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    Re: Behind the Film - Inside the ILFORD factory

    Yeah, good point, and hopefully, she was not the only young person working at Ilford.

    Mike
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    It's the same with 5x4 film prices.

    In the UK, 50 sheets of FP4+ is currently 72 ($90) whereas 50 sheets of TMax 100 is currently 136 ($170)......so, much as i like TMax 100 in sheet film, the...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Still cool, yes, but so sad to see how the short film was all about what Kodak has done in the past but nothing about what they are doing for the future to capitalise on the history, experience and...
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    Re: Behind the Film - Inside the ILFORD factory

    Yeah, most of the people interviewed had been with the company between 15 and 30+ years so i hope they have a succession plan for when these people retire.

    Mike
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    Re: Behind the Film - Inside the ILFORD factory

    Very interesting video and i hope they continue film and paper production for many years to come.

    Mike
  6. Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    Likewise here, whenever i'm in an area that may attract strange looks, i wear a Hi-Viz jacket.

    If you go out dressed in black clothes at night, then you will look suspicious.

    Make yourself...
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    Re: Looking for LF Teacher in Europe

    If you can't find a formal teacher then letting forum members know where you live, you may get an offer for some informal training.

    Mike
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    Re: tray developing: which timer?

    I use an RH Systems Process timer mounted on a wall at a right-angle to the sink so the film can't see the dimmed red LED's.

    It beeps every 30 seconds and for the last 10 seconds of each timed...
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    Re: Looking for LF Teacher in Europe

    Hi Catja,

    It would help if you gave a better indication of your location. EU covers a large area.

    Mike
  10. Re: Jobo Expert Drum versus 2500 drum + 2509N Reel

    No-one wants another "How do you process your film" thread, but in response to Phil's comments about processing artefacts, i suffered the same until i changed my routine.

    Now, i prewash the film...
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    Re: CPP2 - Heating Element no longer heating

    I'm sure i read on this (or another) forum that the reset button can seize open-circuit because of chemical attack/corrosion.

    The fix was to open the control unit and clean out the reset switch...
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    Re: Dartmoor National Park, UK

    You've been watching too many Sherlock Holmes movies :)

    Mike
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    Re: Model name of your large format enlarger please

    2 x Durst L1200 chassis, 1 x Durst L1000 chassis, 3 x MG500 head/PSU/controllers, 2 x CLS450 heads, 1 x AC1201 head/controller(faulty)

    Mike
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    Re: Dartmoor National Park, UK

    Yeah, but with better roads :)

    Mike
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    Re: Technikardan wide angle bellows

    Without setting the camera up, i'm not sure if the bag bellows will allow focussing to 4-5 feet.....most likely not.

    Yes, the bag bellows will get taught as you focus closer and risk pulling the...
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    Re: Technikardan wide angle bellows

    Yes, you can use a 150mm with the Technikardan bag bellows, i do it often.

    If you do decide to spring for a set of the normal bellows, make sure they're in good condition because the way they...
  17. Re: Ilford Multigrade 600 Error code ER.5 ?????

    Ken,

    Are you using the probe?

    I've seen an error displayed when the probe suggests a time outside the controllers capabilities.

    Mike
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    Re: In Memory of Bruce Barlow

    I didn't know Mr Barlow but it's always sad when we lose one of our brethren.

    Mike
  19. Re: Jobo Expert Drum versus 2500 drum + 2509N Reel

    If you do give the twin 2509 reel in a print drum a try, let us know, i'd be very interested in your results.

    Mike
  20. Re: Jobo Expert Drum versus 2500 drum + 2509N Reel

    I use my 2500 drums and 2509n reels for rotary processing all the time.

    Like you, i struggle to justify paying the price of the Expert drums.

    There is a sheet film loader for the 2509 reels,...
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    Wow Rick, please pass on our best wishes to Karen and we hope she has the best recovery possible.

    Just goes to show how an innocent and thoughtful act can turn bad in the blink of an eye.

    Mike
  22. Re: 100mm diameter filters for Rodenstocks Sironar W 210 / S 300

    Can you use a 100 to 105mm stepping ring?

    Mike
  23. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    Well done....great concept and execution!

    Mike
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    Re: Durst Lafan Voltage

    True, but there are ways around that. :)

    Mike
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    Re: Book Recommendation

    ^ +1

    Mike
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    Re: Durst Lafan Voltage

    You could always plug it into a 110VAC supply.....if it spins up, fine, if not, then you'll need to find a 220VAC supply.

    Just make sure the chassis is earthed and use an RCD in case there's a...
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    Re: continuing pyrocat problem

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but i've seen similar problems with Pyro-HD and my setup.

    I can use the same batch in trays and it's perfect, but using tanks cases me problems with 5x4 sheet...
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    Re: please help me identify this light leak

    Is it possible that the fogging has come from the x-ray during shipping?

    I know you said the film was in an x-ray pouch, but i have heard of examples where the x-ray machine operator just turns...
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    Re: Nikkor 90 F8 iris Diaphragm questions

    No, i still think it's wrong.

    If the maximum aperture is f8, then i'd expect the aperture to open as wide (or pretty close to) the maximum diameter.

    I think the aperture mechanism is 180...
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    Re: Nikkor 90 F8 iris Diaphragm questions

    It sounds like the aperture control is 180 degrees out from the aperture blade mechanism.

    It's a common mistake when reassembling the shutter/aperture.

    Mike
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    Re: Nikkor 90 F8 iris Diaphragm questions

    If the lens has just been CLA'd, then i suggest getting back in touch with the service centre and ask them to confirm they've done it properly?

    After all, the idea behind a CLA is to get the lens...
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    Re: Luna-Pro F button broke

    Yeah, the central screw is VERY tight, probably held in with some thread-lock compound.

    You could use some rubber gloves or a cutting mat to try and move it. There's no point taking off the...
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    Re: Luna-Pro F button broke

    I think the Luna-Pro is called the Profisix in Europe.

    In which case, the movement is removed by unscrewing the badge in the middle of the dial.

    Once removed, you should be able to see the...
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    Re: Lee 105mm CPL Filter Factor?

    Could the difference in readings be down to the colour response of the meter and the colour absorption of the filter or background?

    Mike
  35. Thread: 2019 Dark Cloth

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    Re: 2019 Dark Cloth

    +1 for the Paramo Dark Cloth. It was made to Joe Cornish's specification.

    It's light, showerproof, packs down really small, elasticated at the camera end and has both dome and zip fasteners down...
  36. Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    IIRC, no need to pull the rear standard out for the 90mm @ infinity.

    Mike
  37. Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    To get the main rail out of the way with a 90mm in a vertical shot, i use the internal rail and drop the bed.

    Mike
  38. Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    There are three tripod mounts on an MT2K, body bottom, body top (under the cold shoe) and on the baseplate.

    If you want to avoid cut off in a vertical shot from the baseplate while using wides,...
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    Re: Bore Da, Hello from Wales UK.

    Welcome aboard Sajad.

    Mike
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    Re: Picked up my Durst CLS450

    Apologies Steve, for some reason i hadn't read the post properly.

    Mike
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