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    Packard Shutter Limitations

    Jim,
    How do you build a flash synch for a Packard without one? Thanks.
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    ULF opportunity

    This from a recent post in another forum:

    Note in the post on the Ilford forum that actual ULF orders in North America will be accepted through "a select list of dealers", yet unannounced. Sending...
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    Geared Tripod for ULF

    I use a Gitzo G526 for both an 8x20 and 11x14. Don't use the geared head much but when I do it works very well. Many cathedral type shots run 3-5 hour exposures and the tripod has always done it's...
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    Efke film notches

    I've noticed with many boxes of Efke film in ULF sizes that the notches are not cut evenly. Sometimes you can barely find the notch because it is so slight in size while most other times the notch...
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    Back Movements on 7x17

    Regarding movements there is a beauty to a certain simplicity. I've been using a modified system for my 8x20 and 11x14 for several years and it works well. It is a Sinar P system that I mount those...
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    Recording Instinct

    What do my words prompt you to write about?

    The ideas, more than the words alone resonate with personal perceptions and beliefs that express themselves in photographs. Artists find a medium that...
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    4x5 contact printing

    Many contact printers find Kodak Azo developed in Amidol has a longer tonal scale and richer blacks than enlarging paper. Lots of info at:
    michaelandpaula.com

    As long as the glass is heavy...
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    8x10 contact print

    Welcome to the fold, brother :-)
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    J&C 11x14 film?

    I use both Efke PL100 and PL25 in 11x14. If you can live with the speed (difficult) I've never had more expressive negatives than with the PL25. The range of darkroom options is a rich range. I...
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    Any LF users in Australia?

    I live in Melbourne but there aren't many places around for 8x10 black and white. JandC Photo sells and ships the stuff here. They are having a sale that ends at the end of today's US business day...
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    Any LF users in Australia?

    Hi Chong, There are a few of us out here. To where are you moving in Australia? Supplies come from all over. What are you looking for. Fotoimpex in Germany might be a good place to stock up on...
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    dumb question about Sinar

    In Aussie speak it's si (short vowel) nar - but why does it matter?
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    5x7 enlargers - any recommendations?

    Durst 138S w/ color head gives you a difusion enlarger. It is reigid, flexible in use and in general a great workhorse.
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    Nikkor APO 610mm

    I've used the 610 a fair bit on 11x14 and 8x20. It is more than sharp at infinity. It's bigger brother the 760 is equally nice at infinity.
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    "Affordable" 11x14 camera ?

    If you are interested in a monorail 11x14 I have a Cambo with both regular and bag bellows for sale. $2200.00. It also has an 8x10 back included.
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    Duluth Pack---any opinions?

    Just one more thought. Several months ago I took a month long solo canoe trip down a local river. I took the 8x20, 11x14 8x10 with a 5x7 back too. All those things went into Pelican cases and all...
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    Duluth Pack---any opinions?

    Kerry is right. I have a couple and use them regularly but the straps are miserable and cut into your shoulders, no internal framing, etc. They are great at what they are: canoe packs that you can...
  18. Did AA listen to music in the darkroom?

    3/4 or 4/4 beat? I need to know or I can't make good prints!
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    film larger than5x7

    T Max 400 in 8x10, 11x14, 8x20 and 16x20. Thanks.
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    5x7 shooters

    I often substitute using my feet for changing a lens when the terrain permits, It's good exercise and cheaper than a new lens :-)
  21. FP4+ in ULF disappearing, what is closest?

    Efke PL100 gives me richer negs than I ever got out of FP4. They are ever much more expressive in the darkroom. Also, I'd have to take exception to the 'but an ISO 25 film is going to be next to...
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    Choosing an 8x10 field camera

    The Kodak Mater (or Masterview) 8x10 is an outstanding camera. It is solid, has tons of movements, reasonably light and packs up compactly. Good used ones seem to go for 1200 to 1500 on eBay. Even...
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    Korona 8x20 Replacement Rack

    Michael,
    I have an 8x20 Korona that I've converted to use on a SInar base so I don't need the extension rack. If you wish to contact me off the forum I would be happy to speak with you about this....
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    Big Huge website update!

    A very enjoyable journey indeed. I, too, did the philosophy thing and firmly relate to your appreciation for having feet on the ground as well as a head in the clouds. Since you asked, there...
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    Photography and (Clinical) Depression

    I understand the dilema from experience. I found it helpful to allow the depression to find my topics for shooting. I couldn't go out and shoot just anything, expecially happy snaps, but because of...
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    8x20 Vertical Options

    Jorge,
    I submitted some pictures of this to the following website: http://www.mamutphoto.com/ULF/other.html

    My 11x14 uses the same base so really you can interchange as many cameras as you...
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    8x20 Vertical Options

    I use an 8x20 Korona a lot in vertical position. But I stripped off the wobbly Korona base and adapted the back and front to fit onto a Sinar P base. Now I have a camera with more stable movements....
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    UlF soft focus lens

    The Imagon 420 is a fairly rare bird (may be one on Ebay now). I have one that easily covers 11x14. This lens allows extreme to nonexistent soft focus.
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    Dual Purpose View Camera

    I use a P base and have modified two cameras to utilize the base (an 8x20 and an 11x14). I use it more in the field than in indoors but have done lots of architectural work with it. I probably...
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    Dallmeyer stigmatic lens

    Thanks for the replies. Dan, I presume the two set of sizes refer to the intended format and then perhaps the image cicrcle. Would this be a good assumption? eg., 6 10.7in for 8.5x6.5in (intended...
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    Dallmeyer stigmatic lens

    I've been given a barrel lens - a No. 6 Ser II Dallmeyer Stigmatic F/6 lens that is marked as 10.7 or 27cm length. Can't seem to find much inf from these archives or google. It covers the 8x10 with...
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    11x14 pro an cons?

    I'm an addicted ULF'er. I shoot 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 and 8x20 and only contact print. The two larger sizes almost always get used and the smaller ones much less so. Why - because in the subjective...
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    Imagon 420mm

    Can anyone tell me how common these lenses are and what format this length is intended to cover? Thank you in advance.
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    Any Aussie LF workers out there??

    Hi and welcome. I'm in the Melbourne area (Olinda in the Dandenongs) and shoot mostly ULF.
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    contact printing 11x14 negs

    The suggestion about Lotus contact printing frames is a good one. I use the same Lotus frame for 11x14 and 8x290. It always works.
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    What Lenses for ULF Photography?

    For 11x14 and 8x20. The Kodak 21 1/4 (540mm) anastigmat covers nicely and does, as someone said, have slightly less contrast than some modern lenses but this can be put to good use. I have made...
  37. Pyrocat-HD Solution 'A' 6 Month Life Expectancy

    Should the che,eicals be stored in light tight containers? Thanks
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    Greater than 1 Second shutter speeds

    Try a countdown timer from Radio Shack. You can place hours, minutes or seconds. You get an audio signal when the time is up freeing you from the need to watch (forgive the pun) the time every...
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    Durst 138s circle

    Another remote possibility is checking that the lens panels are properly seated onto the receiving surface. I have had the problem of some light leakage if the lens boards were not centered just...
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    View Camera Magazine in Australia

    I bought one in Melbourne at Borders, surely they would have it in Sydney, too. I wish View Camera would get it's act together about overseas subscriptions. I paid 17.95 for the magazine and that...
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