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  1. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    It is always advised that, keep your film separately and hand over to airport agents to hand check them.

    I still have the foil bag for film. I wish it can be larger and I can bring more film. We...
  2. Re: Advice on how to get correct E6/C41 temperature on Jobo CPP3?

    Most time I use my CPE2 Plus. I have CPA/CPP, but I only use them if I want to have large print.

    For CPE2, it is easy to start from scratch. I fill the basin with mixed hot/cold tap water, right...
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    Re: Sinar Binocular Magnifier

    When I use it with the bag bellow, I can get a good view of the image. But there is not enough magnification. I still get the black cloth and the loupe.
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    Sinar Binocular Magnifier

    Just wonder if anyone uses this item. It has 2x magnifier. Ok, but not as good as the 8x or 10x loupe. It can be used with either bellow or bag bellow. Sinar also makes the reflex magnifier. But...
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    Re: LPL 4500 or a....

    Is this yours?
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    Soligor Spot Sensor II Needle Not Moving

    This meter was working before, but is somehow broken. We can't see the needle. So when I get a flashlight in front of the lens, I can see the needle parked to the far right, beyond the highest light...
  7. Re: Epson V750 Sheet Scan, Up Sensor or Down Sensor?

    I have the wet mount. May want to try it...
  8. Re: Epson V750 Sheet Scan, Up Sensor or Down Sensor?

    "Mistaken" may be too strong a word here..... I've scanned quite a bit roll and sheet films. Here I just want to experiment with scanning the roll film without holder.

    Sheet film is no problem...
  9. Epson V750 Sheet Scan, Up Sensor or Down Sensor?

    Not sure if this is a FAQ. I scanned some roll film with the holder and top sensor. Then I tried to scan the film without holder. The top cover was removed to expose the top sensor.

    But with the...
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    Re: No More Sheet Film Developing at BWC in Dallas

    Both BW and C-41 are easy to do at home. Sooner or later you are going to need it if you still shoot film. The commercial labs are going away, one by one....
    I can even do E6 if I have enough volume.
  11. Thread: Jobo CPP2

    by RedSun
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    Re: Jobo CPP2

    How comes the CPP are dismantled? The machine is just a large shell, the heating element and all the electronics cramped at one place. I hope you did not mean the electronics were apart.....
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    Re: Omega D5 colour head options?

    I still have the solid state module for the D5. Time to dig it out and list it....
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    Re: Omega D5 colour head options?

    Not sure if Omega's own D5500 color head could fit. It has the same arms. I believe the BW head fits both of them.
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    Re: Ilford EM10 Exposure Meter

    It is a cheap tool that can be useful in limited situations. It is a light density meter. If you move the enlarger head 3 inches higher, then you open up the lens and use the meter to get the same...
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    Minolta vs. Sekonic Spot Meters

    Minolta M or F vs Sekonic 508 or newer spot meters.

    I understand that Minolta no longer makes or services the light meters and they will eventually die some day. Also I understand that the Sekonic...
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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    I think this one looks fine. I can't take 4 wheelers because of the size and I don't plan to carry more than the minimum I'd need. There are also some other types of 2 wheelers at B&H, and they all...
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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    Since I already have the cases, particularly the Lightware, I figure it is better to get a dolly type of cart, or the luggage type cart. For off-pavement, big wheeler is better? A medium weight would...
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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    No, this thing weights a ton...
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    Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    I searched the forum and still do not get an answer yet.

    I have a Sinar F2 and I'd like to transport it. This will be mainly in town, gravel trails and dirt trails. No airport travel. Mountain...
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    Re: jobo 4x5 reels vs expert drums

    Jobo says clearly that no photo-flo with reels. For 1502, I remove the film from reel and soak in another empty tank. For sheet film, I use a tiny tray.

    As to the expert drum, I never have one. It...
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    Re: jobo 4x5 reels vs expert drums

    I have both CPP and CPE, but have not used for the CPP for a long time. I've never had any problem with 2509 reel. No need for the 2508 film loader. But I always put on the film holder on the reel.
    ...
  22. Thread: Old Chemicals

    by RedSun
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    Re: Old Chemicals

    I have an opened bag of D-76 I acquired 2 years ago. Not sure when it was opened. The powder is still white. So I weighted the bag, compared with the weight from a full bag and mixed the chemical....
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    Re: Substituting Developer Starters?

    Starters normally last for a long time. But heat certainly does it no good.
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    Re: Substituting Developer Starters?

    As far as I know, they have somehow different ingredients. The starters are cheap...
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    Re: Thoughts on Epson 4990 scanner

    I had one, but did not get chance to use it much. Now I get a newer V750. I use it and I like it. Of course 4990 is much cheaper.
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    Re: 8x10 Velvia Film Sold at $20 a Sheet

    I can only afford to shoot Tri-x Ortho expired in 1983. I just want to empty my film boxes and decide what to do with my cameras :o
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    Re: 8x10 Velvia Film Sold at $20 a Sheet

    Then how much money can he make from the trip? just curious. Of course, he spend most the time searching for the scene. Then he can use digital camera to test shoot before he commits. But I'll take a...
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    Re: 8x10 Velvia Film Sold at $20 a Sheet

    Sry my bad. I thought it would be cheaper. I can't afford at this rate. Would try to find cheap Chinese make BW 4x5.

    At $20/sheet, I'm just curious about the cost and payout etc. You'll need the...
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    8x10 Velvia Film Sold at $20 a Sheet

    I saw several boxes of 8x10 reversal films were sold at about $20 a sheet. Just amazing. Check this eBay item: 291116280056

    Just wonder who is buying?
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    Re: How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    I just need something slightly more than 1 sec.

    I have the Sinar auto shutter on the other camera. I figure I'll use that more often.
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    How Do You Set Long Exposure?

    Most of the lenses I have have speed up to 1 sec only, then B and T. Is there an easy way to set long exposure time?

    On the Sinar auto shutter, the speed goes up to 8 sec.
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    Re: Show off your camera!

    I thought a dog was standing with the cemera :cool:
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    Re: Is This the Sinar Norma Case?

    Three more photos from my case:

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    It says 9x12 - 13x18. intern. reg. des......

    The camera looks like the old P, all chrome trims.
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    Re: Is This the Sinar Norma Case?

    Here is someone's 8x10 Norma Expert case. But the inside still looks different from mine.

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    Re: Is This the Sinar Norma Case?

    The outside dimension is 24" L x 14" W x 12" H. I'll take more pictures when I get chance. The P2 fits, but does not fit well....
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    Is This the Sinar Norma Case?

    I have this case, but do not know what camera it was made for. Maybe Norma. If yes, does not hold X or P2? The P2 is inside, but does not seat well.

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    Re: Epson V750 BW Film Scan Quality (Bad?)

    I'm using the negative holder with the top scan lens. I've used it to scan color prints, never any problem. But this is the first time I scan 120 film.... The scan should be straight forward, not...
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    Epson V750 BW Film Scan Quality (Bad?)

    This is the first time I use V750 to scan 6x7 BW film. I'm not impressed by the quality. The 6x7 film is superior to the 35mm film I used before. But the digital images do not reflect that.

    For...
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    Re: Bellow Distance of some of the 210mm Lenses

    You are right that the Sironar is the 72 N.

    I have the 4x5 setup, but have not used it much. I have the 210 Symmar-S on the camera, but I have to extend the bellow very far.

    I also have other...
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    Bellow Distance of some of the 210mm Lenses

    I have a Sinar 4x5 system and I just wonder which lens I should use for now. I'd like to use one with short bellow distance. The lenses are:
    Fujinon W 180/5.6
    Rodenstock 72 Sironar-S 210/5.6...
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