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  1. Re: Help - 4x5 Negative Developing Issue - Looking for Ideas

    i have seen a lot of recent posts over the last few months in many different places with development issues and monobaths. hmmm, is there a correlation here? never really understood why people use...
  2. Re: 24cm X 76 meters of Agfa Aviphot 200 has arrived

    thanks! I agree its not gonna get any cheaper. no notch code, but it looks like the film has a curl up on the emulsion side. is that how you judge loading them in holders?

    I also have a large...
  3. Re: 24cm X 76 meters of Agfa Aviphot 200 has arrived

    i have used this film (RR400/superpan/rollei IR) a lot in 120 and 35mm so I'm familiar with it. just thought it would be a great way to shoot some high quality 4x5 film on the cheap. lot of cutting...
  4. Re: 24cm X 76 meters of Agfa Aviphot 200 has arrived

    the film is very thin polyester right? is it the same thickness as the ilford infrared and rpx 25 emulsions? any issues with film flatness?

    john
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    Re: Guidance needed on filter holder / filters

    I use screw in filters as I have a lot from my 35mm ans MF cameras (4x5 came last for me). but when my local camera store was open back in 2015, they had a used cokin system with 4 filters. all were...
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    many good points mentioned above and I agree with with many points. when I went from predominantly dark room enlarging/printing to scanning (seems we are always having a drought in California so I...
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    Re: Treatment of Ektachrome E100 ?

    What Drew said. E100 is a great film. the only filtering I use is when shooting up in higher altitudes, like the sierra's or yosemite. In those situations I would use an 81A, B or a skylight 1B...
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    Re: Velvia 50 replacement

    you scan your film, so I would shoot provia or E100 and you can add some post to get a look close to, but exactly, like velvia

    john
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    it was a few years ago, but when I do bulb shots with 35mm, I usually use f4 or f2.8 depending on the lens. with the 50mm 1.8, its usually f4

    john
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    my bad
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    puerto vallarta Mexico lightning storm. nikon FA nikkor 50mm 1.8 AI-s long nose velvia 50 bulb for 30 seconds hoping to catch a lighting strike. took about 6 shots and this is the only one where I...
  12. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    half dome from glacier point. I know its a kind of cliche shot, but I try to take a few from here every year.

    john

    fuji g617 velvia 50 from 220 roll. with the way this camera eats roll film, i...
  13. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    if there was ever a place that I visited that screamed pano shot, this is it. grand canyon.
    john

    fuji g617 provia 100f

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46921430655_4c6a28cf36_b.jpgGrand...
  14. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    stumbled into this thread, which prompted me to post a few of my panos. my g617 is feeling left out as I have been shooting a lot less, but skimming thru every page of this thread has motivated me to...
  15. Thread: Pyrocat HDC

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    Re: Pyrocat HDC

    Steve Sherman had a great quote that I think makes sense. this is from his great reduced agitation article on unblinking eye

    "Think of the Pyro A component as gasoline, and the Pyro B component as...
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    Re: Price of Film Going Up

    I don't know. based on the prices people are paying for expired film, it looks like the sellers are making a healthy profit, albeit on smaller quantities.
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    Re: Price of Film Going Up

    in the last 18 months, a lot of things have gone up significantly in price, not just film. I feel things will continue to go up in prices, especially anything that requires overseas logistics....
  18. Re: Charts Showing the Current Prices (August 2021) of Colour and B&W Film Stocks

    B&H is no longer the low price retailer. like the HP5 example, if I look at the 5 retailers I usually buy from, B&H is $40 more expensive then the next highest. I think they just raise prices when...
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    Re: old jobo 2000 tank question

    I'm looking at the the cap over the fill hole opening.
    thanks for the reply.
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    old jobo 2000 tank question

    i got from a friend an old 2336 tank with 2 4x5 reels. he used a machine for development but I would use manual inversion. the tank did not come with a lid (i have a WTB post for one). are the lids...
  21. landscape infintity focus: what aperture do you prefer or use?

    was developing a lot of film from a day trip to yosemite. 90%+ shots are at infinity focus, with not a lot in the scene that needs close focus. I guess I mean that I dont need, for a lot of MY shots,...
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    Re: Photographing stars, 4x5

    I work/volunteer at Lick observatory. They have several mounts for 4x5, 5x7 and mainly 8x10 for most of the scopes up on the hill. but the 36" was the main one along with the crosley, which became...
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    Re: Scratches on negatives

    there is your answer. I stopped using foma 200 because of all the scratches in the emulsion. its too bad as I really like the look of the film.
  24. Re: How to maximize shelf life of Fuji E-6 kit?

    I do a lot of what the 2 above have said. I have the large mix bottles for all the steps, the 10 to 20 liter stock bottles. I use a replenished system for all my color work. I have 1.5 liters of...
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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    i used 1 box and got nice results. I order a second batch and all had moisture damage from the paper between the sheets, ruining every shot. finally got a refund from paypal after 2 months, but had...
  26. Re: Lee Filters - anyone using these or Cokin et al squares?

    I use round filters for B&W. like an orange, red or yellow filter. also for warming filters, 81a,b and c. for ND grad filters, I use rectangle filters as they are much easier to get the proper...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    i hike rancho san antonio often. last year they closed many of the higher up in the hills trails because of a Mt lion spotting. we have taken over their area, their habitat, in my mind, and all they...
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    Re: Thinking hard about taking the LF plunge.....

    keep an eye out on craigslist. i looked for months, then found a great deal on a toyo 45a. needed new bellows, but the price was adjusted accordingly. maybe i did buy the right one the first time?...
  29. Re: LF photogenic sites in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Santa Cruz, Monter

    if you like coastlines, the drive south on hwy 1 from SF to santa cruz or all the way down to big sur is nice. lots of pull offs from just past devils slide all the way to DT santa cruz. I really...
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    Re: how do you shoot 1 to 3 second exposures

    many thanks to all that replied. I think i have my game plan worked out. having been a pro drummer for years and recording in the studio with a click track, ill just get the 60 beats per minute thing...
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    Re: how do you shoot 1 to 3 second exposures

    ok, sound like im thinking to hard about it. thanks!.

    I like the idea of 2 exposures at 1 second and then 1/2 or another 1 second. never thought of that.

    john
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    how do you shoot 1 to 3 second exposures

    Im new to 4x5, shooting MF for many years before. I have no issues with semi long exposures as some of my MF cameras allow for speeds up to 4 seconds, or worst case, I can use ap priority shooting...
  33. Re: E6 - What are my options for developing at home

    I bought the large size bottles from unique in fall 2017. so thats all 7 baths in the 20 liter size concentrates. shipping for everything was in less than a week to California and cost less than $80,...
  34. Re: E6 - What are my options for developing at home

    being in europe, up can get the fuji 6 bath kit that does 5 liters of chemistry for not much more than the tenenal 3 bath kit that only does 2.5 liters. . I have used both and now use the fuji 6 bath...
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    Re: Reputable place to buy C-41 kit

    east coast, Unique, west coast freestyle. middle? whoever is cheaper with shipping
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