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    Re: Ground glass question

    If there are no pencil lines on the groundglass you might consider in washing it in luke warm water with some dishwasher soap, and than rinse in a couple of times. After it is dry it might be...
  2. Re: Norma maintenance manual - 8x10 swing question

    Have been wondering about too, after all Bernice Abbott was a woman..the same question I had about Sandy King long ago , thought Sandy was a woman name, apperantly not only...Sandy King is a "he"..
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  3. Re: Is it possible to change contrast of final print?

    Interesting, a word of warning for those not that experienced on chemistry: (potassium) dichromate isn't very nice stuff to work with..do some research and if you still want (and can get it !) take...
  4. Re: Is it possible to change contrast of final print?

    FSA toner can increase contrast considerably by deepening the blacks at the cost of a colour shift depending on the belaching agent used.

    best,

    Cor
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    Re: What's causing this fogging in my film?

    I had a similair inconsistent problem with my Toyo Field 810M, which I finally traced down to a tiny gap between my bellows and the back frame were the groundglass and filmholder sits. Very difficult...
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    My 2 cents: I always mixed my own Pyrocat-HDC (in Glycol) from the same chemistry stocks per instructions from Sandy King. A couple of years ago I suddenly started to get problems with solution...
  7. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    Just read the qouted article, pretty much sums up what I experienced !
    You could put some baby powder in a bulb with a noozle, but to quote the article: "Since photographers are usually clean freaks...
  8. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    Posted this before, but in my set up (Durst L1200 laborator with condensors) I saw the pattern of my original Durst AN glass back in my prints, not always though. So for formats upto 6*6 I now use...
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    Re: What have I done this time?

    If I understand your lens set up correctly: after you close your shutter, some light can still enter your lens, thus causing weird effects. Only when you push in your darkslide no more light can hit...
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    Re: Linhof Kardan question

    I use a Linhof Color, mounted on a Manfrotto junior geared head 410 (the provided pquick plate is attached to the Linhof "foot" ). Not the lightest combination, and its quite high (the foot and the...
  11. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    First thing which poped up in my mind, guess some images were shot on LF....

    https://tinyurl.com/yy3zrqgu

    Oh well..

    Best,

    Cor
  12. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Trichlorethylene is great stuff for cleaning shutters (a stuck gear train of a Copal shutter for instance), BUT it's dangerous & toxic, I use it very sparsely, in a FUME HOOD, gloves and face...
  13. Re: Developing with Jobo 2509n tanks on CPE2+ vs. SP-445 tanks

    On the 2509n plus wings: in my hands they work fine with standard developers such as Xtol etc, I got problems with Pyro developers: surge marks around the place were there are these little triangles...
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    Re: Print inspection table

    Completly off topic, but my intrest as a dutch man was spiked by your remark dat Doremus is a common name over here. I never heard of sombody whose family name is Doremus, but who knows.

    So I...
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    Re: Anti newton glass history & usage wanted

    I quit using AN glass on top of my negatives when I noticed that under certain conditions (which they were excatly I have to look up again) the pattern of the AN glass showed in my prints.

    I use a...
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    Re: Unable to achieve focus

    If you have a good 150 mm enlarger lens, you can invert it and use it as a taking lens (exposure time will be long anyway, so a lens cap is sufficient), I used it on my 8*10 with good succes,...
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    Re: How many Galvin 4x5 cameras were made?

    My 4*5 is stamped with 1064, but John knew that since I bought mine from him, while not as sturdy as my Linhof Color it's way up compaired to the Gowland I had before. The Galvin makes my lightweight...
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    Shelf live Fixer stock

    I guess we all have had those fixer stock plastic containers with a ugly smelly yellow sulphur precipitate in it.

    I was wondering what process is causing this, and how (if possible) to prevent it....
  19. Re: Carestream READYMATIC Fixer and Developer, replenisher

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the fast reply, so these replenishers are buffering agents. I was aware of a separate sytem were you had to add replenisher after certain usage point. I used something myself...
  20. Carestream READYMATIC Fixer and Developer, replenisher

    Due to retirement of an Xray processing machine I came in possession of quite some liquid Kodak Carestream READYMATIC Fixer and Developer, replenisher.

    I figured that the fixer could be used as is...
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    Re: Actual formula for Pyrocat HD A and B solutions

    I have been mixing most of my developers my self for ages, including PyrocatHD in glycol. For whatever mysterious reason a couple of years ago I got a white precipitate in the A solution, and could...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Hi Andy,

    Welcome & nice family portrait !

    Best,

    Cor
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    Re: Which tank would you prefer for 4x5

    most of the time I am a low volume shooter, and rather than hook up the Jobo 3010 on a Simma roller, when I process 1 or 2 4*5 sheets, I just fill 2 5*7trays with developer (~300-500 ml), and ...
  24. Re: Basic question on minimal agitation, stand, & semi-stand development.

    When I employ stand developement I put my 4*5 film in translucent white tubes with stoppers (picked them up somewhere, I believe they were used to send blood samples to labs), fill it with diluted...
  25. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Pardon my ignorance, but is there a camera atached to a L1840 enlarger ? Why ?

    Best,

    Cor
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    Re: Toyo 810M Resource/Fan Page

    Welcome !

    I too have a 810M, which bellows were shot, a common problem with older (?) Toyo cameras. I got my new bellows from Custom Bellows in the UK. I had to send the old bellows with the...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Nice image, Austin, but what is the squarish, slightly darker shape, between the back of the car and the trees on the left ?


    Best,

    Cor
  28. Thread: 20х24" enlarger

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    Re: 20х24" enlarger

    Congraulations, the details of the wall of the Peter and Paul Fortress in the print must be amazing !

    Best,

    Cor
  29. Re: Film Holder Weight per Sheet Data - DDS, Grafmatic, Kinematic, others

    On thing I do not like in the use of Grafmatics (apart from user errors in the operation) is inserting the thicker cassette behind the groundglass, and exposing. All these steps require more force...
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    Re: How to focus a view camera

    I think I prety much understand a follow the method of Howard Bond, but I got this through others describing the technique, I have never seen and read the article it self..is it available somewhere...
  31. Re: Dektol dilution recommendation for overexposed negs? (16x20 prints)

    Is your negative very dense ? (can you read through the highlights when putting a newspaper under the negative)

    How strong is the light of your enlarger ? (do you run int long printing times with...
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    Re: Compur Dial shutter cleaning.

    Thanks, realy helpful, I have only one such a shutter, which is still running fine. I do did some cleaning on Copal 1's and Compur shutters. So I file it.

    Best,

    Cor
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    Re: My LF-prints less crisp compared to my MF

    I took have a Durst L1200, and a CLS450 head, but I never got used to the CLS450, partly because it is me..I have been printing for ages with the condensors and MG flilters in the drawer between the...
  34. Re: How do you know exposure time for paper when making print

    Many roads to Rome..

    What works for me is a F-stop timer (in my case a RH deign)

    And the test strip printer from the Way beyond monochrome book of Lambrecht (great book !)

    Good luck,

    Cor
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    Re: Pyro and Hypam fix?

    Posted this before~(don't know on LFF though), and it works very good:
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    I take the liberty of re-posting a post of Burkhardt about removing the
    Pyro stain. I...
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    Re: Very light 4x5 camera with 125mm lens

    Had a Gowland pocket view, found it too fiddley, not stable at al. Had the change to buy a rare 4*5 Galvin, much sturdier, easy to set up, compact and light weigth. You have to adapt to the long...
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    Re: Troubleshooting devopment

    Hi steve,

    I admit not folowing all your post in detail, but did you try as a start to go the "regular" way, ie expose your Tmax 100 (if that is the film you use) at say 80 ASA, develop in XTtol...
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    Re: Why a mottled image on gg?

    First guess: if the 180mm is the sharpest image you can get: lens cells of the 180 mm are messed up perhaps.... You could try this: in relatively dark room: point the lens (in your hands) to a...
  39. Thread: BIG camera.

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    Re: BIG camera.

    On a not too serious note;

    last year I was in South India with my family, we were in Udagamandalam, or better know as Ooty, a hill station were the British went to escape the horrible summer heat...
  40. Thread: Toyo field 810m

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    Re: Toyo field 810m

    I too have a 810M, a great camera, which sees too little use these days.. I echo the comment on the original bellows, pinholes abound, I got a beautifull replacement bellows from Camera Bellows....
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