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    Re: Hello from the Netherlands

    I am just beginning my entry to wet plate. I use 4x5 and soon 5x7. My lenses were all made before 1862.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Seeking Advice for 4x5 Handheld Camera

    Speed Graphic


    Kent in SD
  3. Thread: Manuscan 810

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    Re: Manuscan 810

    Would like to see a photo of the finished stand, and where to get the parts.


    Kent in SD
  4. Thread: Chamonix 45H-1

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    Re: Chamonix 45H-1

    The extension is nothing more than a carbon fiber plate with a hole in end. It attaches to the last hole in your camera's focus bed. If I had to guess the extension would also fit the H cameras as...
  5. Thread: Changing bag

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    Re: Changing bag

    What about the obvious? I use an interior bathroom with no windows. I load holders at night making sure there are no lights on in the adjoining room. In another bathroom downstairs window light...
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    Re: Amber Plexiglas for Wet Plate Dork Box?

    You could order one sheet. Place a Lane dry plate in a solid lightproof box with the amber sheet for the top. Take it out into the light for 15 minutes or so, then process the plate to see what it...
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    Re: Amber Plexiglas for Wet Plate Dork Box?

    It needs to be dark orange amber, not yellow amber.
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    Re: First shooting and developing 4x5

    Nicely seen.


    Kent in SD
  9. Re: Is my film ruined by airport security hand check?

    Agree with Bob. Running it through the scanner wouldn't have hurt it, but exposing the inner bag could well have. Shoot and process the top and bottom sheet and see what you have. And, let us...
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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    You don't need to practice with both 4x5 and 5x7--the holders work exactly the same way. It sounds like you've already shot some sheet film. Wasn't that successful? If so, you don't need practice....
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    Three Dry Plates from Bergheil

    Pulled the box of Lane plates 6.5x9cm out of my fridge and loaded them into the tiny metal holders for my c.1929 Voigtlander Bergheil. The camera is pristine, not sure it was ever used! Has the...
  12. Re: Eastman View No. 1 Acquired & Looking to Refurbish it but I'm A Newbie to Lg Form

    My favorite lens from that period is either a Dagor or a Velostigmat.


    Kent in SD
  13. Re: Eastman View No. 1 Acquired & Looking to Refurbish it but I'm A Newbie to Lg Form

    He is excellent. I've had him make a number of "standard" and custom lens boards for my Gundlach Korona. Don't know how he can do such a great job for the price. UK Bellows is also...
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    Re: Sad news about LFPF member Degroto

    I always enjoyed reading what he had to say. Nice man.


    Kent in SD
  15. Thread: IR Googles

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    Re: IR Googles

    $180? A bit more than I wanted to spend, but if I did a lot in the dark I might be interested.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    My philosophy is to buy quality used gear as I can generally resell for what I paid for it.


    Kent in SD
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    Want Lens Suggestion late 19th C.

    I'm gathering bits & pieces to begin my foray into wet plate, and have been shooting the dry plates as well of course. I think I'll settle on 5x7 for both eventually (now mostly shooting 5x7 dry...
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    Re: How Do You Clean Your Lenses & Filters?

    To clean filters I just run them under tap water and use a mild dish soap. For lenses I first use a rubber bulb to blow off any clinging grit, and then use a microfiber cloth GENTLY, wiping from...
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    Re: tray developing: which timer?

    I've been using a Gralab 300 timer for this. It glows in the dark. I am careful to keep it about four feet away from the tray and angled towards me and not so much the tray. Haven't had a problem....
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    Re: 8x10 photography and diffraction

    I have been toying with the idea of buying 100 yr. Old 8x10, mostly to use impressively huge lenses on. :) My plan is to make contact prints from it. I was considering using it for wet plate but...
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    Re: Remote shutter releases for large format lenses

    For twenty bucks I could pay some bum that's hanging around to hit the release.



    Kent in SD
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    Re: Gelatin dry plates

    Two thousand bucks plus air fare.


    Kent in SD
  23. Re: What camera to shoot with out in the field when using HEAVY lenses?

    I'll add that when using my heaviest lens, I center the LENS over the tripod support and focus the camera by sliding the back on the rear rails.


    Kent in SD
  24. Re: What camera to shoot with out in the field when using HEAVY lenses?

    I have a c.1925 GUndlach Korona 5x7 (plus 4x5 back) that I use for my 12 in. Voightlander Petzval (5 pounds) and other large pre-Civil War lenses. It works well. It's a collapsible field camera...
  25. Thread: Poll: Stop Bath

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    Poll: Re: Poll: Stop Bath

    That's what I needed to hear.:) I do intend to switch to Hypam since the PF4 fumes bother me some when doing tray processing.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Quick Question Tray Processing

    I gave it a shot last night. Set up my trays in my bath tub and had everything ready. Had my Gralab 300 timer sitting in easy reach on my toilet and film holder in my hand. I turned off the...
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    Re: Quick Question Tray Processing

    For developer i use hc110. Fixer is photographers formulay 4.


    Kent in SD
  28. Re: Buying a second 150mm 4x5 lens (for the kiddo)

    Pretty much any of them will do well. I would look for a caltar or nikkor.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Quick Question Tray Processing

    I was going to begin by just doing one sheet at a time. I've pretty well got it down processing the 5x7 plates under safe light, and am pretty sure I can do one sheet at a time now too.


    Kent in...
  30. Thread: Poll: Stop Bath

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    Poll: Poll: Stop Bath

    B&W processing needs a stop bath after the developer. Which do you use? Water? Pre-made acid stop (e.g Ilfostop,)? Or something home made? I'm trying to make my first poll!:D



    Kent in SD
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    Re: Quick Question Tray Processing

    Thanks!


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Quick Question Tray Processing

    I've been using a few ounces of white vinegar in distilled water for stop. How much vinegar makes it "full strength?"


    Kent in SD
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    Quick Question Tray Processing

    I have several sheets of 5x7 FP4 I want to process and have been waiting on the SP810 I ordered. I know I can tray process these and do have all the stuff. I've had no trouble processing 5x7...
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    Re: Travel - Hot Weather - Film

    If the photos are taken on the last few days, can't you just have the film delivered to where you'll be a few days in advance?


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Plate--What went wrong?

    Yes. Mostly using 5x7 with pre-civil War lenses.


    Kent in SD
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    Plate--What went wrong?

    I shot 7 Lane plates, 5x7 recent batch, and 2 didn't come out well. Curious what happened with the plate shown below? The black triangle in the top left corner could be my black t-shirt I used as a...
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    Re: Travel - Hot Weather - Film

    If it's really hot, over 90F, I keep the film in a small padded cooler with those blue gel packs you put in the freezer. This seems to work quite well. Remember to have the holder out of the cooler...
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    Re: NOOB Question About Starter LF Cameras

    Wonder if we'll ever hear back from the OP?:D


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Newb question on inserting film holders.

    I wiped down all the friction surfaces to clean them, then wiped them down with a little furniture polish to make them slide easier. This worked for me.


    Kent in SD
  40. Thread: 5x7 Lane Plates

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    5x7 Lane Plates

    I'm liking the 5x7 so much I've not shot any 4x5 for a couple of weeks now. I'm getting consistent results in both exposure and processing too. I'm using a 1925 Korona, mostly because it's sturdy...
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