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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 687
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I like my EF f1.8 85mm USM for train spotting. I...

I like my EF f1.8 85mm USM for train spotting. I couldn't quite put my finger on why I liked some of the pics I'd seen taken by others on APS-C cameras with a 50mm lens, then it dawned on me that an...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Glass fibre pens are fine on gold-plated...

Glass fibre pens are fine on gold-plated contacts. We use them professionally on such-like; have done for years without any problem whatsoever. As Monopix says, though, watch the fibres don't get...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 938
Views: 149,683
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Franka-Solida IIIe, Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar...

Franka-Solida IIIe, Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar 80mm f2.9 lens; Ilford FP4+ in ID-11 1+2. Yellow filter.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 332
Views: 53,904
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Franka-Solida IIIe, Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar...

Franka-Solida IIIe, Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar 80mm f2.9 lens; Ilford FP4+ in ID-11 1+2. Yellow filter.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 938
Views: 149,683
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Seat Quarry, Mid-Cumberland, England. ...

Seat Quarry, Mid-Cumberland, England.

Franka-Solida IIIe, Radionar f2.9 80mm lens; Ilford FP4+ in ID-11 1+2.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,086
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Here's my two-penn'orth… I've only ever used a...

Here's my two-penn'orth…

I've only ever used a Paterson tank so can't comment on any others. I've never really had a problem loading film and I actually find 120 easier than 35mm.

I keep the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 345
Views: 44,917
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens; Fomapan...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens; Fomapan 400 Action in ID-11 1+3.

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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Dating my Franka-Solida IIIe

I recently acquired a Franka-Solida IIIe with a Schneider-Kreutznach Radionar f2.9 80mm lens and a Prontor S shutter. I can only find the approximate date of lens manufacture insofar as Ser. No:...
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Modern digital cameras seem to have greater IR...

Modern digital cameras seem to have greater IR filtering. I used to use an older digital camera for testing TV remote handsets but modern digital cameras don't show up the IR illumination so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Our local store (Penrith UK) used to do a really...

Our local store (Penrith UK) used to do a really good C41 develop package, including Hi-res scans, at very reasonable costs.

But then they went all tired and the service went down to 'we send it off...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I suppose if there's anything on those films you...

I suppose if there's anything on those films you wish to get off you could develop them as B&W films in B&W chemicals? I've done that before.
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I suppose your question must only consider...

I suppose your question must only consider shooting in RAW - and when is RAW actually RAW? Doesn't the camera image engine have some say-so on this as well?

In other modes the camera engine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 819
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I've had a go at C41 colour developing and it...

I've had a go at C41 colour developing and it worked a treat, but I agitated it with the Paterson 'twiddle-stick' with the tank in the water bath as I was concerned with keeping it at the correct...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 326
Views: 36,246
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Pentax MX, Pentax-M SMC f2.8 28mm lens; FP4+ in...

Pentax MX, Pentax-M SMC f2.8 28mm lens; FP4+ in ID-11 1+1.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48075012577_f7406446ff_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfe1kc)Taking Light Steps...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,433
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Poorhouse Woods, Workington, Cumbria UK. Balda...

Poorhouse Woods, Workington, Cumbria UK.

Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens; HP5+ in HC-110 Dilution E.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 962
Views: 188,923
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Pentax MX, Pentax-M SMC 50mm f1.7 lens; FP4+ in...

Pentax MX, Pentax-M SMC 50mm f1.7 lens; FP4+ in ID-11.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48088695892_64372b09b7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggr8Uq)Harbourside Shunting (https://flic.kr/p/2ggr8Uq)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 962
Views: 188,923
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Pentax MX, Pentax-M SMC 50mm f1.7 lens; FP4+ in...

Pentax MX, Pentax-M SMC 50mm f1.7 lens; FP4+ in ID-11.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48088695682_60f3501189_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggr8QN)Harbourside Shunting (https://flic.kr/p/2ggr8QN)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Many thanks for those replies; Appreciated! :) ...

Many thanks for those replies; Appreciated! :) I'll get a hood and a yellow filter.
--

Kind Regds,

R.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Schneider Radionar f2.9 80mm - Filter Thread Size?

My Franka-Solida IIIe is equipped with the aforementioned lens. If I went and bought a modern 40.5mm threaded lens-hood, would this fit the lens, or does it have a different thread pitch to modern...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 173,850
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Ha! :) Included in the package was a...

Ha! :) Included in the package was a leather-cased Weston-Master III meter! 'Do you want a donation for it?' I asked. 'Nah... Just chuck it all if you don't want it. It's been sitting in the back...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 173,850
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Taken with a camera that cost ABSOLUTELY nothing!...

Taken with a camera that cost ABSOLUTELY nothing! Someone I know was about to throw out a perfetly good Praktica 200B in excellent condition (OK, then: the self-timer doesn't work), along with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,763
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Franka Solida IIIe; HP5+ in HC-110 Dilution...

Franka Solida IIIe; HP5+ in HC-110 Dilution E.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48234715117_218dc87104_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gukwkg)Herald Back (https://flic.kr/p/2gukwkg) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Many thanks for those replies; appreciated. I...

Many thanks for those replies; appreciated. I shall use the 'yellow' edge.
--

KInd Regds,

R.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Prontor S: Aperture Index?

I have acquired a Franka Solida IIIe with a Prontor S shutter and the aperture lever is rather wide. Which edge of the lever do I use to set against the f-stop number? It would only cost me an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 173,850
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Pentax MX, FP4+, Rodinal 1+25. Ilford...

Pentax MX, FP4+, Rodinal 1+25. Ilford Agitations.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48174454817_9f3182854c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gp1F3z)Möcklösundsbron (https://flic.kr/p/2gp1F3z) by Russell...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,763
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Pentax MX, Pentax-M 28mm f2.8 SMC lens; FP4+ in...

Pentax MX, Pentax-M 28mm f2.8 SMC lens; FP4+ in ID-11 1+1. Acer Scanwit SCSI scanner.
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-19-2019
Replies: 434
Views: 61,689
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thanks, Mark. :) I took the shot at the cemetery...

Thanks, Mark. :) I took the shot at the cemetery gates and just got far enough back to get the trees in. I took it in clear evening light, about 22:00 Local time (Sweden). The church is white, and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2019
Replies: 434
Views: 61,689
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Church above the Stadsparken, Oskarshamn,...

Church above the Stadsparken, Oskarshamn, Sweden.

Pentax MX, Pentax-M SMC 28mm f2.8 lens; FP4+ in ID-11 1+1.

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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-15-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 6,884
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Baldix 6x6 folder, Ennagon f3.5 75mm lens;...

Balda Baldix 6x6 folder, Ennagon f3.5 75mm lens; Ilford Delta 400 in Ilford ID-11 1+3 for 20 mins.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7810/40043641303_74cfb0bf30_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/241w8sF)Gnarly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2019
Replies: 962
Views: 188,923
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
'The Clockwork Orange, Glasgow. Balda...

'The Clockwork Orange, Glasgow. Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens, 1 sec @ f9.5; HP5+ in HC-100 Dilution 'E'.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 12,113
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens; HP5+ in...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens; HP5+ in HC-110 Dilution 'E'. 7.5 mins @ 20C. Ilford agitations.

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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-04-2019
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,431
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. HP5+...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. HP5+ in HC-110 Dilution 'E'. 7.5 mins @ 20C, Ilford agitation.

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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,545
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I look on 'Recent Activity' and people have...

I look on 'Recent Activity' and people have 'favourited' my pics, and made comments. But when I click on the images, there're no favourites flagged up and the comments are invisible! Same after a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 1,648
Views: 280,763
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Spotted near Varberg, Sweden. Pentax MX, Pentax...

Spotted near Varberg, Sweden. Pentax MX, Pentax M SMC 50mm f1.7 lens, yellow filter; FP4+ in HC-110 Dilution E.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thanks for those replies; good to know. :) I can...

Thanks for those replies; good to know. :) I can get 13 off a 120 film in my Mess-Baldix and usually 37 from my Pentax MX, but was just curious. I'll eke a couple of buckshee frames from my next...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
35mm Film Parsimony

Am I likely to eke two or three more frames out of my films by putting them in my camera in a dark bag? I generally fit a film in daylight then wind on a few frames until I start shooting at index...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Well, I just ran another roll of Foma 400 through...

Well, I just ran another roll of Foma 400 through the Balda-Baldix and it was fine. :) Unloaded it in the dark bag; nice and tight, no bulk beyond the spool-edges.

I notice, in the past, that 'fat...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,294
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda-Baldix, Ennagon f3.5 75mm lens; Delta 400...

Balda-Baldix, Ennagon f3.5 75mm lens; Delta 400 in ID-11 1+3.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33793905028_4dec5da38a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TufAAY)Twisty Tree (https://flic.kr/p/TufAAY) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 241
Views: 12,849
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I just love scrolling up and down this one!

I just love scrolling up and down this one!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I'll keep my eye (fingers?) on the 'fat roll'...

I'll keep my eye (fingers?) on the 'fat roll' thing from the safety of the dark-bag when using Foma henceforth. A pity, really, as I like the film - not least because it has nice, easy-to-see...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
No matter how hard I try, I can't keep a film in...

No matter how hard I try, I can't keep a film in the camera for more than a month. It's like it's burning a hole in my pocket!

I once developed a 127 film that had been in a Brownie 127 for fifty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,545
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I had this for the last two days but it seems to...

I had this for the last two days but it seems to have sorted itself out now (as from about 18:00 UK time).
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thanks for the replies, peeps. :) I had the film...

Thanks for the replies, peeps. :)

I had the film as tight as I could when loading: I put my thumb on the film spool and wound on as tight as I could; no different to when I do any other film. It...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Fomapan 400 Action 120 roll-film: Fast and Loose?

I was halfway round a walk and needed to change film, so I sat me down ina shady space and wound off the Foma 400 roll film in my Balda-Baldix.

When I withdrew the film I was horrified to see that...
Forum: Sony RX Series 05-04-2019
Replies: 355
Views: 85,110
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Varburg,...

Varburg, Sweden.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 159
Views: 17,283
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda-Baldix, Ennagon f3.5 75mm; Fomapan 400 in...

Balda-Baldix, Ennagon f3.5 75mm; Fomapan 400 in Rodinal 1+50 11 mins.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46933776354_5f043bc999_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2evnSyA)Scaw Gill...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 6,876
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix; 75mm f4.5 lens; Fomapan 400...

Balda Mess-Baldix; 75mm f4.5 lens; Fomapan 400 Action in Rodinal 1+50.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46791819545_7d43d5fb5a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ehQiKp)Fine Dining...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 6,876
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix; Baltar 75mm f4.5 lens; Ilford...

Balda Mess-Baldix; Baltar 75mm f4.5 lens; Ilford Delta 400 in Ilfotec DD-X.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1857/42477857090_1dc7ac664f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27HC81o)Tea for Two...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 1,425
Views: 195,035
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda-Baldix, Ennagon f3.5 75mm lens; Ilford...

Balda-Baldix, Ennagon f3.5 75mm lens; Ilford Delta 400 in ID-11 1+3.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33793905028_4dec5da38a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TufAAY)Twisty Tree (https://flic.kr/p/TufAAY)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2019
Replies: 345
Views: 44,917
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Fomapan 400 Action in ID-11...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Fomapan 400 Action in ID-11 1+3.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7842/40457430193_5db83568f2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24D5UtT)Hall Park Evening Light (https://flic.kr/p/24D5UtT)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thst was excellent and enlightening, thanks for...

Thst was excellent and enlightening, thanks for sharing! :) It seems to me there needs to be an emphasis on succession planning; getting young staffers with twenty, thirty, forty years future ahead...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,190
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Pentax MX, Takumar 28mm f3.5 lens; Ilford FP4+ in...

Pentax MX, Takumar 28mm f3.5 lens; Ilford FP4+ in ID-11 1+1.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/32439733197_ba4885e063_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RqA7uM)Wire Wool (https://flic.kr/p/RqA7uM) by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 12,113
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Pentax MX, PK SMC 135mm f3.5 lens, Ilford HP5+...

Pentax MX, PK SMC 135mm f3.5 lens, Ilford HP5+ done in Ilford ID-11 1+1 for 10.5 mins at 22°C.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/839/42127242965_f81caa0cde_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27bD8Dg)Galatea...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 12,113
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens: HP5+ in...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens: HP5+ in ID-11 1+3.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1874/30707296938_b846acd659_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NMuVy7)The Calm Before The Storm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 12,113
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
How do you delete a post on here?

How do you delete a post on here?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
That's the one I have, complete with matching...

That's the one I have, complete with matching rectangular lens-hood. I'll have a play out with it tomorrow and (hopefully) finish the film, then I'll judge for myself. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,520
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Is there much, if any, difference optically...

Is there much, if any, difference optically between this and the Takumar SMC 28mm f3.5 lens? I have a Pentax MX and a Pentax-K adaptor to allow the Tak and other M42 lenses to fit. Haven't shot off...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,294
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Baldix, Ennagon f3.5 75mm lens; Delta 400...

Balda Baldix, Ennagon f3.5 75mm lens; Delta 400 in ID-11 1+3.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7810/40043641303_74cfb0bf30_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/241w8sF)Gnarly Tree (https://flic.kr/p/241w8sF) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 173,850
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7897/45966982824_15...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7897/45966982824_151a8ae127_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d2WNwC)Not Navvies' Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/2d2WNwC) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Spooling film in a bag is just a matter of...

Spooling film in a bag is just a matter of pratice and doesn't take long to master. I use the Paterson tank and spirals so can't comment on other systems. For 35mm you can start outside the bag in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,292
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I've only ever used Paterson reels and I find...

I've only ever used Paterson reels and I find them easy enough to load. Hell... I can even do it blindfold! :D I actually find it easier to load 120 film than 35mm, and I take on board the useful...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-19-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thanks for the tip, there. :) I had the lenses...

Thanks for the tip, there. :) I had the lenses out and cleaned them, cleaned the shutter out (not a complete strip-down but the low speeds are now accurate and the self timer works!).

Decided to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Right... Done it. Answered my own question! :) ...

Right... Done it. Answered my own question! :) Shutter mech and lenses removed from camera.

The ring with the four notches wouldn't budge at first (using modified long-nose pliers) and I didn't...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Baldix 6x6 Folder Rear Lens Element Removal

What's the best way to remove the rear lens element from a Baldix 6x6 folding camera? Ideally I'd like to take out the shutter unit but this looks like it requires a key - which I can make - to fit...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2019
Replies: 434
Views: 61,689
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. ...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. Fomapan 400 in ID-11 1+3.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/46007734084_45dc585112_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d6xEsy)
Parish Church of St. Bridget, ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2019
Replies: 1,137
Views: 228,608
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Ashby. Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens....

Ashby. Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. FP4+ stand-developed Rodinal 1+100.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1923/43020383170_75887abf48_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28xyH7j)Feline Thirsty......
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2019
Replies: 434
Views: 61,689
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Ahh... :D I've been given an Olympus Trip 35...

Ahh... :D I've been given an Olympus Trip 35 and I'm running a roll of Kodak Pro Image 100 through it at the mo. I've developed this the Tetenal 30C way before, but I shall stand-develop this one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2019
Replies: 434
Views: 61,689
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Hi Peter, The process, which others had posted...

Hi Peter,

The process, which others had posted elsewhere in other fora, was as follows:

* Pre-wash at 20C for three minutes.
* Developer in, normal working strength, invert continuously for 1...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2019
Replies: 434
Views: 61,689
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
C-41 stand development: Pentax MX, Hoya 24mm f2.8...

C-41 stand development: Pentax MX, Hoya 24mm f2.8 lens. 10 secs at f8. Kodak ColorPlus 200 in Tetenal C-41 chemistry at room-temp...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,511
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
My aunt and, in the background, my daughter at a...

My aunt and, in the background, my daughter at a family wedding. I just love the expressons of joy and happiness.

Pentax MX, 50mm f1.7 lens; Kodak Tri-X pushed to ISO1600 and developed in ID-11...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Brett - many thanks for the advice. I shall of...

Brett - many thanks for the advice. I shall of course keep you posted but it may take a little time to get a decent diffuse plate together. If I can't get ground glass I'll use some of that diffuse...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-31-2018
Replies: 962
Views: 188,923
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens; Kodak...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens; Kodak TMax 400 In ID-11 1+1.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4874/44554775300_a7c208eb8a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aT9Sr3)Concrete Bob Gets the Road...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Brett, Many thanks for that. Both Ennagon f3.5...

Brett,

Many thanks for that. Both Ennagon f3.5 and Baltar f4.5 are 75mm focal-length lenses. I shall try the tripod / ground glass / loupe method as I was a bit 'casual' with holding the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Infinity Issues: Baldix and Ennagon f3.5

Hello all, and a Happy New Year. :)

I recently bought a Baldix 6x6 with an Ennagon f3.5mm lens, to see if it would better the Mess-Baldix I already use with its Baltar f4.5 lens.

So far, it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2018
Replies: 423
Views: 73,089
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Torness Street, Glasgow.

Torness Street, Glasgow.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thanks for all that; appreciated. I enquired...

Thanks for all that; appreciated. I enquired elsewhere about the increased fixer exhaustion after learning that TMax behaved as such.

Yes - check fixer with a strip. I do that but not as often as...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Fixer Discoloration: TMax 400 - Issues?

I've just done a few Kodak TMax 400 films (in ID-11) and I notice that the fix mix has taken on an insipid yellow colour. I have another TMax 400 to do yet.

But my other camera has Ilford HP5+ in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I do live in England - the north of England - the...

I do live in England - the north of England - the VERY north of England (Scotland is 22 miles away), and we occasionally ( :D ) get 'cold, damp nights'.

But, as from today, in theory, the days will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I've just developed four rolls of TMax 400 in...

I've just developed four rolls of TMax 400 in Ilford ID-11 1+1. Ten minutes at 20C with four initial inversions in the first ten secs then four inversions the first ten secs of every subsequent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 822
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
That's good to know, Ted: Thanks. I do two films...

That's good to know, Ted: Thanks. I do two films at a time so that'll be three fixes for my five TMax films. But I'll keep my eye on things. I also use Ilford rapid fixer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 822
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thanks for all that, folks. I do test my fixer...

Thanks for all that, folks. I do test my fixer with a little bit of cut-off film every so-often in a bottle-top or jam-jar lid and double the time it takes to clear. Well, I've done it on 35mm but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 822
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Kodak T-Max 400 Fixing Query

Hello all,

I've just ordered five rolls of TMax 400 120 film to give it a go, and I intend developing it in Ilford ID-11, agitating and fixing the Ilford way.

I notice from the Kodak TMax...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-02-2018
Replies: 938
Views: 149,683
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. HP5+...

Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. HP5+ semi-stand in Adox Rodinal 1:100.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4808/46126175141_105965ee8b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dh1GRK)Just Jane...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2018
Replies: 434
Views: 61,689
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. Ilford...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Baltar f4.5 75mm lens. Ilford HP5+ in ID-11 1+1.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4905/31165981297_79ec3cbc16_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pu2Nr8)
Parish Church of St. Mary, Lutterworth...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I actually find the Paterson reels are easier for...

I actually find the Paterson reels are easier for 120 film than they are for 35mm. But load the uncut end, just in case you've cut from the backing paper unevenly. Or peel back the paper and start...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2018
Replies: 962
Views: 188,923
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1892/29348454397_9a...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1892/29348454397_9a3c1afee0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LHqv1r)commuter computer (https://flic.kr/p/LHqv1r) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Dan; Pentode... Thanks for that. Makes sense...

Dan; Pentode...

Thanks for that. Makes sense that an f19 couldn't be squeezed in there. Yes; the Baldix... It is explained in the manual, but I get the impression from what I've read that the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Yashica Mat Aperture Marker: Purpose?

Hello.
I've just acquired a Yashica Mat with a Yashinon 80mm f3.5 lens (had one before years ago) and I notice that there is a black line marked between f16 and f22. Is this the 'sweet-spot'?...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2018
Replies: 962
Views: 188,923
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4904/45816193412_d7...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4904/45816193412_d759473cfc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cNBY6b)Citadel To Citadel (https://flic.kr/p/2cNBY6b) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I use 'Pocket Light Meter' and it works a treat. ...

I use 'Pocket Light Meter' and it works a treat. It's free, but you have the option to 'buy the developer a pint', so I did. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2018
Replies: 826
Views: 140,379
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/44822411655_1f...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/44822411655_1ff488c90c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bhNzoX)Biking to Work (https://flic.kr/p/2bhNzoX) by Russell W Barnes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/russell_w_b/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2018
Replies: 826
Views: 140,379
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix: Ilford HP5+ in ID-11...

Balda Mess-Baldix: Ilford HP5+ in ID-11 1+3.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1938/30564186307_d7fdcb6180.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NyRrKr)Wet Cyclist (https://flic.kr/p/NyRrKr) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2018
Replies: 826
Views: 140,379
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda Mess-Baldix, Fuji Pro 400; Tetenal C-41 @...

Balda Mess-Baldix, Fuji Pro 400; Tetenal C-41 @ 30C for 8 mins.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1932/30123935097_5a9202f4c7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MTX3pk)Tree House (https://flic.kr/p/MTX3pk) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2018
Replies: 651
Views: 84,800
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Soup Tart...

Soup Tart Burger
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1978/31766921988_26b24dbcb7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Qp8Maw)Soup Tart Burger (https://flic.kr/p/Qp8Maw) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Mess-Baldix Fog Issue

Hello all,

I just developed a roll of HP5+ that I'd shot in my 1954 Mess-Baldix and I noticed that frame seven is fogged to the left top, and central to the picture is a straight vertical line with...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 30,908
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
The beauty of my old Mess-Baldix 6x6 folder is...

The beauty of my old Mess-Baldix 6x6 folder is that it has a little flap that folds down when open and so enables stability of the camera on any handy flat surface, even aiding greatly on lamp-posts,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2018
Replies: 651
Views: 84,800
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1868/44194017432_6b...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1868/44194017432_6b9ede0574_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2akgTFN)Morning Coffee (Just...) (https://flic.kr/p/2akgTFN) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2018
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,722
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/44612027375_3e...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/44612027375_3eaf9a89ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYditM)Cat Food Dog Food (https://flic.kr/p/2aYditM) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-23-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,786
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Ah... You don't! Just read your post in the...

Ah... You don't! Just read your post in the quiet of my living room and not in the office with a team of chattering monkeys.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-23-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,786
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
But does changing lenses not make you lose the...

But does changing lenses not make you lose the decisive moment too? One lens removes any doubt about which lens to use and so you go for it.

This notion has made me more aware of possibilities...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-23-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,786
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
For years I went around with a 40mm 'pancake'...

For years I went around with a 40mm 'pancake' f2.8 'wide' standard lens on the front of my Pentax MX and nothing else. I managed fine, and the slimness of the lens was a real travel bonus. I still...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-15-2018
Replies: 1,566
Views: 99,753
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1933/44621550994_46...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1933/44621550994_461807ab6d_c.jpg 1024) {this.width=1024;this.alt='Click here to see a large version';}" onmouseover="if(this.alt) this.style.cursor='pointer';"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I compensate using the Ilford sheet for adjusted...

I compensate using the Ilford sheet for adjusted development times, if necessary - perhaps a minute or two either way if the developer is a degree or two above or below, and everything comes out just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thanks for that, Peter. I've only used Ilford...

Thanks for that, Peter.

I've only used Ilford Delta, FP4+ and HP5+ thus far and when I got the camera, I did actually rewind the backing paper onto a spool and run it through again to see how the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thanks for that, Dan. I may have another go at...

Thanks for that, Dan.

I may have another go at just using the red window numbers as an index and see how I get on. Sounds like a nice dodge you mention with the tape though! I'm not entirely sure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Hi Robert, Thanks for the reply. I thought I'd...

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the reply. I thought I'd got to grips with the Mess-Baldix (same as Hapo 66-E) frame counter after a few false starts - I wrote a bit about it in the 'Classic Folders'...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Thickness of 120 Colour Film

Apologies if this has been asked before...

I thought I'd have a go at this C-41 lark and so bought some rolls of Fuji Pro 400 negative film to run through my Mess-Baldix 6x6. The process seems to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-21-2018
Replies: 172
Views: 33,608
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1973/43008229100_bf...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1973/43008229100_bfd8969158_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28wuq8o)Balda Mess-Baldix (https://flic.kr/p/28wuq8o) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2018
Replies: 289
Views: 28,682
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/30938810218_f7...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/30938810218_f728256577_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P8Xuoo)Plastic Penrith (https://flic.kr/p/P8Xuoo) by Russell W Barnes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/russell_w_b/),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,091
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
As found in a Kodak Brownie 127 at my In-Laws...

As found in a Kodak Brownie 127 at my In-Laws when they move farms twenty-odd years ago. And it had a film in it!

We worked out it would've been a present of one of the Bros-in-Law and dates back...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,343
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Ilford's reduced water wash method works well...

Ilford's reduced water wash method works well enough and I now use it. Fill tank with water, invert five times, discard. Fill tank again with water, invert ten times and discard. Fill tank again,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,140
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
I started out on DD-X and Ilford FP4 and HP5. ...

I started out on DD-X and Ilford FP4 and HP5. FP4 was reasonable but FP5 tended to be a bit too grainy for my liking so I moved to ID-11 two-sherbert mixture and what an improvement! Agitation for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-27-2018
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,431
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1866/30358710458_5e...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1866/30358710458_5ec1d37839_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NfGjWo)Dummy Run (https://flic.kr/p/NfGjWo) by Russell W Barnes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/russell_w_b/), on...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Noooooo! This isn't right! I did this and on...

Noooooo! This isn't right! I did this and on developing the film, I'd wound it on so much I'd lost three pics!

I'll leave well alone with the winding knob in future. If it ratchets back in my...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Certainly does! I wished I hadn't got rid my...

Certainly does! I wished I hadn't got rid my 1960s Yashica Mat (bought in '85; sold about three years ago) now, but hey ho... It had a good lens and gave sharp images but was not as portable as the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Well, It's a great camera to slip in my pocket...

Well, It's a great camera to slip in my pocket and I love it! I removed the cover and cleaned the rangefinder optics, but didn't touch the projection glass, and it made a heck of a difference.

I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
On the second film I ran through it and before I...

On the second film I ran through it and before I was aware of the automatic take-up spool diameter compensation, I used the ruby window to align the frame numbers by advancing fully clockwise and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Right. I'm now in a position to answer my own...

Right. I'm now in a position to answer my own question, having just developed a film with twelve well-spaced exposures on it; no overlaps or missing frames. Apologies if this is teaching grannies...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Mess-Baldix: Correct Film Advance Procedure?

I recently acquired a Balda Mess-Baldix and a having fun with it; getting my head round the fact that the twelve shots at my disposal have to be used correctly and not squandered: getting out the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2018
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,431
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Balda...

Balda Mess-Baldix.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1792/29158439827_4047982f4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LqCCia)Rock 'n' Roly (https://flic.kr/p/LqCCia) by Russell W Barnes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Bill, Many thanks for that. I take on board...

Bill,

Many thanks for that. I take on board your warning as it's something I could easily do too!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Russell W. Barnes
Paterson Spiral & Exposed Film Storage

Hello... New boy here.

How long can I leave a roll of 120 film (or, indeed, 35mm) on a Paterson spiral in the tank with the funnel locked and sealed before I develop it? Is it likely to work its...
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