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    Retro Photographic

    I was reading a film review in Black and White Photography Magazine by Retro Photographic. I never heard of this company before so I thought I would post the link here for review;

    http://www.retrophotographic.com/
    Time & tides wait for no one, especially photographers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAP
    I was reading a film review in Black and White Photography Magazine by Retro Photographic. I never heard of this company before so I thought I would post the link here for review;

    http://www.retrophotographic.com/
    I think I may have mentioned them once or twice, as I buy my POP paper from them. I also have an order in for glass plates - when they receive them from the Russian producer.
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    I didn't see glass plates on their website. Where did you find out about them? I'd be interested in 5x7" plates, if they are available, since all my 5x7" holders are converted plate-holders (I'm not sure I want to know, though, how much my 12-plate bag mag weighs with 12 plates inside).
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    I didn't see glass plates on their website. Where did you find out about them?

    I asked them, since they also import papers from Slavich - the last (?)manufacturer of photographic plates. They are importing a "test batch" to test both the plates and the market. It will not be announced on their web page until they decide to keep a certain stock of them - they are expensive as well as heavy, so I can understand their reluctance to commit themselves until they are absolutely certain they can be sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAP
    I was reading a film review in Black and White Photography Magazine by Retro Photographic. I never heard of this company before so I thought I would post the link here for review;
    They were and I presume still are, members of APUG so known to us.
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    Thanks, Ole. I e-mailed them, and they said they'll be testing the 4x5" and 9x12cm plates first, so no immediate plans for 5x7", alas, but they may be a possibility in the future.

    The Russians seem to have been using plates for a long time after they had been abandoned elsewhere. I was speaking to a Russian colleague of mine, and he recalled an uncle who had been using plates in the 1950s.
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    No sooner does this topic come up, but I find in my mailbox a view of Bergen on RetroPhotographic Pop from Ole! Nice work!

    It's definitely stuff that demands a high contrast neg (Ole was kind enough to print a step tablet alongside his neg). The material has some potential. I could see some interesting things done with it, though the tone is not unlike Azo that's been left in the selenium for "too long," so if one wanted a long scale material with a brown-purple tone, Azo can do that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    No sooner does this topic come up, but I find in my mailbox a view of Bergen on RetroPhotographic Pop from Ole! Nice work!

    It's definitely stuff that demands a high contrast neg (Ole was kind enough to print a step tablet alongside his neg). The material has some potential. I could see some interesting things done with it, though the tone is not unlike Azo that's been left in the selenium for "too long," so if one wanted a long scale material with a brown-purple tone, Azo can do that too.
    If you like Azo, they import a silver chloride paper called Fomalux which looks well worth a go. Their ad in the september issue of UK B & W also lists the Slavich 5x4 glass plates. So there you go.
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Is Fomalux too slow to be used for paper negatives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy View Post
    They were and I presume still are, members of APUG so known to us.
    I didn't think so. I've never seen Niger Dear on the Forum but it appears he's been a member for nearly 5 years,and made 1 post 3 years ago

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