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Forum: Manufactured brews Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks, so Terry says that his local "Savers" has...

Thanks, so Terry says that his local "Savers" has it and may be even his local pound shop. We have a local savers which may or may not carry borax which I'd assume to be the substitute one and it is...
Forum: Manufactured brews Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Mike O'Pray
Svend, no or certainly not easily. I just read an...

Svend, no or certainly not easily. I just read an article on 20 Mule and it would seem that this may be the same borax needed in photo developers but it was a U.S.article which took great pleasure in...
Forum: Chemical formulae Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I agree, Tom. I have a funny feeling I may have...

I agree, Tom. I have a funny feeling I may have brought this up at the 2 Ilford tours I attended in 2006 and 2008 but if I got an answer that covers my point on Perceptol not being quite good for box...
Forum: Manufactured brews Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 52
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Svend I appreciate what you are saying and it is...

Svend I appreciate what you are saying and it is true that under the name Borax there are products mentioned - in your case in N America it is usually Twenty Mule Team Borax but is this the same...
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Dave, I'll have a look. I too have his...

Thanks Dave, I'll have a look. I too have his Zone VI Workshop book but I have always felt that there was an element of the salesman rather than the impartial scientist in Fred's outlook on matters...
Forum: Manufactured brews Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 52
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ian, if this were to be used today how might it...

Ian, if this were to be used today how might it compare with the likes of D23 or any of the similar modern developers such as D76 ?

Secondly where is Borax obtained now? I ask this because it is...
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Dave it seems to be something that is in theory a...

Dave it seems to be something that is in theory a fact i.e. enough intervals over a short or shortish final time for exposure and then taking, for arguments sake, 1sec x10 intervals as the equivalent...
Forum: Chemical formulae Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mike O'Pray
There seems to be a range of opinions on whether...

There seems to be a range of opinions on whether D23 can deliver full box speed with say ISO 400 films and it isn't clear to me if dilution helps although if it behaves likes Perceptol then it would...
Forum: Photography in general 6th December 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry, I have seen this mentioned before and in...

Terry, I have seen this mentioned before and in theory it sounds sensible to use the same method for both test strips and final print but in practice does the interval method say 3 strips of 4 secs ...
Forum: Photography in general 6th December 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry, is this the same video to which you refer...

Terry, is this the same video to which you refer in your other post on a video on test strips? Can you provide a link so I can have a look at it

Like John it sounds a bit flawed to me as well but...
Forum: Introductions 3rd December 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 109
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome to FADU, Allen In 45 years it is certain...

Welcome to FADU, Allen In 45 years it is certain that some of your ramblings about photography will certainly have relevance to our topics and posts so they are likely to come in handy for us

Mike
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 2nd December 2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,470
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Terry, these papers are certainly quite old. Min...

Terry, these papers are certainly quite old. Min age 32 and max age 41 years It will be interesting to hear how they are kept and the extent, if any, of age-fogging

Mike
Forum: Introductions 30th November 2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Hi Travis and welcome The F5 beast is getting to...

Hi Travis and welcome The F5 beast is getting to be a very rare camera in terms of those for sale in the U.K. these days

How do you do your RA4 i.e. Nova Processor, Jobo drums or just open...
Forum: Photography in general 28th November 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Mollli, my sympathies on those rises. We have...

Mollli, my sympathies on those rises. We have seen the intended Kodak increase in prices for Jan 2022 and they are eye-watering for me. OK this is film only but I just have feeling that our whole...
Forum: Photography in general 28th November 2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The Price of Fotospeed Paper

I think we have a very limited number of users of this paper here on FADU and with the arrival of Ilford MGV that number may now be nearly zero but I'd thought I'd just mention its current price...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 28th November 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Jonathan, the pic of your daughter certainly...

Jonathan, the pic of your daughter certainly looks to have the right contrast but it was taken in much shadier conditions than the outdoor Fun At The Fair and Rural Affairs shots which have great...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 27th November 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I had a quick look at your photos and I agree...

I had a quick look at your photos and I agree with Alan

In the Rural Affairs and Fun At The Fair were all the photos taken on HP5+? It's just that despite what some say, HP5+ seems to me to have...
Forum: New products and offers 27th November 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Michael. I could see no mention of how...

Thanks Michael. I could see no mention of how many films the prices referred to unlike with WEX's other films where there was such information

I have checked again and it would appear that I was...
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have just gone through WEX's full range of film...

I have just gone through WEX's full range of film and I have to mention some specific prices, namely Lomography both b&w and colour. Sorry but if I don't get this off my chest I may burst

The Lady...
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The great thing about Mathers a few years ago was...

The great thing about Mathers a few years ago was their range and prices on just expired or nearly expired film but in recent times such films have disappeared.

I'll have another look but on my...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 26th November 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes I enjoyed the Feinstein video recently, Rick....

Yes I enjoyed the Feinstein video recently, Rick. Like you Terry I wonder about all these wonderful "free" apps.

These days the only thing that isn't "free" is the lunch :D

Mike
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks John. A new one for me. Some good prices...

Thanks John. A new one for me. Some good prices there. The chemistry line as you say is particularly competitive.

The one area where I have yet to find anyone to beat AgPhotographic is in the 10...
Forum: New products and offers 26th November 2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John,it is easy for me to say now with hindsight...

John,it is easy for me to say now with hindsight but a pattern of these Ilford offers is emerging. On nearly every occasion of a forthcoming bank holiday Ilford offers its X% off and now its Black...
Forum: Photography in general 25th November 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the info Terry about your previous...

Thanks for the info Terry about your previous success with semi-stand and a sort of minimal semi-stand at that. Your method is pretty minimal

Yes, as you say, appreciable overexposure is one of...
Forum: New products and offers 25th November 2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ilford 15% off on film chemistry and paper until Midnight on Sun 28th Nov 2021

The Black Friday offer from Ilford. Effective from now till end date above

Mike
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