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  1. Re: Do you know what is the problem with this Schneider Super-Symmar 210 XL lens?

    How did you remove the front element? I can easily remove the retaining ring, but the lens seems to be glued or attached somehow.

    Thanks
  2. Thread: Just Clouds

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    Re: Just Clouds

    The top one is Clairton Coke Works, coke plant in Clairton PA. The bottom one is Keystone Coal Power Plant on the way to Indiana PA.
  3. Thread: Just Clouds

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    Re: Just Clouds

    To finish off the series... two more clouds of "smoke" from a coke plant (top) and a coke powerplant, both in Pennsylvania.

    Do you know what these clouds are made of?
    ...
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    Re: Just Clouds

    Cooling tower of the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power station. This is the site of the first commercial nuclear power plant of the world (this new plant was rebuilt approximately on the same site of the...
  5. [Video] An urban landscape photograph and some thoughts on Youtube photographers

    I just published a short video on an 8x10 image. It really embraces the genre of "urban landscape".


    https://youtu.be/vHXPHwhMVRE

    I have a small youtube channel, and sometimes I wonder if...
  6. Re: 150mm Konica Hexanon GRII - anyone shoot with em?

    That is a good point... I never thought about contamination of my other material. Definitely to take into account. I am not 100% sure that it is fungus, but it a patchy haze that is worrisome.
    ...
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    Re: 150mm Konica Hexanon GRII Process Lens

    What solvent did you use for the cleaning? I was thinking to start with simple soapy water and a q-tip.
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    Re: 150mm Konica Hexanon GRII Process Lens

    You are right, compared to other glass, the reflections looks the same intensity than my 180mm fujinon single coated, but stronger than multicoated lenses. The reflections are slightly bluish-purple...
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    Re: 150mm Konica Hexanon GRII Process Lens

    Yeah very good point, I saw at least another couple good composition when editing the video!
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    150mm Konica Hexanon GRII Process Lens

    I picked up one of this shutterless beauty on eBay for $8. I glued it to a spare 4x5 lens board to mount it on my 8x10. The lens is so tiny it looks weird on the camera.
    However it covers the format...
  11. Re: 150mm Konica Hexanon GRII - anyone shoot with em?

    I found one on eBay for $8. To mount it I glued it to a spare 4x5 lens board that I had at home. The lens is uncoated and hazy/fogged up which makes for a very dreamy and "flare-y" atmosphere over a...
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    The making of a large format image

    Hello,

    I made a video about the making of an 8x10 print. Very basic and descriptive. Perhaps useful for who is stumbling here in the forum out of curiosity, or as a possible reference to...
  13. Re: Tips, Tricks, Best Practices for Tray Development

    These are the 15 tips/tricks/errors to avoid that I think afflicted me most when starting out. Having a list like this would have saved me money and frustration I think. I also made a video about...
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    Darkroom setup for contact printing

    Hello,

    I made a short "tutorial" on my setup for contact printing. It could be a useful starting point for someone who wants to start with this process.

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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    My thoughts on the 8x10 MK2, some comparision with the MK1, and some mods:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzP7C7N2zLY
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Not sure it fits, but I made a 2-minute films of some photograph I took in the past months.

    202835


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYRQuIeng2o


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    Re: Unusual Machines

    An Ilex #3 shutter. All stamped mass-produced metal parts.

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    I made a 3-minute film about this photo and sepia/selenium toned print:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AlUe2DfZOQ&t=38s
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    Re: Iron Blue Toner

    I have only one of his books, Creative Elements. Just ordered a copy of Gradient Light, thanks for mentioning it!
  19. Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Be careful with the shaking if you have old lenses. I don't have hard evidence, but since when I started to take my lens on the bike two of them started to show issues (an older Dagor and perhaps...
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    Re: 8x10 on a Bicycle?

    Sounds like a great plan.. Be mindful of the shaking anyway. I don't have hard evidence, but since I started to take my lenses on the bike, two of them started to fail (an old dagor jammed, and...
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    Re: 8x10 on a Bicycle?

    Impressive work, thanks for the reference, I did not know her.
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    Re: Iron Blue Toner

    I agree that it is a tough toner, especially to get reproducible results. I read in the book by Eddie Ephraums that he had to stick three prints side by side on a single sheet of plastic and soak...
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    Re: 8x10 on a Bicycle?

    Now that I think about it, this is the real 100% analog workflow! Haha
  24. Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    My favorite is the bicycle ;p.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfkG4z6LPgM&t=1s
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    8x10 on a Bicycle?

    A short 2-minute film on local photography on a bicycle.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfkG4z6LPgM

    The "lightweight" setup is discussed in another video (link).
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    Re: Macro Photography Setup Calculator

    Yes, you can change the circle of confusion and it will recompute. However, this will overwrite the current formula, which reads the circle of confusion for the different film formats based on the...
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    Re: Macro Photography Setup Calculator

    Thanks for catching the mm vs m... just a 1000X error!!!
    For the rounding, I needed to add two significant digits to the cell, the correct formula was there.
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    Re: Iron Blue Toner

    I have tried the toner at about 50% once. It did not reach the full toning after several minutes, and seemed to have stopped.

    I am not sure about bleaching.. it would for sure bleach any...
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    Re: Macro setup possible

    I made a spreadsheet to calculate bellows draw and camera position for macrophotography. You may find it helpful to select your setup. Please see at this link in the forum:...
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    Macro Photography Setup Calculator

    During these days in lockdown I attempted to take close-up images with my large format camera. But some questions arose:

    - what lens can I use?
    - does my camera have enough bellows draw to focus...
  31. Re: Help request - Ilex #3 bulb and time not working

    Probably this solvent is not as aggressive as acetone on the coated blades (although more aggressive on the ozone layer!!!).

    Now the uncoated blades are more reflective than with the original...
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    Re: Iron Blue Toner

    Washing in 0.1% borax will slowly fade the color to blue gray, and eventually revert the color back to pure silver (after very extended washing). If you attempt, make sure to thoroughly dissolve the...
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    Iron Blue Toner

    I experimented with iron blue toner and liked some of the results. The brilliancy of the tones is unlike anything I have ever seen. It definitely has some uses.

    Here are some of the results; they...
  34. Re: Help request - Ilex #3 bulb and time not working

    How the story ended:

    after thoroughly cleaning the lens again with acetone, the mechanism was running even smoother and then the bulb mode started working again. It has been working consistently...
  35. Help request - Ilex #3 bulb and time not working

    Hello,

    the Ilex shutter on my Artar Wide Angle Dagor 6 1/5 inches stopped working all of a sudden.

    Background story:
    Nothing was working properly. Regardless of the setting, the shutter was...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Hi forum,

    I found that the bellows can get in the way with extreme movements or with wide angle shots. A simple solution was to use a clip and a rubber band as in the attached picture. Make sure...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Beautiful, delicate. Thank you
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    Creative Fogging

    Hi,

    I made a video on the concept and execution of creative fogging as a tool to deal with high contrast negatives, such as when shooting straight against the sun.

    I have noticed while editing...
  39. How-to video: Split-toning Sepia Selenium

    Hello,

    I made a little video about split toning in sepia/selenium.

    There's first an explanation of what happens to the emulsion, and then what to do in the darkroom.

    I think it might be...
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    Re: Pushing and Pulling Transparency Film

    I am planning a proper underexposure/overdevelopment and overexposure/underdevelopment test, but I am now mostly shooting black and white negative. Stuff goes in waves so I will probably get back to...
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