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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I likey0our vertical image for several reasons including vertical pans are relatively uncommon. I search for times and places where the light is nice and soft as in this image. Bright sun is not...
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    Re: Sinar Norma 8x10 Telephoto Field 1

    Great ideas. Now I just hope I can come up with a way to couple 2 or 3 of my cameras together to achieve similar.
    Congratulations to all!
  3. Re: What kind of lens bends an image without distortion?

    I don't think so.
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    Re: Help needed with bromoil

    Take a look at this informational article.
    https://www.unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Brom/brom.html
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    Printing frames up to 12x15 are easy to handle, if they are well made and hinged in the middle. However for anything up to 8x10 I prefer a smaller frame. An 8x10 works well for me for everything up...
  6. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    Films: Currently on the "Ready" shelves FP4+, HP5+, Carestream T-Cat, Carestream EB-RA,Ektapan, Efke 25, Super XX, Arista EDU, Efke 100, Ilford Ortho 25, Adox 25 Ortho, Fuji HR-N and others in the...
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    Re: Summary Of Recent Work On Stand Development

    Up always
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    Re: Reveni spot meter

    "The more complicated your metering process gets, the fewer images you will make."
    This from one of the great teachers of the 20th Century, Al Weber.
  9. Thread: D 23 Users

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    Re: D 23 Users

    I have always believed that the accumulated silver is responsible. This shows up when the negative is viewed by reflected light. I have never considered bromide as a factor.
  10. Thread: D 23 Users

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    Re: D 23 Users

    I have only used D-23 with N2.
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    Re: Bellow extension expsosure help!

    There is no need to look up a table with this simple device. I used to make them for my LF students.
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    Re: Summary Of Recent Work On Stand Development

    Yes. I place the film in the tray, agitate for one minute, cover it with a larger tray and leave the room. Sometimes I go back agitate for 30 seconds each hour for up to 6-8 hours. It all depends on...
  13. Thread: D 23 Users

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    Re: D 23 Users

    I use D-23 in two ways, and usually keep 2 different batches.
    One is relatively fresh , less than 6 months old, which I use straight and in a tray.
    The more important batch is now more than 3 years...
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    Re: vintage Gundlach LF lens questions

    You are correct in your assumptions. Sorry, but I don't remember the FL of the combination. I believe it is in the neighborhood of 7-7.5"

    Have fun with this. By the way, I have the same shutter on...
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    Re: Summary Of Recent Work On Stand Development

    Yes, but I have used the same methods and developer on current FP4+ with good results.
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    Re: Summary Of Recent Work On Stand Development

    The camera department where I worked part time in the 1940's used extended development on all brands and speeds of roll film. Late in each day we hung all film from a large rack with a 2 oz weight at...
  17. Re: Has anyone made a large split back contact frame?

    NO it can't be made from a picture frame as it would not be substantial enough to maintain good even pressure.
    The frame needs to be made from at least 1x1.5 well cured hardwood.
    The hinged back...
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    Re: Teeny, tiny wood screws

    www.microfasteners.com
    All they sell is tiny screws, bolts and nuts. I buy them by the bag for little or nothing.
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    Re: Mystery gray specks on backs of prints

    I have only been doing darkroom work since 1939. I have never heard of anyone writing on the reverse of the paper prior to exposure and development, nor have i seen such marks .
    Soft lead pencil ...
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    Re: Slosher Tray Technique

    Two of mine are very similar to Richards except I use a few 1/16" plexi dowels to separate the compartments. The others, which I use more often, are made of 24 gauge stainless steel wire which are...
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    Re: Are you shooting more than one format

    6x6, 6x9, 6x17, 4x5, 5x7, 5x12 and 8x10. Primarily 5x12 and 8x10. I gave up my 7x17 when i was 90.
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    Re: Slosher Tray Technique

    Lift the tray corners instead of your "slosher" and your problem of lifting out of developer will be solved.
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    Re: Slosher Tray Technique

    You have to have enough quantity of developer concentrate so as to prevent exhaustion, regardless of dilution.
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    Re: 8x10 BTZS tube film scratches

    If you use Photo-flo in the tube, that may be the stain, or contributing to it.
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    Re: Log live 8x10 Large format

    Or coat your own film.
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    Re: Reverse Osmosis System

    I have had an RO system or 20+ years. At first it was leased so I had no large initial cost. About 18 months ago the company switched to selling the unit and servicing the filter as needed. Purchase...
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    Re: Maintaining 68 with tankless water heater

    Careful processing does not require a 5 gallon tank.
    I fill a 2 liter container with water at correct temp. I mix chemistry for processing and collect 2 more liters for use in washing. To wash I use...
  28. Re: How to remove shutter from Linhof recessed lens board?

    YOU might be pleasantly surprised.
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    Re: CLA for old shutter

    I vote fr Carol. I just wish she wasn't quite so busy.
  30. Re: How to remove shutter from Linhof recessed lens board?

    Have you tried making a wrench unique to this ring?
    Take a small piece of wood about 2.5-3" long, preferably hardwood, and put 2 small finishing nails through it at the appropriate distance and just...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    The nicest image I have seen in this thread, Congrats!
  32. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    It's not anxiety, but concern. As I approach 92 years in the next month, I find it harder to carry the equipment and get it on a tripod. I also don't have the energy to make more than 3 or 4...
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    Re: Cibachrome printing

    That's an ingenious solution to low cost camera/development. Thanks for sharing.
  34. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    Simple answer to these problems - Don't be a martyr- change chemistry. There are too many good ones available to waste time, money and film on questionable ones.
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    Re: Trying out Chromium intensifier

    When I was young chromium intensifier was common. As soon as I knew enough about chemistry to realize it's dangers, I stopped using it. There are other safer methods which also do not amplify grain.
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    No moisture or wipes ever touch my lenses, certainly not the sandpaper sold as "Lens Tissue.". I use activated charcoal on a Q-Tip.. Dip the Q-tip in the activated charcoal, knock-off excess, use...
  37. Re: Jobo 2550 Tank + "Color by Beseler" Motor Base

    That information is for a Jobo processor.
    I use both a Jobo and a smaller base like the one you have.
    It is very easy to get carried away with minute details when processing. Simplify the process,...
  38. Re: Boosting contrast with extended development, your choice of film.

    Yesterday I Googled WD2H+ and the first site up was a PDF of the 3rd edition of the cookbook. I have no idea where it came from.
    When I am in real need of HL density, I tone the negative in Sepia....
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    Re: Tray developing problem - 8x10

    Looks like light leaks to me.
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    Re: Kodak Kodabromide G2 VS F2

    Both are fiber papers. F-2 is Glossy and G-2 is textured (I don't remember the correct term).
    I used F-2 for 20+ years, and only went to G-2 after my college years. When I worked in a store in high...
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