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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 6,313
Posted By albireo
Fantastic explanation - thank you very much!

Fantastic explanation - thank you very much!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 6,313
Posted By albireo
Thank you both - that's extremely...

Thank you both - that's extremely helpful.

Sounds like the best way forward is to reduce development. I will try a couple of rolls at 8 and 9 minutes respectively and report back.

Only a minor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 6,313
Posted By albireo
Thanks for this Charles. I will try as you...

Thanks for this Charles. I will try as you suggest and report back.

Interesting that you found this doesn't last nearly as long as advertised. Shelf life seems to be one of the selling points of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 6,313
Posted By albireo
Hi both, thanks for your reply. Fotohuis - yes I...

Hi both, thanks for your reply.

Fotohuis - yes I really like Fomadon Excel, use it all the time, especially with Foma 400. I find powder developers somewhat inconvenient, though, and tend to prefer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 6,313
Posted By albireo
Apologies for reviving an old thread. I would be...

Apologies for reviving an old thread.

I would be interested in testing Spur Acurol N to develop my Fomapan 100 and 200 medium format negatives.

I use with satisfaction Fomadon R09 (Foma's Rodinal...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 917
Views: 222,685
Posted By albireo
Yashicamat 124G Fomapan 100 Fomadon R09...

Yashicamat 124G
Fomapan 100
Fomadon R09 1+50

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47941494433_d0b933470f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g3qG3e)Tre trulli (https://flic.kr/p/2g3qG3e) by G.Gallone...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,627
Posted By albireo
I wish Nikon would just step in and show again...

I wish Nikon would just step in and show again how it's done. I'd be on a Coolscan 8500 in a heartbeat.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-05-2019
Replies: 917
Views: 222,685
Posted By albireo
Rolleicord Va Fomapan 400 Fomadon LQN 1+10 for 10...

Rolleicord Va
Fomapan 400
Fomadon LQN 1+10 for 10 minutes at 20C

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47645469462_b827dec063_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fAgu8q)Krumme Lanke (https://flic.kr/p/2fAgu8q)...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-03-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4,627
Posted By albireo
Same here. I'm considering the Reflecta MF5000...

Same here. I'm considering the Reflecta MF5000 but reviews are mixed.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-07-2019
Replies: 917
Views: 222,685
Posted By albireo
Minolta Autocord Fomapan 400 Fomadon Excel 1+1...

Minolta Autocord
Fomapan 400
Fomadon Excel 1+1 9'5'' @20C

https://live.staticflickr.com/7825/40564932603_5220c12eb9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24NzTcH)Weiterbildungszentrum, Freie Universität Berlin...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-29-2019
Replies: 917
Views: 222,685
Posted By albireo
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/32552680787_71...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/32552680787_718903ed60_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RAyZT2)Vyšehrad Gardens (https://flic.kr/p/RAyZT2) by G.Gallone (https://www.flickr.com/photos/blacknile/), on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-28-2019
Replies: 917
Views: 222,685
Posted By albireo
Fantastic composition and colour palette....

Fantastic composition and colour palette.

Please post more!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-28-2019
Replies: 917
Views: 222,685
Posted By albireo
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7828/46761078644_cf...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7828/46761078644_cfdd6b2b15_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ef7KxS)Josefov District, Prague (https://flic.kr/p/2ef7KxS) by G.Gallone...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4,627
Posted By albireo
Does anyone have news about this product? Has it...

Does anyone have news about this product? Has it been released? I can't find the old Plustek 120 for sale anywhere, and at the same time I can't find this new 'pro' version for sale, either.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
A couple of notes / lessons learned /...

A couple of notes / lessons learned / questions

1. Loading the AP tank was incredibly easy. The spiral has two large flaps in which to insert the film. I didn't even have to sacrifice a roll,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
Hello everyone So I went ahead and developed my...

Hello everyone

So I went ahead and developed my first 2 rolls. Thank you once again everyone for the awesome advice. This is something I had wanted to try for a long time but for some reasons never...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By albireo
Solved, admin please delete thanks

Solved, admin please delete thanks
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By albireo
Hi again, thanks for all the advice. Based on...

Hi again, thanks for all the advice. Based on your suggestions and on the decent agreement between the taking and viewing lens, I have to conclude at least a degree of operator error.

I am now...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By albireo
Hi again I've checked the rear group. It's...

Hi again

I've checked the rear group. It's firmly seated. I've gone ahead and firmly screwed the front group back in. Then, shutter in B, cable release and f/3.5, I've taped a yashicamat 124G focus...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By albireo
Hi again - thanks - I've attached a second photo...

Hi again - thanks - I've attached a second photo above. What I get is the full unit out (it is indeed 3/4 inch tall). The shutter blades are fully accessible. The unit in my hand is solid, i.e. the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By albireo
Hi, I hope the following images are of help....

Hi, I hope the following images are of help.

The loose front element I was referring to is the one indicated by the pen in the first image.
The second image shows that one can very easily, with no...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By albireo
Apologies for the incorrect terminology - you're...

Apologies for the incorrect terminology - you're both correct, what I meant is that the front mount of the taking lens was not fully threaded in. I will perform the tests suggested by Steve and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By albireo
Rolleicord Va - loose taking lens front element and unsharp photos

Hi

A while ago I purchased a Rolleicord Va in seemingly amazing condition. Great lens, functioning shutter, no rust, no peeling of the leatherette etc.

On further inspection though, I found that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
Thank you so much for the useful advice everyone....

Thank you so much for the useful advice everyone. I've gone ahead and placed an order with macodirect with what will hopefully be a decent 'starter kit'

-dark bag
-AP tank
-couple of large and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
Overwhelmed with the responses here. Thank you...

Overwhelmed with the responses here. Thank you all very much. Thanks to those who shared their shots too, love them!

Question regarding Rodinal - is there a commercial name for this? Macodirect.de...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
Thanks, googled these - I see what you mean, they...

Thanks, googled these - I see what you mean, they give an impression of durability. However I think I'd like to start with cheap plastic tanks initially, at least until I know if I will keep doing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
Kodacraft aprons - sounds like exotic stuff :)...

Kodacraft aprons - sounds like exotic stuff :)

Anyway thanks again for the advice, I feel already my wallet getting lighter!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
Awesome advice, thanks man. I'm going to copy and...

Awesome advice, thanks man. I'm going to copy and paste your points in my logbook.

May I just ask - regarding reels and ease of loading 120 film: I read the Paterson setup is not the best with MF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
Thanks everyone - that's right: I'm happy to try...

Thanks everyone - that's right: I'm happy to try several combos but I predict my failure rate, at least initially, will be quite high. So I thought I would initially invest in the cheapest decent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By albireo
Full Foma-based B&W processing pipeline - recommended for a beginner?

Hello everyone,

I've been shooting film for a long time but for many reasons never tried processing my own film. I have now moved and in this city getting B&W film processed takes a looong time (~10...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By albireo
This sounds interesting, however 1. how do you...

This sounds interesting, however

1. how do you ensure perfect parallelism between the film plane and the sensor plane? I assume you use an enlarger stand. Which is good, but then you'll need to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By albireo
Another happy user of a Minolta Scan Dual III for...

Another happy user of a Minolta Scan Dual III for my 35mm film. This is an autofocus scanner, and the results are IME superior to the (non-autofocus) Plustek 8100 I briefly tested. I bought the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-19-2018
Replies: 2,006
Views: 602,273
Posted By albireo
Fantastic shots everyone, thanks for sharing...

Fantastic shots everyone, thanks for sharing them.

Yashicamat 124G - Ilford Xp2+ (top) and Ektar 100 (bottom).

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/39573776010_d31a414c09_c.jpg...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-02-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By albireo
I would recommend sourcing a used Minolta Scan...

I would recommend sourcing a used Minolta Scan Dual III or IV. I've had a Scan Dual III for 15 years or so, and it still performs flawlessly. I use it with Vuescan on a modern Windows 10 machine,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By albireo
Hi, I sent Mark my Yashicamat 124g for a CLA in...

Hi, I sent Mark my Yashicamat 124g for a CLA in January - the camera came back to me in March, with more problems than it had before I sent it.

Sadly, communication was quite bad too. At some...
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