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    Re: Selenium Toner question

    A long time, but as you go on, it does get exhausted and your toning times get longer.

    If I use a 20:1 dilution, from time I'll add an ounce of toner. Close enough.
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    Re: What is a"vision"?

    Here's a suggestion:

    Take a bunch of your prints to a big area where you can lay them out. Do so.

    Look at them, and start to move them around. Watch how they almost arrange themselves...
  3. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Fred Picker loved Varigam. It was made by DuPont, no?

    In any case, after it was discontinued for the consumer market, Fred learned that it was still being made for the government, and offered to...
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    Re: Having the most fun...

    NICE space!
  5. Re: Tips on loading 4x5 film into the holders - Help needed

    And BTW, I have never solved the problem of dust in a changing bag, so I don't change film in mine. When I'm traveling, I change film in the motel bathroom, which usually doesn't have a window, and...
  6. Re: Tips on loading 4x5 film into the holders - Help needed

    +1 Practice is good.
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    Re: continuing pyrocat problem

    People ask me why I won't photograph weddings...
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    Re: Citric acid for 1-shot stop bath

    Yup.
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    Re: LED Safelight options?

    Cheap Christmas tree lights. Dunno if they're LEDs. Don't care. They're connected to a wall switch with a dimmer.
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    Re: Decent Video Camera for Website Posting?

    Premier Elements doesn't automatically sync sound, but it's easy enough to do by matching the sound waveforms from the camera and recorder. You can help yourself by imitating the clapper that the...
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    Re: Decent Video Camera for Website Posting?

    Me, too.
  12. Re: Advice Wanted: best way to get an 8x10 back for a Deardorrf V8?

    It's best to CALL Richard and talk to him. It's better than relying on email.

    802-365-7807.
  13. Re: QT Luong's visit to the 61st national park with LF camera

    Congratulations!

    Greetings from my son, Evan, whom you met when you visited Ken Burns' operation in Walpole, NH a few years back. He really enjoyed meeting and spending time with you.
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    Re: Contact Printing Using the Sun?

    PT/PD works well exposed to sunlight. Surprised nobody's mentioned it.
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    Re: Internal reflection in Zone VI 4x5

    Spray paint scares me to digital. A Sharpie is flat enough.
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    Re: Loose spring back

    Well done, Mike!
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    Re: Loose spring back

    Uh, I think there's a screw insert in the wood, so it isn't a screw into raw wood. But I might be mistaken.

    Nevertheless, be gentle.
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    Re: Loose spring back

    I've done it. It works. Be gentle.
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    Re: Ansel Adams, a prodigy?

    Pablo Casals, in his 80's, did scales every morning. He also played through all of the Bach solo cello suites. My Emmy-award winning cellist friend Eugene Friesen said "All? One is a meat...
  20. Re: Experiences re: Calumet Archival Print Washer

    I have a Zone VI washer.

    I put prints in it, and run water for about 15 minutes. Then I shut it off and let the fixer leach out of the prints. After 1/2 hour, I turn on the water for about ten...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Scott - Very nice!
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    Re: What is the market for unique LF gear?

    I found a cone from a giant Sequoia tree on the pavement. I still have it and its 130-or-so seeds. I intend to find a tree-ologist somewhere who will coach me on how to grow them here in Maine. ...
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    Re: What about Richard Ritter

    He does. I can vouch for it.:cool:
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    Re: What about Richard Ritter

    We still are, and I treasure the friendship. I spoke to him last week. He was busy building and repairing cameras, and making film holders.

    You saw his response about website hosters.

    And I...
  25. Re: Technika lensboard to Chinese copy comparison

    5G is a technology designed by the Chinese, the Deep State Silicon Valley billionaires, and transdimensional aliens to control our minds. It's true. I heard it from Alex Jones, so it must be...
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    Re: You and your local Arts Council

    Corran,
    I helped a small non-profit navigate the 501c3 process over 20 years ago, when it was easy. I don't envy you your task, but wish you well with it.

    I can say, from an unfortunate more...
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    Re: The learning curve of large format

    Practice the "mechanical" stuff - setting up the tripod and camera, getting the lens ready to make an exposure.

    When I first got a view camera, Fred Picker told me to go out to the car, put...
  28. Re: BROAD STREET BULLIES BEWARE we have a show coming at you

    The article makes me crazy. The plural of "medium" is "media.' Just like the plural of "datum" is "data." Therefore, it's "various media." Another example: "The data are clear." Not "the media...
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    Re: Arista Premium liquid film developer

    I like Clayton F76 a lot. PhotoNet sez it's rebranded F76.
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    Re: TF5 for film?

    Randy's right - I fix T-max in TF5 for ten minutes, like Kodak tells me.
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    Re: TF5 for film?

    I never met a film that didn't like 5 minutes in the fixer. Maybe I'm hanging around with the wrong crowd when I meet them.
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    Re: Errata in silver gelatin paper book

    I hate to pruffreed.
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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    We are old farts, aren't we??
  34. Re: Your experience adjusting development times for different stock and darkroom temp

    They will pry my Zone VI Compensating Developing Timer out of my cold, dead hands. Or hot hands, if it's summertime. Dead, nevertheless.
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    Re: I need to order more chemicals, so....?

    Zone VI print developer was Dektol. "Why take a chance?" said Fred.
  36. Re: Advice required for selenium toning Ilford Warmtone

    Reference print should be wet, too. You're right about dry-down. If you keep track of time, you can tone the reference print after the first one.
  37. Re: Advice required for selenium toning Ilford Warmtone

    I always use two prints - I tone one and put the other up on my stand by the toning tub. From time-to-time, I compare the toning print to the reference. For me, when I see the change in color (that...
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    Re: Dry Mount Press Best Practices

    In the good ol' days we had Seal MT-5 tissue, which bonded in the press. I can only find Colormount now, which says in the instructions that the bond forms while it cools. I think it uses a cooler...
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    Re: Last Sheet of Forte

    I tested them side-by-side years ago. Not even close, unless they have improved the Bergger. Polygrade V in Formulary's VersaPrint was the best combination of 12 papers and 12 developers I tested,...
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    Re: Last Sheet of Forte

    I have about 6 boxes of 8x10 Polygrade V, and three or four 5x7. All in deep freeze. For me, probably a lifetime supply, given all the other paper I have, too.
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