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    Re: how do I make all digital topics disappear?

    Frank got chucked off APUG because the digital pics were the final straw as far as Sean was concerned and because of Frank's reaction when it was pointed out to him that the digi-shots were not...
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    Getting back to the darkroom

    Gallerie is still made. Grade 5 has gone though due to lack of demand. The Oriental papers have new emulsions and are not the same as they were (so I read - never used it). All Kodak B&W papers are...
  3. Fuji NPS 160 returned with massive red cast. Why?

    "But if the negatives are red the prints should be cyan. Right? From the sound of it both the negatives and the prints have the same colour cast. Shouldn't they have opposing colours?"

    There are...
  4. Fuji NPS 160 returned with massive red cast. Why?

    Methinks Steve Simmons wins the cigar... Also, from the "What NOT to do in large format" article at http://www.largeformatphotography.info/mistakes.html :

    "Once you have shot your film...
  5. So sad, what to replace Agfa Multicontrast Classic

    Kentmere Fineprint VC Warm has a semi-matt (they call it "Finegrain") surface that you may like if you prefer a semi-matt finish. Very warm. The non-warmtone version is also available with the...
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    Readyload and quickload insanity

    My Readyload holder bought just over a year ago (Cat. 893 7542) has no slots for attaching to a graflock back. Other than that, it is black, red release button, single sheet with mostly white text....
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    Empire 11x14 on eB*y

    I agree with the others: it has never happened to me, but I would be very annoyed if it did.

    It's simple: if someone is looking for a particular item, then they will have already seen the...
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    Darkroom Sink

    Firstly, do you really need a sink, as such. Or do you simply need somewhere to put a row of trays that might spill a few drops of chemicals over the side as you agitate them? If the latter, you...
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    Using a Compur #00 shutter

    Small amount of info here: http://www.skgrimes.com/compur/slftime/index.htm - sounds like the same as your shutter.
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    Agfa MCC replacement

    I have read someone suggest that Kentmere Fineprint VC Warm is similar to MCC but as it is a semi-matt "finegrain" finish, I'm not sure how accurate that suggestion is. Might be worth...
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    Pen for Signing Photographs

    India Ink with a calligraphy pen.
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    Mylar in the U.K.

    Mylar is just the DuPont brand name for polyester film - as others said, Secol or similar sheets will do the job.

    Cheers, Bob.
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    What size is a 6-sheet poster?

    Mr. Google, him say: http://www.big-pix.com/size.html
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    Changes to Ilford paper

    Stop press.... Ilford says in answer to a different question on APUG that they have not made any emulsion changes since the MBO.

    Cheers,
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    Changes to Ilford paper

    Ilford are showing such disgusting total disregard for consumers that an Ilford director has been active on APUG for a couple of weeks now answering questions and generally being helpful. Erm......
  16. Processing 5x4 sheet film in Jobo 2521 tank

    "With the CPE2 on high speed and FP4 in ID11 @ 1+1 what time do you use ? Have you tried Delta too ?"

    6 mins @ 24 degrees celcius. (~ 9 mins at 20c but I prefer the higher temp: easier to maintain...
  17. Processing 5x4 sheet film in Jobo 2521 tank

    6 sheets per reel in a CPE-2 on high speed, 300ml, mainly FP4+ in ID-11 @ 1+1. No pre-wash. No problems. Some people have problems - no one knows why!

    Cheers,
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    Ilford pulling out of LF?

    If you read the PULPA thread mentioned in the Ilford announcement, you will see that they are about to start cutting ULF with one or two runs per year. Recall that Harman Technology is not Ilford as...
  19. Thread: vacation

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    vacation

    In general spring or autumn unless you want lots of snow in which case, late winter. Not much public transport out of season (Easter to mid September) - actually, it's not that good outside...
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    mpp 5x4 technical camera

    MPPs have not been made for many years so I suspect you will have problems If you are not aware of it already, the MPP Users Club is online at: http://www.mppusers.freeuk.com/index.htm
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    Recommendations for Darkroom Books

    Not sure if it is still available, but Larry Bartlett's "Black and White Photographic Printing Workshop" is full of worked examples with printing plans etc. Another vote each for "Way Beyond...
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    RC vs. fiber - beginner's question

    Random thoughts....

    For maximum permanence, you can Sepia, Selenium or Gold tone the print.

    A 50 year life for modern quality RC prints seems reasonable, from my reading on the subject.

    You...
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    Josef Sudek Euro LF pioneer?

    Frank Beken (http://www.beken.co.uk/history.htm). IIRC he didn't switch to MF cameras until the 1960s...
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    Ulf and Ilford!

    So, why do you think Ilford are asking ULFers for input? Some kind of a subtle British joke - a overactive sense of the absurd? A sadistic plot by a group of twisted minds to lull ULF photographers...
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    Kodak to Drop More Film Lines

    Stocking up has a double-whammy effect: not only does it reward a company that is leaving the market, it deprives the remaining players of income and hence reduces their incentive to stay in the...
  26. New article by Paul Owen: Black Jacket focus cloth

    On my 3rd DIY cloth. I use metal snap-studs instead of velcro for the reasons noted above (the 4th version will use plastic studs if I can get them...). Cloth is two layers of lightweight...
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    Ilford FP4+ ISO/ASA Rating

    Yours is much the same method I use, except that I use a bath towel instead of a grey card as it has texture and is big enough to focus on without apreciable bellows extension. I find this easier to...
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    Ilford FP4+ ISO/ASA Rating

    Have you used this method before? Did you allow for bellows factor if you focussed on the card, or did you focus at infinity? I get EI 80 in ID-11 1+1 for 5.75 minutes @24C (rotary).
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    Q: Fiber Paper / Glass Sheets for Drying

    By all means try it on glass for the learning experience, but also try the screens followed by pressure when dry too. Watch out for pressing Ilford MG Warmtone while it's still wet - the emulsion...
  30. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    ROLL CALL

    Eh?... What?.... Did someone ring?..... Buggerit, I'm going back to bed.......
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    HP Marketing...

    Hey, I have a solution: get your congressman to agitate for the US to join the European Union (a.k.a. the E.E.C.) - then this would be anti-competitive practice and therefore illegal as any warranty...
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    Canadians, need help!

    Very important placement of the comma in the thread title I thought...

    Bob.
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    Best black and white film for a beginner

    Slight problem at the moment is that Ilford liquid developers are mostly out of stock (but allegedly starting to arrive - check with Silverprint - if anyone has some, they will) and powdered...
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    Large format film development

    Ilford datasheets suggest a 15% reduction from their intermittant agitation times for constant agitation.

    Jobo suggest that with a 5 minute pre-soak, you can use intermittant agitation times. ...
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    Gel Polarizers

    As far as I know, all the systems for holding gels (Cokin, Lee etc) rotate.

    But, why not just use a normal glass polariser on the lens? Admittedly, filter threads tend to be larger than for 35mm...
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    B&W landscape photography

    Michael Kenna, at the moment...

    Cheers,
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    Ilford reborn

    "Their only product which really matters is Ilfochrome. It is unique, while the rest of their stuff has equivilant (if not identical) competition mainly with Kodak products. I hope to heck that it...
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    More stuff you can't photograph?

    "Then they put up a plaque near the real Lone Cypress saying that all photography of the Lone Cypress tree is prohibited"

    Sounds like a job for come creative work with a can of petrol and a...
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    ebay scam alert.

    Also, the 4x10 Canham listing does say it has a 4x5 reducing back - hence the holders and lens. However, as has been said, better safe than (very) sorry. You would have though that practically...
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    Light box on eBay

    I have a slightly smaller version: works very well. Very even light compared to a tube version.
    Brightness is similar to a tube one. You might want to check the colour temperature of this...
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