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  1. Thread: how old are we?

    by gleaf
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    Re: how old are we?

    Updating myself... age now 72, retired in 2014.. building darkroom, one step at a time.
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    Re: Looking at getting a Speed Graphic

    Very happy with my 1952 Crown Graphic. Yes it is heavier than some.. but my wife thought my Nikon F-tn was a beast. I like negative space... or is that area?
  3. Thread: how old are we?

    by gleaf
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    Re: how old are we?

    Crossed into the 70 zone last month. Mom turned 100 last month.. I may finish a lot of projects... if I can remember where I put all the parts I bought while I was working.
  4. Re: MADNESS IN FRANCE! Express Mail parcel held for almost 3 weeks in customs....

    My favorite bit of 8mm home movie film was the neighbors shots of the longshoremen in a certain European port jumping on packages to get them to fit the corners of the hold..... Surely the...
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    Mounain View Arkansas Area

    Advice on what might be off the bump and bustle tourist centric places to shoot LF in the Mountain View area.

    Sketch is to enjoy a couple of days dabbling around mid week mid to late August.
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  6. Re: The Madness of the Condenser Lenses above the Negatives on Durst l1200

    +1, curves always face each other.
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    Re: Kodak Static Eliminator - anybody?

    In precision lab grade dust control (particles) where we did not need clean room ratings we used laminar flow benches feeding HEPA filtered air from back to front toward the technician. The filtered...
  8. Re: Some Interesting Intellectual Property on Film Holders

    ANSI will sell you the specifications for all standard double side ridge lock film holders for $25 downloadable pdf.... Before it was ANSI IT3.108 it was way back a mil spec dating to WW 2 era. It...
  9. Thread: Hello from Spain

    by gleaf
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    Re: Hello from Spain

    Welcome aboard.
  10. Thread: New Moderator

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    Re: New Moderator

    Once belonged to a scuba diving club with low tolerance for back and forth at meetings. The discussion prolongers were immediately appointed to a committee to research and report back next meeting...
  11. Re: Woot! I just found N2 Burst development tanks and bought them!

    You can air anything but the developer, N2 makes up about 80% of normal air. Oxidizing the Developer is early death of capacity.
    Clean oil free air.. not inexpensive to have it once you add the...
  12. Thread: Stuck in Fresno

    by gleaf
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    Re: Stuck in Fresno

    Perhaps we need to mount Photographic Rescue Expeditions to our compatriots.
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    Re: First trip to Yellwostone

    July camping north of Mammoth Hot Springs... Frost on the tent at sunrise. pack warm.
  14. Thread: Hello from Malta

    by gleaf
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    Re: Hello from Malta

    Welcome to the group. Enjoy the road of discovery.
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    Re: Water Chiller Help

    Not sure what is practice in The Great South West. Indiana/Kentucky grade indoor food operation etc, the beverage cooler has a removable top and is filled with ice. ice feeds the ice dispenser as...
  16. Re: Foam for film holder cases? Looking for a product.

    Check with the online folks at Foam Factory http://www.thefoamfactory.com/
    Check out either open cell or closed cell I use the "Polyethylene Roll" closed cell.
    Buy by the foot from a 50 inch...
  17. Re: Anyone Tried Wallpaper Troughs for Large Prints?

    Combination of poor surface prep, lacking sufficient tooth. Deep very thin seam, likely not cured beyond the surface. RTV version had a moisture cure mode, overnight likely insufficient cure. ...
  18. Re: Anyone Tried Wallpaper Troughs for Large Prints?

    Once upon a time I made the mistake of using RTV to seal the ends into some home made troughs.
    Sudden release of the ends mid process was quite a surprise... ahh echoes of Dumb Guy Dumb Guy.....
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    Re: newbie to LF from Scotland

    Welcome and hello.
  20. Re: Combining 4x5 and 6x17 in one camera, wide angle is important

    I believe you have planted a deadly seed. Strikes me this morning after a sleep cycle that the 6 cm frames for my Epson scanner are right sized for 3 6 x 6 frames ergo what am I waiting for.
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    Re: got a 8x10 Century studio camera

    I have a C-1 with Packard behind a 6x6 board. Snug but fits. My century universal is air driven Packard on a 6 inch board as well.
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    Re: I Got an Offer I Could Refuse

    The ledger of benefit to you is yours not theirs. Wonders of free advertising if I can use it for free... well I need to reshoot that.. Let me borrow your car, credit card for lodging meals and...
  23. Re: Combining 4x5 and 6x17 in one camera, wide angle is important

    What about a 5x7 back on a Calumet C-1..... Draw pencil lines on the ground glass and shoot inside your 'masking' lines. C-1's are not too expensive.
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    Re: The crutch of anonymity on this forum

    Why do I so love the cartoon....127147
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    Re: advice for film holders

    The standardization came later. You are right to take care about old cameras and holders.
  26. Thread: Comet Lovejoy

    by gleaf
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    Re: Comet Lovejoy

    Oh for some clear sky....
  27. Thread: Hi from Spain

    by gleaf
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    Re: Hi from Spain

    The inhabitants are friendly and full of sound advise. Glad to have you aboard.
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    Re: Who stocks Adox Ortho 25 in 8x10?

    Check the mfr's web page. I think they have links to dealers. Last rolls of 120 I bought came from Switzerland.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Camera

    It isn't a Century Universal as the construction is much more robust. Some other hardware and structural differences as well. My Century is about 70 - 75 years young.
    Yours looks robust enough to...
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    Re: Silent cross country walking trip with a 4x5

    Many blessings come in the knowledge of those who inhabit this corner of web space.

    My brain was stuck in tank line, chemistry volume, and replenishment mode. Had not processed the time factor.
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    Re: Silent cross country walking trip with a 4x5

    Thank you for the links. 2000 sheets of 4 x 5 so far. That will take a fair amount of chemistry. Anyone else thinking of kicking in some help on the chemistry side?
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    Re: why are there no "modern" super fast LF lenses?

    Once the world supply of digi era babies arrived in the management work force began the trend of digital images as acceptable. Who needed real negative truth you could gather information from the...
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    Re: Seeking info on 8x10 cameras

    What sort of lens are you contemplating? If you are thinking "Big Glass" then weight on the front standard is an issue with old light construction as Century universals. If you go more modern metal...
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    Re: Forest Service: New Regulation/Fines?

    For those who want to put up with RESTRICTIONS & PERMITS & INSPECTION of your all both going in and coming out.....
    There is not too far from the Los Angeles basin an exquisite natural and protected...
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    Re: Forest Service: New Regulation/Fines?

    Simplified news release on what's really happening...
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5355613.pdf
  36. Re: New Member from New Mexico, but not new to Large Format

    I can lend you a C-1 in a back pack load.... Not particularly a weigh advantage over the Sinar..
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    Re: Forest Service: New Regulation/Fines?

    + several.. Commercial use is fairly specific and intense in a location. When we plan trail runs in Federal protected lands there is normally a limit on participant count due to the effect of...
  38. Re: Ernemon (1922-1923 era) Film/plate holders Standards Document

    Ernemonn Heag II Ser. II
    Serial Number is 1124634

    It is a 6 x 9 as the aperture of the rear bellows frame is 6.6 x 9.5 cm full width x full height.

    I will start on your reference, thank you
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    Re: How to clean the plate on seal press

    penetration oil. WD 40 will drive water out, later it will become sticky.
  40. Ernemon (1922-1923 era) Film/plate holders Standards Document

    The graphlock backs have a standards document dating to its adoption as a mil spec.
    My time in Germany taught me even manhole covers had a DIN standardization number cast into them.

    Does anyone...
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