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    Re: A Pinhole is a Lens

    Didn't Renner die in 2020?
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    Re: a Compur shutter with issues

    Its just the plating coming off. You can sand those areas down without any consequences. Try to create as smooth a surface as possible. The inside of that "main lever" ring is more important than the...
  3. Re: Making collodion negatives for Salt Printing.

    I'm not surprised you two know each other. I worked for Deb in the 1980s as her darkroom technician, and I learned a LOT during the two years I was with her. She's a great photographer and I have a...
  4. Re: Making collodion negatives for Salt Printing.

    I do have Chris's book, yes. I acquired it shortly after making the above print. A very useful book!
  5. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    I have no "opinions" about large format photography that I feel need expressing to others. I enjoy what photography brings to my life, the things it enables me to do, and the sense of purpose it...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Chair in the Forest

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52075618275_8b5b1a5c97_h.jpg

    Photographed on Ilford FP4+, exposed at 64ASA and processed in FA-1027, 1:14
    Camera: Kodak Medalist II
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    Re: My Show in Klamath Falls, Oregon

    Congratulations, Gregg, I hope the show is a success. You do beautiful work!
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Thank you very much Hugo, I'm very glad you like it.





    Thanks very much!
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52064743058_a6756c9710_b.jpg

    The Sarracenia are in bloom (and now the room smells like cat pee).
    Photographed on 5x7 inch Adox CHS 100 II @ 50 ASA, developed...
  10. Re: Getting Back To PMK - Want To Try Pre-Mixed But Is It Good?

    I've used PF's PMK and it worked well. Mine lasted four years before the Pyro component finally went bad. (I didn't use the whole bottle before it expired)
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    It seems to me there are folks here who don't understand what a "still life" is.
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    Re: Pinhole calculator?

    Another vote for Pinhole Assist. I’ve used it for years. Very reliable, accurate.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice work indeed!
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    Re: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

    On it. 8x10 with the Intrepid, on HP5.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52027478883_b5bcf680af_b.jpg
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    Re: Image Circle How Big do I need?

    I assume you mean the 203mm Ektar, f7.7
    It covers 4x5 with quite a bit of room to spare. I regularly use my 203 Ektar on 5x7 and it covers well enough.
    It is, as Bernice has suggested, an excellent...
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52015542383_cc2a58904b_h.jpg

    A variation on a previous image.
    Wet Plate Collodion glass negative, 5x7 inches.
    Camera: Intrepid 5x7 with the 6&3/8" Kodak...
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    Sharpie ink is easily removed with acetone.
  18. Re: Flowers, Anyone? The smaller formats edition…

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51884290570_4da7482aa5_h.jpg

    Evaluating a new Kodak Retina IIIc that I just finished restoring.
    Photographed on Ilford Delta 400, exposed at 160 ASA and...
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    Sometimes, those Schneider lenses can benefit from a bit less contrast. Just sayin'.
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    Re: can't get sharp photos with an LF camera

    If you’re not liking these images, then it’s time to switch to a high acutance developer, like Pyrocat HD
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    Re: 203mm Ektar Shutter Help Needed

    Personally, I dislike shutters that have electronics in them and require electricity to operate, and wouldn't seek one out. Resistors and capacitors WILL FAIL in time, whereas the all mechanical...
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    Re: 203mm Ektar Shutter Help Needed

    I work on Compur shutters almost exclusively. Can you show me a photo of the front plate of the shutter? Its likely I can get that serviced for you pretty quickly. If its one of these, I am very...
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Thank you Randy.

    About the drying of wet plates during long exposures: yes, its absolutely a risk you take when making long exposures! I have never pushed it to 17 minutes before this plate - I...
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Thank you Ben!
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    5x7 inch wet plate collodion image on glass, as a negative. Made with a 1930s Kodak Anastigmat 5.5" lens at f16, exposure was 17 minutes....
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    The silver bath can last indefinitely, if properly maintained. John Coffer states that some of his silver baths are twenty-plus years old and still fully functional.

    You may know by now that...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    I don't know which I'm more impressed with - the photograph, or the fact that you grew Edithcolea grandis from seed! (I love Stapelioides)
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    Re: contact printing

    I put a 15 watt light bulb in a fixture mounted in a campbells soup can, and hung it about 4 feet over my work table. For a year, this is how I made 8x10 contact prints before getting an enlarger....
  29. Re: "Flickr has been a home for all photographers, no matter their subject." direct q

    Why??
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    Re: NIK Software with M1 Mac

    I am running the original NIK Silver Efex Pro2 on a 2013 Mac Pro. I have no plans to move to the DxO version for fear it simply won't run. If it ain't broke.....
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    Re: ISO New Printer - Suggestions?

    I have both the prograf Pro 1000 and the newer prograf pro 300. The pro-1000 I have had for about 3 years. It has been somewhat prone to jet clogging, but otherwise it has been a superb printer....
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51919746097_78819c6985_h.jpg

    Evaluating an alternative developer: FA-1027, with Tri-X rated at 200 ASA.
    Camera: Kodak Special Six-20, with f4.5 Anastigmat...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Excellent news, Andros! I was 99% certain you'd discover that the collodion just needed more time to ripen properly. Now you know what to do in the future!
  34. Re: Do any of you Stenopeika 5x7 users have time to post a review?

    I’ve read a lot of complaints about the Stenopeika cameras: light leaks, misaligned parts, etc. Yes, there are complaints about the build quality if the Intrepid too, but I see no reason to choose...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Old Workhorse MUST ripen for at least two weeks before it is properly ready for use.

    Here is the recipe from my notes:

    “OLD WORK HORSE” John Coffer
    Collodion Recipe

    Bromo–Iodized Alcohol...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    My technique is:

    1) dissolve the salts in 3ml of distilled water
    2) mix the appropriate volumes of Ethanol and Ether and mix them well
    3) add the 3ml of water and salts solution into the...
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    Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    I have twice encountered a similar problem, and both times it was using newly mixed salted collodion. The same collodion behaved normally a week later. It seems sometimes new collodion needs several...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Thank you Jim!
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51896504668_4cce0862f0_b.jpg

    After Twenty-Seven Years, I Still Hear Your Footsteps.

    8x10 wet plate collodion negative.
    Made with the Gundlach Turner-Reich...
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    Re: adox cms 20 ii

    POTA is another alternative developer for CMS 20 II
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