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    Re: Scanning 8x10 Negatives

    I've been scanning 8x10 for nearly 20 years on an Epson Expression 1680 Pro. It doesn't have the higher resolution of today's scanners, but it's fine for my needs.
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    Re: Clothes iron as tacking iron?

    I don't see why a clothes iron wouldn't work, but my concern would be moving the print when tacking it to the matt board. With my tacking iron, I need to raise a corner only about 1/2".
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    Re: Old paper rescue?

    Benzotriazole would have been my suggestion.
  4. Thread: Pyro

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    Re: Pyro

    I've done PMK in Expert Drums on my Jobo many times. The trick to controlling any oxidation problems is dumping the developer half way through the development time. For example, I mix 2L total...
  5. Thread: Pyro

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    Re: Pyro

    There is nothing special about pyro developers over "normal" developers like HC-110 or D-76. That said, what I like about pyro-based film developers is:

    1. In the field, I know I can push my...
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    Re: Arista EDU 100 (Fomapan 100) in HC-110?

    Pyrocat-HD
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    Re: Arista EDU 100 (Fomapan 100) in HC-110?

    OK, to be honest I don't use the Arista EDU version of Fomapan 100, rather I use Foma. But, same thing so my time should work for the Arista EDU film, too.
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    Re: Arista EDU 100 (Fomapan 100) in HC-110?

    I use that combo processed on a CPP-2, 3005 drum, HC-110 (H) for 7 mins @20C. Based on my own testing, your starting time seems a little long, but we all typically arrive at different times/temps....
  9. Re: A brief article on digital image "toning": Advanced Color Fill Method in Photosho

    Very nice!!
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    Sorry, I love both Ilford FB Classic and FB Warmtone; with the latter be my overall favorite. I, also, really like Adox Lupex developed in Amidol for contact printing 8x10 negs. Like John, I air-dry...
  11. Re: A brief article on digital image "toning": Advanced Color Fill Method in Photosho

    Ken,

    Funny...I just spent a bit of time playing around with the Blend If sliders on the "This Layer" ramp of the Color Fill layer and found that, with certain images I got smoother transitions of...
  12. Re: A brief article on digital image "toning": Advanced Color Fill Method in Photosho

    Ken,

    Looks like you've got a good grasp of using Blend If. Not sure how you used Blend If on the example above, but, FWIW, it's always been easier on my brain to think about allowing portions of...
  13. Re: A brief article on digital image "toning": Advanced Color Fill Method in Photosho

    Not discontinuous, if you split the triangles.
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    Re: Freezing Silver Gelatin Paper?

    I've frozen silver gelatin paper for 40 years without issue. Probably the oldest stock was 20 or so years; still good. Like jp, I put the package into a ziplock bag.
  15. Re: A brief article on digital image "toning": Advanced Color Fill Method in Photosho

    Couldn't you do this same thing with Blend If?
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice start! I agree with the above that the sky appears to reveal some uneven development, but that could simply be scanning & stitching. Personally, I would like to see the foreground rocks...
  17. Re: Stearman Press 810 & Temperature Film Reticulation

    FWIW, I always use 1L of solution with the SP-8x10. But, I don't do any style of minimal agitation with this tank.
  18. Re: Stearman Press 810 & Temperature Film Reticulation

    If you see the same result, I'd suggest developing a sheet using normal agitation and see what you get.
  19. Re: Stearman Press 810 & Temperature Film Reticulation

    That looks like bromide drag; perhaps from doing this style of development with the film in a horizontal position? I've done minimal and EMA agitation in tanks/hangers and my own homemade tanks, but...
  20. Re: I'm ready to shoot my first LF negatives -- help!

    As ic-racer said, it would be helpful if you knew how accurate your shutters were vis-a-vis speed. Then, do some testing, if you're so inclined to really crawl down the rabbit hole. Then, just takes...
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    Re: Developer Question

    I use Pyrocat-HD with Fomapan 100 in both 4x5 and 8x10; one of my favorite combos!
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    Re: Misadventures in Jobo-land

    If you haven't seen this already, you may wish to review the information given here: http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110/
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    Re: Developer Question

    My favorite film developers at the moment are: Pyrocat-HD, HC-110, D-76, Clayton F-76+, and Spur Acurol-N. I typically use a specific developer, for a specific film emulsion, and somewhat for a...
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    Re: Misadventures in Jobo-land

    Since I use Expert Drums, I cannot provide any help as far as use of a 2800 series tank. However, your chemistry volume seems quite low to me. If you adhere to the 6ml HC-110 concentrate as an...
  25. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Happy birthday LFPF!! I haven't been around for 25 of those years, but I have been hanging out here for awhile. Thanks to all who contribute. This is a great place to hangout and learn some stuff!
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    Re: Darkroom set up question.

    Or, you could do as Brett Weston did and print at night. I've read that he used to leave the window of his darkroom open while printing!
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    I did this all around where the lensboard mounts into the front standard. It helped with the light leaks, but didn't eliminate the problem. I recently found a business card that seems to be the...
  28. Re: Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    Not to be flippant, but after 40 years of LF photography I've never used a speed above 1/60. I would highly doubt that the faster speeds are accurate. The only one I'm sure that's not accurate at the...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Nice review! I got mine a few weeks ago and the only issue I have with it is that the recess for the front standard must not have been cut properly because the lensboard is loose, even with the...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I so enjoy nearly every photograph you post, Austin. I really think you should write a book and/or do a workshop on "How to Compose in the Square Format." You do it SO well!!
  31. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    So VERY well said and makes me immediately think of our health care professionals and first responders!! I've been fortunate to have been married to a very caring Registered Nurse who devoted nearly...
  32. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    LOL! For me, it was "The Portfolios of Ansel Adams". I was happily going along shooting 35mm when my wife bought this book for me for Christmas one year, and I was like "That's the kind of work I...
  33. Re: 8x10 film dev - what do you use as a process?

    Pere,

    All valid points that I totally agree with. Don't always process with my Job; all depends on what I'm trying to accomplish.
  34. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    I guess the Spring snows out on the left coast are somehow "wetter" or different than the Spring snows we got in Vermont. Plenty of snow dumped on where I lived during the month of April and it was...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Not quite sure what you're trying to do, but have you looked at Mechanical Test plugs? I use them on homemade tanks I built which allows me to roll 3" tube during agitation cycles.
  36. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    I've read quite a few comments here saying that Fred's tripods SUCKED. Well, that wasn't my experience at all! I used both the "lightweight" and standard (for 8x10) tripods through 18 long winters in...
  37. Re: Stearman Press SP-810 Daylight Tray and Pyrocat HD

    Yes
  38. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    Same here! Until I became of an age where I couldn't lug around those tripods any longer, I used them extensively in all kinds of weather and environmental conditions and never had a single issue. I...
  39. Re: Stearman Press SP-810 Daylight Tray and Pyrocat HD

    In my experience with Pyrocat-HD and PMK in both 4x5 and 8x10 Expert Drums on a Jobo CPP-2, this is not true. I get beautiful, evenly developed negs without too much general stain.
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    According to tests Tim has run, the temperature inside the SP-8x10 doesn't fluctuate all that much so no need to worry. Dunno. Haven't tested that theory for myself.
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