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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    A good bug to be bitten by.
  2. Help Indentifying this Negative Carrier

    Can someone help identify what enlarger this negative carrier belongs to. It measures 10 5/8" square and is fixed for 5x7 negatives. There is an identifying number 5078 on the carrier.
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    Re: Bottle cap liner replacement?

    When I am going to store a chemical for any length of time I put a piece of Parafilm "M" over the mouth of a bottle to keep air out and prevent any contamination from the cap. It is flexible and...
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    Re: Will a fire alarm light fog film?

    When I go into the darkroom for a work session I ditch the smartphone or at least throw a towel over it so if it rings it won't light up the darkroom and get rid of any FitBit or the like athletic...
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    Re: Out of Stop, switch to water?

    For film water. For paper Kodak Indicator Stop Bath
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    Re: My New Darkrrom

    Very well done. I really like your layout.
  7. Re: How to take apart a film pack to use as single sheets

    Here is the instruction sheet from a Kodak Film Pack. It is not difficult to remove or "rob" a sheet of film from the pack. One caution though is to be very careful of the sharp edges of the metal...
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    Re: My Latest And Probably Last Darkroom

    Very nice, well thought out and well finished.
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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    The Studex 3 should allow for at least a weight of 20lbs which would be ample for your Tecknica. The Pro Studex will allow for the legs to be adjusted in various angled positions.
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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    With my Linhof Super Technika V - 5x7 - I rely on an older Gitzo Tele-Studex 4 with the aluminum legs. It has a the R4 head and the combination holds the Linhof rock solid. It is heavy and not meant...
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    Re: 5x7 Film Holder Case?

    Check Home Depot for one of the Husky Tool Bags. I have two of them and they fit 6 - 5x7 holders. I don't see them on their site but I bought one in February so they should still have them.
  12. Re: How do I connect my Lens to the QuickSocket of a Linhof Recessed Lens Board?

    I found the information on this link helpful when I needed to mount a lens to a recesed board
    https://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/recessed_lensboard/
    I don't know if it will fit your needs but it...
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    Re: Film packs details

    You would needed an older empty film pack if you were going to try and replicate a film pack for use. Firstly what size of film pack are you going to use. The most common standard sizes were 5x7,...
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    Re: Search for MacBeth TD-932 owner manual

    The letters preceding the model number will tell you what type of densitometer you have.

    TR - Transmission and Reflection Densitometer
    RD - Reflection Densitometer
    TD - Transmission Densitometer
  15. Re: ATM Viper X-1 Night Vision Goggles Review

    Yes the instructions are lacking especially about the head gear assembly but overall I agree with you that the end result is worth the effort. I use it for loading film and getting hangers into my...
  16. Re: Model name of your large format enlarger please

    Durst Laborator 138S for 5x7 down to 35mm with the appropriate condensers and lens combinations. It also has a Condit registration unit as well. Also it's baby sister a Durst AC 800 for color work...
  17. Re: Linhof Cam Question

    Thanks Bob
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    Re: Do You Use a Foot Switch?

    I have always used foot switches for contact printing or enlarging. I have an old but durable Vivitar foot switch hooked to a Gralab digital timer.
    Om the wet side of the darkroom I use a couple of...
  19. Are Linhof Technika 5x7 and 4x5 cams the same?

    Are lenses that have a matched cam for a Linhof Super Technika V 4x5 interchangeable with the Super Technika V 5x7 or
    would the 5X7 require the lens to have a new/different cam specifically for it....
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    Re: What are your dark room "luxuries?"

    These are some of the items in my darkroom that I consider luxuries:

    Condit registration system for my Durst 138S
    Air actuated on/off foot switches for lights on the wet side of the darkroom...
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    Re: Canadian source for E-6 chemicals?

    Sean - I have some extra 10L E6 chemistry if you are interested and can probably get you set up with the stuff I don't have. Drop me a PM if you are still looking for it.

    Gord
    Calgary
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    Re: E-6 Chemicals in Canada?

    Getting E6 chemistry in Canada isn't a problem it has to do with the quantity that you have to purchase. Because the different chemicals are shipped in case lots Dealers end up with stock sitting on...
  23. Re: My GraLab quit ... oh CRAP .... Tech in the darkroom

    Does anyone have a repair manual for the Gralab 300 that they could make available. I have two of them that are having problems after being in the darkroom for 20 years+ and don't really want to...
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    Re: Durst 138 lensboard

    If you have the turret on your 138 you will need a lens board that will extend below the turret so that the turret can be rotated. For the Rodenstock 210mm you will need to find a Roding 58 lens...
  25. Thread: E-6 Diy

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    Re: E-6 Diy

    If you are going to mix up a liter or two and store the remaining concentrate for a later date your best bet is to either displace the air in the bottles with an inert gas like nitrogen or argon or...
  26. Thread: E-6 Diy

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    Re: E-6 Diy

    You have to be able to control time and temperature accurately if you are to be successful with processing E6. The single use Kodak kit is not difficult to use and can be split and mixed in smaller...
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    Re: Extremely Long Apo Ronars?

    Bob - thanks for taking the time to find the information on the lens. The only information on the lens is that it is a Apo-Ronar 420mm f9. It is mounted in a Copal 3 shutter and the aperture scale...
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    Re: Extremely Long Apo Ronars?

    Bob - I have a 420mm f9 Apo Ronar - where does it fit into your schedule of lenses and what is the maximum format can it be used with.

    Gord
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    Re: National Fotocolor One-Shot Camera

    Thanks Sandy for the PS alignment info - I will dig out some old separation negs when I have some time and give this a try. I don't use PS a lot so it will take some time to figure it all out.

    Gord
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    Re: National Fotocolor One-Shot Camera

    Sandy that is a striking image made from the separations. From what I understand (this is not gospel) Photoshop has some type of automatic registration program in it's newer versions which would make...
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    Re: National Fotocolor One-Shot Camera

    Sandy - try the Dye Transfer Group on Yahoo. There is information on the site about the National Photocolor One Shot Camera there as well as some pictures and data about the replacement of the...
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    Re: Wild idea - auto sheet film holder

    I still have some 2x3 and 3x4 film packs in the freezer and have been using them up over the last year. Normally they have 16 exposures in each pack. I have had no problem with film flatness. They...
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    Poll: Re: What film formats do you shoot?

    Main formats are 35mm, 6x9 cm rollfilm, 4x5 and 5x7 but I also shoot 35mm panoramic (Widelux) 645, 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 8x10. 5x7 is my favorite format.

    Gord
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    Re: Flash for Handheld 4x5

    Here are a couple of sites for flashbulbs and the power they pack. Check out the meggaflash gallery for some examples of flash bulb photography. Meggaflash still manufactures bulbs in Ireland.
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    Re: Durst Lapla 58

    If you are going to mount a Rodenstock 210mm lens the board with the skirt that you are looking for is known as a Roding 58. Unfortunately it is not often that you see them listed anywhere on the...
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    Re: Projecting 4x5 slides

    Here is something that might do the job but it may take only 31/4 x 41/4 inch transparencies. I think it has either a 500 or 1000 watt bulb

    http://www.curzon.org.uk/collection/Epidiascope.html
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  37. Re: calibration procedures for Macbeth TD500

    Normally the densitometer comes with a calibrated calibration strip. If yours does not have one then you would need to have a step wedge with know values. What follows should get you on the right...
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    Re: 420 f9 apo ronar for 12x20

    Another site with more information on the coverage of the Apo Ronars and other Rodenstock lenses. This one includes the 420mm. I have only used my 420 Apo Ronar on a 5x7 camera and it produces very...
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    Re: 420 f9 apo ronar for 12x20

    You can check out the technical information for Rodenstock lenses at this site. For some reason the 420mm Apo Ronar isn't listed so I assume that it is not a current model.
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  40. Re: Model numbers of old Gitzo tripod and head?

    It looks like an older Pro-Studex Standard Rapid- probably from the 1970s. If the leg diameter is 1 3/4" then that is probably what it is. The three individual leg positions that it has to allow you...
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