. It should then have a degree of tension as it lies across the gate. The 120 film pressure plate...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 12th January 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By alexmuir
That sounds fine. The modern 190s seem to be...

That sounds fine. The modern 190s seem to be rated 6 or 7kg depending on model. The 141 head should easily cope with 3kg.
Alex


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Forum: Cameras - Large Format 11th January 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By alexmuir
I would recommend that you check the weight of...

I would recommend that you check the weight of your camera, equipped with lens and film holder, before you choose a tripod. You also need to know the weight of the head you want to use. The legs must...
Forum: Print Exchanges 9th January 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By alexmuir
Thank you, Tony. Your efforts over the years were...

Thank you, Tony. Your efforts over the years were greatly appreciated. The Print Exchanges have kept my photography active from month to month, and Iím sure it is the same for many others.
Thanks...
Forum: Darkroom 4th January 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 516
Posted By alexmuir
Iím sure that you used to find information about...

Iím sure that you used to find information about alternative development times for condensers, as opposed to diffusers with some films. Iíve certainly seen it somewhere, perhaps with film developers?...
Forum: Photography in general 29th December 2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By alexmuir
Sounds like a great plan, John. We were out on a...

Sounds like a great plan, John. We were out on a walk today and the light was very nice. I hope you have a nice trip tomorrow.
Alex.


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Forum: Print Exchanges 29th December 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,339
Posted By alexmuir
Count me in again. Thanks Mike. Alex. ...

Count me in again.
Thanks Mike.
Alex.


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Forum: Print Exchanges 22nd December 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,230
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Tony. Iím glad you liked the print. What a...

Thanks Tony. Iím glad you liked the print. What a coincidence that you had a working connection with cranes. Glasgow is full of them just now, with a lot of large construction going on. The sky line...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 21st December 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By alexmuir
Cameratiks/Camerabase in Morningside Road,...

Cameratiks/Camerabase in Morningside Road, Edinburgh fixed a Prontor Professional shutter for me a couple of years ago. They did a good job. I havenít been to the shop for a while, but assume itís...
Forum: Photography in general 18th December 2020, 01:35 PM
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Views: 320
Posted By alexmuir
Great stuff, Nick. It would be good if there is a...

Great stuff, Nick. It would be good if there is a book published from the exhibition. Thanks for posting the link.
Alex


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Forum: Cameras - small format 15th December 2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By alexmuir
Itís a sad day when we learn that Nikon is no...

Itís a sad day when we learn that Nikon is no longer making film cameras.
I know that different camera styles, and brands appeal to different people, but I have to say that, for 35mm photography,...
Forum: Print Exchanges 15th December 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,230
Posted By alexmuir
And arrived safely today! I received this evening...

And arrived safely today! I received this evening a set of two excellent prints from Frank. They are both square images, which always appeal to me. The principal one is a fantastic abstract...
Forum: Print Exchanges 15th December 2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,230
Posted By alexmuir
Posted mine this morning. Alex Sent...

Posted mine this morning.
Alex


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Forum: Chemical formulae 2nd December 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By alexmuir
Iíve been using the C41 kit, supplied by Nik and...

Iíve been using the C41 kit, supplied by Nik and Trick. It works, and has done about 10 films. The stabiliser step as described in N&T literature results in white blobs on the negatives. Following...
Forum: Cameras - small format 30th November 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By alexmuir
The lazy diaphragm problem John mentioned above...

The lazy diaphragm problem John mentioned above is quite easily fixed. I had a 50mm f1.4 like that. I thought it was caused by oil on the aperture blades, but itís actually more straightforward....
Forum: Cameras - small format 30th November 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By alexmuir
Just as well it wasnít one letter less😂 Alex ...

Just as well it wasnít one letter less😂
Alex


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Forum: Print Exchanges 23rd November 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,124
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Terry. Iím glad it arrived safely. Alex...

Thanks Terry. Iím glad it arrived safely.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 23rd November 2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By alexmuir
When I did use autofocus last year, I programmed...

When I did use autofocus last year, I programmed the back button on the Nikon F100 to start the camera focusing. If I remember correctly, you then release your thumb when you have achieved focus, and...
Forum: Print Exchanges 23rd November 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,124
Posted By alexmuir
I had hoped this would have arrived by now. Any...

I had hoped this would have arrived by now. Any takers?
Alex


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