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    Re: Perma Wash ratio for small batches

    I do 3/4oz/L and I think I finally figured out that is 1 capful ( the small bottle ) is about 3/4oz .. I'll have to re-measure,
    I get tired of squinting my eyes and looking for 3/4 on the vintage...
  2. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    You can say that again !



    Amen Brother!
  3. Re: Edwal Hypo Check - Shelf Life or Interaction Issue

    "Hypo Check" will give you a false read if you do not use the product as directed, even with Edwals' Fixer it will give you a false read.
    The scrap of film / clip test Steve K mentions is the best....
  4. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    LOL ! i'd be afraid i'd drop the camera after all the lithium greese i'd have to huff to get me to try that. i keep thinking of that scene in eating raoul where paul bartel is shopping for supplies...
  5. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    clear nail polish is collodion so it makes sense it stays put. The mustard works very very well, especially with pretzl lenses . With fancy lenses
    you really need grey poupon nothing else will do.
  6. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    you need the mustard
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    ;) i've been in the mustard mines all day long...
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    I fergot to mention those tricks only work with one of those pretzel lenses
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    Mark, you forgot .. the vaseline smear or stocking ( or smoke stained filter ) all require a clear spot in the middle, otherwise its not soft focus but a hot-mess ! MMMM, Taco Bell; a good, tastey...
  10. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Bernice,
    Cultivating a following and a buzzz is what it is all about. While you presecribe to the idea that it doesn't matter, in the real world .. unless you are a carefree hobbiest, doing it...
  11. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Bernice:
    Seeing I set the bar very low, squint my eyes alot, but only have 40,000 followers I am not sure how I can be both arrogant and an egoist.
    I am only arrogant at this point; when I hit...
  12. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Hi Bernice
    Jerry Katz, the chemist who did all the analysis and microscope work for Photo Lab Index told me a story years ago. It goes that he developed 8mm movie film in his proprietary monobath...
  13. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    sure is ! ;)




    Bernice
    Obviously you aren't squinting enough, your bar isn't set low enough and you don't have enough instagram followers ! :)
    I shot some film today using a secret technique...
  14. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    I hate to be a wet blanket but there are ways of making something look like it was made with a large format camera with beauqua
    and everthing that looks large format with a smaller format camera or...
  15. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    IDK before lets say 2004 when our own jim galli set up his website &c brass lenses were considered junque
    and it was the reason to get something like a speed graphic or a graflex slr these were...
  16. Re: Is there an economical way to mount 90mm Grandagon and 90mm SA cells for use?

    Thanks Dan !
    I didn't tell you the shutter sizes cause .. I didn't know ! :)
    Thanks for filling in the blanks :)
    John
  17. Re: Is there an economical way to mount 90mm Grandagon and 90mm SA cells for use?

    Thanks Louis !
    but .. are there ways to mount these cells in a barrel that doesn't cost much ?
  18. Is there an economical way to mount 90mm Grandagon and 90mm SA cells for use?

    Hello
    A friend gave me 2 sets of lens CELLS and no shutter. One set is for a 90mm Grandagon and the other is for a chrome SA. I don't have an extra shutters these could go into. Is there any way...
  19. Re: Getting ready for bw development which developer?

    best of luck steven,
    john
  20. Re: Getting ready for bw development which developer?

    Steven

    Have you bracketed exposures and bracked your processing yet so you can figure out how your developer works with your film ?
    It's one of the first things I do whenever I use a new...
  21. Re: Auto Graflex - manual of arms and tips needed

    hi garrett

    do your best not to leave it stored for any length of time wound up so use the switch to wind down your tensioner from 2 to 0
    with the little knob/slidy thing to the right of the wind...
  22. Re: Getting ready for bw development which developer?

    i'd use caffenol c and add a 20-30cc of stock print developer.
  23. Re: Learning about environmental portraiture - which photographers should I study?

    I wouldn't study photographers at all; instead I'd look at painting and film.
    Look at films by Kurosawa, the Coen Brothers, Brothers Quay, Renoir, David Lynch
    and any paintings you can get your...
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    Re: Warwick Public Library ( Main Branch )

    thanks !
    john
  25. Re: What lens to get for most shallow depth of field on 4x5?

    If you can find an Ilex Seminat its a fast lens ( around 3.5? ), and its OOF area is really sweet. I've shot a lot of
    old tessars and funky stuff (fast) from the 18to early/mid 1900s and haven't...
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    Warwick Public Library ( Main Branch )

    Some LF but mostly other stuff
    If you find yourself in Warwick RI
    August 2019 feel free to stop at the library
    ( on Sandy Lane ) a gaggle of photographs on display
    and if you have kids in tow...
  27. Re: Do you see with your eyes or with your brain?

    One thing all my cameras have in common is they don't really photograph reality.
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    Re: Mystery Wollensak Raptor...

    I can't speak for the purple or white circled W, but sometimes Wollensak but dots on their lens rim. No dot, yellow dot, purple dot ... I had a purple dot 90mm Raptar back in the day that was from...
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    Re: Printing TMAX 100 W/UV bulb?

    Hi Thomas
    My wishy-washy answer is .. maybe, it might increase your exposure time, but probably not by much.
    My uneducated guess is on account of many years ago I was in France and gathered the...
  30. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    have you contacted a local glass company, they *might* be able to help
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    and i never did.
    merg, plenty of peepol find tripod holes there's nothing wrong with that
    j
  32. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    You might look for an olde Wollensak 135 Raptar, or an olde 135 symmar convertible ( chrome barrel). I don't have either of those lenses in those specific FL but I have a 6" and 15" Raptars ( and...
  33. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Naaaah, I wasn't complainin' and have been entertained by the 8pages of weird. Frank Zappa in the background is a good background music to this thread :)
    I'd say purity >> clearheadedness, cause...
  34. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    What a weird thread.
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    Re: Happy 120th Birthday, Wollensak!

    Yes, Happy Birthday ! and thank you whir-click for being able to fix them ! :)
  36. Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    OP I can totally see where you are coming from.
    I'm not Anglo or European either and what I do because
    I stick out like a sore thumb where I live ... I actually call the police give them
    a...
  37. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I find the fence and patches of dark pavement to be the most interesting things in your composition. I would point your camera down and swing your lens to stretch it out and get rid of everything...
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    Re: Retain highlights with Tmax 100

    Nothing hypothetical about it, and the question asked was not "when were multigrade papers invented that were good performers"
    http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps%20paper%20grades.html
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    Re: Retain highlights with Tmax 100

    ilford invented it in the 1930s they own/ed the multi grade - trade name . In the USA, maybe Variagram was the 1st, post WW2.
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    Re: Lens caps? Bought or made?

    +2 absolutely beautiful stuff made upstream in Wooon -SOCK-ette
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