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  1. Ian Grant

    Parts MPP Micro Technical MkIII

    Back in 2016 I found a cheap Micro Technical MkIII on ebay for £70 the bonus was it also came with a parts camera, almost completely disassembled. As far as I could see all that was missing was the back. I bought a cheap MkVII with a lens a few weeks later with issues but raided the parts box...
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    MPP Micro-Technical 5x4 help please!

    It's entirely your fault Robert - starting this thread :) I've now rebuilt the parts MkIII, after first stripping off the old covering, it's now re-covered in a deep navy blue and looks great :D Ian
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    Lens Flange

    What camera and what lens ? I quite frequently make lens boards and also have a box of flanges. Ian
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    Welcome. Ian
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    MPP Micro-Technical 5x4 help please!

    I've just looked at a MkIII that came in parts largely disassembled witha complete MkIII not bad for £70. I have found it's easy to take the rear track bits apart and reassemble, I've done it with the MkIIII & MkVII and it takes a few seconds when you know how. You'll realise how you've done...
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    MPP Micro-Technical 5x4 help please!

    Hi Robert and welcome. I can't understand quite what you mean I have a MkVII in front of me so photos will help. Ian
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    Interdimensional portal.

    Interesting technique, well done. Ian
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    multiple (fragmented) exposures

    It may well have been a 180mm not a 150mm Symmar, it's 30+ years since I saw John with his MPP but it rings s bell that it was slightly long normal lens. That's what I was think, it happens with some camera/lens board combinations. Ian
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    multiple (fragmented) exposures

    All John's early multiple exposure work was done with an MPP MicroTechnical MkVII and I think a 150mm Symmar in a normal Comput or Copal shutter. He might have changed camera etc in more recent years. It's a technique I've used a few times often using a combination of more than one shutter...
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    Welcome from an hour up the road :D Ian
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    Gandolfi Tailboard

    Reminds me I have an Underwood tail board Quarter plate camera. . . . . . . It's now stripped down. brass work cleaned needing a polish, wood work is partially restored just needs French polishing and new bellows :D Then perhaps it's time to restore my early Louis Gandolfi half plate...
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    Voigtlander Kontur 6x9 Viewfinder

    It's the same with the Voigtlander lens hoods of the same era, they can sell for £60-£70 on ebay. I picked one up in a junk/curio/antique shop in Wexford last year with a boxed 50mm enlarger lens for €5, (too large so not the hood for a 105mm lens). Ian
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    Another excellent shot, I like HP5 although it's not my main film I prefer slower (Delta 100) as I like longer exposures for landscapes, but it's better choice here for a portrait. Ian
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    Bw film stores in the uk

    These days I use Process Supplies in London by mail order. Where are you visiting here in the UK ? Ian
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    Bw film stores in the uk

    Freestyle or B&H in the US are the cheapest for film to Australia, their prices are significantly lower than any European supplier.. Ian
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    Alternative Print processes

    Anything's useful Ken. A friend in Turkey had a home made contact print exposure box which worked extremely well he'd downloaded the plans & wiring diagrams etc. We lost touch and he's not been online on any forums for over 8 years he also had health,issues. Ian
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    The light trap is in the lid on the colour print tanks so they don't have a column. Ian
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    I,have a couple of older Paterson colour print tanks these are essentially System 4 tanks with a piece glued to the base and a different top & no center column, they sit in a cradle for hand rotation. They'd be uneconomic for 5x4 as they are based on the larger tanks and don't allow inversion...
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    I've used all the tanks etc I mention with no issues, I should add I've also used deep tanks where sheet films sit in individual hangars (many thousands of sheets that way). I forgot I've also got BTZS tubes, a rip off as they are cheap welding rod storage tubes. :D Two or three years ago I...
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    The second looks as though it would scratch the back of the sheet. I was thinking more like this Dallan tank for Stainless Steel. Ian