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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    "Just to add something more useful to the conversation, I got a Seal press just for print flattening about 15 years ago. I don't know why I waited so long to get that. Of every way I had tried to...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Beautiful photo Ken Lee. Paris offers such a feast for the eye. I always enjoy going back there.
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    Curling is in the nature of fibre-based papers, regardless of maker. As has been pointed out. Once dry, there are ways to flatten a dry print. Tin Can has a really good point here. Ilford has become...
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    Re: Adox paper unavailable?

    JMO B&H may 'list it' but they have none in stock. All the fine print says: backordered, special order, or discontinued.....
  5. Re: Large printing paper... e.g. 40x50" available anywhere?

    B&H is out of stock and even before the lockdown, their special orders were taking much longer than the 2-4 weeks they advertise. Freestyle has quite a few in stock:...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49853253242_60a180c721_z.jpg[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iXmXk1] [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/156629749@N02/]
    Deardorff 5x7, Dagor 8 1/4", FP4+, print on Foma...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49852416548_dd3fbdfe07_z.jpg[/url] [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/156629749@N02/]

    Ilford Delta 100, Leica w Noctilux 50.Print on Fortezo G3. I balanced the...
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    Re: 4x5 Starter Lens

    We must live in different universes Giganova. I don't own a lens new enough to have that info engraved on it. From the dark ages one learned that Leitz summicrons (35 & 50) were E39 and classic...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    203043 Rolleiflex, Ilford Pan F in Pyrocat HD, printed on Forte Polywarmtone in Ethol LPD
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    Re: 4x5 Starter Lens

    Giganova, Why do you find it odd? Off hand, I can't think of a 35mm or med format maker that does...
    But almost any one can be googled if you have the focal length & max aperture.
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    Re: 4x5 Starter Lens

    Giganova, I may have mentioned this one over at Rff, I used a Congo 120 on my 5x7 before i got a wide angle Dagor. This one's worth a try because it is in the last series (all-black) Copal shutter....
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    Re: Interested in 4 x 5

    Going back to the very first post. I'm sure you can get started for $750, but it's equally worth considering the cost of consumables in the entire project when 100 sheets of Tmax costs $300...or FP4...
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    Re: Interested in 4 x 5

    bbqguy. Unlike rollfilm cameras where each camera has proprietary lenses, on LF cameras you can use lenses by a variety of makers, or from different eras of lens design. Google is your friend. ...
  14. Re: Back to LF Photo - advice on focusing screens

    Brian, I think holding off is a good idea. It's a fair bet you're overthinking things. Although I put a Maxwell screen in my '58 Rolleiflex, for years I used a '38 Deardorff with its original...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you, Peter & Ulophot.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49757927597_062037bb18_c.jpgunnamed-7 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/156629749@N02/[/url], on Flickr

    Rolleiflex T, Kodak Tri-X, Foma Variant lll St...
  17. Re: Defend the Darkroom: interview with Sandy King

    Fine image Sandy. Thanks for all your work on staining developers & for the Pyrocat formula. I look forward to listening to the interview
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Beautiful portrait beautiful light Peter
  19. Thread: March Portraits

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    Re: March Portraits

    They're all very fine, but i especially like the bottom one. The OOF background really lends something to the photo
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    Re: How do you like your Chamonix 57Fs-2 ?

    Tommy if i read your question correctly the answer is yes. The 57n is a 5x7 camera 200733. Because it's small and light it is designed in landscape orientation & you have to flip the camera...
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    Re: How do you like your Chamonix 57Fs-2 ?

    Since the back of the 57 N is rectangular rather than square, i'd assume the 45 reducing back is landscape only as well...
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    Re: How do you like your Chamonix 57Fs-2 ?

    I had a Chamonix 57N as a backup to my Deardorff, & used it some, before realizing the Deardorff didn't need a backup. It's a great camera. Light & trim definitely worth the cost saving too. I...
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    Bertha, a bare-bulb a la Weston will most likely be too bright & fast for modern VC papers. I use one with Azo & Lodima
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    Re: Jasper National Park Fall 2020

    Michael, Photographically, I'm sure you'll have a great trip. Calgary is by far the best place to fly into, as your family would drive through Banff National Park and up the spectacular Banff-Jasper...
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    Re: Ansco 130 - 1:1 or 1:2?

    SD, I've used Ansco 130 from PF for years and it's my favourite developer. I always dilute it 1:2 & don't find it too soft.... my negatives aren't bulletproof either. I try to maintain 20C (68 F)...
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    Re: FB Enlarging paper availability at B&H

    Oddly enough, at Freestyle both Arista & Foma Variant (16x20x25shts) are identically priced..... so what's the incentive to buy the house brand, considering one doesn't know exactly what product it...
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    Re: FB Enlarging paper availability at B&H

    Thank you Alan, i may well consider them. BH free shipping has been an incentive in the past.
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    Re: FB Enlarging paper availability at B&H

    Thanks all. It looks like a Foma issue. Too bad, since i really like the paper....much more so than Ilford Classic. As i mentioned above B&H has very little in stock in FB 16x20 which...used to be a...
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    FB Enlarging paper availability at B&H

    I've been buying enlarging paper from B&H for many years. Lately they have less in stock & more items tagged "special order. Expected availability 2-4 weeks."
    I ordered some 16x20 Foma Variant lll...
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    Re: Finally got a "Texas Leica"!

    GW690lll Ilford HP5 print on Foma Variant iii FB
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46811044455_634d84dcdb_k.jpgIMG_8386 by , on Flickr
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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    I had (57n) one back when..... but my Deardorff never broke down so i didn't use it very much.
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    Re: What's going on with B&H & Foma?

    Rosco, My concern was with Foma enlarging paper and the lack of stock recently at BH. & while you're right about "sometimes availabilty tops other considerations" shipping from 16x20 & 20x24 from...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD Failure Images

    Corran "I am not really interested in mixing my own from raw chemicals." Ditto. I moved from PMK to Pyrocat years ago and saw the Pyrocat in glycol from the Photo Formulary as a godsend. I've...
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    Re: Backpack for Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    Drew, My favourite mountain photographer was Ansel Adams; then I saw Bradford Washburns aerial work..... then I saw Vittorio Sella's photographs. He was in my opinion the pinnacle of mountain...
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    Re: Bellows Wax & Wood Polish? Suggestions?

    Shh.... prices will soar if the hipsters catch on :)
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    Re: Bellows Wax & Wood Polish? Suggestions?

    ....i've also used straight paraffin wax rubbed on the wood-on-wood extension parts of the Deardorff. That was more worthwhile than any other maintenance.
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    Re: Bellows Wax & Wood Polish? Suggestions?

    I used Lexol leather conditioner on my Deardorff bellows with good results. I've used a product called Trewax traditional on wood projects...it's a clear white paste wax
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    An external frame pack is just the thing for carrying elk hind quarters, & definitely overkill for a light 4x5 kit. They went out of favour for technical terrain in the early '70s. I say that as...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Typical day trip with my son in the Canadian Rockies. Taking the Deardorff for a long walk
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48712930657_414a80f2df.jpgIMG_1635 by , on Flickr photo by Kris Y
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Beautiful image Reinhold. The P. Makina 670
    I owned had an 80mm 2.8...... is this another model?
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