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    Re: Darkroom timer project underway

    Yes, I actually have built the brodie-tyrell f-stop timer. Its fantastic as an enlarger timer and a great build. It even has facility for density measurement (which I haven't implemented).

    Also,...
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    Re: Darkroom timer project underway

    I'd be very interested in this - in fact I had already thought about it and have most fo the parts assembled. My eldest is pretty good with arduino so I had planned on getting him to write the...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    One from Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. There's good flow on these waters at present after plenty of rain in the past week or so...


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    neg scan
    HP5 slosher tray developed in...
  4. Re: Images shot on X-ray film

    Foamcore camera, 0.4mm pinhole, 80deg AOV. Fuji HRT green 18*24cm, processed in Rodinal 100:1 6.5mins. Contact print.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3932/15599795226_f9eb890f52_z.jpgWorkshop by...
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    Re: post your trees!

    This is an utterly amazing image. If I ever got one image like that I would sit content forever after.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ah I guessed that stonenyc - but someone somewhere will probably call foul. so many rules on so many fora!!!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ok - I've reported my own post asking a mod to delete.

    fran
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    Re: The Salt Print Thread

    This is one I did some time back. Its a contact print from a 5x4 neg. It took me quite a while to get a decent salt print result. I found that even application of the gelatin solution, fuming over...
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    Re: post your trees!

    I took this one in a beech forest in Co. Westmeath, Ireland. It was shot on 5x4 but the arrangement was made for a letterbox crop. I've been tempted many times to get a roll film back, but then snap...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks Dennis for the kind words. I think I prefer the cropped version too.....


    Fran
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Oh my!!! I didn't meant to kick off such a discussion!!! Maybe it serves a purpose though.

    Here's the funny thing!! I had intended coming on here this evening to have a look at the comments - but...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I liked the peaceful reflection here....

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    Chamonix 045n-2
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    F22 1/2s
    FP4+ in Rodinal 50:1 15min tray dev
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I'm afraid I'm an all too infrequent poster here, but hoping maybe to redress that a little.

    This one is from a river near my home in Co. Kildare, Ireland.


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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I believe this is my first post here!

    Print scan:

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    Fran
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    Re: Lack of Sharpness; need Help!

    1. Check your loupe is focussed correctly for your eyesight (if it has diopter adjustment) - check using newsprint or the etch marks on the ground glass. You really always need to check the focus on...
  16. Re: A 4x5 negative does not fit Durst Trinomask 450 - why?

    It depends on the mask. If I use the tauneg then I can see right out to the edges (although thats form memory). Using the metal masks the very edges are covered, but ts only a tiny crop.

    I'd say...
  17. Re: A 4x5 negative does not fit Durst Trinomask 450 - why?

    Funny that - I have the smaller brother, the L1000 and there are no issues with 4x5 on it?
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    Re: DURST CLS 200 - usable?

    Transformers can hum (vibrate too) a little even with no load. Can you remove the lamp and check on the pins for continuity with a DMM to see if the filament is gone? That will 99% tell you the...
  19. Re: Need info on shooting Fuji instant with 4x5 Cameras

    Holy S***!!

    Those things are $250 or more on ebay......

    Fran
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    RE the v750 scanning - if its the same as the v500 there is a calibration area near the top centre of the glass that must be kept clear or the scanner won't image. If you have a look at your holders...
  21. Re: Images shot on X-ray film

    Well, the neg is black = exposure + development



    Either the film is fogged before it ever got to the camera, or else it was exposed in camera. If enough light reaches the film, it will just go...
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    Darkslide pulled before the shutter preview was closed?
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    Re: First LF negatives

    Looking good, its really quite the buzz when you get your first negs out.

    The light flare in the middle 2 pics almost look symmetrical - I'd hazard a guess that both are caused by the same thing,...
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    Re: DIY print washer

    Hi JB7,

    I left the outlet pipe near the bottom for 2 reasons:

    1. Makes it easy to empty the tank through the siphon
    2. I had read around stuff about chemicals concentrating at the bottom,...
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    Re: Why are my pictures not crisp

    It will be very hard to get a tack sharp shot at f4.7 and 1sec - especially with a live model. Shoot a few test shots at shorter shutter speeds and increasing f stops to see the performance of the...
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    DIY print washer

    I thought I'd share a short video of a diy print washer I made based on the versalab system.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDWNRUWlf5Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player


    It might be of some use...
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    Re: Durst Laborator 1000 condenser lens

    Thanks - its just some bent wire. It suits my methods very well as I do a good bit of split grade printing and being able to quickly swap the filters is great.

    Fran
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    Re: Durst Laborator 1000 condenser lens

    I don't know if its any good to you, but here is how I set up the filters for my 1000:

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    Re: Durst 1200 easel or mask?

    Its an adjustable mask which helps cut down stray light when you are using the tauneg negative carrier for smaller film sizes.... you'll still need the easel as per normal....
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    Re: Durst Laborator 1000 condenser lens

    No heat absorbing glass on mine....
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    Re: HELP: Durst Laborator 1200

    I would think you should be fine with 60 and 100W bulbs....

    Good luck on the hunt for the negative masks - you can also keep an eye out for the tauneg carrier....


    Fran
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    Re: March Portraits

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8102/8499269237_21a32284a6.jpg
    2013 5x4 neg033-1.jpg by francis morrin, on Flickr


    fujinon 250mm f5.6
    Chamonix 045n-2
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    Re: First 4x5 camera

    Nice lens, happy shooting!
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    Re: print drying question?

    I could never get screen drying to work well for me. Horrible amounts of curl, like a potato chip!!

    I tape my prints to some glass when still wet (but after squeegee type removal of surface...
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    Re: First 4x5 camera

    You really need to pay special attention to how you're going to use this camera. Its the every day use that matters. So imagine yourself with your backpack or whatever and setting up the camera and...
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    Re: HELP: Durst Laborator 1200

    Howdy,

    If I see one anywhere I'll let you know, but I haven't seen one anywhere before. I only have 1 that I swap 2 lenses in and out of, and then the 150mm lens has its own board. Could you get...
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    Re: HELP: Durst Laborator 1200

    Oh yeah, the other thing, I made a little holder for the contrast filter our of wire that sits on the post under the stage near the lens - so the filter sits under the lens. Works perfectly and you...
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    Re: HELP: Durst Laborator 1200

    For a full set of condensers: 180-1, 180-2, 160-1, 130-1 and 90. Then the lenses, plus lens boards, 50mm, 80mm, 150 should be enough. The lens boards are called lapla and can be unmarked sometimes:
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    Re: HELP: Durst Laborator 1200

    Very good enlarger, but make sure you get every single one of those bits with it. Try and make sure you get all the negative masks, lenses, lensboards, condenser lenses, bulbs, filter drawers etc etc...
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    Re: Shanghai, FP4 and Arista Edu

    I shot my first 4 negs of the shanghai film - pinholes on 2 out of the 4. The other 2 negs were aok though, and printed fine.
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