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    Re: Color of Ansco/PF 130

    Don Cardwell insisted on the old APUG that the failure of glycin due to age and tanning was an internet myth. He said he used old, dark glycin and it worked as well as new.
  2. Re: The things I don't know... :) Help (Crazy lens movements; lens choices; bellows o

    I’ve never seen anyone do this, so I’ll be interested in seeing what you do. 8x10 is very cumbersome, so you’ll have to experiment with what movement you can accomplish. Would a ball head help, or...
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    Forgetting that there are always new mistakes to make.
  4. Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    If you’re lucky like me you can find a 12 1/2” Rapid Rectilinear triple convertible for $15.50.
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    Pretty sure it’s jimgalli.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    It looks like the curved windshield and big bumped front lid, so probably a Super Beetle about 71-73 or so. If thatís correct, the front bumper is either not original or has been modified.
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    Has anyone tried contacting the estate and seeing if the information is available?
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    I had to work a long time to figure out the rear swing works. You lock one side, I forget which, then adjust the other to get the effect you want. It works, but it’s so different I don’t care for it.
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    Re: 8x10 carry options

    Jogging baby stroller.
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    Re: Gas Burst Chemistry Oxidation Questions

    I was able to get a plenum from an old commercial nitrogen burst system. Itís made for a 3.5 gallon tank and works well with that. It is simply a rather rigid plastic tubing formed into a...
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    I use a properly placed dark slide.
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    Re: LED Safelight options?

    Adox makes a red led safelight in 230v. Mirko says they are looking into making it in 110v. They recommend it for working with their new Polywarmtone emulsion.
  13. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    As a musician I learned that practice is practice and performance is performance. In practice you set something to improve on and then work out ways to improve. Some of that is experimentation. ...
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    Re: Wehman 8x10 Front Rise

    I bought mine directly from Bruce in 2010. At that time, he offered both the regular model and the lightweight model with the holes. As I understand it, he got feedback from users throughout the...
  15. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Has anyone tried the Adox Supersafe Darkroom Light with X-Ray film?
  16. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    I was once in a Florida swamp, my 8x10 set up, waiting for the best light. I was photographing a fallen tree, so I was pretty much confined as far as escape routes. I heard a rustling in the...
  17. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    The trouble with some of these thread titles not specifying smaller format arises for those of us who navigate by clicking on new posts. That just shows the thread title, not which forum it’s in. ...
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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    With the square format, I’d guess Hasselblad rather than LF.
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    Re: Tools for cutting darkslides?

    I used the glass cutter/scriber attachment on my mat cutter.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I wish we could get Land Cruisers like that in the US.

    I looked at the basic Nissan those campers are based on. They are clearly made for driving on city streets and have only about six inches...
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    Re: Strange accessories.

    A few years ago J&C sold a particular welding tube for developing 8x10 negatives. They had tested and found it lightproof. I used mine a lot before switching to hangers. Pour the developer into...
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    Re: Are you shooting more than one format

    DSLR DX, DSLR FX, iPad, iPhone, 35mm, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 4x5, 4x10, 8x10
    If there is such a thing, I have too many cameras.
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    Re: Looking for feedback on images...

    For the most part, increasing development time makes the whites whiter. The blacks are determined by exposure. That’s a general rule - there are a lot of subtle variations.
  24. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I use a nitrogen burst system. When the nitrogen bursts, the movement of the developer is very vigorous- even violent.
  25. Re: Best material to 3D print lens boards etc

    This raises the question of what’s the best 3D printer for home use. I suppose it should take several types of materials.
  26. Re: Pyrocat HD part B adding dry chemistry to distilled water + part A

    I use Arm & Hammer Washing Soda from the grocery store. A poster on the old Azo Forum called the company and learned it is mono hydrate. I don’t think in this application it makes much difference...
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    7.5G assuming you’re using 1:1:100 dilution.
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    I can’t get through the Bessanova videos I’ve tried to watch because the audio is so terrible.

    Update: I see on her own videos, the audio is fine. It’s the interviews with her done by other...
  29. Re: looking for information on a Wollensak Velostigmat series VII lens

    Reviving a very old thread. In a box of junk I found a Wollensak Velostigmat 3 1/2" Focus Series VII f 3.5 No. 452XXX. It has a purplish sheen and a whiteish/yellowish paint dot above the word...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    I first started with LF in the mid-80s and joined the forum the first time in the late 90s. I’ve worked out most technical issues for my way of shooting, so most of my time here is spent looking at...
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    Re: Opinions on grafmatic

    The times I experienced jamming, I was holding the camera lens down. If I raised the camera to shooting position, the jam released. That could just be my grafmatics but worth a try.
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    Re: Secure selling?

    I see that my banks are promoting something called Zelle, which is a way of transferring money. If your bank uses it, it may be a good way. I need to look into it more.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I have been astounded at how easy it has been to camp a night or two in my RAV4. Put in a memory foam mattress, throw a tarp over the roof, and store the stuff unlikely to attract thieves on the...
  34. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I’ve minimized scratches using Pyrocat developers. I think any developer that tans and hardens the emulsion would do the same.
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    Re: Developing old films

    I’m trained in the arts, not science, so the mad scientist aspect of photography fascinates me.
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    Re: Developing old films

    If you haven’t found it, look this over about HC-110
    http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110/

    I used HC-110 for many years and was happy with it. I only changed because I wanted to use a...
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    Re: Developing old films

    I agree that 14-years old is not that old. D-23 and HC-110 are frequently recommended as low fog developers. If I were you, I’d try whatever normal developer you’re used to and give it 20% more...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    I decided to concentrate on American cameras a few years ago. That means a Wehman in 8x10 with a 12 1/2” B&L RR lens. When my knee acts up, it’s either a Graphic View II with a 190mm B&L Protar or...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    If the object you want to focus on is relatively close, you can put a flashlight next to it pointing back towards the camera and focus on that.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    With regard to all this, I find I keep myself fresh by changing my vision every few years. Sometimes I use small apertures and movements to get everything more or less in focus. At other times, I...
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