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  1. Re: Midtone Machines - Automatic Film Processing Machine

    Brilliant! I'm looking forward to further reports!
  2. Re: Midtone Machines - Automatic Film Processing Machine

    Do you have provision for tempered water wash cycles? If you use Kodak Flexicolor process C-41RA like all C-41 processing Developer 3'15", Bleach (Process C-41 RA) is 1 minute, or longer if you...
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    Re: Kodak D76 Recall

    Wow, what a mess!
    Kodak Alaris has sold the color negative paper and color chemistry business to the China distributor of Kodak. Alaris switched the manufacturer of the black and white chemistry,...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    If you want a high chloride content paper that responds to every toner you throw at it try Fomatone . Fibre base semi gloss or gloss. It's VC yet acts a bit like the older papers. Foma stopped making...
  5. Re: CatLABS X film, from Freestyle - any user information?

    Well CatLABS has said that this film is reminiscent of Panatomic X and more old school films. From what I've seen people are getting good results. I shoot Ilford and Kodak in black and white sheet...
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    Re: Beseler Universal 45 Assistance

    I use these heads I have 3 that work perfectly and 2 that are not working properly. The red filter is there because it's a color head. When you use it with the black and white controller, there's a...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    This is what I love about Crown Graphics. Light weight. I prefer mine with a coupled viewfinder for handheld work. You have a nice setup for the street.
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    Re: Repairing Zone VI Enlarger

    This shows 106 USD for 5 feet?

    https://www.bdiexpress.com/us/en/Mechanical-Power-Transmission/Chain-Drives/3CCF-5FT/p/21463958
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    Re: Repairing Zone VI Enlarger

    I suppose I should buy the parts. I bought these two enlargers from someone that didn't do much with them. I use my Beselers for 95% of what I do. I must say that the Zone VI VC heads are wonderful,...
  10. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

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    This and the Nikkor 450 M are what I play with the most.
  11. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

    When my company scrapped the process camera I brought home the Rodenstock lenses. The guy that did the accounts told me the lenses were incredibly expensive. The shortest lens was 60 inches, the...
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    Re: Repairing Zone VI Enlarger

    Well how do I keep from doing this with my two enlargers???
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    Re: Zone VI Alignment Tips!

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    I let in a 2x12 into the studs, then 5/4 red oak and finally 4x4 anchored to the oak and 2x12. It's solid. I use the 5x7 for 6x17 more than the 8x10. I just used a Saunders enlarger...
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    Re: old Kodak chemistry

    I've seen people, not me, use Dektol that looked like coffee. I am careful about storage, but I would expect that most of it will work. Fill several smaller bottles to the top when storing the...
  15. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

    Tin Can, I got lucky, shutter came on an old Agfa? lens board, gray paint. Shutter opening is 2.5 inches which is perfect, shutter is 4.75 in. Mounted directly to the Deardorff lens board. I had to...
  16. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

    Mine is older than the slider it has the two twist tabs, my V8 Deardorff is the same.
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  17. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Seems like a nice fellow
  18. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

    Where is the serial number located? And why is your camera front laying on a pool table? :rolleyes:
  19. Re: Ilford Multigrade 500h Help - Left light no longer turns on!

    The Beseler Universal head has the crappy pin sockets on the lamps. They are a pain. These things should be gold plated.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Looks cool. It's rather Binary for an Analog darkroom! :rolleyes:
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Very nice. Life is good!
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Very nice. I've got a 11 x 14 F&S, hauling it around is quite a chore. That's a great story about your host!
  23. Re: Beseler Universal 45 Color Head Parts and Specifications

    If the sensor isn't working it will disrupt the lights, this is a "to the best of my knowledge " Beseler replaced all the original sensors as I understand as a free replacement if you had problems, ...
  24. Re: Beseler Universal 45 Color Head Parts and Specifications

    Yes that's the right mixing chamber. If you look at the chamber the little oval hole in the mixing chamber is where the sensor (in the head) peeps in to gauge the light output. There was a upgrade...
  25. Re: Beseler Universal 45 Color Head Parts and Specifications

    Make sure you have the right mixing chamber. If you have a regular Dichro chamber it won't work. I have 5 of these heads 2 work reliably, the others will work then inexplicably start acting up. The...
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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    Yeah, self defrost refrigerators can really dehydrate lettuce but a sealed film box no problem. In the old days there was a evaporator in the single compartment refrigerator. Gravity convection,...
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    Re: Film Holder Material--slide

    My nicest 11 x 14 vintage holders have metal darkslides, I'm sure they are an aluminum alloy. They look like they were "blued" treated to make them black, it doesn't appear to be paint. If Catlabs is...
  28. Re: Post your 8"x20" images in honor of August 2020 aka 8/20

    Outstanding work!
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    Re: Beseler 11x14 color unidrum

    That's the first I've heard of Rollo pyro? Is it a hybrid of sorts? I'm a XTOL guy. Those little Beseler and other reversing roller bases work nice. I found some rubber rings, similar to the...
  30. Thread: Panorama

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    Re: Panorama

    Love it!
  31. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    This is so cool that you have put this together and are sharing your work. Thanks for the help.
    Best Regards Mike
  32. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    This is a very interesting project. I'm not afraid to tackle most things. I know nothing about computer code etc. I have a urge to experiment with this. Cost certainly doesn't appear to be an issue. ...
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 not heating

    Not a bad idea. It would be handy for preheating bottles too. The sous-vide units have higher output heaters IIRC, definitely help to get the unit up to temperature faster.
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 not heating

    Call Omer Hecht @ CatLABS. He's official service for Jobo. There's several things that it could be. The heater connections could be dirty, the heater could be defective, etc. He takes older units on...
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    Re: How Can I Get More Bellows?

    Looks like to the OP no easy resolution. The inverted recessed lensboard is no good if you want to use the lens with the front element and still have a nice compact unit. You want to keep the...
  36. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    Wow this looks amazing. I would like to try this. Need to gather courage. Very generous to share your work.
    Best Regards Mike
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    Re: Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    After the fill and squeeze, the cap must seal perfect. if air leaks in the cap that will cause leaks. The bigger the air volume above the film the more effectively you will be able to create a...
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 not heating

    If you run hot tap water over the thermal switch it will pop. I popped mine with maybe 125-130 F tap water. I use a toothpick or a small tool to fully depress, gently, that little breaker to get it...
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    Re: How Can I Get More Bellows?

    Nope, 265 mm of extension at infinity, twice that at 1:1. I have a Calumet CC series wide angle camera, monorail but short bellows. I have a 150, too long for that really nice handy camera, I found a...
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    Re: print washers?

    We have very high levels of radon in the northeast corner of the state of Iowa. First Europeans were attracted to the area to mine Lead. When Uranium decays you get Lead and Radon, or so I've been...
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