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    Re: Best large tent?

    If you want a really large, strong, comfortable tent that lasts a lifetime, nothing beats a De Waard, especially the Vergrote Zilvermeeuw (Enlarged Seagull):...
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    Re: January 2020 Portraits

    The upper 2/3rd of the image is great! I would suggest the cut away the lower 1/3rd part of the image.
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500

    Leigh, that is great information! I did not know this. My first Multigrade 500 power supply got overheated and the transformer burnt. It actually happened while the system was powered off but the...
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500

    I'd suggest you try to find a head that matches the power supply. The power supply is the weak part of the system, they tend to blow up. You can find heads, controllers etc. on eBay but I've never...
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    Re: Travelling to The Hague

    In The Hague, the Gemeentemuseum / Fotomuseum is a must. As Roy mentioned, the museum in Rotterdam (20 minutes by train from The Hague) is also really worthwhile. Amsterdam (some 40 minutes by train...
  6. Re: The Nicaraguans: Twenty Years Between Portraits

    I much enjoyed the 2 websites you provided! I noticed that the gallery is advertising your prints for sale as "inkjet fine art prints". Since the images were made on 4x5" film I would expect analog...
  7. Re: The Nicaraguans: Twenty Years Between Portraits

    Congratulations, Robert! The 2 photo's in your announcement are superb.
    I just returned from a 2 1/2 week round trip in Nicaragua and I was impressed by the country, its history and the people. Is...
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    Re: Photographic chemical disposal

    Interesting.... in the USA there are still universities, schools, art schools, communities, companies operating darkrooms? Over here (Netherlands, and I think most of Europe) that time is long gone....
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    Re: Photographic chemical disposal

    Maris Rusis, thanks for posting this!
    So... I really shouldn't worry about the environmental impact of disposing my (quite minimal) used B&W chemicals?
    I always bring my fixer and film developer...
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    Re: Photographic chemical disposal

    There's a difference between illegal and irresponsible. Illegal depends on local legislation.
    Irresponsible: B&W film developer and all fixer should be disposed of in a way that ensures proper...
  11. Re: sinar expert case...anyone have a diagram on how stuff fits in this??

    I cannot open / enlarge the attached images. Can you upload in a way such that they can be enlarged? I'm not sure whether I can help but without seeing the images in a larger size it's very difficult...
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    Re: Rodinal - is anyone happy with their results?

    Grain... I love it! To me it's an essential characteristic of analog photography.
    Kodak Tri-X 35mm in Rodinal 1+25 or 1+50, normal agitation (= NO stand development) = the best analog B&W...
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    Re: How many water changes to wash film?

    My experience: it depends on the film. Ilford FP4 will do fine with some 4 or 5 fill/agitate/dump cycles over 10-15 minutes. Kodak Tmax needs more: I take at least 30 minutes and some 8 refills.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Mike, great shot! I really like the way you played with motion and (un)sharpness. I'm immediately falling in love with this beautiful girl and scenery. I wish I was there!
  15. Re: HELP ! negative carrier for Dust 138s (nega 138)

    Once you have the glass one can easily make a negative carrier; as said, I did it in the past and it worked just fine.
  16. Re: HELP ! negative carrier for Dust 138s (nega 138)

    You can buy the glass here: https://secure31.webhostinghub.com/~fpoint5/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=5809346.23058*L18R98&product=ENLARGER_GLASS
    It's a small company in Florida, USA. Beware though: like...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Haha...... A dirty mind is a joy forever!
    Great!
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    Re: Newbie Needs help on B&W film developing...

    Forget about the Zone system. Use a good light meter and apply simple corrections for the most obvious deviations (e.g. a very bright sky). I would even recommend: start with 35mm and practice that...
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    Re: Newbie Needs help on B&W film developing...

    Now... you call yourself a newbie.... Does that mean 8x10 is new for you? Or is the Zone system new to you? Is B&W film developing new to you?
    What you're describing feels like a very sophisticated...
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    Re: show me something else

    Bipin, interesting! Can you please tell a bit more about the Mordancage idea?
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    Re: show me something else

    Seems like this thread is dying..... Does that mean that everybody prefers to stay in his / her comfort zone, shooting the same LF photo's we've been doing over the past 50 years? That worries me: my...
  22. Re: my first home processed 4x5 sheets- definitely an issue- would love feedback

    Could it be that the sheets were stuck to each other in the processing tank? It's important that there is space between the film sheets; if not, the water and chemicals don't reach the film surface. ...
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    Re: show me something else

    Good question (/challenge...) John! After doing 35mm and medium format for some 40 years I stepped into large format (4x5) a couple of months ago. Now that I've familiarized myself with the gear and...
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    Re: Wondering why I still shoot film

    Keep on dreaming.... look at this test, back in 2011 (!), comparing 8x10 film with professional digital cameras.... digital is the obvious winner. And that was 5 years ago!...
  25. Re: Best way to convert Berlebach tripod from 1/4 to 3/8 (for Sinar equipment)

    The recess is too deep and/or the fasteners are too short; they fall out before they engage with the head. And it's more cumbersome than the mat board.
  26. Re: Best way to convert Berlebach tripod from 1/4 to 3/8 (for Sinar equipment)

    As long as the difference between the 2 diameters is small (just a few mm) it's good enough. It wears, but then I simply cut a new one.
    Should the difference in diameter be larger then a metal disk...
  27. Re: Best way to convert Berlebach tripod from 1/4 to 3/8 (for Sinar equipment)

    Good decision!
    Just one more thing to watch: is the (round) base plate of your Berlebach tripod the same size as the (round) base of the Sinar?
    If the tripod base plate is the same size or larger...
  28. Re: Best way to convert Berlebach tripod from 1/4 to 3/8 (for Sinar equipment)

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    As Jac said, all you need is such a bushing. This is what it looks like. i use this to mount a Sinar F on a Berlebach and it works fine.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    That almost sounds like an excuse. I think making photographs af what happens to be around you is actually on of the best things you can do as a photographer. I recall a famous photographer (don't...
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    Re: The Ultimate Camera, Lens, etc., etc.

    It's this one:
    http://newatlas.com/worlds-most-expensive-camera-sells-at-auction/22534/
    Just imagine you would own this and then sell it for US$ 2.77 million.......
    And then you can buy yourself...
  31. Re: Hello from Bucharest Romania, and need help troubleshooting a problem negative

    Light leaks most likely. Check your film holders and the camera. To check the camera, take in into your darkroom, put a very strong battery-powered (LED) light inside the camera, put the closed lens...
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    Re: Instant film backs

    Because they've become pretty much useless. As Emmanuel explained, the only film still available is New55 and that is very expensive. So everybody who owns such a back tries to sell it but nobody is...
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    Re: Hello from Switzerland and some Questions

    I'm in a fairly similar situation.... after decades of using 35mm and 6x6 I recently got me a 4x5 Sinar with loads of accessories. A few suggestions, based on my experience so far.....
    240mm on 8x10...
  34. Re: Newbie looking for help on a Synchro Compur shutter

    I have an early (1966) Super Angulon 90 F/8 in a Synchro Compur shutter, and it has a small lever to open the lens for viewing - see pictures below. Does your lens have such a lever? If not, use the...
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