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    Re: B&W digital workflow....what's yours?

    I use a 4990 with silverfish ai doesn't matter what film I scan I tell the scanner it's pan F 50. It gives a tone range like Brett Weston or Azo. If you like Ansel pick a profile that gives you less...
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    Re: Portriga Rapid for Lith printing

    Just tried you website link and got a strange message that someone might be trying to hijack you site
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    If you'r thinking you need to waterbath. D23 might do the job. Great for high contrast shots. Reduces burn in the top end.
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    Re: Negative spotting?

    If the scratch is superficial, use nose oil
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    Re: Hello from Spain

    Welcome to the forum. Showing that you have made good use of the FAQ will get you a lot of respect. Your questions will reflect the case.
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    Re: Dealing with dust

    At home I turn on an ion generator 20-30 min before loading. Drops dust like a lead ballon.
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    Re: Back to basics - newbie developing help

    If you are drying in the bathroom as I have done, leave the fan OFF. It took little while to figure it was sucking dust into the room, making the white spots, I agree changing bag is a good source...
  8. Re: Beseler 45 V-XL vignetting; what's going on?

    Just checked mine is also a 511 and has the obstruction. I have never noticed a problem, but none of the lenses I have used have reached the area. I just checked and the 210 companon might get close....
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    Re: Ansel Adam's books...what version??

    After you get done pulling your hair out get Phil's book. Once you get over the 1 stop = one zone you will make progress. TEST PAPER FIRST, then you know what neg to make. If you are shooting Fp-4...
  10. Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    My 1952 box made prints that had brown freckles. Like iron spots.
  11. Re: Seeking Ideas For Simple 8x10 Contact Printing Solution

    Be sure to check output with light meter. Using a frosted floodlight for azo, I went through 6 bulbs to get less than 1/4 stop center to edge on 8x10 from 5 ft away. They aren't concerned about...
  12. Re: Does any scanner have a 3 exposure HDR scan option?

    When scanning my mentors daughter setting in front of the TV with the moon landing on the screen, it wasn't easy for my 4990 to get in one scan. Here's a novel concept, scan like you would shoot HDR....
  13. Re: Waterfalls in Oregon Or How Many Holder to Take On a Day Hike

    Living in the NW I have always used a B+W KR 1.5 with Provia. Unless you are planning on making C Prints, why would anyone shoot a neg film and have to work with the issues associated with film base...
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    Re: Oceano Dunes (where to park)

    I know this is old, but someone will make a long drive like I did, to find that the dunes are all back dunes ( grown over )in Oceano. I didn't drive down the beach, but you will for LF if you want to...
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    Re: "People" lens for 8x10

    Sharper is not always better when doing people. It could be a negative with female subjects. Women don't like showing the detail inside their pores. Like that bokeh? kiss it goodby withy at shiny new...
  16. Re: What's making my negatives all blotchy like this?

    Your problem is in tray developing. You now have the evidence as to why pyrocat and minimal agitation MUST be done vertical with hangers.
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    I was just getting ready to head out to the Grand Canyon. Now I'm adding DV to the loop. Thanks for all the good intel. I'll be printing this thread. I just have to find that selfie stick for the V-8.
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    Re: push/pull times for Acros in Rodinal?

    I recommend a factor of 1.4 for a whole stop difference in exposure.
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    Re: Necessary to fix between sepia and gold?

    Like Steve I use selenium to lock the blacks in before thiocarbamide toning. To keep the tone out of the highs use a short gold toning between. The other two work from the bottom up, gold works from...
  20. Re: ATN Viper Night Vision Goggles - I thought I might be getting fogging

    I have used the viper since it first came out. My experience is that I can look at fp-4 from inches away for the whole time ( 15-18 min ). hp-5 needs two layers of toilet paper and look sparingly...
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    Re: Moving a Saltzman 8x10 enlarger

    When disassembling raise the carriage up high to get the counterweights in a low position. Then take a couple pairs of vice grips and clamp the chains up by the pulleys at the top. That will allow...
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    Re: Focusing/composing and being farsighted

    It doesn't matter what the diopter rating is, they all are optimized to be used at about 14". My understanding.
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    Re: Should have come here first

    I used to have a pickup and did just what you did. With the price of gas it was a subaru legacy that got the nod this round. I did some night shots in arizona because there was no moon to be had.
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    Re: Should have come here first

    I agree there are plenty of dunes, it's just they are all grown over now compared to the westons dune book.
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    Should have come here first

    While looking at my weston dunes book, I decided, to finally shoot them. Got everything together. The only camera gear was the new fuji XT-1 and the V-8. I decided to limit my lenses to 2. Since I...
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    Re: Ries Tripod Tool

    shouldn't be any need to be TOOL tight
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    Re: tiny, sharp lenses for 2x3

    Try a 90 angulon. Not the SA version. I have a wollensak 90 that can hang close to it, but nothing can touch my 4" red dot.
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    Re: is this super angulon multicoated?

    You lucked out. It's not multicoated.
  29. Re: New demand for LF lenses from large sensor cameras? Photokino news

    That much money, and you still have to have someone give you a reach around to punch the shutter button.
  30. Re: Focal length preview tool app as composition aid?

    Stick with your analog card and string. Can't be improved on, and no battery to go dead.
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    Re: What light meter should I get?

    My son has the new 758r, quite the spiffy. I'm still using a 508 that was the second one ever sold at glazers. ( now about $300.00 at KEH ) I don't see any need to get the new one. Mine has a zoom...
  32. Re: Useful items in your bag (that other smart photographers forget)

    I have found that a quick police call of the area before I walk away makes sure that everything I have decided to put in my bag is there so I don't have to make a trip back.
  33. Re: Which way do you prefer to develop your 4x5 sheet films

    I used to use trays but use hangers now after switching to Pyrocat-p at high dilution, 1.5-1-200. Vertical as per SK's recommendation. If you are going to use trays I recommend flat bottom, as it...
  34. Re: What 4X5 folder with LOTS of rear shift other then KB Canham DLC?

    Beat me to it.
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    Re: Petzval without swirl

    Take back airspace elements out.
    flip the rear element, then flip the two elements as an assembly. Reinstall and you should have a huge curvature of field that will give you swirls.
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    Re: Good lupe for under 100?

    Keep in mind, it doesn't mater what diopter, they are all designed to be used at appx 14 in.
  37. Re: Please measure your 11x14 Deardorff 'T' distance

    winner winner winner
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    Re: Portrait metering?

    Tungsten will half your shooting speed.
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    Re: Portrait metering?

    Tungsten will half your shooting speed.
  40. Re: "what were you trying to say" with that photograph???

    When the shot talked to me, it was in tongues, so your on your own. I was just out scratching an itchy release finger.
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