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  1. Re: Thoughts About Linhof 4x5 Technikardan 45s ?

    I've been working in 4x5 since 1982, and have owned several cameras and worked with quite a few more. Wooden field cameras both Japanese and American, Calumets, Sinars, Graflexes, Technikas, and some...
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    Re: Schneideritis?

    One would like to see the results of any tests that compare similar optics with, and without, "Schneideritis". I'd also want to know the methodology of such tests. Since no one has ever been able to...
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    Re: The new Tri-X 8x10 film

    Long experience testing films (much of it within EK itself) tells me this; anomalous results happen. And they mean one thing; run the tests again.
    Perhaps cut the sheets down to 4x5 to save...
  4. Re: Removing a 21" Kodak Ektanon from a Prism

    Best of luck Michael, I think you'll find it a fine lens.
  5. Re: Have you found exotic developers worth it for 8x10?

    You didn't say what film you expect to use, or your subject matter. Knowing that would help.
    But XTOL, perhaps diluted 1:1, should work quite well for a number of different films and subjects.
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Mark Osterman, at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, teaches many alternative processes, including wet plate. A bit of a drive around the lake, but his workshops are very good.
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    Re: FotodioX Lantern Globe Softbox

    Likely very useful in certain situations, less of a hard edge than a bare bulb. And watch out for reflections! Show us a photo lit using this, when you have one.
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    Re: 8x10 Polariod Portrait Prices ???

    How much money can you stand to lose? Professional photography in any form is a very competitive business, and the margins are getting lower all the time.
    You have an interesting niche idea, but it...
  9. Re: 8x10 E6 processing Who and Where ? North America( USA and Canada) HELP!!!

    Edgar Praus, as mentioned in post #4. Doesn't get any better than that.
  10. Thread: Hi all!

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    Re: Hi all!

    Welcome!
    You have a fine camera and a superb lens. You might look up a copy of Steve Simmons' book, I think it's called "Using the View Camera". That should cover the large format basics... for the...
  11. Re: Current sources for having a lens flange made?

    Perhaps www.lensN2shutter.com ?
  12. Re: Adams/Weston Exhibition @ Stanford University, CA

    It's quite probable that the curators, when referring to New Mexico, meant the famous meeting in Taos where Paul Strand showed Adams his negatives. Adams himself called that a turning point in his...
  13. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    In fact the dry heat is a good thing (for a while). The low humidity means that when you find shade, it's actually a little cooler. Unlike the humid East, where when it's 95F and 95% humidity (and...
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    Re: Getting the best out of Gold Toner

    It's been ten years at least... but I used NGT on Agfa Multicontrast Classic- that paper's replacement is supposed to be made by Adox. I've bought a box of that but haven't printed with it yet...
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    Re: Getting the best out of Gold Toner

    Not usually a fan of warm tones, but Nelson's gold toner has produced subtly beautiful results for me on several occasions. When my new darkroom is finished, I may try it again.
  16. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    It was still 97F in Tucson today. Next month!
  17. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    I live about five miles from the Pima Museum. It is spectacular- the third-largest air museum in the country. There are a huge number of planes outdoors- so I plan to visit with my 4x5. But not until...
  18. Re: Stress of Buying Lenses - Sight Unseen / Reputation

    What you wanted was a company called Lens&Repro in NYC. They had all the LF lenses you could desire. Sadly, they closed down a few years back.
    I don't know who in New York offers equipment rentals...
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    Re: My 90mm Angulon arrived

    Mr. Galli's advice about trying it as a barrel lens is good. Then if it works for you, picture-wise, let a tech service it properly. I'm sure that it will be worth that effort, and will pay you back...
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    Re: My new old Ektar lens

    Congratulations! They are fine lenses; I regret selling mine. It will serve you well, I'm sure.
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    Re: Preferred Format, and why?

    I chose 4x5 back in 1982... the 'sweet spot' between image quality, size/weight, and cost. Being able to make enlargements was an important factor in choosing 4x5 over a larger format. I do have a...
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    It might. most of the duckboards that I remember were so grey-ed out by time and water that it wasn't obvious what they were made of. I'll be building a darkroom sink soon, and will probably go with...
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    I believe that Redwood is the traditional answer here because it decays more slowly when wet. I've worked in numerous darkroom sinks with wooden 'duckboards' and most of them were made of redwood......
  24. Re: Bellows Wax & Wood Polish? Suggestions?

    Zone VI recommended Renaissance Wax for their wooden cameras. I followed that advice... works well and is conservator-approved for the application. Lexol (which was meant for leather-bound books) was...
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    Re: Shelf life of J Lane Dry Plates

    C'mon you guys- Use 'em up and buy more!
    "Fresh is best" just as with vegetables.
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    Re: () Robert Frank, dies at 94

    You could ask Robert Adams or Frank Gohlke. I'd think RF's influence on the NT guys was indirect at best- Frank's work in stills is almost always in movement- not something one associates with the...
  27. Re: Neil Montanus, a Kodak Colorama Photographer, Dies at 92Rip

    That's wild. I think of the endless effort I spent trying to get my department to upgrade any of our gear.... sigh. Things were better downtown!
  28. Re: Neil Montanus, a Kodak Colorama Photographer, Dies at 92Rip

    Somehow I doubt that... they couldn't possibly have needed more than two. But the 1950s-80s were the 'glory days' of unlimited budgets, at least in that part of the company.
  29. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    "The point is to thoughtfully use what you do have."
    Indeed! Well said Mr. Wiley.

    ...Haven't followed the entire thread but I am glad that the OP likes TMY. There are still a lot of True...
  30. Re: Neil Montanus, a Kodak Colorama Photographer, Dies at 92Rip

    I should also add that the 8x20 Deardorff used for the Coloramas now belongs to the George Eastman Museum. It was on display a few years ago as part of a Colorado exhibit and believe me, it's a...
  31. Re: Neil Montanus, a Kodak Colorama Photographer, Dies at 92Rip

    He was a quiet hero to we photographers at Kodak, and in the local photo community. I was in the (relatively) minor leagues of gov't contracting, and never worked at the big corporate studio downtown...
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    Re: 203mm f7.7 lenses and shutters?

    Good idea, Bob. I should walk it like I talk it... and I'll be in Phoenix later this month.
    And another full disclosure: I should never have sold my 203/7.7 Ektar.
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    Re: 203mm f7.7 lenses and shutters?

    ....and if the OP doesn't send his 'dead' Supermatic somewhere for repair, the art is just that much closer to being lost. And the shutter still won't work.
    (Full disclosure: I had the 1948 Flash...
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    Re: 203mm f7.7 lenses and shutters?

    Mr. Salomon's advice is quite sensible. Generally, post- WWII Kodak "Anastigmats" were uncoated versions of their coated "Ektar" lenses. I'd be very surprised if your two lenses didn't interchange.
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    Re: Favorite for color and b+w?

    Praus Productions; www.4photolab.com
  36. Re: Focusing range of Goerz Dagor 305mm 6.8 for portraits?

    Mr. Salomon's advice is very good here.
    Look at the work of Chuck Close (paintings or photographs, doesn't matter) if you want to see what LF portraiture done close-up with a short focal length...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    i'm sure that must be it. IIRC you could get a permit... but the details escape me now. A wonderful place to visit, on many levels, and certainly I was made to feel welcome.
    You did a fine job with...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Reinhold, nice photograph. How did you get permission to photograph inside the Pueblo? As of '12 when I was there, picture-making was quite restricted.
  39. Re: Edwal Hypo Check - Shelf Life or Interaction Issue

    You may not have ruined that sheet of film; if you haven't tossed it run it through some fresh fixer, and see what happens.
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    Re: XTOL Replenished Facts vs Fables

    Edgar Praus uses (or did use) replenished XTOL as the standard B/W developer at his custom lab, Praus Productions, in Rochester NY. You might ask him; He's pretty busy so email might be better than...
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