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    Tenterfield. Granite by Paul Fitz, on Flickr
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    Surface noise after tonearm wire replaced

    Why not just contact the repairer and see if they can trouble shoot the problems.
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    Contact print in Vandyke Brown using 350mmx430mm film exposed from home made pinhole camera. Was pretty impressed I got every thing in, hard work lining up a big box with a tiny hole in it.
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    Top shot Darren.
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    Woody Point.
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    My Custom made turntable

    Very impressive. Everything sounds better when you make it yourself.
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    Thanks, I have still got a lot of processing issues to sort out, but am getting better. I used this calculator to work out focal lengths and, pinhole size. https://www.mrpinhole.com/wiz.php You can use paper but its ISO is about 1. I use normal film for 8x10 and xray film for 14x17. Xray film has a few processing issues (scratches very easily), but is relatively cheap bought in the USA on ebay (100 sheets for under $200 including gst Australian delivered to the door) Like I tell everyone a camera is just a box with a lens up one end and a piece of photo film/ photo paper or digital sensor up the other end.....although a big box is really hard to make light tight. I made mine to take 2 different lens one .7mm at 270mm focal length is around f350 gives a 90 degree view angle and full coverage of about 600mm on the diagonal. I made a box with in a box so I can use .8mm lens at 360m focal length and 75 view angle, doesnt quite cover the film, havent used it yet so not sure what the look would be. I made a film holder, but cant stop the light leaks, so put film in the darkroom and keep it covered up and only get one shot. There are heaps to do with pinhole, get into it. Large format is reasonably sharp at close quarters if you use the calculator for optimum sharpness. Heaps of info on the web, best cameras are ones you make yourself.
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    Vandyke brown contact print using 14x17 pinhole camera negative. Whats left of the old barb wire fence in Rothwell wet lands (which are pretty dry at the moment)
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    Ye olde "fuzzy-wuzzy" picture 14"x17" pinhole negative, contact printed on cotton rag with Vandyke Brown emulsion.
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    Ha!, you nearly lost me with the Eno reference but I persevered. Governments need to seriously adjust there criteria in employing who chooses buildings aesthetics.
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    Ha! very nice. Been working on my extra "old-timey" camera, still a lot to sort out, but will be able to 14x17 olden day pictures. Sorry for the water marks, just negative scans.
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    Whats the point of it? Think this is ok in a modern setting, but it annoys me to see in a historical place or in a national park, whats wrong with the way it is?
  13. Thanks the paint may be a good idea, you have given me a few ideas. Tried playing with fake leaf and yes its a pain to use, might need to hand in my gilders ticket. This is my first experiment using vandyke brown emulsion on parchment paper with some fake copper leaf and some polyurethane paint to get some transparency. Its a 8x10 pinhole camera shot with red filter. Nice contrasty neg to experiment with. I would like to work some layers into the mix.
  14. Stereograms are very cool, nice vid. Been working on getting vandyke brown emulsion on transparent paper to get a layer on gold leaf or similar and using a resin to possibly build up layers. Haven't got too far.......