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  1. Re: Simple Q for LF newby: Lens shade (trad 35mm type) vs. Compendium Lens Hood

    +1 I use the Ebony shade clip with the screen protector too.

    Mike
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    Re: Hello from Houston

    It may be something to do with being the originators of the language.......i don't know for sure :cool:

    Next you'll be questioning my use of 5x4 ;)

    Mike
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    Re: Hello from Houston

    Welcome from the Highlands of Scotland!

    120 to 10x8....that's quite a leap :-)

    Mike
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    Eric, I'm using the 2500 series tanks with 2509n reels, so up to 6 sheets of 5x4 film, though i never put more than 4 sheets in at a time. I do use the same tanks with the 120 reels occasionally and...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    I can't speak for the CPP3, but on my CPA2 the rotation speed is governed by the rotary control and the reversing is triggered by the crow's foot. So you get a full two and a quarter rotations before...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    I would agree with the collective above.......it sounds as if your developer has oxidised.

    I had similar problems with Pyro HD and resolved it by using a 2+2+100 (1+1+50) dilution in my 2500...
  7. Thread: Dark Cloth 4x5

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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Sadly i i don't have a 10x8 camera, but as the collar is elasticated with cords, i'd be confident it'll fit a 10x8 easily.

    Mike
  8. Thread: Dark Cloth 4x5

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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Sorry i'm late to the party......but i use (and have used for nearly 12 years) one of these.

    It's compact, showerproof and very adaptable. It was designed by a couple of the UK's foremost...
  9. Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    I'm in the fortunate position to own both a Linhof Master Technika 2000 and an Ebony SV45TE.

    The Linhof has it for the engineering and precision, but the Ebony is a VERY flexible (in the right...
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    Re: Visit London and its Vicinity

    It might be worth reaching out to the UK LF Forum?

    Mike
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    Re: 4x5 Exposed Film Archiving

    "my cat Percy urinated on the print file sheets"....everyone's a critic eh? :)

    I use a similar format as the guys above, but use glassine sheets instead, four 5x4's to a page.

    Each page is...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Like darr, i tend to use an Ebony lens shade clip:
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    Mike
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    Re: Benro Pan Tilt Head - Real?

    It looks very similar as the Manfrotto (Bogen) 410 Geared head.....looks to be a similar price too (at least in the UK)

    I'm sure many of us could vouch for the 410.

    Mike
  14. Re: Manfrotto 400 Geared Head Quick Release Plate dimensions

    Ah, ok, now i see what you're looking for.

    I was confused because my 405 and 410 geared heads use RC4 plates.

    Sorry, i can't help you with that head.

    Mike
  15. Re: Manfrotto 400 Geared Head Quick Release Plate dimensions

    Are you talking about the RC4 adapter plates?

    I use several on my cameras, but they are rectangular on 3 sides, and arched on the 4th......a bit like an arched doorway.

    What dimensions are you...
  16. Re: I'm looking for a "thing", something to hold my lenses with Technica boards

    I should have added that the cases i linked to actually have the grooves at the right distance for Technika panels, so my setup has two lenses per case, held in place by the lens panel in the grooves...
  17. Re: I'm looking for a "thing", something to hold my lenses with Technica boards

    Check fishing equipment suppliers for reel cases.

    I have a couple that have grooves inside and several dividers so that they can be configured to suit different lenses.
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    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Maybe kettle descaler sachets would be better (it may be a stronger acid, unless you have glacial acetic?).

    Mike
  19. Re: Pre-soak for manual 4x5 B&W development in a Jobo tank?

    I use a pre-soak when rotary processing 4 sheets in a Jobo 2500 tank, not to aid the absorption of the developer, but to bring the film and tank interior up to temp since my darkroom is outside and...
  20. Thread: Technical Pan

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    Re: Technical Pan

    If you end up keeping the 5x4 TP, then by the time your finished testing the sensitivity (remember it's 30+ years old) and finding the right developer for your tastes, your box of 50 sheets will be...
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    Re: Bitten by the LF Bug!

    Welcome to the forum and to the world of large format photography!

    Mike
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    Re: How do you store / organize your negs?

    Mine go into glassine sheets (four 5x4's per page, one 120/35mm roll per sheet) and then into stackable storage drawers.

    Mike
  23. Re: How to do tray processing - both regular and stand?

    I guess the obvious answer is to refer you to Ansel Adams "The Negative" for great instructions on how to process film in trays.

    If you're intent on doing 10x8 sheet film individually, then you...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Nice tribute Austin!

    Mike
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    Re: Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    It's the lack of opposable thumbs that does it.

    Still, that's no excuse to criticise his abilities ;)

    Mike
  26. Re: transporting a Sinar Standard/Norma 4x5 in the field

    Does that mean the second Mastodon (called Sinar?) is wandering around with only one tusk? :cool:

    Mike
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    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    What about soaking the valves in a sachet of kettle descaler?

    Mike
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    Re: Greetings from the Isle of Mull

    Welcome from a bit further up the coast!!

    Mike
  29. Re: Bellows Replacement for Linhof Technikardan?

    Another vote for Custom Bellows.

    They replaced my TK45 bellows around 7 years ago after i supplied the frames to them.

    Even with the constant folding/unfolding of the camera, the bellows are...
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    Re: I'd like to see them make . . . .

    Complete with an anti-gravity compartment....of course :)

    Mike
  31. Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    I leave my Linhof "Select" 150mm Symmar in my MT2000

    Mike
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    RH Process timer here......has red LED's, but they're well out of the way and bleep regularly at 30 seconds and minute intervals.

    Mike
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    Well done Jim, just goes to show a bit of perseverance goes a long way!

    Mike
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    You can disconnect the motor and check the heater element raises the water temp. Pull the green and black spade terminals from the main board.

    You can also isolate the heating element (but more...
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    I doubt it is any of the switches TBH. Looking at the CPP2, the switches are: main power on/off, pump on/off, speed control with on/off. If any of the switches had shorted, then the controlled item...
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    Anyone use rainwater in the darkroom?

    Looking at the rain running down the windows made me wonder if anyone uses collected and filtered rainwater in their film/print processing?

    The domestic tap water is pretty good here (though...
  37. Re: 4x5 Arca Swiss F-Metric - loose horizontal shift adjustment knob

    It might be worth applying some thread locking compound to stop the grub screw loosening again?

    Mike
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    Ah, ok Jim, i read your post wrong.

    As Duolab says, the speed knob is just a dimmer, allowing more or less current to the motor to change it's speed, though it also has a switch so that the motor...
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    H Jim, So if the unit behaved with the motor disconnected then blew a fuse when you reconnected the motor, then to me, that points to the motor causing a short.

    If you can get the motor out and...
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    Thanks Jim.

    FYI, it's a 24 volt DC motor with a worm gear driving a single large reduction gear for the output shaft.

    It "looks" like a windscreen wiper motor. If push comes to shove, i'll try...
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