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    Re: Developing tank advice

    What's going here. Please show us more.
  2. Re: Monalog photography group looking for new members

    I'm not young or diverse. :rolleyes:
  3. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    Large format is all analog for me.
  4. Re: Best Developer For 4x5 Hard Rubber 1/2 Gallon Tanks

    I've only used floating lids for a few hours at a time with the smaller tanks, best to keep developer and fixer in a nice bottle overnight etc. Get a quart, pint, and 2 half pint bottles for the...
  5. Re: Best Developer For 4x5 Hard Rubber 1/2 Gallon Tanks

    I would choose a published formula for developer and developer replenisher, get some floating lids and some bottles and get to it . I had a 1 gallon glass bottle that I scratched a line at 1 gallon....
  6. Re: Lowest temperature for C-41 / E-6 cross-processing?

    I have fiddled around with E1 kits. Originally these were 68F, the 75F. I processed modern Provia, the color was quite good but speed dropped to about ISO of 10. I used an LED flashlight for...
  7. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    That's some doing. Great idea to make huge black and white positives.
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    Re: Central Camera, Chicago

    This is great news.
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    Re: Tetenal E6 processing time with Fuji films

    I would be very careful with 1st developer times. 6min and 30 seconds works great for me with 3 bath or six bath with my Jobo CPP3, and also my Jobo Duolab. When I tried 7'30" reading this same OLD...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Me either! Is that a 4x5 on a 23C carriage??
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    Re: New Beseler LED lamphouse

    Has anyone seen the new Beseler 45sL led head? This needs a review from a user.
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    Re: Central Camera, Chicago

    That looks great.
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    Re: Dichroic Head for Beseler 45 V-XL

    Also ANY cold light will require a closed loop compensating timer (Zone VI, Metrolux, RH Designs) to work best.
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    Re: Dichroic Head for Beseler 45 V-XL

    Look on Ebay. The Dichro 45S heads (old like 1980s) I would pass, I've fixed the famous opto-isolator #2 if you can find a super clean one might be OK.
    Don't touch the D.A.T.A. models. Then there...
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    That's the cover shot right there! That's neat as can be. 5x7 is a great format. Look forward to the print.
  16. Re: 5x7 Ektachrome, Epson 4990 scanner -vs- Wild M420 microscope

    I would say that the high praise for Goerz Lenses is well deserved. I have a Red Dot Artar that was rescued from a Robertson process camera. I had a Packard shutter, it's setup for my 11x14 studio...
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    Re: Central Camera, Chicago

    More photos of the progress please. I will be going in.
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    Re: Leaving Kodak for Ilford paper developer

    I've used Ilford Bromophen for decades, I love it no metol, it's a PQ type. A 5 L package of Bromophen will make 20 L of working solution. Very clean, keeps very well in full bottles.
    I'm through...
  19. Re: Effects of B&W Rinse Waters into Septic/Drainfield Systems?

    I used septic and darkroom for 15 years. No problem, I had a ample system. Archival washers use a lot of water.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Outstanding work. So many talents :)
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    Re: Avoiding purple tones with selenium...

    Another vote for Gold. I use Kodak Blue Toner which goes cold blue with warmtone papers. I love gold with chloride rich papers like Azo, just goes pure black.
    I use Kodak Selenium strong, 1+3, 2...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Wow that's cool. Did you get the lens? That's as well preserved/restored as they come. Eddie sounds remarkably like Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad :eek:
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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    Don't forget to put the support wire/band back that helps support the lamp. The sockets can crack, I got a very used one with a broken socket, little epoxy, easy fix. I don't know of a nicer light....
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    That's beautiful. Looks like another Deardorff portrait stand is lurking in the shadows. I spent all day cleaning. I have photo stuff in every room in our house. What fun!!
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I need to order new bellows, mine work fine, but I need to call custom bellows. This stuff keeps me alive. !
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I had a couple YOUNG MUSCLE MEN types that moved the camera and stand in one piece. I took off the back and lenses, took off extra bellows. Then compressed the bellows and wrapped the camera with...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I got a private message too. I don't reply to anyone I don't know. It's interesting, the camera is incomplete as shown. Looks like the stand is in great shape. My outfit was somewhat of a situation...
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    Oh and Pakor is a great company, great service.
    LEVEL YOUR PROCESSOR BY SHIMMING THE ENTIRE UNIT UNTIL THE DRUM IS LEVEL.
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    One point. You could replenish and reuse. Doesn't have to be an elaborate scheme. Use a 1 liter bottle of developer, take whatever you want for development. Before you pour it back into the bottle,...
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    Kodak recommends the use of ordinary stop bath to reduce the staining. As A.G. mentions here, developer and blix can cause a stain. I've used stop with RA4 forever. You can use water as well. Tube...
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    Are you using a paper safe ?? I've been burned by the clam shell type. The latch can cock open the lid. It does look like chemistry.
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    I rescued some junk from the Graphic Arts darkroom at a previous employer. I brought home (since traded) a couple Rodagon process lenses. The short one was as I remember (in inches) a 60 inch lens....
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    That's very cool.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I've made my own ground glass, probably 30 years back. My Dad was a Rock hound. He had the magic dust. I started with some white stuff, I think it was aluminum oxide. It was taking longer than my...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Joshua's back came yesterday. So beautiful. Matches my behemoth perfectly.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    OK, that makes sense. :cool:
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    They are steel, soft, that were attached with a press, or by a skilled person. There's things like this available today, I found one that is very similar but too "thick" if I had a milling machine,...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thanks for getting the back on it's way FedEx ground. The bill of shipment says that the box (wood) and packaging, including the back weigh 40 lbs. Very nice. That camera is worth money for the...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Just remember the 11x14 back is mine. If you have the rotary back, someone should jump on that. That's what came with my camera, takes any 8x10 accessories including a ordinary 8x10 back.
    After...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Yeah, you must be doing something wrong if you're getting good results :D:o:eek:
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