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    Re: Darlot Cone Centralisateur sizes?

    Ah Gandolfi, I wouldn't expect any less fom you! :)

    John
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    Re: Darlot Cone Centralisateur sizes?

    A couple of good looking fellas there. The young one on the right just has the edge tho....
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    Re: ULF wet plate holder

    I would recommend googling images of wetplate holders, your bound to find something. To solve the problem of the T distance make two identical holders at the same time and putting the GG in one....
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    Re: Deardorff 10x12 back

    Thanks for your responses guys, you've given me good advice and ideas for things to think about and overcome if I take this route. I do have a couple of 10x12 cameras and a 12x15 to but they have no...
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    Re: Deardorff 10x12 back

    Thanks Randy and Roger. Yes Randy it not a reducing back I'm after rather an increasing back.

    Hi Roger, I'm not looking for a Deardorff increasing back per se, I don't even know if one was made by...
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    Re: Deardorff 10x12 back

    Hi guys

    Thanks for your responses. Just to be clear, I don't want you digging about looking for something that isn't what I'm after! The 10x12 back fits on the 8x10 camera by the four pins. It's...
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    Deardorff 10x12 back

    Hi guys and gals

    I saw on a YouTube video a 10x12 back fitted onto a Dorff V8. This appeals as a wetplate photographer I have plate holders and backs (mostly international backs from other...
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    Re: Shutter options

    Yeah, can't fix a dropped digi cam with gaffer :)

    To get me up and running with film again (dunno why I sold my lenses and camera but glad I've still got 10 8x10 dds!) I got this for $275 eBay...
  9. Thread: Lens coverage

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    Re: Lens coverage

    Thanks Dan, a useful site indeed! Just grabbed one from he auction site hope I've not paid over the top at $275 with shutter that seems ok.

    Thanks

    John
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    Lens coverage

    Hi folks

    Could anyone advise what a Wollensak 11 7/8 " (302MM) F/6.3 RAPTAR covers? Hoping its 8x10!

    Thanks

    John
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    Re: Shutter options

    Gaffer tape is great eh brandon13 :)

    The Sinar shutter looks great. Until I checked the price...

    I'm primarily a wetplate photographer and have stacks of Petzval and other shutterless but...
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    Re: Shutter options

    That's an interesting option, thanks.

    J
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    Re: Shutter options

    Thanks for your responses some great ideas for me to look at.

    I should have been clearer, I was referring to lenses with stops, Waterhouse or diaphragm so ND filters would be used to control DOP...
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    Shutter options

    Hi guys and gals

    Other than a Packard shutter what are my options for unshuttered lenses? Those of you that use one speed (ish) shutters like the Packard do you use ND filters to control DOF?
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    Re: DIY Iris apeture

    That's fab. Soooo when are you going into production!
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    Re: Kodak Studio Camera No.3

    Haha, that ain't gonna happen Garrett :D I own 50% of the camera and lens, well I will do when I pay Tony :)
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    Re: UK collodion wetplate workshop next weekend

    Had a fab weekend with Trevor, Steph and Tony at the Manchester gig. Hoping to have a workshop up and running soon in Leeds.
    http://wetplate.posterous.com/wetplate-collodion-workshop-weekend
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    UK collodion wetplate workshop next weekend

    Due to someone not being able to attend I have one space available on my collodion wetplate workshop next weekend. This will be held in Manchester on the 9th and 10th October. If you are interested...
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    Re: One way to fix lens separation

    Jack, the elements you were trying to separate, were they bonded with Canada balsam, and if so, are you saying that the solvent didn't work - acetone, I presume. I've a couple of lenses that need...
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    Re: Building a plate holder

    Thanks Barry, (and of course Andrew), just what I was after!

    J.
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    Re: Building a plate holder

    Thanks for your replies.

    @ Steven, the light trap I'm wanting different ideas on is the part either side of the dark slide, so as you remove the dark slide the holder remains light tight. The dark...
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    Building a plate holder

    I'm restoring/adapting a LF studio camera to a wetplate sliding bed camera. Unfortunately it didn't come with a plate holder or GG back. What methods have you guys who've built cameras used for...
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    Re: Removing fixer crud

    Thanks guys, I'll try hot water and elbow grease first.

    J.
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    Removing fixer crud

    hi all, does anyone have any ideas for removing the hard scale like deposits that thiosufate fixers deposit on bottles and trays? A 'recipe' rather than a product would be ideal.

    Thanks,

    J.
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