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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Thank you. I have been reviewing that site but was specifically looking for something that would speak to the reliability of older flash packs/heads, etc. I.e. what to avoid, what is a workhorse, etc.
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Many years ago, I had a Broncolor kit purchased from our local Sinar dealer. I'm thinking of getting another system for B/W 8x10 portraits on the road. I'm watching kits on Ebay but lost track of...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Funny side note - If I had just been shown one print, I would have purchased it. Having three available provided the opportunity to compare and contrast!
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I get this. Years ago and after collecting photographs for many years, I decided I wanted to purchase my favorite Ansel Adams print in a 16x20 size. I went to three galleries in California only to...
  5. Re: Need advice on purchasing an expensive darkroom item from Germany to US

    I'm sure you considered this but is that a 240V/50Hz machine? The replacement parts might be an issue here.
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    My experience is that the rules really only changed in the Canada/US/Mexico environment. We still import/export in North America and there have been some changes there but nothing internationally...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Your comment about why we shoot analog and inject digital into the workflow is something of a lesson I've learned over the years. I purchased a big Hassy system with a 50mb back on it years ago when...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Shoot film (4x5, 617 and 8x10) -> Develop -> Scan using a Creo Sitex scanner at very high resolution -> clean up in PhotoShop, make minor edits -> Produce a digital negative -> Contact print in the...
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    Re: Sheet metal flatness / availability

    Great book. One of my engineering professors in college gave me a copy. Everyone involved in manufacturing should read it.
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    Re: Sheet metal flatness / availability

    Metal is subject to several factors when it goes through the manufacturing process and as a result, you'll see not only "flatness" issues (relative from point to point) but often surface anomalies...
  11. Re: Need advice on purchasing an expensive darkroom item from Germany to US

    I was a licensed importer and exporter as part of another business for years and found that if it is shipped directly via either Fed-Ex or DHL that for personal and used items you probably don't need...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I'm building a new darkroom now and see that you used both white cabinet and don't have open space. How does that work out for you when printing from a reflection point of view? Did you use open...
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    Re: Enlarger table in 80/20 aluminum?

    Great information. I appreciate it. I have a local supplier that sells long sticks but noticed that Amazon prices are actually quite good and have free shipping. I'll check out Grimes as well.
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    Re: Ilford Master Printer NEW

    Nice. Thanks for posting that.
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    Re: Enlarger table in 80/20 aluminum?

    Thanks. I wasn't used to having 80/20 referred to as a 'metric' product given how it is measured normally. I'm playing with designs now in Solidworks to check for rigidity.
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    Re: Enlarger table in 80/20 aluminum?

    Where do you get the off-shore metric extrusions in low volume? Given what it costs to build out the darkroom, I'm not sure the savings are a huge concern.


    Brian
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    Re: Enlarger table in 80/20 aluminum?

    If the enlargers are wall mounted, what made you use metal for the table?
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    Enlarger table in 80/20 aluminum?

    I'm building a new enlarger table for my Durst 1200 enlarger. I'm considering using only 80/20 extruded aluminum sections and a plywood surface and wonder if anyone else has done this in the past....
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    Re: New durst laborator l1200 facebook page

    What a wonderful resource! I'm amazed at all the data in the files.
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    Re: 5x7 processing in Texas

    Holland does it. I've used them several times.
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    Re: Stainless steel in the darkroom

    My last one had a mix of black paint (around the enlarger - a Durst 1200) and the controls passed through the baffle on the left (or right) and I never had issues. The rest of the room was high-end...
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    Stainless steel in the darkroom

    I'm building a new darkroom (#4) and have used stainless steel shelving in the past but am considering using it exclusively for storage of chemicals and other items which would me a wall of shelves....
  23. Re: Creo Oxygen software on iMac or Mac mini, possible?

    I have it running on a mac mini. You have to be careful about the OS versions. Call Scan Solutions. They have everything you need.

    Scanner Solutions Team
    ScanSolutions | high-end scanners
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    Re: Large scans on a student budget?

    Where are you located? I have done some scanning for friends using my Creo. Great scans and cheaper than buying a whole set up if you don't need it often.

    Brian in Texas.
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    Re: Fa-1027

    Bob -

    I don't think I was able to get past 8.5 with HP5+. I can check when I'm in front of my other PC.

    Brian
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    Re: Photo Flo In Presoak OK for PMK?

    My understanding is that Photoflo is a surfactant and as a result, would be a bad idea. Reducing the surface tension in a developer doesn't really have a purpose.
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    Re: "Cooke Lens Compendium" is finally published

    Thanks.

    Brian
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    Re: "Cooke Lens Compendium" is finally published

    Is there a current link for this? The original one doesn't resolve to anything but the home page and the About Us has changed.
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    Re: Devere 108s 10x10 Enlarger

    I've shipped some large and cumbersome items using DHL. Ideally, the shipper would mount it on a pallet, crate it (3/4" plywood screwed into 2x4 supports) and strap it to the pallet. There are some...
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    Re: Photronix Delta III densitometer

    It appears to need an AC to DC supply.

    Brian
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    Re: Photronix Delta III densitometer

    You should be able to do that.

    Brian
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    The tray is fine. The temperature control may be an issues for you.
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    Re: Photronix Delta III densitometer

    What connector does it have? If it is a small round (ex: 3.5mm) then you need an external power supply.

    Brian
  34. Re: question re metering for zone III and overexposing HP5+ a little

    When I was teaching LF photography, 80%+ of the exposure errors came from not understanding what was a deep shadow versus a textured area on the exposure (zone) scale. It was very common to find 1...
  35. Re: question re metering for zone III and overexposing HP5+ a little

    That works well and allows you to print down the negative BUT you have to make sure that the development time is correct. For a normal (N) subject, that may be close when using a published stock...
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    Another note from my years of teaching students - Get your shutter tested. I can't tell you how many times we had to chase exposure problems because the student had a shutter that was fine at (let's...
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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    It can be a reasonable solution IF the rust is stopped. Oxidation occurs with oxygen.

    Brian
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    You don't mention anything about taking a highlight reading or development technique. Both can change your results pretty dramatically.
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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    I had a 316 stainless sink that had similar stains on the corners. It turns out that the grinding and finishing wheels used to clean up the welds had steel (non-stainless) in them and impregnated the...
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    Re: Pop-up darkroom...

    The tent is in stock at B&H. I just ordered it.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1684626-REG/ilford_1181926_pop_up_darkroom.html
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