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Grubb Lens Dublin
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Hi,I recently acquired a Grubb brass bound lens and I wondered if anyone could date it, I assume it is a Petzval type but would like to know a bit more.  It is engraved “A2 Grubb Dublin 993” . I have…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS Oct 21, 2016.

Ambrotype - Photograph or Photograph of a painting?
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Hi,I recently added an ambrotype of St Mary's Church Alderley Cheshire to my collection. The glass plate it is on is 2 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches mounted with a matt within a gutta purcha frame. Written on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nigel Richards Feb 5, 2012.

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Photographica 2017, 21 May 2017 / London.

It's that time of year again and the date for Photographic 2017 is closing fast, as usual it will take place at the regular venue The  Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB on the 21 May 2017. Public entry is from 10am-4.00pm and admission is £5. This year there will be more than 100…See More
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Photographica 2017 at Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall

May 21, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Photographica 2017, Londons Annual International Camera Collectors and Users Fair.Sunday 21st May 10am-4.00pm  £5 admissionRoyal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PBMore than 100 stalls selling user and collectable cameras, consumables, lenses, literature and images.Not a trade show for new equipment.Early Buyers Tickets and Sales Tables from 01684 594526Organised by the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain.…See More
Mar 31
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Nigel Richards's discussion Grubb Lens Dublin
"And this from  The Camera 1916 Frank Chambers Ed. Pg. 338: The earliest form of a landscape achromatic lens used for photography,consisted of a bi-convex lens of crown glass cemented to a bi-concave flint.The Grubb lens, which is interesting as…"
Oct 21, 2016
Nigel Richards replied to Nigel Richards's discussion Grubb Lens Dublin
"Hi Michael, Thanks, when I search the web I find references to dates and serial numbers but can't find the actual lists. I was hoping that someone in this group might have access to the data. Thanks Nigel "
Sep 13, 2016
Nigel Richards posted a discussion

Grubb Lens Dublin

Hi,I recently acquired a Grubb brass bound lens and I wondered if anyone could date it, I assume it is a Petzval type but would like to know a bit more.  It is engraved “A2 Grubb Dublin 993” . I have put a couple of photos of it at http://tinyurl.com/hnh7nqq . It came with one stop and no flange. It seems to have a fairly short focal length and suffers with some separation of the front elements and "cleaning" marks.ThanksNigel Richards See More
Sep 12, 2016
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Photographica 2016, 22nd May 2016, London

Coming up again on Sunday 22nd May 2016 is Photographica 2016, London's Annual International Camera Collectors and Users Fair, it will take place at the regular venue - The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB. 10am-4.00pm admission £5.There will be up to 135 stalls selling user…See More
Apr 14, 2016
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Photographica 2016, 22nd May 2016, London at Victoria London

May 22, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
London's Annual International Camera Collectors and Users Fair Photographica 2016 will take place on  Sunday 22nd May 2016 at The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB. 10am-4.00pm admission £5.There will be up to 135 stalls selling user and collectable cameras, consumables, lenses, literature and images. It is not a trade show for new equipment.It is organised by the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain. …See More
Apr 12, 2016
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Photographica 2015 at Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall

May 17, 2015 from 10am to 4:30pm
Photographica 2015, Londons Annual International Camera Collectors and Users Fair.Sunday 17th May 2015 10am-4.30pm  £5Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PBUp to 135 stalls selling user and collectable cameras, consumables, lenses, literature and images.Not a trade show for new equipment.Early Buyers Tickets and Sales Tables from 01684 594526Organised by the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain.…See More
Apr 29, 2015
Gavin Maitland replied to Nigel Richards's discussion Ambrotype - Photograph or Photograph of a painting?
"Engraving."
Feb 5, 2012
John Hannavy replied to Nigel Richards's discussion Ambrotype - Photograph or Photograph of a painting?
"Hi Nigel, A belated addition to the conversation.... Painting - and by an artist who has the sun shining from two different directions. The east face of the tower is in sunlight, while the east gable of the church is in shadow. In a romantic…"
Feb 5, 2012
Nigel Richards replied to Nigel Richards's discussion Ambrotype - Photograph or Photograph of a painting?
"Thanks, its good to have other opinions,  the bluring of the figure may be due to lens abberations rather than movement during a long exposure and the flying birds are just too sharp.  I will visit the church and see if they know of…"
Jan 24, 2012
Brett Payne replied to Nigel Richards's discussion Ambrotype - Photograph or Photograph of a painting?
"Quite apart from the striations in the sky mentioned by David, the depth of contrast in the image, the nature of the deep shadows, the shadowed area in the foreground, and the picked out details such as on the roof, all suggest to me that original…"
Jan 24, 2012
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Ambrotype - Photograph or Photograph of a painting?

Hi,I recently added an ambrotype of St Mary's Church Alderley Cheshire to my collection. The glass plate it is on is 2 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches mounted with a matt within a gutta purcha frame. Written on the back is simply Alderly Church. The church is situated opposite the site of the company where I worked for the best part of thirty years in Nether Alderley. A scan of the ambrotype is attached.   Acording to an entry in  Wikipedia the ambrotype shows the church before the chancel was rebuilt in…See More
Jan 23, 2012
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Photographica 2017, 21 May 2017 / London.

It's that time of year again and the date for Photographic 2017 is closing fast, as usual it will take place at the regular venue The  Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB on the 21 May 2017. Public entry is from 10am-4.00pm and admission is £5. This year…

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Posted on March 31, 2017 at 13:30

Photographica 2016, 22nd May 2016, London

Coming up again on Sunday 22nd May 2016 is Photographica 2016, London's Annual International Camera Collectors and Users Fair, it will take place at the regular venue - The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB. 10am-4.00pm admission £5.

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Posted on April 12, 2016 at 11:30

Photographica 2015 / 17 May 2015

Coming up on Sunday 17th May 2015 is Photographica 2015, Londons Annual International Camera Collectors and Users Fair, it will take place at the regular venue - The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PB. 10am-4.30pm admission…

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Posted on April 29, 2015 at 14:00

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