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Forum: Members Announcements 11th June 2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,788
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Exhibition of Afghanistan Photographs at Les Rencontres d'Arles

Some of my Afghanistan work (main display will be Russians and Royals) will be exhibited during Les Rencontres d'Arles, France, this year. Is anyone here going?
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Forum: News and Announcements 1st April 2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,656
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Jessops did not evolve so it died. Poor sales...

Jessops did not evolve so it died. Poor sales staff with little knowledge and high prices undercut by the internet. It was like a bad version of Dixons, only with camera kit that the staff had no...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 27th March 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,218
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Proseal 20x24" Vacuum Dry Mounting Press

Hi All,

I've now put my Proseal 20x24" vacuum dry mounting press on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261191683841
Forum: Sale or Wanted 25th March 2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Tom Stanworth
SOLD and collected.

SOLD and collected.
Forum: Sale or Wanted 21st March 2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Nova 5 Slot Print Washer - 20x16

80.

New ones start at around 263 for a Silverprint model.

Its in superb condition and as good as 5 slot processors get in this size (20x16).

It works perfectly, just as it should, and will...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 21st March 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By Tom Stanworth
20x24 PROSEAL Vacuum Press - A Real Bargain!

Proseal 2024H Combination Press for sale.

This is a vacuum press with heat (2 settings) so perfect for flattening prints, or dry mounting. I've had it a few years and it has been wonderful in...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 16th January 2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,444
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Great! I just messaged you on ebay asking where...

Great! I just messaged you on ebay asking where you are, but now I know you are super close. V handy!
Forum: Auctions of Interest 16th January 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,444
Posted By Tom Stanworth
True, the only problem is you would not be able...

True, the only problem is you would not be able to pick it up in the first place ;)
Forum: Auctions of Interest 15th January 2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,444
Posted By Tom Stanworth
It is a steal for the 5108 and I am pleased to...

It is a steal for the 5108 and I am pleased to say it has sold to someone who saw it posted on here :)

Sadly I was pressed for time and so the price was very competitive, but chuffed to bits that...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 14th January 2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,444
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Devere 5108 Enlarger and Nova 20x16 Quad

I've placed a couple of items on ebay, which might be of interest here. Both are very reasonably priced!

The enlarger is a fantastic floor standing example...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 3rd January 2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,145
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Personally I use the 65mm on the Mamiya 7 most of...

Personally I use the 65mm on the Mamiya 7 most of the time, but when you need the others you may really need them. While one can use your legs a lot of the time, you can't if...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 3rd January 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,145
Posted By Tom Stanworth
I'va had the RF645 system and I have a Mamiya 7...

I'va had the RF645 system and I have a Mamiya 7 system now. IMHO:

Reliability: Mamiya 7. The RF645 has some well known weaknesses in the film advance machanism.

Portability and convenience:...
Forum: Cameras - small format 1st November 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,674
Posted By Tom Stanworth
I too went for the 70-200 f4 to save on weight...

I too went for the 70-200 f4 to save on weight for travel, but I find that I want wider apertures for shallower DOF with the 24-70-105 range. I used a friend's 24-105 IS and found it handy due to the...
Forum: Cameras - small format 31st October 2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,674
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Concise Review of Canon 24-70 L II

Astonishing....

Build is top notch. Plastic, yes, but lighter than the old one and the balance is great on a body.

AF and handling is as you would expect from a modern L.

Optically it is jaw...
Forum: Members Announcements 20th September 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,421
Posted By Tom Stanworth
That's why I posted with the expectation that the...

That's why I posted with the expectation that the mods would remove it if it is deemed inappropriate.

My thinking was that it might be of interest by virtue of the fact that my work to date has...
Forum: Photography in general 20th September 2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,725
Posted By Tom Stanworth
I agree, but the art will go on. Perhaps this is...

I agree, but the art will go on. Perhaps this is the message here; 'functional photography' now has no value at all. Its too easy to do, there are too many people doing it (and it has all been done...
Forum: Photography in general 20th September 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,725
Posted By Tom Stanworth
I think the bulls eye is being closed in on in...

I think the bulls eye is being closed in on in these threads:

It is becoming more difficult to turn a healthy enough profit. This means more time 'competing', which means time marketing rather...
Forum: Members Announcements 20th September 2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,421
Posted By Tom Stanworth
A New Afghanistan Project: Terrestrial Cosmos

I have recently completed a project which is fairly dramatic departure from the B&W film work I normally produce. It was shot digitally, but I thought it might still be of interest and relevance to...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 20th September 2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,118
Posted By Tom Stanworth
MCC seems to be marginally cheaper than MGWT...

MCC seems to be marginally cheaper than MGWT though. Being almost two stops faster can certainly be handy too.
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 19th September 2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,118
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Its frustrating when you lose a paper you love,...

Its frustrating when you lose a paper you love, but I personally find MCC far superior in a number of key areas, but sadly it is much more expensive.

I'll second Foma variant III as a cracking...
Forum: Monochrome Film 16th August 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,909
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Just don't drink it! I heard selenium can be...

Just don't drink it!

I heard selenium can be rather good for your plants too.

Carcinogens are the ones that scare me most of all and hydroquinone is potentially v nasty. The active ingredient...
Forum: Photography in general 4th August 2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,188
Posted By Tom Stanworth
I print for projects and so that reduces the...

I print for projects and so that reduces the number of images that get printed. Each I can remember very well, so don't need to look at them really. Instead, I find myself constantly thinking of new...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 3rd August 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,833
Posted By Tom Stanworth
MCC is about as good as it gets for neutral(ish)...

MCC is about as good as it gets for neutral(ish) prints to my eye. I like to mix Eukobrom with Ilford MC developer to get less green prints. Straight Eukobrom is a touch cold, so mixing them seems to...
Forum: Members Announcements 1st August 2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,917
Posted By Tom Stanworth
New Afghanistan Project: 'A Tree Falls'

After posting 'The Disorder of Species' (India) at the end of last year, I have completed another Afghanistan project (shot in Feb this year) and it is now up on my website.

"February 2012 saw...
Forum: Sale or Wanted 6th July 2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Tom Stanworth
Indeed. I have never used a camera that is as...

Indeed. I have never used a camera that is as nice to use as an Ebony. I am now intending to shoot only 5x7 and 8x10, so all my 5x4 gear is going to be sold. A 5x7/8x10 Ebony would have been...
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