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  1. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    still not anxious and have started making my own emulsion again .. I haven't used up all my film though ...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    +1

    people were doing things before that whether they were able to be fixed to light to not, but exposures were very long. I think the word commercially viable is the key.. ( well besides the...
  3. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    I was doing a research project on Coal Gasification and using the last remaining gas holder house ( and the remnants of the coal gas plant it belonged to ) as a microcosm for the pre 1870s industry...
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    Re: Different versions of Slide scanned on Howtek

    Hello Stephen
    Are you planning on printing these images ( this image ) ? Will it be printed on paper, backlit on film? separation negatives made and a trichrome gum print? Gum over PT or silver?...
  5. Re: Adapter suggestions between Century Empire State + Century 8A

    Randy and Steve
    Thanks for your suggestions ! When I find the time I will attempt to do this long awaited adapter. Just have to find the time...

    Thanks again!
    John
  6. Adapter suggestions between Century Empire State + Century 8A

    I have had a century 8A for ages but never had more than a home made (foam core and foam core+waxed paper ) 11x14 back for it. It's worked great, but I figure I might try something new.
    A few...
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    Re: B&W Paper Reversal New Method?

    hey randy

    the fun thing about using hydrogen peroxide for reversals is you DON"T need to use the high percentage one but you can use the cheep stuff found at the dollar store or big lots or...
  8. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Hi Bobab

    The trick is to NOT make knockoffs. I might have missed something in you post, but how is using a digital camera to make photographs that are knockoffs any different?
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    Re: Storing Ansco 130

    Drew: Many people have published their experienced with Ansco 130. Not so-so but works about as good as fresh. Perhaps rather than suggesting without experience something doesn't work you should...
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    Re: Storing Ansco 130

    Kevin:

    Mixed Stock Ansco 130 will stay useable for over a year. Open tray about 30 days. I've developed film and prints in Ansco130 that was well over a year old and the film and prints looked...
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    Re: Afghan Box camera Build

    great stuff !
    and it is great to see another person as crazy as me
    just doing contact prints the sun without chemistry :)
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    Re: Wet / dry plate photography

    I love being absolutely clueless and every day learning something new
    Im always blown away at the stuff like this I learn about.

    Thanks for adding to my education !
    John
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    Re: Wet / dry plate photography

    you might be thinking of dry collodion plates ( mr towler talks about them on around page 232. ...
    https://archive.org/details/silversunbeampra00towluoft/page/n6/mode/2up )

    have fun Peter. lots...
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    I am, and waited like 10+ years before I went. Post there regularly.. IG can be inspiring.
    Recent work (mine) is from 5x7 cyanotype glass plates. I've also been making a
    silver chloride silver...
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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    I 2nd one of their lens caps ! Steve made one for me many years ago. He made me a lens board collar
    for a Vitax and a lenscap. It was truly a work of art. When I picked up my things (I am local...
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    Hi Wayne

    Years ago Bostick and Sullivan made something called a HOBO, you could hand hold it if you wanted or throw it on a tripod.
    I think it came with 1 lens, was pretty bare-bonz.... [both 5x4...
  17. Re: Any thoughts on why my film washer is not working?

    if you look at the beginning of the hose the that fills you see that the hose looks like it is leaking so not enough water
    is going through into the tube so it doesn't fill enough to dump. I think...
  18. Re: Artcraft still taking orders these days ( its the Cusp of Spring 2020 )

    just to follow up ..
    heard from mike,
    he took my order and shipped it
    within 1 day :). thank you for all your
    encouragements and experiences !

    stay well stay in the darkroom, enjoy your...
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    Re: Hollywood Lighting

    Maybe someone else can remember his website's name, but there used to be someone named Mark Wangerin ( I think?! ) who was an 8x10 photographer who specialized in portraits with a Verito and...
  20. Re: Artcraft still taking orders these days ( its the Cusp of Spring 2020 )

    Thanks Steve !

    Yeah I ordered from him in the Fall, but its a different world now. ...
    I'll stay patient and keep my fingers crossed.

    Wishing you good social distancing !
    John
  21. Artcraft still taking orders these days ( its the Cusp of Spring 2020 )

    Anyone recently make an order with Artcraft, or is he offline for the time being ?
    thanks !
    John
  22. Thread: Century 8A?

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    Re: Century 8A?

    hi Scott

    never mind, it was the way you photographed it !
    John
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    Re: Boston area retail film & chemistry

    +1 or I would have rather mentioned you than the drug store in melrose.
  24. Thread: Century 8A?

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    Re: Century 8A?

    hi
    your camera doesn't look like an 8A ( or it might just be the way you photographed it ? )
    http://www.historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/librarium2/pm.cgi?action=app_display&app=datasheet&app_id=1462...
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    Re: Boston area retail film & chemistry

    There’s a huntsphoto in Harvard square (I think)otherwise you will be hoofing it to melrose... they seem to be the last ones...
  26. Re: Obsidian Aqua - mixin sodiums and potassiums

    sadly i have never used the developer but
    if you go to the hypercat website which has info on it ( i think it's jay's blog )
    ...
  27. Re: Problem with High Sierra, iMac PS CC 2019 freeze +crash

    thank you both for your help !
    i restored and reinstalled the OS
    seems to have fixed my problem
    now i just have to get hte courage
    to try using PS...
  28. Problem with High Sierra, iMac PS CC 2019 freeze +crash

    I've never had this problem before, but maybe you have?
    I have a new to me d300 and brand new flash drive in it,
    took a bunch of exposures, and dragged/dropped them from a flash drive onto the...
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    Look for a Schneider (Linhof badged if you can find it ) symmar convertible ( "plasmat" design i think .. )
    it will also give you a longer focal length, but it will take a large amount of bellows...
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    that is pretty amazing .. they never show up on Eboink
    not sure it will sell though, that seller always sells thing for outrageous prices
    as does the guy who for 5 years has been selling a royal...
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    i've only heard of 2 people in the last 25 years who had one
    and knew what it is. im guessing there
    will be ( or maybe already is ? ) some sort of cult that worships
    that lens, i mean it's got...
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    that lens is mythical !
  33. Re: Does anyone know a cheap send-away place that can do a very basic CLA on a Wollen

    try zack's in providence or midstate camera repair in warwick (rhode island )
    they both have websites and do fantastic work.
  34. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    Drew:
    I am certain your way is fantastic, and well worth pursuing, but it isn't the only way. If someone just wants to try large format photography for the first time, should they go out and...
  35. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    its really not that hard, and its too bad folks make it seem harder than it actually is !
    to be honest, the hardest part is stacking all 3 layers on eachother perfectly after you scan them, and...
  36. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    I'm not quite sure what "Haha results" means; and I am not sure why using whatever films one has on-hand is equated with driving a car with 3 wheels flat. Is it because quality is crippled? I've...
  37. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    too many purists in this world
    sure try it with shanghai try it with fresh film, expired film
    nothing but fun to be had, unless you want to recreate what the
    russian photographer from 1911 did,...
  38. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    i use an old land portrait camera that takes 6 views on a 4x5 sheet and i am able to make tri chrome stereo views without much fuss. RLangham - you might look on ebay to see if you can find some...
  39. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    yeah he's using one of john minnicks' aero liberators ( i think that is what its called ) i've used a regular old 4x5series D with a big fast tessar for handheld/street work, its about 300% easier...
  40. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    I believe Frank Thorp V is shooting handheld speed graphic along with a handful of other things. He's in DC covering Congress for NBC News.
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