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    Re: Quick release recommendations...

    I use Really Right Stuff releases on my smaller cameras including Speed Graphics in 4x5. But I found my bigger 4x5s and certainly 8x10 to not really work well. They would turn on the single screw...
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    Re: contact printing ??

    I always thought the idea of using the high powered floodlight came from Michael A. Smith who was shooting old, fogged XX film. There was lots of talk of negative density on the old Azo Forum. I...
  3. Re: Baltic or Finnish Baltic Birch for lens boards?

    The only wood at my local Hobby Lobby was almost balsa wood - entirely unsuitable. I had to order from Amazon.
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    Re: ISO Monopod Suggestions

    Some of the cf Sirui tripods have one leg that comes off and works as a monopod.
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    Re: X-ray film 10 x12

    I have not used 10x12 but I have cut down their 8x10 to 4x5. It’s not complicated if you are careful. I would think development would be the same as any other size. Look in the long X-Ray thread...
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    Re: Red Bulb for Nuarc Safelight?

    As for how Fuji X-Ray film handles red LEDs - I tried red LEDs from Lowes, Home Depot, and superbrightled. All were reputed to work, but I found that all fogged with 10-minute exposures with the...
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    Re: Apertures for Zeiss Triple Convertible

    I have one of the Silverstis as a backup. The attachment piece does not turn separately so you have to turn the entire cable to screw it in to the shutter. Not the best arrangement, but it works.
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    Re: Apertures for Zeiss Triple Convertible

    Kumar had a Sinar shutter for sale here a few days ago at a quite reasonable price.
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    Re: New member from Italy

    Welcome, post often.
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    Re: Tripod for Modified 8x10 Horseman?

    I’ve used several Gitzo, a Majestic, and a Sinar head with surveyors tripods. Any should work. I agree with Drew- don’t bother with aluminum tripods.
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    Re: Tripod for Modified 8x10 Horseman?

    The ones I’ve used have a big hole in the top and a smaller device of some kind lower down. The surveying instrument mounts with a larger bolt, but there’s no reason you can’t put a 3/8 bolt through...
  12. Thread: Howdy!

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    Re: Howdy!

    Welcome, post often.
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    Re: Seiko shutter question

    Thanks. I’ll focus, close the lens, fire the shutter, then set the shutter and shoot to be safe.
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    Seiko shutter question

    I picked up a lens in a Seiko S-1 shutter. Iíve never dealt with a Seiko LF shutter before and canít seem to find much online. I see that to open the lens for focusing, I must first cock the...
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    Re: Apertures for Zeiss Triple Convertible

    And to make it even more complicated, I have a Series VII 240mm lens with VIII on the barrel. It’s an indicator of the barrel size.
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    Re: Apertures for Zeiss Triple Convertible

    Isn’t the aperture change the reason you use the single element behind the aperture.
    OP, B&L licensed the Protar from Zeiss so for the Protar V and Vii, the lenses are the same. For the most part...
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    Re: Film scanner, buying refurbished?

    I buy my refurbs directly from Epson. No problems.
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    Re: 510 Pyro - First Impressions

    Jay often said he would release his developers almost like beta version software - for the photo community to comment on and improve. Looks like we’re doing just that.
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    Re: Lens coating test

    The MSDS of the recommended ROR says it includes alcohol and ammonia. I’ve read warnings against using both of those chemicals. Can this really be safely used?
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    Lens coating test

    I have a lens that has ďspotsĒ in the front coating. Cleaning does not remove them. I want to test to see if they cause problems in the image, so what should I photograph for the tests? Clear open...
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    I’m always experimenting. Knowing what I did when I got something right is sometimes helpful.
  22. Re: Welp, I did it, I ordered a lightweight 8x10

    What kind of weight can these surveyors tripods hold? One of the laser thingies the surveyors use seems to be about 12-pounds. I don’t think that’s enough for 8x10, is it?
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    Re: Pleasure of creative expression.

    I’ve lately worked at having what I think of as a more expansive photographic vision - seeing better relationships within my images. I find that to be the same as playing music (trombone, bass...
  24. Re: Washaid: effective differnce between bisulfite and metabisulfite

    One of the chemists over on APUG (Gerald Koch?) told me years ago that for photographic purposes there’s no difference.
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    Re: Giving Voice..

    When many if not most folks speak of subject, they refer to a physical object in the photo. Is that what’s meant here?
  26. Re: Creative ways of mounting largish lenses on smallish lensboards?

    I’ve made step up lens boards with a metal piece at the camera end for handling the weight and wood for the rest.
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    Re: Why are we here?

    I was once in a thrift store looking at books. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was shelved in the travel section.
  28. Re: How To Create Dense & Contrasty Film Negs For Alt Prints?

    I’ve done more albumen than salt printing, but my thoughts would be the same.

    I don’t think you need a more dense negative. More contrast, yes, but not more overall density.

    I think the...
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    Re: Why are we here?

    I’m hoping for THE magic bullet.
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    Re: Hello from Far Quebec

    Welcome. Your English is fine. Post often.
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    Re: Lynn Whitney

    Her site says large and medium format.
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    That steel is my backup idea. I’m thinking we have good epoxies now to glue it on, rather than the press fit of the original.
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    I’ve got a friend who’s really good with a 3D printer. I’m going to talk to him about making doors. I’m concerned about finding spring contact material. I can’t seem to locate any brass, which is...
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    I ordered a set of these batteries as posted by the OP. I was surprised to actually receive four batteries. The batteries themselves are shrink wrapped in very tough plastic that required a sharp...
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    Re: Two or three wheel dolly

    I use a modified jogging baby stroller with three wheels. I like the three wheels because it gives me a stable, off ground, platform for camera bag, etc.
  36. Sinar remove bellows from bellows frame

    I need to remove the fabric part of the bellows from the bellows frames on a Sinar. It looks as though I may be able to pry the frames from inside, but I’d like to know if that’s right before...
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    Yes, the Super Graphics and Super Speeds have capacitors and resistors in the upper area of the camera.
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    I guess the only way to know is to buy a couple and see if they will fit inside the camera. I don’t see any problem electrically.
  39. Re: Making collodion negatives for Salt Printing.

    Have you gotten Chris Anderson’s book Salted Paper Printing? It has a lot of information.
    BTW, when I did albumen printing, I used egg whites that came in a carton like a milk carton. I found them...
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    Re: sinar parts

    Northwest camera says it repairs Sinar
    https://northwestcamera.com/sinar-repair/
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