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    Re: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 cameras?

    Nice job!
  2. Re: Citric acid equivalent for acetic acid bath.

    Citric acid food grade powder is so inexpensive

    Just try it

    Even high price Amazon is $20 for 8 lbs
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    Re: Tripod for a folding 8x10”

    How many 'HD Pro' do you want?

    They were rated at 45 lbs, not inflated values of current pretenders
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    When last in Halifax 2009 the best restaurant I could find had terrible lobster

    Seems they sell the good ones elsewhere

    as I got far better in Chicago

    as a child I would not eat it and only...
  5. Re: Citric acid equivalent for acetic acid bath.

    I use a heaping teaspoon of food grade powder citric acid in a 11X14 tray for 8X10 prints
  6. Re: Equivalent of Massive Dev Chart for Paper Developers ?

    I did try 'snatch' which is grab the print out, when the eye decides and throw it in strong stop

    somebody discussed that here, so I tried it

    I now do as above in fresh citric acid made from...
  7. Re: How does one dismantle and put together a really large and heavy Saltzman enlarg

    Andy, I am very aware that many cannot reassemble a spoon, those that can break bolts

    Sounds like the seller is very cooperative, not always the case

    We will talk on cell phone when you are...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Yes Roger!

    the 5/8-11 has an option for a 'foot' that will work well
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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    I just ordered one in backorder, of 10 days

    This one is slightly different from the last that had a larger detachable pouch

    but I never used it and still have it
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    Re: On dust (or other nasty things on your film!)

    A major source of dust is our skin

    I use a small oil free compressor, with 3 filters, the last good enough for painting cars

    I regulate to 25 psi with clean/new oil free hose, handy in DR

    I...
  11. Re: New FLM Ultralight Tripod for 8x10 and smaller

    Agree
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    My general rule is 500 miles one way for LF gear

    1 day out

    1 day to fiddle

    1 day back

    but I don't need it
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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    I have used one of these, for smaller with plenty of room

    Gator Cases G-MIX-L-1926 Lightweight Mixer Case
    ...
  14. Re: How does one dismantle and put together a really large and heavy Saltzman enlarg

    No need to 'break' the chain, or push the chain link pins like a bicycle

    The chain is connected to the 'traveler' which rides outside on the chrome tube, then it goes over a fixed rolling gear at...
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    Rectangular TLC Developing Tanks

    Most likely expensive

    https://www.fishersci.com/shop/products/kimble-chase-kontes-rectangular-tlc-developing-tanks-lids-5/K4161900000
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Good to see the last 2 Portrait

    Thank you both
  17. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Waste?

    a sheet and test with various ASA

    Sensitivity varies with time of day/color of light

    I just use my meter or preferably Sunny 16
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Since I have Pareidolia I see a monster hunting :)
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    Re: Tripod for a folding 8x10”

    Don't know if FLM is available in EU

    They are designed in Germany

    I bought their biggest with a 1/2 Ball head and Like!

    https://thecentercolumn.com/flm-cp38-l4-ii-review/
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Where is it?


    Pretty sure Peter DeSmidt wants it

    We could relay move it anywhere in CONUS
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very nice, is that light snow?
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Mine was missing that bar, for a while I kept a screwdriver in the hole with rubber band to keep it from falling out

    Yes, a clutch/brake which I also don't use too often

    Sometimes the platform...
  23. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I HAD something similar, I sure hope you didn't pay much

    Those WORK if run daily and serviced by a pro company, but they are dumping it all

    I buy from here...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Forgot question 2

    Which crossbar?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123684144_427e0e292a_o.jpgUpside down Macro by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Another stand without a camera! No worries, I am sure you will find something big and heavy

    Bolt it down for upside down adventure

    The lever looks like your elevation pipe clamp, the locks vary...
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    Re: 4X5 FOOT Simple Camera

    I may be selling my Darkroom Trailer as camper locally

    I ventilate it with a metal rooftop RV fan

    and was going to make a light trap for that, I have dark slides for the side window screens
    ...
  27. Re: And I only recently got into Medium Format...

    We all are insane

    even more than before the Plague

    It is a fascinating hobby, with 100's of years to explore and emulate

    Gear heads like me love the bits

    others follow the pioneers
  28. Re: How does one dismantle and put together a really large and heavy Saltzman enlarg

    The lamp head is off, the bellows assembly is also easy in one unit

    Yours is just like mine, the smallest 10x10

    Get 2 car jack stands first, I prefer the cast iron type as they have a wider...
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    Counterpoint

    What is the best, largest, heaviest, most intractable 5X7?

    I submit my Deardorff Studio Camera which I bought with only a 5X7 back

    The old box was sold to me completely...
  30. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Hopefully my last X-Ray Film advisory

    I have always bought fresh X-Ray most has 2 year expiry

    I don't want to ever buy off eBay, as every source seems to sell long expired

    I did warn of the...
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    Re: Dark Box Build Mark II

    Very thoughtful

    Thank you!
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    Re: Dark Box Build Mark II

    Ooops!

    I and some others will not view or use FakeBook...insta

    Youtube I do use
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    Re: Intrepid Tiny Format Enlarger

    The Intrepid 35mm/120 Compact Enlarger ‘Redefines The Darkroom’
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    Re: Intrepid Tiny Format Enlarger

    Under 24 hours to go

    They are 12X above their goal!

    Who says film enlargers are DEAD
  35. Re: How does one dismantle and put together a really large and heavy Saltzman enlarg

    Before I answer I want a picture of YOUR Saltzman

    Talking is no good, writing is easier to remember for you

    Learn how to post a picture on this forum, like below, my Saltzman is in storage in...
  36. Re: How does one dismantle and put together a really large and heavy Saltzman enlarg

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?100996-Free-Saltzman-8x10-Enlarger&p=999398&viewfull=1#post999398

    Pictures and I will talk
  37. Re: How does one dismantle and put together a really large and heavy Saltzman enlarg

    I moved a partly dismantled Saltzman twice and still have it

    Show a picture of your problem

    a few here moved them completely assembled, a really bad idea
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    OK, how many different 5X7 do we have?

    5
  39. Re: Anthony’s Patent Plate Holder - why was it not continued?

    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/anthony/victor1.htm
  40. Thread: Lina Bessonova

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    Re: Lina Bessonova

    'We' old people are just part of a long line of image makers

    All 'founders' are long gone

    Some forget how WE started

    I with 40's mInox and a father who denied my buying an enlarger of any...
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