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  1. Re: Can’t find profile in Photoshop on new computer

    No idea where the "Epson Gray - Gamma 2.2" profile came from, but I would guess that this initial step in your workflow was simply converting into a gray gamma 2.2 working space. I'm assuming, based...
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    Re: Epson 4990 vs Nikon D850?

    The total megapixel count is close enough to be the same, but my guess is that the larger pixel pitch of the GFX would produce "cleaner" looking images. That said, nothing wrong with using your...
  3. Re: question re metering for zone III and overexposing HP5+ a little

    In general, the basic routine you've listed will work and provide usable negatives most of the time. The trouble is that without some, at least, basic testing you really don't know much. For example,...
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    Re: Epson 4990 vs Nikon D850?

    To get the best scans when using a digital camera, you'll need a solid copy stand (many use re-purposed enlargers), a light source with very high CRI rating (99 is good), something to hold the...
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    Re: Seiko shutter question

    I always fire the shutter after closing the aperture blades, then set my taking shutter speed / aperture, re-cock the shutter and take the picture.
  6. Thread: Film Question

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    Re: Film Question

    I've read many comments regarding the quality control of Foma films, but over the years I've shot quite a bit of Foma 100 in both 4x5 and 8x10 and I've never personally had any issues. Don't know...
  7. Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    No one should underestimate the dust of pyro chemicals...IMO, all create quite a bit of dust. This is why I wear full protective gear and mix the pyro outside on calm days.
  8. Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    I've used 3 different versions of the Stearman tank holders and found this to be an issue with certain developers and certain films: not all, though. The problem for me was the randomness of these...
  9. Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    I've never used wetting agent in any of my tanks and, in the past, have experienced uneven development; especially along an edge. For me, the solution was arriving at an agitation technique that...
  10. Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    I was taught to always use one size larger trays--that is, 8x10 for 4x5. This alone could help with any agitation issue and would certainly make doing the agitation easier.
  11. Re: Advice On Uneven Development On Film Edges

    I have experienced this uneven density with several different developers and various tanks. I doubt that this issue is confined specifically to 510-Pyro or any other staining developer. In my...
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    I mixed my own rapid fix for a little while but found that it really wasn't particularly cost-effective vs just buying it pre-made. Perhaps buying the ammonium thiosulfate in larger bulk sizes, as...
  13. Re: is there work arounds for missing retaining rings?

    You might want to check with Luland (luland66 on eBay). They have retaining rings listed, but most appear to be for Copal size shutters. Maybe they could custom make what you need?
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    Re: 510 Pyro - First Impressions

    I've followed this thread with interest because I've used a lot of 510-Pyro for many rolls of 120 and sheets of LF film (4x5 and 8x10) and I've never noticed all the issues posted herein. I use a...
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    Re: Best New Scanners Available?

    And an electronic remote release. Also, if you're planning on scanning color film the light source should have a high CRI rating--99 is good.
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    Re: Best New Scanners Available?

    How much do you want to spend? A Fuji GFX100S mounted on a sturdy copy stand will easily blow away anything any Epson can provide.
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    Re: My 20x24 Camera Build

    Great video...beautiful camera! I love the "miniature" 4x5's on the shelf in the background! ;)
  18. Re: Washaid: effective differnce between bisulfite and metabisulfite

    The word I got from ArtCraft Chemicals years ago is that Sodium Bisulfite becomes Sodium Metabisulfite when it hits water. He doesn't carry Sodium Bisulfite because in terms of water-based chemistry...
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    Re: After coating Kallitype and Platinum...

    In the past, I have stored coated paper for pt/pd prints for several days but in recent years I don't because I've found I get better dMax by humidifying the paper, coating it, letting it dry just...
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    IMO, Arista.EDU films are a cost effective way to begin your journey.
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    Re: Some JOBO CPA questions

    1- I've never run my CPP-2 so no idea if it would cause any issues; other than, perhaps, an increased strain on the motor as mentioned above.

    2- Algae will definitely grow, but the rate of growth...
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    Re: Can't mark posts read

    For me, too. Now it's under Forum Actions.
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    Re: Lightzone Inquiry - Problems Loading

    Could be that the website is simply having issues and will be back up in the near future. That said, for alternatives I'd highly recommend darktable as a good LR alternative and Affinity Photo is...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    I like the subject to be in focus and I don't like textureless high values, but I don't mind inky black shadows areas as long as it doesn't distract from the image. Soft focus is fine, if it's done...
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    Re: Processing 510 Pyro & 100TMX with Jobo CPP-2

    When mixing any developer formula containing toxic chemicals like pyrocatechin, pyrogallol, etc, I always wear an apron, nitrile gloves, eye protection, and a good quality respirator. And, I try to...
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    Re: Processing 510 Pyro & 100TMX with Jobo CPP-2

    Seems like we all have different experiences with various products... With 510-Pyro, specifically:

    * I've used the stock solution when it's the color of India ink without issue
    * Never had uneven...
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    Re: Stearman developing Issue

    A latent impression of various holes in the SP-445 film holder is a fairly common reported issue. I had that issue, too, on occasion so I stopped using this tank. What seems to be really odd about...
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    Re: Processing 510 Pyro & 100TMX with Jobo CPP-2

    I have processed many sheets of 4x5 and 8x10 Foma 100 and Ilford FP4+ in Expert Drums on my CPP-2 with Pyrocat-HD, PMK, and 510-Pyro with no issues. I run it at the slowest speed and, with PMK, I...
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    Re: Processing 510 Pyro & 100TMX with Jobo CPP-2

    No personal experience with that exact combo of film & developer, but the technical information I have from Zone Imaging (purveyors of 510-Pyro across the pond) is: 8:50 at 21C, standard 1:100...
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    Re: Question using Goerz 19" Artar lens

    I would say that Doremus has stated things pretty succinctly. The plane of sharp focus is easy to see when its parallel to the film plane, but when you start applying camera movements the plane of...
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    Re: Question using Goerz 19" Artar lens

    No idea of the distances involved in that shot from camera position, but with that lens and an aperture of f/64 you're looking at about 20 - 58 feet from near limit to far limit. In other words, ya...
  32. Re: “Tripods for Bipods” (John Sexton new tech tip video)

    Don't see this tripod name appear very often. I have a Dutch Hill with a Gitzo G1570M head on it that I've used for many, many years for 8x10. Not as sturdy as my Ries A100, IMO, but certainly easier...
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    Re: Question using Goerz 19" Artar lens

    I use a 19" Artar of Schneider design on my 8x10 Deardorff. Probably the most important thing to keep in mind is that this is a 480mm lens with its inherent shallower DOF, as mentioned above, and...
  34. Re: “Tripods for Bipods” (John Sexton new tech tip video)

    Same here, John, except mine is a Toho FC-45X and a different albeit similar flyweight tripod. I always figure it's better to be out there with something vs not! ;)
  35. Re: I want to get better at 8x10 scanning, send me your tips!

    Yes. I've used painters tape...you just have to change it more often.
  36. Re: I want to get better at 8x10 scanning, send me your tips!

    Dust is ALWAYS an issue with film scanning! Before a scanning session, I clean around the scanner area, clean the glass bed of the scanner, and use a Rocket Blower to help remove any dust/particles....
  37. Re: I want to get better at 8x10 scanning, send me your tips!

    I've never used ANR glass for 8x10 scanning, but I've found with other applications that you can see the pattern of the "etching", if you look closely. Funny, too, that I've also still had Newton's...
  38. Re: What is your digital camera “scanning” setup?

    I use a Canon 5D II mounted to a basic riser from Negative Supply, 50mm Sigma macro lens, Essential Film Holder (with various masks), and a high CRI light source (forget the brand.) This is for 35mm...
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    Re: Hello from CA/AZ

    Welcome to the forum!
  40. Re: Anyone have experience using Na2 Pt/Pd and regular Pt/Pd ?

    Not necessarily...you could enlarge a small negative on to Ortho Lith film (creating a positive), then contact print that for a negative to be printed conventionally.
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