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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    The answer to that question is less than straightforward, but here goes....

    First, and most importantly, is simply knowing what I want the finished image to look like. I want these dark brooding...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51484378840_8af28f649e_h.jpg

    I never tire of spending time with "The Old Man", during the brief time before the river swells and hides him from view for the...
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    Re: Beautiful Contemporary Daguerreotypes

    The photos used to illustrate the article are not Daguerrotypes - they don't demonstrate the typical spectral sensitivity of that medium. Here's a clue in the article:

    "The Ese’Eja People of the...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    You mean like this one??!
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    I object to the siphoning of interest from open forums like this one, into the abyss that is Facebook, where information is not easily searchable, nor is it properly archived. I've seen Facebook...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    But the group's information is locked behind a membership wall, so its not publicly available in the way it is here.



    The price of participating in Facebook is too steep for many people. Its...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    "Information wants to be free"

    But on Facebook, this information is hidden behind a membership wall. Fortunately it doesn't work that way HERE.
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Good suggestion. I will give this a go again tomorrow and try color filters to see how it changes the relationship!
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Thank you Thomas, glad you like it.
    Sometimes I like a photograph in which the overall tones are similar, and yet there are features that invite you to do the extra work to find them and understand...
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    Re: dilution for highlights

    I think you've presented the same scan, twice: you can see motion blur of the leaves on the stem in the jar, and there's little chance there would be the exact same amount/direction of motion blur on...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Wonderful photo, I love it!



    Thank you Eric.



    If you mean my Morning Glories photo, than thanks very much, I appreciate it.
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    Re: Can someone please give me an overview

    I believe there were specific camera designs made back in the day that were specifically built and sold as "wet plate" cameras, but modern large format cameras do not have such a distinction. Period...
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    Re: Can someone please give me an overview

    A camera is a camera, pretty much - whether you chose to use it for wet plate, dry plate, or film. You do not need a dedicated camera just to do wet/dry plate work. The difference is in the holders...
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    Re: Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    I'm betting it was the sudden appearance of a bubble of CO2, maybe belched up from a mine.
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    Re: post your trees!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51424730559_b6dd299154_h.jpg

    Made on 8x10 inch Bergger Pancro 400, exposed at 125 ASA and processed in Pyrocat HD, 21 minutes.
    Deardorff camera with the 15"...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    But not here. I don't think I have ever been misled or fed disinformation on this forum.



    Perfectly reasonable. But will you also be encouraging the members of your Facebook group to come here...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51424652615_ddaeb7c931_h.jpg

    Morning Glories, September 2, 2021

    Photographed on Ilford FP4+ processed in Pyrocat HD
    Camera used: Intrepid 5x7 with the 6 &...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    Personally, I think its unfortunate to want to siphon interest in this topic away from this form, over to Farcebook. The "walled garden" aspect alone is a deterrent.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you Antonio, much appreciated!
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51418363375_abc08d34c6_b.jpg

    As The Light Fades
    Photographed on 8x10 inch Bergger Pancro 400, rated at 160 ASA and processed in Xtol.
    Deardorff 8x10 camera...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Beautiful! Nothing wrong with those Xenar lenses, is there?!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you Dierk. As this is an 8x10 negative, my only option now is to contact print it. My Canon printer has died a premature death (3 years and now permanently clogged. Dreadful waste of money...
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    Re: post your trees!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51398506879_21a955aaed_b.jpg

    Photographed on Ilford Delta 100, @ 50 ASA, processed in Pyrocat HD.
    Camera used: The Intrepid 8x10 with the front half of a...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51394841210_ba7b677104_h.jpg

    Photographed on Bergger Pancro 400, processed in D-23
    Intrepid 8x10 camera, with the front half of a Darlot Petzval lens, which...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thanks very much, Gabe.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51389555826_06ec34d32b_b.jpg

    Tri-X 400 (at 160 ASA) processed in Pyrocat HD (first time with this developer - like what I see so far)
    Hasselblad, Sonnar T*...
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    Re: Durst Laborator 138?

    I didn't say the price was excessive. I said I cannot afford it. Now that we are both unemployed (thanks, Pandemic) I have to be very careful how I spend our savings. $1200 on an enlarger I can live...
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    Re: Durst Laborator 138?

    Its mostly the matter of affordability.
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    Re: Durst Laborator 138?

    I've been quoted a price for it ($1200) and informed that it is in parts, needing to be assembled, so I'm not going to pursue it. Thanks for the feedback, folks. Much appreciated.
  30. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    I would consider Adox XT-3 as well, but to the best of my knowledge, it remains unavailable here in the US.
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    Durst Laborator 138?

    Does anyone here have experience with a Durst Laborator 138? I am hoping to find an enlarger suitable for enlarging up to 5x7 negatives, and I have sourced one of these. I'd like something that's not...
  32. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    I can attest to the fact that the new batch of Xtol (Mine is also replacement product) works as it should and has good shelf life when stored correctly. I have (somewhat) restored confidence in this...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

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    This is made on Ilford Delta 100, exposed at 50 ASA and processed in D-23 1:1 and the 6 & 3/8" Kodak Anastigmat lens (f11.5)....
  34. Re: Wollensack Velostigmat 12" - your judgement please

    I concur. I have a Schneider 105mm Xenotar that has a badly damaged front element (looks like someone tried to scrub the coating off with a Brillo pad), and yet it still makes good photographs - loss...
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    Re: From the garden, August 2021

    Thanks, glad you like this piece.
    About the Intrepid 5x7 camera: one thing I will say right off the top is that this is a far better camera than what they were making 2-3 years ago. I bought the...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Wonderful photograph, Peter!
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    Re: From the garden, August 2021

    Thank you!
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    From the garden, August 2021

    New work made today: "Grandpa Ott" morning glories.
    5x7 wet plate collodion negative, using Old Workhorse.
    Intrepid 5x7 with the 6&3/8" Kodak Anastigmat lens.
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  39. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Much better!
    So yes - towards the end of the day, an hour makes a big difference in the amount of UV in the scene, so your results are not surprising.

    As for the dark spots and uneven areas,...
  40. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    I hope you'll let us know how the next plates work! Good luck.
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