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    Re: Electronic circuit in D5 lens turret

    Throw it away before you get in too deep!!

    OK I have no idea, maybe for switching RGB filters for additive filtration for color???

    Simmons had a cool dual filter system for Varigam VC papers,...
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    Re: what makes this site so good.

    I think I have noticed more wisdom here. There's a lot of experience, in professional work. Something I've never tried to tackle. I've dabbled with darkroom, film, cameras for over 50 years. I still...
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    Re: Decoding Jobo Gear.

    There's only so many different tubes. Some are labeled differently. The 2870 is what you add to a 2830 to get a 16 x 20 tube. Or in theory 4 8x10s. If you take the same 2870 tube, this is NOT LABELED...
  4. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    Oh, yeah the original bad XTOL which the bag I got worked. I got a replacement, now the replacement is on the troubles list, so I'm supposed to be getting that replaced.
  5. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    Pretty amazing. All I've ever used for film has been Kodak chemistry, since I was a kid, my Dad and I developing Instamatic Verichrome in Microdol-X. I've never been hurt by Kodak's chemistry, but...
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    Re: xtol alternative

    I just checked, all of the Ilford powdered b&w chemistry, listed at Freestyle are out of stock. I suspect that the cargo and delivery services being overwhelmed is the cause. I got a reply from...
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    Re: xtol alternative

    Freestyle sells Eco Pro same thing as XTOL, schools use it lower prife. Foma makes a 1 liter pack, not sure what it is. Now that Sino Promise has full control of the chemical and paper division I...
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    Re: B&H unable to ship PQ Universal (again)

    Try finding some of the Ilford products. It's crazy, I am addicted to Bromophen, I found 2 boxes available at Adorama, no ETA on anymore, there's no Microphen. It's hit and miss. I suspect some of...
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    Re: Homemade LED light source is working

    Good for you! I may try this sometime, I want RGB for color, not sure I have the brains for it.
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    Re: B&H unable to ship PQ Universal (again)

    Same thing with Ilford Bromophen 5L, store pick up only. It may be that they are short on stock. Ilford in UK shows several chemistry items out of stock. Microphen, DD, Bromophen, and several other...
  11. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    Yes, the Panasonic bathroom vent fans are amazing, quiet! My blower system is rarely used. I can tone with selenium without a problem. I use citric acid stop and rapid fix. Film development color...
  12. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    Hey cool 3D printing
  13. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    I have never liked forced air drying for films. I would just use distilled water and 1 drop of LFN or PhotoFlo. Too late to say more now. Keep the air exchange to a minimum. Humidity control is...
  14. Re: Advice for installing louvers and a fan for a darkroom shed?

    The first rule is if you want air going out, you need temperature and humidity controlled air coming in. I was gifted a Doran setup like you have it helps but if you are using sulfide toner, or...
  15. Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Truth!
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    Re: C-41 Question

    I've been using Kodak Flexicolor for a while. I remember some E6 kits had crystal dry chemical for the final rinse. I found a few tiny white crystals on the dried film. Brushed them off with a camel...
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    Re: C-41 Question

    My tap water is loaded with minerals. I installed a reverse osmosis system. Makes, almost, as pure water as distilled. I use the RO water, for final rinse, powdered developer etc. Purified water at...
  18. Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Make a contact print, then scan that.
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    Re: C-41 Question

    Not sure what C-41 process you are using. Tetenal, Kodak??

    With Kodak processes, after fixing you need to wash film for 2 minutes, then treat with Flexicolor Final rinse, prepared with...
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    Re: Graphic bed drop / front tilt ?

    I've had a Crown Graphic for 30 years. It's a great camera for handheld rangefinder focused pictures. Tmax 400 f16 500th in the sun. Original Xenar 135mm (is it Xenar?) It's the little 4 element...
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    Re: Graphic bed drop / front tilt ?

    I thought the bed drop was so you don't see it when using a 65mm wide lens? ??
  22. Re: SP-445 4x5 Film Processing System (Daylight tank)

    You are correct about treating water. We have so much Calcium carbonate dissolved in our water we use a water softener, it does a great job. The ion exchange resin exchanges sodium for calcium. The...
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    Re: Heathkit Darkroom timer revealed glory!

    Money :o
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    Re: RA4 - how to get things right?

    Go to Ebay and buy an old Kodak Color Darkroom Dataguide, it's got formulas for adjusting times based on several factors, filters etc.
  25. Re: The new Ektachrome E100, Tetenal E6 and Jobo

    1 135-36 equals 1 8x10 sheet equals 1 120 film. 4 4x5 equal 1 135-36
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    Re: RA4 - how to get things right?

    Everything that has been said is good advice. I would use your Jobo. Maybe get a couple 2830 tubes. I still use ancient Kodak drum processors, I run at 100F/38C. You are using a dichro colorhead, so...
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    Re: use expired developer

    They are probably ok if stored dry and cool. I've used some old XTOL with no problems. I've always kept in humidity controlled cool space in sealed plastic bins. If the powder flows freely and the...
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    Re: To buy or not to buy

    A friend of mine who recently closed his shop, he retired. They used a 850 for anything bigger than a 6x7 cm negative. He was very satisfied, no wet mounting.
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    Re: Remove lens from board

    Pull off the front and rear lens groups, open the aperture wide open, lock the shutter open. If it's really just paint, you could apply a gel paint remover with a Q tip. Buy a lens spanner. I have a...
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    Re: Remove lens from board

    Good advice on all counts. I was beating on a center punch with a 20 oz ball peen hammer the other day. The punch went boing, still haven't found it, had my face shield on. Shouldn't have to remind...
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    Re: Water seal for jobo 3010

    The "cylinders" are not round. They are two injection molded halves that are solvent welded together by Jobo. Do you have a "crack" very unlikely unless the cylinder was struck with considerable...
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    Re: Water seal for jobo 3010

    The tanks are ABS, so as mentioned something made for a Styrenic model kit could solvent weld the crack if you could get to it. Sounds like what you have is working. Once you have Silicone on the...
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    Re: Tennessee Deardorff Video

    Oh if it had only worked out. The artifacts and parts shown in the video makes me curious if that all was preserved? Just the wrong ownership and inadequate capital. Catlabs seems to have ended up...
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    Re: Seeking Advice For 11x14 Lens

    I've got one of these too. Great lens, not really hard to find. It's got a modern shutter that's a plus. Budget options are any number of great process lenses with a Packard shutter.
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    Re: It is Majestic!

    I put that head on a Quick-set Hercules and was able to find a Hercules dolly. Someone upgraded the casters, smooth as silk.
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    Re: It is Majestic!

    I'm impressed. The tripod is in beautiful condition. So much fun!
    Excellent table saw skills as well!
  37. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I sometimes worry about money, that something will come along, once in a lifetime, that I don't have "mad money" to buy. I'm not a vegetarian but I use a pressure cooker to prepare dry beans, that I...
  38. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Geez I wasn't anxious, but now I'm feeling guilty for not getting more done.

    This Covid 19 thing has stopped me from working with my younger, more exposed friends. I really love medium format...
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    Re: Stiff Majestic gear head - how to fix it?

    Yeah I lucked out on that Saltzman. I've never seen one of the studio stands. Just pictures. And yes great movie!
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    Re: Stiff Majestic gear head - how to fix it?

    Hard to see, I put the Majestic head on Quick-set Hercules tripod legs. The Hercules came with a beautiful video head, I may use someday. My, machinist pal made me an adapter while I waited, he said...
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