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    Re: Meniscus lens iris "sweet spot"???

    Thanks for posting this site .... Great info !!!
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    Re: Glass plate, recognise emulsion side

    I cut my own glass plates and 'round' one corner and coat the plate with the round corner in the upper right corner in portrait orientation.
    Takes all the guess work out of it!
  3. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Makes perfect sense, Alan ... Thank you!
    I will go hands on tomorrow.
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

    Love this photograph, Miguel!!
    A beautiful melody ...
  5. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Hello Alan9940:
    My dark slides are extremely tight as well. No change after 25 'in/out' exercises.
    I am more concerned about breakage ... I feel like the dark slide will snap in half!
    *** Could...
  6. Re: Advice for mounting a Copal 3 on Kodak 2D board

    zimba1 also sells the 'sliding clamps' that you referenced.
  7. Re: Post your 8"x20" images in honor of August 2020 aka 8/20

    Love the 8x20 format for this photograph!
    I have photographed this station on several occassions ... but only with 'standard' lenses on 8x10 and 6x6cm.
    Nice connection to 08-2020!!
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    Re: Wet plate image sharing July 2020

    Beautiful creation!!
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    Re: C-1 8x10 HELP !!

    Great info, Dustyman!!
    Thank you for the link!
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    Re: C-1 8x10 HELP !!

    Hello John:

    Great advice .... rails are smooth as can be after a few passes with fine steel wool and blowing out the debris!
    Thank you.
    Drew
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    Re: C-1 8x10 HELP !!

    Sounds reasonable to me, John ... thanks for the heads-up!
    I will give the rails a good cleaning tonight!!
    Drew
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    Re: C-1 8x10 HELP !!

    Thank you for your reply, John ... appreciated!
    Yes ... the two locking knobs you referenced were/are loose.
    The knobs do move the camera back along the track but not as easily as I would like....
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    C-1 8x10 HELP !!

    I just acquired a Calumet C-1 8x10 black, 18 pound, aluminum camera. It is in nice condition overall but the fine focus drive (controlled by the large knobs on left and right sides at the bottom of...
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    Re: Wet plate image sharing July 2020

    Beautiful triptych.
    The head & shoulders portrait is exceptional!!
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    Re: Wet Plate Video Links

    I am a couple of months and 60+ plates into my wet plate journey.

    Hey Randy:
    I am totally immersed in wet plate everything & anything! And it sounds like you are as well.
    I feel very fortunate...
  16. Thread: July Portraits

    by drewf64
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    Re: July Portraits

    Beautifully done, John ...
    Lighting
    Expression
    Composition
    Focus
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    Folmer & Schwing 8x10 Copy Camera

    I was just (1 hour ago) gifted (!!) an 8x10 Folmer & Schwing Copy Camera ('Jan 1909') complete with the stand, B&L lens, and detachable (secondary) bellows rail.
    Minimum extension of the bellows and...
  18. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

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    Hi gypsydog:
    Thank you for your input re: Toyota 810 & the Calumet C-1.
    My Cooke Knuckler 12.75 inches is big and beefy.
    My Century studio camera supports it with ease!
    However, for...
  19. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    Thank you for your reply, Kent ... greatly appreciated!
    I have a 5x7 2D which i really like. It is pretty beefy, too.
    I am NOT excited about putting a big, heavy period portrait lens on my...
  20. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    Hello gypsydog:
    What 8x10 cameras do you use when you are mounting abig, heavy lenses?
    Thanks.
    Drew

    QUOTE=gypsydog;1557210]Bernice is correct! if the lens is something you intend on using,...
  21. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    What 8x10 camera (s) do you find best suited for your heavy lenses?
    Thanks!
  22. Thread: June Portraits

    by drewf64
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    Re: June Portraits

    Beautifully created and captured!!
    Keep 'em coming!
  23. Re: Deardorff rounded lens board to square front standard?

    I have purchased from "zbima1" multiple times.
    GREAT Seller ... great, consistent quality at a great price!!
    Highly recommended!!
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    Re: Collodion and Chemical Suppliers

    I mix my own SODIUM THIOSULFATE fixer for film and collodion glass plate negatives.
    Good alternative to using cyanide.

    I use John Coffer's recipe = 200g Sodium Thiosulfate + 1000ml Distilled...
  25. Re: Equipment needs, cameras and lenses. Making, buying, adapting

    Paul:
    This portrait is exceptional!
    I love everything about it!
    I posted a copy of this photo in my work room at the top of my display board ... setting the bar very high!
    Thank you for the...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Hello Garrett & Paul:

    Thank you both for your insight and replies .... greatly appreciated and needed!!
    You have both provided very valuable & interesting information.
    I received and mixed the...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Thank you for your detailed reply, Paul ... GREATLY appreciated!!
    * I will lock in a development time and progress from there!
    * One of your comments in reply to Tin Can's question earlier today...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Paul:
    The tonality of this negative is incredible!! I have admired your work in FB Collodion sites many times ... Outstanding work!

    *** Yesterday I asked two questions in Kent's "The Fisherman"...
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    Re: Portable Dark Lab

    Looks great, Kent!
    Nice design ... highly portable, easy build & budget, and room for 11x14!
    As Tin Can said ... Thanks for posting!
  30. Thread: The Fisherman

    by drewf64
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    Re: The Fisherman

    Great info for developing positive plates, Paul.
    I am getting started with a B&S kit for glass collodion negatives.
    * Where would you set your developing time for negative plates?
    * What exposure...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Thanks, Paul ... great heads-up!
    I will try the ferrous sulfate after I run down my pyro supply!
    Drew
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Quick follow up to the posts re: albumenizing the plate edges .......
    Some people, my self included, choose to albumenize the ENTIRE plate as recommended by Quinn Jacobson, for situations where you...
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    Sticky: Re: New Forum--populate it!

    This is GREAT news!
    I am new to wet plate collodion and have made 20 glass plate negatives so I am well into the learning curve and am having a total blast!
    I have learned a ton from both the John...
  34. Re: Documentary Photography in Philadelphia w/4x5

    Hey thebbqguy:
    Thanks for posting this link.
    WOW!
    Outstanding body of work.
    Drewf64
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    Re: 8x10 on a Bicycle?

    Cool Video, Marcookie!!
    Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Paint for darkroom sink

    Thank you Fred L, eli, & Greg for your replies ... greatly appreciated!
    Time for me to stock up.
    Drewf64
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    Re: Paint for darkroom sink

    Greg:

    I have been searching (unsuccessfully, thus far ...) for an OEM sodium vapor replacement bulb for my Thomas Safelight.

    I would greatly appreciate it if you would kindly your share your...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Another spectacular photograph captured in the light of your magic window !!!
    Tones are gorgeous!!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Meekyman:
    Really like the 'Ladybower Reservoir' image. Totally draws me into the scene. Well done!
    Drewf64
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    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    Just looked at mine ...
    Never noticed it but mine has just a " P " stamped right between the belt slots on the back side.
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