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    Sticky: Re: LF Pinhole - design and building

    Great looking camera Barry and the pictures are really neat also.Glad to see some of the old f295 gang still active.
    Keep up the good work....
    Don
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    Re: DIY Rigid Fresnel

    I have a 4X5 Crown Graphic that came with a fresnel lens installed on the ground side of the GG ridges toward the lens and it's worked well for over 50 years I've owned it.The camera back was...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Hi Bob,
    Had a similar problem with a vacuum frame,in my case the rubber seal was brittle(no flex at all).Picked up a foam type rubber strip for sealing windows and contact cemented it around the...
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    Re: Paper negatives for portraits

    Norman,Think you are going to have fun with paper negative portraits I've been using Multigrade IV glossy for my negatives to reduce texture, as I enlarge mine but think it would be good for contact...
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    Re: 14x17 build, with filmholders and tripod

    Really beautiful job,well done.I appreciate the work you've done but mostly the design and the time spent on it are remarkable.
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    Sticky: Re: LF Pinhole - design and building

    New you'd get it straightened out Barry.Looks like a good test shot(you might stand still a little longer so we could get a better look at ya)LOL!
    Good job all round...
    Don
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    Sticky: Re: LF Pinhole - design and building

    Well Barry,"GOOD ON YOU"! Think this is a great idea and hope it takes off.
    Your camera is beautiful, a piece to be proud of for sure and looks like a good picture maker.You'll work out the...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Me too,Barry.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Good looking camera Barry.Looking forward to seeing more pictures from it as you shake it out.The only down side to camera making(for me anyway)is it can become more fun than shooting pictures.Keep...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Great stuff Bob! As good as these look on my monitor,makes me wish I could see the real thing.Oh well maybe the wife and will find ourselves in your neighborhood some time.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Don
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    Re: ? Fresnel lens for 11x14

    My home made 11X14 camera has a fresnel lens for it's ground glass.I removed the lens from a rear projection TV,cut it down and lightly sanded the smooth side.It works swell, don't need a dark cloth...
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    Re: New guy in Oklahoma

    Welcome from SW Missouri (might we be neighbors?),live about an hour from Miami. I've also just revived analog photos in the last few years after a lengthy down time.
    Wishing you good luck with your...
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    Re: 20х24" enlarger

    Thanks for re-posting pictures.This is a fascinating project and I understand completely your computer problems as I'm an analog guy myself.
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    Re: 20х24" enlarger

    Thanks for re-posting the pictures.This looks a really well thought out project.
    Oops I can't see the pictures in yesterdays post.
    Am anxious to see finished project(probably not as anxious as...
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    Re: 20х24" enlarger

    For some reason I can't open the pictures in your last two entries. Is anyone else having trouble with this?
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    Re: 20х24" enlarger

    Once I built a device with a 20X24 lamp house and mounted a glass in front of it.Having the same concern you have about the weight of a removable negative carrier cut a vacuum groove around the edge...
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    Re: Water chiller options?

    Kirk.
    Long ago a studio I worked for had the same temperature problem you are describing and my boss was concerned about the cost of a chiller unit.We found a remote drinking fountain cooler( the...
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    Re: Enlarged negatives with ortho film

    This really takes me back(probably about the same time Bob was making inter-negatives and positives),definitely before digital.Along with all the technical proficiency required there was DUST!,seems...
  19. Re: Where to begin in making very large prints from 4x5?

    A long time ago the folks I worked for wanted a series of 4X8 foot panels,each utilizing cropped images from 4X5 inch negatives.They were B&W images projected on to roll paper and developed in...
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    Re: Civil War Pretenders

    What you are doing looks great .I've been shooting Ilford MG4 paper in camera to get a similar look,it's blue sensitive and I rate it at about ISO 6. Could save your ND and blue filtering, plus can...
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    Re: low dollar packard shutter bulb and hose

    Well done! Looks good and probably works good and affordable,GREAT JOB!
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    Re: Ultra-light, DIY ULF Camera

    Thanks for re-posting your pictures,what a great idea(Balsa wood).You've done a fantastic job with the build.Looking forward to seeing pictures from the new camera.
    Don
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    Re: sliding box camera

    Hi Chauncey,
    Yes is the answer and I did build my 11x14 that way but in this case I wanted strength in the body for mounting on the tri pod and inserting and removing film holders.The idea for this...
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    Re: 11x14 experiences - please share yours

    Actually this is an older picture the stand has been upgraded to 16" wheels as the 10" ones didn't move over rough ground easily.The stand comes apart to fit in my car trunk.To answer your question...
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    sliding box camera

    Here's a couple of pics of my new 4X5 sliding box camera with front and back tilts.

    http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz128/blindpigetc/2557f079-f73c-45da-ac2a-45300a8715c2_zpsnpl2vpe4.jpg
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    Re: 11x14 experiences - please share yours

    I realize it's been a while since I posted but thought a picture of my 11X14 sliding box camera and stand might add to the earlier post....
  27. Re: Half tone screens and half tone negative reproduction

    I suspect you'd be way ahead printing your photos on some iron on material as the halftone screens aren't black and white as Jim Jones said.The soft edges the dots have won't reproduce well on a silk...
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    Re: springs

    Thanks for all the suggestions you all.Must be getting old as it finally dawned on me to check out my stash and wouldn't you know a couple of chrome plated copper(I think) hold downs from an old...
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    springs

    Am building a 4X5 camera and have the ground glass/film holder back finished and would like a DIY idea for the springs necessary for"normal function. Any and all suggestions welcome.
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    Re: 19th Century the best (Discussion?)

    I've always appreciated the work done by Jackson and the heroic effort it must have been to do wet plates in the wilderness. the white sky and brooding shadows are very compelling to me. I'm retired...
  31. Thread: Dividers

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    Re: Dividers

    Thanks for the suggestions,really appreciate the help." Coroplast",thanks for that name GC,guess searching for"corrugated core plastic sheet" wasn't close enough for my search engines,LOL!
    don
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    Dividers

    Hey you all!
    I'm trying to divide up the interior space in a small duffel bag for my 4X5 camera and am looking for ridged foam or corrugated core plastic sheet or anything like this. Anyone know...
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    Re: Soul

    Bob, would be pleased to see you any time you are in the area
    Don
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    Re: Soul

    Really interesting Bob.He sure picked the right guy to learn printing etc.from.It will be exciting to see his results.
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    Re: Another 14 x 17 Camera Build

    Fantastic! beautifully done Jim.Know you will enjoy exercising this beauty and hope you'll post some of the pictures for us to see.
    Am playing with a much smaller camera idea for myself and am...
  36. Re: Underdevelopment through Stand development possible?

    Along the same line but a little off.Has anyone tried stand or semi-stand development on their prints? Just curious as I'm enjoying shooting paper negatives in-camera and wondering if the print paper...
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    Re: 4x10 On An 8x10 Camera

    Seems to me a simple and inexpensive way to try converting an 8X10 holder would be using strips of film and two sided tape. You could attach several thickness of film strips to the holder septum...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Hey Bob,
    Sounds like you all are having fun,looking forward to seeing some of your images when finished.Don't think my wife would consider marathon printing a proper Valentines day present but you...
  39. Re: 8x10 Kodalith Fine Art sheet film; No notches

    Try drying your lips and gently close them on a corner of the film.The residual moisture will cause the film to lightly stick to the lip on the emulsion side.Works every time for me.
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    Re: Bucket List of equipment

    Hey Bob,
    Tried to send PM but getting a message that your PM box is full and can't take any more messages till some space is made available.Just thought you'd like to know....
    Don
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