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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    I have a problem with it - I recycle. BTW: Making your own distilled water uses quite a bit of electricity and most power plants are not very environmentally friendly.

    A note on New York City...
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    I have such a unit (small, tabletop); creates a lot of heat and takes several hours to produce a gallon of distilled water. All supermarkets near me carry distilled water and that has become my...
  3. Re: Any Clayton chemical customers here?

    I use their odorless stop bath and fixer. I like the convenience of liquid chemistry: mix the amount you need when you need it.
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    Re: Oriental paper scarcity

    In both the email and voice message, I told them that we (University Dept.) were looking to buy 20 100 sheet boxes of 8x10 and I forget how many of the 11x14.

    Freestyle does not list Oriental...
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    Re: Oriental paper scarcity

    Oriental Seagull in Fiber seems to be no longer available.
    I e-mailed and called the US distributor but neither message was returned.
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    Re: My Latest And Probably Last Darkroom

    Well-thought out; it looks great. Happy printing!
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    Re: Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    This thread is very relevant to my current situation. I have read every post and I must say that they are all thoughtful responses to the OP going back several years.

    Some years ago I talked...
  8. Re: Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    My plumbing set up is very similar to Arne's (Post# 12).
    As others have mentioned, don't skimp on the plumbing - it can be very frustrating later own. I highly recommend the HASS Mixing Valve -...
  9. Re: My Film Story - ILFORD PHOTO new video

    Beautifully done!
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    Re: Ansco 130 - 1:1 or 1:2?

    Drew's point: "Sticking with just one standardized time is a straightjacket" should be well-taken.
    My standard developing time is 2:30 with LPD 1:2 or Dektol 1:2 but found that this was not...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Bravo!
    Well-though out and well done.
  12. Re: Doran 400 CFM darkroom fan arrived with rough, uneven louvers

    I have been hoarding two of these for my darkroom build and never used them. Mine are quite well-built - bought them four years ago.
  13. Re: Darkroom Light Sealing and Ventilation

    Where are you?

    I have a Panasonic Whisperline fan that I thought I was going to use in my darkroom build (I built a different ventilation system that’s at tray level instead). It is very powerful...
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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach misprint

    This lens was made in Soviet Block era East Germany by a competitor.






    ...not true :)
  15. Re: Linhof Technika 4x5 parts... Need 2 screws... Hard to get!

    I second this suggestion - Bill at Precision has machined different items for me over the years. Good quality, good service and reasonable prices.
  16. Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    I have the following lenses which I use with my Technika (they all fit with the camera folded closed):

    120mm Schneider Apo-Symmar L f/5.6
    135mm Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S f/5.6
    210mm G-Claron...
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    Re: In the Footsteps of Atget

    I have really enjoyed this series.
    I appreciate the fact that you are not trying to duplicate the more “technical” details of Atget.
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    Re: hi from new york :)

    Welcome - I live and work in New Yuck also.
  19. Re: Professional Home film processing 4x5 neg

    If your largest format is 4x5, a good option might be a Jobo ATL-1000 or ATL-1500; these are fully automatic processors which complete the process through the final wash. It takes up little space;...
  20. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    This I've got to save for future reference! Hilarious.

    The 'real' Little Italy of New York is in the Bronx, on Arthur Avenue:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Avenue

    The historically...
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    Re: Durst Enlarger Elevation Crank

    The gears in my Durst Pro are held in place by metal cotter pins:
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    Re: Durst Enlarger Elevation Crank

    Mike has offered the solution in the post above.
    I would only add that, after using epoxy (the two-part type), you let it set a good 48 hours.

    I have had this enlarger since the early (?)...
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    Re: Darkroom Ventilation advice, please

    This is essentially what I have just finished installing in my home darkroom: a passive Doran double-louver above the door and opposite the sink and an exhaust system based on Edward's Engineering. ...
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    Re: In Memory of Bruce Barlow

    Condolences to family and friends.

    I was shocked by the notice.
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Daniel, you’re moving really fast. My darkroom build is proceeding at a snail’s pace compared to yours.
  26. Re: New Resource for Wollensak Lenses and Shutters

    Fantastic resource. Thank you for putting so much time an effort in compiling it and for sharing it.
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Problem is that there is absolutely no other space in my city apt. to store stuff; anything darkroom will have to be in the darkroom. Time will tell...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    The leveling feet for the sink is a good idea.
    What will be your set up for print washing - just the one you show in the pictures or others as well?
    As I am laying out my gear (on paper), I fear...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    It took some time to lay it out and it was dictated by the locations of the water and waste hook-ups. It took the plumber an entire day to install.
    The 4 outlets on the right side are controlled by...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    It's a little further along than what the pictures show: The space under the sink has been finished and is ready for the various types of trays and a section for the drying screens. The sink is also...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    I have been looking at your darkroom build with keen interest, looking to see at how you lay things out and solve the usual problems - I have been in the process of my own darkroom build and...
  32. Re: Ross Lowell, inventor or Gaffer Tape and Lowel Lights passed

    I have been using Lowel lights since the mid 1970's; what is now the DP light (black) was a bright yellow - still works.
    I still refer to his book "Matters of Light and Depth" lighting demos in the...
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    Re: Hi from Sardinia

    Welcome (Benvenuto).
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    Re: Osiris F1 film processor

    The Osiris looks suspiciously like the Jobo ATL-1500; the control panel is on the left instead of the right and the drum lid is absent. I don’t know about the internal guts but I have to wonder, even...
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    Re: Does Durst USA Still Exist?

    I'm hoping that one of his workers will take over after the estate is settled but that probably a long shot.
  36. Re: 135mm 4x5 Lens Recommendations - Moderate Budget

    I would suggest a Fujinon; I have come to think that Fujinons are an excellent value. The 135mm turns up regularly on auction. I bought mine from Badger Graphics.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    The ventilation set-up looks very promising; I would be interested to know how quiet it runs once you’ hooked it up to the blower.
    I spy an Intellifaucet waiting to be installed...
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    Re: Linhof - which one to buy?

    I don't know if this has been asked or stated (thread is getting longish): do you want the Rangefinder? Do you think it will be useful for the type of photography you do? If you don't want or need a...
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    Re: I miss Freestyle...

    You could have left out the part about the toilet - just saying...
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    Re: I miss Freestyle...

    There is a lot to be said for paper catalogs. I discovered and bought a lot of products first seen in those catalags.
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