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    Re: Heiland densitometer for ULF negatives

    Before I got my current densitometers, I built the one in BTZS and found it very accurate,but unable concentrate on very small areas. Also,it will not reach to the center of your 14x17 negatives.
  2. Re: Kodak Master View 8x10 GG problem and replacement

    Yes,hard to focus. The Canham isn't a bad choice if you don't wish to make your own.
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    Re: New Ilford darkroom survey, December 2019

    Done!
  4. Re: Kodak Master View 8x10 GG problem and replacement

    I have tried both Bright Screens and Maxwells. I gave up on both and wentback to makngmy own GG.
  5. Re: How to do tray processing - both regular and stand?

    Egads, what suggestions. The special trays mentioned are nice, but difficult to find.
    for 8x10 - get an 11x14 smooth bottom tray, or one with depressed slots running lengthwise.
    Put the developer...
  6. Re: Distance markings for lenses for field camaras. Is it a reason to buy those FL?

    I have never felt the need for such markings
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    A really terrific one Paul.
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    Re: Easy Testing Used LF Lenses?

    I test lenses not only for sharpness,but how they render round objects such as a tree, or a part thereof.
    I set up a scene large enough to not require a bellows length adjustment which includes...
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    Re: Cold Temp Paper Washing

    WHen the water is that cold many chemicals will not dissolve out. I would heat about a gallon of water. mix it with cold water to about 70 deg.F, then you pour a couple of inches into tray. PLace...
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    Re: Custom Bellows UK gone?

    Good reason to get away from Edge.
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    Re: arista ortho litho film 3

    A good all red one!
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    Re: Is folding a Toyo difficult?

    The plastic models are bad about the base cracking if put on a tripod.
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    My problem with this device is that it takes too little chemistry which negated the use of highly diluted developers whichai use frequently.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Anna is a real charmer,and you show that.
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    Re: Infinity or Hyper Focal?

    There are also many small ones made for photography,particularly in the 30's and40's prior to SLR's. Usually very cheap now.
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    Re: Infinity or Hyper Focal?

    Yes, they are governed by the laws of optics. There are some, extremely rare, lenses which may differ for some reason, but I Have Never Run Into One in 80 years.
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    Re: What kind of lens has aperture scale in mm?

    Lenses primarily meant for technical applications often were marked in this manner. Actually it is very practical,but requires good mathematical skills capable of mental calculations.
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    Re: Infinity or Hyper Focal?

    there are charts on the web listing hyperfocal distances for lenses of various focal lengths, and f-stops.
    Look up your lenses and make a small sticker to put on the lens board. IN the...
  19. Re: Will a Projector Lens Work on a View Camera?

    I have several old projection lenses which i use on5x7 and 8x10 regularly. It just takes a little knowledge and a lot of practice.
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    Re: Some B&W Interiors...

    I did the same in the same era. We must be close in age. The best part of being on earth a long time has to be the memories.
  21. Re: Doran 400 CFM darkroom fan arrived with rough, uneven louvers

    Mine Have never had the problem. It shouldn't cause a problem,but i would return to dealer for replacement.
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    A nice "ghostly" image. I like it.
  23. Re: HC-110 new formula? Any comments on performance?

    The "Massive Development Chart" is not to be used as a Gospel.Obviously it is the results of many users. Base your tests of the "New" developer on your results with the "Old."
  24. Re: HC110 1:63 mushy flat negatives dilution H

    Dilution H is not one suggested by Kodak. Thus it is not mentioned in their literature. It is one that someone, possibly unknown, thought to publish many years ago.
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    I am coming into this discussion at a late date,and I am glad I didn't see it years ago and get tempted to build a new UV box with LED's..
    About 1990 I built a box with 10 - BL bulbs. It has...
  26. Re: HC110 1:63 mushy flat negatives dilution H

    If you are going to increase the time, do so. But not from 8 to 10 minutes, go at least to 12 minutes. (11.2 minutes would be a one stop increase)
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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    The previous remark is the only reason I don't use x-ray in 5x7. My holders are all standard, even the dry plate holder with septums. Cutting 13x18 downto fit is a PIA. So I only use x-ray in 8x10...
  28. Re: Film back for Calumet CC400 4x5 view camera

    Are you looking for things to hold the 4x5 film?
    If so, you need to look for 4x5 film holders rather than film backs.
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    Re: PQ Universal for HP5+ and/or Pan F+

    Pere - Vaughn indicated was talking about negatives for CARBON prints, not silver.
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    Re: Still Life 2019

    Absolutely correct. That is the reason for many years i have bought as much film as I could afford once a year. Then I have watched the annual, or more often, price increases.
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    Re: Two Weeks, Two Workshops, Too Much Fun

    Congratulations to both of you for what had to be exciting and highly successful workshops. With several of Jim's images hanging proudly on my walls i know how much knowledge the students had to...
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    Re: November 2019 Portraits

    Very nice. Even the curve of her back adds to the organization and the beauty of the image. You r choice of cropping is really good.
  33. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    After 80+ years under a dark cloth gazing at an upside down image, i still get a kick out of seeing what appears to me to be a nice, pleasing image. Do others think the same of my images? probably...
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    Re: Question about Kodak 5x7 holder

    That is true for some, but not all.
  35. Re: Seeking Ideas For Simple 8x10 Contact Printing Solution

    Light is as simple as what Edward Weston Used - an incandescent bulb mounted at the end of a rod secured through a hole in a piece of wood wotha thumbscrew. Use toilet tissue to reduce light as...
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    Re: Found a new way to screw up...

    I wish it was only made once. T^here was a time whenall sheet film was packaged with interleaving. Sometimes conditions, atmospheric I think, were such that the paper stuck so tightly to the film...
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    Re: Question about Kodak 5x7 holder

    They are much older than WWII, possibly even 19ty century. I have many 5x7 holders which are similar in that they are shorter at the dark slide end, but otherwise the same as current ones. They work...
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    Re: Ideas For Temp. Lensboards?

    1/8" masonite, hobby plywood, 1/8" styrene sheet, etc
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    The bit inthe Circle Cutter can be replaced with a metal cutting bit from Home Depot.
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    Re: Paper similar to Hahnemühle Photo Rag

    Or do as Edward Westondid - cover the bulb with layers of toilet tissue.
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