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    toyo 810m and schneider 480(6.8) s mc

    Hi, what kind of weather do you usually have to work in? I'm kind of constrained by the wind, I've been doing some 8*10 people shots, and the wind here is a real limiting factor. I don't know the...
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    Goertz Dagor Lens Information

    Hi Tom, I have the 12" version, and I like the "look" they produce. I use mine on 4*5 and 8*10, and I used it on scenery and people. I'd think yours at 10 1/2" might make some fine portraits. You...
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    Proper Cleaning Method for Modern Lenses

    Hi Bruce, better confirm that Q-tip suggestion before you use it. I think I did that once and destroyed the coating on an expensive lens. I'd cleaned it once with micro-fiber and improved it, and...
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    Gundlach 8X10 camera

    And the Eastman 2D is a nice handy camera.
  5. Thread: Graflex cameras?

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    Graflex cameras?

    Hi, the adresses left for eqinox don't seem to work. Does anyone have the proper adress. Thanks
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    Can I reuse misloaded 4x5 Velvia

    Hi Ted, I say develop them. I did a portrait Monday, and in the process, a yellow postit removed itself from my dark slide when I pulled the dark slide to make the exposure, and then when I...
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    Using ground glass corners???

    Hi All, I left the corner out of a picture under the following conditions: I had a lot of front rise to include the top of a hill, and I had a little downward t ilt to bring the base of the hill in...
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    HP5 processing with Rodinal or HC-D

    Hi Amine, the piece of paper that comes with the Rodinal bottle says: HP5+ = 8 min at 1:25; it does not show a time for 1:50, but times for FP4 are 18 min. for 1:50. I would think HP5+ in Rodinal...
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    Cold light head for the Omega F 10x10 enlarger

    Hi Dan, you might be able to have a light sorce made cheaper buying a factor unit. I think in one of Ansle Adams books there are instructions for making an enlarger with a cold light head. A guy in...
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    Old wood field cameras for beginner?

    Hi, it's often harder to find an older camera in useable condition than you would first think would be the case, and wood work is the least of your problems. On the other hand, you will be hiking...
  11. Thread: Tilt/Swing?

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    Tilt/Swing?

    Hi Angela, it might me helpful if you throw out a few examples of the kinds of things you want to take pictures of, then you can get some specific examples of how these folks use the movements on...
  12. Thread: bellows question

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    bellows question

    Does anyone know where I can get the thin rubber material that they use to make the inside of bellows? Thanks, David
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    Bellows care and refurbishing?

    Hi David, what are your bellows made of??? The lining is different than the outside, so what's it made of too; is the lining cloth-like or rubber-like? David Clark
  14. Thread: How to scan 4x5?

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    How to scan 4x5?

    Hi Tom, a friend of mine has a gaget for scanning slides which looks like a tent that he places over the slide. Basically it looks like a 90 degree corner of mirrors. In case of 4X5, I guess it...
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    8x10 contact printer

    Hi Bill, you might want to avoid the split back wood ones. I've got one, and I often find little pieces of wood or finish from what the factory coated the wood with. I've got it under control now,...
  16. Thread: portraits

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    portraits

    Thank you for your responses. From the above, do you think one could approximate this look outdoors with natural light using a yellow or red filter on the taking lens, developing the neg in a weak...
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    portraits

    Dear folks, I recently saw this book of some of Maplethorp's photos of women, an d their faces don't seem to have any complextion or poors or hair or anything; h ow did he do that? Is that flawless...
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    something moving in lens

    Dear Raven, is that a Copal 0? If so, I think your noise is normal. As far as the speed change, the guy who sold me mine told me at the point of sale not to change the speeds after I cocked it, and...
  19. Thread: proper etiquette

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    proper etiquette

    Hi all, I think with regards to Seattle, if you face your camera west towards the Pacific you are OK, north towards Canada is OK too, but if you turn it to face east towards Microsoft there might...
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    film development in JOBO multitank

    Hi Folks, I have a JOBO Multitank 5/2551. It holds to reels of 4*5. Can any one tell me how much developer to put in this thing. I plan on floating it in a tub of water and spinning it by hand. Is...
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    Wheel on side of lens

    Hi Alan, I have the same setup, and I don't know how to use it either. I wonder if someone could elaborate on the fine points of making photographs with this device. David
  22. Thread: Rodenstock Imagon

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    Rodenstock Imagon

    Hi Mark, can you describe the "look" you are looking for? There are different ways of getting soft focus. You might want to turn these various soft focus looks over before you spring for an Imagon...
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    Cheap 600 mm telephoto lens!

    Hi Paul, where would one go to see one of these Topcon converters? How do they work. I understand from above you can convert your 150mm 4*5 lens to 300mm with this device? David
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    neg. carriers/glass or not

    Hi Raven, I've got a Bessler and with the condensor or the cold light I haven't been able to notice any heat on the neg. Glassless seems to be working just fine. What kind of enlarger have you got?...
  25. Thread: Forte sheet film

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    Forte sheet film

    Hi Erik, how's it going over on that side of the mountains? You must have shot up the last of the Agfa there; I haven't seen in any Glazer's for a long time. Do you think the 8*10 Arista is the...
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    Advice on cleaning old 4x5 Camera?

    Hi Sarah, I've found dust in old cameras I've bought. I've found it trapped in the folds of the bellows. The solution I employed was a vacum cleaner, simple as that. Then I finally wiped it out...
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    Contact Printing 8x10, How Should I Begin

    Hi William, don't forget to ask these guys about Newton Rings. Ask them how to identify and deal with Newton Rings. In my experience Newton Rings can make or break a contact print. Don't forget to ...
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    Graflex Photography

    I sat mine on a tripod in Gas Works Park in Seattle, and a stranger came up and asked me how much I charged for my photos. There does seem to be something about these cameras they associate with ...
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    Kalart Rangefinder question

    Hi Alan, I'm looking for a focus scale for a 150mm lens. Have you tried just going through the adjustment procedure with the 65mm lens? I mean in the adjustment procedure have gone beyound the...
  30. Tray processing time for Tri-X & T-MAX 400 in Rodinal

    Hi Roger, with Tri-X 4*5, I've recently been using Rodinal 1:25 @ 68 for 7 min. For longer night time exposures, I've been using 1:35 for same 7 min. If you are developing by inspection, I first...
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    Favourite (normal and telephoto) portrait lens

    Regarding the portait lenses? Does any one have experience with a variable soft focuse lens, the kind where you rotate the front element? I'd like to chat with someone about the technic to using...
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    looking for"bad" lenses !

    Hi John, here is the secret to the crazy shot, and you can use your current lens. You get a skylight filter. Then get some clear laquer in spray can from the hobby store. Spray some laquer into the...
  33. Thread: Wollensak triple

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    Wollensak triple

    Hi folks, has any one out there experience with a wollensak triple: 12, 20, 24. It's coated. I'm wondering if it is worth considering. Thanks.
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    Jobo multitank 5, 2551

    Hello, I've recently aquired a Jobo multitank 5 (2551) with two reels for 4X5. M y question is, how much developer do I use in this system? As I understand it, y ou don't fill the tank completely,...
  35. Thread: Combi Tank

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    Combi Tank

    As for the drain developer and stop opperation, I pull the plug on the bottom and let it run into the sink while I begin adding running water through the funnel on top; washing is occuring...
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    Shutter service intervals

    Hi John, I don't know if you can answer the question in terms of frequency (number of exposures); lying in the bottom of a drawer is probably just as detremental to the performance. Over the course...
  37. Thread: 8X10 on a budget

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    8X10 on a budget

    Hi Ron, I have a Eastman 2D, I don't know if that is technically a flat-bed; it has foldning rails, like the B&J I believe. Is it worth having??? I don't know what your expecations are, but I find...
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    Make your own lensboards for Deardorff?

    look in model shops for the high-grade plywood they use for model airplanes for your material
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    Looking for used 8x10 camera

    Hi Bruce, I think I saw a Deardorff on the shelf at Glazer's in Seattle.
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    Spot Meter Calibration

    Hi Bill, if your spot meter is like mine, i think the only calibration possible (other than the zero adjustment) would be to send it into a laboratory that does that kind of thing, and the fine ...
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