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    Re: How to test Graflex FP shutter?

    Try searching the forum for Audacity. It's a free software download that can hear your shutter through your computer's microphone and record the sound on the screen. You'll read a lot of pro and...
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    Re: Simple modern B&W 8x10 enlarger head

    Well done! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to check into the spectrum of the light source.
    Bill
  3. Thread: Beseler810

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    Re: Beseler810

    Unfortunately, something doesn't make sense with your description.
    You describe that you have four lamps in your enlarger. That is a total of about 150 W. A 1 Amp fuse at 120 V is too close to...
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    Re: Bill Schwabs Kickstarter Project

    I've had the pleasure of attending one of the workshops this past Spring. Even though the building was partially finished, I found the whole experience well worth it. The location is inspiring. ...
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    Re: Tintype newbie

    Until you can get to a workshop, get hold of Quinn Jacobson's book " Chemical Pictures". I have the ebook version on my ipad with embedded links to video demonstrations. There is a hard copy version...
  6. Re: Shutter Speeds - Representations in For Sale Ads

    I too struggle with definite terms like "accurate" unless they are intended to indicate certified testing -- as I think about it, perhaps "sounds appropriate" is a better way of stating the intent....
  7. Re: A proportional LED colour head for Durst 138/139

    Fine project Dominique... Inspiring work.
    Bill
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    Re: light meter calibration

    Kevin,
    In your Original post you asked, "what else is there?" There have been many fine replies to your question in the string. I think they can be summed up in that most people develop their own...
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    Re: Repairing Pentax digital spot meter

    Here is a resource for those of you that are interested in comparing the various battery technologies.
    http://www.watchbatteries-usa.com/faq.html
    Like the Pentax spot meter, many watches use the...
  10. Re: Changing the speed on Beseler/Unicolor motor bases?

    I second the fan speed controller suggested by Jody_S.
    One note: Take care when you get to the slowest of speeds. Depending upon several variables, you might reduce power enough to slow rotation,...
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    Re: Looking for locations in middle Florida.

    Alan, Wayne, glean,
    Thanks for the great suggestions!

    I'll probably take so time off when I'm in the Fort Pierce area, so the Taylor Creek suggestion sounds interesting Alan....
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    Re: Looking for locations in middle Florida.

    Very interesting. Thank you Doug.
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    Looking for locations in middle Florida.

    This winter, I'm planning on visiting the area around Lake Okeechobee. I'll have my 4x5 with me so I'm looking for ideas/locations in the area - east side to west side of Florida in that general...
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    Re: Taking a break from hoarding lenses

    I second the flanges.
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    Re: PF Slosher Trays

    I guess you could add me to the the list of those that have tried the slosher trays but opted to go with other methods. There's nothing wrong with sloshers, tray shuffling, or film hangers... I just...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My problem was how to photograph a sleeping animal without it looking like road kill. I shot a series of photos of this lion in Kenya. I liked several individual shots but no one shot seemed to...
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    Re: Shutter-Speed-Tester for the iPhone

    It works pretty well on the iPad. I really like the user interface... Simple and easy to figure out.
    Two things.
    1. It would be nice to be able to print the camera results table. Not a big deal...
  18. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    Wayne,
    Imagine three or four of those film hangers in the picture nested on top of each other laying in a tray. Pick them all up, shuffle order, put the stack back in the tray. You get all the...
  19. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    I usually tray process larger sheet film. But because of the delicate nature of this X-Ray film, wanted a little better solution. There are many good methods described in this thread.
    I thought I...
  20. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    I agree with the fixer... I really hate paying for shipping that much liquid.
    I'll look into the DIY TF-3. Thanks for the tip.
    Bill
  21. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    I wanted to figure out how much each 8x10 x-ray photo cost with chemistry added for processing. Here is my assessment… others may vary depending on actual film used and type of chemistry…

    Fuji...
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    Re: Rural America

    I really like the composition on this shot. Also, the light coming in from the left at the bottom is perfect.
    Where was this flour mill?
    Bill
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    Re: LFPF - malware provider?

    There are a lot of images in several threads that are NSFW. That will get this site blocked by most corporate IT monitors... at least by US standards.
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    Re: 8x10 cameras with 4x10 & 5x8 options?

    The Deardorff backs have grooves in the them with springs inside that allow one to insert one of two different masks for making two exposures on one sheet of film.

    The 8x10 back has one each -...
  25. Re: 8x10 Copy Camera - What The HELL did I just buy?

    I always envisioned something like that would make a cool rural mail box.
  26. Re: Carbon-Arc lighting, interested to know anything

    Yes! And how about Arcattack? Imagine, modulating the air to produce sound with an spark generator like a Tesla coil!
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B7yqn89jwZo&feature=related

    Ionizing gas atoms...
  27. Re: Carbon-Arc lighting, interested to know anything

    Ah, that takes me way back to the time I built my own carbon arc furnace. I didn't have the transformer to control the current so I used a glass pan filled with salt water. Children:do not ever...
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    Re: Lexington, KY Area

    Red River Gorge is an easy drive from Lexington - about 40 miles. Good for landscapes, arches, day hikes. There is lots of information on the web.
    Bill
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    Re: Help in understanding Masking

    The links below should give you some ideas on solving your dodging issues.
    http://www.maskingkits.com/maskingbasics.htm
    http://www.radekaphotography.com/maskingkits-more-info.htm
    I took Howard...
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    Re: How old is my Deardorff?

    EXCELLENT.... Thank you very much for the information!
    Now I know who's older :-)

    Bill
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    Re: How old is my Deardorff?

    Thank you, I'll get in touch with him.
    Bill
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    Re: Date my Deardorff please!

    I'm curious to find out who is older... me or my Deardorff? The serial number is 1283. Can you date this for me Ken?
    It's a V8.
    Thanks,
    Bill

    http://photica.net/cameras/images/1177web.jpg
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    Re: How old is my Deardorff?

    I just found a better thread for this post.

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?74217-Date-my-Deardorff-please!&highlight=Date+Deardorff
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    How old is my Deardorff?

    I'm curious to find out who is older... me or my Deardorff? The serial number is 1283. Can anyone date it?
    Thanks,
    Bill

    http://photica.net/cameras/images/1177web.jpg
  35. Re: Putting a big wooden studio camera on a majestic?

    Have you given thought about how you will attach the camera to the head?
    The studio cameras I have seem to get a little top heavy on tripods. If you have to tilt the camera even a little, the...
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    Re: Deardorff 8x10 vs Wilderness 8x10

    Wood is nicer when it's very cold. Metal tends to suck the heat from your fingers.
    Bill
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    Re: Bill Schwabs Kickstarter Project

    Investing in this Kickstarter project was a no-brainer. It's helping to fund a very worthwhile project; Bill's project adds another block to the photographic community foundation; and for the...
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    Re: How do I test the timing on a lens?

    Audacity is surprisingly useful. Especially if you are only interested in the slower speeds.
    I used it to create a table that I carry in my bag for different lenses. It tells me how much (or if)...
  39. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    For about $9, I ordered an LED "bulb" from Amazon: Color Changing Light Bulb With Remote, B003MB6UEO

    It's a little bright so you want to keep its distance from the film. But that wasn't much of...
  40. Re: 11x14 Extension Back for 8x10 V8 Deardorff Field Camera

    You might try giving Ken Hough a shout. He has a lot of knowledge about the unpublished aspects of Deardorff cameras.
    I think you can get in touch with him through his web site at: ...
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