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by Sal Santamaura
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:29 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilderness cameras!
Replies: 23
Views: 4122

Re: Wilderness cameras!

...it may be that you are unaware that this is a perennial complaint here... Quite the contrary, I'm very aware of the complaint, as it's been posted repeatedly by many at largeformatphotography.info and apug.org for more than a decade. ...I fear this thread has been hijacked rather, and will not c...
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:01 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilderness cameras!
Replies: 23
Views: 4122

Re: Wilderness cameras!

You seem to have misread my post. I was not complaining about the taxes we pay here; my whole point was that for some reason, the price BEFORE taxes and duties are levied are significantly higher here in the UK than in the US, and elsewhere. The difference is often 25% or more. I object to supplier...
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:21 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilderness cameras!
Replies: 23
Views: 4122

Re: Wilderness cameras!

...The prices we see on US sites are not inclusive of taxes and, if you were to buy them in a store in the US, you would be charged tax at the point of sale... In the US sales tax is a state/local levy. If one purchases from another state via mail order or on-line, assuming the seller has no physic...
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:09 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: My photographic days are over!
Replies: 39
Views: 3943

Re: My photographic days are over!

Dave Dawson wrote:Basically......Jobo...
Got a 3004 Expert drum?
by Sal Santamaura
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:39 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended 4x5 Film holders?
Replies: 18
Views: 2311

Re: Recommended 4x5 Film holders?

I've just tried the sniff test on my Toyo holders and there's no abominable stench from them. Mine are all plastic, including the dark slide. Five out of the six have the name "Toyo Cut Film Holder 4x5 inch Made in Japan" printed in blue but one has the legend "Toyo Cut Film Holder 4x5 Sakai Specia...
by Sal Santamaura
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:55 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended 4x5 Film holders?
Replies: 18
Views: 2311

Re: Recommended 4x5 Film holders?

Both my Lisco/Fidelity and Toyo 4x5 film holders (plastic dark slides) weigh 5.9 ounces. I vastly prefer Toyo and have 10 purchased new more than a decade ago. However, since the manufacturer moved production out of Japan, the plastic used exudes an abominable stench. See these threads: http://www.l...
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:08 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Envelope System for Quickload, ReadyLoad, Polaroid Holders
Replies: 40
Views: 15782

Now that Fuji has announced it's discontinuing all Quickload

Joanna, do you have an update now that you know there won't be competition from *any* Fuji Quickloads after the distribution pipeline runs out?
by Sal Santamaura
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:06 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Envelope System for Quickload, ReadyLoad, Polaroid Holders
Replies: 40
Views: 15782

Re: Envelope System for Quickload, ReadyLoad, Polaroid Holders

But Joanna, the dust! ;-) Now, don't you start :roll: :lol: We yanks are an easy target, aren't we? :) In all fairness, it is surprising how lower levels of relative humidity affect the dust problem. We don't have many fungus-ridden lenses, but spend a lot more time spotting. I guess everything eve...
by Sal Santamaura
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:03 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tungsten film where to buy
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Tungsten film where to buy

A combination of pressure to go digital from the specialty publisher of my wife's occasional articles along with absolutely horrible results when Fuji introduced its latest tungsten-balanced film (64T) drove me to a Canon G9. It's served the purpose fine, although I hate digital capture and was a sa...
by Sal Santamaura
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:46 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ilford price hike
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Ilford price hike

I suppose that as Ilford has the monopoly on black and white sheet film then they can charge as much as we are prepared to pay? I'm not sure what you mean by monopoly. If you're referring to the approximately annual "ULF" runs then yes, at this time, Ilford is the only game in town. However, if Ado...
by Sal Santamaura
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:42 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colour 5x7 in the UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

George Hart wrote:...I don't think that there is any colour negative film in 5x7 on the market right now...
In stock and ready to ship with a mininum order of one box:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/2 ... heets.html
by Sal Santamaura
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:27 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 5x7 double dark slides
Replies: 11
Views: 1286

Paul, I don't know what shipping +customs would do to your cost, but note that Badger has new 5x7 Fidelity holders in stock for immediate shipment:

http://www.badgergraphic.com/store/cart ... ail&p=2628
by Sal Santamaura
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:44 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B&W Fibre Printing Paper recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

Many people all around the world have been waiting a long time for this paper:

http://www.adox.de/english/ADOX_Papers/MCC/MCC.html

It should be in stores within a couple of months. I printed on the test coating last year and was thrilled; suggest you give it a try when available.
by Sal Santamaura
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:06 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Páramo Darkcloth (alias 'Light & Land' darkcloth)
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Looks like a nice design, especially the breathable fabric. However, two improvements are needed: * Larger size so it'll fit around the back of my SV Wholeplate * White outside fabric surface. Black might be fine for you who live where cloudiness is the norm (sorry for stereotyping :) ) but things i...
by Sal Santamaura
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:38 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ilford ULF Film run 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: ULF users?

A little sad to be replying to myself but just out of interest are there any ULF users here? i.e. greater than 8x10? Ilford's use of "ULF" isn't strictly correct. The special order program includes unusual sizes smaller than 8x10 too, e.g. 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch, so users of odd sizes might reply to yo...