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Lionel1972
7-Oct-2015, 12:34
Hi everyone,

Now that I've just received my first 8x10 camera today, I felt I can officially join this forum.
I've been shooting 4x5 for several years now, first on an Anniversary Speedgraphic then on a Toyo 45C, but 8x10 seems like the real deal. LOL

Since I own my own little film lab, I'm so looking forward to shooting 8x10 E6 and be in owe in front of the light table soon!

Greetings all!

Lionel.

Pierre 2
7-Oct-2015, 13:48
Bienvenue Lionel !

"...in awe..." Hope to be myself eventually looking at E6 sheet film (hopefully, the cost of chromes will suffice to restrain my photographic enthusiasm as currently, X-Ray sheet film being so cheap, it fails me in that respect)

Edit : Also, please let us know in which region of France you are located.

Pierre (new myself)

stormpetrel
7-Oct-2015, 16:04
Bienvenue au club!

Dominique, un francais du bout du monde.

RSalles
7-Oct-2015, 16:23
Lionel,

Welcome aboard!

"... 8x10 seems like the real deal"

D'ou ša?

:)

Tu rend ma Sinar 4x5 en furie!

Cheers,

Renato (who has nothing frenchy with him apart lived in France for 5 years) Salles

AtlantaTerry
7-Oct-2015, 17:22
Lionel,

A French textbook publisher owes me for several photographs they used. But they claim they can not pay me via PayPal or write a check.

Do you have any ideas how I might be paid?

Thank you.

Terry Thomas
Atlanta, Georgia USA

stormpetrel
7-Oct-2015, 20:09
I don't see any problem to do an international bank transfer. Send them your bank account number (must be an IBAN + your bank physical address + your bank SWIFT code). The publisher will have to pay bank fees for the transaction. Your bank will also charge you few bucks for receiving the money from overseas bank (this is quite common with US banks). You might loose few dollars in bank fees & currency exchange rates but at least you will get your money. Did you send them a tax invoice by any chance?

Dom



Cheers, DOminique

Alan Gales
7-Oct-2015, 21:13
Welcome to the forum, Lionel.

Shooting 8x10 is a lot of fun. Which 8x10 did you get?

Lionel1972
7-Oct-2015, 21:30
Merci Pierre !
I just bought some very expired (1994) 8x10 Fujichrome for cheap from someone who has kept them refrigerated since purchase in order to test my ability to process E6 8x10 film with my newly acquired CL81 reel for my home-based commercial lab on my Jobo ATL2200 processor. If I can pull it off without problematic issues I'll save up for some fresh Chrome.
I also ordered some X-ray film and Keep my eyes open for some cheap film holders.

I am in the center of France, in the Auvergne region.

Lionel.

Lionel1972
7-Oct-2015, 21:40
Thanks for replying.
In addition Paypal works fine to send money to the USA, but it requires to have a Paypal account and to pay some Paypal fees.

Lionel.

Lionel1972
7-Oct-2015, 21:41
Merci Dom !

Lionel.

Lionel1972
7-Oct-2015, 21:47
Thank you Alan!

I bought an old american wooden 8x10 which has been slighty modified to add front tilt and to accept standard Linof type lensboards I already use on my 4x5. It's a Wizard View by Gundlash-Manhattan Optical Co. It's very light and the wooden parts are very noce to look at and touch.

Lionel.

Andrew O'Neill
7-Oct-2015, 22:00
Welcome!

AtlantaTerry
7-Oct-2015, 22:43
I don't see any problem to do an international bank transfer. Send them your bank account number (must be an IBAN + your bank physical address + your bank SWIFT code). The publisher will have to pay bank fees for the transaction. Your bank will also charge you few bucks for receiving the money from overseas bank (this is quite common with US banks). You might loose few dollars in bank fees & currency exchange rates but at least you will get your money. Did you send them a tax invoice by any chance?

Dom

Cheers, Dominique

Dom,

Thank you for your reply.

I think the problem is that my bank is not large enough to have a SWIFT code. Is that a European thing?

I have no idea what a tax invoice is. Is that also a European thing?

Terry

John Kasaian
8-Oct-2015, 07:01
Welcome from California!
8x10 is a grand adventure.

Alan Gales
8-Oct-2015, 09:45
Thank you Alan!

I bought an old american wooden 8x10 which has been slighty modified to add front tilt and to accept standard Linof type lensboards I already use on my 4x5. It's a Wizard View by Gundlash-Manhattan Optical Co. It's very light and the wooden parts are very noce to look at and touch.

Lionel.

Your Wizard View sounds real nice. That front tilt will definitely come in handy. I shoot a Wehman field camera. I have most of my lenses mounted on the smaller Technika style boards too. That's a wise decision, especially since you own two cameras.

Lionel1972
8-Oct-2015, 16:23
Thank you Andrew and John for the welcome.

stormpetrel
8-Oct-2015, 16:46
Dom,

Thank you for your reply.

I think the problem is that my bank is not large enough to have a SWIFT code. Is that a European thing?Terry

SWIFT is an international bank code, not specifically European. If you have an IBAN, it should do the job.

Dom,
I have no idea what a tax invoice is. Is that also a European thing?

Terry

Sorry , I should have said "invoice" instead of "tax invoice" ("tax invoice" here in New Zealand is an invoice where GST/TVA appears, it is valid only in NZ) . I do have clients all around the world (except in the US !), and it is a common practice to send an invoice detailing the good and service sold. It is an official document used to record accounts receivable for the seller and accounts payable for the buyer. Without this document, their accountant could be reluctant to transfer money (if they are controled by the tax department, they should be able to provide an invoice for each payment made)
Your invoice could be quite simple. It should figure the billing address (your name & personal address) , the name and address of your client, the list of items sold properly described, the total amount due, your bank details for the payment (account name, IBAN account number, bank name, bank address,bank branch number...). Delivery dates of the product if they have been delivered, contract number (if you have one), order date (date of the email where they order you the pictures), the name of the guy you dealt with. I would express all the price in Euro currency instead of US dollars to simplify the payment process (I had to redo my invoices quite often in the local currency to make things works.

Cheers, Dom