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    Re: Need densitometer manual

    Never heard of it. Can you post a photo of it, someone may have something similar. L
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    Re: DeVere 5108 bulb options

    I lamp mine with ENH bulbs, 250 w ea but 175 hours life vs 35 hrs for the ELH bulb. I buy mine on the auction site in lots of 4 or more NOS around $5-$8 ea. I realize that 1000 W vs 1250 watts is...
  3. Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    I chose a Deardorff V5 for my first camera and the Sinar F2 as my second. I own 3 F2 4x5's, the first bought some 20 years ago for architectural work, and the other two bought recently for...
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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    Looks like it's back in stock. Just ordered some! L
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    Re: Why are all of my photos soft?

    So as not to overlook the obvious, in addition to the above posts. Is the camera mounted on a steady (large wood or metal) tripod and are you using a cable release? Might also try at F/22 instead...
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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    +1 What I'd say. You could make a proper proof to see if your exposure is good if you don't own a densitometer. You can buy Fred Picker's Zone VI workshop at auction for around $5.00 wherein he...
  7. Thread: Spot meter

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    Re: Spot meter

    Use el Digital! L
  8. Thread: Spot meter

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    Re: Spot meter

    Are they both reproducible? Give the same reading of the same light source?

    The man who owns one watch will always know the time. The man who owns two watches will never know the...
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    Re: Another digital versus analog showdown

    +1!!
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    Re: Zone VI 8x10 vs. 5x7 picture

    You're right, the Metrolux timer is Great for cold light heads. The vario f stop timer can be seen at:

    http://www.rhdesigns.co.uk/darkroom/html/stopclock_vario.html

    The Metrolux is easier to...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I thought I'd posted my DeVere 5108 setup in my small darkroom before, but I could not find it. Apologies if I've posted it before. It's in a corner to the left of the entrance, the rest of the...
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    Re: 210mm lens for 8x10?

    Great, I've got a 210 Golden Dagor and a 210 G-Claron as well. Plasmat type, I've got G-C Dagor types in 150, 240, 270 and 305. Also have Golden Dagors in 6", 8 1/4, 9 1/2", and 12". Never saw a...
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    Re: 210mm lens for 8x10?

    6.5” WA Dagor wider than 210 but it more than covers.
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    Re: My hyper-confused self and the f-stop

    Suggest you read Adams' The Negative and use a spot meter, not an in-camera meter, as your initial assumption that: "But. Two different lenses will give the same exposure for the same subject only...
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    Re: Hass Intellifaucets are tough!

    Guess they never heard of planned obsolescence!!
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    Re: Hass Intellifaucets are tough!

    Tough, they work and last pretty much forever. And Haas will service it if ever needed. I bought a K-250 backup at auction and sent it in for a full overhaul. Came back looking new! Not sure why...
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    Re: 14X17 Fire Studio

    Looks a bit flimsy, also, look at the weight, pretty light, I’d compare the weight to similar sized cameras. L
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    Re: Best enlarger you have used

    Wow. I did not expect that many replies to a newbie post. You sure are a very helpful group of people.

    After reading through all the posts, here is what I could think that would work for me.I am...
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    Re: Best enlarger you have used

    The trick to getting a quality enlarger is finding one at the right price within reasonable driving distance. If you just want 4x5 I would look for an LPL enlarger. It's currently made and parts...
  20. Re: The real difference between RH ANAYLSER PRO and STOPCLOCK PROFESSIONAL

    The videos also explain the functionalities quite well:

    http://www.beyondmonochrome.co.uk/main/Insights_and_Support/Archive.html

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  21. Re: The real difference between RH ANAYLSER PRO and STOPCLOCK PROFESSIONAL

    What enlarger do you plan to use it with? Light source? Why not email second hand darkroom and ask them? I use an Analyzer Pro with a DeVere 5108.
  22. Re: Caltar II-N 210mm f5.6 aperture scale help

    No, it's because the focal length is different. One is a 210 FL, the other is a 150!
  23. Re: Caltar II-N 210mm f5.6 aperture scale help

    It's the same scale for the Caltar E and Caltar N as long as they're both for a 210mm lens. One is marked to 5.6 and one to 6.8! Nearly all shutter apertures close beyond the narrowest aperture of...
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    Re: Ansel Adam's books...what version??

    It really doesn't matter as long as you read it. Twice!
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    Measure with an IR thermometer if you have one. Otherwise it's a guess. L
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    Ok it’s bright! How hot is it?
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    So since it’s right on top of the negative how hot does it get? Have you checked?
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    [QUOTE=sperdynamite;1535242]Here is the interior of the enlarger. This is where the mixing box would sit, but you can see in it's place the LED panel is there. Really simple. You don't even screw...
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    Re: Request For Deardorff Parts: 2 Bolts

    Or you could just go to an old time hardware store and see if they have them.
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    Can you post a photo of the head on the enlarger?
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    Yes, minutes and not seconds and my 35 year experience with 4x5, 5x7 8x10 and 11x14; and enlarging in both glass and glass-less carriers gives a different opinion from yours!
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    That's your opinion, have anything to back it up? I use glass carriers, so I don't have a horse in this race, besides, I print sheet film in a 5108 NOT the LPL, which I only use for 6x6 and 135....
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    IMHO, a word: No, except to make money for Heiland, the LED head manufacturer!

    Since photographers like to think up problems that don't exist, I measured the temperature rise on a 6x6 negative...
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    Heat is not a problem with LPL!
  35. Re: Durst CLS 1840 Color Enlarger Rewire Question

    Michael, pls post and let us know what you decide to do. L
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    What I would do! However, the LPL 45 series enlargers are so well made, I can't see what could be gained with an LED head that the Dichroic or VCCE head would not provide. You also could buy a used...
  37. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    [QUOTE also, this is the rear of the EST 1000 unit, where do I connect the timer exactly? do I need special cables or this one will do the job? thanks[/QUOTE]

    Where it says Timer Input. Looks...
  38. Re: Archival Rating of The New Gen 5 Ilford RC Multigrade Deluxe Papers?

    Sorry, I don't print on plastic!
  39. Re: Durst CLS 1840 Color Enlarger Rewire Question

    I would run the fan continuously after the rewire. Not sure how to handle the pre-heat/shutter perhaps IC can chime in. Check with the folks who fix old radios they can possibly put you in touch with...
  40. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    IC, is it possible for Michael to use a 1000W lamp? I believe replacements may be easier to find than the 2000W lamp?
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