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  1. Re: D.I.Y. Plexi Printwasher Dilemma - Help!

    Yes, a good friend has also suggested a tank from usplastics.com. To be perfectly honest (having read all of your great posts!), I plan to shy away from "flying shards," the use of beeswax, syringes,...
  2. Re: D.I.Y. Plexi Printwasher Dilemma - Help!

    Gentlemen!
    Many thanks for a wealth of information. I am indebted!
    Robert McClure
  3. D.I.Y. Plexi Printwasher Dilemma - Help!

    I recently came across some scrap 1/4-inch plexiglass. I am assuming there is no reason why this material would not be appropriate for building a printwasher for 8 x 20 fiber prints.

    I would very...
  4. Re: Coverage question Fujinon-W 300 - I am puzzled!

    Many thanks, gentlemen!

    Robert McClure
  5. Coverage question Fujinon-W 300 - I am puzzled!

    Hello!

    I have two quick questions related to the following lens currently up for bid on E-bay:
    ...
  6. "Criss-cross" Directory for Locating Early Camera Patents/Drawings

    Anyone know how I might access a particular patent number to gain a look at, say, a certain early LF camera design?

    I had recently started with a patent number for a modern print/film washer...
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    Re: The Impact of Black and White

    Ben,

    For me, black & white gets at essence of a scene. Color can tend to inform me of what is there (in a photograph), but thus saves me the trouble of more deeply experiencing something of the...
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    Re: Pentax Spotmeter Zone Dial

    Kirk,
    Would you explain in just a little more detail the nature of the modification of your meters? To be honest, I have wondered what further could be done to the meter to enable it to...
  9. Re: True? "Music is most direct path to spiritual world!?"

    Chris, Dan,

    No "spiritual world?"

    Should you not request a definition of terms prior to making your assertion?

    Robert
  10. True? "Music is most direct path to spiritual world!?"

    I listened to an NPR interview with a French pianist recently. She said she believed, "music is the most direct path to the spiritual world." This struck me as, more or less, an absolute statement. I...
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    Re: How is use of f128 possible/practical?

    Pretty cool to learn from you guys. I will content myself with the "arbitrary" aesthetic of "tack sharp" images. That said, some of Jim Galli's images were pretty awsome.

    Robert
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    Re: How is use of f128 possible/practical?

    So, could it be said, therefore, that unusually tiny apertures (like f128) had true practical value only when it came to graphic arts applications?

    Further, could it be said that most large format...
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    Re: How is use of f128 possible/practical?

    Thanks, Kevin!

    However,

    I would trade a boatload of tongue-in-cheek remarks for one cogent explanation as to

    WHY APOS STOP DOWN TO A SEEMINGLY UNUSEABLE F128.

    Robert
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    Re: How is use of f128 possible/practical?

    Thanks, Nick.

    My curiosity still remains: if not useful/practical, why on earth an f128?
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    How is use of f128 possible/practical?

    I never grasped why the Apo-Nikkors, for example, were designed with ability to stop down to f128. What about defraction at that small of an aperture? Something to do with the graphic arts...
  16. Question re history of 14x17 film format

    I noticed the recent 14x17 Empire State view camera currently for sale on Ebay. Had a question or two about this format.

    I understand that my 7x17 format FS which I acquired a little over a year...
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    Re: Need Help with Printwasher Design

    Many thanks Paul, Colin, and John. This helps. And yes, I will be keeping a lookout for used.

    Regards
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    Need Help with Printwasher Design

    I'd just like to get some basic ideas for building a simple printwasher. I am relatively handy and understand the basic requirements. In my case I will be washing both 8x20 and 8x10 prints. I have...
  19. Re: Art Panorama 6 x 17 back - anyone familiar?

    Steve,

    Thanks for your highly informative response. I appreciate your taking the time. What would a back like yours go for? What sort of mileage?

    Isn't it true that the compromise design of...
  20. Art Panorama 6 x 17 back - anyone familiar?

    There's another 6x17 rollfilm back on ebay right now from the company in Hong Kong. I have seen this before but am not terribly familiar. Anyone bought one? Was very curious about the company, its...
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    Re: V-pan 6x17 on e-bay

    Thanks guys!

    Robert
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    V-pan 6x17 on e-bay

    The other day I noticed a V-pan 6x17 for sale on e-bay. The seller, had started out the bidding at $1500.00. It's gone now (ran for a short time only). I am curious to know what it finally went for,...
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    Re: Tips sought for 4x10 Darkroom.

    Thanks again, guys.

    Also for the value-added Amphibian Anatomy lesson!!! Ha, ha!

    Back to DR, though. It's seeming like squarish or at least rectangular in shape may beat
    long and narrow. But...
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    Re: Tips sought for 4x10 Darkroom.

    Thanks, guys! I had assumed lots of storage shelving overhead on the walls. Just outside the darkroom is a larger Laundry Room for the home. I had assumed I would store many non-essential/related...
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    Tips sought for 4x10 Darkroom.

    A space 4x10 is my max area for my first darkroom for 8x10 and 7x17. I was pleased to locate trays 12 x 23 3/8x 4 3/8 through Molded Fiberglass Tray Company for 21.26 each. I have water running to...
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    Latest Smith/Chamlee Workshop in PA

    I just attended the Michael Smith/Paula Chamlee Workshop (5-26 thru 5-28) at the photographers' home in Eastern Pennsylvania. Michael Smith was the Sultan of Simplicity when it came to photography....
  27. Question about Unicolor Uni Roller 352 Motor Base

    Ron,

    A question to you, please. Are you doing film or prints? What is your technique as far a drum revolutions?

    Are you doing this in daylight (once you load the tank) all the way through to...
  28. trading beer and sandwhiches to build a darkroom

    Kreig,

    I am certainly fond of beer and sandwiches. Are you close to Grantville, Georgia? It's about an hour south of Atlanta. Ha, ha!

    Tell us about your cameras, what kind of photography you...
  29. Confidence in continued ULF film availability?

    Noticed a Korona 717 on Ebay this morning with 10 "bids" indicated already the first day. I hope this indicates confidence in the continued availability of 7x17 film stock and other ULF sizes.
  30. Where can I buy a Horseman 617 setup ??

    Jesse,

    I would be willing to bet that a Grimes modification would be no big deal but maybe a little more pricey than some machinests would charge. Put the question on the Forum and you'll probably...
  31. Where can I buy a Horseman 617 setup ??

    Jesse,

    Just out of curiosity, what kind of work do you do? Would this be your first panoramic? Why not a 617 back on a view camera body for sake of increased perspective control? Or do you just...
  32. 6 x 17 roll film back and camera inquiry

    Thanks to all for helpful and informative responses.
  33. 6 x 17 roll film back and camera inquiry

    I was going through the Camera Eccentric website recently and came across the catalog for the V-Pan 6 x 17 camera. Seems like it is history but, wow, what a great thing!

    That said, what options...
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    Whoa guys-- check out THIS craziness

    Chris,

    Don't they know that God, Himself, has sanctioned ONLY analog photographic methods?
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    Making dark slides

    Bruce,

    Just measured the three slides I have which came from some old Kodak 8x10 holders. Dimensions are: 8 and 5/16 wide; curved at bottom and about 11 and 3/8 long at outer edges (measuring to...
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    Making dark slides

    Bruce,

    What size holder? If 8x10, what dimension slides.
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    % of Large Format Users

    Thanks, Wayne Crider, for your survey!

    I happen to be 57 and am not surprised that I fall into the largest age group of LF users. My suspicion is that the older you are the more willing you are...
  38. The Tailgate Portraits! Per Volquartz FREE Wkshop

    Very nice, Jim. I think they all are great, but for me the winner is "Julie."

    Regards,
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    Glass plate film still around?

    Carolyn,

    Just out of curiosity, what is your interest in glass plate photography?

    paulr,

    Did you write that quote, yourself? Your second comment sounds strangely "Escape from New York"-esque.
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    Glass plate film still around?

    I have curiosity about the connection between "scientific" application and "glass plates."

    I would assume that very early on in the history of photography, glass was the logical substrate because...
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