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    Re: Darkroom from zero: Chems disposal

    He is in a SMALL town in a colder climate. An agency? Not likely. Generally a small plumbing business or independent suck truck operator. They come in, put the pipe into the septic, suck it out...
  2. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    Take a look at the current work of Tillman Crane. Noted for using 12x20 for a long time he is now completely digital for image capture. Then makes a negative so he can do Pt/Pd contact prints. Have...
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    Re: Portable electric room heater

    Should work. We have them in a workshop as well as temporary use when sub zero outside in two bedrooms.
    Have found the oil filled type, like old steam room heaters work well. No noise, no fan, one...
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    Re: Light spots on film.

    Does this happen when using more than one lens?
  5. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Doesn't Rollei have a true InfraRed film?
  6. Re: If one is good 2 must be better. Durst 184 rebuilds

    "Two is one. One is none".

    Combat readiness motto.
  7. Re: Problem: Long Rail, Long Bellows... Is There a Solution to Use One Tripod

    https://www.manfrotto.com/us-en/cross-arm-double-end-with-double-head-support-black-131ddb/

    Something like this might work for you?
  8. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    I'll believe it when they put a Corporation in Prison.
  9. Thread: water filters

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    Re: water filters

    One thing that can help, even with inline filters is one at the tap where the water comes out. Put itscrew it on for final filtering and take it off when using the water for other things. Just one...
  10. Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    Mat board and fome cor board work well. Join with gaffers tape at the top and you have one that works.
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    Re: Greetings from Kansas

    Be careful of the earthquakes when you are there with a long exposure going. They can really blur the image.
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    Re: Reactivation Code For Adobe CS3

    CS 6 disappeared with all other programs when my hard drive died - without warning.
    On getting a new computer and using my paid for disk for CS6 - would not recognize the registration number....
  13. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    The kind that can only be done with a camera, lens and film you don't have?
  14. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Two packages of D-76 came today to replace the Xtol.

    Anyone want to trade for two packs of Dektol paper developer?
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    Re: Plastics question for film developing

    PVC pipes tall enough for a full length roll of the film you use.

    One for pre-soak. One for developer. One for stop bath. One for fixer. One for rinse.

    Fill each and let get to room...
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    Re: dilution for highlights

    Pyrocat HD is a good developer for subtle highlight retention. Easy to use and inexpensive to mix.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Rapeseed, not Canola? Don't let the Canuks see it.
  18. Thread: Peace Vans!

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    Re: Peace Vans!

    FARGO, the movie.

    A dark comedy that many up here do NOT like at all. The Yooper Accent (Upper Peninsula - UP) is real. Some so bad it is almost impossible to understand them.

    Coen Brothers...
  19. Thread: Peace Vans!

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    Re: Peace Vans!

    A saying up here you might tell them as you encourage their migration.

    "40 below keeps the Riff Raff out".

    https://open.spotify.com/track/0QK0xSY2YmNlUpwwu9UOEZ#login


    Another wag put...
  20. Thread: Peace Vans!

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    Re: Peace Vans!

    Looking at the range for a converted van. A lot of money for something that won't get me to the store and back on a single charge.
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    Kirk Tuck commenting on 4x5 video blog

    https://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/

    funny, sad & interesting

    "Of course, from my perspective, he's doing it all wrong. He got one thing right; he's shooting black and white film, but he got...
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    Re: FNG first time 4x5

    FNG... ex military?
    Enjoy your 4x5. It is a lot more fun than it is frustrating.
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    Re: 5x7 Gandolfi with 4x5 Back

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?165061-FS-Cambo-5x7-gt-4x5-Reducing-Back

    Might solve your problem with a bit of work?
  24. Re: LF TTL Metering Systems Inquiry- Experience with these?

    http://greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0045qO

    A bit of information from 20 years ago.

    Have and use a Calculite XP with the ground glass attachment. Small & light, it works...
  25. Thread: Drying Clips

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    Re: Drying Clips

    Doesn't anyone make Carbon Fibre clips? Or maybe Ries wooden with special anti shake properties to help the film dry smoother?
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    Re: PCH in summer? (LA - SF)

    As you travel the Highway take the side roads you see. Go a mile or more inland on each. You might be surprised at what you see and how nice they can be.
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    Re: Eliot Porter, The Place No One Knew

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/29/lake-powell-arizona-utah-climate-crisis

    The short video of weather related disasters in the article is worth watching.

    Looks as if lower...
  28. Re: New here, new to LF, strongly considering a Wista

    If you like the idea of a 300mm lens look at a 5x7. Allows use of many longer lenses and a 4x5 back gives you that option for easy use as well.

    A ton of lenses cover 5x7 and and give you options...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Which one is John?
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    Sticky: Re: How to Value LF Equipment

    "Minty" should specify... peppermint, spearmint, etc.
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    Re: Strange Experience in Monument Valley

    Be sure to write the Navajo Tribal Council and let them know of your experience.
    Their not posting the information so one and all can easily see it stinks - almost as much as the policy itself.
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    "The wood was left as it was and just rubbed with olive oil."

    Might you face a problem of it going rancid at some point? Mixing with lemon juice is supposed to solve that problem. Finding pure...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Maybe try B&W and shoot glass plates?
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    Coverage of 19 inch Red Dot Artar?

    Friend picked up one of these in an Ilex shutter.

    Anyone know the coverage of this lens?

    He is getting back into LF with an 8x10 Deardorff for the lens.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    "And, a fun shot of my car since the sun was out, finally. I recently passed 25,000 miles on this car. By my calculations, I've saved over 300 gallons of gas with the hybrid compared to my old...
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    Re: Eliot Porter, The Place No One Knew

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2021/07/22/lake-powell-level-about/

    This article has information on the lake level. Does not look good.

    If the level keeps dropping maybe some will be...
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    Eliot Porter, The Place No One Knew

    Glen Canyon.

    Before the dam and it was flooded to create Lake Powell.

    Porters images are excellent. Most locations have not been seen again above water since the lake filled.
    With the drought...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Why not buy an inexpensive 8x10 camera and a 300mm Nikkor M and a couple film holders and try a few exposures?

    You most likely won't lose money if and when you decide to sell it.

    Light meter,...
  39. Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    Camerabrain - why not let us know just Which Lens you are looking for? I don't think I could take that long looking for a Stanley Steamer to drive.
  40. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Photo Micro work at 200-500 times lifesize?

    Long bellows required and rock solid specialty cameras generally using Glass Plate film.
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