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    Re: 8x10 macro lens

    Some years ago I asked a similar question and got the same people telling me what you are getting now. Expert advice!

    They all mean well, but I like to try things

    I shot a 300mm plasmat because...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    It is very nice

    Subtle
  3. Re: Adhesive for gluing together PVC Garage Flooring tiles/mats?

    I bought several bundles of that stuff at Sam's Club 2019

    I use it for insulation and floor covering in my camper

    I never tried glueing it, it is fairly light weight
    ...
  4. Re: Making J Lane Positive Plates? (Famous Format Monobath?)

    Yes
  5. Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    The Lost Light Link is very good and well presented
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    Re: 8x10 macro lens

    I like this plan

    Dragonflies may be dedicate to heat from lighting

    Strobes can used without shutter
  7. Mobile darkroom photography with Tin Type Trike | Our Vancouver

    2 years ago news

    https://youtu.be/59oiwwnSvFA
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    Re: It starts with a late night impulse buy

    Welcome!
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    It is amazing in person

    we cut down every giant tree back in the day

    however only yesterday I was watching a history which described complete deforestation to make temples 1000's of years ago
    ...
  10. Re: Light tripod and head for lightweight 4x5 and short lenses

    Get a tripod with a hook under the head, carry an empty bag

    fill bag with rocks or
  11. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Great portrait!

    Reminds me of a lover and good friend
  12. Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    Have you been to http://www.thelightfarm.com/Map/DryPlate/DryPlatePart1.htm

    There is a lot to study
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51000373482_dda1937345_w.jpgThe Print by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
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    Re: Sinar Norma 8x10 Telephoto Field 1

    I have been to his fortress

    and he to mine
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    Re: Sinar Norma 8x10 Telephoto Field 1

    Now we need a telephoto TLR

    Glenn has it

    http://www.glennview.com/sinarTLR.htm
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    Re: how large (or small) are your prints?

    I used a very fancy Xerox copier 22 years ago to scan fingerprint I made with ink on paper, then the copier enlarged print to 8X10 onto clear plastic sheet

    Then the 8X10 negative was copied onto...
  17. Re: Strobes, Lighting, Metering, and Digital 'Polaroids'

    I use any trick I can think of

    I shoot primarily in my studio with lamps and/or strobes

    I match my DSLR lens focal length to my LF FL for same field of view

    Then shoot a DSLR test as close...
  18. Re: Adhesive for gluing together PVC Garage Flooring tiles/mats?

    I prefer to use Coroplast as it is very light, sturdy, no dust

    easy to cut and cheap
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I found this bullet in a wall inside my condo building

    It was fired from 3rd floor window from across the alley through condo second floor glass brick and stopped in drywall behind an open door
    ...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My 'which engine' question was driven from personal experience

    1967 I saw a new white one on dealer floor with hood up, showing off a 289 Ford V8 engine dressed in chrome

    and the beat goes on,...
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    Re: Dodging & Burning 8x10 Contact Prints

    Useful tips!
  22. Re: What kind of lens bends an image without distortion?

    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
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    Re: Painting/Staining Intrepid Cameras?

    I use magic markers to 'black' internals

    I find Renaissance Wax makes everything look great and is safe on almost anything

    It was made for museums
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  24. Re: Making J Lane Positive Plates? (Famous Format Monobath?)

    My order of J Lane asa 25 black 8X10 glass just arrived

    Most likely not to be used until mid summer

    Thanks Jason
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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    Very 60's

    It is a time capsule of how some were

    I really wish I had been allowed in the Drama club, or Art classes

    My parents and 'testing' at five HS, said no way, back to science and...
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    Re: Sinar Norma 8x10 Telephoto Field 1

    Just for fun, one day I set up 4X5 Horseman with their OE connector plate connecting two 700mm Horseman rails

    with 2 base tripod clamps which allowed 6' of bellows draw

    Now I use my Deardorff...
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    Re: Sinar Norma 8x10 Telephoto Field 1

    This shot from Ken Lee is why I bought the same lens

    Test of 610mm APO Nikkor lens Ken Lee

    https://www.kennethleegallery.com/html/aponikkor610/Nikkor610Test.php
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    Re: online metal print services

    This is Bay Photo on aluminum

    Seems very durable, now 6 years old, never needs dusting

    I post this now and then...I like it, as I often went there and met people from all over the world, by...
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    Re: Sinar Norma 8x10 Telephoto Field 1

    I have a B&J catalog showing a Big Bertha

    Also this data

    "Big Bertha/Baby Bertha
    by Daniel W. Fromm"
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    https://store.waveformlighting.com/products/real-uv-led-strip-lights
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    I assume you mean these


    https://shop.inkjetmall.com/VerifiedUV-365nM-UV-Led-5-Meter-Strip.html#attr=52241,52240
  32. Re: Making J Lane Positive Plates? (Famous Format Monobath?)

    Yes interesting

    I am not a chemist nor expert on wet or dry plates

    I experiment

    However I do prefer to vary one chem, process, tech at a time

    Mystery solutions are always mysterious and...
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    Re: Alternative Studio Camera Stands

    Thanks!
    I knew about those

    The Home Depot table is non electric, heavier duty, has casters and a wood top

    I will add some wood bits, maybe even bench wood dogs


    I saw the HD item in...
  34. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Try Rodinol 1/100, works great, don't overdevelop

    Caffenol is for experts, so I never use it
  35. Thread: Dark cloth

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    Re: Dark cloth

    Some studio cameras had Dark Cloth supports and one could drape a Dark Cloth on a spring wire

    Calumet C1 8X10 camera Dark Cloth wire frame and 50's Linhof studio cameras even used the same spring,...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    Love the Time-O-Lite

    but I have 3 that don't work!

    and that's why I have 3, they are so cool..................................................................looking
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    Re: Your Crucial Chemicals

    https://petapixel.com/2020/03/30/make-your-own-film-developer-and-fixer-using-these-household-items/

    Read down the comments also

    Swimming pool chems or salt can be fixer
  38. Re: Making J Lane Positive Plates? (Famous Format Monobath?)

    I don't believe a MonoBath is best ever, it was used historically for expediency

    Now another...
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    Re: Why is aperture backwards??

    Live your life backwards?

    What happens when we move the studio light farther away?
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    beware of used timers, I have a box of spare junk, I keep for parts

    I have bought more than one right here on this forum that did not keep time, no I did not send them back

    I bought a new...
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