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  1. Re: Kodak Master View 8x10 (KMV) reducing back for 4x5, compatibility

    Some B&J backs don’t fit. I never found one that did despite others saying it would. I ended up making my own.
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    Re: Flat Field Focus on LF Lenses?

    I tried using my 240mm APO Symmar for a flat subject fairly close and saw a donut shape in the focus, so fuzzy corners fuzzy center and sharp middle area. I took the Symmar out of the shutter and...
  3. Re: Unsharp Masking…Would I/Could I/Should I?

    My video and Radeka's book follow the exact same instructions. It's easy to do, and only takes a little bit of effort with trial and error.
  4. Re: Unsharp Masking…Would I/Could I/Should I?

    Just make a mask and then make a print. If you don’t like the results then don’t make more.
  5. Re: Devere 504 lens mounts for Schneider Componon-S 150mm 5.6 and Schneider Comparon

    The Comparon may be an M42 size
  6. Re: Devere 504 lens mounts for Schneider Componon-S 150mm 5.6 and Schneider Comparon

    The 150mm should have a 50mm thread mount. I think I had to open the hole on my 39mm DeVere board on my mini lathe.
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    Re: Economical Continuous Lighting

    I don’t know your budget, but B&H has the Godox SL60 on sale. It’s an led continuous light and takes Bowen’s S mount lighting modifiers. The more powerful versions are on sale too if you need...
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    Re: Developer trays

    I have a ton of trays but I don’t recall buying a single one. I have a lot of the red, white, and gray Patterson trays that I never use, and some 11x14 white(ish) Cesco trays, but my favorite are...
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    Re: Vitamin C developer for paper

    Papers for use with an activator/stabilizer processor have a developer incorporated in the emulsion. Kodak RC papers did, Ilford does not.
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    Re: Gregory Crewdson's 'An Eclipse of Moths'

    As far as I’m aware he still uses 8x10 chromes from a Sinar F 8x10 camera.
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    DeVere enlarger alignment video

    The manuals for DeVere enlargers can be hard to find and expensive, so I made a video showing where the adjustment points are and how to align the 5108, 507, 604, and 203 machines. Hope this helps...
  12. Re: CatLABS X film, from Freestyle - any user information?

    I don’t know about the sheet film version, but the 35mm Catlabs film (320) is just repackaged Kodak Double X 5222 movie film, same as Cinestill.
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    Re: Artist in Residence Programs

    I did one in Breckinridge, CO. Funded by the town. They wanted community minded projects that lasted 2-8 weeks. Mine was 2 weeks. It didn’t pay, but they provided an apartment, studio space, and...
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    Re: Need Guidance on Getting a Sensitometer

    The blue and green X-ray sensitometers will be useful for comparing different films, but may not be full spectrum enough for contrast index, accurate film speed, etc. And they may not have a means...
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    Re: Need Guidance on Getting a Sensitometer

    New video in the series, Contrast Index: https://youtu.be/TwTymRBedz4
  16. Re: Krakatoa explodes The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history

    The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa has the distinction of being the loudest eruption heard over the greatest distance, as far as Madagascar. My kid is a volcano nut. I've heard this fact more times than...
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    Re: Need Guidance on Getting a Sensitometer

    That video is mine. I also have two videos following along with the Kodak Basic Sensitometry Workbook. Part 1 ( Exposing the step tablet and drawing the curves) is here:...
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    Re: Photography schools: USC or UCLA???

    It honestly doesn’t matter which one. Galleries don’t care about the schools, just the work. Grad schools don’t care, just the work. Both schools have competent faculty and good facilities, so she...
  19. Re: De Vere 5108, negative carrier and timer questions

    I had to replace the dial bulb when I purchased my enlarger 12 years ago. It’s worked fine since. It was a common appliance bulb if I remember right.
  20. Re: De Vere 5108, negative carrier and timer questions

    I have anti Newton glass on the top part of mine. The nice thing about an authentic carrier, as opposed to a homemade option, is the way you can replace the 8x10 glass with smaller negative holders.
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    Re: Color contact printing

    I got my copy at Half Priced Books for around $6.
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    Re: Color contact printing

    If you are starting out in color printing I would recommend getting Henry Horenstein’s book on the subject. It will answer most of your questions and be a good reference as you get your workflow...
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    Ebay's shipping is a best guess based on similar items to the zip code of your buyer. You can usually alter the item weight and package dimensions and get a more accurate estimate, but it isn't...
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    Re: vacuum frame

    I made one a few years ago from plans on Bostick & Sullivan’s site. I don’t know if they are still there. If I remember right it was a sheet of 1/4 inch rubber, a couple layers of felt and then 1/4...
  25. Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Would a lithium grease be appropriate for the focus screw?
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    Re: Panoramic Head Recommendations

    That’s what I have, but the Manfrotto version.
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    Re: Panoramic Head Recommendations

    I have one from Manfrotto. It uses sliding bits to center the nodal point, then has detents to set up precision rotation amount for different focal length lenses. It’s designed for smaller cameras...
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    Re: Condenser lens in a snoot?

    Anything you put in front of your light will reduce the output. If you want to concentrate the light more than just a snoot then a fresnel, as mentioned already, will work. You can also get an...
  29. Re: Need help with Gravity Works print washer

    If it’s anything like my 8x10 Gravity Works print washer, there is a hose on one side that connects to the inlet water, and two hoses on the opposite end. The small hose has a clamp to force the...
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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    I have Exposure X4, formerly Alienskin, and it is a near direct replacement to Lightroom, which I also have. X5 recently came out. It functions as a stand alone software or as a plugin to Lightroom...
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    CR-39 plastic, which is most cheap sunglasses and eyeglasses, as well as resin filters by Lee and Hitech do not block UV unless specifically coated to do so. Polycarbonate blocks uv without special...
  32. Re: Ilford 908 Filter and LED Alternative for RA-4?

    I see them on eBay all the time for around $25, so keep your eyes open. The #10 will work, but it is extremely dark. 13 is much easier to work under.
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    I saw the can under my house this morning but didn’t look to see who made it. I doubt I’ll make a video about it, but I won’t say never.
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    Somewhere I have a quart of a product sample sent to me of a liquid medium you are supposed to spray on a glass surface that has a ground glass mixture in it to create frosted glass similar to the...
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    Re: My Digitizing Tools article

    I use these rollers for cleaning prints and plexi when framing too.
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    Re: New Dektol Mixes Dark Brown

    I dated mine when I mixed it. 01/03/20 stored in a glass gallon jug. I used some today with no issue, the bottle is at least 3/4 full.
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    Re: New Dektol Mixes Dark Brown

    When I first mixed my new batch I thought I did something wrong. As you said, though, it prints fine.
  38. Re: Does anyone have images of a De Vere 108 enlarger?

    If you are positive it isn’t just ruined paper, do a safelight test to rule that out.
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    Re: Sensitometer For B&W Film?

    I would aim for a time of 1/2 second. That should be within a very controllable and repeatable time without reciprocity failure.
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    Re: Sensitometer For B&W Film?

    You guys should read his original post again. He is not looking for a densitometer to read film density. He is looking for a sensitometer to expose film density. Completely different machine and...
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