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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    you shoot however you like. its art or documentry, in or out of focus, it can be anything you like.... it is what your minds eye sees.
  2. Re: Any advice on cutting your own museum glass?

    here is what a manufacturer recomends for handeling museum glass....

    https://tru-vue.com/solution/museum-glass/

    you dont need any fancy cutters. get a carbide fletcher, used by professionals
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    Re: Help - Double Image/Ghosting on Graflex

    ive had first surface mirror that isnt coated or painted on the back so it may be the first surface was installed wrong.

    then ive seen diyers substatute regular mirror for first surface mirror...
  4. Re: is there work arounds for missing retaining rings?

    tc the hot glue trick is great for nice quick fix jobs.

    i see rings listed here...

    .https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=1535

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  5. Re: Schneider Angulon I Purchased - Is This a Problem?

    schneideritis. its a common problem with these lenses. there is a blackening on the edges of the elements but its done in layers. the undercoat deteriorates n the silver/white overcoat bleeds...
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    Re: How to Correct For a Spot With PS?

    and you thought there was only one way to do it?... seriously?
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    Re: How to Correct For a Spot With PS?

    here is a quick fix clone correction. want better results, ya just gotta spend more time finessing it in. Adjusting the transparancy gives you better control over what you are covering.
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    i started with arista then went to berger n illfords then switched to tmax plus x tri x and each one required the same start over for getting exposues n development times spot on... turned out youll...
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    Re: How to Correct For a Spot With PS?

    clone it out using the neighboring sky as the clone sample so the color n texture matches.
  10. Re: Acadia! Tell me where to go, live vicariously through me!

    thunder hole.

    get on their hiking trails

    cadalac mountain
  11. Re: Using a OA safelight filter in a darkroom with OC filters????

    get illford data sheets here

    https://www.ilfordphoto.com/technical-downloads/technical-data-sheets/#photographic-paper


    quoted from the illford data sheet

    Safelight recommendations ...
  12. Re: Grayish whites and other problems in my new darkroom

    Take one problem at a time and fix it starting with light control. The enlarger light leak has to be taken care of. When I got my LF enlarger I put a lens cap on the lens and placed a mirror on the...
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    Re: Photoshop Free Online

    im still using an old version of photoshop, photo elements and lightroom before they went online. All programs still owrk just fine... so whats new that you really need in newer versions? NOTHING!...
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    Re: Photoshop Free Online

    and thats how they getcha! starts out free online, then the trap closes behind you.
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    Re: Tick Season = Lyme Disease risk

    permithrin is the way to go. you can buy it in 10% concentrate and impregnate clothes yourself using a 1.5oz to 1quart diliution. i put an entire outfit in a garbage bag and pour in the solution to...
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    Re: Wista SP Serial Numbers

    interesting. im going to take a look at my serial numbers now.... not that it will make any difference. nice to know.

    thanks for the info.
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    Re: Off on a solo 3-nite hike.

    enjoy the stroll... i hike like im going to the electric chair. I enjoy seeing everything along the trail instead of looking down at my shoes.
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    Re: Jury of your peers, "Wonderful"

    interesting project. sounds like a photo club i once belonged to where the members were the jury.

    enjoy!
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    Re: Help me with Paint

    krylon ultra flat black

    black 3.0

    and by the gallon
    https://pittsburghpaintsandstains.com/products/interior-paint/utra-interior-flat-black-paint
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    rick... first off, waste pipes, sinks and drains are 3 seperate subjects under different codes.

    1... according to the nyc buildings code, pipes 3"diam and larger are sloped 1/8"/ft. pipes under...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    oh im sorry... the1/8" slope is for waste lines 3" or more... 1/4" is waste pipe smaller than 3"

    but the op was asking about sinks, not waste lines.

    long commercial ss sinks are designed with...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    Waste lines are 1/8" per foot, its a standard plumbing rule. Commercial SS sinks have sloped bottoms built in at 1/8" per foot.

    I think at 1/4"/ft the water will drain pretty fast n take...
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    Re: silver magnets please read

    if this device is 220 with the european plug, it can be swapped with our 220 plug. besides a 220 plug wont fit a 120 receptacle.

    of course if you dont know how, it should be done by a qualified...
  24. Re: Do you agree that I got a bad batch of Ilford MGV RC Paper?

    yup, poor storage.
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    Re: silver magnets please read

    but many people in the usa have 220 service. it just may need a different plug installed on the wire.
  26. Re: which Spot lightmeter for field use (dead Spotmeter V) ?

    ill buy your broken meter for parts?... $25

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  27. Re: Where to get small brass U-channel stock for contact printing frame?

    hobby shops have stock metal.

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  28. Re: Possible corrosion on rear standard of Graflex Speed Graphic. Cause and Remedy ne

    1+++

    it has no effect on the image. new seals n you are good to go.
  29. Re: Most affordable copy stand with geared height adjustment? (Rack and pinion?)

    find an enlarger in the trash n adapt it to hold your camera.
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    they are always cheap when you arent shopping for one!

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    Re: Large Format in Albany NY?

    you kidding? you have a beautiful city and surrounding towns to shoot. if land scapes are your thing, catskills is just a hop n skip down the block.
  32. Re: Determing Direction of water movment in print washer.

    go for it!
  33. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    printing on fiber paper, and your archival matts n efforts and a frame, are all selling points that justify your price.

    i dont particularly like rc papers. they just dont feel right to me....

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    Re: Smarter material for ground glass shim?

    get some thin brass from a hobby store. a pack of 5 assorted 4x5 sheets. you can cut the stuff with a regular pair of scissors.
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    Re: Wheelbarrow Handles are a bargain

    where did you buy the handles from? only mom n pop hardware stores had stuff like that... shovle n pick handles are rare items now.
  36. Re: Using up all my film, paper and chemicals----------not me

    my freezer only has ice. when you live near the grocery store, you buy fresh as needed.

    not very long ago there were problems with 120 tmax, backer paper bleed through. had i stocked up on the...
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    Re: Adapting a Projector Lens

    wow great job. nice n neat too.
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    Re: Adapting a Projector Lens

    congratulations. beautiful pix.

    take a pic of your adaper?
  39. Thread: Bellows Tape

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    Re: Bellows Tape

    im not sure if this is the same stuff i used but the description sound right at 7.9 mil ... 0.0079"
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  40. Thread: Bellows Tape

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    Re: Bellows Tape

    when i had the repair business, i used shutter curtain material from 35mm cameras. extreamly thin, light tight and will conform to any nook n cranny without any folding issues of thicker tapes. a...
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