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  1. Re: “Tripods for Bipods” (John Sexton new tech tip video)

    It could be that Mr. Sexton has considered that many of his watchers do not speak English as their first language.
    Speaking slowly and clearly never hurts with comprehension... it wouldn't help if...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Unusually seen and very nicely done, if a bit vertigo-inducing.
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    Re: Deardorff: "New" vs Old?

    When I bought my first view camera, in 1982, I had no idea that Deardorff was still in business. I'd seen the cameras in the studios of commercial photographers that I'd worked for, but never thought...
  4. Re: Planning Roadtrip for June in Middle/Western USA

    Sounds like you're having fun. I look forward to (eventually) seeing your photos from this trip.
  5. Re: Calibrating Pentax Digital 1 Deg. Zone VI Modified Meter

    You have a local camera repairman? Lucky you. But if you have to send it out, Mr. Ritter is your man.
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    Re: Question using Goerz 19" Artar lens

    If nothing else, a 19" lens has little inherent depth-of-field. So you'll likely need a smaller aperture than with a shorter f.l. lens.
    Camera movements for d-o-f, well, you're just going to have...
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    Re: Why are we here?

    "Why are we here?"
    A question from the dawn of human consciousness, still being asked.
    There are almost as many answers as questioners.

    I'm a member of this forum because I've been making...
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    Re: FP4+ in Pyrocat HD

    FWIW, I develop in trays and my usual time is 10.5 minutes @ 68F. I can (but often don't) process 12 sheets of 4x5 in an 8x10 tray with 2L of Pyrocat-HD.
    That said, if your shadows seem too deep,...
  9. Re: Bergger pancro 400 in bergspeed: Unseen base fog

    It's worth mentioning that Rodinal was never meant to be used with fast films. In fact when it was introduced (in the 1890s?) there was no such thing as "fast film" and enlarging was a rarity. So it...
  10. Re: Which paper is closest to graded Brilliant (Guillemot version).

    If you want to bring back a long-gone paper, I'd talk to Paula Chamlee. She and her late husband, Michael A. Smith, devoted a great deal of effort (and no doubt a small fortune) to make their...
  11. Re: Developing Litho film with lower contrast

    Looks like a pretty successful answer to a difficult technical problem. Congratulations!
  12. Re: How to mount a Goerz Artar 10 3/4 inch in a shutter?

    Goers Artars are very sharp lenses with slightly lower contrast than lenses made in the last 40 years. They cover about 45 degrees- so this lens will work well on 4x5, might cover 5x7. A Packard...
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    Re: 300mm Rodagon with Slight Edge Fungus

    You won't be using the lens wide open, I imagine. So the fungus around the edge should have no visible effect. The scratch? In such a no-flare situation I think you'd never see any evidence of it.
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Congratulations Roger, you've found a Volvo 1800 that looks even worse than my own car. No small accomplishment!
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Sad to see that poor carcass of a BMW 2000CS- perhaps the most rust-prone vehicle of all time. I think the graffiti in photo #2 was tagged by the BMW's owner, who had been sold the car as an "easy...
  16. Re: Which paper is closest to graded Brilliant (Guillemot version).

    I used that paper, and I can't think of any current emulsion that has that look. I recently bought a package of Bergger double-weight glossy, but have not been able to test it properly yet. It's made...
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    Re: Nikkor-SW 75mm f / 4.5 on Chamonix 45F2

    Despite the small difference in focal length, you'll find that the 75mm lens "sees" much wider than a 90mm. I bought a Nikkor-SW 75/4.5 lens 20+ years ago, for shooting interiors (at which it...
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    Re: LIttman Camera, still being sold ?

    It was an interesting idea.. but the pool of available Polaroid cameras, never large, is ever-shrinking.
    And the actual market was equally small... those who liked an intriguing idea, and those who...
  19. Re: Henry William Jackson glass negative from NGM 1989/2 , Is it colorful ?

    Let me consult with my wife; she is a photograph conservator and will help with identification.
    In the meantime, let's hope someone already informed will explain.
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    Re: Filtering for a deep red filter

    I used to have a Zone VI modified meter, and metering through the filter worked well, at least through the mild correction filters I used. I rarely used the really strong ones, like a #25 or #29 red,...
  21. Re: Henry William Jackson glass negative from NGM 1989/2 , Is it colorful ?

    There are several possible reasons. My amateur suggestion; It may be that the emulsion is "mirroring" due to deterioration, from improper processing and/or storage.
    This is often seen in prints,...
  22. Re: The Wratten Mystery, or, What's My Factor?

    Haha. I read Doremus' last comment... and was reminded of the old joke (popular among RIT students) that Kodak invented the 18% gray card because that was the color of the sky in Rochester. Having...
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    Re: To all Linhof Kardan GT 8x10 owners

    The Commercial View is a fine camera; essentially a magnesium version of the famous 2-D. I expect that you'll enjoy using it.
    As Vaughn mentions, Kodak's Master View is another excellent camera....
  24. Re: How can I construct an inexpensive accent-light holder?

    Lowel made various types of grip gear that would suit your needs, as did Bogen/Manfrotto. Super Clamps and the like... I have a bunch of that stuff, most of it owned for so long that I don't remember...
  25. Re: The Wratten Mystery, or, What's My Factor?

    The publication "Kodak Filters" has all the data you're ever likely to need about Wratten gels. There were several editions; of course it's out of print now, but I'm sure you can find a used copy. I...
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    Re: Linhof Crests-Counterfeits?

    A few random thoughts.
    Counterfeiting is driven by demand. Apparently there's a market for Linhof badges... maybe Genuine Linhof badges cost $500 with a year's wait?
    Certainly the value of old 911s...
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    Re: Wooden film holder arcing

    Those wooden film holders are at least 75 years old and may be well over 100, so it's not surprising that they would warp. Many of the holders we see for sale nowadays were used hard for decades, and...
  28. Re: Getting Back To PMK - Want To Try Pre-Mixed But Is It Good?

    I started using PMK immediately after it was announced in "View Camera" magazine, in what, 1993? It was not long after that when PF introduced their liquid kit, and I used that exclusively until 2010...
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    Re: Greetings from marseille !

    Welcome! And do share some of your photographs when you can.
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    Re: Shopping cart camera carrier

    Interesting device, an ingenious and high-quality solution.
  31. Re: How many color-based folks are still out there

    I started shooting 4x5 color neg in 1982. Vericolor II Type L, with an 85B filter @ EI50 in daylight... for those who remember. Began concentrating on b/w when I built a darkroom at home in 1989. I...
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    Re: Refrema Machine Film Developing

    Per my friend Edgar Praus, the Refrema processors are the best on the market. That was a few years back, but I suspect that it's still true. Despite the fact that all the machines in this class are...
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    Re: TF-3 Precipitate problems

    That white/yellowish precipitate is indeed sulfur; it precipitates out of the solution after a long time (years, usually). If you see it in your fixer, that means your fixer is dead and gone. Don't...
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    Re: What was Feininger using?

    The dry air of the West will amplify the effect of strong filters, too. It's also possible that that the Route 66 image was intentionally underexposed and overdeveloped to increase contrast. (in...
  35. Re: Kodak Eastman View 2D: Serial Numbers?

    Alfred Stieglitz' 8x10 2-D is in the collection of the George Eastman Museum. You could ask Todd Gustavson, the technology curator there, for its serial number, just for fun.
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    Re: Ilford vs Kodak enlarger gels ???

    Kodak changed its "Polycontrast" filters in about 1989. The older set came in a bright yellow plastic box and went from grade 1 through 4. They are not very useful with modern variable-contrast...
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    Re: Urge of ULF Panorama

    Well then, I suppose that Douglas Busch holds the record for contemporary ULF field cameras. As noted in a recent thread on a similar topic, he made a 40"x60" camera in the late '80s He, his camera,...
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    No, but you can make yourself sick with worry about it. It's a popular pastime among Schneider lens owners.
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    Re: Road to Mt. Williamson photo location

    I seem to recall a story about how someone or some group found the exact spot and put up a historical marker, only to have some vandals damage or destroy it. I can't offer any reference, but I'm...
  40. Re: Ebony or Gandolfi, That is the question

    Finding an example of either one might be difficult- both cameras were made in small numbers and are long out of production. By all accounts, both are very high-quality machines. It's hard to say...
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