View Full Version : fall big one

10-28-2012, 11:11 AM
hi guys

Did anyone go to the show. Get anything good [film accessories].

I picked up 40 rolls of plus-x at $3 a roll. exp 2006 . I bought 20

rolls awhile ago , it's the same batch .I didn't know if it would be

good, I don't think it was refrigerated . I did dev. 2 rolls and it came

out quite nice. Should I freeze or refrigerate or does it really matter

at this point? . I also picked up a back and insert for my mamiya

645 super., and a few books [aperture history of photography series]

Only 5. I don't know how many are in the set, but it's a start.

I thought I would write something since this forum seems to have

died off. Oh I also picked up 8 old photographs at some garage sales.

One other thing i bought a Seneca competitor view camera 5x7 the

lens is a seneca duo dust proof. Really nice camera , 3 wood film holders

with the name Victor H. Young written on them. I think it was made around

1908 from what I read on the Seneca web site. I would also like to know more

about Victor but I couldn't find anything on the net. I don't know if the camera

even came from around the Hamilton area ? I bought this with the thought of

doing wet plate. Have to get a darkroom set up first , hoping this winter.

Does anybody do wet plate in this area? Maybe take on a student ? I would

really like to give it a try before buying stuff that I don't need.

Well Iv'e rambled on long enough .



10-28-2012, 05:46 PM
I sadly wasn't able to make the Fall Big one as I was in Queenston Heights, marching around Niagara-On-The-Lake for a recreation of Gen. Brock's funeral. Sounds like you got yourself a good haul there. Sadly all the wet plate photographers that I know are in teh states, closest one is out near Rochester, NY.

Mike Wilde
10-28-2012, 08:28 PM
I try to limit myself to the spring show, and mostly sell at it. Glad you found some great stuff. Oh I like Plus X. FP4 is close but Plus X was what I cut my medium speed teeth on.

Uncle Bill
10-31-2012, 07:18 PM
This as been a super busy fall so I didn't make it.

11-28-2012, 08:12 PM
I have about 12 boxes of darkroom equipment in my basement that is not getting used. Until it's gone, I can't justify going and buying more stuff.

11-30-2012, 12:41 PM
I have about 12 boxes of darkroom equipment in my basement that is not getting used.

What sort of stuff are we talking about here?