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  1. steveo_mcg

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    I've always fancied contact priniting some 6x7's from the RB and binding them in a (very) little book.
     
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    I've been looking to get one of these in 10x8, but they're a bit thin on the ground here compared with the US.
    Anyway, after reading your post they immediately sprung to mind, I wasn't sure there'd be a 4x5 because that's mostly a film format, not generally a print size, but....there is one..:)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ganz-Speed-EZ-EL-4x5-bordered-darkroom-enlarger-easel
     
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    Hi
    I started off in Large format last year with a Wisner technical 4x5. Initially I really struggled to get a decent picture mainly due to dust and screwing up the exposure. I then decided to change the camera and I bought a Chamonix 8x10 and instantly fell in love with that camera................the pictures that I got out of that camera were amazing. All my dust issues went away (I changed the way I dried my film after developing it)..........I just love that camera and the whole process of taking a picture with it. The Wisner was just grief, every movement was a PITA and no matter what I did with that camera the results were bad to so so.

    Yesterday I decided to buy myself another Chamonix, this time a 4x5 45F2 and give that a go as I want something to travel with.................I will be going to japan in 2 1/2 weeks time to shoot some Autumn colours and will take the new Chamonix 4x5 with me :) :)

    The Wisner is now sitting on top of a nice wooden tripod as an ornament in my home :)

    Neil
     
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    I've got the Chamonix 8x10 a lovely camera, what lenses and tripod head are you using for it? I've got the Shen-Hao 4x5 as well which is really nice to use and very compact for travel.
     
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    A couple of 8x10 portraits shot with my Chamonix 8x10 and scanned with my Epson V850
    post-28798-0-81293100-1508146058.jpg post-28798-0-98428300-1508147673.jpg
     
  7. AshleyC

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    Are there any suppliers of really long shutter cables. Either that or are there any lenses out there with a timer option. I want to do some self portraits on my wista but there are obvious obsticals in the way of doing that at the moment.
     
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    Is 20 feet long enough? You'll generally need a pneumatic release for long distance work; I simply googled "bulb cable release" and ignored all the cableless ones Google gave me :eek:
     
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    In his day and age it would be nice to get a wireless trigger you could screw in. It would be a lot shorter than 20 feet in think. I'll have a Google and see what pops up.
     
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  12. Andysnap

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    Interesting, if only I knew how to take a decent image on LF I might be tempted to enter. :)
     
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    I think I might have seen a couple of "decent images" on LF from you, Andy!

    Generally I regard these competitions as like a lottery where the odds are not evenly distributed. (*) The brilliant photographers are the most likely winners, but there's always a chance (however small) that my submitted image will resonate with a judge.

    EDIT: * a bit like FPOTY, then!
     
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    8x10 and up only from the looks of the t&cs :(

    Also analogue prints as well which is quite interesting

    This might be a good excuse to buy that intrepid 8x10 though :thinking:
     
  15. Woodsy

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    Shame that submissions can only be made via physical print, rather than file...
     
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    Woodsy POTY Winner 2009

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    From the first line of the rules section: "Each candidate can send 1 photo or a small series of up to 3 analog prints from negatives shot with a large format camera (any format from 4x5” to 20x24”)."

    The prints that are sent in must be 10x8 and upwards though.
     
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    Worth a go. At least it's free entry.
     
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    That'll teach me not to read things properly :whistle:

    It might also give me the kick up the bum I need to get out there with the LF gear again and make some pictures
     
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    Luckily for me I've found some very nice darkroom facilities in Nottingham that don't seem too expensive and has LF enlargers. The guy who runs them is a pretty good printer as well

    http://www.photo-parlour.com
     
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    I may shamelessly invite myself over at some point :D
     
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    Me too, looks good. I feel a Nottingham meet coming on. :D
     
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    An utterly outstanding idea, sir! We could perhaps book the place out for a half day or something? I'm guessing that's none standard, but I'm sure the guaranteed business might sway them?
     
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    Nottingham is within range for me. Dates dependent, I'd quite like to come along if it goes ahead. (y)
     
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    Blimey, what have I done....

    I'm starting a new job on Monday but once I'm bedded in I'll start a meet thread and make some enquiries into the nitty gritty of it.
     
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    I’d be interested in a darkroom visit, it’s been years since I’ve printed anything. And congrats on the new job Andy :clap:
     
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    Congrats indeed!

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    What's the new role then chap? Ooo, is it, keeper of the book of tide times? :D:D :exit:
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    :LOL::LOL::LOL::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Coffee/Keyboard interface :LOL:
     
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    Coastguard? :D :exit:

    Congratulations anyway, I hope it works out well for you. (y)
     
  30. Woodsy

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    I really do love the sheer magnitude of the effort we all put into not letting this die. It's quite humbling really.
     
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    I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of Lindisfarne Abbey so I can be reminded every day of the lovely time I spent there..... :banghead::D
     
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    Now standing on that would be painful! :D
     
  36. Woodsy

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    Worse than an upturned mains plug! Though not by much...
     
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