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    Re: Troubleshooting enlarger wonít focus

    I think that lens is too long for 4x5.
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    Re: 210mm lens for 8x10?

    Did you try this?

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses/LF8x10in.html
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Iíve always liked galley-style darkrooms where the enlarger is across the aisle from the developing tray. It looks like you will have a longish walk from enlarger to developer. Just my two cents. ...
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    Re: New Dektol Mixes Dark Brown

    A friend gave me a number of old (really very old) packages of Dektol. They mixed up brown like yours, but work fine. Interesting that your new developer looks like very old developer.
  5. Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    A good thought. It would bother me eternally to live with a badly wrinkled sink like you’ve got. Worth a small investment now for a lifetime of darkroom esthetics.
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    Re: copal #0 stubborn screw

    :-)
  7. Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    I cannot answer your question, but I have a Calumet sink that I got 3rd hand 16 years ago with a corner that looks similar. It does not and has never leaked, so I don’t think you have a serious...
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    Re: copal #0 stubborn screw

    I think acetone will defeat thread-lock if that’s what’s holding it.
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    Re: DIY Copal Shutter CLA?

    Well, I’m sure this will get some blowback, but I’ve had good luck with sticking shutters by squirting lighter fluid in the shutter, and then repeatedly firing the shutter. Give it a try before...
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    Have you looked at thelens spreadsheets on the LF Home Page listed at the top of this page? If no, review the options and go shopping. Asking a question such as you asked will get you a lot of...
  11. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Salida, CO
  12. Thread: Doors

    by Keith Pitman
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    Re: Doors

    Technically more windows than doors.
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Yeah! What’s wrong with fresnels?

    I think the Cham 5x7 has a beautiful screen.

    You could try Maxwell, though. (Adding “though” at the end sounds a bit Trumpian, though.)
  14. Re: Arca Swiss Mounting Plate and Ritter 8x10

    That’s why I said hardware store, not Home Depot!
  15. Re: Arca Swiss Mounting Plate and Ritter 8x10

    If the screw is too long, get a shorter screw—it’s a hardware store item. Alternately, file the screw down.
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    Deardorff 5x7.
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    Sinar bigger than 4x5, probably a F1 or F2. Sinar tripod head from Norma era. As far as I can go. Finally seeing a pic of Bernice on here, although I saw one elsewhere.
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    Re: Chamonix 5x12" camera

    Canham lists 5x12 on his website.
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    Re: How do you like your Chamonix 57Fs-2 ?

    This is drifting off Eric’s original topic, so I’ll push it a little further. If you are considering a horizontal only camera, look at the H-1 with the 5x7 back. Beautiful camera. The 4x5 back...
  20. Re: Durst CLS 1840 Color Enlarger Rewire Question

    Congratulations! Making progress!
  21. Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    If youíre lucky, youíll live to 90. Whatís 30 days? :-)
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    Re: How these sliding fixers are called?

    In the link you provided, Grimes refers to them as a “sliding clamp.” As good a name as any other you’ll hear.
  23. Re: Durst CLS 1840 Color Enlarger Rewire Question

    Have you gotten it to light up yet? If not, I’d get it working before deciding to undertake some expensive modifications. The 2000W bulb may work fine and last a long time.
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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    Rather than taking the lens off the camera, I carry a dental mirror with the handle cut down. If I can’t see the scale, the mirror can.
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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    No and never seen anyone else do it either.
  26. Re: Need Info On A Deardorff 14x14 Faceplate?

    Guys, he posted this in 2010 and hasn’t posted since. I doubt he still around!
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    A 450 will work with a top hat lensboard.
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    More like 150mm, Alan9940.
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    Re: Film Holder End Flap Repair

    In a post here several years ago, Sandy King (who used to build film holders) recommended bookbinding tape and gave a source. I bought some and have used it to repair several holders. You should be...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Good luck.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    You’re selling that camera already?
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    Re: Info request on Zone VI camera

    You can get 4x4 to Linhof adapter from Grimes and on Ebay. As someone said, useful if you have different types of cameras.
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    Re: Sinar auto Shutter

    This is a 16 year old thread!!!
  34. Re: Questions about 4x5 film developed by local lab

    A few things to control dust on your film: 1. I clean my holders before each loading with a canister vacuum cleaner. Use the crevice tool which creates a lot of suction. Clean the counter you are...
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    Re: Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    I have a 10í sink with four plumbing fixtures: one themostatic valve dedicated to print and film washers; a regular mixing valve with a spray hose on it that is used for cleaning up and other...
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    Re: 24 inch lens on Chamonix 8x10

    I have a Chamonix 8x10 and use the original Manfrotto version of this support for longer lenses:

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  37. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    This TSA link lists where these scanners are in operation now:

    https://www.tsa.gov/computed-tomography?fbclid=IwAR1JBaOvlInAVZYQ0RucrwtNd8xgx2E9OUplLAy2iiisXX-XzRaHn8LG_7Q
  38. Re: Need Operations Manual for Beseler VC Controller #8573

    Seems KHB has it: http://store.khbphotografix.com/Beseler-Universal-45-System-Instruction-Manual.html
  39. Re: Copal 0 lens repair question - index ring turns?

    I think you have the opposite problem from the one reported here:
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    Copal 3 Shutter Anomaly?

    According to the information on the SK Grimes website, Copal 3 shutters have a mounting thread of 62mm, and Copal 3S shutters have a mounting thread of 61mm. I have a lens in a shutter that is...
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