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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    i also think John's camera looks great! I like that the front rails knobs are also wooden :)
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    Re: ULF 16x20 cardboard camera build

    thank you! i need to work on building another one again.
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    Re: Out With My 14x17 DIY Camera & XRAY Film

    great video and the love how the final print looks. Subscribed and look forward to more videos.
  4. Thread: X Ray positives?

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    Re: X Ray positives?

    you can do reversal processing on xray film to turn it into a positive.


    you can mixed yr own chemicals or get the B&w reversal processing kit for foma, adox or rollei . You may have to test for...
  5. Re: Making J Lane Positive Plates? (Famous Format Monobath?)

    i have a video made one year ago on shooting Jason Lane Dry plates on black glass. i still have a few plates left so maybe I will shoot them again.

    https://youtu.be/cMua7u-HRnU
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    Remote Mechanical Cable Release

    Here is my video on making a Remote cable release. It makes use of a esp32 board and a micro servo motor (linear actuator). You will trigger the shutter via the use of an Android Mobile App using...
  7. Re: help identifying a camera and repair suggestion

    thank you all! i will update when I finish the fix.
  8. Re: help identifying a camera and repair suggestion

    oh found the answer from a FB group it is a 9x12 camera Goerz C.P.: Taschen-Apparat (Pocket Camera)
  9. help identifying a camera and repair suggestion

    hi guys,

    I bought this quarter plate camera off ebay a few years back. It was a bad purchase but long story short, I kept it instead of sending back to the seller.
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  10. Re: DIY converting my afghan box camera to a 4x5 slide projector

    i do have that thought. i can replace the light bulb with an array of RGB LEDs which can be individual controlled. in this manner i can do selective burning or dodging. Then add a red light filter...
  11. DIY converting my afghan box camera to a 4x5 slide projector

    I wrote a blog post and did a video on this project and here it is . In the end I was able to project my 4x5 slides in a very dark room for my own viewing but I am happy enough.
    Think of the...
  12. Thread: 14 X 36" Camera

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    Re: 14 X 36" Camera

    I was quite inspired by him then and of course still amazed by what he built and shot.

    His website is gone and never heard from him for a while.

    The other one is Chris McCaw. Equally inspiring....
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    Re: Protective case for the 8x20 camera

    Hi Michael
    the canvas cover project did not go far other than cutting out the canvas for it . I am still using this foam mat protective case and putting it on a hand pull trolley when moving...
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    Re: "Budget" ULF Landscape Rig?

    of course previously I shared my ULF build in this section so not sure have you seen it. It is a sliding camera + afghan box camera design. It has focusing ability via the sliding and ground glass...
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    Re: "Budget" ULF Landscape Rig?

    https://youtu.be/5AOlPuTQt-M

    i was kicking around this idea where the camera can be slimmer by used of a mirror. I won't need the processing to be done in the box. I just need to be able to keep...
  16. Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    that is a very nice plate. I will try to get a bottle of FOMA emulsion to try too.
  17. DIY slide process using Fujihunt 6 bath E6 chemicals

    My local lab in Singapore uses Fujihunt 6 baths E6 chemicals for their processing. I approached them to see if I can get some to develop my 8x10 Ektachrome slides by myself.

    I bought the 8x10...
  18. Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    happy to share my adventures on shooting Jlane black Glass Ambrotypes plates (still a experimental product)
    bought a box of 4x5 and a packet of Lee No 2 monobath.
    Best results (yeah I shifted the...
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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....
  24. 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...
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    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
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    Re: Color Reversal (RA-4) using Afghan Box Camera

    That is what i am planning to do do..both for 4x5 and 8x10
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    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...
  40. 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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