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    Re: Using Strobes with Wet Plate: Discuss!

    i've only tried it in one session. I had a Bowens Quadmatic with a 2000 head. Plate was underexposed by about two stops. Moving the heads much closer did help but they were still underexposed, and I...
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    Re: My Lack of Knowledge in Wet Plate

    Lots of info here...
    http://www.alternativephotography.com/
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    Re: My Lack of Knowledge in Wet Plate

    Yes but it depends on how much you value your original transparency. Most use a digital neg. You can also use an enlarger with with your original transparency. Just lay the plate beneath and do a...
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    Re: My Lack of Knowledge in Wet Plate

    Actually theres a few people that contact print wet plates from positives, mostly acetate digi "negs", but positives if you see what I mean.
  5. Re: Does anyone knows something about this large field camera?

    this is the extra special....
    http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/site/entry_C688.html
  6. Re: Does anyone knows something about this large field camera?

    Looks like a fancy big brother version of this one.....
    http://www.woodandbrass.co.uk/detail.php?cat_num=0022
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    Re: Crazy film pricing on "the" auction site...

    Its not Ebay, its FeePay....
  8. Re: Is this the smallest Jamin Darlot cone they ever made?

    blimey that is tiny....
  9. Re: I've got a garage of darkroom gear and no idea of its worth

    As RawheaD suggested, break it up into lots....

    Enlarger,timer, easel, dev trays etc
    That monorail camera
    Jobo processor and tanks etc

    If that was in the UK it would sell easily, as its in Oz...
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    Re: Harman Direct Positive Images

    Love those portraits. I've got a box of this in a drawer in the studio. Might just give it a go.
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    Re: Show off your camera!

    Heres my latest. Now on casters to move around the studio....

    A Hunter Penrose process camera which came with its plate holder. I've swapped the lens for a Ross 14 inch f4 lens. I bought the table...
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    Re: Hello from the UK.

    Hello and welcome Hoops.
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    Re: How to correct vertical line

    PS has a lens correction filter that will help a little with the fisheye etc. Sometimes it works great and sometimes it doesnt.
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    Re: WordPress Themes

    I guess its whatever works best for you.
    I've tried html, flash and now I'm on Wordpress. I find it very easy to update/backup/finetune. Oh and remember theres .org and .com wordpress sites. They...
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    Re: Biggest "steal" you ever made...

    Jamin - Darlot Cone lens 8" for $90....... bought it and ran. Gumtree.
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    Re: Lightweight, portable "field" darkroom

    A bit of rubylith soon sorts that out.
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    Re: Lightweight, portable "field" darkroom

    Quite a few people using those ice fishing tents now, in various sizes, with great success, after going over the pin prick light leaks from the stitching.

    I have one of those hydroponic tents,...
  18. Thread: What is this?

    by Fourtoes
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    Re: What is this?

    If you look at image two it has "similar" brass fitting to some French cameras that have a rotating bellows on the front standard. Although these brass fitting are usually on the tailboard base and...
  19. Re: Where to find info on this old Century 4A studio camera ( made by Graflex )

    We have the 3A in the studio. Had it shipped by courier in the UK for about $60.

    This is how it arrived...

    80458

    The camera stand broke down easy enough, just held together by bolts. It...
  20. Re: Making bellows - the Continental "square" design.

    Heres my attempt....
    http://fourtoes.co.uk/iblog/?p=3701

    I didnt allow for the space between the cards so ended up with a bellows 1cm too wide. Manages to jam it in though....just.
    With...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Black glass whole plate....

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  22. Re: I'm curious, how many of you run your own darkroom for printing and enlargement?

    Make shift darkroom at home lately..... although have dark room facilities at the studio.
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    Re: Hello from Cheshire

    Hello and welcome.

    Silverprint and Ag photographics for all things film/paper, but compare their prices as they can differ greatly.
    If your interested in wet plate drop me a line, I'm based in...
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    Dry mounting FB prints

    Its been a while since I last dry mounted any work. I recently mounted some whole plate FB contact prints onto foamboard with a dry mounting press, all nice and smooth but they seem to have...
  25. Re: Designing an effective personal photo website?

    Wordpress for me. For my website and my blog. Before that it was Flash based and not much use for iphones/ipads etc.
    I looked at indexhibit but could/t get my head around it for some reason.
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    Re: Where to buy Petzval?

    And depends what size plate you'd like to cover and subject matter.
    A lot of old magic lantern lenses are petzvals but usually only cover up to 5x4 at portrait distance if your lucky.

    Where are...
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    Re: Post your World Wetplate Day 2012 plates

    73247

    Delamere Forest, England. Wholeplate tintype f8 4 seconds
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    Re: Help support the Biggest Camear

    When I read the title of this post, I thought you were looking for a sturdy tripod.....:rolleyes:
  29. Re: Anyone used this for bellows repair/patching?

    Yep I'd second the liquid tape.....I've used it no problem.
  30. Re: Which camera for collodion wet plate photography

    I'd agree with Mark that the faster the lens the better.

    Alex, the photographer you have linked to users artificial lighting successfully, will you be doing so?

    If you buy a wooden dry plate...
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    Re: Hello, and stupid question

    And its not just the end product/print, the whole act/event of shooting large format is an experience/joy/frustration in itself.
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    Re: Found Photographs

    I'm a great fan of the found image

    Film found in an old Kodak VPC

    Glass negs found in a set of holders

    Dry plate neg found in a plate holder
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    Re: Purple line through my scanned negative

    I get it with my Canon 9950f, I cailbrate before each scan.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Gandolfi, Bromoil is on my list of must do techniques, and your images re-affirm why....if thats a word? Brilliant.
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    Re: Good examples of CDV and Cabinets?

    Was it this studio Stephen?

    http://www.edwardreeves.com/history.html

    They were on some tv program a while back in the UK, they had all their negs and plates in storage from floor to ceiling, I...
  36. Thread: Hi everyone!

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    Re: Hi everyone!

    How about....

    :p
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    Re: Diptychs, Triptychs and Other Multiples

    How about a quadtych? if thats such a word? ok maybe a Polyptych.

    http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/Fourtoes_bucket/JohnB.jpg

    13x9 clear glass ambrotype....4 images on the one plate.
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    Re: New most expensive photo is Photoshopped

    I like the Steichen Pond out of that lot of dross.
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    Re: New most expensive photo is Photoshopped

    Gurskys is one of six....Does the seller own the other 5?
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    Re: how much is it for collodion process?

    The B&S kit seems quite popular depending where you are in the world.

    A box Brownie will work just fine if finance is limited. I shoot one now and again with no problems.

    This tintype was taken...
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