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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    V8 Deardorff next to 11x14 Folmer and Schwing c.1940 and 1917. Both have nice original bellows and finish.

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    Re: How these sliding fixers are called?

    Are you talking about the infinity stops?
  3. Re: Midtone Machines - Automatic Film Processing Machine

    Looks great. Galvanic corrosion, previous life I was involved with the use of stainless steel for home appliances. Terrible application for stainless. We had pitting corrosion issues no matter what...
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    Re: Methods For Hardening Film Emulsion?

    Also development is probably where I would be most likely to scratch a negative in tray development. Hardener comes after developer. I don't like trays for film, hangers work great and cheap.
  5. Thread: New Xtol

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    Re: New Xtol

    I had the suspect batch lot number, mine was fine. Kodak Alaris still sent me another package. I'm lucky to have a excellent variable speed mixer, with a stainless steel propeller on a 12 inch...
  6. Thread: New Xtol

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    Re: New Xtol

    Also the powders need to be mixed in sequence. Mix part A, after A is dissolved, add part B and dissolve. You shouldn't dissolve part B separately.
  7. Thread: New Xtol

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    Re: New Xtol

    What are you using for water? Even the original XTOL didn't like really hard water or even water from a water softener. I think the mixup with the new XTOL was some packages went out with two bags of...
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    Re: Methods For Hardening Film Emulsion?

    There's many hardener formulas, Kodak SB-4 hardening bath was used in the old days for "tropical" development, i.e. above 75F, used after the developer, rinse in water then harden for 3 minutes,...
  9. Re: How to take apart a film pack to use as single sheets

    It's completely different from regular sheet film. It's longer, and very flimsy. I've never used Xray film but I've used 4x5 pack film. It's great because you can shoot a few sheets, then go to the...
  10. Re: On which consumer flatbed scanners can you do wet-mount scanning of 8x10?

    OK, since I have no desire to spend money on a scanner. At some point I may try wet scanning an 8x10 transparency on my Canon bargain scanner. Before I spend big money on a scanner I would buy a LED...
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    Re: My Latest And Probably Last Darkroom

    Beautiful space. What timer do you have on your 8x10? I have a Zone VI 8x10 with the latest VC head, I have it running through a Metrolux II timer. Timer is awesome. My space is definitely not as...
  12. On which consumer flatbed scanners can you do wet-mount scanning of 8x10?

    Can a person do a 8x10 wet scan on a basic Canon or Epson scanner that will scan slides and 120 film? I have a Canon unit ($250?) I bought about 18 months back that I've scanned 6x17 Fujichrome from...
  13. Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    The Luna Pro is a great choice, you can find all manner of attachments for these used.
    I use the Minolta IV F. I have 3 of these, 1st one I bought new, the other two were a deal I couldn't pass up....
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    Re: Hello from Holland

    Welcome. You will find a lot of nice people here.
  15. Re: Would you be willing to take a survey on film photography equipment?

    The ones I have are Honeywell Nikor, much flatter, same idea. I've only used for black and white, RA4 would be a snap?
  16. Re: Would you be willing to take a survey on film photography equipment?

    There's one on Ebay now. With tax and shipping close to 70 bucks, I don't need more stuff
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  17. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    If only there was a way to beam a digital file onto a sheet of fiber paper in my darkroom. Inkjet "negatives" are an option but once again I hate sitting at a computer.
  18. Re: Would you be willing to take a survey on film photography equipment?

    I have the Nikor version in 8x10 and 11x14. I've seen one (1) 1620 version in my life. The "Canoe" is the one to have, they take up a lot less space. Enjoy!
  19. Re: Would you be willing to take a survey on film photography equipment?

    Very little darkroom equipment is still made. I have picked up stuff that's like new ( or new) for literally pennies on the dollar. No one prints anymore. Figure out a way to get young people into a...
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    Re: Deardorff 8x10 V8 repair questions

    Tite bond vote from me as well. You want to try and work it in quickly, it sets quick. Damp cloth for clean up. Gravity will take it anywhere down hill. I have a V8 c.1940. It's got original bellows...
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    Re: Rodagon-G 360 for enlarging 5x7 12 times

    Yeah , you're correct. I just remember that my 11 X14 camera has 60 inch bellows, and I think the smaller lens weighted 10 lbs. The biggest process camera I ever played with was a baby, 16 x 20...
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    Re: Rodagon-G 360 for enlarging 5x7 12 times

    Apo Nikkors, are you talking about the F 9 process lenses? I helped to scrap a immense process camera at work, two lenses the short one was a 60 inch Rodagon. I should have kept them, I traded them...
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    Re: Rodagon-G 360 for enlarging 5x7 12 times

    Lost in Translation Part Two
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    Re: Rodagon-G 360 for enlarging 5x7 12 times

    Heiland light source on a Zone VI type 1 or 2 enlarger? ? I have a Zone VI type 2, with the last version Calumet VC cold light run through a Metrolux II timer. Works great (primarily 6x17 roll film)...
  25. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    Good point about saving the original. Think about people who had precious slides and movies put on VHS tapes that now have nothing. I would start with an inexpensive Epson scanner (would need a 4x5...
  26. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    I'm like you. I'm lucky to have all the equipment. But if I was forced to do without, I would grab my Crown Graphic, and find a tiny little enlarger with some Ilford filters. Get 3 Paterson trays...
  27. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    MHO is that if any free enlarger, ( i.e. Bogen, Vivitar etc.) and they still are plentiful. Can be used as a light source, with contrast filters, and a timer, to produce contact prints. Repeatable...
  28. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    I think everyone should start with contact print proofs of negatives. It teaches one to better control the original exposure of the film, consistency. If you can find an enlarger that takes filters...
  29. Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    I open tanks for years for sheet film. Now I have aquired a couple Jobo machines, obvious solution for color. I use the Jobo for everything these days, however I still think tanks (daylight for...
  30. Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    Supposed to have only worked with 20 exposure rolls.
  31. Re: Please Sign This Petition to Adobe Regarding DUST and SCRATCHES on Scans

    This cat thing scares me. I have two youngsters that love to stretch and scratch. :o
  32. Re: Jobo CPP2 motor is not turning on. How to repair?

    I don't think so. The original motors were German made motors, allegedly windshield wiper motors. These are fitted to a transmission. The newest machines are totally new upgraded everything, motors,...
  33. Re: Jobo CPP2 motor is not turning on. How to repair?

    Several years back I bought a speed control switch from CatLABS. The original parts are no longer available, the part CatLABS supplied me works fine but took a bit of adapting to fit. Call Catlabs...
  34. Re: Jobo CPP2 motor is not turning on. How to repair?

    I still have a working CPP2 but it's 30 years old so I splurged and bought a CPP3 from CatLABS. Give them a call if there's a motor still available or the unit can be repaired Omer Hecht is Jobo's...
  35. Thread: 6.5x8.5

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    Re: 6.5x8.5

    Perfect sized print!
  36. Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    Kodak Alaris is shipping replacement packages for the suspect batch.
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    Re: Greetings from the Isle of Mull

    I haven't been to your Isle, looks beautiful. If you see a American walking around with a Fuji 6x9 rangefinder down the road, it just might be me. :o

    This is a great forum! Welcome.

    Best...
  38. Re: Midtone Machines - Automatic Film Processing Machine

    Looks very nice. And yes your time is best spent doing what you are doing. Steady progress.
    Best Regards Mike
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    Re: Cold Temp Paper Washing

    I put a mag drive pump out of a Fuji Frontier color processor on one of my print washers. After 5 minutes in a small swirling Richards type (or a couple minutes in a tray) I fill the archival washer...
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    Re: An E100 sheet film tease

    I'm on your side. Digital sensors are so small that even a full frame DSLR looks weird, like a cell phone camera, thus the popularity of f 1.4 lenses.
    I have 5 enlargers setup, I am inept at...
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