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Forum: Monochrome Film 14th May 2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By Lostlabours
Fomapan 200 is a good film, but use at 100 EI and...

Fomapan 200 is a good film, but use at 100 EI and cut development to approx 75% compared to other films, this helps tame its contrast.

Ian
Forum: Monochrome Film 6th May 2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Lostlabours
It's nearly 40 years since I last used ID-11, we...

It's nearly 40 years since I last used ID-11, we used it in deep tanks and never had any issues mixing it. There might sometimes be odd clumped Sodium Sulphite crystals when first mixed, but you...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd May 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Lostlabours
I used a lot of FP3 Mike, but had to move on...

I used a lot of FP3 Mike, but had to move on limited resources as a teenager, so only bought what I'd use :D

FP3 was a surprisingly good film, introduced first as plates in 1941, the major...
Forum: Monochrome Film 3rd May 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Lostlabours
Back in the late 1960s Ilford films had an expiry...

Back in the late 1960s Ilford films had an expiry date of around 5 years from the date of manufacture, so that film was probably made around 1966.

When I began processing my own at school around...
Forum: Cameras - small format 3rd May 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,833
Posted By Lostlabours
It was largely dependent on the lens design. The...

It was largely dependent on the lens design. The early Leitz Elmar lenses were recommended for enlargers.

A CZJ Tessar, or similar design, is another option, faster plasmat lenses were not...
Forum: Photography in general 29th April 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Lostlabours
RK Photographic has/had changed direction under...

RK Photographic has/had changed direction under new ownership, Roy's father was involved with Harringey Photographic Supplies, which is also where Martin Reed of Silverprint began his career, so he...
Forum: Photography in general 24th April 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,019
Posted By Lostlabours
Well, I had no darkroom while living abroad so...

Well, I had no darkroom while living abroad so processed my films in the bathroom, which has no window. Then printed on odd trips home.

So if I didn't have a darkroom I'd hire one.

Ian
Forum: Darkroom 20th April 2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Lostlabours
I posted in that thread Terry. The last time...

I posted in that thread Terry.

The last time I bought ELN 120v 300w lamps I paid 3 each but I bought 60 to get that discount, at that time they were 10-12 from photo dealers. Now they are...
Forum: Darkroom 20th April 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Lostlabours
The main issue is De Vere colour heads use 120...

The main issue is De Vere colour heads use 120 volt halogen lamps, a non-standard voltage in the UK/Europe. Then because of their 300 wattage and relatively short lifespan they aren't widely used for...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th April 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Lostlabours
They will be fine, no different to fresh films,...

They will be fine, no different to fresh films, no special treatment.

Expiry dates used to be 5 to 6 years, ISO 9002 requirements meant the dates were shortened to 2 to 3 tears, for stock control...
Forum: Darkroom 19th April 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Lostlabours
Alternative lamps for Ve Vere enlargers 504/507/5108

These enlargers use ELH 120v 300w lamps with an approx lifespan of 35 hours, these are expensive here in the UK. It is possible to use ENH 120v 250w lamps instead, they have an expected life span of...
Forum: Photography in general 4th April 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Lostlabours
C41 fixer is alkali, Fuji or Kodak, and it's easy...

C41 fixer is alkali, Fuji or Kodak, and it's easy to get as it's used in Mini labs.

Ian
Forum: Cameras - medium format 2nd April 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By Lostlabours
There is no actual signed for service since the...

There is no actual signed for service since the start of the pandemic, and the tracked Special Delivery often only shows collection, then delivery and nothing in between.

The items are just...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 27th March 2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By Lostlabours
The last repair and service was 110, but when I...

The last repair and service was 110, but when I had the Yashicamat 124 shutter serviced it was half the cost of the full service of the Rolleiflex 3.5E2. While mint the 3.5E2 had sat unused for 45...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 27th March 2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By Lostlabours
I can recommend Black on White in Bristol, John...

I can recommend Black on White in Bristol, John Quantick serviced my Yashicamat 124 and Rolleiflex 3.5 E2 some years ago, both are still working perfectly. Ke's also serviced some of my LF lenses.
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Forum: Sale or Wanted 26th March 2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Lostlabours
Missing a zero off the weight, a typical German...

Missing a zero off the weight, a typical German pre-WWII German metal 9x12 plate camera is around 1.2 Kg. If you want lighter and smaller then a 9x12 KW Patent Etui weighs 815gms.
...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 16th March 2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By Lostlabours
Wanted: 5x4 Spring back, also 7x5/Half plate

I'm restoring a B&J Grover monorail camera, it's missing the hexagonal rail, but I've sourced the 1" Aluminium Hex locally. It has most of the 5x4 back, I'm looking for a 5x4 focus screen holder and...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th March 2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,871
Posted By Lostlabours
Pre-WWII copies of the BJP almanac contained...

Pre-WWII copies of the BJP almanac contained instructions for making safe lights, although not one similar to a 902.

I picked up a NIB 10x8 906 about 3 years ago for 5, it's the one needed for...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 14th March 2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,871
Posted By Lostlabours
When Ilford introduced the 1980s Fibre based...

When Ilford introduced the 1980s Fibre based Multigrade I was using a small darkroom and struggled to get good prints, no problems with Gallerie or Ilfospeed graded papers.

I was using a Photax...
Forum: Photography in general 12th March 2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Lostlabours
The 1959/early 1960s version of MG used cardboard...

The 1959/early 1960s version of MG used cardboard filter holders, they were sets of 5, then 6. It had been dropped by the time I started darkroom work around in 1968.

I'm not sure why anyone would...
Forum: Photography in general 12th March 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Lostlabours
Yes the Resin Coated Ilfospeed Multigrade paper...

Yes the Resin Coated Ilfospeed Multigrade paper used 7 filters. 1 was a bit softer than Ilfospeed 0, while 7 was a tough higher than Grade 4. 5 gave Grade 2 and 4 Grade 2

The filters will work but...
Forum: Photography in general 8th March 2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By Lostlabours
A trip to Dartmoor sounds good, and a chance to...

A trip to Dartmoor sounds good, and a chance to see those prints.

As an aside, I picked up two BLP Almanacs on Sunday 1911 & 1915 both in remarkably good condition, also very reasonably priced....
Forum: Photography in general 1st March 2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,458
Posted By Lostlabours
AP25 was a fantastic film, APX25 was a touch...

AP25 was a fantastic film, APX25 was a touch better. I have a couple of rolls of 120 rills still. Agfa stopped making it after production of a key chemical used in the emulsion was no longer...
Forum: Photography in general 27th February 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By Lostlabours
I've had the same problem trying to shoot Ilford...

I've had the same problem trying to shoot Ilford films in a Selfix 820, so I use Fomapan 200.

Ian
Forum: Monochrome Film 24th February 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By Lostlabours
Delta 100, excellent tonality and fine grain. ...

Delta 100, excellent tonality and fine grain.

Ian
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