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    Delta 1 flow meter?

    I have an older Delta 1 Model 800-type water regulator and temp control panel like this but the filters are steel not plastic...
  2. Thread: UV plate burner

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    Re: UV plate burner

    Thanks folks. So here's my next question: do you think it makes adifference, as far as exposures go, if tempered glass u tempered glass is used, does it make a difference to the us transmission...
  3. Thread: UV plate burner

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    UV plate burner

    I refurbished a Nuarc NL22-8C that has a safety glass placed over the light source. Apparently this piece of tempered glass had some sort of pattern etched on it that diffused the hotspots....
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    Re: Coast-to-coast walk across Scotland

    Thank you, much appreciated!
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    Re: Coast-to-coast walk across Scotland

    Thank you Steveo, I'm trying to check things out online but the travelogue authors are not LF photogrphers so they're not looking for the same things I'd be interested in. I'm trying to find a route...
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    Coast-to-coast walk across Scotland

    Can anyone suggest the most scenic route for a coast-to-coast walk across Scotland? I'd be interested in the opinions of people who did the routes. I was considering hauling an 8x10 and camping along...
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    SO, how about "Lend/Borrow" forum next to the Buy/Sell forum? Let the parties then decide their own deposit etc arrangements. Maybe Bill Burk would find someone willing to lend him a Protar that way...
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    The risk of shipping damage can be managed with insurance. Surely in this day and age when people are shipping things all over, this cannot be the biggest hurdle?

    In any case if people start out...
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    Well it is always easy to come up with reasons why something won't work, the point is to think of ways of making things DO work.

    Many years ago we LF members got together -- virtually -- and...
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    For example I would trust a pretty expensive lens to Galli, not much deposit required. There are several other members whom I would trust a bit less or more.
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    People who want to start building trust relations so they can later borrow lend lenses worth 1500 ��

    It's suposed to be fun, guys, remember? You can play around with a lens no big deal, doesn't...
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    Well, seems to me that in any sort of arrangement, you'd be free to pick and choose whom you trust and with what.

    I'm sure if we all look around, we can find a lens or two that is sorta "extra"...
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    Photographic or artistic co ops are not new, no reason why a co op could not operate virtually. I suppose there's not enough demand for lenses though to justify such efforts, yet.
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    Here is an interesting project and question: How much are you willing to trust another human being, dollar-wise, to give them something and expect it to be returned safely, based on no collateral or...
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    Re: Virtual Lens Library?

    How do libraries do it?


    Or, people could trust each other.

    *sigh* maybe

    Seriously, there are reputation management methods. We could start out small, with cheaper lenses. If we want to be...
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    Virtual Lens Library?

    I've got a couple of interesting ULF lenses that I'm selling for a bunch o money so I've rejected a few offers from people whose work I very much appreciate and would love to contribute to if I...
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    Re: Ethics on retouching and other "corrections"

    Wow that's amazing. It has a mildly disconcerting effect, like an alien landscape
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    Re: Ethics on retouching and other "corrections"

    is what I mean
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    Re: "Does not effect image"

    Puffing - sales hype- is all it is, no one takes it seriously anyway.

    But Certo6, who (used to?) repair folding cameras, did an experiment where he took several photos with a camera that had a...
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    Re: Ethics on retouching and other "corrections"

    Unless youre a news or documentary photographer there is ethical issue.

    Back in the 1970s there was a huge debate over whether cropping was unethical. That's was in the days of naivete, when we...
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    Re: What are your dark room "luxuries?"

    The one item I am really glad I got and am using far more than I thought I would, is a Fuji dark box which allows me to load and unload film in the dark, but without turning off any lights.
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    Re: Hi there, new to MF and just got a scanner

    We do know.

    It will.

    Prepare your credit card.
  23. Thread: Hyperfocal help.

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    Re: Hyperfocal help.

    Hyperfocal focusing is not exact enough for it to make any real difference if you measure from the lens or the film plane etc
  24. Thread: Hyperfocal help.

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    Re: Hyperfocal help.

    People tend to believe these online calculators with their tenths or hundredths of a decimal place precision a little too much. There is such a thing as false precision.

    Hyperfocal distance...
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    Re: Graph-Check sequence camera shot

    I used Ilford HP5+
    I think the 400
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    Re: I'm a lens designer

    OH I didn't know these details (not following 35mm lens tech too carefully) Nevertheless is seems to indicate there's a goodly demand for old fashioned brass lenses that they've resorted to such...
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    Graph-Check sequence camera shot

    Using a double-dark, no instant film

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    Re: I'm a lens designer

    JUST FYI lomography is recreating brass petzval lenses
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3428107727/a-look-at-the-lomography-petzval-85mm-f2-2-lens
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    Re: I'm a lens designer

    Vaseline
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    Re: I'm a lens designer

    The fact that there is a market is proven by the outrageous prices for existing wet plate lenses.
    I think you shouldn't so cavalierly dismiss the potential market for some wet plate lenses, not...
  31. Re: Any interest in a modern timer release for LF lens?

    Hi, any update on this project?
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    Re: I'm a lens designer

    Jesus with the demand for wetplate lenses you'd make a killing manufacturing your own line of brass lenses.
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    Re: Business VS Art for Art's sake

    Why not just do that online? Seems like a strange model. Who needs physical galleries especially for purely digital works
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My kitty Pasha in 35mm
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    Travel with Matted Prints?

    I need some some sort of case or tote box to carry many 11x14 matted prints around -- something like a bankers box not too heavy and weather-resistant (so no cardboard boxes) and which does not ding...
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    Re: Mortensen, the Antichrist...

    Alas now days it would be ho hum.

    Interesting that no one mentions the racism of images like the Barbary pirate. "White" women being forcibly taken by "Middle Eastern" types is a consistent theme...
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    Re: Enlarger alignment. How close is close enough?

    Jesus aligning the Omega 4x5 was a pain. �� My Durst 1840 has kept perfect alignment, so much so that Im thinking of selling my Versalab.
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    Re: Vacuum those film holders then Vac-seal them

    Indeed, this is a good way to get rid of dust and reduce static charge. But
    I think the real source of dust on negatives is not due to loading, but is attributable to the dust inside the bellows....
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    Re: Vacuum those film holders then Vac-seal them

    In my experience, vacuuming only adds to static charge and attracts dust, as do plastic bags. I use an antistatic dust gun to blow out the holders and try to increase the humidity in the air before...
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    Re: Silvering and other problems galore!

    Thank you, indeed I've read this in other places on the web.
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