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Forum: Monochrome Film Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 87
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Adrian, the whole question of the minimum amount...

Adrian, the whole question of the minimum amount of Perceptol per film started a long thread on Photrio . The 4 per pack is based on something that Ilford apparently states but how you read Ilford's...
Forum: Photography in general 1st December 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes, Paul, it may be that a dash between old and...

Yes, Paul, it may be that a dash between old and film developed might be missing.

If anyone ever get the chance to read a book called Eats, Shoots and Leaves then it is worth doing so. It begins...
Forum: Photography in general 30th November 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Amazing. The dog is thinking: I hope I still look...

Amazing. The dog is thinking: I hope I still look this good when they find this 70 years old pic of me in my tourist days

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 27th November 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Did I tell you all that I met the bride-to-be at...

Did I tell you all that I met the bride-to-be at a wedding in the Co-operative hall and when I proposed to her I gave her my mother's engagement ring and a pretty little tartan shawl.Her name is...
Forum: Monochrome Film 27th November 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes I intend to go on until I can say "I'm going...

Yes I intend to go on until I can say "I'm going to be married on Thursday and I'm 94 the day"

My last sentence will hopefully mean something to a fellow Scot:D

The real answer is that I may...
Forum: Photography in general 27th November 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Mike O'Pray
A long thread on this has already run on Photrio...

A long thread on this has already run on Photrio but then went dormant. Then Covid -19 intervened so possibly any action by the film makers or the scanner manufacturers has been in suspension....
Forum: News and Announcements 27th November 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Quite a few I imagine Terry. It's worth an e-mail...

Quite a few I imagine Terry. It's worth an e-mail to Ilford to point it out and then see what it says and/or does in response.

During this pandemic do not expect a quite reply. I e-mailed Ilford...
Forum: News and Announcements 26th November 2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ilford 15% off on film, chemistry and paper until 1st December

Latest announcement by e-mail today

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th November 2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nothing inherently wrong with "hipsters" who buy...

Nothing inherently wrong with "hipsters" who buy any "new" film that is announced even if the films are old cine film stocks nor who buy at ridiculous prices genuine "old" film as in "outdated" just...
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th November 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Mike O'Pray
In the main when the increased demand is cited it...

In the main when the increased demand is cited it always seems to be colour film that is mentioned in the same breath. It might be my impression that is wrong and indeed Kodak's b&w's demand cannot...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th November 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It would look as if the Tri-X price at Bristol...

It would look as if the Tri-X price at Bristol Cameras is the exception that proves the rule in that none of the rest of its films seem particularly more keenly priced that the average retail...
Forum: Colour film 25th November 2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By Mike O'Pray
That's looks to be the answer. It is amazing how...

That's looks to be the answer. It is amazing how often on another forum where hybrid processing is the king that scanning or scanners turn out to be the problem

I suspect that in the new world of...
Forum: Darkroom 25th November 2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes, sorry, it is the Adox instructions but on...

Yes, sorry, it is the Adox instructions but on the Fotoimpex site. Mind you it would seem sensible to carry it on the Adox site as well

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 25th November 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The link is an interesting read. A true all...

The link is an interesting read. A true all rounder

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 25th November 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Based on the thread on Photrio from which I may...

Based on the thread on Photrio from which I may have underestimated the seriousness of her being "ill" the speed of her death has come as a shock.

With the loss of her husband Roger Hicks quite...
Forum: Darkroom 25th November 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Nick, just in case you haven't looked Adox put...

Nick, just in case you haven't looked Adox put the Scala kit instructions on its website

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 24th November 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes. The instructions - the booklet which is...

Yes. The instructions - the booklet which is shipped with every SCALA kit - will also soon be available online as pdf.
Nick, the above is a quote from a Team Adox reply of 30 mins ago on Photrio....
Forum: Colour film 23rd November 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John I am clueless but just so I can be clear...

John I am clueless but just so I can be clear what have the past few C41 films been? Is it always the same or nearly the same 3-4 frames on each and so far none of the films have been free of this
...
Forum: Chemical formulae 22nd November 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,331
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have bought but not yet made up to stock...

I have bought but not yet made up to stock solution, Bromophen, forgetting I admit, George's comment all those years ago about it being so cold as to be icy at stock.

I certainly didn't buy it for...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Mike O'Pray
No but like almost all the analogue videos of...

No but like almost all the analogue videos of today you are relying on the inverted scans of the negs to represent what the subsequent prints might look like for film comparison purposes

If the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,025
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes the water method does appear to be a lot more...

Yes the water method does appear to be a lot more useful that I had imagined until I read Les McLean's book Creative B&W Photography and saw what he managed to do with it

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 19th November 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Tom Hardy is not a bad choice either, having seen...

Tom Hardy is not a bad choice either, having seen him in a number of films.

Sounds promising

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the link Rick. Once I started watching...

Thanks for the link Rick. Once I started watching I realised I had watched this before but given its length it repays a second viewing. I found that there were some film that I could eliminate...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Paul I can't believe that anybody is more...

Paul I can't believe that anybody is more paranoic about this than me but I suspect that it may not be as bad as it sounds. Printing "through it" as they say may well still you reasonable prints.
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,025
Posted By Mike O'Pray
My feeling as well John. Really it's the...

My feeling as well John. Really it's the adjustment for Ilford MG grade 5 filter that is the only important bit for those using split grade. It is only for "artistic effect that I can ever see anyone...
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