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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    All my holders are full of film right now, so can't send a photo. Notching holders is easier than it sounds. I use a very small triangular to make a groove about 1 to 2 mm deep. Use the left side for...
  2. Sean Tucker's new book - 'The Meaning in the Making'

    I received both the electronic and hard copy of this book and read it through. If you are familiar with Sean's YouTube channel you know his approach is decidedly philosophical and you will recognize...
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    Re: New Book by Merg Ross

    I must add my congratulations to Merg Ross for his book, and my recommendation that anyone who hasn't seen it to get a copy. Such an interesting story spanning an eventful career along with wonderful...
  4. Re: Alternative Processing: An Overview with Bostick & Sullivan

    I had registered and watched most of the program live. The enthusiasm and knowledge of Christi Wiltenburg was refreshing and fun to watch. Despite some technical difficulties with Zoom that made it...
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    Re: Help Request : Film Choice

    Against the conventional wisdom I suggest a $40 box of 100 sheets of Fuji HRU x ray film and the raw chemicals to make D23 developer. There are so many ways to screw up in large format and $5 a sheet...
  6. Re: Calculating f-stop progression . . .how are the numbers derived?

    A pretty much complete explanation:
    https://www.slrlounge.com/a-thorough-explanation-of-the-math-behind-f-stops/
    For me the key was remembering that doubling the area of a lens opening, and...
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    Re: Help cleaning a Crown Graphic

    Likely it is corrosion of the aluminum, often called white rust. Clean with mild soap then mix 1 part distilled white vinegar, 2 parts warm water and lightly scrub with anything that will not scratch...
  8. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I have had very good success with a piece of plexiglass cut to fit the bottom of my trays. I labeled them with a sharpie so that they get used in the same chemical every time, and with the same side...
  9. Re: Multivolume Catalog of 19th century photographs

    Edward Curtis? Multi-volume record, mostly Native American
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    Re: Neophyte x-ray film development problems

    FWIW, I shoot Fuji HRU at IE 64. Plexiglass is safer than glass in the tray bottom, I have found it eliminates scratches from tray processing but I only do one sheet at a time in D-23 1+1 for 7 min...
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    Re: Cutting Aluminum Sheets

    Won't score and snap. If you can find a shop that makes heating and air conditioning duct they might be willing to cut it for you. Local AC repair service can give you leads
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    Re: Baseboard refinishing question

    I second Gary B's suggestion. I've had exactly that for 10 years, still dead flat
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    Re: Defending the Darkroom in Education

    Michael Garcia at Basha High school in Chandler AZ runs a robust analogue program, he might be of some help. You can google the school name and photography and get contact info.
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    Re: Matting prints

    try this
    http://www.russellcottrell.com/photo/centering.htm
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    Re: Painting a Colex RA-4 Processor

    After you strip, wipe the metal with water to neutralize the stripper, then acetone or alcohol to remove the water and any residue. A spray can of a good quality red oxide metal primer followed by...
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    Re: Testing Arista EDU 200 in HC 110-question

    Good advice, thanks Don. I just want to get a good baseline and be done with the testing for a while. LF seems to have a never ending learning curve
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    Re: Testing Arista EDU 200 in HC 110-question

    It is Ultra, sorry. I guess I am over-developing?
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    Testing Arista EDU 200 in HC 110-question

    I am doing the exposure and development testing outlined in the View Camera article.
    I found my min time to max black (f22 at 12 seconds), determined film speed to be 200

    Arista EDU 200
    Jobo...
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    Re: View Camera Magazine

    see thread under business:
    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?p=397381#post397381
    They are working on it
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    Re: View Camera Magazine

    Got mine today but VC website says domain suspended
    anyone know anything about that?
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    Re: New LF user: frustrations and resolutions

    I made my own dark cloth out of room darkening window shade fabric from the local fabric store. I sewed a drawstring in the end and left the bottom open with velcro along the edges. I can snug it to...
  22. Re: View Camera Magazine - What Would You Like To See?

    Oh, and one more vote for more architectural
  23. Re: View Camera Magazine - What Would You Like To See?

    Absolutely love the magazine. Lots of great suggestions here, I would like to see:

    Go monthly - how else are you going to cover all these ideas?

    An article demonstrating the difference various...
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    Using enlarger lenses as barrel lenses

    I've done some test shots with a 90mm enlarging lens because it's the only thing I have wider than a 150 (which is itself a process lens). I havn't gone over it with a high powered loupe or anything...
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    Film exposed through the base

    To all: Thanks for the help, To M Thompson: Of course I shot a lot, what's the point of screwing up if it isn't painful. Oh Well, like Smitty says I'll never make that mistake again, the correct...
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    Film exposed through the base

    Eugene; Well - Not exactly. Picture this: Placed between the index finger and thumb of the right hand as you say, the film sheet can either extend downwards from your fingers or upwards from them. Of...
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    Film exposed through the base

    See this thread: http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0098zX
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    Film exposed through the base

    I assume landscape means the long dimension (5") is horizontal and portrait means the long dimension is vertical. When you read instructions regarding loading that say "the notch goes in the upper...
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    Film exposed through the base

    Based on reading another thread I realize I have shot several 4x5 sheets with the emulsion side facing away from the lens instead of toward it. I thought I was loading correctly but I had the holders...
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    Local Treasures

    Is this it?: http://secure.onlinebags.com/productlist.ch2?brand=23
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    Care to see my film changing tent I made?

    I built a smaller one using fabric Joann's Fabric Store sells, called room darkening shade cloth, not very expensive. One problem I had is that the cloth seems to shed very small fibers, so wash it...
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