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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Outstanding work. So many talents :)
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    Re: Avoiding purple tones with selenium...

    Another vote for Gold. I use Kodak Blue Toner which goes cold blue with warmtone papers. I love gold with chloride rich papers like Azo, just goes pure black.
    I use Kodak Selenium strong, 1+3, 2...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Wow that's cool. Did you get the lens? That's as well preserved/restored as they come. Eddie sounds remarkably like Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad :eek:
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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    Don't forget to put the support wire/band back that helps support the lamp. The sockets can crack, I got a very used one with a broken socket, little epoxy, easy fix. I don't know of a nicer light....
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    That's beautiful. Looks like another Deardorff portrait stand is lurking in the shadows. I spent all day cleaning. I have photo stuff in every room in our house. What fun!!
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I need to order new bellows, mine work fine, but I need to call custom bellows. This stuff keeps me alive. !
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I had a couple YOUNG MUSCLE MEN types that moved the camera and stand in one piece. I took off the back and lenses, took off extra bellows. Then compressed the bellows and wrapped the camera with...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I got a private message too. I don't reply to anyone I don't know. It's interesting, the camera is incomplete as shown. Looks like the stand is in great shape. My outfit was somewhat of a situation...
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    Oh and Pakor is a great company, great service.
    LEVEL YOUR PROCESSOR BY SHIMMING THE ENTIRE UNIT UNTIL THE DRUM IS LEVEL.
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    One point. You could replenish and reuse. Doesn't have to be an elaborate scheme. Use a 1 liter bottle of developer, take whatever you want for development. Before you pour it back into the bottle,...
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    Kodak recommends the use of ordinary stop bath to reduce the staining. As A.G. mentions here, developer and blix can cause a stain. I've used stop with RA4 forever. You can use water as well. Tube...
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    Are you using a paper safe ?? I've been burned by the clam shell type. The latch can cock open the lid. It does look like chemistry.
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    I rescued some junk from the Graphic Arts darkroom at a previous employer. I brought home (since traded) a couple Rodagon process lenses. The short one was as I remember (in inches) a 60 inch lens....
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    That's very cool.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I've made my own ground glass, probably 30 years back. My Dad was a Rock hound. He had the magic dust. I started with some white stuff, I think it was aluminum oxide. It was taking longer than my...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Joshua's back came yesterday. So beautiful. Matches my behemoth perfectly.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    OK, that makes sense. :cool:
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    They are steel, soft, that were attached with a press, or by a skilled person. There's things like this available today, I found one that is very similar but too "thick" if I had a milling machine,...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thanks for getting the back on it's way FedEx ground. The bill of shipment says that the box (wood) and packaging, including the back weigh 40 lbs. Very nice. That camera is worth money for the...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Just remember the 11x14 back is mine. If you have the rotary back, someone should jump on that. That's what came with my camera, takes any 8x10 accessories including a ordinary 8x10 back.
    After...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Yeah, you must be doing something wrong if you're getting good results :D:o:eek:
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    I've got a mountain of equipment I've accumulated over the last 40 years. I have old Jobo, I have new Jobo. The CPP3, is a very well built machine, with the lift it's pretty straight forward. No...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    I'm stocking up for the Great Pixel loss. Film is what I use when it's meant to be kept. If it's a playful thing I use digital. I try to keep my electronic images out of the cloud. EMP, it's a...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    So I'm putting this on hold. I've got 2 gallon system pretty much ready. I'm working on my studio and finishing room right now. There's always something.

    I used the miracle of my Nikon D6 on...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Do you have any contact info? All I know of Arkay is they fabricate stainless in Milwaukee. I don't know anything about the company. I have acquired old catalogs, most of catalog numbers are the...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    I may have set in motion a chain of events that we all will regret! I do think I would have asked why the flying school guys only wanted to learn how to take off, and cruise. Not land!
    That's the...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Unless you use a one shot developer like Rodinal. You don't use the system everyday (or in my case every week) and don't want to buy, lease or pay demurrage on an idle cylinder that would sit for 24...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    As you point out, professionally maintained, control strips, control of pH etc etc. I'm a great dabbler.
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Maybe use a Steam tractor, set it in my back yard, run a belt to power my rocking print washer :rolleyes:
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Hi Bob, is this a sales person? I definitely need to get with a customer service type.
    Best Regards Mike
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    I have 5 3005 Expert drums. They are fine. But they are a bit of a pain. Washing the film is up and down, or taking it out very carefully, putting it into a Kodak 4A hanger to wash. I have a...
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    Hello Mr Can.
    I'm over in Iowa, been following your exploits over time. I have 2 gallon tanks with a plenum. I have a bunch of 1 gallon tanks, beautiful stuff. Where can I get gas plenums for the 1...
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    I gave up alcohol, permanently when I was 57. My job had been "internationalized" I had spent over 5 years training PhDs from China and India how to do my job. Then I and several thousand other...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I agree. I took mine apart as I moved it all myself. Mine had the table on upside down and 180 off. Those lead weights are like a missile. Ready to break castings and more. My lead was bent by the...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I had to add a bit of threads to my leveling screws, I have carpet, nice carpet, that I'm too lazy to tear up. The leveling screws didn't retract enough. My machinist friend let me borrow his die....
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    fyi, i got my caps from fillmore container
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    Re: bellows factor app

    I carry a nice compact 8' tape measure and the little Kodak guides with all the little dial computers.
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    I have stored XTOL in absolutely full PET 1 liter bottles for well over a year. I think your wine bags might just be the best way to store. As long as you keep the air out while dispensing, the...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    My guy just delivered 4 more (empty) Carlo Rossi 4 L jugs. I quit drinking years ago, I liked a good glass of a quality red wine. I enjoyed ales. In terms of booze, bourbon or Jack Daniel's Tennessee...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    I don't recall. If you look there's a lot of online sellers Polyseal lids. I've only seen them in black
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