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    Re: 2011/2012 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Darr, prints went out yesterday and the expected delivery to you is Friday... Thanks for your energies doing this again!
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    Re: 2011/2012 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    I should ask for a standing order... please count me in again. Thanks. And thanks, too, for your willingness to organize this great activity!
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    Re: Economic digs in the big city

    Union Theological Seminary (UTS), in New York, at 120th & Broadway (diagonal to the Columbia Univ Campus) has had a collection of their rooms converted to hotel rooms... nothing fancy, but entirely...
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    Re: Canyon de Chelly tours

    My wife, son & I hired horses and a Navajo guide and did an extensive tour of Canyon de Chelley. We spent about 10 hours total in the valley and saw Whitehouse and several other places to...
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    Re: Large Format GTG in TEXAS

    We had a great time on Saturday morning... while I had been to Anderson many times, I had never shot at the Fanthorp Inn. We all agree that it warrants at least another visit - - perhaps when it is...
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    Re: Hey - Don't Touch my Junk !!

    Laptop... remember to pick up the laptop... I connected through Frankfurt at about 4:00 AM on a halfway around the world jaunt from Korea to Houston, stopping in several countries in Asia and Europe...
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    Re: New Year's in Andalusia

    Marcial & Scott, thanks for the advice. My wife & I have talked it over and we are going to propose the plan of staying in Granada for a few days and then moving to Seville for the rest of the time,...
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    New Year's in Andalusia

    Our family will be taking an extended vacation starting the week before Christmas and ending the second week of January, and it will include 7 days in Andalusia, roughly December 27 through January...
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    Re: The Square Format

    I shot square images almost exclusively (Mamiya TLRs) for almost 40 years and when I first started shooting 4x5, had very little success with the non-square frame... I agree with paulr and others - -...
  10. Thread: Barcelona

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    Re: Barcelona

    Henry, have a good trip... we will need to see prints at our next GTG at Valerie's!
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    Re: 2010/2011 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Please count me in. Thanks.
  12. Re: [www.betterscanning.com] Film scanning mounts, any good? Your experience and advi

    Lachlan, I use a 4990 and I had some museum glass cut to replace the snap clips on the MF film holder. I use it with film that has a really strong curl, like Foma 100. I put the emulsion side up...
  13. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    My humble offering...

    Zedler Mill, Luling, TX
    http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/213254-2/WMC-img_538+sm_002.jpg
  14. Thread: Why Presoak?

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    Re: Why Presoak?

    Ken, sorry, been away a few days...

    The bubbles that formed on the surface of the Arista.EDU film were very stubborn... rapping the tank or using the roller base did not dislodge all of them. I...
  15. Thread: Why Presoak?

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    Re: Why Presoak?

    I never used pre-soaking for 20+ years of MF film development until I started using Arista EDU branded FOMA film. I had terrible problems with air bells and used the pre-soak as a way to eliminate...
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    Re: Packing lensboards and lenses

    A fly fishing reel case is padded (~12"x5"x5"), with adjustable padded inserts, and holds 3 lenses mounted on their lensboards nicely. That goes in my Kelty backpack which is just a large open...
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    Re: 2009/2010 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    I will certainly echo the comments of the other Group 3 participants - - I am pleased and privileged to participate & participate in this group, specifically. And I can never express adequate...
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    Re: 2009/2010 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Darr, my prints went out this morning in priority mail - - you should have them by the end of the week.
  19. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    I'm going to put a sheet of glass down on the table on the cutting blade side of the paper cutter... so that the film that drops from the cut falls onto the smooth glass... so it should be lower...
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    I have a question on scratching and I will admit right up front that I have not gone back and looked at my pages of x-ray film negatives... Does anyone think that some of the scratching may come...
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    Poll: Re: 2009/2010 LF Print Exchange Vote

    Me too! It was great! ..although this year was a really dry one from an LF quality print point of view... I'll find something good...
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    Re: Why is my scanner doing this

    Do you get a normal preview and this is just what the scanned image looks like? Or does the preview look like this as well?

    I ask because I had a problem similar to this, but it was in both the...
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    Re: Field Camera ground glass design

    I am going to bungle the words here, so please forgive me that... I know this in advance.

    Back on the question and response about putting a fresnel between the lens and the GG, it was my...
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    Re: Shen Hao TZ45 IIB - Ground glass dim

    I have the same Shen Hao as you and I thought the GG was not as bright as the one on my old 4x5 (a Satin Snow glass). I purchased a brighter GG from Steve Hopf (photofixation on his ebay store). He...
  25. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    Yes, I too am using Diafine, but each solution is diluted 1:1 with water I use it in a Jobo rotary tank process. I used it on the High Speed blue sensitive and it worked very well. I have been...
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    Perhaps I am mistaken... I often am (my wife says that I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt!)...

    But it seems to me that, at least in my case, the scratches are probably coming from the...
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    I'm only 4 sheets into a box of 100, and each sheet becomes 4 4x5s, so I have a long way to go, but If I cannot find a way to deal with the soft emulsion, I'm going back to the blue sensitive film. ...
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    I had few if any problems with the CXS blue film scratching, but this CXS green seems to have a much softer emulsion. I have several more sheets already cut to load into holders, but I have been...
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    ...resurrecting a thread from last month...

    Here is a recent picture I shot on green-sensitive x-ray film, in some light shade. I actually made 3 exposures and this one was metered at 100 and...
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    Re: Shen Hao TZ45 IIB

    I use a Shen Hao TZ45 IIB with the SA 90mm and, even at 90mm, a bag bellows would be much better than the regular bellows... there is too much compression of the bellows to privide much movement...
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    Re: Diafine Problems

    Yes! I have done both... my discovery has been that if you are doing a tank of pictures back to back with another tank, it works to save and reuse it... but if you let it stand for a day or 2, it...
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    Re: Diafine Problems

    I shoot almost exclusively the Arista EDU ASA 100 film in 4x5... and what I don't shoot of that in 4x5 is TMY-2... and I use exclusively Diafine to do the development. I am on my 3rd box of 100 of...
  33. Re: Afraid......! Is my tripod bolt going to break!?

    Someone needs to fess up to being stupid, so I will... about 3 weekends ago, I was walking on the road through a cemetery where I was photographing with my Shen Hao mounted on the tripod and the...
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    Re: Where do you buy your film?

    Rick, I love your signature lines... always keeps me wondering when I see your posts what the next one will be!
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    Re: Where do you buy your film?

    Here in East TX (Houston) we have Camera Co-op, who does carry a small selection of 4x5, provided they haven't been cleaned out by the back-to-college crowd, but I have never checked on 8x10. Other...
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    Re: measuring beakers

    Digging back into the dusty reaches of my memory through the way-back machine, as Wayne might say, if you have 1 or 2 or 3 commonly used volumes I always found it handy to have a volumetric flask. ...
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    Re: Public darkroom in CT / RI area?

    Stephen:

    I lived in the Hartford area for 4 years and just recently moved back to my home in Houston. While in CT, I rented darkroom space on a weekly basis from a photographer named Eric Dreeke....
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    Unicolor 352 rotary base disassembly

    I use the Unicolor 352 base to process my LF films in a Jobo tank, as many others here do. I have noticed over the past few months that the motor seems to be laboring a bit, or at least, sounds as...
  39. Re: Shen Hao TZ45 IIB rotating back & experiences?

    yes, sorry, my mistake...
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    I, too, have the 90mm Angulon and the regular bellows. It is very tight and a bag bellows in on the list of improvements I'd like to make. The back is easy to reverse, as described above.

    BTW,...
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