But anyway, I don't think there should be a gallery. I'd prefer it if people just sent me their prints. Particularly, Daniel Lin, coigach and Thomas Bertilsson. Thanks!
Making internegs has been around since forever, and it used to be a very popular way to make prints from slides. So if you don't want to make direct prints from your transparencies, and you don't want to make inkjet prints, then it's not a big deal to fire up your preferred camera that can handle close-focusing, pop the tranny on a light box, and copy away using a nice copy film, (ideally a duplicating film, worst case scenario, Portra 160).
You're right it is possible I guess, I didn't know he had the paper/chems, I'm aware of him from one of the Kodachrome threads. That's actually really helpful. Obviously I don't have the money now but I will certainly contact him (though shipping from Australia is kind of harsh...).
I didn't know about B&H having the chems.
I know they can't ship to Canada though which is where my paper guy is... I may end up "Smuggling" them up to him haha, I'll make a big trip of it, visit GEH and Ron and Fred and then head further north :). What an adventure!
Sorry I was kind of harsh with you. I literally didn't know anyone who had both paper and chemistry. Thanks for the info, truly.
And sorry for being a jerk, I feel bad now that I've had my coffee, now it's time to work on the car...
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You won't have to smuggle the chemicals to get them to Canada.
Canada isn't the problem - it is the shipping restrictions on the bleach.
The carriers won't handle them at an economic cost.
I suppose a b/w internegative or making a copy on b/w film might not be the same either...and in some important way maybe that is actually the point: the original light landed on color slide film. And that, surely, is what APUG is about.
I am reassured by the APUG policy to scans of photographs. If it were not for scanners connected to display monitors via the internet sharing pictures would involve mailing work across the world by international post. Some people may remember a time when that was exactly what happened. And it was a cumbersome and expensive process.
The concept that is really important to me personally is that the picture on my monitor looks like the thing that was scanned. What I hate is to be deceived into looking at an electronic file that is a computer re-calculation of a direct scan. Spare me the negatives flipped electronically into positives. Show me the negatives. Negatives are familiar friends. I've met thousands of them. Spare me colour flipped electronically into black and white. Spare me black and white photographs "toned" in Photoshop.
If I really REALLY want to see negatives as positives, colour as black and white, or fake sepia tone I already know how to Photoshop the picture files that come to me from APUG via the internet. I can cook them into anything I like...however ghastly.
If you can get hold of some Panalure paper (I have some in my freezer, and no it's not for sale) you could probably make a negative image print of it, then contact print that paper negative onto any black and white paper you chose. I may have to try that with some of my slides - the thought hadn't occcurred to me before!
I wish SOMEONE would come out with a good panchromatic black and white paper for printing color negs in black and white again, now that Panalure is gone. Hey, Simon of Ilford, you listening? ;)