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    TMax in the deep freez

    O.K. Now that Kodak has discontinued T Max in the 25 sheet boxes, and I know hav e to buy 50 sheets at a time, maybe I should keep the film in the fridge / free zer? I expect to use about 6 sheets a...
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    Which Paper Trimmer?

    Rototrim!
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    Slik DX 700

    I have a question to those who own this tripod, or know about it. I have an 8 lb . monorail that I take out into the field. I chose this tripod because I felt i t was a lot of tripod for the money (...
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    Care and Feeding of an Ebony?

    FYI : the Ebony RW45 is made out of mahogany, not ebony wood.
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    Lens Fungus

    Just an add on. I just read a thread on this site saying that the lens should be in the temp. that one is shooting in for a while. Not taking it from warmth to cold, and using it right away...
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    Lens Fungus

    I had left a lens out in the car in the middle of winter. It sat in the car for a good while before I remembered it. When I brought it in the house, the inside elements fogged up, but this went away....
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    Odourless rapid fixer formula

    Sprint makes ordorless fixer. Vanilla scented stop bath. I don't have the info to get in touch with them right know, so if you can't find it, let me know. Raven
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    Traditional Darkroom, A Dying Art?

    Does anyone have any insight on the fact of the matter that digital is steadily becoming the choice of creating prints. I will be investing in an enlarger and l ens for personal use. I would like to...
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    What causes pinholes in negatives?

    Proccessing. I work in a profesional lab, we use a Pro Jobo machine, and when I print with a neg we proccessed, there sometimes are tiny marks that don't come off. Sometimes, I can remove them...
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    Dark cloth questions

    Easy and cheap. With my Calumet studio monorail, I drape the dark cloth over the rear standard and use a large spring metal clip I purchased from the office supply store, and clip the cloth...
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    Slik Tripod

    I just looked at a Slik tripod and liked it. The 700 DX. I wasn't quite sure if this model was sturdy enough for a 6 to 8 lb. monorail 4x5. I was wondering if anyone knew if it was, or another model.
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    LF teamwork

    Funny, I'm in the proccess of changing my equipment. Between the new tripod and new camera with my beloved Schneider lens, my equipment will be worth about $4000.00. I allready have anxiety about...
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    traveling tripod/carry-on

    Thank you all for the very helpful info to my last question. I will purchase th e film in London. Maybe bring an unopened box and see what happens. If I get the film proccessed there, and theres not...
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    traveling and film/equipment

    I will be traveling to London in March. I am not a seasoned traveler. My equipme nt will be a small lightweight field camera, and a small lightweight tripod. 4x5 film. I will keep my equipment and...
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    Kodak Readyloads

    Just curious. Does anyone know why Kodak doesn't make T-Max 400 speed readyloads ?
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    field camera movements (Ebony)

    Hi all, and thanks for the response. I do have a monorail. A Calumet 45N. The problem is the size and weight of the camera/case. I have a Tenba car case. Can't get any smaller then this case to...
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    field camera movements (Ebony)

    Yes, thank you, but this camera has no shift. Something I do need. Otherwise it would be the answer. Thanks again.
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    field camera movements (Ebony)

    I shoot still life in the field. There isn't any field camera that I would like to invest my money in, or work with other then an Ebony. Yes, and it will be qui te a bit. I drool over the 45SU,...
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    printing b&w on a color head

    I'm just curious, if you had your druthers. When printing black and white, a bla ck and white head enlarger, or color. I heard one can "fine tune" on a color hea d.
  20. why is the Rodenstock Rodagon 150 cheaper at B&H

    The Rodenstock Rodagon 150mm enlarging lens is $590.00 everywhere I inquired. At B&H, it is $460.00. USA warranty. Does anyone know why? Are they somehow inferi or lenses?
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    Besseler CB 7

    Can anyone tell me about this enlarger? I was talking with someone who is sellin g their's. It is a dichrioc color head. I was wondering how it compares with the 45 MX which I know very well.
  22. Using VC Filters Below the Enlarging Lens

    P.S. I know above is supposed to be better then below but I often wondered, when focusing, you can move the filter out of the way to get just white light when its below the lens, but with a...
  23. Using VC Filters Below the Enlarging Lens

    It makes no difference. Anyway, all I can say is that I printed on a condenser head, which many seem to think is second rated to a diffusion head, and with the filters below the lens. The prints...
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    printing b&w on color head enlarger

    There is a chart from the enlarger company telling me what color pack to dial in for each filter grade, but the chart also says "it" is only a reference. I was told that +M, more contrast, -M for...
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    Harrison/Shadow Box changing tent

    Does anyone know where I can buy a Harrison changing tent? How does the Shadow B ox, which I see in B&H, compare? Thanks.
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    Private property/public domain?

    How does one know when its private property or public domain? By the way, has an yone had good/ bad situations with property owners when asking them to sign a p roperty release form? Any advise?
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    Which 4x5 Camera for Landscape Work?

    Ebony, Gitzo, Schneider, Rodenstock, Schneider, Rodenstock, Schneider.
  28. your lens with your studio and field camera

    I'm just curious about those of you who use a monorail camera, and also a lightw eight field camera. I'm a glutton for punishment no more. Ebony here I come. Jus t can't take that Calumet 45N out...
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    Dust on negatives

    I vacuum the film holders with a regular vacuum. You could even use a hair dryer on a cool setting. I keep a paint brush with very soft bristles to brush out any dust in the holders as well.
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    Film holders in Cambo 45NX

    Its the way its made. Its not you. What I do is pull the lever out, and as I do, I put a little pressure on the bottom of the lever, or maybe the bottom left corner of the back. I don't remember...
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    Correct lens board??

    Easy enough. Just search out a used Calumet lens board. Awhile back, I was lucky and found one at Calumet. Cheap. Try B&H. Or anybody. Heck, its the most fullproof piece of used equipment you can...
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    "Sprint" chemistry

    Does anybody have experience proccessing film, and printing with Sprint chemistr y? I think I'd like to stay with T-Max Dev. for film, and Polymax Dev. for the Poly max paper, but I'd love to use...
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    Hasselblad ArcBody

    Can't afford it. : ) Let us know.
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    About camera and lenses selection.

    Its a highly personal thing. Don't buy because someone recommended it. You really need to check it out yourself. From what I read on this site, there was specific equipment that I was going to...
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    Zone System/under over exposure

    If one uses the Zone System, is it a fact that you won't have under or over expo sed negs? So when I shoot a snow scene, for example, and meter the highlights and shadows of the scene, and of course...
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    uv filter for protection

    I was wondering if anyone uses a UV filter for protection of the lens. And what this would do with metering.
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    aluminum case

    I'm looking for an aluminum case about 20" in lengh, 15" high, and 6" inches wid e. Anybody know where such a thing exists? Also, anybody know where Rimowa cases are sold.
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    changing bag/tent

    I would like to find out which changing bag is best. Quite a while back on this site, a lot of people agreed that one particular brand, who's name I forget, was the worst. I honestly would like...
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    large format/low light situations

    Would photgraphing sunsets be a possibility with a 4x5 view camera? My concern i s not being able to focus in low light. I ask because I will be visiting an isla nd known to have beautiful sunsets,...
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    lens/fungus/mold

    Hi, I had left a lens in my car on a cold winter night maybe for an hour, and when I brought it in the house, the lens elements fogged. It went away, but I was won dering if this is the way lenses...
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