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    Re: Trying out Chromium intensifier

    Good information. Indeed there is sodium chloride listed in the Formulary's intensifier MSDS too. I look around the Darkroom Cookbook book but did not find a intensifier formula listed using this...
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    Re: Trying out Chromium intensifier

    thanks for all the good advice.
    Safety is always number 1 when handling chemicals even more when dealing with dichromate and hydrochloric acid.

    freestyle is selling a powder kit too here...
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    Trying out Chromium intensifier

    Trying out intensification myself in this video

    Intensification is the process to increase contrast or density of a film or print through the use of chemicals. In this video I explored how can I...
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    i just relogin to https://collodion.com/ forum site too. 6 years ago there isn't much commercial wetplate related products and that site gave me a lot of ideas for DIY projects including ULF cameras...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    These 2 were taken in Apr 2020. I will do another self portrait soon. maybe in RA-4 reversal.

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    These 2 taken with Afghan box Camera using Ilford RC photo paper as paper negative....
  6. Re: 2021: Selfie Print Exchange January 1 to infinity !

    so there will not any physical copies exchanging hands?

    whatever case, I will be happy to join!
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    Re: ULF 16x20 cardboard camera build

    oh, next to the subscribed button in any channel page there is a bell icon (notification icon). Only if you click on it, then you will check notifications about updates from the youtube channel.
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    Re: Ikea Wooden Shelf hack - Afghan Box Camera

    thank you. i can also count your support to watch my videos.
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    Ikea Wooden Shelf hack - Afghan Box Camera

    Continuing my "lo-fi" DIY projects . "lo-fi" as in no advanced woodworking skills involved.

    I picked up this Ikea wooden shelf and decided to upcycle it into a Afghan Box Camera.
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    Shutter for ULF lens

    Sharing a simple flap shutter built for this ULF lens - a 36" f6.3 aerial lens.
    My requirement is that it need to be able to allow to open or close it from a distance when shooting my self...
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    Re: ULF 16x20 cardboard camera build

    Thank you. Been around here for a whule but only get to do youtube videos to share my experiments on film photography. Good to hear abt the darkbox build. The suitcase design definitely save more ...
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    ULF 16x20 cardboard camera build

    i was gifted a 36inches f6.3 aerial lens by a friend. It was a huge lens weighing 8kg. The story was that a few years ago, my friend came across a store and saw the owner collected a few vintage...
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    Re: Fujinion W f5.6 210mm fuzzy at wide open

    yes, the damaged filter ring is on my good lens. The lens that has the fuzzy issue is not damaged in anyway that I can see and can be opened up. Also this lens is bought used from a Ebay Japan...
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    Re: Fujinion W f5.6 210mm fuzzy at wide open

    thank you all.
    I opened the front element and there is a shim. my other lens has a bent filter thread so I could not open to do a comparison.
    Otherwise I made sure all the lens elements are...
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    Fujinion W f5.6 210mm fuzzy at wide open

    hi guys

    I have 2 of these Fujinion W f5.6 210mm. The first one I have been using it for a few years and it focused sharp at infinity at f5.6 on the camera ground glass.
    However for the 2nd lens...
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    Re: DIY Mirror Scope for Reversal shots

    thank you all for the comments, I will check out for first surface mirror as suggested.
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    Re: B&W Paper Reversal New Method?

    Lovely demo. I never try hydrogen peroxide bleach before but might give it a go. Nice 8x10 developing tray used at 06:25. is that a DIY tank?
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    DIY Mirror Scope for Reversal shots

    In making reversal shots (positive image)from my Afghan Box Camera, the photo will be a mirror image. So I built a mirror scope to fit onto my lens so that I can make the photo to be of the right...
  19. Re: Color Reversal (RA-4) using Afghan Box Camera

    Thank you. Good thing is fuji RA 4 papers is relatively cheaper than B&W papers. 100 sheets of 8x10 for abt $50usd on B&H
  20. Re: Color Reversal (RA-4) using Afghan Box Camera

    That is what i am planning to do do..both for 4x5 and 8x10
  21. Color Reversal (RA-4) using Afghan Box Camera

    This is about as near as to color instant photography. Just abt 5 mins to get a color print 'out of the box'.

    After a few sessions of exploring with friends aka RA4 Reversal gang, I learnt a few...
  22. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Thank you for shipping out the holder. Received my double 4x5 holders in Singapore. Dark slide feel good on one slide but tighter on the other. Should loosen up in time. Seems to hv an hairline crack...
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    Re: RA-4 Reversal Processing

    Yeah.. went though these 2 and other RA4 reversal video youtube. Certainly helpful else I will not even know where to start.

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    Re: RA-4 Reversal Processing

    Yeah maybe something close enough will do. The cyan cast remains so maybe we need to add a yellow filter of some kind.

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    Re: RA-4 Reversal Processing

    I see. Going to try some Arista magenta n yellow filters. Not sure will I do this long term but it was fun to do.

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    RA-4 Reversal Processing

    Sharing the RA4 reversal printing video here. What is RA-4 Reversal. Usually one use a color negative to print on RA4 paper to produce a color print.

    In the reversal process, we use the RA4 paper...
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    Re: Underexposed negative = positive

    Yup.. X-ray film seems to exhibit this easily ..maybe due to the fact that it is coated on both sides.

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    Underexposed negative = positive

    If you do wetplate photographgy, you might have heard of the saying "a positive is just an underexposed negative." Or " a good negative is a bad positive."

    Will this work on film? What happens...
  29. Re: quick review on Shanghai 4x5 film (processed as negative and positive)

    i cannot really comment on the tonality vs Fp4 as it has been quite a while since I shot FP4. The reciprocity failure of Shanghai is quite bad. You need to compensate for anytime 1 second or longer....
  30. Re: quick review on Shanghai 4x5 film (processed as negative and positive)

    thank you. continuing my reversal attempts on film, paper and today I just tried reversal on RA4 paper but that would b for another video/post.
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    Nicely done. Usually I rate it as ISO100 and process in HC100 Dil B 20 C with continuous agitation. I just bought a box of 8x10 too. Happy to have it on 8x10 and bigger size.

    My video was...
  32. Re: quick review on Shanghai 4x5 film (processed as negative and positive)

    Here is a summary
    1. came with a 2 part box instead of the 3 parts box. In the box, the sheets are first keep in a black plastic envelope and then a paper brown envelope.
    2. The sheets are...
  33. quick review on Shanghai 4x5 film (processed as negative and positive)

    I have been using Shanghai film for a while mainly in 4x5 format. A few years ago, I was told that they would stop manufacturing film and I was quite upset but then they are back again after a...
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    Re: DIY Wetplate Darkbox (Suitcase Design)

    I am sure you will. Let us know of you have build one.

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    Re: DIY Wetplate Darkbox (Suitcase Design)

    Thank yoi Randy and Kent. Yeah if I can make it, so can anyone.

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    DIY Wetplate Darkbox (Suitcase Design)

    Not sure to post in the wetplate or DIY section but I guess it fit here better.

    I made this darkbox for wetplate photography a few years back so it is only recently that I thought I do a video...
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    Re: Homemade Camera Obscura

    Thank you. Sound good. I am also working on a similar camera concept and i found a big front surface mirror would cost more even i can find one.

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    Re: Homemade Camera Obscura

    very nice. do you use a normal mirror or do you need a front surface mirror ?
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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Very well made camera. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: 14X17 Fire Studio

    Thanks for sharing the experience. Do show us some photos of the camera and holders when you have the chance.

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