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  1. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    You deserve a medal for all your work! However you don;t mention if the thing works after all your heroic efforts! I hate to mention it, but the thread I thought I was following was for an...
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    Re: Aligning Omega D5 and Beseler 4x5

    Apparently there is a lens alignment board for thr
    beseler which would seem o sove the probem. But get a a laser alignment too - much better than a leve No comparison. You can make one for...
  3. Re: New Darkroom, wondering about the Beseler MXT

    The older MXT with the tapered lower bellows does not allow for alignment except in one direction and that is verry iffy due to the design of a ball retained by a spring. I convered an older model...
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    Re: Choosing an Easel

    I think I have a V track (not labeled so I don't know) and it is the bes of the 3 Saunders. But be aware if you us aBeseler M model that a 16X20 easel won' work - the uprights are too close together...
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    New camera?

    Does anyone have information regarding the Goersi (Chinese made apparently) 'panoramic camera listed on E Bay? The photographs look quite nice, a (perhaps) neater version of Fotoman at half the...
  6. Re: calibrating Metrolux with Aristo hi intensity bulb

    I have a rheostat Aristo sells for use with their lights. A very handy arrangement I have found. It allows me to always print with my lens stopped down 2 stops with usable times. Also good for...
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    Re: PM notice.

    I miss your pithy comments. I hope the 'good' days outnumber the bad in an increaing ratio.
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    Re: 11x14 ultra, ultra wide....

    Since I particularly favor wide lenses I have coveted the 38mm Schneider XL but concluded it wouldn't cover 4X5 in any useful manner. The posts regarding the 150 sound as if maybe, stopped down to...
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    Re: PM notice.

    What does "PM" refer to? How are you progressing?
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    Re: Jorge

    Is anyone in contact with Jorge? What progress is he making? How is he etc? Please, if someone isin contact with him keep posting bulletins.
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    May/June View Camera

    Once again Brian Ellis can pretty much speak for me! I think I should arrnage just to have a kind of ditto added to his posts.

    One addendum, however. I haven't renewed to the magazine, but...
  12. What does architecture say about culture?

    Have any of you ever tried to build an architect designed residence?
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    Scratch on condenser lens

    How about just removing the offending (ed) condenser altogether? As I remember Leitz/Leica always had a single condenser in their enlargers and it seemed to work fine? Wouldn't cost a thing. ...
  14. Do you cut your own mats or order precut mats?

    The inexpensive (about $75) Logan mat cutter has served me well. The Dexter requires more dexter(ity) than I was able to manage.
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    Bogen/Manfrotto 410 Head

    What is a QR7? I can't find it on the Kirk site.
  16. Okay, this is getting ridiculous...

    Is this a late April 1 item?
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    Hc 110 and hp5 plus

    Just to further confuse things. I had thought that my short times (compared to Hutchings) might be due to a new V54 cold light head which prints extremely rapidly, and according to some requires the...
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    Hc 110 and hp5 plus

    I've been following Gordon Hutchings recommendation for agitation with the PMK. I thought it would be too much but I've always had beautifully even development so I am loathe to change. I just...
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    Hc 110 and hp5 plus

    Notify please!
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    Hc 110 and hp5 plus

    I wonder if there is something with Ilford film. I use six minutes in PMK with HP5 and five minutes with FP4 - ok but really too short. These times are about half recommended. All this at 70...
  21. Life span of Selenium Toner working solution

    This is all extremely useful. Two further questions, however; I have never run across any of this information in any of the many books I have read on photographic printing etc. I don't believe the...
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    Sharing an example of our work.

    How about electing officers and having critiques of photographs with award points?
  23. What happened to the B&W portfolio contest?

    It's good to see Jorge back in good form!
  24. What happened to the B&W portfolio contest?

    Oren, I was not aware David Vestal had laid claim to the name Grump. It is one that has been applied to me for lo, these many years, not always with great fondness. However, as I seem to have...
  25. What happened to the B&W portfolio contest?

    Brian, I couldn't have said it better except for one thing. I have too achieved a known level of expertise! But I'm not telling what on a scale of 1 to 2. And further, in answer to the question...
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    Used lens price trend?

    The really nasty, rotten, stinking hell of the digital revolution or whatever and the availability at really low prices for some things i.e. the Pentax 6X7 lenses mentioned above and some 35mm stuff,...
  27. What happened to the B&W portfolio contest?

    It seems as if I stirred up something on the order of a -------- nest! I think paulr has got it about right. I had forgotten about the book thing - the offer to publish my wonderful images in a...
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    tripod sleeves

    Many thanks to all! However I am a bit puzzled by the gentleman requesting I use my REAL name instead of the pseudonym I have earned through much dilligence and effort over many long years. It...
  29. What happened to the B&W portfolio contest?

    A few years back I entered one of these "contests" or whatever, and had a couple of prints accepted. As I remember,the charge, or ently fee was something like $25.00. They offered to published a...
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    tripod sleeves

    Can anyone tell me the material and where to buy sleeves/padding for tripod legs. When I carry over my shoulder they dig in something fierce. B&H carries some but they are a bit pricey ($35.00) -...
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    Enlarger Baseboard Replacement?

    My local Home Depot has some really good looking pieces of many-layered plywood in sizes precut about the right size for a base board. While I haven't bothered to rplace mine (it is scarred and...
  32. arca swiss flat / recessed lens boards

    I have a flat board and am quite happy with it. I have never understood exactly why the flat ones were not standard - giving away 13mm of bellows draw plus hiding the cable release in a mildly...
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    Essential Technical Books

    I just received Way Beyond Monochrome and it has some really neat stuff in it that I haven't seen in the above. Nothing revolutionary, but very useful!
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    Woohoo!

    Get a bottle of rubber cement. Stick whatever you want, including velcro, on your shiny new Ebony. When you get tired of it, or decide it was a bad idea, pull it (velcro, whatever) off and just rub...
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    Woohoo!

    Velcro is the answer to practically everything! Depending on the camera- I put a strip on the top edge of the back of my Arca (the stuff with a sticky side) and the mate along the center of one...
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    4x5 roll film adapter

    Check with Freestyle. They used to carry all kinds aerial lenses and very wide roll film to go in the aerial camers. Perhaps they would have an aerial camera that could be adapted to an 8X10 so you...
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    replacement lenscaps

    I had forgotten about the leather lenscaps, made of wonderful, soft English? leather - it even smelled good! They were a work of art.
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    replacement lenscaps

    'Back in the day' there were wonderful lens caps - metal, chrome with a slightly domed front and lined with something like velvet. I have one I found in Monterey at the store there and wish I could...
  39. Tilt/shift/swing for portrait photography

    Another camera that offers a bit more in the way of tilting but still medium format is the Rollei SL 66. One can tilt the lens as with a view camera, but retain the ease and speed of operation. If...
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    Gordon Parks on HBO

    How can there be too many wives? Too many is (are?) not enough.
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