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  1. Re: Equivalent of Massive Dev Chart for Paper Developers ?

    A 2 and 4 minute FB developing time on prints can look almost identical while wet, but the dark densities become pronounced when very dry (usually too much)...

    Stick with 2 minutes FB, and 1...
  2. Thread: Cable release

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    Re: Cable release

    Careful with your stuff, and always scout out location before leaving site... Put things where they belong (not just in a pocket where stuff can fall out) in a way you can do a quick visual...
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    Re: RF strobe sync today???

    Thanks!!! It finally dawned on me to search online for "safe sync strobe" to calm my fear and get some answers (mostly from around 2005)... Seems earlier (even on-camera flashes) have the voltage...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Also, remember the 70's/80's/90's, the LF "community" was deeply divided, where the "pros" had their "time is money" attitude and was expecting a drum scan of a large piece of film and charge more...
  5. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    I did use it once for a Beseler enlarger bellows to metal restoration 10 or 12 years ago (I think), and it worked well after letting it sit on the metal for 4 hours, then attaching... But that was...
  6. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    My bellows arrived yesterday, so quickly from consideration to arrival!!! My concern about the compression closed in camera is no issue due to the thinness they can collapse to (old bellows much...
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    Re: Sticky Synchro-Compur Shutters

    Synchro Compur are the biggest PIA to keep going, unless it has been serviced by someone good...

    Don't try this at home, kids... :-(

    Steve K
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    Re: Sticky Synchro-Compur Shutters

    Synchro Compur are the biggest PIA to keep going, unless it has been serviced by someone good...

    Don't try this at home, kids... :-(

    Steve K
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    Re: Schneider Digicon filter

    Looks like yet another fog filter...

    Steve K
  10. Thread: Rail lubricant?

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    Re: Rail lubricant?

    The rails clean up well enough with solvent (unless corroded), and a trace of teflon grease rubbed into them until you can't feel it, but there is another area to be cleaned...

    On the sliding...
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    Re: Paint your negative carrier in black

    A good, durable flat black spray paint is Rustoleum "Chalk Board" at your home store... Takes overnight to dry, but less xhip/scuff resistant...

    Note that finishes can be rough to negatives in...
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    RF strobe sync today???

    Hi,
    Planning on using strobes on location & studio at distances of 10' to 50' away from from DSLR, 35mm, MF & large format camera set-ups... Used to rent a Quantum radio sync when needed... Familiar...
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    Re: DIY PX28 or 4SR44 Battery

    One big downside with stacking button batteries is the multi contact surfaces don't always make perfect contact, and cause partial or full intermittent issues, resulting in device making erratic...
  14. Re: Smallish back pack for Technika + 2 lenses + 3 film holders??

    I used to use twin sachel bags with it, but found a nice, old (but newish) Lowe Photo Trekker backpack from a thrift store... Camera, a few smaller lenses, and 14 holders fit well, and the entire kit...
  15. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    Thanks!!! I didn't ever think this camera would ever have a new bellows... When I got the camera, it needed new bellows so I called (then) Western Bellows (in my part of the world), and was told that...
  16. Re: Linhof Master Technika - New LF user question

    If it still has the linkage for the bed rail, you can keep it from jamming up by using the smallest cam, the 90mm to stay on it...

    If the RF is not off camera, let it be... I never use the RF on...
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    Re: FR corporation 4x5 developing tank

    They sorta work, but the hardest tank to use... At best, film will come out ok, but films near the ends can have swirls on the end sheets... High dilution developers are best with it...

    The better...
  18. Re: Linhof Master Technika - New LF user question

    Ahhhh, it's just a lump on one side of the camera... Ignore it, and it goes away (in your mind)...

    Try to find a 90mm cam to leave in place so you can drop bed and RF coupling does not get in the...
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    Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    I'm more surprised of the 2x3 with the big portrait camera...

    Imagine trying to frame a 2x3 with a 19" lens... :-0

    Steve K
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    Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    And remember, large negs didn't need enlargement and easily retouched...

    Big, for a small time operator...

    Steve K
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    Re: Help the Architect

    Hopefully Nate got paid by now... ;-(

    Steve K
  22. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    Well, I did it!!! Pulled the trigger and ordered from Camera Bellows UK!!! Keith got back to me first thing in the UK morning, and had a set in stock, and within 10 minutes, had item packed and...
  23. Re: snubby screwdriver made for tripod plate screws?

    Go big... Use a half dollar coin...

    More expensive, though... ;-)

    Steve K
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    Re: DIY Sinar bubbles

    Don't use the superglue on it, as it can haze/craze the plastic, and harder to get off if needed...

    Use contact cement...

    Steve K
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    Linhof serial #'s???

    Hey Bob,
    On my Technika III, the serial # is 36113, and wanted to know what year and version model it is???

    Time for new bellows, but are the bellows the same for different versions of the...
  26. How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    Hi,
    Researching new bellows for my Tek III, any users have old replacement Camera Bellows UK bellows on their camera for an extended time, and how are they holding up now??? (No drying up, sticky,...
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    Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    Depends on the camera and how well you interface with it... Comparing an ancient wood camera to a modern metal monorail is like comparing a Sopwith Camel with a fighter jet, but both have their...
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    Re: "vintage" safe light

    For a real "labor of love", get one of those old horizontal wood enlargers with a kerosene head...

    With the color of light, it must have taken an endless exposure on old materials to get...
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    Re: Kalosat lens, DIY

    I would just try a glass meniscus lens first (which I am doing now) before paying for the other...

    I suspect there will not be a difference between the two... (I think they will behave more the...
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    Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    You can also do the old TLR trick of measuring the distance between the centers of two lenses, and raising the center tripod column that distance before shot... Mark the column at those distances......
  31. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    Take a drawing class... (seriously!!!) One thing you learn early is you start with line of form... You soon start to see lines of form in everything...

    Like with a face, you start with two arc...
  32. Re: Roll film and Digital fixed lens camera habits-expectations imported into view ca

    For me, one thing for sure, when I first used a fone or point and shoot digi, had no problem with the LCD screen as it reminded me of a lit GG...

    Until the light from behind me flared up the...
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    Re: Hypo clear for large RC prints

    If you read the instructions with RC paper, only 5 or 10 minutes wash is required, as the fixer does not penetrate the paper base, and is easily washed out...

    Don't wash too long, or moisture...
  34. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    50's???

    Steve K
  35. Re: Speed graphic pacemaker release plate screws

    Graflex screws are standard SAE sizes, so stock sizes...

    ACE hardware stores are a good place to look, but may be differences in length (you can cut)...

    Steve K
  36. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Animals can also be unpredictable...

    An older worldly lady told me of when she was in her "Hollywood" period, where she was out in the desert near Palm Springs, as a passenger on the back of a...
  37. Re: Agfa-Ansco 5x7 track refurbishing advice requested

    Superglue can if well squeezed by clamping, but you have to figure how to prevent the ends from folding into the groove...

    You can "paint" a thin layer of marine epoxy, then carefully sand to...
  38. Re: Agfa-Ansco 5x7 track refurbishing advice requested

    Standard metal tongues can be made thicker with shim stock...

    Steve K
  39. Thread: Flange Troubles

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    Re: Flange Troubles

    Flange thread might have a taper...

    Steve K
  40. Thread: Flange Troubles

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    Re: Flange Troubles

    Original has right diameter, but wrong pitch...

    Old lens makers often had their own unique pitch for their lenses...

    Steve K
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