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  1. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    If we want to place our archives with an institution, we better start labeling stuff. The Ws: Where, when, who, what, why. It makes a huge difference if the receiving institution has to hire extra...
  2. Re: What is your digital camera “scanning” setup?

    Elinchrome D-Lite4 with 60x60cm Softbox pointed upwards
    MDF board on trestles with cutout for enlarger negative carrier
    7' camera stand with horizontal boom and geared head
    Pentax 645z with 120mm...
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    Re: Photographing U.S. Post Office Building

    Are you planning to photograph inside/on the premises or just the outside from a public road?
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    Re: X-Ray film use question

    You can develop any black and white negative film to produce positives. There are reversal process chemistry sets on the market (as far as I know) or you can mix your own. I once found instructions...
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    Re: Post Here OLD LF Camera Fails

    Bought a camera off ebay UK. Size was not specified, but a reducing back was included. I was hoping for 8x10"/5x7" and the price was low enough to gamble. Turned out to be a full plate camera with a...
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    Re: Help identify cloud-like artifacts on film

    Storage too moist? Do you keep your film in the freezer? Radiation?
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    Re: Once upon a LF wedding..

    Beautiful images.

    I only rarely photograph weddings, but usually shoot the big group photo on 8x10" B/W and give the couple a contact print. I have asked a couple (who had seen me work at another...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    I just wanted to suggest the Super Angulon 121mm. I love that lens: A moderate wide angle on 4x5", a strong wide angle on 5x7", an extreme wide angle on 8x10" (which it barely covers). Very versatile...
  9. Re: Always go for the light stand with the heaviest weight rating?

    What's wrong with using the (petit) original Elinchrom light stands they sell with these things? they cost just over 50 EUR (here in Germany) and work just fine. I've been using my own Dlite4 and my...
  10. Re: How could I rinse 50x60cm prints using these sinks?

    Back when I still made larger prints, I would stack up trays with only a small overlap. The water would enter the top tray at one side and drip over the opposing edge into the tray below, entering at...
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    I have been using a DSLR system (Pentax 645Z with 120mm Macro) for black and white for a while. The other day, I tried it for the first time on color negatives and could not get decent colors in...
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    Re: how large (or small) are your prints?

    My prints are mostly 5x7" to 8x10", i've been contact printing a lot (relativily speaking) lately.
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    If this is a self portrait, which one is you???
  14. Re: Ideas for new shutters 40 years from now when ours are all dead

    LCD (liquid crystal display), I guess - just like in a watch or phone, without the back light. I read years ago that somebody was working on a shutter like this without moving parts. Today, it...
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    Re: Viewing light brightness

    You have given many helpful hints, but the description of your viewing lights' brightness has been less than scientific :-) I'm sure that some of you own incident light meters. Let's meter and...
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    Re: Viewing light brightness

    I don't dry every test strip right away. Or print for that matter. Fix them, wash them, dry them over night. Of course they change a bit, but I've been doing this long enough to take that into...
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    Viewing light brightness

    Hello everyone,

    I just finished my new darkroom and have a question about your experience with the viewing light: You know, the light fixture over your fixer tray that lets you judge your test...
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    Re: Tetenal gone

    I am sad to hear this, too. My first steps in the darkroom world were taken with TETENAL products, and they have accompanied me ever since. I am by no means an industry insider, but this reminds me...
  19. Re: Has anyone tried or have opinions on the Poilot PL810 sheet film reel and P2550 t

    I have bought the 8x10" and 5x7" reels and used them in my JOBO drum. They seem well made, but I have not used them enough to judge them competently. One thing I have noticed: I was hoping to use...
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    Re: J. Lane Dry Plates to be stocked in Europe!

    I wasn't even aware of www.schwarzweiss-fotolabor.de. Good to know they're there, and good to know that they carry your plates. I recently bought a couple of 8x10 plate holders... Hopefully, they...
  21. Re: The best way to store lenses long term? Vacuum seal?

    I have a bunch of late 1980s Zeiss Jena Tessars (50 to 360mm) still unused in their original plastic bag inside the original cardboard box... I haven't noticed any haze, but maybe I should check...
  22. Re: Saturday was knew of those days you should just stay in bed!

    Once, I was behind my 4x5", when an older fellow approached me and told me that his grandfather had a camera like this and it must still be around somewhere. At which point I had to interrupt him -...
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    Re: Print Washer Hose Connection

    I'm using a garden hose quick connector set to connect a print washer, Jobo Cascade, and a hose to the shower thermostat in my darkroom. Works simply and reliably.
  24. Re: Going to Paris next month. Is it worth to bring my Super Speed Graphic?

    You mean, you would go to Paris and leave your camera at home? Why? Or bring a digital Nikon DSLR because you are afraid somebody might want to steal your old accordion camera? That could...
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    Re: 11x14" sheet film

    Wephota
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    Re: Austin Granger Show in Astoria, Oregon

    I wish I could be there to see the show. I'm a big fan. If you take that show to the road (and you should), consider a few places in Europe.
  27. Re: Bellows extension cheatsheet for SA 90 XL, SS 150 XL, 300M?

    (bellows extension)² / (focal length)² = extension factor

    This factor works just like a filter factor: Factor 2 equals one full stop of exposure compensation, factor 4 equals two full stops,...
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    Re: NYT has us cold except youth leads?

    That's funny, Sylvia Ballhause is one of my former students (well, of my academy. I'm not a teacher there). Many of our students work with LF. We have a Gandofi 8x10, and I just bought a 4x5" Shen...
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    Re: poilot 5x7 reel

    Funny, I ordered one today and now see this thread...
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    Re: shall i move ?

    Here in Europe, x-ray film usually comes in metric sizes. 18x24cm is common, 8x10" hard to get.
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    Re: shall i move ?

    Welcome, Saba.

    I would like to suggest a cheap starting solution, but you sound like a perfectionalist, so you might not like this. In Georgia, you should be able to find a cheap russian 18x24cm...
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    Re: Calder

    Vaughn, I don't have adequate words, but my thoughts are with you and your family. My condolences.

    Michael
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    I have never used wet plates, but I keep a watch on this thread. The results are fascinating!

    Best,

    Michael
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    Re: Boring Photographs

    I, for example, get easily bored if I come to the understanding that the author was just trying to make a pretty picture.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    I prefer a reasonably dark hotel bathroom over a changing bag any time. Even if a room is not completely light tight, it's better than the dust from the cloth touching the film. I'm sure somebody...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    For the longest time, European architecture has used the materials that were available locally. Here in Leipzig, for example, buildings are usually made of brick, because solid rock and straight...
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    Re: Interest in LF meet-up, Trier, Germany?

    Same here. Leipzig is just not around the corner from Trier...
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    Re: 2017 Portraits: October

    protozzoa, I like your image a lot. Just a question about the car in the background: Looks to me like a Opel Kadett C from the 1970s, which was marketed all over the world well into the 1990s under...
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    Re: Why Do We Photograph?

    Will, you ask more than one valid question. People photograph for all kinds of reasons and gratifications, so I'm not getting into that right now.

    A show or a publication is a great and very...
  40. Re: New Kid On the Block: Can you tell me about this 9x12 cm camera?

    The good news is, these inserts are universal and not just for one type or brand of holders. For searching purposes: They are called "sheath" (in English) or "Planfilmeinlage" (in German). You can...
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