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    Re: Economical Continuous Lighting

    LED work lights should work well for your project and are far cheaper than any designed for photography. Since you are doing some color work, try them by reflecting light off a CD and observe the...
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    Re: Quick releases clamps and plates

    I use Horseman quick adapters for all my cameras except the Hasselblad which has it's own. There are receivers on both my Otto tripods, and plates on each LF and ULF camera.
    If you don't know them,...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    If it has no metal plate on the bottom, and has no serial number, I suspect it is like mine and made before 1939.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    This was taken in my favorite rea of DV. If I remember correctly, it is about Hwy Marker 104.5.
  5. Re: "Camera Work" A Photographic Quarterly. Online

    Thanks for posting this. I plan to read them all, and the images are wonderful.
  6. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    The type of meter doesn't really matter in this case. It has to do with the percentage of red and blue+green wavelengths available at time of exposure. The more red, the more exposure needed. A good...
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    Re: Help with Carl Zeiss lens please!

    It is a Carl Zeiss 15cm (150mm) lens in a dial set Compur shutter. A good lens which covers 4x5" well when wide open. Usually users prefer to use at f11-16.
    Many of us prefer 12+ iris leaves, yours...
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    Re: Developed Negatives - GreenCast

    Time to process your own.
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    Re: Tiny Black Specs on Arista EDU Ultra 100

    No such thing as "noise" in film. That is a digital term
  10. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Age, 91, and lack of freedom to photograph in many beautiful areas.I have a freezer full of film and have told my family I hope to die as I expose the last sheet.
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    Re: Intrepid/Rodenstock question

    Your problem has more todo with operator lack of knowledge,than lens fault.
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    I have spent many days in JOshua Tree, but never run across anything that nice.
    Great work on all 3 images.
    Jim
  13. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I use smooth bottom trays with all x-ray film.
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    Re: Chromium reverse

    Not on this negative.
  15. Thread: Still Smokey

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    Re: Still Smokey

    I had cadaver material replacing a thumb joint until it died again after 10 years. It was recently replaced with tendon material from my body. At 91 i'm not predicting long life for this replacement...
  16. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Don't strip the film! That is just wasting 50% of the density.
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    Re: nuarc xeon printer, front shield?

    I use "blackout drape."
  18. Re: Tips and Tricks for cleaning and storing old brass lenses

    I never touch a lens with the sandpaper called "lens tissue." Look at it under a microscope. I only use finely powdered activated charcoal on cotton q-tip. Been doing this for at least 50 years....
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    Re: Dev problem or light leak?

    Doesn't every wise LF phot6ographer do this?
  20. Re: Removing sheet film from rotary tubes question

    Jobo drums are barrel shaped which basically eliminates the problems encountered with a cylinder.
  21. Re: Removing sheet film from rotary tubes question

    have you tried filling the tube with water, then reaching to the bottom edge of the film and moving it up so the top edge can be grasped?
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    Re: 11x14" vs. 7x17"

    I love 7x17. It seems that it comes closer to what I see than any other format. I was very sad when age forced me to move to 5x12 and give up my 7x17. Although very similar ratio, it just isn't the...
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    Re: What is the right formula for Hypercat?

    i use the original formula. rarely do I use ANY formula from DR Cookbook. Too many inconsistences,
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    Re: Clayton P20 Plus paper developer

    i believe i always used p-20 at 1+9 and up to 1+15 to slow development
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    Re: St. Peter Lutheran Church

    I like the lowered contrast of the church. It gives the appearance of being distant, perhaps through time.
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    Re: Suggestions for LF field camera

    Toko - Japanese, 15" bellows. Hard to find, as few were made.
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    Re: TT 5 x 12 handmade camera

    That's a beauty TRi. I like the larger lens board, and the increased movement of the lens. The little lensboard on my Korona doesn't come close.
    Jim Noe
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    Re: Going Wide on 5x7

    For years a 120 Angulon (NOT SUPER ANGULON) has been my go to WA for 5x7 in the field. Small, lightweight and adequate coverage.
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    Re: Massive Dev app

    the times have been sent in by individuals, not developed by a single person, or company.
  30. Thread: Spotting

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    Re: Spotting

    Back when Kodak sold their Spotting Colors on 3x3 special papers, they were watercolor. One of those little pads lasted a long time. When it was apparent they would no longer be available, i bought...
  31. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Best to get film in hand while you can. It all appears on the slippery slope to oblivion.
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    Re: Graflex bagmag restoration manual

    When I started in4x5 it was considered Medium Format.
    see private message.
    Jim
  33. Re: Excited to embark on Covid PT/PD testing...trails....newbie.....NEED TIPS!

    I don't know of a 400 ISO film whihc wil give adequate contrast with comon developers.
    Use a 100 or 125 ISO like FP4+.
    Expose to get minimal, but adequate exposure in the shadows, and develop to...
  34. Re: Disasterous Consequences

    It appears the rear element may not be screwed completely into the shutter.
  35. Re: Disasterous Consequences

    EIther your Nikon 90 mm is not a wide angle lens,or you are missing an element. I suspect it is not a WA. Does the ID on the lens indicat WA?
  36. Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    I have three Wollaston single Meniscus lenses which ae excellent,and cheap. Google them and they will pop up.
  37. Thread: Old HP5 Film

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    Re: Old HP5 Film

    If you have it, try a sheet from the middle of he box.It may be OK, and it may not. I just tested some Adox film I had on hand since before 2000. It was clear and responded well to the same...
  38. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    It will fit if it is 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm. You may have to buy larger nd cut down.
  39. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I usually use trays. Inspection is by reflection off the reverse side looking primarily for good density in the highlights . The shadows are extremely difficult to see, especially in my 90's.
  40. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Red, because the film has no sensitivity to red, but some to green.
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