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    Re: Photography log/database setup

    Now, that’s an idea.
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    Re: Photography log/database setup

    I tried Palm Pilots, phones and my current iPad in the field. I was never satisfied with any of them. I reverted to making paper forms for the field. I use Capture One for editing and cataloging and...
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    Re: post your trees!

    The dew on the kudzu - I don’t think I’ve ever seen that line before. I’m stealing it. Great image.
  4. Re: Tips/Ideas For Hand Making Lens Caps For Vintage LF Lenses?

    I’ve found PVC pipe caps that fit a couple of my lenses by lining the inside with self-sticking felt.
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    Re: Wehman lens boards

    Interesting. Mine are some kind of composite like a phenolic.
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    Wehman lens boards

    I was contacted through photrio and asked about where to get Wehman lens boards. So far as I know, they are no longer made. But it looks as though making new ones would be easy enough. Does anyone...
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    Re: Greetings from Paris-France

    Welcome, post often.
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    Re: how to store exposed 4x5 sheet film

    I always take empty film boxes and mark them as to development. I put the exposed sheets into the appropriate box - for instance a negative for normal development goes into the “N” or SBR7 box.
  9. Re: Best way to repair small light leak in bellows?

    I’ve successfully used the liquid electrical tape, too.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Lovers Oak is a bit of a disappointment to me. It’s in an old neighborhood, so there are always houses in the background. Also two hurricanes, two tropical storms and an ice storm in 19-months broke...
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    Re: Basic Landscape Composition Formulas..

    Years ago I studied several books of Atget photographs. One thing I took away that I could apply to my own photographs was that he always had differing and interesting corners. He seemed to pick an...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Some ligatures have the screws on top, others on the bottom.
  13. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    I use a grease pencil/china marker to write the film type on the dark slide itself. It wipes off with one of those Mr. Clean dry sponge doohickeys.
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    Re: EBay Sales Tax????

    The Supreme Court decided a couple of years ago that sales tax is charged based on the buyer’s location, not the seller’s. That works for big sellers like Amazon, but not well at all for small...
  15. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Another reason to keep them in, particularly if you have an assortment of old ones as I do, is that the slides are not uniform. They generally fit better in some holders than others. And in 4x5, the...
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    Re: Semi Stand and EMA Development Question

    I’ve used the EMA method for at least a dozen years. I’ve found that vigorous agitation is the key to avoid streaking. When I used tubes, I premeasured the chemicals and kept them in measuring cups...
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    Re: "Field" 4x5 Graflex Graphic Mod

    I’ll second a good wash. I recently took apart the glass on my Super Speed Graphic, washed with dish soap, and after drying, sprayed with the anti-static spray I use on my scanner glass. The...
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    I found that it was the stop bath that affected me. I’d suggest a session using plain water as stop. At worst, you’ll eliminate that as a cause. If the stop is the problem, you could replace it with...
  19. Re: I'm new to LF photography. Which of my 7 LF lenses are worth keeping/worth sellin

    Unless you’re desperate for money, I wouldn’t sell any of them now. I’d suggest picking one of the lenses in the 135 to 210 range (all near “normal” focal length) and shoot with it for at least six...
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    Re: continuing pyrocat problem

    I computed the amount of carbonate needed in the working developer for each of my tank sizes. I add the correct amount of dry carbonate to the mix water, stir throughly, then pour in part A. There’s...
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    Re: LED Safelight options?

    I use the superbright bulbs in red for X-ray film and amber for paper. No problems.
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    Re: post your trees!

    I’ve had cameras fall off with those hex plates and seen other photographers have the same problem - a couple with serious camera damage. I’ve gone back to the simple tripod screw for 8x10 and Really...
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    Re: Contact Printing Using the Sun?

    I tried printing salt prints with sunlight in Florida. I found open shade to be best, giving more shadow detail and more consistent exposure times. But I went back to my UV light source. It was...
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    Re: Apple Watch Warning

    The same with a Fitbit. I fogged a sheet of film with mine.
    For a timer, I use an Everlast - yes the boxing equipment company. It can be set to use two different length timers and it has a good,...
  25. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I’d be interested if they can ship to the US.
  26. Thread: Rotatrim

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    Re: Rotatrim

    My rotatrim has stops. It takes a bit of time to adjust them - I use a fixed out sheet of 4x5 film to get it right. Because the X-ray film has rounded corners, check carefully to be sure the sheet is...
  27. Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    Peter, you should look into Adobe’s student program if they still have it. When the company sold its products, I saved a lot of money by qualifying as a student.
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    Re: $39 Cold Light Head for 8X10

    Is this it?
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-1-ft-x-1-ft-10-Watt-Dimmable-White-Integrated-LED-Edge-Lit-Flat-Panel-Ceiling-Flushmount-with-Color-Changing-CCT-FP1X1-4WY-WH-HD/304258319...
  29. Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    I’ve recently installed Photoshop 5.5 on a new Windows 10 laptop, so I think porting over will be available for awhile. I like Capture One for both my small format digital and scanned negatives,...
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    Re: EMA--initial agitation technique?

    When I use tubes I do as Alan does. With hangers, I raise them about halfway up. When I first started with minimal agitation I interpreted minimal as barely jiggling the film. I had a lot of problems...
  31. Re: Basic question on minimal agitation, stand, & semi-stand development.

    About 15-years ago someone found a welding rod tube that was a perfect size for 8x10. It was light proof black plastic. J&C bought a bunch and sold them while they were in business. Maybe the...
  32. Re: Basic question on minimal agitation, stand, & semi-stand development.

    When Steve first began publishing his results back in 2003, I switched to EMA and havenít looked back. I develop with tanks and hangers and have simply put a box over the tank and left the darkroom...
  33. Re: Has anyone done stand or semi-stand development using the SP445?

    Stand or any minimal agitation scheme is an entirely different process than divided development. I’ve used what’s generally called extreme minimal agitation - 1.5 minutes agitation initially then...
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    Re: post your trees!

    One of the reasons you pull the dark slide is to use it as a lens shade.
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    Re: Need help IDing this Graflex SLR

    Go to http://graflex.org and look around their forum. There are people there with service knowledge.
  36. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    My 8x10 setup uses a 100-year old Rapid Rectilinear lens, and I contact print on albumen to get prints that look like they could be a hundred years old. Green comes closest to the film available at...
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    Re: Filter system for LF.

    I’ve rigged a P system to take Conkin and old Kodak glass gel filters. I mount it inside the bellows to avoid vignetting and flare. I bought a batch of filter rings and picked the closest ones to fit...
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    Re: Hurricane in SC

    If you’re looking for a place to make a hurricane relief donation, The Salvation Army is always good. The past two years, hurricanes have hit here, and it was The Salvation Army that was first on the...
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    Re: HOLD STILL Sally Mann -

    I enjoyed seeing that even she had trouble evenly winding 35mm film onto developing reels.
  40. Re: Wanting to try the 2 bath Pyrocat developing

    I tried Pyrocat two bath. The method uses a lot of developer. I found it compressed the zones to match my paper, but didn’t see any improvement over my normal method of minimal agitation with dilute...
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