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    Re: Stearman developing Issue

    I have four of the Stearman 4x5 tanks and, like Michael, I've developed hundreds of negatives through all four tanks without any issues. In my opinion, it is a wonderful system.
  2. Processing 510 Pyro & 100TMX with Jobo CPP-2

    For several years now, I've developed 99% of my 4x5 negatives (FP4) in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X using the Stearman SP-445 tank system. I am in the process of transitioning to a Jobo CPP-2 Processor with a...
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    Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    I'm preparing to build a sink for my darkroom. It will be 8'x30" and constructed out of 3/4" birch plywood.

    I would appreciate comments about the amount of "slope" I should be designing into the...
  4. Re: Suggestions for 4x5 Lens Sets (3 lens, 4 lens and 5 lens sets)

    Nikkor SW 90/8
    Nikkor SW 120/8
    Fujinon A 180/9
    Fujinon A 240/9
    Nikkor M 300/9
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    Re: What's in your 4x5 Lens kit?

    Nikkor SW 75/4.5
    Nikkor SW 90/8
    Nikkor SW 120/8
    Fujinon A 180/9
    Fujinon A 240/9
    Nikkor M 300/9
  6. Re: Lina Bessonova Interview with Paula Chamlee (YouTube)

    A very interesting and informative interview. I would have loved to see and hear more about the darkroom.
  7. Re: RIP Frank Lee Ruggles, former NPS Eminent Photographer

    Just a few weeks ago I had been communicating with Frank about a DIY darkroom sink project. He was generous and encouraging as I peppered him with questions. His "79 Year Project" was compelling and...
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    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    Austin:

    Beautiful work young man. I’m thinking of trying some Rollei 400 4x5 sheet film. At ASA 6, what filter factor did you use for the R72 when calculating your exposure?

    Jeff
  9. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    Terrific photograph.
  10. Re: COMPARISON: Fujinon W 250mm f6.7 & Fujinon A 240 f9

    I apologize for my tardy reply, but this recovering from surgery business sometimes is distracting.

    Neil asked what I was looking for in a lens and what other lenses I have. I appreciate...
  11. COMPARISON: Fujinon W 250mm f6.7 & Fujinon A 240 f9

    I'm looking to add a 240mm-250mm focal length to my 4x5 set-up and these two lenses have my attention. I primarily photograph the landscape, so 1:1 performance is not a priority. I like to explore...
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    STILL LIFE - Lens Thoughts & Recommendations

    I'm interested in pursuing still life work with my 4x5. My living room has a large north-facing window that provides wonderful ambient light. To that end, I'd like to work with a lens suited for this...
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    An interesting approach. Thank you.
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    Thanks Eric for your suggestions. I like the idea of a 4 position subpanel box.
  15. Thread: Editioning

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    Re: Editioning

    Not than long ago, I was at the Etheron Gallery in Tucson and listened to a conversation between Terry Etherton and a collector regarding one of Mark Klett's "Saguaro" prints. Editioning was never...
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    Having one of the new 120 circuits dedicated to my enlarger bench is a terrific idea.
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    If any of you would be willing to share photos of your darkrooms with me, I'd be most appreciative. PM me if you'd rather not post here and I'll get you my email address.
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    4x5 black and white printing is as big as I'll get. No color for me. So the Beseler 45V-XL will likely outlast me. As I noted, it is possible I'll convert to a cold light LED source somewhere down...
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    Terrific suggestion - thanks.
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    I built and wired this house 38 years ago. I did all the 20 amp circuits with 2/12/ground. It is a pain to make up the boxes and trim out, but I like big copper.

    Unfortunately, the 220v has a 50...
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    Great comments all, please keep them coming. I forgot to mention that HAVC is already serving this pantry space will sized fine for the small expansion. I also will be installing two exhaust fans...
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    DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    As we emerge from COVID restrictions and I recover from a recent surgery, completion of my humble home darkroom can again become a high priority.

    I'm expanding an existing, and underutilized,...
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    Dedicating one's life to the pursuit of art seems to always include sacrifice and suffering. I very much admire those willing to follow that path.
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    I am faced with a similar "rule of law" in my life.
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    Re: Recognizing dagor type G-Clarons

    An extremely enjoyable and educational thread. I'm glad I found it and appreciate everyone's contributions.

    I have three G-Claron lenses. A 150/9 and two 210/9's. All three show four strong, no...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    I have a Nikkor M 300mm f/9 that rides on the end of my Arca-Swiss 4x5 on a regular basis. Not only is it a small lightweight package, compared to the big Copal 3 plasmats, it is very sharp and has...
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    The historic Gillespie Dam Bridge over the Gila River in Arizona.
    Arca-Swiss 4x5 - Illford FP4+ - Nikon Nikkor-W 210mm f/5.6

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49548023901_35f3fba4fa_b.jpg SPAN...
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    I'm sure the Lomida Press books are wonderful and worth every penny, but...

    I should have mentioned that I get to rub shoulders with Randy Efros' occasionally and had the honor of working with him...
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    Brett Weston Books

    I admire Brett Westonís work. Iím looking to add a couple of books about Brett to my humble fine art photography library. Two titles have my attention. ďA Restless Eye: A Biography of Photographer...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Escudilla Mountain, Arizona

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50195576728_d1efafd763_b.jpg TERRY FLAT BROKEN SPRUCE - Escudilla Mountain, Arizona by Jeffery Dale Welker, on Flickr

    Arca-Swiss...
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    Quality Light-Metric Closing

    I am sad to report that I spoke with George on the phone earlier today and he says they are "liquidating" next month after 53 years in business. I was hoping I did not hear him correctly. But he...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Beautiful work sir.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you both.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50922904523_28f85d84fe_b.jpg COTTONWOOD & CANAL - Arlington Valley by Jeffery Dale Welker, on Flickr
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    Re: post your trees!

    Arca-Swiss 4x5, Illford FP4+ 125, Lens: Nikon Nikkor-SW 120mm f/8, SP-445 Compact 4x5 Film Processing System

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50905663802_d22cb2d01b_b.jpg IRONWOOD & FOG -...
  35. Thread: Cemeteries

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    Re: Cemeteries

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48884974336_06cbdbeb23_b.jpg PIMA CEMETERY - Pima, Arizona by Jeffery Dale Welker, on Flickr
  36. Re: Is it a linear progression between 90mm and 150mm?

    As a follow-up to your comment, in the scene below there is water (over 6' deep) on the other side of this concrete buttress. There was no moving the tripod to get closer to the next buttress without...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Thank you all for the kind words.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Gillespie Dam, Arizona
    Arca-Swiss 4x5, 150mm, Ilford FP4+

    Some of my digital photography friends inquire as to why I’d lug a big large format film camera setup all over the countryside? I tell...
  39. Re: Sekonic L-758DR v L-758D - What is the Difference?

    I appreciate all the helpful feedback. In a moment of clarity, I got my Pentax Digital Spot Meter out and dusted off the cobwebs. It has languished in my safe as a backup to the 758DR. I forgot how...
  40. Re: Sekonic L-758DR v L-758D - What is the Difference?

    That is excellent news. As I had hoped, it appears that the basic metering functions are the same on both the "DR" and "D" versions. That also explains the price differences I'm seeing on the used...
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