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Forum: Sale or Wanted 25th September 2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By John King
Ffordes currently have a FM2n on sale at 259 so...

Ffordes currently have a FM2n on sale at 259 so that should give you an ide of how much you may get back for an FM2. If it is in good nick, think about 180
Forum: Sale or Wanted 25th September 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By John King
20% is the norm. There used to be cheaper...

20% is the norm. There used to be cheaper commission companies but not any more. If they sell it, you will not get the money straight away but about two weeks later, this to to allow for a...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th September 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,539
Posted By John King
Dev C41 in mono Chemicals

Yes I suppose you can but the developed film would have to be bleach fixed I would have thought and that is with a C41 kit, unless you can get a C41 bleach from somewhere. I don't think it is worth...
Forum: Monochrome Film 24th September 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,539
Posted By John King
Print from XP2 onto Multigrade 5

As per my last post, this is the print from XP2 onto MG5.
Forum: Monochrome Film 24th September 2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,539
Posted By John King
MG5 and XP2

I have just made 2 prints from an XP2 negative onto MG5 and this I think is probably the only XP2 negative that I have been able to print successfully onto B&W paper. I used to print it onto RA4 with...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 23rd September 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By John King
Ffordes still do commission sales - give them a...

Ffordes still do commission sales - give them a call. They will probably snap it up they do not have a lot of good quality Nikon manual camera bodies for sale at present. They may have one less...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 19th September 2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By John King
Cokin Filtersl

Coking filters come in 2 main sizes an 'A' series and a 'P' series the P series such as the normal colours are 8.2cm square with special filters such as soft focus, graduates are 8.2cm by about 9 cm....
Forum: Photography in general 12th September 2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By John King
A good alternative is to use the 'better' dyes...

A good alternative is to use the 'better' dyes used for Epson printers. Water soluble and with an estimated life of decades against fading. The colours incl the blacks are intense and highly...
Forum: Photography in general 11th September 2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By John King
Glass graduates

I am surprised that some people get out of bed in the morning in case they hurt themselves!

I have 2 x 100ml graduates and 2 x 50ml and to be hones they are not brittle. They are made from Pyrex...
Forum: Photography in general 11th September 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By John King
Les Mclean

that date 4 years ago could have been when he was after Nikon batteries - I could not be sure. We had a chat on the 'phone and as far as I recall he was still engrossed with photography and was about...
Forum: Photography in general 11th September 2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By John King
The Darkside - yes. Soime time ago, perhaps 5-6...

The Darkside - yes. Soime time ago, perhaps 5-6 years or so, he advertised for anyone with spare or not wanted Nikon EN-EL3e batteries and as it happened I had three and sold them to him so as far as...
Forum: Photography in general 11th September 2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By John King
Contamination

The main source of contamination applies when you are dealing with RA4, C41 and principally E6 colour chemicals. It is a long time since I have used E6 and in the last Tetenal E6 processing kit there...
Forum: Photography in general 10th September 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By John King
Contamination

Most of the normal developing chemicals can be neutralised by filling them with something like Milton at 50% solution and leaving it for around 24 hours and rinsing out.

Hard plastics like...
Forum: Cameras - small format 8th September 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 434
Posted By John King
Bespoke versions

I will second that, they made a spare part for a macro focussing table I own so I could mount a camera to move it back and forward to get the right view I wanted.
Forum: Cameras - small format 7th September 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 434
Posted By John King
24mm filters

If you get in touch with Peter Loy classic cameras he has a huge stock of old cameras/lenses and he may be able to help. http://www.peterloy.com/stock-list.php He is based in London.

Failing that...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 4th September 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By John King
Dry Mounting

You don't have to have a dry mounting press to use it. I employed a domestic non steam iron for years using fibre paper drymounting tissue and they never ever came unstuck. (Unlike some spray on...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 2nd September 2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By John King
Multigrade V

Yes I have found it grade for grade, a little harder and at the same time somewhere around half a stop faster.
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 30th August 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By John King
Colour Temp

Are we being to finicky about the colour temperature of the bulb in an enlarger. I have a screw fit LED bulb which I use in my darkroom to judge colour balance with RA4 prints and another identical...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 28th August 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By John King
perspective

Yes more or less except, only a few mm of movement on the lens will probably equate to several feet of movement of the camera.
Forum: Photography in general 23rd August 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By John King
Nit picking I know. but. So long as it is a...

Nit picking I know. but. So long as it is a genuine Nikon AIS lens. 3rd party AIS lenses didn't always have the 'Rabbits Ears' to enable it to work on the basic F2 which didn't use Ai lenses because...
Forum: Darkroom 18th August 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By John King
I have a Rodagon non apo 80/F4 and it will cover...

I have a Rodagon non apo 80/F4 and it will cover 6x7 without any problem. A 105 will do the same but will to some extent limit the degree of enlargement you can make.
Forum: Photography in general 18th August 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By John King
Out of focus

I 100% agree. It is mainly the techno geeks who would not know a good well composed picture if it jumped up and bit them on the backside, are the ones who go on about it endlessly. It is an optical...
Forum: Darkroom 17th August 2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By John King
Drying Fibre Prints

I seem to be someone who has never had some of the common complaints associated with B&W - don't ask me why, cos I don't know.

It is a while since I used fibre paper because of the cost factor,...
Forum: Cameras - small format 15th August 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By John King
Screw Removal

To be brutally frank is this of particular sentimental value? A professional technician will charge a lot more than the camera is worth just to remove a screw.
Forum: Cameras - small format 15th August 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By John King
What part of the far north. We are not in the...

What part of the far north. We are not in the dark ages you know. We manage to repair things up ere. The local blacksmith is pretty good!

Seriously, depending on the size of the screw it may be...
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