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    Re: Post Your Own 12x20” LF Image

    Lovely - at first I thought it was a salt print on textured paper, but then realized thats just paper towels below it. I align my contact prints by taping the edge of the negative and use the top...
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    Re: 510 Pyro - First Impressions

    I do the same with Jay's Obsidian Aqua formula since it is really tough to make 100ml batches, I just double the water to make 200ml at half strength and adjust the final working solution. You can...
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    Re: Paper developer question

    Another rabbit hole: Jay DeFehr offers the choice of Potassium Carbonate or Sodium Carbonate for his Obsidian Aqua part B film developer. PC 13g = SC 10g. PH is slightly lower for PC.
  4. Re: Longevity of stock TF-5 Archival Rapid Fix?

    I use TF5 only for film with pyrocatM because it does not reduce the stain color - For paper I have always used small bottles of Ilford rapid fix because its what I can buy locally. I did try...
  5. Re: Longevity of stock TF-5 Archival Rapid Fix?

    I'm on 4 years for a gallon jug partially filled and it still clears a leader in 20 seconds when diluted to working strength. Kept in garage that swings from 40-80+ degrees. I'd say it lasts longer...
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    Re: Photo Flo In Presoak OK for PMK?

    my rule of thumb for FP4 and HP5 - Presoak in plain water if using diluted developer or developer can not be added to tank within 10 seconds, not required if using full strength or small...
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    Re: X-ray film 10 x12

    I have a box or two of expired FP4+ 5x12 if you don't want to wait until your order comes in. Expired Jun2020 but still works fine and has been stored in dark cool spot but not frozen. PM me if...
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    Re: ISO Monopod Suggestions

    I purchased a Giottos branded 3 section monopod many years ago for use with my DSLR + 100-400lens. It had a bigger upper dimension than the CF offerings due to a nice pad which fit my hands well and...
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    Re: Unidentified Problem - Need Help!

    I'll throw this out there - hole in the reflector projecting a sharp image onto the person in the same way that trees create bright circles during an eclipse, but that would likely be upside down. Or...
  10. Re: Photography is a Top Driver in Silver Demand, Showing Film’s Resurgence

    I watched the photographers shoot countless frames at my daughters wedding last night and never had the urge to pick up one of their cameras even though they told me I could - nor want to edit the 5...
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    Re: Backpack for 8x10

    It would be interesting to see then vs now items in the pack. The short hikes I have done on the AT seem to be more of a fashion show and selfie opportunity than a wilderness experience. I myself...
  12. Re: Need some info on vacuum pumps please(for use in a Vacuum frame)

    Usually hardware stores will have a T fitting and a brass ball valve you can use for the bleeder in the refrigerator tubing area. Pond/Aquarium stores have dual line valves for air pumps that would...
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    Re: Keeping borders square when trimming photos

    My Dahle 18inch guillotine trimmer has an extra contraption that holds down the paper and keeps my fingers out of the way. Its grid markings are square and it has a metal body. After making the...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    We crossed the creek to the right of the falls and there was a goat path that led north to the rocks. You could get there from the parking lot side too but it was a steep drop down to the rocks. ...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Back in the 80's a friend and I climbed up the right side about 20 feet from the falls. There are more interesting falls about 1/2 mile up the creek that you can't get to now. Also to the right...
  16. Re: My New Tripod: Gitzo vs Leica Surveyor vs Ries

    There are a dozen Tripod threads below this one with many great options stating pros/cons and prices. Function is more important than a brand name.
  17. Re: Lensboard adapter for older Linhof TECHNIKA boards to the new style

    I am assuming that the mitered edge is allowing light into the camera. You can A) modify the camera with thin material behind the front standard B) Buy the dedicated un-mitered boards for your lenses...
  18. Re: Portable Solution to Make Overhead (90°) Photographs

    There are a couple of Images I would like to take using a boom/arm that could put the camera over a rapidly moving creek or out over an edge. But then it would be a composition gamble because I can...
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    Re: TF-4 User For Years...Want To Try TF-5

    The only difference I have found between TF4 and TF5 was the final color tone given to Moersch's Lobotype print process . It uses an iron and silver coating similar to Kallitype. I have used both...
  20. Re: Portable Solution to Make Overhead (90°) Photographs

    I'm amazed how fast stuff gets here from Japan. I can usually get a lens from BSKumar in about 4 days once shipped. My Tripod from Ari Ottowa to Georgia took about a week to arrive but came on date...
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    Re: Faulty Light Meter

    But incident and spot meters have different software algorithms. I was surprised that reviewers of the spot attachment aren't reporting more problems. There is a warranty if you bought it directly,...
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    Re: Faulty Light Meter

    That is an incident meter not a spot meter - you are not metering off a gray card. You are metering the light at the subject with the lumisphere pointed to the camera.
    Check that the +/- stops...
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    Re: Three stops overexposed FP4+

    The way to prove this to yourself and check your work flow is to run a test in your back yard. I often compose and focus at f5.6-8 with the intention to stop down to at least f32.
    Sometimes I...
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    I'm a TF5 convert and my current stock is about 3 years old and near the bottom of the gallon jug. I use it mainly for fixing Pyro-M negatives. - But there is also good ole plain hypo crystals so...
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    Your memory can be fooled by current perceptions, while a historical note tells you the truth. Ask someone about their most commonly used lens and they will tell you the one they use the most...
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    3x5 card filled out during capture on one side - then development info on the back. I number them and put then in a 3x5 card box. The negs get the number in the 4x4x5 binder or 5x12 plastic cover. ...
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    The best of our images are taken with the mind - perfect every time.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I like the rainforests shots the best from your trip so far. And the boat at Point Reyes.

    CB - Try delta 100 for greens in spring/early summer. It takes on a different quality and separates out...
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    Are you testing lenses/composition being new to LF , or Chemistry?

    for testing chemistry (developers) you want to use the film you will likely use forever. I alternate between FP4 and Delta100...
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    Re: After coating Kallitype and Platinum...

    I was playing with Salt and Moersh's Lobotype (similar to Kalitype) and found I could keep them in a light tight box for up to a week. After that they seemed to be gaining a bit of oxidation and...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    I like this too - try burning or dodging in the area just behind the rocks so that their edges stand out a bit more.
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    Re: Stearman developing Issue

    Version 1 holders do not exhibit any problems that people describe because they are solid (no holes) the ribs sometimes show marks when the film is wet but not seen once dry. With experimental...
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    Re: Ilford Photo 2022 Film Photographers Survey

    the whole survey seems pointed at roll film users - perhaps they need a separate one for LF.
    I asked for more Delta 100 in ULF sizes that they make in FP4+ like 5x12.
    New technology - modern...
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    Re: FP4+ in Pyrocat HD

    I think Pyro negatives in general look thinner than gray tone negatives due to the color. But the beauty of Pyrocat is that it has some latitude to be adjusted to your personal desires for...
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    Re: Potassium Ferricyanide question

    thanks - I'll tell my boss. Revision My reducing bleach for redevelop is not equal parts. Or make a 1% PB solution and add the PF to it. PB comes in handy for developer tweaking.

    Potassium...
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    Re: Recommendation for a mini-fridge for paper

    Wine fridges have shelves and temperature controls for upper and lower sections. Find a scratch and dent model on sale. I'm not sure you need to "freeze" your paper. Also Keep your plastic bags so...
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    Re: Potassium Ferricyanide question

    If you add equal parts PF and Potassium Bromide you get a reducing bleach which is slower acting. I have not noticed color shifts except when using selenium after bleaching a dark area which has...
  38. Bostick and Sullivan emails for old orders

    FYI
    Bostick and Sullivan is transferring their website to a new server and it triggered resending emails for old orders. I got 2 from Nov 2021 and Jan 2022 orders.
    They confirmed the order is not...
  39. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    I wasn't trying to be rude - you just always seem to have some cool photographic stuff. Sorry if I offended.
  40. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    Can I come clean out your house when you pass away? - I bet its a treasure trove of photographic gear.
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