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    modern vs. older lens

    I'm fairly new to LF (4x5) and thinking about upgrading to a modern lens, replac ing my Kodak Ektar 203mm f:7.7 (coated) in Graphic synchro-compur. Looking at th e Caltar II S 210mm 5.6 in copal 0....
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    Homemade lens boards?

    Thanks to all - so far...Sorry, I neglected to mention I have a Toyo Field. With the suggestions and ideas above, sounds like I can avoid the steep retail price.

    Thanks again.

    Craig
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    Homemade lens boards?

    I just pruchased an older lens and before I buy a new lensboard and have it cust om drilled, I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with making their own len sboards - even something temporary?
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  4. Difference between Rodenstock Ysarex and Ysaron lenses

    Can anyone tell me the difference between these two types of Rodenstock lenes?
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    PMK Pyro in unicolor drums?

    Sorry, I neglected to mention I'm using 4x5 Tri-x...
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    PMK Pyro in unicolor drums?

    Anybody using PMK pyro with these drums? What are you finding your normal develo pment times to be? How about your pyro after bath times? All comments/hints/help is greatly appreciated...Thanks in...
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    Photographers Formulary BW-65 & TF-4 ?

    I'm looking for feedback on these two product's from Photographers Formulary. Th e company states that no hypo clear is needed for the TF-4 fixer - very cool if so. Any thoughts?

    I'm also...
  8. Shutter slows to a snail's pace in cold weather

    My old synchro-compur shutter failed me today in temps of about +20 degrees F. a s it slowed right down to a snails pace. Is this typical for this shutter? Does it just need to cleaned and...
  9. personal film speed with tri-x and pyro w/ no color densitometer

    I'm about to run my first film test using Tri-x and pyro developer. I understand that I need a color densitometer to read the pyro stained neg. How can I read/m easure the test negs to detrmine zone...
  10. Anyone using"E-Z-Focus" (for enlargers) from Carson Industries?

    The focusing system for Beseler enlargers leaves a bit to be desired. I've oten thought that a finer mesh gear would be the answer. Recently, while looking thro ugh a copy of Shutterbug, I came...
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    cold light vs. condenser

    Thinking about up-grading to a cold light head to replace my condeser head. Howe ver, I've heard cold lights can be very hard to print compared to condenser. Any truth to this? Any thoughts to cold...
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