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    Re: Help w/ Toyo 45A Front Shift, please

    Loosen the two knobs on the side of the front standard. This will allow you to shift the lensboard up and down within the rails of the standard. No need to loosen the extension bed.
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    Re: Lpl 4500 focus is locked or just stiff

    You may need to replace the focusing gear set. LPL sells it as a kit for the 6700 series enlarger.
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    Re: enlarging / printing - am I missing out?

    Not quite what I meant Leigh. The image I create with a negative in my darkroom is not a secondary image. It is a primary image made from the subject - which is the negative. I do not see it as a...
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    Re: enlarging / printing - am I missing out?

    The difference for me is that a digital print is a reproduction of an image captured by pixels and translated by software to ink. Whereas a darkroom print is the actual product of a photochemical...
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    Re: Period lens suggestions for 1915-ish 8x10?

    It depends on the look you are seeking. Rapid Rectilinears and even Petzvals (Wollensak made improved ones), render and excellnt look to out-of-focus areas. But Tessars can be nice in that regard...
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    Tape for Toyo-View cut film holder hinge

    I need to replace the tape on some Toyo-View 4x5 holders. It looks like Toyo used some kind of synthetic fiber tape or cloth to affix the hinges. Ordinary sticky tape doesn't hold up at higher temps....
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    Re: Is photography a form of "hoarding"?

    I don't think it is a form of hoarding, but there are obsessive-compulsive photographers and equipment gatherers. I wouldn't want to conflate "taking" a photograph with possession. Otherwise "taking...
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    Re: Want to clean an Heliar

    Could be that some of the problem is with the cement. That can't be cleaned.
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    Attaching polarizers to CFL lights

    I have a fairly crude light stand with two daylight balanced CFL bulbs. To cut down on reflections, I want to cross polarize. Any suggestions on how to mount 8x8 polarizing sheets below the lights...
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    Re: UV photography Be real carefull!

    UV exposure can lead to cataracts.
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    Repair of Toyo-View 4x5 holder possible?

    I have had a couple of Toyo-View cut film holders fail. The bottom hinges fail to close against the frame. The problem seems to be a wire at the bottom of the holder, between the two hinges but over...
  12. Thread: Galaxy Paper

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    Re: Galaxy Paper

    I emailed them to get some clarification on developers and toners. But they have not responded. They are off to a really bad start. Maybe Kickstart should revert to Kickass in this case.
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    Re: Wanting fast lens for 11x14

    Caltrain sounds awfully fast...........
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    Re: Pictorialism - Soft focus and alternate processes

    Those are interesting examples, but architecture is a somewhat different story. The revivalists selected retro features then synthesized them with modern construction materials and uses (e.g....
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    Re: Pictorialism - Soft focus and alternate processes

    Artistic genres do not come back. Do you know any art history? The only attempt at that was the pre-Raphaelites, and they based their work on a philosophical approach to art, not mere style. What you...
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    Re: Pictorialism - Soft focus and alternate processes

    Pictorialism was an inseparable product of its time and sensibility. I have seen a lot of soft-focus work from recent decades, but it is all nostalgic kitsch. Art moves forward.
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    Re: Preferred focusing loupe?

    The Wista loupe that is still being made is really nice. I like it better than the Toyo loupe.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    A good image. I would like to see a dialing back of the vignetting, but otherwise strong, and visually fresh and interesting.
  19. Re: Railroad Landscapes - NYC to Brush Creek, Wyoming

    I like your landscapes. Excellent and evocative work. However, I am perturbed by the sentence "is drawn to the topographically broad subject matter of the United States" is very awkward. It just...
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    Re: Film Noir film stocks

    You should contact the American Film Institute about historic film stocks.
  21. Re: Have you experienced this ? Same negative, different interpretation

    Wow. The second print does not work for me as a photograph. As graphic art though, it is strong. Perhaps if you lightened the sky somewhat it would work as the former?
  22. Re: One lens - artistic zen or a limiting frustration

    I could see managing with just a 120 - 125 lens. To me that allows a pretty straightforward (natural) view of the landscape. I almost never use filters. They can be useful, but they almost always...
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    Re: Good Lab for color film developing

    A&I (aandi.com) does c41 and scanning.
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    Re: Finding your voice in the midst of a revolution

    The three commandments of digivangelism:

    1) It is forbidden to criticize or negatively compare analog vs digital photography.

    2) It is forbidden to not mention the equivalency of digital and...
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    Re: Looking Glass Magazine

    Hi Laura, what's the "circulation" of the Ezine? Ho
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    Re: What is the purpose of these rings??

    What is it with Durst and the goofy names for everything? Are they built by Smurfs for Ikea?
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    Re: pictures that break composition rules

    I don't object to the commercial marque. The Wyeth painting contains a powerful meaning in an original image. The photograph uses familiar tropes and symbols with a message of hedonistic vacuity....
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    Re: pictures that break composition rules

    Why don't you read about Christina and the making of the picture. Its easy to draw facile (and erroneous) conclusions.
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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Great interior shot. I would like to see it with less HDR though.
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    Re: pictures that break composition rules

    Except "Christina's World" wasn't about some chippie wearing advertising.
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    Re: pictures that break composition rules

    Pretty callous stuff.
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    Re: 1967 B&J Lens Bank data file

    I remember reading one a while ago. The most surprising thing was the enormous expense of those lenses (multiply by 7 to get 2015 dollars).
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    Re: Printing with very old papers

    An ultra slow film like Panatomic is least likely to reticulate. Try a high speed film. It is ugly!
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    Re: So how do I describe this subject genre?

    Sculptural details, sculptural elements, deconstructed sculpture, elements of a sculpture. This way you give the work of art credit as whole, but also note that you are showing only parts of it.
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    Re: Printing with very old papers

    Add benzotriazole to fresh developer to revive old paper. Toss the Dektol.

    It looks like you might have some reticulation. It is critical when developing film to keep processing temps within 1/2...
  36. Re: Help removing frozen front element on aluminum 14" LD artar in Barrel

    Aluminum is easy to deal with since it is so responsive to temperature. Cool the male coupling and heat the female coupling. The change in dimension should help unfreeze the barrel.
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    Re: Good hikes in MA or NH

    Cripes. The OP asked for Berkshires and White Mountains. None of your responses are anywhere close to either. In that spirit of obliviousness, I suggest Mt. Auburn in Cambridge, and Mt. Calvary in...
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    Re: Introducing kids to LF

    Kudos.
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    Re: Is it possible to clean off front element haze?

    Vade Mecum claims that Brasso metal cleaner spread on the lens will sometimes remove haze.
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    Re: salvaging under processed images

    Photo-Formulary sells several intensification formulas. Just don't expect a truly beautiful result.
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