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    If Only Four Books....

    Darkroom Cookbook, my own recipe journals, Ansel's The Negative and my signed Ansel prints... after making sure my wife and son are out safetly!
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    Marking height of Enlarger

    Glow in the dark paint works for me... just a few dots with sizes next to it.
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    Anyone using Forte paper?

    Personally I like LPD for all my printing. It lasts a long time in the tray and has really nice rich tones. I usually dilute it to 1:1 for a cooler tone but have diluted out to 1:5 for a slightly...
  4. Getting an evenly processed Polaroid 8x10

    I regularly shoot 4x5 polaroids (with my RB's and 4x5's) and when this happens, I open up the back and with a paper towel and either 91% or just plain isopropyl, I clean the rubber rollers really...
  5. Heliopan .45 center filter not strong enough?

    I have a Fuji 6x17 with the center filter that is made for the camera... It is perfect even for chromes and is probably the reason why they charge somewhere around $400 or so for it. Take a look at...
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    best angle finder?

    The old monocular is perfectly bright for even night shooting!
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    Looking for levels to mount on my 8x10

    You should have a Home Depot or Lowes near you... they have small, single tube levels about 1" long or what I use on my TecIII, is a 2 way bubble that has 2 small tubes perpendicular on a small...
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    bellows from camerabellows

    Jan, I needed a new bellows for my Tec III a few years back and researched the several companies that do that. I went with Camera Bellows and it is perfect! Their bellows are beautiful, and, not like...
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    bright screens

    Haven't done a side by side comparison but I do like my Beatties. I have them on every body from 35mm to my 4x5's.
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    Middle zone soft with my 360mm nikkor.

    Take the elements off the shutter to see if you have a finger print or something on the elements.
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    Field Camera or View Camera

    If your doing only field work, a field camera is the way to go. If your needing/wanting to do correctives like straightening buildings, trees ect., look into a "technical" field camera. These have...
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    Shooting Wide On A Master Tech

    Yes, mount it to a flat lens board, push in the bellows and use the knob on the WA unit to focus. I have a Tec V at work and use a 65mm. At home my Tec III and my 65mm is on a recessed lens board I...
  13. New, very powerful UV source for alt printing available soon

    The neighbors might think there will be a nightly/weekly lightning storm... even in a closed room there might be leakage. This would be very interesting though!!!!
  14. A website with 617 aerials---thankyou Mr. Boulware!

    Very nice stuff! I like the mine images most of all. Yes, the Fuji 617 is an awesome tool. We have one at work and I love working with it although it has to be the right kind of shot to use with that...
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    Fighting light leaks

    If the fog is in the same area I would be inclined to think it is the upper left area. In a dark room, take a flash light and put it inside the bellows and look for pin holes. I was getting similiar...
  16. Differences Between Yellow and Yellow-Green Filters

    I used to use the 25 a good deal until I read an article in a LF magazine. It tested the difference between a 25, a yellow/green and orange and it certainly changed my mind and vision. I would go...
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    Mat board (32x40) 4-6-8 ply

    http://www.archivalsuppliers.com/about.html http://www.superiorarchivalmats.com/sam/index.html
  18. Removing 135mm Xenar from Synchro Compur

    I have done a CLA myself on all my lens and it is really pretty simple. First off, get one of those rubber squares. The ones you use to take the top off of a jar. If this lens is new to you, look...
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    Overcoming Photographer's Block

    Moe beat me to it! Jeff, what you need to do is either get yourself a Holga and have fun (without looking in the viewfinder!!! Go with me on this one!) or limit yourself to one lens...I mean don't...
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    Scanner softwear recommendations

    We also use Vuescan with great success/results. They are a little "shy" on answering emails but the software is very good.
  21. Advice on filters for large (105 mm) ring size

    Have you thought about mounting the filter to the rear element... usually smaller. Look on Ebay for B+W filters or go to Calumet and get one of those filter holders for gels for the rear inside...
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    an expensive mistake

    I'm sorry to hear! I haven't really had that bad of an incident... would drop a B+W filter once in awhile but a friend of mine actually has paid for this Horseman about 5 times in repairs. He would...
  23. View or Field Camera? On which type did you start?

    I started off with a Cambo SCX monorail because I was doing products. Went into a field, Linhof Tec III to go out and have fun. Jane, look at some of the Tec III's and IV on the auction sites. They...
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    41mm filters

    Before you purchase, go to a good photo store in your area and go to the video dept. Tim. Ask them for a standard 40.5mm and see if that isn't the correct size. If it is, you'll save a boat load of...
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    What a Beauty!

    Very nice indeed! I would make one suggestion though... get a ground glass protector. They sell them at Calumet. It would really stink hiking in somewhere, taking out your camera for that perfect...
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    Another 'digital vs. film' thought

    I just want to add another thought, well it's actually instructions for my wife... the instructions are to pry my Linhof out of my stiff rigamortice hands and place it by the casket (not to be buried...
  27. Gossen Variable angle attachment or Spotmeter

    I have used the Luna Pro F for years and like you has never let me down. I still have it to calibrate my other meters! I do have the spot attachment and have found that I have never really "needed"...
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    subject: quickier imaging software?

    In Photoshop, you can set up automated controls that are called "Actions". They can be set up as "hot keys" where in you hit a certain key on the keyboard, your "F keys" or just by taking your cursor...
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    Copal 3 on field camera

    I have a few large old compounds on my Linhof Tec III but they work fine. Think of having an extension made to push the shutter out so your controls are usuable. I have one for my Linhof 360mm and my...
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    linhof technika-lensboard

    Recessed boards have been hard to find on the used market. I had a machine shop make some of my flat ones and just recently 2 nice recessed ones for my 90mm and a 65mm I just aquired. They are simple...
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    labs north of Boston (NH border)

    Dorian without a doubt! Alan and Dean Asadorian and their dedicated, professional crew are and have always been top shelf ever since I started using them back in '86! They do mail order and I usually...
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    Experiences with Ektapan 8x10 film?

    I absolutely loved Ektapan even though it was almost twice the price. The tonal scale was superb and being that it was a lower contrast film and extremely fine grain, the film was excellent. I used...
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    70mm rollfilm back

    You might have to have an old 70mm back refitted... but if you find some commercially available, I would love to get one myself!!!
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    Anyone using a shoulder bag???

    I have used my Domke F1X for years with no problem... well until I start bringing my Tech III out and start mounting lens ect. That's when the crowds appear and someone (it never fails!!!) manages to...
  35. Self Timer / Shutter Release on a Linhof Tech

    The little one's that your talking about work fine... but as Phil states, they do make quite the racket. I have never seen and degradation because as the buzzing quits, the shutter is released. A bit...
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    Do you crop?

    I was weined on shooting chromes and try, when ever I can shoot full frame... but there are times when a different crop looks better in the darkroom. A little trick I was taught years ago, after you...
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    Focusing cloth in high winds?

    As stated above, weighted cloths aren't the brightest idea, they tend to flop around and knock you in the head... I had velcro strips sewed into my cloth and it works great... that and a Bright...
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    Who, where, and what ????

    Scott Walton and I live north of Boston, MA. I shoot people and products for work but B/W and color (prefer my 4x5) scenics and drift wood and swamp stumps and studio flowers when the weather is...
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    Another use for a digital camera

    Another good use for a digital camera is... a paper weight... LOL
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    Viewing B&W and Color Prints

    Kirk, You can find the OTT lights in fly tying shops or here (google search) http://www.best-vacuum.com/hbx/g-ott-lite.html. They are great but as someone above mentioned, a picture will look...
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