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Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Just checked on the Ilford Photo site and the...

Just checked on the Ilford Photo site and the difference there is just over 25%. Interestingly enough but no surprise for me is that while Process Supplies is cheaper for 8x10 in 100 sheet boxes than...
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Quite right.However I do wonder if even retailers...

Quite right.However I do wonder if even retailers are party to the "real information" that is held by the manufacturers

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 6th March 2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By Mike O'Pray
What John says. It may be the only way to get an...

What John says. It may be the only way to get an answer. Let's hope it is an answer that responds fully to your very good points

One of the problems might be that as a group and by that I mean all...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 6th March 2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,569
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It looks really neat, Barry Mike

It looks really neat, Barry

Mike
Forum: Darkroom 5th March 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Easily done, Nat, such things can happen when...

Easily done, Nat, such things can happen when delving into information on a screen.

For whatever reason but probably my psyche and the era I am from, I am just not geared up to reading a screen...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 3rd March 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the info, Terry. If any of the...

Thanks for the info, Terry. If any of the interested participants in those threads remain interested then Greg Davis' video looks almost ridiculously simple by comparison and what's more most of us...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 3rd March 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ferrotyping FB prints

This subject was raised quite recently but may have been part of another thread which covered ferrotyping as well but I cannot remember the thread nor who made the post on ferrotyoping

So in case...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd March 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Bad luck about this. I saw your thread about it...

Bad luck about this. I saw your thread about it on Photrio but the U.K. members who are anywhere near Luton are unfortunately few in number.. The best thing is if we have a few friends other than...
Forum: New products and offers 2nd March 2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes, little or none of this product is really...

Yes, little or none of this product is really meant for us on FADU or at least not most of us who are mostly well equipped "old sweats" who have most everything we need but frankly something has to...
Forum: Business Matters 2nd March 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Unfortunately the plain fact is that we seem to...

Unfortunately the plain fact is that we seem to be experiencing a lot of general problems within business transactions including refunds, deliveries etc

It may just be that a lot of the Covid...
Forum: New products and offers 1st March 2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Mike O'Pray
New Intrepid Enlarger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9JvY7P9GlA

I have just seen a video on this new enlarger. Apparently Intrepid are hoping to launch a kickstarter project on this very shortly

Clearly it is...
Forum: Business Matters 1st March 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Sorry, I had never even heard of him until I saw...

Sorry, I had never even heard of him until I saw this post so, no experience at all. From what I have since learned via Google he appears to have been in the business a long time

Mike

Mike
Forum: Alternate printing processes 28th February 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,569
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks. The 4 test fabrics turned out much as I...

Thanks. The 4 test fabrics turned out much as I might have expected. I suppose that any washing is bound to fade a cyanotype eventually. 10 washes sounds OK but for the life of a tee shirt isn't...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 27th February 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,569
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I chose Ian's original "Cyanotype Chemicals"...

I chose Ian's original "Cyanotype Chemicals" thread for my post as it seems more appropriate than the latter thread on Cyanotype , given my general question concerns cyanotype chemicals but this time...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 26th February 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Mike O'Pray
David this is going to sound close to unwarranted...

David this is going to sound close to unwarranted interference on my part but unless it can be packed superbly I'd be wary of using any courier service if it can at all be avoided

If you have no...
Forum: Photography in general 26th February 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes the only real solution to this is that "Kirk"...

Yes the only real solution to this is that "Kirk" ( NB my fellow Scots, nothing to do with religion :D) device that instantly transposes us to each other houses/ darkrooms while we examine actual...
Forum: Photography in general 26th February 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the post Terry. I had never heard of...

Thanks for the post Terry. I had never heard of this one and probably never would have without someone like you willing to give these lesser known developers a try

I need to be honest here and say...
Forum: Filters 25th February 2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The real benefit from a polariser is that it does...

The real benefit from a polariser is that it does not alter colours as does a colour filter but that assumes that retaining the colours as if there is no filter is important

It does "cost " a bit...
Forum: Colour film 25th February 2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome JTM to FADU. If it were me I'd certainly...

Welcome JTM to FADU. If it were me I'd certainly want to try and develop that old cache of film. All the b&w can be developed in current developers but the outcome will depend very much on how well...
Forum: Toning 24th February 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Richard. Mike

Thanks Richard.

Mike
Forum: Toning 24th February 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks. Just so I am clear that's 80ml of toner...

Thanks. Just so I am clear that's 80ml of toner plus 720ml of water. So in effect that 800ml rather than 1Litre in total and this makes warm sepia?

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 23rd February 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Well Bob the cameras I found there were certainly...

Well Bob the cameras I found there were certainly not cheap. I did come across some new Ilford paper Deluxe but for over 16 it was only 25 5x7 sheets so that's 64 for a box of 100. Now that really...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Right based on your experience Richard then it...

Right based on your experience Richard then it certainly looks as if it is a case of make up the 1L and use all of it at each toning and then pour it all back into the 1L for the next session. This...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Richard, so even if toning small prints...

Thanks Richard, so even if toning small prints say 5x7 or 6x4 which might not require anything like 1L in the trays designed for such small sizes you still use the whole 1L

What this means, I...
Forum: Toning 23rd February 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I had a look at Fotospeed's own instructions and...

I had a look at Fotospeed's own instructions and it kind of states to make up that amount, it's a pity that it doesn't warn against trying to make up smaller amounts instead of just pouring small...
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