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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    Yep, the notches go all the way through, both sides of the darkslide. I imagine one could just notch the inside lip and still get the image on the film.

    If I had the chance to do it over again......
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    I think I have holders notched on both sides. You could easily notch the side opposite the film's code notches if there's a problem. I think I've had a couple of instances where my notch images got...
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    I use a Roman-numeral system on my holders. A small semi-circular notch is "I" (1), a "V"-shaped notch is "V" (5), a small square notch is "X" (10), a modified "L"-shaped notch is "L" (50) and a...
  4. Re: Seeking Advice on Making an 8x10 Copy Camera

    I used to copy artworks for museum catalogs. I used 4x5, but the same techniques should work with 8x10.

    Just use your camera as usual. You're just making a close-up shot. No need for a dedicated...
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    Re: dilution for highlights

    Just stating the obvious here, which, however, hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet:

    If your highlights are consistently "blown out" (I really dislike that term, though), the first logical...
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    Re: Zone I SET

    Jerry,

    The real (and easier) test would be to develop strips of unexposed film for various times. I suspect that fb+fog will increase with increasing development time, though.

    Best,

    Doremus
  7. Re: Hinge the window on the top or the side - or does it matter?

    I've always hinged on the top, regardless of whether the print is landscape or portrait orientation.

    Lately, I've had to remount a few damaged prints and was surprised that my "archival,...
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    Re: purpose of sheet mirror?

    Ferrotyping plates. Used to give fiber-base paper a mirror-like gloss finish instead of the more textured air-dried finish.

    Doremus
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    Re: Zone I SET

    This is an important point, and why I almost always put "maximum black" in quotes. There's something like four Zones between "really black" and "maximum black" even visually under bright light...
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    Re: Zone I SET

    Well, certainly two seconds is way to fast for a manageable exposure time.

    A quick photo of the negative (e.g., smart phone and using computer screen for back-light) would help us to see where...
  11. Re: omega super chromega d dichroic ii timer question

    I'm using Gralab 450s with my Chromega power sources. I don't have the Chromegatrol, just the standard stabilized power source. With it, there are outlets for the enlarger timer.

    Best,
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    Re: Zone I SET

    Since changing development time changes the film-base+fog density, any standard enlarging time derived from one development scheme will not automatically transfer to another. Ideally, E.I. should...
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    Re: Zone I SET

    See my post above for finding minimum time for maximum black.

    As for "Standard Enlarging Time": I certainly don't have one. I do find a "proper-proofing time" for finding the minimum exposure it...
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    Re: Lens recommendation: Indoor, wide

    I second Mark's recommendation: Get a 90mm and get one of the f/8 models. The f/5.6 ones are big, heavy and might be a bit much for the Chamonix 45-N. I have both the SA Schneider 90mm f/8 and the...
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    Re: Zone I SET

    Fred,

    A couple of comments:

    First, the goal of all that Zone System testing is a negative that will print well at an intermediate contrast setting, usually somewhere around 2-3 for VC papers. ...
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    Re: Light Leak

    It really looks to me like the filmholder is not seating properly in the back, or the camera back itself is not seating properly, or the bellows on one side of the back are not attached properly (if...
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    Re: What's your windy day technique?

    Technique #1: Patience. I've waited literally hours for a break in the wind to get a shot. (I wait a lot for light too...)

    Technique #2: Embrace the blur. Sometimes the movement adds to the...
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    Re: Tips for composing in low light?

    An alternative approach:

    Forget all that ground-glass viewing. You don't need it. (Don't stop reading yet, I'm serious.)

    I use a viewing frame to compose my image and find my camera position. ...
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    Re: Too wide of a lens used...?

    Bob,

    You're wrong on this one. The lens is the "eye" or "projector" of the optical system. Sure, moving the film around without moving the lens will affect the projection perspective (e.g.,...
  20. Re: Notes on first experience with Foma paper

    Philip,

    Haven't you seen my posts about replenishing and reusing selenium toner? If not, then search here and over on Photrio for them. Replenishing fixes your "volume" problem.

    I have two...
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    Re: Dichroic Head for Beseler 45 V-XL

    I'm with Drew here; a dichroic head is really convenient. I've adapted Chromega heads to both my Beseler 45MXs. The enlarger I use most has the 5x7 Chromega E head (had to cut out the top aluminum...
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    Re: Front vs. back rise

    Just to make things more complicated :)

    As has been pointed out, since the projected image on the film is upside-down, you'd have to use back fall to get the same effect as front rise.

    If your...
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    Re: Drying Clips

    Wooden clothes pins. They have worked fine for me for almost 40 years. I don't think I'll change anytime soon.

    Doremus
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    Re: "Bloom"/flare around highlights

    Scanning artifact? Check the neg and/or make a darkroom print?

    That said, I had a single-coated Schneider 135mm convertible lens that flared like this in similar situations. I got rid of it.
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    Re: Foma paper speeds -- comparisons?

    I haven't noticed a lot of difference between the Foma glossy finish and the glossy surface of MG Classic. Maybe I'm not looking closely enough, but it certainly didn't catch my eye... And, I've...
  26. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    I have an ancient Gregory lumbar pack that's no longer made. If I were to replace it, I'd get the Mountainsmith pack I mentioned (and tried to link to) in an earlier post.

    It's billed as...
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    Re: Foma paper speeds -- comparisons?

    Philip,

    I've used the Fomabrom graded and Variant (VC) 111 papers (glossy, neutral-tone). I like them well except for the yellowish tint of the emulsion, which is noticeably yellower than the...
  28. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    Oh yeah, I just listed the photo stuff, not my entire kit. I always have a liter water bottle with me (fits in a dedicated pouch on the pack strap) and my charged smart phone (for compass, gps,...
  29. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    As I wrote in my previous post, I almost always wear a fly-fishing vest along with the lumbar pack. I use it to hold my meter (Pentax digital spot, on a lanyard), viewing filter, Voss filter holder,...
  30. Re: Any suggestions on who to commission to help me build a camera?

    Unless you have specific needs, or just want to learn the art of camera building, there are lots of already-built cameras out there...
  31. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    I prefer a good-quality lumbar pack for carrying my kit. My pack carries a Wista DX, four lenses, two filter wallets and meter. I carry my filmholders separately, but I could easily get a few in...
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    Re: Strange Experience in Monument Valley

    One can't really blame the Navajos for managing (or monetizing) their land as they see fit.

    That said, I will no longer photograph in a number of places on the reservation just because they have...
  33. Re: press-on lens shade for 203mm Ektar?

    Paul,

    I adapted a 52mm stepping ring to the series VI threads on my slip-on adapter for my Ektar 203mm lens. I had one machined, but you may be able to find a Series VI to 52mm adapter ring...
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    Re: Neutral Density filter advice?

    Down-and-dirty solution:

    ND gel filters and tape (I like skin tape since it comes of easily and clean).
  35. Re: Getting back into 4x5 -- Need some Suggestions

    abruzzi,

    Of course, I was generalizing broadly just for the sake of simplification and overview. The Technika is indeed one of the faster cameras to set up. However, I can get my Wista DX set up...
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    Re: haze in negative

    Flare. Now you see why using a lens shade or shading the lens is a good idea in many situations. :)
  37. Re: Getting back into 4x5 -- Need some Suggestions

    Different styles of cameras have different strengths and were designed for different purposes.

    Handheld 4x5? Get a press camera with rangefinder.
    Interior architecture with ultra-wide lenses?...
  38. Re: Assessing Dollar Value of Equipment

    Check the completed listings on eBay. The "sold" items will give you an idea of current going prices; the "unsold" ones are usually the ones priced too high.

    Used prices from places like KEH,...
  39. Re: Leaving Kodak for Ilford

    Michael has your formula, or use the spoon recipe that I posted earlier. D-72 is super-easy to mix; easier than packaged Dektol, and gives great results. Once you've acquired the stock chemicals...
  40. Re: What lens board for Wista 45DX and Schneider 90mm f/8

    I have two Wista DXs and an SW. The recessed board is almost a must with 90mm and shorter lenses in order not to damage the bellows when using movements. Sure, you can mount and focus the lens...
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