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    Re: Wooden film holder arcing

    I have never had this problem with wooden holders, but frequently with plastic ones.
    The only good solution I know is to 1st - use a large enough dark cloth. Mine for 8x10 is 5x7 feet. Then always...
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    Re: Out With My 14x17 DIY Camera & XRAY Film

    Thanks for the video. Good looking camera. I suggest you carry through with a much larger dark cloth. Mine for 7x17 is 5x8 feet. You may need one 6x8 or 7x10 for really good coverage. Another...
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    Re: Seeking advice on 120mm lenses

    Have you tried a Schneider Angulon, not Super? Small, low cost and sharp enough for me.
  4. Re: What are these streaks on my neg - never seen before.

    Agitaton appears too vigorous. Lift and dip more gently.
  5. Re: Calibrating Modern Flash & Flash Bulbs & Zone Focus 4X5

    Weegee, and other freelance and news photographers of his time simplified things.
    The lens was set at a preferred aperture. The camera was focused at the hyperfocal distance, or a preferred shorter...
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    Re: Issue with film holder

    I assume you keep the dark cloth over the camera as you insert and remove the holder, and that your dark cloth is large enough. for 4x5 I prefer one 4ft x5 ft. Anything smaller has always proven...
  7. Re: Recommended B&W Developers for Niitrogen Gas 4X5 Tanks

    At the college we used D-23 which was replenished after each set of film. The developer was changed only at the beginning of each semester.
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    Re: Pentax digital spotmeter zone stick

    The Weston Meter is what AA based the Zone System on. Zone III, V and VIII are indicated on the dial.
  9. Re: so, do you guys consider my 6x9 to be "large format"?

    When I got my first 4x5, in 1938, it was considered Medium Format. Time brings changes to most things.
  10. Re: Camping suggestions on the west coast or western states?

    If you belong to AAA, get a Camping Guide for Western States
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    1- 2.25x3.25
    3 - 4x5
    2 - 5x7
    1 - 8x10
    1 - 5x12
    1 - 7x17
    The only one I don't use, or do so rarely is the 2x3
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    It is difficult to beat the Nikkor M, f9, 300mm within your specifications.
    It is small, light, sharp and will fold into many field cameras.
  13. Re: Occasional overlap damage when processing 5x7 in Jobo 3006 drum

    Mine has a rewound early motor and works well. I ALWAYS develop film at the slowest possible speed to get the drum rotating.
  14. Re: Broken lift of JOBO CPE 2+ (Common question)

    I don't know how to fix it, but I know how to prevent it. I have always done as Lachlan says and lifted the drum, regardless of size. My unit is one of the earliest made and all I have done is have...
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    Re: Wollensak Studio Shutter disassembly

    The Studio shutter seems simple, but I have not been able to find a repairman willing to undertake repair. One highly recommended in California didn't even open it up before returning it with a...
  16. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Try a less active developer, like D-23 or HC110 1+80 to1+100.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Another well done beauty!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Beautiful image!
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Yes, definitely, slip on adapters
  20. Re: Which Microsoft Windows 10 (or 11?) Computer for Adobe?

    If you purchase a computer with W11, it is far better to get 16megs of ram, and the same for SSD space. Less and speed will suffer.
    W10 does a good job with PS and LR. For me it's greatest selling...
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    Re: Scanning 8x10 Negatives

    I scan 8x10 with Microtek, Scanmaker i900. It scans via transmission, not reflection and has done a great job for about 20 years.
  22. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    I totally agree with you. I see no value in the use of RC regardless of price. Some say they use it to see if an image is worth printing on fiber paper, toning, etc.
    The 2 prints will be too...
  23. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    A few years ago I had the problem of finding a company which would ship to me. I asked my doctor of many years if he could order for me and he did so.
  24. Re: Are print drums a more practical way to print big in a bathroom?

    Have you tried a "Tray Stacker"? They were a space-saver for me when I had a darkroom 2ft x 6 ft with a 5x7 enlarger.
  25. Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    I think I have enough film to last my lifetime. About 400 sheets of 8x10, 250 - 5x12, 200 - 5x7, 6 - 4x5 film packs + 125 sheets of flat film, I haven't tried to count the 120 which I don't use...
  26. Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    Now here is a man who thinks as I do.
  27. Re: Ilex No. 4 Acme Synchro Shutter - Troubleshooting

    Is there a place near the body, or otherwise that the curved end can be secured? It appears to me it is doing nothing as it is.
  28. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    I understand the camera image, but how was it converted?
    Thanks
  29. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    Gimp takes a little learning, but it works.
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    Re: Contact Printing

    There is no such thing as "cheap" silver papers. Lupex is the only currently made contact paper I know of. Azo, Velox and other formerly made contact papers papers bring a premium price.
    Enlarging...
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    Re: A Tripod Setup for Tight Spaces

    I would never trust m y very small and lightweight 4x5 Ikeda to such a setup. Much less the 8x10 or 5x12.
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    Re: 300mm f/5.6 Question

    Try shooting with the lens wide open and focused just short of the subject.
  33. Thread: Eye selfie

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    Re: Eye selfie

    A terrifically well done image!
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    Re: Anyone else need idiot proof dark slides?

    My favorite holders for helping to prevent double exposures are some 5x7 glass plate holders, most with adapters for film. One side of the dark slides in 1" lettering says "EXPOSED". Hard to miss if...
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    Re: Anyone else need idiot proof dark slides?

    NEVER - NEVER TRUST YOUR MEMORY - that is the only sure method.
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    Re: Photographing U.S. Post Office Building

    After 9/11 it became unlawful to photograph military installations, government buildings, bridges, etc. I don't know if they are still enforcing this, but they did for several years.
  37. Re: What's the BEST ultra-light weight, compact 4x5 tripod you've actually used

    I have several Kodak (and other brands) wooden folding tripods. When set up correctly they are extremely sturdy. Any vibrations which will be amplified by metal and CF tripods, are dampened...
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    Re: X Ray positives?

    The blue cast on the film will have no influence on the printing of any alt process.
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    Re: Mammography film

    in x-ray film, Green or blue refers to the phosphors to which it responds the best. Most use green in cameras, bu tI have used both and find only a slight difference in exposure speed. Green also...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I used this method years ago when paper was cheaper. Now I don't make paper negatives because of cost. I use x-ray film with which I am very familiar because I learned with orthochromatic film in...
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