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    Re: Wista Ground Glass Sandwich Question

    The Wista Fresnel was a combo and required only a Clear cover glass as the Lexan fresnel was somewhat fragile. Be careful changing the cover glass with a non Wista type as if you use glass of...
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    Re: Old HP5 Film

    Film like this benefits from 1/2 to one ounce of Benzotriazole per Quart or Litre of working developer. This will retard the base fog and help the contrast appear normal with less blocking up of...
  3. Thread: Spotting

    by Rod Klukas
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    Re: Spotting

    I used to use a piece of clear film or mylar, on top of the print and spot it on top of the spot that needed spotting, and near the edge of the mylar, until it was close or matched the correct tone,...
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    Re: Is this Bromide Drag? Help!

    This is exacerbated by use of a tank. This is much cleaner when done in trays and or tanks with depth of Chemistry is well over top of sheet in holder. I had many extreme plus developments up to...
  5. Re: Dilution problem of sodium sulphite in water

    One thing the old guys did in the 1930s-1950s, was to get your water warmed and put a pinch of SS on and dissolve that completely, then add the rest of the SS and stir until completely dissolved. It...
  6. Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    The 360/500mm/720mm Nikon T is very sharp T DISTance though not at still life closeup distances, This is true of most telephoto designs though. Also the contrast is quite high, as well. and as an...
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    Re: Rail size for a CALUMET 4X5 CC401?

    Dan is correct as Calumet and many companies make changes but do not announce them and don't instantly reprint catalogues--Too expensive.

    The 1965 catalogue says CC-400 16" bellows on 22" rail....
  8. Re: How hard is it to replace the bellows of Kodak Master View 810

    Here is a US Company as well: US Company

    Nabel

    https://nabell.com/products/camera-bellows/
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    Re: PC Sync to flash?

    Or something like a Pocket Wizard which trips flash via a radio signal. Short cable to shutter PC.
  10. Re: Anything special I need to know to open the back shutter on Anniversary SG 45?

    photobooksonline.com has the repair manual for the anniversary speed Graphic.

    #8247 - Graflex 4x5 Anniversary Speed Graphic Service Manual Photocopy. Fully illustrated. Service instructions and...
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    Re: Advice on 4x5 compatible 5x7 field camera

    K B Canham makes such a camera currently. It is a 5x7 with a 4x5 or a 5x7 back.
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    No one has mentioned this, but if you tilt the rear back, you must compensate by stopping the lens down much further that when front tilt is used. The depth of focus required for say a 1" tilt of...
  13. Re: The National - camera made by Butcher & Sons

    Is your camera a Climax (metal body-leather covered) or a Cameo, wood body and older?

    if you send me a pic and we can identify the camera model, we might be able find dimension. I have many older...
  14. Re: Sinar P Front and rear standard zeros are off from each other

    Ask Bob Watkins at Precision Camera Works in Fairmont California. He may know.
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    Re: Wehman - front shift

    Remember if you can, And I don't know the Wehman camera, the movements are better done in the back if possible. When you move the lens you are changing the perspective as well.
  16. Re: What are the options for Arca-Swiss in Europe?

    Mani,
    These retainers are very difficult to set correctly. Frankly I have never, after nearly 20 years of use had one break. And my cameras have endured all kinds of climate. I have had my...
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    Re: Seeking the perfect monorail

    The Arca-Swiss field camera is under six pounds and as it is modular could be used for many different formats and both digital and film choices. I currently shoot a GFX50R on my Field, as well as...
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    Re: Decent Video Camera for Website Posting?

    The Sony ZV-1 is also excellent for a small package for Blogging etc.
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    Re: Wista 45 Graflok Back

    Not possible. The Wista metal bodies are eccentric to there own backs.
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    Re: Missing exposure equation

    Jim Noel above spoke to the technique I have used for a long time.

    You only need to know the focal length of your lens in inches and the extension of the bellows. So a 150mm lens is a 6 inch...
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    Re: Lee Neutral Density Filter color cast

    Neutral density and polarizers are the most difficult filters for a manufacturer to make fully neutral. Heliopan has been the best to date.

    In the 1980's Sinar had a huge filter kit with all...
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    Re: Color photography with black and white film

    Yes that is the optimal set for 3 color separations.

    This was used for Dye transfer especially, as well. See the color work of Paul Outerbridge in the 1930's.

    Rod
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    Re: New HC110 Liquid Same as Old HC110 Syrup?

    I always used HC110 1:31 straight from the bottle (Dilution B) with great consistent results. It lasted a long time in syrup form that way, even with color changes.
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    The suggestion of a light trap Louver in the door will be the best though for your health, though.
    The attached louvers could be used in off set pairs if your bathroom door is hollow. Paintable.
    ...
  25. Re: Scratch on negative, how to remove defect from print?

    B&H seems to still have Edwal No scratch available, though it is special order. It is quite good, though you have to wash the negative after using it to print. So if you get the print you want...
  26. Thread: old film

    by Rod Klukas
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    Re: old film

    You should try to find either some liquid Orthazite or some benzotriazol Anti_Fog. On the liquid Orthazite about 1 oz per quart or litter of working development solution. I have used this with...
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    Re: Identify Film Notch Code

    This may be useful for the future:
    /User205886
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    Re: Dektol Issue

    One more info offer. I use distilled water for my chemistry. That way I am always consistent, no mater where I am in the world if I can get distilled water and get temperature correct, I can...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera Musing

    Ari,
    The 8x10 Arca-Swiss can easily handle quite heavy lenses. I know users using the 360mm Apo-Sironar-S (1560gm/3.5 lbs) and others with some older larger portrait lenses. The screen on the...
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    Re: Trying to identify a film back.

    An Image of the camera front and rear would help.
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    Re: Trying to identify a film back.

    It does sound like a 3.25 X 4.25" or 1/4 plate as you surmised This size film was discontinued in the early 1970's. Not completely sure, but 1973 sounds about right. This format was used from...
  32. Re: What are the options for Arca-Swiss in Europe?

    One more info point: The Arca-Swiss information and support email in Europe is: Support@Arca-Swiss.com

    I hope this helps,

    Rod
  33. Re: What are the options for Arca-Swiss in Europe?

    Sorry, I missed this thread. I am available to help anyone anywhere concerning Large Format photography and, of course, Arca-Swiss use and products. I am the US representative, but I also taught...
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    The Arca-Swiss Ball heads such as Z1+ have friction adjustments for movements. also as they do not use a spherical ball, but a more egg like, or elliptical shape, the head is never floppy like so...
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    Re: Used gear and availability

    Arca-Swiss cameras have always been hard to find as they rarely reach an ad. Friends who have coveted an Arca, will usually pick them off, before an ad is needed.

    The only ones you may see are...
  36. Thread: Spot meter

    by Rod Klukas
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    Re: Spot meter

    The battery idea is a good one, but another one to look at is what kind of metering cell the meter uses. The earliest spot meters used a CDS cell(Cadmium Disulfide) which had some issues with some...
  37. Re: Would a Horseman Super ER 75/5.6 work on a WISTA RF?

    The one issue is the bellows allowing movement.
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    Re: Extending capacity of Unicolor C41 kit

    Because the time extension is based on usage by rolls adding 2 rolls, in my opinion, would involve normally adding time and time for each roll. Or perhaps as you surmise a 1.5 time adjustment to...
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    Re: I don't understand Rodinol...

    Just a late added note-I did not see anyone using a wash aid such as Edwin 4in1, Heico Permawash, or Orbit bath. Those are the ones I like in order. After fixing, I used to do a rinse of the sheet...
  40. Re: Best B&W Film/Developer combo - for big enlargements via DSLR scanning

    The one issue is that B&W film as well as transparency film, still has silver in the negative or transparency. When you scan it this metal causes some light scattering which flattens sharpness at...
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