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Forum: Manufactured brews 19th October 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 109
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Sorry Norm, for somehow mistaking you for Terry ...

Sorry Norm, for somehow mistaking you for Terry


Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 19th October 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 109
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Good question Terry. I suspect the answer is yes...

Good question Terry. I suspect the answer is yes if you had the knowledge, skill, the right equipment and key ingredient(s) to do it

My gut instinct says that the answer is no if you are a home...
Forum: Introductions 18th October 2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Eddy and good luck with the colour prints...

Welcome Eddy and good luck with the colour prints

Mike
Forum: Introductions 16th October 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome Howard and well done for being able to...

Welcome Howard and well done for being able to move the darkroom. Not always an easy task when moving into a new house

Mike
Forum: Monochrome Film 11th October 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Coastman, while the grain size may be related to...

Coastman, while the grain size may be related to the development time in the sense that you appear to have doubled the correct development time, I suspect this may be marginal only

However Rodinal...
Forum: Manufactured brews 7th October 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Marty. Just as an aside in terms of cost...

Thanks Marty. Just as an aside in terms of cost it would appear that not only is HC very long lasting but one of the cheapest commercial developers on a cost per film basis

While Xtol 5L gives me...
Forum: Manufactured brews 7th October 2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks, Miha. I think a graduated small cylinder...

Thanks, Miha. I think a graduated small cylinder sounds like a good way

Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 7th October 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well, both Marty's and Bill's replies helps...

Well, both Marty's and Bill's replies helps settle the key questions which are that using concentrate and avoiding the double dilution of the Ilford method is OK and that llford HC has a very long...
Forum: Manufactured brews 7th October 2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I agree with all of your sentiments Terry and it...

I agree with all of your sentiments Terry and it was that part of you reply that I quote above that made me wonder as well. Is the MDC 1+31 the same as Ilford's 1+31 or is it 1 part concentrate plus...
Forum: Darkroom 6th October 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I told them the smell was from my sepia/selenium...

I told them the smell was from my sepia/selenium toning and so far so good :D

Mike
Forum: Manufactured brews 6th October 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Miha, is this the 1+31 based on the Ilford...

Miha, is this the 1+31 based on the Ilford recommendation that you use a stock solution that is made up by diluting the concentrate 1L +3L of water , then dividing the 4L into 1L containers and using...
Forum: Monochrome Film 5th October 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Good to know Vincent. My earliest negs are from...

Good to know Vincent. My earliest negs are from 2003 but are those done at a nightschool course so not quite the Ilford method

In my case that probably started in 2005/6 so maximum age of such...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th October 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Mike O'Pray
An assumption on my part but assuming that the...

An assumption on my part but assuming that the 5,10,20 sequence has been around since the late 70's /early 80s it would seem reasonable that by now enough users have done the wash this way to be...
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th October 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes I tend to add a couple of stages to the...

Yes I tend to add a couple of stages to the Ilford procedure. The first fill is only swilled round but vigorously for a few secs and then dumped. However I don't count this as the first step. This...
Forum: Manufactured brews 2nd October 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the link Nat. Interestingly the...

Thanks for the link Nat. Interestingly the economy dilution still only results in the kind of times I use for Xtol and HP5+ at 1+1 so there is no great time penalty for the economy dilution
...
Forum: Manufactured brews 2nd October 2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Leaving aside the question mark that may or may...

Leaving aside the question mark that may or may not hang over the "new" HC110 in terms of its longevity v "old" HC110 and how this alters its longevity v Ilfotec NC, what I am unsure about is...
Forum: Manufactured brews 1st October 2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I wonder if Tetenal will give dev times for at...

I wonder if Tetenal will give dev times for at least the main films in the market or at least indicate what it believes its tabs are closest to in terms of the other mainstream developers?

Or has...
Forum: Monochrome Film 28th September 2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John It must be Northerners and Scotsman who...

John It must be Northerners and Scotsman who watch prices.:D

Norm, it surprises me that the inexorable and adverse divergence between Kodak and Ilford prices has come as a shock.

I made a...
Forum: Introductions 26th September 2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome back Andrew. You've somehow managed to do...

Welcome back Andrew. You've somehow managed to do more in terms of exploring new analogue avenues that I have in the intervening period so well done

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 24th September 2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes but it still isn't clear from that newspaper...

Yes but it still isn't clear from that newspaper report and frankly is never likely to be clear from a newspaper report that this applies to enlarger bulbs as well.

Uwe has said that enlarger...
Forum: Darkroom 24th September 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By Mike O'Pray
As long as the person can safely lift the Nova on...

As long as the person can safely lift the Nova on a baseboard then you can do so. I'd be happy to slide a baseboard along but would not be confident of lift the Nova on a baseboard without...
Forum: Monochrome Film 21st September 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Terry and Nat for the info. Yes I thought...

Thanks Terry and Nat for the info. Yes I thought that with distilled or de-ionised water costing what it does in the U.K. that Brita might be cheaper but from these figures it is a no-brainer as they...
Forum: Monochrome Film 21st September 2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Now that is impressive, Nat. I was given a Brita...

Now that is impressive, Nat. I was given a Brita once many years ago, long before I did any film processing and it certainly changed the taste of tea, of which I drink loads, but frankly not for the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th September 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Svend, here's a zany thought. What might the...

Svend, here's a zany thought. What might the hardness of either Ontario or BC snow? If it is much lower than the mains water, what about shovelling it into a barrel or other suitable container and...
Forum: New products and offers 18th September 2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Collas. It all depends on price I suppose...

Thanks Collas. It all depends on price I suppose but at least Ilford is trying to seriously promote the darkroom with the fist two items

Frankly as things stand and nearly all the film converts...
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