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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    It's "Chamonix". Like the French ski resort.

    Re sorting out the Technikas:

    https://cameraquest.com/techs.htm
  2. Re: "In Box Is Full" . . .but nothing there!

    Drew, the Admin panel shows you as having 1 item in your inbox and 199 items in your "sent" box. So first thing to do is to try cleaning out your "sent" box.
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Problem 3 - the viewing calibration problem - is nowhere near solved for electronic display. The vast majority of viewers have and will continue to have non-calibrated displays. These tend to be...
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    Re: tank for 5x12

    For the record, though it will be expensive and it would likely take a while to find one, the Jobo 3004 has 4 wells sized for sheet film up to 12 inches long. That's what I used when I had a 5x12,...
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order 2020

    Check Freestyle:

    https://www.freestylephoto.biz/category/2-Film/Black-and-White-Film?attr%5B%5D=1-51
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    Re: Camera manufacturers (LIST)

    The US Toyo View website is back up, as is that of the distributor, MAC Group.

    http://toyoview.com/
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    Re: Camera manufacturers (LIST)

    The listed URL is actually the website maintained by the US distributor, MAC Group. Checking just now, the MAC Group website is also not loading; perhaps it's a temporary server issue. (EDIT: Or...
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    Re: How do sellers handle paper age?

    I suspect the answer to the OP's question is that there's no standard, you just have to ask each vendor what their policy is.
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    Re: How do sellers handle paper age?

    The postcard paper that was the focus of that discussion at Photrio was said to have been purchased recently from B&H, but from the batch code it turned out to have been manufactured in Sept 2013. ...
  10. Re: Black and white stabilizer with Tetenal E6

    The MSDS for the Tetenal E-6 kit that's posted at Freestyle Photographic shows formaldehyde as an ingredient in the stabilizer. Perhaps that has changed. The Tetenal website doesn't have an MSDS...
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    Re: Adox CMS 20 Slides, what bleaching chem ???

    For those who are following this thread, there is a new Adox reversal kit which is compatible with CMS 20 II:

    https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/new-adox-scala-bw-reversal-kit.179629/
  12. Re: Black and white stabilizer with Tetenal E6

    Photo-Flo by itself is not a stabilizer. You need to add formalin if you want the dye image of an E-6 film to be stabilized. C-41 films are now different.
    ...
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    Re: How do sellers handle paper age?

    In a discussion on Photrio the other day about a batch of Ilford MG IV RC postcard paper that had gone bad, the following comment from Harman technical support was posted:

    We typically guide that...
  14. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    A little tricky to measure, as the well narrows a bit a few millimeters down and it's difficult to get a ruler inside. Waving a ruler around just now and squinting at it sideways I'd estimate about...
  15. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    The way the Expert drums are designed, the individual "wells" are not sealed off from each other - there's room underneath the lid. So once you have the drum on its side and rotating, gravity does...
  16. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    Got it, thanks. To the extent that you need custom machining of anything I suspect you will be at high risk of spending more than it would cost to purchase a second-hand Jobo Expert drum and roller...
  17. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    FWIW, in his Beyond the Zone System book, Phil Davis included an appendix with simple instructions on making tubes and caps from ABS or PVC plumbing pipe.

    EDIT: OK, my bad. The barrel/cone thing...
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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    Very cool, hadn't noticed that on the Chamonix website. Have fun! Long ago - must be around 20 years at this point - Butch Welch built a multiformat camera for 8x10, 7x11... and 9x9! That's the...
  19. Re: Scanning overexposed B&W 4x5 negatives with SilverFast...

    Are you using the Expert Mode in Negafix to set the highlight and shadow points to include the entire histogram?
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    When I want to go ultra-light with 8x10 I take the 270mm G-Claron.

    Another option not yet mentioned is the 300mm Rodenstock Geronar.
  21. Re: Generic inkjet Roll Photo Paper Recommendations

    Are you looking for fiber or RC? What surface do you prefer? Will you use it for color, monochrome or both? Does permanence matter?
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    Re: Help with enlarger transportation

    Don't even think of trying to lift the complete 4x5 Omega by yourself - it's *very* heavy.

    You can find manuals for various Omega enlargers here:
    ...
  23. Re: Polaroid 8x10 film holders more expensive than lenses?

    It's the Impossible / Polaroid Originals / now just plain Polaroid again 8x10. They produce it in batches and it frequently goes out of stock for a while. Currently the Polaroid website says...
  24. Re: Rare Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC Lens

    Thanks, Bob.

    For those who are new here: Bob worked for many years with HP Marketing, which was Rodenstock's distributor in the US.

    So ignore the part of my comment about the labeling. I...
  25. Re: Rare Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC Lens

    To be precise, what you have is exactly what the label says: the 300mm Apo-Sironar. This is the first generation of Rodenstock's modern plasmat with 80-degree coverage. It's the predecessor to the...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Unlike some Gowlandflexes, yours has matched viewing and taking lenses. That doesn't mean the actual focal lengths are identical - there can be sample variation - but it means that a large focal...
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    Re: Blocked from responding?

    If you wish to follow up on a FS or WTB listing, you need to contact the poster via PM.
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    Re: 11x14" vs. 7x17"

    FWIW, the catalog spec for the 7x17 Korona is 10 lb / ~4.5 kg. Up to you whether that's enough of a difference to matter for your purposes.
  29. Re: 12x20 / 14x17 conversion back for Phillips 11x14 Explorer

    Excellent - thanks for posting! :)
  30. Re: Is It Possible To Add An Ilford Multigrade 500 Head to an Omega Super Chromega

    Ilford still has the instruction manual posted:

    https://www.ilfordphoto.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/MG500-Operating-Manual.pdf

    IIRC adapter kits were available for popular 4x5 enlarger...
  31. Re: Seeking a newer 4x5 camera for mostly landscape

    I've retitled the thread because "Techno" is a red herring and the discussion isn't about Linhof per se. Carry on!
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    Re: Are There New Shutters for Old Lenses

    They don't repair shutter mechanisms, but AFAIK they do still remount lenses in shutters. Their fundamental skill set is machining and fabrication, not mechanism repair. They can fabricate any...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    You may have trouble finding a long enough loupe, and the opening in the "scuba viewer" doesn't leave much maneuvering room. I need a pretty strong correction for near-sightedness, and at this point...
  34. Re: Centre filters for UWA lens - rear element instead of front

    That Technorama is a scale-focusing camera. Zone focusing is the technique of using depth-of-field calculations, tables, or markings on the lens to set the distance so as to achieve good-enough...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    This is an early-style 4x5 Gowlandflex, even though someone put on it a taking lens mounted in a later Copal shutter. Those Ilex Paragons could well have been original with the camera, but the Copal...
  36. Re: Contact Printing Large Format negatives with a Leica Fotomat V35?

    This. You absolutely can use a 35-format enlarger as an illumination source for contact printing. The enlarger format is irrelevant - all the matters is the ability to project illumination evenly...
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    Re: 11x14" vs. 7x17"

    Yes.



    Not necessarily true. Without having the exact number handy, I'd guess that my 7x17 Korona is substantially lighter than any 11x14 I'm aware of. Regardless, if that's a major...
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    Re: Help with Super Topcor 5,6/120?

    OK, so for precision, what you're talking about is the front cell, not the front element. "Element" refers to each of the individual pieces of glass - the simple lenses - that are mounted together...
  39. Re: Permanence of images printed on metal or glass ?

    ...and a fraction of the ratings that current and recent pigment-based inkjet inksets achieve. Dye sub is consistently substantially less stable than pigment inkjet in these endurance tests.
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    Chris Killip has passed away

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/14/chris-killip-hard-hitting-photographer-of-britains-working-class-dies-aged-74
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