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  1. Re: Looking for advice on a used lens for an Intrepid camera

    I have a variety of Kodak Ektar lenses and I use these more than any other large format lenses I own. The 203mm Ektar is almost certainly a coated lens (Circle L = Lumenized) and it is exceptional,...
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    Exposing this film at 20 ASA or higher, you're not getting the best this film has to offer. In my experience, only negatives exposed at 3 to 6 ASA are worth using.
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    I recommend DIY developers as well. When "Kodak" had so many issues with their developers last year (Xtol, D-76 and Dektol) I decided to buy the component ingredients (ArtCraft) and make my own, as...
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    Re: Vintage Camera Repairs - anyone left?

    If its a Kodak Retina* you'd like to get serviced, I do those. I've been doing this for 2.5 years now, and I service and average of 3-4 cameras a week in recent times.

    *I don't service the Reflex...
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    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    Now I DO like that, Mr. Granger!
  6. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    I’m betting this request didn’t actually come from eBay
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51200866801_a7a45596de_b.jpg

    I've had a lot of problems with CatLabs X 80 film. This is a technical test to see if its a matter of developer choice. (FX-37 is...
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    There is a world of difference between the Rollei film and HIE. The Rollei version barely qualifies as IR film. Sometimes I like what I see, but in the back of my mind I can picture how HIE would...
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    I’m often disappointed when I see my results on Rollei IR film. It ain’t no HIE. Not even close.
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    Re: CatLabs 80 ASA Film

    I don't think so. I've only recently started using FX-37 and I know for certain the mottling appeared using D-76 the previous time.
    I'm going to expose a few more sheets this afternoon and process...
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    Re: CatLabs 80 ASA Film

    OK, so I scanned the better of the two sheets of X 80 (which was the longer exposure, meaning rated at less than 20 ASA) and I like some things about it, tonally, but for the second time, I've...
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    Re: CatLabs 80 ASA Film

    I have just processed 2 sheets of X 80 in FX-37. Its hard to say whether or not I got a better speed performance using FX-37 or not because I didn't have extra sheets to compare with another...
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    Re: CatLabs 80 ASA Film

    Its got great tonality, but preserving shadow information is a challenge. I rate it at 25ASA to accomplish that. I have recently adopted Crawley's FX-37 developer designed especially for T-grain type...
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    Unlike Kodak HIE, this is not an issue with the Rollei film. Focus as normal and you're done.
  15. Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    Another vote for the 12" Ektar, Commercial f6.3 or the non-Commercial f4.5
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    Thank you.
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    Ari, I use the R72 filter 95% of the time with this film. The rest of the time I use a #25 red, but the R72 is better. I’ve tried the polyester IR filters with a higher cutoff, and gotten blank film...
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    Re: Yellow, Orange, Red Filter Factors?

    The filter factor given by the manufacturer can be trusted.
  19. Re: Kodak No.36 12" Anastigmat 4.5 shutter mounting question.

    In my experience, the Kodak Anastigmats are beautiful lenses, and extremely sharp when you want them to be. Well worth investing in.
    Here is a recent photograph made on home-made 5x7 dry plate...
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    Re: In praise of Sonnars

    Photograph made with my Sonnar 150mm on the Hasselblad. HP5 in Xtol. No exposure details recorded.215616
  21. Re: turner-reich 12" convertable antastigmat fungus removal

    Mine has a mild case of balsam separation, so I've left it alone:
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    The issue with mine is that 2 of the shutter blades in the Acme shutter have broken and come out of the shutter. That...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Peter. I'm often pleasantly surprised by how good the lenses on these early Retinas are.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Produced with my 1935 Retina No. 118 with an f3,5 Schenider Xenar lens, used wide open.
    Ilford Delta 400 processed in home-made D-76
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51152627407_627114db0e_h.jpg
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    Re: Wet Plate portrait lens

    Kent, I believe he's actually doing Wet Plate portraits, not film. He's posted this in Wet Plate discussions, and his title says Wet Plate too, so....
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    Re: Wet Plate portrait lens

    Michael has provided lots of very useful information. I can understand why you've concluded that the Fuji is too sharp and contrasty for wet plate portraits, but a large aperture Tessar used wide...
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    FX-37 development times?

    I expect someone here has some experience with Crawley's FX-37 developer. I've done limited testing using it with T-max and Delta films, and find that when bracketing, anything exposure receiving...
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    Re: Is this uneven development?

    Looks like the dark slide was not pulled all the way out.
  28. Re: Removal of graphite from aperture blades

    That day may very well be 80 years from now, and neither you nor I will care.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Thank you very much! I'm honored.
  30. Re: Removal of graphite from aperture blades

    Randy,
    I have serviced scores of Compur shutters on Kodak Retina cameras that date back to the 1930s. That makes many of them 75 year old or older. I have yet to encounter an 80 year old Compur...
  31. Re: Removal of graphite from aperture blades

    The lack of knowledge about how it really works.

    And to be fair, graphite does actually have a role on shutter lubrication. Graphite powder is still used to lubricate the blade actuating ring in...
  32. Re: Removal of graphite from aperture blades

    I made the assumption that the OP had removed the blades from the shutter for cleaning.
  33. Re: Removal of graphite from aperture blades

    In my experience, Naphtha does a fine job of removing graphite and all other contaminants. Its fairly common for there to be some graphite and/or oil on shutter blades, and I've not yet encountered...
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Thank you Ben!



    Thanks, Hugo!
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    "Patina" is everything!
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51102092114_743351f17c_b.jpg

    5x7 inch dry plate glass negative. This was a home-made dry plate negative, using the Foma Photo Emulsion.
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    Re: Greetings from the Bluegrass

    Welcome, Ed!
  38. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    I love my f4.5 Ektar. Its beautiful even wide open.
  39. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    I have the 12 f4.5 Ektar and I love it. It can be exquisitely soft if I want it to be, or sharp as a knife (but never harsh contrast).
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    Re: Sticky Synchro-Compur Shutters

    Can we see which versions of the Compur you have?
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