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  1. Thread: Doors

    by Jim Jones
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    Re: Doors

    This would be a fine picture even without the cat, but the cat gives it special meaning.
  2. Re: Hypo Clearing Agent = Ilford Washaid? I am confused!

    Kodak Photo-Flo reduces surface tension in the final film wash so the water doesn't bead up and dry slow with the possibility of residue on the film due to contaminates in the water. I used it for...
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    Re: February portraits

    Lovely!
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    Re: Scanning a negative as a document

    Many years ago I improvised a light source to mount above a negative on a cheap document scanner, but could never could get decent scans. Perhaps it would have worked better if I had disabled the...
  5. Re: Check Your Ground Glass ~ Film Holders for Registration! Simple, Important and F

    . .. . and allow for the refractive index of the ground glass.
  6. Re: Kodak Eastman View 2D: Extension Rail fitting?

    The pins on my 2-D from 1943-1944 are brass .25 diameter and spaced 5.503 center to center. Probably the 5.5 center to center spacing is the intended standard, and any change to match the holes to...
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    Re: Ansel Adam's books...what version??

    I certainly agree with Eric. Way Beyond Monochrome is one of the most inspirational and informative book I own in a large library.
  8. Re: Folmer & Schwing R.B. Cycle Graphic 6.5" x 8.5"

    The booklet, A Survey of Graflex, by Richard P. Paine (1981), lists the 6.5x8.5 Revolving Back Cycle Graphic as being made from 1907-1922. The 6.5x8.5 body only was $49 and with a Graphic RR, $62. No...
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    Re: Ansel Adam's books...what version??

    Even the early editions of various AA books are interesting. They are more like AA himself speaking than are the later editions.
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    Re: Nudes tiny format

    Norman -- It is refreshing to see a nude as good photography rather than a celebration of feminine beauty.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Wow!
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    Re: Servicing an old lens... worth it?

    If the aperture sequence is 4, 8, 15, 32, 64, 128, it is the old U. S system where 4=f/8, 8=f/11, 16=f/16, 32=f/22, etc. This system made more sense in the days before practical light meters where...
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    Re: Graflex Pacemaker Speed Flash Sync

    The 10th edition of Graphic Graflex Photography covers the top rangefinder Pacemaker series (Crown and Speed Graphic). You'll need the 11th edition for complete coverage of the later top rangefinder...
  14. Re: Seeking Large Format B&W Negative Repair Tips

    Before doing anything to the negative, make a quality scan so you at least have that as backup. I use Bill Burk's technique as mentioned in post #5. A very fine tipped water color brush or spotting...
  15. Re: Likely Very Naive Question, sheet film then scan to produce a digital print.

    Huge digital files scanned from large format negatives can duplicate view camera movements in Photoshop. The edited file can be archived in a long life digital print.
  16. Re: Film Development and Contact Printing Equipment and Materials List

    PhotoFlo is used in the final film wash to help the water stream off of the film while it is hanging to dry. I use a pre-wash of plain water before the film developer. Some others do not. The SP-445...
  17. Re: Camera Selection: Tachihara, Toyo 45Aii or xxxxxx?

    Some of us have found that it is easier and usually much less expensive to adapt to whatever view camera that is readily available than to try to select the perfect camera that will suit us best....
  18. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    Someone who is already equipped for developing film needs little more for contact printing. I don't regret enlarging since the 1960s. The cost of several enlargers and a few darkrooms used since then...
  19. Re: Thinking hard about taking the LF plunge.....

    The most valuable investment for a novice in a new area of photography is knowledge. Adam is getting some of that here. Books and YouTube are other sources. A good manual on photography covers...
  20. Re: Thinking hard about taking the LF plunge.....

    New LF cameras can be expensive, but have little advantage over older and moderately priced equipment. I've owned many LF cameras and lenses over the past 60 years, and most were perfectly...
  21. Thread: 4x5 Camera

    by Jim Jones
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Pedro -- You're off to a good start with the Graflex. There are enough good subjects waiting to be photographed to keep you busy with just that camera and lens for the rest of your life. For more...
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    Re: Contact print frame glass

    I'm with Barry and Paul. Any old moderately coarse stone works fast and well. This use does gradually wear down the stone, so don't use a stone that you need for precision sharpening, like a plane...
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    Re: Darkroom setup: your thoughts

    Doremus gives fine advice. Add up all of the electrical devices you might ever use in the darkroom, double or triple that number, and put in that many outlets. I've had up to maybe 20 outlets in use...
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    Re: Technical Pan

    My favorite use for Tech Pan is as a solarized negative. An exposure index of about 25 and a brief development in Solarol developer with a reversal flash worked well after much experimenting. A...
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    Re: Test Pattern for Variety Lens Testing

    Bob makes good points, although lens test charts are valuable for numerically comparing various lenses. The old standard USAF 1951 lens resolution test chart has the advantage of availability and...
  26. Re: Kodak Master View 8x10 GG problem and replacement

    I scribe my own grids. First the desired pattern is laid out on paper. The ground glass is taped down over the pattern, ground side up. A sharp tool, perhaps a needle in a pin vise, scribes the lines...
  27. Re: How to do tray processing - both regular and stand?

    Long ago I used a Heathkit Color Canoe to develop single sheets of 8x10 film. This tray has a curved bottom that requires perhaps 1.5 ounces of each chemical per sheet. The tray is rocked back and...
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    I lived in a hundred-year-old farmhouse in Missouri without air conditioning until recently. Humidity could also be a problem. Two small Edward Weston photographs printed by Cole Weston and bought at...
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    Probably another sheet of that acid-free rag board from Light Impressions.
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    Years ago I used Colormount tissues and acid-free rag boards from Light Impressions for B&W darkroom prints. Eventually many boards became discolored around the print edges. This also happened to a...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Intriguing subject, well composed.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Shailendra -- This is the way night cityscapes should be composed and exposed.
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    Re: Focus Shift For Infra-Red

    Rudolf Kingslake recommended moving the lens closer to the subject by about .5% of the lens focal length in his 1950 Lenses in Photography. However, this is a generalization. The corrections for...
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    Re: Voltage of Quantum battery 2 charger?

    There may be pitfalls in improvising a battery charger. An important one is internal impedance. This may vary as the battery charges. Some battery chargers will revert to trickle chargers when they...
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    Re: DOF on 8x10 vs. 4x5?

    When the same images captured on various formats are presented at the same size, the only factor that affects DOF is the diameter of the lens aperture. That is the most practical explanation I know....
  36. Re: First Forey Into 8x10 Format/ Intrepid 8x10 Camera

    My 2D weighs 12 lbs 6 oz with the tripod plate. The tripod plate alone weighs 13 oz, but the camera balances better on a tripod with it.
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    Re: 4x5 camera thoughts

    In many parts of the World a good tailboard 4x5 (or 5x7 with a 4x5 back) and a decent lens should cost much less than your budget, and leave money for supplies and for upgrading your first outfit...
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    Re: November 2019 Portraits

    Deardpoffuser -- The most dynamic portrait of your model yet!
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    Re: 4x5 pinhole help

    The present pinhole diameter is near optimum for that focal length. The optimum diameter depends on focal length. The more the diameter deviates from optimum diameter, the less sharp the image will...
  40. Re: Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    Among the view cameras I've owned and used most were Burke & James flatbed and monorail, Graphic View, and Ikeda Anba. The Ikeda was by far the prettiest and lightest, but shaved only about 3 lbs....
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