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    Greetings from marseille !

    Hi to all, I'm hubert, 50 years old, I live near the sea in Marseille (France). I regularly carry my camera (6x6, 4x5 or 5x7) in the calanques, and a little bit everywhere else.
    I use alternative processes (cyanotype and argyrotype) from my negatives, or from digital negatives.
    I recently re-equipped a darkroom with a 4x5 priox enlarger, which I changed the head for a Superchromega D. It has a foot on each side of the Atlantic...
    I'm back to the pleasure of printing, and I'm glad to join you

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    Re: Greetings from marseille !

    Welcome!

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    George Sheils
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    Re: Greetings from marseille !

    Welcome Hubert. Looking forward to seeing your work.
    Regards,
    George (from Ireland).

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    Re: Greetings from Marseilles !

    Hi and welcome on board!

    (your are not the only Frenchman here)

    (Low voice: in English, our Marseille is spelled Marseilles.
    This is the privilige of major cities in this world to get a different spelling in different languages!
    London is
    Londres in French!
    And in French for NYC, we say: Nouille-Orque )

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    Re: Greetings from marseille !

    Quote Originally Posted by diagonale-du-flou View Post
    I live near the sea in Marseille...
    Best bouillabaisse I've had in my life

    Pretty good football club too, but I'm definitely partial to PSG. I won't rub in today's game

    Marseille vs Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes tonight
    Marseille in white, PSG in blue

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    Arca-Swiss 8x10/4x5 | Mamaya 7II | Leica M3, M240 | Blackmagic Pocket 4K
    Mac Studio/27" Eizo | Capture One | Final Cut Pro X | DaVinci Resolve

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    Re: Greetings from marseille !

    Bienvenue! Never heard of Priox, and it doesn't come up in a search, either. French brand? Still made?

    Looking forward to seeing your work.
    Philip Ulanowsky

    Sine scientia ars nihil est. (Without science/knowledge, art is nothing.)
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/156933346@N07/

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    Les
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    Re: Greetings from marseille !

    Welcome to LF forum. Does it count that I live next door to French dude ?
    Les

    On occasion I noticed there is real life outside the GG/viewfinder.

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    Re: Greetings from marseille !

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulophot View Post
    Bienvenue! Never heard of Priox, and it doesn't come up in a search, either. French brand? Still made?

    Looking forward to seeing your work.
    Try this https://www.google.com/search?as_q=agrandisseur+priox

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    Re: Greetings from marseille !

    Welcome.

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    About PRIOX enlargers

    PRIOX was a French company based in Chinon (in the Loire Valley).
    Established in 1900, the company went out of business in 1984,
    then restarted in 1986, and definitely closed in 1995.

    From 1900 to the end of the last century, PRIOX manufactured enlargers and many other lab equipment (enlarging easels, glazers ...).
    The historical factory closed in 1984, then moved to another location in Chinon, but eventually the company did not survive.

    PRIOX enlargers are relatively easy to find in France on the used market and might be of some interest to our European readers. Some used PRIOX enlargers are quite old, the legend says that some were used during WW-II by Resistance people to make forged ID papers!
    PRIOX enlargers were often equipped with BOYER lenses (Hello, Dan!)

    This is the 9x12 cm model

    (caveat: not sure if this 9x12 cm enlarger actually accommodates the 4x5" format, may be late models only? )

    This is the top-of-the-line 5x7" - 13x18 cm model

    named "LABOREX".
    Last edited by Emmanuel BIGLER; 18-Apr-2022 at 04:07.

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