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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    I think you'd have to use a cyan filter since that's the opposite of red. But there's probably someone here that's actually done it as opposed to my speculation.
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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    You mean twice as much? Since the Ilford:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/24605-REG/Ilford_1813157_Ortho_Plus_4x5_B_W.html

    is $57 for 25 sheets and the Fuji:
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    Re: orthochromatic film?

    What's wrong with the Ilford Ortho? I've shot that and developed in HC110. Rollei makes an ortho film that you can get at B&H. I'd use one of those before I'd mess around with X-Ray film.
  4. Re: Getting the correct temperature while developing at home?

    I mentioned this to a friend and he sent me the Cinestill unit. Sorta like someone took one of those cooking deals and redesigned it specifically for photography. Pretty cool.
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    Re: Flood lights for contact printing

    I was at a friend's house printing on Lodima with a 45w bulb. Print times were ~10 seconds with EV 9 showing on the baseboard. I can't remember what type of bulb it was though. I assume it was...
  6. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I looked at the list and didn't see any anxieties until I realized that as a Kodak shooter (Portra and Tri-X) that Kodak going out of business makes me anxious. Sure, I could shoot something else for...
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    Re: Calumet C1 Repair and questions

    @reddesert Thanks for the tips! I'll get some steel wool then, I don't want to damage the camera.


    That second plate you point out is the best one. On the bottom of the C1 is two holes, 1/4-20...
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    Re: Calumet C1 Repair and questions

    Yep, good that he was willing to explore and haul that gear around.

    As for the C1, I'm still mulling the tripod plate scenario. I need to see how a Majestic attaches to a tripod. I'm worried it's...
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    Re: Calumet C1 Repair and questions

    For this setup I'm adhering to Edward Weston's rule: "Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn't photogenic."
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    Re: Calumet C1 Repair and questions

    The problem with that is the base of the C1 is 6.5" x 5" and looks like so:

    207104

    Which is smaller than the the Kessler. I looked into a Majestic head and it's pretty cheap used. Might be the...
  11. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    I wish this entire mess could be separated or teased out into threads like, "How to get scans using a copy stand" and "You'll have to pry my Epson from my cold dead hands: A guide to scanning" or...
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    Re: Calumet C1 Repair and questions

    Well, the Z2+ that I currently own has a 132 pound load capacity. The trick is finding an AS plate with a larger base than the typical narrow plate. Maybe I'll contact RRS and see what they say....
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    Calumet C1 Repair and questions

    On an impulse recently, I bought a green monster on ebay. It has a fair amount of corrosion, mold like and some rust. I had a vague idea of stripping it down, but don't trust myself to put it back...
  14. Re: Scanning 4x5: Buying an Epson Flatbed VS my current DSLR (5DII) VS Lab Scans

    Thought I would loop in the other thread in where someone posts a picture of their copy stand setup for scanning via mirrorless digital camera:
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  15. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Thanks! I've been shooting film and printing in various color and B&W darkrooms. As the last color darkroom closed in WA last year, I'm finding that I'm having to print color in LA. Which is leading...
  16. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Pere - I think you misunderstand, I don't pay someone in NYC to scan my negatives. I rent a Flextight by the hour and scan them myself (in 3F). The scanner is much easier to use than the Epson and...
  17. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    I'm very interested in this thread. In 2013, I had a show with 21 prints, mostly 30x40 with three at 40x50. I scanned them in NYC on a Flextight in NYC and though I had no experience whatsoever with...
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    Re: Alistair Inglis Done?

    Bummer, since I just got an 8x10 camera I was planning on buying one of his washers...I have a 4x5 washer and love it.
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    Re: Flextight Colour Neg Scanning

    I did a whole show (18 prints) doing pretty much that. After the first couple, I used some presets in the FlexColor software and that got the negs inverted and most of the way there before I pulled...
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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    I just got an Intrepid 8x10 and just got 10 sheets at the old price. Guess I'll need to start looking for another film, which is a bummer since my whole career has been with TXP 320 in 4x5. I hate...
  21. Re: Coating handmade papers for pigment inkjet printing

    Updating link:

    https://www.inkaid1.com/
  22. Thread: 4x5 Camera

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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    I'm continually surprised by how large format just keeps plugging away. Of course what some of these new cameras show is that, there was a price point that had to be hit or people weren't interested....
  23. Re: Jollylook - The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera!

    Just ordered on the preorder. And yes, curious about extracting that Instax back once I've had my fun with the cardboard one. Now which will I receive first, my Jollylook or my Intrepid....?
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    Re: MALEFiC CAMERA

    I like the idea of being able to use at least a 150mm lens. That TW 90mm was not optimal for me.
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    Re: Lab recommendations in Portland, Oregon

    I don't live in Portland but send Citizen's all my 4x5 color neg film. Good lab for that.
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 Camera

    I've never shot 8x10 so I don't know that context. In 4x5 I mainly use my 350mm and my 450mm most often and there are times I wish I had the bellows draw to use a 600mm on 4x5. The Ritter (812mm) and...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 Camera

    I signed up for one as well. Though I've got my hands full with 4x5 etc I mainly shoot color. I'm interested in 8x10 to shoot B&W and contact print at home with Lodima paper. Though the lens range...
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    Re: 8x10 - a comedy of errors

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLW2cxsj8Vw
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    Re: 8x10 - a comedy of errors

    Yeah, I usually get tired of some of the rambling and click out. I admire sincerity as much as the next guy, but between the 'golly gee you guys are great' and the over elaboration of the minutiae of...
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    Re: INTREPID CAMERA 4X5 Gen 3 Users & Reviews

    Looking forward to the 8x10. I don't see myself shooting enough of that to justify a more expensive camera and I need something lightweight so this looks perfect. Too bad about the Sinar part but I...
  31. Re: Kodak 4X5 B&W to be packaged in 10 sheet boxes (only)?

    I just bought a 50 sheet box of Tri-X for 99.95 (three weeks ago) and now it's 114.95. Unless B&H was having a sale and I didn't realize it.
  32. Re: Kodak 4X5 B&W to be packaged in 10 sheet boxes (only)?

    Just saw that they raised the prices on the 50 sheet boxes as well! How does that track? Is that to punish us for not buying the 10 sheet boxes?
  33. Re: Kodak 4X5 B&W to be packaged in 10 sheet boxes (only)?

    I like the 10 sheet boxes. I shoot mostly Portra in 4x5 but do occasionally see something I want in B&W and never shoot more than six on a given trip. It'll be nice not to have to pull one of those...
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    Re: The Mercury, a universal camera

    Somehow I missed that there was a ground glass. I like the idea of there being a longer lens availability. My gripe with the Travel Wide was that 90mm is too wide. In fact for me 150mm is too wide...
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    Re: What lab services are most needed?

    I'll confirm what others have said about digital negs. For me getting a larger negative from my 4x5 so I can make an 11x14 or 16x20 contact print on Lodima paper would be great.
  36. Re: Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    I see that the first batch shipped on November 10th. Unless USPS has gotten really slow that means that someone should have one in their hands by now. Was just wondering what people thought...since...
  37. Re: Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    Has anyone gotten one of the backs yet?
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    Re: New compact 4x5 camera from China

    Would love to see cones, helicals, and viewfinders for 150mm or longer....
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    Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    I was asking the question directly to someone else's comment in the kickstarter thread and while my comment got moved, theirs did not so sounds a little out of context. And no, I do not have the...
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    Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Do you think a third party GG like a Maxwell would fit? I suppose it would have to be drilled....
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