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  1. Re: Tech Pan 8x10 in a Jobo - Looking for Info

    We used TP on occasion when I worked for Kodak- always for various technical purposes, though.
    I did try it for normal photography with Technical Liquid developer (current at the time), and later...
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    Re: New darkroom sink options

    In 2020, when I was planning the darkroom in our new house, I looked at used stainless sinks, flood tables, along with building (another) wooden one. I wound up buying a 6' Delta-1 (from BH) which...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    This thread does prove, sort of, that the internet works.
    Long after the original poster puts up a question, someone with actual experience of the lens provides an answer.... despite everyone...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Very good work, timhop. And welcome!
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    Re: Ansel Adams Examples - new edition

    Always an interesting read. My takeaway, long ago, was that Adams, despite his great technical knowledge, often had to work very hard in the darkroom to achieve the print he wanted (which was often...
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    Re: Ansel Adams Examples - new edition

    Always an interesting read. My takeaway, long ago, was that Adams, despite his great technical knowledge, often had to work very hard in the darkroom to achieve the print he wanted (which was often...
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    Bob, of course you're right. But sometimes, "the perfect is the enemy of the good".
  8. Re: Are there any fast Dialyte ~10" lenses

    You might ask forum member Nodda Duma about this. He is a lens designer, after all.
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    I've been putting gel filters behind one of my lenses for 25+ years and never noticed a resolution or contrast difference. It's a 1950s Schneider 121/8 Super-Angulon, where ong ago I attached a...
  10. Re: Film Developing Rant and CineStill DF96 Monobath - Am I Lazy?

    Using a monobath is only slightly simpler than using a 'standard' film processing method. I doubt that you'd be saving much time and effort. Why not send your exposed film to a good lab? Praus...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Both beautiful and mysterious, Iga. Well done!
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    Re: Hello From The UK (West Sussex)

    Welcome aboard! It's a friendly community here and if you have questions, no matter how basic or advanced, someone will be sure to help.
    And the Sinar F2 is a fine camera. Do share some photos when...
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    Re: Darkroom from zero: Chems disposal

    B/W developers (like pyrocat) oxidize and break down chemically over time; they are not generally a problem.
    Stop bath is just vinegar.
    The real problem is silver- that should be recovered. I...
  14. Re: Jeff Wall's New Show in Washington, DC

    Glenstone is a museum founded by the billionaire financier Mitchell Rales to house his vast collection of ultra-contemporary art. It was private for a long time, now open to the public. It sits in a...
  15. Re: Headless LF Enlargers Rise UP!.....................LED

    John, I used 10x10 Fotars for many years. They were built like bridges and did not need adjustment... but the adjustments were there if needed; mostly during original setup. And they were set up...
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    Re: Repro Claron Question

    It's worth noting that the Repro-Claron was Schneider's answer to the Goerz Red Dot Artar; both are 4-element air-spaced symmetrical designs.
    When Schneider bought the Goerz American Optical Co. in...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Haha- Irving Penn style! Well done!
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    Re: Repro Claron Question

    I always understood that lenses which used thorium glass had those elements internal to the lens- not least to let the external elements absorb the radiation. The thorium glass-containing lenses that...
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    Some interesting thoughts here. I'll just add that you should avoid the old Nikor stainless tanks. I ruined a lot of images using one of those for 5 or 6 years, when it was my only option.
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    Re: Linhof Technika III vs later models

    sounds like you bought the right camera the right way- on condition and completeness. I'm sure you'll be very pleased- best of luck!
    And don't forget to share a photo or two here, when you have...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Panoral, excellent work- like everything you post here. Thank you for sharing it with us!
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    Re: Long exposure with light camera

    Long before I knew that it wasn't possible, I made successful pictures with exposures several minutes long- using a 3.5lb 4x5 camera and an inadequate tripod. (And for that matter, a lens not...
  23. Re: Marketing Platinum Portraits in 11x14 , Is this posible and then How?

    A few thoughts from someone who started out in the portrait business in 1979 (and who changed course after two years);

    I'd start by studying the top studio portraitists out there. (I don't know...
  24. Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    The best trick for making a Sinar-F more portable is to find, and use, the much smaller Norma rail clamp.
  25. Re: Hello from Williamsburg, KY - just about to jump into the LF pool!

    Welcome aboard! I made my first large-format negatives in 1976 or so, and I'm still at it. So you see it can be rewarding/addicting. don't be afraid to show your work here, when you have any; this is...
  26. Re: 355mm G-Claron verses 14" GOERZ WA Process Blue Dot TRIGOR

    You'll never see any resolution differences in a contact print. Which basically leaves contrast and coverage. Any differences in lens contrast would be easily controlled in the printing process....
  27. Re: Best long lenses usable with Linhof Master Technika

    Even a 300mm will give you some reach if you intend to use a roll-film back, as you mentioned in your other thread.
    I've used a Nikkor-M 300/9 and a roll back successfully on a lightweight 4x5...
  28. Re: Opinion: Would a 90mm f8 or f6.8 lens be too dark for dawn and dusk landscape?

    A good loupe (low-magnification but a large eyepiece) might help. Many loupes have too much magnification; you don't need 7x to see a groundglass.
    On the rare occasions I've made photographs in...
  29. Re: Should Kodak/Fuji rethink color sheet film for room temp processing?

    It's just that few of us realize the just how big Kodak's Research Labs were, and how much it cost (in time as well as money) to invent new processes and films.
    I was, if not 'there', at least down...
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    Re: Portable electric room heater

    An extension cord meant for air-conditioners worked well for me in that application. Nowadays I have a tiny heater for the darkroom in winter; you don't need much in Tucson.
    When I had a basement...
  31. Thread: backdrops

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    Re: backdrops

    Well, no, I haven't. Didn't mean to insult your intelligence or your country. Best of luck!
  32. Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Bernice's post above is her constant and thoughtful refrain, which can always bear repeating.
    I'd add "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."
    Buy a lens and go make pictures. If, after...
  33. Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    As I understand it, Schneider re-designated their 121/8 Super-Angulon as a 120/8 when that lens became multi-coated in the 1970s. Of course I may have read that on this forum, or another, and I can't...
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    Re: 210mm 4x5" ... Which one?

    I think that you'd be hard-pressed to see any differences between them in normal use. If you have an extremely precise camera, excellent technique, and a need to make enormous prints, the you might...
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    The price of the camera alone is not the whole story. You must also factor in the cost of a used lens (less than they used to be), tripod, film holders, focusing cloth, light meter, etc.
    But both...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Austin-
    remarkable work from Mt. St. Helens. The photo of the destroyed car is rather haunting, especially after hearing the story behind it.
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    You know, my eyesight isn't perfect, and I've never had trouble focusing the two 90/8 lenses I've owned. Outdoors- no problem. And when I was shooting interiors... there were the modeling lights from...
  38. Thread: backdrops

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    Re: backdrops

    Many portraitists have made their own by painting a large muslin sheet to suit their needs. A big roll of seamless paper is useful (if bland), but generally requires two stands and a crossbar. Or...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Not a silly question if you really don't know. It's worth remembering that both lenses are top-quality professional optics from well-respected companies. As, in fact, are just about all post-WWII...
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    Re: Flare or light leak problem

    Whatever the problem is, it will be small. Bigger light leaks will fog the entire sheet of film. So look closely and carefully!
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