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For all those looking for the same information I found the parts drawing here http://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-part/selp1650/0996/0500140/50041709/00001.html
See the inventgeek.com "DIY 40 Inch Silver Reflector" article for the full low-down, but he shows you how to build a full on, circular, metallic reflective, folds-down-into-a-smaller-circle reflector for what he claims is about $8 in materials. There are lots of pictures on the post. The outer frame is made of fish tape. To quote: Scary Springy Steel ...
Automotive windshield reflectors can function well as photographic reflectors. The best ones are the shiny silver accordion-fold ones (they often have a "bubble wrap" -like core).
The most available large sheet material is corrugated cardboard. If you have a single layer sheet, you should first glue at least another single layer sheet on top of it to make it more stable. Rotate one of the sheets by 90° so that the "grain directions" of the layers cross each other. Like plywood. For the reflective surfaces: White paper provides a ...
Buy a "space blanket" from a sale bin. Search for that on the web and it will turn up places to buy for a buck or so. Fold it over any convenient frame, board, wire loop, or in-situ surface. Secure with gaffers tape ('duct tape'). The tape costs more than the silvery material. This is far more durable than paper, foam, etc. and a whole blanket-sized piece ...
A large piece of foam core board (or mat board) is good for portraits. Clamped on a stand opposite of a soft box (key light) just outside of framing. It could be black on one side for absorbing light for more dramatic shadows. Or paint it gold or...?
For a large reflector go to a stationery shop and buy a large sheet of white paper for card. It's not as portable or durable as a proper reflector, but does the job.
MirekE is spot on -- Try to adjust exposure to allow a minimum of 90 seconds developing time. Your stop bath will work OK -- best for simplicity to switch to 15ml of ordinary vinegar per liter. Extend your fix time to 4 minutes. Do test a strip of unexposed paper. If you are working via a safelight, place a strip of paper emulsion up in your work area. ...
If you remove the paper from the developer after 20 seconds, the clouding could be caused by uneven development. Look at the recommended development time for the paper and the developer and adjust exposure accordingly.
Indeed, claiming that google is useless is apparently an exaggeration. Assuming the lens is a model SELP1650, I found a service manual here: http://elektrotanya.com/sony_sal1650_ver.1.4.pdf/download.html . Even if it is not a perfect match, it may be able to help you. I have serviced perhaps 10 lenses over the years, and I have never had the benefit of a ...
The Ray-Ban B-15 created for the US Air Force. These are brownish and block 100% of all UV rays and only 15% of the remaining visual rays. The most popular for general use is the Ray-Ban G-15, a green + gray pigment. The Ray-Ban B15 XLT are also green + brown but with lower density. The key fact for a filter to be distortion free is both surfaces are ...
I would like to know the name or reference number of the Ray-ban green, and whether it is possible to find a camera lens filter with that color. I suspect the color filters in sunglasses are similar to photographic color enhancing filters - a combination of them, enhancing different colors of the visible spectrum. An example of such filter is Green ...
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