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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Oak Tree in Westview Cemetery - Atlanta - Salt Print. 5x12 FP4+ , Pyrocat-M, printed on HPR using the B&S kit + gelatin sizing. ...
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    Re: 51 Gallons Distilled

    Perhaps you need a rainfall water tower/container that holds 500+ gallons with a filter that feeds your darkroom. My city water is near perfect but I run it through a Britta filter to remove...
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    A camera wrap with a center hole for the tripod would at least have your camera ready yet still somewhat protect it while mounted to tripod attached to your pack. Think of a large crown royal bag...
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    Re: Mini Tripods Solutions for Macro 4x5?

    For a temporary low to the ground solution I once screwed the QR base to a piece of 2x6x12. It was a little too short so I stacked it on top of another 2x6 scrap.
  5. Thread: Collections

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    Re: Collections

    High Museum in Atlanta has some original Adams, Weston, and other notables in their permanent collection but not always on view. They also have the temporary traveling exhibits of the masters at...
  6. Re: HOW TO Load Film Holders. A tutorial video for beginners.

    I just put thin square of blue tape on the slide and use it to mark what film and whether exposed or not. Peel and replace between sheets. Its also how I know if a holder has film in it or not.
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    Re: Film developing stuff I learned today

    I need silence to concentrate in the darkroom - and usually close my eyes while loading film - even in a dark bag.
    I don't know if its a getting older thing or not, but watching the hand on the...
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    Re: Film developing stuff I learned today

    Good idea - so 13 holders for 4x5 with one side empty for storing the 1/2 frame slide. My 5x12 I only have 3 holders and rarely shoot more than 3 sheets in an outing so still have to be careful...
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    Re: Film developing stuff I learned today

    I have done it many times with 4x5 Riteway holders and now my chamonix 5x12 holders at least 3 times which gets expensive. I seem to be getting batches of film that stick together very tightly. I...
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    Film developing stuff I learned today

    1) I can process 2 sheets of 5x12 film in a 3 inch x 12inch cylinder tank (Nikkor 5 roll tank) using the taco method. I altered my dilution for Pyrocat-M to 22mlA + 18mlB +1800mlWater basically...
  11. Re: Checklist for first attempt at developing sheet film (SP-445)

    If you are doing 4 sheets (80sq inches) 6ml is the minimum suggested , so 6 ml in 500ML is about 1:83 so adjust your time accordingly. Or use fewer sheets in the tank.
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    Re: Low Agitation With Super-Dilute HC-110

    Nice write up. You mention Bromide drag a couple of times in your article. What if you used a developer without Potassium Bromide like Pyrocat-M or Obsidian Aqua? I haven't tried stand methods with...
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    Re: 510 Pyro 1 Hour Stand

    Its worth burning a 4x5 sheet of film to try it. Pick a subject with full range of tones and take two shots same exposure. Develop one normally and one diluted for stand. Contact print both and...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Last time I was in Portland there was a guy who had a boat similar to that but he was driving it down the street.
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    Re: Pyrocat adjustments/improvements

    2:2:100 is needed in Jobo because you are in constant agitation and working with small volume of developer which exhausts quickly and most of your development occurs in a relatively short amount of...
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    Re: in-camera negatives for Salt Printing?

    I just started salt print testing a couple of weeks ago but so far FP4+ negatives developed in Pyrocat-M that normally print on VC Grades 1.5-2 seem to have enough contrast for salt prints. Those...
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    Re: New darkroom sink options

    For the DIY sinks and trays a simple 1 1/2 or 2" Hole Saw that fits your drill and a flange drain available at HomeDepot/Lowes will suffice. The flange fits under the sink so you have to seal...
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    What developer are you using? If it contains potassium bromide try making it without the bromide. Example there are variations of Pyrocat that do not include PB. Also do you use photoflo in your...
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    Re: Cursed image - Pyrocat-M salvage

    Precisely why I do not live in the North.
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    I used one for years and did 4-6 pieces of film in it. I would put it in a tray and slide side to side, and then tilt side to side letting it drop. Any spillage would be dumped back in. I just got...
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    Initial agitation of 2-3 minutes seems to give me the most even results especially with open sky. It also seems to eliminate the edge holder effect on the SP-445.
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    Re: Cursed image - Pyrocat-M salvage

    As suspected it is really flat with almost no separation in midtones. I scanned the negative and ran it through photoshop to see what I was up against and had to boost contrast significantly to get a...
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    Re: Cursed image - Pyrocat-M salvage

    I'll admit I had to "trim" a few bits of brush near the camera by whacking the leaves off. A machete would have been handy.
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    Cursed image - Pyrocat-M salvage

    I saw a great shot of a Covered bridge in square format which felt very constrained and wanted to go shoot it in 5x12. So I pick a cloudy day and head out. I get lost on the way there and of course...
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    HillPeople also has this bucket attachment that might be useful for Tripod attachment Outside and Center rather than side mounted. https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/CategoryID/7/ProductID/80
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    Re: Long life opened liquid paper developer

    +1 on Ansco 130 (or the photographers formulary kit). I store and use about 2 liters stock in a gallon bottle over 12-24 months. Could probably go longer if I put it in smaller bottles. I also have...
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    Re: Foot candle to aperture and ISO.

    I did a conversion from EV to Lux to FC and created this exposure chart. It even has reciprocity time adjustments for Ilford. Its based on 100 ISO and large format shutters normal working speeds and...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Lovely, but how does one get a 17cm (6.7in) image on a 12.7cm (5in) opening? Does the film back have an extension, and if so how do you focus since the plane of focus is different?
  29. Re: DOF: A restatement of simplified testing for your needs

    You can also introduce creative sharpness and blur with a little tilt or swing. At your close range for a portrait not sure how much more/less DOF you would really get.
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    Re: Field Tripod for Horseman 8x10

    Having a limited budget requires longterm planning and saving. A Bogen/Manfrotto Aluminum 3021 tripod is pretty stable even with the center column raised. Weighs about 6 pounds without a head, is...
  31. Re: Headless LF Enlargers Rise UP!.....................LED

    My crazy mind at work again... If you put UV lamp as the light source on a 4x5 enlarger, could you then make enlarged salt prints or other alternative POP process? Or build a dark box below the lens...
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    Re: Field Tripod for Horseman 8x10

    There is a great tripod in the for sale section now. But its a pile of money. Of course if you buy a great tripod once you will never need to buy one again. Imagine if we could get life expectancy...
  33. Thread: DIY Basebord?

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    Re: DIY Basebord?

    Threaded adjustable furniture/machine foot levelers from the hardware store might be your answer if you only need small adjustments to your baseboard. If you want to level your entire workbench...
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    Re: Hang it Dang it

    In my crazy mind I once thought about using a skylight with a camera/box mounted to the ceiling and then an adjustable table below it. And then I wonder what Weston used in his villa in 1923 Mexico .
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    +1 for the SP-445 for 4 negatives or less. The Yankee or FR square tanks are easy to use too and hold more negatives, but can not be inverted so you end up sloshing some chemistry out when agitating...
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    Re: Development time for paper.

    Paper is generally developed to completion when using a paper developer. When I was a newbie the instructor taught us to use 90-30-60 seconds for dev-stop-fix times with 15 second drip times in...
  37. Re: Over the years - sheet film holders question - your most preferred and maintenanc

    One other tip I got from someone here. Buy 13 of them. You can load a box of 25sheets all at once and use the spare on one side to house a half sheet dark slide that you can insert into any of the...
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    Re: Long exposure with light camera

    If you lower the tripods working height and spread the legs further apart it becomes more stable, instead of shooting at standing eye level. Corran often shoots a foot or two above water level when...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Nice light on all the trees on this page.
  40. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    #3 with scans of the print for web display. I imagine this poll would be shaped differently if you took it at Photrio or even Rangefinder forums. Other photo forums they would ask what is film?
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