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    Dispensing small quantities.

    Not really critical, but useful to know. The Ampulla range seems quite large and I did wonder if they also had containers suitable for holding easily-oxidised chemicals although I'm not sure how to distinguish them. You will recall that we discussed this subject a little while ago. I was...
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    Dispensing small quantities.

    Yes, it's the shaped bung that was the interesting part. Presumably it would be possible to set up something similar for other bottles, but perhaps not worth the trouble.
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    Happy Toyo field owner

    It's quite true that the 410 has individual quick-releases on all adjustments. You simply turn the concentric inner wheel and that particular movement is free. After you've moved the camera and released the lock, the head clonks back into the nearest tooth on the gearing so you may still need...
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    Happy Toyo field owner

    Yes, you need the bigger plate for LF. I've found that my iPhone exposure app works quite well. A white cat in a coal-cellar might be a challenge. There's one thing that's never mentioned in advice on metering, but does appear in advice on zoom lenses. You can just walk up the the subject to...
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    Happy Toyo field owner

    Although it's more expensive and bulkier, a tent is very much easier for loading dark slides. So far, no mention of processing.
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    Happy Toyo field owner

    The Gitzo low-profile head is excellent. (£16 in my case.) It has a small disadvantage, that the handle sticks out rather a long way when carrying it and it can catch on branches. The Manfrotto 410 is excellent for still-life and suchlike but as Ian says, a little slow in the field. Some people...
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    Forum Host/Server Move

    I was browsing photography forums, as you do and came across this, from somebody called Ian Barber: "New UK Large Format Photography Forum Thread starterianbarber Start dateAug 6, 2016 ianbarber Messages889NameIanEdit My ImagesYes Aug 6, 2016 #1 First off, if this post is contravening any...
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    Happy Toyo field owner

    Welcome. All the advice above is good. You might like to look at the Weston meter, too. Very reliable and needs no batteries – a useful spare to carry. A ball head is difficult to use with LF because you can lose one setting while making another. Some people seem to manage very well. A spot...
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    Dispensing small quantities.

    We often need to dispense small amounts of liquid and this can be fiddly, messy and inaccurate. I found these, which might be useful. They come with a stepped collar that fits into the neck of most bottles and you simply invert the bottle to withdraw the right amount.. I found that it didn't...
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    Does this count as alternative process?

    Yes, that's the substance of the article. I do wonder about the digital purple cast, which I've hitherto associated with a particular Fuji film when used for long exposures.
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    Does this count as alternative process?

    Ian, This is a deviation from the thread, but if you go to http://re-photo.co.uk, one of Peter Marshall's sites and scroll down to "Digital wins with hands tied behind back" you'll find a reference to photographing bands, when you click on the link that he gives. If you haven't come across Peter...
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    Does this count as alternative process?

    I've tried, but only once, to make a B+W print from a colour neg. I can't remember why, but it was not really satisfactory. I guess, but I don't know, that multigrade paper would present challenges with a colour negative Ilford's XP-1 and -2 were colour negative films adapted for B&W printing...
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    Winter Light

    Minus twenty is heroic. Well done.
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    A new 10"x8" tank?

    Stearman Press never rests. Here's a new idea with a short explanatory video. Users of the Paterson Orbital may have some comments. https://productdev.stearmanpress.com
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    My largest Thornton Pickard shutter

    I shall have to look more closely.
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    My largest Thornton Pickard shutter

    It's a pity they didn't make the tapered socket a little bit more robust. It's not quite up to holding the weight of a long cable release, or staying reliably in place when carrying a mounted camera over the shoulder. We can all think of better ways to do things, looking back. They didn't even...
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    My largest Thornton Pickard shutter

    Thank you, I wonder why they didn't simply use the "drill a hole" method in the first place. It seems so much simpler. When was the current tapered-thread fitting introduced?
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    My largest Thornton Pickard shutter

    Joanna, But 16mb was a lot of memory in those days – more than ten times the capacity of a floppy disk. Remember how enchanted we were with the speed and cleverness of digital cameras and how we could do all sorts of totally awesome tricks on our gigantic 10" 72dpi screens?
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