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by gerronemo
04 Feb 2020, 14:11
Forum: The Camera
Topic: Filters for large format lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Filters for large format lenses

New to Large Format, and wanting some advice on; What size filters for 4x5 lenses? There is NO info on the lens to say what thread size it is ??!!! For instance: Scheider Super Angulon 90mm - F5.6? Only info I have is; the lens is about 80mm in diameter(my measurement!) Thanks for any help with this...
by gerronemo
03 Feb 2020, 11:58
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Negative Negatives!
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Negative Negatives!

Thanks Oscar, and it is no small credit to you, that I have perservered...and got such good advice from the Forum/s!
Now the challenge will be the 'right' subjects to photograph, and get better contrast out of the images.
Am now investigating FILTERS!

Kind regards
Gerronemo!
by gerronemo
02 Feb 2020, 15:02
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Negative Negatives!
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Negative Negatives!

That is such great news, and sooo so new to 'the game'! 10 sheets in!!! Verry impressive, and verry different subject matter to mine. I think I have finally got some reasonable results, see attched. Like you, controlling temps in Australia at this time o year, is fraught! I am on opposite coast...nt...
by gerronemo
26 Jan 2020, 11:10
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Negative Negatives!
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Negative Negatives!

The "negative negatives" are getting more POSITIVE!! Thanks to all; for the tips suggestions! The two pix(attached) are the most recent attempts in the last couple of days, and have come out THE BEST of all I have done in - MONTHS!! They are still on 'the soft' side...but clean, and give m...
by gerronemo
23 Jan 2020, 11:09
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Negative Negatives!
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Negative Negatives!

Mannny thanks for your detailed reply and lotsa suggestions!! I have actually 'cut and pasted' your tips, so I can refer to them next time I use the '445. As a beginner, I have tried to follw the manufacturers info to the letter; Ilford(ilfosol3) suggest '4-5 mins' developement time....at 9-1. I wil...
by gerronemo
22 Jan 2020, 09:52
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Negative Negatives!
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Negative Negatives!

My further adventures in 4x5! It's been a while since I could get out, because of 'the heat' - n take some more pix. (Pix attached) Here is the latest batch of 4(This is the 8th batch of 4!) - without success! *The only change I made this time was to - "pre-wash" the negs....as per suggest...
by gerronemo
14 Jan 2020, 08:06
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Negative Negatives!
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Negative Negatives!

Thanks Oscar! Have looked at that manny times, and indeed; 'they' (Tim@Stearman)have been advising and following my 'progress' in trying to address these issues! Will look again at my 'agitation' pracatice...and see NEXT TIME - how the results go! Just need the weather to cool down here(Port Macquar...
by gerronemo
13 Jan 2020, 07:06
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Negative Negatives!
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Negative Negatives!

Mannny thanks for you prompt reply!
I will try your suggestion of 'presoak'...andf see how that goes!
Will also keep an eye on all the other aspects you mentioned, just to be sure!
Will let you know how I go!
Thanks again!
by gerronemo
12 Jan 2020, 15:44
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Negative Negatives!
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Negative Negatives!

Being verrry new to 4x5 photography, and to this site, I'm hoipng for some guidance from those who've been doing it for much longer than I! Have been through mannny negatives now, without much success, as can be seen from the attached images. Camera Intrepid 4 with Schneider Angulon 90mm f5.6 lens. ...

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