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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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  12. 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...
  13. Re: Disasterous Consequences

    It appears the rear element may not be screwed completely into the shutter.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
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    Red, because the film has no sensitivity to red, but some to green.
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    Exposure is dependent on your film, your latitude, weather and the time of day. In San diego on a nice day I use an EI of 100 from 2 hours after sunrise until an hour prior to sunset. Before and...
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    I use it straight.
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    It may be time to put a padlock on my film freezer.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I love, maybe envy, the collection Scott.
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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    B&S lists potassium chloride, but does not list potassium cyanide
  25. Re: Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium

    Ziatype works beautifully. The print color varies slightly from a Pt or Pd print, but is appropriate for many of my images. The main difficulty is the humidity of the paper must be tightly controlled.
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Part A precipitate

    I have never bought a pre-mixed solution, but I have had a few particles precipitate in glycol over the years I have mixed my own PCat HD. It is usually caused by the temperature in the darkroom...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Good reply Drew.
  28. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Not taken as a criticism, or anything but friends communicating. Have a great day!
  29. Re: Keeping the film rebate for contact prints

    I'm with Vaughn. I usually print the entire negative.If the rebate is distracting I mask it out with overmat when presenting.
  30. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Not a contest, just a statement of resources. I have never believed in running out of film.
    Jim
  31. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I am a great believer in having plenty of film. I am 91, and my 8x10 and 5x12 stock was down to 400 and 500 sheets respectively,so I took advantage of the Ilford ULF order to stock up, as well as a...
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    Re: Need Guidance on Getting a Sensitometer

    I'm not sure if the original responder really wants a sensitometer,or a densitometer.
  33. Re: Pur water filtration instead of Distilled water?

    I have used distilled water for photo chemistry for only very brief periods in my life. I have had a darkroom since 1938 in various parts of the country,and have never seen the need forit for black...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I suggest leaving the Cherry, and just giving it a nice clear coat.
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    Re: eTone focusing cloths - opinions?

    The major problem is that it doesn't cover the bellows. This may not be a problem with a new camera,but one which has been owned and used for 25-75 years, or more, may well need this help.
  36. Re: Large Format Soft Focus Portrait Image Website

    very nice, thanks
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    13x16 gives you 3 boards from a full sheet of board, with only 1" of waste. Most economical size I know of for 8x10 prints.
  38. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    REMINDER; On cloudy days, as well as early morning and late afternoon the available light contains more red to which x-ray and other orthochromatic emulsions are not sensitive. Thus - underexposure...
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    Re: Velostigmat Series II; Info and Images

    Any suggestions about where to send it for repair?
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    Re: Human sized camera

    I don't believe a #0 is long enough to do what you wish. It is only one meter If you decide it is for you, let me know via PM, I may have one and if so it would not cost you very much.
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