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Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By John King
Going back perhaps 40+ years we did not have...

Going back perhaps 40+ years we did not have 12"x16" sheets of paper, they were 12" x15". About the same time the sheets we have now as 12"x9.5" were actually sold as 12"x 10" just the same size as...
Forum: Photography in general 6th March 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By John King
The only people that can give a definitive answer...

The only people that can give a definitive answer is Ilford. I would give them a call.
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 4th March 2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By John King
A Eureka Moment

I think I have found the answer. Some were close to it but not from the same angle.

Yesterday I mixed up a 2 litre batch of stop bath for B&W in one of 2 plastic jugs I have for mixing. The one I...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 4th March 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By John King
Answers

Answers to both Terry and Richard,

Yes, always the same tray for developer marked with a permanent marker. The stop and fix trays, I am not so fussy about but they get thoroughly washed out after...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 4th March 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By John King
Not quite the same - unfortunately!

I do the same as yourself with 5 litre sizes of developer, decant into 1/2 litre bottles then further decant into 100cc bottles - enough for one session.

The problem has not returned after I...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 4th March 2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By John King
Here's a good one for you.

I started off this afternoon in the darkroom with the intention of making a number of prints. I was going to use up some of what little Ilford MG4 and Kentmere VC I had left.

I checked the normal...
Forum: New products and offers 2nd March 2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By John King
New 'Enlarger'

Bring on all the newcomers to darkroom work, they do not know what they are missing.

As far as I can tell, this 'enlarger' is one designed to be used with multigrade paper and as we all must know...
Forum: New products and offers 2nd March 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By John King
Inbuilt problems

Yes there is no doubt that new innovation may attract new darkroom workers to the sometime delights of making prints in a darkroom. This device could quite easily work the other way. I am sure we all...
Forum: New products and offers 2nd March 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By John King
Loveable monsters though!

Loveable monsters though!
Forum: New products and offers 2nd March 2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By John King
This will work very well with cameras where the...

This will work very well with cameras where the exposure is measured in small fractions of a second, but with enlargers the time is in large fractions of a minute therefore more chance of the effect...
Forum: Business Matters 1st March 2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By John King
Peter Walnes

This dealer has had a bit of a colourful career. If I recall correctly he has gone bust a couple of times and has had previous businesses in the south coast area around Bournemouth or somewhere...
Forum: New products and offers 1st March 2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By John King
New enlarger

In two words - not impressed. Hitching an enlarging head onto what looks like an adapted Benbo Tripod with the head stuck out on a limb I would say is a recipe for vibration.

Not for me I will...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 28th February 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By John King
NOVA Processor

I can vouch for the need to pack very well. I bought a 12x16 Trimate and it arrived by Royal Mail. The very good box was well packed with bubble wrap by the ton but a blow to one if the sides had...
Forum: Photography in general 28th February 2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By John King
The Imaging warehouse

who they also trade under the names of NOVA Darkroom and Premier Ink (They bought them out about a year ago), are a different case to the other two companies with quite a lot of staff. SHD and...
Forum: Filters 25th February 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By John King
The variation in sky colour is almost a...

The variation in sky colour is almost a certainty. Polarisers are best left for suppression of reflections off non metallic surfaces, water polished wood, plastics, shiny leaves etc.

I have to say...
Forum: Filters 25th February 2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By John King
Stacking filters

It will have some effect but may not be consistent. It all depends which way you are pointing the camera in relation to the sun. I am not a great lover of Polarising filters but I believe the most...
Forum: Photography in general 24th February 2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By John King
That link

There are two words that I would use - Cheap and tacky! Cheap in as much they items were junk and tacky because that is what they were. Even if they were priced in US Dollars!
Forum: Introductions 23rd February 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By John King
If the close up print of the water beads you...

If the close up print of the water beads you uploaded are a sample of your work you are doing well already.
Forum: Photography in general 23rd February 2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By John King
In and out of trading

Second Hand Darkrooms has not had a lot of luck recently, but has always come back. Not helped by his website failure a short while ago. I have been to his place a couple of times when his business...
Forum: Photography in general 20th February 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By John King
In that case where is the 3/8ths thread? that was...

In that case where is the 3/8ths thread? that was used on early Leicas and quit a fer other cameras. There is quite a significant difference in physical size.
Forum: Sale or Wanted 20th February 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By John King
I think hat was true but in the Praktika factory...

I think hat was true but in the Praktika factory in the old Eastern Zone. AP did an article about them and showed that actually been doe to a Praktika body
Forum: Introductions 20th February 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By John King
Buzz do you still use C41 colour? I do both and...

Buzz do you still use C41 colour? I do both and alternate which I print. The weather here is rubbish today, not cold, but wet so I think a day in the darkroom is looking more likely. I have plenty of...
Forum: Introductions 20th February 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By John King
When I started printing my own way back in the...

When I started printing my own way back in the 1960's 12x16 or 12 x 15 as it was then, was a small print for serious workers and 20x16 was more normal.

Too big for me (and expensive) I have never...
Forum: Photography in general 19th February 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By John King
If it is only as small as you say then it is not...

If it is only as small as you say then it is not standard. The width of threads on a Whitworth screw are quite deep so if the central part is only 1/8th, the 'meat' on the thread will add up to 1/4"...
Forum: Photography in general 19th February 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By John King
As far as I an aware tripod screws and the...

As far as I an aware tripod screws and the threads in cameras have always used 1/4" or 3/8" Whitworth threads. A 3/16th thread would be far too slender to withstand repeated use. If a camera needs a...
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