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by Charles Twist
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:29 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this industry really worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: Is this industry really worth it?

France is a land of opportunity, IMHO. I don't think the togs are as aggressively pursuing the lolly as over in the UK. I guess most people there want to do photography properly with painstaking care. What we have learned, is that quantity trumps quality. For a while. Only snag is that France is a v...
by Charles Twist
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:18 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this industry really worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: Is this industry really worth it?

The fabled silver bullet! I live in the North-East (Cleveland Coast) where there are a LOT of photographers - some famous ones and some good ones. I don't know that any are doing that well, although a couple have been selling prints and cards to local outlets in sufficient numbers to call it an inco...
by Charles Twist
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:31 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The good ol' days
Replies: 1
Views: 990

The good ol' days

Thought this might interest some: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... Civil_War/
Who needs film?
Best regards,
Charles
by Charles Twist
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:29 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 3701

Re: Hi everyone

Hello Bruce, Colour is not the be all and end all. And Fuji might be letting LF down, but Kodak will be around for a bit longer - I hope. Ilford have adapted to the niche market, so that's more hope. I think the demand for film will continue; then it's a matter of price per sheet to manufacture. I d...
by Charles Twist
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:02 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B&W film and ND Grads?
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

Re: B&W film and ND Grads?

I am not sure if you refer to contrast modulation as a result of dev or post-processing. N-1 or N-2 reduces the overall contrast of the image by making the highlights less bright, but the shadows and mid-tones are relatively unaffected by pulling (in my experience of B&W). The highlights are brought...
by Charles Twist
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:49 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B&W film and ND Grads?
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

Re: B&W film and ND Grads?

Hello Tim,
Ever tried the B&W thing of reducing the dev time (pulling) to bring the highlights in to a manageable area?
Best regards,
Charles
by Charles Twist
Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:31 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Velvia discontinuation
Replies: 30
Views: 8956

Re: Velvia discontinuation

It's not just colour film. It seems that Efke are in trouble too.
I have just seen 4 skeletons on horseback galloping past the house. Should I worry?
Charles
by Charles Twist
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:28 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Matting and Framing standards?
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Re: Matting and Framing standards?

I am not aware of standards, although the buying public are aware of cheap frames from the likes of Ikea and Hobbicraft which have the sizes 40x50cm and 30x40cm. Beyond that, you're in to the realm of paper sizes and film sizes. Some work OK with each other, but not all - also depends on whether you...
by Charles Twist
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:30 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Events and News
Topic: Portrait exhibition
Replies: 2
Views: 2347

Portrait exhibition

As some of you know, I've been dabbling with vintage lenses for the last couple years. The latest project has resulted in a series of portraits taken of artists in Gallery TS1. It's been quite a learning curve but it was fun, especially the bit where you don't have auto-focus and you have to rely on...
by Charles Twist
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:09 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Velvia discontinuation
Replies: 30
Views: 8956

Re: Velvia discontinuation

It'll be a shame to see V50 go - a great film for an immediately pleasant representation of the landscape. As Dave says in his excellent summary: no need to be paralysed by choice. There's also something very tangible about slide film in general. The image is there in my hand. It's something I can o...
by Charles Twist
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:42 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old pictures, old lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Old pictures, old lenses

Spotted this with snaps that are interesting on several accounts.
Charles
by Charles Twist
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:56 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friday 13th from HELL!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 5544

Re: Friday 13th from HELL!!!!!

Time to buy stocks in freezer manufacturers again....
Best regards,
Charles
by Charles Twist
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:00 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for empty 5x7 box
Replies: 0
Views: 990

Looking for empty 5x7 box

Does anybody have an empty box of 5x7 film which I can have in order to take slides to the lab?
Thanks,
Charles
by Charles Twist
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:18 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polarising filter - coated or non coated?
Replies: 11
Views: 2926

Re: Polarising filter - coated or non coated?

A rotating mount for a second filter set is generally useful. Maybe not the most used, but invaluable for work with contrasty emulsions like colour transparency or DPP. I would just warn about the extra distance it puts in front of the lens. You will need to be very careful with your wide angle lens...
by Charles Twist
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:58 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small lightproof bag
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Small lightproof bag

I don't know it will help, but when I use leaky bellows - not gashes, just pin-pricks and thinned creases - I put my dark cloth over the camera before tripping the shutter. Works for me. Like you with your light seal, I could change the bellows, but this approach is free :D . If you want a small, bl...