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    Re: Intrepid - Communication & Delivery

    Mine showed up this week. They're trickling out.

    Robert
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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    The box is definitely more consistent and therefore predictable than direct sun, although an integrator helps with this. With respect to contrast, even in full sun you can affect this by using sheets...
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    Re: Gelatin dry plates

    The workshops are great; I've taken several of them, including the gelatin dry plate workshop (in-house, not the Letchworth outing) in October 2014. Have been using the process ever since.

    Robert
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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    Yes, the sun is generally faster, assuming it's not 4PM on a winter's day. :-)

    As to Drew's questions: I'm unfortunately on the road again today, so can't go peek at my unit and give you the...
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    Re: Martha's Vineyard photos

    Edgartown Light is pretty cute, no doubt about it. A bit hard to read these images at that small a size, though. I like a bit of detail in the shadows, hard to tell if it's there, and that's part of...
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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    Can't speak for Jim, but I've done a fair bit of salt and albumen printing with mine. 20 minutes is not unusual (mine was based on one of Jim's designs, has a bank of 12 fluorescent BLBs) but of...
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    Re: Still life primer anyone?

    I would do a search (use Google, not the built-in site search) on Christopher Broadbent's posts here. He hasn't been around in quite a while, and I think the links to his example shots no longer...
  8. Re: Sizing Glass Plate with Chromium Potassium Sulfate (Chromealum)

    Jason has hard-earned experience that should be listened to, but for what it's worth, I don't sub. Just wash very carefully with detergent and water, more or less as Pere describes. For reused plates...
  9. Re: Dry Plate Prints on permanent display in Brookline, NH Town Hall

    Congratulations, Jason. Will have to stop in next time I'm in the area...

    Robert
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Speaking as someone who uses the ever-diminishing supply of functional plate holders, may I suggest that you consider doing as Jon Shiu did and just hot gluing a couple wooden runners of the proper...
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    Re: Are classifieds for LF only?

    He created Chaos. He avoided Kaos.
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    Re: What a whopper!

    Well, OK. My 24" f/6 10lb Aero-Tessar is at least big:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4273/35379871025_e90b8e2b55_z.jpg
    IMG_3133, 24in/610mm f/6 Aero Tessar by Robert Brazile, on Flickr

    I...
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    Re: Intrepid - Communication & Delivery

    Like others, I've found them to be a bit understaffed and have to scramble from time to time, but that they deliver in the end. It took a bit of back and forth, but they sorted out an issue with my...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Well done for a first. Enjoyed the video.

    Robert
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    Re: Inspiration and Youtube

    Uh, Richard Simmons? Did he write one, too? :-D

    Robert
  16. Re: Best process for drying negatives after development?

    You may understand this already, but just in case: be sure that you do not cover that strip at the top of the scanner bed; it's used by the scanner for calibration. My initial guess was that your...
  17. Re: New Book: The Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsion Print

    Congrats, Denise! Ordered.

    Robert
  18. Re: The GUTS of film holders: A new video deconstructing a 4x5 holder

    May I suggest using a binary system? Two small files, one triangular in cross section (such as a saw file) and one round (rat tail) used to make up to eight tiny, closely spaced notches, will allow...
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    Re: Civil War Portraits 2018

    If you're using old plate holders, you might check the T-distance on your plate holders vs your ground glass holder. Things weren't necessarily standardized back then, and I've found that some of my...
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    Re: Hello from Moscow

    Glad you made it here, Alex. :-)

    Robert
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    This is something I've dreamed of doing for a while, even took a bookbinding course in aid of it. Long way to go yet, though. Very glad to see an existing example to provide inspiration. Did I...
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    Re: Contact printing glass plates...?

    I've been using my (old) printing frames (including glass) with my glass plates with no issues whatsoever so far.

    Robert
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    Re: Need advice for engaging dry plate.

    Good luck, Andrew.

    I will make one other suggestion, though: could you perhaps start with 4x5? It's pretty easy to cut an 8x10 sheet of glass into 4 4x5s, and they might be a bit easier to learn...
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    Re: Need advice for engaging dry plate.

    Hi Andrew,

    Sorry, was away for a couple days. Pere and Jason's suggestions are good, and you should try whatever makes sense to you. Just don't let it stop you, you'll figure it out.

    Should you...
  25. Re: First of its kind carbon transfer fine art edition book

    Congratulations: that's a great accomplishment. You must be very proud of the achievement.
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    Re: Portable Studio Portraits

    Really enjoyed those, plus the shots of the setup. Good for you!

    Robert
  27. Re: Questions regarding a sealed box of glass plate negatives

    Echoing the above, plus: I recently bought about 5 boxes of the same plates (except mine were Tri-X -- pretty much the same vintage and boxes, though). I have found that a) you certainly can get an...
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    Silver chloride for sure. Alt processes, sometimes (in my limited experience).

    Robert
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    I don't blame you at all. I picked it up and put it down several times, it's lovely. But I hit that table at the end of the day rather than the beginning, and had already spent enough: including...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    My sense is that the attachments fell prey to various server crashes over the years. As opposed to the linked images, where the original poster has deleted them from their service, or their service...
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    Ah...nice. Did you pick that Autochrome up at Photographica a few weeks ago, then? I looked at it long and hard... :-)

    Robert
  32. Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    I doubt Rick, or many if any others, is claiming that Photoshop cannot accomplish something. I think we all agree that is one of the most capable applications for this purpose out there. I think...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    That's an interesting subject, Eliverto. I hope you return and take some more views of it and show them to us.

    Robert
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    Glad you enjoyed them, Cameron. I love that last one, too.

    Robert
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    Re: Clarence H White exhibit and book

    Yes, I went and quite enjoyed it.

    Robert
  36. Re: BAUSCH & LOMB Aero Tessar 24" f/6-610mm

    I have one, but haven't thought about how to use it with 4x5. Talk about hanging the camera off the lens...

    As for infinity: maybe I'm missing something, but wouldn't it be... roughly 24"?
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    Re: April Portraits

    That's really lovely, Jason.

    Robert
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    I've got a few picked up at photo shows and off eBay in the last few years. Here is a sample, mostly 5x7:

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8811/16492386844_b399d0f72b_c.jpg
    FF-008, At the beach,...
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    Re: Greetings from snowy Boston

    An 8x10 field camera is ungainly but not necessarily that heavy. I have a Cambo 8x10 monorail that I really like but wouldn't take anywhere. I have a Kodak 2D and an Intrepid 8x10 and find them OK to...
  40. Re: What did Hopf and Satin Snow do differently during ground glass production?

    That is what I did on my 11x14 ground glass and I'm satisfied with the results.

    Robert
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