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  1. Re: My Method of Making Bellows Compensation Tables, including a math utility

    Basically a 12 inch lens - so figure F 12. Bellows extended to16 inches - figure f/16(one stop). Bellows extended to 22 inches - figure f/22 - and so on.

    Pretty simple with most focal lengths you...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    We have them and bears as well. More problems with Moose than both put together. Some farmers don't go into corn fields on foot when they get tall as the moose often lay up in them. ATV or Tractor...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Why shooting at an angle without squaring the back? Not criticizing - just the question.
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    Re: Paint for darkroom sink

    The corners I just folded over and taped so they stay in place. Much like you do with wrapping paper around a box. No glue as it lays flat without any problems. On the bottom, only place where it is...
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    All the WalMart distilled water jugs. Plastics. No one has a problem with all that plastic going into the trash?
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    Re: Darkroom in construction, finishing

    I don't remember the name but a well known woman photographer had a tray made for very large prints. It has a removable dam section at one end for dumping chemistry. She introduced/changed chemistry...
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    Re: Darkroom in construction, finishing

    "a "concrete mixer" type drum for developing big prints with one shot chem."

    For the sake of space why not a temporary dam type of tray in the sink?
    You make it with a section that can be easily...
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    Re: Vitamin C developer question

    There really is a Silver Bullet that will assure better results than anything else on the market.

    No one has found it yet.

    No matter the combination, if you work with it you will most likely...
  9. Re: Check Your Ground Glass ~ Film Holders for Registration! Simple, Important and F

    So they can view the image from the front?
  10. Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    55-54=1
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    A relative who uses 8x10 for people and portraits switched from slower glass to bigger, heavier f/5.6 300mm lens for the brighter ground glass. Says his eyes aren't what they used to be and the...
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    Re: Ansel Adam's books...what version??

    I understand Ansel asked John Sexton to be involved as technical consultant when he did the new book series.
    The newer series is much easier to read and understand than the first one. Better...
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    Re: BESELER MB57 Cold Lamp Enlarger History

    Local school here in North Dakota has a wind chill chart with the added notation "recess will not be outside when the wind chill is minus 18 degrees or colder".

    The playground area is cleared of...
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    Re: A D-76 observation---any guesses?

    Ilford ID11 is a good choice to replace D76. Ilford supports B&W more than Kodak, a good reason to use more of their products.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Is the tilt on the pinball images a subliminal signal or a composition choice, or maybe you didn't notice it when composing?
    Possibility the floor was not level?
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    Re: Best large tent?

    Any models invite Dogs in to play Poker? I'll get one of those.
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    Re: Budget wide angle lens for 8x10

    Or Sally Mann. "Mann is noted for using large-format cameras—sometimes with damaged lenses that admit light leaks and imperfections—to reveal the uncanny beauty in her subjects, be they decomposing...
  18. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    News shooters for decades used them and did just fine. If you want to use it that way - why would we try to discourage you?
    Remember that the old "f/8 and be there" came from the time they were the...
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    The Jazz Loft according to W. Eugene Smith

    https://www.wnyc.org/jazzloftthemovie/
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  20. Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    Would make sense to allow access while restricting listing "for sale" items. Some have signed up for the opportunity to look for gear. Why restrict them?
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    Look at the negatives and tell us if they are underdeveloped or underexposed.
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    Re: Budget wide angle lens for 8x10

    120mm f/8 Nikkor SW.

    Am seeing them for under $400. Two I have used cover 8x10.
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    Re: Processing Troubles

    A new back without any warp should solve this problem - as long as the camera body does not have any warps.

    For now - try the Morley Baer wrap. Morley's 8x10 had bellows leaks and he would...
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    Re: Ilford FP4 Plus 125 developing help

    You need to learn to tell the difference. It is not difficult. Horenstein's books on B&W Photography will help. Learning will help a lot in judging negatives in the future as well as in fine tuning...
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    Re: Tilt/shift etc when doing wet plates

    I bet most LF users don't really use "a lot of movements". Some at times but seldom a lot of them and even less - extremes.

    The images of the camera tied in a knot is interesting but few would...
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    Re: Negative negatives - using SP445 Tank

    Try re-fixing to see if the mottling disappears.

    Next development cycle try a more dilute solution and a longer developing time. Use one sheet, or two with space between them in the tank.
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    Re: 300mm lens on Linhof Master Technika

    Shot with one a friend has. Master Technika and 300M Nikkor lens. He had made an extension lens board that added about 3 inches to the board from where it would normally be. He was using it for...
  28. Thread: New Xtol

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    Re: New Xtol

    I checked with a friend who was more familiar with Sylvia Zawadski who came up with Xtol. He is familiar with it from when it first came out and tested some with Kodak at the time. Initially it was...
  29. Re: New Computer - Photoshop CS6 - install Silver Efex Pro2?

    Well, I have the disks so I "own" them. Adobe is so paranoid about "theft" they are going crazy. Most who believe anyone and everyone is stealing from them are thieves - and it shows.

    NIK has a...
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    Re: Methods For Hardening Film Emulsion?

    Maybe process one sheet at a time and double check your handling of the negatives while you have them wet?
    You give no indication as to the possible source of scratches.
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    Re: How sharp can I expect from 4X5

    Be very careful judging sharpness of your 4x5 negs in comparison to the digital crop sensor bodies. Looking at the crop sensor images close up is not really a problem but if you look at the negatives...
  32. New Computer - Photoshop CS6 - install Silver Efex Pro2?

    After battling with Adobe for hours over a few days finally got CS6 loaded and working. Even owning the disks it did not want to accept the program install - and once loaded the machine will not be...
  33. Re: CatLABS X FILM 80 now available in 4X5 and 8X10

    Anything on reciprocity characteristics? How the film works with plus and minus development? Shadow separation? (a lot of the examples don't seem to hold shadow detail) Mid Tone separation?
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  34. Re: CatLABS X film, from Freestyle - any user information?

    In my third search a topic showed up. I'll check it out - maybe it will answer some of the questions.
  35. CatLABS X film, from Freestyle - any user information?

    https://www.freestylephoto.biz/902810-CatLABS-X-Film-ISO-80-8x10-25-Sheets

    Received this via E-mail from Freestyle Photo. Looks interesting.

    Anyone have information on how it actually performs...
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    Re: help choosing portrait lens?

    Don't know how you feel about sharpness but a 10 inch Commercial Ektar is a good lens.
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    Re: DIY darkroom sink

    Will you have it on a set of legs, the Sawhorses or another platform? Have seen some good sinks put on desks or tables that are nice and solid. A friend's darkroom has his 12 foot sink on two surplus...
  38. Re: Would you be willing to take a survey on film photography equipment?

    I took the survey. Only problem I have is that most of what I use has been tried and tested and works for me. As a result there is little I would buy. Small things, maybe - but not more than that....
  39. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    Toronto, I think you misinterpret what Sal put here.
    Many of Ansel's finest were with longer than normal lenses - and elevated viewpoint.
    Sound advice on elevation differences, apparently from one...
  40. Thread: Americana

    by Willie
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    Re: Americana

    You guys would complain and argue over which is better - a Bagpipe or Accordion Zydeco band.
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