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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    Warning about cleaning up 'yer old stainless sink or developing equipment to bright and shiny again... The base alloy is only moderately resistant to exposure to liquids & chems, but what provides...
  2. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    Remember the old foto rule "Expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights"... In this case it means there must be enough exposure to give the darkest (thinnest) area some information, but...
  3. Re: DIY Print Squeegee improvement -- for those like me with Rube G. genes

    I also did some research about using air knifes to blow off moisture, but was concerned that materials might flop around in the air blast, or debris might be carried with the flow and possibly enbed...
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    Re: Faulty Light Meter

    Have you contacted Sekonic if they perform testing/service of this meter???

    Steve K
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    Re: Linhof Technika V - Ground Glass is Dim.

    A screw can freeze in a hole as many changes of weather force moisture into threads causing local corrosion in hole... Getting a tiny drop of thread penetrating oil near base of threads, let sit a...
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    The fire...

    Steve K
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    Re: Advice about nickel plating please

    The other thing to be concerned about is the thickness of the plating... Parts to be plated are slightly undersized, then the plating builds up to the exact size that will still fit the bearings the...
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    Sulfurization/precipitation in rapid type fixers tend to happen in stock solutions over time... Mixing & storing at working strength extends them for very extended life...

    If stock is new and bad,...
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    Re: How to imitate the contrast of wet plate

    Blue sensitive X-ray film is pretty contrasty...

    Steve K
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    Re: Linhof Technika V - Ground Glass is Dim.

    Whatever you try, carefully note the orientation of GG + fresnel surfaces as you remove the old to make sure they are reassembled correctly, or a focusing error can be introduced...

    If you wash...
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    Re: Another Agfa Ansco 8x10 Restoration

    Hi, as I mentioned above, you can try the rubbing compound on a inconspicuous area... Put a little dab on a q-tip and gently rub in a spot to see if it starts lifting the paint up... Don't use sand...
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    Re: Refinished LF Wood Camera 'coating' Melting

    Does the camera smell like anything??? Use a very sensitive instrument... Your nose...

    Steve K
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    Re: testing spot lightmeter

    Hi Doremus,
    Back in '99, I was shooting on the street and a guy came up to me and asked me if I wanted to buy a lightmeter... He said he worked in theater and had an extra one used to measure...
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    Re: Another Agfa Ansco 8x10 Restoration

    I'm just finishing a restoration on a 1925ish (pre Agfa) Ansco Universal 8X10, not going through the entire process here, but some general comments...

    Mine looked like it was in a barn for...
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    Re: testing spot lightmeter

    If to eliminate any doubt, you can have it calibrated by Pentax in Colorado, or Richard Ritter (on here)...

    Any new to user meter should be calibrated (if meter is still supported by maker or...
  16. Re: Schneider Angulon I Purchased - Is This a Problem?

    Angulon's have a smaller element bonded to a larger element, and there is a step that is visible that has some cement still present outside smaller element... These will turn color a little or get...
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    Re: Welp, I did it, I ordered a lightweight 8x10

    Another tripod issue to be aware if when using big, bulky, heavy cameras...

    Am putting finishing touches on my 8X10 restoration camera, and needed to put it on a tripod, but didn't bother to pull...
  18. Re: Linhof Technika V + Angulon 90mm f6.8 - Which Lens Board?

    Besides diameter, the other thing to check for when using Compur/Copal shutters is board mounting thickness... The shutters have a short thread behind that the retaining ring screws to, and if the...
  19. Re: Images shot with Orthochromatic / Ortho Film / Litho

    Another reason ortho was used in press labs so long was the "Lab rats" would routinely develop by inspection, but some workers got good at inspecting pan with deep green safe lights briefly/late...
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    Re: Marvel-Flex Sears TLR - Ciro-Flex model A

    Great camera!!! Sturdy, no nonsense... I used one as a sole camera years ago, and survived much travel... :)

    Suggestions are to replace GG with brighter one, cut a square of velcro larger than red...
  21. Re: Chamonix 8x10 camera : can they shoot 4x5 ??

    Reduction backs work well, but a couple of things to find out before purchase...

    One is some backs will sit at a different focus plane than your 8X10 and would require refocusing if you were...
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    I hope "Mummy" dosen't mean old, dusty & cursed... :(

    Why are they naming film after monsters???

    Steve K
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    The code notch looks a lot like the Foma/Arista EDU, but ????

    Steve K
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    Re: Pleasure of creative expression.

    Another important factor is getting up and out to explore possibilities to create images... It makes us leave our "comfort zone" reality and immerse elsewhere where we might start other mental...
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    Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    A small-time art dealer told me once that the problem with me was that I was alive, because it is easier to sell a dead artist... I suggested I should "fake" my death and act as my own agent... But...
  26. Re: Portrait & General purpose lens for 4x5? (Goerz vs Kodak)

    The first important thing is your maximum extension of your camera... A 300mm lens requires 300mm (about 12") between iris in lens to film plane to focus to infinity, while close focus (1:1) is...
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    Re: Large format at Jan. 6 hearing

    Flash powder is more exciting!!! ;)

    Steve K
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    This is a how thread (or maybe what to avoid)... Note other thread running "Giving voice" is why (concept)...

    All this and more in your photographs, all together!!!

    Steve K
  29. Thread: Giving Voice..

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    Re: Giving Voice..

    Is it presenting what we know about an object, something different on this look, is the object a metaphor for something else, or maybe the object is meaningless in context etc...

    Let's compare it...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    Let's define camera and process separately...

    Camera needs all steps in perfect working order to even expose a sheet without error... Then, exposure decisions how to expose subject to normal,...
  31. Re: what bright! LED bulbs are you using inside a softbox?

    Depends what you are shooting and from how far away...

    I shoot a lot of tabletop with a lower wattage CFL or LED bulb in darkened areas, and easy to get more light by exposing longer... Low heat...
  32. Re: DIY Print Squeegee improvement -- for those like me with Rube G. genes

    I don't like squeegee as excess water moves toward edge of squeegee and leaves a line at ends...

    I prefer final dip of print into very dilute foto-flo solution and using a very slightly damp photo...
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    Re: Lighting for interiors

    Yea, as an architectural/interior photographer, the trick was to use available lighting well (as the interior lighting layout was part of the design of room) and fill in the "holes" of shadow lurking...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    I had heard that, even if just one thread...

    Steve K
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    I have always told students "You have to know the rules before you can break them"... You can't bank your career on "happy accidents", so you can direct the process to give it what it needs when you...
  36. Re: How To Create Dense & Contrasty Film Negs For Alt Prints?

    Double sided X-ray film is made to build contrast with it's two layers, but still can produce normal contrast depending on developer/development...

    Steve K
  37. Re: What is this adapter on my Dallmeyer Pentac 2.9/8" for?

    I have seen surplus lenses with that mount, and I think some old cinema projection lenses had them...

    A Pentac is fast enough for projection...

    Steve K
  38. Thread: Table Top 8x10

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    Re: Table Top 8x10

    Good example of what I tell folks about tabletop propping... One can pick up an object and another in the other hand, and ask what kind of "conversation" can occur between objects... Two heads are...
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    Re: Why are we here?

    I'm here 'cuz I remember starting out too long ago, and not knowing where to go and where it could take me... I found some mentors that really helped get the ball rolling for me... Often, there is...
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    Re: What are we allowed to talk about in the Lounge?

    How about Kim Kardashian squeezing into that historic Marilyn's dress and ruining it!?!!! :(

    Steve K
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