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    Bergger B&W paper

    We used some of the same paper for a client a couple years ago and got very nice results. Yes, the base is warmer than the MG IV we normally use, but the prints had a nice "glow" to them. One thing...
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    Center tilt on Ebony

    You will notice that the pivot point for the lensboard is actually above the lock knobs, so in effect there is a bit of focus shift in the image. I too, love my 45SU, great choice you made!
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    Architectural Photography Tips?

    I recently photographed a historic building for a client and I used lensed ranging from 58mm to 150mm. Most of the images were done with a 72mm and 90mm. I had a 240mm and 305mm but they never got...
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    Anybody wants to link?

    Nice site! If you are not adversed to linking to a custom black and white lab, sure!!!

    Jeff
  5. Using a video head with a large format camera

    As long as you have some way to adjust the side to side leveling, a video head can work just fine.
  6. One more reason to love the 240 G Claron!

    G-Clarons are really great. I used to have the 270, and currently I have the 240 and 305.
  7. Thread: Greece

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    Greece

    I have printed many of Bill's images from Greece, and can attest to the beauty of the area.

    Jeff

    Labwork - The Black & White Lab
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    wide angle friendly field camera

    It is too bad you have a price limitation. I had used a Tech III for many years and then I got a Tech V for a short while and then a Master Tech 2000, which had so many issues I returned that and...
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    Ebony or Arca-Swiss or ??

    I say Ebony! I have a 45SU after owning or using a great many makes and models of both filed and monorail cameras. You will not be dissapointed.
  10. Rangerfinder with 90mm on a Technika

    I am pretty sure you do not drop the bed. To avoid vignetting from the bed of the camera you must have the ground glass in the horizontal position only.
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    ROLL CALL

    ...Oy..!
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    Most congenial forum?

    I find this forum, www.forum.rickresource.com, to be one of the friendliest and honest forums I have been involved with. It is also extremely informative with a lot of knowledgeable folks on it,...
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    survey digital vs traditional darkroom

    I do primarily wet darkroom for personal work, all wet darkroom for my business Labwork - The Black & White Lab www.labwork-bw.com. I do have a digicam for posting things on forums and to photograph...
  14. WA lens for photography in the North East

    I live in NE Ohio. I use both my 90 and 58 quite a bit, especially the 58 for woodlands and rivers, cascades, waterfalls, etc.
  15. Architecture: LF film vs. 35mm digital capture

    I have seen a resurgence of old customers of mine that went digital, now coming back to my lab with good 'ol b&w film! I haven't asked why, but my guess is that spending all that time in front of...
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    Omega D5 alignment

    You will need a LOT of patience!
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    Enlarger aids ??

    I use a Microsight all the time, they are excellent grain focusers. And I too, put a piece of paper under it!
  18. Trading in a Toyo 45AII for Wista? Feedback pls.

    I used to own a Wista 45VX, which is the same camera sans the RF. It has plenty of movements for what you want to do and IMO is a better camera than the Toyos I have used in the past. Because of...
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    pc replacement

    Essentially, it just plugs in and gets screwed down.
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    pc replacement

    I do not know how to post a pic of this but I can e-mail you a small photo showing the right angle pc connector and the way it connects to the electrical contacts in the shutter. The pic shows the...
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    pc replacement

    The pc connector on my Copal 1 shutters are the straight up kind and they attach with two screws, one on either side of the connector, same as the right angle one I got from Linhof. Perhaps we are...
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    pc replacement

    I looked at my Copal 0 and Copal 1 shutters and the PC connectors are the same, and attach the same way.
  23. Clamp marks on E6 pro-processed film normal?

    A very good thing to do when composing on the groundglass is to leave a bit of room all around as most negative carriers do cut off some of the image at the edges. I leave at least 3/16" all around....
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    pc replacement

    When I got a Linhof recessed lensboard for my 58XL, it came with a kit of parts including a right angled PC socket to replace the straight one that was on the shutter. All I had to do was unscrew...
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    Frozen film and Comic Radiation

    I'd be more concerned about tragic radiation! Stock away, for the most part you may have to print through the base fog. Has anybody used antifog tablets with film?
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    Dancing With Mr. D... Devilish Places

    There's the Devil's Punchbowl near Victorville, Ca.
  27. 4x5 Camera for architecture and landscape

    I have an Ebony 45SU with 5 lenses ranging from a 58XL to a 305 G-Claron. Along with most accesories, I fit all this in a Lowepro Photo Trekker AW. Works great. I do use the day pack on it for...
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    B&W film sources

    "With all the talk lately about Ilford's 'imminent demise'"

    That is exactly what it is: talk (as in rumours)! If you really want Ilford to go down the tubes, jump ship. However, if you use and...
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    6x12 mask compositional guide lines

    Why not make the mask out of clear acetate with the guide marked in black, pretty simple it seems.
  30. Deardorff Portrait Studio 8x10 - transport question

    BTW, From a October 1, 1963 pricelist I have, it sold for $560.00!
  31. Deardorff Portrait Studio 8x10 - transport question

    From a Deardorff brochure that I have on the 8x10 Studio camera it lists the height of the columns as 4'3", hope this helps.
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    Help With New Camera Selection

    You didn't mention what lenses you have, but for anything no longer than 500 tele , you might want to consider the Ebony 45SU, as that is superb for architechure and landscape work. I use the...
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    Portable 4x5 for use with 450 lens

    One camera not mentioned is the Linhof Technikardan, that should also work for your needs.
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    mystery bag bellows

    Sounds like an Arca Swiss.
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    Shafted by Ebay Seller

    My understanding is to never deal with someone off ebay, especially after an auction ends and the seller contacts you to try and complete a sale. This is just one of many tactics used by...
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    Jobo 3006 vs 3010

    Make sure you use more than the recommended minimum to ensure even development. I usually use about 800ml and I get amazingly even processing. I tested it by shooting an evenly lit grey seamless...
  37. Ansel Adams : questionable ethics?...or it doesn't matter ?

    I know of someone with a signed copy of Yosemite and the Range of Light he wants to sell. If this is inappropriate, please delete this, thanks.
  38. What head for variable contrast 4x5 printing with Omega D2?

    I have Ilford MG 500 systems on three Omegas and one on an 8x10 Saltzman. Great setup.
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    ilford 500 series

    Why not talk to Joel at Ilford in technical support.
  40. Yet another problem with Readyloads...

    Personally I prefer to have a little extra room all around my images so that I don't run into any such problems. Just putting the negative in my Omega negative carrier can cover a tiny bit of the...
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