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by Peter B
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:46 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive chemicals for B&W - where to buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 6178

Re: Inexpensive chemicals for B&W - where to buy?

Just buy a few bottles of Rodinal. If you're developing in an Orbital you've got to use more than the minimum quantity just to be able to measure the Rodinal properly, even with a syringe! Oh, and the Rodinal will last for a very,very long time, even when it has been opened. :)
by Peter B
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:17 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Planning a DIY Film loading tent.
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

Re: Planning a DIY Film loading tent.

I'm finding it hard to picture the recycling box here. If it is anything like the one we have for paper and cans, the lid certainly won't be light-tight. and you'll maybe need a dark coloured poly sack over it. The other thing that springs to mind is that it's going to get sweaty in there fairly fas...
by Peter B
Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:22 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Film Changing Tent for 8x10
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: WTB: Film Changing Tent for 8x10

I'm not sure how much help I can be on this, but I have used the Calumet one in Joanna's link to unload a 5x7 filmholder into a Paterson Orbital, so I'd think you might get away with loading an 8x10 carefully. I've also got a Fuji Darkbox like the one at the expired ebay link below, and it has subst...
by Peter B
Sat May 21, 2011 10:45 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 8x10 Field Camera, WA Lens, Board, Tripod, Holders ....
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Re: WTB: 8x10 Field Camera, WA Lens, Board, Tripod, Holders

Might depend on your plans for tomorrow! If you can make it into London, who knows what you might be lucky enough to find? :wink:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/13452289
by Peter B
Sat May 21, 2011 12:05 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 8x10 Field Camera, WA Lens, Board, Tripod, Holders ....
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Re: WTB: 8x10 Field Camera, WA Lens, Board, Tripod, Holders

Apologies for cross-posting, but I've just seen this camera on APUG. The seller doesn't make it clear whether this is a US only sale or not, but I thought it worthwhile bringing it to your attention. I have a wholeplate version of this style of camera and they aren't the smallest or lightest to carr...
by Peter B
Thu May 05, 2011 10:38 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2011 Ilford ULF run
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: 2011 Ilford ULF run

The prices are now available for this film run and it looks like halfplate is a winner @ £39.95 compared to quarterplate @ £73.92 :shock:

http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/unusua ... m-29-c.asp
by Peter B
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:40 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay categories
Replies: 11
Views: 2404

Re: Ebay categories

It's either a sign of the times or else a special Brigadoon moment for Easter, but if you go to Film Cameras you'll find that one of the related searches below the main heading is Large Format and there are currently 212 entries! :o
by Peter B
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:47 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2011 Ilford ULF run
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

2011 Ilford ULF run

This year's ULF film production window is now open for those wanting that special size not normally available. The full list of film and dealers is at the link below, but the good/bad news is that there are no prices displayed on the list, so you'll need to wait for that. Hopefully the increase on l...
by Peter B
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5x7 film
Replies: 6
Views: 2133

Re: 5x7 film

Dennis I'm only starting out on 5x7 and have chosen Shanghai film via ebay as the cheap way to learn. I've only shot a few sheets and am getting the impression it might be a bit picky on exposure and development, but here's a shot to give an idea of the detail and grain in D-76. It was £12.80 + £6 d...
by Peter B
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:06 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay categories
Replies: 11
Views: 2404

Re: Ebay categories

I was horrified when I saw it as well, so complained to Customer Support straight away. Their answer is as follows: Hello Peter, Thank you for taking the time to send us your ideas regarding Film Cameras category. We are always pleased to hear from members of the eBay community and welcome their com...
by Peter B
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:35 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Canon EF 50mm F1.8 lens
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: WTS: Canon EF 50mm F1.8 lens

Thanks for the quick reply, but I'll pass if you don't mind.

regards, Peter
by Peter B
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:29 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Canon EF 50mm F1.8 lens
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: WTS: Canon EF 50mm F1.8 lens

Is it the mk 1 with the metal lens mount or the mk 11 with the plastic one?
by Peter B
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:05 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Case advice

As Dave said, these food containers are cheap and light. I've got the Tesco Klip fresh foodsaver rectangular 1.1L (to give it its full name) and it's nicely sized for three 5x4 darkslides. It cost somewhere between £2 and £3 and would be fine for you if you put in a bit of bubblewrap to take up the ...
by Peter B
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A stupid Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3223

Re: A stupid Question

I don't think you have much to worry about Keith, since 5x4 will probably be the last LF size to disappear. I think that this year's Ilford LF run may be quite scarily priced, but fingers crossed that it isn't too bad. I've got a wholeplate camera with some Wephota film that came with it, plus a box...
by Peter B
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:01 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: enlarger
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: enlarger

WTB a 5x4" enlarger, either b/w or colour. Money no object, as I don't have much. Barry You probably know this already, but if you put your postcode into eBay you can then search on "nearest first" from the ending soon, newly listed, etc dropdown, and that's useful for bulky items like an LF enlarg...