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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Thank you Mark

    Yes, 360 mm Imagon. biggest strainer. wide open

    Studio flash, image designed as tribute to Josephine Baker, the sitter brought her costume, I bought fake pearls, she deserves...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    You started the argument...

    Goodbye
  3. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I use these, in a cheap reflector and bounce off ceiling or wall, usually 3 in roomy DR

    I bought 6 years ago when they were 1 watt and safer, but the 'improved' 2 watt also works

    Read the...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Please post your evidence anywhere appropriate, we have plenty of armchair quarterbacks that never show an image
  5. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    Welcome!

    I need to try caffenol, only yesterday I found The Caffenol Cookbook

    https://www.caffenol-cookbook.com/The%20Caffenol%20Cookbook%20&%20Bible%20-%20Recipes%20and%20Tutorials.pdf

    and...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51113007452_58b4fc31dd_z.jpgMy Slug Friend a by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Prove it
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    8X10 discard, shot and lost 4 years ago, found last night damaged in a storage box, with a bend, lots of dust and scratches

    Cleaned in Gas Burst exhausted Rodinal, TF5 and Dawn wash. Scanned...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Good point, they do work hard for the $$$

    Some work the summer art circuit, which is kinda dead last year and this

    Winners of 2019 Wet Plate Competition very interesting and different images
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    Re: The betterscanning.com business status thread

    Love this Jim

    Truth
  11. Thread: Lens Cleaner

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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    Bought 2 never trusted them

    I do trust Jim Noel
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Update nearly 6 years later

    I never bought N2 cylinder as I don't need it, I do have the correct new valve for N2. I have handled 1000's of N2 tanks in my time at work, in tiny spaces WITH great...
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    Re: What went wrong? cloudy negatives

    Been there done that.... recently WITH Red safety lamp on, that would have been OK

    But I forgot to close the DR door and the results showed film fog increasing from one good 1 of 4

    4-8X10"...
  14. Thread: Lens Cleaner

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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    Thanks Jim, will do, as needed

    I don't think I ever put my fingerprint on a lens since 1958 when I started shooting Pentax

    I worked with an 'expert' who always printed the lens, really bothered...
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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    Seems some eat it!
  16. Thread: Lens Cleaner

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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    Jim!

    This what I have been looking for, meaning how do some sellers get the glass so clean?

    I never clean any lens unless it comes to me coated with scum

    One last thing, where and what...
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    Re: Ground Glass Resource

    Ditto, I can make one while watching one movie
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    Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    You could also mount the boxes side by side to make 4X5 Stereo

    Stereo is still a big club, here is away to align them

    https://aaronolsen.github.io/tutorials/stereomorph/calibration_general.html
  19. Thread: Lens Cleaner

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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    My bottle is right next to my keyboards.

    I want to try the front surface mirror #2 Lens Clens
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    I was born that year, and don't recall the style/decor very well, but I have seen nearly every scene, shop, furniture, taverns etc IRL up until recently. Yes, matching uniforms are now rare. I had...
  21. Re: Rochester Optical Co. Premier Repair & Resources

    Love these cameras, I have a few

    Michael Roberts, I did not know how to remove the very thin leather!

    Have fun!
  22. Thread: Lens Cleaner

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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    I ordered some of type 1 & 2

    Thank you
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    Make a custom fit neoprene viewing tube

    They weigh nothing, won't damage you, can squish about
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Tuco, we all age and pass

    I often went to OSCAR WASTYN CYCLES HAS BEEN SERVING CHICAGOLAND SINCE 1910

    and a Chicago Wheelman member, I got one of the last tours of the Chicago Schwinn factory...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    You look great with clear bright eyes

    Good to see you, again!
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    Re: What went wrong? cloudy negatives

    Infosol was the very first developer I used 10 years ago when returning to film

    I found better
  27. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    So we can assume Packard shutters are not a solution for you?

    How were you planning to use the Kodak 405 or 305?

    As some point out, strobes and flashbulbs eliminate many shutter problems and...
  28. Thread: Just Leaves

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    Re: Just Leaves

    Please shoot Digi if you like
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    UP that!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Agree!
  31. Re: Forum large scale project - one stop source of historic lf photographers

    This forum has been called a gear oriented forum, so be it

    Not sure what your game is, but goading members never works

    Adventure is Creation not Hero worship

    all bow down and kiss ass

    NOT
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    Re: Sticky Synchro-Compur Shutters

    Lol
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    Re: Kodak Dry Plates

    The only way to figure out the speed, is to test in camera with a 10 stop pull of the darkslide

    Do it under constant light of the type you will use

    Everybody wastes one to test, may as well...
  34. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Not all Stoners are failures, some even grow out of it

    My father told me, you can drink when you are young or old but not both

    I found this inspirational and have

    Jesus Just Left Chicago
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    Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    It's getting bigger!

    I am worried
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    Re: Kodak Dry Plates

    I know Nothing!

    But this thread leads a bit

    https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/kodalith-in-modern-developers.116874/
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    Re: post your trees!

    Like!
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    Re: 240mm Componon-S on 8x10 enlarger

    In The Beginning, I have read, most used the taking lens for projection

    Some like corner failoff
  39. Thread: Focus Delimma

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    Re: Focus Delimma

    Good idea Peter, never heard of it before with LF by making 2 image and combining them

    My tiny noggin only thought of a copy mask

    Unsharp mask
  40. Thread: Focus Delimma

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    Re: Focus Delimma

    Resurrected by the always elusive hornstenj

    hornstenj deletes every post It makes in moments

    Perhaps a Destroying Angel AI
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