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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    Glass half empty, glass half full. Seems to me you're being unnecessarily negative in your view of the situation. We've got enough doom to go around already.
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    Questions: who developed the film? And, is the film expired?
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    Re: Tmax 400 in D-76 correct dev time

    You're going to get twenty different answers to this question, but choosing a 1:1 dilution over Stock developer is going to have a very subtle effect on the negative. When working with D-76 (a...
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    Re: Tmax 400 in D-76 correct dev time

    Then make some new "disposable" exposures that you can experiment on, and then apply what you learn to the important film.

    Yes, I have experience in the matter, which is why I suggested to you...
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    Re: Tmax 400 in D-76 correct dev time

    "Printable but not dense enough" doesn't tell us enough. Are you enlarging your 4x5 work? Contact printing? Alt processes?
    The more important question is: is these sufficient shadow information on...
  6. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Its not a "true infrared" film, its an extended red sensitivity film. All of the "true IR'" films have been discontinued.
    The Rollei film is good enough, since its about as good as it gets in...
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    My specialty is Compur shutters - mostly on Kodak Retinas. I've serviced scores of pre-war Compur shutters, and unless someone has done something horrible to it, all I have ever needed to do was...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51605408693_6cf040a99a_h.jpg

    The woods are waking up.

    Bergger Pancro 400, at 160ASA, processed in Pyrocat HD
    Kodak Medalist II, f22 for 9 seconds
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Really lovely work. FP4 and D-23 are a great combination.
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    Lets allow the guy to learn to walk before asking him to fly, huh?
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    Sorry, I didn't realize you can't VIEW the forum content without an active membership. Not sure who to ask about this. Clearly nobody is minding the activity. You can ask Garrett who is in charge...
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    I don't think there's much point. When the forum reopened, there was nearly zero participation, and to this day there is nearly zero participation. Months go by between postings. When it closed down,...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51596558809_0b166450f0_b.jpg

    Minolta Autocord, Tri-X, Pyrocat HD.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thats beautiful. Nicely done.
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    There's nothing wrong with the Intrepid 4x5, if budget is the issue. I won an early version of the 4x5 camera in a competition in 2018 and I have used and continue to use it as my sole 4x5 camera,...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD solution B question

    I made up a 500ml batch of this 2 weeks ago, and like you, I found the Potassium carbonate looked dirty in the package and the solution ended up a greenish-brown color. I've used it several times...
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Film photography is "a bit anachronistic"!
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Thank you, Otto.
    No, its not entirely available light: Collodion is not at all sensitive to light reflected into shadow areas, so to avoid blank, black shadows in this instance I used a softbox...
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Hi Andrej. No, I didn't think you were implying I was emulating Sudek! I just said that because I was thinking out loud - contemplating my relationship to Sudek and other photographers whose work I...
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Thank you Andrej! Comparing my work to master Sudek is very flattering indeed.
    I am familiar with Sudek's series (and most of his other work), and I have to say that I don't intend to emulate his...
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    New work from yesterday - 4x5 inch wet plate collodion negative (on glass)

    The Last Zinnias (Bessie watches from Above)

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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Thank you Dierk, I'm honored.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Thank you very much! Getting this kind of photograph out of wet plate collodion is no small feat.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Thank you, David!



    Thanks very much, Otto.

    A new wet plate collodion image (as a negative) from yesterday, made with the 5x7 Intrepid Camera and Kodak Anastigmat 6-3/8" lens, at f5.6 & 1/2...
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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    Nowhere can I find any information about imgbb in regard to who owns the intellectual property of uploads (your photos). I'd want to know that before I sent anything to imgbb. Its not mentioned at...
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Black Apple and two nuts.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51558609961_23daaf8af2_b.jpg

    From a 5x7 inch wet plate collodion negative, made with the Intrepid 5x7 Camera and 6-3/8" Kodak...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Exactly what I do as well, I link to the larger file on Flickr.
  28. Re: Repair, Maintenance and replacement of COPAL shutters?

    Agreed: get it properly serviced.
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    Re: Flickr is now THE problem

    Randy, if there are uploads occurring from your desktop to Flickr, then you have an auto-upload setting somewhere left turned on. I turn off all auto-upload settings and have never seen any of my...
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    Re: Welcome to The Machine

    Hi Steve. Thanks, glad you like this.
    This image depicts the interior relays board of a 1955 Tropicana pinball machine, which actually predates modern pinball machines: this was a "game of chance"...
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    Re: Welcome to The Machine

    Thanks!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you David, glad you like it!
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    Welcome to The Machine

    Welcome to The Machine (Tropicana)
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    Scan of a 5x7 inch wet plate collodion negative.
    Intrepid 5x7 camera used, with the...
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    Re: post your trees!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51541580760_c007d485fa_h.jpg

    From a 5x7 inch wet plate collodion negative, made with the Intrepid 5x7 camera and the 6&3/8" Kodak Anastigmat lens, at f8.5 The...
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    Re: Anyone else printing smaller?

    90% of my work is contact printed. These days, the vast majority of images I print are from 5x7 and 8x10 negatives. I think the act of viewing a smaller print is much more intimate, and encourages a...
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    Re: Ilford Ilfosol 3

    Nope. My experience is with Ilfosol 3. If you are venting oxygen from the opened bottle, that is likely why you're not experiencing failure of the developer. Most of us don't make that much effort to...
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    Re: Ilford Ilfosol 3

    I had a similar experience as others described: Ilfosol goes bad VERY quickly once the bottle is opened. If you can use the bottle in a few weeks, you'll be fine, but don't expect it to be usable 3...
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    Re: Compur-Rapid cleaning woes

    And its only a matter of time before the silicone will attract dust and start gluing things together. There are many parts of a Compur shutter that are designed to run DRY.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Sunflowers No. 3 (fade)

    Tri-X at 160- ASA, processed in Pyrocat HD
    Hasselblad with the Sonnar lens. Exposure information not...
  40. Re: How do I recognize lenses that will cover an 8X10 plate with no vignetting

    You've priced the 165mm Super Angulon, yes? And you're aware that its a very heavy lens? (about four pounds!)
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