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by AbsolutelyN
Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:23 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scanning colour negatives, a mini guide
Replies: 0
Views: 1870

Scanning colour negatives, a mini guide

Hi I've just put together a quick article on scanning colour negatives which I thought may be of interest to those still using large format colour film like myself. Obviously it's just an overview of how I do conversions so take ideas and apply in your own way, or even better suggest better ways if ...
by AbsolutelyN
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:55 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 5x7 colour neg
Replies: 0
Views: 1106

WTB: 5x7 colour neg

Anyone got any Kodak Portra (or any colour neg) in 5x7 format they are looking to sell? If so please PM me. Thanks Tristan
by AbsolutelyN
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:19 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Field Camera Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 10912

Re: Seeking Field Camera Suggestions

Well when you're hiking through and camping in the mountains of the Outer Hebrides with pretty much none stop summer rain for a number of days and the camera locks up from the wood swelling a number of words come to mind. A screwdriver may well fix it but if you have not got one then there is not mu...
by AbsolutelyN
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:02 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Field Camera Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 10912

Re: Seeking Field Camera Suggestions

Having used a Ebony RSW I would agree that it is fast and fool proof for wide to normal lenses but take it out in extremely wet conditions for while and I found it became unusable as the wood swelled making focusing virtually impossible. I guess that's only an issue if you like to photograph in such...
by AbsolutelyN
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:39 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10x8 supports?
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

Re: 10x8 supports?

No longer have a 8x10 but when I did I had no problems with a Kirk BH1 and a Gitzo series 5 tripod with a heavy Toyo field camera. You did obviously have to be careful to ensure any vibrations had gone after touching it before taking pics though.
by AbsolutelyN
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:56 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Walker Titan SF
Replies: 1
Views: 960

WTB: Walker Titan SF

I'm on the lookout for a Walker Titan SF 5x4 camera - if anyone has one they are thinking of parting with please drop me a PM. Alternatively would also be interested in a Walker 5x7 or 8x10.

Many thanks,
Tristan Campbell
http://www.tristancampbell.co.uk
by AbsolutelyN
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:34 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Exposure or scanning question
Replies: 2
Views: 1948

Re: Exposure or scanning question

Hi Graham It sounds like your metering is absolutely fine assuming the meter is accurate - just place the darkest shadows at -2 and let the rest fall as they may. There is little chance you'll have overexposed to the extent your highlights will have been clipped unless you make a serious mistake in ...
by AbsolutelyN
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:51 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c41 processing marks
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Re: c41 processing marks

Just a quick notes to say thanks for all the suggestions. I think I have this under control now - not perfect as I think there is still some contamination of the reels causing excess development at the edges of the negs but the improvement is huge. I dev'd some negs last night and they are the best ...
by AbsolutelyN
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:35 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c41 processing marks
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Re: c41 processing marks

Thanks Gary, I shall try that. Tristan
by AbsolutelyN
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:34 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5x7 film holder confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3518

Re: 5x7 film holder confusion

Thanks Andrew, much appreciated. So am I right in thinking that there are three types of 5x7 holders which outwardly all look the same rather than just two? - 5x7in, 13x18cm and 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Thanks, Tristan
by AbsolutelyN
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:18 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5x7 film holder confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3518

5x7 film holder confusion

Hi I bought an extremely cheap 5x7 (worn and heavy) monorail some time ago and have recently got some outdated film and some film holders to try it with. However having just tried to put the film in this evening I've realised the 4 holders I have vary in size ... The 4 I bought advertised were as 13...
by AbsolutelyN
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:30 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c41 processing marks
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Re: c41 processing marks

Thanks Chris. I'll be developing a batch of negs in the next few days so will try using a combi-plan tank for the stabiliser. Thinking back the point at which the issue first occurred it was when I tried a different make of chemicals from Fuji which I had always used (for hundreds of sheets with no ...
by AbsolutelyN
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:53 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c41 processing marks
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Re: c41 processing marks

Hi Baxter - that's really interesting thanks. I've not come across issues with the jobo and stabiliser before. I do put it in the jobo with just a small amount of agitation to ensure it covers the sheets evenly. I think this could be the issue, I'll dig deeper. Thanks Tristan.
by AbsolutelyN
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:15 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c41 processing marks
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Re: c41 processing marks

Thanks Jonathan, I don't think it's splashing either, bubbles are my current possible theory - I'm planning on ensuring everything is level for the next batch. I think I've also experienced what you describe but not as often as this issue. I'm pretty sure it's the outer negs mostly affected when I'v...
by AbsolutelyN
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:20 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c41 processing marks
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Re: c41 processing marks

Hi Dave I have two reels - one with the paddles and an older one without. I always use them on the reel that has them. Usually I use both together in a larger drum - it seems to affect film on either reel. Developed individually in a smaller tank I've not noticed any link to one specific reel. Origi...