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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

    Sorry, i need to correct this statement. There are no motors in the MG500 head other than the one that drives the cooling fan at the top of the head.

    Contrast changes are achieved by the...
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    Re: Exposure, Light Leak or Darkroom Issues?

    Looks like a light leak in either the film holder or in the back.

    Mike
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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

    If you want to use the 212 lamp, then you can't use the vario control psu.

    It's marked 0-100 Watts power output, and has a 0-12v voltage output. As is mentioned, that's too low for a 115-125v 150W...
  4. Re: Does Anyone have any experience with the RH Designs Analyser Pro? Any thoughts on

    I believe there are two versions of the Analyser Pro, one for the Multigrade heads and one for standard heads.

    I haven't used the Analyser Pro as i have the MG500 controller.

    Mike
  5. Thread: Hi all

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    Re: Hi all

    Duplicate post
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    Re: Hi all

    Welcome to the forum.....lots of expertise here on tap.....just ask away and you'll get any help you need!

    Mike
  7. Re: Can anyone recommend any backpacks/suitcases to transport my LF camera/lenses/gea

    Another vote for the f64 BPX.

    I've tried a few difference cases and keep coming back to the f64. As has been said, it's literally one large compartment which can be adjusted to suit the particular...
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    Re: Durst Digitim S3000

    Got one.

    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Durst Digitim S3000

    Hi all,

    Does anyone have (or know where i can find) a user manual for a Durst Digitim S3000 timer?

    Thanks,
    Mike
  10. Thread: Water marks

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    Re: Water marks

    I was using a Jobo, but prefer the Paterson Orbital.

    Mike
  11. Thread: Water marks

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    Re: Water marks

    Are you pre-soaking the film before development?

    I've had similar problems with FP4 which disappeared once i stopped pre-soaking.

    Mike
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    Re: Newbie from Edinburgh Scotland

    Welcome to the forum !

    Mike
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    Re: UK LF photographers?

    There is a UK Film and Darkroom User forum too.

    Mike
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    Re: UK LF photographers?

    Hi Miriam,

    As Luis mentioned, there are a number of us in the UK and we can give you some pointers on how to get the best result for your dads pride and joy.

    Drop us a line and we can help.
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    Re: Linhof vs Berlebach for Sinar Norma

    How do wooden tripods cope with immersion in salt or fresh water?

    Most of my work involves having the feet or lower sections in the sea or in rivers.

    I'd like to use my Berlebach, but leave it...
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    Re: Developer Question

    Oh, don't Steve.....i've only recently gotten my head (and hands) around Pyrocat HD :D

    Mike
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    Re: Strange anomaly with film

    +1 looks like a light leak.

    Get a torch inside the bellows in a darkened room and look for light coming out of the pleats in the bellows.

    Mike
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    Re: essay on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    I have several of his books and the images are exquisite.

    Not yet had the chance to see them in real life, but live in hope!

    Mike
  19. Re: Defend the Darkroom: interview with Sandy King

    I listened to all of the interviews too and found them extremely interesting. Like Eric says, there's much more imparted in the audio than there is in forum postings.

    Thanks to Paulette for...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD ?precipitate

    That's very interesting Hedd-wyn......i must try warming my Part A up too to see if it gets rid of the precipitate.

    Easier to keep the solution in the house than to keep the darkroom warm!

    Mike
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD ?precipitate

    I haven't seen Part B with precipitate, but certainly Part A.

    My darkroom does get very cold at this time of year and i've seen the air temp at around 4˚C so warming the bottles up before a...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD ?precipitate

    I've seen this separation of Part A before in a couple of kits from PF.

    Although it's disturbing to see, it does not appear to have any adverse effect on the action of the developer.

    In fact,...
  23. Re: Linhoff technika upgrade kit wide angle strut kit

    Yeah, that looks similar to the internal focussing bed from a 2000.

    Mike
  24. Re: Linhoff technika upgrade kit wide angle strut kit

    Maybe it's more like a 2000 conversion with the internal focussing on a lever inside the body as opposed to the 3000 which has a focus knob on the outside of the shell?

    Mike
  25. Re: Simple Q for LF newby: Lens shade (trad 35mm type) vs. Compendium Lens Hood

    +1 I use the Ebony shade clip with the screen protector too.

    Mike
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    Re: Hello from Houston

    It may be something to do with being the originators of the language.......i don't know for sure :cool:

    Next you'll be questioning my use of 5x4 ;)

    Mike
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    Re: Hello from Houston

    Welcome from the Highlands of Scotland!

    120 to 10x8....that's quite a leap :-)

    Mike
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    Eric, I'm using the 2500 series tanks with 2509n reels, so up to 6 sheets of 5x4 film, though i never put more than 4 sheets in at a time. I do use the same tanks with the 120 reels occasionally and...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    I can't speak for the CPP3, but on my CPA2 the rotation speed is governed by the rotary control and the reversing is triggered by the crow's foot. So you get a full two and a quarter rotations before...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    I would agree with the collective above.......it sounds as if your developer has oxidised.

    I had similar problems with Pyro HD and resolved it by using a 2+2+100 (1+1+50) dilution in my 2500...
  31. Thread: Dark Cloth 4x5

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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Sadly i i don't have a 10x8 camera, but as the collar is elasticated with cords, i'd be confident it'll fit a 10x8 easily.

    Mike
  32. Thread: Dark Cloth 4x5

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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Sorry i'm late to the party......but i use (and have used for nearly 12 years) one of these.

    It's compact, showerproof and very adaptable. It was designed by a couple of the UK's foremost...
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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    I'm in the fortunate position to own both a Linhof Master Technika 2000 and an Ebony SV45TE.

    The Linhof has it for the engineering and precision, but the Ebony is a VERY flexible (in the right...
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    Re: Visit London and its Vicinity

    It might be worth reaching out to the UK LF Forum?

    Mike
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    Re: 4x5 Exposed Film Archiving

    "my cat Percy urinated on the print file sheets"....everyone's a critic eh? :)

    I use a similar format as the guys above, but use glassine sheets instead, four 5x4's to a page.

    Each page is...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Like darr, i tend to use an Ebony lens shade clip:
    199364
    Mike
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    Re: Benro Pan Tilt Head - Real?

    It looks very similar as the Manfrotto (Bogen) 410 Geared head.....looks to be a similar price too (at least in the UK)

    I'm sure many of us could vouch for the 410.

    Mike
  38. Re: Manfrotto 400 Geared Head Quick Release Plate dimensions

    Ah, ok, now i see what you're looking for.

    I was confused because my 405 and 410 geared heads use RC4 plates.

    Sorry, i can't help you with that head.

    Mike
  39. Re: Manfrotto 400 Geared Head Quick Release Plate dimensions

    Are you talking about the RC4 adapter plates?

    I use several on my cameras, but they are rectangular on 3 sides, and arched on the 4th......a bit like an arched doorway.

    What dimensions are you...
  40. Re: I'm looking for a "thing", something to hold my lenses with Technica boards

    I should have added that the cases i linked to actually have the grooves at the right distance for Technika panels, so my setup has two lenses per case, held in place by the lens panel in the grooves...
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