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    Re: Sticky bellows - how to solve it???

    Hi, I am using CRC "Dry Slide" to solve all sorts of "sticky" problems, it's a PTFE spray which is a sort of Teflon and makes "stuff" slide and might de-sticky your bellows. May be you could get a...
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    Non hardening Fixers ?

    Hi

    Just about to get into non hardening fixers for prints. The TF 2 and Kodak’s F- 24 seem to be the place to start as the bulk ingredients are readily available here. I only have to bring in the...
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    Re: how many use Durst 138 enlargers

    Hi leec,

    Hummm well maybe I should retreat into my dark room and go and cuddle my 138s. Sadly down here on our relatively small island these go to the dump ! So I conned my self into two of them....
  4. Re: anybody shock mounted a vxl beseler top and bottom

    Hi Greg,
    Umm you will need to isolate the entire system, the top of the mast, the bottom of the mast and the easel platform. One of my clients ( via cad software ) got into this with their machines,...
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    Re: Perceptol 1 + 2 at 23, 24, 25 C

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks.
    Peter humm I thought I might be the culprit, have work out why.
    Regards Rob.
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    Perceptol 1 + 2 at 23, 24, 25 C

    Hi, Anyone know anything about Delta 100 and FP4 + & FP5 + in Perceptol in dilution of 1 + 2, times and temperatures. I have looked at the great big dev. chart and that lists the standard times &...
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    Linhof Fuji GX converter board.

    Hi, does anyone have a Fuji GX 680 mark 1 or mark 11 to Linhof converter board ?
    If so does the board connect electrically to the GX front upright ? or does the board have a recess so that 14 little...
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    Re: Problem with a Durst cls 1000 color head

    Hi frotog,

    Don’t know the CLS 1000 as my head is a ClS 300 – much older. But I have recently solved similar problems with a AC 901 which has a EST 1200 transformer system and the AC 901 control...
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    Cold light heads – infrared free ?

    Hi Folks

    It’s me again with crazy questions – well …. maybe there is some sense in this option.
    I ran across Oerlikon while thinking about LEDs for an enlarger head, working in the general...
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    Re: Which book to choose for Zone System?

    Hi All
    My apologies I called Chris. Woodhouse C. White.
    “Way Beyond Monochrome” is by R.W. Lambrecht and C. Woodhouse.

    Regards

    Rob.
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    Re: Which book to choose for Zone System?

    Hi Ben,
    All the above are good and at some time should be read but for a clear, concise, well written book that you can trust without having to evaluate each step I recommend

    “ Way Beyond...
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    Xrite 881 as B&W densitometer

    Hi All and a Prosperous New Year to you.

    Does any one know about the Xrite 881 and whether it can be used as a B&W negative reader ?
    If so will it read 4 x 5 negatives of the Stouffer 31 step...
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    Re: Help - Lens identity ?

    Hi Guys, Thanks - fascinating but I don’t think I will buy it.

    Regards
    Rob
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    Help - Lens identity ?

    I am aware of a 210 4.5 lens which is probably a Process lens and am wondering whether it is worth rescuing. The only indication of it origin “is that it has a camera prism symbol with an arrow from...
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    Looking for Mojo --

    Paulr

    Hmmmm. Thanks for your illuminating response. It seems that fine tuning a lens is more Formula 1 than hot rodding a short block Chev.

    I can see that the precision required calls for...
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    Looking for Mojo --

    Chris and Paulr, thanks, excellent discussion !

    Struan Gray

    'Better' can easily mean that a lens reaches a typical design spec at a lower price, rather than simply having more lp/mm.

    Paulr
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    How to repair bellows?

    Hi Jeffrey. A very simple and so far effective repair, 2 years and still light tight is Dow Corning Silastic Gasket 100% silicone rubber Plastic Putty, down under it has the part No GS 75 and comes...
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    Lens for Botanicals: 4x5

    Ken, no offence taken – was mildly baffled – it now seems mildly amusing. Your apology is accepted.

    Thanks Ernest, I trundled off and read your article on macro lens here on this site “Excellent “
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    Lens for Botanicals: 4x5

    OK so what makes a Macro lens macro ?
    How does it work ?
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    Enlarging lens for 8x10

    Hi Kevin.
    "The Nikkor requires using Ilford sheets on top of the diffuser panel for filtering"
    How or where can I found out about these Ilford sheets? I have had a quick look at Ilford's site...
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    Plaubel Anticomar f 4.2 210 mm any good ?

    I have run across a Plaubel Anticomar f 4.2 210 mm and I am wondering if any one has used or tested one ? I am assuming it is not coated.

    Regards

    Rob
  22. Thread: Durst CLS 300

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    Durst CLS 300

    Thanks Gudmundur,

    I will got on to Wolfgang.

    Regards

    Rob.
  23. Thread: Durst CLS 300

    by Rob Hale
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    Durst CLS 300

    Durst CLS 300 bits.

    Hi,
    Any one know where I can find diathemic reflectors and the 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ inch ( 16 cm x 16 cm ) UV and Neutral density filters a Durst CLS 300 ?

    This is the color head...
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    New Zealand advice and locations

    Hi Jon

    A quick kind of round up for you. As a North islander ( Bay of Plenty ) I would suggest you bear in mind that from top to bottom we are a 1250 miles ( 2000 km ), no great distance on...
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    Pinhole Camera Question...

    Hi Emmanuel

    Am I completly up the creek or are these hole sizes and f numbers back to front
    i.e. should the larger pinholes not be a smaller f number or is it a relationship to the focal length?...
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    Most congenial forum?

    Scott

    Ellen

    P.S.

    I would like to a Generosity.

    I went and looked at Replies to: Photography and (Clinical) Depression and saw generosity – truckloads of open, warm hearted generosity.
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    4x5 metering & Compensation

    Hi Trevor.

    All the above is good stuff, but here are some suggestions which might help.

    As a new comer to LF, with no light meter, I solved this problem by the following :-

    My elderly Linhof...
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    Most congenial forum?

    Hi guys and dolls

    I am going to severely reprimand the lot of you !!

    I believe that if think about a question I was asked by a remarkably intelligent young lady you will start to see why you...
  29. Unable to Focus Accurately with Wide Angle Lenses

    Hi Michael

    As you have just said a great deal of information.

    May I suggest that Jim’s calculation showing that .3 mm variation of the focused plane could produce similar results to your...
  30. Latest nightmares at the airport -- and a solution

    Hi Guys and Girls

    I had to go from NZ to UK via LA. And back via LA. The trip started on the 3rd. Sept. And returned for the 9th Oct.

    So I ran a simple test. Two rolls 120 NPC 160. One roll...
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    Ilford lets be postive

    Gentlemen Gentleman

    Lets be postive.

    When I lasted looked at this site :-

    http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/business/general/s/128/128120_fears_for_700_jobs_as_ilford_faces_closure.html
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  32. Thread: England trip

    by Rob Hale
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    England trip

    Hi Kirk

    Trip to UK, some quick thoughts.

    While Engalnds not my favorite place it is littered in photo opps.

    I second the canals possibility and the other suggestion of source information.
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    Linhof Behind Lens Shutter

    Hi guys, Thanks for all the info and thanks David I had a look at the ebay sale as you suggested

    Rob
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    Compound Shutter Cam - help

    Compund Shutter Cam - help

    I am inquiring from New Zealand as to whether anyone can help me ? I have acquired a Linhof Schneider Kreuznach Tele Xenar 5,5 / 360 S/N 3611932 mounted in a Compound...
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    Shutter Speed Calibrating

    Shutter Speed Calibrating

    Hi, I have acquired a Linhof monorail and as I am very much a new boy on the Large Format scene I hope my questions are not too naive.

    Do you guys have some simple,...
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    Linhof Behind Lens Shutter

    Linhof Kardan Behind Lens Shutter

    Hi, I have acquired a Linhof monorail and as I am very much a new boy on the Large Format scene I hope my questions are not too naive.

    Can a Linhof monorail...
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    Linhof Roll Back

    Linhof Roll Back

    Hi, I have acquired a Linhof monorail and as I am very much a new boy on the Large Format scene I hope my questions are not too naive.

    I have a Linhof 6 x 9 roll back which,...
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