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    Re: DIY Large darkroom paper development ideas

    I've thought a lot about this over the years but I haven't done anything yet. I think the idea of an enlarged color canoe is probably the best way to go about it. You can use far less chemistry that...
  2. Re: Would you be interested in a large scale QR platform

    I prefer the Arca quick releases these days just because I have three tripods for different sized cameras. The Linhof older quick release that was automatic was fantastic. I still have it around but...
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    Re: Gitzo 1349 Mountaineer Sticky Leg

    I wouldn't put wet lube on the threads especially with al the sand I deal with. I use dry bicycle chain lube that has teflon in it. Works perfectly and doesn't attract dirt. It won't migrate if it...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    http://www.patrickjames.net/lff/2019-007-16.jpg

    Bronica EC-TL, FP4, PMK
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    Re: Need A Decent Lab Scale For A Decent Price

    I have a MyWeigh as well. going on 15 years or so and still works great. .1g resolution and it does work to that level.
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I've never had Pyrocat die on me using Pyrocat P and PC mixed in Glycol, but I have had issues such as streaking (with both inverted and roller processing) and lower development than I expected, but...
  7. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Emperor's clothes I think.

    Then throw in a little, or not so little ego.

    Format size seems to me to be more about exclusivity these days among other photographers. Same with pickle size in...
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    Re: how to notch film holder

    Mine are all notched with that binary thing. I think Ralph Lambrecht had it in his book? Can't remember where I first heard about it. I just used a v shaped file and cleaned the edges up with a...
  9. Re: The Camera and Technique of Andreas Gursky (Then And Now)

    You should take of the Pollyanna glasses. The main reason why someone like Gursky has limited output is because if his exorbitantly priced prints didn't sell, they would lose value, as would the...
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    Re: Seeking Advice for 4x5 Handheld Camera

    Carrying around a Speed Graphic or Linhof would not make my fun-to-do list.

    Years ago i built several Polaroid 110b type conversions. I still have one. That would be my advice if you want a...
  11. Re: What portable lighting equipment do you use when your shoot portraits outside stu

    I use an Elinchrom Ranger from many years ago. I'd imagine they still sell something like it. 1100 w/s gives you enough juice to use with the sun. You can eliminate the need for a sandbag too if you...
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    Re: Epson P600 for prints and digital negatives

    I have been dealing with stinkjet printers since 1997. I am not going to give you a resume, but I wouldn't buy an Epson myself unless I wanted to convert it to black and white. For smaller printers...
  13. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Any of those would be good. I've never actually seen the 778, but it is supposed to be really good. The Sekonic meters that do both incident and spot are nice to have, the 508 and up. Gossen also...
  14. Thread: Manuscan 810

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    Re: Manuscan 810

    I was looking at the new Sony they just announced. It has a mode where it shifts half a pickle. Combine that with a 61 megapickle sensor, and it seems pretty impressive. Would be great for scanning...
  15. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    I always keep holders in bags.

    If the white side of the slide is out it is unexposed. If black is out it is exposed. If it is in a bag that is labeled EMPTY, the holder is empty. Pretty simple. I...
  16. Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    Studio Pros are 187g empty.
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    When was that Vaughn? Just curious.

    I didn't notice that the back limb was missing until it was mentioned.

    Just kind of found it funny that I stood in almost the exact spot of Adams and didn't...
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    How about accidental plagiarism?

    Back in the late 90s I was driving through Yosemite and saw this tree. Did a U-ey and shot it. I was showing the print to a friend the next week and he got up,...
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Canon Rebel 2000 with a 28mm lens on it. Nice compact little setup. Someone knew what they were doing. The two work well together, and they ended up finding me. Carrying the Rebel is a lot nicer than...
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Leica Z2X. I couldn't believe the quality of the lens on this thing. I'd say it is roughly on par with my Contax TVS.

    http://www.patrickjames.net/lff/2018-001-15.jpg
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    I don't buy the acceptable, not acceptable schtick. They are your images so you can frame them or not frame them any dang way you want. If you want to mat them with black mat board, grey mat board or...
  22. Re: Best way to repair small light leak in bellows?

    Best way I have found to fix pinholes is to stick a pin through the hole then on the end of it put a blob of Plastidip, or whatever else, then pull the pin back through. Of course then let it dry....
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    I'd love to use the whole neg but the glass neg carrier I have for my Saunders 4550 crops in. Annoys me to no end... I am thnking about getting another one and having it machined.
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    Re: Retain highlights with Tmax 100

    Staining developers will reign in the highlights without doing anything crazy. I find the Zone System dull as a rock though and I would rather flog myself with my Gitzo than adhere to that soul...
  25. Thread: Pyro restaining?

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    Re: Pyro restaining?

    There is no right or wrong answer to this. If you do it and you like the negs, fine. If you don't and you like the negs, fine too! People make too much of these things.

    IIRC I used to do the...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    After a couple decades of not making any cyanotypes, I've started again. Soooo much easier then back in the day. Built an LED UV printer and all.

    http://www.patrickjames.net/lff/Cyan-15 copy.jpg
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    Re: "Field" 4x5 Graflex Graphic Mod

    I flipped the front standard on mine. That is a great mod though. I probably would have done that instead.

    If you want to brighten your ground glass you can put a little wax on it.
  28. Re: Who’s using PMK for rotary / jobo processing?

    I use JOBO tanks, a 3010 and 1500, with a modified Beseler rotary base and PMK and I don't have any issues. I use a lot of developer though. I think that is the key. I use a liter in the 3010. You'd...
  29. Re: Question on using Inert gas to protect unused Developer

    I use butane. It is easily available, cheap in small quantities, and you only need a spritz to do the job since it is heavier than air.

    Easy peasy.
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    Poll: Re: Do you buy photographic prints / art?

    I have a bunch of prints but I don't remember ever buying one. Most were given to me or traded for. Strangely enough back when I sold prints I sold a lot to photographers. Not sure why.
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    Re: Selenium Toner question

    Back in the day peeps used to mix Selenium toner with Hypo Clear because Answell did it. I always thought that was kind of dumb because the Hypo Clear didn't last as long as the toner. Maybe that is...
  32. Thread: tripod found

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    Re: tripod found

    Didn't someone here say they lost a tripod a few weeks ago? Ruttenberg? Doesn't he live in Az?
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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    Did you guys ever go to Helix? I remember back in the day the people that worked there were a trip. Whenever one of my friends would mention Helix, the others would yell "WHAT DO YOU WANT!" Those...
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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    What was the name of that darkroom store north of downtown?

    There was another camera store further south from Central that was at the top of a narrow long set of stairs. Can't remember what it was...
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    Re: Recommend me an entry level scanner please.

    I found an HP 4050 at a church rummage sale so I said what the heck. The scanner was pilloried when it was released. With the HP software I can understand why. The scans I did were horrid! I mean...
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    I have a Calumet which I think is just a Photoflex, or similar. No sticky anything after 15 years, but the silver on the outside flakes off. And of course the elastic ain't what it used to be, but...
  37. Thread: Post your churches

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    Re: Post your churches

    What gives with this church Brian? Kind of strange to see an abandoned church in the South.
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    Re: Post your churches

    I guess this qualifies as a church, or a chapel. I might have posted this somewhere else here. Can't remember.


    http://www.patrickjames.net/lff/2016-018-02-Edit.jpg

    Polaroid 110b conversion,...
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    Re: Cleaning underside of glass in Epson V700 scanner?

    If your glass is foggy the mirrors will be too. A while back I opened up my Canon and cleaned the whole shebang. PITA, but the scans are super clean again without any flare around the edges. The...
  40. Re: How to use Epson V850 to scan contact prints for website use

    1-Professional
    2- For the web it won't matter, you'll have to size it down regardless, but if you want to archive the scans then 600 or more would be better.
    3-No. Take care of dust in Photoshop....
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