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  1. Thread: Effective Drypacks

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    Re: Effective Drypacks

    IMO, with those Pelican ones, you pay a lot for packaging and a brand name. Indicator Silica Gel is pretty much a commodity. If you don't have the enlarger "sealed" from the outside air, I don't...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    I still have a couple of lead foil containers. I don't know for sure that they will work with the machines. The main benefit if it does work, as I see it, is that it forces a hand inspection. ...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Keep in mind that you can send a package (address to yourself) to a US post office with instructions to "Hold for Pickup". Be aware that some POs will not hold them for too long before sending back...
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    Re: Gossen Luna Pro F....need help!

    It may very well be a defective meter if you correctly tested as outlined in post #4 and you got a significantly different result (say > 1 full stop) as you indicated. I'd do one more test before...
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    Re: Gossen Luna Pro F....need help!

    Are you comparing the Gossen in incident mode with the dslr metering in reflective mode?
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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    I use the Sekonic 208, use it often (mostly in incident mode), and like it. And I find it's handy to have small incident meter even when using MF and 35mm with built in meters.
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    Re: Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    I would suggest building a water distribution panel that will allow for future changes. The likelihood of getting it exactly right (for you) the first time is not great. Besides, things change. I...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Unfortunately, all you'll find out is whether that particular film, run through that particular scanner, at that particular time was safe or not.

    I don't know how these new scanners will effect...
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    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    A typical sediment or carbon-media filter will not reduce the hardness of water. RO might (I'm not sure) and a water softener will. There are cartridges for whole house water filters that claim to...
  10. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    I think the muscle tone on the back is a bit different (perhaps twisting her torso) but the overall pose is fine.
  11. Re: Where does one get custom ground glass from these days?

    How easy and how inexpensive.
  12. Re: Where does one get custom ground glass from these days?

    easy
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    Re: A refrigerator for storage

    FYI, there are devices used by homebrewers that allow you to use a freezer at refrigerator temps. Basically turns a freezer on and off with a separate thermostat.
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    Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    Look into Greyhound's shipping service. Also roadie.com (and there may be others). No experience with either.

    Longshot, but you could look at the "rideshare" section in the Minneapolis...
  15. Thread: Foam for lens case

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    Re: Foam for lens case

    If buying foam, go to a custom upholstery place. That foam is made to last years; though there are still different grades. Don't know about outgassing.

    The best hard case are those old Samsonite...
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    Re: Backpack for Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    Duluth Packs / Portage Packs like that Granite Gear are great for large, bulky loads over short distances. That Granite Gear one has a hip belt; an improvement over the tradition Duluth pack. It...
  17. Thread: Foam for lens case

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    Re: Foam for lens case

    Or, for the teetotaler, there are lens wraps. But I'd be leery of any of those fabrics in contact with the glass.
  18. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    I would also check the buses between NYC and Boston (Megabus is one example). Probably cheaper and more reliable. You don't want to fly out of La Guardia right now but, if flying into Boston and...
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    Re: Fire extinguisher recommendation

    First, the reason for the recall is: "The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can...
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    Re: Fire extinguisher recommendation

    Not all their plastic topped ones were included in the recall (but all the ones in the recall were the plastic topped ones). I had 2 that appeared identical but with different model numbers. One...
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    Re: A visit to an art fair

    Those bright, oversaturated, unnatural colors predominate at a lot of amateur photo competitions as well. And while I may choke on them (and even feel a sense of undeserved superiority), whose to...
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    Re: Availability of ABS pipe

    And go slowly through the pipe.

    ABS pipe was largely supplanted by PVC. Timeframe might vary by locale. But if you look for it in an area with older homes, you might have better luck. Also,...
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    Re: Recommendations: Add-on pouch for spotmeter?

    Chinese online shops like Banggood and Fasttech have bunches of different sized pouches for cheap. You do have to wait a long time for shipping.
  24. Thread: Changing bag

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    Re: Changing bag

    I would think an appropriately sized plastic crate would avoid this.
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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    Anxiously await the review!
  26. Re: What is the largest format camera that you have seen ever?

    Years ago I visited a photographer's studio. Basically a rectangular space. At one end, he had his darkroom. That darkroom also served as a big box camera with a lens board built into the wall...
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    Re: Tripod - Check Luggage?

    Actually, one of those hard cases for golf clubs might make a good case.
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    Re: Tripod - Check Luggage?

    PVC pipe comes in a solid or cellular wall versions. The cellular wall version is much lighter. If constructing a tripod case, I would use the rubber end caps for plumbing. But, based on a quick...
  29. Re: To use a UV-Haze Filter or not use a UV-Haze Filter, that is the question...

    No specific information. Just a caution that things may have changed since those tests were done.
  30. Re: To use a UV-Haze Filter or not use a UV-Haze Filter, that is the question...

    I would caution that the online article was written in 2009 and was reprinted from a 2007 article. With the penchant for some manufacturers to cheapen their products, I'd be careful about applying...
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    Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    It's an intriguing idea. But a couple of things concern me given that fact that you anticipate a move.

    First, a 40' container will be more difficult to site and to move. Even if it fits where...
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    Re: Developing film drunk

    Now if you had taken the photo from the end of that dock after a few beers, we'd be really impressed.
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    Re: My Grandfather's Woodshop

    Well done!

    These environmental portraits are always the most interesting - at least to me. And - for the family - tell the story of the subject best.
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    Re: CA Internet Sales Tax

    You can't draw conclusions about a specific tax rate without understanding the overall tax burden as well as the services provided. Those Brits may or may not be paying as much in income and...
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    Re: Update on Flutot's Camera Repair Turn around time

    I've only used your service once, but I know how valuable it is. Take care of your husband - and yourself - first. People will understand. And if they don't - the hell with them.
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    Re: What is the market for unique LF gear?

    I should have been clearer in my comment. By "low demand", I did not mean that they have no value, but rather it will be more difficult to find the person that does value them. Hence the need for...
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    Re: What is the market for unique LF gear?

    To paraphrase an earlier comment, if your items were in high demand they wouldn't be unique. So the more time you have to sell it and the more visibility to potential buyers you have, the more...
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    Re: Technika lensboard to Chinese copy comparison

    I'll treat this story as apocryphal. To my knowledge, the CES show has always been 3-4 days.; giving that Chinese company 1 to 2 days to create an almost identical copy. A bit much, even for the...
  39. Re: 3d printed 4x5 and 5x7 inserts for Paterson daylight tanks.

    Please share your methodology. I seem to get scratches only on the negatives I want to print.

    On a more serious note, I know there have been complaints about sheets becoming loose with the Mod54...
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    Re: KODAK EVERYDAY® ORIGINAL Legal?

    That wasn't my impression. I might be wrong, but it seems to me that "Kodak Everyday" is what they are calling their product. But that would seem to be such a flagrant violation it's unlikely.
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