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Forum: Sale or Wanted Yesterday, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Lostlabours
For Sale: Jobo and Paterson reels, tanks

Jobo 35mm, 120/220, adjustable reels. These won't fit Paterson tanks. New/very lightly used. 10 each or 40 for all 5, plus postage.

2 Paterson 35mm single reel Super System 4 tanks, unused. 12...
Forum: Photography in general 13th August 2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,773
Posted By Lostlabours
Biggest mistake was buying two Graflex Speed...

Biggest mistake was buying two Graflex Speed Graphics from the US.listed as parts cameras but enough to rebuild one.

The only problem was in arrival one was a Pacemaker Speed Graphic missing its...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 11th August 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Lostlabours
It's probably a cine film editor, used for...

It's probably a cine film editor, used for splicing film.

It's more interesting that the images are positives rather than negatives.

Ian
Forum: Chemical formulae 2nd August 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Lostlabours
Be aware that some household Borax carries a...

Be aware that some household Borax carries a smaller label Borax substitute and has no photographic use.

It keeps for years, PureChem on ebay is a good source, Sodium Tetraborate decahydrate is...
Forum: Chemical formulae 26th July 2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Lostlabours
Borax comes in different forms Anhydrous,...

Borax comes in different forms Anhydrous, Dihydrate, and Pentahydrate. We use the Anhydrous form usually here in the UK.

Be aware that Borax in hardware stores now is often marked in smaller...
Forum: Chemical formulae 16th July 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Lostlabours
Easily a number of years as long as it's in a...

Easily a number of years as long as it's in a closed container. I have a few kilos.

Ian
Forum: Chemical formulae 14th July 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Lostlabours
I use a lot of HP5 with Pyrocat HD at box speed...

I use a lot of HP5 with Pyrocat HD at box speed unless the light is contrasty, 17mins 1+1 to 100 @ 20C inversion twice every minute except the first minute where I invert at 30 seconds as well.
...
Forum: Photography in general 11th July 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Lostlabours
I bought film etc from Roy's dad when he had...

I bought film etc from Roy's dad when he had Harringey Photograpghic Supplies with a young Martin Reed later at Goldfinger, and the founder of Silverprint working there.

There are newer companies...
Forum: Chemical formulae 4th July 2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Lostlabours
What are you preserving Phenidone from :D My...

What are you preserving Phenidone from :D

My 1961 Ilford Pjenidone is as good as fresh Phenidone. In 46 years of using Phenidone I've never had any go off.

Ian
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 17th June 2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Lostlabours
Marty, yes the camera sees the folds, and it...

Marty, yes the camera sees the folds, and it isn't an issue. However if I want no fold, creases, etc, I would buy Colorama paper background rolls. I used to use them a lot in the past, with a friend...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 17th June 2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Lostlabours
You need variety, currently I'm using cloth...

You need variety, currently I'm using cloth backgrounds, white, black, and light and dark blue. Don't make the mistake of buying cheap ones from eBay etc, they are thin and undersized>

For still...
Forum: Cameras - small format 3rd June 2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Lostlabours
A spool is on its way :D Sat in a PO box ') ...

A spool is on its way :D Sat in a PO box ')

Ian
Forum: Cameras - small format 3rd June 2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Lostlabours
Just checked, I have 3 spares. I think I bought 5...

Just checked, I have 3 spares. I think I bought 5 from Ukraine a few years ago, they are the later plastic versions.

PM your details, would be a nominal amount to cover what I paid and postage.
...
Forum: Monochrome Film 14th May 2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By Lostlabours
Fomapan 200 is a good film, but use at 100 EI and...

Fomapan 200 is a good film, but use at 100 EI and cut development to approx 75% compared to other films, this helps tame its contrast.

Ian
Forum: Monochrome Film 6th May 2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By Lostlabours
It's nearly 40 years since I last used ID-11, we...

It's nearly 40 years since I last used ID-11, we used it in deep tanks and never had any issues mixing it. There might sometimes be odd clumped Sodium Sulphite crystals when first mixed, but you...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd May 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Lostlabours
I used a lot of FP3 Mike, but had to move on...

I used a lot of FP3 Mike, but had to move on limited resources as a teenager, so only bought what I'd use :D

FP3 was a surprisingly good film, introduced first as plates in 1941, the major...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd May 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Lostlabours
Back in the late 1960s Ilford films had an expiry...

Back in the late 1960s Ilford films had an expiry date of around 5 years from the date of manufacture, so that film was probably made around 1966.

When I began processing my own at school around...
Forum: Cameras - small format 3rd May 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,227
Posted By Lostlabours
It was largely dependent on the lens design. The...

It was largely dependent on the lens design. The early Leitz Elmar lenses were recommended for enlargers.

A CZJ Tessar, or similar design, is another option, faster plasmat lenses were not...
Forum: Photography in general 29th April 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Lostlabours
RK Photographic has/had changed direction under...

RK Photographic has/had changed direction under new ownership, Roy's father was involved with Harringey Photographic Supplies, which is also where Martin Reed of Silverprint began his career, so he...
Forum: Photography in general 24th April 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,463
Posted By Lostlabours
Well, I had no darkroom while living abroad so...

Well, I had no darkroom while living abroad so processed my films in the bathroom, which has no window. Then printed on odd trips home.

So if I didn't have a darkroom I'd hire one.

Ian
Forum: Darkroom 20th April 2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Lostlabours
I posted in that thread Terry. The last time...

I posted in that thread Terry.

The last time I bought ELN 120v 300w lamps I paid 3 each but I bought 60 to get that discount, at that time they were 10-12 from photo dealers. Now they are...
Forum: Darkroom 20th April 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Lostlabours
The main issue is De Vere colour heads use 120...

The main issue is De Vere colour heads use 120 volt halogen lamps, a non-standard voltage in the UK/Europe. Then because of their 300 wattage and relatively short lifespan they aren't widely used for...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th April 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Lostlabours
They will be fine, no different to fresh films,...

They will be fine, no different to fresh films, no special treatment.

Expiry dates used to be 5 to 6 years, ISO 9002 requirements meant the dates were shortened to 2 to 3 tears, for stock control...
Forum: Darkroom 19th April 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Lostlabours
Alternative lamps for Ve Vere enlargers 504/507/5108

These enlargers use ELH 120v 300w lamps with an approx lifespan of 35 hours, these are expensive here in the UK. It is possible to use ENH 120v 250w lamps instead, they have an expected life span of...
Forum: Photography in general 4th April 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Lostlabours
C41 fixer is alkali, Fuji or Kodak, and it's easy...

C41 fixer is alkali, Fuji or Kodak, and it's easy to get as it's used in Mini labs.

Ian
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