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    Re: dev.a automatic film processor

    Not much mention of the now defunct Imagemaker. King Concept Imagemaker Model 1 is the one that I owned. A fully automatic, one shot processor. Load it push the button and walk away. It had...
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    Re: How is Large Digital C-prints made?

    Large C prints or Mural Prints were limited by the throat of the processor. 50 inch was the accepted largest size because the racks that transported the paper were supported on the two ends and...
  3. Thread: Lens Cleaner

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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    Kodak lens cleaner. Carbon Tetra-chloride (CCl4) I'm sure it must be more refined/filtered. Back when I worked for Hooker Chemicals in one of their smallest Chlorine plants, in the seventies....
  4. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Here in B.C. we had bounty on cougars in the fifties and sixties. Seeing one after that was rare except in higher elevations. There are many on south-eastern B.C. and Vancouver Island. Every summer...
  5. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Interesting reading all the comments. I think that the hiker did the right thing. Lowering your profile height to pick up rocks has its own risks. If you have a lot of confidence in your aim, well...
  6. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    Awww! You mean I had my custom 6x17 carrier made for nothing?
    Some time ago I alerted the LF community the B+H was selling Omega D-5 126 carriers for ten dollars each. I bought a few (7)to qualify...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Hailey at the lake. Not a good fishing companion, she was more attracted to the lure than were the trout. bk216737
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    Rainy night reflections

    I use my Nikonis for shooting on rainy days with tripod. Here is a shot catching the reflections off a glass block wall of restaurant.216736
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Re: Pet pictures
    Leica must be looking at a cat or squirrel, ignoring the photographer. 216719
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    216715 The caption reads "A wise man yields to a road hog." I share the road with these guys. No fun backing up on steep gravel roads. Enjoy! bk
  11. Thread: 4x loupe

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    Re: 4x loupe

    Thankyou very much, I'll look into finding one. Any suggestions where to look would be appreciated. Years ago I was very near sighted, which was not a problem for gg or easel close up viewing. I...
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    Re: New to LF - First shot - Focusing

    I don't see a mention of the shutter speed. If it is slow because of f32. Often after pulling the slide I wait a few seconds to let the camera shake to subside. Was there wind? Condition of...
  13. Thread: 4x loupe

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    4x loupe

    I'm looking to buy a 4x loupe. I have used a Toyo loupe for years. I would get another or Rodenstock or Schneider. Something up to 6x with a non clear base and rubber on gg side. (like the Toyo) ...
  14. Re: How to mount a Schneider 180mm f/5.6 - 58 or 59mm threads?

    If there is a Machine Shop nearby it maybe worth the trip to bring the lens and have them measure it. (thread guage). They will be able to make what you need. Mr. Can's link after you know what the...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    8x10 2D Evening Diners. bk216549
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Here's a selfie shot on out of date 6118 with my 8x10 2D. As you can see I was a little thinner then. bk[ATTACH=CONFIG]216548
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    Re: Importance of back movements

    A lot of great advice here. Do not give yourself limitations, especially not in the beginning. The more movements available the better. Get a plastic torpedo level, cut off the ends with a hacksaw...
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    Re: Advice request: cutter

    I started with a Rotatrim but moved to a Guillotine. Premier Photo Materials Co. Type C. I have two. One cuts film only. The other cuts paper. The film cutter has "edge guides." I used the tape...
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    Re: Poor Man's 35 mm DSLR scanner

    Normally I start without filtration. However there are certain color negatives that yield better results with 35Y + 35C. On 120 film 15M+75C. B/W film 13Y 63C. Because of the color coupler mask...
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    Poor Man's 35 mm DSLR scanner

    My previous posts covered inexpensive solutions to DSLR scanning 4x5 and 8x10 film or print file pages. I built my 35 setup years ago but recently refined it. Earlier version include a bellows and...
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    Digital contact sheet

    I think this setup is worth sharing. Sometimes while looking for a certain negative in one of my many "print file" pages, it can become a bit of an eye strain. Using the same setup as my "Poor mans...
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    Making a base plate

    I was concerned about over tightening the tripod screw to maintain level. Although it is part of my poor mans scanner post, it can be used for other purposes. The base of my D7000 has two small...
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    Poor Man's scanning solution

    Earlier I posted a query about the Epson 850 scanner. I received a lot of valuable advice. One fellow suggested scanning my large format negs using a DSLR. I have been doing that on 35 and 120 for...
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    Re: To buy or not to buy

    Thank-you all. Very much appreciated information. I currently do DSLR scanning on 35mm and 120 but have not even considered setting something up to shoot a 4x5. Probably something I should have...
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    Latent Image keeping properties

    Does anyone know how long an image will stay on an exposed but undeveloped wet plate? A museum curator nearby asked me if I could develop some of their exposed but un developed collection of glass...
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    To buy or not to buy an Epson 850

    I'm thinking about purchasing an Epson 850. I have over a thousand 4x5 negs/chromes and about a hundred 8x10s.
    Is there another brand of scanner that is comparable, in price and quality? I'm...
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    Re: Omega Pro Lab Timer

    Thanks for all that valuable information. I really hated to throw it out. I'll try Greg's suggestion first- the easiest. Then Brian's link sure was interesting. Thanks all. bkp
  28. Thread: Developer trays

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    Re: Developer trays

    The tray that works best for me, I buy from restaurant supply stores. They are the tubs that the bus boy puts the dishes into.
    They use more chemistry than conventional trays but for a rocking wave,...
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    Omega Pro Lab Timer

    My Omega Pro Lab timer was working properly when I packed it away, years ago.
    Now it doesn't work. Any suggestions besides a trip to the dump. Does anyone service these.
    I had gotten used to the...
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    Does anyone know a source for Omega D5 parts?

    Hello all: Does anyone know where I can find a replacement nylon gear for the elevation crank of an Omega D-5 XL Enlarger? Mine is black but I understand that they are available in white as well....
  31. Thread: how old are we?

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    Re: how old are we?

    65 in June. Went to Germaine School of Photography in 1980 to learn Color Printing and Color Studio Techniques. I was intrigued by large format photography. I was bitten by the bug in the 1960's...
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    Re: Building a simple 4x5 scanner back.

    Years ago I operated a Robertson 20 x24 copy camera. It was inverted, it had an "I" beam attached to the ceiling suspending the bellows, focus was achieve by the operator turning wheels inside the...
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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    Bon Ami and Vim work well on shining up SS. C clamps and 3/4 plywood boards on both sides and gently tightening should remove the dents. Comet and SOS pads will address the rust for now but it may...
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    Re: Help! I can't open my new B&W King 4x5 tank...

    Try placing the tank in very cold water and allow it to contract slightly then pour boiling hot water on the lid but not the tank, it should expand slightly to allow you to separate the two. Use...
  35. Thread: C and G Phototherm

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    Re: C and G Phototherm

    I think I have found what I'm looking for. Thanks for all your fine inputs. There are a few more options to explore. This forum has a wealth of information. Domaz thanks for including the link. ...
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    Re: Developing color film and slides

    My pet peeve is hearing or reading color negative film and print film used interchangeably to describe the same thing. They are not. If you are able to get 4x5 or 8x10 Kodak Vericolor print film....
  37. Thread: C and G Phototherm

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    Re: C and G Phototherm

    Thank-you for the reply: It seems to be a decent link for someone who is seeking a mixing valve. What I'm looking for is a unit that houses a recirculating pump and a heating element. The one that...
  38. Thread: C and G Phototherm

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    C and G Phototherm

    Does anyone know of a unit available that is similar to C and G's SuperTemp? (precision temperature controls)
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    Tape for replacing film holder hinge flaps?

    I'm looking for a source (Mail order preferred) for black masking tape. Or a superior product for repairing the hinge flap on film holders. Years ago I used black masking tape, at least that's what...
  40. Unopened Kodak B/W Chemicals - How long do they last?

    Years ago I stored about 30 of the yellow kodak powdered chemical pouches. They are mostly D-76, Dektol and Fixer. They are all over 10 years old. They are all sealed unopened, stored in a cool dry...
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