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  1. Re: Matching mounting board; maybe splitting an order

    I store lengths of moulding, whether metal or wooden, or narrow unmilled hardwood lumber, in plastic rain gutter troughs lying across roof rafters in the shop. That keeps them well protected and...
  2. Re: Covid-19: Ilford factory in Mobberley shutting down for now

    I was about to note the same thing, Bob. The imported German machinery lines I sold were currency buffered for three years at a time. The notable exception, in this case Japanese, was the line of...
  3. Re: Matching mounting board; maybe splitting an order

    Oh, don't get it wrong. Having a few big shows and actually making a decent profit was just a temporary amenity from time time. Commercial picture framing supplemented that. But it was all a form of...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    You mean an old Greenlee punch. Greenlee is now mostly just a marketing label for things made on another continent in the same bit factory as half a dozen or more brands.
  5. Re: Matching mounting board; maybe splitting an order

    Sadly, all three of our local framing wholesalers who stocked Rising board were forced to move when their warehouses were sold out from under them in order to get leveled and make space for obscenely...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    I mount the lensboard to a much larger wooden board using four perimeter sheet metal screws with metal-cap rubberized washers. This holds the lensboard completely tight without marring it at all....
  7. Re: Matching mounting board; maybe splitting an order

    All the sources I've ever dealt with with send small samples. Archival Methods seems to be stocking Rising Board - seems identical to me. They provide samples. Crescent rag board is softer, cuts...
  8. Re: Covid-19: Ilford factory in Mobberley shutting down for now

    The batch number has nothing to do with the price B&H paid unless they somehow bought that entire batch, which is unlikely. It's determined by the manufacturer's distribution arrangement. None of us...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    holistic information
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    Re: About Schneider center filters

    As long as movements aren't extreme and you're reasonably stopped down, it's fine to use a contrast filter between the CF and primary lens. Just look thru the corners of the groundglass to check for...
  11. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    People were simply making do with the equipment they could afford at the time and sometimes a limited technical skill set which pro labs went through hell to iron out. I've seen quite a bit of early...
  12. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    Dod - yeah, look at the work of some of those same guys enlarged over 2X and that "good 'nuf fer them" mantra starts falling apart pretty fast. Ever try laying a hardwood floor starting with warped...
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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    I use a Grex micro-pinner and stainless pins for a number of things. Works best in hardwoods, but in any case, is meant to be supplemental to glue. I doubt "self-tapping brass" would self-tap...
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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    Go McMaster if they have them. Being an industrial supplier, they tend to buy specification grade alloys, and properly describe the items. Hardware stores nowadays mostly have low-bid cheap quality,...
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    Re: Macro setup possible

    A lens designed for close-up work is going to do a better job than a an add-on close-up filter. If you're looking for a focal length intermediate to what you already have, a 180 Fuji A or 210...
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    Re: Quarantine -> (mixed) chems

    My biggest problem is Part B of RA4 developer. It goes bad long before the other ingredients, even in unopened concentrate. Some places used to sell that in a little bottle by itself. Since RA4 Blix...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    If it's a holesaw you have to measure the ACTUAL outside tooth diameter with a caliper. Brands differ, even within the same nominal size. Hole saws are not precise with respect to diameter. Someone...
  18. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    You could eat the bellows if trapped in the snow. I'm borrowing that from what my nephew's sherpas told him when he was about to enter a completely unexplored section of the Karakoram Range on the...
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    UV gets through more things than you might think. Getting enough through for UV printing purposes is one thing; getting too much through for eye safety or in relation to fading is another. Cataracts...
  20. Re: Shooting Ilford Delta and developed as iso 400

    You can't "compensate" into existence what isn't even on the film to begin with! Compensation might or might not rein in the highlights. It won't do a darn thing for gross underexposure except muddy...
  21. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    Using for what? - campfire kindling or photography? Do you sign all your cameras?
  22. Re: Covid-19: Ilford factory in Mobberley shutting down for now

    I know what to do with the pkg, but the parcel carrier might pick up a bug on his hands or otherwise and spread it to the next stop, where they're not as careful. This is one case where the usual...
  23. Re: Shooting Ilford Delta and developed as iso 400

    Indeed. Unless the lighting is very flat, the portrait would come out quite harsh due to losing at least two entire zones of shadow gradation to sheer blackness. I state, "at least" two zones because...
  24. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    I like precision. Even my most basic folder, a Phillips 8x10, is made of a wood/fiberglass composite pickled with marine epoxy, making it very warp-resistant. Even the softer cherrywood parts are...
  25. Re: Covid-19: Ilford factory in Mobberley shutting down for now

    We film photographers and darkroom workers are a pretty stubborn bunch. I was planning on ordering more Ilford products right now if I wasn't suspicious of every box that lands on the porch.
  26. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    He probably didn't have a lot of money to spare either. But, by golly, if a flintlock was good 'nuff for Daniel Boone ...
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    Re: where to look for used gear

    There is also a tax filing delay due to the virus. Even on normal years, many people are reluctant to spend until they see what their tax bottom line looks like.
  28. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    I suppose a Packard is not much larger than an Oldsmobile. Either will fit inside a train tunnel.
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    Re: Changing bags and dust

    Blue tape doesn't block light. If you look around, you can find black masking tape, but it doesn't last long. I wouldn't put any of this inside a film tent. And as far as blocking light from motel...
  30. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    Well, everybody called the Phillips 8x10 ugly and under-featured when it first came out, and look what they cost now! - way, way more than what I paid for mine, and it's still works perfectly, and...
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    Re: Changing bags and dust

    The static problem is sometimes compounded by metal view cameras. For desert winter use I actually made a little grounding rod system with an alligator clip for the rear camera standard, then a...
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    Re: New Bergger Print Film Question?

    Ive used both TMX100 and FP4 for this kind of application. Being panchromatic, you have to work under total darkness, but it also means you can generate black and white negatives from color film...
  33. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    Tools work best when they're properly tuned up, or in this case, kept sealed from moisture. After each long trip, I not only clean my Ebony but retouch any scuffs on the wood. For sake of lighter...
  34. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    I love the precise machining of the Ebony, and its superior quality titanium hardware. And I'm not a doctor, lawyer, or Indian chief. I am an outdoor photographer, and the Ebony holds up remarkably...
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    Re: Changing bags and dust

    Shop Vacs are abominable and spread very fine dust everywhere. If you can afford five hundred to a thousand dollars for a genuine HEPA vac that is a different story, but that implies a completely...
  36. Re: Disinfecting Film, Cameras and other Photographic Equipment from Viruses

    I use denatured alcohol. Technically, it's not pure enough, but then I set the product aside a few days and dispose of the shipping carton. Bleaches can mess up equipment or photosensitive materials....
  37. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    That colorhead looks like a Stone Age relic. Fascinating. But one merely needs to rest a small, even, bright LED panel above the neg carrier to make modest sized b&w prints. No need to rewire...
  38. Re: Ilford 908 Filter and LED Alternative for RA-4?

    There's a used Jobo Maxilux listed cheaply on Ebay right now. I don't have any experience with it compared to the smaller Minilux.
  39. Re: Ilford 908 Filter and LED Alternative for RA-4?

    The recommended Kodak safelight filters are so dim that they're almost useless except to tell you room orientation. They were made in both the rectangular and round beehive lamp style. Instead, I too...
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    Re: Tape like a post it note

    They ALL leave a sticky residue if left too long, too old, or stored improperly (too hot) either before or after sale. A bottle of PEC film cleaner is always a good idea to have on hand if that...
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