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    Re: Fomabrom Variant 111

    Bernard - the batch number is 0232. FYI - The selenium toning made a noticeable difference to bring back the apparent gloss.
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    Re: Fomabrom Variant 111

    Hello All - to revert on my original post.

    Firstly I followed the suggestion to develop the paper in a 2:1 dilution, same result. I checked the Box title and the delivery note - all correct. I...
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    Re: Fomabrom Variant 111

    Thanks for the comments. I will try a stronger Dektol mix, but on close inspection and compared with previous prints it sure looks like a different finish on the print. Different reflective level...
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    Fomabrom Variant 111

    Hello
    I have been using Fomabrom Variant 111 (fibrebased) for some time. Great results and I am happy with it. Dektol (5:1) for five minutes at approx. 20c, Citric Acid for stop and either...
  5. Thread: Chromium reverse

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    Re: Chromium reverse

    I am not sure hence my question, but will pick a rubbish negative and experiment

    Thanks for the replies

    Peter
  6. Thread: Chromium reverse

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    Chromium reverse

    I need some guidance please

    I used chromium intensifier to increase contrast on a negative but went too far..... is there anyway to reduce the contrast?

    Thank you

    Peter
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    Re: Fotospeed Chromium Intensifier

    Excuse tardy reply, thanks for the info, happy to say that printed from the negs and much improved! Will sulfite the negs

    Thank you
    Peter
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    Fotospeed Chromium Intensifier

    I have recently used Fotospeed Chromium Intensifier for some flat negatives. I mixed as per instructions, washed off the yellow residue and re-developed in print dev and washed. Good result, the...
  9. Thread: Dektol

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    Re: Dektol

    I have just finished a printing session and the developer worked just fine, but became exhausted quicker than normal...
  10. Thread: Dektol

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    Re: Dektol

    Thanks all, and HMG for the link to Kodak info site
  11. Thread: Dektol

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    Dektol

    Hello - I have just received several packages of Dektol powder from my supplier in the UK, brand new with expiry date Nov 2022. In the past the powder was white-ish, now it is a dirty brown...
  12. Thread: Change of fixer

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    Re: Change of fixer

    Hi Doremus,

    Just to revert I did the paper fog test you suggested and all good. New fixer stuck due to virus restrictions on shipping. So I reprinted the same neg and similar results.... at...
  13. Thread: Change of fixer

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    Re: Change of fixer

    Doremus and Cor. Thank you for you suggestions.

    I have checked the fixer for sediment etc and it’s fine no foreign substances, and it clears the film completely in the allotted time. I have...
  14. Thread: Change of fixer

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    Re: Change of fixer

    Renato - I did not know that the type of stop bath can impact on fixing process - how so? I use citric acid (heaped teaspoon per litre of water) been using this for some years seems to work just...
  15. Thread: Change of fixer

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    Re: Change of fixer

    Appreciate the comments - the mix ratio and the suggested time differs between the two products. Jerold I think you may be right !

    Thank you
    Peter
  16. Thread: Change of fixer

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    Change of fixer

    I have used Ifford Hypam fixer for some time - mixed as per manufacture recommended ratio. I have just changed to Fomafix (less costly) and mixed as per manufacture recommended ratio. I use Foma...
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    Re: Getting rid of tiny white spots

    I also have the experience from time to time, totally random. I use deep tank, one shot dev, one shot citric acid stop and normal fixer but reuse several time. Water is house hold supply through a...
  18. Thread: Lookinglass

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    Lookinglass

    If anyone is familiar with the online magazine Lookinglass (which is excellent) do they know if it is still in existence. I have been trying to renew my subscription but I get no response to my...
  19. Re: NO TRIPODS for photography - but painters easels OK?

    I live in the South of France and we have tripod police too, they tend to be gate keepers on abbies, churchs and public buildings etc. After being told I was unable to use my tripod as it was...
  20. Re: NO TRIPODS for photography - but painters easels OK?

    I modified a hiking stick by drilling a hole down from the top and packing it with a bit of JB Weld, then shoving a piece of 3/8 - 16 threaded brass rod into the hole. Works about as well as any...
  21. Thread: Copal shutter

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    Re: Copal shutter

    Thanks guys. The locator hole is a good idea. It's the first time I have ever seen these locator holes.

    Peter
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    Re: Schneider Apo Symmar 150mm f/5.6

    JoshuaT

    I have the Schneider 150 APO lens and its excellent, in my experience produces very good results. It is small and light and readily available on ebay get one!

    Peter
  23. Thread: Copal shutter

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    Copal shutter

    Suggestions please;

    I have recently purchased a Fujinon W 120mm 5.6 lens (lens description is written on the outside rim of the front element) The shutter is a Copal N0 but an older one, the...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Jon first time I have seen this vista in color , bravo it is surperb !
  25. Thread: Black Spot

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    Re: Black Spot

    Alexmuir, no corresponding negative defects. The spots appear sometime after processing prints.
    Peter
  26. Thread: Black Spot

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    Re: Black Spot

    Koraks,

    The papers are Ilford FB warmtone and Ilford Art FB , Dev is Tetnal Eukobrom no raw chemicals, this is only Dev I use. My darkroom is full light tight and safe lights tested and ok. So...
  27. Thread: Black Spot

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    Black Spot

    Dear All,

    I have random black spots/ blotches appearing on some of my prints. Not very big approx 2mm in dia and looking like a small ink drop on blotting paper... No particular rhyme nor reason,...
  28. Thread: Workshop 2017

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    Re: Workshop 2017

    Thanks again for the common sense Eric
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    Re: Workshop 2017

    Thanks for the suggestions, I have also found Bruce Barnbaum's w/s schedule too which I believe are excellent.
    Cheers
  30. Thread: Workshop 2017

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    Workshop 2017

    Hello can anyone advise on worthwhile workshops in the Fall of this year where LF is used and there are darkroom facities available and naturally good instruction. I am not inexperienced but work in...
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    Re: Wide-angle Fujinons

    Thanks all and Doremus for your explanations. I have now read Thalmans link and the sub club link. Plenty to digest.
    Thanks again to all who commented
    Peter
  32. Thread: Lens shade

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    Re: Lens shade

    Thanks I have looked at some YouTube demo of the Lee hood and it looks like it will do the job.
    cheers
    Peter
  33. Thread: Lens shade

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    Lens shade

    I am looking for an extending type lens shade for my 4X5 (Arca Swiss Field) is there a generic make which can adapt to any mono rail camera, or do I need to purchase the manufactures model?
    ...
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    Wide-angle Fujinons

    I am looking to purchase a moderate wide lens for 4x5. I have seen some examples of Fujinon lens on ebay - 120mm f8; and the 125mm f5.6. Can anyone with experience of these lens comment on their...
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    Re: Kreuznach Schneider

    Thank you all
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    Kreuznach Schneider

    I am looking to buy a 210mm 5.6F APO Schneider - I notice on auctions sites that some of these lens are labeled: Kreuznach Schneider.... and some just Schneider...

    Is there any difference in...
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    Re: Division of Long exp by short exp

    Thank you all for your input and information.

    Drew - The late Barry Thornton made an image of water flowing over a wall with many high lights, and the repeated short time exposures gave an...
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    Division of Long exp by short exp

    Can anyone assist please.

    If have a metered exposure of f32 at 1 second, but want to make up the 1 second period out of multiple shorter exposures - say 250 second for example. How do I...
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    Re: Arca Swiss bellows extension

    Thanks all very much for the information appreciated, think I will head for the 141/110.

    Peter
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    Arca Swiss bellows extension

    I am looking at buying an Arca Swiss Classic F line 4x5. I am trying to find out if:

    a) The standard bellows with the 141mm standards front and back will allow the use of a 90mm lens without a...
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