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    Re: BetterScanning holder owners: opinions?

    Thanks for the link, I missed it when doing my search.

    I agree the Epson with the stock holder gives very good results with 4x5. I got the BS adjustable holder to scan Polaroid 55 negs and the odd...
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    Re: BetterScanning holder owners: opinions?

    Ari, hope you don't mind but I have a related question.

    I bought the Better Scanning adjustable holder for my Epson 4870 but never had an opportunity to try it before it passed on. Recently picked...
  3. Re: Digital archiving of transparencies: queries

    This is a timely thread . I've just begun archiving my 35mm slides using a Nikon 9000 scanner.

    The first batch of 15 I've scanned date back to 1971 and are Kodachromes and Afgachromes. They were...
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    Epson 3800 Inks

    I've been living off the original ink set and now the painful time has come to start replacing the cartridges.

    Checking B&H and my local pro shop (Vistek in Toronto) all are around the $60 mark....
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    Re: PayPal Incident

    Just an update.

    After 6weeks and a day the camera arrived in Hong Kong the original Canada Post estimate was 4-6 weeks. Once the Can Post web site, via the tracking number, said the package had...
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    Re: PayPal Incident

    Despite my recent experience I agree with Steve in Australia and Vlad in Romania. It's likely the large format world will continue to slowly shrink and an international community and perspective will...
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    Re: PayPal Incident

    Kumar, many thanks for the link to the Hong Kong post office.

    While the Canada Post tracking number was not recognized it did mention a way to send the buyer's address information and Can Post...
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    PayPal Incident

    I would like to share a recent experience with PayPal.

    I'm mainly a buyer on Ebay but in October I sold a Super Ikonta to a gentleman in Hong Kong. Living in Canada there were only two shipping...
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    Re: is KEH still a good place to buy?

    Their selection is good and the prices are competitive but living in Canada, the killer for me is the FedEX shipping and surcharges. Has anyone else asked them to ship to Canada via USPS and were you...
  10. Re: Nikon 9000 Scanner (via 1394 Firewire) Working on Windows 64bit

    Many thanks to all, amazing stuff!

    As for Nikon, kind of a pathetic way to treat one's customers especially given that in a digital world software is everything and the fix in this case is...
  11. Re: Nikon 9000 Scanner (via 1394 Firewire) Working on Windows 64bit

    I ended up buying VueScan and I was able to get some work out relatively quickly. It recognized the scanner immediately and on the whole the program was fairly intuitive. I scanned 25 negs & slides...
  12. Re: Nikon 9000 Scanner (via 1394 Firewire) Working on Windows 64bit

    I'm running Win 7 64 bit.

    Jim, I had a brief look at you blog, it looks interesting and as soon as I get back this evening I will try it and report.

    By the way, I called Nikon tech help and...
  13. Re: Nikon 9000 Scanner (via 1394 Firewire) Working on Windows 64bit

    I upgraded to Windows 7 a few months back. When I went to use the 9000 scanner and the Nikon Scan software V4.02 -4.03 I get back the message "scanner not found". Apparently the Nikon Scan software...
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    Petzval lens focus position?

    Just picked up a #2 Darlot which I plan to try out this weekend. With the lens focusing knob, does it matter where I set the focus on the lens?

    For example do I leave it at infinity and focus...
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    Re: RRS Camera plates

    The M20 does have the screw type clamping mechanism si I should be OK

    It's kind of amusing that for over 25 years I've used the same type of hex plate or straight forward flat plate on my tripods...
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    RRS Camera plates

    I've bought my first ball head, a used Markins, is it safe to say that all RRS plates will fit the Markins head?
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    Re: Microtek M1 question

    Thanks Barry, when I first played with it I was sure something was loose inside. It was not a confidence builder.
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    Re: Microtek M1 question

    Microtek responded, the have a sales office in California. A replacement glass holder is $65. Now that I've got the scanner working (with the Siverfast software) I'll probably spring for the holder. ...
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    Microtek M1 question

    I bought a used M1 pro last week to repalce my ailing Epson 4870. I plan to use it mainly with 4x5 and 5x7 film. One accessory missing from the scanner was the 8x10 glass carrier. I assume that it...
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    Re: reasonable price petzval lenses

    Luis,

    I recently picked up a Darlot very similar to yours. I see you have it mounted on a Tech board. How did you mount it? From the photo it does not look like you used a ring or flange. Thanks
  21. Re: Group buy, 5x7 TXP. Min order is 500 sheets

    I would be interested in a couple of boxes.
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    Re: Scanner Practice

    Many thanks for your comments and thoughtful advice.

    I now feel more comfortable that the raw scan approach with minimal processing is a good basis for further work and experimentation.
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    Re: Scanner Practice

    Peter, your analogy is interesting. I do not know if the the Nikon Scan software can emulate adjustments in exposure and development but I will try to find out.

    Oren, producing a full information...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    120 - Mamiya 6 & Pentax 6x7
    4x5 - Linhof Tech V
    5X7 - Deardorff 4x5 special with both backs
    8x10 - Deardorff plus 5x7 back

    120 and 4x5 get used the most though I'm using 5x7 more and more....
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    Scanner Practice

    A general question on scanner best practice.

    When scanning 5x7 B&W negatives (with Epson scan) on my Epson 4870 I find myself doing very little manipulation in the scanning process other than...
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    Re: Nikon 9000 scanner or Epson V750?

    Cesar, is the AN glass usable with the 120 holder that comes with the scanner or does it need to be modified?
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    Re: Nikon 9000 scanner or Epson V750?

    I just ordered the Nikon 9000 this morning. The fact that I shoot medium format at least three or four times as often as 4x5 (just easier to carry around I guess) and have a library of 2 1/4 negs...
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    Re: Nikon 9000 scanner or Epson V750?

    Just checked out B&H for the 120 glass film holder. I wasn't aware there are two, one is called a rotating film holder. Can anyone explain the difference?
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    Re: Nikon 9000 scanner or Epson V750?

    Oren, sorry to see you used the word mandatory.

    I've seen some comments regarding film flatness issues with 120 film but thought I would wait until I tried the holder included with the scanner...
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    Re: Nikon 9000 scanner or Epson V750?

    Walter I have to agree. While the V750 would be a good compromise, it would be just that in my mind, a compromise. So it looks like I bite the bullet and get the Nikon and live with the old 4880 for...
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    Nikon 9000 scanner or Epson V750?

    I've been reading with great interest the various threads on scanning. I have an Epson 4880 that does a creditable job on 4x5 & 5x7 but only fair on 2 1/4 negs. This was further highlighted when I...
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    Re: Darkroom supplies in Montreal.

    Just picked up some Xtol from Henry's. Ask them to order Webcode 411K0D020 for you.
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    Re: Feisol Users - Comments?

    Just to clarify my last post, when I mention 6 ft that's my height not my eye level.
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    Re: Feisol Users - Comments?

    I can't comment on the stability with the Arca head, I picked a cheap ($80) knock off ball head imported or made by "Cameron". The head weighs just over a pound, 570 grams?, has about a 45mm diameter...
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    Re: Feisol Users - Comments?

    Used a Mamiya 7 for B&W and a Nikon DSLR and medium teles during the trip.

    Just finished shooting some 4x5's (TMY 400) with my Technika V without problems but I replaced the CB30 ball head with a...
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    Re: Feisol Users - Comments?

    Purchased a CT3441SB from Kerry in August and used it on a three week trip to the UK. The tripod performed flawlessly, light, steady, quick to set up and best of all it fit in my carry on bag/camera...
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    Re: Print Washer Question

    May thanks for the feedback. Sounds like I will plug it.
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    Print Washer Question

    Just picked up a 11x14 Kostiner print washer. There is a small plastic set screw in the connector nearest to the washer. Does anyone know its purpose? The set screw is seized, leaks badly and I was...
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    Re: Drying Fiber based paper

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will try hanging them back to back, weighted on the bottom and then depending on the results try the iron on the back of the prints.
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    Drying Fiber based paper

    I recently tried contact printing my first 8x 10 negatives. I used some Ilford Gallery paper that I had in storage. All went relatively well until I hung the paper up to dry, as is my usual practice...
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