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  1. Enlarger head and optic placement in Bessler 45 condenser

    I got a used Bessler 45 condenser head today. The head has two large condenser lens (right at six inches) within it. In this case the bottom lens was still in the head and the other lens was wrapped...
  2. Re: Fujinon 150 mm - how to tell coating?

    Thank you all for your time and help!
  3. Fujinon 150 mm - how to tell coating?

    I am considering purchasing a Fujinon 150mm lens. Does anyone know how to tell whether it is single coated or multi-coated?
    Thanks
    Jerry
  4. Thread: Nudes

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    Re: Nudes

    Thanks guys. Your willingness to answer a question makes a forum worth while.
  5. Thread: Nudes

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    Nudes

    I have been away from LF for well over a decade. I decided to jump back in since I retired. I saw the section of nude images and I tried to open some of the pictures and I was unable to pull any up....
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    Re: GraLab glow

    Thanks everyone. I will run some tests.
    Jerry
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    GraLab glow

    Does the glow of the hands fog film/paper? After I sit in the dark for a while I can see that the glow is pretty bright.
    Thoughts?
    Jerry
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    Re: Refixing finished photos?

    Thanks Doremus.
    I am not trying to save the bad ones, I am making sure a the rest of this small batch get preventive care. Thanks again!
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    Refixing finished photos?

    I have some prints that were made several years ago. A few of the prints show signs of inadequate fixing. Is it possible to soak the prints and refix them? These are RC prints that were dryed in...
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    Favorite aperture?

    Day in and day out what is your favorite aperture or the most used apeture with a 4x5 view camera? Do you try to use one aperture more than another?
    Thanks,
    Jerry
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    Re: Help on Sinar P

    Jay
    I really like the Sinar P. It is well put together and the controls are repeatable. I will be using mine to do studio work. I have other work horses to take to field. I am not a professional...
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    Re: Help on Sinar P

    Thanks Tony! On my camera the lever is on the top left.
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    Help on Sinar P

    I just bought a 4x5 Sinar P and they are built like a tank. All controls seem obvious and work extremely smoothly. However, the film holder is in the vertical position (portrait mode) and I can't...
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    Re: Sinar Bellow Question

    Thanks Leigh
    My question was poorly worded. It was between the P 8x10 and the P2 8x10. You caught that and cleared it up. Thanks
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    Re: Determing correct exposure

    I want to thank everyone on their responses. Methods of exposure is at the base of knowledgeable photography. The willingness of the LF forum to share their experience is greatly appreciated. ...
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    Sinar Bellow Question

    Is the bellows for a P Sinar the same as P2? I enjoy "saving" older cameras by rebuilding them and a new bellows is necessary in the majority of cases. Thank you in advance.
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    Re: Chrome Sinar P

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    Thanks for your input. I have been out of LF for a few years and I recently bought a Sinar P for a good price. I have noticed that film selection is down and the prices seem higher. The...
  18. Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    If I can't see the exact shot I want then I go home. I do a lot more scouting than shooting. I usually keep notes of each possible shot and I plan my shot in advance. I agree with Mr. Goldman that...
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    Re: Determing correct exposure

    Cyrus
    Drive on. I am not trying to end the conversation I just don't want to wear out my welcome. Everything is valuable.
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    Re: Chrome Sinar P

    The camera I was looking at was described as "chrome." Perhaps it is more correct to refer to the color as silver. Mr. Satushek's point of film camera buying addiction is well taken. I think film...
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    Re: Determing correct exposure

    The viewpoints of everyone are important. There is a lot of food for thought in these entries (even if one excludes the chicken.) The broad range of answers suggests that good results may be...
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    Re: Chrome Sinar P

    Thanks for all the information! It is actually a great time to be shooting film and buying film cameras.
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    Chrome Sinar P

    Is the chrome Sinar P an earlier model of the "P" series? Do the later "P" parts fit? Is there anything "wrong" to watch for in the chrome model?
    Thanks,
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    Re: Determing correct exposure

    Gentlemen: It appears that my lack of using a chicken to get correct exposure might be my problem. Thanks for all your thoughts and methods. It is all useful and food for thought.
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    Re: Determing correct exposure

    In response to Lenny I use mostly T-Max 100 and 400. I live within eight miles of Glacier Park in Montana. Many of the scenes I would call "dappled." There is often deep shadows right next to...
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    Re: Determing correct exposure

    So far good answers. This is a huge question but it has huge importance. For example, what do you meter? You look at a scene and specifically how do you meter the scene?
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    Determing correct exposure

    It would be informative to have others share their steps in deciding what exposure to use before taking the shot. A brief step by step of description would be very helpful.
  28. Re: How to determine model number of Calumet View Camera

    Thanks again for all your help. A Google search was not much help.
  29. Re: How to determine model number of Calumet View Camera

    Thanks for the answer. I looked all over the camera and I can't find a model number.
  30. How to determine model number of Calumet View Camera

    I think I have a model C400 camera but I am unable to find a model number on the camera itself. Does anyone know where they hide the model number?
    Thanks,
    Jerry
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    Re: How to make the film test with BTSZ

    Thank you so much for your time. I very much appreciate your help.
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    Re: How to make the film test with BTSZ

    Hi Jerry - read and then re read this article from the BTZS site as it is the starting point to customise your system for use with the BTZS system.

    http://btzs.org/Articles/PSP.htm

    I expose my...
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    How to make the film test with BTSZ

    I have been away from LF for about seven years. I have returned. I once had a pretty good grasp of BTSZ but my memory has faded away. Could someone give me their method for exposing the film to...
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    Re: Is Zonal Pro gone?

    Thanks, I will check on Monday
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    Is Zonal Pro gone?

    I have been out of LFP for a few years. I used to use Zonal Pro paper developer but it seems gone from the major suppliers. Can someone bring me up to date?
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    Re: Copal shutter parts

    Thanks for the help!!
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    Copal shutter parts

    I bought a used lens with a copal #1 shutter. The small part where one screws in the shutter release cord has a broken off end of the former shutter release in it. Hence one cannot screw in the...
  38. negative pinholes corrected by scanning?

    I am completely new to scanning. I have been told that a negative can be scanned, pinhole corrected, and a new negative can be made. Is this possible and how is it done? I am using a 4x5.
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    Re: Unknown Lens

    Thanks everyone! I know I will keep this lens.
    Jerry
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    Unknown Lens

    I have acquired a Nikon AM 210mm 1:56. It is in excellent condition but I don't know what the intended use of the lens is. Any insight would be appreciated.
    Jerry
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