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  1. Re: Your favorite type of lens for wet plate collodion photography?

    I like this point.[/QUOTE]

    Glad to hear someone thinks wet plates with pour imperfections, incorrect exposure, and poor development are not cool and an aesthetic!

    When learning to pour plates I...
  2. Re: How do you adjust the focus track height on 8x10 Kodak 2D Rails?

    Great. How do you get the old tracks out?
  3. How do you adjust the focus track height on 8x10 Kodak 2D Rails?

    Purchased a new rail set my camera and the geared focus tracks are deeper than the old tracks. So, the gears on the front and rear standards don't engage. Anyone know how to adjust this?

    Thanks,...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    It's a negative scan (Nikon 9000).

    The technical things that work in this photo are 1) T-MAX 400 developed in XTOL produces a broad midtone range with tonal separation and 2) the Xenotar lens is a...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks. And, no filter.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11272/U11272I1419109510.SEQ.2.jpg

    Daughter & Boyfriend
    Rolleiflex 2.8 C Xenotar
    T-MAX 400 in XTOL 1:1
    Burbank, WA
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11272/U11272I1418701206.SEQ.0.jpg

    Delt

    Pentacon Six TL
    Zeiss Jena Biometar 120mm f/2.8
    Kodak Portra 160NC
    Richland, WA
  8. Source for new bellows for a 8x10 Eastman View No. 2 (same as 8x10 Kodak 2D)?

    After searching old threads and finding that some previous sources are not longer making bellows. I have two questions:

    1. Has anyone here tried the bellows offered by eBay seller...
  9. Rail Repair/Replacement Options for a 8x10 Eastman View No. 2

    Love this camera, but I think that hung one too many heavy lens off the front and the rail broke.

    What are the options to repair or replace it? Have all, or at least most, of the wood that...
  10. Re: In honor of Per Volquartz, post a photo he inspired

    http://monkeytumble.com/tmp/Per%20Volquartz%20Tonopah%20NV%202009%2020141109.jpg

    Printed a new version of one of the portraits that Per patiently sat for the day after teaching most of what I know...
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    Re: November 2014 Portraits

    Thank you very much!
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    http://monkeytumble.com/tmp/Silver_City_2014_002.jpg

    Our Lady of Tears Catholic Church

    8x10 Eastman View No. 2
    Cooke Taylor & Hobson Series IV
    Delta 100 in XTOL
    Silver City, Idaho
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    November 2014 Portraits

    http://monkeytumble.com/tmp/Jessy&Justinian_Silver_City_2014.jpg

    Jessy & Justinian

    8x10 Eastman View No. 2
    Voigtlander Petzval
    Delta 100 in XTOL
    Silver City, Idaho
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Nice work! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: BTZS vs VIDEC system

    Is there a through source of information, e.g., a PDF book, on the BTZS available on the internet?
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.jaydecker.com/img/s12/v181/p795749349-3.jpg

    http://www.jaydecker.com/img/s7/v163/p624004290-3.jpg

    http://www.jaydecker.com/img/s2/v70/p148173020-4.jpg

    Stadium Jumping
    June 2014...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    http://monkeytumble.com/tmp/DSC_3437-Edit.jpg

    Say Cheese
    8x10 Eastman View No. 2
    Dallmeyer 4D
    5x7 Collodion on Aluminum
    My Front Yard
  18. Re: Anybody using Pyrocat-HD or MC as a Compensating Developer?

    Domingo - had the same concern when I started, because it takes a while to fill my developing tanks during development. The good news is that it was not a problem with my tanks, which probably take...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.jaydecker.com/img/s9/v90/p1828526928-4.jpg
    Lauren
    Pentacon Six TL
    180/2.8 Sonnar
    Fuji PRO 160S
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.jaydecker.com/img/s9/v93/p1659951734-4.jpg
    Sam
    Rolleiflex 2.8C Xenotar
    Fuji PRO 160S
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3783/9386953126_4b3133a0b9_z.jpg

    Snow Head
    Camera: Leica M4
    Lens: Summicron 50mm
    Film: APX 100
    Development: XTOL 1+1
    Location: Dayton, WA
  22. Re: Request for hybrid darkroom designs and layout ideas

    Gum over Pd is a new venture for me. I attended Kerik Kouklis' "Introduction to Platinum/Palladium and Gum Bichromate Printing and Digital Negatives with QTR" at the The Photographer’s Formulary in...
  23. Re: Request for hybrid darkroom designs and layout ideas

    That is the path that I started down. However, if I eliminate equipment storage, as suggested above, and us other areas to cut paper and other dry tasks, then I think that I should elminate the...
  24. Re: Request for hybrid darkroom designs and layout ideas

    Good thinking... I have room to have a separate storage area. There one constructive change already!
  25. Request for hybrid darkroom designs and layout ideas

    This is a request for ideas and suggestions on building a "Hybrid" darkroom. If you have outlays, photos, drawings, sketches, or simple suggestions, I like to your input.

    To help you know what I...
  26. Bellows: Experience with the replacement bellows on eBay for their 8x10 Kodak 2D?

    Have a 8x10 Kodak 2D that could stand to have the bellows replaced. Noticed that are replacement bellows on eBay (link to an example). Has anyone tried them, if so, how did they work out?
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    Re: DIY 8x10 Film Washer Project

    Been working on a few ideas to make this washer more effective. I'll share what I find works after I get it dialed in a couple days.
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    Re: DIY 8x10 Film Washer Project

    Haven't noticed any yet. I put sheets in at diagonal with the emulsion side up. The thicker film bases don't move much if at all. The ends of the thin base films gently wave in turbulence. I need...
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    Re: DIY 8x10 Film Washer Project

    The blue tint of the water in photos show just that test... About 5 minutes to clear the water.
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    DIY 8x10 Film Washer Project

    Processing 8x10 film in JOBO 3005 drums is a joy. But, it is boring to wash film in drum. And, I just can't bring myself to pop for a film washer. So, I turned to the information source that...
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    Re: HC-110 discoloration, is it an issue?

    Been using this browish HC-110 to develop Plus-X that expired early 1980's, the negatives are nice.
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    HC-110 discoloration, is it an issue?

    Have some HC-110 that has gone from yellow to yellowish-brown. Anyone know what is going on and if it effects the performance of the developer? I've continued using it and it "seems" to work fine...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    O

    Have a late model Biometar and the Xenotar. I like both lenses. The Biometar is a little sharper than the Xenotar, but the Xenotar has little more color contrast. If I had to choose between...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Your Biometar is great lens and I hope that new view screen will allow you find out how good it is and that you will share your results here.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    The Pentacon Six TL I have was recently purchased from the guy who runs the pentaconsix.com website and it came with a good focus screen. The focus screen has a split, micro prism around the split,...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/Scan-121125-00051.jpg

    You Suck

    Leica M4
    Summicron 50/2.0
    T-MAX 400 in XTOL 1+1
    Kennewick, WA
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/Scan-121125-0004.jpg

    Isabella

    Pentacon Six
    Sonnar 180/2.8
    APX 400 in XTOL 1+1
    Burbank, WA
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/LaurenSonnar.jpg

    Exakta 66
    Sonnar 180/2.8
    Portra 160NC
    Kennewick, WA
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Color or B&W?



    http://monkeytumble.com/tmp/Pea_fall_color.jpg http://monkeytumble.com/tmp/Pea_fall_bw.jpg
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/Ropin_Steer.jpg

    Ropin' Steer

    Leica M4
    Sonnar 50/1.5
    TMAX 400 in XTOL 1:1
    Seeley Lake, MT
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