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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    cool!!!!
    I had a humming bird buzz my head yesterday here in the inner city of Memphis.
  2. Re: Epson has printers with a 'spectroproofer'. Gimmick?

    I will echo what others have said about the spectro. We just had a new Epson 9000 installed at work and added the spectro for inline calibration. With Heidelberg prepress software it helps to...
  3. Re: (Talk me out of) offering people at scenic tourist site to have their LF photo ta

    We used to have a few of those fellows here on Beale Street up until the early 2000s. Somewhere there are a couple of photos of my wife and I dancing at Rum Boogie.
  4. Re: [Imacon Precision II] Calibration Sheet, and a Few Other Questions

    If no one helps you here I believe that there is an Imacon users group on Yahoo. Good Luck
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    Re: Tintypes & Old Time Musicians

    Bill Steber does some interesting wetplate work in the delta. He is also a musician.
    http://www.steberphoto.com/
  6. Re: Removing sellotape to scan at full size

    If that is red litho tape it should come off easily. The wild card is how long has it been on the film and how was the negative stored. The gum on that tape will clean off easily with film cleaner.
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    Re: Omega Automega D3

    I did use the autofocus but found that the focus did shift when moving the enlarger up and down. However fine focusing with a grain magnifier was quick because the negative stayed close in focus.
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    Re: Omega Automega D3

    I used a D-3 autofocus for several years. I only had a 150mm and a 50mm focusing track. I was able to us an 80mm lens for 120 printing by using a bellows focusing cone and the 50mm track. I gave...
  9. Re: Weston's Open New Community Darkroom near Monterey, CA

    Was Lawrence Jasud there when you attended?
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    Re: Merg's book

    I wonderful book. Thanks Merg.
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    Re: Brett Weston safelight

    I just bought a copy of that film and loved it. I only wished it were longer.
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    Re: Print-flattening board?

    I use heavy glass to cool and flatten the prints. Glued on handles make it user friendly.
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    Re: Print squeegee panel anybody?

    I use a large piece of grey PVC leaned against the wall. After fixing the print I give a quick rinse and place it on the board. I view the print with a 15watt white bulb. Anything brighter and I...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Wonderful lines and shapes Austin.
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    Re: Exhibition and book release in New York

    Great work Paul! Good luck with the show and book.
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    Poll: Re: New poll -- presoaking

    I am an always presoak in filtered tap water at the developer temp.
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    Re: Why Do We Photograph?

    There used to be a ride to eat called Dances with Turtles held at Giant City Lodge. Great fried chicken there...... Now back to important art talk.
  18. Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    Film. Hands down this is the least expensive aspect of LF work. This is true even in today's higher prices.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I used to have a desk like that. In case you do not know it would hold a typewriter inside.
  20. Re: Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? (or my thermometer)

    Good point Michael. I generally do not print beyond proofs once the water gets hot.
  21. Re: Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? (or my thermometer)

    Where I live in Memphis the summer cold water gets up to 80-85 degrees. I place several gallon containers with filtered or distilled water in the darkroom a day before processing. The temp gets...
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    Re: contact frames

    Unfortunately John the larger the print the more imperative a vacuum frame becomes.
  23. Re: Using Sinar Norma equipment in the field...

    When I shot with a monorail I used a cargo backback frame similar to this.....http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Alaskan-Outfitter-Frame-and-Harness-Only/745196.uts
    I still keep it with me when...
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    Re: Treasured Lands book pre-order

    I look forward to the signed copy I ordered. Congratulations QT!
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    Re: Procedure for using a high intensity UV lightbox

    Bob the large 5kw plate burning units would give even light coverage for a big vacuum frame. This would be the easy off the shelf approach to the problem. My preference would be a large vacuum...
  26. Re: How to effectively dry large format film?

    I use plastic clothes pins and hang the negatives up in the darkroom. I have never had a problem with dust because of the humidity in darkroom that also slows the drying time so there is no curl as...
  27. Re: And Another One Bites the Dust - 20x24 Polaroid

    I read this as well. Does anyone know it this will affect Tracy Storer with Mammoth Camera?
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    Re: How to print large - 6 foot possible

    How do you dry prints this large?
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    Sally Mann in Memphis

    I just learned that Sally will be speaking at the Memphis College of Art One Monday May 9, 2016 7pm at Rust Hall. I hope to be be there.
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    Re: Exhibition by Fred Dusel in Nashville

    I am looking forward to seeing this show and meeting Fred. I will be at the opening Friday.
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    Re: Kodalith Negative

    I think the largest roll of film I remember using years ago was 54inches wide. This was a 7mil base. I would be surprised if anyone makes something that large now.
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    Re: Pedro Guerrero film and talk

    Thanks for posting this Kirk. I enjoyed the documentary and would have liked to seen /heard your talk about this film. Being from the hinterlands I had never heard of Mr. Guerrero. I liked the...
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    Re: Stainless steel trays ?

    To elevate trays I use the plastic diffusion grids from fluorescent lighting fixtures.
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    Re: What's your Favorite LF Accessory?

    Well one of those worthless Zone VI aprons that Bruce designed, a calculator, a ruler and a weimaraner.
  35. Re: The spouse's influence on your LF work: significant, slight, or none?

    I first met my wife when she curbed her car in front of my duplex long ago around 5am. I was only up at that time because my then comrade/mentor and I were going out to make photos. He had also...
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    Re: Trees technique

    Thanks for posting this link Sandy.
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    Re: UV plate burner

    I was working in a commercial platemaking room several years ago when a 5KW lightsource bulb exploded just as you said. It scared the hell out of all of us that night. The safety glass contained...
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    Re: UV Light source for alternative processes

    My big question on enlarging with a high UV lightsource is how do you safely focus and work with the light?
  39. Re: Exhibit Announcement: The Alchemist's Vision

    Hi Kerik

    I enjoyed the slide show and wish I could see the originals. Good luck with the show and have a Happy Birthday.
  40. Poll: Re: do you remember every photograph you have taken ?

    I remember most of them when looking at either contact prints or negatives. With out my notes I may not remember details.
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