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  1. Re: Making collodion negatives for Salt Printing.

    Have you gotten Chris Anderson’s book Salted Paper Printing? It has a lot of information.
    BTW, when I did albumen printing, I used egg whites that came in a carton like a milk carton. I found them...
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    Re: sinar parts

    Northwest camera says it repairs Sinar
    https://northwestcamera.com/sinar-repair/
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    Re: Mounting gels behind the lens, 4x5

    I did that using small pieces of wood. It worked just fine. Glad you found Fred’s instructions. - my drawing ability is not very good.
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    Re: Mounting gels behind the lens, 4x5

    He glued (I think) the adapter to the back of the lensboard above the lens.
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    Re: Mounting gels behind the lens, 4x5

    Fred Picker made a little U-shaped piece from spring steel. It extended a bit farther back than the rear lens element. He used a magnet to hold the filter gel in place behind the lens.
  6. Re: Recommended B&W Developers for Niitrogen Gas 4X5 Tanks

    One shot is how I use Pyrocat.
  7. Re: Recommended B&W Developers for Niitrogen Gas 4X5 Tanks

    Pyrocat HD
  8. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    Those PSA rules camera clubs use drive me crazy. A landscape cannot contain the hand of man. Tell that to Edward Weston.
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    Porter’s setup
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    Re: Super (speed) Graphic

    Go to Graflex.org and ask. Take anything 45PSS (I think that’s right) says as gospel.
  11. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    Member Ken Lee discusses scanning and setting black and whit points in Vuescan (and Eason)
    https://www.kennethleegallery.com/html/scanning/index.php

    Conversion in Capture One requires only...
  12. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    I’d suggest you also download the trial version on Capture One. I can’t put the why into words, but I like the way it renders colors better than Photoshop. There are a lot of videos on how to get...
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    Re: Ebike?

    I’m thinking hanging the camera in a pannier might reduce some of the shock. Any thoughts?
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    Re: Bathroom Darkroom Ideas

    I found a plastic shelf, two tiered, at a thrift store. It fits perfectly in my bathtub and raises the developer traps to a good height. Being plastic, it’s impervious to my chemicals and water. I...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Nice one, Doug
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    DLee, nothing at all wrong with those. Many recommend them. In fact, it’s good to start with standard chemicals. Change them only when and if you need something different.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I use hangers and Pyrocat HD. I think, but can’t prove, that the developer hardens the emulsion and reduces scratches.
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    Re: Ebike?

    I carry my cargo ebike on a Harbor Freight motorcycle rack. It’s rated for 400-pounds.
  19. Re: DIY Gas Burst Agitation for 1 gallon vertical tanks

    My original plenum is plastic. I made another from aquarium air line tubing and glued it down to pieces of an under gravel filter to provide the distance above the tank bottom.
  20. Re: How many film holders do you bring for a day out?

    X-ray film has to be learned just as any film does. Used within its limitations, it works well.
  21. Re: DIY Gas Burst Agitation for 1 gallon vertical tanks

    I have a plenum from an old camera store setup for the 3.5 gallon tank. The downward tube ends in a T fitting and the gas tubing in the tank is a continuous, though zig-saggy loop, not a dead end...
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    Re: Repairing a Sinar P2

    For Sinar, try Northwest Camera
    https://northwestcamera.com/sinar-repair/
  23. Re: Is there an active repair service in the USA that adjusts Graflex 4x5 rangefinder

    I had that work done by Charles Monday - he’s 45PSS on graflex.org and shutterfinger on Photrio. He doesn’t post here.
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    Re: How Did We Come To LF?

    In the early 70s I was shooting a Yashica TLR when I saw a magazine article on the Zone System. It immediately made sense to me. Shortly after, I saw Adams’ five little books in a store. Reading...
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    Re: 8x10 Vertical Tank Development Issues

    I’m interesting in knowing what modifications you made to the hangers.
  26. Re: Question for chemistry--especially D-23--experts

    There’s a thread on photrio about using D23 1:10 with .5g sodium hydroxide per liter of working strength added.
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    Re: Film developing stuff I learned today

    Doremus, I have lots of old Lisco and Riteway holders in 4x5. Over the 40-years I’ve used them, I’ve double loaded a number of times. I can’t tell which specific holder. Films I specifically...
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    Re: High Lights scanning problem

    Our member Ken Lee has an excellent article on his website on how to set up software for scanning.

    https://www.kennethleegallery.com/html/scanning/index.php
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    Re: To new friends, hello from China

    Welcome, post often.
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Back when a poor woman was trying to put up with me as my wife, I had no fancy timer for printing. I dug out my metronome, set it at 60bpm, and counted out my exposures. As a musician, a ticking...
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    Re: Gluing camera screws

    Thanks. I’m thinking of a metal camera, though the wood camera solutions are good to post, too. When I looked on Loctite’s website, I didn’t see the purple or green anymore. I do see them on...
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    Gluing camera screws

    I’ve had small screws work their way out of various view cameras. I’d like to prevent that, but retain the ability to get them out when I want. I see that Sinar recommends Loc-Tite, though the...
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    Warning - there is Sinar creep. First a Sinar, then a few extra lens boards, then a bag bellows, next you’re shopping for the little kit that lets you use the extra bellows to shade the lens, then a...
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    Re: Grafmatic Back Operation

    That looks right to me. I’d only add to be sure the camera is more or less level front to back when operating the Grafmatic so the springs and gravity can move the septums properly.
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    I use the same times as I used with HD and don’t see any significant difference.

    I use Kodak tanks and regular hangers.
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    Thinking about that, esearing may be right. I’ve developed hundreds of EMA negatives without bromide drag, but I’m using Pyrocat P and M which do not have the KBr.
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    Re: Hello From The UK (West Sussex)

    Welcome, post often from a fellow Sinar user (and Graflex, and Wehman, and Nikon, and Mamiya - do I have too many cameras?_
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    Re: Compur shutter questions

    To emphasize- you do not cock the shutter on T.
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    Re: Long life opened liquid paper developer

    What jnantz said.
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    Oslolens, that is correct. Focus first, add the filter, refocus. Or add the filter and focus for a single time. Some say simple gel filters don’t require refocusing.

    I’ll point out that Sinar...
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