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  1. Re: Home Made/DIY ULF Vacuum Film Holder/Back - Seeking Advice

    Hi Kevin,

    I have a 8x10 vacuum film holder. It appears to be a very good DIY job, however, I have not a chance to use it.

    Jeff Tran
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    Re: Cutting 11x14 film to 5x7 size

    Hugo, what kind of cutter are you using to cut the film? I have a Kodak M3 Rotary trimmer that works well. Let me know if you want to use it.
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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    I am using Schneider and Mamiya (aka Cabin) Loupes, probably not in production but there are plentifully at the auction site. Beyond 8x, try a jewelers loupe, some are available with apochromatic...
  4. Thread: My Dream lens.

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Tri, a 9 inch or 15 inch focal would be awesome to see. Thanks.
  5. Thread: My Dream lens.

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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Looks to be the the exact scene with slightly different sun positions. Tri, the Pinkham (image A) has obvious signs of swirly in the the corners with overall higher contrast while focus area appears...
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    Re: converting a apo tessar to a triplet

    Lou, I've polished uncoated lenses similar condition to your lens with Mother's Mag & Aluminum wheel polishing compound with a dab of carnauba wax. I used a foam applicator from my wife's cosmetic...
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    Re: Building an enlarger chassis

    A wood stand would work well, but it probably needs a wall brace with 2 tide points at the top to stabilize. Can you post a picture? How do you plan to raise or lower the head? For reference, I...
  8. Re: RAW scanning in Silverfast, with with Epson V850

    I've used Silverfast raw 16bit (4passes) to get the file then use Silverfast HDR Studio to process the file to 16bit TIF or 8bit TIF files with dust removal feature and all the color adjustments on...
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    Re: Greetings from France

    Bonjour Victoria, welcome to the forum. Nice to have you from France. I wish you a great journey into large format photography and a lifetime of enjoyment.
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    Re: Portra 160 4x5 nowhere to be found

    Is Kodak doing this on purpose? so we all go out and buy lots Portra film on the rebound and hoard when the film is available again. Haha!
  11. Re: 3weeks with a 4x5 on vacation advise on practical things

    When I asked for the film to to be hand checked at LAX International, they dispatched a TSA special agent, and cause a 40 minutes delay. The worst part was that the TSA special agent forced me to...
  12. Re: Stop compensation with square polarizing filter

    Mark, I agree, instead of reflected light, a better term would be polarized light. :)
  13. Re: Stop compensation with square polarizing filter

    In my experience, if the scene has lots of reflected light and the filter is set to cut all the reflected light then highlights will be reduced disproportionally compares to the shadows, thereby...
  14. Re: Question on using Inert gas to protect unused Developer

    Careful with Argon in a unventilated room. It could displace the oxygen in your lungs. Well, actually all inert gases have a risk of asphyxiation. I use Argon for TIG welding.
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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    The isolation transformer is to protect you from excessive current if you touch the black wire. Without the isolation transformer, your body completes the circuit to ground when you touch the black...
  16. Re: Mounting a Caltar II-N lens on a wooden lens board

    Randy, I am beginning to see the wisdom in glueing hobby boards and the benefit of not warping when the board expands with humidity.

    Kumar,
    Your solution is a good one which I did not thought...
  17. Thread: Sironar N 120mm

    by Jeff T
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    Re: Sironar N 120mm

    Sal, that looks to be in good cosmetic condition. Thanks for bringing this thread forward. I also noticed the mystery of the 120mm in both copal 0 and 1 and was about to inquire here.
    Was the...
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    Re: Kodak introduces new x-ray film

    That's is surprising, but good news. I've always wanted to try those BR/A but put off buying because I've got a few of Carestream Insight Thoracic film. It's supposed to be a fine grade of X-ray...
  19. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    I really like the water reflecting the blue sky. Side lighting looks like twilight. A very nice image and would make a nice print.
  20. Re: Mounting a Caltar II-N lens on a wooden lens board

    I am using 3 layers 1/4 inch plywood, but two layers a gone with the counter bore. Will do a field test Saturday.
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    Re: Another UV Light Box (16x20)

    I would recommend an isolation transformer between the wall and your appliance, 120VAC input and 120VAC output while you're testing the design. I would also install an IEC receptacle with a fuse...
  22. Mounting a Caltar II-N lens on a wooden lens board

    Hello,

    I took a Caltar II-N 210 with Copal No.1 shutter from a Cambo board and trying to mount it to a 4x4 inch wooden board I made with a router. The Cambo board is only 1/10 inch in thickness. ...
  23. Thread: Big Sur Camping

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    Re: Big Sur Camping

    Ron, I try to capture the low fog. That can be interesting.

    Drew, thanks for the all the detail. I will pair down to a Crown View Camera 4x5 camera and a 6x7cm rangerfinder for quick captures.
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  24. Thread: Big Sur Camping

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    Re: Big Sur Camping

    Les and Pepe,

    I was there more than 20 years ago and from what I remember the road was treacherous and lots pot holes, and very narrow between Carmel and San Simeon. I will plan for 101 north and...
  25. Thread: Big Sur Camping

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    Big Sur Camping

    Hello,

    I am heading up to Big Sur this weekend to share a campsite with a friend. We will be at Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground Saturday and Limekiln Campground on Sunday. Anyone visiting Big Sur...
  26. Re: How I enjoy this hobby is not how You enjoy this hobby. Get over it.

    It takes the fun out of a hobby when you expect your hobby to make money. There are better ways to grow your money. I appreciate Oren and Rick and all the moderators for keeping the site alive and...
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    Re: bellows factor app

    Take a 10 inch lens for this example. If the bellows is less than 10 inches (from the nodal of the lens to the film) then you do not need to worry about bellows factor, it is factor of 1. Once the...
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    Re: Wish to mildly clean brass lens barrel

    Thin the wax by heating until it is in liquid form. Apply a very light application with with a sponge, then wipe off and polish it with a cloth or bath tissue paper. The brass be shine without...
  29. Re: 8x10 in Paris-Chamonix-Normandy-Dublin-Clonakilty

    You might find a few natives at the farmers market at Place D'Italie off the train station, which is a mile from your hotel. You need to ask the concierge desk for the schedule, usually it's early...
  30. Re: 7th Annual Large and Ultra Large Format Meet and Greet

    Hugo, thanks for bringing out the lenses. It was fun peeking at the the ground glass to see the quality of the swirly and butterly smooth bokeh of these lenses. Kinda like wine tasting without...
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    Re: Heidelberg tango drum scanner

    It's a great scanner, I like both, Lincolor and Silverfast, although, I am more familiar with Silverfast. They both will give 16-bit files. There are plenty of G5 Macs around for the foreseeable...
  32. Re: 7th Annual Large and Ultra Large Format Meet and Greet

    Hi Jim and Tri, I'll be number 9. Thanks for organizing.
  33. Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Hi Steven, Are you implying my copy of Eidoscope is a "modern" Hermagis? Did Hermagis changed the optical formula for "modern" Eidoscope? My copy does not have the 2 digits. Thanks.
  34. Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    EIDOSCOPE 1:4.5 No.2
    HERMAGIS PARIS
    236798
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    Re: Drum scanning negatives developed in PMK Pyro

    A Hell Chroma Graph 3400 is the one of the best scanners, a step above everything else I've used, including Dainippon Screen, Howtek, and Heidelberg D8400/TangoXL. You will not be disappointed,...
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    Re: Dainippon SG 8060P Mark ii

    Last time I looked, Silverfast did not support Dainippon, Screen scanners. I owned a Screen desktop drum scanner but moved to Hell/Heidelberg platform years ago. I may still have the floppy disks...
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    Re: Joshua Tree Accomodations

    One option is to rent an RV, park it at Indian Cove Campground, reservation required.
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    Re: January 2018 Portraits

    A beautiful model in a traditional Vietnamese costume. I love soft focus
  39. Re: Which adhesive for bonding cardboard stiffeners to fabric?

    Same here, I've use spray adhesives and never completely satisfied with the results. Rubber cement, especially the low VOC, is too thick for attaching the ribs to fabric, however, it's great for...
  40. Re: How to get the right angle on stiffeners for tapered bellows?

    I cut mine in 45 degree angle and they fit fine. They don't need to be laser perfect. For my recent bellows for the Gundlach Wizard, the ribs are cut at an angle for the tope and bottom panels, for...
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