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    Re: Removing film from Jobo Expert Drum 3005

    I load my Expert drums dry, and unload after filling with water. never a scratch, even with double sided X-Ray film.
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    I'm still wondering.
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    Re: Multiple Test Zones on one Sheet

    I did similar and still have the dark slides. It only takes 3 old dark slides to make 6 exposures on a single sheet. each exposure is made to register Zone I at exposures varying by 1/3 stop. one is...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    I have a fluo box which I built years ago, and a NuArc. with the slower processes like cyanotype and salt I prefer the sun. I have a UV meter which cost me 1/2 as much as materials to build the fluo...
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    Re: Around the house?

    NIce, and there are at least 20 nice macro images in this one.
  6. Re: F stop not as indicated? - advice on f6-384 Rapid Aplanat No.3 Ser.D.F.8 needed

    I agree this appears to be an adaptation of the old US system. One wonders why they messed with it even more.
  7. Re: Please post your Manuals & Resources on Building your own Large Format Camera

    Jim,
    Another beauty. I am intrigued by the mirrored level. Are the available,or did you just luck into it somewhere.
    Jim Noel
  8. Re: Need help with the first complex lens board I've ever seen

    I would put drop of Acetone on the rear of each of the visible screws or bolts. Then I would drill them out.
    I agree with other posts that this is obviously a poor effort to mount a lens to a...
  9. Re: Mounting a Metal Retaining Ring onto a Metal Lensboard

    Ihave 6 or 7 Technika boards which have been tapped in this manner. A nut can be applied on the rear of the board if one feels insecure.
  10. Re: Tips/Ideas For Hand Making Lens Caps For Vintage LF Lenses?

    No drill press needed. Dremel now makes a circle cutter which works for plastic, wood, metal and other materials. If you have a Dremel,the setup will cost you less than$20 including cutters for...
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    Re: Ilford multigrade contrast differences?

    IIRC the emulsions for the RC Pearl, and the fibre matte are two different animals. My experience with them was a longer, more pliant scale with fibre, and a shorter,more contrasty scale for RC. I...
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    Re: Platinum Prints

    At the time Weston and Stieglitz were working,the world in general was in a dark mood. This was reflected in the art of the day, not just photographic, but painting and prints.
  13. Re: Where does one get custom ground glass from these days?

    Yes,make your own. The easiest method is to make2 at a time. Stone polishing grit comes in a variety of sizes. get a medium grit, sprinkle a little on one piece of glass. add a few drops of water....
  14. Thread: Mushrooms

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    Re: Mushrooms

    Yes, you probably will need to get close. I don't know the length of your bellows, so use the 150 which will allow plenty of bellows extension.
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I use a magnetic stirrer with a heating element. This way the solution in question heats evenly with no hot spots. I Made my first one, but the others have been bought for less than $100. My...
  16. Re: How to Develop Characteristic Curves in Large Format...Cheaply

    Although not the system I use, Doremus idea is a very good one,and practical.
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    Re: Mystery Georz lens?

    The identifying info is around the flat part of the rim of the front element.
  18. Re: Darkroom Printing: CAST, a powerful method for advanced curve control

    I'll run with you!
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    Re: Mystery Georz lens?

    Itis not a WA Dagor. The 75mm WA Dgo is well identified on it.
  20. Re: Mounting a Metal Retaining Ring onto a Metal Lensboard

    Drill and tap the hole.
  21. Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    Carestream EB/RA x-ray film is fully orthochromatic, single sided and has a notch code. My EI for it is 100. about $1 per sheet delivered.
  22. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    And as fine art photographers today, we should thank him for his concern and desire to restore the presentation to a state worthy of the photographer.
  23. Re: Lightest & Most Compact Tripod for Wista 45SP that is Also Reasonably Priced?

    I found you one....
  24. Re: Lightest & Most Compact Tripod for Wista 45SP that is Also Reasonably Priced?

    Look for a "Tiltall" originally manufactured by E.Leitz in the late 40's and still being made,often under other names. New approximately $100. Used about the same price. 50 years from now you can...
  25. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    This is the most practical suggestion which has been made. The warping is definitely caused by moisture absorption. It was absorbed over a long period of time,and should be driven out in a like...
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    Re: Wehman lens boards

    Mine are aluminum.
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    repair a Studio Shutter

    Does anyone have information re: repair of a Studio Shutter which has gradually quit working? The leaves don't even close with the Open/Closed lever.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Unsharp Masks - When Not Worth the Effort

    If I have a need for masking today I would use X-ray film. In Particular Carestream EB/RA. It is available only in 8x10 but is the easiest for most people to use because not only is it true...
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    Re: My new old Ektar lens

    I wish I had them. I always on the lookout for Ilex shutters. They were built like tanks by an alarm clock maker.
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    Re: Quick question regarding light seal

    I'm with Bob - A sharp blade. I don't like volatile chemicals around lenses.
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    Re: My 90mm Angulon arrived

    I have had several of these shutters,and currently have 3. Forget the lighter fluid. Send it to a shutter repair facility and get a tood CLA, then it should last your lifetime;
  32. Re: Cannot unmount front element from Sinar CMV Mount

    Have you tried a radiator hose clamp?
  33. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I dp as Leszek suggests because it is easier to cut into 3rds, (+2")than 1.5mm off the long edge.
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    Re: Wollensak Versar Portrait & View lens

    To pick up on this old thread,I am not mixing up the Versar (not Vesar) and the Veritar. I have both plus a Verito.
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    ANd they are beautiful!
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    Re: One Tripod to Rule Them All?

    i thought everyone had at least three, all wood of course.
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    Re: Horseman lens boards for Sinar Norma

    Definitely YES!
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I am not one of those because of poor results with their products on at least 2 occasions . There are at least 2 more reliable sources, one in the West, and one in the East.
  39. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    if you reflect the light source off the recording side of a DVD or CD the full spectrum of the source will be visible. Anything more than a bare minimal band of red indicates the available light is...
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    Re: Preview lever stuck?

    Two nails in a board, separated by the correct distance will act as a very good wrench with which to remove the retaining ring.
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