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  1. Thread: Old and new

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    Re: Old and new

    It just shows how impossible it is to come up with something no one has ever done before. That is why I always throw things at the screen when I see someone complain that such-and-such a shot has...
  2. Thread: Old and new

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    Re: Old and new

    I imagine Ralph Barker will be along any minute now... ;)
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    Re: problems staying logged in after logging in

    In that case you may have set security too high. It's always a trade-off: security vs easy browsing; I'd love to disable javascript but half the web would be inaccessible if I did... <sigh> In any...
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    Re: problems staying logged in after logging in

    If using a Windows PC, clear your cookies (if using Firefox, delete the cookies for APUG and LF.Info - I.E.7 only lets you delete all cookies, not selected ones). This usually clears up these kinds...
  5. Thread: Loading The Jobo

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    Re: Loading The Jobo

    Ya - I still manage to start to load a neg in the same slot as the previous one from time to time (once in every two reels perhaps) but you get to feel that something is wrong and back out and try...
  6. Thread: Loading The Jobo

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    Re: Loading The Jobo

    The clips have a notch which mates with a corresponding "pin" on the reel. This is in the middle of the clip and in the middle of the gap between the ends of the negatives when the reel is loaded. ...
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    Re: Back on the bandwagon and wanting assistance

    They made short versions I believe ('tho getting one nowadays may be problematic...) but no, they do not collapse - just a solid rail with teeth to mate with the focus gearing.
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    Re: Back on the bandwagon and wanting assistance

    There is a Model C on this page (http://www.precisioncameraworks.com/Pages/arca_core.html) that shows all the camera (but a small picture).

    The real advantage (and the main reason I bought my...
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    Re: Back on the bandwagon and wanting assistance

    A google threw up this on pnet: http://photo.net/large-format-photography-forum/00Hn6x (which looks a lot like my Model B/C Arca. It is very light, being made from aluminium. It is a couple of...
  10. Thread: b-r-e-v-i-t-y

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    Re: b-r-e-v-i-t-y

    Churchill? Bluster? Surely not?
  11. Thread: b-r-e-v-i-t-y

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    Re: b-r-e-v-i-t-y

    From the OED:


    British English seems to prefer "misspelt" to "misspelled" although both are considered valid. For me, "misspelt" trips easier off the tongue (and fingers) than "misspelled",...
  12. Thread: b-r-e-v-i-t-y

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    Re: b-r-e-v-i-t-y

    I feel your pain. One can't do it on this forum but on another I have often put a thread on ignore simply because I could not bear seeing its misspelt title appear in the "New Posts" listing any...
  13. Thread: Ilfochrome

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    Re: Ilfochrome

    In the UK, even Silverprint no longer stock it but their site says they can get it in a week from the importer. Never tried it myself but have seen prints made with it - beautiful.
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    Re: Ordorless Fixer - Ordorless ?

    Ilfostop is citric acid based and as such is totally odourless. Against that is that citric acid stops do not have the same capacity or keep as well once diluted.

    Fixers intended for minilab...
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    Re: program not responding?????

    A few things immediately occur. This is not so much a Photoshop message as an OS one. Uninstall and reinstall Photoshop.

    I'm assuming from the message that this is a Windows box. If so, and...
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    Re: Can I have some advice?

    You may want to do the tests suggested with a speed-enhancing developer such as DD-X (Ilford's recommended developer for pushing Delta100) but even they only give times for up to EI 200. They give...
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    Re: Vista vs V700 scanner

    Vista runs happily on my new Compaq laptop with a Celeron and 2G ram. Do not believe what people in shops tell you about computers (or cameras) - their job is to sell you new ones.

    Having said...
  18. Thread: durst l1200

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    Re: durst l1200

    Glad to hear the good news!
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    Re: Cross Posting on APUG & LFPF

    Yeah, but that's what you wrote on the other forum!...

    ;)
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    Re: Developing time for fiber papers

    3 minutes is quite quick for Neutol WA. The general factor seems to be that warmtone developers take longer to reach Dmax. With MGIV-FB I use 3 mins, in MGIV-FB Warmtone I use 4 minutes, ditto with...
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    Re: What I learned today

    If you use a graded paper (grade 2 or grade 3 or whatever) the filtration will not do anything. Only variable contrast (VC) papers respond to the filtration, not fixed-grade papers. Important to...
  22. Thread: Halo-chrome

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    Re: Halo-chrome

    You may have accidentally clicked on a link on the page as it was displaying. I do that a lot... I have a habit of getting impatient if a page takes more than 50ms to come up so I hit the link...
  23. Thread: Halo-chrome

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    Re: Halo-chrome

    The link points to Tim Rudman's toning book which is all about toning silver b&w prints and has no digital content at all (I have my copy beside me). He devotes six pages to "Mirror Toning" which...
  24. Thread: durst l1200

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    Re: durst l1200

    The auction site sometimes turns up enlarger power supplies. Anything supplying 24V at 275W (11.5A or more) will do the trick. My L1200 is run from a power supply intended for a De Vere 504. My...
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    Re: Cross Posting on APUG & LFPF

    In the same thread on APUG ;)
  26. Thread: Halo-chrome

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    Re: Halo-chrome

    http://www.amazon.com/Photographers-Toning-Book-Definitive-Guide/dp/0817454659/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218735598&sr=8-1

    Probably the most complete guide for all sorts of toning.
    ...
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    Re: Cross Posting on APUG & LFPF

    A few observations: Ian is British; he is currently in Turkey where temperatures are rather high at this time of year; the wine is very cheap around the Aegean.

    Now, take these points and...
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    Re: Readyloads to be scrapped?

    I didn't mean that to come across as an eulogy ;) ! It's just that after Ilford went into administration the board stuck together and bought the UK based b&w side of the company with a combination...
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    Re: Readyloads to be scrapped?

    Well, they bought the whole company back from the dead, mortgaging their houses and borrowing to the hilt and gambling their families' futures: that sounds pretty committed to me!

    Remember,...
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    Re: Ilford Film Question

    No, do not open in daylight.

    If it is packaged the same as their 4x5 film, it has the usual 3-tier box. Inside the inner box is the film wrapped in a light-tight plastic bag, *BUT* it is not...
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    Re: Anyone in Manchester UK

    Not to "diss" the Peak District by any means (!) but with limited time, the Lakes provide a more compact experience and I think the most picturesque landscapes in England. If you are driving...
  32. Thread: Ilford Quality

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    Re: Ilford Quality

    I read him as saying there was no 11x14 in stock to send you to test the size and would have to wait until some is cut for this year's ULF run.

    I do agree tho' that they could have simply...
  33. Thread: Ilford Quality

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    Re: Ilford Quality

    Ole: I swear you must have just about any film ever produced in your freezer(s)... Along with one of just about every camera ever made to use them with on your shelves and cupboards! Amazes me you...
  34. Thread: Ilford Quality

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    Re: Ilford Quality

    Note the "+" or lack of it. FP4 (without the +) was the previous incarnation. FP4+ was re-jigged (I don't know why) from FP4 in 1990 (ref: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/aboutus/page.asp?n=139). There...
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    Re: Filter settings for Ilford paper

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    Re: ground glass film plane

    ...or on the side of the screen that has the grid printed on it... don't ask how I know this :o ...
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    Re: My Shen Hao groundglass rattles

    With the smooth side of the Fresnel facing out so you can put your loupe on the smooth side and not damage the lens ridges. Not sure if it makes any difference optically but it's certainly more...
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    Re: My Shen Hao groundglass rattles

    If you place the Fresnel between the ground glass and your eye (i.e. your side of the gg) you do not need to do anything. That's the simplest solution and what I did with my Shen.

    Bob.
  39. Thread: Kodak Colour Bar

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    Re: Kodak Colour Bar

    Peter, one site of interest: Teamwork in London: lots of different types: http://www.teamworkphoto.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=16
  40. Thread: Kodak Colour Bar

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    Re: Kodak Colour Bar

    You may find the Macbeth ColorChecker more widely available in the UK - for example:...
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