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  1. Re: ULF - 11x14 - Focal Length Lineup

    The 240mm Computer will cover 11x14 with movements no problem. I agree with you that the 19" and the 24" lens are not that "long" on 11x14. I find I also use the 30" and 35" focal lengths as well in...
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    Re: PMK and open sky blotchiness

    I use Cesco dimpled trays for pyro development and have never had a problem with them. I process two sheets of either pale sky or N- negatives all of the time in pyro. There is absolutely no reason...
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    Re: PMK and open sky blotchiness

    IMHO there is absolutely nothing wrong with your technique, your choice of film or your choice of developer. I feel it is singularly how you are executing your process.

    My reference point is many...
  4. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Maybe you can take the width and thickness of the stripped gear as well as what is on the other side mating it and replace them both concurrently as a pair? The shaft thickness can be adjusted as...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Thanks Peter. I will step into this domain using these guidelines absent filtration to keep it down to one variable and report back.
  6. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Durst ceased production of their enlargers in 2006 because of lack of demand. Durst Pro USA continued to fill that void until its owners untimely death recently where the inventory was allocated to a...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Got my box of Foma 200 8x10 sheet film and am questioning the reciprocity correction recommended on the Foma website. Has anyone checked this films reciprocity correction to ascertain its operating...
  8. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Happy Anniversary indeed. Thanks for the heads up Merg. My first reaction to fondly remembering QT's early work in aggregating the initial LF resources to share and discuss is to comment how quickly...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Come on Pere. You are concerned about using "less developer?" You kidding me? I mix Pyrocat HD in gallon volumes and process a lot of 8x10, 11x14 and 8x20 sheet film and that gallon of developer...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    I am sure there are. But that does not eliminate the broad and unfortunate assumptions that are at times extrapolated to a convenient conclusion such as developer choice and developer dilution just...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    In order to properly execute sheet film stand or semi stand development you must use have the film in the proper sized tube and the film must be standing vertically to properly accomplish the...
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    Contact Frame Spring Search

    For quite some time now I have been using a circa 1900 Century 11x14 contact printing frame. Works great. It is developing a warp in it and I had Eric Larsen (on this forum) make me a fabulous...
  13. Re: Merering: Spot Metering, Reflective, Gray Card, Average

    I contend that users of large format cameras using inherently high cost sheet film have a very strong natural incentive to move past the beginner stage as quickly as possible. All they have to do is...
  14. Re: Merering: Spot Metering, Reflective, Gray Card, Average

    Spotmeters are tools and like any tool it has limitations and are subject to flare and insufficienty large measurement area to take readings from. The angle that the sun is relative to the scene...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    They have in fact already accomplished that in sending consumers an upgraded kit. Rather than send the parts to you in pieces they feel it is more efficient to send it in quasi together form so you...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    On my Mark II 8x10 Intrepid, I painted all of the GG back surfaces on both sides a flat black and replaced the aluminum base plate with a thicker one that I had two 3/8" screws tapped into it to...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Yes indeed it is our right and why should it matter to you to try to demean this decision in the comment above? I am damn proud to be in the rather broad category of those who gladly and purposefully...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Quite honestly Drew, this forum is designed to encourage a dissertation of the execution of large format techniques in all of its marvelous iterations as an educational venue and we should all remind...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Let be real Drew. Giving up a stop on the low end to jump straight into the shadows is meaningless in the broader context when you are starting with a 400 speed film and you have that density...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Really. You mean to tell me that the 200 speed film has a superior linear density building capability than T Max 400(2)?

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    Re: 8x10 LF Lenses

    For studio macro work the Docter 240mm wide angle Germinar is a great choice. Small, light, Razor sharp / contrasty and considerable DOF. I also take mine to the field for macro work.
  22. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    I am in complete agreement with Monty and Bob. A camera is a tool and experience has taught me that the features of the camera that lend themselves to allowing me to make the images I choose as...
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    Re: 210mm lens for 8x10?

    The Computar 210mm as well as some Kowa 210mm's (which I have) cover 8x10 very nicely but command a market price that can break the budget at times. Sometimes stepping up slightly to a 240mm (for...
  24. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    My bulb length checks out close to yours (just shy of 4" from the end of the bulb to the beginning of the white ceramic base) but the bulb diameter spec of 1 3/8" listed above for the COLAMP 2000...
  25. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Thanks for the info. Any idea of the diameter of these bulbs?
  26. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Seems like a manageable task to undertake albeit slowly and not being to aggressive with it. My next question is to ensure that the G38 Mogul bi post pins will work. I will probably have to pull my...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 - Fresnel lens

    Quite honestly I have a fresnel on my Canham 8x10 woodie that came from the factory with the camera and put a fine hand ground ground glass on my Intrepid 8x10 (after the original GG was broken in...
  28. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    As was pointed out in this exchange, it is apparent that substitute bulbs appear to be available but the limiting factor is getting them through the top opening in the reflector. Some crude...
  29. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    I am going to take some measurements of the pins on mine and hope to go down the same road to see if I can find a proper "fit".
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    Finding a replacement for the 2,000 watt bulbs would be a god send. Anyone have any ideas? Is the used market and being patient the only option?
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    Re: How to get into ULF?

    Talk to Jim Fitzgerald on this forum. Jim has extensive experience in this regard having built several cameras for himself. He can surely get you in the right zip code on such a project. ULF throws a...
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    Re: Linhof Tripod Parts - ?

    Wow. From the depths of despair to a couple of viable options. Wonders never cease. I have one of those massive Linhof Heavy Duty Tripods so it is good to know that there is an option for parts.
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    Good idea to protect the shutter and the lens and also get a filter in play. I was similarly impressed by the increased coverage of the single rear lens element. Going to make a negative with this...
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    I shoot B&W as well. Just to make sure I understand what you are saying, if your normal exposure would come in at f45 you would shoot the image at f22 (just using f stops) absent the front element.
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    Re: Linhof Tripod Parts - ?

    Those parts are long since gone so your only option is to fabricate (McGiver) one for yourself. The metal part would have to be machined to the receiving thread and bent to the correct angle. Someone...
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    At lunchtime I set up the 8x10 and removed the front element of the Doctor 240 Germinar W and sure enough, what looks like a fine 450mm image showed up on the ground glass. Might you have some...
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    I did not know that it dually served as a 450mm lens. Thanks. Great little lens.
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    Having recently outfitted an 8x10 Mark 2 Intrepid myself recently I can share with you that for me there was a dominant theme relative to my objective to get off of the beaten path with the camera....
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    Re: Chamonix 5x12" camera

    +1. The bigger the better. Will continue to consistently hit the gym as a natural hedge to keep me in this game. I am reminded of the quote from Satchel Page who pitched in the negro leagues and...
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    Re: Shutter CLA

    Communicated via email with Carol earlier today. Yes, her husband is dealing with some health issues but at times it is a welcomed diversion to have some work to attend to. Best thing to do is to...
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