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  1. Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    Interesting, I got one of those earlier this year which was built as horizontal and converted it to portrait. Been thinking about getting or making a film holder but so far have just been using the...
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    Combining color separated negatives in gimp

    I've taken three shots of a still life each through a RG or B gel and trying to combine them in Gimp to produce a color print, has anyone done this?
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    Re: DOF on 8x10 vs. 4x5?

    Or you can cheat as I do and use a Quick Disk by Philipp Salzgeber for exposure compensation seems to work pretty well. Though I haven't gotten around to figuring out how to extend the range to use...
  4. Thread: Tripod Holes

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    Re: Tripod Holes

    Nice image, should be an.interesting thread.
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    Re: Pump for easel vacuum

    I took a somewhat different approach. My wife had a desk fan left from she worked ~8" blade I see similar at CVS and Walmart for not a lot of money. Took a cardboard box and cut out the front to...
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    Re: Late August 2019 Portraits.

    The first shot with the newest camera, still not a final print (which will be a contact) but it will be September soon,
    Argyle 11X14
    Wollensak Rapax front element = ~ 25.5 "
    Agfa xray film

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    Re: Handling xray film

    Jim N. fanning the 11X14 seems like it would be a thrill but yes 8X10 would likely be OK.
    Andrew your method worked, the top sheet slid right off. Tonight i'll run a couple of sheets and check for...
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    Re: Handling xray film

    I've been trying to lift the top sheet with a fingernail but will try Andrew's method of sliding one off the stack with a dampish finger.
    Hi
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    Handling xray film

    Any thoughts on removing a single sheet of film from the package, I seem to struggle with xray sheets more than with regular film. What methods work for by you?
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    Re: Berenice Abbott Inspiration

    Yup.
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  11. Thread: Hi from Boston!!

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    Re: Hi from Boston!!

    Hi Claire. and of course welcome. A bit to the south in beautiful ASSonet.
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    Re: Hello big film lovers

    Another welcome.
  13. Thread: New Member

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    Re: New Member

    i don't think anyone ever masters it we all just keep trying.
    So welcome.
  14. Re: Compatible or genuine inks when budget is extremely limited

    i just ordered a set of carts from them (mis) this morning, since i got the run around a couple of months ago i called and was assured they had stock ready to ship. So we'll see.

    Happy to hear...
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    Re: info wanted on 13" Raptar

    Ok now i'm curious, why is this? And since the mounting threads are different sizes it would require a custom adapter.
  16. Poll: Re: Poll: Why do YOU shoot large format (4x5 or bigger)

    i'm with David and Oren but probably a bit sicker, just ordered chemicals and such to coat some paper.

    Anyone have an 8X10 enlarger they want to almost give away?
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    Re: HMI or strobe for wetplate/paper negs/low iso

    Nice going Ty you've captured the subject as she gives something of herself to you. i've found the prior techno BS entertaining but this at least i think is the proper end result regardless of how...
  18. Thread: Still Life 2019

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    Re: Still Life 2019

    8X10 Green Xray back side stripped, EI 200 Wollensak Raptar 1A @ 330 mm f45 ~40 sec. Diafine @ ~3 min A and B.
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  19. Thread: Still Life 2019

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    Re: Still Life 2019

    Very nice i'll try to join you in a couple of days there's one in the works.
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    Re: Bore Da, Hello from Wales UK.

    Yes Welcome, we've been there several time and always enjoyed the place and people very much

    j
  21. Re: Calumet C1 8x10 tight focus. Adjustment? Lubricant?

    Perhaps you'll find that the track the back moves on to focus is dirty/sticky or that one of the focus locking screws is dragging.

    j
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    Re: Tripod recommendations?

    Still toying with ideas for another tripod time will tell.
  23. Re: PARTIAL SALTZMAN ENLARGER, where can total ignoramus sell?

    i'm a bit interested do you have more pics?
  24. Thread: Myrtle Beach, SC

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    Re: Myrtle Beach, SC

    In my opinion only. On one of our trips south we stopped for a day and might have stayed longer but it is one of the least interesting places we've ever been. Beach access through parking lots with...
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    Re: Tripod recommendations?

    Anyway back to the original topic, does anyone have anything good/bad/experience with my Bogen/Manfrotto 3036 that i'm using with the calumet C1?
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    Re: Tripod recommendations?

    Thank you and your wife Alan.
    joe
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    Re: Tripod recommendations?

    Sorry i started this......no i'n not the chips will fall where they will. But this works in both directions we have a friend whose son moved to Japan to teach english and word has come back that some...
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    Re: Tripod recommendations?

    Green C1 s were actually made in both aluminum and magnesium mine is aluminum eighteen lb w/o lens.
    Getting a wife is fairly easy keeping her is another story, 47 years and counting...knock on...
  29. Thread: Calumet 8x10

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    Re: Calumet 8x10

    i looked at the pictures again and Randy is right i can't see the bale. Missing or a different version who knows.
    joe
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    Re: My LF-prints less crisp compared to my MF

    So let me get in trouble again, first have to don my armor and get the shield ready.
    Way back when i had a Pentax Spotmatic at some point i sold it and went with Topcons (super D) with lenses for ...
  31. Thread: Calumet 8x10

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    Re: Calumet 8x10

    i have one, the back has a bail? you lift to allow inserting the film holder.
    Oh and the back can be revolved for portrait or landscape.
    Picked up a plastic foot? locker at target it's big enough...
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    Re: Tripod recommendations?

    Having purchased a Green Monster recently i've been looking at tripods a bit. Currently have two Bogen/Manfrottos a big one # 3036 if i remember rightly and a smaller one, The big one covered a fair...
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    Miinolta flashmeter booster

    Has anyone used the booster or booster II for the flashmeter IV? The manual isn't clear whether the calibration procedure covers only that one lens or focal length or if it covers all?
    joe
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    Re: center post for bogen

    Well it is so simple it's stupid, remove the bottom nut push the bolt through then go in with a screwdriver find the collar of the wedge and give it a tap. This will free the bottom unit and it can...
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    Re: center post for bogen

    Thanks Tim the video shows everything but removing the bottom end piece
    joe
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    center post for bogen

    Does anyone know how to remove the center post on an older bogen/manfrotto 3036 or similar tripod?
  37. Thread: Adaquate tripod?

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    Re: Adaquate tripod?

    Legs + Bogen 3036
  38. Thread: Adaquate tripod?

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    Adaquate tripod?

    Recently i bought a Calumet C1 (the green monster) and am using my existing Bogen/Manfrotto legs with a 3047 head. Would this seem adequate to you?
    i made an adapter plate to go from the camera base...
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    Re: Free weekend gathering to share photographs

    Hmm sounds like this will be close by i'll be watching.
  40. Thread: Hello from Maine

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    Re: Hello from Maine

    i'm from MA myself but we do gt uo your way from time to time.
    Welcome
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