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    Re: Ungluing Cracked Omega D5XL dichroic filter

    The glue is "Pliobond". It is available in 1 FL.oz. tubes, which is more than you'll ever need. I found the Pliobond at a local hardware store.

    See Greg's post #5 above for important details.
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    Re: Seal Jumbo 160 press question

    It sounds like the pressure screws, (located on the top of the square-ish shaped cross member that ties into the lifting arms on each side of the press,) are out of adjustment. Loosen the outer...
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    Re: Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    I have a feeling that the only "stabilized" part of the 6 hole socket on the back if the stabilizer is the slots that provide the voltage to the 22.5 volt-AC color head lamp, thus making a...
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    Re: Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    If your enlarger and timer use regular three prong plugs then try one of these:
    https://www.amazon.com/d/Computer-Ups/OPTI-UPS-SS1200-Stabilizer-Automatic-Regulator/B0007P11M4
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    Re: Horseman 45FA / Horseman 45HF

    I have the 45FA that I bought new about 18 years ago and still use it sometimes. I like it's robust construction, ease of setup and use. It's small and very well made. The longest lens I've used...
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    Re: Early Zone VI Field Camera

    For more information, there is a write-up in the January/February 2003 edition of View Camera magazine on page 34, written by Richard T. Ritter and titled "The Zone VI Camera The Fred Picker Era."...
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    Re: Ground glass info needed for Zone VI 4x5

    Thanks Richard, It's just as I thought.
    I'll call you today.
    Dee
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    Re: Thickness of horseman 80x80 lens board

    The 80mm X 80mm boards are available on the major auction site for cheap from China. I seem to recall paying $80.00 and up each for mine 10 or 12 years ago.
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    Ground glass info needed for Zone VI 4x5

    Hi, I recently bought a used zone VI, (made in Newfane, Vt. model), serial # 4627 with bail opener back, and noticed that the ground glass is not glass but is a one piece plastic that is fogged on...
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    Re: Speedotron D-300 pack

    That's it Brian, only I think mine is older, (not brown and the ready light is dome shaped). Everything else is the same. It is slower to recharge but I think I can work with that.
    Thanks for the...
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    Re: Speedotron D-300 pack

    It's silver colored, not brown, but the model no. is D-300. It looks older than the D-402 that came with it.
    What I'll do is hook up one light. Meter it at 10 feet. Then do the same with two...
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    Speedotron D-300 pack

    Hi, I was given a speedotron D-300 pack. It has three light sockets, a half / full switch and that's it.

    I assume its 300 hundred w/s, and that it's symmetrical because there is no switch to go...
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    Re: Speed Graphic Focal Plane Shutter

    Got it together and it works. 30/50 are good, and the rest are as others above in this thread have stated. Now to shoot film.
    d.s.
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    Re: Speed Graphic Focal Plane Shutter

    In reading the instructions for the FP shutter, it says in para d), ...

    With the bottom strut of the curtain 1/4 inch from the upper, inside edge of the frame, ...

    This is the "O" opening it's...
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    Re: Speed Graphic Focal Plane Shutter

    Thanks Dan.
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    Re: Speed Graphic Focal Plane Shutter

    I looked for the link for the overhaul / service manual at graflex.org and could not find it. Do you have a link?
    Thanks in advance.
    d.s.
  17. Thread: Horseman 45FA

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    Re: Horseman 45FA

    I've had my FA for around 10 years and love it. As mentioned, it does have limitations with regards to the size of the rear element diameter of lenses, (63mm I think), and the amount of bellows...
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    Re: Question about old camera

    Go to your local hardware store and get a little block of bee's wax and rub it on the contact surfaces. Don't rub or press hard enough to see pieces of wax on the wood though. You can use a hot...
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    Re: CARBON INFINITY CAMERA 5"X4"

    All I can say is WOW, The ultimate 4x5 camera.
    I'd love to have one.

    I wonder what happened to the patterns and tooling?

    Think about the "sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach" that other...
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    Re: Problems processing 4x5 film, uneven negs

    Uniroller 352 (auto reversing) base and unicolor 8x10 paper drum plugged into a Gra-Lab timer. load it in the dark, process with lights on. Four sheets (4x5) at a time. 300 ml. of dev.
    Available...
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    Re: Unicolor 8x10 drum spacers

    Try cutting one out of the plastic lid to a coffee can. Use an X-acto knife and I think it can be shorter in height due to being a bit stiffer than the original. Being thin might also reduce eddy...
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    Re: processed film came out completely blank

    This happened to me once with 35 mm film. Two rolls of color 400 and one tri-x 400.
    I started filling out the film envelopes for processing the rolls at a local drug store knowing that the tri-x...
  23. Re: Omega Super Chromega D Dichroic II (Color) Lamphouse‏

    Hi Greg,
    I had the same problem. I removed and cleaned the filter paddles, and was able to remove the outermost filter cam, but can't figure out how to remove the other two cams so I can clean off...
  24. Re: Super Chromega D Dichroic II D5-XL, seeking advice

    Pau3,
    Everything Greg said, + Make sure the power supply works.
    The one I bought a couple of weeks ago looked great at the previous owners house so I bought it without looking very close at the...
  25. Thread: Omega part needed

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    Re: Omega part needed

    Thanks for the info guys.
    The cyan filter has a chunk missing and from there it is cracked all the way cutting it in half. It's nice to know I don't need it, but since the other filters are dirty...
  26. Thread: Omega part needed

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    Omega part needed

    I've got a new, to me, Super Chromega dichro II color head on a D5-xl chassis.
    I took the head off to clean the dust etc. and looking inside I can see that the cyan filter is broken. So far...
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    Re: good news / bad news

    The problem with finding a switch is that the circuit board sits close behind it and needs a switch with wires made to it. The ones I found had spade or solder type terminals that would extend into...
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    Re: good news / bad news

    Thanks for the link.
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    Re: good news / bad news

    I don't know what happened... fingers faster than the mind I guess.
    Anyway,

    I have a chromegatrol power supply / timer that has a broken power switch. I'm having a hard time locating a...
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    good news / bad news

    I have a chromegatrol with a broke power switch
  31. Thread: Beseler 8x10 drum

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    Re: Beseler 8x10 drum

    Ain't it cool!

    d.s.
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    Re: thermometer calibration?

    An old saying...

    A man with one watch knows exactly what time it is.
    A man with more than one watch is never sure of the correct time.

    d.s.
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    Re: which is best?????????

    Uniroller with Unicolor paper tank. 350ml of chem. for up to 4 sheets of 4x5. I plug mine into a simple GraLab timer. Consistent, repeatable results with minimal chems. Right now I'm using HC-110...
  34. Thread: Jobo Expert 3010

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    Re: Jobo Expert 3010

    Venchka,

    Open up your Uniroller and look inside. IIRC there is a piece inside that has a plastic "flap" that flips a switch to reverse the motor. I was able to repair mine when I first got it...
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    Re: "Dark Box" for developing?

    I also use a Unicolor Uniroller that has auto reversing, with a paper drum. I works great. Plug it into a Gra Lab timer. Then stand back and watch it work.
    Got it and several others, (for backups...
  36. Thread: 8x10 Projector

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    Re: 8x10 Projector

    A roommate of mine used to use an opaque projector that would work in the over head or opaque mode. It was big! He used it to project images onto blank bill board panels up to 40 feet long and he...
  37. Re: Yankee tank success, using vibration as agitation

    Or the unit off of a vibrating lazy boy kind of chair. It's a small elect. motor with an eccentric mounted on the motor shaft. It it vibs too much then grind some off of the eccentric to tame it.
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  38. Thread: New darkroom

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    Re: New darkroom

    RE: West System...I used to work in a custom boat shop building Carolina sport fishing boats, wood epoxy. At that time we were told by a WEST rep. that microscopically the resin looks kinda like...
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    Re: efke pl-100 in hc-110?...anyone?

    So am I now at normal minus 1 development? My Z-VIII is at Z-VII?
    Just trying to wrap my head around this.

    dee
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    Re: efke pl-100 in hc-110?...anyone?

    I finally got to develop the zone-v, and zone viii negs that I exposed in mid Oct. In the developing tank I also included a z-ii neg and another neg that is a photo I made while outside after...
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