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Forum: Darkroom Today, 12:26 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 91,962
Posted By John King
Duka bulbs are no longer available and haven't...

Duka bulbs are no longer available and haven't been for some time. As I said I bought my spare about 15 years ago and it cost me around 100 then. The complete lamps were over 200!

You mentioned...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 91,962
Posted By John King
I have sometimes found it can be very difficult...

I have sometimes found it can be very difficult to assess the density of colour negatives due to the orange mask on the film base. What looks like a hopelessly under exposed negative can produce...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 91,962
Posted By John King
Duka50

I have found a DUKA or Kaiser safelight (Same model - different name) to be the gold standard for printing colour. They can still be found for around 50-70 but are getting fewer. If you find 2 and...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 91,962
Posted By John King
Taken a break

I have just taken a break from colour printing this afternoon and have made two quite reasonable A4 size colour RA4 prints from negatives that are at least 10 years old

One of a swan pruning...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By John King
Irrespective of the concentration they were...

Irrespective of the concentration they were using, Hydrogen Peroxide is hazardous and I would suggest not suitable for use in a darkroom.

The real answer is get the exposure/development right in...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By John King
What are they playing at?

I have just read on a Photrio post where someone has added a small quantity of Hydrogen Peroxide to RA4 developer apparently trying to increase contrast and are highly surprised when all they get is...
Forum: Darkroom 19th January 2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By John King
There is no LPL column or baseboard in the...

There is no LPL column or baseboard in the pictures. I know. because I have one myself, The LPL column is made from sections of extruded alluminium that will only fit the missing part of the LPL...
Forum: Darkroom 19th January 2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By John King
Agreed and the item shaped like a right angle...

Agreed and the item shaped like a right angle with ridges is the lamp-house cover. The LPL7700 head comes in two large sections. It looks as if the negative carrier which the top half is fixed to is...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 19th January 2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By John King
Plastic surgeon

If you decide to have cosmetic treatment by a plastic surgeon and are in his waiting room for the first consultation. Look around you> If he has brightly coloured photographs of work by Picasso, I...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 18th January 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By John King
Why do we take photographs

That is a very deep question. I could dismiss it by saying "Cos I do".

I sort of fell into it via my work aged 16 (I am now 77!) and follow up training where I was attached to the photographic...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 18th January 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By John King
Damage

Using a device to remove all the surface from a print or negatives is inviting trouble. I don't bother doing anything with B&W but for colour, especially Kodak paper it is essential to check test...
Forum: Colour film 17th January 2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,262
Posted By John King
Why should there be a sudden collaboration...

Why should there be a sudden collaboration between the two companies? They have been working in seperate directions for decades now and are rivals in what is a very tight market.

Fuji used to...
Forum: Colour film 16th January 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,262
Posted By John King
Fuji/Kodak

One thing I noticed was he omitted to mention was Fuji have a manufacturing plant in Europe either Holland or Belgium I'm not sure which. I is the same place where they make the RA4 paper

Call me...
Forum: Colour film 16th January 2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,262
Posted By John King
Colour Film

That is on You Tube so it must be right!

Sorry he states himself, it is his opinion so I will give a score of less than 1 for accuracy. Those 'silver caps' I suggest are merely reflections from...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 14th January 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By John King
Praise indeed! It actually took me a while to get...

Praise indeed! It actually took me a while to get used to it hence two wasted exposures and my ham fistedness. I quite like Foma 100 but the colour when pouring the developer away came as a jolt to...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 13th January 2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By John King
The SQa images

These are 4 of the 1st images from my SQA 1&2 are on FP4 3&4 are on Foma 100
Forum: Cameras - medium format 13th January 2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By John King
Minolta Autometer 3

I have had it for 3 or 4 years and not used it for a while. It came from Mr Cad in London and I didn't pay a lot for it. I think he was having an 'off day'! I think it cost me something like 70 for...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 13th January 2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By John King
In use

I have been a bit slow off the starting blocks to get to use the SQa. Not all my fault it, was the waiting for film to arrive in the post. Anyway I have used a FP3+ and a Foma 100. Apart from wasting...
Forum: Photography in general 11th January 2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By John King
Well the processing went well, although a tiny...

Well the processing went well, although a tiny bit too contrasty for my liking. The 1st film was bog standard FP4+, 12 out of 12 printable frames. The next film was a Fomopan100. I have never used it...
Forum: Photography in general 11th January 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By John King
At last I have found the time to get out and...

At last I have found the time to get out and about with the Bronnie. I used (Or more like wasted) 2 x 120 B&W films on a nice sunny day, (almost like spring). I will be winding up the processor for...
Forum: Darkroom 10th January 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 91,962
Posted By John King
Printing now

Well nothing at present but very shortly I will be working on a couple of previously un-printed 120 negs. They are quite old ones and were from a collection of negs from 1994 when I achieved my ARPS.
Forum: Top Tips 10th January 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,120
Posted By John King
Drysonal came as a 1 litre bottle and to use it...

Drysonal came as a 1 litre bottle and to use it the dev tank was emptied and dried out and the Drysonal poured in without any dilution. It was left for a short time and then the reel was taken out...
Forum: Top Tips 10th January 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,120
Posted By John King
Quick Drying

Some time ago (pre 2000) Tetenal used to market something called Drysonal. It was also claimed to have properties to be anti-static. I cannot remember it having any particular smell, but when I...
Forum: Darkroom 9th January 2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By John King
Firstcall have a very limited number of spares...

Firstcall have a very limited number of spares for LPL now. You possibly may be able to pick spares from with Second Hand Darkroom. I have a spare LPL 7700 head which fully works and has the...
Forum: Darkroom 8th January 2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By John King
Darkroom equipment

Actually it isn't. I print more colour than B&W but you do need some way of accurately controlling the developer temperature. There is also a specialise safelight that can be used. They are not made...
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