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  1. Re: HELP! A friend just gave me his old 4x5 pinhole. No idea what the Aperture is!

    Just for the record you seem to have two identical/very similar threads running. The 'other one ' is 4x5 pinhole - help.
    Any reason why?
    ps I've given you a [possible] lead on the other thread...
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    Re: 4x5 pinhole help

    suggest program "Pinhole Designer" which enables all variables to be considered
    regards
    Tony
  3. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    Its okay, I'm at least bilingual having lived in and/or visited many American and Canadian cities, towns and hamlets. My comment about Boston was its lack of those facilities compared with other...
  4. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    In the 1970s we travelled to Yale [where we stayed with friends on the academic staff and saw 'Deep Throat'] from Toronto. We also drove into Boston and had difficulty finding our way around the...
  5. Thread: Americana

    by tonyowen
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    Re: Americana

    Jac, not wishing to be pedantic, but are you being a bit parochial. For instance, are you limiting yourself to the lower 48 or do you include Alaska and Hawaii?
    Americana is defined by the...
  6. Thread: Americana

    by tonyowen
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    Re: Americana

    Given that geographically 'America' stretches from the high arctic to Tierra del Fuego, then Canadian images are included

    regards

    Tony [Canadian citizen abroad]
  7. Thread: Americana

    by tonyowen
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    Re: Americana

    194911

    25th July 1978 - Gay Parade San Francisco
    Digital image of framed print from image taken with Leica M3, 50mm f2.8 Elmar

    regards
    Tony
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Graham, I stand corrected twice ,1] I had finger trouble with Natlle [the double ll is correct not ile] 2]I assumed the image was taken from the wild camp Llyn y Gader, but reading your last message...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Are you sure that is Mynydd Mawr - The wild camp Llyn y Gadair is a long way from where Mynydd Mawr could be seen?????
    The Mynydd Mawr I'm referring to is NE of Llyn Nantile - site of an earlier...
  10. Re: Jobo 2509n issue: rotates freely on center spindle

    I've got a 2521 tanks that holds one 2509(n) reel. Out of the tank the reel spins [freely albeit stiffly] on the central tube. But once inserted into the tank, rotation of the reel takes considerable...
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    Re: Portable Studio Portraits

    Looks like a partially unfinished game of Go in the foreground

    regards
    Tony
  12. Thread: GMT ZULU Time

    by tonyowen
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    Re: GMT ZULU Time

    Outdated perhaps but not silliest, since it had a purpose in the beginning. You might argue that local time [ie village] is better than standard time [ie small country without different geographical...
  13. Thread: GMT ZULU Time

    by tonyowen
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    Re: GMT ZULU Time

    "Zulu time" is used in the military and in navigation generally as a term for Universal Coordinated Time (UCT), sometimes called Universal Time Coordinated ( UTC ) or Coordinated Universal Time (but...
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    Re: Shutter repairer in UK?

    [QUOTE=Andrew Plume;1510647]- says it all in their name, /QUOTE]

    How say???????

    regards
    Tony
  15. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    193577

    Panoramic shot of Bull Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, UK. Four images of 86mm focal length stitched together using ICE. Resulting format ratio is 5:1 [equivalent to 6x30] - Maybe wrong thread,...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Any reason why some of the images are reversed - based on wording that can be seen?
    Regards
    Tony
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    Re: Trial with the new B's 4x5 Developing reel

    Maybe not exactly relevant, but my Jobo 2500 tank plus 2509 reel takes 270ml and the tank rotates on a simple roller base that rests on the inside base of a tray. It approximates horizontal. I'm...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    193088

    Panoramic view of Porth Wen Brickworks using Microsoft’s ICE program for images taken with Nikon D50 plus Nikon 85mm f 1.8 AF D lens. EXIF data 1/640s, f6.30
    The now disused Victorian...
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    Re: What have I done this time?

    correct, the top and bottom of my 'holder' would allows some light to hit a portion of the extreme edge of the lens' shape. I'm surprised at the magnitude of this 'contamination'.

    I can easily...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Thank you
    Tony
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    Re: Shutter repairer in UK?

    Black on White in Bristol has repaired my Synchro Compur #0 shutter and their quoted price was less than Newton & Ellis

    regards
    Tony
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    193054

    Nikon D50 plus Nikon 85mm f 1.8 AF D lens
    Exif info 1/160s f3.20
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    Re: What have I done this time?

    The shutter - apertures determined by measurement of 'apparent diameter'. The gg images were at the full f5.6 aperture.

    regards

    Tony
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    Re: What have I done this time?

    192971 192972 192973 192974






    Thank you both. Four images are attached. The first two show digital images of the gg with no obvious heavy vignetting, as inferred from the images on my...
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    Re: What have I done this time?

    brand new one-shot, out of concentrate container bought less than a month ago, 1:9 mix. processing time 2 minutes as per Ilford instructions.

    Regards
    Tony
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    Re: What have I done this time?

    Developed in jobo 2500 tank plus 2509 reel - times as recommended by Ilford

    regards
    Tony
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    What have I done this time?

    192925 192926 192927

    Attached are three paper-negative images
    The first and third are as developed
    The second is the first image inverted .
    There is a gross 'shadowing' that I think is due to...
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    Ancient drovers road packhorse bridge under Thomas Telford's 17th century bridge at Pont Pen-y-benglog [on the A5 - London to Holyhead stage coach road] in Snowdonia .
    Nikon Coolpix 8888 digital...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Some digital images from cliffs on north coast of Anglesey
    Nikon D50 plus Nikon 85mm f 1.8 AF D lens

    192884 192885 192886
  30. Thread: ROLL CALL

    by tonyowen
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    Re: ROLL CALL

    I check each day - usually several times a day

    Regards
    Tony
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    Re: Dartmoor National Park, UK

    Books perhaps - this was before Sherlock Holmes movies
    Regards

    Tony
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    Re: Dartmoor National Park, UK

    Many decades ago I was in the Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor, Exmoor area. I left the road to walked a short distance to photograph. The mist came down and my imagination over worked, so that I found myself...
  33. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Hi John Thanks for response.

    I’m slightly ahead of you.

    I view the 8x10 sheet under a safe light in a darkened bedroom.
    When I’ve identified ‘what seems to be the emulsion side’ I turn it...
  34. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    information for those interested from Ilford/Harman UK

    Technical <technical@harmantechnology.com>

    Hi Tony,

    It's much easier to tell the emulsion side than by looking at the curl.

    I...
  35. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Oh heavens, Tony. Pop for a brand new box of paper



    Why, A 100 box of 8x10 is around UK£50.00 plus postage (say US$64.00). In the UK, £50 is a...
  36. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    The 8x10 sheets I'm using have a noticeable albeit slight curve when laid on a flat surface.. Also thin and thicker are very subjective.

    It is my understanding that RC and FB paper curl in...
  37. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Eureka (ish)
    Marking the [assumed] non-emulsion side and checking the cut-offs in daylight works.

    After exposure the corner markings indicate whether the cut paper has been put in the DDS...
  38. Re: Remote shutter releases for large format lenses

    Why not use the 'V' [delayed action] setting on the shutter??????

    regards

    Tony
  39. Re: Jobo Expert Drum versus 2500 drum + 2509N Reel

    Like some of the earlier postings I used a 2500 drum plus 2509n reel. I do not have the 4x5 wings nor do I use a loader.

    I sometimes have hassles loading paper negatives into the reel - [maybe I...
  40. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    QUOTE=Bob Salomon;1503281]Paper and film always curl towards the emulsion side. Licking your finger and lightly touching a very small part of the material will also let you determine which side is...
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