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Nick Rowland

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Hello,

Just to introduce myself. I am recently retired and now have the time to get deeper into photography again. Although using digital, I continued to use 35mm film and develop myself. I decided to explore LF and about a two years ago I purchased a Lancaster Instantograph Half Plate for wet plate and recently purchased a Shen Hao TZ45-IIB for film and paper.

I enjoy experimenting and have been playing with Direct Positive Paper, obtaining rather variable results :) I am also making a 5x4 back to fit the half plate camera using a Graflok backfrom an old Crown Graphic.

Cheers
Nick
 

Ian Grant

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Welcome. I was looking at a Lancaster Instatograph half plate camera this morning at the Camera Fair I go toeen more than I'd have wanted to pay and I've enough to restore anyway :D

I made an adapter to take modern 5x4 DDS it inserts like a a Book form holder, I corrected the register to match the GG screen of my half plate Houghton Duchess. The DDS are held in place in the adapter with sliders like a Graflok back.

Ian
 

Alan9940

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Welcome, Nick! Being retired sure gives us more time to "play" with those things we didn't have time for before. Enjoy!!
 

Nick Rowland

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My skills aren't accurate enough for that Ian :), I just made a frame that replaces the half plate frame and don't have to worry about the register as the Graflok has its own screen.
 
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