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Forum: Camera Accessories Manuals 24th January 2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By egrabczewski
SRB MONOVUE Contrast Viewing Filter

The MONOVUE Contrast Viewing Filter by SRB Film Service in Luton Bedfordshire is a round dark greyish-amber filter with an eyecup and stick that helps the photographer to see the shades of grey as...
Forum: Darkroom 19th January 2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By egrabczewski
Smile LPL 7451 Enlarger

I'm getting into super-miniature (8x11mm) processing as well as large format (4x5 inch). This is all new to me and so it's been a bit of a learning curve.

For the 4x5 inch then I bought an LPL...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 15th January 2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By egrabczewski
Thanks Michael. I'm chasing that up with the...

Thanks Michael. I'm chasing that up with the archivists.
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 14th January 2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By egrabczewski
Actinometer light meters

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF The WYNNE ACTINOMETER
================================

Between 1893 and 1938, George Frederick Wynne formed the Exposure Meter Company in Wrexham, UK to manufactured an early...
Forum: Camera Manuals 13th January 2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,681
Posted By egrabczewski
Link to Soviet Camera Manuals

A friend just sent me this link to early soviet camera manuals:

http://www.sovietcamera.su/manuals/photocameras/fed/fed.html
Forum: Darkroom 12th January 2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By egrabczewski
:slap: Sorry, it's the other way around. The...

:slap: Sorry, it's the other way around. The centre is one stop brighter than the edges.
Forum: Darkroom 12th January 2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By egrabczewski
The Minox II enlarger arrived from the USA to the...

The Minox II enlarger arrived from the USA to the UK a week ago. I've bought a transformer that converts from 230VAC to 115VAC since it's wired for USA voltages. The USA AC frequency is 60 Hz however...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 12th January 2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By egrabczewski
I've got the Multiplier Disc now. It's a thin...

I've got the Multiplier Disc now. It's a thin circular metal disc that's 40.16mm in diameter, with six holes that are each 4.76 mm in diameter and a 1.94mm lip around the edge of the Disc with three...
Forum: Photography in general 1st January 2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By egrabczewski
Serendipitous observation

An excellent paper by Douglas A. Kerr entitled "The Weston Master family of photographic exposure meters" made the same observations as mine regarding "U-A-(B)-C-O" only way back in 2014 - so I can't...
Forum: Photography in general 31st December 2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By egrabczewski
It's fascinating to note that before this Weston...

It's fascinating to note that before this Weston Master II (1945) manual was published, the manuals for the Weston Model 617 Type 2 meter (1934) and the Weston Model 650 (1935) don't mention colour...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 30th December 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By egrabczewski
Replacement Bulbs

The following 120VAC incandescent bulbs are suitable modern replacements for the Weston 877:

Bulb D (User Manual):
Ushio 1000062

Bulb T (User Manual):
Philips 248351

The colour temperature...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 29th December 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By egrabczewski
Terry - I'm intrigued by densitometers and...

Terry - I'm intrigued by densitometers and sensitometers too. The 877 manual gives quite a few ways in which it can be used.

I'm not convinced yet that I really *need* to use a densitometer...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 29th December 2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By egrabczewski
Weston Photographic Analyzer Model 877

There are a surprising number of Weston 877 densitometers still on the market. This model dates back to around 1950 but the spare parts - bulbs basically - can be replaced without too much hassle.
...
Forum: Photography in general 24th December 2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By egrabczewski
Smile Maybe I should have explained that the issue in...

Maybe I should have explained that the issue in this post is not how to use the U-A-C-O but on what words these letters are based. This post is only for the curious of mind. I've found in the past...
Forum: Photography in general 24th December 2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By egrabczewski
Weston U-A-C-O markings on meters

Recently, I was intrigued what those symbols mean on the old Weston light meters, U-A-C-O, so I did some research. I'd be interested to hear from others if they have any more information.

At...
Forum: Darkroom 13th December 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By egrabczewski
Thanks Nat. I l've already looked at that site...

Thanks Nat. I l've already looked at that site and others on Minox but even the most specialised sites don't take an interest in the fine details of the lens.

I'll post something when I have more...
Forum: Darkroom 13th December 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By egrabczewski
:slap: Thanks Ian. That worked! :)

:slap: Thanks Ian. That worked! :)
Forum: Darkroom 13th December 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By egrabczewski
Paterson Darkroom Safelight dome

Does anyone know how to open up the Paterson Darkroom Safelight (the dome shaped one) in order to replace the bulb?

Does it unscrew or does it have to be prised off? I don't want to break it as...
Forum: Darkroom 11th December 2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By egrabczewski
Minox Model II Enlarger

Regarding the Minox II enlarger for 8x11mm negatives, does anyone know what the diameter of the Minox 15mm, f/3.5 lens is and any information about the thread?

I'd like to see if I can machine a...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 22nd November 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By egrabczewski
X-Rite have replied to say they no longer supply...

X-Rite have replied to say they no longer supply parts (including lamps) for their 810 densitometers.
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 19th November 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By egrabczewski
Medlamp reply

Medlamp replied to my email but sadly they can't help.
No reply from X-Rite yet.
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 14th November 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By egrabczewski
I'll email Medlamps and ask. Yes, the...

I'll email Medlamps and ask.

Yes, the X-Rite cost me less than the lamps. It's working but I'm nervous about these lamps disappearing - hence my search for a reasonably priced spare. There's...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 14th November 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By egrabczewski
Well spotted Marty on finding it for $350 (which...

Well spotted Marty on finding it for $350 (which is 260 in my money)!

You've prompted me to give X-Rite a try. Let's see ...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 14th November 2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By egrabczewski
I don't think these densitometers are actually...

I don't think these densitometers are actually going to help me with my photography. I'm just trying them out to see what they do. It all depends on how deeply I get into the subject of the zone...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 13th November 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By egrabczewski
X-Rite 810 replacement bulb 820-52

One of the replacement bulbs for the X-Rite 810 has a part number 820-52 and is currently selling between 350 and 450 on eBay.

Does anyone know what type of bulb this is? Any information might...
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