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by lostlandsuk
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:41 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Adox CHS 50 film
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Re: Adox CHS 50 film

Matt - forgot to add that a lot of people recommend plain water or very weak stop bath. Apparently you can get pinholes with standard strength stop.
Phil
by lostlandsuk
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:13 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Adox CHS 50 film
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Re: Adox CHS 50 film

I always presoak film - it ensures even development. With Adox you really have to keep your temperatures for all solutions as close as possible, or you will find a slight 'rippling' along the edges of the film. It is fairly harmless though :D The emulsion is very soft when wet, so please be careful ...
by lostlandsuk
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:49 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: HC-110 vs D-76 developers
Replies: 4
Views: 3473

Re: HC-110 vs D-76 developers

They're both great actually. I am currently experimenting with Dilution G for roll film and it works beautifully - I do think the times (roughly 18 mins) would be a bit numbing for sheet film though. Dilution H is a better compromise for sheet film and again works beautifully. If you can't be arsed ...
by lostlandsuk
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:40 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still dreaming of 5x4
Replies: 53
Views: 16549

Re: Still dreaming of 5x4

To give an analogy to something I else I do. As well as being a photographer I also play the guitar. Now, I love rock music and have both a Fender Strat and an old Jackson guitar. The Jackson has pickups that make it sound completely different to the strat. With both guitar you can play rock. BUT i...
by lostlandsuk
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:21 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 8
Views: 3673

Re: Penumbra

I really miss MXV - they were a great source of reasonably priced gear. He actually personally delivered my DeVere 504 all the way from the shop to here (Dundee) and it was included in the price! A great shame they're gone - they weren't rip-off merchants and you could always guarantee that if somet...
by lostlandsuk
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:36 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Books on developing negs
Replies: 15
Views: 7524

Re: Books on developing negs

Hope you enjoy them Charles. I've never read Way Beyond . . so I'm hoping someone gets fed up and does an Oxfam with a copy :lol: I've spent a portion of this weekend going through The Negative again - it is a hell of a read and a lot to take in initially, but re-reading it makes you realise what a ...
by lostlandsuk
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:42 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Books on developing negs
Replies: 15
Views: 7524

Re: Books on developing negs

Charles - just out of curiosity, what did he lend you?
Going through this made me pick up the Negative and have a good go through again. It's a total masterwork. Inspired me to mix up some D23 too!
Phil
by lostlandsuk
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:22 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Books on developing negs
Replies: 15
Views: 7524

Re: Books on developing negs

Phil Davis - Beyond The Zone System - just checked it - full of curves and metering and tests to determine N numbers, step wedges etc etc.It can be had very cheaply from alibris in the States for not much postage - sort of sounds like it might be what you are after. In fact - here y'go http://btzs.o...
by lostlandsuk
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:15 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Processing
Replies: 9
Views: 3458

Re: Home Processing

You can process roll film immensely cheaply - a good Paterson tank and a cupboard for loading, and a kitchen sink and a washing up bowl for the wet stuff! If you don't want to go to the expense of a changing bag, then wait till night :lol: Seriously though, I've processed tons of 120 with a Paterson...
by lostlandsuk
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Books on developing negs
Replies: 15
Views: 7524

Re: Books on developing negs

Still thinking: Zone System Manual is old, but great and still relevant. Fred Pickers Zone VI Workshop book - quite simplified but I find it a very good book Phil Davies - Beyond The Zone System - again very interesting John Blakemore's Black And White Photography Workshop - a superb book. Steve Mul...
by lostlandsuk
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:20 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Books on developing negs
Replies: 15
Views: 7524

Re: Books on developing negs

There's plenty of resources, some that come to mind are: Massive Development Chart (OK it isn't a book, but there's a ton of data on there . . . all to be taken as a starting point) http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php Bookwise, Adam's The Negative is a masterwork, but it requires a lot of studi...
by lostlandsuk
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:58 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: balda baldix 120 frame overlap
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: balda baldix 120 frame overlap

Hi Chris - I take it you have seen this: http://www.cameramanuals.org/pdf_files/balda_baldix_6x6.pdf if you have, I would say see how it goes lining up the numbers under the red window if you can (though of course that might muck up the mechanism) - you have plenty of space to play with on a 120. So...
by lostlandsuk
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:31 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Paper negatives
Replies: 8
Views: 4714

Re: Paper negatives

Kentmere used to be one of the faster papers, but you are still in the extremely low ISO range - I would say about 6 is a good starting point - I would definitely ere on the side of caution and go for a longer exposure than you would think . . there's nothing worse than shouting at a tray full of de...
by lostlandsuk
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:39 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to stock up on Portra
Replies: 18
Views: 6179

Re: Time to stock up on Portra

[/quote] Phil You could always use Ilford's ID-11 (isn't it the same as D76 anyway?). ID-11 datasheet: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/2011427133131459.pdf[/quote] Hi Thingy - yeah I know they're identical, and I would probably mix my own anyway (cough cough :oops: ) but it is more the principle...
by lostlandsuk
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:00 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to stock up on Portra
Replies: 18
Views: 6179

Re: Time to stock up on Portra

And TMAX 100 and Tri-X . . and their chemicals (D76! HC 110! Selenium!!) :'(
All really great products. I hope the traditional arm can survive though I'd read that there have been rumblings of getting rid of it for a while - it would be a very very sad day.
Phil