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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    I can’t get through the Bessanova videos I’ve tried to watch because the audio is so terrible.

    Update: I see on her own videos, the audio is fine. It’s the interviews with her done by other...
  2. Re: looking for information on a Wollensak Velostigmat series VII lens

    Reviving a very old thread. In a box of junk I found a Wollensak Velostigmat 3 1/2" Focus Series VII f 3.5 No. 452XXX. It has a purplish sheen and a whiteish/yellowish paint dot above the word...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    I first started with LF in the mid-80s and joined the forum the first time in the late 90s. I’ve worked out most technical issues for my way of shooting, so most of my time here is spent looking at...
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    Re: Opinions on grafmatic

    The times I experienced jamming, I was holding the camera lens down. If I raised the camera to shooting position, the jam released. That could just be my grafmatics but worth a try.
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    Re: Secure selling?

    I see that my banks are promoting something called Zelle, which is a way of transferring money. If your bank uses it, it may be a good way. I need to look into it more.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I have been astounded at how easy it has been to camp a night or two in my RAV4. Put in a memory foam mattress, throw a tarp over the roof, and store the stuff unlikely to attract thieves on the...
  7. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I’ve minimized scratches using Pyrocat developers. I think any developer that tans and hardens the emulsion would do the same.
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    Re: Developing old films

    I’m trained in the arts, not science, so the mad scientist aspect of photography fascinates me.
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    Re: Developing old films

    If you haven’t found it, look this over about HC-110
    http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110/

    I used HC-110 for many years and was happy with it. I only changed because I wanted to use a...
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    Re: Developing old films

    I agree that 14-years old is not that old. D-23 and HC-110 are frequently recommended as low fog developers. If I were you, I’d try whatever normal developer you’re used to and give it 20% more...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    I decided to concentrate on American cameras a few years ago. That means a Wehman in 8x10 with a 12 1/2” B&L RR lens. When my knee acts up, it’s either a Graphic View II with a 190mm B&L Protar or...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    If the object you want to focus on is relatively close, you can put a flashlight next to it pointing back towards the camera and focus on that.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    With regard to all this, I find I keep myself fresh by changing my vision every few years. Sometimes I use small apertures and movements to get everything more or less in focus. At other times, I...
  14. Re: Fuji HR-U X-ray Film, 510 Pyro & Albumen Printing

    Vaughn - ASA 800? I hope a mistype.

    I’ve used double sided X-ray film for albumen contact prints. I use 100-year old Protar and Rapid Rectilinear lenses and attempt to create a look in my prints...
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    Re: Quick releases clamps and plates

    I’ve seen lighter cameras than the RB67 fall off of the Bogen system. The clamp just doesn’t hold the camera plate. I use Really Right Stuff system clamps with everything from my Nikon F, my Nikon...
  16. Re: Lenses for Crown Graphic with top rangefinder

    Go over to graflex.org and look under the help board for posts by user 45PSS. Under the Speed Graphic section he has extensive posts on focus, infinity stops, making your own cams, etc.
    His...
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    Re: Everybody Street 2013

    Very interesting. It really shows how the photographer’s intention and mindset affects the photos he or she gets.
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    Re: Massive Dev app

    You develop negatives to best match how you print. If you’re going to use a condenser enlarger, your negative development time will probably be different than if you use a cold light. That’s what...
  19. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Jim, do you inspect with a brief green light or with the normal red safelight?
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    Philippe
    Check with zzmedical.com
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    Re: Who fixes Speed Graphics?

    Frank at cameradoctornyc.com. It’s in New York so the state of lockdown may have an effect. I’d suggest emailing or calling first.
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    Re: post your trees!

    There used to be a guy on the forums who sometimes used the name Tim Atherton. He once described it as taking a picture of a tree that’s behind another tree, that’s behind a bush.
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    Re: Lens order on triple convertible

    Just to be clear, I’m asking about the combined elements and whether it makes any difference which is in front.
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    Re: Lens order on triple convertible

    The B&L literature says the same - single element behind the iris. Interestingly, on the old Rodenstock Sironar double convertibles, the rear element was removed and the front remained in place when...
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    Lens order on triple convertible

    I have three triple convertible lenses - two B&L Protars and a Rapid Rectilinear probably made by B&L. All of them came to me with the lower length lens on the front and the longer on the rear when...
  26. Re: Hi everyone. Nice to meet you all. I have a few questions.

    First, read all of the linked articles on the home page of this site. Then go to http://www.graflex.org and read about your camera. When you know your negative size, you can explore enlarger...
  27. Re: PYROCAT-MC in GLYCOL user info appreciated.

    Perhaps read Sandy King’s original papers on Pyrocat-HD.
    https://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/PCat/pcat.html
  28. Thread: old film

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    Re: old film

    I’m currently shooting a box of Kodak Plus X from about 1990 that was kept at room temperature in Florida. I shoot it at 100 rather than the rated 125 and develop in my regular Pyrocat HD. The film...
  29. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    I use a modified jogging baby stroller bought used from a baby consignment store. The three good sized wheels roll over the rough terrain better to me.
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    Re: Develop -N2

    I shoot a lot in lighting situation similar to the OPís. Iíve found reducing agitation controls contrast better than reducing development. I second what Michael says about catechol.
  31. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    Didn’t someone on here years ago raise llamas?
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    Re: Website structure views?

    You could set up different galleries on the same site.
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    Re: Scanning 8x10 Negatives

    I’ve scanned 8x10 for many years, first with an Epson 4990, then with a V750. The higher resolution lens on the 750 will not cover 8x10, but it scans well with the lower resolution lens for my...
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    Re: Paths to Super Clean Sheet Film?

    Endust makes an anti-static cleaning spray for computer monitors, etc. I spray all the scanner glass surfaces and wipe down before each scanning session. It seems to help.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I usually have high SBRs and use what would be minus developments. I settled on 1.5:1:150 for EMA Pyrocat. I need up join you guys sometime. Iíve been in the flatlands so long, I donít know if I...
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    Re: Epson V700 High Resolution lens

    I would use the setting for the higher resolution lens, which I think is the with setting.
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    Re: Epson V700 High Resolution lens

    So far as I understand, and from my one test, yes. I scan a 4x5 negative in transparency mode with the 8x10 mask and the scan is high resolution and fully covers the negative. If I scan an 8x10...
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    Re: Epson V700 High Resolution lens

    Again, according to Ed Hamrick, in Vuescan the higher resolution lens is activated by selecting “transparency” in the input section. The lower resolution lens is selected by picking 8x10...
  39. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Peter, I use the Carestream green and it seems pretty slow. I use BTZS, so I’m not sure how to translate it to an iso.
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    I use hangers in the traditional way and Pyrocat. I very rarely get scratches. That makes me think the scratching comes when the film is wet, not when it is dry.
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