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    Re: Blowing and agitating whites

    Do you want a nice negative quite easily? Use HP5+ rated at 100 and develop in Ilfotech HC or Kodak HC110 1:31 68* 5:00. Beautiful skin tones.
  2. Re: Any interest in a new Ghostmaster flash fire control for leaf shutters?

    Thanks for your interest Ellis. I looked at your work and I'm very impressed. PM sent.
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    Re: Restoring a sticky Toyo bag bellows

    I have restored old, sticky Toyo bellows as you describe. As a Toyo user, I now suggest you buy a late-production set of the Toyo bag bellows for G2 cameras. The new material is far superior, and...
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    Re: Making GOOD Instax Prints

    First, I must say that had been using an Instax Wide back from Mercury Camera Company (the owner is a member here) for some time. While the Mercury back is not as full featured as the Lomograflok, I...
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    Re: Making GOOD Instax Prints

    There is no spacer on my modified Crowns. The new back that I fabricated centers the Instax and provides the required setback. it is a joy to use and demonstrate.
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    Re: Studio Strobe Repair Services

    Some of best strobe-related tech advice tech advice is from Brent Hollister at Holly Enterprises. 11:00-6:00 M-F LA time. He knows Norman2000Ds better than anyone on the planet.
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    Re: Making GOOD Instax Prints

    Here's a camera that uses Instax Wide, can mount the finest lenses, focus and compose accurately and is extremely fast and reliable. A real crowd-pleaser wherever it goes.

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    Re: Studio Strobe Repair Services

    Depending on the manufacturer of the strobe equipment, you may be better to ship it to a specialist rather than shopping repairs locally. Call Brent Hollister, at Holly Enterprises and he will...
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    Re: Anyone want to diagnose this negative?

    Only more exposure will put detail in her hair. More development won't do it. It's already "pushed" as it is. It's unusual "short" portrait lighting, but still with reduced development, skin tone...
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    Re: Anyone want to diagnose this negative?

    I learned a lot from the books of William Mortensen. In his book On the Negative he shows his Ring Around Method of "reading a negative". Read his book first. I inverted your image to a negative...
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    That was a book that once most educated Americans read. Time to watch again The Year of Living Dangerously.
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    Re: Aerial Image Copyright

    Willie is correct. When it is created it is copyright unless work for hire. Photographers looked unfavorably on work for hire a few years ago and insisted on retaining all rights to the image and...
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    Re: 4x5 Grafmatic film backs

    In the late '80s and '90s I did some aerial photography with 4X5 sheet film and 6X9 120 and 220 roll film. I flew in a J3 Cub, a 172 Cessna and a Piper Warrior. I tried Grafmatics and has been...
  14. Re: How much conc of Ilfotec HC is needed for each film?

    Let us know how your negatives look. I develop one sheet at a time of 8x10 face-up in an 8x10 tray, agitate continuously for the first 30 seconds, then 5 seconds every 30 after that until time is...
  15. Re: How much conc of Ilfotec HC is needed for each film?

    I found Ilfotec HC to be a clone of HC110 and suggest 1 oz. (30 ml) of concentrate per 32 oz. of H20 to make "Dilution B" 5 mins at 68* gives me EI 100 with HP5+ and 7:30 gives me EI400. Both could...
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    If that 5:00 min. developing time in HC110B is at 68*, it is way too short in my experience. Try this old William Mortensen method to get you in the ballpark.

    Years ago I learned an excellent...
  17. Re: Help re installing a spring parallax lever and cam on a crown graphic.

    You pulled out a spring along with the cam? You may have a problem. Usually, to change cams you rack the track forward to give you room to get in there and unload the mechanism. Now the follower...
  18. Re: Crown Graphic RF adjustment without a master cam

    The Graflex repair manual gives you the height of the master cam, which is just a flat piece of stock. You can use hobby shop brass to make one. Most of these cameras, unless you buy a mint,...
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    Re: Advice about nickel plating please

    Here is a reliable supplier I have used. They don't have stainless rod, but a thick wall tubing will be very strong.
    https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/stainless-steel-round-tube

    I have also...
  20. Re: International Shipping Costs Seeem Outrageous, USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL?

    Thank you so much guys for the referral to Pirate Ship. The box went out to UK last night UPS express delivery, fully tracked and insured with adult delivery signature required. The cost was $98 as...
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    Re: Toyo 810M and 810M II - differences?

    Any 810M or M2 is going to need a new bellows if the original is still installed. This is age-related deterioration and has nothing to do with how the camera was used. The 810M bellows came with...
  22. Re: Schneider Angulon I Purchased - Is This a Problem?

    It looks like someone has had that rear element out already, and not very expertly.
  23. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    I have an original Beseler 8X10 that I purchased from another photographer who bought it new about 1995. I think these were all built on 45VXL chassis. The one you have found might have had a...
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    What a great response from people with real knowledge of the shipping business. Many thanks.
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    I asked my nearby PacMail operator, a DHL shipper, about it. I could have a similar box shipped to me from a Japanese dealer by DHL, fully insured, tracked and requiring my signature for about $100....
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    The box is 12X6X14 inches and 6 lbs. USPS is $120 with the maximum insurance of $600. I would like to insure for $1,000. Tracking is provided but no signature upon delivery confirmation. This is...
  27. International Shipping Costs Seeem Outrageous, USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL?

    I have sold a few items to buyers outside of the US on eBay with their international shipping program. I have no idea what the buyers paid for shipping but it does not seem to have been unreasonable...
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    Re: Toyo 4-3/4 by 6-1/2

    These are good, usable cameras and I like them because they use the Pacemaker Graphic lensboard. Yours already has the 4X5 back. The only issues I have with those original backs is the operation of...
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    Toyo back on 4X5 Graphics

    Several years ago, I purchased an adapter plate from a eBay supplier in China. These are no longer available. The fit to the body of a Top Rangefinder Crown was perfect, including alignment of the...
  30. Re: Reveni Labs Remote Control Mechanical Shutter Release

    Looks good! I ordered on that I intend to use on wildlife, especially turtles. After I have set up the camera, which will spook them off their log, I can retreat and wait for them to return for...
  31. Re: Bergger pancro 400 in bergspeed: Unseen base fog

    Sounds a lot like the old Kodak Royal X Pan film. Kodak rated it at 1200 in 4X5. I used some in the 80s and after testing rated at 1200 processed in Diafine. Base fog was very high but it printed...
  32. Re: New FLM Ultralight Tripod for 8x10 and smaller

    I think you would then want the original design as well . I don't think you would like the shorter one for most studio and urban work.
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    Re: Looking for info 8x10 viewing hood

    Here is one I made from wet suit neoprene. I first made one for my 8X10 Deardorff held on by Velcro and then for my Toyo 810M, glued to a plywood frame that attaches like a Toyo accessory.
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    Re: Urge of ULF Panorama

    My largest format has been 8X10. Ever since I started 8X10 in 1986, I have made enlargements from various self-made rigs and Beseler mods to the late production Beseler I use now. I like to print...
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    Re: Identifying a Linhof part

    That is not a revolving back. It will not fit on a Technika.
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    Re: Advice on lense (comparing 2 options)

    My Master Technika came new with a 150mm Symmar-S in a recessed board so it could fold in the case. Perhaps the later 150 Sironar N could fold on a flat board. Bob Salomon would have the answer. I...
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    Re: Advice on lense (comparing 2 options)

    Anette,

    You are embarked on a great photographic adventure and will surely learn a great deal about equipment (tool) selection. You asked about putting the 150 on a flat board for easier release...
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    Re: Advice on lense (comparing 2 options)

    A 270 tele is nice focused on the ground glass of a view camera when you get even closer, or even with a Technika which has plenty of bellows.
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    Re: Advice on lense (comparing 2 options)

    Maybe someone can show some close portraits made with a Technika on 4X5 with a lens of 210mm or longer using the cam-coupled RF and the multi-focus finder, on or off a tripod, I'd like to see them...
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    Re: Advice on lense (comparing 2 options)

    Here's how you can make some nice head and shoulder compositions with the Master Technika. Get a Super Rolex Back for 6X9 on 120 film. Your 150 becomes a portrait length, and a 90mm or 100mm your...
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