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Forum: Darkroom 7th October 2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I use a Heiland LED Darkroom safelight -...

I use a Heiland LED Darkroom safelight - https://www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk/heiland-led-darkroom-light/p6719

It is brilliant - both to use and in its illumination levels.

I have mine...
Forum: Monochrome Film 5th October 2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Martin Aislabie
P148 - "Washing" Martin

P148 - "Washing"

Martin
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th October 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Ilford Film Washing sequence

Hi guys.

Something to ponder, perhaps.

As I plough my way through "The Film Developing Cookbook 2nd edition", I can across an interesting piece about the original Ilford film washing sequence....
Forum: Photography in general 4th October 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Remember we can still get tungsten bulbs for our...

Remember we can still get tungsten bulbs for our enlargers, even though they were "banned" some years ago.

There is always provision in the regulations for specialist applications - like...
Forum: Monochrome Film 16th September 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 901
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I think pretty much all developer manufacturers...

I think pretty much all developer manufacturers recommend a couple of sharp taps of the tank into a hard surface after the developer has been poured in the first set of inversions carried out.
...
Forum: Photography in general 15th September 2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,609
Posted By Martin Aislabie
It has been a known phenomena that flash guns...

It has been a known phenomena that flash guns need to be used every few months to keep them operational.

This applies to flashes on cameras, flash guns and studio flash heads.

6 months used to...
Forum: Monochrome Film 15th September 2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 901
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Personally, I would go with demineralised water...

Personally, I would go with demineralised water for your developer, whether your own home brew or the off the shelf stuff.

I would also go with a final rinse in demineralised water too - with as...
Forum: Photography in general 10th September 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Silverprint 10% off sale

Hi guys

I got an email from Silverprint last night saying they are having a 10% off Ilford sale until Sunday 12th Sept 2021.

It covers all Ilford film, paper and chemistry.

The code is -...
Forum: Photography in general 10th September 2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Martin Aislabie
What to do with a fresh box of paper that has been exposed ?

I have a bit of a problem.

Yesterday I received a delivery from Silverprint of a few boxes of Ilford Cooltone 11X14 RC Paper.

Unfortunately is was delivered in a bundle of stuff to one of my...
Forum: Print Finishing 5th September 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I use these -...

I use these - https://onlinestationers.co.uk/p/3l-self-adhesive-filing-strip-polypropylene-a4-295mm-clear-(pack-50)-8804-50/13144?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2ODwy5bo8gIVgdPtCh1rnwM_EAQYAiABEgIkd_D_BwE

Cut...
Forum: Introductions 27th August 2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Sean Thanks for joining us. ...

Hi Sean

Thanks for joining us.

Hopefully, you will find us a friendly lot who, as you say, have a relaxed and tolerant approach to photography.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 26th August 2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,609
Posted By Martin Aislabie
For B&W film choice I would suggest two films. ...

For B&W film choice I would suggest two films.


Ilford Delta 100
Fuji Acros


The simple reason for these two is reciprocity failure.

Reciprocity failure means you subject brightness...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 21st August 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Good for you :) Hope you have many happy...

Good for you :)

Hope you have many happy years shooting all sorts of interesting things with them.

Martin
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 15th August 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Unless you are planning to use these exclusively...

Unless you are planning to use these exclusively in a permanent studio generator packs and slave heads are probably not your best route.

Individual monoblock heads which are self contained units...
Forum: Photography in general 13th August 2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I used to have a fairly battered copy of the RB67...

I used to have a fairly battered copy of the RB67 sales brochure and some years ago decided to recycle it.

I now regret it.

I still have an electronic version - but there is nothing quite like...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 6th August 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Rob is absolutely spot on. However, it's...

Rob is absolutely spot on.

However, it's worth having a few meters and know how they correspond to one another.

My favourite is a Weston Euromaster, which is about 40 years old but I had it...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd August 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have been printing nothing but RC for more than...

I have been printing nothing but RC for more than two years after using FB for everything.

Just like Skellum, my prints are never going to be collected up by the V&A for their collection.

I...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd August 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Martin Aislabie
That is what I was going to suggest too. ...

That is what I was going to suggest too.

Martin
Forum: Members Announcements 28th July 2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Good luck Rob. Lets hope you have plenty of...

Good luck Rob.

Lets hope you have plenty of trade for your wonderful prints.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 22nd July 2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Martin Aislabie
You could also try contacting someone like Getty...

You could also try contacting someone like Getty Images or the V&A Museum to see what they would recommend.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 24th June 2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Martin Aislabie
The heat out in the western deserts is in a...

The heat out in the western deserts is in a different league to anything we experience in the UK.

Some years ago my wife was complaining on the phone how hot it was in the UK - more than 30C (85f)...
Forum: Darkroom 24th June 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Mike, how do you manage the spectral output of...

Mike, how do you manage the spectral output of each of the LEDS, so they match the Y/M/C output of a bulb - or am I over thinking it ?

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 20th June 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Martin Aislabie
You can always go our pre-dawn and use that...

You can always go our pre-dawn and use that lovely pre-dawn/dawn light in the desert.

The air is much cooler at that sort of time too but you need to have your shots planned out as the temperature...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 16th June 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi guys Thanks for everyone's help and...

Hi guys

Thanks for everyone's help and suggestions.

Problem fixed.

I decided to take the nuclear option and replace all of the chemicals plus a thorough scrub of all of the trays too.
...
Forum: Toning 15th June 2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Tim Rudman also recommends that prints are soaked...

Tim Rudman also recommends that prints are soaked in hypo-clearing baths before and after selenium toning.

I'm not saying it is a fix - but it's good practice.

Regular filtering of all of the...
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