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by sapata
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:07 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to load dry plates ?
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: How to load dry plates ?

Thanks Dave... this is a good tip.
I'm looking forward to do some tests now that I've loaded the darkslides...
by sapata
Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:10 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to load dry plates ?
Replies: 2
Views: 686

How to load dry plates ?

Hi! I bought a few packs of dry plates and I want to experiment with them. They're very old and for sure I'll have to compensate in order to get something recorded. My question is, how do I know the emulsion side when loading the plate into the darkslide? I have one plate that came inside one of the...
by sapata
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:53 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: Petzval + colour film
Replies: 4
Views: 2807

Re: Petzval + colour film

Any comments? Improvements? Suggestions on how to develop this aspect? Does anybody have any experience of selling this type of picture? Regards, Charles Hi Charles... I particular like the first one, it's quite beautiful the way the lens get almost everything so sharp in the first plane and make a...
by sapata
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:32 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: Ilford Positive Paper first result
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

Re: Ilford Positive Paper first result

hiya sapata you can pre flash the paper in camera, if you hold a piece of paper in front of the lens or one of those diffuser filter type things over the lens and give it a bit of exposure then that will do the trick. it will be a trial and error situation but you will get much less contrast. cheer...
by sapata
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:15 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: Ilford Positive Paper first result
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

Re: Ilford Positive Paper first result

I have seen a very nice portrait done with this paper - an ilford rep showed it to me. He said really you MUST pre flash the paper to get the best out of it - unflashed it is quite contrasty. Thanks deadpan When I bought this paper I thought it would be a bit easier to deal with but I guess I was w...
by sapata
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:11 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: Ilford Positive Paper first result
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

Ilford Positive Paper first result

Well... pretty much one shot out of 6!
Toyo 4x5, developed in Rodinal.

Has anyone tried this paper before ?
Cheers...!
by sapata
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Petzval lens or similar
Replies: 0
Views: 416

WTB Petzval lens or similar

Hi,
If anyone have a spare Petzval lens or similar and willing to sell please let me know...I'm London and I can pick up to avoid hassle with post office.

Many thanks !
by sapata
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:00 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some help with sheet film **UPDATED**
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: Some help with sheet film **UPDATED**

Finally after a long time I managed get some pictures taken and here are the results. Wepotha film 100ISO processed with Rodinal 1:100 1hour stand development, the sheets were glued with honey and It was very hard to get the picture in level because the film is slightly smaller than the board, I did...
by sapata
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:48 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some help with sheet film **UPDATED**
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: Some help with sheet film

Thanks John ! It's very kind of you...

Since I bought the film I want to have a go with it, but I'll consider your offer for the future...specially after the winter.

I'll post some results as soon as I have...
by sapata
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:22 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some help with sheet film **UPDATED**
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: Some help with sheet film

That's great, thanks a lot for your help !
by sapata
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:19 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some help with sheet film **UPDATED**
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: Some help with sheet film

Thanks Ian...
Sorry if I'm being stupid but when youn say that will wash easily you mean putting the film and the card together inside the tank ? Won't the card desintegrate ? cheers...
by sapata
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:11 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some help with sheet film **UPDATED**
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Some help with sheet film **UPDATED**

Maybe not a large format related question but maybe you guys can help me... Last Christmas I gave myself this nice Voigtlander 6.5 x 9.0cm plate camera that I’ve been meaning to use since. I tried to buy the roll film back on ebay but no lucky so far ( by the way if anyone have one to sell I’m quite...
by sapata
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:58 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy 6.5X9 Film ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Where to buy 6.5X9 Film ?

hiya mauricio cool, another palatian! excellent! i have a bit of the efke at home so i could give you a few sheets to see if they fitted your holder? cheers john That's very king of you John... I'll let you know if I need but I'm pretty sure it will fit. I've got to find a way of placing then into ...
by sapata
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:32 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy 6.5X9 Film ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Where to buy 6.5X9 Film ?

monst wrote:hiya, i think mr cad had some efke 25 and 50 in this format not too long ago. think they cal it 2 and a half x 3 and a half inch size.
Cheers "neighbour"... I'm in the Palace too ! :wink:
by sapata
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:05 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy 6.5X9 Film ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Where to buy 6.5X9 Film ?

Thank you all guys...
I've got a few options now for the film (6.5X9 cm). I'll be looking at the roll back as well as another option.