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    Re: LED lighting for wet plate collodion

    More for the printing side of things, but you could have a look at http://thewetprint.com/en/2016/09/16/exposure-unit-part-1-design/ to give you a rough idea for one way to use LEDs. Though if you're...
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    Poll: Re: Brass Lens: to polish or not to polish?

    Looking at yours, I'd actually polish - so that both flange and the barrel then can develop an even patina. Under most other circumstances I wouldn't however.
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    Re: LF 4x5 - What to buy?

    No disrespect to B.S.Kumar, but if you intend on using the 5x4 for Landscape, I would try to avoid a monorail - fantastic in the studio, but can over complicate (not to mention the extra weight to...
  4. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    And if that's them offering delivery to the UK as mentioned in another thread, with payday being tomorrow. Oh dear. . . (though I'll be tied up in a large big box retailer from tomorrow til Monday -...
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    Re: Epson 2880 died; suggest a replacement?

    Ah - think that's something that's more of a Photography Show product rather than the roadshows (I just do the CiG products rather than the BiG - Consumer Imaging Group/Business Imaging Group). If...
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    Re: Epson 2880 died; suggest a replacement?

    If You're interested, Calumet have another set of their open days coming up. Yet to get the full briefing/exhibitor list, but as far as I know Hugh will be there from Epson. He should have the P600...
  7. Re: Here's an answer (enormous focusing slide). What's the question?

    To me, it looks like part of a photomicrography set-up, would need one or 2 extar mounts for additional standards for supporting long bellows for 5x4. . .
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    Re: Looking For Kit To Build Own Wooden 4x5

    It is MDF, however you could use the hardware, and pattern the wood on the MDF as a template - http://shop.pinholesolutions.co.uk/products/251264--the-bulldog-5x4-or-10x8-self-assembly-camera-kit.aspx
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    Hahnnemule Platinum Paper any experience?

    Hopefully getting a sample pack sent out from Hahnnemule Uk within the next few weeks.

    Just wondering if anyone has had some experience with it who had it sent from Hahnnemule USA - how does it...
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    Re: easiest alt process

    The one just by Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow still has film (though I did go over the various ones we had in store with the Customer, when I was in working with Canon at Christmas. . . ), since...
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    Re: Kalart Speed Flash synchroniser?

    146050146050 It's this kind - the one that you screw the end into the cable release socket, with a bi-post connector on the box below the plunger for the cable release.
    None of the shutters have a...
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    Kalart Speed Flash synchroniser?

    Just wondering if these work with electronic flash, or just bulbs. If it is just bulbs, is it possible to adjust it for flash? (Looking to use flash with a few lenses in the future, which don't have...
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    Re: Tesa tape 50577 - cracked darkslide repair?

    Could well be - there was some brand some of the tour guys were using that was supposedly rated for 200 degrees C. . .

    So that's the tape just arrived earlier today. So far fairly impressed, bar...
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    Re: Tesa tape 50577 - cracked darkslide repair?

    [QUOTE=Randy Moe;1303321]

    Fair enough - as a quick fix I have used "normal", i.e shiny foil tape (the stuff used for insulation boards), though I do have some concerns about the potential for...
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    Re: Tesa tape 50577 - cracked darkslide repair?

    Don't know what the US shipping would be but I've ordered some from ebay -...
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    Tesa tape 50577 - cracked darkslide repair?

    Just wondering if anyone has come across this stuff - seems strong and thin enough to repair a cracked darkslide, or patching holes in a lensboard -...
  17. Re: Where to buy glassine sheets/envelopes in the UK.

    Also try maco - http://macodirect.de/, or fotoimpex - https://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/ - pretty good prices on Bergger COT 320 too if you're interested in Alternative processes - think I've pissed...
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    Re: ULF build with extruded T-channel?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kodak-Eastman-2D-2-D-8x10-8-x-10-Bellows-with-mounting-frames-installed-Black-/111833359740?hash=item1a09c9a57c:g:P50AAOSw6LBVA~ff - Have a look at the product images - also...
  19. Re: Looking for a 10 x 12 plate holder for a Midland camera

    http://www.wetplatesupplies.com/ - Perhaps give these guys a bell/email they may be able to advise further.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Rate your Favorite Bag/Case Manufacturer

    Happily takes a decent 5x4 kit - the pouches at the front are big enough for a few film holders - 4 just fit though 3 in each allows easier access for things like a cable release....
  21. Re: Will Extreme Stretching of Bellows Effect Sharpness?

    What is it you're photographing? As a while back we were using a Sinar (part Norma, Part F) set up for photomicrography (Top floor of the Glasgow College of Building and Printing) - one factor that...
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    Re: Portable Flash for LF - small but powerful

    Looks a bit like one of the GODOX AD-360 flashes - seem fairly good for a reasonable sum.
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    Re: Carbon Printing Query

    Thanks don't have any fixed out photo paper but got a box of the ADOX unsensitized paper from fotoimpex a while ago.
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    Re: Carbon Printing Query

    Thanks for the advice - I'll have a look to see if there are any UK retailers. Any other tips or practical points otherwise not covered in your youtube videos Jim?
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    Carbon Printing Query

    Just in the midst of gathering supplies to coat and make some carbon prints (eventually).

    Whilst up in the loft looking for a spare tap that wasn't used for a renovation, but now is getting used...
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    Re: Kodak 2D repairs - an idiot check,

    Cheers Bazz,

    Looks like I'll be replacing the bellows - think I'll take the easy option and go for the ones on ebay from Japan as they've got frames. Just need to strip the gears and fix the...
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    Re: Need help for a beginner enthusiast

    If you have limited free time (or want to get things done a little quicker), I'd consider purchasing a back e.g for 5x4 something like this -...
  28. Re: Gandolfi: pilgrimmage to the sites of the Gandolfi workshops

    Nice coffee there and great food too - service on occasion can be quite slow though, plus (not sure exactly which model) but there's a camera on a tripod by the between the last booth and the seating...
  29. Re: Alt-Process Prints from Digital Negatives or Positives

    Bill Gunn - first attempt at making a digi neg from someone else's file, original image Copyright belongs to Paul Monaghan c/o www.thekirkystudio.com

    300gsm Arches Aquarelle, 20 minutes or so...
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    Re: Contact printing frame

    And I'll be doing the same - can't remember the dilution off-hand, but it's either 3 or 4 (possibly more) parts water to 1 of PVA glue should be enough to paint the fibre board with allowing it to...
  31. Re: A mysterious lens - Help need with identification please

    The "JD" bit may suggest a Dallmayer lens - http://www.thedallmeyerarchive.com/Records/Identification.html may give some indications to its history.
  32. Re: Fuji HR-T X-Ray film: Sprint 1:9 (D76) or Rodinal?

    Feel free to experiment with Sprint (not used it myself) but I'm using 1:100 Rodinal regularly agitating for about 7minutes 30 seconds (ISO 50-100 depending on the light).
  33. Re: Most valuable tools for working LF photographers

    Decent meter (spot meter preferred), for iOS there's the "reciprocity" app, sturdy tripod - if you're doing landscapes etc the Uniloc/Benbo ones are good. one of those fabric measuring tapes is handy...
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    Kodak 2D repairs - an idiot check,

    Hopefully finalising a purchase of a 2D - there's a fair bet that the bellows will be needing replaced before actual shooting - can't see any listed by rudy on eBay - has anyone had experience with...
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    Re: Epson EcoTank Printers Ditch Cartridges

    Been out since September-ish 2014 here - in part a marketing strategy to balance against HP's instant ink promotion. Will be interesting if they expand it, but don't hold your breath. . .
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    Re: First impressions fomapan 100

    Trying out the Foma 400 - For me (volume/agitation issues with Paterson Orbital tank aside) it seems to prefer Diafine somewhere in between 4 to 5 minutes in A and B (tried both with, and without a...
  37. Re: Thoughts and questions on processing 8X10 X-ray film

    Still to work out "perfect" volume and agitation but without a darkroom I've found Paterson Orbital tanks seem to give me scratch free negs. Just need to get volume and agitation right now - with...
  38. Re: Jobo 3025 vs Catlabs CL81 vs whatever else is out there for 8x10 daylight dev

    It is possible to do it without the cup as long as you're using the little funnel bit you have on the lid. Just make sure you cover the cog lid with your hand and keep it upside down until you put it...
  39. Re: Jobo 3025 vs Catlabs CL81 vs whatever else is out there for 8x10 daylight dev

    I've been using the Jobo 28xx drums for X-ray processing;
    the 2830 (based on my single sample of a previously unused one) is really good for giving you uneven development, and severe scratches...
  40. Re: Jobo 3025 vs Catlabs CL81 vs whatever else is out there for 8x10 daylight dev

    May just be my luck but I've had constant issues with a 2830 tank with X-ray film, but none with either of the 2840 extension tanks. . .
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