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by zoikes
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:33 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you file your images?
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: How do you file your images?

I think low resolution scans in lightroom or aperture would work well (if i dug the flatbed out of the loft). With LF you shouldn't get swamped with files like you do with a DSLR, and it very easy to search by tag, exclude the rubbish etc. If your file name is YYYY_number.gif or similar and you numb...
by zoikes
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:35 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still dreaming of 5x4
Replies: 53
Views: 13338

Re: Still dreaming of 5x4

Hi There are some articles here that explain movements etc. http://www.largeformatphotography.info/ But in brief, front rise allow you to look further up (e.g a building) without the converging verticals you get if you tilt the whole camera up. Front (or rear) tilt gives you a plane of focus that, i...
by zoikes
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:47 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still dreaming of 5x4
Replies: 53
Views: 13338

Re: Still dreaming of 5x4

Hi It all depends how much money you have i suppose. Are you sure you don't need an SU... I am no expert, but I found a second hand Shen Hao perfectly adequate while i worked out what movements I liked using. I sold it for what i paid when the Walker turned up... For a gear tart like me, this was un...
by zoikes
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:35 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Books on developing negs
Replies: 15
Views: 6235

Re: Books on developing negs

As a relative newbie I have been doing a lot of reading on this... To keep it simple - I think Blakemore is best. Not a densitometer in sight, all judgements are made from (wet) printed images. I am steadily ploughing through 'way beyond monchrome' - this is excellent - very much into measuring thin...
by zoikes
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:39 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Maintenance and DIY
Topic: Black tape for Fidelity dark slides
Replies: 11
Views: 5734

Re: Black tape for Fidelity dark slides

Frost are good for car restoration supplies.
Something like this?
http://www.frost.co.uk/automotive-elect ... -tape.html

(I've never used the stuff, so don't know how sticky it is)
by zoikes
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:15 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Lines on negative - reticulation?
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: Lines on negative - reticulation?

Thanks Phil I have 4 exposed sheets which I will dev with D76 next week. If there are still lines, I have a fresh box to check. I neglected to mark on the box how many I removed, so not sure if any of that batch were used before. Enlargerless at the moment, but that will soon be solved. As you say i...
by zoikes
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:51 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Lines on negative - reticulation?
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: Lines on negative - reticulation?

Hi it looks like fine scratches - but not in a direction that any movement of the film may have caused it. Comparing the films to D76 negatives, it is actually on the non emulsion side, but it is quite matt - as if there is a coating - with lines - on the base. Is this a known problem with tanning d...
by zoikes
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:12 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Lines on negative - reticulation?
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Lines on negative - reticulation?

How big does a temperature drop have to be to induce reticulation? I developed some FP4 in prescysol last night (it is my usual 35mm developer as it forgives all sorts of cock ups). I used a combiplan. I have lots of fine straight lines across the emulsion - in the same direction as the surface of t...
by zoikes
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:14 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: 'Mod 54' film holder for Patterson tank - Any experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 5910

Re: 'Mod 54' film holder for Patterson tank - Any experience

I suppose the advantage of the 'Mod54' is that the fill / drain times are fairly short (15 seconds?) The combiplan takes about 30 seconds. I have so far worked on the assumption that with dev times less than 10 minutes or so this may give uneven densities, but if you ignore the instructions and drai...
by zoikes
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:42 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recomendation for a 90mm lens
Replies: 17
Views: 4828

Re: Recomendation for a 90mm lens

When I looked into this I couldn't find any strong recommendations for 90mm lenses. I think anything multicoated would be fine. That said, I have a modern Rodenstock 6.8 and it is superb. Phil has one for sale in the classifieds (£400). (The 90 mm Fujinon for sale by jennym should be good also, base...
by zoikes
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:46 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Determing normal development for film
Replies: 12
Views: 5076

Re: Determing normal development for film

This must belong in the new wet processing forum! I hadn't heard of that step wedge method... I am fortunate (?) to have a transmission densitometer at work, so measure the densities. There are several ways of doing this (Adams, lambrecht...). The most sensible way I have seen is Blakemore's method ...
by zoikes
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:50 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: picturFS 5x4 kit inc camera and lenses.UK based.
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: FS 5x4 kit inc camera and lenses.UK based.

p.m. sent re. extension panel set
by zoikes
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:27 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS : Shen Hao HZX45 + Schneider 150 Symmar S MC
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: FS : Shen Hao HZX45 + Schneider 150 Symmar S MC

Sold. thanks all.
Ian
by zoikes
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:19 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS : Shen Hao HZX45 + Schneider 150 Symmar S MC
Replies: 2
Views: 837

FS : Shen Hao HZX45 + Schneider 150 Symmar S MC

For sale: Shen Hao 5x4 folding view camera (HZX45). This camera has loads of movements - rear axis tilt, rear swing, front base tilt, front swing, front rise. Not sure on extension - at least 300mm. Good condition. No light leaks. Not perfect : It has stuck on velcro pads around the rear (for the in...
by zoikes
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Services Forum
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

Re: Services Forum

I think Charles' suggested subcategories are sensible. General discussion would then become more - well - general. This forum is not going to replicate the minutiae of the major forums, but there is still plenty to be discussed and knowledge to be shared. A 4th subcategory of vintage kit / kit repai...