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by P C Headland
Sun May 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Developing, Enlarging and Scanning
Topic: PC-TEA developer longevity
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: PC-TEA developer longevity

I saw a recent article on using Guiness as a developer!

PC-TEA is like a combination of all that is good between Xtol and Rodinal. I use it 1+50 for about 10 minutes, or 1+100 for 20 minutes. I'd highly recommend it if you can get hold of the raw ingredients. Scans really well too.
by P C Headland
Fri May 01, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras
Topic: What took me so long, or, I shoot some film again.
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

What took me so long, or, I shoot some film again.

After what appears to have been a longer time between films than I had thought, Iast weekend I grabbed a couple of folders for a lock-down exercise ride. In my bag I had a Certo Six and Franke Rolfix II. The Franka is a 6x9 (and 6x6 with the mask) scale focus folder with what turns out to be quite a...
by P C Headland
Fri May 01, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Developing, Enlarging and Scanning
Topic: PC-TEA developer longevity
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

PC-TEA developer longevity

Well, after quite a bit more of a gap than I had thought, I shot a couple of rolls of film last weekend. I thought that while out on the bike, and with such nice lock-down weather, I might as take a real camera or two out with me. So I grabbed the Certo Six (6x6) and Franka Rolfix II (6x9) and a cou...
by P C Headland
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: CoronaVirus Pandemonium
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: CoronaVirus Pandemonium

Well, things changed pretty quickly here. No unnecessary travel today then lockdown on midnight Wednesday for four weeks. We'll only be allowed out for food and pharmacy shopping, medical treatment and exercise. At least it will give the supermarkets a chance to re-stock. There's no shortages of any...
by P C Headland
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: CoronaVirus Pandemonium
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: CoronaVirus Pandemonium

Well, things changed pretty quickly here today. No unnecessary travel tomorrow (Tuesday) then lockdown on Wednesday for four weeks. We'll only be allowed out for food and pharmacy shopping, medical treatment and exercise. At least it might give the supermarkets a chance to re-stock. There's no short...
by P C Headland
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: CoronaVirus Pandemonium
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: CoronaVirus Pandemonium

People's behaviour makes me despair! I mean, how many bog rolls does one need?! Even here, now the borders have been closed, many people seem to have lost all reason and gone on panic buying sprees. Even for fresh food which won't keep and which will keep being supplied. We won't run out of milk her...
by P C Headland
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Developing, Enlarging and Scanning
Topic: Ilford plate R.10
Replies: 16
Views: 4764

Re: Ilford plate R.10

I see potential there!

I do see plates come up on out local auction site from time to time, but they're just about always opened or in an otherwise questionable state. One day.
by P C Headland
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Large Format
Topic: Voigtlander Bergheil 10x15
Replies: 14
Views: 9173

Re: Voigtlander Bergheil 10x15

I like that violin shot.

I used to use the taco method until I got a Paterson Orbital. Seemed to work well enough, and I never had problems with band marks. If you can find an Orbital though, grab it.
by P C Headland
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Point and Shoot
Topic: Paris, and a new camera...
Replies: 10
Views: 9962

Re: Paris, and a new camera...

Sometimes small and simple is the way to go. Less over-thinking, and you end up enjoying shooting anyway. The small 1" sensor cameras are more than capable. When we went to Canada a couple of months ago, I spent a few weeks beforehand wondering which camera, which lens? In the end, most shots were t...
by P C Headland
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Demaria-Lapierre Telka III
Replies: 8
Views: 4155

Re: Demaria-Lapierre Telka III

Don't tempt me !! I've got too many sitting there unused at the moment, I really should get out an exercise them. I'm shooting most stuff with a pocket sized monochrome "Leica" - a Huawei P9 up to a week or so ago, and now a Mate 10. I don't think I've developed a film this year :cry: https://lh3.go...