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    Re: How Do You Clean Your Lenses & Filters?

    I toss all my lenses and filters into the dish washer and set to pots and pans. Make sure to use the heated dry setting and let'r rip.
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Fun car! He just rolled it off the car carrier from Barrett Jackson auction, paid the insurance bill, I caught him as he was pulling away. I got a ride for my effort. WOW!!!!!
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Shot with an Olympus Auto Eye that set me back a whole quarter at a flea market.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/4721/25731218017_4cc6632d53_z_d.jpg
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My 5x7 'Dorff clone
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    Re: Commercial Ektar 12" coverage?

    The Kodak Reference Handbook lists the 12" Commercial Ektar as an 8x10 lens.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    ba-BAM Wow, just stunning!
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    Re: 5x7 Film Holder Case?

    Contact Daniel, I'm sure he would be happy to make one with a strap.
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    Re: 5x7 Film Holder Case?

    Look in the "member made products" forum, Daniel Stone of "Stone Photo Gear" custom makes all sorts of cases and covers, a real asset to the community.
  9. Thread: Cemeteries

    by Rick A
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    Re: Cemeteries

    I live in the smallest county in Pa. land wise, and counted no less than 48 known communal cemeteries, possibly more including private family plots, some dating back to the late 1700's. I suppose I...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Here where I live, it's more that the owners passed away and either no heirs or the heirs don't want to pursue the lifestyle their parents led. There are many properties abandoned for other reasons...
  11. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    I gather from your response that you are not loading paper under a safelight, or you would be able to tell which side is which when loading, or you are using a safelight but not paying attention....
  12. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Are you loading your film holders in total darkness? Are you certain the emulsion side faces outward in the holder? If you are loading under a proper safelight, the emulsion side is shiny and will...
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    Re: Missing lens flange???

    My first car was a 57 VW. I still miss it, what a stupid thing I did by selling it. Such memories.
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Lower Wykoff
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47988080248_ce3432fa0a_z_d.jpg

    Rajdorff 5x7 Rodenstock 150/5.6
    EDU Ultra 200 in PMK
    scan of contact print
  15. Thread: Americana

    by Rick A
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    Re: Americana

    Wow, this takes me back to my misspent youth, I've always been a huge fan of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, used to have a sizable collection of my own back in the day.
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    Thanks guys. My first inclination would have been to pet the dog too. Karen's hands are quite sore and she's attending therapy sessions. All this is quite costly, home owners insurance won't cover...
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    Thought I'd give an update on my camera build. I started cutting the parts for the body and front frame. That's as far as I got. Shortly after I posted about the build, Karen went to visit her son, I...
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    Re: Some B&W Town & City Impressions...

    Abandoned trolly switch tower, downtown McKeesport

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47942166448_9215ff2f50_z_d.jpg

    Bronica Sq-A -2.8/80 FP4+/PMK
    scan of print
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Available late afternoon light from my dining room window, Bronica SqAm, 80/2.8 1/30@2.8 hand held
    Acros 100/PMK scan of print.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47686251681_98d1a77497_z_d.jpg
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    I don't think I'll have to. The film has rounded corners, once cut only two will be rounded, two square cut. I'll just load them all the same since it's two sided film. I doubt I'll ever buy any...
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    Those are stunning. I plan on two mounts, one for each orientation. I have the film slicer finished. My guillotine cutter only cuts up to 12 inches, so I repurposed a drafting board and T square with...
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    Wow! Great shot. I'm enamored with the aspect ratio, can't wait to get it finished and start shooting it. I love panoramas, but the medium format cameras are both too small, and too expensive.
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    DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    I've been feeling a bit bored lately, weather has not cooperated enough to get outdoors to shoot, I'm not a real fan of still life, and I have a pile of 11x14 X ray film. First order of business is...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Pepe, since you are in the LA area, go to Freestyle Photo, they have everything you need.
    https://www.freestylephoto.biz/category/2-Film/Black-and-White-Film?attr%5B%5D=1-52
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Rajdorff w/4x5 back, 6 1/2" F8 Rapid symmetrical Wollensak set in a Seneca Trio shutter(1906 ish)
    EDU Ultra 100 in PMK
    scan of print...
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    Sorry, no, we haven't had a chance to return since the completion of the arch span. We're renting a cottage in Bemus Point for a few days in August, hopefully we'll get over to the park for one of...
  27. Re: Just bought the first component for eliminating dust on scanned negatives

    Lose the carpet. You'ld be amazed at how much dust they generate, plus a breeding ground for dust mites and other vermin. And, oh yeah, your allergies will probably thank you.
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    A couple more from Ness Fest last summer, Sweet BMW
    Bronica SQ-Am/80/2.8
    Acros 100/PMK
    8x10 Multitone pearl
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7843/46696704051_4a8847bbd6_z_d.jpg
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    Re: Shooing dust- compressor for the new darkroom?

    I use a Giottos "Rocket" blower in my darkroom, and keep a small electrostatic air cleaner running. I almost never have any dust issues, and the small blower is all I've ever needed for my negatives....
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    Re: Gear that comes from non-photography sources

    Diapers are more versatile and absorbent, I keep a stack in my darkroom instead of towels. They are large enough to wrap lenses and other gear. I never keep paper towels in my DR diapers are prefered.
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    From "Ness Fest" in Coudersport, Pa. last summer
    Bronica SQ-Am 80/2.8 Acros 100 film, scans of 5x7 test prints

    1950 Ford
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    Re: Polaroid 110b replacement bellows

    Let me check my parts bins, I tore a couple of them apart some years back, I may have one for you.
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    Re: TMY in PMK = spots/mottling?

    Possibly an effect from reimmersion in spent developer. I never liked the results from that procedure and stopped doing it several years ago. The overall stain effect is rarely even or predictable.
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    Re: Edwal LPN and Kodak Photo-Flo

    Why so much LFN? The bottle calls for two drops per liter for normal use. I use about 5ml 91% isopropyl alcohol per 500ml with one drop LFN for final rinse, my negatives dry in a couple of hours. I'm...
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    Re: On Shorpy Today . . .

    I visited Ausable Chasm back in the early 70's as a revisit to the Adirondacks and Vermont trip my family took us on as youngsters. Here's the Shorpy link:
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  36. Re: Gitzo Series 5 legs, Gitzo 1370 head. How to connect them?

    Have you tried to remove the mating bolt from the head? It appears as though it is removable.
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    Re: Tripod Head (Induro) Question[s]

    I use an older Induro PHT-2 pan head, rated at 26+lbs, much cheaper than a PHD-3. The only thing I dislike about it is the folding control arms....
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Yowza Yowza Yowza
  39. Thread: Calumet 8x10

    by Rick A
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    Re: Calumet 8x10

    Check out the first couple of photos in this article, no bail back.
    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/calumet/calumetc8x10.html
  40. Thread: Calumet 8x10

    by Rick A
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    Re: Calumet 8x10

    Go see it in person and have the seller demonstrate it for you. First thing you need to do is unfold/set up the camera. Once that is done you'll see how to insert a film holder.
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