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  1. Re: Possible corrosion on rear standard of Graflex Speed Graphic. Cause and Remedy ne

    Four 0000 steel wool, if you decide to keep it.

    0000 is used on fine firearms to remove surface rust without destroying the blued finish and move ght be just the ticket with some small wood staves...
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    Re: Need a glue suggestion

    Glad you have it glued but two things.
    First, super glues, of any type will out gas up and leave a film on your optics glass or especially plastic.

    What else they will cost with this material is...
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    Re: Ottewill folding sliding box camera

    Ditto.
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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

    Think about .5 in. Bandsaw blades in carbon steel, which, like hacksaw blades can be thinned with files or abrasives for better action.
  5. Thread: 4x loupe

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    Re: 4x loupe

    To protect the contact edges and prevent them from scratching glass, etc, simply clean the bottom edges with alcohol, and dip the first half to one inch base, repeatedly in a can of Plastidip...
  6. Re: Pentax V, three cell meter light adjustment or replacement.

    Cheers.
  7. Re: Pentax V, three cell meter light adjustment or replacement.

    Will a 'brighter' bulb compromise the external reading?
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    Linholf red shutter cable, 800mm length?

    I would like to know folk's opinion on this long cable and any issues that come with it, other than the usual cable stiffness after first use.
  9. Re: Pentax V, three cell meter light adjustment or replacement.

    You'd think Pentax would have used a bulb as bright as the average firefly, at the least.

    Tiny Model Railroad bulbs are one option, but I'd be careful of trying this last, positive action ),...
  10. Pentax V, three cell meter light adjustment or replacement.

    I've discussed replacing the bulb in my Pentax spot before but I'd like to see if there is any advices from this forum on the topic.

    My bulb is way too dark and I need brighter to use it in dim...
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    Re: Found an Automega E-5 Autofocus enlarger body

    Did this unit come with a working power supply?
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    Re: Video: Testing Old Polaroid Type 55

    I watched this video earlier today and your video should give incentive to others to actually test their old type 55.

    I truly wish Polaroid 55 in both 4 x 5 in. And type 655 was still on the...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    I've only viewed the first 16 pages or so, but I'm interested in knowing is there anyone here harding the film in the developing stage?

    If so, please describe your material and method, please.
  14. Thread: Still Life, 2021

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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Sure is.

    Up to the point you start making it swing, in or out, side to side or in circles.

    Then it's an action shot or movement study.

    Give it a try and let us see the results.

    Cheers,...
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    Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    Yes, even if you're no a Doctor or Lawyer, a quality tool for actual work can require kit to impress potential clients AND subjects, who will associate your kit and work with the highest sort of...
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    Re: Smaller Fomat Nudes

    I like this, for it's simplicity and the close to the edge use of light on dark.
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    Re: Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    I suggest a twin filter system, 5 micron to a 3 or smaller, which will have a longer life because of the first filter in line.

    You might also consider a 10-5-3 system, which again, will give the...
  18. Re: Newbie Question - Should I develop film myself or send it to a lab?

    Learn to compound your own Developers, such as D23 or D76, stop baths from vinegar, plane fixers to more modern types, and HCL.

    This is simple, though you'll have to invest in Chemicals at the...
  19. Thread: Edward Weston

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    Re: Edward Weston

    He may have very well grown his own, in his kitchen garden.

    IMO.
  20. Thread: Four Liter Jugs ?

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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    I forgot to mention, I put my mixed chemicals solutions, as well as some dry chemicals in plain Mason Jars, as I rarely need a full liter for most developing, and seal them with the Plastic Mason Jar...
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    Re: "vintage" safe light

    No really, as the fumes will no only kill you in a too closed darkroom, (for the off-gassing) but may, react with other materials, including chemicals, and give unwanted results.

    It's safer just...
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    Re: What is the current trend on using dark cloth?

    I'm going to recommend a poncho, in particular, this one,
    ...
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    Re: Mounting without a press?

    Use Acrylic medium, paste type, together with a barrier layer or two, on the mounting board, which will stop and gases from penetrate the heavier paste medium and the print.

    I recommend Golden...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Very nice and lots of fun.

    Well done, TIN CAN!
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    Re: snubby screwdriver made for tripod plate screws?

    The PB Swiss told has a radius that will no scratch, or dig into your 'key' slot, but if you are good with a grinder any screwdriver will do.

    The real question is, how much leverage your tool will...
  26. Thread: Four Liter Jugs ?

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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Ask around at your local pharmacies and see if the boxed bags used for distilled water can be saved/ sold to you.

    They may have the four liter type and the five gallon units in use as well.
    ...
  27. Re: Studio Portraits

    Celling hight is needed to get a birds eye view, which has resulted in many great photographs of models and simple overheads of models laying back in repose.

    IMO, 15 ' is a good hight to work from...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I'm going on a cross country road trip and some shorter photo trips from my home in Charlotte, NC, and it'll have to be in my Honda Accord, if I can no find and barrow a small camper or something...
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    Re: Quality Light-Metric Closing

    I was kind of hoping he'd outlast us all and be there when needed, kind of like Santa Clause or Batman.

    Let's do encourage him to name a 'successor' shop or two, so we can all sleep a little...
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    Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    Study art work, paintings, drawings, different compositions and various perspectives to work on your 'Seeing' as well as photographs, and shoot a lot of b&w film in a small format camera, taking time...
  31. Re: Finding tripods for Large Format is kinda hard (daunting)? Favorite LF tripod?

    I'm looking for an affordable Gitzo Giant for some tall shooting on the road or in a studio, with stout aluminum legs, and the other features like Delux Studix Performance, (sp? it's late)which will...
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    Re: Droopy rear standard on Ebony camera?

    The screwdriver in this image looks like a "Vessel" brand tool and it may have Japanese Industrial Camera Screws JICS aka simply JIS, which are a cross-point (+) like a Philips, but designed to stay...
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    Re: Smaller Fomat Nudes

    Beautiful model, simple pose, I like this a lot.
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    Re: One way to fix lens separation

    I've a big Ektar that needs this treatment; where are you getting your Canadian Balsa, Kramer?

    On reflection, I think I have a jar of this I bought for use in an oil painting medium.

    Does age...
  35. Thread: glass neg carrier

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    Re: glass neg carrier

    Omega made both open an glass types.

    I've never needed the glass holder when printing 4x5", but I do keep the glass holder I have on stand by

    My personal rule is to say yes whenever a Omega...
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    Re: Help with enlarger transportation

    I've picked up several Omega D and an "E", series enlargers, both in Mini-vans and a Honda Accord and also, as it happens, a B66 as well, but that was in a open pick-up.

    The tool I've found most...
  37. Thread: Anyone use a hat?

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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    I have a couple of wool hats that a good for shading or if needed to shelter a camera on a tripod, from sudden rain.

    Both have wide brims, both are Woolrich, one is a Western style hat and a good...
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    Re: Synchro-compur shutter in need of repair

    There is an entire catalog of service manuals on;

    Chttps://learncamerarepair.com/productlist.php?category=2ompur shutters, etc,

    however, make sure your anti-virus/malware is up to date with...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I like the one that you think does no quite fit on the wall, and would really like to see a Platinum print of it, so as to pull ever nuance of tone out as best possible.

    Good work.
  40. Thread: Kodak D76 Recall

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    Re: Kodak D76 Recall

    Photo Chemicals are available at Photographer's Formulary and ArtCraft Chemicals,, but the price of ArtCraft English Amidol, 1/2 pound is about twice the price of the Chinese stuff, last time I...
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