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    Re: Light leak - driving me mad for weeks

    Looks like a pinhole in whatever the film was in, the box it came still in good shape?
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    Re: What to do about leaf springs.

    If the metal has a high enough carbon content you can shape it, drill it then heat it to the point a magnet will not stick to it then quench it in oil. This sets the shape and should be pretty...
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    I dont think there would be much in the way of uv from a white LED. I think the UV LEDs would be a bit too expensive to use for cheap light panels. Somebody out there may have more info.
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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    If you have a sink or a decent sized tray do your developing in that and dont worry about the minor leaks. You might want nitrile gloves in case you have any allergies to the developing agents.
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    That looks almost surreal Peter! Good work!
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    Thats about on par with most of the consumer grade led lights. But it may or may not be the right tool for the job. At least for this function it works. You want precise and accurate color you have...
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    Re: Urgent need help to develop my film

    Cheapest way in is a set of small trays to develop in, it’ll also give you an appreciation for the old ways of doing things. When I first started I processed 620 roll film in a tray dip processing,...
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    Exactly that Drew, its what I need for sorting and aligning the negs in the carriers. It can be set on different color temperatures and I like it on 5000k but theres no telling how accurate that...
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    Yeah, thats what my densitometer is for. Dont be a killjoy, I have a better lightbox for $40 than Ive had before and didnt have to do much building to get it. I dont run a pro service so I dont need...
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    Its a lamp fixture repurposed for a negative viewer. Doesnt need to have any critical values except to light up and give you a place to throw your neg sleeve down on it and study the film with your...
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    New light box from Home Depot

    I just got through installing a new light table in my darkroom, from Home Depot!
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Latest configuration, finally got the plumbing in. 198 sq ft of space.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Latest configuration, finally got my plumbing in. 198 sq. ft. Of space.
  14. Re: Photographing long hallways - tilt or swing to achieve maximum focus?

    That situation if full of tradeoffs as far as movements are concerned. If you tilt to focus the floor you will lose ceiling sharpness or vice versa. Depends on your priorities for the image. Most...
  15. Re: Developing Time the cause or somethings else....

    Also bear in mind scanners like thinner negs than usually used for darkroom prints. You should make some darkroom prints of your various negs to see which ones deliver the tonality you want if...
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    Hass Intellifaucets are tough!

    I was installing plumbing in my darkroom using equipment from my old darkroom, and on top of all the little problems I had to go through to get everything leak tight I found my Intellifaucet K250 was...
  17. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I can see what you are talking about. Im thinking when I get to printing it I need to burn in at the top to make the white water less demanding an element. I already cropped some busy elements at the...
  18. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    My favorite shot from the last LF outing. Duke Creek, near Cleveland Ga. Tmax 400, 150mm Caltar on my 4x5 Ebony.
  19. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    Going with good glass filters if there was a way to make a rotating disk with the filters mounted in them you could change to the next filter pretty quick. Oversize glass would be handy. Would take...
  20. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    I would imagine if you had gelatine filters the size of the film it would just be a matter of loading the film into a holder with the gel on top.
  21. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    Funny, while looking for them I found a couple of wooden glass plate holders with film sheaths. One needs some really tiny screws to put it back together.
  22. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    I dont have them anymore, couldnt say what happened to them, its been a while.
  23. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    Another antique option I found were film holders with the color filters built in. These I found were in poor shape and I never rebuilt them to useability but thought the idea was interesting. A set...
  24. Re: Paper Negative Reversal Process (In camera positives)

    Doing a little research on reversal processes and Ive seen clearing baths with sodium sulfite alone and baths with sodium metabisulfite. What would be the reason to pick one over the other?
  25. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I really like this one Steve, the tonal separation in the midground is great. Was that lighting, darkroom magic or both?
  26. Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    Wow,been decades since Ive seen one of those. They are very light weight which should be a plus for portability. Hardest part is going to be building a back for it you can put a standard style...
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    Re: Starting my own development ?

    If you fancy the E6 once you have the gear and good thermometer its no harder to do than C41, just more steps. The first developer is the only critical step and the rest basically run to completion....
  28. Re: Kodak Kodalith MP ortho film 2557, know anything?

    Any chance the film is simply not fixing in the time you are leaving it in. Also have you tried a snip of it undeveloped in the fixer? Kodalith usually fixes out very clear. Fixing should be to...
  29. Re: Kodak Kodalith MP ortho film 2557, know anything?

    Might try D23 or Technidol or equivalent, but as the film is inherently high contrast it will be difficult to use continuous tone. Stand processing in a tray might get you some interesting results....
  30. Re: kodak ortho film, know anything?

    Made to be used with lith developer, for extreme high contrast copy work, ie line legs and halftones. It can be tamed a bit with a pota developer but its a lot more fun to use for graphic effects,...
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    Re: What is it?

    Has the appearance of a copy lens and would have to wonder if there are missing lens elements if the infinity focus is so far off from what is marked on the lens.
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    Re: Urbex in Large Format

    You can get some pretty good urbex style images at Sloss Furnaces.
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    Re: spooky and other slot canyons

    Davidfisk sounds like you need to find a nice Crown Graphic with a working rangefinder for that option. Ive shot one of those handheld many times, you just will be limited to higher speed films for...
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    Re: Trip to Huntsville AL

    Theres a rail museum in the area that has a few interesting things to shoot. Monte Sano State Park is another place to prowl for shooting. Then theres the Space Museum, thats a days worth of fun.
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    Re: Focus Shift For Infra-Red

    Have you tried laying a ruler out and shooting visible and uv without changing the focus? You might see the focus shift directly in the image and be able to figure out the problem.
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    Re: Focus Shift For Infra-Red

    Thats backwards of the way it works. The ir mark sets the lens slightly farther away, so you should compensate an unmarked lens by focusing slightly closer (which moves the lens further away).
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    Re: gas bubbles on negative mystery

    Have you examined the film closely, shine a light on it to see if its a deposit on the film? A rewash and soak in distilled water before hanging to dry might get rid of it.
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    Re: C-41 Developer Failure

    Store it in glass if you can, plastic is often permeable, and flush out the air with something inert. Also have to wonder if the water supply might have something in it deleterious to the developer....
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    Re: C-41 Developer Failure

    Used c41 developer is pretty prone to going bad, especially if theres any oxygen in the bottle when its sealed.
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    Re: Anyone use rainwater in the darkroom?

    No reason why not if you can get it clean enough. It might be slightly acid from pollutants and have fine particulates that may need filtering out but overall not much different from lake water....
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