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by banana_legs
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:31 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Carbon Transfer printing
Replies: 3
Views: 2260

Re: Carbon Transfer printing

Hi Bruce, A course is definitely the way to go; it took me a couple of years to get the hang of the process. I never get tired of watching the soot wash off the print as it is developing. I am not printing much at the moment, but if you are in North Wilts at any time, I have lots of prints with exam...
by banana_legs
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:41 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Meeting up
Topic: South Coast Meet Up
Replies: 40
Views: 12758

Re: South Coast Meet Up

I am going to have to miss the meeting this weekend unfortunately as I will be out of the country :(

Best regards,

Evan
by banana_legs
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:20 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Meeting up
Topic: Wiltshire meet up
Replies: 26
Views: 9542

Re: Wiltshire meet up

Many thanks Paul for organising a great day out. I have souped my film and paper and apart from a few schoolboy errors with mis-calculating exposure times, I managed to get a workable harvest of images. Here are a few tasters; they are available in larger views on my blog and the blog page has a few...
by banana_legs
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:37 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Meeting up
Topic: Wiltshire meet up
Replies: 26
Views: 9542

Re: Wiltshire meet up

1st/2nd June is better for me.

Best regards,

Evan
by banana_legs
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:39 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Meeting up
Topic: Wiltshire meet up
Replies: 26
Views: 9542

Re: Wiltshire meet up

I am in too.

I had better fix the holes in my bellows :)

Best regards,

Evan
by banana_legs
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:18 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Moved to Wiltshire
Replies: 10
Views: 5464

Re: Moved to Wiltshire

Very Nice images Paul. I'm in.

Best regards,

Evan
by banana_legs
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:07 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Moved to Wiltshire
Replies: 10
Views: 5464

Re: Moved to Wiltshire

Hi Ian,

I am in the very North of Wilts. I have been absent for a while too but plan to get the cameras out more; all I need now is a sunny day ....

Best regards,

Evan
by banana_legs
Tue May 01, 2012 7:16 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Meeting up
Topic: Ridgeway outing?
Replies: 50
Views: 20050

Re: Ridgeway outing?

After temporarily 'misplacing' a roll of film, I have now developed the last of my pictures from the day. Looking back at my notes, the lens I used has a slow shutter and I forgot to correct, so I over exposed a bit. I took the picture with my 6x9 baby view camera. 130mm salvaged lens from a Kodak 1...
by banana_legs
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:16 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Paper negatives
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: Paper negatives

Hi Charles, I have not been as adventurous as Richard Cynan Jones in that he appears to be coating his own paper in order to make proper Calotypes. I simply use normal commercial silver-gelatine printing paper (mainly B&W but do use RA4 for colour) in place of film in a film holder. For me it starte...
by banana_legs
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:49 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Paper negatives
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: Paper negatives

Hi Matt, Yes an enlarger will be ideal. I have my system set so 4 seconds gives a good degree of flashing. It is simple to do a test; just put a strip of paper on the enlarger bed and uncover sections at 1 sec, 2 sec etc. and then develop (make sure half of the strip gets no light at all so that you...
by banana_legs
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:26 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: vintage Patent-Rollex rollfilm back
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: WTB: vintage Patent-Rollex rollfilm back

Hi Matt, What is the width/length of the film holder? If it is the 6x9 size I may have something that will fit. It has a total width of 76mm and is about 72mm wide not including the flange The flange thickness is <2mm for about a length of 93mm then expands to 5mm for another 36mm, with an overall l...
by banana_legs
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:03 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Paper negatives
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: Paper negatives

Hi Matt, Is it Kentmere graded or VC paper? For either case, it is best to pre-flash the paper first otherwise the dynamic range is really extreme (i.e. just a few stops and strong shadow/highlight clipping). All the following assumes you have pre-flashed the paper so that if an unexposed sheet is d...
by banana_legs
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:04 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: balda baldix 120 frame overlap
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: balda baldix 120 frame overlap

Mine does the same so I just use the red window.

Best regards,

Evan
by banana_legs
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:05 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Determing normal development for film
Replies: 12
Views: 4438

Re: Determing normal development for film

Val, Yes I got my first step wedge from RH designs too, but recently purchased a 31 step transmissive and a 21 step reflective one directly from Stouffer in the US; I sent them an email to confirm the prices and then they can take the order by telephone. Best regards, Evan
by banana_legs
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:55 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Determing normal development for film
Replies: 12
Views: 4438

Re: Determing normal development for film

Val, If you have a step-wedge such as a Stouffer T2115 then you can scan that alongside the actual negative and then compare scanner readings in the negative to the scanner readings of the steps in the step wedge. I often plot a graph of the step values and their densities and then just use the grap...