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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    You may be able to replace Dichromates in Gum Prints with a Diazo compound. Don't expect it to be plug and play though, it takes quite a bit of fiddling to use these compounds, at least that was the...
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    Re: Facebook Marketplace Question

    Did you try this? https://www.facebook.com/help/242462812536016
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    Re: Facebook Marketplace Question

    It hasn't been that way for years though. I've dealt with the random holds on and off my account that has 100% feedback. Even without the holds, until the buyer got the item and left feedback (or at...
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    Re: Facebook Marketplace Question

    I'm not sure why anyone has an expectation of immediate payout in an online transaction. Even if you signed up for your own Merchant Account and did the payment processing yourself it just doesn't...
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    Re: Washington Beaches

    You got very luck not hitting much rain. This spring has been colder than average and wetter this year!

    Regarding- The Hoh rainforest, it is quite a long trail and does have some nice river...
  6. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    I would expand that to anyone who goes on a wilderness hiking trail to be honest. The headlines about missing hikers, in usually the same general area every year get tiresome.
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    Re: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

    Well if it has the bleach and isn't a blix kit then worst case you can pick up Kodak Flexicolor fixer pretty cheap. I think you still need a stabilizer for C-41 though, so if your kit didn't come...
  8. Re: Shutters for Kodak Ektar 7.5 inch f4.5 lens?

    Honestly, that's probably the shutter that lens is going to be fit unless you want to pay to get it remounted into a modern shutter (or get an adapter made etc). When you find out how much that costs...
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    Re: Emulsion dry plates

    Keep an eye on the workshops page of the George Eastman museum they occasionally have an "Advanced Dry Plate" workshop. I know that Nick Brandreth, who does the workshops now has done dry plate's as...
  10. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    Electric trail bikes are getting more and more useful here in the Northwest at least. About once a year a remote road is washed out so vehicles can longer access it, if you can get a bike around the...
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    Re: silver magnets please read

    What wattage do these need I wonder? Using a European to US transformer might an option if it's not a huge amount of watts.
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    Re: silver magnets please read

    The new electric crazy guy is Electro Boom
  13. Re: Is it possible/practical to make digital negative for use in an enlarger?

    Unlikely no- it's possible an 8x10 digital negative might enlarge to 11x14.. that's about my perception of the quality of it in general.
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    Re: Ebike?

    Then sell them and make a profit. Do you really need 2? (Of course the answer is always yes)
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    Re: eliminate duplicates from hard drives

    Hm pretty sure I've seen it skip identical files in an import from a SD card before. But I haven't test that directly.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    That looks really good and kind of makes me wish I would have setup my darkroom in a shed like you did. How did you attach the plumbing? That seems like for me anyways that would be the main issue.....
  17. Re: Is it possible/practical to make digital negative for use in an enlarger?

    I've been contact printing silver gelatin with digital negatives and they are actually very good. You see some inkjet "grain" only very close up- kind of indistinguishable from anything but perhaps...
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    Re: eliminate duplicates from hard drives

    Lightroom (and probably other similar programs) can Import and Skip duplicates. You could leverage this I believe by telling Lightroom to import in Place, ignoring duplicates. Then once imported...
  19. Re: Which used digital camera to shoot images of my prints??

    The Sony Nex 5 series seems to be one of the cheapest mirrorless cameras when considering the quality vs price. It's also very easy to adapt manual lenses to, so you could mount a 55mm Micro Nikkor-...
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    Re: B&W Film Completely Blank After Processing

    You might try testing your Xtol using one of the test methods. If your are using a Jobo with lift I would make sure the fluid isn't coming out the wrong hole.. this can be switched in most models...
  21. Re: Most affordable copy stand with geared height adjustment? (Rack and pinion?)

    It's getting harder and harder to find enlargers, many are already in the landfill.
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    Re: Urge of ULF Panorama

    You could also shoot paper negatives with a 24x32, Silver gelatin paper is still available on rolls. Maybe even RA-4 reversal if you want color...
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    It really depends on the model of medium format camera. Prices for Fuji 645zi models seem particularly over the moon to me. They are an older camera now with some known weaknesses (dying LCD displays...
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    Re: Urge of ULF Panorama

    Easy enough to take digital pictures of an enormous negative and stitch them. That would be if you would want to enlarge them or maybe in this case shrink them (seems more likely). Otherwise why...
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    Re: Keeping or tossing prints?

    If you think you might get into Carbon Printing- you can transfer to the back of an RC print and get a decent Carbon Print. It makes a nice matte surface.
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    Re: 5-liter Graduates for Mixing Chemistry

    I'm with you on this. Despite the considerable expensive I've thinking of switching to Ilford DD-X. I used it in the past and it lasted a very long time and never failed me. Simple developer to keep...
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    Re: HF2024,ultra large format,field camera.

    The wobbling and swaying is something else. Maybe a compact monorail design would be more stable.. like a scaled up Gowland camera perhaps.
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    Re: 5-liter Graduates for Mixing Chemistry

    My real problem isn't mixing but what to do with 5L of Xtol after it's been mixed. I don't want to resort to 1L soda bottles..
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    Re: Film Holder Price Drop?

    I was just at a camera swap sale where 4x5 film holders were selling for about $1 each... he had huge stacks of them. Now if you wanted 5x7 the price went up a bit and 8x10 holders were still quite...
  30. Re: Please Help - Ratoc U2SCX, Howtek 4500 and DPL

    Not sure how active it is but did you post on the "Hi End Scan" users group? https://scanhi-end.groups.io/g/main
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    Re: Red & Black darkslides

    Hard to tell but I think only one side of each darkslide is red? Probably just a user customization.. i.e. they spray painted them because they kept messing up which dark slides were exposed vs not...
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    Was just at a local camera swap sale yesterday, and although prices for basically every other analog item has gone up from a few years ago- "working class" 4x5 cameras basically couldn't be given...
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    Re: Life after E6 and large format transparencies

    I agree color LF is too pricey.. but the Jobo CPE 2 is still great for B&W processing so not sure I follow that part. Mostly I like being able to multi-task while my film is developing and fixing.
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    Re: Life after E6 and large format transparencies

    Once other thought. You could shoot chromes and investigate the RA4 reversal process. Many people are using it to shoot "in-camera", although there are significant color and contrast limitations with...
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    Re: Life after E6 and large format transparencies

    If you already have a DSLR then DSLR "scanning" is a pretty viable option these days and only costs you the light source and camera mount.
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    Re: The largest and/or heaviest 4x5" camera ever?

    There have been quite a few "van cameras" made so I think your line of thinking here is right. A camera obscura is the heaviest, a van/trailer camera is the heaviest "mobile" camera.
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    Re: The largest and/or heaviest 4x5" camera ever?

    Is this actually a 4x5 camera? Seems like it's at least a whole plate camera that happens to have a 4x5 back. The largest and heaviest mainstream 4x5 cameras are probably the older monorails like the...
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    Re: Anyone use A and I lab?

    Maybe advice for next time, but if your on the East Coast Praus Productions is a great lab that basically develops anything.
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    Re: Remove paint from lens outside

    Disassemble the lens so only the barrell remains (no glass etc). Send it off to a dip and dunk paint stripper, repaint the whole barrel upon return. This would work best, but really is way too much...
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    LF does a lot of things well. Bird photography is not really one of them. You might be able to do it with a telephoto style lens, but it's just an exercise in "can I do this" without a good reason...
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