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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?
  4. 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...
  11. Re: Printing Glass Plates: How to avoid breakage?

    Yes. The spring back exerts the pressure needed.
  12. 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...
  15. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    #3 for me for over 75 years
  22. 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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    Re: Lens length preferences in 7x17 format?

    I don't know if I responded previously and because of age no longer have my beloved Korona 717.
    At the time I had a 19" Artar, 14" Dagor, 12" Dagor, 10.75" Dagor, 165mm Angulon, Probably in excess...
  24. Re: How to keep film ending up wrong side of dark slide after exposing

    After inserting the film, and before inserting the dark slide, I lift the end of the end of the film and feel the resistance which causes it to snap back into place. If not under both rails, it will...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD solution B question

    If you have access to an unexposed roll of 35mm here is a possible answer to your question.
    1. Clip off a small piece the exposed end of the 35 mm film.
    2. mix about 2 or 3 ml of A with a similar...
  26. Re: About red safelights. How much red is damaging for the paper

    Many papers are sensitive to the red part of the spectrum. You need to get safe light filters recommended for your favorite papers.
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    Re: post your trees!

    I like this image and believe it would be interesting to view others by you. I am unable to do so because I refuse to get involved with I--gram or an other similar invasive time waster.
    I believe...
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    Re: Jobo 3005 8x10 streaks on negative

    I have a 3005 which I formerly used on a JOBO with motor. The motor died and I now rotate it manually.
    prior to using it manually I filled it with water and turned it on my hand rollers. After doing...
  29. Re: Free-standing dust attractors/filters any good?

    I have used the same negative ion generator for at least 30 years. My dust problems are minimal.
  30. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    All these suggestions to get a flash meter bother me. Quite often people who ae asking questions such as the one here don't have the extra money to buy a flash meter. Most of my students were...
  31. Re: Pyrocat HD - Differences/Effects between 1:1:100 and 2:2:100

    I agree with Alan. I have not found a developer which increases the film speed set by the manufacturer. I usually choose to expose at a lower number , that is give it more light. But this is not a...
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan kits

    I agree with what Vaughn says - and to me that is the correct exposure for the conditions.
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan kits

    I always attempt to expose correctly. Rarely does the light call for slight under-exposure.
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    don't know hw man holders I have, or have had. Currently counting al sizes there are over 200. I have never had one leak "through the tape over the flippy bit." All leaks have been through the light...
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    Re: Gradients on short edge of 4x5 Negs

    Do you use a reel to develop film? Has it ever been in Photo-Flo? If the answer to these questions is "Yes", that is your problem. Keep the reels out of PF.
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    Re: Reactivation Code For Adobe CS3

    Forget Photoshop. Go to https://www.gimp.org/ and download their free photo manipulation program. It does 90-95% of what PS will do. It is an easy download, and easy t learn.
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan kits

    A proper negative for palladium wil print nicely at "0" or "1/2". Grade 2 1/2 is far too contrasty a paper grade for Pd or Pt. It is even more so for Salt.
    Several years ago I had the opportunity...
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan kits

    I would give you the same answers as Vaughn and add, I suggest students begin with Palladium, no Na2. I haven't used any contrast agent in more than 20 years. Begin with learning to make a proper...
  39. Thread: Thin negs

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    Re: Thin negs

    I have no proof, but my belief is that modern "Rodinal" must have a slightly different formula than the original. Luckily I still have a few bottles of the original in Orange Agfa boxes and the...
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    I use binary code for my notches.
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