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    Re: vacuum frame

    I made one a few years ago from plans on Bostick & Sullivanís site. I donít know if they are still there. If I remember right it was a sheet of 1/4 inch rubber, a couple layers of felt and then 1/4...
  2. Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Would a lithium grease be appropriate for the focus screw?
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    Re: Panoramic Head Recommendations

    That’s what I have, but the Manfrotto version.
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    Re: Panoramic Head Recommendations

    I have one from Manfrotto. It uses sliding bits to center the nodal point, then has detents to set up precision rotation amount for different focal length lenses. It’s designed for smaller cameras...
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    Re: Condenser lens in a snoot?

    Anything you put in front of your light will reduce the output. If you want to concentrate the light more than just a snoot then a fresnel, as mentioned already, will work. You can also get an...
  6. Re: Need help with Gravity Works print washer

    If it’s anything like my 8x10 Gravity Works print washer, there is a hose on one side that connects to the inlet water, and two hoses on the opposite end. The small hose has a clamp to force the...
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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    I have Exposure X4, formerly Alienskin, and it is a near direct replacement to Lightroom, which I also have. X5 recently came out. It functions as a stand alone software or as a plugin to Lightroom...
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    CR-39 plastic, which is most cheap sunglasses and eyeglasses, as well as resin filters by Lee and Hitech do not block UV unless specifically coated to do so. Polycarbonate blocks uv without special...
  9. Re: Ilford 908 Filter and LED Alternative for RA-4?

    I see them on eBay all the time for around $25, so keep your eyes open. The #10 will work, but it is extremely dark. 13 is much easier to work under.
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    I saw the can under my house this morning but didnít look to see who made it. I doubt Iíll make a video about it, but I wonít say never.
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    Somewhere I have a quart of a product sample sent to me of a liquid medium you are supposed to spray on a glass surface that has a ground glass mixture in it to create frosted glass similar to the...
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    Re: My Digitizing Tools article

    I use these rollers for cleaning prints and plexi when framing too.
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    Re: New Dektol Mixes Dark Brown

    I dated mine when I mixed it. 01/03/20 stored in a glass gallon jug. I used some today with no issue, the bottle is at least 3/4 full.
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    Re: New Dektol Mixes Dark Brown

    When I first mixed my new batch I thought I did something wrong. As you said, though, it prints fine.
  15. Re: Does anyone have images of a De Vere 108 enlarger?

    If you are positive it isn’t just ruined paper, do a safelight test to rule that out.
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    Re: Sensitometer For B&W Film?

    I would aim for a time of 1/2 second. That should be within a very controllable and repeatable time without reciprocity failure.
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    Re: Sensitometer For B&W Film?

    You guys should read his original post again. He is not looking for a densitometer to read film density. He is looking for a sensitometer to expose film density. Completely different machine and...
  18. Re: Please suggest a good in stamp for collector FB prints.

    Office Depot and Staples will make whatever stamp you care to design. I have no idea what ink would be safe for prints though.
  19. Re: kodak ortho film, know anything?

    I can’t answer all of your questions, but the metallic sheen is dichroic fog.
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    Re: Durst 138 which color heads can work?

    I had one of those before I had a darkroom to put it in. It ended up getting scrapped because I couldn’t take it with me during a move cross country. Enlarger was free, negative carrier would have...
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    Re: Bowens Gemini 500ws ... Profoto

    I replaced my Bowens Gemini 500's with Profoto D1 500's simply because I couldn't get Bowens parts anymore now that they are bankrupt and closed down. Profoto accessories are way overpriced and...
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    Re: Pin registration system preferences

    Lachlan, I have a Condit punch for film that is adjustable for 4x5 up to 8x10 film and it uses 1/16 inch diameter pins. They are very snug fitting.
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    Re: Pin registration system preferences

    Yes, attach a photo and I can measure it for you.
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    Re: kodak Tmax RS developer formula

    I’m going to wait and see if it comes back from the new supplier like Xtol and HC110.
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    Re: Multiple Test Zones on one Sheet

    In grad school I used three spare darkslides and made a hole in each one (located differently) so I could make 6 patches on one sheet. It worked well, and with 1/2 inch holes you could possible get...
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    Re: Pin registration system preferences

    I can see that it is reasonable that the 5108 is longer than the smaller models, and it also seems reasonable that the floor model and bench model of the 5108 would be identical so that parts are...
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    Re: Pin registration system preferences

    No, but the conversion kit doesn’t include one, so the spacing must be the same. I believe the bench model has a baseboard just as deep as the floor model, but not as wide. I may be wrong as I have...
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    Re: Pin registration system preferences

    I have the manual, what is your question?
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    Re: Pin registration system preferences

    The way the Devere enlarger holds the negative, the taped strip may work better because smaller pins in the rebate would require the pins go through the top glass too. I also have a 5108 and I have...
  30. Re: DIY Large darkroom paper development ideas

    Clyde Butcher scrolls his between two pool noodles in a large tray. Technically his trays are large sinks, but that is immaterial.
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    Re: Triptychs - Best Method

    Are you wanting them to align perfectly? You will need to set the nodal point of the lens precisely over the point of rotation. An indexing plate like this...
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    Re: Is This Art?

    I believe he sees himself as the artist, but he is actually just the curator.
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    Re: Making retouch ink less glossy

    I doubt you could reduce the gloss, but you could switch to using dry watercolor dye instead.
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    Yeah, but it keeps the moths away! I saw a photo of Kodak’s research darkroom with cedar duckboards, so I’ve been considering them, and one of their books suggests corrugated fiberglass roofing from...
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    Re: Need A Decent Lab Scale For A Decent Price

    I got mine off eBay years ago and love it. The brand is My Weigh. Not expensive.
  36. Re: Schneider Apo-Componon HM 150 would be better suited as a landscape lens?

    The 90mm version was offered as a taking lens for digital sensors, I think the 150mm version was too, but I'm not 100% sure of that.
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    Re: Lee Push on Filter Alternative?

    I’ve used the holder made by Formatt Hitech and have like them. Very similar to the Lee and I believe that hold the Lee filters of equal width. The holder itself is only $50, but the rings can add...
  38. Re: An inexpensive LED enlarger head alternative

    I have no intention of replacing my color head. This was just for fun.
  39. An inexpensive LED enlarger head alternative

    I tested out my Neewer 660 video light to see if it could function as an enlarger head. It would cover up to 5x7. I tested it against a standard color head for contrast and exposure times

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    Re: Canon Pixma Pro-10 -- Repair or replace

    Replace the head and prevent a printer from going in the landfill. If you decide to dump it anyway, let me have it and I will see if I can repair it and put it our (University of Kentucky) art...
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