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  1. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    I have no preference. I like them both.
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    Re: Dark room Taps

    West Systems Epoxy will likely last longer than you do. Find it at a marine supplier. My sink was built in 1989, and has never leaked.
  3. Thread: 5x12 Lens kit

    by Jim Noel
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    Re: 5x12 Lens kit

    No, i wasn't thinking of the 159 EWA. I have one of those, but don't like the shutter.
  4. Re: How much detail is lost enlarging a 4x5 negative to 8X10

    There is n way that I know of to measure the amount of degradation as an image passes through a lens. But if a contact print is laid alongside an enlargement, the difference is very evident. That is...
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    Re: Dorothea Lange and Sally Mann

    Thanks for providing this. I found Mann's comments straight-forward, honest and very helpful. Meister,on the other hand, seemed too caught up in her worth making it necessary for her dominate the...
  6. Thread: 5x12 Lens kit

    by Jim Noel
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    Re: 5x12 Lens kit

    ALthough I have a fair number of lenses which will cover 5x12, the two which I'm most likely to carry with it are a 6 1/2" Velostigmat, and a 240 G-Claron.
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    Re: Heliar Picture Post

    A stunning and very intimate portrait. Probably the best I have seen on this forum, and rarely anywhere else..
  8. Thread: Dektol Issue

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    Re: Dektol Issue

    Sounds like it is time to consider a Reverse Osmosis system. I have had one in the kitchen for 25+ years. One of the best investments I ever made for photography.
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    These accounts are not unusual. I have for years stated I would not buy if I had to use Paypal. I broke that rule recently ,but will not do so again. I have directed my wife to close her Paypal acct...
  10. Thread: Pyro

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    Re: Pyro

    Good approach.
  11. Re: Custom Sink - How to get the drain "in sump"?

    Mine is similar. I achieved the desired slope not only from end to end, but front to back. the drain is in the left rear corner and recessed. The slope was achieved by cutting supports for the bottom...
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    Re: slot canyon support

    There used to be a monopod with a small tripod base. These might have worked,although Idoubt it because ofwind in the canyons. other than that, i don't think a monopod will be of much help for some...
  13. Re: Help choosing a "soft focus" lens, please.

    I forgot to mention the 3 Wollaston Meniscus. Wide open they are hard to beat for softness. Although the effect goes away with smaller apertures, it is still evident at f16. My favorite for...
  14. Re: Help choosing a "soft focus" lens, please.

    I have a Verito, a Veritar , a variable softness Wollensak a triple convertible Protar, a Heliar,a Versar and a couple of others. , . The Wolly is one of my favorites even though it is not in a...
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    Re: "More Finely Focused" is Available!

    If there is no other method of payment, I am not interested. Once burned by P--pal is enough for me.
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    Re: Lens Aperture vs Meter Reading

    All of my meters are set to read in n1/3 stops, and of course I still have my trusty and working Weston Master II to rely on.
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    Re: Missing exposure equation

    Use full apertures to get a very close estimate of needed aperture.
    Lets say you are using an 8" lens. You measure the bellows extension and find it to be just under 11". from 8 to 11 is one stop....
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    That is what I use.
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    Try the Ilford technique. Place the prints ina large tray of water. Shuffle through the m 3 or 4 times . Change the water and repeat. repeat until you have used 5 trays of water. Tye prints will be...
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    Re: How to start working on a shutter?

    I have a fairly large PAckard mounted on a board which I can mount on the front of every lens I own which has no shutter. Handy.
  21. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I agree,and I also bought only from ZZ It's too bad the Carestream single sided is no more,but I have my lifetime supply. My wife has frequently said I am going to die with film in the freezer. I...
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    Re: Elwood enlarger

    I have had one for 30+ years. A good solid enlarger. My normal lens is a 180 Componon. Tye bulbs seem to last forever. I have a spare,but have never had to change bulbs.
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    Re: Help identifying lens board (C-1?)

    As stamped on it, it is a C-1.
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    Re: Linhof vs Berlebach for Sinar Norma

    Wood over metal any day. I used a medium Otto with my Norma for 20+ years - never a problem.
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    Re: looking for repair of a Studio Shutter

    Thank you Bob.
  26. Re: The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

    I won't attempt ot answer most of your questions but I can definitely tell you that as you age weight of equipment will be a problem which increases in significance. I began noticing this at 80 and...
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    Re: looking for repair of a Studio Shutter

    Thanks,I attempted to contact this company and according to their web site they deal digital repair,not shutters.
    I appreciate your effort.
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    Re: looking for repair of a Studio Shutter

    Thanks,I'll try to contact him
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    looking for repair of a Studio Shutter

    The title says it all.
    I have a Studio shutter which holds my favorite 12"Wolly with soft adjustment. It quit suddenly, so I believe it could be a broken spring.
    I am looking for a repair person.
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    Re: Developer Question

    You can find the info about Pyrocat HD and all of it's variations at -https://sandykingphotography.com/resources/technical-writing/pyro-staining-developers
  31. Re: Wollensak Serial Numbers: Request for Known Dates

    My repairman who was originally trained in the Compound/Compur factory once told me the penciled dates were repair dates, not date of manufacture.
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    Re: Misadventures in Jobo-land

    I agree with Alan as far as quantities are concerned,but I can't explain those large blotches. Have the tubes been used for other processes? Have they ever contained Kodak Photo-Flo?
    In either...
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    Re: DIY top hat lensboard extension

    When I needed to do this with a 4x5 Anba, I just used a soup can with correct size hole in the bottom and spot soldered, then black taped to lensboard. Worked well and I use it for years.
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    Re: Unicolor 8x10 Unidrum Clips

    A copy can be made using a rubber (plastic) eraser or appropriate size. cut a "V" in the middle of the long edge. It must be a cutout, not a simple slice through the eraser. It should be at the same...
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    Re: Lightbox for film scanning

    See if your doctor,clinic,or hospital has gone completely digital for x-rays and is ready to discard their x-ray viewer. I have one, and procured one for the college where I taught for 20 years.
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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    What an unusual introduction to large format photography. Good luck and welcome.
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    Re: Monalog Collective

    What a welcome relief to see such a group coming to fruition. It is a relief to know that such dedicated master photographers have come together to keep alive and advance film photography and wet...
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    Re: Chamonix adjustment

    They probably are metric. A set of wrenches shouldn't cost more than $4-5. A good investment in your case.
  39. Re: Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    Yes. My repairman for many years asked me which 3or 4 speeds I wanted accurate. He usuallywas abe to make them so. He always also reminded me that speeds faster tan 1/100 sec were controlled by an...
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    Re: Film & Developer combo for Salt Prints

    Don't make light of this technique until you've tried it. There was a period of 3-4 years during which ALL of my salt print were made with sea water from the Pacific. The trace elements found in...
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