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    Re: Questions on E6 kits

    I bought a boatload of FUJI PRO 6 chemistry several years ago (the gold standard of E-6) and only ever developed twice.

    It cost around $640, but was magic to see my own amazing chromes developed...
  2. Re: E-6 Processing in New York City [LTI Ceases E-6 Line :(]

    It seemed fine, but I don't think their reputation is on par with LTI.
  3. Re: E-6 Processing in New York City [LTI Ceases E-6 Line :(]

    It turns out LTI wasn't getting enough E-6 volume to maintain their line effectively. Something to do with densitometer readings, according to an LTI owner I spoke to.

    The roll of E-6 I took to...
  4. E-6 Processing in New York City [LTI Ceases E-6 Line :(]

    My favorite lab LTI said they no longer process E-6 as of yesterday. What a bummer. Their E-6 was as good as their C-41, which I feel is the best.

    They recommended a place on w22nd St next to...
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    Re: Magic Lantern Projector Lenses

    Here's one of the exposures, not the greatest, but the lens does focus!

    Was back lit and I was trying to flash meter with a Packard shutter that has a sync cable - I set the meter to 1/30th, f/4,...
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    Re: Magic Lantern Projector Lenses

    Apparently it's a triplet (Tessar type). It was assembled incorrectly and now focuses! A lens expert friend sorted it out for me today. He thought it would likely be highly uncorrected. I shot 2...
  7. Thread: Film Drying

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    Re: Film Drying

    I experience mostly with roll film, but also with sheets, much less frequently, and it's usually self correcting (e.g. it eventually dries flat).

    Apparently humidity, and temperature, as well as...
  8. Thread: Film Drying

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    Film Drying

    How do labs get film to dry so flat?

    When I hang mine with clips from a shower rod, it tends to want to curl. Is it having a film drying cabinet, temperature, or something in the washing.
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    Re: Polaroid 55 Newb needs help

    Don't forget, shoot for the negative at 25 ISO.

    Get some Kodak hypo clearing agent to clear the negative.

    You can do this in a shallow bowl or Tupperware until the blueish stuff dissipates,...
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    Re: Magic Lantern Projector Lenses

    I finally got around to mounting the 18" lens, turret to 8" Deardorff board, unfortunately I couldn't get it to focus very sharp.

    The turret allows for fine focusing of the lens, though I'm not...
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    Re: Color Photo papers.... Recomendations?

    I also wanted to do RA-4 printing of enlarged C-41 negatives. I tried with drums first too, and while it was very cool to get something resembling a print, it was also very time consuming, and for...
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    Re: Finally done with PMK. What next?

    Unless there is something wrong with the exposure or processing, D-76 1:1 is my first choice with HP5+.
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    Split Grade Printing with VC Paper

    I'm thinking about trying the technique to get better prints,

    though I've read - prints from well exposed and processed negatives shouldn't require it ... might they still benefit from it?
    ...
  14. Re: Shelf Life of Fuji Crystal Archive Type II Paper

    Thanks everyone for the info, I made some prints a few days ago and the paper was fine.

    Bill
  15. Shelf Life of Fuji Crystal Archive Type II Paper

    I bought a 100 sheet box on ebay, I am now told is from 2010, at an about 35% discount from new, and am wondering if it should still be good?

    I know that will depend on how it's been stored, (I am...
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    I've called Omega-Brandess in the recent past for CP-31 parts, and they haven't yet had a what I needed; they do look in their computer, and ask for a part number, I give what's in the parts...
  17. Thread: Scanners

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    Re: Scanners

    Thanks for the info, I think you mentioned before you put the tape on the outside plastic edges and not on the glass?

    This sounds like a good method, but definitely will take some time and lots...
  18. Thread: Scanners

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    Re: Scanners

    Have you checked this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeoBknfLlck
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    Re: Scanners

    Not sure if that was a reply to me, but ... my film area guide has a bit of play all around in it, more than the tolerances of getting all the film borders each time, I was referring to wet mounting...
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    Re: Expired Polaroid film selling for a mint

    Not sure how much of a bargain IP film is ... especially if they recommend scanning it right away (as the image apparently is unstable). Is that still true?
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    I contacted Omega, Joboman, and a guy named Gregory, one of them recommended finding the number on the part and looking for a suitable replacement online, maybe at Mouser Electronics, but no one had...
  22. Thread: Scanners

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    Re: Scanners

    On an Epson 4990 or V700 - does anyone know how to position an 8x10 negative so that all borders show in preview and scan?

    I've tried to find some method, but mostly have been unsuccessful. It...
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    Can anyone familiar with the unit suggest how to fix (or replace) one of the two paper sensors?
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    Good to know, thanks!
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    Thanks for the info, I just want to find a way to make sure the replenishment I am adding isn't what's overflowing; the tubes in the front are drain tubes, I think the rear tubes are for using the...
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    The machine has been working very nicely.

    I don't have a replenishment unit yet and have been adding it manually, which is a drag, and, I am not sure it (or some of it) just doesn't overflow.
    ...
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    I was able to repair the riser which connects to the WD shower rod by inserting a brass hose nipple, wrapped in Teflon tape (because it was slightly too loose) inserting between the broken pipe and...
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    Wow, great info! I need to read up.

    Seems like the only real issue I have other than a few missing screws is the broken spray rod connector on the WD module.

    The drive for the WD module seems...
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    Re: Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    Thanks for the info George,

    I've downloaded from your site before, so will study those documents at some point soon, thanks for making them available.

    I was able to setup the processor on my...
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    Fujimoto CP-31 Help

    I received a CP-31 today that looks like it might need some TLC.

    Am hoping to get some hints here on where to begin.

    I've read don't operate without water or chemistry. I'm planning to test the...
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    Re: Scanning Mounted 8x10 Film Epson Flatbed

    Hi Andrew,

    That's what I've been doing. Based on things I've read here and elsewhere, I tape a negative, base side to normal glass (possess but have not tried on museum glass), flip glass over, so...
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    Re: Scanning Mounted 8x10 Film Epson Flatbed

    Thanks for the info Andrew,

    For 8x10, I think in lieu of wet mounting, dry mounting on a piece of glass raised above the platen, is the way to go for the best possible Epson flatbed scans.

    I...
  33. Dry Mounting on Anti-Reflection (AR) / Museum Glass - Surface Order for Epson 4990

    Wondering the surface order for dry mounting 8x10 negatives on museum glass.

    Should emulsion face the scanner glass or the mounting glass, which side of the AR glass should face negative?

    Also...
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    Re: Scanning Mounted 8x10 Film Epson Flatbed

    Thanks for the info Ari,

    Are you using the film area guide in addition to your tape system?
    How are you mounting the film?

    Bill
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    Re: Scanning Mounted 8x10 Film Epson Flatbed

    My understanding is using the film area guide and dry mounting the negative on glass (raising it slightly) is the way to get the best 8x10 scans with the 4990 and v700/750 scanners.

    Focusing...
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    Scanning Mounted 8x10 Film Epson Flatbed

    I'm trying to pick up this technique.

    So far I've tried mounting the negative on a thick piece of 11x14 normal glass, rising it with 4 pennies, and think the results are OK.

    I picked up a...
  37. Re: Looking for feedback + recommendations on 8x10 film processing tanks

    You might also consider a printing drum by Beseler, Ilford/Cibachrome, Unicolor, etc. and motor base ... AKA poor man's JOBO.

    I use an 11x14 Beseler print drum with motor base. For 2 8x10...
  38. Re: Kodak Ektacolor RA (Part A Bleach/Fix Cloudy)

    Can the left over part b be used for something other than part b to part a?

    Part a looks like fix and part b looks like bleach, but they're both labeled bleach-fix.
  39. Kodak Ektacolor RA (Part A Bleach/Fix Cloudy)

    I bought a 10L kit of developer (a, b, c), bleach-fix (a, b), and stabilizer.

    I was hoping to mix in 1L increments, but noticed today, "part a" of the bleach-fix (660 1629), formerly clear, is now...
  40. Re: Keeping Camera On Same Plane for Diptych, Ttriptych, Panorama

    I got a reply from David, to paraphrase, he said he keeps the camera as level as possible in all directions and pans across.

    Also, his lens is slightly wide, which causes things not to "match up"...
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