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  1. Thread: Lousy Dagor

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    Re: Lousy Dagor

    Have owned and used many Dagor formula lenses over the years. Two were superb optics: 240mm Goerz (Berlin) Dagor Series III and a 14" Goertz Double-Anastigmat. Both had seen better lives...
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    Re: Opinions about Epson 7880

    I acquired my EPSON STYLUS PRO 7800 probably 14 years ago. Since then I have run dozens of 100 foot rolls of paper through it. It was stored for about 5 years till last year when I wanted to start to...
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    Re: Shipping heavy stuff

    Google "heavy shippers" and the name of your city or state. Worked for me when I had to ship a Seal dry mounting press. The only catch was that I had to build a wooden crate on a pallet to ship it...
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    Re: Can I Keep water in a JOBO?

    Mine had a drain. Wasn't OEM for sure. I always thought it was a replacement drain valve, but then I guess it was added on by the previous owner. Looked to be a simple thing to add on.
  5. Thread: Thin negs

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    Re: Thin negs

    Rodinal used at high dilutions can be easy to screw up... I had been using Rodinal at 1:50 with excellent repeatable results. Then started using a larger JOBO drum which took more chemistry. Did the...
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    Re: Can I Keep water in a JOBO?

    When I had my CPA-2, I would use double filtered softened well water. Drained and refilled the JOBO on the first of every month. Never had a problem with algae or any kind of buildup. I have heard of...
  7. Thread: Bellows glue

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    Re: Bellows glue

    Agree 100% from past experience. I used glue to temporarily fix the same thing that happen to MichaelGJ47. When I finally decided to get a replacement bellows, I went to remove the bellows from the...
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    Re: Strange balck blur spots on 4x5 320 Trix

    In the 1980s bought a 100 foot roll of 35mm film and bulk loaded several rolls. Shot, developed, and made proof prints. Everything looked OK, but when I went to enlarge the negatives, I discovered it...
  9. Re: Question for those who have 8x10 monorails...carrying....

    Addendum: I am currently figuring out how to modify my OEM vintage case to hold an 8x10 Sinar Norma on a shortened rail and thus fully ready to be mounted on a tripod head. Seems quite possible. Will...
  10. Re: Question for those who have 8x10 monorails...carrying....

    Sinar 8x10 Norma. Folded up upon itself and rests inside an old OEM Sinar case. Unfolding takes under 30 seconds. Folding the camera upon itself per Sinar's illustration (image attached) takes time...
  11. Re: Lightweight Tripod for Sinar Norma Inspired by Julius Shulman

    When I was a student at RIT in the 1970s, the Leitz Tiltall tripods were the most popular tripod to be signed out from the Cage (equipment sign out room) for 35mm to 4x5 formats. If I remember...
  12. Re: Bought a nice Linhof Master Technika Classic. Can I do the CLA myself to save mon

    On a similar note, last year I got some quotes from a machinist on creating/modifying some parts. Quoted prices were jaw dropping. In the end I acquired a Little Machine Shop Model 3990 HiTorque Mini...
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    Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    A bit of caution to be had here... X-ray scanner operators can turn up their scanner's power level at will negating that "ISO 800" threshold.
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    Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    From a friends experience, never store film in a lead bag. He forgot to mention that there was film inside the lead bag that he had with him. In the end each factory sealed box of sheet film was...
  15. Re: Nikkor-W 210mm old type 77mm filter ring has 37mm rise on 8x10"

    I have the version with 67mm front threads. Focused at infinity and stopped down does cover 8x10 but essentially with no rise. I assume the red ring (which mine does not have) was the last version...
  16. Thread: Peace Vans!

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    Re: Peace Vans!

    Probably some 25+ years ago I had a 1971 Weekender. Was put up FS from a used car dealer in Western Massachusetts and came with boxes of spare parts. If I recall I paid less than 2K for it delivered...
  17. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Presently shoot with a Nikon Z6 converted to shoot IR. Usually I shoot three bracket images (+ & - 2 or more f stops) in RAW. Handheld no problem. PhotoMatix Pro 6 easily aligns them. Resulting image...
  18. Re: Scoville Albion Camera, sized 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 camera

    not the same camera but maybe some interesting info in this thread for you.....
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    Re: DIY 8x10 (or larger) Enlarger Chassis

    So true... Looked at a 5x7 ZONE VI enlarger to modify, but converting it to a whole plate would less of an adaption and more like major surgery. Have checked Craigslist and similar sites for years...
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Agree 100%. Present driver is an Acura RDX. 360 degree and backup cameras are great, no blind spots. Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure, and Adaptive Cruise Control are all turned off. I find them...
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    Re: Kodalith 2556 Type 3 4x5

    About 7 years ago resurrected some unopened boxers of 8x10 Kodalith 2566 with expiration dates of 1982 on them. Instead of throwing them out I ran a few test negatives in Rodinal and eventually got...
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    Re: DIY 8x10 (or larger) Enlarger Chassis

    For a show a few years back, I wanted to make some not too large enlargements from three of my 8x10 negatives. Had a spare Durst Laborator column and chassis. Column was mounted countertop high and...
  23. Re: Most affordable copy stand with geared height adjustment? (Rack and pinion?)

    Linhof copy stand... OK the current Linhof Technopro II Copy Stand goes for $5,454.95.

    But I am talking about the older Universal Accessory Stand (correct nomenclature Bob?) that has the same...
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    Re: Lens recommendation: Indoor, wide

    I second choosing a 90mm lens. A few years ago I was involved in a long term documentary project. My main lens was a 90mm f/4.5 Nikkor-SW. Wonderful lens with great coverage, but a few times I ran...
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    Re: Expired film, storted at room temp, for bin?

    Last year I found a box with bricks of 120 Ilford SFX 200, Agfa APX 100, and Ilford HP5 plus. All the rolls were dated around 2000. The box that I had put the bricks of film in was mislabeled, and I...
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    Re: Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    Here in New England I once visited a side of the road gorge in Chester, Mass. many times over a period of probably three years. As far as I knew upstream was the side of a small mountain and nothing...
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    Re: 5x7 Gandolfi with 4x5 Back

    I once had a similar problem. Ended up finding a Burke & James wooden 8x10 down to 5x7 back for little money. Stripped the gray paint to find absolutely No. 1 grade wood. Adaption was extremely easy...
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    Re: Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    In the late 1800s my distant relatives held a large family reunion in Poland. Handed down story goes that around 2 dozen of them died from eating poison mushrooms that were in a side dish. On the...
  29. Re: Do you use a test strip or a test sheet when you print in darkroom?

    Interesting question that I think deserves multiple answers:

    When I took a printing workshop with George Tice in the 1970s, he never made test strips. His first full sheet prints were very much...
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    Re: Dagor (formula) lens question

    I possibly could have sold you a 240mm G-Claron, just don't recall.

    Settled on using my 200mm f/6.5 TAYLOR-HOBSON Cooke Series VIIB wide angle anastigmat with one caveat... The lens produces a...
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    Re: Dagor (formula) lens question

    Yes from personal experience a SF Fuji 250 does indeed cover 11x14 and even a bit more, but even if you stop the lens down all the way the corners look terrible.
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    Dagor (formula) lens question

    I will soon be starting an architectural documentation project with my 11x14. My present main lens is a 14" Goertz Double-Anastigmat (Dagor formula). I love the Bokeh that it projects and would like...
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    Make sure you match the backpack harness to your Pelican hard case model. Had to return the one I bought because my Pelican 1600 hard case did not fit snugly on the harness.
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Oak tree in Genesee Park, Rochester, New York taken way too many years ago.
  35. Re: LF TTL Metering Systems Inquiry- Experience with these?

    When I was commercially doing Photomacrography and photomicrography with my Nikon Multiphot, I used a 4x5 Horseman exposure meter along with a Sinarsix. Was shooting 4x5 Chromes and on some large...
  36. Thread: Digital IR

    by Greg
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    Re: Digital IR

    Correct me if I'm wrong... The digital IR image in the viewfinder of the Z5 or Z6 is in focus when the camera focuses in on the IR image. In the D810, the visual light image in the viewfinder would...
  37. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    First off let me preface this post with the fact that I have been using DSLRs professionally since around 1992. First one was a DCS 200, and I recall paying around 10K for it. Favorite DSLR has...
  38. Thread: Digital IR

    by Greg
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    Re: Digital IR

    Recently got my Nikon Z6 converted to IR by Lifepixel. Enhanced Color IR Filter conversion (equivalent to 665nm Filter). Was very surprised at how differently two of Nikon's Z lenses worked with IR....
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    Re: LF cameras with geared tilt movements

    Yes the P is definitely a "heavy beast" but for years I carried my 8x10 P a lot farther than I should have in a not so comfortable backpack. After shooting the images, my transporting discomforts...
  40. Thread: Drying Clips

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    Re: Drying Clips

    Locking tweezers available in bulk (12-24) off Amazon or on eBay work great. Cutting the top hanger part for them to hang from a wire along the darkroom's ceiling can be a challenge if one overthinks...
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