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  1. Re: replacement pad for Seal masterpiece 500 Dry Mount Press?

    Ha! ... I've done quite well haggling over the years, especially if some outfit had a box on a shelf collecting dust they'd like to make a least a little money on. But sometimes these list prices...
  2. Re: replacement pad for Seal masterpiece 500 Dry Mount Press?

    I'd be spooked by something outgassing from carpet padding under heat that might be quite bad for either prints or human health. For example, there might be fire retardants, which do not equate to...
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    Re: Yosemite Historic Names RESTORED!

    Well, what seems traditional now has its roots in something otherwise. When I grew up near there, we contemptuously referred to Yosemite as "Curry National Park" because it was being run like a...
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    Willie - you and I might have eaten cottontail rabbits, but the typical American spelling is "rabbet". The British spelling is "rebate", like buying a "rebate plane" for a wood rebate, then...
  5. Re: replacement pad for Seal masterpiece 500 Dry Mount Press?

    Duuuh. Some things like replacement parts sell slowly. A dealer might choose to leave their asking price alone just to assist turning over old inventory, then be forced to raised the price...
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    Re: Yosemite Historic Names RESTORED!

    I found it curious how I didn't even remember the substitute names, nor did anyone else I've talked to. In fact, I totally forgot that the ruse had ever happened. We just kept referring to the...
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    Re: Is my film correct exposed ?

    He was shooting color film, and specifically Ektar, which isn't very forgiving. Zone I density thus and thus has nothing to do with it. In this case, luck is going to be a prime factor.
  8. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    Tin Can - of course a reference was made to talcum. That's primarily what is used on powdered gloves. There is no ban on the mfg and sale of powdered gloves - they're sold in the millions every day -...
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    Thank you.
  10. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    Offset powder is very finely sifted corn starch, not talcum powder. But I don't know why anyone would want powder inside an enlarger. Anti-Newton sprays are available from the same suppliers as...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Everything is a conspiracy. They always told us the moon is made of green cheese. But with all those holes n craters, it has to be Swiss cheese instead.
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    Re: Bergger PMK Roto Additive

    EDTA is marginally useful if you can't control streaking in any other manner. A slight linear rocking of the drum in addition to rotation is a better way to do it.
  13. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    Daniel - very good stuff.
  14. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    I never knew such an incredibly simple subject could become complicated. Why on earth would anyone remove the slides except for cleaning? I don't get it.
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    I have reason to suspect far more of their 8x10 film, TMX in particular, still goes to certain industrial applications rather than our kind of usage. But as long as they're coating master rolls of...
  16. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    It's etched if it's done right, Bob. But if its application is something like a stage or architectural lighting system, there's no need for it to be image-forming. Let's just say, I've never...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Sheet film base is way thicker and a different material anyway. It costs considerably more to make per square inch. But having to pay for yet another box per ten sheets is something of a ruse. Hard...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Pepeguitarra - what was taken to the moon back then was just a modified Hassie, so Zeiss optics would be natural. But customized optics were taking over. I worked alongside the fellow who made the...
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    Re: Sinar "Norma" or Sinar "Standard"?

    Sinar is no cadaver. It is still alive and making further improvements for studio use. They pioneered digital backs and now make scaled down, even finer-geared cameras specially for them. Those small...
  20. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    If you look at who they're marketing to, it doesn't exactly inspire me in this case, certainly not the expression, "roughened". That can be done; but it's not how you want it done for our kind of...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    I have a friend who bought into that whole "moon hoax" nonsense. I had to keep my mouth shut. That very afternoon my wife was taking cookies to one of her former patients who happens to be one of the...
  22. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    You have to have some experience cutting this kind of glass, and the right tooling. Local glass shops do not carry optical AN glass; and I'm skeptical about that Glass Dynamics product. We're talking...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    I don't think we're comparing apples to apples here. Kodak also needs to coat color films in their facilities, and there are certain features of some of their films that are relatively deluxe - more...
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    Re: Meter service at Quality Light Metric

    He certainly does Minolta spot meters. I don't know his current rates, but in the past they ran about a hundred bucks. He's thorough, so the pricing is reasonable.
  25. Re: Is my film ruined by airport security hand check?

    Just have it run through the X-ray scanner. Not all security agents are familiar with sheet film. Asking for hand inspection is just opening a can of worms. They might think you're trying to distract...
  26. Re: Behind the Film - Inside the ILFORD factory

    Maybe the model came from Kodak, planning to infiltrate the compound. Perhaps a new James Bond episode? Kodacolor Goldfinger.
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    Re: Printing TMAX 100 W/UV bulb?

    My wash-off relief method does require a bit of ammonium dichromate - nasty stuff, but I do this in drums, so not much risk. I haven't researched an alternative yet. Please note that I'm a beginner...
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    I have my own crating equipment, Bob. And I don't use generic frame sizing. I have my own special sizes, my own self-contained frame shop. No big deal for just some samples. Big color prints are a...
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    Re: Printing TMAX 100 W/UV bulb?

    Jim Browning could tell you; or at least he has made it known that his own formula of matrix film could easily be tweaked to pan sensitivity. You even have to be extra careful with the intensity of...
  30. Re: Development compensation for Foma 200 reciprocity?

    My normal for PMK was only 6 min. The recip characteristics are downright awful. And the real speed for me was around 100. But I gave up on it due to quality control issues - lots of coating zits and...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    There's a difference. Ilford has done a good job telling us who they are; Kodak is telling us who they once were. It takes more than a marketing dept to keep pace. Let's hope they can figure out a...
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    Big shows cost quite a few thousands of dollars up front just for just the extra materials unless they're publicly funded, plus lots of man hours and logistic headaches. So there has to be a...
  33. Re: Behind the Film - Inside the ILFORD factory

    That was fun. Nice clean modern-looking facility. A lot different from pics of certain run down former Eastern European plants with peeling paint and polyethylene sheeting hung to control dust.
  34. Re: Recommendations: Add-on pouch for spotmeter?

    Cordless drill holster
  35. Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    I wouldn't set foot in the Merced at all in Yosemite Valley. It's pretty contaminated in summer, like a bathtub being used by thousands of people on the same day. Up in the headwaters in the SE...
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    Re: Printing TMAX 100 W/UV bulb?

    I should add that if I had done the double neg method using TMX100 for both the interpos and interneg, it would have been easy. But since I was just having fun and trying to save money, I only used...
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    Re: Printing TMAX 100 W/UV bulb?

    Interneg - I just noticed your question. Yes, it concerned a hypothetical method for making interpostives from color negs, t it then to b&w internegs, for sake of exposing onto regular matrix film...
  38. Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    Millions of people have driven past that tree. Ansel's picture has a classic delicate balance to it, yours has far more dynamic energy to the composition. There's more than one way to make a taco....
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    With mats, the point to give breathing space visually to the image itself, without introducing any unnecessary competition. When it comes to the frame, I also like understatement, but not everyone...
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    Re: spherical aberration solved?

    It all depends on the glass type. Do you saw off the bottom of a Coke bottle or a Pepsi bottle?
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