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    Re: 7x11 Camera Build

    Thanks for the information, mucin appreciated.
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    Re: 7x11 Camera Build

    Hi Michael,

    I have been following your post for a long time, thanks for all of the detail.

    Two of us here in the UK are building 5x12 'point-and shoot' style cameras with ground glass screens....
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    Anyone tried these...

    https://20thcenturycamera.com
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    Re: 20th Century Camera reels

    I have only just heard of these, I would be interested too.
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    Re: Berlebach legs will spread out

    I used to use a chain. However I spoke to Berlebach and was able to get the parts to bring it up to the current standard with click stops. Easy to fit and work perfectly. Not shown on their site but...
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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

    Thanks Colin and all others for your guidance, its seems there are a number of solutions to be investigated.
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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

    Sorry for reviving am old thread but I am considering using feeler gauge for my 5x12 camera back. I would like to know if you had to heat the gauge before forming?
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    Re: Source of hot water

    I have the same problem here in Somerset UK. I have solved my film processing problems using a cheap s/s Bain Marie tray with a Sous Vide to maintain a water bath for film processing. The chemical...
  9. Re: Where to get 4x5 sheet film in the UK for a reasonable price

    The price difference has been like this for years, in fact three years ago it was almost twice the US cost in the UK. I guess the US distributer has negotiated a good deal?

    Barry
  10. Re: Efke IR820 Sheet Film (4x5) in Pyrocat HD

    Hi Alex,

    The 89b works at 695nm, so slightly lower than the 720nm. I think you may have hit the nail on the head, the problem is the films reciprocity? Maybe it differs in each format? I will try...
  11. Re: Efke IR820 Sheet Film (4x5) in Pyrocat HD

    For anyone interested...

    Well, I found that development of this film is not so difficult, as Maris said 'as long as it is enough'. I don't know yet if Pyrocat HD is the ideal developer for this...
  12. Re: Efke IR820 Sheet Film (4x5) in Pyrocat HD

    Thank you Maris it seems I have a lot to learn, hopefully before I run out of film! I also undertook some online research on exposure and found that that different users were getting wildly different...
  13. Efke IR820 Sheet Film (4x5) in Pyrocat HD

    I am about to process my first sheets of Efke IR820 Sheet Film (4x5) in Pyrocat HD. As this film is no longer available I am trying to get close results with minimal sheet losses. Can anyone give me...
  14. Re: Pyrocat HD question: Solid precipitate in Solution B?

    Thank you Sandy.
  15. Re: Pyrocat HD question: Solid precipitate in Solution B?

    I read elsewhere here that some mix solution B with half the amount of Sodium Carbonate so it is not so saturated. When making up a working solution they use 1:2:100 instead of 1:1:100. I have not...
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    Re: Backpack question for 4x5

    I am very pleased with the Mindshift Firstlight 40L...

    http://www.mindshiftgear.com/products/firstlight-40l

    ... light and big enough for my 4x5 kit.

    Barry
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    Re: Induro, Feisol and Benro Tripods

    I use a Feisol CT-3342 with an Acrotech head for my 4x5. A very light and sturdy combination. The only thing I would change is the leg angles at the first click stops, they are a little narrow. Not...
  18. Re: Is The UK Large Format Photography Forum Still Alive ?

    Further comment on the UK forum

    Barry
  19. Re: Is The UK Large Format Photography Forum Still Alive ?

    It appears that some of the originators of the UK forum have decided to 'call it a day' for personal reasons. Unfortunately there does not appear to be a way to talk to whoever is currently...
  20. Re: Anyone Bought a Chamonix 4x5 in the UK ?

    I bought a 45F1 quite a long time ago now. I sent my payment to Hugo Zhang in the USA who arranged for the camera to be sent directly to me from China. Hugo is a nice guy to deal with and very...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    It's a mailing list, subscribe here...

    http://altphotolist.org
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    Re: "Gandolfi" here....

    Hi Emil,


    In vBulletin an Admin can change your email address first then your password?

    Barry
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    Re: Anybody recognise this rail clamp?

    Maybe an MPP rail clamp?
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    Re: Tripod for Chamonix 4x5

    I have a Chamonix F1 and use a Feisol Tripod with an Acratech head. Very light but expensive.
  25. Re: A warning about SPUR HRX developer and defective bottles/bottling

    This is not acceptable, I would contact the manufacturer.

    Barry
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    Re: Look for someone to make bellows

    Hi,

    I was somewhat concerned when I saw this thread. I live in the UK and contacted Camera Bellows earlier. Their response was...

    Hi Barry
    I can confirm we are still going strong, yes we...
  27. Re: platinum palladium processing chemistry in europe

    Hi babak,

    You may find some of what you need from this UK supplier

    http://www.wetplatesupplies.com/


    Barry
  28. Re: Spare parts for Combi-plan developing tank

    Have you spoken to the Imaging Warehouse in the UK? They still stock some spares but do not list that particular part. Might be worth a try?

    Barry
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    Re: LF format sizes

    5"x12"
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    Re: FP-100C45 - Discontinued?

    It's available from Silverprint and AG Photograhic in the UK to name but two.

    Barry
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    Re: Toyo to Technika adapter?

    I have a Toyo 45AII and a Canham 5x12. My experience is that Toyo boards fit the Canham but the Canham boards are too thick to fit the Toyo. I use all Toyo boards for that reason. They may fit if...
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    Re: Bergger film - still here where

    According to Linhof & Studio in the UK all Bergger film products are discontinued.
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    Berlebach UNI Tripod Mods

    I have owned a Berlebach UNI16 tripod for several years. My only one gripe with the tripod was the lack of leg stops. I fitted key rings to the leg brackets and used a web tape with a buckle to...
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    Re: Berlebach Tripod

    I bought the chain but it is quite heavy (and noisy!). I fitted some 1" keyrings to the legs and now use a 1" climbing tape with a buckle. Much lighter and no noise :)
  35. Re: September 2010 Workshop with Tillman Crane on Harris and Lewis

    I have had the pleasure of attending two of Tillman's workshops in the past and I enjoyed them both immensely. This is a great opportunity to spend time with an inspirational photographer at a superb...
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    Re: KAMM enlarger for safe home.

    PM sent
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    Re: Adapter for Toyo 45A to Sinar

    There is a Chinese one here
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    Re: Adapter for Toyo 45A to Sinar

    Hi Philippe,

    I use one that was made by Sinar, however they don't appear very often on the used market. Keep a lookout on the auction sites but you may have to have one made?

    Small Toyo field...
  39. Re: Revised article by David Karp: Introduction to Lenses for Large Format Cameras

    Thanks David, interesting reading.

    BTW: The Wisner link does not work (unsurprisingly)
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    Re: Berlebach Uni Series Tripod

    I have a UNI16 which is very big and very stable. The leg locks are insufficient on a slippery surface, I have fitted rings on each leg and use a 1" nylon strap to stop them spreading. It works well...
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