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    8x10, Photo-Flo, PMK, and Scratches

    OK - I have to ask... (sorry I've been thinking) when everyone is talking "scratches" are you talking "damaged emulsion" to the point of being a problem when printing? Or are these things you see...
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    how old are we?

    Joe,

    43 here, started with medium format when I was 13(when I look at Old negs, I think I was more skilled at 13 or at least had better Artistic View, what ever the hell that is) now I'm back...
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    Wisner Pocket expidition

    Emile,

    I have nothing to say except POSITIVE about my Wisner's...The first time with the first one, did require a phone call, which was very promptly returned by Mr. Wisner(I was concerned about...
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    Versalab Archival Print Washer

    Robert,

    The Versalab is Great! I have the Big Beast, which I modified to hold smaller sizes up near the top. After two years it looks as good as the day I put it in service. One thing that I...
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    4x5 fish eye?

    Dave,

    The 37mm for the RB or RZ (yes the RB can be used on the RZ, however it will just have the features of the RB) is a Great lens for this application. It's not 4x5 but you are talking about...
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    What do you use to wash 8x10 film

    I use my "Versalab" Print Washer(The Big One), which I have modified to take 4 pins through the dividers to hold 8x10prints and or Negatives up at the top so they can be retrieved without going for...
  7. Which is a better 4X5 online developer, theslideprinter.com or Praus Productions?

    Pete,

    Like Tony, I have had excellent work done by "The Slide Printer." I was using them for Printing only and was always pleased. They are still a Local Lab for me. Now the NEGATIVE, I was...
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    B&H / Retrun Of Defective Goods Question

    B & H is just moving into the "Modern World", I have no complaints with B & H and have always been satisfied with thier service. But like the rest of the World, I noticed that my last return was...
  9. What's this I hear about LFs not handling lenses under 90mm?

    Kevin,

    The above are all good sugestions. Some observations I've made are, that there are Field Cameras where Changing over to a Bag is not only NOT a Field Friendly item but it may require...
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    New to LF 4x5 vs. 5x7

    This a little off subject, but to touch on the cutting down of film. The first time this was suggested to me, I thought "what kind of stupid hard core idea is that" but.... The first time I really...
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    New to LF 4x5 vs. 5x7

    RELAX!!! 5x7 is a great size for contacts. And yes if you keep an eye out,you will find a fair deal on a 5x7 enlarger. And you do not need 10,000 different flavors of film. Those that are easy to...
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    4x5 Pinhole Camera Exposure

    Check out "How to Calculate Exposure Times" at.....

    http://www.pinholevisions.org/resources/FAQ/#BM4
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    contact printing frame

    Frank,

    A few years back, I purchased a frame from Bostick & Sullivan, it seems to work fine. A bit High Priced but what isn't nowadays. I also have two beat up Eastman frames that seem to...
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    Do you sequence your prints?

    Because, I know how important this is to me when I visit an exhibit. And because, I know how poorly I sequence my prints. I have taken several quick classes on exhibiting and displaying prints. At...
  15. Beseler 45MX conversion to 8x10 enlarger?

    I have an "Old" one on an "Old" 45 Base it works very well. And No, it is not for the person wanting to do 35mm and then switch to 8x10 while the 35mm print is in the developer and then back...
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    Holiday Greetings

    A simple THANK YOU, to all who have helped me in my endeavor to keep an open mind and never stop learning. I would also like to say it has been an amazing pleasure to correspond with many of you...
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    Building an archival print washer

    I agree with the above 3 posts. I have been using the Versalab Washer (16x20) for over a year now and it is great. It's not as impressive looking as some of the others but you can't beat the...
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    DBI and the ZoneVI safe light

    I'm in the process of building a New Darkroom (yes I'm coming out of the basemen t and onto the Main Level) and nobody can do a Damn thing about it, I'm a man on a mission! And I want Modern...
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    photographs of dreams

    John,

    Is this Question really correct? Because I have made Photographs "During" and "In"my Dreams and God knows I've done the same thing during and in my Nightmares!! But "OF MY DREAMS," now ...
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    Improved Seneca 8x10

    Steve,

    I'm not familiar with the Senica, but I believe it is much like the Kodak 2-D. If that is the case. The Brass Knob (or wheel) you refer to is screwed on to the shaft and adjusted so...
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    boss screen /deardorff's

    Yes they can be cut. And after cutting the cut edges should be Dressed.

    Mac
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    Ansel Adam at 100

    Is this a "Bad Thing" ? I was just wondering what the opinions are, of those who have had the chance to see both Early and Later Prints. I also wonder if anyone on this forum has viewed the AA...
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    Large Format Pinhole Camera

    This does not answer your question, but I thought I would chime in. I am a LF in focus kinda guy. But, a while back I purchased a 4x5 and 8x10 Leonardo(used) and I must say they can be a kick in...
  24. Need 4x5 Bessler Enlarger Format Scale Measurements.

    Wayne,

    Here goes.......

    From the Center of the LOWER mounting Screw Hole to the 4x5 mark is 1.050", from the 4x5 mark to the 3.25x4.25 mark is 1.190", from the 3.25x4.25 mark to the 2.25x3.25...
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    LF Film Bank

    This works! I have done this several times for other photographers. And not just for Film. I have loaned my Darkroom for Loading and Unloading and One fellow processed his film. I have Loaned...
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    RC vs. Fiber based papers

    OK - Now were talking, WINE, RC and Fiber Paper! It is the best combination! I think the staining would be more beautiful on the fiber and of course the feel of a Great Wine on a Fine Fiber Paper...
  27. Which Is the "perfect" Clip To Hold Sheet Film?

    Steve,

    I don't know, the ones I use seem to stay clean. I did have a problem using the Old style (one piece) ones they left a heck of a fold in the film... I now use the spring type..

    Mac
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    5x7 contact prints

    Urs,

    I am new to contact printing(2-3yrs), well at least when it comes to making a finished print. I, like a number of people have been making contacts for a long time as far as for "contact...
  29. American flags everywhere - end of architectural photography as we know it?

    Sorry! Someday I will learn to read. Before I SUBMIT! It has been a long day....
  30. American flags everywhere - end of architectural photography as we know it?

    Sandy,

    Timing, Timing, Timing! I am in the middle(they are finally in the washer) of printing a few old negs for a friend. We like I said I share your opinion and your discription "looking...
  31. American flags everywhere - end of architectural photography as we know it?

    Sandy,

    Ok I'd like to give this one a try. I just hope that I can get my point across. I agree with a lot of what you said, actually MOST of it. But I do not agree with your comment about the...
  32. Lighting for still life - where to start?!?!

    Gavin,

    I know this will get some turned up noses, but. If your using B&W go to the local Hardware Store and get 3 or 4 clamp on lights with the small reflectors and regular 100w screw in spots. ...
  33. Printing - change from test strips to 8x10 enlargement

    Simon,

    All of the above should be checked and let me throw another one into the mystery. If you are doing your test strips as most schools teach. The problem may be the heating and cooling of...
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    Headstone Photos -- How is this Done?

    Kevin,

    I'm very happy to see you ask this question. I just finished photographing (from thier headstone) my Great Grand Parents. I used the 4x5 and had a hell of a time getting set up but the...
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    LF locations in Denver area

    One more quick note. Sept. 15th is a long time away and our weather here changes by the Hour! But it has been a little Dry and the City is a bit Hazy during the day and early evening hours. Be...
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    LF locations in Denver area

    Roberto,

    The suggestions of Mr. Boulware are right on the mark. If you are looking for Fall Color, your timing my be just a bit early. However you won't be disapointed. The "Peak to Peak...
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    wisner rigidity questions

    A little late but I would like to add my 2 cents worth. I own 3 Wisner Cameras, 2 4x5's and one 8x10. All are Tech Field all were purchased used(for a small fraction of New) one 4x5 went through...
  38. 4x5 film availability near Conifer/Evergreen Colorado

    Well to the Mike's Employee(caller I.D. works!) that had the testicular fortitude to call my residence and leave a nice message. Thanks for confirming my prior post. I wounder if your manager knows...
  39. 4x5 film availability near Conifer/Evergreen Colorado

    Wayne,

    WERNER'S, WASATCH, and DENVER PRO are your best and only bet in "MY" opinion.

    MIKE'S is just a WOLF CAMERA staffed by "The Peoples Republic of Boulder" Besides if you are travling you...
  40. Albuquerque, Gallup & Sante Fe this weekend

    John,

    Before I start Questioning my techniques and getting all depressed because I'm not doing it(photography) the "Right Way"!! Please tell me that "Wandering Aimlessly" is not in the big list...
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