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Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By B&W Neil
One problem you can run into with HC110 dilutions...

One problem you can run into with HC110 dilutions (above 1:31) is have too much developer - especially at the higher dilution ratios. So bear in mind a mimimum 6ml of stock per film to get the best...
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 587
Posted By B&W Neil
The thing to remember with HC 110 dilutions is to...

The thing to remember with HC 110 dilutions is to always allow 6ml of concentrate per film. If you exceed this problems usually happen. I have kept to this rule for over 30 years now with many film /...
Forum: Darkroom 17th May 2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 587
Posted By B&W Neil
Have you tried a few drops of wetting agent in...

Have you tried a few drops of wetting agent in the final wash ? If not try this and use nothing else on the film - just hang up to dry.

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By B&W Neil
Terry, It seems only a hand search can do...

Terry,

It seems only a hand search can do this. But from what I've heard there is chance they my not always do this. So you could travel and be lucky or simply told it has to go through the...
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By B&W Neil
Highly likely Mike parcels get Xrayed. Probably...

Highly likely Mike parcels get Xrayed. Probably with a higher rated X machine as well.

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 1st May 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By B&W Neil
Martin, If you take out unexposed film with...

Martin,

If you take out unexposed film with you it will get fogged - making subsequent exposure useless. If you could buy the film at yoiur destination it may get fogged comming back. The hand...
Forum: Photography in general 28th April 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,019
Posted By B&W Neil
Most definitely NO ! The image, to me, is...

Most definitely NO !

The image, to me, is the most important thing however it was created...

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 28th April 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By B&W Neil
Agreed 100% But having said that, and like...

Agreed 100%

But having said that, and like may others here who have been using Foma film for many years, these days Foma films / products have very good QC.

Processing 5x4 film is always...
Forum: Darkroom 28th April 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By B&W Neil
Colin, I have used the 100 mainly for...

Colin,

I have used the 100 mainly for alternative work where there can be, with me, a lot of wasted film to ge the density right for the process involved. But when I get the exposure / dev right...
Forum: Darkroom 28th April 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By B&W Neil
Terry, Any tip that is free to try I always...

Terry,

Any tip that is free to try I always give a go!

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 28th April 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By B&W Neil
I was given a tip by an old pro darkroom guy a...

I was given a tip by an old pro darkroom guy a long time ago and that was to store all measuring beakers etc upside down. So often they are left the right way up and dust can settle inside. Then we...
Forum: Darkroom 28th April 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By B&W Neil
Collin, It is looking like a 'one off' to me...

Collin,

It is looking like a 'one off' to me and you will probaly won't get it again. Some great results can be obtained with this film, hopefully Foma will have a look and advise.

Maybe...
Forum: Darkroom 27th April 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By B&W Neil
Colin, It could well be tech issue but would...

Colin,

It could well be tech issue but would Foma admit to this? Interestly my Foma 5x4s have all been problem free with tray dev, which I only do now. The problem I had with the occasional...
Forum: Darkroom 27th April 2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By B&W Neil
I have had a stain similar to the one you have...

I have had a stain similar to the one you have shown on the back of a sheet of film. I assumed insufficiant washing caused by sticking - the blobs cured the problem.

Neil.
Forum: Darkroom 27th April 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By B&W Neil
Do you develop your film emulsion side up or...

Do you develop your film emulsion side up or emulsion side down in the tray ? If emulsion side down the film could have, in some way, had contact with the tray's base and received less developer /...
Forum: Darkroom 20th April 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By B&W Neil
Ian, I have used these lamps with my Devere...

Ian,

I have used these lamps with my Devere 504 and 203 (with Ilf MG Heads) and found the slight fall-off in light not to be a problem. In fact, for me, the MG heads can be a tad too bright with...
Forum: Monochrome Film 8th April 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By B&W Neil
I've not used it for a good while and I doubt if...

I've not used it for a good while and I doubt if I will use it again so I'll go with the flow on this one. But TBH I never found it that hard to mix - just warmed things up a tad.

Neil.
Forum: Monochrome Film 8th April 2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By B&W Neil
OTOH - it could be folks have just got better at...

OTOH - it could be folks have just got better at mixing it, through experience :rolleyes:

Neil.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 25th March 2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By B&W Neil
I used to own one many years ago and cannot...

I used to own one many years ago and cannot remember having to take any special precautions with winding or using the wind on. Very nice TLR they are too and you should make some stunning images with...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 25th March 2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By B&W Neil
If you want to go ulta light-weight with 5x4...

If you want to go ulta light-weight with 5x4 consider a 5x4 pinhole camera. Not too expensive new and the 5x4 pinhole image can be quite special. I use a 5x4 ONDU pinhole camera from time to time and...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 24th March 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By B&W Neil
Have a look at the Intrepid cameras - very light...

Have a look at the Intrepid cameras - very light and affordable new. I have one and are very pleased with it (for the money). . Not so pretty as some of the more expensives but very good value and...
Forum: Help! 18th March 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By B&W Neil
Your reply should be in your 'Sent Messages'...

Your reply should be in your 'Sent Messages' folder (Private messages) . As found in the drop down menue.

Neil.
Forum: Photography in general 9th March 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By B&W Neil
I definitely found that simple subjects work...

I definitely found that simple subjects work better on ART300. The last image I made on it that ended up as a a keeper was a single Silver Birch with an attractive peeling bark. I haven't made...
Forum: Photography in general 8th March 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By B&W Neil
Here are Ilford's recs for Fixing / Washing ART...

Here are Ilford's recs for Fixing / Washing ART 300.

Note short fix and wash times / methods.

I wasn't getting the best from ART 300 until I changed to Ilford's recommendations - made a big...
Forum: Photography in general 8th March 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By B&W Neil
David, I found with Art 300 it best to stick...

David,

I found with Art 300 it best to stick to Ilford's recommended washing times / routine to get the best out of it. Best not to put it in the print washer and forget about it for a while,...
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