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  1. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    I like to concentrate on the image and not the technology when I shoot. I want the technology to be tested and dependable whether it is ISO, Zone placement, levels or whatever so I don't have to...
  2. Re: Best way to ensure appropriate DoF in interior shots?

    "The more I photograph, the less time I spend mulling over the image on the ground glass. I spend much more time selecting camera position, imagining where I want to place the plane of sharp focus,...
  3. Re: Best way to ensure appropriate DoF in interior shots?

    "as I am shooting color negative and would like to keep the shutter faster than 1 sec if possible."

    supplemental lighting, may the force be with you.
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    Re: 8x10 BTZS tube film scratches

    I use homemade PVC tubes for my 5x7s and BTZS tubes for my 4x5s. I buff out the inside of my tubes every couple of years with the fine steel wool in a setup on my drill like this in the picture. I do...
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    Re: Lightbox for film scanning

    I bought the same Kaiser and found my sample to be very uneven-shifting nearly 1/2 stop from top to bottom and not evenly. I'm shipping it back tomorrow. I think I should give another sample a try...
  6. Re: Linhof Technika lens standard will not stay in place

    I appreciate the help. I'm buried right now and can't work on this, but will soon. Thanks.
  7. Re: The betterscanning.com business status thread

    Me too. No response.
  8. Re: Linhof Technika lens standard will not stay in place

    I may have the same problem. Can you explain further?
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    Re: How Much Have We Accomplished?

    Thanks. Nowhere USA is probably the safest place to be right now.
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    Re: How Much Have We Accomplished?

    Covid didnt slow me down so much as coincidental health problems. I had some weird virus in August that kicked my butt. I was tested twice for Covid and both were negative. But the virus morphed into...
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    Re: Quick releases for LF cameras

    To me it's important enough to organize my gear for speed and practice setting it up quickly. We have a saying here in NM "Don't like the weather? Wait 15 minutes." So maybe it's the rapidly...
  12. Re: Pens for marking or numbering film negatives - HABS & HAER guidance 2020.

    Gee thanks for that contribution.
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    Re: Quick releases clamps and plates

    I use the Crane with a variety of plates. I like the Crane because of the "catch and lock" feature. It gives an added level of security to me. I dropped a 5K camera/lens once because of fumbling with...
  14. Re: Pens for marking or numbering film negatives - HABS & HAER guidance 2020.

    HABS/HAER requires a project and negative number to be written on the base side of the film along the top edge in the rebate next to where the code notches are.
  15. Re: Pens for marking or numbering film negatives - HABS & HAER guidance 2020.

    Reading up on that on their website, as far as I can tell, they seem to be made for erasing non-permanent pigments. They don't seem to make anything to erase the permanent pigment inks.
  16. Re: Pens for marking or numbering film negatives - HABS & HAER guidance 2020.

    Another related question is removing the writing if you make a mistake. The only archival solution I know of is Pec-12 cleaning solution and it struggles to remove the Staedler Pigment Liner and...
  17. Re: Diffraction. When does it really matter with LF?

    I was giving a talk many years ago with Mark Citret, out in CA somewhere on architectural photography (Not commercial but more art/personal AP), maybe it was at the VC Conference in Carmel. We both...
  18. Re: Pens for marking or numbering film negatives - HABS & HAER guidance 2020.

    For HABS, I guess I am always looking for a pen that lays down enough pigment so that I don't have to make a second pass. I find my my second passes always end up a bit off register and looks messy....
  19. Re: Pens for marking or numbering film negatives - HABS & HAER guidance 2020.

    FWIW I did my own test as per above. aA bit different results-there must be batch differences. I found the Staedler Pigment Liner and Faber Ecco most opaque so I started labeling a project. I...
  20. Re: Photographing Darkroom Prints To Be Shown Online

    No mater what, you are delivering a digital file to be posted online right? You are the artist. You should determine the Best method to reproduce your work. For me that would be scanning. I’m not...
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    Re: Selenium Toner for Archivability

    cool thanks
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    Re: Hypo clear?

    You can simply use Sodium Sulfite as a one shot wash aid-a heaping teaspoon per quart of water.
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    Re: Selenium Toner for Archivability

    I thought that selenium toning for increased archivability was debunked. I can't tell you where I heard that but it was sometime around 2000 or so. Henceforth my selenium toning was liberated from...
  24. Re: Requirements and standards for HABS/HAER photography

    “I'd still rather do this than anything else I've done in 30 years of photographing.

    How Hot was it?

    -Schaf”

    This has always been a sideline for me. My main source of income has always been...
  25. Re: Requirements and standards for HABS/HAER photography

    Thanks.
    I think Cali has much more interesting HABS projects and better volume of interesting projects. The last many I have done here before this were largely hohum BIA buildings in NM and AZ....
  26. Re: Requirements and standards for HABS/HAER photography

    Update. Shortly I'm doing a HABS job-5 buildings for the NSA, Old USAF barracks from the 50's converted to office buildings later. These are really unremarkable architecturally that have been...
  27. Re: Sunscreen?

    Highest rated by independent test labs is Trader Joes.
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    Thanks. I am back to my roots doing a HABS project with 5x7 in trays. I haven’t done trays in ages. I haven’t done anything but 4x5 in BTZS tubes for a couple of decades (in D-23 for the last many...
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    Re: BTZS Metering Question

    Did you pre-soak for this test?
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    were you doing a pre-soak in that test?
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    Re: Identify Film Notch Code

    Thanks. That could be useful.
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    Re: Identify Film Notch Code

    Thanks guys!
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    Identify Film Notch Code

    Question for you all.

    I found a lot of 5x7 film holders in Pietrzak’s darkroom loaded with this film. I’m trying to identify it.

    Ilford shows a code like this on FP5+ film in sizes ABOVE...
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    Re: Linhof Technica 5x7

    Chauncey thanks. Yes the notches are working. I added one yesterday. I happreciate the offer though.
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    Re: Kodak Photo Guide Question...

    Yes I forgot how to find that. I think it works pretty well.
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    Re: Jan Pietrzak’s passing.

    So thank you all for the kind comments. In a couple of days I will point Gale to this thread so she can see the comments. So if there is anything else you want to add please do it.
    Thank you all.
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    Re: Linhof Technica 5x7

    Thanks. Yes it has one notch and that works. I’m not sure what focal length it is as I haven’t bothered with it yet. But that may me a solution down the line-adding more notches.
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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    Glad to see they are being resurrected. After a couple of decades of shopping there, I gave some coin to their Go Fund Me campaign. Money well spent I think.
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    Re: Linhof Technica 4x7

    Thanks Bob.
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    Re: Linhof Technica 4x7

    205157Thanks, yes the knobs above the base of the standard control the rise, fall and shift. The large silver Upright lever controls and locks The tilt.
    But nothing locks down the whole front...
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