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    Re: UV bulb in enlarger?

    When working at a poster printer, we had a enlarger in the silkscreen lab for billboard and truck side prints - modified Klimsch, difficult device with a high power (upward of 5KW) arc lamp and...
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    Re: info on 4x5 Sinar copy camera?

    I used to photograph for a museum. Which had bought such a thing. It had a no-movements rear standard (IIRC also used on the 8x10 C and on custom ULF Sinars) and a P front standard which was locked...
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    Re: Are these used 4x5 film holders too worn?

    I've never seen any asymmetric wear like that, at least not on recent "international" holders like these. If they wear out, they do so on the entire bottom end, and not to that extent either - the...
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    Re: HIE notch code help - found film in holders

    Worse, Plus-X is similar as well - you really have to go by spacing. Three triangular and one rectangular may have been used as the generic "black and white" signature for the entire generation of...
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    Re: Who understands diopters?

    Is that with or without glasses? What finder do you have, and what diopters do your glasses have?
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    Re: Chamonix Holders - Worth the Cash?

    I'd take plastics over wood any time. But I'd have a hard time finding a plastics cast frame 4x10" (or other odd size) holder...
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    Re: First year Heliar's

    mine is #84,440. In a rather fragile aluminium barrel, so I have never dared to take it apart.
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    Re: Blank Processing Super Sleuths

    All black would mean they missed the primary development...
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    Re: Blank Processing Super Sleuths

    Positively not expired film. Either they were exposed to light, or all and any colour development was omitted (e.g. by fixing first, skipping the CD step, using the primary developer twice, or...
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    Re: Difference in a 85B and G filter?

    Monochromatic orange filters are blocking blue and green, while 85B is attenuating them by about two stops.
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    Re: Heidelberg Tango + Win 7 x64

    But there is no professional modern flatbed scanner with a transparency unit - all remaining photo scanners except for the Hasselblad Flextights are prosumer grade, or not even that. Where a Epson...
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    Re: Heidelberg Tango + Win 7 x64

    You can run into the same issues with a flatbed. Or rather, you probably already will if your intention is to use them with a current computer and the latest Mac OS or Win 8.1 - SCSI support is...
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    Re: Heidelberg Tango + Win 7 x64

    I long ago gave up on Silverfast - their licensing model and GUI both being rather unpleasant. But I have no issues with Saphir Ultra II with Vuescan under Win7 64bit, using a Adaptec 29160. But odd...
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    Re: Strange Patterns on negative

    Agreed. There is visible waviness in the grey spaces of the second picture (probably in the first as well, but more prominent subject structures camouflage them). And there is a kink in the first....
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    Re: Strange Patterns on negative

    I think we can rule out static - arcing is much more hard edged. In a harshly lit scenery with lots of shadows of fences and signposts, other shadow-like structures are likely to be shadows as well -...
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    Re: Heidelberg Tango + Win 7 x64

    The scanner preceded XP, you are actually lucky you aren't required to maintain a computer capable of running Mac OS 7.5 or Windows 95 for it (or worse, old Unix workstations). I own several bits of...
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    Re: Strange Patterns on negative

    What pattern do you mean? I cannot identify anything there which cannot be explained as effects of the illumination on the subject. There are obvious shadows of the fence on the wall - the other...
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    Re: Durst L1200 Magnification Grip Slips

    That is no sign of wear, the cords get exposed as the rubber sheet is cut into discs. If there should be wear, it will not be on the edges (which don't touch anything) but on the surfaces (this is a...
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    Re: Heidelberg Tango + Win 7 x64

    Do the card/driver/OS combinations tested work with any other SCSI device (scanner, drive or whatever)? If yes, I'd call support if I were you, as that obviously is a flaw in Silverfast. If no,...
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    Re: Identify Camera for Mystery Bag Bellows

    The 8x10 Profia bellows I've had all had a plastic rear frame. Perhaps a early version, or from the (preceding) Plaubel Peco Universal.
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    Re: Heidelberg Tango + Win 7 x64

    What card would that be? And what driver do you attempt to use? And is Silverfast a 64bit version?
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    Re: Heidelberg Tango + Win 7 x64

    Adaptec don't have Win7 64bit drivers for anything less than the U160 cards. But there are Vista/W2008 64bit drivers for the Ultra series cards out on the net (google for djsvs.inf_6451fbc2) - YMMV...
  23. Re: eBay film holders came with film in them - what to do?

    They still list one slow ortho film on their site. Positively a niche product, the German distributors of their paper don't appear to be selling it.
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    Re: Anyone Using a DCS Pro Pack Plus?

    Never had that one, but have rented other DMF backs, with very limited success. I consider it no sensible approach, unless you rent it complete with a all-geared medium format view camera. It is near...
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    Re: DOF geared movement cameras?

    Your camera travels through the DOF field by simply moving it forward and back by the maybe 20cm each way the rail? That should not happen unless you are near 1:1 magnification (where camera movement...
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    Re: Rinse temperature for C41 and E6

    There is no real must-have temperature, indeed colour processes can do with pretty lenient washing as they don't share the problems of black and white film with a silver image attacked by residual...
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    Re: Sinaron SE 135mm f/5.6 filter thread size??

    If it is the same as its Rodenstock brother where filters are concerned, 49mm - or 51mm push-on.
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    The lenses, yes. But hardly ever the shutter. If you transplant whatever shims you found with the lens, you'll be fine. If there are none, it either doesn't need them, or they would be missing on any...
  29. Re: what is the downside of f/9 lens elements in an f/6.3 shutter?

    It should not be important on reasonably modern lenses - shutters for photographic taking lenses have been in a small set of standard sizes for many decades, and all reasonable makers have negligible...
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    Re: Bipost flash connector on Compur

    Positively after-market, as there was no shutter-side flash sync in 1929 (if they did sync at all back then, the camera was released from the flash grip). Shutter sync became a necessity with the...
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    Re: 4x5 inch vs 9x12 cm film question

    The Super Technika V is the second Linhof generation built for international backs - absolutely no vignetting there. Of course, the Technikas allow for more movements than most lenses you'll use on...
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    Re: 4x5 inch vs 9x12 cm film question

    The outer dimensions of "international" holders are the same, so you can simply get yourself some 4x5 holders. 9x12cm film can still be had in Germany, but it might be more difficult to find in the...
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    Re: Subliminal messages in LF

    The only subliminal message I sometimes fall for is "BUY MORE GEAR"...
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    Re: Flash x-sync issue

    Right, that adapter is the wrong way around - it will supply a hot shoe only camera with a PC socket, to attach a cable only flash to it. You'd need the inverse one, to attach a PC cable to a hot...
  35. Re: Super Angulon 90mm f/8 - focal length/angle of view using only front element?

    I stand corrected. It does, much more out than I expected, perhaps at 3x the original focal length...
  36. Re: Super Angulon 90mm f/8 - focal length/angle of view using only front element?

    Right, but that sounds very odd - mine don't create an image. The description leaves many questions unanswered - we don't know whether he attached a camera with lens as the "digital back", nor where...
  37. Re: Super Angulon 90mm f/8 - focal length/angle of view using only front element?

    The Super-Angulon does not have offset nodes (i.e. it is not or only insignificantly tele- or retrofocal). So it can be inverted - presumably with a loss of performance (static lenses can only be...
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    Re: Which Glue To Use?

    Nothing you'd need to worry about, the epoxy would be the first to suffer. The grips on my Kodak holders are phenolic resin (Bakelite or some competing product). Which would be thermosetting and not...
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    Re: Which Glue To Use?

    If it is a tight fit apply the epoxy to the slider, not to the slit, so that the excess wipes off upon insertion and does not block up the slit. If you expect difficulties, get a medium to slow...
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    Re: Which Glue To Use?

    Overall I would expect a gap filling two-component curing epoxy glue to be most suitable for this particular task. Regular household superglue is best used where at least one of the surfaces is paper...
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