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    Re: post your trees!

    Its a picture of Sasquatch- he's hiding right there behind those bushes.
  2. Re: Can anyone recommend any backpacks/suitcases to transport my LF camera/lenses/gea

    When I did my comparison I took note of some differences between the F64 and the Atlas packs. Both are good but you may want to consider:
    The F64 is always full size even if you do not fill it. ...
  3. Re: Can anyone recommend any backpacks/suitcases to transport my LF camera/lenses/gea

    Atlas backpacks and others discussed here. https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?152509-Atlas-BackPacks-for-4x5. - can be found here:...
  4. Re: different lenses for sinar viewer 5x4 vs 10x8

    I have never seen an 8x10 reflex viewer. The 4x5 one I have is a mirror at an angle and a magnifier to look through. So You could hold a mirror and wear magnifying eye glasses to do much the same...
  5. Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    Try thin dense hobby foam in between. It needs something to grip. If you need thinner try, a couple of strips of electrical tape or gaffers tape.
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    Re: Kodak Photo Guide Question...

    I keep this in my pack - Paper disc and you measure the size of the target on the ground glass using the supplied ruler. Works very well for the few times I have needed it.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Love these images. If you are getting too much contrast with the replenished Pyrocat, make the second pass a bit more dilute. If doing EMA dilutions adjust your time downward a minute or two. I'm...
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500H Fan Issue

    Search Ebay for Apogeebee or Ilford Multigrade 500H for someone who does repair work on these. I had the same problem on mine until I gave the entire system a good vacuuming and cleaned all the...
  9. Re: Mounting 4x5 film on 8x10 drum ( Kodak LVT 1010 )

    Can you cut a 4x5 window in an 8x10 clear plastic sheet of similar thickness and use tape to tip it in? Or use a piece of 8x10 film. | [ ] |
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    Re: post your trees!

    Nice images and I didn't get the textual reference until I googled it. I like this phrase and need to apply it more: Kenosis – Bloom defines this as a "breaking device similar to the defence...
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    Re: Apps for Large Format

    Timely revival of this thread. I have been teaching myself Python and Swift to expand my skills. The first thing I built was an exposure calculator for guessing exposure without a meter. Then I...
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    Re: Storing Ansco 130

    I have been lazy with mine. Stock mix has been stored in an arizona green tea 1 gallon plastic container for just over a year in my garage, currently about 1/3rd full. It darkened a little but is...
  13. Re: Anyone using Robus tripod 5570 for 4x5 ...opinions?

    gphoto120 - what did you end up with? FLM seems to be sold out everywhere. I assume the pandemic has slowed their production and shipping.
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    Re: Website structure views?

    For just a portfolio type site Learn some basic HTML and Bootstrap Javascript or go with a site template/builder though a hosting company like Wix . But if you like writing, or want a plug and play...
  15. Re: SP445 film holder marks on negatives ( how to do this intentionally )

    soak your sp445 film holder in photoflo for 5 mins and just give them a rinse and dry. The photoflo leaves a residue under the tabs that resists the developer thus leaving the imprint of the tabs. ...
  16. Re: Many paper developers back-ordered or special order with long delivery lead

    sounds like a good time to try something else. Photographers formulary has variations of Dektol such as TD-30 and a similar look with Liquidol. PF130 is a few bucks more and delivers a bit more...
  17. Thread: 5x12 Lens kit

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    Re: 5x12 Lens kit

    Thanks Vaughn, that is the kind of info I was after.
  18. Thread: 5x12 Lens kit

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    Re: 5x12 Lens kit

    And magically a 150mm XL appears in the for sale area.
  19. Thread: 5x12 Lens kit

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    5x12 Lens kit

    Planning my lenses for my new 5x12 coming this fall. Do people tend to use the standard lens for Pano formats or are Wide angles more commonly used?

    I have a 210 and 300/500 so far. On 4x5 I...
  20. Re: Anyone using Robus tripod 5570 for 4x5 ...opinions?

    I do not own it but am in the same market. Specs look nice but the there are a couple of things to consider. The spider has only the plate bolt threading in contact with your head so it could...
  21. Thread: Pyro

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    Re: Pyro

    For me Pyro allows more subtle control than I have with HC110, especially when I need to expand or contract the negative. You can use it diluted with minimal agitation, stronger for rotary, or as a...
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    Re: Tripod "max load" meaning

    If the tripod falls over you do not have the legs far enough apart nor facing the right way. If you often photograph in windy condition near cliffs, a bit of rope and a spike may be worth the extra...
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    Re: Tripod "max load" meaning

    Lots of technical info here https://thecentercolumn.com/2019/10/24/tripod-weight-ratings-are-meaningless/

    the tripod will have a rating separate from the head rating. But you should add the...
  24. Re: Stearman Press 810 & Temperature Film Reticulation

    I think you need at least 3Ml A in 500ml water to do any type of minimum agitation for a sheet of 4x5. For an 8x10 I would use minimum 4A:3B:500W, 3minutes initial agitation for the large open areas...
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    Re: Developer Question

    +1 - Not all who wander are lost. For some it is the journey, not the destination.
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    Re: Human sized camera

    Refrigerator box roughly 4x4 feet/ 1220mm in the USA, not sure what size a fridge in France would be but there may be other furniture boxes you could use. Tape roll printing paper to moveable...
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    Re: Developer Question

    I switched to Pyrocat-M (Metol) and only need 3 chemicals for Part A and had enough left over to make Obsidian Aqua and some D23. Most of my raw chemicals come from Artcraft, Bostick and Sullivan,...
  28. Re: Stacking center filter with other filters

    Once upon a time in need, I put the color filter on the rear lens when I use the center filter. I have printed images with and without the center filter and there is not much difference especially...
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    ebay
    - catlabs - if You don't mind spending a bit more for a whole kit - or email them and see if you can get camera alone.
    there are a couple of others from Japan , shipping from there is...
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    Re: Sloss Furnaces - Birmingham, AL

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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Is it possible to make a pressure fitted tube cap with light traps that would fit various standard plumbing ABS in 3" or 4" diameters. The user could cut to any desired length. I assume a modular...
  32. Re: Flashing still used with Multi-Contrast papers ??

    Doremus, there is a whole lot of stealth marketing going on here in these forums including your own link to your website where you sell your images. Steve just happens to sell workshops and his...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Seven ridges from the top of Miller Mountain, Saluda, NC.

    https://www.searing.photography/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/millerMtn_web.jpg
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    In anticipation of my new Chamonix 5x12 camera coming later this year I am reworking a couple of images in PS to preview the format. FP4+, Pyrocat M, printed and cropped in PS.
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  35. Re: Chromium intensifier vs Silver intensifier

    There is also the bleach and redevelop with Pyrocat method for increasing contrast. I would also check your head and its filters to make sure you still get grade 5. I once used a VC head in a...
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    If you are using filters you may find you like certain images using grades 1 and 4 instead of 0 and 5 . And you can do things like start with a 2.5 and do additional burning with higher or lower...
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    Re: SLIMT notes for those interested

    Just thinkin' with no practical experience....

    The image size of a 135 film is much smaller than on a 4x5 sheet. I would expect the grains to be of similar size but the larger sheet would have...
  38. Re: Defend the Darkroom: interview with Sandy King

    I listened to all the interviews and each brought a slightly different perspective of how they grew throughout their photographic career. Back in 2005-ish I Remember Sandy talking about Tmax and...
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    Re: Iron Blue Toner

    great work. Have you tried more diluted chemistry or changing the ratios to alter tone? And would bleaching after the toning still impact the highlight areas or does it alter the blue too?
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    And since you now have Metol you can also look at making Pyrocat M for a staining developer.
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