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  1. Re: Disinfecting developed film from lab due to Coronavirus

    For negatives, Photoflo should work well enough.

    I heard a good explanation of why soaps are effective.

    Think of the virus as being 'mailed', transferred, to you in a protective envelope.
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    Re: What to do about leaf springs.

    An old handsaw, like a panel or ripsaw, used by carpenters before circular saws captured the market, would work great, just find an example that is damaged, before hand, such as an old Disston (check...
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    Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    You might try finding an Omegalite, like those seen here; http://www.khbphotografix.com/omega/Specialty/Omegalite.htm

    If more modern LEDs will give good results to variable grade papers, then you...
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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    Four aught, 0000, steel wool will work, and is used by gun owners to remove traces of rust with out damaging fine blueing.

    Since these contain oil for a anti-rust agent, use a touch of Dawn dish...
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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    Four aughts, 0000, steel wool will will work, and is used by gun owners to remove traces of rust with out damaging fine blueing.

    Since these contain oil for a anti-rust agent, Pinch as small a...
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    Re: omega D2 4x5 to 5x7 ???

    Ask about in old Portrait and Adverting Studios, as well as old High Schools and Colleges, even old print shops, as well as Photo Clubs, all of which might surprise you.

    Ads in Penny papers also...
  7. Re: TRI-X Pan TXP 518 4x5 16 Sheet Pack Film advice/TIPS?

    On dropping the EI, I suggest you shoot and process one or two sheets at the box speed or only one stop less, as a recent youtube video did a comparison with expired b&w Kodak film vs. new, with a...
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    Re: New light box from Home Depot

    Perhaps I missed it, but is there a concern over UV and repeated use, with magnifiers?

    Eli
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    Re: omega D2 4x5 to 5x7 ???

    Go ahead and just search for a 'E' Omega, they are out there and away from the forums and Ebay and similar, can be had for little or no monies.

    The Omega D series is built for use with that size,...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Beautiful.

    I have a colony of lizards here, so suppose I will be on the look out as well, but I do no think they are as 'good looking' as the one you submitted in your photograph.
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    Re: Gossen vs Sekonic (quality issues?)

    I agree with, Doremus, mainly because I'm using a Pentax V and it's a solid performer.

    Long ago, I used Minolta Meters, including the 1 degree Spotmeter M, and as much as I liked having the LCD...
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    Re: Gossen vs Sekonic (quality issues?)

    I agree with, Doremus, mainly because I'm using a Pentax V and it's a solid performer.

    Long ago, I used Minolta Meters, including the 1 degree Spotmeter M, and as much as I liked having the lcd...
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    Re: Sensitometer For B&W Film?

    Use a colour analyzer like the Beseler PM2a, which can read black and white negatives and colour negatives and slides (back in the days of Cibachrome, etc) and allow you to use your colour head...
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    Re: Paint for darkroom sink

    Try, https://www.replacementlightbulbs.com.

    IIRC, I have bought a number of enlarger bulbs from them and a correct 30 watt bulb for my Thomas safe light.

    They are, in my limited opinion, the...
  15. Thread: Dark Cloth 4x5

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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Go to A "joann's' fabric store, buy two yards of blackout fabric, which has a rubberized cloth on one side and the other is white, and if they don't 'ave it there, Ebay for the same amount of black...
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    Re: Gossen Luna Pro F....need help!

    The Styrofoam cup over the camera lens, will give you an incidental reading, just throw the lens into the infinity setting before taking a reading.

    Pick a building wall, walk out 10-15 feet and...
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    Re: Gossen Luna Pro F....need help!

    Where did you buy the meter?

    What were the full daylight settings, on both the camera and meter, asa/iso film speed, shutter speeds, f-stops and any filter factors?

    You spoke of using...
  18. Re: How would I calculate my speedlite setting if I have no flash meter?

    Or, you can buy a small digital camera, like the Canon Powershot G10, put a safe hotshoe, to prevent High Voltage flash units from frying its digits, or just use wireless triggers, and use it like an...
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    Re: Those Nikor tanks (for 4x5)

    As much as I'd like one of these Nikkor tanks, I will do as I have on another site, when it comes to hard to find items, and suggest, instead of everyone scrambling to find old tanks, photographers...
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    Re: Recommendations: Add-on pouch for spotmeter?

    A nice 'fanny pack', and wear that as you would a carpenters belt.

    I'm sure with a little looking at Goodwill or Salvation Army, etc, you can find one that will be rugged enough and well well, for...
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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    It's a great head, so think twice before replacing it, as some photographers will do when the 'newest' or 'greatest' comes along.

    After all, just as the venison on the table that never cared how...
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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    The Luna Pro F is the one to get, although it is larger than the Luna pro SBC, which does no need a battery and has it's own issues in dim light.

    The larger 'F' , F stands for flash, uses the 9...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Yes, step-up adapters are the best way to handle having a non-vignetting system, esp for large format, and if you can get away with it when lens hood are employed.

    I would suggest a bellows lens...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    In studio use, stands with 'black cards/foam board are often used with a small boom or adjustable arm, to shield against excess light entering the non-hooded lens, some times more than one and at...
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    Re: Differences Between Tri-X 400 and Tri-X 320

    Tri-x 320 was, if no now, available in 120, I still have several old rolls.

    D-76 1:1 or HC110 Dil.H are my favorites for this film.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    "Weed Towers" looks a lot like Charlotte, NC?
  27. Re: speed graphic 4x5 replacing missing ground glass?

    Until you get the GG you really want, you can make your own by using the finest wet/dry abrasive paper from your local auto shop, laid down on plate glass, smothed flat all the way across the paper...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I like this, are prints available?
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I like this image.
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    Stop bath after selenium toning?

    Yesterday, I used a 2-3 ℅ acetic acid bath on fresh selenium toned fb papers. My stop turned orange and though I am sure my stop was used correctly, per Tim Rudman's book on master darkroom printing,...
  31. Enlarging sm. format, etc, on azo from Omega E or D using a 300w bulb

    I have some old, Kodak Azo that I want to enlarge on, but I am concerned that using a 300w bulb, in the D's lamp-house might cause issues with the bellows. I also could try with an E model, but there...
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    Re: Expired Film....where to Start?

    What would silver recovery of just ten pounds be likely to yield in ounces?
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    Re: Need a very slow motor (like 1 RPM).

    You need an inexpensive barbecue spit turner, the kind that uses a pair of D cell batteries? You can most likely find one at a home center, like Lowe's or Home Depot, or a Walmart. I have one that I...
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    Re: 4x5 developing tanks?

    Nikor 4x5 tank and a good changing tent should do it.

    Where do you load your filmholders?
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    Re: Wratten Gel, Acrylic, or Glass Filters?

    Kodak made small, thin metal frames for the Wratten filters and I simply leave them on the filters, kept in their envelopes, which makes them easier to handle and less likely to blow away.
    If you...
  36. Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    About a stop for the 545, a packet size strip of paper, held by double stick may work, or, testing with the Polaroid holder, in the darkroom, a pen mark on the envelope.
  37. Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    Thanks; yes, a film holder is ideal, however, an envelope is lighter and thinner;).
  38. Re: Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    My thought is any paper that can fit into a regular sheet film holder, should be loadable.
  39. Loading paper negatives in quickload/readyload envelopes?

    I understand from other post that, other than using IR goggles, these envelopes are likely too difficult to reload with film.

    Has anyone here tried using paper negatives, as reloads, which can be...
  40. Thread: springs

    by eli
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    Re: springs

    If you want to use hacksaw blades consider giving them a deep black oxide finish; simple to do and inexpensive with white vinegar.
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