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    Re: Printing TMAX 100 W/UV bulb?

    Hi Thomas
    My wishy-washy answer is .. maybe, it might increase your exposure time, but probably not by much.
    My uneducated guess is on account of many years ago I was in France and gathered the...
  2. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    have you contacted a local glass company, they *might* be able to help
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    and i never did.
    merg, plenty of peepol find tripod holes there's nothing wrong with that
    j
  4. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    You might look for an olde Wollensak 135 Raptar, or an olde 135 symmar convertible ( chrome barrel). I don't have either of those lenses in those specific FL but I have a 6" and 15" Raptars ( and...
  5. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Naaaah, I wasn't complainin' and have been entertained by the 8pages of weird. Frank Zappa in the background is a good background music to this thread :)
    I'd say purity >> clearheadedness, cause...
  6. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    What a weird thread.
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    Re: Happy 120th Birthday, Wollensak!

    Yes, Happy Birthday ! and thank you whir-click for being able to fix them ! :)
  8. Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    OP I can totally see where you are coming from.
    I'm not Anglo or European either and what I do because
    I stick out like a sore thumb where I live ... I actually call the police give them
    a...
  9. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I find the fence and patches of dark pavement to be the most interesting things in your composition. I would point your camera down and swing your lens to stretch it out and get rid of everything...
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    Re: Retain highlights with Tmax 100

    Nothing hypothetical about it, and the question asked was not "when were multigrade papers invented that were good performers"
    http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps%20paper%20grades.html
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    Re: Retain highlights with Tmax 100

    ilford invented it in the 1930s they own/ed the multi grade - trade name . In the USA, maybe Variagram was the 1st, post WW2.
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    Re: Lens caps? Bought or made?

    +2 absolutely beautiful stuff made upstream in Wooon -SOCK-ette
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    Re: Retain highlights with Tmax 100

    Are you contact printing, scanning or enlarging your film ? If you are contact printing, like every large format practitioner should be doing! :) >> then you probably want to use something like PYRO...
  14. Re: How Large Can I Print a 4x5 Drum-Scanned Negative Before The Resolution Degrades?

    manfrominternet
    A couple of years ago I had a pair of smaller-than 4x5 hand painted paper prints flat bed scanned ( my own epson 4870 ) and a client bought them as 4 4'x6' panels. Originally I was...
  15. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Hi jerrybro

    The location probably isn't ( I lived in Mass for about 15 years .. ) but the print probably is :)
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    Yup :) !
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    wow, that's something else!
  18. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Steven,
    Is there a reason you upload such large images? 12mb on a website is huge. You could probably save it at about 100kb and look pretty much exactly the same... and in the end you will...
  19. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Hello Steven -
    Nice scenic photograph but with such deep DOF it makes me wonder what the central focal point of the photograph is -- the rocks in the foreground ( which on my monitor seem to be in...
  20. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Hi Tony

    I hate to suggest you waste another sheet of paper but ...

    Take a chunk of papers out of your box to see if they were all put in the same way ( you should be able to tell if they lie...
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    Re: Model name of your large format enlarger please

    Military Contract D3V, E4, both with Condensers both with Aristo heads ( and the E4 with an Omegalite )
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    Re: In Memory of Bruce Barlow

    So sorry to hear this sad news.
    My condolences to his friends and family.
    John
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    Re: Gelatin dry plates

    A couple of years ago they did a river boat ride making and shooting silver gelatin ferrotypes.
    From what I have heard they always have great classes there.
  24. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Nope it was a test to see if the paper and the developer were good and to determine if it was " user error " ...
    I'm guessing your paper was installed in your film holders emulsion IN, back OUT .. ...
  25. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Hi Tony

    Have you taken a sheet of paper or scrap ( it doesn't matter the size ) and put it in the developer with the lights on.

    John
  26. Re: Buy used Toyo w/accessories or brand new Chamonix

    If in a year or 2 you decide you want a wider or longer lens which will accomodate the 65 or 90 or 210 or 370 you might buy?
    its not necessarily what you have and use tomorrow but the day after...
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    Re: Old(er) lens cleaning best practices?

    The INSIDE, and Fruit of the Loom tank top of course ! I must admit I only do this delicate operation after guzzling a 30pack of Natural Ice.
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    Re: Old(er) lens cleaning best practices?

    Makes sense, $1 bills are mostly cotton, and well worn ones are softer than a new one! I was talking to a friend about this an hour or so ago and he told me he does the same thing, breath and...
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    Re: Old(er) lens cleaning best practices?

    I don't bother with the delicates cycle I just breath on the lense and use my Tshirt ( like everyone who owned the lenses before me ).
  30. Re: Question on using Inert gas to protect unused Developer

    IDK seems like a lot of effort and money spent for like 50 cents of savings. ... but that's just me.
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    Re: Recommend me an entry level scanner please.

    I've been using one of these for 12-15 years, it has never let me down.
  32. Re: Options for 190mm- 210mm wide lenses that cover 8x10 WIDE OPEN

    Jason's site has a little of what you are looking for : http://motamedi.info/speed.htm
    If you search the google with speed 8inch or 9inch or 210 mm lenses for 8x10 you might find some more..
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  33. Re: De Vere 810H - Lens questions among other questions...

    small lenses are good, easy to friction mount in a FOAM BARREL
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch Lens: Studio Shutter

    Hi Steve

    Mine ( both! ) fit perfectly ( the Vitax & Verito Studio Shutters, and the Betax ); I thought they were all standard thread sizes :(

    I am sorry to send you on this wild goose chase!...
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    Re: lens on the tip of my tongue.

    anastigmat ?
    aplanat?
  36. Re: How I enjoy this hobby is not how You enjoy this hobby. Get over it.

    Jim I think many people feel marginalized when the whole world wants fast food and it takes 1 hour to cook dinner.
    I've never seen any shade sent your way about your artworks because of your...
  37. Re: How I enjoy this hobby is not how You enjoy this hobby. Get over it.

    Hi Jim

    Sorry, I'm kind of confused. Im not really sure what your political affiliation has to do with anything. I guess its a hobby, and again like most people, your personal work is under...
  38. Re: De Vere 810H - Lens questions among other questions...

    YES !!

    You can say that again ! and the next user will be grateful there was an easy solution to getting a 300$ lensboard machined
    because those Iris Mounts accept any lens seeing they are you...
  39. Thread: Verito f-stops

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    Re: Verito f-stops

    Hi Lloyd

    I read somewhere by someone much smarter than me that the converted fstops are about 1.25 stops different
    so your f4 will be a smidgen more than f5.6 and so on. These numbers I was...
  40. Re: De Vere 810H - Lens questions among other questions...

    SK Grimes is a machine shop in Rhode Island that does custom fabrication and makes beautiful objects of desire. In addition to fabricating solutions to camera-problems, fixing / repairing lenses,...
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