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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    +1. Very nice.


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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    In was going to say Leica until I realized that Bernice was not actually holding her camera.


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    Re: How to use half-frame dark slide?

    This is not perfectly on topic and may be blasphemy, but why not just crop the image in the darkroom to get a pano print? If you are not shooting ULF, you wonít be making contact prints at 2Ē x 5Ē. ...
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    Re: Benro Pan Tilt Head - Real?

    I did did not make the plunge - too concerned about the possibility of a counterfeit.


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    extreme low light from behind camera

    Consider a bicycle light with a handlebar Mount. Attach the mount to your tripod leg. When needed, clip the light on the leg and aim the beam to light the subject. This way, your hands are free to...
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    Re: choosing a 4x5 camera

    I started with a nice older Nagaoka that I purchased from Kumar on the forum for a very reasonable price (great seller). It was a good camera for some time, but as I became more comfortable with LF,...
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    Re: choosing a 4x5 camera

    One more thumbs up for Chamonix. I also looked at both am very pleased with my decision. I like the Philips design - it adds a good deal of rigidity when the bellows are cranked out to their limit....
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    I love my F-Stop pack. Instead of using their ICUs, I use a Photo Backpacker backer board (fits perfectly) with four of their lens cases attached. I keep my Chamonix 4x5 in the padded case it came in...
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    And another... that is me under there.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191107/e4b37d049c6fad0fc522a603a9f0930c.jpg


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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    If your want to do landscapes in addition to portraits, donít rule out a press camera. I started with a Burke & James press and it was a good starter 4x5. Has most movements, with the exception of...
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Agreed. Only one chemical to mix.


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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Mine was with the wet kit. Both the original and replacement had the problem. Solution A was the issue, not solution B.


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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    I also have had excellent results with prior purchases from Photographerís Formulary, including my first Pyrocat HD kit. That is why this is a surprise and mystery. I just ordered raw chemicals and...
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Thatís what Iím going to do, Keith.


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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Heated the solution for 30 minutes at 130 degrees and shook it up. No change that I can see. I will see how it looks when cooled. Any additional thoughts are appreciated.


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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Thanks, Sandy. Iíll give that a try.


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    Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    I recently ordered Pyrocat HD from Photographerís Formulary and the A solution looked like this:

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    PF was great and...
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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    Roosevelt - my alma mater. Received a degree in music education there a lifetime ago. I need to get back to Chicago!!


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  19. Re: Model name of your large format enlarger please

    Omega D2V. Treats me very well.


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  20. Re: What camera to shoot with out in the field when using HEAVY lenses?

    I always wondered if this would work for LF. Maybe 4x5, but 8x10?

    https://www.amazon.com/FOTGA-Telephoto-Release-Long-Focus-Support/dp/B07DDFY3DZ


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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Thank you for the kind words!


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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    I love Central Camera. My father, who was the director of the Institute of Design, was a friend of Don and introduced me to him many years ago. I no longer live in Chicago, but that store holds a...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera mainly for portraits

    I have not ventured into 8x10 yet, but another consideration is printing. If you do not spend a good deal for an 8x10 enlarger, you will be limited to 8x10 contact prints, which is by no means a...
  24. Re: Developing with Jobo 2509n tanks on CPE2+ vs. SP-445 tanks

    Honestly, loading the Jobo reel is not really that hard without the loader. A couple of trials and it became quite second nature. I am sure the loader makes it easier still, but not difficult...
  25. Re: Developing with Jobo 2509n tanks on CPE2+ vs. SP-445 tanks

    There is a Combi-plan currently for sale on eBay:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183783186719

    I have not used a Combi-plan, but have used both...
  26. Re: 8x10 Film Holder - Stuffing Coming Out - Can I Fix?

    Jon Goodman makes and sells camera light seal kits. I purchased several kits for my Mamiya RB film backs, which have the same comb-like springs for the dark slide. He may be able to send you what...
  27. Thread: My first 4x5

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    Re: My first 4x5

    You might check Standard Cameras (standardcameras.com). They make a light-weight monorail camera that can be purchased as a kit. Looks pretty interesting. I have not seen one in person, but may be...
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    Re: Is "Bellows" a Singluar or a Plural name?

    GHOTI = FISH (touGH wOmen naTIon).

    Sorry - off topic but could not resist.


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  29. Re: Century Imperial Studio Unit 1936 users...?

    Wish it could still be had for $485. Of course, that is without a lens.


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    Re: Errors on Development

    It looks like one sheet of film touched another - assuming you had two sheets in each holder. Make sure that the emulsion side of the film is facing out - away from the holders - just as they are...
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    Re: Retaining ring or workaround

    That snap ring is a great idea. Donít need to apply that solution at this time, but would never have thought of that. Love the LF Forum.


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    Re: Having the most fun...

    There is nothing like the alchemy that takes place in a darkroom. Fun indeed!


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    Re: Calumet C1 - Gitzo 1325 -gearhead

    That will certainly do the trick.


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    Re: Calumet C1 - Gitzo 1325 -gearhead

    What did you end up finding? Curious minds, you know.


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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    Glad to hear. I found it very helpful and you certainly got a great deal!


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    Re: Calumet C1 - Gitzo 1325 -gearhead

    The Manfrotto 405 is a geared head rated for over 20 lbs. I have the smaller version, the 410, which works great with my Chamonix and Korona 4x5s. Worth a look.


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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    Look for Photo Know-how by Carl Koch and Jost J. Marchesi. Very good tutorial.


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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    The issue with the Cabellaís magnifiers is that they only clip to the bill of a ball cap. Those that clip to your actual glasses are more versatile.


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    CC40Y Filter Use?

    I am interested in your experience the using a CC40Y filter with MG paper and a diffusion (Aristo) enlarger head. Does this help in getting consistent tonal range? Thanks in advance.


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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Turned 63 last November. I have been shooting LF for 3.5 years now. So much learned, so much to learn. Canít wait to retire and call myself a photographer.


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