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  1. Re: Where does one get custom ground glass from these days?

    I doubt that there would be a noticeable difference. Borosilicate is 1.5 Mohs harder than common glass, expands less, and doesn't heat treat well. So
    Little more grinding, possibly a bit more...
  2. Re: Where does one get custom ground glass from these days?

    Or one could buy-Borosilicate Materials by Schott
    Borofloat® glass is a clear and transparent colorless glass. Its excellent transmission and very weak flourescence intensities over the entire...
  3. Thread: ARRI Orbiter

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    Re: ARRI Orbiter

    Wow, thats some light!
  4. Re: Learning about environmental portraiture - which photographers should I study?

    True.
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    Re: LIFE: Six Women Photographers

    Thanks for sharing. Marvelous work.
  6. Re: Do you see with your eyes or with your brain?

    Perhaps it's reality that is the same, and its our individual perception of that reality that differs.
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Gargoyle | Definition of Gargoyle by Merriam-Webster

    gargoyle noun
    gar·​goyle | \ ˈgär-ˌgȯi(-ə)l \
    Definition of gargoyle
    1a : a spout in the form of a grotesque human or animal figure...
  8. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Once a day, every day. Well sometimes twice a day.
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    Re: bellows factor app

    5/3 of Americans don't understand fractions.


    Michael
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    Re: bellows factor app

    It is a very strong possibility that I was running on a case myself, I know that I was short on patience, agian.

    Michael
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    Re: bellows factor app

    I suspect that it all could be about individuals finding their own way. Other wise we could all think alike, and work alike and produce the same output. But fortunately, we all have different...
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    Re: bellows factor app

    dave4242,
    I'll toss my two cents in. Find a method that you are comfortable with perhaps one or two that have been suggested. Use them find which you prefer and make your photography because in...
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    Re: Desk installation has begun

    It sounds like, photography. Ability, knowledge, experience and tools. Good, fast or cheep you can have only two.
  14. Re: Just bought the first component for eliminating dust on scanned negatives

    There are so many things the can be said about a ESD bunny suit but none of them are nice. I feel that I have spent half my life in them, perhaps 1/3.

    Michael
  15. Re: Just bought the first component for eliminating dust on scanned negatives

    That is a wager that I won't fall for.

    He has gone farther with particle mitigation than I have. It is good to see the boundaries pushed out by him. Steve has made a big commitment in time and...
  16. Re: Just bought the first component for eliminating dust on scanned negatives

    Are you considering on using an ESD clean room smock and hair and face net/mask?

    Michael
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    1+
  18. Re: Just bought the first component for eliminating dust on scanned negatives

    With ESD fans you will generally have acceptable performance out to three feet from the fan to the surfaces that you are looking to control. There are field meters available to confirm that you are...
  19. Re: How to adhere a LF film positive to paper or polyester support?

    From the early 70's on there are unanswered questions with the use of spray adhesives and chromosome, liver, and respiratory damage. The research parallels both lead poisoning with both consumers...
  20. Re: Just bought the first component for eliminating dust on scanned negatives

    I use a few of the providers of industrial supplies. Uline, Van Water and Rogers and surprisingly Amazon and others always chasing performance and price. The difficult part is keeping perspective...
  21. Re: Just bought the first component for eliminating dust on scanned negatives

    I use a bench top anti ESD fan. I turn it on 5 minutes before I begin to work blowing on my film holders. Then I'll vacuum the bench and all adjacent surfaces. I'll let holders sit for another...
  22. Re: Justin Lowery, the best landscape photographer of the current times?

    Laminarian,

    I’m surprised we share a small bit of commonality. I’m third generation Italian. I suspect that is all we share.

    From when I could understand, I was told that I should be proud of...
  23. Thread: SOS light leak

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    Re: SOS light leak

    The odds of being hit by a gamma ray, or neutrino are literally astronomical. Possible but unlikely. Unless you are in a nuclear weapons plant or a nuclear reactor. And still need to be near a...
  24. Re: Justin Lowery, the best landscape photographer of the current times?

    So tossing an ethnic slur is your way to see if any of actually reading your drivel?
    Finally I hear a guy say, "Hey, what it is- what IS IT you see???? Watcha looking at??!!" In his very best...
  25. Re: What is the screw size for the Lee Filters holder?

    I'll keep looking. Although it is possible to create any thread form you desire the cost for tooling is not cost effective. They are charging close to nothing for replacement screws. Less than a...
  26. Re: What is the screw size for the Lee Filters holder?

    What is the reference that you are using? What is the major diameter and the threats per inch. The major will run a few thousandth under nominal. Let me know I'll see if I can identify your...
  27. Re: What is the screw size for the Lee Filters holder?

    Measure the threads diameter with a micrometer or a very good caliper then count the number of threads per inch. With that information you will be able to look up the screw/fastener size using the...
  28. Re: What Artist, if Only One Could be on Your Walls

    Stleglitz.

    The prints that I would have on my wall would be. The photograph of Georgia O'Keefe's hand with the silver bracelet on the V8 Ford spare tire. Because of the style. The second would...
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    Re: I'd like to see them make . . .

    I would like to have adjustable leg heights for uneven surfaces. This sounds like a venture opportunity for an enterprising individual. . .

    Michael
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    Re: Huion light box experiences?

    My wife was took mercy on me with my transparency sorting at the kitchen table. She gave me an Artograph 930 LX LightPad Light Box, 9 X 12 inch size for Christmas. It's great. I use it with both...
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    Re: Shelf live Fixer stock

    Check with ULINE they have brown/amber wide mouth and conventional mouth bottles at a competitive price.

    Michael
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    Re: Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    I feel much better after I block them.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I became trans fixed on the steering gear while looking at the Ferio powerplant.

    Michael
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    Re: Liquid electrical tape for bellows repair

    I have had good results with urethane poron foam. It remains flexible through the range of temperatures that we work with. It can be found with pressure sensitive adhesive and in a multitude of...
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    Re: Anyone hear of a new Ilford paper possibility?

    Yup.
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    Re: Shooing dust- compressor for the new darkroom?

    I'm using an ionizing blower of cut static that I found on the auction site for $50. Mine is a Simco. I use it when I load 4x5 film holders, bulk load 35mm and cleaning holders, cameras, and...
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    Re: mixing my own developer supplies

    I use these, $4.00 per 100. Cheap and disposable.

    Eagle Thermoplastics D43-100 aluminum dishes: crinkle w/tabs 1.0g, 43 mm i.d. (pn: d43-100) 100 per pack

    Michael
  38. Re: Tools: Cheap and disposable vs. the best you can find/afford?

    I was a toolmaker in aerospace for forty years. What I had in my toolbox were a assortment of grades. There were common grade tools that I replaced a few times during my career. There were common...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Wonderful tone and texture. Perfect.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I see Starry Night. Wonderful texture.
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