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  1. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Since the US was never part of the EU, should not impact you at all (unless you moved). Of course the issues with shipping (both international and domestic) affect everyone.
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    Re: Meditation on house fans

    Nicely done. A bit of a film noir quality to these.
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    Re: Too good to be true?

    I remember reading about your efforts with LED. This approach is interesting in that a cheap tablet could be used IF (big IF) it actually works. IMO, whatever market exists would primarily be in...
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    Re: Too good to be true?

    I don't think the developer intended this as a light source for an enlarger. If you look at his videos, it''s intended as a device to effectively turn a camera into an enlarger. He discusses how to...
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    Re: Too good to be true?

    I hadn't thought about contact printing. But for LF, I'm thinking just use the tablet as a light source on top of the negative or a few inches above. The benefit is to allow the use of multi...
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    Too good to be true?

    A friend shared this with me: http://jakubkotrc.com/paper-exposer

    I won't dwell on why I think this is impractical for all but the most casual darkroom use. But what I do think is interesting is...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Bridge on the Superior Hiking Trail. With a bellows-compromised 6x4.5 Zenobia.

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    Re: Small claims court for copyright cases?

    That's not how I read it. From my quick layman's read of the bill, the respondent (the person accused of infringement) has 60 days to opt out. If they do not opt out, they are bound by the decision...
  9. Re: Don't sell to "Delaware" without looking at the address

    If selling through ebay, it can be difficult to justify cancelling a sale because you don't like the delivery address. Though I suppose you could claim another reason. As to confirmed addresses on...
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    Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I've been contemplating try xray film in a pinhole camera. But using double sided film seems to entail a lot more work or a lot more risk of scratches. This source says that "Films used in cameras...
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    Re: Help with enlarger transportation

    I've transported a d5 in a mid-size sedan with fold down seats. Just took the baseboard off and secured the other pieces. It did take 2 of us to load as one person had to be inside the car to lift...
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    Re: Advice for Handheld 4x5 and Flash Please..

    By vintage to you mean flash used in that era, or approximate? I would think the best bet for a flash that is approximately vintage (at least with the later years of the 4x5 press camera) and yet...
  13. Re: new Western Digital Ultrastar 12 tb drive seems sketch

    I always understood the Raid 1 (disk mirroring) provides backup of the drive and contents. With the caveat that there still should be a backup in another physical location.
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    Re: studio space problems with soft boxes

    Would this generate a lot of heat in a small room?
  15. Re: What should I look for with the Omega Chromega D 4x5 Color Enlarger? Is it any g

    The adhesive is from the light seal between the Dichroic head and the bellows. It should come off with Goof Off or similar. You'll likely need to replace the light seals on the bottom of the...
  16. Re: What should I look for with the Omega Chromega D 4x5 Color Enlarger? Is it any g

    When I read Andy F's post I did not interpret it as "bellyaching"; just a statement of what is still required.

    Buying bits and pieces for an enlarger can be expensive and the pieces will often...
  17. Re: What should I look for with the Omega Chromega D 4x5 Color Enlarger? Is it any g

    A nice enlarger when clean and working. The power supply is required. I've read that there is nothing in the power supply that is not repairable by someone with moderate electronics knowledge,...
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    Re: Name that enlarger lensboard

    Thanks.
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    Name that enlarger lensboard

    Maybe your remember the quiz show "Name that Tune". Maybe you were born after dinosaurs were extinct and don't remember that show.

    Either way, can you help identify a lensboard I received with an...
  20. Thread: print washers?

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    Re: print washers?

    Can you expand on this? I, like many, have hard well water and use a ion exchange water softener. I regularly use softened water for mixing developers. And for print washing as well.
  21. Thread: print washers?

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    Re: print washers?

    I have that one as well. Note that there is a small hole at the bottom to drain the concentrated fixer - whether real or imagined. Because of that and the drains at the top, it has to be used in a...
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    I think the Mamiya press cameras would be less failure prone.
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    Re: Source for String-Wound Filter Replacements?

    9" or 10"?

    I use these:
    https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/durable-2-5-in-x-10-in-water-filter-cartridge/0000000028829?Ntt=filter%20water
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    I may have missed it, but I did not see much discussion about accessibility. LF takes time to set up and I could imagine many cases where you wouldn't be able to get the shot you wanted because of...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    It's not that unusual to buy a car in a neighboring state. And if the car is somewhat uncommon, to buy in a further away state. Also, note that there is a difference between a certified check and a...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    Notwithstanding all the other issues that may arise with Paypal, I don't believe you are correct about this. I have a paypal account, with a balance, and I have not signed up for their credit card. ...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    The most important thing from a seller perspective was alluded to, but not specifically stated: When you sell an item listed as "used" in most categories, you are guaranteeing that it works. So make...
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    Re: Photo of my Dad with a Big Ass Enlarger!

    Great image. 4x5 negative I would assume.
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    Re: Etsy: An On-line Gallery for Selling Prints?

    Case in point: ...
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    Re: Any darkrooms in New England with 8x10 Enlargers?

    It's a longshot, but you could try: https://www.localdarkroom.com/ to see if anyone in the area is offering up their darkroom with an 8x10 enlarger.
  31. Thread: Dektol

    by HMG
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    Re: Dektol

    Update: KODAK PROFESSIONAL DEKTOL Developer / Packet to make 1 gal (CAT# 516 0270)

    Recent batches of DEKTOL with date codes of August 2019 or later have been coming out darker than normal when...
  32. Re: Disinfecting developed film from lab due to Coronavirus

    Everything I've read says 60%. Two tiny bottles of commercial sanitizer I have here contain 60%. That said, the ration is still wrong. Should be 2/3 91% alcohol and 1/3 Aloe. FWIW, when I mixed...
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    Re: where to look for used gear

    You can also generate USPS labels from paypal, even if it wasn't a sale via paypal.
  34. Thread: Rodinol to D 23

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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    Interesting.

    What's the logic for needing distilled water (noting that Jim Noel doesn't use distilled water)? I'll admit I use distilled water for mixing powder developers but I do that more out...
  35. Re: Disinfecting Film, Cameras and other Photographic Equipment from Viruses

    I like to clean used cameras that I obtain with 70% alcohol, especially any eyepieces. This was before coronavirus, but should work well now.

    For reference:...
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    Re: Boston area retail film & chemistry

    If Hunts can't provide what you need, consider ordering and having it delivered to a PO as "hold for pickup". And there are a number of Boston-area members who might be able to receive a package for...
  37. Thread: New Website

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    Re: New Website

    Firs, I'm using a laptop with 14" screen, with browser in full screen mode, zoom level at 90%, so that impacts my comments. But I don't think that's too restrictive from what many/most will be using...
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    Re: Broken Ground Glass!!! Need help!!!!

    You can also make your own ground glass fairly easily. May not be as good as the professionally made ones, but handy in a pinch. And you'll have a spare.
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    Re: Help! I can't open my new B&W King 4x5 tank...

    And give it overnight.
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    Re: Me, my inexperienced butt, and the backcountry

    That 8 qt pot and stove aren't so heavy when "amortized" over 8 scouts and 2 adults. Even the ubiquitous 4 person Timberline tent isn't so heavy when you factor in that it will sleep 4 scouts. My...
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