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  1. Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    We received a large order of the bad batch. It didn't mix properly and didn't develop film. We've switched to D-76 for now.
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    Re: Margaret Bourke-White

    Some of her cameras were on permanent display at Syracuse University when I was there in the 1970s. I believe they were in the Newhouse journalism school.
  3. Re: Please Help Me Identify This Extension Rail!

    Thanks, Kumar! Great illustrations. I appreciate this!

    Peter
  4. Re: Please Help Me Identify This Extension Rail!

    Thanks you! Mystery solved. Not a very long base rail.

    The rail I photographed came into our shop without a camera attached, and it is not marked.
  5. Please Help Me Identify This Extension Rail!

    This extension rail has defied my ability to name it. It is 160mm long end-to-end, including the protruding parts on the ends. It is 30mm in diameter. I would love to know the manufacturer and model...
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    Re: Platinum galleries/collectors?

    Ray Bidegain has an all-platinum show coming up at the Camerawork Gallery in Portland: https://thecameraworkgallery.org/upcoming-exhibitions-cwg/
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    Re: Lane Plate Processing

    This was the original emulsion. This happened a year or so ago.
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    Re: Lane Plate Processing

    In testing the Lane plates in our lab, we found that not using a hardening fixer will allow a stream of running water to wash the emulsion off the plate!
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    Re: S-K 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar

    The weight of this shutter/lens combination will tax the front standard of your camera. I owned one with a Copal 3 shutter, and it was a bit of a beast on my Zone VI 4x5 (Vermont model.) I eventually...
  10. Re: What is the largest format camera that you have seen ever?

    First one I ever saw was a Crown Graphic. Largest was an old 16x20" studio portrait camera. I remember it clearly!
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    Re: Rating Provia 100

    Stand in the middle of a soccer pitch between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on a sunny day. Turn so the sun is directly behind you. Photograph a person wearing dark pants and a white T-shirt starting at 1/100...
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    Re: So I'm looking at film prices....

    Kodak now is priced beyond my wallet's ability to keep up. I use Ilford 4x5 and 5x7 films exclusively. I shoot very little 4x5 color, so I can stretch a box of Portra quite a ways. I do like the...
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    Re: info wanted on 13" Raptar

    I owned one of these, and it is indeed a fine lens. Mine had a tiny bit of internal haze, but it didn't hurt that I noticed. I concur that at 13 and 20" it was good, but the 25" alone was pretty...
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    Re: Why 8" x 12"?

    Roughly the next step up in the quarter-plate, half-plate, full-plate series. Format sizes on the 3x4 aspect ratio rather than 4x5 aspect ratio. Back then, if you wanted a bigger print, you needed a...
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    Re: HC-110 help or opinions

    I'd use dilution H, which is dilution B cut 1:1 with water. Dilution B gives a pretty short development time and can make images with too much contrast.
  16. Re: Blue patch and spots on glass negative plus some other questions

    The vertical lines are artifacts of the plate holder. To get rid of the blue, you can use the channel mixer in monochrome mode and slide the blue slider until it disappears, you can use selective...
  17. Re: Mounting 8x10 Korona View to Majestic Tripod and Head

    I had problems with my Korona wanting to rotate on the head of my tripod. I went to Home Depot and got some adhesive strips of gritty material used to make stair treads safe and stuck them on the...
  18. Re: Waterfalls in Oregon Or How Many Holder to Take On a Day Hike

    Most of the Cascade waterfalls are in pretty tight surroundings. A 90 and 150 will be all you really need on a 4x5. Long lenses, longer than a 180 or 210, won't be necessary.
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    Re: Sinar Shutter Sans Shutter Release

    Neil, check Blue Moon Camera's store on the big auction site.

    Pete
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    Re: Please Help Me Identify This Lens!

    Thanks, Steven! I was trying to remember the name of that site. Now it's bookmarked. Very helpful!
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    Please Help Me Identify This Lens!

    I can find very little information about this lens or its manufacturer. It is a Peerless Quick Acting lens, apparently a Petzval (One front reflection, two rear). Logo reads either MS Co or SM Co,...
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    Re: SinarSix Manual

    Try Blue Moon Camera's store on the big auction site.
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    Re: Imacon Flextight Problem

    Double check your film holder settings. If it's not set for the right one, all kinds of banging goes on.
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    Re: Old brass lens

    The lens has been stripped of its aperture scale. The two empty screw holes at the bottom of the pistons held it in place. The little metal indicator at 6:00 in your picture is the aperture control....
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    Re: Small Hole Film Punch

    I have a leather punch that has a spur-like wheel with different size punches. Handy for many things, including making my belts tighter as I lose weight.
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    Re: Good starter lens for whole plate

    My WP came with a period 13" Rapid Rectilinear lens in barrel. I suspect it was used as a portrait camera/lens combination. I found 210 is wide, 305 G-Claron a bit long, wanted to buy a 250 f/6.7...
  27. Re: Interesting curiosity: K L Biggs Gee Pee 4x5 camera, claimed to be aerial

    Gee Pee - General Purpose?
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Hi, Paul, and thanks for the compliment!

    No, I have to admit I took it to another lab. I wanted to see results in a hurry. Blue Moon processes sheet film larger than 4x5" by hand in trays, and I...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Trillium, West Linn, Oregon, 5x7 pinhole camera, FP4+ in D-76 dip'n'dunk by a local lab.
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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    75mm f/2.9 Schneider Radionar bought for $50 on eBay. It came from a Balda folding 120 camera. Not perfect, but close. I need to play with it a little more.

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    Re: Paper negatives for portraits

    You can find panchromatic black-and-white paper cut to size on the Ultrafine website. It's intended for RGB laser b&w printing, but apparently works fine in pinhole cameras.
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    Re: Austin Granger Show in Astoria, Oregon

    Austin's photographs and Paul Cunningham's printing have made for a truly wonderful show. I also have to mention Michael Granger's Lightbox Gallery, which is an exhibition space that truly...
  33. Re: Any tips & tricks for operating lenses without own shutter (lens cap on-off)

    I found fumbling with a lens cap frustrating. I bought a big can of tuna at the store, and after lunch I cleaned it out and lined it with sticky-back black felt from a craft store. Much easier to pop...
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    Re: Pyro negatives and scanning

    I don't handle them any differently. Density is density. If you scan in RGB and then convert to monochrome in Photoshop's channel mixer, you might see a slightly different spectral response, but...
  35. Re: What finish did Deardorff use in the 50s-60s?

    Drew, I believe it was Profin that I used on my camera. I had no idea of the ingredients, only that it worked really well. I didn't know they were a NW product. It's a good one!
  36. Re: High contrast films and low contrast lenses: Good?

    Yes! I see a lot of red-yellow cast in Douglas fir. I also found out, the hard way, that a strong green filter can make green foliage look sort of milky. I found out, also the hard way, that an...
  37. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Thanks, Paul!
  38. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Yes, I try not to be trite. It's not easy when the subject matter is so picturesque sometimes. 4x5 pinhole image from Smelt Sands Beach near Yachats, OR.

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  39. Re: What finish did Deardorff use in the 50s-60s?

    I'll be the first person to say I'm not a woodworker or finish specialist, but I owned an old Gundlach Korona 8x10 that had a crazed/alligatored surface. I gave it a very light sanding and applied a...
  40. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Thanks! The picture is as much about the light as the bridge, I think.
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