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    Re: Methods For Hardening Film Emulsion?

    I’ve used the various Pyrocats with x-ray film and reduced scratches.
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    Re: UV bulb in enlarger?

    The photographer’s exposure to the light is an important consideration. I set a timer for all of my UV work and leave the darkroom during the exposure.
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    Re: UV bulb in enlarger?

    I tried it once with a CFL bulb in my Beseler 45MX enlarger. I only exposed for an hour and got a bit of an image on albumen. It does seem it would work with time.
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    Re: Ansco 130 - 1:1 or 1:2?

    I also found I could make small contrast changes with 130 by varying the amount of time agitating.
  5. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Now I’m using tanks and nitrogen burst, but previously tanks and raising and lowering the hangers.
  6. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I’ve tamed contrast by reducing agitation.
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    Re: BTZS user question

    Ha. What’s your axe? I’m a low brass player.
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    Re: BTZS user question

    This iPad and auto correct. Of course I actually typed Doremus.
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    Re: BTZS user question

    I do use BTZS with Pyrocat and what adore us says works for me.
  10. Re: Epson V850 work-around for scanning 5x7 negatives.

    12-15 years ago a user here came up with the solution. Buy two sheets of anti-glare picture frame glass cut to the scanner glass size. Put down the Edson 8x10 mask and put one glass on top, etched...
  11. Re: Adobe is going to only sell subscription based Photoshop

    I use C1 with both a Nikon D300s and a D750. Peter is correct that C1 and Photoshop are not interchangeable. It depends on what you need.
    I believe Corel offers a Linux version of PaintShop pro.
  12. Re: Adobe is going to only sell subscription based Photoshop

    I switched to Capture One and haven’t looked back. They have both a purchase and subscription model.
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    Re: Photography log/database setup

    Now, that’s an idea.
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    Re: Photography log/database setup

    I tried Palm Pilots, phones and my current iPad in the field. I was never satisfied with any of them. I reverted to making paper forms for the field. I use Capture One for editing and cataloging and...
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    Re: post your trees!

    The dew on the kudzu - I don’t think I’ve ever seen that line before. I’m stealing it. Great image.
  16. Re: Tips/Ideas For Hand Making Lens Caps For Vintage LF Lenses?

    I’ve found PVC pipe caps that fit a couple of my lenses by lining the inside with self-sticking felt.
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    Re: Wehman lens boards

    Interesting. Mine are some kind of composite like a phenolic.
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    Wehman lens boards

    I was contacted through photrio and asked about where to get Wehman lens boards. So far as I know, they are no longer made. But it looks as though making new ones would be easy enough. Does anyone...
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    Re: Greetings from Paris-France

    Welcome, post often.
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    Re: how to store exposed 4x5 sheet film

    I always take empty film boxes and mark them as to development. I put the exposed sheets into the appropriate box - for instance a negative for normal development goes into the “N” or SBR7 box.
  21. Re: Best way to repair small light leak in bellows?

    I’ve successfully used the liquid electrical tape, too.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Lovers Oak is a bit of a disappointment to me. It’s in an old neighborhood, so there are always houses in the background. Also two hurricanes, two tropical storms and an ice storm in 19-months broke...
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    Re: Basic Landscape Composition Formulas..

    Years ago I studied several books of Atget photographs. One thing I took away that I could apply to my own photographs was that he always had differing and interesting corners. He seemed to pick an...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Some ligatures have the screws on top, others on the bottom.
  25. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    I use a grease pencil/china marker to write the film type on the dark slide itself. It wipes off with one of those Mr. Clean dry sponge doohickeys.
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    Re: EBay Sales Tax????

    The Supreme Court decided a couple of years ago that sales tax is charged based on the buyer’s location, not the seller’s. That works for big sellers like Amazon, but not well at all for small...
  27. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Another reason to keep them in, particularly if you have an assortment of old ones as I do, is that the slides are not uniform. They generally fit better in some holders than others. And in 4x5, the...
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    Re: Semi Stand and EMA Development Question

    I’ve used the EMA method for at least a dozen years. I’ve found that vigorous agitation is the key to avoid streaking. When I used tubes, I premeasured the chemicals and kept them in measuring cups...
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    Re: "Field" 4x5 Graflex Graphic Mod

    I’ll second a good wash. I recently took apart the glass on my Super Speed Graphic, washed with dish soap, and after drying, sprayed with the anti-static spray I use on my scanner glass. The...
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    I found that it was the stop bath that affected me. I’d suggest a session using plain water as stop. At worst, you’ll eliminate that as a cause. If the stop is the problem, you could replace it with...
  31. Re: I'm new to LF photography. Which of my 7 LF lenses are worth keeping/worth sellin

    Unless you’re desperate for money, I wouldn’t sell any of them now. I’d suggest picking one of the lenses in the 135 to 210 range (all near “normal” focal length) and shoot with it for at least six...
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    Re: continuing pyrocat problem

    I computed the amount of carbonate needed in the working developer for each of my tank sizes. I add the correct amount of dry carbonate to the mix water, stir throughly, then pour in part A. There’s...
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    Re: LED Safelight options?

    I use the superbright bulbs in red for X-ray film and amber for paper. No problems.
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    Re: post your trees!

    I’ve had cameras fall off with those hex plates and seen other photographers have the same problem - a couple with serious camera damage. I’ve gone back to the simple tripod screw for 8x10 and Really...
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    Re: Contact Printing Using the Sun?

    I tried printing salt prints with sunlight in Florida. I found open shade to be best, giving more shadow detail and more consistent exposure times. But I went back to my UV light source. It was...
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    Re: Apple Watch Warning

    The same with a Fitbit. I fogged a sheet of film with mine.
    For a timer, I use an Everlast - yes the boxing equipment company. It can be set to use two different length timers and it has a good,...
  37. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I’d be interested if they can ship to the US.
  38. Thread: Rotatrim

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    Re: Rotatrim

    My rotatrim has stops. It takes a bit of time to adjust them - I use a fixed out sheet of 4x5 film to get it right. Because the X-ray film has rounded corners, check carefully to be sure the sheet is...
  39. Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    Peter, you should look into Adobe’s student program if they still have it. When the company sold its products, I saved a lot of money by qualifying as a student.
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    Re: $39 Cold Light Head for 8X10

    Is this it?
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-1-ft-x-1-ft-10-Watt-Dimmable-White-Integrated-LED-Edge-Lit-Flat-Panel-Ceiling-Flushmount-with-Color-Changing-CCT-FP1X1-4WY-WH-HD/304258319...
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