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  1. Re: Source for String-Wound Filter Replacements?

    I think I may have a significant Leedal tank and beaker addiction. The SS graduated containers with handles are awesome.
  2. Re: Source for String-Wound Filter Replacements?

    www.waterfiltersonline.com

    These guys have everything.
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    https://www.waterfiltersonline.com/5-stage-reverse-osmosis-ro-pure-drinking-water-system.html


    This is the system I have. No proprietary quick change filters. You can buy filters from anyone. We...
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    I go through my friends recycling for big plastic bottles. One of my friends buys something called Arizona iced tea. The bottles are heavy, thick, 1 gallon plastic bottles. I've scored 4 so far.
    I...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    I use a Pako Drum dryer, dry emulsion against the belt. You need to keep the belt clean (Pakor still sells them). Still I dry mount to a good board to keep flat. In the prehistoric era, drum dried...
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    Re: Scanning 8x10 Negatives

    Nope to your question. Everyone seems to be jumping on the high resolution digital camera wagon these days. I had an old Microtek scanner probably 15 years back, they still make a version, on high...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Or Platinum or Carbon!!
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    So does wet plate call for POP for your paper? I'm a total ignoramus Re wet plate, but wouldn't the peak of wet plate have been with salt prints, or albumen, early gelatin POP???
  9. Thread: Hypo clear?

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    Re: Hypo clear?

    I use Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent routinely after Kodak Rapid Fixer when developing Tmax and similar films to help to remove the last bit of the purple dye used in these and similar films.
    For fiber...
  10. Re: Custom Sink - How to get the drain "in sump"?

    That's beautiful, wood sinks done right are the best there is.
  11. Re: Custom Sink - How to get the drain "in sump"?

    I've got a fancy Arkay 10 foot SS sink I had given to me. It has a slight, very slight v shaped depression running the length of the bottom along the back. The depression is barely visible. Maybe...
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    Re: Color Processing

    This will work great. Nothing more fun than processing slides.
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    Re: Color Processing

    C41 Flexicolor Developer replenisher(5L of replenisher makes over 6L of developer) is 14 bucks, a bottle of starter will cost about the same, there's enough starter in that bottle it will last you...
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    Re: Elwood enlarger

    Yep, both the 5x7 I had and my friend's 8x10 have a thick piece of heat absorbing glass and a sandblasted (?) diffusion glass that would help even things out.

    Those beautiful big 500W bulbs...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

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    Back adapter finished. And I still have all my fingers!
  16. Re: The new Ektachrome E100, Tetenal E6 and Jobo

    The instructions to pre-wash is new to me. I have always used a couple of pre washes going back way before I had a Jobo to insure everything was at desired temperature.

    Is this information on...
  17. Re: The new Ektachrome E100, Tetenal E6 and Jobo

    I agree with you. Thermometers can be tricky, most lab thermometers require 76mm immersion, best held in a clamp on a ring stand etc. 1/3 rd of a stop can make or break a good slide. MHOFWIW. ...
  18. Re: Stearman Press 810 & Temperature Film Reticulation

    Any very dilute developer, bromide streaks can ge a problem. I've run into the same problem with XTOL developing in a drum. Increasing the developer concentration worked for me.
    FWIW, Best Regards...
  19. Re: The new Ektachrome E100, Tetenal E6 and Jobo

    For some reason there's notes in the old Jobo literature about Fuji films requiring 7'30" vs. 6'30" in 1st developer . These are all empirical in nature. I've had better results overall when...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I've got the 5x7 slider with the insert that fits on a 8x10. I still haven’t used it, what can I say the price was right :rolleyes:
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Prototype of the new SX-7000?
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    This stuff is so much fun. I thank the Almighty I have this stuff to play with, especially in these times. I make lists every night of projects I have to work on. Sometimes I have trouble getting to...
  23. Re: 8x10 Enlarger Chassis for Heiland LED Recs

    That's a beautiful print. No way I can show the edges with my Zone VI. I guess a strong case for contact prints if one requires everything, then how do you matt it?
    Again beautiful print.
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    11x14 Folmer and Schwing back adapted to Deardorff SC11, view is of a Fluorite crystal in the sun.
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    I've been working on the adapter for the last few weeks during the lock down.
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    I've been building an adapter to fit my Folmer and Schwing 11x14 back to the Deardorff.
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    Image is a 2X? image of a crystal of Calcium Fluoride. I tested my table saw skills on this...
  26. Re: The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

    Those are beautiful, I've got to get out, there's a rural cemetery near by that have a few virgin red cedars. Unfortunately, Iowa has the least undisturbed native grounds (I've been told) of any...
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    Re: Color Processing

    For E6 I've used them all. The old Kodak 5L kit, the Freestyle Fuji Pro6 5L kit and the Tetenal kit that Freestyle sells. I've gotten great results from all of these. I think that the Tetenal kits...
  28. Re: The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

    Closest thing to Redwoods we have here are Eastern Red Cedar. The only large examples left are in very old church yards in eastern Iowa. I'm not sure how old these trees get to be and are nothing...
  29. Re: The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

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    This is what I have my 450 M on. Magnificent lens, if you have the bellows for it. I'm not any great artist but it's loads of fun. I picked up a nice 300 M for my 8X10 folder to use in the...
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  31. Re: 8x10 Enlarger Chassis for Heiland LED Recs

    I have a Zone VI, later model after Calumet bought Zone VI. The negative carrier is glassless, straight out, pulls film flat. VC cold light with a Metrolux II integrating timer. It's lovely. I got...
  32. Re: Advice on how to get correct E6/C41 temperature on Jobo CPP3?

    I don't put "Hot" water in. I have thermostatic mixing valves in my darkroom. I fill the unit at 4 or 5 F above the target temperature. This just warms up the plastic and pump etc of the processor....
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    Re: How do you remove silver nitrate stains?

    I worked in a analytical lab summers and vacations as a kid. We would mix 1 molar silver nitrate 2 liters at a time. 340 grams of silver nitrate in a 2L volumetric flask. I don't remember exactly who...
  34. Re: Advice on how to get correct E6/C41 temperature on Jobo CPP3?

    This is genius :o
  35. Re: Advice on how to get correct E6/C41 temperature on Jobo CPP3?

    I have a couple Jobo machines, I've noticed that my CPP3 has a lower overflow level. I fill my machine with 40C water, I no longer use the solenoid valve in the machine. CPP3 requires me to fill to...
  36. Re: An imagined LED enlarger light source for 4x5 -- NEW INFO FOR TECHNICIANS

    Is there anyone out there printing RA4 with a Heiland unit? I am curious.
  37. Re: tri-color photography with oneshot camera: exposure?

    I love this. A lot of what is so beautiful about analog photography is the incredible technology.

    Every now and then I will spot a real Technicolor film on TCM, I just can't imagine what these...
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    Re: Gear inventory

    My Dad shot a roll of Ektachrome slides, had them developed and he stored them in his safety deposit box. Of course that was 40 years ago. Back in the 70's the police had an engraving tool they would...
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    Re: Darkroom setup for contact printing

    Nicely done! Everyone should be able to make contact prints for proofing and final prints. Proofing roll films (and sheet film ) teaches one how to better expose your film in the first place. If you...
  40. Re: An imagined LED enlarger light source for 4x5 -- NEW INFO FOR TECHNICIANS

    ;)
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