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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  6. 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: Darkroom cabinets?

    No, I do not want it to be "HouseWonderful" fancy. But, I also don't want it be it to be "ghetto" - I want it to be a place that I like to work in.

    I intend to build my own wet side sink,...
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    Re: Darkroom cabinets?

    I am in the US. The Home Depot units look nice.

    I am deviding a room in my basement and am thinking about making a darkroom 8 or 9 feet wide about 15 feet long. I'll use it for developing...
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    Darkroom cabinets?

    Anyone know of a good style, source, or manufacture of darkroom cabinets?

    Thanks,

    Jay
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    Reliability of Wood Film Holders

    Purchased a camera that cam with came with a number of beautiful 8x10 wood film holders. The holders look very "fresh", i.e., like they were not used much at all. Are wood film holders as accurate...
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    Re: August 2012 Portraits

    Good looking dog!

    Wet plate and brass lens predilections are fetishes and everyone has their own...
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    Re: August 2012 Portraits

    She is very happy, she rode horses in the mountains of Montana for a week with her mother!
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    August 2012 Portraits

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

    Cowgirl

    8x10 Kodak 2D
    Voigtlander Petzval
    8x10 FP4+ in XTOL
    Seeley Lake, MT
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    Re: July 2012 Portraits

    Why?
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    Re: "Petzval" Photoshop Filter or Action?

    Oooh yeahhhh! I'm so there! Maybe we can get photos to post here that will put us right up there with Frank, or even, gandolfi!
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    Re: "Petzval" Photoshop Filter or Action?

    Maybe the ford model T is really her mothers Taurus wagon, the letters aurus were lost in a Mall fender bender while texting.
    Oooops, sorry, just noticed how old the original post was.[/QUOTE]
    ...
  23. Re: Film cleaner to remove Photo-flo spots from C-41 negative?

    An interesting note that I should have included in my original post is that the residue spots are only on the non-emulsion side of the film.

    Since you brought up the stabilizer and surfactant,...
  24. Film cleaner to remove Photo-flo spots from C-41 negative?

    Developed my first batch of C-41 film yesterday. I put too much Photo-flo in the stabilizer and the negatives have spots on them. I need a film cleaner to remove the spots on the negatives. What...
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    Re: please post your petzval shots

    http://monkeytumble.com/tmp/LaurenPetzval01.jpg

    Lauren

    8x10 Kodak 2D
    14in f/5 Rapid Alelier (Rebranded Wollensak Vesta 8x10) - Wide Open
    8x10 FP4+ in 510-Pyro
    Kennewick, WA
  26. Re: Aerial Lenses! Show your best pictures with each lens!

    http://monkeytumble.com/tmp/SharonAviar01.jpg

    Sharon

    8x10 Kodak 2D
    Air Ministry 14" f5.6 TTH Cooke Aviar - Wide Open
    8x10 Efke 25 in 510-Pyro
    Kennewick, WA
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    Re: Value of upgrading from CS3 to CS6?

    Excellent! With that question answered, I pulled the trigger on the new box, i7-3820 processor, solid-state drive, 64 Gb of memory, 2 Gb video card, dual 24" monitors, and few tb of hard disk drives...
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    Re: Value of upgrading from CS3 to CS6?

    Don't want to light off another Mac v PC debate, but do you think it matters which computer platform you run it on nowadays?
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    Re: Value of upgrading from CS3 to CS6?

    Kirk - do you feel that the past upgrades were substantive for your work?
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    Value of upgrading from CS3 to CS6?

    Been working merrily away in ignorant bliss with Adobe's Creative Suite 3 since it came out and have not paid any attention to Photoshop's evolution. But, I'm contemplating a new computer, which...
  31. Re: Is film photography "alternative photography" yet?

    At first, I did not want to own the term "alternative photography", because hearing it applied to what I do was a shock and surprise. For the past couple years, I have just explored and done my...
  32. Re: Is film photography "alternative photography" yet?

    In this case, I do not think the Petzval lens aesthetic motivated his "alternative photography" comment. I am not "swirly" Petzval portrait photographer. The image below is one of the images he was...
  33. Is film photography "alternative photography" yet?

    A young man was in my office yesterday. He looked at portraits hanging on the wall, which were taken with a Petzval lens, view camera, and 8x10 film. He asked me why the photographs looked so...
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    Re: 2011/2012 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Shipped my prints this morning.
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    Re: February 2012 portraits

    The subject is engaging and the tones are lovely - well done Jonathan!
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    Re: February 2012 portraits

    http://www.monkeytumble.com/tmp/DSC_5094-Edit.jpg

    Sharon

    5x7 Collodion on Aluminum
    Dallmeyer 3B - Wide Open
    Kennewick, WA
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    Re: 2011/2012 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Darr - please add me to the participants list for this years exchange. Thank you for organizing it!
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    Effective Photograph Critique Criteria?

    Do you have a list of photo critique criteria? If so, would you please share what is effective for you?

    Thanks,

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

    Does anyone know why images taken with aperture controlled Soft Focus lenses do not look good as wet plate positives (with a few exceptions such as Craig's example)?
  40. Re: Your favorite type of lens for wet plate collodion photography?

    Thus far, the most pleasing are the Petzvals, Portrait Euryscop (RR), Heliar, and Xenar (a Tessar formula). Haven't tried a Triplet yet... thanks for the suggestion!
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