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    Re: Questions about Linhof 13x18 and accessories

    I've just bought a 1947 13x18 Technika II (dated by Bob Salomon). The sr. number is just a 3XXX. When it arrives and after holidays I'll share pictures of it. I know it's a postwar camera, but just...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    thanks again, Bob!
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    Re: Post your churches

    Perafita, Catalonia.

    Goerz Ango 1/4 plate, made c. 1908. Shanghai GP3 100 tray developed in HC110. In fact the scratches are my fault in the tray.

    https://i.imgur.com/xO4zczr.jpg

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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hi, I've bought a 13x18 Linhof Technika with serial nr. 3346. Is this a Technika I or Technika II? Because they appear to be quite similar models. The lens is a Schneider Angulon probably made in...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    First trial pictura with a quite battered and old Blair Folding Hawk-eye 5x7 (made c. 1892-1894!!), with a Bausch&Lomb Iris shutter. I have problems in attaching this camera to a tripod, so I have to...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    First trial pictura with a quite battered and old Blair Folding Hawk-eye 5x7 (made c. 1892-1894!!), with a Bausch&Lomb Iris shutter. I have problems in attaching this camera to a tripod, so I have to...
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    An accidental double exposure while taking my first shoots with a military Anniversary Speed Graphic (4x5), made in 1944 and used by the USAAF in WW2. Kodak Ektar f4,7 lens, Ilford FP4+ tray...
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    Re: Lane Plate Processing

    I use Iford fixer and never had this problem, but I wash them in a large tray without running water.
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    this is gorgeous
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    Re: Lane "Speed" Plates

    25 ASA J.Lane Fast Dry Plate, in 1/4 plate format. Picture taken with a handheld Goerz Ango made c.1908.

    https://i.imgur.com/Sr8G5is.jpg
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    A 4x5 sheet film (Retropan 320) taken with a Graflex Crown Graphic

    https://i.imgur.com/sOK3ODu.jpg
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    Re: Kallitype and toning

    many thanks. So I will try that: coat the papers and expose it as soon as is dry, one at a time (I only have 1 contact frame), and later, maybe at night or next one, do the development of all the...
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    Re: Lane "Speed" Plates

    Yes, keep them both, 2 and 25 ASA. Depending on the kind of camera (specially wood & brass cameras that maybe have no shutter) is better suited one type or the other. For example, for running water...
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    Re: Kallitype and toning

    Thanks, Pau (i moltes grącies)

    Best,
    Salvador
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    Re: Large Format Industryscapes

    Yes, it worked yesterday. I did something wrong, now I can't see those images too. I'ts complicated, to upload large size images in this forum.
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    Re: Kallitype and toning

    Hi, I'm going to entry into the kallitype process, and I've just received my materials from Bostick & Sullivan. But I have usually time constraits, and even I'm not doing my dark room & negative...
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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    Family portrait taken with an unnamed (probably German) 13x18cm tailboard camera, with German roller blind shutter and a Rodenstock f8 lens. By the lens serial number, it looks like the camera was...
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    Re: Large Format Industryscapes

    A couple of former factories in Catalonia, arround Barcelona. Now they are exhibition halls & town offices. Both pictures in Shangai GS3 @100, quarter plate, taken with a Goerz Ango made c.1908.
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    Re: Lane "Speed" Plates

    I've just shoot a couple of quarter plate and a couple of 3A 25 ASA dry plates (J.Lane, of course) and look great. Both 2 ASA and 25 ASA are wonderful, and more interesting depending on the kind of...
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    Re: Lane Plate Processing

    Last week i tried some new 25 ASA J.Lane dry plates, in quarter plate and 3A format, and they worked perfectly. I used a Goerz Ango and a couple of Kodak No.3A Folding Pockets. The development of the...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My Rochester Premo B 4x5 camera, made c.1902. I've also a couple of double plate holders. The shutter probably was a later (1910's) modification, as the B&L Volute shutters probably were not offered...
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    Re: Unicum shutter issues

    I bought a Unicum for my Rochester Optical Premo B and it worked perfectly for some time. But last week the T mode does not stands open, I have to keep the finger pressed, just like in the B. One...
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    Re: J. Lane Dry Plates to be stocked in Europe!

    I've just bought a box of 9x12cm and another of 4x5 from Schwarzweiss Fotolabor :)
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=186983&d=1548707449
    Castell de Perafita, Perafita, Catalonia.
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    The church of La Salut, on the outskirts of my hometown, Sabadell, Catalonia. By the way, here is where my parents got married.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    The church of La Salut, on the outskirts of my hometown, Sabadell, Catalonia. By the way, here is where my parents got married.
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    Re: Post your churches

    The church of La Salut, on the outskirts of my hometown, Sabadell, Catalonia. By the way, here is where my parents got married.
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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    Wow, your Volute & BL Zeiss Tessar combination is very close in time and serial numbers to my own!! The only major difference is size, since yours it's clearly marked 5x7, and mine is equally marked...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My 1887 model Lancaster & Son Instantograph. It says 1887 model, but for certain characteristics it looks like produced c.1890. Sadly I still have no lens that could work with this camera, one lacks...
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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    My first Volute shutter, quite cheap, considering it's usual prices on eBay. And it came with a perfectly working Rochester Premo B 4x5 camera. A bit of research seems to show that no Volute shutters...
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    Re: Volute Shutter cleaning

    I've recently bought an utterly sluggish Volute, and the blades look very metallic, to me. And probably with oil in it. Disassembled the shutter and cleaned the piston, but to no avail. And even on...
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    Re: how old are we?

    45 almost a month ago...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Lancaster & Son Instantograph, 1887 model; half plate size. The lens sadly has no Waterhouse stops, and it's a London Stereoscopic Co.

    https://flic.kr/p/RvFiBY

    https://flic.kr/p/PUs2r4
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    Re: Lancaster Instantograph lens mount size

    Oh, I've seen. The lens board could be easily disassembled, and it's not a complex part, just three holes, one for the lens+flange, two for the lock screws and some velvet on the backside to guard...
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    Re: Lancaster Instantograph lens mount size

    This is the camera:

    185592
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    Lancaster Instantograph lens mount size

    I've recently bought a Lancaster Instantograph 1887 model, 1/2 plate size, my first XIX Century dry plate camera. In fact I bought this camera because it came with a full set of 3 double book-type...
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    Re: 13x18 cm wood holders

    Many thanks. I was already pondering the importance of buying together camera and holders, so you have all the set. Even if it's not your favourite (and I love to collect, but also to use cameras).
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    13x18 cm wood holders

    Hi, I'm considering the adquisition of an early XX Century 13x18 camera, but it looks like it has no holder. Are they difficult to locate in eBay or other places? Are the wood ones compatible with...
  39. Re: Any real advantage to pre-soaking HP5 to remove the anti-halation layer

    Thanks for the advise. Seems wise. Maybe better with a longer final wash, specially removing the bands in the taco method. Or even better getting rid with the taco method for a better one.
  40. Re: Any real advantage to pre-soaking HP5 to remove the anti-halation layer

    I had this green stains in some of my first developed 4x5 using the "taco" method. In another forum they told me could be part of the anti-halation layer still present. I did not presoak these...
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