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    Re: Tripod refurbish procedures

    Too much program manager left in me. Gather all the information, plan your approach, assemble the materials, turn the wrenches.
    The leg set clean up with wet cloth and a little WD40 on a couple of...
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    Tripod refurbish procedures

    I found a Bogen 3036 tripod with a 3047 head that had been stored in a barn. It is dirty and all the movements are stiff. What are the recommended procedures to clean and lubricate it?

    Over the...
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    Re: Hello from Columbia Tennessee

    I second checking into MTSU Photography Dept. and their Baldwin Photographic Gallery. (https://baldwinphotogallery.com/) ( https://www.facebook.com/BaldwinPhotoGallery/) A hidden gem is their archive...
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    Dating your prints

    When you matt, sign and date yours prints, do you the date when the print was made or the date when the negative was made?
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    Re: Chemical storage question

    That is the type of question my kids ask when I set up the 4x5 with film when I have a nice DSLR on the shelf. Glass is what I have and it works. PET/PETE is another option.
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    Re: Chemical storage question

    A trick for glass bottles is to add glass marbles to bring the liquid to the top. This removes air. The marbles are reusable. Soda bottles with air squeezed out works. This was recommended by Bruce...
  7. Re: Calculating f-stop progression . . .how are the numbers derived?

    On a side note, the longer the lens focal length, the larger the glass surface area must be to give the same f/stop. The diameter of the aperture on a 360mm lens is considerably larger than on a 50...
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    Kodak Adjustable Safe Lamp

    I use a repurposed Kodak Adjustable Safe Lamp to flash and pre flash paper. The cord needs to be replaced. Any suggestions on how to remove the light socket from the lamp? The socket will rotate but...
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    Re: "More Finely Focused" is Available!

    Thanks Richard, Offering the CD's will continue Bruce's work in helping fellow photographers. I have both and still refer to them. Over the years, Bruce answer many of my “dumb” questions. His is...
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    Re: Beseler 45MXT turret repair

    Beseler's response to my question. I will wait longer................

    "The Charles Beseler Company is currently closed due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic."
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    Re: Beseler 45MXT turret repair

    I send them an email and waiting for an answer. Sometime this group provides answers and work around faster.
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    Beseler 45MXT turret repair

    The lens turret on my Beseler 45MXT wobbles. The center screw that holds the lens plate to the turret housing loosens when the lenses are rotated. The screw looks to be a replacement. What is the...
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    Re: Sensitometer For B&W Film?

    Phil Davis in his book "Beyond the Zone System" 4th Ed describes adapting a Pentax Spotmeter to use as a densitometer. It is a good read on film testing.
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    Re: How do you store / organize your negs?

    I file by subject matter, My LF work falls into basic areas and is mostly personal projects. Negatives rated as keepers are printed on 8x10 with printing notes, filed in sleeves with the negative (in...
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    Re: 3-D printing a Lens Cap help

    Or loosing it in the weeds.......................
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    Re: 3-D printing a Lens Cap help

    Finally printed the lens cap for my Schneider 360/6,8 lens. It is a good fit. Thanks for the file 198137
  17. Re: College level teaching opening - MTSU in middle Tennessee

    Sorry, I do not know the process. I would suggest you follow up with a phone call.
  18. Re: College level teaching opening - MTSU in middle Tennessee

    This is a replacement. Jackie Heigle is retiring to pursue your own work.

    I started taking classes part time and ended up with a BS. Still sit in on classes when I can.
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    Re: Guide to Film Notches

    Quick shots of notch codes from Morgan & Morgan Photo Lab Index, 27th Edition 1963


    197540197541197542
  20. College level teaching opening - MTSU in middle Tennessee

    Middle Tennessee State University has an opening in the Photography Department. Check https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/8771

    Posting Information
    Position Number 144240
    Requisition Number F468...
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    Re: 3-D printing a Lens Cap help

    Forgot about Spammer. Thanks
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    Re: 3-D printing a Lens Cap help

    Thanks, I will try printing this week.
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    Re: 3-D printing a Lens Cap help

    I am looking for a front cap for a Schneider Symmar-S 6.8/360 mm. The outside diameter of the front element is 125 mm. Filter size is 120mm. Y would think a slip on cap would need an inside...
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    3-D printing a Lens Cap help

    I have access to a MakerGear M2 3-D filament printer. I also need a lens cap for a Schneider Symmar-S 360/ 6.8 lens.

    What is the process involved? From the short demo I had, 3-D printing should...
  25. Re: John Layton Opens on July 5th in Rockland, Maine

    Thanks, Rockland is on the schedule.
  26. Re: John Layton Opens on July 5th in Rockland, Maine

    I won't be in Rockland until October. Any chance your work will still be up?
  27. Thread: ROLL CALL

    by Bill Kumpf
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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Almost daily.
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    Focusing Cloth r

    MTSU is offering a Large Format class this fall. In prepping the equipment it seems most of the focusing cloths has vanished. In an effort to save money for film, we would like to make some...
  29. Re: Need To Update Editing Software...Suggestions?

    John,

    I have been playing with Corel Paintshop 9X. So far it does more than I need. Has photo management, adjust and edit modes. Even layers. B&h has it for $86 on DVD.
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    Re: Happy New Year ! Jan 2019 portrait

    Thanks This is one of my favorite threads.
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    Re: January Portrait Thread

    Yes, Tri Tran did start an earlier thread. (And a much better image) It does not display on my unified view but is under Image Sharing.
    Please delete this thread.

    Sorry
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    January Portrait Thread

    I did not find a January thread so.....

    Zone VI 4x5, Ilford FP4+ in DDX 1:4
    Wollensak 15 inch f5.6 at 1/50 sec

    Available light

    DSLR copied print
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    Re: Opening in Rockland, Maine

    Thanks, John, for taking time to discuss your work and methods when you should have been unpacking and setting up for your show. Your work is amazing. Everyone should visit the gallery and enjoy the...
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    Re: Graphex stuck shutter question

    Photos are a good idea.

    It has both front and rear elements and mounted on a graphic board. Both look good. The camera has been stored too long.

    It is from a Speed Graphic FP that I may sell...
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    Re: Graphex stuck shutter question

    Thanks, I may give it a try.
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    Re: Graphex stuck shutter question

    Not good. I need to look for a replacement or have this one fix.


    Thanks for the answer.
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    Graphex stuck shutter question

    Recently I acquired a Graphex Optar lens in shutter. The shutter will not engage.

    What is the travel of the cocking lever to set the shutter? There is a plate that restricts the travel that...
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    Re: Darkroom Cleamup

    This should be in "Lets see your darkroom" thread. Move it if needed. Thanks
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    Darkroom Cleanup

    Every now then then you have stop and shovel out the unfinished projects. I documented the clean counter tops.
    When the kids moved out, an upstairs bath (7'x10') was converted to a darkroom Serves...
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    Re: Lighting question

    I was the only one in the family that was concern about the lighting. My grandkids are starting to graduate from High School and I want to do 4x5 portraits. I need the lighting right before I start...
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