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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I had 3 sets made by Turner 7 years ago. I made new frames, sent them to Turner with one original set.

    Nails only on OE, they exactly copied right down to nails with no glue

    So I am out
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    I bought the 2 chems, plenty of it. I have 30 gallons distilled and starting rain collection.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Yay, team!
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    My ceiling fan is close to the kitchen, at rear of 'Living Room' aka The Studio with no furniture that doesn't fold

    Front porch windows blocked with Autopoles and 9' wide backdrop, old timey...
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    Yes, I wanted low cost, simplicity, cheapest source was B+H today, I checked them all

    I will be making UVA prints soon and learn what works

    I like Rodinol, as it is also cheap and very quick to...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Maybe there is no 'correct' way

    Perhaps Deardorff was smart enough to design a foolproof setup!

    If the other 496 owners would show up, we could get a quorum

    500 were made...
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    An influential book for me was a 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' but I also like Asimov, 'Foundation Series'

    I chose to be tinker a long time ago...no regrets

    my real job is...
  8. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    I bought a new 11X14 Chamonix but sold a few years later as it WAS WAY too nice for me

    A member bought and I see he has sold it, so it goes

    I prefer much older gear ao I can fiddle about

    and...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Post the chain pictures for posterity

    Congratulations!
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    Rodinol to D 23

    I am switching film developers for the first time in 8 years

    I will still use Rodinol, but decided to add D 23 asap

    2 very influential members here use it

    I believe one is Jim Noel, always a...
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    Re: Time to get Serious about DIY

    Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I have done the chains twice as I moved mine twice

    This a sit down job, get comfy in a chair, meditate and visualize

    Get both chains back out, make sure there are no kinks

    Pictures are...
  13. Re: Covid-19: Ilford factory in Mobberley shutting down for now

    Good news

    I am glad they are protecting staff and did run a bit more product

    The whole world is watching and holding our breath

    May this tragedy pass
  14. Re: Disinfecting Film, Cameras and other Photographic Equipment from Viruses

    Your HVAC may have a UVC element inside the ducting

    Very dangerous if not used in a sealed environment, like HVAC
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I leveled the table with camera using only the cable and weights first, then locked that position.

    Fed the chains down through the maze and evenly tensioned at the top with turnbuckles. After that...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I did the opposite.

    I put the same type felt with OE adhesive from McMaster on only the camera touch down points and painted the table.

    Then used one OE bolt and one store bought to clamp the...
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    I will add, that was not my idea, but read it on Denise Ross fascinating website

    http://www.thelightfarm.com/
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    Why not?

    My Draft Age grandchildren could use my stock for the rest of their lives
    ...
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    Re: Time to get Serious about DIY

    Better make your own chalk

    A lot of business is going to fade out
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    Time to get Serious about DIY

    I suggest Denise Ross work will become very popular if film falls out of production

    http://www.thelightfarm.com/

    Is ready for Prime time and has been for years
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    X-Ray film
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    Easy to do with paper cutter

    I have cut sheet film to fit Hasselblad film holders
  23. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    ZZ just emailed, they are shipping 2 boxes today, the last in their Iowa warehouse.

    They wrote they will ship 3 more in May as they are expecting more at that time.

    As I shift gears to Alt...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    I always have music playing 24/7

    Maybe caused by heavy machinery, hunting, target practice, motorcycle riding

    and childhood ear infections, I have perforated right eardrum

    I had a wonderful...
  25. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    of course Wiley, I will never enlarge colour prints

    what will I do next...
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    Re: A 3D Printing 8x10 Pinhole Camera

    some 'sharpshoot' what others do

    few make new ways

    walk your own path
  27. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49712915121_bb2d8fedc5_b.jpgAGFA 3300K by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
  28. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    Here is a very old CB7 AGFA COLOR Head with matching condenser

    The lamp is unknown, I never took it out, it does project as point lamp through a 2X2" glass diffuser and mounts only on the matching...
  29. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    Yes, I posted results in DIY years ago

    But few saw it in DIY

    some here really discourage anything experimental
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    Re: Troubleshooting enlarger won’t focus

    What size negs are they using, a 4X5 enlarger can use much smaller negs

    What size print?

    a 240mm lens needs about 19" bellows to make a 1 to 1 print

    A 35mm neg will make a 35mm print
    ...
  31. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    I have an old AGFA CB7 Color Head that was used on condenser with a 1” light source in storage

    Non Dichroic

    Pics of design tomorrow
  32. Re: Any thoughts on why my film washer is not working?

    Very cool design, never seen one before

    It must have a clogged air hole somewhere
  33. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    I gave away a Omega Super Chromega F Dichroic II 8x10 Enlarger Head as I consider it a very flawed design.

    One is FS right now, just like it...

    LED is ready for Prime time everywhere
  34. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    Yes they are and you are a reseller

    Most here want far cheaper

    I have considered buying from Heiland
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    that would be ideal

    we need to be realistic, right now

    the enemy is at the ramparts our garrison unmanned
  36. Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    Stripping any existing head of internals and replacing with LED is fairly easy DIY

    It is a poor business proposition

    Too many variations wanted, too few sales imaginable

    I broke a 5X7 Aristo...
  37. Re: Etsy: An On-line Gallery for Selling Prints?

    Many also sell old exposed plates, which are very interesting on Etsy

    Some are prints, but many negative plates also sold

    I wonder if LF negatives may become a market item
  38. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Thanks for the tip Jim!

    ZZ was out last week with none available under backorder, I was sad

    Now they have it!

    Just bought a case, just in case...

    EB/RA is good film, I cut it down often...
  39. Re: TRI-X Pan TXP 518 4x5 16 Sheet Pack Film advice/TIPS?

    All good tips!

    Thank you!
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    https://www.skincancer.org/blog/surprising-danger-planes-trains-automobiles/
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