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Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By alexmuir
Thanks. This is a quick reply as Iím out and...

Thanks. This is a quick reply as Iím out and about. Perhaps use something purchased fresh to get you up and running. HC110 can last a long time, but it may depend on storage. Using fresh chemicals...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,075
Posted By alexmuir
In the first post you referred to HC110 Ďoriginal...

In the first post you referred to HC110 Ďoriginal formulaí. Is that developer you have recently purchased, or the original Kodak formula before the change, around 4-5 years ago? Iím just curious if...
Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,075
Posted By alexmuir
I have looked back at the original post, and the...

I have looked back at the original post, and the replies, and it occurs to me that I agitate spiral tanks continuously for the first minute, then intermittently for the remaining time. I started...
Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,075
Posted By alexmuir
There is one thing that occurs to me, although I...

There is one thing that occurs to me, although I may be way off the mark. HC110 original formula is pretty thick. It has to be thoroughly mixed to ensure an even solution. I know this from...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 10th May 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By alexmuir
I have only copied a colour transparency to B&W...

I have only copied a colour transparency to B&W film once, but the purpose, and process was a bit different from your set-up. I do seem to recall, however, that Ilford Ortho film was suggested. It is...
Forum: Darkroom 16th April 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By alexmuir
I have, or had the Paterson Major when I owned a...

I have, or had the Paterson Major when I owned a 4x5 enlarger. I didnít really like it, but to be fair I didnít persevere with it. I resorted to a thing called MagnaSite which is quite good.
Terry,...
Forum: Photography in general 14th April 2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks for sharing your experience of this...

Thanks for sharing your experience of this project, Gary. The result, from your photographs certainly looks to be worth the effort. I have also enjoyed the specialist terms associated with...
Forum: Photography in general 11th April 2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By alexmuir
Increased development should produce very dense...

Increased development should produce very dense highlights, but the shadows should look fairly normal. Over exposure will make the whole negative look dense. Depending on the range of tones in your...
Forum: Photography in general 11th April 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By alexmuir
I normally develop 35mm films in 500ml solution....

I normally develop 35mm films in 500ml solution. It shouldnít make any difference to the density.
Alex


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Forum: Cameras - Large Format 26th March 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By alexmuir
Nagaoka 4x5 field camera

Has anyone experience of using the Nagaoka wooden 4x5 field cameras? Iíve seen one Iím interested in. Thanks.
Alex


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Forum: Cameras - medium format 25th March 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By alexmuir
I looked at the 124G instructions. Thereís...

I looked at the 124G instructions. Thereís nothing about winding an unloaded camera. Two points worth noting, however, are donít use the self-timer when the flash sync is set to M, and wind the...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 25th March 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By alexmuir
I bought one recently. Iím a bit worried now! I...

I bought one recently. Iím a bit worried now! I have run a couple of films through it with no apparent issues, but I would suggest a look at the instructions might be in order. Iím going to try to do...
Forum: Darkroom 18th March 2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks. Mike. Iím glad you managed to fixit....

Thanks. Mike. Iím glad you managed to fixit. These loaders are very expensive now. I wouldnít like to be buying a new one. Itís interesting that a replacement crank is offered. Perhaps there have...
Forum: Darkroom 17th March 2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By alexmuir
I have film in my loader at the moment, so itís...

I have film in my loader at the moment, so itís difficult to properly examine the mechanism. I canít see any easy way of reaching the spring part in order to lubricate it. It might be possible to...
Forum: Darkroom 16th March 2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By alexmuir
Mike, I have the AP version which I use quite...

Mike, I have the AP version which I use quite often. The metal part you are referring to is part of the interlock mechanism which prevents the film loading chamber opening when it is in use. The...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 12th March 2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,417
Posted By alexmuir
If you use an empty spool from the same...

If you use an empty spool from the same manufacturer as the full one, you would expect it to work properly. Unloading in a bag is a good precaution. When loading, it is a good idea to load the film...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 12th March 2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,417
Posted By alexmuir
I am also wondering if the Kodak spool was for...

I am also wondering if the Kodak spool was for 620 film. If I am correct, you could load a 620 film in a camera designed for 120, but a 120 would not fit in a 620 designed camera. The flanges are...
Forum: Monochrome Film 6th March 2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By alexmuir
I have used the Delta films successfully with...

I have used the Delta films successfully with HC110. I normally use 1+49 for convenience.
Alex


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Forum: Print Exchanges 4th March 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,887
Posted By alexmuir
Thanks Uwe! Iím glad you like it. Alex ...

Thanks Uwe! Iím glad you like it.
Alex


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Forum: Print Exchanges 2nd March 2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,887
Posted By alexmuir
The package arrived safely today. Two superb...

The package arrived safely today. Two superb prints of Neist Point Lighthose.
The images are square format, beautifully printed and full of rich tones. Apart from the well chosen viewpoints and...
Forum: Photography in general 27th February 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By alexmuir
Your prints in the album look great, David. I do...

Your prints in the album look great, David. I do agree that the lighter toned examples are better on this paper, compared to those with dark shadow areas. Itís interesting that, if you have actually...
Forum: Darkroom 26th February 2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,933
Posted By alexmuir
Well, my Holdsworth frame was a Mistral, from...

Well, my Holdsworth frame was a Mistral, from 1949-1950, with plain Nervex lugs and Reynolds 531 tubing. I donít know who built it, but it was clearly handbuilt by someone with a degree of skill. My...
Forum: Darkroom 25th February 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,933
Posted By alexmuir
I enjoyed that, Mike. Iíve just sold a 1950...

I enjoyed that, Mike. Iíve just sold a 1950 Holdsworth frame, and a pair of wheels with large flange hubs. I used to have a Raleigh Reg Harris Competition model, and last summer I sold my 1965 Flying...
Forum: Print Exchanges 25th February 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,887
Posted By alexmuir
I have posted my print this morning. Apologies...

I have posted my print this morning. Apologies for taking so long.
Alex


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Forum: Photography in general 21st February 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By alexmuir
You should be fine mixing the litre and storing...

You should be fine mixing the litre and storing in two 500ml bottles, if you intend diluting for use. In that case, all you need to do is try to keep air in the bottle to a minimum during storage....
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