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  1. Re: Non-Permanent Glue For Camera Leather Covering?

    I use standard contact cement. For a strong, but semi-permanent bond, apply it to only one surface. Then, its easily removed later if need be. The use of Naphtha to soften it is also helpful.
  2. Re: Intrepid 8x10 Mk III - Post your thoughts on design.

    FYI, Intrepid states that delivery of the MK3 8x10 camera is 6 to 8 weeks from purchase date. However, I bought one on Nov. 10, and it shipped 12 days later and I had it here 6 days after that. So,...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    The test will be if you can pour a plate with it and not have it slide off the plate in shreds at the slightest touch. The issue is that it gets very soft with age.
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Is it already salted with bromides/iodides, or are we talking about plain collodion (nothing added)?
    Salted collodion of that age will be pretty much useless, but plain collodion might still be...
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    Re: post your trees!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52411370785_8d55f74482_b.jpg

    FP4+ developed in PMK
    B&J Watson 5x7 with the Verito, stopped down 2/3 stop.
  6. Re: Intrepid 8x10 Mk III - Post your thoughts on design.

    On November 9th I received an email from Intrepid announcing a remake of their web site, and included in that email was this line: "To celebrate the launch of the new website we are offering 10% off...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    There are so many great lenses in this focal length category that it doesn't matter a whole lot which one you buy (as long as its in a working shutter). You'd be smart to take a few minutes to read...
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    Re: Intrepid 5x7 opinions

    I suspect that the people who are issuing the most conspicuous complaints about the Intrepid cameras are those that have owned (or currently do own) the most expensive cameras money can buy, and are...
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    Re: Intrepid 5x7 opinions

    I have the Intrepid 5x7, and I believe its the first iteration of the design. I suggest you take a few minutes to watch Mat Marrash's review of it on Youtube, which I found quite honest and factual. ...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    1) I don't use a light meter. I recommend that you learn to estimate the amount of time needed for correct exposure. Experience will guide you well. The problem with a light meter is that it doesn't...
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    Re: Kodak Color Printing Ektar Lens

    I’ve used these mounted to a Supermatic shutter on 4x5 and they’re great. They have a very strong Petzval-like bokeh effect when used the right way. This is a wet plate collodion image made with the...
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    Re: HP5+ Processing and EI

    As of the last Kodak price hike, TMY is no longer within my budget (well, I may buy an occasional roll of 120, but no more sheet film TMY). Delta 100 barely is.
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    Re: HP5+ Processing and EI

    I should add that my comments are to be viewed in context of the fact that I am now working almost exclusively on making negatives for Salted Paper printmaking, to which FP4+ is ideally suited. HP5+...
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    Re: HP5+ Processing and EI

    I gave up using HP5 a few years ago (though I still have some left, getting staler by the minute) because I found that when compared to FP4+, it looked "flat" in the higher values: poor separation of...
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    Re: Intrepid Camera NEW Product and WEBSIE TODAY

    I didn’t see any “new product” on the site. ??
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Excellent work, Anne. You're making good progress.

    My guess about the black spots would be that its dust introduced into the collodion when you pour the plates. Your silver bath hasn't been used...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Have you taken into account that in the winter months, the changes in the quality of light (Assuming you are photographing in daylight?) will translate into much longer exposures. The amount of UV in...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    My guess is that the second batch probably aged faster because the temperatures were warmer from August 1st on. (assuming you're in the northern hemisphere, and in a moderate-to-warm climate) Salted...
  19. Re: CatLABS X FILM 80 MKII now available in 8X10

    Thank you for performing these important tests, Andrew. This is valuable information.

    Have you gotten an impression of the nominal speed of the MK II version of the film? I found the previous...
  20. Re: Help - 4x5 Negative Developing Issue - Looking for Ideas

    My guess is that Cinestill monobath isn't a good match for this film.
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    Re: Spoon measure needed, please

    I'm sure that is true. You could likely pick any measurement between 2 and 10 grams and the results won't be dramatically different.
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    Re: Spoon measure needed, please

    I use this recipe for Divided D-23, which uses 2g of Borax per liter of water for Part B.

    I just measured out 2 grams of Borax, and it is exactly 1/2 teaspoon in volume.

    If you're going to use...
  23. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Bob,
    I can't make that comparison for you, since I've not done Platinum/Palladium printing before. I've found salt printing to be quite challenging, but I've learned a lot and gotten to the point...
  24. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    I expect you'd be limited by the paper size, and the Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag I've been using most seems to max out at 50 inches x 30 feet (roll). Mind you, a four by six foot salted paper print would...
  25. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Bob, I firmly believe that it doesn’t matter HOW a person arrives at the end result, it’s the result that matters. Though I’ve chosen to rely less and less on digital tools, I do so only because I...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Hi Anne,
    My apologies - it never occurred to me that Anne was sometimes a man’s name in some countries! I’ve not encountered this before. Sorry.

    Reusing trophy plates doesn’t work very well, no....
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    Re: Wet Plate Beginner's Questions Thread

    It is my experience that an Ambrotype (positive on glass) has a better tonal range, better blacks and gives an overall better image than one made on trophy plate. I've stopped using trophy plate...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Personally, I don't think its a good idea to advise a brand new practitioner to boil their silver bath (Anne: look up "Silver fulminate"). Its not likely going to be necessary for him to consider...
  29. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    One of my biggest complaints about digital cameras is that their "best before" date is within sight the moment you bring it home. Electronics have a limited lifespan, in a way that film equipment...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Anne,
    I'm glad you've narrowed things down to the point you're getting images. Finding the balance between exposure and development is often the biggest challenge for new practitioners, so your...
  31. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Hi Bob!
    Yeah, I don't doubt for one second that those huge files offer resolution equivalent to 8x10. But I will still choose 8x10 sheet film every time, if for no other reason that I enjoy working...
  32. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Sounds reasonable to me.
    For some, drawing the line at a 4x5 sensor may seem arbitrary, and that's their choice to see it that way. But this ain't my sandbox, and I'm not making the rules, so I'll...
  33. Re: Canva Passes 100 Million Monthly Active Users, Nearly 4x That of Adobe

    John, it appears there are a number of free web services to do image inversions, for example: https://invert.imageonline.co/ Maybe this would be of use to your students?
  34. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    So, the Phase One XF IQ4 camera (apparently the camera Mr. Cornish uses) has a 151 megapixel sensor in it. The output of the sensor is (supposedly) 47 X 35 inches at 300 dpi.

    I guess the...
  35. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    It seems to me that "large format photography" specifically describes photography that uses "large" (4x5 and up) sheets of film. That inherently excludes digital media simply because its not about...
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    Re: Fomapan 100 Base + Fog?

    Excellent information, thanks very much Andrew! It seems Fomapan is a candidate for what I want to do.
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    Re: Fomapan 100 Base + Fog?

    That is excellent information, thank you very much RaphaŽl! Exactly what I was hoping to find out. I really like FP4, but I'd really like to find a less costly alternative. I'm hopeful now that...
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    Re: Fomapan 100 Base + Fog?

    I haven't, no. The issue is that I am making negs specifically for salted papers, and based on my own findings and what Ellie Young wrote about the subject, PMK is the optimal developer for getting...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Anne,
    The most common culprit for fogged or hazy plates is overdevelopment. I am not familiar with the specific developer you've stated you're using (Its from Mamut?), but the manufacturer must have...
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    Re: Fomapan 100 Base + Fog?

    Thanks, Scott! When you say "a little base fog", would you say its more than FP4 base fog, or more like HP5 Base fog? HP5 is unsuitable for salt printing because its got too much base density, but...
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