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    Re: Cambo Sc2 remove back ground glass

    See how the two metal pieces have hooks on the end, this grabs the metal bar on the frame, I'm sure you saw this when you removed it. The correct way to remove it is to press straight down on the...
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    Re: Cambo Sc2 remove back ground glass

    Ah, you removed it completely wrongly and pulled the two metal pieces from behind the springs. You need to get them back behind the springs as shown in this pic:
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    It is a "Common Watersnake", and appropriately named because they are quite common around here. Fortunately not dangerous in the least. This was just steps away from a beaver pond with surrounding...
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    Re: 2 sheets of film in the same holder?

    Yes, what Dugan said. Maybe if you used Litho film for the B&W, that might be transparent enough to shoot through? I've shot with it before and it can get good pictorial results with the right...
  5. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    I just got a new bellows from them for my Seneca Improved View 8x10, and the quality seems excellent. Considerably thinner construction than the original; I was able to add a couple inches to the...
  6. Re: New Computer - Photoshop CS6 - install Silver Efex Pro2?

    I still use the free version of the Nik plugins that Google was giving away for awhile. Works fine with Win10, and I use it both in Affinity Photo and DXO PhotoLab. I tried the demo of the new one...
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    Re: Custom Bellows UK Ordering Status

    Received mine the last week of May. Perfect fit on my old Seneca and excellent quality.
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    Re: DIY Wehman Inspired Project

    It will happen, because someone will want one, but not have the skill (or time, or patience, etc...) to make it themselves. Meanwhile, many skillful people are trying to find any way possible to...
  9. Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    I have a friend who destroys rock cairns on sight.
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Almost stepped on this one!
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    Minolta XE-7 with 58mm Rokkor, Delta 100 developed in Pyrocat HD.
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    Re: Reversal vs negative

    This has been my experience. LR (or in my case, DXO PhotoLab) is good for quickly processing a large batch of images from a single shoot, but PS (or Affinity) is much better suited to "deep" editing...
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    Re: Reversal vs negative

    If you open the main image as a Smart Object in Photoshop, you can always go back and nondestructively tweak the Camera Raw development settings. All the other stuff; curves, inversion, color...
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    Ah yes, I generally use 1L plastic seltzer bottles for storing my mixed Perceptol and Microphen, and they've worked out very well. I put my Pyrocat HD in 100mL amber glass bottles, which seemed a...
  14. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Hahaha, this is why I'm not an investor.
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    Happy to see some good discussion here, and I'm grateful for the variety of suggestions both pro and con. It seems I will definitely be mixing up my own developers from scratch in the very near...
  16. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    I just bought something there (yet another cheap Packard shutter, just because it was very cheap and any Packard shutter is potentially a helpful problem solver), and it now has the option to pay...
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    This has been my experience too! Way too much sharp ugly grain with many films I tried it with, but with X-ray film, it is somehow magically perfect with no perceptible grain and beautiful sharpness.
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    Thanks for the suggestions everybody. It confirms my suspicions that I could go either way with this. I'm encouraged by Jim's experiences of mixing small batches, so I will at least try it once to...
  19. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Consistent practice is important in any respect.
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    Not so much about cheaping out, more about wanting it to be fresh when I use it. I don't see myself going through a gallon very quickly, because I've got several developers in rotation right now. But...
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    D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    I bought one of those packets of D-76 powder that's intended for making a gallon of stock. I'm wondering if it is fine to instead measure out smaller portions of it to make, say, 500mL at a time? It...
  22. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    What I've come to find so interesting about analog photography is how it straddles "intuitive" and "scientific." You can take the Kodak scientific approach: expose exactly the 'correct' time based on...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    What developer did you use? I really like how the clouds turned out.
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Robert H. Treman State Park, near Ithaca. Went on a nice hike there on my past birthday. Shot a roll of Pan F, metered at ISO25 with my trusty ol' Minolta XE-7. 58mm f/1,4 Rokkor-PF. Set to Auto...
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    Re: Restoring a tailboard e bay find

    Nice looking camera!
    I recently moved up to 5x7 myself, and I can say it's quickly becoming my preferred format. Nice size to contact print with and overall easier to dial in and get a good shot...
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Study of some coyote skulls for current project. B&J view camera, CZJ 135mm f/4,5 Tessar, 4x5 Foma 100 w/Pyrocat HD (first time trying this developer!). Quick n' dirty phone "scans."
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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Yeah, unless you absolutely need that specific wood for something extremely important, it seems like vandalism to destroy perfectly good furniture for some fancy wood. Would be a different story if...
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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Description on the site is it's a new camera cobbled together from NOS Deardorff parts.
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    Re: A simple and practical 4x5 snapshot camera

    Thank goodness!
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Coyote skull study. Cyanotype, traditional formula, toned in coffee, then split-toned with washing soda bleach. Paper is Crane's Cover 90.
    Printed from 5x7 negative. HP5+, metered at ISO200 and...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Good tonality! Nice to see the highlights didn't get all blocked out
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    Re: Custom Bellows UK Ordering Status

    I decided to go with Custom Bellows UK for a replacement for my Seneca 8x10. I mailed off my old frames on April 23, from central NY. I just received the email and invoice from him today telling me...
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    Re: What do these do on my camera?

    I have one of these cameras, it's specifically for when the standards are very close together for wide angle shots. The idea is you stretch that out and it's supposed to make movements easier or...
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    Re: Shipping 8x10 wooden camera safely

    This is definitely a thing with cellists, not just Yo Yo Ma, though most of them aren't doing it first class, and most of them don't have a cello worth as much as the plane...
    Knew one guy who was...
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    Re: what grit for ground glass

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    I just made this one for my B&J 5x7 using aluminum oxide from gotgrit.com and I am very pleased with how it turned out. Image is nice and clear and I see very obviously much finer granularity...
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    Re: Petzval Formula DIY?

    Thanks for recommending this place! I got some aluminum oxide from them to use for making a ground glass and the results were fantastic. Their prices are also fantastic.
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    I was thinking the same thing. The old website doesn't seem to enlighten much, and many pics were broken when I looked.

    I read the instructions and the description of how to adjust the rear swing...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Mulholland Wildflower Preserve, Ithaca. 2021
    First time trying Foma 200. 6x7 with Calumet roll film holder on the Cambo SC2. Schneider Super Angulon 90mm. LegacyPro L110. Digitalized with...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks, I live a bit further north in Homer. This area has some of the prettiest rolling farmland I've ever seen.
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    Re: post your trees!

    First time pushing Bergger Pancro 400 to ISO 1600 with Microphen. Turned out pretty well.
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    Shot with my Cambo SC2, Schneider Super Angulon 90mm f/8. This was before I had my wide angle...
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