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    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 4604 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    26 Oct 2011 - 1:42 PM

    Anyone out there still use 5x4 film and setup to process film?

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    joolsb
    joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Oct 2011 - 1:50 PM

    I use 5x4 but don't process my own...

    Buchephalus
    26 Oct 2011 - 4:03 PM

    I do both. Hoping to start taking and processing a few more 10x8's as well when I get more timeSmile

    WilliamRoar
    26 Oct 2011 - 10:18 PM

    I do - black and white only.

    keith selmes
    26 Oct 2011 - 11:00 PM

    Once in a while.
    4x5 and other LF formats.
    B&W film, using a Patterson orbital processor now, and either daylight contact printing or scan and inkjet.

    Snapper
    Snapper  93766 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Oct 2011 - 10:39 PM

    I also do b&w with a Paterson Orbital from 5x4 up to wholeplate, but not very often this past year or so. Sad I bought a Jobo CPE2 for doing colour transparencies as well, but again haven't got round to doing that.

    Last Modified By Snapper at 27 Oct 2011 - 10:41 PM
    MickS
    MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
    29 Nov 2011 - 10:44 PM

    I use 5x4 and used to procerss my own. I suffereed a stroke in February and I'm not so sure I have the manipulative skills back to develop my own.

    doingthebobs
    13 Jan 2012 - 2:39 PM

    Not long started. I bought a Patterson orbital processor off ebay and modified it myself.

    Here is an explanation of the proccess but you should find lots more if you google.

    I modified mine by simply putting some spots of epoxy resin in the bottom, just enough to stop the sheet film sticking to the bottom of the processor. You can do 4 4x5 sheets at once and you only require very small amounts of chemicals. I haven't got the motor base but it's easy enough to agitate without.

    thewilliam
    13 Jan 2012 - 3:40 PM

    I process mono 5x4 in a GEPE tank, When I had a proper darkroom/lab, I did half-plate mono in trays and C41 in the tank line.

    Provided you're organised, it's very straightforward but you can read the Ansel Adams books for some excellent practical advice.

    Snapper
    Snapper  93766 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jan 2012 - 5:49 PM

    Speedgraphic have a kit of the MOD filmholder and a Paterson multireel tank for 59.95 highlighted in their January newsletter. That webpage also has a link to a video demo showing how this works.

    Last Modified By Snapper at 13 Jan 2012 - 5:50 PM
    thefizz
    thefizz  10353 forum posts
    17 Jan 2012 - 1:41 PM

    Cheaper here: http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ProductByGroup.asp?PrGrp=1082

    Snapper
    Snapper  93766 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
    17 Jan 2012 - 6:34 PM


    Quote: Cheaper here: http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ProductByGroup.asp?PrGrp=1082

    That's 44.50 for the MOD54 alone and then an extra 24.52 for the Paterson tank, so a total of 69.02 compared to Speedgraphic's 59.95. Haven't checked the p&p though.

    thefizz
    thefizz  10353 forum posts
    18 Jan 2012 - 9:41 AM


    Quote: Cheaper here: http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ProductByGroup.asp?PrGrp=1082

    That's 44.50 for the MOD54 alone and then an extra 24.52 for the Paterson tank, so a total of 69.02 compared to Speedgraphic's 59.95. Haven't checked the p&p though.

    Spot on, didn't cop that.

    classcams
    classcams  5117 forum posts
    28 Jan 2012 - 10:04 AM

    I have a chest freezer full of film, 35mm b/w, c41, e6, 120 ditto. I know that I will never use it, but I haven`t the balls to throw it all out. Many box`s of paper to suit. SQ, RB67, 6BR7, MAMIYA 220 and 330 twin lens cameras complete with the full range of twin lens. 6 studio flashes, 12 brollies , even a 6 foot tripod. When I pop off Iam determined to take them with with me.

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