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    Re: AA's "Holy Grail" Sells for $6.4 Million

    Interesting - but the Photographer or his Estate does not make a dime from the sales. Not in the USA. I understand in some Countries there is a way to get some of these sale prices back to the artist?
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    Re: Gitzo 1570M repair

    Interesting that those who bought Gitzo decades ago with "Lifetime Warranty" find the company now does not honor it.
    Meanwhile, Ries keeps on taking care of us.
  3. Re: Which labs still make traditional optical enlargements from 4x5 color negatives?

    There was nothing quiet like a beautiful large Cibachrome print from Fuji 50 sheet film. They worked so well together and oftimes one did not need a contrast mask for top quality in the print.
  4. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Agree with Artcraft. More dependable and higher quality all the way around.
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    http://www.ror.net/

    I use the ROR glass cleaner. I don't work for them nor do I sell the stuff.

    Lenses and glass, it works well. Might take more than one try to get it completely streak free...
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    Re: Tray developing problem - 8x10

    Since learning brush development a few years ago I have never had a scratched negative. Every now and then with the shuffle method of more than one at a time I would get scratches, scrapes and/or...
  7. Re: Boosting contrast with extended development, your choice of film.

    Kodak T-Max 100 has excellent reciprocity characteristics and with managed development you can work the contrast all over the place. Low light images and large format lenses might force you into...
  8. Re: Nikkor-T 360mm / 500mm / 720m: 500mm at full aperture with 4x5 film, how good?

    500 & 720 cells in use for us. Covers 5x7 with no problem so you won't be seeing vignetting. The 720 element gives coverage to 8x10 with light falloff in the corners. Easily overcome when printing....
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    Re: Is it possible to pre wash photo paper?

    You can "pre-wash" or wash off your liquids. Some will most likely have soaked in a bit and no matter the "pre-wash" they will have an effect on development.

    Pre soaking negatives is a normal...
  10. Re: How to avoid splotches on edges of negatives from drying

    "Just water" has dissolved minerals and impurities.
    Try last two soaks in distilled water with last using Kodak Foto Flo or Ilford Ilfotol Wetting Agent or similar.

    Then hang to dry in clean...
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    Scanning? Use a scanner.

    You are just looking at normal Copy work, same as has been done for decades.
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    Re: Storage of Exposed/developed glass plates?

    How about framing them for viewing on the wall?
    How do you frame Ambrotypes so you can show what you have done?

    Any considerations for Conservation framing? Rag Mats or normal? Buffered or not? ...
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    Re: Large Carbon Prints from small negative

    Is anyone making direct duplicating film these days?
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    Recycling ideas is fine. Copys are not. At first look a lot of his work looks nice. Bright and full of impact. Then the direct comparison with images done before and we see he is on the edge of...
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    Re: Large Carbon Prints from small negative

    KODAK PROFESSIONAL B/WDuplicating Film SO-132 in 4x5 or 8x10. Is it still being made and if so, might it do the job for you?
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    Re: Fixing bellows corners

    Best fix is a new bellows. Few worries about that nasty Sudden Surprise light leak when you develop an image after you were going along so well with no light leaks.

    Or, use the "Morley Baer Wrap"...
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    Re: Do you keep a checklist?

    Only list is with photos and serial numbers for insurance purposes, including a copy in a pocket in the camera bag in case ever needed in the field.
    As for the bag - everything has a particular...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Greg Y, The print is apparently older and printed on Forte Warm Tone, Fibre based paper.
    Is this the older paper with Cadmium? Can't tell on the screen but if so - have you found anything now that...
  19. Re: Don't sell to "Delaware" without looking at the address

    Try using that one if a dispute arises with the buyer making a claim of some sort.
    Ebay often does not stand by the sellers.
  20. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    210474
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    Re: Developing Shanghai GP3 8x10 Film?

    You will find the same thing with this film that holds true with most film.
    Pick a developer - almost any developer - and use it. Work with it and tweak development times, agitation and dilutions...
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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    Why not just get a Linhof and not worry about it?
    There are good reasons so many use Linhof.
    So many available on the used market. So many in excellent condition.
    Newer or older - they last and...
  23. Re: Lightening the non-load: Dispose of Metz Mecablitz SCA300 or keep?

    The big 60 series Metz strobes are always going to be useful. Powerful enough to use in umbrellas and soft boxes. Powerful enough and controllable for fill light on a building at some distance during...
  24. Re: What do you use to support your heavy, long, big and old lenses on your LF camera

    Older Bogen Magic Arm. One end clamped to a tripod leg and the other clamped to the lens. Takes the strain off the front of the camera well and is adjustable which allows more leeway with focusing.
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    Re: Tiny Black Specs on Arista EDU Ultra 100

    Can't be random stars as it shows on the solid surface of solid objects.

    Dust on the film surface when you took the image, possibly.

    What water do you use to mix the developer? Possible to...
  26. Re: Can anyone recommend a sturdy tall carbon fiber tripod and ball head/pan-tilt hea

    Lightweight, solid, inexpensive.

    Pick two. You won't get all three at the same time.

    A good option is the tried and true Ries wood tripod for LF work. It is still one of the best bargains...
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    Re: Film changing bag or changing tent?

    Tinker toys in a changing bag make it into a space where the cloth does not lay on your film or holders. Best of all it keeps the top off your hands as the moisture builds up inside as you unlod/load...
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    Re: Film holder shoulder bag

    Why not just a normal insulated lunch carrier you find in the stores - and in Rummage sales? They work well and the more solid construction helps to protect the holders as you walk around. When you...
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    Re: Going Long on 5x7

    Have shot a few with the Fuji 400 tele on 5x7 and it works OK.(going back over old Chromes and notes - the 600mm Fuji also) After a comparison with the Nikkor 360/500/720 - using the 500 glass, I...
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    Visualization, Pre and Post?

    http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/visualization-versus-vision-why-vision-comes-first/

    Ansel Adams and Visualization. He didn't use "Pre" or "Post" when talking about it.

    Minor White...
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    Tripods in lightning storms?

    When photographing storms with lightning hitting is it any safer using a Wood tripod or Carbon Fiber over a Metal one?

    I photograph as the storms move in - but generally from in an enclosed...
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    Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    Just like they denied the larger sizes had "Sudden Death" problems after it was first out. Claimed it was the small size only, even as many had failures of the 5 litre packets.

    Kodak - by whatever...
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    https://www.bismanonline.com/2015_ice_castle_black_ice_8x16v_hydraulic_frame/?app_track=suggested_from_adview

    No, I am not selling this. Ice fishing houses come in all sizes and types. Some of...
  34. Thread: Hypo clear?

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    Re: Hypo clear?

    Having listened to many Older Photographers who are excellent printers I wonder if anyone doing "fine work" is using RC Papers? I know Clyde Butcher got bit from using them years ago and a number of...
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    Re: 5x4 processing marks. Wetting agent?

    After a bit of time using your fingers to squeegee the water off you will be asking us "what makes these streaks and marks on my film"?

    If you have mixed the distilled water & photo flo right the...
  36. Thread: Hello from Sam

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    Re: Hello from Sam

    I hope that your accounting and financial acumen has you well aware of the quickest way to make Million $$$ as a Photographer.

    Start with Two Million.
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    They can sing OKLAHOMA as they drive and walk back to Tulsa?
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Unlikely Drew.

    No till and low till farming practices, crop rotation, different fertilizing regimens and shelter belts make a big difference.
    Air seeders make a big difference with minimal...
  39. Re: Looking for a count up timer for use with film development

    Record music you like with a voice over giving each half minute. Works well and you can enjoy listening as you agitate the negatives in the chemistry. Easy to do and you can always make more than...
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    Re: Troubleshooting, or What the Hell Is That?

    Looking at the striations/marks - are they 90 degrees from the direction you peel off the plastic protection material? In other words - marks up and down - did you peel off the coating side to side?...
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