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Forum: Photography in general 14th August 2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,482
Posted By John King
Protectan Spray

I know what Protectan is supposed to do and I tried it perhaps 20 years ago but it failed, or should I say it didn't work any differently from my usual way of working. I never used it again.

I...
Forum: Darkroom 8th August 2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By John King
Nova Processor

I have been processing colour for close on 30 years and when developing a piece of paper in my 12x16 Nova if it is full size, i.e. 12 x16 I have no option but to process it in the 'landscape'. format...
Forum: Darkroom 7th August 2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By John King
Is it fibre based or resin coated? if it is the...

Is it fibre based or resin coated? if it is the first I would suggest uneven drying but apart from that I have no idea. Best speaking to Ilford I think.
Forum: News and Announcements 4th August 2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By John King
Unfortunately only by his scammer name. I am not...

Unfortunately only by his scammer name. I am not technologically minded enough but there will be a way around it to find out. I googled the name as you did , but then used another browser and came up...
Forum: Photography in general 4th August 2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By John King
My thoughts would be; irrespective if they were...

My thoughts would be; irrespective if they were good neighbours or not, they opened a parcel not addressed to them and then opened the inner box causing the contents to be useless.

Someone...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 3rd August 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By John King
EC Film Backs

These film back are getting rather rare now so unless you really feel competent to strip one down I think I would trust any repair to a repair shop.
Apart from being rare, spares will not be...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 2nd August 2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By John King
Over counting

That sounds as if there is a problem with the wind on. Because it happens with both backs, to me that suggests the problem may be in the camera rather than the backs. These cameras are anything up to...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 2nd August 2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By John King
EC over counting

I have just had a look at the Butkus camera manual site and it shows the EC with a back fitted. On the same side as the winding crank is a small know near the top of the back marked 12 or 24 with a...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 2nd August 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By John King
Bronica EC

I used to own a EC-TL about 20years ago which is pretty much the same as yours and I cannot remember there being a problem like yours.

Mine used to do the same then as my SQa does today. It is...
Forum: News and Announcements 30th July 2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By John King
It seems he does use the same name and because...

It seems he does use the same name and because Photrio' home is not in Europe and these people are not very bright and may try here I thought it better to let everyone know. Apparently he is very...
Forum: News and Announcements 30th July 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By John King
Warning - named scammer

On the Photrio Photographic Forum a person with a user name of pyreclick has been named after scamming another member out of cash by buying an item of equipment but not paying for it.

I have...
Forum: Darkroom 25th July 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By John King
water pump

I use a CPE2 processor. No I have not tried it simply because I don't think it necessary. The heating elements are directly in the area of the beakers with chemicals to warm and the storage bottles...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th July 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By John King
Developer dilution

Ah! The difference between 'optimum' and what you can 'get away with.' Ilford give times for stock solution and 1-1 and 1-3 development time but warn the 1-3 dilution can lead to tonal compression....
Forum: Monochrome Film 24th July 2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By John King
Sorry folks I cannot see where or what the...

Sorry folks I cannot see where or what the problem is. The quantity should be dictated by the size of the tank and the dilution of the developer stock solution. A weaker solution means you will have...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 23rd July 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By John King
It is starting to look like operator error.:o...

It is starting to look like operator error.:o Dooooh! Possibly incorrectly loaded film onto the insert.
I put another film though today and finished up with 12 perfectly spaced and exposed...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 21st July 2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By John King
I don't think it is the back, although sold as...

I don't think it is the back, although sold as S/H, it was boxed, and in a sealed bag with the silica gel inside with all the instructions. To all intents and purposes it was new and was unmarked. I...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 21st July 2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By John King
Incorrect film wind on and spacing between frames

I have just bought a spare back for my Bronica so that I could use colour neg film at the same time as the other back has mono film loaded. I went out yesterday with a new roll of Kodak Gold 120...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 20th July 2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By John King
Removing a locking ring

I would not attempt to remove the ring with what you have got, there is too much of a risk if it slipping and causing damage and as sure as God made little apples it will be to the lens surface. You...
Forum: Photography in general 12th July 2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By John King
Yes you can get away with it IF it was a MG paper...

Yes you can get away with it IF it was a MG paper but there is no suggestion that it is. The OP mentions changing filters to try to increase the contrast but it does not appear to have worked. Non MG...
Forum: Photography in general 10th July 2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By John King
I have found that if a negative has a slight...

I have found that if a negative has a slight convex surface uppermost it will try to 'pop' away from the curve to make it concave. The 35mm glassless negative carrier on my LPL7700 does not seem to...
Forum: News and Announcements 10th July 2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By John King
R K Photographic

Out of interests sake I have tried their phone number a few times in the last month. Once I got though to them then the line cut and I have been unable to contact them since. I had them as a shortcut...
Forum: Photography in general 9th July 2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By John King
Agfa Resin Coated.

Is this a variable contrast paper or a graded paper? You only call it 'RC' paper. but not not RC Variable Contrast. If it is the former, using contrast MG filters will have absolutely no effect at...
Forum: Photography in general 5th July 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By John King
It may not be a simple answer such as you have...

It may not be a simple answer such as you have suggested - a loose wire. The eyes play tricks on you (quite normal) but looking at a test strip and a full sized print the eye adjusts for the greys (I...
Forum: Photography in general 30th June 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By John King
The A4 print means I can enlarge more or less the...

The A4 print means I can enlarge more or less the full negative then decide if I want to or need to print bigger or crop the original. 12x16 is close 2nd though
Forum: Photography in general 30th June 2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By John King
A real piece of usable history. When I...

A real piece of usable history.

When I submitted my panel for my ARPS in 1993 most of the images were taken on a Pentax Spotmatic, the grandson of the SV. The meter wasn't very accurate in real...
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