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    Re: Whole Plate, 8x10

    1) If you are pouring 5x7 then 8x10 is not much different, something you'd pick up after a couple of plates.
    2) I've made some nice contact prints from glass negatives, it's easy if you have the...
  2. Re: Please post your Manuals & Resources on Building your own Large Format Camera

    Here's a link to my two videos for some of the process: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgDHav1_UiuihLk1aViRMVg
    Lots o' work!
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    Video on wet plate camera build

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7axrmOzL6mk
    This is part one, part two is also on the channel now. Kind of long, not really a how-to but maybe you'll enjoy it just the same. Part two has the first...
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    Re: Focal Length and Cinematography

    Corran,

    I find it difficult to understand why someone in the film making industry wouldn't take an interest to learn everything he/she could about the craft of lenses/perspective/lighting.
    The...
  5. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    First off I will say I don't use TMY regularly, very rarely but last year I did some testing against Hp5 because I was thinking about changing speeds. I contact print on Lodima/Azo. I saw differences...
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    Re: 14x20 camera build

    ;) I'll be sure to put it in the Announcement section.
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    Re: 14x20 camera build

    They are plate holders not film holders, a different animal. Film holders are much more work and time. There are two backs for each of the cameras, one for the focusing screen and the other will hold...
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    Re: 14x20 camera build

    I'm putting the finishing touches on two 24 x 24 wet plate cameras that will allow up to 20 x 20 plates to be made. I made a video, actually two parts, of the process including the first plates that...
  9. Re: DIY Dark Slides, some thoughts and a question

    For a dark slide that big I would use 1/16" thick material and since I was the one who originally reported a problem with the XX version of Garolite I would consider using the FR4 version that...
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    Prints for sale on my site

    I have a new site where I am selling prints of my work. It should be noted these are all nudes. Contact prints from 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 negatives though some of the images will be available larger through...
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    Re: DIY Dark Slides

    I was the original poster in another thread who wrote of the problems I had with Garolite xx.

    I had some left over aluminum pieces that were the right thickness so I made those up into dark...
  12. Re: Congrats to LFPF member Paul Raphaelson (Paulr)

    Hey Paul,
    Did you make that loaf of sourdough?;) Congrats!
    that emoji was suppose to be a wink
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    Thanks Bob,
    I've been using Bainbridge AlphaRag with the micro cell technology, two ply. I was curious what you use since you are a professional. Thanks much.
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    Bob,
    What is the board you use and which color white? Also the link as your signature doesn't work.
    chris
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    Re: digital negs for LODIMA paper workshop

    Thomas,
    I haven't found grade 2 to be much softer than Azo grade 3, just a tad. When I ran out of grade 3 Lodima I switched to grade 2, I don't see why you can't get good contact prints from it. I...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Lovely
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    Re: Best method to encrypt your hard drive

    I had set up File Vault a few years ago on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro and I just checked in System Preferences that it is on, using Mojave.
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    Re: filters and portraiture

    Well, thanks for all the replies. I use Fp4+. At this point I’ll try using a couple different filters just to see first hand...
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    Re: filters and portraiture

    Some things I hadn't considered; stobes vs. tungsten for one. I'll be using strobes which are 5500K, if I want to separate the lips then use some sort of blue lipstick. Hair won't be an issue since...
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    filters and portraiture

    Does anyone use yellow or orange filters when making portraits? I have a subject I'll be photographing and she has fair skin but freckles on her chest which I'd like to minimize. I was thinking of...
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    Re: Lens shade question

    Okay that makes sense. Thanks.
    When I made the shade I set the camera at infinity thinking (without any real knowledge) that I would be okay at closer distances. I am well aware of using movements...
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    Lens shade question

    Hi,

    Is there a difference when using a very efficient lens shade that was made for infinity focus, at distances that are close to 1:1? Does the shade become less efficient, stay the same or start...
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    Re: t-max 100 alternative

    Michael,
    Can you share more information on processing while on the road? Did you bring Pyrocat Hd? How did you transport it, weigh, measure etc. What about tubes or trays? Fixer. Agitation...
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    Re: Portrait Cameras - Dark Cloths

    Depending on the light in the studio you might not need one. I'm not familiar with either of the cameras you mentioned or what was used back in the day for a darkcloth. If I were looking for quick...
  25. Re: My thoughts on AZO vs. Ilford Galerie and Warmtone papers

    The beauty of using Amidol for the developer is the ability to control contrast, to a degree, using a water bath. Contact me and maybe I can arrange to send you some.
    chris
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    Re: Christopher Burkett Interview on PBS

    Thanks for posting this Chuck.
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    Re: Whole Plate Film

    Since B&H has the Delta 100 stocked in this size (thanks dentkimterry) I'm going to use that until the special order from Ilford takes place this year and I can order Fp4.
    I had contacted Freestyle...
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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    The special run of 5x7 TMY is more expensive than cutting 8x10 down, so Oren's point about Tri-X might be the best explanation. Special runs/cuts cost more.
  29. Re: Michael A. Smith is recovering from a stroke

    I contacted their assistant Richard but didn't hear anything from him either. Many of us would like to know how he is doing.
  30. Re: What did Hopf and Satin Snow do differently during ground glass production?

    I can't answer what Satin Snow did or anyone else for that matter but I can tell you starting with the 5 micron is too fine and takes too long. I made a number of them and I had good results starting...
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    Re: Hp5 vs TMY400

    I exposed 3 sheets each of Hp5 and T-Max 400. All were exposed with the same iso 400, developed in Pyrocat HD 2:2:100 73 degrees for 7, 9, 11 minutes.

    I made prints of each negative using the same...
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    Re: February portraits...

    Dr. Tang,

    I really like your lighting and the tones...care to share the type of lighting/modifier used?
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    Re: Hp5 vs TMY400

    I thought the LF community had asked that the UV blocker not be put in sheet film so the alternative processes would work...either way I bought some sheet film since that is what I will use for...
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    Re: Hp5 vs TMY400

    Thanks for this simple yet overlooked (on my part) solution. I remember something about the UV dye in TMY II smaller formats so I'll avoid that by buying a 10 sheet box of 8x10 and cutting two pieces...
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    Re: Replacement 8x10 darkslides

    I had some aluminum left over from a job that is the right thickness so I made some dark slides from it and tried it. Yes it doesn't allow light through it but I had some light leaking through the...
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    Re: Hp5 vs TMY400

    Thanks for sharing this Peter.
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    Re: Hp5 vs TMY400

    Yes it was the price from Keith. As I mentioned earlier, the cost difference is significant.
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    Re: Hp5 vs TMY400

    I never considered it. I was just looking for a way of picking up two stops of speed and my universe of film usage is very small. I'm trying to settle on the film (6 1/2 x 8 1/2) I will order when...
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    Re: Hp5 vs TMY400

    Bob,
    Thanks, I'm glad you chimed in. I'll give Hp5 another try in 5x7 before deciding on which film I'll order from Ilford for my Whole Plate size. BTW I make contact prints only.
    I'm also...
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    Re: Hp5 vs TMY400

    Thanks for all the thought provoking responses. I like using Fp4 but my lights are not quite enough to get the shutter speed faster than 1/8sec at f8 which is workable, I've done it plenty of times...
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