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  1. Re: Hypo Clearing Agent = Ilford Washaid? I am confused!

    Kodak HCA and Ilford Washaid are basically the same.
    HCA and "photo-flo" are not the same, photo-flo is a surfactant that allows water to sheet off film for spot free drying. HCA is used to speed...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I shared the photo with my sister, her response was "WWJD" what would Jesus drink.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Caption this...
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49574338388_ffbb0b25b8_c_d.jpg

    Bronica SQ-A 80/2.8 on SFX 200/PMK
    scan of print
  4. Thread: The Road

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    Re: The Road

    From my archives

    https://live.staticflickr.com/5444/9132590085_2298e22d0e_c_d.jpg
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    Wow! How much are they gonna nick you for that? Soapstone isn't cheap, and needs to be sealed, then a bit of higher than normal maintenance to stay leakproof. But hey, if it's in the budget go for...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Emporium, Cameron County, Pa. Not more than 45 minutes from the NY line via the highway, 'cause "you can't get there from here".
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Morning storm, view from my bedroom
    EDU Ultra 200, 8 sec@f32

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49503745446_bb4a137b27_c_d.jpg

    sorry for the dirty scan
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Morning storm, view from the laundry room
    EDU Ultra 200/PMK, 8 sec@f32
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49503960902_62bd72f904_c_d.jpg

    My apologies for the dirty all in one scanner.
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    Re: Tape for replacing film holder hinge flaps?

    I'm definitely in the book binders tape camp, personal experience repairing film holder hinges as well as bellows repair.
  10. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Re: Bridges
    "Bridge reflection in Croton Reservoir, NY. Photographed on Ilford FP4 Plus with a Zone VI 4x5 camera."

    sha-BAM!!! Wow, I love this photo.
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    Re: Film Holder End Flap Repair

    I highly recommend bookbinding tape, it's acid free, thinner and more flexible than other tapes, and works wonderfully repairing bellows.
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    1940 Plymouth Sedan Deluxe

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48907267823_43a2d6ddff_c_d.jpg

    Bronica SQ-A with SFX 200 and a pola filter
    scan of print
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    1940 Plymouth Sedan Delux

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48907267823_43a2d6ddff_c_d.jpg

    Bronica SQ-A
    SFX 200 pola filter
    scan of print
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Deserted ice cream shop, Kane Pa.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48892185202_53ebffcb26_c_d.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48892006906_9daa060110_c_d.jpg

    Bronica Sq-A 80/2.8...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Emporium, Pa

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48891075758_9a671b94fc_c_d.jpg

    Bronica Sq-A 80/2.8 w/pola filter
    SFX 200 in PMK
    8x10 Multitone pearl
  16. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    I had that on a Tee shirt 20 years ago. Puteo ergo sum.
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    Re: Pump for easel vacuum

    What I bought for my home made 20x24 vacuum easel. I don't need the manifold gauges, but at this price who cares if they come with it....
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    The Oly, or the Cobra?
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    It's very real, not a kit, not a copy. and I've ridden in it. You feel it coming before you hear it coming, long before you see it coming. The photo was shot shortly after it was rolled off the...
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    Re: How Do You Clean Your Lenses & Filters?

    I toss all my lenses and filters into the dish washer and set to pots and pans. Make sure to use the heated dry setting and let'r rip.
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Fun car! He just rolled it off the car carrier from Barrett Jackson auction, paid the insurance bill, I caught him as he was pulling away. I got a ride for my effort. WOW!!!!!
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Shot with an Olympus Auto Eye that set me back a whole quarter at a flea market.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/4721/25731218017_4cc6632d53_z_d.jpg
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My 5x7 'Dorff clone
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    Re: Commercial Ektar 12" coverage?

    The Kodak Reference Handbook lists the 12" Commercial Ektar as an 8x10 lens.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    ba-BAM Wow, just stunning!
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    Re: 5x7 Film Holder Case?

    Contact Daniel, I'm sure he would be happy to make one with a strap.
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    Re: 5x7 Film Holder Case?

    Look in the "member made products" forum, Daniel Stone of "Stone Photo Gear" custom makes all sorts of cases and covers, a real asset to the community.
  28. Thread: Cemeteries

    by Rick A
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    Re: Cemeteries

    I live in the smallest county in Pa. land wise, and counted no less than 48 known communal cemeteries, possibly more including private family plots, some dating back to the late 1700's. I suppose I...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Here where I live, it's more that the owners passed away and either no heirs or the heirs don't want to pursue the lifestyle their parents led. There are many properties abandoned for other reasons...
  30. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    I gather from your response that you are not loading paper under a safelight, or you would be able to tell which side is which when loading, or you are using a safelight but not paying attention....
  31. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Are you loading your film holders in total darkness? Are you certain the emulsion side faces outward in the holder? If you are loading under a proper safelight, the emulsion side is shiny and will...
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    Re: Missing lens flange???

    My first car was a 57 VW. I still miss it, what a stupid thing I did by selling it. Such memories.
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Lower Wykoff
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47988080248_ce3432fa0a_z_d.jpg

    Rajdorff 5x7 Rodenstock 150/5.6
    EDU Ultra 200 in PMK
    scan of contact print
  34. Thread: Americana

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    Re: Americana

    Wow, this takes me back to my misspent youth, I've always been a huge fan of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, used to have a sizable collection of my own back in the day.
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    Thanks guys. My first inclination would have been to pet the dog too. Karen's hands are quite sore and she's attending therapy sessions. All this is quite costly, home owners insurance won't cover...
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    Thought I'd give an update on my camera build. I started cutting the parts for the body and front frame. That's as far as I got. Shortly after I posted about the build, Karen went to visit her son, I...
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    Re: Some B&W Town & City Impressions...

    Abandoned trolly switch tower, downtown McKeesport

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47942166448_9215ff2f50_z_d.jpg

    Bronica Sq-A -2.8/80 FP4+/PMK
    scan of print
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Available late afternoon light from my dining room window, Bronica SqAm, 80/2.8 1/30@2.8 hand held
    Acros 100/PMK scan of print.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47686251681_98d1a77497_z_d.jpg
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    I don't think I'll have to. The film has rounded corners, once cut only two will be rounded, two square cut. I'll just load them all the same since it's two sided film. I doubt I'll ever buy any...
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    Re: DIY 5 1/2 x 14 'cause, why not

    Those are stunning. I plan on two mounts, one for each orientation. I have the film slicer finished. My guillotine cutter only cuts up to 12 inches, so I repurposed a drafting board and T square with...
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