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by Adrian Twiss
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:34 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold: Ebony viewing bellows
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: FS: Ebony viewing bellows - £75

Will this fit any camera with an international back or is it only compatible with Ebony cameras?

Regards

Adrian
by Adrian Twiss
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:01 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: 6x12 backs
Replies: 10
Views: 5181

Re: 6x12 backs

I have a Shen Hao which is a re-badged version of the Dayi. It is a well built piece of kit. Not as sophisticated as the more expensive offerings but it does the job. Mine has the benefit of having format masks for 6x9, 6x6 and 6x4.5 as well.
by Adrian Twiss
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:55 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ilford pricing
Replies: 11
Views: 2383

Re: Ilford pricing

This has been the subject of discussion on other fora as well. I agree with your sentiments about supporting Ilford but it is quite ironic that it is cheaper to import film from the US especially if you are looking to buy in any kind of bulk. Its a great shame that the same cannot be said for paper....
by Adrian Twiss
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:47 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adox film?
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: Adox film?

I believe that we will not see any offerings in large format for the foreseeable future. I know that Fotoimpex are working to reintroduce the APX line of films but have not heard/read of any real progress for a long time.
by Adrian Twiss
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:08 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Jobo Expert Tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 2187

Re: Jobo Expert Tanks

They are not really practical for inversion processing but can be rolled on a worktop or using a Jobo 1509 manual roller base. I used a manual base before I bought my Simmard motor base.
by Adrian Twiss
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:39 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Toyo 45AII & Accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: FS: Toyo 45AII & Accessories

PM sent re Grafmataics.
by Adrian Twiss
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:31 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Maintenance and DIY
Topic: Black tape for Fidelity dark slides
Replies: 11
Views: 5118

Re: Black tape for Fidelity dark slides

If you want to try the Progaff it can be obtained from www.fancy-tapes.co.uk at £8.00 for 1 inch wide and 60 yards long. It also comes in some unusual colours and designs in addition to black. I have no connection with the company.
by Adrian Twiss
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:13 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240mm lens advice, please
Replies: 14
Views: 4033

Re: 240mm lens advice, please

The Symmar S is a highly regarded lens. Good choice.
by Adrian Twiss
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:00 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobackpacker 4x5 RPT Cascade Film Holder Case
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

Re: Photobackpacker 4x5 RPT Cascade Film Holder Case

I'll let you know what extra Customs charge I pay and how I find it when I use it in the Spring-Summer next year. 8) It arrived Friday, with no custom charges levied (unless they are levied later!). If they were not levied prior to delivery then there will be no charges to pay. My experience is tha...
by Adrian Twiss
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:52 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240mm lens advice, please
Replies: 14
Views: 4033

Re: 240mm lens advice, please

You may also want to consider a 240mm F9 Apo Ronar. I have one of these and it is a tiny lens. Although it is marketed as a process lens it performs very well at infinity.
by Adrian Twiss
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:21 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobackpacker 4x5 RPT Cascade Film Holder Case
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

Re: Photobackpacker 4x5 RPT Cascade Film Holder Case

For those who use Grafmatic film holders, Bruce Laughton has confirmed that they also fit this case.
by Adrian Twiss
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:17 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recomendation for a 90mm lens
Replies: 17
Views: 4398

Re: Recomendation for a 90mm lens

I use a multi coated Super Angulon f8 and find it to be an excellent lens. As a 5x4 user I find its coverage more than adequate for my needs. I mainly do landscape with a small amount of architecture. I do find that whilst not absoloutely necessary it is more convenient to use bag bellows. Although ...
by Adrian Twiss
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:10 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fomapan 100 film
Replies: 28
Views: 6097

Re: Fomapan 100 film

I rate Fomapan at iso 50 and develop for 11 minutes in Pyrocat HD 1:1.5:100. I find it builds contrast quickly and produces bright punchy negatives with fine grain. I find that many of my subjects only have a subject brightness range of 4 stops so the extra contrast comes in handy. However, whilst t...
by Adrian Twiss
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:24 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 5x4 linhof kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: 5x4 linhof kit

I have sent a PM about the grafmatic film holders
by Adrian Twiss
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:37 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drying sheet film
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Drying sheet film

Try finding Paterson or Jobo film clips. They use small needles that pierce the film rather than crimp it.