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    Re: Advice for Handheld 4x5 and Flash Please..

    By vintage to you mean flash used in that era, or approximate? I would think the best bet for a flash that is approximately vintage (at least with the later years of the 4x5 press camera) and yet...
  2. Re: new Western Digital Ultrastar 12 tb drive seems sketch

    I always understood the Raid 1 (disk mirroring) provides backup of the drive and contents. With the caveat that there still should be a backup in another physical location.
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    Re: studio space problems with soft boxes

    Would this generate a lot of heat in a small room?
  4. Re: What should I look for with the Omega Chromega D 4x5 Color Enlarger? Is it any g

    The adhesive is from the light seal between the Dichroic head and the bellows. It should come off with Goof Off or similar. You'll likely need to replace the light seals on the bottom of the...
  5. Re: What should I look for with the Omega Chromega D 4x5 Color Enlarger? Is it any g

    When I read Andy F's post I did not interpret it as "bellyaching"; just a statement of what is still required.

    Buying bits and pieces for an enlarger can be expensive and the pieces will often...
  6. Re: What should I look for with the Omega Chromega D 4x5 Color Enlarger? Is it any g

    A nice enlarger when clean and working. The power supply is required. I've read that there is nothing in the power supply that is not repairable by someone with moderate electronics knowledge,...
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    Re: Name that enlarger lensboard

    Thanks.
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    Name that enlarger lensboard

    Maybe your remember the quiz show "Name that Tune". Maybe you were born after dinosaurs were extinct and don't remember that show.

    Either way, can you help identify a lensboard I received with an...
  9. Thread: print washers?

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    Re: print washers?

    Can you expand on this? I, like many, have hard well water and use a ion exchange water softener. I regularly use softened water for mixing developers. And for print washing as well.
  10. Thread: print washers?

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    Re: print washers?

    I have that one as well. Note that there is a small hole at the bottom to drain the concentrated fixer - whether real or imagined. Because of that and the drains at the top, it has to be used in a...
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    I think the Mamiya press cameras would be less failure prone.
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    Re: Source for String-Wound Filter Replacements?

    9" or 10"?

    I use these:
    https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/durable-2-5-in-x-10-in-water-filter-cartridge/0000000028829?Ntt=filter%20water
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    I may have missed it, but I did not see much discussion about accessibility. LF takes time to set up and I could imagine many cases where you wouldn't be able to get the shot you wanted because of...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    It's not that unusual to buy a car in a neighboring state. And if the car is somewhat uncommon, to buy in a further away state. Also, note that there is a difference between a certified check and a...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    Notwithstanding all the other issues that may arise with Paypal, I don't believe you are correct about this. I have a paypal account, with a balance, and I have not signed up for their credit card. ...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    The most important thing from a seller perspective was alluded to, but not specifically stated: When you sell an item listed as "used" in most categories, you are guaranteeing that it works. So make...
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    Re: Photo of my Dad with a Big Ass Enlarger!

    Great image. 4x5 negative I would assume.
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    Re: Etsy: An On-line Gallery for Selling Prints?

    Case in point: ...
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    Re: Any darkrooms in New England with 8x10 Enlargers?

    It's a longshot, but you could try: https://www.localdarkroom.com/ to see if anyone in the area is offering up their darkroom with an 8x10 enlarger.
  20. Thread: Dektol

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    Re: Dektol

    Update: KODAK PROFESSIONAL DEKTOL Developer / Packet to make 1 gal (CAT# 516 0270)

    Recent batches of DEKTOL with date codes of August 2019 or later have been coming out darker than normal when...
  21. Re: Disinfecting developed film from lab due to Coronavirus

    Everything I've read says 60%. Two tiny bottles of commercial sanitizer I have here contain 60%. That said, the ration is still wrong. Should be 2/3 91% alcohol and 1/3 Aloe. FWIW, when I mixed...
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    Re: where to look for used gear

    You can also generate USPS labels from paypal, even if it wasn't a sale via paypal.
  23. Thread: Rodinol to D 23

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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    Interesting.

    What's the logic for needing distilled water (noting that Jim Noel doesn't use distilled water)? I'll admit I use distilled water for mixing powder developers but I do that more out...
  24. Re: Disinfecting Film, Cameras and other Photographic Equipment from Viruses

    I like to clean used cameras that I obtain with 70% alcohol, especially any eyepieces. This was before coronavirus, but should work well now.

    For reference:...
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    Re: Boston area retail film & chemistry

    If Hunts can't provide what you need, consider ordering and having it delivered to a PO as "hold for pickup". And there are a number of Boston-area members who might be able to receive a package for...
  26. Thread: New Website

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    Re: New Website

    Firs, I'm using a laptop with 14" screen, with browser in full screen mode, zoom level at 90%, so that impacts my comments. But I don't think that's too restrictive from what many/most will be using...
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    Re: Broken Ground Glass!!! Need help!!!!

    You can also make your own ground glass fairly easily. May not be as good as the professionally made ones, but handy in a pinch. And you'll have a spare.
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    Re: Help! I can't open my new B&W King 4x5 tank...

    And give it overnight.
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    Re: Me, my inexperienced butt, and the backcountry

    That 8 qt pot and stove aren't so heavy when "amortized" over 8 scouts and 2 adults. Even the ubiquitous 4 person Timberline tent isn't so heavy when you factor in that it will sleep 4 scouts. My...
  30. Thread: Effective Drypacks

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    Re: Effective Drypacks

    IMO, with those Pelican ones, you pay a lot for packaging and a brand name. Indicator Silica Gel is pretty much a commodity. If you don't have the enlarger "sealed" from the outside air, I don't...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    I still have a couple of lead foil containers. I don't know for sure that they will work with the machines. The main benefit if it does work, as I see it, is that it forces a hand inspection. ...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Keep in mind that you can send a package (address to yourself) to a US post office with instructions to "Hold for Pickup". Be aware that some POs will not hold them for too long before sending back...
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    Re: Gossen Luna Pro F....need help!

    It may very well be a defective meter if you correctly tested as outlined in post #4 and you got a significantly different result (say > 1 full stop) as you indicated. I'd do one more test before...
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    Re: Gossen Luna Pro F....need help!

    Are you comparing the Gossen in incident mode with the dslr metering in reflective mode?
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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    I use the Sekonic 208, use it often (mostly in incident mode), and like it. And I find it's handy to have small incident meter even when using MF and 35mm with built in meters.
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    Re: Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    I would suggest building a water distribution panel that will allow for future changes. The likelihood of getting it exactly right (for you) the first time is not great. Besides, things change. I...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Unfortunately, all you'll find out is whether that particular film, run through that particular scanner, at that particular time was safe or not.

    I don't know how these new scanners will effect...
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    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    A typical sediment or carbon-media filter will not reduce the hardness of water. RO might (I'm not sure) and a water softener will. There are cartridges for whole house water filters that claim to...
  39. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    I think the muscle tone on the back is a bit different (perhaps twisting her torso) but the overall pose is fine.
  40. Re: Where does one get custom ground glass from these days?

    How easy and how inexpensive.
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