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  1. Re: How many film holders do you bring for a day out?

    get some x-ray film. ten times cheaper than anything else. and buy however many holders you manage to find for sale at the lowest price per holder.
  2. Re: Wireless Flash Trigger Mounting Ideas for LF

    i took the hot shoe off of a junk camera and glued neodymium magnets to the bottom with some faux leather to add a bit of grip.

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  3. Re: Anybody used condenser lenses to build a taking lens?

    you need to place the two elements with the flat sides facing each other, figure out the optimum spacing between them then add an aperture stop in the middle. still gonna have terrible image quality...
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    Re: How Did We Come To LF?

    wanted a camera i could use for daguerreotypes, procrastinated about it for ages then found most of a voigtlander avus at a thrift store for $10. went looking for replacement parts on ebay, got...
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    Re: Levels on Tachihara

    clip them on or use magnets i guess.
  6. Re: Film and winter temperature swings going on location

    that's the opposite of what you should do. going from hot to cold, you need to minimize the amount of warm, moist air trapped in your gear or the moisture will condense out as the trapped air cools...
  7. Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    you could get a non-dichroic enlarger and convert it to rgb led.
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    Re: Film Holder T-depth and ANSI Standard

    you're supposed to be measuring the depth to the front of the film, not to the septum.
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    Re: High-Speed Sync for Speed Graphic

    i've been over this already. it's not complicated or difficult, at all. read my previous comments and pick your favourite option.
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    Re: High-Speed Sync for Speed Graphic

    read the title of the thread. and you're still wrong, even some "regular" flashes without hss can do hss with added circuitry. read the thread.
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    Re: High-Speed Sync for Speed Graphic

    wrong. that's the entire point of high speed sync flash.
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    Re: High-Speed Sync for Speed Graphic

    i'm sure there are occasional exceptions, but if you don't need a fp shutter a crown graphic is smaller and lighter and way cheaper. there's no advantage to choosing a speed over a crown other than...
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    Re: High-Speed Sync for Speed Graphic

    well obviously, but not all lenses come with shutters or shutters that do 1/1000s. nobody's buying a speed graphic unless they intend to use the fp shutter.
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    you're just saying exactly what i said in the comment he's objecting to...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    that's not the opposite of what i said, that's half of what i said. any time you cool air down past the dew point you get condensation. doesn't matter if that air is inside a plastic bag of film...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    you have no idea what you're talking about, and you're no scientist. take something containing warm, moist air from inside a house and put it outside in subfreezing weather and you will absolutely...
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    Re: bellows factor app

    https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=adhesive&rh=n%3A3111896011&ref=nb_sb_noss
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    don't put open film back in the freezer.
  19. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    click on "search thread" and search for fuji hr-t rodinol (or hr-u).
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    we're discussing photography here, not cinema, and even in your "exception" people still commonly refer to video aspect ratios as 16:9, 4:3, etc..
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    typically people only reduce it to the smallest whole numbers, with a bit of rounding off if necessary, since that's the easiest to work with.
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    Re: innards of a 40cm square digital sensor

    i'll stick to x-ray film for now.
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    Re: bellows factor app

    this is by far the easiest, fastest method and the very last comment made two years ago. there was no need to resurrect this thread.
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    Re: Super Graphic Battery Alternative

    16 lr44s split into 2 stacks of 8 would work too.
  25. Re: Is it possible to print with 4x5 negs using a LPL 7700 enlarger?

    build a lightbox and neg holder for your camera.
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    Re: Foot candle to aperture and ISO.

    there's a ton of photo light meters on amazon. just search for sekonic or other specific brands to WEED out the ones for indoor gardening, or try keh.
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    i'm building an slr to expand my LF photography into areas i'm not currently well equipped to shoot, so nothing i can think of that would be relevant to a thread about building an slr, no.
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    looked into them and already have one that should be the correct size for 4x5. not crazy about the light loss though or shooting through an extra layer of glass i need to keep clean or having to deal...
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    graflex solved most of that challenge for me already. detaching them is just a matter of pulling off two little clips at the top and bottom. they're easy to get to by removing the gg or lens board....
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    you've got 6 pages of me spending i don't know how many hours now straightforwardly answering the same questions over and over and over again, including every question you've asked me. there's...
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    i'm not a 1940s press photographer taking newsprint quality snapshots. i'm not you shooting whatever you shoot at whatever your standard of "great" is. i'm not shooting just one rangefinder-synced...
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    it takes longer to type "flip" than it does to flip the front edge of a little mirror up four inches while my other finger is already on the shutter trigger. with the rangefinder i'm limited to using...
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    Re: Intrepid 4x5 - new model due.

    it's a valid criticism of a company that's too cheap to even spend an extra buck to have light seals or even black paint around the edges of the film holder on at least one of their cameras. ignoring...
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    Re: Intrepid 4x5 - new model due.

    this is intrepid we're talking about, i'm sure whichever material they use will be mediocre at best.
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    yeah, i'm only interested in adding functionality to my current gear, not giving up it's current features for other features i'd like to have. i'd love to use an slr with wide lenses too, but i'll...
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    Re: New Tax Laws eBay PayPal & more

    the only difference selling your personal gear makes is you can't claim what you originally paid for it against what you sold it for, otherwise everyone would be having garage sales just so they...
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    Re: New Tax Laws eBay PayPal & more

    your basis for what? why would when you bought something make the money you sold it for tax-exempt?
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    Re: New Tax Laws eBay PayPal & more

    they're reporting taxable income to the people who keep track of your taxable income and collect taxes, specifically for the purpose of preventing people from hiding their taxable income and not...
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    Re: New Tax Laws eBay PayPal & more

    you're complaining that they're making it more difficult to cheat on your taxes? ok then.
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    you can have a whole row of bed scales, but trying to guesstimate exactly how far away your subject is while peaking over your camera to read the tiny print on the scale is no way to live. :p
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