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  1. Thread: Strange Petzval

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    Re: Strange Petzval

    Stereoviews started around 1855. My instincts are telling me these lenses might be from late 1850s--deep lens hood, flat focus knob, waterhouse slot appears cut in after manufacture. Did not notice...
  2. Thread: Strange Petzval

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    Re: Strange Petzval

    A couple of enhanced photos of the writing.


    Kent in SD
  3. Thread: Strange Petzval

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    Re: Strange Petzval

    The Petzvals are obviously made as a pair for stereo work. Almost every other stereo camera I've seen has rapid rectilinear lenses. Those are much smaller/lighter than Petzvals and give sharper...
  4. Thread: Strange Petzval

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    Strange Petzval

    I bought a matched pair of 6 inch Petzvals earlier this year and had a stereo camera built. There are some anomalies about these lenses. One has etched in the brass is "Marion & Cie, Paris". The...
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    Re: Stearman developing Issue

    I've used the sp445 since it came out with ilford and foma films, HC110. I've had no issues with hundreds of sheets.



    Kent in SD
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    Re: Ilford Photo 2022 Film Photographers Survey

    I did answer that when companies start wading into divisive politics I quickly stop buying from them. I'm just tired of it.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Leica Tripod white paper

    I'm staying with my Ries.;)


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    Re: Korona 4x5 Quandary

    Totally agree with Vaughn. You can't use the 4x5 holders you already have from the Graphlex, or are those not the standard type? Buy a couple modern holders. They are cheap enough.



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  9. Re: Voigtlander No.6 petzval in 1857: a case study and catalogs before 1857

    I am curious if a blue filter would work.


    Kent in SD
  10. Re: Voigtlander No.6 petzval in 1857: a case study and catalogs before 1857

    Interesting info. I have three early Voightlanders, 1847, 1862, 1865. I generally use them stopped down a bit. Often f8. That should negate the shift on the 1847 lens?


    Kent in SD
  11. Re: Wet Plate Ultra Detail compared with todays films, WHY THIS HAPPENS ?

    The emulsion on wet plate is pretty thick, and the silver seems to permeate that thickness rather than just sit as a layer on top.


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  12. Re: Wet Plate Ultra Detail compared with todays films, WHY THIS HAPPENS ?

    I shoot both wet plate and b&w film. My impression after looking at samples under a medium powered microscope is that film silver is in large clumps/crystals, while wet plate silver seems to be...
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    Re: Kodak 2D: Dating by the Name Plate Changes

    You can also date them by the serial number stamped on the frame under the rear standard.


    Kent in SD
  14. Re: Recommendations for tripod head for Shen-Hao HZX45-iia

    A 3-way head is most useful for a light camera like yours. While the load rating won't have to be very high, what does help is to have a large QR plate or contact surface. The more contact surface...
  15. Thread: Pushing HP5

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    Re: Pushing HP5

    I've been thinking of taking some night shots of moving trains using flash and HP5. I normally do this with DSLR and ISO 800 & f4. Looks like I could do it with HP5 and ISO 1600 and f5.6 just fine....
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    Re: Kodak Eastman View 2D: Serial Numbers?

    On some of the EARLY 19th C lenses a low serial number is a cool thing to have, but on a 20th C camera? I don't think so. I have a 2D and definitely would not pay more because of the serial. I...
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    Re: Urge of ULF Panorama

    That's a good idea. Landscapes don't move very fast so the slow speed shouldn't be much of a problem. Paper negs would be easier than tin types too.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Urge of ULF Panorama

    And cost.:D I once thought of getting an 8x20 camera and was thinking of making tin types with it. That would be cheaper than film and actually seemed to be more efficient than doing contacts from...
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    Re: Urge of ULF Panorama

    You should also begin thinking about tripods (plural.) Camera that big outdoors will be a a bedsheet in the breeze.


    Kent in SD
  20. Re: Looking for Help on my Americans Project While Traveling Through Parts of the Sou

    I've found that if you approach people in settings where they're relaxed such as city parks they tend to be more open.


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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    I've been doing tin types steadily for the past two years, mostly 5x7 but also 4x5 and 8x10. I'm finding I need to sun the silver and filter intensely about every 60 tins or so. I sun it for about...
  22. Re: Grand Teton Axes Controversial Plan to Require Portrait Photo Permits

    There is no link attached.


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  23. Re: How Many Are Truly Traditional or Latest Film Followers

    I'm pretty eclectic. I have lenses from the 1840s to the 1990s, and use many different formats of cameras. It's all fun.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Ukraine Relief Sale

    My niece & husband worked for 10 years until recently as missionaries in Ukraine. She said the best charities she knows that are getting funds directly through to the people are:
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    Last time wife & I were in Scotland we visited the Hebrides. One of the islands had a large colony of puffins. I was using an 85mm on my Nikon to photo them when one landed on my leg and sat there....
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    Re: Rental/Private Darkrooms in Kauai, Hawaii?

    Really, there are two reasons you might want to develop film while on a trip. The first is to make sure you're getting the shots and there isn't a light leak or something. The second is to prevent...
  27. Re: What to use for cheap fixer in tank processing

    I use ammonium thiosulphate by the gallon jug, mixed 1:3 with distilled water. Film, dry plate, wet plate.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Rental/Private Darkrooms in Kauai, Hawaii?

    If all you're wanting to do is process film my strategy has been to use a stearman SP445. I load it at night in either a windowless bathroom with lights off in adjoining room, or in a closet with...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Ice racers, Long Lake, South Dakota. Camera was 5x7 Gundlach Korona, 150mm Heliar, FP4+.


    Kent in SD
  30. Thread: Prairie Church

    by Two23
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    Re: Prairie Church

    I too mostly photo country churches, on the plains of the Dakotas. I use film and mostly wet plate (4x5 film, 5x7 and 8x10 wet plate.) Churches here are mostly Lutheran but there are other...
  31. Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    I don't have a lot of film in my freezer, maybe a year's worth, but my problem is I shoot so many formats. Off the top of my head there's 127, 35mm, 120, 9x12, 4x5 5x7, and 8x10. Oops, forgot half...
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    Re: zbima LENS BOARDS ARE BACK!

    No. I emailed him back at the beginning of February about making a board for my new Verito lens. He said he had moved and as I recall he said it was to Indiana. He's also linked on my Facebook...
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    Re: zbima LENS BOARDS ARE BACK!

    I think he has moved to Indiana to escape the crime and taxes.

    Kent in SD
  34. Thread: Contact Printing

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    Re: Contact Printing

    That does look pretty efficient.


    Kent in SD
  35. Thread: Contact Printing

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    Re: Contact Printing

    No, I don't have an enlarger. I'm trying to avoid that at this time.


    Kent in SD
  36. Thread: Contact Printing

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    Re: Contact Printing

    I have the older version of this timer, so I think it will do the job. I'm also used to taking exposure tests in strips for wet plate. Looks like prints are slightly different than film to process...
  37. Thread: Contact Printing

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    Re: Contact Printing

    I'll add that I do have a big black Gra Lab timer. I've been using it for processing film.


    Kent in SD
  38. Thread: Contact Printing

    by Two23
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    Contact Printing

    One of my goals for this year is to start contact printing. Mostly this will be with 8x10 and 5x7 film (FP4+). I don't have a dark room but use an interior bathroom. I'm looking at a very simple...
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    Re: Selling All 8x10 Gear & It Feels Good!

    My Nikon D850 seems to match what I can do with 5x7 film, and yet I don't use the Nikon very much through the year. It mostly comes out for special events such as vacations with my wife or ice...
  40. Thread: Hey

    by Two23
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    Re: Hey

    1800-1900 or newer? English, American?


    Kent in SD
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