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  1. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    All these suggestions to get a flash meter bother me. Quite often people who ae asking questions such as the one here don't have the extra money to buy a flash meter. Most of my students were...
  2. Re: Pyrocat HD - Differences/Effects between 1:1:100 and 2:2:100

    I agree with Alan. I have not found a developer which increases the film speed set by the manufacturer. I usually choose to expose at a lower number , that is give it more light. But this is not a...
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan kits

    I agree with what Vaughn says - and to me that is the correct exposure for the conditions.
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan kits

    I always attempt to expose correctly. Rarely does the light call for slight under-exposure.
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    don't know hw man holders I have, or have had. Currently counting al sizes there are over 200. I have never had one leak "through the tape over the flippy bit." All leaks have been through the light...
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    Re: Gradients on short edge of 4x5 Negs

    Do you use a reel to develop film? Has it ever been in Photo-Flo? If the answer to these questions is "Yes", that is your problem. Keep the reels out of PF.
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    Re: Reactivation Code For Adobe CS3

    Forget Photoshop. Go to https://www.gimp.org/ and download their free photo manipulation program. It does 90-95% of what PS will do. It is an easy download, and easy t learn.
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan kits

    A proper negative for palladium wil print nicely at "0" or "1/2". Grade 2 1/2 is far too contrasty a paper grade for Pd or Pt. It is even more so for Salt.
    Several years ago I had the opportunity...
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan kits

    I would give you the same answers as Vaughn and add, I suggest students begin with Palladium, no Na2. I haven't used any contrast agent in more than 20 years. Begin with learning to make a proper...
  10. Thread: Thin negs

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    Re: Thin negs

    I have no proof, but my belief is that modern "Rodinal" must have a slightly different formula than the original. Luckily I still have a few bottles of the original in Orange Agfa boxes and the...
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    I use binary code for my notches.
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    Re: Beautiful Contemporary Daguerreotypes

    False claims are made by someone every day.
  13. Thread: Thin negs

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    Re: Thin negs

    Selenium will primarily increase the density of the highlights thus a slight increase in contrast. Bleach and redevelop in sepia toner will increase teh shadow denisty about 2x what happens with...
  14. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Some of us have been using x-ray film since long before it became popular because of price. I discovered it when other orthochromatic films became more and more difficult to find. one box which I am...
  15. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    It illustrates the proper way to open the film package, withdraw film and then fold it so it is once again lightproof.
  16. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I believe it has some of the yellow part of the spectrum. To me, it isn't worth fooling with. I would get one meant for film, x-ray or orthochromatic.
  17. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Your red LED is not pure red. There are such available but you have to search.
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    Re: Linhof Dekel Shutter History

    My former repairman was born and reared in Deckel(sp?) Germany. He was trained in the camera factory there and loved those Deckel Compur shutters so much he would repair mine free. Sadly he passed...
  19. Re: Lightweight Tripod for Sinar Norma Inspired by Julius Shulman

    Original Tiltall's are by far the best metal tripods I ever owned. Every time I see one at a show I test it, and usually buy it. My wooden tripods are all Otto's, the smallest and lightest of which...
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    Re: Can someone please give me an overview

    CORRECTION: Some early dry plate holders came with inserts allowing the use of film. I have both 8x10 and 5x7.The 5x7's will also take 4x5 film in similar adapters. All of mine were made in the...
  21. Re: Bought a nice Linhof Master Technika Classic. Can I do the CLA myself to save mon

    By all means - SEND IT BACK! It is too daunting a task for someone inexperienced with the camera to repair it.
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    Re: Refrigerating plates

    I agree. If the room where you keep your loaded film has a relatively constant temperature the film should e OK.
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    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    I fully agree!
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    Re: Kodalith 2556 Type 3 4x5

    DO NOT USE DILUTED PAPER DEVELOPER!
    This was a common mistake. Paper developers are by design, more vigorous than are film developers.
    Start with a film speed of 3-6. Use your favorite developer,...
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    Re: Plasticca 450mm F3.5 dimensions

    The focal length is crucial in determining aperture.
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    Re: Plasticca 450mm F3.5 dimensions

    The focal length is crucial in determining aperture.
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    Re: Expired film, storted at room temp, for bin?

    Did you even try it with benzatriazole?
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    Re: I just "killed" an old habit today!!

    It is better for your body if you are standing. Sitting kills an awful lot of senior citizens, and I suppose, younger ones. I am 92 and have never sat in the darkroom as a matter of practice.
  29. Thread: Light Leak

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    Re: Light Leak

    How were they developed, tank, tray or rotary?
  30. Re: Potentially useful LEDs for darkroom/alt applications

    Thanks for this link and to Sandy for his input.
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    Re: Paper for both Kallitype and Platinum?

    If you can handle light weight paper which is easily torn when wet, look for stationery which is either 100% cotton, or 100% cotton rag, or 100% linen. I use this regularly and used it to teach...
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    Re: Tips for composing in low light?

    To add to my previous, standing further back helps when viewing the edges. This may require a larger dark cloth than most use. My small one is 4x6feet, for the larger cameras I have one 5x8 feet.
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    Re: Tips for composing in low light?

    Follow Vaughn's advice. It works well. I too have lenses which only open t f-18 and had little trouble with them in the redwoods where light levels are like a heavily clouded day.
    If yo still have...
  34. Re: Images shot with Orthochromatic / Ortho Film / Litho

    Efke Ortho, Ilford Ortho and x-ray films are all orthochromatic. I use all of them, mostly x-ray because of cost. Overall I estimate I use 10-15 times as much Ortho as Pan films. The built in...
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    Re: UV light source

    Thank you for sharing this site. It is more than interesting to me.
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    Re: Technical photo lending library (So Cal)

    I second Blaker's "Field Photography". I have over 300 technical photography books, and it is used more than any other 10 books combined.
    Also, any of the Kodak series are down to earth and full of...
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    Re: tripod thread issues

    I had that problem years ago with a Gitzo tripod whose mounting screw was shorter than most tripods. When I found that it was also too short for other cameras, I replaced the tripod and haven't had...
  38. Re: Wollensack Velostigmat 12" - your judgement please

    I have owned one of these lenses for more years than I remember. The shutter gave up the ghost a couple of years ago and I have been looking for a replacement since. There have been no on theweb...
  39. Re: Wollensack Velostigmat 12" - your judgement please

    Yes, drastically overstated. I would describe this as EXTREME cleaning marks.
  40. Thread: Drying Clips

    by Jim Noel
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    Re: Drying Clips

    Dental film clips. I find these easier and safer to use than an other. If your dentist has switched to digital, ask if he has clips laying around.
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