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  1. Thread: Introduction

    by cowanw
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    Re: Introduction

    Welcome from Hamilton.
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    Re: Margaret Watkins exhibition

    Margaret Watkins seems to have used a quarter plate, and full plate camera as well as a 4x5 graflex. Most of the images are contact printed on either gaslight or silver gelatin or palladium papers....
  3. sunken ships, daguerreotypes and ambrotypes

    Now this is a test of longevity!
    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/feb/27/doomed-ship-of-golds-ghostly-picture-gallery-is-plucked-from-the-seabed
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    Margaret Watkins exhibition

    After a bit of delay in Istanbul the Black Light exhibition of Margaret Watkins in opening this Sat. in Hamilton, Ontario.
    Margaret Watkins was an interesting photographer and colleague of Clarence...
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    Good news for British daguerreotype fans

    The book "A Faithful Likeness: The first photographic portrait studios in the British Isles" can now be read online.

    https://bromleyhouse.org/our-photographic-history/
  6. Re: Ottawa Feb 11 & Feb 16 '22 Truckers Freedom Convoy

    For the factual record, the War Measures act was repealed in 1988 and was replaced by the Emergencies Act. Any government action continues to be subject to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms...
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    Re: Hello from Bellingham!

    Welcome! Bellingham has a great photographic history. Home of Beverly B. Dobbs and Galen Biery. And home of Picket House!
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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    I am so sad.
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    Re: Further Refinement of Plexiglass Ground Glass

    Please ask him his secret. Mother Nature wants to know too.
  10. Re: Who can give me 101 on printing BW with De Vere 504 Color MK5 Head?

    Any print you make will require a certain number of green light units and a certain number of blue light units. How you deliver these (by time of fstop) separate or together is only a matter of...
  11. Re: Who can give me 101 on printing BW with De Vere 504 Color MK5 Head?

    It might be worth it for you to start to think about what these filters do. Magenta is a minus green in a subtractive enlarger (like yours) so if you block all the green with a magenta filter and...
  12. Re: Who can give me 101 on printing BW with De Vere 504 Color MK5 Head?

    Maybe with colour printing but not with Black and White. Neutral density implies that you " soak up equal amounts of three colours in order to use a longer time or a more open fstop. but cyan in a...
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    Re: Further Refinement of Plexiglass Ground Glass

    Fine grain = hotspot; coarse grain = less sharp image.
    Choose one.
    Or I have often wondered if a coarse grain could also have a smaller fine grain centre circle.
  14. Re: Who can give me 101 on printing BW with De Vere 504 Color MK5 Head?

    There should be a switch to go between coloured light and white light, Mine is in the upper right corner of the front face.
    Set the cyan at 0 so you can see better while it is enlarging. Cyan is...
  15. Re: Who can give me 101 on printing BW with De Vere 504 Color MK5 Head?

    It doesn't really matter about your light or about a particular grade. You like the image-good; you don't - then bump up or down the contrast and do it again.
  16. Re: Who can give me 101 on printing BW with De Vere 504 Color MK5 Head?

    Everything you need to know for single colour grade where times may change with grades or dual colour grades where times may stay the same with grades.
    Leave the cyan alone....
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    Re: Polarisation Filter

    I have read this before and I have been thinking about this recently and wonder how that can be so if the filter blocks light whose waves are in one or other plane.
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Wow, well done.
  19. Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    Another possibility is a monocle, in reader strength.
  20. Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    I was thinking about the older style non progressive lenses for glasses. If you determined your best distance from the GG under the hood you could have a pair of glasses with the entire bottom half...
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    Re: Taylor-Hobson Cooke Lens Question

    I have made an iris blade out of a fully exposed and developed piece of 8x10 film.
  22. Re: Omega D2 what lens/lens board/cone combination.

    421-101 Lens Cone 2" (for 135mm lenses) (requires lens disc)
    421-102 Lens Cone 4" (for 150mm lenses) (requires lens disc)
  23. Thread: The Road

    by cowanw
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    Re: The Road

    I am not sure if I missed this originally but today it struck me as a marvel of composition. the top cut off by the clouds and the curve of the road leaving the picture frame only to come back in...
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    Re: Vintage Portrait lens for 4x5 view camera

    The best is an unknowable unknowable. But my Commercial Ektar is too sharp for me most of the time; My Heliar gives more of the qualities I look for after the fashion of a 1920's-1930's look. Every...
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    Re: Field Tripod for Horseman 8x10

    The service call WAS free. They charged for gas to go up your driveway.:)
  26. Re: Marketing Platinum Portraits in 11x14 , Is this posible and then How?

    You might contact Bob Carnie's gallery.
    http://www.bobcarnieprintmakingandgallery.ca/
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    Re: Durst 138s lensboard question

    4 thumbs up for Jose; excellent work and a real understanding of the needs of the issues at hand for each job.
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    Re: Jobo 3005 8x10 streaks on negative

    I had your problem as well. after using the drum for years, I changed to using completely mixed developer solution and this happened.. It is a filling problem, not prewash nor rotation problems. ...
  29. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Sometimes a Hoodoo is just a Hoodoo.
  30. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    For me the medium makes a enormous difference. Daguerreotypes are of interest to me, but especially if they are pre 1846, without the preserver.
    Tintypes are of relative interest to few although I...
  31. Re: How did they blacken the metal stops & caps of the Daguerre era lenses?

    https://www.amazon.ca/BeadSmith-XTL-8010-Extended-Sulfur-Oxidation/dp/B004PLZ4SS/ref=asc_df_B004PLZ4SS/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=335224427030&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2151365642243654123...
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    Re: vacuum easel pump suggestion

    I use a full size Dustbane canister vacuum, not unlike any from the 1980's, and it is barely, not really, powerful enough for a 16x20 easel. Maybe my 1 1/2 inch tubing is too big but it is air tight.
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    Re: Deardorff 8x10 lens board mounting problem.

    I am pretty sure there are two sizes of 8X10 Deardorff boards vis a vis studio and field version cameras.
  34. Re: Putting a copal 1 150mm f5.6 lens on a copal 3 shutter via adapters, what to expe

    MartyNL I expect you are referring to the practice of chokeing down something like a Cooke portrait lens to F8 or 11 to make a Rapid view landscape lens. Yes has been done but you do need the choked...
  35. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    https://www.cameraeccentric.com/static/img/pdfs/wollensak_12.pdf
    The Automatic shutter is on page 9
    if you can come to Hamilton Ont. with the lens I can help you.
    Your best bet may be Jose in...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Or a picture of the lens!
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Very cool. I wonder if he served in the civil war. Does the Government have an online list of people who signed up?
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    Re: Photography - Roland Barthes- Camera Lucida

    This link did not work for me but his did
    http://archive.elsadorfman.com/barthes.htm
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Wow that is quite the investigation. I think the dates match well with the clothing as well. The Gigot sleeves of the lady on the right date very nearly to 1890 and onward for about 10 years.
    One...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    A. call me Bill!
    B. no, I don't recognize them but the child could be anybody's boy but almost certainly from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    The man, done in soft focus, is much more interesting to me...
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