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    Re: what makes this site so good.

    You're very welcome Mitch. I'm glad I could play a part in resolving your problem.
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    Re: Stop bath with TF-5 fixer

    I’ve not used TF-5, but for years I used citric acid stop for prints, about 1 tablespoon per liter of water. No smell or fumes like acetic acid.
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    Re: Photo Gallery Website

    Take a look at Squarespace. It's easy to use and has templates that can be customized.
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    Re: Durst CLS 301 color head

    Mitch, I opened mine up and took a look for you. The top wire from the switch gets soldered to the bottom terminal of the ceramic block that is directly above the switch. The other wire is connected...
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    Re: It is Majestic!

    The camera and support certainly are nice, but I've been admiring the multi-drawer cabinet in the background. Sorry, I used to have an antiques business...
  6. Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    After reading the current discussion about the issues Koak/Alaris is having I thought it might be useful to gather together some recipes for easy to mix developers.

    The simplest is probably D-23:...
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    Re: imacon flextight problem

    If you don't get an answer here I recommend contacting Jimmy at B23 ApS Hasselblad Repair in Copenhagen. He is very knowledgeable and has parts for older scanners. He has helped me and was very nice...
  8. Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    You’re very welcome, I’m glad I could help.
  9. Re: Custom-made 4x5 film holder for Hasselblad Scanner❓

    There is someone in China selling on eBay who makes nice quality Imacon/Hasselblad film holders. He is happy to make custom sizes if he does not offer what you are looking for. I have bought from him...
  10. Re: Tilt an old lens a teeny bit off axis to improve image. Anyone ever heard of this

    Was this true for more than one camera? If only one was involved perhaps the front and rear standards were not quite parallel?

    I also like Corran's answer
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    Re: Mac mini M1 Thoughts

    I use a 2018 Mac Mini in which I installed 16Gb of RAM for photo processing and it works great. I don't know enough to have an opinion on the new model.
  12. Re: LF processing lab convenient to Houston?

    If you are sending your film out of town Edgar Prauss can take care of whatever you need. I have used him for C-41, but he also processes B&W and E-6.

    https://www.4photolab.com/about-us
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    Re: post your trees!

    About 6 weeks ago, near my home
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    Re: Post your signs

    How can you not go to Gene and Jude's? Best hot dog around!
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    Re: Post your signs

    Elmwwod Park, IL
  16. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    Might you be willing to DIY the tubes? If both ends are open you could simply heat Plexiglass tubing in an oven to about 160 degrees Celsius and then apply gentle pressure to deform the tube. This...
  17. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I have the beard, maybe I need a truck
  18. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I have never had any serious problems with official security/police. But, I have given up photographing in rural locations near where I live because guys in pickup trucks, and it was always guys in...
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    Re: Water seal for jobo 3010

    I would think Lexel would do the trick. It's easy to use and bonds to just about anything while remaining flexible.
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    Re: Donald Ross Photography

    Very beautiful—congratulations Merg. This is a wonderful tribute to your father
  21. Re: Removing sheet film from rotary tubes question

    I see, thanks Jim
  22. Re: Removing sheet film from rotary tubes question

    I develop in JOBO Expert drums, but the concept is similar. I use forceps to grab a corner of the film which then easily releases from the drum. I find forceps easier and safer to use than my fingers...
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    Re: Online—early silver processes

    Thanks, I signed up! Should be interesting
  24. Re: Metal vs Wood cameras - advantages/disadvantages

    After spending a lifetime in an antiques business I certainly have an appreciation for fine wood. That said, I much prefer metal cameras for their precision and just general feel when I use them....
  25. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    There was the time I had my 4x5 Norma and new 110mm Super Symmar XL set up on a walking path in a large park, when a guy on a bicycle came around the bend going much too fast and plowed into the...
  26. Re: Help with finding a proper cable release

    Try rotating the lens on the board 45ş. You'll have more real estate to work with and you may not need any kind of adapter. If you do want an adapter the Gepe Mr Salomon recommended works very well.
  27. Re: Help! Rear standard of my Linhof Technikardan 45S won't tilt. How can I fix this?

    Bob Watkins/Precision Camera Works is in Fairfield CA. They don’t come any better. His website-

    Precisioncameraworks.com
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    Re: Cable release thread

    Thanks I needed a laugh this morning! I was reading the news...
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    Re: Cable release thread

    John you’re probably correct, but the little bottle of red was sitting on the shelf waving it’s arms saying “use me, use me!”
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    Re: Cable release thread

    I had a similar problem and used Red Loctite to attach a flexible release extension. This was about 8 years ago and it still works perfectly.
  31. Re: Flextight holder that allows full frame scanning of 4x5 negative?

    I trust the seller will get back to you. He is happy to make custom sizes, simply tell him what you want. The quality is fine and when I ordered my custom holder he was pretty quick and easy to work...
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    Re: Jan Pietrzak’s passing.

    So sorry to hear of Jan's passing Kirk. Penny and I send our condolences
  33. Re: Source for String-Wound Filter Replacements?

    Also Mcmaster-Carr has several to choose from, perhaps one is the type and size you need—
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  34. Re: Custom Sink - How to get the drain "in sump"?

    In my sink I made sure that it sloped to 1 corner about 1/8 inch per foot and installed the drain in the low corner as close to the edge as possible. I recessed the flange of the drain using a hole...
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    Re: Post your signs

    Thanks for the additional info on Mays Don. He must have been an "interesting" person. I photographed Norris extensively as part of a project I did on the uses of Eminent Domain. It has an...
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    Re: Post your signs

    Museum of Appalachia—Norris, Tennessee
  37. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Thanks Merg, I concur. I didn't realize I've been here as long as I have.

    Happy Anniversary Large Format Forum!
  38. Re: Route 66 in the 1950's (also an obituary)

    It’s hard to imagine anyone using flash powder in the 1950s. There were many sizes of flash bulbs available, some of which were extremely powerful and didn’t threaten to burn down the premises.
  39. Route 66 in the 1950's (also an obituary)

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/24/21232988/charles-custer-route-66-photos-americana-obituary

    Enjoy folks!
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    Re: Your Street Photo's

    This is about all that's happening on my street lately, pretty quiet around here.
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