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    Re: Vitamin C developer for paper

    Interesting experimental work. I use Bromophen, I like it better than Dektol especially with warm tone fiber based paper.

    Looks like you are getting good results.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Yes, this fume extractor is a capacitor start motor. Harbor Freight dust collection system. Way too much. I need to open the door to the darkroom. Too much negative pressure will cause problems...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    My plumbing mess cleaned up. Cleaned up some bizarre plumbing I did as a quick, temporary, setup that ended up being over 5 years. While doing that I put in a dedicated RO system, bigger tank so I...
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    Re: Beseler Universal 45 Assistance

    This has mutated from a Beseler Universal 45, to a Beseler/Minolta 45a thread. I have one of these I got for free. One of these days I'm going to take a couple months and try to figure it out. In...
  5. Re: Beseler 45MCRX motor struggles when raising

    It's easy to get a tooth or two off especially if someone has had it apart. If all you have is the condenser head (which isn't super light) it should move up smooth. If you have the 1st generation...
  6. Re: Beseler 45MCRX motor struggles when raising

    Alignment.
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    Re: How do I remove Beam Splitter Glass

    Yeah, mine is a Kalart too. I think Zeiss Ikon supplied Polaroid with rangefinder components. I got my mirror out of a Polaroid Big shot.
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    Re: How do I remove Beam Splitter Glass

    I have a Crown Graphic, the glass was shot. I cut a piece from a Polaroid range finder and glued it on top of the original. Works fine. Not very elegant. There are guys that will make it like new...
  9. Thread: Lupex Paper

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    Re: Lupex Paper

    I have used Ilford Bromophen with Azo and Fomalux. I like the results. Another paper to consider is Fomatone. It's got quite a bit of silver chloride in the emulsion. It tones like crazy. Kodak Blue...
  10. Re: The new Ektachrome E100, Tetenal E6 and Jobo

    Thanks so much. This is the first time I've seen this much info from Jobo.
  11. Re: The new Ektachrome E100, Tetenal E6 and Jobo

    Can you provide a link. What is the calendar? Is this literally a 2020 calendar, one you can hang on a nail?
  12. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    Maybe I could smuggle Kodalk I've got some beautiful old bottles. I have some Kodak produced glycin that was sold in the 1940s by EKCo under the trade name Athenol, still a free flowing powder, tan...
  13. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    The film is an Eastman Kodak product, Alaris has the right to sell, Alaris has the formulas etc. Still there's a crew of probably a couple hundred people on the planet, that work for Eastman Kodak...
  14. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    Dry, cool, and sealed up. There's so much sulfite in XTOL that helps. This was the last great effort made in black and white chemistry by EKCo. It keeps very well. I've kept the original package,...
  15. Re: Disastrous Consequences (solved: fog with Intrepid lensboard)

    Wow, that's a fast response from a supplier. Well done.
  16. Re: Disasterous Consequences

    I have the same lens, the board needs to be cut to fit the shutter. There's a fellow in Chicago that makes marvelous lens boards for cheap. He's on Ebay. The shutter needs to be fully engaged and the...
  17. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    One really great investment I've made is a Reverse Osmosis water system. I have bought 2 systems over the years, for 2 homes. I bought a 5 stage system, really all that's needed is a 4 stage....
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    The stuff produced in Germany by Tetenal should be fine if you literally have 50 5 L packages and intend to use it, I would find a air tight container like a small drywall bucket, with a gasket and...
  19. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    This is what I use. Talboys brand variable speed propeller mixer. I was lucky and found a brand new surplus unit for $120, then the SS prop with shaft was another 30 bucks. I use a German made,...
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    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    Beseler made negative carriers everything from 8 mm upto 4x5. Condenser enlargers make the most of the lamp output, with the huge glass condensers. I've used these enlargers for 40 years. I have 3...
  21. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    I've made two batches of the new formula XTOL. I use a variable speed propeller mixer. No lack of stirring. I dissolve part A, there are still a bit of suspended particles, but I go ahead and dump...
  22. Re: Midtone Machines - Automatic Film Processing Machine

    Brilliant! I'm looking forward to further reports!
  23. Re: Midtone Machines - Automatic Film Processing Machine

    Do you have provision for tempered water wash cycles? If you use Kodak Flexicolor process C-41RA like all C-41 processing Developer 3'15", Bleach (Process C-41 RA) is 1 minute, or longer if you...
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    Re: Kodak D76 Recall

    Wow, what a mess!
    Kodak Alaris has sold the color negative paper and color chemistry business to the China distributor of Kodak. Alaris switched the manufacturer of the black and white chemistry,...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    If you want a high chloride content paper that responds to every toner you throw at it try Fomatone . Fibre base semi gloss or gloss. It's VC yet acts a bit like the older papers. Foma stopped making...
  26. Re: CatLABS X film, from Freestyle - any user information?

    Well CatLABS has said that this film is reminiscent of Panatomic X and more old school films. From what I've seen people are getting good results. I shoot Ilford and Kodak in black and white sheet...
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    Re: Beseler Universal 45 Assistance

    I use these heads I have 3 that work perfectly and 2 that are not working properly. The red filter is there because it's a color head. When you use it with the black and white controller, there's a...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    This is what I love about Crown Graphics. Light weight. I prefer mine with a coupled viewfinder for handheld work. You have a nice setup for the street.
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    Re: Repairing Zone VI Enlarger

    This shows 106 USD for 5 feet?

    https://www.bdiexpress.com/us/en/Mechanical-Power-Transmission/Chain-Drives/3CCF-5FT/p/21463958
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    Re: Repairing Zone VI Enlarger

    I suppose I should buy the parts. I bought these two enlargers from someone that didn't do much with them. I use my Beselers for 95% of what I do. I must say that the Zone VI VC heads are wonderful,...
  31. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

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    This and the Nikkor 450 M are what I play with the most.
  32. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

    When my company scrapped the process camera I brought home the Rodenstock lenses. The guy that did the accounts told me the lenses were incredibly expensive. The shortest lens was 60 inches, the...
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    Re: Repairing Zone VI Enlarger

    Well how do I keep from doing this with my two enlargers???
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    Re: Zone VI Alignment Tips!

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    I let in a 2x12 into the studs, then 5/4 red oak and finally 4x4 anchored to the oak and 2x12. It's solid. I use the 5x7 for 6x17 more than the 8x10. I just used a Saunders enlarger...
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    Re: old Kodak chemistry

    I've seen people, not me, use Dektol that looked like coffee. I am careful about storage, but I would expect that most of it will work. Fill several smaller bottles to the top when storing the...
  36. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

    Tin Can, I got lucky, shutter came on an old Agfa? lens board, gray paint. Shutter opening is 2.5 inches which is perfect, shutter is 4.75 in. Mounted directly to the Deardorff lens board. I had to...
  37. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

    Mine is older than the slider it has the two twist tabs, my V8 Deardorff is the same.
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  38. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Seems like a nice fellow
  39. Re: Deardorff SC11 11x14 Studio Camera Front Assembly Photographs

    Where is the serial number located? And why is your camera front laying on a pool table? :rolleyes:
  40. Re: Ilford Multigrade 500h Help - Left light no longer turns on!

    The Beseler Universal head has the crappy pin sockets on the lamps. They are a pain. These things should be gold plated.
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