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  1. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    I definitely find that for mixing powders, every degree helps. Kodak says 68-85F, so I agree with taking it right to the top. I'll also run the magnetic stirrer as long as I need to. However, I...
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    Re: Grafmatic Back - How to Break 'Em?

    Is there any difference between a Grafmatic and the Fujifilm 45 Quick Changer?
  3. Re: Crown Graphic Top Rangefinder Plunger Cap

    I think I should be able to make it. I just need to use the follower rest because steel is pretty flexible at those diameters. I'm not seeing any donor cameras with those parts that I would...
  4. Re: Crown Graphic Top Rangefinder Plunger Cap

    I looked through that, but I don't see the lower plunger or cap.
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    Re: instant film for 4x5?

    Even the original Polaroid 4x5 pack film wasn't a full 4x5 image. The Fuji 100 series was even smaller than that. I'm shooting a pack of 20 year expired 559 now. I'm impressed that it works as...
  6. Thread: Hypo clear?

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    Re: Hypo clear?

    I put 12.5g of HCA in 500mL of warm water with a magnetic stirrer at the start of each session. It's kind of hard, so the heat and the stirrer help it to be completely dissolved by the time I need...
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    Re: Grafmatic Back - How to Break 'Em?

    Excellent. Thank you all. I might even load one tonight.
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    Re: how to cut film in the dark?

    I used my guillotine cutter once to cut processed film, only to find little brass shavings all over it. So, that's a thing, and you probably don't want to do what I did, whatever that was.
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    Grafmatic Back - How to Break 'Em?

    I recently picked up a Grafmatic back, and I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I have to say, though, that it's a really neat piece of engineering. It reminds me of one of those false door magic...
  10. Crown Graphic Top Rangefinder Plunger Cap

    I have a nice old Crown Graphic that I'm really enjoying. I'd like to get the top rangefinder working. I think I should be able to get BBs that are very close in size to the original. I think I...
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    Re: Developing color film and slides

    I think only one or two rolls were 35mm. Those would have been Kodak ProImage 100. The rest were all 120. That would have been Fuji Pro 400H, and some Portra 400, and maybe a roll of Ektar.

    I...
  12. Re: Hypo Clearing Agent = Ilford Washaid? I am confused!

    That's what I'm doing. I just couldn't see doing the whole 5gal stock/working solution thing. 12.5g of Kodak HCA per 500ml. I'll mix up a liter if I'm doing a few rolls in a row, but then it gets...
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    Re: Developing color film and slides

    I'm having fun with the Cinestill CS-41 kit. I've done about a half dozen rolls of various films, and have had pretty good success. No outright failures yet, although a shot here or there has...
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    Re: Washington DC Metro LF Meetup

    Definitely interested. Have not been shooting enough LF lately.
  15. Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    I've done well with one of the batches that had the exact date of the problem. I think it was basically a labeling or packaging issue, with two part A's, or B's, or whatever. As long as you had one...
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    I wondered about my water hardness, because it just seemed like there was always a lot of residue if I ever let anything stand to dry. It turned out to be exactly normal. But still, it made me...
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    Re: Negative negatives - using SP445 Tank

    I've been struggling a bit with 35mm and 120 in a Paterson tank, but the SP-445 has been flawless for me. Haven't had one bad picture yet. I'm currently using the Stearman kit with the Foma 100,...
  18. Thread: New Xtol

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    Re: New Xtol

    I had one from the suspect batch, but it worked just fine. I used a non-heated magnetic stirrer, which requires minimal intervention to make sure everything is completely dissolved. A few degrees...
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    I started with the Foma 100, using the Stearman SP-76EC developer. I have a box of Tri-X 320 that I haven't opened yet, and some TMax 400. I've been using other films and developers on 35mm and...
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    Re: Starting my own development ?

    I recently took up film developing. I've only done B&W so far, but will be trying C-41 and E-6. I've found it to be very easy. I'm doing 35mm, 120, and 4x5. The SP-445 is very convenient for 4x5,...
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    Grazing Horse

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49196432653_2d83c0f3a8_k.jpgGrazing Horse by alt.kafka, on Flickr

    A horse I saw this past weekend. This is just the 2nd picture that I've successfully taken on...
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    Re: Basic Question on Iris Scale

    Hmm, I see it can be at least a little more subtle than I had thought. Both of my shutters are Copal 0's, but one is a Press with no iris at all, and the other is a standard Copal 0. The lens is a...
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    Basic Question on Iris Scale

    This is a really basic question, and it seems kind of obvious to me, to the extent that I'm second guessing myself. If I'm missing something, please let me know.

    I have a lens that's f/6.3. I...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Pentax 6x7, 55mm, Kodak Ektar
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    Re: Darkroom Light Sealing and Ventilation

    Thank you for the offer. That's very generous of you. I'm just outside of DC, so I'm afraid it wouldn't be possible. That does look like a good unit, though.
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    Re: Darkroom Light Sealing and Ventilation

    Those Doran fans are expensive, particularly compared to light-tight louvers. That has to be some way I can improvise something combining a standard bathroom vent with the louvers and a small duct.
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    Darkroom Light Sealing and Ventilation

    I was fortunate enough to move into a house with a proper darkroom in the basement. It needs a little tidying and work, but it was designed for photography. There are just a couple of minor light...
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    Re: Multicoating on a lens

    Sorry to ask such a newbie question, but what about the back element?
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    Here you go ...

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    Re: Epson V750 and V850

    This is why I'm afraid of getting into scanning. It's a complete another kind of photography to master. And then once it's digital, what do we do with it? Probably a little Lightroom, at the very...
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    What I'm pointing out is the ironic selectivity of what they put in digital cameras today.

    On one hand, there're relatively simple technology that would help me make a run time creative decision,...
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    I do this all the time, where I can. The less I have to do later, the better. There's one moment of creation, where I'm there, responding to the environment, making a judgement about the framing,...
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    How thick is the aluminum plate that you're using for lens boards? Are you anodizing or painting them?
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Make sure you get the right type of holder. There were, I think 3 kinds; the 545, which was for sheet film with a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" image size, the 550, which was for pack film with a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"...
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    Why DSLR's don't allow you to predefine your own aspect ratios is beyond me. Or at least, have every conceivable normal aspect ratio. It's not like there's any actual technology to it. Yes, you...
  36. Re: Do new airport carry-on scanners fog film?

    Good to know. Thanks.
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    I was pleased with them. I shot one that was over exposed and ruined the next 3, but after that I was working with intention and getting results. I feel LF is a great medium to work with. Very...
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    I just spent my first afternoon shooting LF today. Man, was it a blast. I got a Horseman L45 for crazy dirt cheap. I had no intention of getting involved with LF, but the gear is so cheap these...
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    Re: Greetings! New to LF

    It's a good question. I don't think I know yet. Comparing the length of the diagonal yields that a 150mm is closest to your standard nifty fifty (which is my normal on 35mm), but that doesn't...
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    Re: Greetings! New to LF

    Thanks. Yeah, I saw that SP-445. It looks pretty easy to use. That kit with the developer and the box of Foma looks like a good way to get started. I think I could easily exceed the cost of the...
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