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  1. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Active Member Registered User

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    Not been shooting LF very long :D Started around 1976 with a De Vere Whole plate/Half plate/5x4 Monorail and haven't looked back, I shoot 9x12cm, 5x4, Postcard size Graflex, Half plate, Whole plate, 10x8 and 12x10 oh and 7x5.

    Have had a few long telephone conversations with Ian Barber :D so after a few months felt it was time to join.

    Basically I only shoot LF although in the last few years I also use various TLRs and a 6x17 camera as well, I guess I've shot less than 5 35mm films in the last decade although that will change (since I bought 2 excellent Praktinas).

    I shoot 5x4 mostly hand held when in Greece/Turkey with a Crown or Super Graphic and 3 light weight lenses and get great results. However I prefer to use a tripod but that's not always (rarely) permitted :D Hre in the UK it's always tripod but a Wista although my Super Graphic is getting used more/

    In the last few months/year I've acquired first 2 (one in parts) MPP Mk III Micro Technical cameras and more recently a Mk VII with a near mint 150,, f4.5 Xenar.

    Don't ask how many LF cameras I own I just don't know, there's the 5x4 Marion Kershaw Soho Reflex, must be a dozen other LF reflex cameras and two dozen Wood/Brass field cameras in the restoration queue - mostly partially restored just needing new bellows :D

    Ian
     
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    Welcome Ian. Your knowledge and contributions will be really appreciated here.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Ian.

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    Welcome Ian, very pleased you have joined
     
  5. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Active Member Registered User

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    Thanks for the welcome :D

    Should also have said I'm a darkroom worker, I use a De Vere 5108 enlarger (up to 10x8) but also have a Johnsons V45 as well as MF enlargers and scanning/digital printing facilities. My darkroom is part of the Ilford Local Darkroom scheme and has wheel chair access.

    I worked for a number of years as a photo/emulsion chemist and bought Hogg Lab Supplies stock of photochemicals when they closed that side of their business.

    Ian
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Ian!
     
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    Welcome Ian, nice to see you here.
     

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