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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    I've been using the new Ilford MGRC (V) paper for 8x10 contact prints and have been really happy with the results. I much prefer it over the older MGIV. I alternate between the RC and FB papers,...
  2. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Thanks! The wheels spin really fast in a crosswind. Not a good design for real road riding or time-trialing, you'd get blown off the road!
  3. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Re: Still Life 2020

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    8x10 Eastman View 2D, 250/6.3 Wide Field Ektar
    Ilford Delta 100, HC110 Dil:H
    Scan of contact print on Ilford MGRC
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    Re: Glass plate negative storage

    I've been using glass negative storage boxes and archival-quality negative envelopes for 5x7 and 8x10 glass negatives from the following sources:...
  5. Re: Advice for mounting a Copal 3 on Kodak 2D board

    I usually cut a recess in the back of the board so the lock ring can fully engage the threads on the back of the shutter. Some shutters don't have enough threads to clear the thickness of the 2D...
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    Re: Shutter Servicing in 2020

    Carol at Flutot's has always been excellent.
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    I've also got a 5x7 No.2 that has the same back design for clipped ground glass. My GG is a replacement I ordered a few years ago, but doesn't seem to be as severely clipped as yours.
    Been using it...
  8. Re: Buying large format lenses... (Newby question)

    You can use any spanner wrench that'll fit the notches in the retaining ring that holds the lens to the board. I've also found that the inexpensive wrenches can work just as well as the...
  9. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Received my 8x10 holder yesterday. The dark slides don't feel too tight, the tape doesn't look as nice as book-binders' tape but it seems light-tight.
    One recommendation is that the holders also be...
  10. Re: Exploring offering of black glass for ambrotypes, silver gelatin ambrotype kits.

    Yeah, I'd love to try these! Currently shooting your 5x7 and (soon) 8x10 dry plates.
  11. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    Here's my 8x10 Eastman 2D with a 15 1/2" Wollensak Velostigmat. Rear lens group is about the same size as the front and weight is around 6 lb.
    The appropriate Packard shutter is too large to fit...
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    Re: Antique Lens research

    Drew, are you familiar with this site?
    The owner hasn't updated the blog in a few years, but there's lots of good information about antique lenses.
    He also advertises a lens collector's Vade Mecum...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Eastman View 2D 8x10 with a 15 1/2 inch Wollensak Velostigmat lens in a Studio shutter. The shutter is only open/close (no speeds) so I fitted a #8 Packard shutter to the front which gives me the...
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    Re: Restoring my "new" Agfa Ansco 8x10.

    I found that inserting the nails as far as possible was essential to smooth function of the focusing gear along the track. Even one nail that was protruding would jam the gear. A small chisel and...
  15. Thread: Gear inventory

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    Re: Gear inventory

    Excel spreadsheets. Easy to filter and sort data and link information to other worksheets.
    I also track my film and paper inventory and update whenever I use a significant amount of either, or once...
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    Re: Restoring my "new" Agfa Ansco 8x10.

    The gear tracks on my Eastman 2D were held down with about 5 or 6 tiny nails. Hard to see the heads, but try to gently pry up the track at one end, then the other, and you may see the nails start to...
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    Re: Trying to Source Gear Rack for 8x10 Kodak 2D

    Ari, I was on the lookout for a rear bed extension for my 2D for awhile, and it look about 3 months to find one on eBay. They're out there, but you may have to search for awhile.
    The Eastman View...
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    Re: Interested in 4 x 5

    Lots of good information on the LFF Home page. For starting out with 4x5, you should be able to find a variety of cameras and other needed equipment for well under your budget.
    A good book to start...
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    Re: VCCE vs Color Head (for B&W)

    I don't think there's going to be any significant difference between a color or VCCE head for B/W printing. I use a color head on my LPL, but that's what it came with. I'm sure the VCCE head would be...
  20. Thread: 8x10 Progress

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    Re: 8x10 Progress

    Nice results Kent!
    I also have a 2D 8x10 and was concerned with stability using other pan/tilt heads that have otherwise worked fine for 4x5. I wouldn't be able to handle this camera attached to a...
  21. Re: Fumbling towards a correct exposure for Dry Plates

    I found that I got better results by rating Jason's "regular" plates at ISO 1, rather than 2. This was with an older batch of plates from around a year ago, but they seemed to benefit from a bit more...
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    Re: Kodak 2D Light Leaks

    I've got a later 8x10 2D (1940's) and a 5x7 Eastman View #2 from before 1920, and they both use standard film and dry plate holders without any problem. Even though they're decades apart,...
  23. Re: Camera Selection: Tachihara, Toyo 45Aii or xxxxxx?

    Shen-Hao will also fall into your price range. Takes the very common Linhof Technika lens board design, of which there are plenty of copies on eBay and elsewhere.
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    Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    Back when I was surfing a lot (before the internet), I always kept a tide chart booklet in the car. Had tide predictions for the entire year. These were readily found at every surf shop in...
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    Re: LPL 4500 or a....

    I don't have the 4500, but the smaller-format C670MXL, which will handle up to 6x7 negatives. Mine is the slightly older Saunders/LPL, versus the current name LPL, or Omega/LPL. They are all very...
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    Re: Omega D2 Questions

    This link may be of some help.
  27. Re: Which shutter-speed is park-position when not in use?

    I keep mine on T or B when not in use.
  28. Thread: Wet Plate 8x10

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    Re: Wet Plate 8x10

    Wow, really nice results Kent!
    I'm using an 5x7 Eastman View #2 for dry plates and film, and an 8x10 Eastman View 2D with film only (so far) but I am getting some dry plate holders for this soon....
  29. Re: Wollensak 7inch 4.5 Velostigmat looking for front barrel or measurements

    Sure. It's an Optimo 3 shutter, speeds 1 - 1/300, T, B.
    Rear shutter thread (female) that accepts the rear element and spacer (male) is ~48mm diameter. The thread depth of the rear spacer is 3.5mm....
  30. Re: Wollensak 7inch 4.5 Velostigmat looking for front barrel or measurements

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  31. Re: Wollensak 7inch 4.5 Velostigmat looking for front barrel or measurements

    Here's the pics of my lens. As far as I can tell, the shutter is original spec for my lens and I've always gotten good results on my 5x7 Eastman View. You appear to have all the components of the...
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    Re: Lens board too thin

    If you can find metal, plastic or rubber washers with a large enough inside diameter (~65mm), or you could cut your own shims out of cardboard or thin hobby wood. Probably not necessary to destroy a...
  33. Re: Wollensak 7inch 4.5 Velostigmat looking for front barrel or measurements

    I have this same lens, maybe a bit later than yours, serial #33170, mounted in an Optimo #3 shutter.
    I can take a photo and get a measurement tomorrow, if you're still in need of this info.
    Welcome...
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    Re: Before? I only THOUGHT I was confused

    Sorry - thought they were full-plate size, or that's what he told me. Maybe he already had a buyer...
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    Re: Before? I only THOUGHT I was confused

    If you're not able to get the information you need, or want photos of these holders, I'll be going into Camera Exposure this weekend and can measure / take photos of these holders for you and check...
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    Re: Before? I only THOUGHT I was confused

    alfredian - I was just in my local used camera shop and saw they had a big stack of wooden film holders sitting up on a shelf, in a size I wasn't familiar with. Not sure of the brand, but they may...
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    Re: Jason Lane Dry Plate

    Plus, Jason has his Kickstarter to manufacture new plate holders. If all goes as planned, they should be available to purchase next year.
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    Re: Citric and acetic acid as stop (bath)

    You want to have a "stop" bath step between the developer and fixer, whether it's a acid stop or plain water is up to you. The goal is to remove the developer from the surface of the film/paper as...
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    Re: HC110 B with HP5+ @ 100

    I usually shoot HP5 at 200 and develop normally, at 100 I would reduce development time by 10-15%, but that's just me. You'll have to determine your own adjustment based on the results you like....
  40. Thread: Americana

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    Re: Americana

    Storefront in Randsburg, CA (Mojave Desert), taken about 10 years ago. Bronica SQ-A, 80mm lens.

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