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    Re: Clothes iron as tacking iron?

    When I was a student in the 1970s used a clothes iron as a tacking iron out of necessity. If I remember correctly, I had to use it very gingerly and lightly as it did not have a non-stick surface...
  2. Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Brother P-touch label maker. Two lines of text printed on 12mm (0.47") and cut to fit. Easy to read and looks professionally done. Personally prefer black text on yellow background tape.
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    Last year used a lot of vintage FB Portriga Rapid for a project. The Paper really had a curl to it. My solution was to place the paper between 2 sheets of 2 ply archival board and place it a hot Seal...
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    Re: ULF - 11x14 - Focal Length Lineup

    So much has to do with the subject matter that you are shooting and your ability to move closer or farther away from the subject. When I was photographing waterfalls in the gorges of southern New...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    When I was actively selling:
    Only offered items as "Buy it Now" auctions
    Always included plenty of picturesMy descriptions were very long and very detailed
    Overpacked the items
    Only used USPS...
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    Re: How To Use Stouffer Step Tablet?

    Brings back a memory when I was a student at RIT in the mid 1970s. Went something like this: I was taking a Materials and Process course under Hollis Todd. About midway through the semester, Hollis...
  7. Re: Which lenses did Carleton Watkins use in 1861 for his mammoth plate camera

    "a Grubb-C Landscape Lens, (a 15-inch achromatic doublet rated for 8x10 to 10x12),
    a Harrison & Schnitzer 16-inch Globe lens, (rated for 19x23),
    and an unknown Dallmeyer."

    from the thread at...
  8. Re: Which lenses did Carleton Watkins use in 1861 for his mammoth plate camera

    https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2008/10/carleton-watkin.html
  9. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    For me New Hampshire. Recommend the book: Among the White Hills, the life and times of Guy L. Shorey. Especially admire the work he did with his 7x17 Korona in the early 1900s. Think of him driving...
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    Re: 65mm lens comparison

    Never had a 65mm f/5.6 Fuji SWD, but previously had a 65mm f/5.6 Super Angulon. Then came upon a 65mm f/4 Nikkor at a price that I had a hard time of passing up on. The f/4 optic was only one stop...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Crossed processed color transparency film
    Hass with 50mm lens
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    Re: How to start working on a shutter?

    Over the years have worked on several shutters. Started off with Betax shutters. Always worked in a 16x20 processing tray to catch parts... trust me one under tension will pop out on you...
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    Re: Linhof vs Berlebach for Sinar Norma

    The wooden legs on my RIES tripods have been immersed in the streams of New England hundreds of times with no worse the wear. Every now and then do apply auto polish on them. When immersed in salt...
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    Re: Linhof vs Berlebach for Sinar Norma

    Personally use:
    Linhof Heavy Duty tripod with various heads when weight and portability are not considerations.
    BENRO TAD28C Adventure Carbon Fiber tripod with a medium RRS ball head when hiking or...
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    Re: Petzval vs. Projection Petzval

    This is not made to be a generalization in any way but only my experience. Over the years have owned and used a number of Petzval lenses. At one time owned a brass 1800s Petzval and a newer...
  16. Re: Cutting Roll Paper - Using Large Format Inkjet Printer? Or Any Other Devices?

    EPSON 7800: Never a problem with it. After almost 6 years of not using it, got it back up and running in one day.
    EPSON 4900: Love it. Excellent for making digital negatives. If one uses it...
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    Re: Gepe G-2004 light box

    Try bending the cord on the AC adapter. Had one a few weeks ago that acted funny if you bent the cord in a certain way... took me weeks to discover that since it did it intermittently.
  18. Re: Cutting Roll Paper - Using Large Format Inkjet Printer? Or Any Other Devices?

    Used a EPSON 7800 printer for the longest time till I moved and it was relegated to the basement. Then got a EPSON 4900 which easily fit on an oak table in my office. Had about a dozen 24" rolls of...
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    Re: re celling Sinar DB shutter

    Be sure to check the spacing between the cells. Tried this in the 1980s with two similar lenses and got terrible results with the replacement cells. Turned out that the spacing was different for the...
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    Re: Converting a 4x5 Sinar X to an 8x10 P?

    Mine is different, the screw was hidden under a black cap at the bottom of the 4x5 back (image attached with cap removed). For whatever reason the black cap was glued? in place and I had to break it...
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    Re: Converting a 4x5 Sinar X to an 8x10 P?

    Unfortunately the Sinar X doesn't have that knob to turn to remove the back.
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    Re: Converting a 4x5 Sinar X to an 8x10 P?

    Thanks for the posts. Looked carefully at the back of the X and adapting an 8x10 back to it possible, but looks to be too much trouble to me. Would end up hacking the rear of the X which would look...
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    Re: Nikkor 360/500 on Linhof Technika?

    Have dealt with omegabrandess.com in the past and can recommend them 100% I'd give them a call to see exactly what they are selling... but the Luland, I agree, looks pretty darn good.
  24. Thread: Gear inventory

    by Greg
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    Re: Gear inventory

    Turn 72 this year and have over the past 50+ years accumulated a whole lot of photographic gear. Rarely sold off items unless it was to purchase a better lens or such. I use simple WORD documents to...
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    Re: Lightbox for film scanning

    About 20 years ago I accepted the job of digitizing a collection of several thousand turn of the century glass plates. Acquired a graphiclite D5000 Standard Viewer. The lightbox wasn't an inexpensive...
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    Re: Nikkor 360/500 on Linhof Technika?

    For the past year I have used a Luland Produced CNC Technical 3D Large Format Camera Tripod Head 100mm TH-100 with my whole plate and 8x10 Chamonix cameras. The head is very well made and the...
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    Re: Nikkor 360/500 on Linhof Technika?

    I use a 500mm f/7 Komura tele lens on my 4x5 Chamonix all the time, and the wooden Chamonix is no wheres near as rigid as a metal Technika. Tripod head is an overkill to begin with. Once I compose...
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    by Greg
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    Re: Pinhole cameras

    Thanks your for post. For my pinhole cameras I usually make around 20 pinholes and test them at the focal length that I am going to use them at with different frames on a roll of 35mm film....
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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    good article on cleaning front surface (telescope) mirrors at
    http://www.galaxyoptics.com/images/TelescopeMirrorCleaningProcedure.pdf
    have done this many times, secret is to proceed slowly and as...
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    Converting a 4x5 Sinar X to an 8x10 P?

    Never thought that I would be considering converting my 4x5 X to an 8x10 P, but now the very good possibility of acquiring the 8x10 frame and back from a P for very little money. I have read that...
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    Re: Chamonix adjustment

    A good 4x5 Sinar buy is a Sinar X. It's basically a 4x5 P but with a non-interchangeable 4x5 back. I couldn't resist acquiring one in its original box for under $500 a while back. Have used it for...
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    Re: Chamonix adjustment

    While I just love my 4x5 Chamonix for field work, I always use my 4x5 Sinar Norma for shooting architecture. Everything is always in pretty much perfect alignment pretty when I start off with all...
  33. Re: What is the good camera for wet plate photography

    Highly recommend a Burke & James Rembrandt camera.lens boards measure 8" x 8". "Ample size for big lenses" as in my 1961 B&J catalog puts it. Had one and removed the gray paint to uncover #1 maple?...
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    Re: Minimalism, post yours

    4x5 Chrome
    600mm lens
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    Re: Darkroom set up question.

    I cut rectangles of rigid insulating foam which easily fit inside the windows and could be easily removed. They did a great job of keeping out 99+% of the light. That was maybe 3 years ago and have...
  36. Using "clips" in JOBO pro processing drum for processing film

    Last year when processing 2 11x14 negatives in my JOBO 3062 (yes I know they were made for processing prints) I had one of the negatives come loose landing onto the other negative resulting in both...
  37. Re: Home Made/DIY ULF Vacuum Film Holder/Back - Seeking Advice

    Have seen rather little battery powered vacuums that remove air from storage backs used for holding clothing in suitcases when one is traveling. Most powered by USB, which of course is of no use in...
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    Re: Which lens would you choose?

    The more I use my 250mm f/6.7 Fujinon-W (inside writing) the more I love it. If I had only one lens for my whole plate, it would certainly be this optic.
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    Re: Film & Developer combo for Salt Prints

    Thanks... Just received The Salt Print Manual by Ellie Young, haven't had time to open it up and read it yet. Also last year got some PYROCAT-HD in Glycol from Photographers' Formulary still unopened...
  40. Negative carriers for DURST Laborator Ce 1000

    Today spent the day in the darkroom using my DURST Laborator Ce 1000 with its OEM Camneg 35mm to 4x5 glassless negative carriers. I have never really liked using my OEM "Camneg" carriers. Between...
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