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    Re: 4x5 camera thoughts

    +1. I'd sure look at an F2 over a P2 if you're going to use it outside the studio! L
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    Re: Mac Pro: "New" (for me) Computer

    Yup, had a Radeon video card fail on a Mid 2010 MacPro which I replaced. Good think that's all it was. Getting hard to find people to work on older Macs. Need to pick up a complete spare machine...
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    Re: Mac Pro: "New" (for me) Computer

    I shoot commercial work on digital now. Only 1 Durst an SM-183 which is stored but do have two DeVere 5108ís though. Does that count?
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    Re: Mac Pro: "New" (for me) Computer

    I’ve got 3 Power PC G5 duals running 10.4.11, so I have a backup to the backup to the backup. Running an ancient Omnis database on system 9. Just need to last until I retire or die whichever comes...
  5. Re: Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    This makes the most sense as most photographers go through several cameras before they settle on the one to keep. I went through several Zone VI/Wistas before settling on Deardorff and Sinar. L
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    Re: HC110 B with HP5+ @ 100

    No, we don’t have your camera, meters etc not to mention whether as to how you’re developing, agitating etc.

    Any values we give you won’t apply to your situation. Besides I don’t expose HP5 at...
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    Re: HC110 B with HP5+ @ 100

    You're going to have to figure this one out on your own. No one else's time will prove accurate for your specific situation.
  8. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    +1!! Most lenses are better than most photographers.
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    +1!! a 210 Caltar is pretty reasonable, as is a 121 Super Angulon. A 45 Sinar F2 should run around $350. I've bought two for that thru this forum. L
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    Re: Minimal chem for 8x10 dev

    I use HC-100 Dil B and use 300 ml per two sheets in an 11x14 unidrum.
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    Re: durst power supply EST 1000N

    Wonderful, if he wants to fix other units, I'm sure there will be plenty of takers. L
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    Re: calling all Durst 184 Laborators

    You do it your way and I’ll do it mine
  13. Re: Does anyone have images of a De Vere 108 enlarger?

    What light source are you using? The ones I posted looks like a cold light head. L
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    Re: De Vere 5108 manual

    Good, posts photos when you get it.
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    Re: calling all Durst 184 Laborators

    No, if you would read it you'd see that it covers the Rodagon in addition to the Apo-Rodagons. 50-360 Rodagons and 240-360 Apo-Rodagons.
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    Re: calling all Durst 184 Laborators

    Not really; according to Rodenstock, it will cover 8x10 at almost 1:2 wide open. They don't list coverage stopped down. I use it for 1:1 all the time at f/11. A 240 will cover 8x10 wide open up to...
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    Re: De Vere 5108 manual

    Did you read the links on post 28 above? Do you have any specific questions? Its a Great enlarger, probably the best made. L
  18. Re: Question regarding the Unicolor Uniroller 352

    I use Unicolor 11x14 drums which hold either 1 11x14 or 2 8x10 sheets each. I use 300 ml of HC-110 Dil B for about 6 min.
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    Re: De Vere 5108 manual

    Manuals are available from KHB Photographix in Canada or possibly Second Hand Darkroom in the UK. L

    http://store.khbphotografix.com/De-Vere-DeVere-5108-8x10-Enlarger-Instruction-Manual.html
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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    Reviving an old thread, this will probably give you more information about taking apart a 5108 than the manual will. Just remember to lock down the head carrier tightly before removing the head. ...
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    Re: De Vere 5108 manual

    Check the following threads:

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?87562-Devere-504-Disassembly&highlight=devere

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  22. Re: How to Develop Characteristic Curves in Large Format...Cheaply

    The worst thing to no information is incorrect information. Use a densitometer!
  23. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    The last pack I shipped was a 2403, and I used FedExp Ground. With my Fedexp discount it was pretty reasonable. Your other options are USPS and UPS. Good luck. Where in LA are you? L
  24. Re: How to Develop Characteristic Curves in Large Format...Cheaply

    I use 4x5 film of the same brand as 8x10 and a dark slide cut in half. One side is Zone VII, the other size is Zone I. Zone I sets the film speed at 0.1 density units above film base plus fog. ...
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    Re: Mystery Georz lens?

    Did you count the reflections on the glass? L
  26. Re: Have you found exotic developers worth it for 8x10?

    My developer of choice is HC-110. Not very exotic, but it works and I've used it for some 25 years. I develop either in drums on 1 gal tanks, HC-110 works fine with either. Every time I try...
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    Speedotron Power Pack Differences

    Hi,

    Does anyone know the actual differences between the different vintages of the same Speedotron Powerpack? For instance, I had a 2403B pack that had the same measured light output as my 2403CX...
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    Made these out of treated pine about 10 years ago, they still look new and have worked Great. L

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  29. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    The Ries are available with either. My suggestion would be a J100-2 with the J250 head and the 3/8 camera & tripod screw. If it's a Sinar, you can also use the Sinar head on the Ries or any decent...
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    Re: Sloss Furnaces - Birmingham, AL

    Two shots I made at Sloss a couple of years ago, both with a 12" Dagor at f45. The first one was about an 8 min exposure, I had to keep closing the shutter when slow moving people in light clothes...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    So I take it we're done talking about 8x10 wide angle lenses?
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    I use the 6 1/2" WA Dagor for 8x10. Plenty wide for me. If you really need something wider, stick to a smaller format!
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    Re: Nikkor M 450 F9 - Question

    I would suggest looking for one at a good price, and if you don't like it, then sell it. You might also consider the 12" Artar or the 305 G-Claron, both in Copal 1 shutters. See if you can borrow...
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    Re: Fujinon A 180 f9 image circle way too small!

    You're right, it's a dud. Just send it to one of us!
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    Re: Darkroom Ventilation advice, please

    Have a spare for when needed
  36. Re: What size paper do you print the most? What's the biggest print you've made?

    8x10 for 99.999%
  37. Re: Modify Durst L-184 for 40 x 50" prints in vertical projection

    What I'd do, Eric, as IC pointed out, it's made for 4x vertical projection, not 5x with a 300 mm lens. Not sure what you'd get with a 240 mm., or flip it horizontal and if you have enough room, you...
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    Re: Sloss Furnaces - Birmingham, AL

    Corran, are you using X-Ray film? Just wondering because the images look pretty contrasty. I'll post some shots I took there a couple of years back as soon as I scan the carbon prints. L
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    Re: goerz apochromat artar 19" f:11

    Will also mount in a Copal 3 which to me is more accurate and convenient than the #4 Acme. Great lens with great coverage. L
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    Re: De Vere 5108 manual

    What’s your Email?
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