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  1. Re: General cleaning of exposed film, what chemical or machine/equip do you use?

    I agree, soak the film for 3-5 minutes in a bath with PhotoFlo. Use a soft lint free paper, cloth or a big squeegee to take the excess water off. This works well, but you have to be careful, it does...
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    Re: Epson V750 BW Film Scan Quality (Bad?)

    I find my Epson 700 does much better with 4x5 and 35mm than 2 1/4, have tried all the settings, seems 2 1/4 film sags a little bit in the holder. A couple of basics:
    Not use the Auto settings,...
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    Re: Where do you buy your 32X40 mat board?

    Blick Art Materials, free shipping over $59. I use framing Supplies for frames but their shipping costs are high, they are slightly less expensive for the board, the shipping cost over rides that. I...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    What's left, found on a walk through the woods, took it a few years ago (40 or so). Used either a 135mm WF Ektar or a 150 f5.6 Rodenstock Sironar. Would have been on the silver aluminum Toyo Field....
  5. Re: Is it OK to quickly dip my 4x5 negatives into alcohol to expedite drying?

    Alcohol works, but it is the denaturants used in the alcohol may cause problems. We were told as a photo major in college to only use 100 percent pure ethyl alcohol. Difficult to get, some used White...
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    Re: 4x5 macro lens

    I have used the 120 Nikon Apo-Macro ED extensively and it is a fine lens. This lens will cover 4x5 with some movements, I photographed pencil shaped microsurgical instruments. At infinity it will...
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    Re: macro lens recommendation 4x5

    The 120 f5.6 Macro Nikon AM/ED also falls into this category. Nikon support felt it was better in the 1:1 TO 5:1 mag range than the older 120 Macro Nikkors, similar design but was in a shutter and...
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    Re: Nikon AM 120 macro lens

    I believe 480mm would be 2:1, used to know this stuff.

    Tom
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    Re: 6x9 technical camera

    I spent about 5 years with a Horseman 980 6x9 field camera, had a lot of stuff with it, 65, 105, 150 Horseman lenses and a 270 Rodenstock Rotelar, sliding back to use ground glass with a roll holder...
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    Re: Burke & James Grover 8X10

    Had a Grover for about a year, used it with a 10 inch Commercial Ektar. Was just too big and heavy for the work I wanted to do, bought it with a tripod but wasn't strong enough. Sold it an purchased...
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    Re: Lens for jewelry photography

    This is one of the medical instruments I shot with the Nikkor 120, used a Calumet/Cambo with a Linhof 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 back. The instrument is the size of a pen, the tube on the pen is 1mm across.
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    Re: Lens for jewelry photography

    The Nikkor apo 120 is an amazing lens, I used it for medical micro instrument photography. At 1:1 and going up to 2:1 you have to watch your movements but the swings and tilts can give you the DOF...
  13. Re: How seriously should I take expiration dates on chemicals?

    Powdered chemicals in a sealed bag will generally be fine, as said before if dark brown when mixed it is NG. If the powder has brown flecks in it that is likely oxidized developing agent and it will...
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    Re: Huge Film Dryer

    Used to use one of those, dry 18 rolls of 35mm at a time, or 24 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 litho film (another almost extinct species). Only thing to use if you are processing large film to keep the dust...
  15. Re: Removing Translucent Crap on Print Surfaces off Epson R3000

    What paper are you using? Uneven coating has been a problem with some of the gloss/semi gloss Baryta papers. I have mostly used Ilford Gold Fiber Silk and have not run into a problem, this is with a...
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    Re: the wave - secret location?

    The folks at the BLM Paria station say it is easier to get in via the morning lottery, but may take 2-3 chances. Also have a four wheel drive vehicle, the road into the hiking trail is nasty. As it...
  17. Re: Would it be possible to modify an Epson scanner to get higher-res?

    Your Epson is a $500 scanner, does as well or better than other $500 scanners. Max ppi is about 2000, possibly 3200 on small film. A 4x5 scanned at 2000 ppi will give a 26x33 (approx) print at...
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    Re: Yousuf Karsh... I never knew

    I met Karsh 3 times, 1st time was a funny story involving coffee. The next two were with photo sessions for 2 doctors I worked for. The first ws for the founder of the practice, quite famous as a...
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    Re: Sales Tax Horror Stories

    Larry,
    How did that happen? I live on the NH, Vermont border and buy a lot of stuff in NH, unfortunately not photo equipment as our last area photo shop closed last year. We recently bought some...
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    Re: Lemon juice stop bath?

    I'd be concerned with pollutants introduced with the lemons, I would at least run the lemon solution through filter lab grade filter paper. I'd try the filtered solution with some throw away film and...
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    Re: Sales Tax Horror Stories

    My last equipment lease turned into a sales tax nightmare. The price in the lease documents included the state sales tax, that was fine with the original leasing company, but they were bought out by...
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    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    Ilford Gold Fiber Silk is super with Canon inks, I used the Ilford profile with my Canon iPF 5000, just beautiful prints. Color tonality is great. Less of a white base than Epson Exhibition.
    Not...
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    Re: Nikor sheet film tank

    You can use old not so good processed film to practice. I always had the top of the reel to the left, the opening facing away from me, slide the film in, a slightly loose fit is better than a tight...
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    Re: Scanning via DSLR--any updates?

    As was said before the problem is dust, you spend longer dedusting than a scan takes. In the end with 35mm the results with an Epson at 3200ppi and a 10 mp D200 on a Bessler slide duplicator were...
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    Re: The Result! B&J Commercial View

    I looked at that one a couple of weeks ago, fast work for very nice results. Amazing someone thought of the grey paint made the camera look better.

    Tom
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    Re: Componon vs EL-Nikkor

    I had a Componon 150 that was excellent at home and a 135 Nikkor at work, I liked the Componon better. I always felt Nikkors had one or two very good fstops, while Componons were very good everywhere...
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    Re: Best developer for 400 TMAX

    Already have a really nice Nikor 4x5 tank, its only problem is that it holds 1300cc to develop properly, I also don't have a facet that can hold my gravity works washer. So I can't just have 1 liter...
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    Re: Best developer for 400 TMAX

    I always liked T-Max developers for T-Max film, that way the film kept its published speed, with D-76 I had to use ISO 100 or 200 or get too much contrast, never used Pyro.
    One question, I lost my...
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    Re: EYES--floaters--age---blindness

    Have worked as a photographer with ophthalmologists for 30+ years. Not much you can do with floaters the any surgery is too risky. If the floater has changed or gotten much worse or you see a shower...
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    Re: epson v700 question

    With my V700 PS won't take it in 64 bit mode, so I run a 32 bit version for the scanner. I heard somewhere that the latest version of the software is compatible with 64 bit PS.
    Also PS will take...
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    Re: Davis & Sanford Tripod?

    I have a Davis and Sanford A which goes to 4.5 ft and a B which goes to about 8ft. The B is a beater I bought at a flee market for $10 but has helped when I need its perspective, the A is my normal...
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    Re: Does anyone know...

    When I was starting out in the late 60s, most photographers used plain pen handle with a fine pen point on it. Too much ink was always a problem, right now an ultra fine sharpie would be a good...
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    There is also the Davis Sanford B will get to 8ft without a head, fairly stable. Gitzo used to have a ladder pod, but that was years ago.

    Tom
  34. Re: Need scanner suggestions for MF to 4x5 film...

    Epson V700, reviews have it as an improved version of the 4990. Epson clearance center has refurbs at about $150 less than new, but they don't appear frequently, keep looking, if you like long...
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    Re: Cheap water valves

    I used a shower valve that I had go into a 1 inch pipe which i had an Arkay rotary thermometer coming out of. Worked well held temperature well unless someone else was using water. Could get a good...
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    Re: Help Purchasing an Ink Printer

    Having done inkjet printing for 10 years or so, do yourself a favor and buy a printer with larger cartridges. The Epson 3880 is in this category and can be found, refurbs, used for under $1000. B&W...
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    Re: Epson v700 vs. v750?

    I received the news that the mobo gave out on my Expression 1600, called my office's computer supplier who told me they had just received their first V700, we bought it, supposedly one of the first...
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    Re: New Epson Scanner ?

    First heard about an Epson 900 about a year an a half ago, got tired of waiting and bought aV700, was sure the 900 would come out a week later. Hasn't yet, have had the V700 for 6months.

    Tom
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    Re: chemicals and cold temperatures

    Most photochemistry is super saturated solutions so anything below 40 degrees F for regular chemistry and below 50 degrees F for concentrates can be problematical. Once the chemicals precipitate out...
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    Re: Epson V750 error message

    I always scan at higher bit depths, I have scanned 4x5 at 2000ppi and at times this was using a Lenovo laptop and 1 gb of memory. With a V700 not a V750, I had one of the first V700 in the US, long...
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