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    8x10 Enlarger Building Question

    This may be off-topic, but may be something to think about.

    My 8x10 enlarger is a Screen 18x22 vertical process (stat) camera that I was GIVEN by a local newspaper just to get it out of their...
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    35mm SLR as an exposure meter

    David,

    I'm planning a backpacking trip next week and have just done an experiment using a Canon G2 digital camera as an exposure meter for my Super Speed Graphic for shooting Velvia ...
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    Super Graphics advice

    I'll have to disagree with those who are dissing the Super Speed Graphic. I used mine today and employed the drop bed front, front fall, front axis tilt and could have used front swing if needed....
  4. Using a 10X Loup for Fcusing Aid, Is It Too Much?

    Hi Clark,

    As others have noted, it's really a personal preference issue, IMO. However, I'l l throw out another alternative to a loupe that I've found to work great. For my 8x10 (Deardorff)...
  5. Thread: 72mm xl

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    72mm xl

    Yes! In fact, I've even used it on 8x10 with some very interesting results.

    I have both the 5x7 and 8x10 backs for my Deardorff field camera. To focus at infinity, there is no movement available...
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    Need Tripod Advice

    Hi Ben,

    I've used a variety of Bogens over the years, including both the 3050 and 3021 with both 3047 and 3057 heads. I also have a 342 Gitzo. But for large format photography, I've never found ...
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    BPF in PMK WOW

    Hi David,

    A few years ago, I used about 50 sheets of the Bergger film for a photo project on Cumberland Island, Ga. and developed in PMK/Jobo.

    Like you, I was amazed at how this combo held...
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    Contact Printing AZO

    Matthew,

    I print Azo with great results using a simple 100-watt soft white household bulb about 18 inches above the paper; no hot spots.

    Average exposure times with ABC pyro developed...
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    Seal Drymount Tissue

    Erik,

    The frame supply store I use sells Techmount 3 (equivalent to Seal Fusion 4000) in 36 inch by 30 yard rolls for around $45 per roll.

    I do a lot of mounting and a roll typically lasts me...
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    Best tripod for 8x10?

    My Deardorff 8x10 sits motionless on a Ries tripod (the J-600 I think it is - anyway not the big heavy mother or the little one you disassemble to carry).

    This tripod is a pleasure to both carry...
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    Wisner Trad 4x5 / Moderate Wide Angle

    Josh,

    I have a Traditonal Wisner and regularly use my 120 HM Symmar with the regular bellows with no problems except for extreme perspective control subjects, like a close shot of a tall...
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    What densitometer with Pyro Negs?

    Matthew,

    A few years ago I was given an upright stat camera with an onboard reflection/transmission densitometer and thought I'd use Phil Davis' testing methods to zero in on my PMK negatives.
    ...
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    Film is Dead!

    Well, Film isn't dead yet. The Fat Lady hasn't sung, but I swear I can hear her clearing her throat!

    I've spent the better part of the last 20 years trying to become proficient in large format...
  14. Any problems with using a lens for 8x10 on 4x5

    Larry,

    You're exactly right about the large image circle. I tried the same thing you're doing several years ago and purchased a non-red dot Artar, 14-inch to use as a portrait lens on my 4x5...
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    Advise needed for an 8x10 Enlarger

    Stephen,

    I don't know if this will fit your needs, but it's worked out great for me.

    About four years ago I was given a Screen vertical stat camera, you know, the kind that was used in the...
  16. My first LF camera: Meridian vs Crown Graflex vs Calumet Cadet

    Marco,

    Check out a Super Speed Graphic or Super Graphic camera. They can usually be found on eBay for less than $500 with a lens and they have quite liberal FRONT movements, and a revolving ...
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    Why Large Format

    I think I read this in one of AA's books: "The view camera doesn't force you to do anything, but it allows you to do everything."
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    Wisner Technical 4x5 Geared Axis Tilt

    Nick,

    I have the Wisner Traditional and have had very few occasions where I wished for the rear axis tilt. I see it as a matter of convenience, really, as you can do anything that the axis tilt...
  19. Ektar wide field - what's this ring for?

    Bill,

    It's a retaining ring for an unthreaded, drop-in "series" filter. Sorry, but I can't remember which series filters the WF Ektar uses, but they should be available from Tiffen, etc., but...
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    Dilute developer in Jobo drums

    Bob,

    I've used my Jobo since 1994 with wonderful results.

    With color, I've always had great luck just following the instructions E6 Chemistry instructions to the letter.

    With B&W, I believe...
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    5x7 lenses

    Emile,

    I just recently acquired a 5x7 back for my Deardorff 8x10 and I'm really enjoying the format.

    I was shooting both 4x5 and 8x10 before, and had a pretty good compliment of lenses for...
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    Color Out Of B&W in PS at The End

    How quickly we forget!

    Just a few years ago almost all color photography in print was made with separation (b&w) negatives as a necessary pre- press operation using these same principles, but...
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    75 Or 72XL For 5x4

    I've had the 72XL since 1997 and can highly recommend it. I use it with three different formats ? 4x5 (wisner), 5x7 & 8x10 (deardorff).

    This is by far my most versitle lens for wide angle. It...
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    panorama on 8x10

    I did some experimenting recently and discovered that I could use my Schneider 72mm Super Angulon XL on my Deardorff 8x10 and (just barely) still focus at infinity.

    No, the image circle doesn't...
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    Schneider 72XL

    I've used the lens on 4x5 for over 4 years with b&w and haven't needed the CF.

    I've been experimenting with it on 8x10 format (Deardorff?it'll focus, barely, at infinity with no movements) to...
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    Backpack for 8x10

    Brian,

    I use a Deardorff 8x10 and have packed mine in an f/64 since 1996 when I purchased the camera. I've been very happy with mine.

    When mine was made, the material was heavy cordura-type ...
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    Deardorff Historical Website

    Thanks, Got it!
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    Deardorff Historical Website

    Does anyone know what has happened to the Deardorff Historical Website.

    I had bookmarked the site earlier at the following URL (http://members.nbci.com/Deardorffcam/indexa.html), but when I've...
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    Fill flash for LF

    Just about any flash will work. I think having a good incident light meter (if you're using fill flash, you're nearby the subject, right?) to read both flash and ambient light to balance the...
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    Focusing Loupe

    I also tried to use a 10x loupe for groundglass focusing with much frustration. I later switched to a 4x Schneider Loupe (very good), but for 8x10 I now use a jeweler's magnifying headset that is...
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    Dark cloth questions

    If you're using a Wisner or Deardorff or other brand that has the spring steel tabs at the top front of the film standard box (the ones with holes to snap the closed camera shut), you might want...
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