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  1. Re: Lina Bessonova Interview with Paula Chamlee (YouTube)

    Paula has been one of my most interesting people since I first met her. I have had the privilege of 5 or 6 personal and private conversations with her. I have learned an unbelievable amount of...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    There is a thread on this site for 6x17 images, and I agree with Oren that Technorama images should be there. I also have a 6x17 camera and have never considered it as large format.[/I]
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    Re: Inkjet printing larger than 64"

    I have a close friend who can print up to 10 ft wide, any length.
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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    Butane is definitely a gas. Lighter fluid is not.
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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    30's and 40's The period when I was first learning about photography. I'm still learning.
  6. Re: Modifications to Kodak 8x10 hangers for even development of double-sided X-Ray fi

    Do you dip the hangers in Photo Flo? If so that is probably the cause of over-development along the edges. PF adheres to the metal and becomes a catalyst, thus over-development. Wash the hangers and...
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    Re: Dots on my lenses...

    Dotted lenses do not appeal to me. I like the way the earlier versions rendered the image.
  8. Re: Question for chemistry--especially D-23--experts

    This is no longer D-23!!
  9. Re: Question for chemistry--especially D-23--experts

    D-23 is too cheap to use multiple times on expensive film. I can mix many gallons for the cost of one sheet of 5x7 film.
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    Re: X-Ray film use question

    I use x-ray film for general photography as well as for making interpositives. It works best if you can mount your enlarging lens in a shutter. Shutter exposure times don't have to be too accurate,...
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    Re: 510 Pyro 1 Hour Stand

    I'll stick with my tried and true trays.
  12. Re: Instructions for Prontor Professional Timer ?

    The release on mine has length adjustable where it screws onto the timer body. ALso, I am able to change the release cable.
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    Re: Help needed on Nettel Sonnet

    I wouldn't force the front to close. If possible, I would remove the lens and shutter
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    Re: Focus accuracy issue with Intrepid 8x10

    Iown and proudly use one of those "old Deardorffs". What's wrong with that?
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Try again. Google Chrome works best for me. Yesterday there were some problems with the entire internet.
  16. Re: Film Holders for 7x17 Folmer & Schwing camera

    The Korona holders are built for cameras with a slot for the light trap. They have a rounded ridge to fit into that slot. I believe these will need to be sanded off for use in a F&S camera. Also the...
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    Re: in-camera negatives for Salt Printing?

    To find Fox-Talbot's original notes you will have to do as I did, spend time searching through texts in England written by him. Ii did this so many years ago I have forgotten the sources. I took...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    Since at my advanced age I don't use film as fast as I once did, I refreeze it.
    I take it from the freezer, load it, then put it back in it's bag and box. Then it goes into a freezer bag and as...
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    Re: in-camera negatives for Salt Printing?

    FP4+ in Pyrocat HD works wonders for my negatives to be printed on salted paper. Paper also comes into the picture more than it does with any other process I use. I use Fox-Talbot's original notes as...
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    Re: Ansel Adams Examples - new edition

    My 1st Edition has a copyright date of 1983.
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    Re: Long life opened liquid paper developer

    If doing this, why not d-72 which is a paper developer?
  22. Re: Monalog photography group looking for new members

    According to your invitation, i stopped being young 57 years ago. I beg to differ - age (young) is a state of mind.
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    Re: Ansel Adams Examples - new edition

    My reading of the posts indicate th images are superior to those in recent paperback editions, not the original hard cover.
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    Re: Lightleak: from where + what to do?

    Neat idea. I think I'll replace mine and try your method.
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    Re: Cambo 470 Wide not quite sharp

    YOu don't need ground glass for testing. A single sheet of toilet tissue stretched tightly across the film plane is brighter and does an excellent job.
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    Re: Development time for paper.

    Most papers come with minimal instructions concerning development times. RC papers are generally one minute.
    Fiber papers are generally between 2 and 3 minutes. 3 minutes is my personal choice and i...
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    Re: Development time for paper.

    Film developers are far too inactive for papers. One can develop film in paper developers, but not the reverse.
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    Re: Homemade emulsion help please

    I second Paul's answer.
    I have made salt print using Fox Talbot's original formulae, as well as similar papers, since the 1980's. I have never added acid to the silver nitrate or to the finished...
  29. Re: Printing Glass Plates: How to avoid breakage?

    Yes. The spring back exerts the pressure needed.
  30. Re: Printing Glass Plates: How to avoid breakage?

    I use them in place of the glass in an old fashioned contact printing frame. No breakage so far.
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    Re: Fujifilm QuickChange Film Holders

    Japanese versions of Grafmatic.
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    Re: Old Glass, New Fun

    My 1st job in photography included loading the film developing hanger late each afternoon. The film was lowered into the D-23 and left overnight. It was the rare film which was not printable when...
  33. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    Done!
    Jim
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    Re: Old Glass, New Fun

    Great choice of lens, film developer and developing technique. The beautiful image accentuates my interest and use of old lenses and PCat.
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    Re: flashing paper

    If a printer doesn't have Vestal's book :The Art of Darkroom Photography" they are (pardon the pun) working in the dark.
  36. Re: Best Developer For 4x5 Hard Rubber 1/2 Gallon Tanks

    We used D-23 at the college. Each user was responsible to add more developer to the tank to bring it up to the full line. Not replenisher, D-23. Each tank was changed at the beginning of a new...
  37. Re: Opinion: Would a 90mm f8 or f6.8 lens be too dark for dawn and dusk landscape?

    Back to the original question, an f8 or f 6.8 lens should not be too dark to focus at dawn and dusk. If it is for you, you may have an eye problem. At 92 i still use an f18 WA lens and focus on plain...
  38. Re: Opinion: Would a 90mm f8 or f6.8 lens be too dark for dawn and dusk landscape?

    A $325 filter may not be expensive to you, but it certainly is to me.
  39. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    #3 for me for over 75 years
  40. Re: Marketing Platinum Portraits in 11x14 , Is this posible and then How?

    Have you marketed LF silver portraits? If so, you know how to market Pt/Pd? If not, I suggest you begin with these. You should become known for making beautiful portraits before introducing Pt/Pd....
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