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  1. Re: Two Arca Customizations for 8x10 & 4x5. (S.K. Grimes.)

    Nothing so complex but they recently made me a slip-on 100mm filter holder for a 36cm Nicola Persheid (10-stop ND, YES!), and have done a couple of other jobs as well.
    They do outstanding work and...
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    My teacher from the early '80s passed away a few years ago. His teacher was Gerta Peterich who died years before and who left him her papers and equipment.
    My teacher's daughter and some of my peers...
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    Re: PRONUNCIATION of Camera names?

    KOE-dack.
  4. Re: Sinar Filter Holder 100 - Anyone using it?

    Good to know, I ordered a 8Y and an 16O from a guy in Israel. At $22 a pop I went for it.

    SK Grimes is making me a slip-on holder for a 4x4 ND (10-stop Breakthrough Photo) to slow down @ f4.5/5.6...
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    Re: Dodging & Burning 8x10 Contact Prints

    This thread is fantastic, most useful I've seen since I joined.
    Thank you all for sharing for thoughts and advice.
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    Re: How many film holders?

    From 4x5 to now 5x7, I've just always used 5 film holders. No particular reason.
    I travel/camp with a changing bag and empty boxes labelled -1, N, +1, +2. Usually keep unexposed film bagged in a...
  7. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Shutter closed, always on T, 2 caps, padded in a hard case, on boards. Regular shutter exercise when I remember and I check for (relative) shutter accuracy with an app/light sensor.

    And because...
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    Re: CLA for old shutter

    I will second the motion for Zack's in Providence RI, he just recently brought an Ilex 4 back to life for me. Was using another repair shop in the same area, they do well with SLRs and TLRs, not so...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Doremus,

    A odd combination of long term habit, mild OCD and I suppose masochism compels me to print film edge.
    I will also impose my will on toilet paper orientation in the homes of others (it...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Circumstances have had a recent influence on equipment choice and preference. I was looking for a way to move up from 4x5 where I had settled because the 120 square format camera didn't suit how I...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Moved up from 4x5 to 5x7 in the last 18 mos. When my late teacher died, his daughter and my peers decided that, as the only one of us still shooting film, I would inherit HIS late teacher's Kodak 2D,...
  12. Re: Uneven Development -- 5X7's in Stearman Press 8X10 Tray

    "I developed two sheets in 1020ml of Rodinal (1:50)"

    You can easily cut the amount of developer you used in half, Stearman recommends 500ml. I use Rodinal as well 500 ml to 10ml.

    Glad it's...
  13. Re: Uneven Development -- 5X7's in Stearman Press 8X10 Tray

    I'm curious if the issue has been with both sheets or if it's been with the sheet near the fill/pour end or the "back" end and if that that's been consistent.
    I never panned for gold but I would...
  14. Re: Uneven Development -- 5X7's in Stearman Press 8X10 Tray

    I've had good results w/ 5x7s. How are you agitating?
    I agitate by tilting, alternating side-to-side and front-to-back and I'm barely lifting, less than an inch.
    I'm guessing you might be a little...
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    Re: Blocked from responding?

    "The more you know!"

    Thanks, I got it now.
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    Blocked from responding?

    It seems to happen randomly, I try to comment on a post and get this. This was on a random For Sale post.
    Yes, I'm a member. yes I'm logged in.209260
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    Re: (possibly) taking the large jump

    Not the first to say, won't be the last; contact printing 5x7 and up is a viable alternative to enlarging.

    For me, contacts of 4x5s were just that much too small and an enlarger-equipped darkroom...
  18. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    I freelanced several AMA road races (motorcycle) a year for American Road Racing Magazine in the '90s; didn't make a lot from it but I ride so I was in heaven.
    I was working the Daytona 200, first...
  19. Re: 12" Goerz Apo Artar Red Dot filter size?

    I'm just wondering if a 43.5 fit is a happy co-incidence.
  20. 12" Goerz Apo Artar Red Dot filter size?

    I love this lens, need to get it set up for ND and b&w contrast filters.
    I.D. on my gauge tells me it's pretty damn close to 43.5mm. Can anyone confirm this, please?
    I'd really rather not have to...
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    Re: Lens Shutter Test?

    I have to agree with lassethomas; I tried to make sense of the audio-only and could not get nearly satisfactory results, even with shutters that were "quiet" enough to not introduce additional noise....
  22. Re: Please share your darkroom prints from B&W slides

    We used Pan-X and a process that included re-exposing the film and then redeveloping in a paper developer. I have the formulas somewhere...
    I can highly recommend dr5, a lab now located in Iowa that...
  23. Re: Please share your darkroom prints from B&W slides

    I have 40 yr old B&W 35mm slides from a direct-positive process we used in school that I've thought about enlarging onto Ilford/Harman direct-positive paper but I'm currently only contact printing...
  24. Re: Can anyone recommend any backpacks/suitcases to transport my LF camera/lenses/gea

    I bid on an "open box" Nanuk 935 for short money and got a non-OEM padded interior for it; it weighs 10lbs and fills my need for exact dimension for airline carry-on.
    It holds 5x7 Kodak 2D, 3...
  25. Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    I owned a Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 in the mid-'70s. Poor grade steel meant most have returned to the elements from whence they came but there are survivors and restorations out there for $25K+.
    I...
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    Yup, I'm with Two23. I've had times where I had to estimate just the spot where something was cropped out.
    I kind of like the air of mystery and surprise.
    Look at it this way, you're carrying...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    Having used a TLR for many years as well as LF, I've grown accustomed to seeing at around waist height as well as at my normal 6'4" eye-level perspective.
    Sadly, at 61 yrs of joint wear and body...
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    Re: Dealing with dust

    I have a variety of 5x7 holders and I've found the older wooden ones to be static-free, which is logical I suppose.
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    I've used laser vision but I get best results through sheer force of will.
  30. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    My late teacher's daughter bequeathed me HIS late teacher's 5x7 2D a few months back, along with 3 lenses including a 36cm Nicola Perscheid.
    It meets two important requirements; it holds a lens in...
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    Re: Changing bags and dust

    Highly recommend NOT using Gorilla™ brand black tape. The adhesive would guaranteed peel off paint, and probably the door frame itself!
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    Re: I don't understand Rodinol...

    Seems to me the only potential effect on VC paper would be if the color was a variation of magenta.
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    Bingo. What combination of ND filters gives you approx 30secs?
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    Oh so true. I'm walling off a small corner of an oddly sized room in my house, 3 trays in a metal slop sink and wash them in the bathroom or kitchen.
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    Bullet safelight converted is an intriguing idea, thanks.
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    Thanks, all. An old 35mm enlarger is a possibility but space is a consideration. I've been thinking more along the lines of boxing in a low wattage bulb or LED or (..?) with a slot for 6x6 VC...
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    Primarily VC (especially while getting back up to speed, it's been awhile), graded on occasion. Planning on using 6"x 6" multigrade filters under a boxed-in light source.
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    Contact printing light source?

    I've lost access to, and room for, an enlarger to use as light source to contact print 5x7. More than willing to use Weston's 15w bare bulb but I figure there might be additional options after 70-80...
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    Re: Kodak 2D Light Leaks

    ALWAYS straight in!
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    Re: Harman Direct Positive Paper Question

    Yes, you'd get a negative.

    I'm only in the last few weeks converting from 4x5 to 5x7, expressly for contact printing DPP, as I have no way of setting up a full darkroom with enlarger.

    I've...
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