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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    tell it to the judge!

    the cops dont care who or what you are doing with a large camera on a tripod that impeads pedestrian traffic. you will definately be pushed along. this time of year, the...
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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    more than likely tou will be pushed along by police because using a large camera and tripod normally requires a permit to use in nyc. you are considered a professional plus you are blocking...
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    materials in general have gotten very expensive but framing prices hit the roof. i make my own frames these days. plastic also got expensive, i went back to using single weight glass.
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    i love dry mounted photos. they look finished.

    i started dry mounting 50 years ago, n still use the same press. i also have a ton of mounting tissue left over, mostly 8x10 which i hardly use.
    ...
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

    198127

    Ducks landing on water
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    Re: Condensers, condensers everywhere

    yeah they do pile up. meanwhile someone out there is looking for a set.

    perhaps list them for sale or gift?
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    ooops... uv. sorry



    cant beat these tracing panels for only $24
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Shore of the Long Island Sound NY
    Berger 400 in dectol
    90mm 5.6 fuji sw
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    i restarted shooting 4x5 last year. i bought a wista metal camera n a few lenses. the camera is wonderful n my lenses are beautiful. pictures are still just as crappy as my MF shots but thats not...
  10. Re: Once again: streaks when developing *some* fiber based paper in Jobo 3063

    not enough liquid in the tank.
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    Re: Water Spots Observation

    +1

    wetting agent dilution is very important. too much or too little will cause water spots n streaks.
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    Re: kodak Tmax RS developer formula

    i found these guys when b&h stopped shiping alot of darkroom chemicals. give them a call?
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  13. Re: Mounting a Metal Retaining Ring onto a Metal Lensboard

    small rivits if you ever decide to remove it one day.
    epoxy is the easiest way out.
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    undersized hole saw, then a good bastard file will take you right to your finish line.
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    Re: My 90mm Angulon arrived

    ultrasonic cleaners are the best way to go. but be sure to get the correct cleaner solutions.

    regardless of how you get them clean, you still have to lubricate it.

    some shutters run dry, others...
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    Re: My 90mm Angulon arrived

    using the bath in white gas works very well in most cases to disolven remove built up gunk.

    but you still need to lubricate using the right lubes in the correct spots for it to work properly....
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    Re: Having trouble deleting old attachments

    ah so as long as its being referenced, it will live.

    thanks, got it.
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    Re: Having trouble deleting old attachments

    how can you delete pix from manage attachments?
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    Re: October - put up or shut up

    196030
    arista dev in tmax


    come on Brian.... show us whatcha got?
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    Re: October - put up or shut up

    196028

    berger dev in dectol
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    Re: Is this a leak in the film holder?

    i dont see it. but perhaps its more visable seeing it in person?

    if its happening consistantly, it may be your camera that has the light leak?

    put a bright light inside the camera and in a...
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    Re: Strange Dark line in Negative

    quick guess... scratched in the holders either loading or unloading.
  23. Re: replacement pad for Seal masterpiece 500 Dry Mount Press?

    seems replacement pads do use felt as a top layer but what do i know being a city slicker?

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/997361-REG/d_k_se153260kit_replacement_sponge_pad.html
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  24. Re: replacement pad for Seal masterpiece 500 Dry Mount Press?

    obviously you dont know what felt is. its wool. ive been using felt replacements for over 50 years in a couple presses with no ill effects or outgassing except when ive eatten beans!


    :o
  25. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    i prefer the analog spot meters. the sell cheap, just look for what type of battery they use. i have one tyat uses a regular 9 volt battery.

    as for accuracy... consistancy is more important....
  26. Re: replacement pad for Seal masterpiece 500 Dry Mount Press?

    felt carpet under pads...

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=felt+carpet+pad&hvadid=77859217662948&hvbmt=bb&hvdev=m&hvqmt=b&tag=hydusmmsn-20&ref=pd_sl_65rn759zin_b


    you can find small pieces at...
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    when you start loading n shooting, you will make plenty of mistakes. use those mistakes for practice.

    one sheet is not such a big sacrifice to practice loading.
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    Re: Retain highlights with Tmax 100

    graduated nd filters .
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    Re: tray developing: which timer?

    I use a talking timer when doing tray developing. The buttons are easy enough to use in the dark as well. Got it off Amzon for about $10.

    Ive been wanting a pair of those night vision goggles for...
  30. Re: Enlarger head and optic placement in Bessler 45 condenser

    YES the top convex is down n bottom is facing up. The bottom condenser sits on the bottom rim, then a metal sleeve is put in. the top condenser sits on the top of that n has clips to keep the...
  31. Re: replacement pad for Seal masterpiece 500 Dry Mount Press?

    felt carpet under pads. they can be found in 1/4" thicknesses.
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    Re: Creative Fogging

    interesting. flashing does render some nice results.

    another technique was solarization.
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    i think all this archival stuff has become a huge industry. acid free n special controlled environment cases etc.

    i have been storing all my work in glassines which were put in shoe boxes, stored...
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    Re: synchro compur shutter repair

    are you sure the ring is properly seated? make sure nothing under it is in the way. if its not perfectly seated it will not function properly.

    btw was this shutter ever working while you had it?
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    Re: 90mm for 4x5: Calumet, Fujinon, or...?

    ive got the fujinon swd 5.6 90mm and love love love it!

    its very sharp, nice contrast and the coating is great. i shot into the sun with no flare. it also has great coverage for 4x5, plenty of...
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    Re: Developing for shadows

    once you master developing film, you still have a way to go printing. my problem for many years was, the more i learned, the worse my pictures became. it takes time n alot of experimenting. but once...
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    Re: Developing for shadows

    This ^ says it all.

    Expose for shadows, then develop for highlights. highs are effected more by development. The shadows actually stop or slow down to the point of exhaustion at a certain point...
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    the sticky coating is a polymer break down common to some water proof materials. ive had several backpacking tents that had the same problem. with camping tents, the manufacturers usually replace...
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    Re: Wish to mildly clean brass lens barrel

    All great suggestions n good advice.

    If you want to brighten it up a bit, red rouge on a soft cloth AKA jewelers rag.
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    Re: Shutter Speed Tester

    this was covered so many times. here are some great diy gizmos...

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?148699-Concept-for-a-Shutter-Tester/page2

    btw any battery operated...
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