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    Re: Bogen / Manfrotto tripod parts hint

    Addendum, from folks over at Photrio:

    Spartan Photo Center in SC runs a site, in addition to its own, here:

    https://bogentripodparts.com/

    If they have what you need, U.S. members will...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Nice, Ben!
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    Re: It starts with a late night impulse buy

    I love seeing people wading, diving, tiptoeing, sidling,or otherwise entering the craft of film photography, LF included. If I get chance, perhaps by autumn, to give a presentation on B&W film...
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    Bogen / Manfrotto tripod parts hint

    I thought I'd pass on my happy experience of this morning.

    A small, plastic, locking collar piece of the leg-clamping assembly on my Bogen 3221 had gone missing, which I discovered while mounting...
  5. Re: My negatives are backwards....Shanghai 8x10 Film.

    IC-racer, I'm interested in the apparent lack of anti-halation coating that would allow proper exposure through the base, as Jason mentioned. Do you know the answer to this conundrum?
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    Re: Greetings everyone

    Thanks for introducing yourself, and welcome. You will find a rich trove of knowledge to help you as you begin your journey in addition to the extensive info on the home page. Have you been...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Lassethomas, you are achieving wonderful tonalities in a rich composition full of atmosphere. Exceptional.
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    Nelson gold toner and Warmtone Fiber

    The cost of buying Nelson from Photogs' Formulary, it's high capacity and keeping properties notwithstanding, will keep it out of my darkroom for a while, at least, but I am curious as to whether...
  9. A few recent selenium toning notes with WTF

    For those interested, these two sets of tests were made on Ilford Warmtone Fiber: the first on my standard, semi-matte; the second on gloss surface, which I normally use only for proofing. The...
  10. Thread: Dark cloth

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    Re: Dark cloth

    Kornscharfsteller, I just looked up your screen name--fun!
    Anyway, I edited my most to note that the single layer of T-shirt doesn't always cut the light adequately; two layers do, which is what I...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    The Zone VI compensating enlarging timer is one of the best investments I have ever made. We have only window air-conditioners in the summer, and the timer evens out the power fluctuations that used...
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    Re: how large (or small) are your prints?

    Although I printed some 16x20 color and a few B&W long ago, using a Cibachrome drum I recently sold, I'm content with 11x14 paper as a maximum now, and can just fit 3 such tray, and an elevated wash...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Vladimir, a lovely image.
  14. Re: Calling Tachihara Users, re: washers and cams

    I ordered some Delrin and nylon sheet, but both are too slippery, and the Delrin is too thick anyway. I have tried stacking two 0.05mm washers, and initially, at least, the grip appears to be...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Steve, I like the idea -- fun! Someone posted a photo of a phone app for 4x5 users a couple of years ago, showing a Western Electric house phone sitting on thr front extension bed of a wooden view...
  16. Thread: Dark cloth

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    Re: Dark cloth

    For years I used a plain piece of blackish fabric, medium weight. The better part of my 4x5 work was indoors; the cloth was adequate. When I returned to 4x5 several years ago, I bought two 1.3-yard...
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Now that you've started, keep it coming.
  18. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    I do the same; free from local pharmacy. I calculated the amounts for 16 and 8 oz and wrote then on the bottle. When I need only 4 oz (I have a 4x5 tray, used only for this when I have just a few...
  19. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    Please see my post in the recent D-23 thread, or send a PM with particular questions.
  20. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    HP5, D-23, Ilford Rapid Fix, SLIMT (potassium ferricyanide and potassium bromide), Photoflo
    Ilford WTF in Gloss and Semi-matte, EcoPro developer, citric acid, Photogs' Formulary TF-5
    Selenium toner...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Welcome, D. Mesa. This is the right place to be. Great to find another convert, even if hybrid. Many of us can appreciate your sentiment in holding a good 8x10 negative. A fine silver print is no...
  22. Re: Calling Tachihara Users, re: washers and cams

    Heroique, It's possible that the report I received about nylon washers with the cams was not correct. My camera, second- or third-hand, came with metal. The camera has clearly been treated a bit...
  23. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    Love, it, Bruce.
  24. Re: Calling Tachihara Users, re: washers and cams

    GRAYnomad, thank you for looking.
  25. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    In my camera bag, in padded surrounds, cap on back and front non-hooded 135, on back of hooded 210. Shutters, when I remember, stored on T, blades closed, aperture open. If not used in a couple of...
  26. Calling Tachihara Users, re: washers and cams

    I have asked here before about a source for nylon washers to replace the steel ones used under the cams that lock the front standard of the versions of Tachi 4x5 Hope similar to mine. None I have...
  27. Thread: D 23 Users

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    Re: D 23 Users

    I settled on D-23 when I returned to photography several years ago and had to make a number of choices respecting my equipment and processing. The two main considerations were streamlining—since my...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    4erepazzi, what an outstanding image, and exceptionally sensitive interpretation!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Roberto, very interesting between the motionless landscape and active dynamic of the tree.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very fine image, Ben, from vision to finish.
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    Re: DIY Temperature Compensation Metronome

    tundra, I am among those who could no sooner build one of these than I could read a page of programming code, but I would like to thank you warmly for undertaking and persuing it. My tray temps vary...
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    Re: Greetings from D.C.

    The difference will, I think be noticeable, even with finer-grained ISO 100 films, at enlargement of 8x10 and higher, keeping in mind that variables such as the different lens characteristics will...
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    Re: threading the needle

    I'll leave my own tastes out, but can't resist saying, you haven't understood Wagner's Ring Cycle until you've heard Anna Russell's take on it. And for Corran and other Schoenberg, Glass, et al....
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    Re: threading the needle

    +1
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    Re: Hello from a LF hopeful

    Welcome. Neil's advice is on the mark. Feel free to ask more questions as you clarify your thoughts.
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    Re: Greetings from D.C.

    Hi, kville79. I'm guessing you hail from Washington, DC. In any case, yes, this is a forum with lots of talent and expertise is everything photographic -- and a lot else! -- and the large format...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Greg, that's a fine old house, and the tree shadows, to me, lend an air of the history from the time it was a family home of some wealthy person, as I assume it was.
    I also like the Waterloo Falls...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Bill Rolph, an engaging image!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    That's a beauty, GRAYnomad.
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    Re: Reveni spot meter

    Perhaps you intended 0.3, or am I missing something?
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