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    Re: Colorado Get Together

    Mt. Evans is a wonderful place to make images, but you may want to check before heading up there next week. I was on Mt Evans this past weekend (Saturday 6/16) and the parking area by the...
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    Re: Fuji Quick Change

    Exactly no, and I don't have an easy way to wiegh mine.

    The holder is lighter than a Graflex pack holder and the cartridges are quite light. The cartridges are made almost entirely of plastic. ...
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    Re: Gaoersi 617 camera: any experiences?

    Hi Luther,

    I'm using a older 150 G-Claron which "almost" cover, but not quite fully stopped down. Primarily, I use it with the 6x17 masks installed and in this case it fully covers at f22, with...
  4. Re: 8x10 Enlarger...HELP please talk me out of it!!

    Go for it

    Sorry, but I can't talk you out of it. If anything, I wil talk you into it.

    Regards, Pete
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    Re: Gaoersi 617 camera: any experiences?

    O.K. sorry, I can't type, but you get the drift.

    Regards, Pete
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    Re: Gaoersi 617 camera: any experiences?

    Attached is an image of my 6x24 with the "standard front tilt" adapter that I made. It's simply a small piece of PVC pipe cut a angle on chop saw. This was done as a test, with the intention of...
  7. Re: 65 f5.6 Super Angulon: How bad is the fall-off?

    Greetings,

    While I can't give you imperical test data, my experience with this lens on 4x5 is good. The fall off is noticable in the corners on E-6 film, but not a problem with B&W. On B&W the...
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    Re: T-Grain Films vs. Conventional Emulsions

    Talking about film or film and developers is akin to talking about religion. Everone has their individual bias based on experience and whatever floats your boat is appropriate. To talk about one...
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    Re: platinum/palladium print problems

    If the black specks don't correspond to pinholes, or flakes in the emulsion of your negative, then I would suspect the paper or water. Try a different paper, or distiller water. Any low grade...
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    Re: durst enlarger

    I have refrained from involving myself in post that have turned "personal" for years, but have one comment to make.

    8x10 / 10x10 enlargers aren't being produced, or sold in record numbers these...
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    Wet Plate Collodion question

    Greetings,

    I know there is a forum dealing specifically with wet plate, but given the last thread on glass plates I figured I'd ask here first.

    Is is possible to coat a glass plate with...
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    Re: TMAX 100, Using Stand Developing

    Tom, thanks for sharing your development routine!
    Jay, thanks for you experience (I have seen your posts over on the AZO forum as well.)

    Clearly this will be something I need to test myself and...
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    Re: TMAX 100, Using Stand Developing

    Hi Tom,

    I've seen your posts here and on the AZO forum, but I'm curious how you are processing "roll" film using stand agitation? While I haven't tried it myself, all accounts I've read indicate...
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    Re: Backpack recomendations

    Backpacks are like shoes: one size does NOT filt all. Unless you plan on tumbling down a mountain with your pack on, forget the photo backpacks - IMHO thay are all to uncomfortable and bulky. Those...
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    Re: Riding the rails in the US and Canada

    Hi John,

    I really doubt you'll save that much money, but I've ridden the Zephyr a few times from Denver to Glenwood Springs and back and it's a spectacular ride. Bring a bottle of wine (or your...
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    Re: Hello from Italy

    Ciao Stefano,

    Welcome! My grandparents are from Italia, but unfortunately I never learned how to speak Italiano. My wife & I had a wonderful time in Italia last year and we hope to be back in...
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    Odd size film...

    If you intend to cut panchromatic film then it must be done in the dark, or with infrared night vision goggles. Orthochromatic film can be safely cut under a weak red safelight.

    Regards, Pete
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    Odd size film...

    You may want to try Photo Warehouse in CA. At one time they carried ?Ilford? film and would cut that to any size. I know they don't carry the Ilford film anymore, but I'd bet they still have the...
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    4x5 in a Jobo 3005 drum?

    Tim,

    I have both drum,but have neve tried what you're suggesting. I suspect that in solution the 4x5 film would twist and move around in the 8x10 drum and you would risk one corner scratching...
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    Gaoersi 617 camera: any experiences?

    Greetings,

    I have the Gaoersi 6x24, which is the same as their 6x17 only a bit longer. I have put about 100 -150 rolls of 120 through mine since the beginning of the year and love it. I have...
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    Comparing the differeny Pyro formulae...

    Before selecting a developer, you should consider all pertinent variables and your desired result.

    What film are you using?
    What are you going to do with the negs: scan, enlarge, contact print,...
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    4x5 field camera and SA 72XL?

    Greetings,

    I can't comment on the use of recessed lens boards, but I have seen some complaints about them. I use the 72XL on a Canham DLC, though it probably accounts for less than 15% of my...
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    Using a film-changing bag in the field

    Greetings,

    I've successfully used the Harrison tent in the field and there are steps you can take to mitigate dust. Fisrt, you should invert the bag (turn it inside out) to make sure it is clean....
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    Efke PL100 developed in....?

    Hi Tim,

    I guess it depends on what you intend to do with the negs. For my use (ULF alt printing in palladium & Van Dyke) I use Pyrocat HD - sorry I know you're not a big pyro nut. I have also...
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    Going to Mexico

    Jorge, that's good to know! It's been a few years years since I've been to Mexico and talking to Julio this year was very disheartening. If I ever make it to Queretaro, I'll certainly look you up....
  26. Who has tried Pt/Pd printing and didn't like it?

    Greetings,

    I'd like to add another thought to this discussion and that is process. Each process is different and as "artists" working in the photographic medium we have many different processes...
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    Going to Mexico

    Greetings,

    Unfortunately, the news I have is not too good. I spent some time talking to Julio Galindo at APIS this year and he told me that film is "dead" in Mexico. Julio lives in Mexico City...
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    Where is Infinity?

    Thanks for catching that Paulr, I did indeed mean not conservative enough.

    Regards, Pete
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    Where is Infinity?

    Greetings,

    50 and 200 x the focal length have been suggested, but I believe that is way too conservative. Years ago I remeber reading a paper on lenses and optics and the number I remember being...
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    Protecting lenses while backpacking

    Greetings,

    Another vote for the Gnass cases.

    In addition th ethe Gnass case, if you suffered a "scratch" then I would seriously evaluate how you pack your backpack. I have hiked many miles...
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    Anti-fog coatings for ground glass?

    Check with shops specializing in diving, mountaineering & skiing equipment. All of these sports deal with fogging glasses/goggles. In the mountaineering world there's a paste called "cat crap" (no...
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    Old catalogues online

    Very cool Tim - Thanks for sharing!!

    Regards, Pete
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    UV Light Sources For Platinum Palladium

    Bruce, I can't speak to the UR1 bulbs, but I use a NuArc Mercury Exposure unit. These were intended for the graphics arts/printing business and can now be had quite inexpensively on eBay.

    The...
  34. Off Topic: clear details enlarging 13-fold?

    About 10 years ago I had a cheap 20x30 print (cost $10) made from a 35mm consumer film neg and the resulting print was awesome. I gave it away to a good friend that helped me move thinking I could...
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    Venice photography book

    Greetings,

    I was in Venice last month. I would have liked to have had a LF camera, but I am glad I didn't - Venice is crawling with people. In speaking with a local guide, I was told that if I...
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    7x17 negative storage

    I don't shoot 7x17, but for 8x20 I use www.clearbags.com. They make a bag that is 8 7/16 x 20 1/4 that opens on the short end, but I don't seal the bag. I store them stacked in a box. The box...
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    Journal of Post-Factory Photography

    Hi Jeff,

    I don't think so - at least I haven't received a copy in a very long time.

    Regards, Pete
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    ULF Darkcloth

    Hi Bruce,

    I just wanted to add a first hand experience that happened earlier today...

    I had the opportunity to spend a few hours out photographing. I was using my 8x20 and it was a bit windy -...
  39. Cibachrome Classic Shortages and Substitutes

    I forgot to address substitutes...

    The closest thing I've seen to Ilfochrome is Fuji Crystal Archive printed on Fujiflex substrate, not the conventional RC material. Kodak is making a RA paper...
  40. Cibachrome Classic Shortages and Substitutes

    Greetings,

    The original question was regarding the availability of Cibachrome, now Ilfochrome. My memory may be failing, but I am pretty confident that I read an E-press release that said Ilford...
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