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Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 3rd August 2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By MartyNL
Terry, it's perhaps hard to say without knowing...

Terry, it's perhaps hard to say without knowing the original scene, although where I consider maximum black with a negative print, the same could be said of maximum white with a positive print.
The...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 1st August 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By MartyNL
Which iso/asa did you rate the paper at?

Which iso/asa did you rate the paper at?
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 1st August 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By MartyNL
Yes it needs longer exposure. Black is under...

Yes it needs longer exposure. Black is under exposed unlike regular b&w photo paper and too white is over exposure. Keep plugging away!
Forum: Cameras - medium format 29th July 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By MartyNL
Keep going in the - minus direction, Paul.

Keep going in the - minus direction, Paul.
Forum: Monochrome Film 29th July 2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By MartyNL
I first place prints in a holding tray filled...

I first place prints in a holding tray filled with plain water that is changed routinely (so no HCA). Prints are then transferred to a closed-loop type system in the bath, where I use a small pump to...
Forum: Photography in general 28th July 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By MartyNL
I've certainly read somewhere that the smaller...

I've certainly read somewhere that the smaller the film format the better the lens optics must be.

It seemed to make sense, so perhaps what you see is real and not just a matter of perception.
Forum: Darkroom 27th July 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 50,236
Posted By MartyNL
Sorry Alex, they're all 4x5". I was trying to...

Sorry Alex, they're all 4x5". I was trying to avoid hot-spots:slap:

Fortunately, I know my way around a large format camera and an enlarger better than I do my mobile phone!:D
Forum: Darkroom 27th July 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 50,236
Posted By MartyNL
Here's one from this morning's session.

Here's one from this morning's session.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 26th July 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By MartyNL
I came across this one the other day... the Fold...

I came across this one the other day... the Fold Camera
https://www.foldcamera.com/about-me-2
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th July 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By MartyNL
Talking of CI, are you planning on incorporating...

Talking of CI, are you planning on incorporating data for both diffuser enlargers and condenser enlargers?
Not to mention the ever growing 'other way' of printing?:D

And just out of curiosity,...
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th July 2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By MartyNL
Firstly, I think it's admirable what you're...

Firstly, I think it's admirable what you're attempting to do and secondly, I'm not am expert. However, I have used Kodak Xtol and Tmax film developers for decades with primarily Kodak Tmax and Ilford...
Forum: Darkroom 25th July 2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 50,236
Posted By MartyNL
Many thanks, guys. I'll let you know how it goes.

Many thanks, guys. I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: Print Exchanges 24th July 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By MartyNL
I'm in, please, Mike.

I'm in, please, Mike.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 23rd July 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By MartyNL
My thinking is that faster films will be...

My thinking is that faster films will be over-exposed and so you'll need to go to the minus side of the compensation dial.

And likewise slower films will be under-exposed so you'll need to...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 23rd July 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By MartyNL
Hi Paul, this is my take on your exposure...

Hi Paul, this is my take on your exposure compensation settings. Hopefully someone can either confirm or correct my thinking if I'm wrong.

-2 = 400
-1 2/3 = 320
-1 1/3 = 250
-1 = 200
-2/3 =...
Forum: Darkroom 23rd July 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 50,236
Posted By MartyNL
Prints for an Exhibition in October

I've been invited to take part in an exhibition in our local art gallery in October.
I'll be one of the guest photographers and I'm getting some prints ready for a wall space of about 12 metres.
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 21st July 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By MartyNL
I must say, I've REALLY enjoyed using my Gossen...

I must say, I've REALLY enjoyed using my Gossen Profisix with spot meter attachment these last few days. I'd never used it in the heat of battle and I admit it's colossal but it's been a dream to...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 21st July 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By MartyNL
I've also had bouts of sciatica (down the left)...

I've also had bouts of sciatica (down the left) and meralgia (down the right), these were words I'd only heard of as a child and never knew what they meant until later in life. So my sympathies to...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 10th July 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By MartyNL
You could be doing him a favour by taking it off...

You could be doing him a favour by taking it off his hands for a friendly price. It happens more frequently these days that camera owners would like to see their beloved equipment go to a good home
...
Forum: Introductions 10th July 2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By MartyNL
Welcome to the forum, Peter. Good luck with the...

Welcome to the forum, Peter.
Good luck with the application, planning and approval and setting up of your darkroom! :)
Forum: Darkroom 1st July 2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By MartyNL
Naturally it's best if you can devise a system...

Naturally it's best if you can devise a system whereby prints can be washed while you're working.
In my case, after using a holding tray in the darkroom, I put water in the bath and use a small...
Forum: Darkroom 30th June 2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By MartyNL
For both the top and bottom glass, I find a...

For both the top and bottom glass, I find a gentle clean in a tiny amount of fairy liquid and plenty of water. .
The glass comes out really sleek and it's especially helpful if I'm having issues...
Forum: Darkroom 30th June 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,904
Posted By MartyNL
You tilt the unit so that the water runs out of...

You tilt the unit so that the water runs out of the holes in the side. Normally there are black rubber stoppers covering these holes. Naturally this is done when the unit is empty of chemicals.
Forum: Darkroom 27th June 2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By MartyNL
I think it's this one about personal E.I. ...

I think it's this one about personal E.I.

http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=59407&postcount=25
Forum: Darkroom 27th June 2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By MartyNL
There's a lot in your post, Pete! To find...

There's a lot in your post, Pete!

To find the dmax of the paper I would just use an unexposed piece of film = film base+fog.

For the print processing time, it will depend on RC or FB paper. In...
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