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    Hello

    Welcome, too. Looking forward to seeing your work. Your name suggests that you might be doing something different.
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    Interdimensional portal.

    That's a very curious and interesting use of long exposure. Shall we be seeing more?
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    multiple (fragmented) exposures

    I've just discovered that one of my lensboards can rattle a bit in the front standard. Something must be done about that. Perhaps a bit of tape for the moment. Otherwise, if the cocking spring isn't too stiff (and some seem to be) simple re-cocking might well work perfectly, as Keith suggests. I...
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    B's 4x5 Reel

    I'm wearing a clockwork watch too. I would have guessed that mechanical watch designers survived only in Switzerland. Obviously I was wrong.
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    B's 4x5 Reel

    I was impressed by the simplicity and ingenuity of the 5x4 and 7x5 tanks and the motor base, so I shall live in hope. Realistically, I don't expect anything very soon. 10x8 may be an unprofitable market anyway, although 3-D printing might overcome that. I can dream... I can hold my breath...
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    multiple (fragmented) exposures

    Dark slide held in front of the lens? This might be inconvenient if you have large intervals between individual exposures. You might construct a little cardboard box that will hang on the font and is light enough not to move the lens and loose enough to take on and off without vibration. If you...
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    Back to film again and the darkroom

    In at the deep end. Well done. Interesting portrait, too.
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    B's 4x5 Reel

    Thank you Alan, I've just ordered one. Paid with ApplePay, so it was the quickest online transaction I've ever had. I'll pass on my own experience in due time. No sign a 10x8 version (yet?).
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    Howdy

    Welcome.
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    Solitude

    Thank you, Ian. I was mistaken.
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    Solitude

    With no centre column, the modified Paterson tank will not be light-tight so it would have to be loaded in the dark. May I commiserate with Clement? We all know about the image being upside down and it's obvious once you're under the darkcloth. The sideways inversion is almost never mentioned...
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    Solitude

    Alan, Mr Bounet is a very clever man. Too bad he's sold out for the moment. I shall return.
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    Solitude

    An alternative to the Stearman tank is the Mod 54 insert for Paterson tanks. There is also the long-discontinued Paterson Orbital. There's plenty of information on the web on how to use it for film, if you can find one. Stearman Press is developing (oops!) a similar device, essentially a...
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    Southwark Cathedral

    Thank you. I suppose I could clone out the feet, but I've come to like them. The owner of the legs must have sat down as I was waiting for someone else to move from between the middle pillar and the iron candle holder. They weren't on the GG when I was focusing. You can just about make out...
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    First ever LF photo.

    I'd like to mention that for this image, tilt is a little trickier than the conventional Big Rock In Foreground shot. In this image, there's a (cast iron?) post intruding into the wedge of focus, so it has been a delicate balancing act.
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    Southwark Cathedral

    Southwark Cathedral. HP5+ rated 200. Exposures 4-8 minutes at f32. Horseman Woodman camera. 90mm f8 Super Angulon. Someone is resting in the South Aisle shot, but I've left him in. The doorway is cropped slightly. South Aisle Flowers Doorway Nave
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    First ever LF photo.

    Yes, that is a very good first shot. Well done. It does sound as if you've done some mental preparation before your first press on the shutter. Welcome.
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    Greetings

    Welcome. It sounds as though you have some interesting things to share.
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    Happy Toyo field owner

    Yes, the 410 is excellent. There is now a very similar head from Benro, which might be an alternative. I haven't handled one, so I can't comment further.
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    "Simple Cyanotype"

    Mike Ware, who has improved the cyanotype in the past, has produced a new version, Simple Cyanotype, with all-round improvements and less toxicity. Here is a link to his account: https://www.mikeware.co.uk/downloads/SimpleCyan.pdf I found this on Peter Marshall's excellent (but not LF) blog...
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