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Forum: Colour film 31st July 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By JOReynolds
Cinestill 800T is stated to be processed in C41....

Cinestill 800T is stated to be processed in C41. Although motion picture stock, does it have remjet backing?
Forum: Monochrome Film 29th July 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By JOReynolds
When I was working on a project for Kodak Harrow...

When I was working on a project for Kodak Harrow (I never actually worked for Kodak) they specified 'successive dilution', which could be a cascade of wash tanks or immersion in a discard/refill...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 28th July 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 112
Posted By JOReynolds
If they are made of ABS (ask the manufacturer)...

If they are made of ABS (ask the manufacturer) the best adhesive is purpose-made ABS cement, sold in tins for plumbing fittings. It's probably also available in tubes. Don't use general-purpose glue....
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 28th July 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By JOReynolds
is this for Hasselblad?

is this for Hasselblad?
Forum: Cameras - small format 27th July 2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By JOReynolds
Fisheye lens for 35mm

Does anyone have experience of a fisheye lens that delivers a circular image? I almost bought a cheap fisheye that delivered a rectangular image. The cheap ones, with manual diaphragm and manual...
Forum: Monochrome Film 27th July 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By JOReynolds
I agree with basing your research on XTOL. I did...

I agree with basing your research on XTOL. I did a lot of research using it with the SmartLab project, which was one-shot 1+1 in a rotary processor, and the results were always excellent. Most of the...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 27th July 2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By JOReynolds
The spec also includes PET-G, which is rigid and...

The spec also includes PET-G, which is rigid and competes with polycarbonate for strength at room temperature. So it depends on which components are made of what.
Forum: Photography in general 26th July 2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By JOReynolds
Why not ask Odyssey Brighton. The fan in my...

Why not ask Odyssey Brighton. The fan in my Multigrade 500 head is axial, from Ziehl-EBM and is fairly noisy.
Forum: Photography in general 23rd July 2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By JOReynolds
Great expectations

I taught darkroom technique to two classes of sixth-formers a couple of years ago. Basically, poor understanding of the photographic process meant that the courses were underfunded. It was mostly...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 21st July 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By JOReynolds
Spotmeter memories

In the 1960s and 70s, when I was learning photography from respected professionals, I never encountered a recommendation for spot-metering, even on 8 x 10" Ektachrome. I do recollect a version of the...
Forum: Colour film 19th July 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By JOReynolds
I should have written 'enhanced blue sensitivity'...

I should have written 'enhanced blue sensitivity' - sorry
Forum: Colour film 19th July 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By JOReynolds
Tungsten film

'T' film has always been coated with enhanced red/orange sensitivity and is intended to be exposed under tungsten illumination, where increasing the light level means increasing the wattage generated...
Forum: Colour film 19th July 2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By JOReynolds
Question re remjet removal

I have no experience of ramjet removal, but reading on the subject I have the impression that it can be removed mechanically (with a sponge) at the end of the (one-shot) processing, before...
Forum: Darkroom 7th July 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,904
Posted By JOReynolds
tar removal

Colour developer residues ('tar') are soluble in citric acid, available from home-brew chemists. Both 5% w/v solution work well. It's non-toxic (lemon juice) and almost odourless. Be patient - it...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 6th July 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By JOReynolds
Sorry to have misled you, Ian, about the supply...

Sorry to have misled you, Ian, about the supply of Direct Positive paper. If you wanted to make contact or enlarged copies the FB paper can be made translucent with oil (which is messy) or I have...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 4th July 2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By JOReynolds
On reading about large-format pinhole...

On reading about large-format pinhole photography, the high cost of sheetfilm is a constant topic. FB paper, treated with something to make it translucent, is a popular alternative.
Direct-positive...
Forum: Darkroom 3rd July 2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By JOReynolds
I have been using red LED golfball 'party' lights...

I have been using red LED golfball 'party' lights in my darkroom since last autumn and they work very well. Some years ago I purchased an educational prism for experiments with my grandchildren. I...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 3rd July 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By JOReynolds
Yes, all 5x4" double dark slides are the same...

Yes, all 5x4" double dark slides are the same size, dimensions standardised in the US before 1914. Those intended for glass plates are thicker but the emulsion plane is in the same position, with...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 3rd July 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By JOReynolds
pinhole imaging

It's a long time since I played pinhole, but I remember that my one attempt was quite successful. I had access to 1/4 plate (3 1/4 x 4 1/4") Ilford N5 30 (about 2...5 ASA, I think) ordinary film...
Forum: Darkroom 2nd July 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By JOReynolds
Wash and Dry

I do exactly as Richard Gould. I don't have running water in my darkroom, so I put finished RC prints in a tray full of water (which may be a bit fix-contaminated) and wash them in a butler's sink at...
Forum: Colour film 2nd July 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 666
Posted By JOReynolds
Save your money! Use clean, filtered tapwater....

Save your money! Use clean, filtered tapwater. Glasgow's soft water is ideal.
- Put the top clip up, dry, wherever you propose to hang the film
- Attach a bottom clip, weighted if you have one, and...
Forum: Top Tips 28th June 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By JOReynolds
My Hobby-Horse

I am at risk of boring people with my consistent story, having written at length about drying and drying marks on film. My most detailed was post #74 of 30 September 2015. Search for 'froth'.
There...
Forum: Darkroom 25th June 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By JOReynolds
The problem with using projection lenses for...

The problem with using projection lenses for enlarging is that, as pointed out above, they do not necessarily provide a flat field - and there is no diaphragm, so you can't stop down to reduce...
Forum: Photography in general 25th June 2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By JOReynolds
... a proper camera shop ...

Here in St Albans we have Clarks Camera shop in Holywell Hill. Loads of used 35mm cameras and lenses of all ages, plus a selection of medium-format goodies. And often a brassbound wooden large-format...
Forum: Photography in general 19th June 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By JOReynolds
I looked up an Arcbody and Hasselblad Flex but...

I looked up an Arcbody and Hasselblad Flex but they are at similar prices, all over 1000 plus lens.
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