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  1. Re: Kodak Alaris sells off paper and chemical businesses

    my concern is quality control of chineese products as we see is so poor with so many of their other exports.

    thank goodness for illford!
  2. Re: Scratch on negative, how to remove defect from print?

    another good reason to take a couple photos of the same scene.
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    Re: Optics cleaning with Collodion

    thats the best way to clean lenses.

    love the smell of it too.
  4. Re: Scratch on negative, how to remove defect from print?

    what was the red paint used to block areas on a negative called?

    or scan the neg and fix it in photoshop?... go digital print?
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    Re: Wista 45 Graflok Back

    cheaper to buy another camera....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wista-4X5-45VX-Folding-View-Camera-/124205072242?redirect=mobile

    keep an eye on the classifieds, i got my camera for $300us right here...
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    i just saw a wonderful documentry last night about superblooms that was so inspiring.

    see it here...

    https://www.pbs.org/video/outside-beyond-the-lens-super-bloom-msqdxe/
  7. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    its only an obstacle to wana be artists with short attension spans. gearing isnt the limiter.

    digital allows people with potential to strive and shotens the learning curve since a computer does...
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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    This is where the men in black was filmed....
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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    ah the wolrd fair... that was spectacular. its a shame nyc is letting the few structures rot. there is a small grass roots organization trying to keep the park up. nyc would love to sell it off for...
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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    you guys are too funny. the only problem with diguises in nyc comes when the nypd terrorist patrols ask for id n permits, you are then shipped off to gitmo for water boarding n interogation. fake id?...
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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    ive been busted a few times for using a tripod... its not illegal but you may get a ticket for blocking egress. most times the cops will just shoo you along. argue your rights n then you can tell it...
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    Re: Beseler 45S Issue

    now its a bulb problem for sure!

    if it was worked and suddenly went dark... its more than likely the bulb.
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    Re: Tape like a post it note

    thats the stuff! we used it for air brushing.
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    Re: Tape like a post it note

    the tape is called "post it tape" used by the auto body shops.
    ...
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    Re: Clothes iron as tacking iron?

    when i was a kid, i used a clothes iron to dry mount my prints. with some practice, i got pretty good at it.

    sure a clothes iron would work just fine but as others have said, the hobby shop tack...
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    Re: How to start working on a shutter?

    there is a ton on retinas. google it?

    retinas are fun to work on. the shutter comes right out just by taking the retaining ring off from inside.

    which retina do yiu have?
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    Re: How to start working on a shutter?

    its not all that hard if you are handy, have good screw drivers, lubes, cleaners, and the patience to sit for several hours.

    when starting out, get a few junk shutters n work on them. if you have...
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    Re: Afghan Box camera Build

    oh, about the paper.... i thought agfa stopped making papers a long time ago.

    how old is that paper?
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    Re: Afghan Box camera Build

    great project!

    love the music too.
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    Re: Baseboard refinishing question

    mdo is a waterproof composit unlike mdf which is modtly used indoors for cabenets. mdo was used for road signs and outdoor situations. its much more stable than mdf and will hold a screw better as...
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    Re: Baseboard refinishing question

    use mdo, its water proof and very flat, doesnt need lasminating, just a coat or two od matt varnish.

    using your grain magnifyer will always show its off at the edges because its designed to be...
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    Re: Lens coating removal question

    im sure an acid bath will remove the coatings yet leave the glass n tact.
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    Re: Gear inventory

    my system is the WC Fields archiological time line pile o crap. if i need to dig out something, i just think of what i was playing with prior to what im looking for.

    as for insurance?... my camera...
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    Re: Strange anomaly with film

    a very bright light might work better but if the leak is really bad... torch it!
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    Re: Fixer- sediment layer on bottom?

    for some reason the 2 part kodak rapid fixer i use goes bad pretty fast. i only make enough for a session.

    the brown dektol is strange. i used some out dated stuff i had n it mixed brown but...
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    Re: Beseler 45MXT turret repair

    probably had a shoulder bolt. use some loc tite n screw it down to the prefered torque n let it set. that may help other than getting the correct screw.
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    Re: Negative spotting?

    +1

    is that the red stuff you paint on? i couldnt remember what it was called.

    since spotone is gone, what took its place?
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    Re: Besler 45 V-XL vignetting; what's going on?

    OH WAIT... thats the plate for a turret. It has to black out 2 lenses so the one selected is the only lens being lit.

    That explains it!

    dont cut it. the center of the lens in use should be the...
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    Re: Besler 45 V-XL vignetting; what's going on?

    i tried looking for a manual but cant find anything.

    cut that thing!
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    Re: Besler 45 V-XL vignetting; what's going on?

    im not following... thats the lens board or the lens stage where the lens board mounts to?

    you mentioned it cant be removed, because its casted in or riveted?

    can you remove the lens n its...
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    Re: Besler 45 V-XL vignetting; what's going on?

    that plate cant be right. you should have a clear path from light to easel board. there shouldnt be any of obstructions in the light path. remove it.
  32. Re: Disinfecting developed film from lab due to Coronavirus

    +1
  33. Re: Disinfecting Film, Cameras and other Photographic Equipment from Viruses

    uvc steralizing lamp.
  34. Re: Any thoughts on why my film washer is not working?

    ive never had a washer such as tiurs but syphons usually work by gravity. perhaps your washer is below or not higher than the source water?

    also some syphons have a check valve or flapper that...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    201974

    tmy-400
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    Re: I can't get my 4x5 back from the repair guy

    my experiance when i had my business....

    a win in small claims court places a bench lien on the person. they cant buy or sell a house or apply for any loans till that lean is satisfied. the liens...
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    Re: I can't get my 4x5 back from the repair guy

    excelent advice!
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    Re: I can't get my 4x5 back from the repair guy

    small claims court is your best recource.... you can call your local court n they can assist you.
    hey get on judge judy n you will get an all expense paid vacation besides. :cool:


    but....

    i...
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    Re: New Dektol Mixes Dark Brown

    i had old packs of dektol that mixed dark brown. it was 5 yrs out of date in sealed bags.

    i bought new dektol thinking the old stuff went bad n got the same dark brown solution. i processed...
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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    there are many types of stainless steel. a magnet will not stick to true ss. also true stainless steel has to be silver soldered (a different type of weld material) not conventionally welded unless...
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