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  1. Thread: The Road

    by Jim Noel
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    Re: The Road

    Love it Jim.
  2. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    I wish I had never sold my Universal. One of the really great cameras
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    I have never replenished it. It is great with x-ray film.
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    I have never worried about distilled water for D-23.
    If tap water is dirty, filter through a coffee filter
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    Re: What to do about leaf springs.

    If you have an anvil,or piece other place on which to use a small sledge, a 3 pounder will do, a blacksmith taught me too many years ago to hammer repeatedly along the "spring" and it will become...
  6. Re: Help needed with Wollensak f:4, 11.5 inch Verito

    I have never seen a Betax or Ilex shutter that large.
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    There are several advantages when using D-23. A short list includes:
    - Undiluted and un-contaminated lasts for a very long time. My current bottle was mixed in November 2018.
    - heavily used stock...
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    Re: Time to get Serious about DIY

    Statements like these don't bother me. And I don't expect to start coating my own emulsions. For at least 50 years I have consistently bought film in large quantities.
    At the rate I am currently...
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    Re: Finding f-stops for remounted lens

    I used a combination of Bob and Greg's ideas to complete my task. I then compared the diameter of the openings with the results of computations and the few legible markings on original shutter. ...
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    Re: Finding f-stops for remounted lens

    I have nothing to do with DSLR's, or the images they produce.
  11. Re: "contamination" between b/w and C41 chemistry?

    Cleaning and washing up is a necessary task in the darkroom if you want to maintain consistent results.
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    Re: Troubleshooting enlarger won’t focus

    The lens is too long to make a small print with a Beseler. a 75mm, or maybe 100mm should do the job. I Use a 50mm on my Beseler to make reduced size prints.
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    Re: Why are all of my photos soft?

    The simplest answer, although probably not the cheapest, is to buy a scanner designed to scan transparencies with direct light, not reflected. I have used a MIcrotek for over 10 years with great...
  14. Re: Any thoughts on why my film washer is not working?

    Many years ago I built a similar washer following directions in "Petersen's Photographic". It worked beautifully.
    Yours must have an air leak somewhere. Action depends on the upside down"U",...
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    Re: Finding f-stops for remounted lens

    I know well how to compute f-stops by measuring the apparent aperture and applying the formula. I was looking for a method which is a little faster more practical. This Is a triple convertible lens....
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    Finding f-stops for remounted lens

    Any suggestions for best way to find f-stops for lens mounted in a different shutter?
    I just moved my Protar IIa from an almost worthless Compound to a modern shutter. I know I can send it off and...
  17. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Wish I could afford a case, but my 300 sheet supply will last a while. Glad you got some.
  18. Re: TRI-X Pan TXP 518 4x5 16 Sheet Pack Film advice/TIPS?

    Iheard the same story about the one lady who knew how to assemble the packs. Hard to believe, but told many times.
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    Re: how old are we?

    I don't know why I keep answering this thread. I am now a year older than last time so I must be 91. I'm lucky to have good genes and good doctors who brought me back from death's bed when I was...
  20. Re: Help needed with Wollensak f:4, 11.5 inch Verito

    A Galli shutter only requires 2 dark slides. It takes a small amount of practice to use efficiently. contact Jim GAlli at Tonopah pictures
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    Re: Easy alternative processes?

    I make prints using the Ziatype process often. It is not an easy process for the new alternative printer. Judging the print is not as easy as it sounds until one gets used to doing so. ALso, it is...
  22. Re: TRI-X Pan TXP 518 4x5 16 Sheet Pack Film advice/TIPS?

    I still have a few film packs of this in the freezer. I use an EI of 100, and develop normally in D-76 or HC 110-b. Little or no age fog is evident. I process in a tray. The 1st sheet from each pack...
  23. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I ordered 2 boxes of EB/RA yesterday. Short supply maybe, but it is available. Check with your normal supplier.
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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    Glad to see it is available again. I just ordered 2 boxes to add to my supply. I Told my wife I Intend to die with film in the freezer, rather than run out.SHe agreed it is a good idea.
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    Re: Ektascan B/RA Sources?

    I have been keeping a supply frozen and it fares well. Also it is important to remember that we are dealing with orthochromatic film which has an unusually long shelf life.I pay no attention to dates...
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    ANother advantage in favor of fluorescent is the evenness of the output. without adding any kind of diffusion material the output is so diffused that even if a tube should happen to fail no banding...
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    I agree with Sandy. I built my box using BL's about 25 years ago. None have needed to be replaced. Printing times are fast enough. I also have a NuArc, which although faster by about 3/4 stop, rarely...
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    Re: Out of Stop, switch to water?

    Water for film, diluted vinegar for paper
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Jim,I think you found my lost boots and gloves. Great image!
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    Re: Easy alternative processes?

    Both cyanotypes and VDB are easy,as are most alternative processes. But for a beginning go with CYanotype. It is cheap, simple and requires no darkroom in addition to other advantages. ALthough Imake...
  31. Re: B&W negative looks normal when projected onto mirror.

    For years i purposely did what you have done accidentally so that I could easily see a positive image prior to deciding what to print. It made me lazy about making proof sheets, but saved a lot of...
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    Re: Filters for 8x10

    WIth x-ray film your red and orange filters are useless. Migrate toward yellow for general use. I use wratten #8 most often.
  33. Re: Photographing long hallways - tilt or swing to achieve maximum focus?

    I prefer the Sinar method, even though I no longer have one.
  34. Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    I finally had to give up my various motor homes and resort to motels. My children don't like for me to drive long trips alone so one of m sons in law flies down and drives me., Getting old is a...
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    Re: Lock 'n Load (practical)

    Try loading roll film with a thumb and the 2 adjacent fingers having no feeling. I do it, but not like I used to.
  36. Re: A DIY 177mm f/8 Cooke triplet for 4x5 from off-the shelf lenses that YOU can bui

    It appears it is time for me to clean up my old Sears mini lathe. Thankfully, they are still made under another name so parts and accessories are available. I Think I'll order a screw cutter today.
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    Re: Fidelity elite 8x10 film holder question

    I refuse to use ANY PLASTIC 8x10 holders. All I have ever seen eventually warped to the point of possibly allowing light into the slot. Until I found enough good old wooden holders with metal dark...
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    Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

    If you have trouble focusing with an f-8 lens you need to see an ophthalmologist, not an optometrist. Cataracts reduce the amount of light focused through the lens onto the retina. Removal is simple...
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    Re: Harris Tent Storage

    WHen I travel with mine, I set it up on the bed.
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    Re: Adaptor for Kodak AG 9x12cm to 4x5?

    Not any more, but in the 50's or early 60's I remember an auxiliary back which converted these,and other, "film Pack" cameras to a springback. One would have to be extremely lucky to locate one today.
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