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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    A holistic approach, eh?
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    Re: omega D2 4x5 to 5x7 ???

    On a budget? Elwood is your friend.
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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    Mix your chemicals and have clean bottles for storing your stock solutions----i got my bottles for free from a local pharmacy as cough syrup concentrate came in them and they just get tossed...
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    Re: Fidelity elite 8x10 film holder question

    Good news!
  5. Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Horses for courses.
    My beautifully battered ex Forestry Dept. 4X4 could take me anywhere burning 13 mpg.
    The VW TDI would take me anywhere that's paved burning a miserly 48 mpg.
    I wish I could...
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    Re: Fidelity elite 8x10 film holder question

    With the cost of 8x10 film holders being so dear, I'd return it for a refund or exchange
    But, if you're curious---
    Do a test with photo paper in daylight and see if it's a leaker.
    What are those...
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    Re: New Dektol Mixes Dark Brown

    I don't like surprises with chemicals!
    https://youtu.be/wcmmLvAYqkI
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    Re: Greetings from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

    Welcome aboard!
  9. Re: Help! I can't open my new B&W King 4x5 tank...

    Maybe try Aero-kroil?
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    I thought those were extinct?
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Tell us more, please!
  12. Re: Ilex Paragon Anastigmat 10 inch F4.5 Info

    In a darkened room with light colored walls, open the lens up to f6.3 and point it at something bright---like a window or desk lamp across the room(you want to be where it's dark). Hold the lens 10...
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Have you looked at this one from Edmund?
    https://www.edmundoptics.com/f/opaque-base-magnifier/11954/
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    When I got my camera, I took a shot without using a loupe, then I took an identical shot using a loupe.
    The print with the loupe was much better.
    If you need convincing I suggest doing your own...
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    Re: Best enlarger you have used

    There it is!:)
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    How long do the bellows get?
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    Re: Total Newby here

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Drew, did mountain lions figure into any California native american lore? I've heard legends about plenty of different animals, but I don't recollect hearing any about mountain lions, or painted...
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    Re: Kodak vs. Rodenstock 135mm

    I wouldn't sell the Rodenstock to finance the Kodak.
    I would pick up the Kodak if it were cheap enough though.
    It's always nice to have a spare, and by golly, it's a Kodak!
    The spirit Dr. Rudolph...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    I saw a mountain lion once in British Columbia. Certainly a majestic creature.
    https://youtu.be/rhEDfTTJA7A
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    I wonder what a mountain lion would give for a prawn burrito from El Palomar?:o
  22. Re: Does anyone know a cheap send-away place that can do a very basic CLA on a Wollen

    Cheap? Or fair?
    Would you trust a once in a lifetime photo road trip to cheap tires, or cheap untested film?:rolleyes:

    Carol Miller at Flutot's has always treated me fair.
    And I'm good with...
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    Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    As if there isn't enough to worry about---
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/girl-6-survives-mountain-lion-attack-after-adult-pushes-animal-n1137731
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    Re: Single Travel

    What's the situation like in the State Parks over on the coast, Drew?
    With their proximity to the big cities I wonder if there's any spill over.
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    Re: Single Travel

    I've been rethinking this. The population in Yosemite Valley swells to the proportions of a medium size city in the Summer. I've found it amazing that there's as little crime as there is,...
  26. Re: Simple Q for LF newby: Lens shade (trad 35mm type) vs. Compendium Lens Hood

    Yup, a hat or dark slide works OK or me. I have Voss barn doors as well but they're limited as to which lenses they fit (not the big Kodaks!)
  27. Re: pros/cons of two different lenses at the same focal length?

    If I wanted both a 240 and a 360 but could only afford one lens, I'd split the difference and get a 300.
    It would be close!
    Or look for a convertible lens. IIRC there was a convertible Symmar that...
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    Re: Gibellini - 8x10 Holders

    I decline to have a film holder that costs more than what my car is worth, LOL!
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    Re: Fake Schneider lens?

    The heart of the matter is this....is it legal to pay for a fake lens with counterfeit money?:rolleyes:
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    Re: Fake Schneider lens?

    B-b-but can they copycat Schneideritis?:rolleyes:
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    Re: Schneider G-Claron 355mm

    There's a lot of great info to be found by clicking on the LF Home Page on that light blue banner way up ^^^there^^^ :)
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses-general.html

    FWIW I only own...
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    Years ago there was a Russian enlarger that came in a suitcase. You got room to store a suitcase?
    There was also an attachment for Speed Graphics that converted them into an enlarger. If you...
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    Re: Any Clayton chemical customers here?

    Thanks! All good info to know.
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    Of course!
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    What sort of look are you going for? Heavy bokeh? Sharp? Somewhere in between?
    There are several portrait specialists who work with 8x10s.
    You might consider which lenses worked for them, and how...
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    Any Clayton chemical customers here?

    My interest in the Great Yellow Father in Rochester's chemicals has taken hits lately.
    I'm thinking of giving Clayton F-76 a try.
    Being a liquid instead of a powder is something I find especially...
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    Re: A D-76 observation---any guesses?

    Thank you!
    Well, I'm glad I haven't been hallucinating!
    The few black flecks haven't been a problem in the past but this time the amount was over the top, hence the reason I asked.
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    Re: Filters for B&W

    Steve Simmons Using the View Camera has a good chapter on what different filters can offer using B&W film. What you'll want depends a lot on foliage, the sky, and color of rocks as well as the...
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    Re: A D-76 observation---any guesses?

    Thanks!

    I heat only a small amount of distilled water to 130-ish degrees to warm up a much larger amount of cool water so the entire solution doesn't reach anywhere near 133 degrees, but that...
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    Re: A D-76 observation---any guesses?

    What is it? I haven't had this adventure mixing other developers, only with Kodak packaged D-76 :confused:
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