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Forum: Cameras - small format 12th December 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Agreed Mike. It would be interesting to know the...

Agreed Mike. It would be interesting to know the age group in which roll film use has expanded. No doubt Nikon have done surveys to find this out. As a guess I hardly think it is amongst sub 50 age...
Forum: Top Tips 11th December 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By RickEmmanuel
In past years, for me, washing the negative roll...

In past years, for me, washing the negative roll was problematic. The shiny side would often become streaky from the salt residue in my local water supply. So, I resorted to boiling a large pan of...
Forum: Cameras - small format 11th December 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By RickEmmanuel
That's very interesting John - and a reasonable...

That's very interesting John - and a reasonable price too for a state of the art 35mm.
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th December 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Very true Michael!

Very true Michael!
Forum: Cameras - small format 10th December 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Nikon F6 no more.

Sad but inevitable. I hope this isn't old news but I read on one of those Google notifications the other day that Nikon have decided to discontinue production of their last 35mm roll-film camera, the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th November 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 642
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Unless Kodak is made in the UK surely the...

Unless Kodak is made in the UK surely the devaluation of the British pound against the dollar is an important consideration. Since March 2016 to March 2020 £1 has bought 23% less value of US goods....
Forum: Monochrome Film 20th November 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Excellent choice Mike.. And I was somewhat...

Excellent choice Mike.. And I was somewhat relieved by his results as only last week I'd restocked HP5+ in both 35mm and 120 size.
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th November 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By RickEmmanuel
400 iso B/W film shoot out. 2017. TMax, Tri X, HP5, Foma

Got a spare hour during lockdown! What better way to confirm/smash-to-pieces one's prejudices than a good, old fashioned American shoot-out. Bound to stir controversy; even grouchiness. Forgive me if...
Forum: Photography in general 17th November 2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Following what Richard has said about WW2 bunkers...

Following what Richard has said about WW2 bunkers on the island where he lives and the history associated with them brings to mind a visit to the Channel port of Le Treport ( or thereabouts) I made...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 12th November 2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Harold Feinstein, same league as H C-B, Elliot Erwitt. Harold who?

Where have I been for 50 years not to have heard of this mid-to-late 20thC New York photographer who died in 2015. Still, no one else has. My wife called me to watch a Sky Arts documentary on the...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 10th November 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,193
Posted By RickEmmanuel
A few weeks ago I was reminded of Erwitt and in...

A few weeks ago I was reminded of Erwitt and in preparation for a 'lockdown' I borrowed monographs from the library on him and the following: Walker Evans, Cartier-Bresson, Lewis Hine, Robert...
Forum: New products and offers 6th November 2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By RickEmmanuel
One day I'll buy some of Photographers...

One day I'll buy some of Photographers Formulary's print developer F130 also known as Ansco 130. Wonder if anyone has used it on here. Or, does anyone know if Ilford add glycin to any of their...
Forum: Darkroom 4th November 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Thank you gentlemen for your observations of the...

Thank you gentlemen for your observations of the market place. Thank you Ian for your offer. I have indeed obtained a kilo of S sulphite from eBay at £14. And Iím glad to hear that Bellini chems meet...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd November 2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Chemical suppliers, Silverprint or First Call

Looking at First Call chemicals against Silverprint chems. First Call advertise a lot cheaper than Silverprint chems. Are they the same unadulterated materials? Price eg. Metol 100g £42 sp to fc...
Forum: Photography in general 27th October 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By RickEmmanuel
That kind of prompt service reminds of the same...

That kind of prompt service reminds of the same experience I had with another German firm - Buscher. They make/made print driers. The heat element in mine had expired. I contacted what I thought to...
Forum: Books 25th October 2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Cracking immediacy in the boy with a hawk picture!

Cracking immediacy in the boy with a hawk picture!
Forum: Photography in general 25th October 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Interesting and resourceful replies from seasoned...

Interesting and resourceful replies from seasoned FADU members. Practice in the field to gain the necessary skills of looking and taking are more important than top of the range cameras and lenses....
Forum: Photography in general 24th October 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Leica Historical Soc videos Youtube

In between 2 hour sessions in the darkroom on a dark day like it is now, I often take a break and watch videos from various sources. Sort of mind therapy. This one is right up my street because I...
Forum: Photography in general 18th October 2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Sad to hear of Killip's passing. He had a...

Sad to hear of Killip's passing. He had a remarkable eye in depicting ordinary folk. On reading his Guardian obit, a non-descript art critic elucidated that Killip's picture of a Boy on a Wall,...
Forum: Introductions 4th October 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Cheers Frank! :)

Cheers Frank! :)
Forum: Photography in general 4th October 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By RickEmmanuel
I walked past a few days ago. The doorman said...

I walked past a few days ago. The doorman said "You have to book a time slot, prior to rolling up". Can't just walk in off the street -- or dock in this case.
Forum: Introductions 4th October 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Well thank you kindly gentlemen - Ian, Mitch,...

Well thank you kindly gentlemen - Ian, Mitch, Bill, Martin, Richard, Mike, Marty -- I've found a source of knowledge and sympathy from you all. I've had some technical help already from Richard re...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 3rd October 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Thank you Bill for responding so quickly and...

Thank you Bill for responding so quickly and linking-in Richard. I am most grateful to Richard for sharing his data, his insights and his advice on filter renewal! I'm in the process of printing...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 2nd October 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Analyser Pro Calibration with Ilford MG FB Classic / Kodak filters

Hi, -- Analyser Pro, Ilford MG FB Classic paper, Kodak enlarger filtration --- Forgive me if this has been documented before but I'd be grateful if any user can share their paper grade calibration...
Forum: Introductions 2nd October 2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By RickEmmanuel
Rick. Newbie from Lancs

Hi Everyone, I've just registered membership. I've been doing black & white film photography, more off than on, since early last century - well the second half! I'm not a one hobby sort of guy; I...
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