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  1. Re: Non-Permanent Glue For Camera Leather Covering?

    Steve that's a great link...many thanks!
  2. Re: Harrowing ‘The Bitter Death of Birds’ Wins Environmental Photo of the Year

    What's long been clear to me is that our species basically stepped out of nature when we learned how to start a fire...and its been downhill ever since.
  3. Re: Non-Permanent Glue For Camera Leather Covering?

    A "learn camera repair" Facebook group? (maybe as in: "group therapy?") Sign me up!
  4. Re: Non-Permanent Glue For Camera Leather Covering?

    I also think that I can use contact cement "incorrectly" by coating only one surface and not letting it get tacky prior to adhering two surfaces together - so the cement does not set up quite as...
  5. Non-Permanent Glue For Camera Leather Covering?

    I'm diving into doing a CLA of a just-acquired Rolleiflex 3.5F - and would like to find, as an adhesive with which to re-attach the leather body covering...something less "permanent" than my "go to"...
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    Re: De Vere 705s

    ...or a 120mm WA Rodagon - great lens!
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    Re: show me something else

    Group of kids (all orphans) living by themselves (no adults) in the village of Dembidollo, Ethiopia - circa. Jan. 2001:

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    (Leica M-6, 50mm Summicron)

    Extremely difficult light...very low...
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    Re: Oriental Paper

    I still have some of the great old Oriental - but its just a bit fogged I'm afraid. Then again...I also have a bit of the old Portriga Rapid - #1 Contrast from 1982 - used in combo with Super XX...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    ...Drew you do realize that is a slight to spiders - who truly rise above this fray
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Merg that is perfect...thank you! (and a big "thank you" to Mr. Stieglitz!)
  11. Re: A good book on LF exposure, reciprocity and bellows extension exposure compensati

    don't always need to "compensate" for reciprocity failure...in fact it can be a great tool in achieving expansions in otherwise flat lighting situations, as I did with the following images -...
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    Re: exposure with filter and spotmeter

    ...about those grey cards - be very careful of the cheap, shiny cardboard ones - as they can exhibit just a tad too much specularity, (depending on light quality) which can really throw readings off....
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Beautiful 'Dorff...such a classic! On my bucket list but will likely not be realized. Hope you can post more at some point!
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    Thanks folks...sorry for being so picky-picky (don't know what got into me). Happy Thanksgiving!
  15. Re: Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day

    Wow those are stunning...anybody doing this process these days?
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    While I find Martin Reed’s "Mysteries of the Vortex" article informative, it still falls short for me as a “two traditional fixing baths, fill and dump wash” guy.

    While Martin does indeed begin...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Finally…a print from a recent negative! Recent for me, that is - from last August, our latest (yearly) trip to Monhegan.

    I’d noticed this Seagull laying on the rocks in (wouldn’t you know it)...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    Maybe I should reread this discussion more carefully...but for those like myself who "fill, agitate, and dump," I cannot find much information regarding recommended wash water volumes per total...
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    Re: how old are we?

    ...still more or less "graceful" getting in - and absolutely youthful while driving...but getting out of my 944 these days - can make me feel ancient!
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    Re: Tiny Camera Porn

    Jeesh Daniel...I've got a whole slew of aluminum blocks (really nice ones - 6061 and 7075) from stalled camera production - and I could make lots of those! (hmmm...).

    Oh and yes...that M-4 - I...
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    Re: More 510-Pyro Adventures!

    ....but then - there lurks the truly evil specter of full strength acid stop bath before the (acid) fix...bwahahaha! :eek:
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    Re: bellows factor app

    I consider myself a proactive person...and therefore I will proactively refuse to use WhatsApp...so there! :rolleyes:

    Edit: I actually prefer to do all of this stuff in my head...because that's...
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    Re: pan tilt tripod head repair?

    this morning...just freed-up a binding lock knob on my Gitzo 1370 magnesium head - popped off a plastic cover - wiggled the mechanism apart, cleaned and lubed with a bit of high-pressure moly grease,...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    ...they must be really disappointed that there are no leaves for them to eat :rolleyes:
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    Re: how old are we?

    Hats off to you Jim...I turned 68 last month and I am slowing down - and not exactly slowly!
  26. Re: Andy Grundberg, former NYT's art critic and whereabouts

    I met Andy Grundberg years ago...when he curated a truly stellar exhibit of Ansel Adams photographs in a local science museum (Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont).
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Tuco...nice transition from the mirror-like smoothness of the foreground (what is that anyway...some sort of spillway?) - feeding into the rest of the image. Helps it to acquire an almost...
  28. Re: Swamping out the darkroom, or: AW CRAP!!

    Oh...I do feel your pain! I had a flooding incident a few years back...right into the darkroom through a window well (since sealed off), and had to remove/replace flooring, let the cement floor dry...
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    Re: Ilford Master Printer NEW

    Wonderful...Perfect...Thank You!
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    Re: HP5+ Processing and EI

    Very interesting discussion!

    My take? That there is an extent to which any film and developer combo, when approached and utilized methodically, can be made to perform as wanted and needed.
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  31. Re: Landscapes! - (Any format smaller than 4x5)

    I can almost hear the trees whispering amongst themselves: "what are we going to do about that rock...do you think it will move if we ask it politely?"
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    Re: post your trees!

    Nice, Peter...but where are the sheep :confused:
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    From ages ago..."Winter Spirit Rising," Leica M-3, 50mm Summicron, Tri-x:
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    You are saying that you coat a piece of paper (instead of a pewter plate) with Bitumen of Judea...expose this and then wash it out with lavender oil?? You got this to work??? I tried this years ago...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    ...what was that book - "The Democratic Forest" ? W. Eggleston I think - photos composed "thoughtlessly on purpose," and...yup - they were pretty "bad" but also compelling and somewhat instructive,...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Once again Tuco...rockin' that 60mm! :cool:
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    Re: Spoon measure needed, please

    Thinking it not likely that all photo chemicals are "spoon-measure friendly"...it would still be great to have book of "spoon measure" photo chemistry recipes.
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    Re: Paper size standards

    Ha! I remember devising an experiment in high school biology class...where I ran maze trials using pillbugs as subjects in multiples of 44 (maze runs per pillbug) and derived my data from this. ...
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    Re: Silver gelatin prints UV exposure unit

    Kind of out of my usual range here...but assuming that you'll be using VC paper, then either a combination of two filters (N.D. and green) cut to size to fit the contact frame - or perhaps find a...
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    Re: post your trees!

    ...brings out my inner "Winnie The Pooh!" Owls House is up in that tree...I just know it!
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