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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    I bet you may find a close facsimile

    McMaster-Carr has a few options

    https://www.mcmaster.com/hand-cranks/
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    Re: Chemical age -- metol

    Is it moisture?

    metol chemical aging
  3. Thread: Focusing loup

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    Re: Focusing loup

    I found advice useless for this quest

    I now use a USA 9X, out of production

    I keep it around my neck

    I tried many
  4. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    I assume you are total beginner, correct me if wrong

    Get a book

    First learn how to shoot without movements except focus
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    Re: Blowing and agitating whites

    Now that should be widely repeated

    Concise

    Thank you
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    I have 2 1969 pics of me, one shot 35 slide, great! Inside, no flash, handheld

    and the Yearbook, expensive high end machine and we paid for crap, no choice

    what a difference

    1000 idiots in...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I had 36X48" printed DIGI and mounted, very reasonably inside USA and delivered

    I had the perfect $5 baroque frame from Goodwill

    Kinda depends on your goal

    Printer got worried and offered a...
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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    Just kidding but I bet those will be DIGITAL pics!

    as I shop for new Godox Digital

    I get giddy before a Thanksgiving feast!

    Cheer all!
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Bernice is correct of course

    but some also value different lenses

    Check selling prices of old lenses without shutters
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I shoot DIGI every few minutes

    Just now to document an enlarger, online, maybe even on a giant TV

    I vastly prefer actual film to ANY DIGI paper and DIGI printer

    I also print RC, FB and ALT
    ...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    but how is the glass and shutter?

    I'm out
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    Perhaps we should stop this old man idiocy

    1 old man at a time
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    Re: New book: Our National Monuments

    Thank you QT!
  14. Re: Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePhotoChemist

    He is known as the above

    He credits some people I know of

    However I refuse to open any Instagram
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    all good to know

    What pissed me off was NOBODY years ago could tell me what is HYPO!

    I don't use enough water at my location, water is cheaper the more I use

    75 years ago locally was called...
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    Re: 11x14 Improved Empire State View camera

    I tried to buy one for 10 years

    A guy in Detroit would not sell

    It was window dressing, I lusted

    He is a good guy, still in Biz

    He did give me 2 very heavy enlargers
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    Re: Century Master Studio Camera Restoration

    Never sell it!
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    https://www.digitaltruth.com/data/formula.php?FormulaID=158

    Hypo CLEAR

    Never used it

    no plans to use it
    ...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Actually The Americas have very long history and a lot of infrasture over 1000's of years

    We moderns took a lot of it down

    I live near a huge historical city, now farmland/St Louis

    Cahokia...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Like!

    Window cleaning or antenna...
  21. Re: Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day

    https://sheilametzner.com/portfolios/nudes-with-one-thing-on
  22. Re: Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day

    Thanks John

    I recall it is a VERY difficult process

    Just ordered the book, cheapest using Abe Books and shipped free from London

    Releasing 1/17/2023

    240 hardcover pages
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Very very good!

    Please post often!

    Love the long lens!
  24. Re: Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day

    I have read about it and somebody here tried it

    Difficult
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    Re: Advice on DE VERE 54a VARICON enlarger

    LOL

    Over at LEICA team they never heard of a water condenser or lens

    They are BIG right now

    Now I want one!

    Very cool
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    Re: Advice on DE VERE 54a VARICON enlarger

    Did you read all this?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=DE+VERE+54a&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS850US850&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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    Re: Advice on DE VERE 54a VARICON enlarger

    I'd say buy it

    IF the controls work. meaning does the mechanical bits go up and down smoothly

    The head aka lamp I consider as second part and they wear more

    If you buy, get everything in...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Fake cactus!

    They do look too perfect

    I have tempered glass 20X36".... cheap made in Texas

    and a big floor mirror made in China

    I have a lot to do
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    Re: Advice on DE VERE 54a VARICON enlarger

    Also find my recent posts

    I am restoring a 504
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    Re: Advice on DE VERE 54a VARICON enlarger

    Hard to say online

    We are not allowed to guess value or price

    They are rare, most can be made to work if you are handy

    I bought many enlargers around 2010 when everybody was throwing them...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I am not buying more FOBA!

    I will set it up as translucent table, as before my move

    My opaque white plastic sheet, not flexible unless heat formed

    I like your cactus, I have a black thumb...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52517986238_1123048dcb_c.jpgFOBA 1 by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52516960852_8ee2663c29_c.jpgFOBA 2 by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you for something totally different!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Which Cty F?

    Just kidding, I truly dislike WI Cty signage

    I lived west of Madison

    and often in North IL

    I would get on my BMW and take the most empty roads
  35. Re: Intrepid 8x10 Mk III - Post your thoughts on design.

    My Red bellows 8X10 III

    Ships tomorrow
  36. Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day

    Finally color I like!

    I am very tempted to buy the book

    Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day
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    Re: The beginnings of yet another darkroom

    Way up in MN we had a bit of lakeshore

    The biggest Pike in the 50's to get caught was 23lb

    The old man was so proud he went by boat to every dock or beach to show us

    I caught Sunnies, cooked...
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    Aren't the only 2 wild cards

    Foma and China
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    Re: Pop-up darkroom...

    I also bought the Ilford Tent on Promo

    We now have 2 threads

    so I posted twice
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    Re: The beginnings of yet another darkroom

    Well, I am with you

    Just bought the Ilford Tent on BH promo

    I have at least 3 ways I MAY use it

    I was going to buy an Eskimo ice fish tent
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