Search:

Type: Posts; User: Alan9940; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 29 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Re: Techniques/Procedure for front tilt and focusing

    I'm sure there are many different approaches to using front tilt, but here's what I do (this assumes base tilts and that there are no significant verticals in the scene):

    1. With the lens wide...
  2. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    In addition to Oren's great comments, if you use a pre-wet of water before pouring in the developer, this should help mitigate some of the overall pour-in time. If the emulsion is already saturated...
  3. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    Don't know for sure if chemistry would flow evenly into each tube with the Jobo Expert Drums, but if you saw their construction one might think it's pretty good in that regard in that chemistry flows...
  4. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    Very curious to know why the tubes need to be barrel shaped?
  5. Replies
    15,262
    Views
    4,177,357

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Jim, you certainly handle transparency film well!
  6. Re: Carbon Transfer Exhibition through December 22, 2020

    Beautiful work, Jim! Even online those images look sumptuous!!
  7. Re: Scanning overexposed B&W 4x5 negatives with SilverFast...

    Have you tried scanning to a linear file, then converting in PS? I use ColorPerfect for this step.
  8. Replies
    15,262
    Views
    4,177,357

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Stunningly beautiful! And, absolutely spot-on exposure.
  9. Re: What went wrong with the development of this sheet?

    Are you using v4 holders? Looks like the pattern stamped into the holder. Did you load the sheet backward?
  10. Pyrocat-HD Process times at other dilutions

    Normally, I use Pyrocat-HD at 1:1:100. Is there some factor that can be applied to your development time for other dilutions such as 1:2:100 or 2:2:100?

    Thanks!
  11. Replies
    15
    Views
    632

    Re: Developer trays

    I've used the same trays for so long--40+ years--that I'm not sure I recall the manufacturer, but I believe they're Arkay; regardless, 11x14 stainless steel x3.
  12. Replies
    37
    Views
    1,289

    Poll: Re: Some Darkroom questions, mostly on enlargers

    1) You should think of analog and digital work as two different things. I've enjoyed crafting B&W silver and pt/pd prints in my darkroom for 40 years. IMO, nothing beats a finely made B&W silver...
  13. Re: New large format photography collective: The Dark Slides

    I will definitely check this out...thanks for sharing!
  14. Re: Removing sheet film from rotary tubes question

    What they said above regarding the water. Then, use a fingernail to gently pry one corner out and the sheet should slide out easily.
  15. Re: Rating for Kodak Portra 400 and 160 4x5 using “digiroid” method or light meter.

    Never shot Portra 160, but I do use Portra 400 rated at 200. Portra 400 can handle quite a bit of overexposure and still produce useable prints.
  16. Replies
    16
    Views
    707

    Re: (possibly) taking the large jump

    I've never used the Intrepid enlarger, but I have used a DIY setup for 8x10 very similar to the Intrepid design. I can assure you (as noted above) that setup is a royal PITA and, even then, alignment...
  17. Replies
    4
    Views
    444

    Re: Jack Deardorff in September 1980

    I have one of those suitcase-style camera cases shown in the background. Holds my 8x10 'Dorff and a few lenses. Can't even tell ya how many times that case has been in/out of the trunk of my car. ;)
  18. Replies
    16
    Views
    441

    Re: New To LF and To LFPF

    Welcome to the forum and LF!

    Not to disagree with Brian above, but I have two Bogen 3047 heads and I find it of questionable use with my 8x10 Deardorff (about 12 lbs.) I believe a Sinar P2 4x5...
  19. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    I've been satisfied with the Fujinon-W 125/5.6 and the Fujinon-W 150/6.3 (inside lettering). Both a very small lenses.
  20. Replies
    13
    Views
    375

    Re: Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    Sounds like you've got the problem sorted, but my Zone VIII negative was created from a white card in sunlight, exposed using my personal EI, then developed for Zone VIII density.
  21. Replies
    13
    Views
    375

    Re: Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    My interest was piqued by this post as I've never tried to scan a Zone VIII negative. So, I just had to try it! ;) Grabbed a Zone VIII 4x5 negative and scanned it using Epson Scan software on my...
  22. Thread: Lupex Paper

    by Alan9940
    Replies
    25
    Views
    1,216

    Re: Lupex Paper

    In my experience, the Chinese Amidol will produce this black blotching / spots. It's useable, but you need to filter it after putting through only one or two prints. The English Amidol, which is what...
  23. Thread: Lupex Paper

    by Alan9940
    Replies
    25
    Views
    1,216

    Re: Lupex Paper

    Tried the water bath technique, but it didn't prove all that successful for me. The best technique I've found for taming inherent contrast of Lupex is David Kachel's SLIMT. This allows me to knock...
  24. Thread: Lupex Paper

    by Alan9940
    Replies
    25
    Views
    1,216

    Re: Lupex Paper

    Can't wait to read of your results, Bob. I think that tailored digital negatives combined with Lupex is going to be a wonderful combo. The contrast of Lupex is definitely an aspect of printing that...
  25. Thread: Lupex Paper

    by Alan9940
    Replies
    25
    Views
    1,216

    Re: Lupex Paper

    To my eye, Lupex is quite a bit warmer than Lodima; both developed in MAS Amidol formula. However, I agree that when viewing a Lupex print on its own, it will tend to look neutral.
  26. Thread: Lupex Paper

    by Alan9940
    Replies
    25
    Views
    1,216

    Re: Lupex Paper

    I develop Lupex in Amidol because it provides a slightly warmer tone than other developers I've tried. But, I've only tried a few different formulas and none reached the warmth of Ilford Warmtone or,...
  27. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,226

    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    I've printed many 35mm negs on my Beseler 45MXT, but about 15 years ago I bought a very complete used Focomat V35 outfit and, after replacing the 40mm standard lens with a Schneider 40mm APO-Componon...
  28. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,226

    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    http://store.khbphotografix.com/Flexible-Focus-Extension-Kit-for-Beseler-23C-and-45M-Enlargers.html

    Not cheap, but it sure makes focusing much easier and precise when the enlarger head is up high....
  29. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,226

    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    The 150 lens you have will work, but a process lens like a Schneider 150 G-Claron would fair better as its optimized for the magnification ratios you'll be working at with 4x5. A 150 enlarging lens...
  30. Replies
    35
    Views
    4,239

    Re: Last Sheet of Forte

    You did the last sheet proud! I still have about a half box of 11x14 left and only pull it out for images that deserve it. I sure hope to see Adox's version sometime soon.
  31. Replies
    14
    Views
    727

    Re: Selenium Toner for Archivability

    No idea how accurate this is, but over the years I've heard you can do 1:40 for about 5 mins and still get some benefit from selenium toning with very little, if any, change in print color. Take that...
  32. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,961

    Re: B's 4x5 reel, experiences?

    I figured that since the Nikkor tank is very similar in design to the B&W King tank similar results would be obtained. That said, perhaps I worded it poorly. I can recommend the B&W King tank. The...
  33. Replies
    15,262
    Views
    4,177,357

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Love the mood invoked by the image above. Nice work!!
  34. Replies
    11
    Views
    533

    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    FWIW, I've found that the new Ilford MG5 tones nicely in 1:20 selenium.
  35. Replies
    13
    Views
    868

    Re: Grafmatic Back - How to Break 'Em?

    IMO, the best two things you can do to avoid issues is to keep the interior clean so that it runs smoothly and don't bend any septums. A bent septum, even just slightly off, will probably cause it to...
  36. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,961

    Re: B's 4x5 reel, experiences?

    OK, if we're going to talk alternatives instead of using the B's reel, I can highly recommend the B&W King stainless steel tank (eBay) or a used Nikkor 4x5 stainless steel tank. I've never used a...
  37. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,961

    Re: B's 4x5 reel, experiences?

    @sabeluc, it's interesting that some folks have an issue with the anti-halation dye while others do not. Though I haven't processed that many sheets in the B's reel, I've never had the problem. I...
  38. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,961

    Re: B's 4x5 reel, experiences?

    Arista re-branded Foma is the Ultra.EDU line of films. Do you have this version of "regular" Arista?



    Have you tried removing the film with the reel under water? I've found this works wonders...
  39. Replies
    11
    Views
    533

    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    Any enlarging paper will work fine for contact prints. That said, my favorites are Adox Lupex and Lodima. I tend to favor the Lupex because it reveals a slightly warmer tone than Lodima when...
  40. Re: CatLABS X film, from Freestyle - any user information?

    I've seen all the rumors and speculation about this, but I've tested and shoot regularly GP3 roll film and with my equipment, per my densitometer, I get an EI 80. Therefore, if others are seeing more...
Results 1 to 40 of 1126
Page 1 of 29 1 2 3 4