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    Re: Those Nikor tanks (for 4x5)

    The tricks I find with the Nikor tank, most have been given in this thread.
    1) Load it the opposite of a film holder the base should be on the upside of the curl.
    2) My tank is a little large for...
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    Re: IR 760 filter - rating film speed

    Rather than getting a converted camera, I have a Leica M8, it does not have an infrared cut filter. In fact to get good color you need an infrared cut on the lens. With a 720nm filter it is giving...
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    Re: Drum Scanning recommendation

    There is or was a lab in Providence named Colorlab. I used them a lot when I lived down there, they were trustworthy. Never know if a lab is still around. From Google: Colorlab Practical Imaging. 1...
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    Re: How about some infrared images

    An old image, from late 70's early 80's deconstructed Speed Graphic, the fold down front fell off. So I added a 60mm Yashica 126 TLR lens. This is with HIE and the way it looks an 87C filter. Charles...
  5. Re: Irfanview image viewer - colour management

    Irfanview is what I tell occasional picture takers to use 'cause it's free and decent with jpegs. But I wouldn't use it for critical work. I would stick with Photoshop for this kind of work.
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    A couple from my Leica M8 with a 25mm Canon one with 35 Summilux r72 filter
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  7. Re: Carlton Watkins, Equipment and In General...

    I heard Tyler Green speak at the Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historic Park a weekend or so ago. Seems all of Watkin's negatives and correspondence was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco...
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    Re: New Carleton Watkins Book

    Reading it, I am finding it a little wordy, but it covers the historical background of when the photos were taken. Such as two close galleries one showing Watkins' Yosemite photos, the other Mathew...
  9. Thread: Americana

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    Re: Americana

    These are from the late '90s a little north was a closed amusement park, I'll try to find my negatives. i worked in the area for a while.
  10. Thread: Americana

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    Re: Americana

    A couple from an old drive in theater in southern Massachusetts
    Toyo Field 135 Wide Field Ektar
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    Re: Pump for easel vacuum

    I have a 20x24 easel with a vacuum pump, bought it from a friend and while it holds the paper flat especially if you cover all the holes, the pump is loud, so I have only used it once. But has a long...
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    Re: Heading to Vermont soon...

    If you go into Stowe, Rt 100 goes by Ben and Gerry's, this is always crowded. If you are into beer Alchemist Brewery, also Trap Family Lodge. Rt 108 goes north through the resort and into Mt...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Cambo 4x5 120 apo macro Nikkor Ektachrome EPY 50

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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    Leica IIIC 25mm Nikkor f3.5, either red 25 or an IR 29a, years ago so I can't recall

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    Speed Graphic Yashica 60mm f3.5 29a filter 4x5 Kodak HS IR

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  15. Re: Horseman Topcor Lenses and Seiko Shutters

    Years ago I had a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 Horseman I wanted a larger film size and had an add on 4x5 back but then the rear movements didn't make a lot of sense. I did have the 65 Super lens that did cover...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    I set the size in Photoshop 8.33 in x 4.333 in x 240 dpi. The jpg file was around 200kb. All I had was the original high res scan, so the shrunk version looks a little choppy in places. Ideally scan...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    A series of these were printed 40 x 24 for a trade show, the lab bought one because of the sharpness at the 40 inch size. MD at the show commented that the size was almost obscene, certainly scarey...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    To add Ektachrome 50 tungsten about 1:2 on the film.
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    A pen sized eye surgical instrument the cutting tip is 1mm across Cambo/Calumet 4x5 120 Macro Nikkor f5.6
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    Re: Agfa Rapidoline ortho F071p

    Definitely a Lithographic film, made for a high speed processor, 2-3 minutes dry to dry. We used it in the 1980's for printing positive ocular angiograms. I remember the processor being big and...
  21. Thread: JetTec inks

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    Re: JetTec inks

    Yes ink is expensive, but current Epson inks are reasonably archival (100 years or so) and you have profiles to print with, almost assuring good results. Third party inks are for the most part...
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    Re: Photographic chemical disposal

    Not that sure about Potassium Ferrocyanide. In college I had a friend who as a project was doing full body nude blue prints of herself, basically going on the roof of her building laying out a fabric...
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    Re: Macro lens...?

    I really like my Nikon 120 f5.6 ED Macro, a large format lens, designed from their macro-photo lenses. As with the Macro Sironar it is easy to get to 1:1. I photographed a lot of medical instruments...
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    Re: DSLR Scanner: Light Sources

    I use a Bessler slide duplicator with a copy stand, and a Nikon camera D300 right now, and a 55mm f2.8 Nikon macro. The light source can be strobe or or 3200k tungsten. I use the 4x5 adapter. In the...
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    Re: Stitched Together

    Try refixing the airplane image, could have been exhausted fixer.

    Tom
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    Re: New To LF - using an old Calumet 4x5

    Is the 75 able to focus on the camera? Been a while but I thought a 90mm was the shortest lens that could be used on the standard Calumet, there was a wide angle version, the rail on that camera was...
  27. Re: Things to see between Royalton, VT and Boston

    If you are going this weekend, full foliage watch for leaf peepers. But the scenery should be gorgeous. White Mountains are a little out of the way 50 or so miles on Rt2, a wide road but still can...
  28. Re: General cleaning of exposed film, what chemical or machine/equip do you use?

    I agree, soak the film for 3-5 minutes in a bath with PhotoFlo. Use a soft lint free paper, cloth or a big squeegee to take the excess water off. This works well, but you have to be careful, it does...
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    Re: Epson V750 BW Film Scan Quality (Bad?)

    I find my Epson 700 does much better with 4x5 and 35mm than 2 1/4, have tried all the settings, seems 2 1/4 film sags a little bit in the holder. A couple of basics:
    Not use the Auto settings,...
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    Re: Where do you buy your 32X40 mat board?

    Blick Art Materials, free shipping over $59. I use framing Supplies for frames but their shipping costs are high, they are slightly less expensive for the board, the shipping cost over rides that. I...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    What's left, found on a walk through the woods, took it a few years ago (40 or so). Used either a 135mm WF Ektar or a 150 f5.6 Rodenstock Sironar. Would have been on the silver aluminum Toyo Field....
  32. Re: Is it OK to quickly dip my 4x5 negatives into alcohol to expedite drying?

    Alcohol works, but it is the denaturants used in the alcohol may cause problems. We were told as a photo major in college to only use 100 percent pure ethyl alcohol. Difficult to get, some used White...
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    Re: 4x5 macro lens

    I have used the 120 Nikon Apo-Macro ED extensively and it is a fine lens. This lens will cover 4x5 with some movements, I photographed pencil shaped microsurgical instruments. At infinity it will...
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    Re: macro lens recommendation 4x5

    The 120 f5.6 Macro Nikon AM/ED also falls into this category. Nikon support felt it was better in the 1:1 TO 5:1 mag range than the older 120 Macro Nikkors, similar design but was in a shutter and...
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    Re: Nikon AM 120 macro lens

    I believe 480mm would be 2:1, used to know this stuff.

    Tom
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    Re: 6x9 technical camera

    I spent about 5 years with a Horseman 980 6x9 field camera, had a lot of stuff with it, 65, 105, 150 Horseman lenses and a 270 Rodenstock Rotelar, sliding back to use ground glass with a roll holder...
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    Re: Burke & James Grover 8X10

    Had a Grover for about a year, used it with a 10 inch Commercial Ektar. Was just too big and heavy for the work I wanted to do, bought it with a tripod but wasn't strong enough. Sold it an purchased...
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    Re: Lens for jewelry photography

    This is one of the medical instruments I shot with the Nikkor 120, used a Calumet/Cambo with a Linhof 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 back. The instrument is the size of a pen, the tube on the pen is 1mm across.
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    Re: Lens for jewelry photography

    The Nikkor apo 120 is an amazing lens, I used it for medical micro instrument photography. At 1:1 and going up to 2:1 you have to watch your movements but the swings and tilts can give you the DOF...
  40. Re: How seriously should I take expiration dates on chemicals?

    Powdered chemicals in a sealed bag will generally be fine, as said before if dark brown when mixed it is NG. If the powder has brown flecks in it that is likely oxidized developing agent and it will...
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