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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Looks good to me; in fact, luxurious when I recall the decades before I was able to have running water in my darkroom, which was either part of my bedroom or, later, either part or all of another.
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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    I have just ordered a few amber S11 bulbs and will test and post. I use Ilford Warmtone fiber.
  3. Thread: Hi from Spain

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    Re: Hi from Spain

    Greetings. Looking forward to your images!
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    ericantonio, nice portraits! Seeing your "making it work" set-up reminded me of my discovery years ago of how much of the same is done behind the scenes in Hollywood and other filmmaking. While there...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Alan, if the your unadjustable loupe is too close rather than too far, and if it is one similar to my unadjustable Wista loupe, which is round (see below; you may find a better photo in a web...
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    Re: Is this Bromide Drag? Help!

    Regarding scale-compression, two suggestions. See if you can find John Sexton's description of his 'slogger' technique with highly dilute developer (he uses, or used, Kodak RT with Tmax). It involves...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Actually from last year, never posted.
    Mamiya 645, HP5.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502819633_6c2f7a86ee_b.jpg
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    LED enlarger head design

    I was on a Zoom call yesterday with some other LF photographers, including the owners of the site linked below. At the bottom of the page, you'll find a PDF of JB's 8x10 LED head design. Way out of...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I agree completely. Well done.
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    I use a pair of clip-ons. It took me a while to remember to flip them up when using the loupe for fine focusing -- loupe doesn't allow focus otherwise -- but they're great for seeing the ground...
  11. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    Doremus, topping up toner is another thing to perhaps try again, but what I was referring to is my assumption that transferring directly from fixer to toner, or mixing toner in wash aid instead of...
  12. Re: Photographing Darkroom Prints To Be Shown Online

    Depending on the size of your prints and their surface characteristic, here are some considerations:

    The flatter the print, the better, as this reduce the angles that can produce glare. If you...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    I have two Toyos, one which focuses and one which doesn't otherwise apparently identical. Optics are MUCH better than the plastic Agfas et al.

    When I need to view edges or corners, I simply...
  14. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    Thanks, Doremus. My reason for not taking the direct fixer-to-toner route is the same as for not taking the toner-in-wash aid route -- using up the toner. All this discussion has me rethinking things...
  15. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    Vaughn, I salute your resolve and fortitude! Whatever it takes (there must be some exalted Latin phrase for that). I cannot, myself, imagine doing that for each print.

    Doremus, I meant to mention...
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    Re: Print Washing

    Doremus, thank you, as always, for your thoughtful and well-informed reply. n a couple of points:

    Although I have since switched to TF-5 from Ilford 1:4 rapid fix, I did run a residual silver test...
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    Re: Print Washing

    I ran a print washing test today and thought I’d pass along my result. I got zero stain anywhere on any print, using Photographers’ Formulary (PF) residual hypo test. PF says it’s not sensitive...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Well done, John.
  19. Re: Cable release solutions for a recessed board?

    I used one of these when I had a 75mm on a recessed board on a Toyo. Perfect.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/109446-REG/Kaiser_206148_Cable_Release_Adapter_L.html
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Lassethomas, as has happened several times before with your photographs, the image is so large that I am unable to reduce the page sufficiently to see the entirety on my monitor. I can see about 3/4...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    This is an image containing other compositions within it. It might be fun to play with a pair of cropping L's and see what you find.
  22. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    One night in the '80s, I was photographing a photo column illustration in my kitchen with a portable strobe on a small light stand and my Nikon FM2n, on a tripod, attached via a 10' straight PC cord....
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very fine, Peter! The counterpoint works well, and I say that as one who has generally lost his fascination, so to speak, with long exposures of active water.
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    Re: Newbie says ‘Hello’

    Welcome! This is surely the place to be.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    gnuyork, very impressive work! Glad you're sharing with us!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Gabe, that's a fine landscape!
  27. Re: Dry Mountings vs Hinging and other aspects of presentation

    Following Walter Rosenblum's example, I have been dry mounting to 2-ply Strathmore to keep the print flat, to full paper size, then hinging with linen tape to the mounting backing board and using an...
  28. Thread: Print Washing

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    Print Washing

    In the course of some other research, I was reminded of the article linked below, Mysteries of the Vortex, which many here have read. I thought I would pass it along afresh to others.

    While...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    From an afternoon walk in the neighborhood. M4, HP5.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50411427283_80243926c9_z.jpg
  30. Re: Thinking out loud, why doesn't someone just 3d print a triple LF box?

    I thought it was Ross Lowell, who died last Jan., the creator/founder of Lowel-Light, who invented gaffer tape.

    I once called the NJ HQ of Bogen on a Saturday and somehow knew, maybe from an...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    A family visit to a state park in Maryland. Walking to the falls. M4, 50mm, HP5

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50391088418_0472b47bb8_c.jpg
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Gabe, very fine.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    lassethomas, well done. Timing and choice of shutter speed suit perfectly.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    If a very interesting composition. You might try selenium intensification. That might take about 23 minutes altogether (not including drying), but may help you toward the printing densities you want.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    A self-assignment, this was made to remind some friends that volume two of a manual on tuning and registration, this for orchestral instruments, still awaits their attention. (The first is the little...
  36. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    Thanks, Jason, I have a look.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Well seen, well printed. fine ense of atmosphere, scale, place.
  38. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    Thank you for pointing out the error.!I have corrected it, tfough I had chosen the 2nd method; I believe you chose the first. My correction for Example 1 (edited there now) is

    210 mm

    Distance ...
  39. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    reddesrt, thank you for this explanation, which is helpful. Your "to a good approximation" is pretty much what Simmons wrote.

    I guess I'll let the discrepancy I posted in the two examples rest;...
  40. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    Drew, while I am all for hands-on experience (Try it!, as Fred Picker would exclaim), and I practice with such matters as often as able (I just read about a focusing technique on this forum and was...
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