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Thread: New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Edinburgh, scotland, UK

    New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Greetings from Edinburgh. After a near-absence but continuing passion for matters from the lens while bringing up family, and having to put aside a once-strong involvement, I'm once again focussing on matters photographique (pun intended).

    Though my background is more "reportage" the pull of the larger format, and the slow pace it demands, is making its mark. I've a 4x5 Speed Graphic which I used for press work as a journalism student in the 1960s, and while with limitations, should provide a good vehicle for field work on a tripod.

    At the moment I'm looking for a 4x5 developing tank- I've heard of the Jobo, and saw a Nikor recently on Ebay. Can anyone help?

    I look forward to contributing to the Site, and learnng from others as time goes on.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    Re: New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Welcome to the forum David.

    I hand-roll a Jobo 3006 Expert drum on the $20 Jobo roller base. Jobo is easy to load, even development, low chemistry volume. They go on Ebay for about 1/2 of new price.

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    Joanna Carter's Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    Plestin-les-Grèves, France

    Re: New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Hi David

    Are you aware that we have an LF group in the UK ?

    UKLFPG for the main site, for our discussion groups.

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    Jul 2006

    Re: New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Welcome David

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Re: New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Hi David, I'm also in Edinburgh and new to the LF forum (and to lens-based large format in general). And, more than once, I peered into your old shop, sighed, and wished I had an awful lot more money...

    (And, for daylight developing, if you're not planning on developing large batches of film in one go, I'd recommend a Paterson Orbital Processor if you can find one. Some people don't like them, but I've found it reliable and consistent.)

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    Dec 2001
    San Joaquin Valley, California

    Re: New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Welcome aboard! While I haven't seen one in the US, the Patterson Orbital processor with it's motorized base seems like a delightful machine. Perhaps they're more common in the UK.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Moderator Ralph Barker's Avatar
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    Rio Rancho, NM

    Re: New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Welcome, David.

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Re: New Member, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Welcome from Vancouver in the Canadian Rockies, David; this is a fine neighbourhood.
    I spent two glorious weeks in Edinburgh and the Outer Hebrides last year this time; I'll be back as soon as I retire in 3 yrs.4 mths.& 14 days. This job's beginning to get in the way of my music and photography! Cheers, Uri

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