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    Re: The Return of Photobucket

    I have used BlueHost web hosting since 2003 and never lost a thing. For < $150 per year you can have several websites or just one. You can use CMS software like Wordpress, Concrete, Joomla, or...
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    Re: Sekonic L758 Spot Meter Question

    Average does not equal Zone V unless you want it to. It is merely the average of the measurements. It is still up to you to determine where shadows and highlights fall. Average is useful for 5 stops...
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    FP4 backward in the holder

    I had one of those uh-oh moments while unloading film from the holder while putting it into the tank. Not sure if I reversed it in hand or if the film was in the holder backward.

    How many stops...
  4. Re: Different than expected results with FP4 @ 125 in XTOL 1:1

    Use the meters Avg function having measured brightest and darkest areas with texture. It will visually show you the range of stops and relation to middle(Zone 5) and help you visualize where to place...
  5. Re: Different than expected results with FP4 @ 125 in XTOL 1:1

    The water likely was reflecting the sky more than your eye saw especially at a low angle and all the various angles of the water surface. A polarizer might have given you more what you expected. Lens...
  6. Re: Ilford Ilfospeed 500 Enlarger System Reusability?

    I assume your are referring to Ilford Multigrade 500H system. It should have a controller 500C or 500CPM, a power source 500S, and maybe some other accessories such as the ilford safelight or foot...
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    No images but yesterday was an adventure.

    1) forgot to tighten rear standard on Chamonix so it likely moved
    2) dropped loupe in a raging river - saw it for about 10 seconds before it dove under...
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    Re: White writing showing on old prints

    A more modern approach would be to print out your text onto clear film and lay it on top of your negative or on to the print while exposing if you do not wish to enlarge it.
    You could pick a hand...
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    Re: The Kallitype Thread

    It doesn't bother me, but is there a way to Burn in using a mask for the cloud and the lower part of the falls so they have more texture? I guess it depends on your light source.
  10. Re: Another ballhead for 8x10 question/ comparison thread

    Giottos MH3000 - Strong enough for a 600mm lens on a DSLR it will hold your 8x10 and is overkill for my 4x5. I also use a video quick release system which is broader and longer than the tiny camera...
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    Re: Case for Lenses on Boards?

    +1 But I found some 4x4x3 boxes at hobby store and added some felt padding.

    Fly fishing multi-reel cases are also good for storing lenses, not really slotted but they have padded dividers like a...
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    Re: RH Analyzer Pro 500 workflow

    Update for those who stumble upon this in the future. You can change the grade and time after the initial exposure and it will burn for the difference. The analyzer allows time differences in partial...
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    Re: Wristwatch for backpacking with LF?

    I wear a Timex Tide Temp Compass Watch T2N720 for all outdoor activity. It is waterproof and the second hand is large enough to see without my glasses. The compass is handy for guessing movement of...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Final version of Amicalola Creek III image. My first post of it in this thread (#5556) was an iphone app scan and altered in PS. This is an almost straight scan of the print and has a different...
  15. Re: Art Festivals vs. Craft Fairs, resources and markets

    Landscape art is a tough and saturated market so you have to think broader about the shows. You are basically acting as a pop-up gallery for a weekend with an un-targeted audience. So you need to...
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    RH Analyzer Pro 500 workflow

    I have figured out the basic operation of the controller but I am wondering how to go beyond simple time/grade adjustments.

    For example an under lens filter workflow might look like the following...
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    Re: I need help programming a Gralab 900

    That actually works with the way I was taught to use a timer. Instead of using 15 seconds I would use 5x3 second bursts which allowed for 3 second dodges of various areas during the primary 15 second...
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    Re: SP-445 Just Arrived

    +1 as a washer, also good if used as stand development tanks. Metal film hangers also work for washing.
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    Re: I need help programming a Gralab 900

    you can download the manual . It has an example of a 3 location program. Instead of selecting fwd you select back which looks like it ends the programming sequence....
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    Re: Boots

    Keen Targhee II or Merrill Moab - waterproof hightop for general hiking.
    I have slightly wider flat feet so these brands are comfortable to me.

    Korkers boots with swappable soles for fly...
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    Re: Beseler 4x5MXII adapter to Ilford 500H

    Update -
    Yesterday I sealed up all the light leaks and took some measurements on the base with no negative present. There is about 1/3rd stop fall off of light from center to lower right corner and...
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    Re: Disaster strikes - tell me your stories.

    For those of us that like to shoot streams and rivers, floating loupes are a blessing and a curse, if you chase it into dangerous waters.
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    Re: SP-445 Just Arrived

    I found the force of wash water if used straight from tap would cause the film to slip from holder. Normal fill and dump doesn't seem to unless you are an extreme agitator.

    Dry under the...
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    Re: Beseler 4x5MXII adapter to Ilford 500H

    Update - For anyone following along or who finds this in the future.

    The beseler mixing box for the Ilford 500H is taller than the Omega and other brands. It protrudes through the head and down...
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    Re: Dark room contstruction plans

    Wish I had that much space. Air and heating / insulation would be high on my priority list to keep a stable temperature. Water and drainage are next.

    Add electrical sockets wherever you can, even...
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    Re: Beseler 4x5MXII adapter to Ilford 500H

    I caved and splurged and ordered the Analyzer Pro 500. Despite some calibration I will need to do for Warmtone paper it works right out of the box.

    I now have new issues:
    1) The bulbs are so...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    We need a Like button - I too like the 5x7 format. A 4x5 cropped to 3.6x5 enlarged gives a similar look. I created a mask/viewer that fits the back of my glass to be able to see different formats...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Orgraph, Love the angles and the way the eye wanders.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Meekyman - love the color images and I'm not a fan of color.

    Corran - I like the abstraction of the splashed lens image - Try a moving screen under the enlarger or use a center mask and adjust...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Both are excellent in tonality and framing within the rocks. I like the initial one better, but likely because I know the scene. This one introduces too much light at the top and loses the mystery of...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Yes downstream by the lower parking lot. The falls were rather weak so I did not even bother to shoot them.
    Here is another from the trail up to the pond where the creek bends. I liked the log and...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    First shot of the new year - I'm a cold weather wimp and the weather man promised it would be warmer. I still had to wear gloves.

    Amicolola Creek - unofficial starting point of the Appalachian...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Wow! I have never seen it that full of water, it is usually barely running for me. Makes it worth the 5mile hike and shooting precious film.
  34. Re: Results with long expired transparency film + America's 60th national park

    I'll play devils advocate. Did you really save money? You spent $x back in 1999 and have had to pay for the electricity to store the film which gives you $X+$Y + time and energy for potential...
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    Re: Beseler 4x5MXII adapter to Ilford 500H

    Yes but its a bit more than I want to spend currently - StopClock 500 is an option too. Only see 500CPM's out there currently.
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    Re: Beseler 4x5MXII adapter to Ilford 500H

    The controller is half working. Grades 3,4,5 , 1/2 and -10,-1,-.1 buttons work, but grades 0,1,2 and +10, +1, +.01 and beeper buttons do not work. I opened up the controller and it looks clean...
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    Re: Beseler Dichro 45 no light

    Let me know what you find out. I have one that stopped working recently too, I suspect the circuit board but don't know enough to mess with it. Thus the purchase of the Ilford system which has its...
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    Re: Beseler 4x5MXII adapter to Ilford 500H

    I ended up making my own adapter out of 1/4" birch plywood. The adapter is an 8x8 square center to match the enlarger, with a 6x12 rectangular section to match the head. Kind of a fat plus sign. I...
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    Beseler 4x5MXII adapter to Ilford 500H

    Does anyone know of a source for Beseler enlarger adapters? Tried SHD in UK to no avail.

    I found an Ilford 500 multigrade head and accessories. But what I am lacking is the mounting bracket and...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    I like the subtle colors, almost looks hand painted. I am not much into color photography these days but enjoyed your National Character series. I have been to some of those places or places like...
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