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    Re: Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    sorry I missed this until just now
    no need for expensive unless you can't find it where you live
    cheep arm and hammer super washing soda is fine, and converting baking soda
    by heating it in a...
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    Re: Small claims court for copyright cases?

    I've pretty much given up ...
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    Re: Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    yea. that works but it doesn't give me the bulletproof negatives I enjoy. :)
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    Re: Small claims court for copyright cases?

    usually small claims courts have a ceiling of what you can sue for. sometimes its 1500, sometimes its 2000, and in some states you need to have a lawyer involved. ... AND people with a judgement...
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    Re: Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    8 oz. of water
    4 tsp of instant coffee (cheapest gut rot is the best )
    2 tsp of Washing soda
    1/4 tsp of vit c powder
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    doesn't bother me.
    there's always been goofballs selling and using cameras, since like 1839 onward.. :)
    if his viewing+buying audience isn't bright enough to do a little research on like IDK...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Delmar box camera .. not sure what lens is in it
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B6CR9UpgzBl/?igshid=lzt1j7af20e1
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B5RWqrmgEHk/?igshid=nalij36t9n4n
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    39.6 stops?
    8D
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    \_(ツ)_/
    It’s just the world we live in.
    The author died years ago..
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    not sure why he is a rip off artist. most every photograph has already been taken already there is very little that is new.
    I did like the lady with the Kirby vacuum cleaner she was doing a good...
  11. Re: Daydark Street Postcard/Tintype Camera Repair, Safelight Filter Replacement

    look at what Joe van cleave is doing or has done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbYm3Y-Gaco
    what your camera is .. is the pre-curser to the afghan camera.. but your camera used a proprietary paper...
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    Re: J Lane Dry Plates In Studio?

    Hi Larry

    I haven't with J Lane Plates but I have with other dry plates ( that I coated myself ) and paper negatives. works fine
    you just have to figure out what exposure you need and the best...
  13. Re: Any tips for home brew developers for the TMax films?

    sumatranol130 ( or Dsumatranol ) 8.5 minutes or split...

    dektol 1:10, 5 mins, Dsumatranol ( 20cc stock dektol + sumatrnaol ) 5 mins
    or ansco 130 1:10 5 mins, sumatranol130 ( 20cc stock ansco130...
  14. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    still not anxious and have started making my own emulsion again .. I haven't used up all my film though ...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    +1

    people were doing things before that whether they were able to be fixed to light to not, but exposures were very long. I think the word commercially viable is the key.. ( well besides the...
  16. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    I was doing a research project on Coal Gasification and using the last remaining gas holder house ( and the remnants of the coal gas plant it belonged to ) as a microcosm for the pre 1870s industry...
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    Re: Different versions of Slide scanned on Howtek

    Hello Stephen
    Are you planning on printing these images ( this image ) ? Will it be printed on paper, backlit on film? separation negatives made and a trichrome gum print? Gum over PT or silver?...
  18. Re: Adapter suggestions between Century Empire State + Century 8A

    Randy and Steve
    Thanks for your suggestions ! When I find the time I will attempt to do this long awaited adapter. Just have to find the time...

    Thanks again!
    John
  19. Adapter suggestions between Century Empire State + Century 8A

    I have had a century 8A for ages but never had more than a home made (foam core and foam core+waxed paper ) 11x14 back for it. It's worked great, but I figure I might try something new.
    A few...
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    Re: B&W Paper Reversal New Method?

    hey randy

    the fun thing about using hydrogen peroxide for reversals is you DON"T need to use the high percentage one but you can use the cheep stuff found at the dollar store or big lots or...
  21. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Hi Bobab

    The trick is to NOT make knockoffs. I might have missed something in you post, but how is using a digital camera to make photographs that are knockoffs any different?
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    Re: Storing Ansco 130

    Drew: Many people have published their experienced with Ansco 130. Not so-so but works about as good as fresh. Perhaps rather than suggesting without experience something doesn't work you should...
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    Re: Storing Ansco 130

    Kevin:

    Mixed Stock Ansco 130 will stay useable for over a year. Open tray about 30 days. I've developed film and prints in Ansco130 that was well over a year old and the film and prints looked...
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    Re: Afghan Box camera Build

    great stuff !
    and it is great to see another person as crazy as me
    just doing contact prints the sun without chemistry :)
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    Re: Wet / dry plate photography

    I love being absolutely clueless and every day learning something new
    Im always blown away at the stuff like this I learn about.

    Thanks for adding to my education !
    John
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    Re: Wet / dry plate photography

    you might be thinking of dry collodion plates ( mr towler talks about them on around page 232. ...
    https://archive.org/details/silversunbeampra00towluoft/page/n6/mode/2up )

    have fun Peter. lots...
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    I am, and waited like 10+ years before I went. Post there regularly.. IG can be inspiring.
    Recent work (mine) is from 5x7 cyanotype glass plates. I've also been making a
    silver chloride silver...
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    Re: any sources for custom size lens caps?

    I 2nd one of their lens caps ! Steve made one for me many years ago. He made me a lens board collar
    for a Vitax and a lenscap. It was truly a work of art. When I picked up my things (I am local...
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    Hi Wayne

    Years ago Bostick and Sullivan made something called a HOBO, you could hand hold it if you wanted or throw it on a tripod.
    I think it came with 1 lens, was pretty bare-bonz.... [both 5x4...
  30. Re: Any thoughts on why my film washer is not working?

    if you look at the beginning of the hose the that fills you see that the hose looks like it is leaking so not enough water
    is going through into the tube so it doesn't fill enough to dump. I think...
  31. Re: Artcraft still taking orders these days ( its the Cusp of Spring 2020 )

    just to follow up ..
    heard from mike,
    he took my order and shipped it
    within 1 day :). thank you for all your
    encouragements and experiences !

    stay well stay in the darkroom, enjoy your...
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    Re: Hollywood Lighting

    Maybe someone else can remember his website's name, but there used to be someone named Mark Wangerin ( I think?! ) who was an 8x10 photographer who specialized in portraits with a Verito and...
  33. Re: Artcraft still taking orders these days ( its the Cusp of Spring 2020 )

    Thanks Steve !

    Yeah I ordered from him in the Fall, but its a different world now. ...
    I'll stay patient and keep my fingers crossed.

    Wishing you good social distancing !
    John
  34. Artcraft still taking orders these days ( its the Cusp of Spring 2020 )

    Anyone recently make an order with Artcraft, or is he offline for the time being ?
    thanks !
    John
  35. Thread: Century 8A?

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    Re: Century 8A?

    hi Scott

    never mind, it was the way you photographed it !
    John
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    Re: Boston area retail film & chemistry

    +1 or I would have rather mentioned you than the drug store in melrose.
  37. Thread: Century 8A?

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    Re: Century 8A?

    hi
    your camera doesn't look like an 8A ( or it might just be the way you photographed it ? )
    http://www.historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/librarium2/pm.cgi?action=app_display&app=datasheet&app_id=1462...
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    Re: Boston area retail film & chemistry

    There’s a huntsphoto in Harvard square (I think)otherwise you will be hoofing it to melrose... they seem to be the last ones...
  39. Re: Obsidian Aqua - mixin sodiums and potassiums

    sadly i have never used the developer but
    if you go to the hypercat website which has info on it ( i think it's jay's blog )
    ...
  40. Re: Problem with High Sierra, iMac PS CC 2019 freeze +crash

    thank you both for your help !
    i restored and reinstalled the OS
    seems to have fixed my problem
    now i just have to get hte courage
    to try using PS...
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