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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    My darkroom is tiny and can accommodate up to 11x14 trays if arranged in tiers. However I decided to print an image 12x16 for a particular space in my house so had to expand operations into the...
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    Re: post your trees!

    equivet96 - fabulous. Is this a negative scan or a print?
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    Re: Pyrocat HD solution B question

    Green is bad - You can try Jim's test but even if it works once or twice it will fail eventually.
    You can use plain old washing soda (Sodium Carbonate) but use it at ratio 1A + 2.5B Stock +100W of...
  4. Re: Darkroom Automation F-Stop Timer is available again.

    The enlarging meter/densitometer is a nice tool also.
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    Re: Contact printing light source?

    Since my darkroom is tiny I just use the enlarger raised to about 28 inches above the baseboard and stop down the lens 3-4 clicks. Blue/green are handled by the head and controller. 20-25 seconds is...
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    Re: Volume \ flow rate for RC print wash

    TIN CAN, I use Fiber 95% of the time. Only recently trying RC since Ilfords new RC is close match for exposure and look to make my initial prints. for Fiber you can also use washaid for shortening...
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    Re: Volume \ flow rate for RC print wash

    Use a holding tray in the darkroom then take the prints inside to do final wash where you can use hot and cold running water drip to achieve desired temperature. 12x16 trays will easily hold a...
  8. Re: How to keep film ending up wrong side of dark slide after exposing

    IT happens, usually due to shooting downward or improper loading. You could tilt the camera up so that the sheet falls back into the holder. It might be inconvenient if planning back up shots but...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Andrew - I am liking this series despite it being not my cup of tea. You could build a quality portfolio of these if you continue to explore.
  10. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    Don't feel bad Drew for not going to college. I went to Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, which accepts just about anybody that can write the check for tuition. Got a degree in Decision...
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    Re: Jobo 3005 8x10 streaks on negative

    I wonder if more agitation in the first minute or two would solve the problem? Also - don't burn 5 sheets of 8x10 on a new process unless you have deep pockets.
  12. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    . Berkley or Stanford?
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I like the tree shot especially. For this shot look at a crop in pano format From above the bicycle to bottom (1600x620), it then also makes a nice wave pattern with the water. I thought the bike was...
  14. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    Y'all got me paranoid - added a lanyard to my spot meter and will wear it only when in use then stick it back in the case/pack. The breakaway feature can be disabled by knotting over it.
  15. Thread: Paracord uses

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    Paracord uses

    Sometimes you just need a bit of rope to secure a tripod or gear to a near by tree, especially on a slope or cliff edge. I wrapped one tripod leg in red paracord and it also doubles as slight...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Austin - great series. there should be a thread for images in series especially in these smaller formats.

    Bryan great work even balancing the blurred trees in the background - the square format...
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    Re: Anyone else printing smaller?

    I see several small print practitioners. Yamamoto Masao - Small things in silence. I was inspired by the large screen images I saw online but the book shows most of those images in sizes 4x5 or...
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    Re: Ilford Ilfosol 3

    Find some other darkroom practitioners in your area and try a few different developers. Or mix your own from raw chemicals. Once you go down the DIY path your tool box widens, but you end up doing a...
  19. Thread: mystery film

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    Re: mystery film

    Kodak had several sheet films with horizontal notches. Google sheet film notches - Here is an image with 4 candidates. https://www.flickr.com/photos/90900361@N08/22625961600
  20. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    I have lost many loupes , a couple of lens caps, and a pair of rayban sunglasses to the north Georgia rivers. My light meter is on a wrist strap and I "usually" put it back in its case in the pack...
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    Re: Fujinon-W 210mm f/5.6 Writing on Front

    I have the Fuiji 210 W 5.6 with the inside lettering and use it on my 5x12 which has a slightly longer diagonal than 8x10. Works just fine. Mine has a serial number in the 215xxx series so yours is...
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    lens haze filter

    If a lens has a slight haze between cells that seems to have minimal effect except for reduced contrast, would a filter help boost the contrast or lens performance? Thinking maybe add a polarizer...
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    Re: an idiot question but need help!

    No one has stated the obvious - - Most sheet film has notches to let you know what it is. Also you can test the developer with a half sheet exposed and the other half not exposed. After...
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    Re: Building a 4x5

    Maybe buy a used intrepid and remake the wooden parts in nicer hard woods.
  25. Re: Pyrocat HD - Differences/Effects between 1:1:100 and 2:2:100

    2:2:100 was initially suggested for Rotary development with shorter time. Others now use it to shorten development time even when using tray/tank development. Some of us even use it more dilute and...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Up on the road at the east end of the stopping lane on 17. The weeds by the fence were very tall. There is always some blue ridge haze in the air here and my SA300 lens is definitely lacking in...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Not exactly a Historic Building but it is a historic site. This Nacoochee Indian burial mound sits just outside of Helen GA. This mound is a reconstruction as the original was excavated by the...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    On one of my Sunday Morning Adventures I ventured down a dirt road near Helen GA to follow the Chattahoochee River. I found a spot to park near a trail that led down to the river and a rock outcrop....
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    Re: A quick comparison of three 135mm 4x5 lenses

    I liked the optar image best then xenar - don't know why. I had used a Xenar for my primary 135 for years, until I bought a nearly new symmar which had better contrast. 135 is most used in my bag...
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    Re: Gradients on short edge of 4x5 Negs

    Contact print of the negative will tell you if it is on the negative or not. It could also be the brightness of your Pixl-Latr holder light source is not even. You can check that with a spot meter...
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    Re: Pop-up darkroom...

    Its the new polaroid. Develop your ULF negative on site to determine if you need to make adjustments. My actual darkroom isn't much bigger.
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    What part of 1A vs 1B don't you understand. Holder #1 side A or B. Out of my 34 holders of varying vintage not one has a light leak. I would suspect most "light leaks" come from not seating the...
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    Put a label on the holder like 1A and 1B, then note which holder# you used for the scene. I use a 3x5 card for each image that has all my exposure info on front including holder number. The back is...
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    Re: HC-110 discoloration, is it an issue?

    Used some 15year old HC110 recently - its dark orange but still works. Not sure I can ever use up the 1/2 full Liter bottle of this stuff since I switched to PyroM and rarely shoot any roll film...
  35. Thread: Thin negs

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    Re: Thin negs

    FYI you can bleach and redevelop the negatives and get a little more out of them, but it also tends to increase the contrast. Use a staining re-developer like pyrocat HD . You can do it in room...
  36. Re: Those platform gitzo heads with 2 tripod screws, what size front?

    Take the head with you and go to the aisle that has screws. There is usually a set of gray drawers that have the non standard sizes , Metric, and furniture parts. Generally they are 1/4 or 3/8 on...
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    Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    Carry on and ask for a hand check - leave film in box and have a developed piece out to show them so they do not try to open the box. TSA is aware scanners will damage film but there are alot of...
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    Re: vacuum easel pump suggestion

    Yeah I have a small shop vac but the noise is extreme and it would have to be in another room for the exhaust . Just need to figure out how much air flow is needed.
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    Re: vacuum easel pump suggestion

    What would one use for a housing? The easel has a 1.5' tube for the suction port.
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    vacuum easel pump suggestion

    I finally own a vacuum easel thanks to a member here selling one. But now the search begins for a vacuum pump. Does anyone know how much PA of vacuum suction is needed assuming all intake slots are...
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