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by Maris
29 Aug 2012, 09:56
Forum: Places
Topic: Less Panoramic Action.
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Less Panoramic Action.

I've been gazing at those wonderful panoramas in the previous post and wondering at the special vision needed to do them. I can't see the world that way. A quick look through my recent work shows a fair majority of landscapes are in the vertical "portrait" format. The classic parallel is t...
by Maris
27 Aug 2012, 12:10
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Commercial Guy Still Using Film
Replies: 12
Views: 2921

Re: Commercial Guy Still Using Film

Me - I am an UN-retired commercial photographer using only black and white silver gelatine materials John I admire your trajectory and wonder at the parallels with my own experience. I went: 1977 no more colour photography.....except for commercial work. 1995 large format 8x10 only.....except for c...
by Maris
24 Aug 2012, 11:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: Cambo 4x5 ground glass
Replies: 10
Views: 2727

Re: WTB: Cambo 4x5 ground glass

I make all my replacement ground-glasses. It takes about 20 minutes of mild labour. First get two pieces of window glass or clear picture frame glass cut to the exact size by the local glass shop. Ask them to ease the edges to avoids cuts when handling. Then put one piece on a pad of wet newspaper s...
by Maris
19 Aug 2012, 14:15
Forum: The Camera
Topic: The 8x10 is ready to see duty .....
Replies: 35
Views: 10691

Re: The 8x10 is ready to see duty .....

An odd story - Do you have a 10x8" enlarger? - Have you tried contact printing?.... John A very valid question and comment. The 8x10 format gives productive access to silver and non-silver techniques via contact exposure. And those contacts are big enough to have presence and power when held i...
by Maris
17 Aug 2012, 12:43
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Try Getting Your Head Around This:
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: Try Getting Your Head Around This:

I can't get hard technical details on this but I suspect it relies pulsed laser technology to create pictures as if they were taken with a trillion fps camera. By strobing a time ramped laser over several seconds (minutes, hours?), accumulating images, and then running them at a tv frame rate could ...
by Maris
17 Aug 2012, 09:25
Forum: The Print
Topic: What enlarger light source
Replies: 10
Views: 4117

Re: What enlarger light source

Enlargers are cheap all right. Over the years I got a 35mm one (Durst) , three 4x5s (Omega, Gilkon, Meopta), a 5x7 (Durst 138) , and a 8x10 (Durst 184) all for free apart from the cost of going and collecting them. It's unlikely I'll get around to using them all!
by Maris
15 Aug 2012, 10:25
Forum: The Negative
Topic: The bit I hate most..
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: The bit I hate most..

The bit I scared of is picking up the negative and missing the stop bath tray. How do you use trays in the dark.. I use a unicolour tank in day light Don't you simply place the trays next to each other and go from one to the next? Yes, that's the best way to do it. If it's the same trays at the sam...
by Maris
14 Aug 2012, 10:24
Forum: Things
Topic: Tree detail
Replies: 12
Views: 4143

Re: Tree detail

Tree details can be amazing. Here is an example in glittering black. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6845551064_0598239a08_b.jpg Fire Scar, Flinders Ranges Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa Classic MCC III VC FB photographic paper, image size 24.4cm X 19.4cm, from a 4x5 Tmax 100 negative exposed ...
by Maris
14 Aug 2012, 10:16
Forum: The Negative
Topic: The bit I hate most..
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: The bit I hate most..

Scratched negatives? I know what that feels like. Years ago I determined to master the shuffle method for doing stacks of sheet film. After a lot of diligent effort I could not get guaranteed scratch free results so I gave up. 8x10 is now one sheet face up in a tray but developed hot to save time. S...
by Maris
14 Aug 2012, 09:58
Forum: The Camera
Topic: Lens repolishing recommendations please
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: Lens repolishing recommendations please

I'd try http://www.francislordoptics.com.au. They are in Sydney and do fine work. But think $$$$!

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