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Forum: Darkroom 7th July 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,552
Posted By JOReynolds
tar removal

Colour developer residues ('tar') are soluble in citric acid, available from home-brew chemists. Both 5% w/v solution work well. It's non-toxic (lemon juice) and almost odourless. Be patient - it...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 6th July 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By JOReynolds
Sorry to have misled you, Ian, about the supply...

Sorry to have misled you, Ian, about the supply of Direct Positive paper. If you wanted to make contact or enlarged copies the FB paper can be made translucent with oil (which is messy) or I have...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 4th July 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By JOReynolds
On reading about large-format pinhole...

On reading about large-format pinhole photography, the high cost of sheetfilm is a constant topic. FB paper, treated with something to make it translucent, is a popular alternative.
Direct-positive...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd July 2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By JOReynolds
I have been using red LED golfball 'party' lights...

I have been using red LED golfball 'party' lights in my darkroom since last autumn and they work very well. Some years ago I purchased an educational prism for experiments with my grandchildren. I...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 3rd July 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By JOReynolds
Yes, all 5x4" double dark slides are the same...

Yes, all 5x4" double dark slides are the same size, dimensions standardised in the US before 1914. Those intended for glass plates are thicker but the emulsion plane is in the same position, with...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 3rd July 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By JOReynolds
pinhole imaging

It's a long time since I played pinhole, but I remember that my one attempt was quite successful. I had access to 1/4 plate (3 1/4 x 4 1/4") Ilford N5 30 (about 2...5 ASA, I think) ordinary film...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By JOReynolds
Wash and Dry

I do exactly as Richard Gould. I don't have running water in my darkroom, so I put finished RC prints in a tray full of water (which may be a bit fix-contaminated) and wash them in a butler's sink at...
Forum: Colour film 2nd July 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 496
Posted By JOReynolds
Save your money! Use clean, filtered tapwater....

Save your money! Use clean, filtered tapwater. Glasgow's soft water is ideal.
- Put the top clip up, dry, wherever you propose to hang the film
- Attach a bottom clip, weighted if you have one, and...
Forum: Top Tips 28th June 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By JOReynolds
My Hobby-Horse

I am at risk of boring people with my consistent story, having written at length about drying and drying marks on film. My most detailed was post #74 of 30 September 2015. Search for 'froth'.
There...
Forum: Darkroom 25th June 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By JOReynolds
The problem with using projection lenses for...

The problem with using projection lenses for enlarging is that, as pointed out above, they do not necessarily provide a flat field - and there is no diaphragm, so you can't stop down to reduce...
Forum: Photography in general 25th June 2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By JOReynolds
... a proper camera shop ...

Here in St Albans we have Clarks Camera shop in Holywell Hill. Loads of used 35mm cameras and lenses of all ages, plus a selection of medium-format goodies. And often a brassbound wooden large-format...
Forum: Photography in general 19th June 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By JOReynolds
I looked up an Arcbody and Hasselblad Flex but...

I looked up an Arcbody and Hasselblad Flex but they are at similar prices, all over 1000 plus lens.
Forum: Photography in general 19th June 2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By JOReynolds
Yes, but at what cost! The cheapest I have seen...

Yes, but at what cost! The cheapest I have seen is/was 1500, including the viewfinder but excluding the groundglass adapter, plus shipping from the US.

There is another project for which a camera...
Forum: Photography in general 15th June 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By JOReynolds
Thankyou, FADUers. What a mine of information! ...

Thankyou, FADUers. What a mine of information!
The project was, and is, to record for posterity the rotting doors of some 15th and 16th century tenements in the southwest of France. The alleys are...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th June 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By JOReynolds
What film?

Some years ago I embarked on a project to photograph the rotting street doors of tenement dwellings in a small town in the south-west of France. The doors are of oak or poplar, both relatively pale...
Forum: Photography in general 8th June 2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By JOReynolds
Compromise largish format

I am seriously considering buying a 5x4" camera with a winder back and a lens around 100mm in a shutter (my enlarger only goes up to 2x3", I only have 120 film spirals and I have a fridge-full of 120...
Forum: Introductions 8th June 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By JOReynolds
Neibourhood darkroom

I have designed a couple of items of darkroom equipment in the last few years, the target market being individual amateurs with darkrooms. But the actual sales have been to schools and colleges...
Forum: Darkroom 7th June 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By JOReynolds
Long, long ago Brian Diamond and I built a...

Long, long ago Brian Diamond and I built a printing sink with stacked trays, dev on top, fix in the middle and a running wash at the bottom.
It was fabricated of 1/4" Darvic, a hard grey industrial...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 1st June 2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By JOReynolds
Sorry - I should have responded earlier. Epson...

Sorry - I should have responded earlier. Epson scanner spoken for. It required a parallel (Centronics printer) connector, no longer used on modern PCs.
I have a Meopta enlarger from which the head...
Forum: Photography in general 27th May 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,247
Posted By JOReynolds
What am I doing over lockdown?

I have an admission to make...

I have been using a d... camera since February on a project that requires d... images.

But we've been enjoying wonderful spring weather lately, so I dusted down...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 26th May 2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By JOReynolds
In the early 1960s Martin Forscher at...

In the early 1960s Martin Forscher at Professional Camera Repair in New York City put a 120mm Rodenstock Imagon into a simple Kodak focusing barrel for Horn-Griner. It was used on a Hasselblad 1000F,...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 26th May 2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,364
Posted By JOReynolds
A diffuser

I still have the frame of a enlarging diffuser which I made by bending plastic-coated coathanger wire into a 90mm ring, with a handle like a frying pan. I folded back the excess handle wire to make...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th May 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By JOReynolds
An apology

Sorry - I should have read all the posts before commenting. I didn't at first pick up that the image I congratulated was a scan from a negative, not a print. But I still think it's brilliant.
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th May 2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By JOReynolds
That is a glorious print - unique to silver...

That is a glorious print - unique to silver photography, not possible with Photoshop. Viewing it on-screen as a scan, I don't think a pre-war silver-rich emulsion would have affected this particular...
Forum: Colour film 22nd May 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By JOReynolds
Yes, you did go wrong there. The bleach/blix acts...

Yes, you did go wrong there. The bleach/blix acts as a stop bath, arresting development. Your warm water rinse allows development to continue, effectively increasing the dev time. This technique is...
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