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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Wondered about Wanderer cloths, but still using Harrison. Upside to Harrisons are the weight, which is also a downside when it's breezy. The Harrisons do have velcro for cinching down the elasticized...
  2. Re: Film and winter temperature swings going on location

    those chemical hand warmer packs are very useful for keeping dew off lenses. keep a couple of rubber bands on hand to secure the warmers to the lens etc.. I've never worried about dew points in the...
  3. Re: Going to Yosemite but can't take my 4x5 or 8x10. What to do?

    If weight were a major issue, gear wise, I'd probably pack my Mamiya 6 and a couple of lenses (50 and 75). Light, folding camera and very nice 6x6 negs to print from. A Hasselblad would be next....
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    Re: Sleeves for 4 x 10 negatives.

    if there's another 4x10 user up here, maybe see if they want in and split the shipping ? or contact rob skeoch (southern Ont.) as he did a project on 4x10 format. not sure if he's a member here (he...
  5. Re: Film Developing Rant and CineStill DF96 Monobath - Am I Lazy?

    same here Ari, not biggest fan of processing film but has to be done. also prefer to save $$ if I can, vs sending everything out to a lab, and Toronto Image Works has stopped processing film so...
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    Re: Cursed image - Pyrocat-M salvage

    I sometimes open the preview lever vs the shutter cocking lever. wasted 7x17 film gets expensive when I do this haha
  7. Re: The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image mak

    we've already had our turkey time up here so hope everyone down there has safe travels, safe gatherings with fam and friends, and lots of dark meat and gravy :) garlic smashed taters too
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    Re: Jeff Wall's New Show in Washington, DC

    I believe the growing hassle of travelling with likely hundreds, if not thousands of rolls of film became too much to deal with, hence Salgado's switch to digital afaik. Don't blame him, even in the...
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    Re: Jobo 3005 8x10 streaks on negative

    I wonder if filling the tank fully during the pre soak is what might the problem. If the chambers are full, there's not much sloshing around, which is iirc, essential to proper development. fwiw, I...
  10. Re: Presentation of Lotus View Camera 14x17 (video)

    I really like that bail back system !
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    Re: Montreal Camera Show Sunday Sept 19

    Have always been meaning to make the drive down the 401, just hated the gridlock ;) His show was west end, kinda PierreFonds ?
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    Re: Can I Keep water in a JOBO?

    If I expect to run film, I'll keep the CPP-2 filled with water for a couple of weeks. if It's going to be more than a month, I usually drain it. Every now and then I'll take the trough off and deep...
  13. Thread: Drying Clips

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    Re: Drying Clips

    my first preference are Jobo clips, then Patterson. Jobo's teeth are set kinda wide which I like for 120 film and the teeth are fine enough for sheet film.
  14. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    they're kinda spendy but hoping to get one of these when I retire. storage could be an issue for those without garages etc. also it's e-assist vs e-bike (where you don't need to pedal if that's what...
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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    welcome to the group, quite a few Canuckleheads here. Maybe you'll be fortunate enough to bump into Thaddeus Holownia (former taught at Mount Allison). Saw his tall tree prints at Jane Corkin Gallery...
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    Re: New rotary device for developing film

    A way less expensive version of the Stark roller base. Cld be a good option if you don't process a lot of rolls in a tall tank. Wld be a step up from the usual roller bases (Unicolor/Simma). Kinda...
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    Re: Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    I shld clarify - do you mean the camera can still tilt side to side such as when you're setting up your shot, or do you mean it just feels loose and wobbly ?
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    Re: Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    ok, just looked at my A250 and I can only see a couple of places that could cause the sloppiness, if the side tilt lever is tight. If you take the head off the tripod, there are four Allen bolts (no...
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    Re: Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    Are you able to ascertain where the wobble originates ? is the camera tight on the head plate ?head to the tripod crown ? I'll take a look at mine, but having hard time figuring out why you're having...
  20. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    Something to consider when jumping up, is what kind of budget will you have for the camera ? If you have the funds, and prefer the traditional knobs on the side for bed extensions, I'd suggest Canham...
  21. Re: I need an advice - travel to Australia with 8x10?

    you're getting into the country ? heard it was hard as hell to get permission to enter, even for citizens stranded overseas.

    re:8x10. If you're travelling in country, I understand they are very...
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    Re: Paper cutting preferences

    Rotatrims have never failed me.
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    Re: Photographing stars, 4x5

    used to spend time at the David Dunlap Observatory and saw some of 8x10 plates they had. Stunning. Not sure where those plates are now. Unfortunately the observatory is surrounded by sprawl so light...
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    Re: Photographing stars, 4x5

    haha, meant I wonder what a colour neg or chrome would look like. LF piggyback or afocal is pretty next level work.
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    Re: Photographing stars, 4x5

    Whoa, stunning photograph ! Wonder how bad colour shift would be if it was colour film (vs filters)
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    Re: Photographing stars, 4x5

    hahaha yup. on an astro group I know, someone always posts a question on their forum asking who just got a scope cuz the clear sky charts are solid white lol
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    Re: Bergger Film Developer?

    I read it as each box is $45 cheaper than Ilford, for a 25 sheet box.
  28. Re: Finding tripods for Large Format is kinda hard (daunting)? Favorite LF tripod?

    I use a CF Gitzo for anything 5x7 and under. For 8x10 and 7x17 it's going to be Ries tripods with their two way heads. Have a surveyor tripod but never liked it, esp with the cord leg spread thing....
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    Re: How many film holders?

    probably at least 30-40 4x5, maybe 20 5x7, 25-30 8x10, and four 7x17. Am transitioning to 5x7 so will likely purge most of the 4x5, but keep the Riteways with the locks. Majority are stored in...
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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    naphtha, or Coleman fuel is my go to work glue removal. works like a charm
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    Omega digital timer. It has an outlet for a dual pedal foot switch - one for timer, and one for focus. I almost exclusively use the focus pedal for printing with a metronome. I find timing dodges and...
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    Re: 13x18 film holder in 5x7 camera?

    what's Stefan said. the holders will work with the camera but while 5x7 film can be used, it won't sit snugly in the holder. so expect uneven rebates and or possible slippage off the rails.
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    Re: Multiple Print Washers?

    I have two washers, an 11x14 Summitek, and a 16x20 Kostiner. The Summitek washes 8x10 and sometimes 11x14, otherwise the Kostiner handles 11x14, and occasionally 16x20.
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    Re: 7 X 17 Film Hangers Exist Sorta

    I wonder how difficult it would be to graft 2 8x10 hangers together ? guessing the stainless would be the problem.
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    fwiw, I'm trialling Bergger Pancro 400 in 5x7 and first batch looks fine. Rodinal or HC-110 B, fixed with TF-5. I know they're different bases, but emulsion etc shld be same no ? Wonder if a hypo...
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    Re: B&H unable to ship PQ Universal (again)

    yup. pretty cheap and also odourless. got a 50 lb cube of it and it's gonna take forever to use it up. have given lots away as well.
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    Re: B&H unable to ship PQ Universal (again)

    Interesting. I ordered Formulary 130 recently and had no problems getting that. Same with TF-5. Think Rodinal was a no go however.
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    Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    since we're talking about 8x10, my go to for most photographs is a 300 5.6. I've used a 210 Fuji (inside lettering) for full and waist up portraits when I wanted more breathing room in the photo.
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    Re: Polaroid 8x10 processor repair

    if you're lucky, your processor will have a hole in the side where you can use a manual winder. hope it's just dirty rollers, but that cld still mean the motor is toasted as stuck rollers cld burn it...
  40. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    if you have access to a lathe, I'd experiment with shaving out the centre to create the barrel shape. would depend on how much barrel you need as the walls will be thinner. Richard's idea of heating...
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