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  1. Thread: Dark Cloth 4x5

    by eli
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Go to A "joann's' fabric store, buy two yards of blackout fabric, which has a rubberized cloth on one side and the other is white, and if they don't 'ave it there, Ebay for the same amount of black...
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    Re: Gossen Luna Pro F....need help!

    The Styrofoam cup over the camera lens, will give you an incidental reading, just throw the lens into the infinity setting before taking a reading.

    Pick a building wall, walk out 10-15 feet and...
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    Re: Gossen Luna Pro F....need help!

    Where did you buy the meter?

    What were the full daylight settings, on both the camera and meter, asa/iso film speed, shutter speeds, f-stops and any filter factors?

    You spoke of using...
  4. Re: How would I calculate my speedlite setting if I have no flash meter?

    Or, you can buy a small digital camera, like the Canon Powershot G10, put a safe hotshoe, to prevent High Voltage flash units from frying its digits, or just use wireless triggers, and use it like an...
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    Re: Those Nikor tanks (for 4x5)

    As much as I'd like one of these Nikkor tanks, I will do as I have on another site, when it comes to hard to find items, and suggest, instead of everyone scrambling to find old tanks, photographers...
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    Re: Recommendations: Add-on pouch for spotmeter?

    A nice 'fanny pack', and wear that as you would a carpenters belt.

    I'm sure with a little looking at Goodwill or Salvation Army, etc, you can find one that will be rugged enough and well well, for...
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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    It's a great head, so think twice before replacing it, as some photographers will do when the 'newest' or 'greatest' comes along.

    After all, just as the venison on the table that never cared how...
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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    The Luna Pro F is the one to get, although it is larger than the Luna pro SBC, which does no need a battery and has it's own issues in dim light.

    The larger 'F' , F stands for flash, uses the 9...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Yes, step-up adapters are the best way to handle having a non-vignetting system, esp for large format, and if you can get away with it when lens hood are employed.

    I would suggest a bellows lens...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    In studio use, stands with 'black cards/foam board are often used with a small boom or adjustable arm, to shield against excess light entering the non-hooded lens, some times more than one and at...
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    Re: Differences Between Tri-X 400 and Tri-X 320

    Tri-x 320 was, if no now, available in 120, I still have several old rolls.

    D-76 1:1 or HC110 Dil.H are my favorites for this film.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    "Weed Towers" looks a lot like Charlotte, NC?
  13. Re: speed graphic 4x5 replacing missing ground glass?

    Until you get the GG you really want, you can make your own by using the finest wet/dry abrasive paper from your local auto shop, laid down on plate glass, smothed flat all the way across the paper...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I like this, are prints available?
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I like this image.
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    Stop bath after selenium toning?

    Yesterday, I used a 2-3 ℅ acetic acid bath on fresh selenium toned fb papers. My stop turned orange and though I am sure my stop was used correctly, per Tim Rudman's book on master darkroom printing,...
  17. Enlarging sm. format, etc, on azo from Omega E or D using a 300w bulb

    I have some old, Kodak Azo that I want to enlarge on, but I am concerned that using a 300w bulb, in the D's lamp-house might cause issues with the bellows. I also could try with an E model, but there...
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    Re: Expired Film....where to Start?

    What would silver recovery of just ten pounds be likely to yield in ounces?
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    Re: Need a very slow motor (like 1 RPM).

    You need an inexpensive barbecue spit turner, the kind that uses a pair of D cell batteries? You can most likely find one at a home center, like Lowe's or Home Depot, or a Walmart. I have one that I...
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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    Nikor 4x5 tank and a good changing tent should do it.

    Where do you load your filmholders?
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    Re: Wratten Gel, Acrylic, or Glass Filters?

    Kodak made small, thin metal frames for the Wratten filters and I simply leave them on the filters, kept in their envelopes, which makes them easier to handle and less likely to blow away.
    If you...
  22. Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    About a stop for the 545, a packet size strip of paper, held by double stick may work, or, testing with the Polaroid holder, in the darkroom, a pen mark on the envelope.
  23. Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    Thanks; yes, a film holder is ideal, however, an envelope is lighter and thinner;).
  24. Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    My thought is any paper that can fit into a regular sheet film holder, should be loadable.
  25. Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    I understand from other post that, other than using IR goggles, these envelopes are likely too difficult to reload with film.

    Has anyone here tried using paper negatives, as reloads, which can be...
  26. Thread: springs

    by eli
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    Re: springs

    If you want to use hacksaw blades consider giving them a deep black oxide finish; simple to do and inexpensive with white vinegar.
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    Re: Source for thin glass?

    You might try taking the glass from a flatbed scanner. I salvaged the glass from a throwaway, a few years back, but I did no measure for thickness.
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    Re: DIY Darkroom filter ??

    I did the rubylith thing with a pair of wall-mounted, adjustable lights and I'm happy with the results however I mostly use my Thomas light in OC so these get little use.
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    Re: Graded Paper Reccomendations

    Ansco 130 gives wonderful blacks and last just about forever in a tray or bottle, it's easy to compound and is available in kits from Photographers' Formulary.

    Other than perhaps Amidol, I don't...
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    Re: Graded Paper Reccomendations

    What developers have you been using?
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    Re: Problem with Caffenol-C and RC paper...

    You might also try Parodinal or Rodinal. Parodinal is pretty simple to mix up and works as well as Rodinal with the same times.

    By-the-way, which papers are you using and what iso are you...
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    Re: how much water for soak washing fb prints?

    Every now and again, my tap water will be clouded and I don't know if it is something from the pipes, old steel stuff, or something in the water supply, perhaps a break in the supply line.

    Last...
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    Re: how much water for soak washing fb prints?

    Your right Louie, I stated that badly, knowing that the water would have been tossed long before enough fixer would be transfered to the bath to reverse the process.

    I should have said that it's...
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    Re: how much water for soak washing fb prints?

    I've been looking at the Ilford forums, as well as APUG and other sites on this topic and it seems that agitation or water flow is not needed to wash fb prints to an archival standard. The method...
  35. Thread: Plus X, 4x5

    by eli
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    Re: Plus X, 4x5

    Lord love 'em... someone should let him know... but not before Tuesday please!
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    Re: how much water for soak washing fb prints?

    I'll order up the materials as soon as I'm able, however, I'm printing latter today and am 'stuck' with this method for the time being. I won't use household water here for anything other than rapid...
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    Re: Omega D6 8x10 conversion?

    Check around for military surplus for a large format enlarger, as well as look for a process camera that you could convert into a enlarger. It may be there are more 8x10s in Hawaii than you imagine.
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    how much water for soak washing fb prints?

    I'm about to try soak washing for the first time, with distilled water in trays, and I'm curious as to the minimum volume of water needed for an adequate bath. I was initially thinking two gallons...
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    Re: B&W filters for urban shooters

    Orange, lt. & medium yellow, #11 green, yellow-green, red and Pol. Don't discount portraits where the #11 might come in handy. Series filters should be easy enough to find.
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    Re: DIY Bathroom/Darkroom Sink Question

    [QUOTE]They sell caps to cover the cut ends of the wire shelving./QUOTE]

    Good to know; IMO these should be sealed in place with a good adhesive or silicon product.
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