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    Re: New Ilford MG RC Portfolio

    No doubt it is heavier and better paper

    The big change is the filter grades, which won't require double times

    but do we need new filters?

    I use them handheld under lens

    do we now use 1/2...
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    Re: New Ilford MG RC Portfolio

    I seem to be specializing in old film, old paper and old everything else

    I even have old Rodinol, a full case, several gallons of old TF5

    old distilled water too

    and my eyes are aging...
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    Re: New Ilford MG RC Portfolio

    Ilford Multigrade IV RC Portfolio Paper (Glossy, 4 x 6", 100 Sheets)

    B&H thinks they are getting more
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    Re: New Ilford MG RC Portfolio

    Don't worry Oren, I will be buying the paper as well

    ASAP
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    Re: New Ilford MG RC Portfolio

    Agree

    I got almost the last of NOS Postcard size 4X6

    AMAZON had 20 boxes on the Ilford store, but it was on a closed LA Dealer eBay

    then 13. minutes ago and 11 now as I bought 2 more
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    Re: New Ilford MG RC Portfolio

    LOL Ilford includes a POSTCARD template in the release

    They watch us carefully!

    Tim Rudman's Newsletter
    January 2021

    I got by email today, he tested the new paper

    but his site is down
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    Re: How to handle "Free on Loan" threads, etc.

    A very real problem is many seem unable to pack delicate things carefully

    I have received a fair share of heavily damaged cameras and lenses

    If you have ever seen how I pack, you know how to...
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    Re: OLD film OLD paper Solutions

    Thanks John!

    Here is open box LODIMA, I think I bought it on this forum

    No dates on boxes

    almost full 8X10 and 1/4 full 7.5 X 10

    Peter and I saw Michael and Paula exhibition in Highland...
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    Re: OLD film OLD paper Solutions

    As aid to my AZO Paper exploration, I must thank Bernice Loui for a large box of Amidol about 5 years ago

    I have not opened it, yet...

    Thank you, Bernice Loui!
  10. Re: Tripods: Is Carbon Fiber worth the extra cost?

    Yes
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    Re: OLD film OLD paper Solutions

    Here is my 'new' AZO, 1971, 1980, nearly full 8X10 boxes

    I tried it when I started here in my bathroom darkroom

    I was having many difficulties, some health, some beginner issues as I was last...
  12. Re: Archaic/Proto Euryscope - Part 2 Wide-Angled type

    Very good answer!

    Thank you

    I do the same

    my iPhone gets the most action
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    Congratulations!

    Do only collect and restore or do you use them as well?

    Just curious
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    Re: Tough removal of brass lens

    Good idea David!

    I am looking for my thin teflon tape, a roll I tested on Instron 52 years ago, it is the best Teflon tape I ever used

    I have many others

    Once used to tighten I hope to...
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    Re: Tough removal of brass lens

    I have the opposite problem

    Let's use one thread

    Mine is too loose and needs something
  16. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    Thanks guys, the SF image was conceived as homage of Josephine Baker

    She often wore real pearls, I bought fakes just for this shoot

    Too bad she had to go to Paris...

    The sitter is an...
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    Re: AA's "Holy Grail" Sells for $6.4 Million

    Really old art gets stolen for ransom

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/arts/design/frans-hals-stolen-painting.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage
  18. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    I vastly prefer to shoot people in any format, not easy at all

    I try to set stage ahead of time

    My model is no longer available, ever again

    Here are my 2 best, one 11X14 and the other D750,...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    John,

    I was unaware of Lina until your comment

    For the last hour been on her site, I won't go on any unsocial media

    https://www.linabessonova.photography/

    is her big enlarger a Calumet...
  20. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    Good points Rick, may our fathers rest in peace

    and a good use of a thread

    Here is a 1938 pro shot of my father and my first ever 4X5 shot handheld Speed Graphic 1998, borrowed camera, next LF...
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

    I will commit a LFPF crime and post my second LF image I ever made, a DIY 5X7 Oatmeal Box round tube with DIY pinhole

    1998 as first assignment in my only photography class ever, first and all...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50845083611_c35f4ed6be_z.jpgPinhole selfie 1998 by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Nope, but you could copy it with LF then post

    However I have no way of stopping any post
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

    Image moved internally to 2021 Selfies
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    Thanks John, here is her website https://www.linabessonova.photography/

    Maybe LFPF becomes a place to link to outside experts
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    Go watch Tim's latest video today, 'Wild Horses'

    I also put a lip on front, I will add a chain (good idea) soon but my lid stops when tilted onto the Elwood
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    Nice Mike

    A member here is using that exact design to make and offer prints from 1k to 5K
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    Re: OLD film OLD paper Solutions

    That's what I have

    But also 1932 AZO


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50842466121_ed88750c36_z.jpgOld Paper by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
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    Re: OLD film OLD paper Solutions

    Thanks Bill

    I have shot enough old film and really old dry plates to know how to make them work, never used any anti fog

    Somebody is sending me new prints on 70 year old Postcard paper, some...
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    Re: OLD film OLD paper Solutions

    Please clarify

    Do you mean fix the paper, wash, then expose the paper, develop and fix, wash again?

    Nobody has mentioned that yet

    However you are a known expert
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    List of most expensive artworks by living artists

    I am never bored, I wake with excitement for the day ahead

    sometimes i encounter angry people
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    i have angered you

    i am trying to stir things up

    hero worship is NOT working
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    agree
  34. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    I always ship USPS internally and Internationally

    I just bought a new cheap postal scale

    I also tip my maleman once a year

    sp intended

    around here it's a great job
  35. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    Obviously this forum and any digital page is worthless when showing any art

    even 'Masters of Art'

    we thrall have no chance

    all good art has been made
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    Re: Wet/dry plate holders for 4x5

    This morning I see a big increase in ebay Plate holders of many sizes

    Seems like our biggest lurkers are watching
  37. Thread: My mistake

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    Re: My mistake

    i see no mistake
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    some want to encourage youth

    some want to preserve LF gear

    some of want to emulate

    some want to throw it all away

    some want to make images that may survive
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    I'm watching Dr Strangelove

    again
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Arrakis
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