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  1. #11

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    Re: Introducing myself

    Cosmic,
    Foma is my preferred film, I love the stuff, I used Tri-X in my 35mm days but have you seen the cost of that stuff now? Foma 200 is my favourite and Foma Film in Norway has some in stock. Their postage is a bit expensive but Arista.edu 200 from Freestyle is the same film but I understand that their postage costs are a bit high as well. Silverprint have weird restrictions about posting orders overseas but that problem can be overcome (shit, innit?).

    Ed,
    You will find the Orbital to be the most economical way of developing film ever. I use D-76H which I mix myself, a water stop and a self mixed alkali fixer for all my Foma films, great in my opinion.
    Any problems contact me but remember others have very different opinions about filma and developers.
    Pete.
    Last edited by Pete Watkins; 21-Apr-2012 at 11:58. Reason: Spelling

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    Re: Introducing myself

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Watkins View Post

    Ed,
    You will find the Orbital to be the most economical way of developing film ever. I use D-76H which I mix myself, a water stop and a self mixed alkali fixer for all my Foma films, great in my opinion.
    Any problems contact me but remember others have very different opinions about filma and developers.
    Pete.
    Thanks, Pete, I am going to try the Taco Method whilst I am waiting for my MOD54 to arrive as my personal preference is semi-stand developing with Caffenol CL for 120 film so want to see how that transposes to 4x5.

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    Re: Introducing myself

    Welcome, Ed. Looking forward to hearing how your semi-stand development works with the MOD54.

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    Re: Introducing myself

    Hi Tony, Thanks for the welcome.

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    Re: Introducing myself

    Hi Ed, welcome to the forum, I have learned loads from the people on here.

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    Re: Introducing myself

    Quote Originally Posted by Nguss View Post
    Hi Ed, welcome to the forum, I have learned loads from the people on here.
    Thank you, I hope to as well.

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    Re: Introducing myself

    Welcome Ed. As to your question about wide angle bellows, they will be unique to your camera system. ie. a Cambo has to have cambo bellows, and Omega Toyo must have one from that manufacturer. Some of the lower model Toyo's didn't offer interchangeable bellows. That will be obvious enough. Toyo had a back that I always admired but never owned, that was a sliding affair that used the excellent Mamiya Universal 6X7 and 6X9 'S' shaped backs which were always well loved for their superb film flatness. Best of luck to you.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Hi Jim, thanks for the welcome, I have bought (and received) a set of wide angle bellows, as they have the same reach as the ordinary bellows but all the advantages of allowing full movements, I can't understand why the manufacturers don't just supply them on the camera from the get go.

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    Re: Introducing myself

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Bray View Post
    Hi Jim, thanks for the welcome, I have bought (and received) a set of wide angle bellows, as they have the same reach as the ordinary bellows but all the advantages of allowing full movements, I can't understand why the manufacturers don't just supply them on the camera from the get go.
    I concur. On my Cambo I left the wide bellows on all the time. I could use a 305mm lens with the wide bellows.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Re: Introducing myself

    hi ed

    great photo in the other thread, i am a fan of coffee too ...
    i roast my own and process my film in it ..
    i make it a little differently than yours, no real recipe
    just a little of this and a little of that and a splash of this ...
    stand develop for about 30 mins and the film comes out better
    than any of the other developers i have used

    have fun here, lots of smart people to answer your questions !
    john

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