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    Re: Paint for darkroom sink

    I have been using this same sink for about 15 years now (it replaced another, also of 3/4"plywood, coated with a 2-part epoxy resin from Tap Plastics). This newer sink has held up well exceptionally...
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    Your film is probably fine - the seal was most likely broken in the course of shipping and handling. While I have not yet encountered broken seals on boxes of film, I see the Ilford seal broken all...
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    Re: Paint for darkroom sink

    I'm very satisfied with mine. It's made of 3/4" plywood which I then had professionally coated with Reflex, a spray-on bedliner. Rhino and Line-X are similar products that will work well.
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  4. Re: Ilford MG filters... are there 2 different sets?

    To complicate matters, Ilford filters change color over time, and not in a uniform way (I have several sets of these filters acquired from different sources at different times ... no two sets are...
  5. Thread: Nudes tiny format

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    Re: Nudes tiny format

    Thank you, Jim. You're very kind.

    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
  6. Thread: Nudes tiny format

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    Re: Nudes tiny format

    Anne 1984. HIE135-36 in D76 1:1 on Ektalure G with either Dektol or Selectol (I don't remember which, but those were the only two paper developers I used in those days, so it had to be one or the...
  7. Thread: Post your signs

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    Re: Post your signs

    Jawbone Canyon Store Billboard
    (FP4 in PMK on MG Classic with Dektol.)

    What can I say? It's the Mojave Desert. It was a hot day.

    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
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    Re: Jasper National Park Fall 2020

    Be sure to see Peyto Lake if time permits.

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    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Thanks for the correction.

    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    I did not come on here to argue with you or anyone else. I urge you to do whatever you want with your film. To be clear, I entered this thread only to call attention to TSA's recommendation that...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    No where does the link you provided say it's okay, i.e., safe, to put film in checked baggage - if it does then I have overlooked that information and ask you to point it out to me - you will have...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    "If true that is new information. Can you quote a source for that?"

    No he can't because it's not true. All reliable indications are that film transported in checked luggage will be adversely...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    When information about these new machines was first posted here over a month ago (https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?154859-Do-new-airport-carry-on-scanners-fog-film), I...
  14. Thread: Still Life 2019

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    Re: Still Life 2019

    Varied Thrush - 2019
    FP4 in PMK on Ilford MG Classic with Ansco 103.
    Shen Hao HZX with 180 mm Sironar-N @ 1:45 x 5 minutes.

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    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Yaquina Bay Bridge - Newport, OR
    FP4 in PMK on Ilford MG Classic with Ansco 103

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    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Rock Church (Piazza Vittorio Veneto) - Matera, Italy 2019
    4x5 FP4 in PMK on Ilford MG Classic with Ansco 103.
    Shen Hao HZX & 90 mm Grandagon @ 1:45 x 5 minutes.

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    Re: The new Tri-X 8x10 film

    I see on closer reading that the 2007 and 2013 emulsions were said to be "exactly alike" after identical processing. In that case there may not have been further modifications after 2007, and I may...
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    Re: The new Tri-X 8x10 film

    You're correct. "In 2007, Tri-X was extensively re-engineered, receiving the new designation 400TX in place of TX or TX400, and became finer-grained. The amount of silver in the film stock was...
  19. Re: How to Develop Characteristic Curves in Large Format...Cheaply

    You can do it with a single sheet by using a zone board. Notes for zone board construction and use are given in "The Book of Pyro" by Gordon Hutchings. (EDIT: To be clear, you'll need to burn at...
  20. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    Yes, you're right. Thank you.

    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
  21. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    I don't view this as a straightforward problem because I don't see this as a straightforward print.

    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
  22. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    As a first step, I would try to find someone with professional training and experience in the area of art conservation and restoration who can advise you on the best way to proceed. If you encounter...
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    Re: Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner - new version?

    Based on the following product change bulletin published July 2019: https://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/uat/files/wysiwyg/pro/chemistry/Kodak_BW_Chemical_CATALOG_ITEM_NUMBER_UPDATE_2019.pdf, it...
  24. Thread: Straight Edges

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    Re: Straight Edges

    Thanks to everyone for the many excellent suggestions offered here.
    Fred L., no my cutter does not ride on a rail as happens with the Logan 350-1, for example.

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  25. Thread: Straight Edges

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    Re: Straight Edges

    Thanks very much. A dry wall square is not flat, though I suppose I could cut one to the desired length to make it so. The thickness would be about right. I have no idea how I would confirm its...
  26. Thread: Straight Edges

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    Straight Edges

    Many years ago I learned to cut mats by hand. After advancing to LF photography, I continued using a Logan cutter calibrated to avoid over or under cuts, and a marvelous 24-inch straight edge...
  27. Thread: Pyro restaining?

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    Re: Pyro restaining?

    Sorry, but I can't resist jumping in here. I feel somewhat qualified to speak to this issue by virtue of the fact that I've probably used PMK longer than just about anyone on this board, and that's...
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    Re: Dark shade on negative

    I'm afraid I can't answer that question because I do not use a Mod 54 reel or any other type of tank (I use tray development for both 45 and 810 negatives). Variations in agitation might explain the...
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    Re: Dark shade on negative

    Interesting. Let's see if we can solve this. Do you see this shading on both vertical and horizontal compositions, and is the shading always on the left and right in both vertical and horizontal...
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    Re: I keep having this "line" on my shots

    I have seen this before. It occurs opposite the notch code on the edge of the film just beyond where the flap of the holder meets the film. I believe the line is caused by light reflecting off the...
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    Re: Dark shade on negative

    I have not solved photography and don't know the answer to your question; however your problem interested me enough to watch a tutorial video about the SP-445 tank, so I have some idea of how the...
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    Re: Black spots on negatives

    The most likely explanation is chemical dust, i.e., undissolved ID11 constituents, adhering to the negative for a period of time resulting in greater reduction of the affected areas. The dust occurs...
  33. Thread: Strains on films

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    Re: Strains on films

    These streaks do not look unlike markings that might occur following an uneven or incomplete wipe that leaves some hard water on the surface of the negative(s) to dry. If you are attempting to...
  34. Re: How to avoid dribble/drooling from glass bottles?

    Use a pour ring.

    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
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    Re: Please help "Sodium Metaborate" alternative

    Jacobson & Jacobson ("Developing," 18th revised Edition, 1972 p. 88) state that two parts by weight of Kodalk are the equivalent of one part of weight of carbonate in normal developers. Sodium...
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    Re: Ilford Warmtone vs Classic FB Speed

    https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/file/download/file_id/1945/product_id/739/
    https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/file/download/file_id/1921/product_id/733/

    N. Riley...
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    Re: How to deal with high contrast negatives?

    Use a super-proportional reducer. Kodak R-1 works well.

    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
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    Re: A slight problem with some shots...

    Ihre Schwarz-Weiß Bild sollte in Ordnung sein (aber vielleicht ein wenig unterbelichtet). Als allgemeine Faustregel gilt, für S-W Belichtungen länger als eine Sekunde, multiplizieren Sie die...
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    Re: Is this a resurrection of the old Light Impressions

    Hello Sal. I have not had any direct contact with them lately. I did try to call them a few days ago with the intent of discussing concerns raised in this forum and my own interest in particular...
  40. Thread: Bergger Film

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    Re: Bergger Film

    BRF-400 is still produced, but only in 135-36 size. B&H carries it.

    N. Riley
    http://normanrileyphotography.com
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