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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    I'd like one in 5x12, but Hugo won't make any until there is enough interest. Or would it not be cool if some manufacturer gave us a new LF format and did a special run with ilford for film.
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    Atlas also makes a smaller pack that could be used for bushwacking trips, but I think the MRS would shoot me if I bring home another pack. I would also have to narrow down my lens choices and not...
  3. Re: Is it possible to change contrast of final print?

    +1 for IT8 bleach/redevelop - or you can use pyrocat at double strength but will shift color to brown. any bleach will work but the dichromate bleaches harden the emulsion and tan it which gives that...
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    that was helpful but my pack isn't that heavy (yet). No way he is ducking under bushes with that load.
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    One flaw in any pack design I did not consider; The taller and or thicker the pack the harder it is to duck under branches or partially fallen trees over a path. I have been on a few short hikes with...
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    Re: Pouring without spilling?

    Or olive oil spouts work too. Can find both at kitchen outlet stores fairly cheap cause you will need several - do not use for different chemicals. After a few hundred pours you get used to the tilt...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    Really? Then how do grocery stores get the isles full of pickles, jelly, milk, salsa, beer, wine, and dozens of other products in glass jars/bottles? Or how would I ever be able to get a glass jar...
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    Re: Pump for easel vacuum

    Pond Pump - used to force air down to 6 feet of water. like this one https://webbsonline.com/Item/61017 - air flow rate (loaded) of .71 CFM (20 liters/min) and a maximum air depth of 2.90 psi (0.20...
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    Re: Pyrocat-MC / Defective Product

    Bud seems to have good days and bad days in his responses. How we react also is on us. While we can bulk order chems from various sources, PF offers a convenient service to those just getting the...
  10. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    There are shots you know are worthy of your best film and equipment, vs those you shoot because you are there and have film. Hint, its rarely the first shot of the day unless you have a specific...
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    Re: Pump for easel vacuum

    Anyone ever try reversing a pond air pump? They move quite a bit of air into water and you could fit standard size hoses and bleeder valves at the pump rather than at the table. They have a hum much...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I find this amusing since they ship cachetol in a plastic container with what looks to be electrical tape sealing the lid onto the base container. This is from the technical sheets at PF:
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  13. Re: Checklist for first attempt at developing sheet film (SP-445)

    I have seen technical documents that state the duration in the developer has an impact on grain size and it is well known that time, temperature, and agitation all have an effect. Developer chosen...
  14. Re: Checklist for first attempt at developing sheet film (SP-445)

    My $0.02

    1) Until it becomes second nature - do one sheet at a time. You will need 475-500ml of developer without the second holder in place.
    2) Ilford products - presoak 5 mins at developer...
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    On my latest Sunday morning adventure I slipped on a rock and ended up sitting in about 10 inches of water with the pack on my back for about 10-15 seconds. Nothing got wet inside. I thought for...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I'm curious
    a) did you change your developing habits? example - using more dilute and switch to EMA or Semi Stand method, or using a different tank?
    b) does your part A foam up when shaken? (This...
  17. Re: Looking for good Ball head w/o quick release

    Giottos 3000 +1. It is solid and will hold just about anything, but weighs a ton. I put a 4" video QR system on top of mine and it gives much more stability and locking for LF. I was never afraid...
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    Update: I took my new pack out for a spin finally for about a 1.5mile hike so I could determine where adjustments may be needed. With the 8 pound tripod attached the weight is noticeable on my hips,...
  19. Re: Where's "schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data" website gone ?

    It was there a few days ago. I used their contact form and requested they restore it. Perhaps if several of us did that they might re-publish or reorganize and improve the content. Same thing...
  20. Thread: New back pack

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    Re: New back pack

    11 days to go and only 3/4 of the amount needed. I'm not sure the makers listened to their audience's suggestions to show more versatility than just a big lens bag, and failed to consider European...
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    There seem to be several threads now about Pyrocat HD problems. I switched to Pyrocat M and mix myself. Fewer components , easy to make.
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    Questions - If it is continuous tone film, why are the only images so far as black vs white high contrast. A positive of a step wedge would be more informative. And wouldn't the yellow tinting and...
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    From their FB release

    RELEASE

    In 2014, it was decided by Bergger to relaunch the production of analogue films, based on silver halide technology. PANCRO400 was introduced on the market as a...
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    Re: DIY Rigid Fresnel

    Chamonix uses a thin piece of glass over the Fresnel so it doesn't get scratched. Lens > groundGlass > Fresnel > thin glass. The only issue I have with this arrangement is fogging in humid...
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    I know this doesn't help with the notch code but I was trying to figure out why the burn and dodge numbers on the box image :confused: Just use hash marks to count your film used.
    I sometimes...
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    Re: Where to buy used lenses, etc?

    I have had good luck on ebay with samy's and nationalcameraexch. You pay a little more but they have a generous return policy and their descriptions are trustworthy. USED at Adorama and B&H...
  27. Thread: Cap for loupe

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    Re: Cap for loupe

    There are some small Leather pouches on Etsy for about $15 or less if what you are seeking is protection inside your bag - you will likely lose the cap. Or go to a craft store and DIY with thin craft...
  28. Thread: New back pack

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    New back pack

    I have no affiliation with this company nor know anything other than what is in the kickstarter campaign. This is a 50Liter pack about the same size as the f64 in overall dimensions but different...
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    Kodak Tech Pan 4415

    I was given a box of Tech Pan 4415 ISO 25 film that had been frozen until recently. I know its fine grain and tends toward high contrast, but does anyone have experience using dilute Pyrocat or...
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    I still have a partial box of BPF200 that I bought back in 2005. Not sure what I am saving it for , but it was a nice emulsion and was often recommended to be developed in Pyrocat HD. I am not...
  31. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Sekonic L-508 or newer models. Spot, flash, and incident meter in one unit. Has toggles for 1/2 or 1/3 stops, memory and averaging functions, EV output, etc...............
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    Re: Recommendations: Add-on pouch for spotmeter?

    Search Harness pouches, Or if your pack has MOLLE straps there are a ton of those add on pockets. Or a point and shoot camera pouch with belt loops from big box store. I'd suggest a bigger pack if...
  33. Re: Results: Two papers, two developers, one toner

    I agree with that. The dichromate bleach I use is for bromoil so it hardens and tans the emulsion. Bergger products turn a lovely brown for me when using selenium and/or thiourea which is a tad...
  34. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    The schneider Xenar 135 has a nice rendering for out of focus areas and may be a bit soft in the corners if shooting f8 and below. At f22 the corners are sharp and the flare is minimal. The Nikon...
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    Too bad - that C812 would be an ideal camera for me. 8x10, 5x12, 8x12 all interesting formats for one camera.
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    Re: 2nd pass prints, redeveloped, reimagined

    That's cool!
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    2nd pass prints, redeveloped, reimagined

    This thread is for printed paper images processed beyond the initial pass of Dev/stop/Fix/wash. Whether you use bleach+redevelop, or multiple toners, 2nd pass lith, waxing, or some other...
  38. Re: Results: Two papers, two developers, one toner

    Tim, try this, and let us know your results.

    1) bleach print in dilute bleach for 30 seconds or less to just where light grays start to be affected. wash, Redevelop fully using Ansco 130 1:4 -...
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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    Loupes seem attracted to Georgia's raging rivers. So I buy cheaper Peak 5x loupes when on sale. I also bought a reflex viewer so I am using loupes for less time, and now tend to put them back in the...
  40. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    This gives my eye some angst. I keep wandering and noticing details other than the machinery but ultimately keep trying to come back to it. Lines and shadows and mountains and road and gravel and...
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