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Forum: Sale or Wanted 19th May 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Martin Aislabie
Sold to a worthy home :) Martin

Sold to a worthy home :)

Martin
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th May 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By Martin Aislabie
A few years ago, I found some original FP4 (circa...

A few years ago, I found some original FP4 (circa 1988) and thought it had lost about 1 stop when I tried it - just out of curiosity.

More exposure is the safe way to go, so perhaps start by...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 18th May 2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Martin Aislabie
24 Sheets of old 5x4 Delta 100 [SOLD]

Hi guys

I have a box of 24 sheets of 5x4 Delta 100, I will give away for the cost of P&P plus the promise of a donation to what ever charity takes your fancy.

Some of the sheets of Delta are...
Forum: Photography in general 4th May 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I doubt there are any real advantages with...

I doubt there are any real advantages with alkaline fixer on RC.

Both fixing and washing times are sufficiently shot as to be none issues.

Question - what advantages were you looking for ?
...
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Terry - I think we all over-wash We know we...

Terry - I think we all over-wash

We know we all do - what we don't know is how short we can wash for before it is too little - so we settle for safe rather than sorry.

I'm sure if you or I were...
Forum: Photography in general 30th April 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Luton might not but Gatwick certainly will have...

Luton might not but Gatwick certainly will have CT scanners.

Have you thought about taking out a development tank and developing the films out there - you will reduce the films exposure to the...
Forum: Photography in general 26th April 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Martin Yes, I still would. Even if I...

Hi Martin

Yes, I still would.

Even if I could only look at my negatives on the lightbox - which is all I could do for a good many years due to back problems.

Just the sheer pleasure of...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 26th April 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Isn't that funny. I would get my Weston...

Isn't that funny.

I would get my Weston repaired at that price without a moments thought.

I have tried a Sekonic L398A and didn't like it that much.

As they say YMMV.

I find the dial on...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 25th April 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Weston Exposure Meter Repairs - UK

Hi guys

I met a fellow photographer over the weekend, who told me about the company he recently used to have his Weston 5 exposure meter repaired and said they were very good.
...
Forum: Photography in general 25th April 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By Martin Aislabie
No For years I effectively didn't have a...

No

For years I effectively didn't have a darkroom, so used a changing bag to load my darkslides and then load my development tanks.

I developed my negatives in the kitchen and dried them in a...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th April 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Old FP4 & PanF

Hi guys

I'm after a bit of advice, please.

I have a block of 10 x 120 FP4 together with a block of 10 x 120 PanF.

Both are dated to expire Oct 2017 but have been stored in my deep freeze at...
Forum: Photography in general 13th April 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Developing film at 1+3 at the correct capacity...

Developing film at 1+3 at the correct capacity for the film involves a certain amount of developer exhaustion, as the developer at that dilution is close to its limits of capacity.

With a larger...
Forum: Monochrome Film 8th April 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Martin Aislabie
This is very true - I have got better at mixing...

This is very true - I have got better at mixing the stuff up - but - I don't think that explains the whole of the improvement.

Martin
Forum: Photography in general 8th April 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,954
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Buying stuff on eBay from the USA or Japan is...

Buying stuff on eBay from the USA or Japan is very straight forward.

You buy it, they ship it and the courier then sends you a bill for the import duty before they will deliver it.

The import...
Forum: Monochrome Film 7th April 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Yes, it has been a lot easier for quite some time...

Yes, it has been a lot easier for quite some time now - but I cannot remember a distinct change point.

I couldn't decide if my memory is getting a bit dodgy or if it is a real thing.

Martin
Forum: Monochrome Film 4th April 2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Martin Aislabie
ID11 - has it got easier to mix ?

When I started off in photography about 40 years ago, mixing up ID11 used to be a pain.

It used to take ages to get first the contents of packet A to dissolve and then even longer for all of...
Forum: Photography in general 4th April 2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I liked his photographs and have one of his...

I liked his photographs and have one of his books.

I've been disappointed in the obituaries that I've read don't have more of his work in.

After all, a photographers real obituary is his work....
Forum: Photography in general 30th March 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By Martin Aislabie
They are completely different and worked with the...

They are completely different and worked with the original Multigrade paper.

All of these gel filters fade in any case - so they may not be the same colour as they were supposed to be.

Even if...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 30th March 2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I've never had much ability to read a negative. ...

I've never had much ability to read a negative.

The ones I've thought looked interesting rarely prove to be so and others that look rather dull can be full of tonality.

So, I've stopped...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 18th March 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Sorry to read that we are loosing your company...

Sorry to read that we are loosing your company Les.

Good luck with the drawing and painting.

Martin
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd March 2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Mike. No problem. When I was trying...

Hi Mike.

No problem.

When I was trying Delta 100 in ID11 at 1+1 I was getting very short development times in situations with very large subject brightness ratios - less than 4 minutes for 10...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd March 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Hi Svend. I doubt there is very much...

Hi Svend.

I doubt there is very much difference between 10 s every minute and 15 s every minute, in terms of development times.

Developing film at 1+2 will give a softer rendering than 1+1 -...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd March 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,479
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Yes, I'd like the old Agfa papers back again too....

Yes, I'd like the old Agfa papers back again too.

I used the last of my very old paper a few years ago and even though the base fog was very high, it still had a richness and tonality that the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 1st March 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By Martin Aislabie
I have done a series of Beyond The Zone System...

I have done a series of Beyond The Zone System (BTZS) film tests with Delta 100 and ID11.

My development times look nothing like the Ilford published ones.

I tried Delta 100 with ID11 at 1+1...
Forum: Darkroom 25th February 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,933
Posted By Martin Aislabie
Very true Tony, very true. Martin

Very true Tony, very true.

Martin
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