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  1. Re: Show your 3D printed LF photography related thing

    I'm talking about sheet film in quarter plate size, not glass or metal plates. Adox still do this size and Ilford may in their annual special size format run.
  2. Re: Show your 3D printed LF photography related thing

    Hi Jim. 1/4 plate is 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" though some old FP4 sheets I have is measured out as 4 1/8 x 3 1/8. A septum I have to hold the film in the holder has rails that make an image opening of just...
  3. Re: Show your 3D printed LF photography related thing

    Interesting designs. I love the options of keeping obsolete format cameras going. I recently picked up a 180. I have sandwiched both Instax wide and 1/4 plate film in an old holder, works well. So...
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    Re: My work in Cluster London art fair.

    Shame it was on for just a few days and doubly so because I'm Scotland this weekend. Would have loved to have seen it and the other exhibitors.
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    Re: Anyone else printing smaller?

    I saw an exhibition of Dorothea Lange’s work and was immediately struck by how small the prints were, many of course were contacts. But it felt a more intimate experience and allowed you to...
  6. Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    Try also searching in traditional, local auction houses that have general sales. Most of them are on-line now. They often have odd photographic items squeezed in. I picked a up a de Vere 504 at one...
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    Re: Super Graphic Battery Alternative

    I hadn't used mine for a while retiring the 1000 shutter for a service. But when I tried it again the batteries were flat. I came across this solution using CR2032 batteries in a 3D printed holder I...
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    Re: Wet Scan Solutions

    I'm just starting to look at this myself. I got some Gamsol but thought that it was a bit oily and didn't evaporate so quickly. Reading around I found a recommendation of a standard low odour...
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    Re: Ilford Ilfosol 3

    In defence of Ilfosol 3, my understanding is that the older Ilfosol S formulation went off quickly and possibly people's past experience of that has tainted the newer Ilfosol 3. I came across it by...
  10. Re: Ilford Direct Positive Paper - diagnosing Dmax problem

    I didn’t have chance to investigate further myself as the summer has been so bad. I had started to develop longer but was still not getting full dMax and concluded that I might need to adjust the...
  11. Re: Ilford Direct Positive Paper

    I found the same using some developers. What I have learned is that DPP is hungry for developer and depletes it quickly so that times adequate for 4x5 can lead to underdevelopment in 8x10, weak dMax...
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    Re: Arista Ortho Litho Help

    I would love to use this but not available in the UK. Did note a while ago work done by Jordan Earls who posts on Photrio. You may interested in this from his Blog site....
  13. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    The price is attractive and good for a learning tool but be prepared to make tweaks and little modifications and not do anything serious until you are sure it will deliver reliable results. Check on...
  14. Re: "Roba Apposta," a reversal process for paper and film

    Hi Marco

    Just a note to say thank you for the thorough work you have done and for sharing your results. I meant to do that after reading your findings on Imago DP. I haven't used that but have...
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    Re: Ancient Dry Plates

    I acquired a part used boxed of Ilford plates dating from 1922. I used one plate for test exposure, 3 or 4 areas, by moving the dark and started with an ISO rating of 0.5. I developed in HC110...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    I'm pretty sure Freestyle used to stock the Fotospeed Argyrotype but I have just checked and see that they appear to be clearing out all Fotospeed products which would be a shame as they produce...
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    Re: Grafmatic Back - How to Break 'Em?

    All good tips and issues covered here. I've got four but had to refurbish the seals on three of them. Very tricky but doable. I have also found that quality can vary with the ones made under licence...
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    Re: Artist in Residence Programs


    There is an enormous variation in AiR programs; duration, paid/unpaid, facilities and so on depending on the organisation and their philosophy. I would search on the net to find out what is...
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    Re: Ilford PQ Universal alternatives?

    I assume you are using Fotospeed PD5 for BW film reversal and DPP? What kind of adjustments did you have to make when you switched developers?

    Actually for reversal I mostly switched to Dektol,...
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    Re: Ilford PQ Universal alternatives?

    I also used to use Ilford PQU for reversal and for processing direct positive paper. I found, though, especially with DPP it needs to be sparkling fresh, even week old developer would seem to lose...
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    Re: BR/A or X-ray reciprocity?

    I scour useful bits of information from the internet and keep them as notes but mostly without the original reference. I think this came from Tim Layton or someone else relating to B/RA. It's a...
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    Re: Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    Mine started leaking a bit after two years but check out the site, they have great tips on using the system. I was going to order a new O ring but one of the tips is to take it off and rotate it a...
  23. Re: What can cause TINY TINY white spots on a neg?

    Oh dear. That is exactly the issue I had with the last two rolls of Fomapan 200 in 120 size. I love this film and so far have had no problems with sheets but I haven't had a good roll in 120 from the...
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    Re: UK LF photographers?

    Hi Miriam

    I've already got a some large format gear but may be interested in any scanning and printing equipment or anything else; I'm London based. You could private message me. One thing to...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    I had a sorry saga last year with my sample, not to go into here, but had the same as you describe plus similar poor fit and light leaks from the rear standard so double check that too. The tape they...
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    Re: Light leak - driving me mad for weeks

    Good perseverance and detective work and chimes with an experience I had but had forgotten about. Last year I was working abroad on a project using a number of different formats. Once, I put an...
  27. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Re: EB/RA, I can't find any reference to this film on the Carestream site and it is also no longer listed by two European suppliers. The only single sided film I can see by is Agfa HDR-C in 18x24 cm...
  28. Re: Polaroid Instant - Retain B&W (Prevent Sepia)


    Impossible used to have that technique documented and a video on their site. I don't know it that has disappeared with becoming Polaroid Originals. I might have link somewhere or a copy of...
  29. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I had a helluva time when first trying Kodak Ektascan and Pyrocat HD. I was using a Paterson Orbital processor and got streaky marks of differing density following the pattern of agitation....
  30. Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    This link lists PDF files of the original spec sheets of many Polaroid films and some other instruction and maintenance documents.

    I have found that most...
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    Re: Harman Direct Positive Images

    Wow, TooMany, those are fantastic especially the Ilfosol ones I love the effect. The colours remind me of the weird tones you can get on lumen prints.

    I was recently working with DPP on a project...
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    Re: Stenopeika Hyper Advanced

    Thanks Karl for your review. I had a look at these but noticed that there does not appear to be any front shift movement. I also heard of some problems with the bellows sealing. I have looked at the...
  33. Re: Experiences on ADOX CHS ii speeds (4x5)?

    I have exposed a few sheets a little while ago and looking back at my notes see that I developed in D76 and HC110 and found a lack of shadow detail at box speed in both instances. I have been...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Hi Peter, thanks for your video. I made a comment on the 5x4 Intrepid thread regarding the front standard which you replied to . Have you taken any photos with your camera yet? I took a few test...
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    Re: intrepid 4x5 mk3 - lens board problem

    Interesting that you have the same problem I have just noticed on my new 8x10 MK II. The Intrepid board that fitted fine on previous model is sloppy in all directions. I tried packing out with tape...
  36. Re: Tetenal E6 processing time with Fuji films

    I am mobile at the moment so don't have the Tetenal instructions to hand but they require an enigma machine to decipher anyway and there is some conflicting information. I do recall that the...
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    Re: Ancient 4x5 film has odd dimensions

    I suspect it is 9x12 film someone stored in 4x5 box?

    My first thoughts but the orginal box tapes were intact and the dimensions are larger then 9x12. Anyway, I do have a Graphic 1234 holder that I...
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    Ancient 4x5 film has odd dimensions

    I just got a pack of ancient Ilford Ortho film G8.30, though it would be interesting to play around with.The dimensions on the box are listed as 4" x 5" , 10.2 x 12.7cm. Had a bit of trouble sliding...
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    Re: 4X5 Tri-X film pack questions

    This is what got having just acquired two packs expired 1981. I developed in HC110 dil:B for 8m according the enclosed data sheet.
    Shot with flowers rated at 160 and used flash.
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    Re: Some observations on old Kodak 4x5 pack film

    I've just acquired two packs Tri-X. I have some holders with adapters to take plates or sheets so when I found some packs of Tri-X I thought I would try it out. The film is well expired, '81 but I...
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