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  1. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    I assume you have been here, https://graflex.org/
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    At home, I have music playing continuously, silence is deafening

    Not muzak, as I have a fantastic community radio station, which I support with a few $

    Also in DR and love darkness, so...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Good, but I still don't like it

    I like very simple things, it's not

    Good luck!
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    That is a different timer

    I bought mine here http://www.braillebookstore.com/Talking-Timer-Clock.1

    Notice it uses Two AG13 batteries
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    I bought one of those last month. "Designed" for the blind, sold by a Blind site. $15

    I consider it junk. Special batteries, not common AA and difficult for me to set up.

    It's already in the...
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    Good and cheaper

    Thank you!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    Why wouldn't it count?

    I have done the same flat with two 8 X 10 making 10 X 16"
  8. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    Any thread may drift, if you want 16X20 by all means go for it

    My project, in planning stage only is much bigger, as I work out how to do it with my limited budget

    Here goes, 14 X 72" film, you...
  9. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    There are a few specialists, I have not used any of them

    Google it and have $$$
    ...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Just bought one, NOS

    Never seen or heard of it until now

    I have a box of broken Time-O-Lites that were sold as functional, even on this forum...

    Never complain, never explain, but learn from...
  11. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    I am sure he used every option available at that time

    I was thinking of the image of Dody, however it is seemingly and artificially symmetrical

    Nonetheless, astounding!
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    Interesting, thanks!

    Here are some of my friends and their now closed and vastly delayed BOLEX KS
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    Good idea, even found one, Morris Products Home Door Bell 4 Inch DoorBell, 2.2 Amps, 35 Watts
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    RC servos are stepper motors, thanks for the link
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    When working steel or whatever you use, it is often better to use a longer piece for leverage, drilling, shaping. Then cut to length and finish
    A big vice and a 4 lb hammer will bang it into shape...
  16. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    Most, I did, would think that was either digital or a layer mask

    Reality well seen!
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    1/4 can be cold worked

    The thing is its a pita to replace it if ABS breaks.

    But you do have cutoff pipe to test with

    I am sure you can make something work
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I still think steel, as it's more fun to play blacksmith with a hammer

    and I can't find mine, but you know why...

    nice pic, in that hole
  19. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    It needs shutter curtain repair

    But first read the operation manual and try again

    Good luck!
  20. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    I would expect New Orleans had an unusual photographer

    At least one video is here, https://youtu.be/vVZUJqidwBU
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    I gave up arguing that 1/4 plate was as effective as 4 X 5 with lighter cameras, yet I shoot them only with sheet film

    But I do see my 7 X 11 as bigger than 8 X 10 because the Eastman #2 7 X 11 is...
  22. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    I found a few of his books on Abebooks, gotta wait for the next paycheck

    Today got a 1966 Photographer's Mate 3 & 2 for light reading of it's 644 pages! Abebooks $10 delivered, name rank and...
  23. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    Wow!

    I see what you mean, "he Staircase as Masks"
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    and 11x14 film is available year round
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Why not 3D print the brake shoes in some heavy duty plastic

    No felt necessary and can be trimmed to fit with a Dremel

    I bet Peter already thought of this...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    I need a windup kitchen timer

    When I count, I count to 60 and add the minutes in my other 1/2 brain

    My Apple SE can be used if laid face down on something very flat, which then shows no light
    ...
  27. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    I am very slowly adapting a camera to 14X17"

    I have three 14X17 NOS plastic holders, very heavy and I chose 14X17 because X-Ray film is available and cheap

    My process camera being adapted is...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Usually Gralab out of sight of the tray

    Or if ad hoc processing without it, I silently count
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Ill try to find the ones I have

    From memory they had no felt, maybe 2x1 rectangles with 2 bends to slightly cup a post.

    They could be made from steel easier.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    My stand has no accommodation for the felt/aluminum brakes. I have them somewhere but might not find them many years from now

    Do you have the levers Jason showed in post 32? I don't.

    I set my...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Punker

    Interesting subject with good plates!

    We don't see that many like this
  32. Thread: My Dream lens.

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Very nice TT

    and interesting!
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    Re: HC110 1:63 mushy flat negatives dilution H

    I know you solved your problem, congratulations!

    There is a limit to how little actual developer is necessary no matter the dilution

    Some years ago SergeiR tested extensively and published here...
  34. Re: Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    I see I already have the clothing, haircut, mustache is in progress, do need a bigger vest and puffy white shirt. Got hats!

    I do like that tripod on wheels, I can convert things I have, but not...
  35. Re: Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    C.S. Fly some say was only photographed twice, Here's one C.S. Fly
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    Chicago June, https://www.globalshop.org/show/about/

    Then Vegas
  37. Re: Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    Thanks Mark and Brian

    Notman for NOT ART, how fitting!

    Found this, but it's way too expensive for what it is,...
  38. Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    Not Civil War era, 1890's

    I am a docent at John A Logan College Historical Village ---John A. Logan

    Looking for info and images of period photographers and how they dressed in the field, I...
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    Those were exciting days here on Earth

    I clearly remember Sputnik and how my 5 grade schools adapted or not. New Math, old math, new, old, new, I got pissed and just gave the answer, like it or...
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    Thank you Bernice

    Occasionally I do make enlarged internegs for 'negative prints'

    My lenses are good enough
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