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    wet plate fixer question

    moderators please move this if it isn't in the right place, i wasn't sure where to put it ...

    hi wet platers

    im not a wet plateer ( yet ) and i had a question for folks who are doing it now...
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    Re: New Reversal Product - Roba Apposta??

    looks sot of like the stuff galaxy used to make ...
    wish i got some before they vanished
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    Re: Masking box mystery

    its a negative carrier with a cropping device. ( dry plate ? )
    like the olde tyme version of the Durst SIVONEG but for big negatives...
  4. Re: Film Development and Contact Printing Equipment and Materials List

    Hi AdamD

    Where are you located ?
    If you are in the states get the sprint systems of photography chemistry. They come in either 1L slugs or larger cubes with a spigot. They mix easy ( 1:9 ) and...
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    Re: Which lens next?

    get a 210/370 symmar
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    Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    some people spell it with a space de groff, some people don't, degroff ... you need to check both spellings...
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    Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    if you can find a degroff air piston, it is hands down the best cable release
    i have ever used with betax, alphax and wollensak studio shutters. you can find
    them on ebay for not much $$ . good...
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    Re: Omega D2 Questions

    kevin you might also want to look around at harry taylor <rip> 's site http://www.classic-enlargers.com
    he was the go to guy when it came to omegas !
    i have a d3v, not sure of the differences...
  9. Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    taking film, scrunching it into a ball and shoving it into a tank and filling the tank up with developer and shaking it like a can of paint
    FR tanks and a pencil to agitate
    see saw in a tray ( roll...
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    Re: Ansco 130 - 1:1 or 1:2?

    hi OP
    yes glycin likes warmer temperatures, so 70-72 and you are good. you might also think about using it as a FILM developer ( sorry drew )
    if you like what it does with your paper you might...
  11. Re: Any darkrooms in New England with 8x10 Enlargers?

    LaPete's is the only one i know of, and you have already been in touch with them ... :(
  12. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    you need to have the camera on a tripod, and flip the T/I lever
    to flip the mirror up, and pull back the shutter separately.
    tripod helps with shallow DOF lenses too...
  13. Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    paper negatives and sun prints
  14. Thread: Is This Art?

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    Re: Is This Art?

    yep its art
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    Re: kodak Tmax RS developer formula

    Hi Phil
    That's because the non rs formula is not made for sheet film. Back when tmax developer came out I was directed by someone at the Kodak pro help line to use the non rs developer by mistake...
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    Re: Perma Wash ratio for small batches

    I do 3/4oz/L and I think I finally figured out that is 1 capful ( the small bottle ) is about 3/4oz .. I'll have to re-measure,
    I get tired of squinting my eyes and looking for 3/4 on the vintage...
  17. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    You can say that again !



    Amen Brother!
  18. Re: Edwal Hypo Check - Shelf Life or Interaction Issue

    "Hypo Check" will give you a false read if you do not use the product as directed, even with Edwals' Fixer it will give you a false read.
    The scrap of film / clip test Steve K mentions is the best....
  19. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    LOL ! i'd be afraid i'd drop the camera after all the lithium greese i'd have to huff to get me to try that. i keep thinking of that scene in eating raoul where paul bartel is shopping for supplies...
  20. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    clear nail polish is collodion so it makes sense it stays put. The mustard works very very well, especially with pretzl lenses . With fancy lenses
    you really need grey poupon nothing else will do.
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    you need the mustard
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    ;) i've been in the mustard mines all day long...
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    I fergot to mention those tricks only work with one of those pretzel lenses
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    Mark, you forgot .. the vaseline smear or stocking ( or smoke stained filter ) all require a clear spot in the middle, otherwise its not soft focus but a hot-mess ! MMMM, Taco Bell; a good, tastey...
  25. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Bernice,
    Cultivating a following and a buzzz is what it is all about. While you presecribe to the idea that it doesn't matter, in the real world .. unless you are a carefree hobbiest, doing it...
  26. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Bernice:
    Seeing I set the bar very low, squint my eyes alot, but only have 40,000 followers I am not sure how I can be both arrogant and an egoist.
    I am only arrogant at this point; when I hit...
  27. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Hi Bernice
    Jerry Katz, the chemist who did all the analysis and microscope work for Photo Lab Index told me a story years ago. It goes that he developed 8mm movie film in his proprietary monobath...
  28. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    sure is ! ;)




    Bernice
    Obviously you aren't squinting enough, your bar isn't set low enough and you don't have enough instagram followers ! :)
    I shot some film today using a secret technique...
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    I hate to be a wet blanket but there are ways of making something look like it was made with a large format camera with beauqua
    and everthing that looks large format with a smaller format camera or...
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    IDK before lets say 2004 when our own jim galli set up his website &c brass lenses were considered junque
    and it was the reason to get something like a speed graphic or a graflex slr these were...
  31. Re: Is there an economical way to mount 90mm Grandagon and 90mm SA cells for use?

    Thanks Dan !
    I didn't tell you the shutter sizes cause .. I didn't know ! :)
    Thanks for filling in the blanks :)
    John
  32. Re: Is there an economical way to mount 90mm Grandagon and 90mm SA cells for use?

    Thanks Louis !
    but .. are there ways to mount these cells in a barrel that doesn't cost much ?
  33. Is there an economical way to mount 90mm Grandagon and 90mm SA cells for use?

    Hello
    A friend gave me 2 sets of lens CELLS and no shutter. One set is for a 90mm Grandagon and the other is for a chrome SA. I don't have an extra shutters these could go into. Is there any way...
  34. Re: Getting ready for bw development which developer?

    best of luck steven,
    john
  35. Re: Getting ready for bw development which developer?

    Steven

    Have you bracketed exposures and bracked your processing yet so you can figure out how your developer works with your film ?
    It's one of the first things I do whenever I use a new...
  36. Re: Auto Graflex - manual of arms and tips needed

    hi garrett

    do your best not to leave it stored for any length of time wound up so use the switch to wind down your tensioner from 2 to 0
    with the little knob/slidy thing to the right of the wind...
  37. Re: Getting ready for bw development which developer?

    i'd use caffenol c and add a 20-30cc of stock print developer.
  38. Re: Learning about environmental portraiture - which photographers should I study?

    I wouldn't study photographers at all; instead I'd look at painting and film.
    Look at films by Kurosawa, the Coen Brothers, Brothers Quay, Renoir, David Lynch
    and any paintings you can get your...
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    Re: Warwick Public Library ( Main Branch )

    thanks !
    john
  40. Re: What lens to get for most shallow depth of field on 4x5?

    If you can find an Ilex Seminat its a fast lens ( around 3.5? ), and its OOF area is really sweet. I've shot a lot of
    old tessars and funky stuff (fast) from the 18to early/mid 1900s and haven't...
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