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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    I still remember the stunned look on people's faces when they would enter Grand Central Station when Kodak was showing 60 foot slides on the galley made from 35mm Kodachrome 25.
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    Re: Chemical age -- metol

    Same here. I got a 5 pound jar way back when. Still as good as new.
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    A spanner wrench is nice, but not essential. A flat-head screwdriver and a hammer (with LIGHT tapping) will work just fine.
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Not only that, Igor's Camera Exchange was the first SPONSOR for my website -- the SUBCLUB -- over 25 YEARS ago!

    http://www.subclub.org/
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Welcome back into the fold. What took you so long?

    Keep in mind that you've single-handedly just driven up the price of 4x5" film for all the rest of us.

    We'll try not to hold it against you!...
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    Re: 4x5 B&W development - no processor

    There are different Yankee tanks -- I use two types. "Messiness" varies.
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    Re: 4x5 B&W development - no processor

    My experience is similar -- but I made the switch a little sooner, partly in order to save the cost of chemicals, and give everything FRESH chemicals each time. My switch was to Colourtronic tubes...
  8. Thread: Zone VI camera

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    Re: Zone VI camera

    I've got gold fillings too, but they aren't fancy.
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    Re: 4x5 B&W development - no processor

    Along the same line, Cibachrome (and perhaps others) made a great, tiny 4x5 processing tube. It's designed for one sheet of 4x5, and uses less than 50ml of liquid. Great for individual processing...
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    Re: 4x5 B&W development - no processor

    Check out YANKEE AGI-TANKS and YANKEE UTILITY TANKS. These are easy to find, inexpensive, and can be used in a lot of different ways.

    The problem with inversion for 4x5" is the amount of liquid...
  11. Thread: Zone VI camera

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    Re: Zone VI camera

    As mentioned, the "Zone VI camera" was really several different cameras made by different companies over time with different features. This is true for other cameras as well, such as the "Tachihara...
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    Re: Swamping out the darkroom, or: AW CRAP!!

    Years ago I went on a week's vacation in January. I came home to find a burst water pipe in the ceiling of the darkroom. It had frozen, expanded, burst, and thawed. Who knew how long the water had...
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    Re: What photo paper grade means?

    Good point. Many photographers, like me, use the terms "graded paper" and "variable contrast paper" interchangeably. They do the same thing -- but who wants to have six boxes of every size of paper...
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    Re: What photo paper grade means?

    As mentioned, you can use different grades of paper to make adjustments to exposures that are either under- or over- exposed or developed. But that only can go so far, of course.

    Likewise, you...
  15. Re: Help Identify Lens Issue.. Can it be cleaned?

    It probably can be cleaned -- but you need the tools and skills to do it, and likely you will need a service manual too. It's not something I would try.
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    Re: How MANY Enlargers do you see

    I somehow manage to get along with only two -- a Beseler CB7 for most of my B&W, and a Beseler 45MXII for most of my color stuff.

    The CB7 -- with its over-sized condenser -- has a point-light...
  17. Re: Center filter question - usage on different formats

    It took me a while, but I finally found one at a decent price.
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    And there are some CND filters that are 1/2 & 1 stop. I think even some 2.5.

    http://www.subclub.org/fujinon/center5.htm
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    Re: Repairing a B&W filter

    A little bit of glue on the edge should do it. Just a little!
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    Absolutely, and this is a method to deal with light fall-off even without a CND filter. If you take a picture of a scene with a lens showing light fall-off, the corners of the negative will be less...
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    Neither can she, I'm sure!
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    If you were Stacy Keibler, I'd try.
  23. Thread: On1

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    Re: On1

    OMG! Yet ANOTHER software package to master!
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    Are you here just to provide moral support for those of us who lug around a heavy camera and tripod?
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    I don't use a shutter, so that's not a factor for me, but if the CND filter is on the front, that could cause more glare/flare, I suppose -- but I use lens shades.

    But depending on the subject a...
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    I never thought of that. I was thinking in FRONT of the pinhole. That's where I put my 77umm contrast filters -- but I suppose it wouldn't make any difference????
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    Not any worse than adding a green or red or orange or PL filter -- or a combination.
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    That would be limited by the diameter of the CND filter (a wider filter could be placed farther out), and the size of the film/paper (smaller paper would allow for CND filter farther out). Maybe...
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    I must admit, I've been tempted, at times -- fortunately only a few -- to get a medium format view camera. Like 4x5", there are several to choose from, new & old, field & studio. Many (most?) are...
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    Anyone ever use a CND filter with a pinhole?
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    The appearance of light fall-off also depends on the subject (some subjects look better with it), the amount of cropping under the enlarger, and other factors.
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    I've found my darkroom to be an excellent escape many times myself. My blood pressure always drops the instant I turn on the safelights and the music!
  33. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Minox, meet large format photography. I have an idea. We can call it the "Large Format Photography Sub-miniature-forum"
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    Sorry. I was trying to agree with you.
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    One man's Leica is another man's brick -- TIC!
  36. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Someday there will be a Minox-sized sensor that will produce higher resolution than any 4x5 film -- maybe NASA already has one. If someone slaps it on the back of a large format camera, does that...
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    Like any piece of new-to-you gear, you should run some, at least minimal, tests to see how it works with your gear & approach. This is especially true with CND filters since it will probably come...
  38. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    "Stitching" eight 35mm negatives together -- whether with glue or a computer -- does not a 4x5" negative make.
  39. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    I don't quite understand this issue/problem/controversy.

    If I want to add a smaller format camera or film holder/digital sensor to the back of my large format camera there are enough...
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    I guess I should start adding an acronym at the end of some of my posts. For that one, it would have been "TIC!" -- Tongue in Cheek!
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