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    Re: Giving Voice..

    When many if not most folks speak of subject, they refer to a physical object in the photo. Is that what’s meant here?
  2. Re: Creative ways of mounting largish lenses on smallish lensboards?

    I’ve made step up lens boards with a metal piece at the camera end for handling the weight and wood for the rest.
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    Re: Why are we here?

    I was once in a thrift store looking at books. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was shelved in the travel section.
  4. Re: How To Create Dense & Contrasty Film Negs For Alt Prints?

    I’ve done more albumen than salt printing, but my thoughts would be the same.

    I don’t think you need a more dense negative. More contrast, yes, but not more overall density.

    I think the...
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    Re: Why are we here?

    I’m hoping for THE magic bullet.
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    Re: Hello from Far Quebec

    Welcome. Your English is fine. Post often.
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    Re: Lynn Whitney

    Her site says large and medium format.
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    That steel is my backup idea. I’m thinking we have good epoxies now to glue it on, rather than the press fit of the original.
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    I’ve got a friend who’s really good with a 3D printer. I’m going to talk to him about making doors. I’m concerned about finding spring contact material. I can’t seem to locate any brass, which is...
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    I ordered a set of these batteries as posted by the OP. I was surprised to actually receive four batteries. The batteries themselves are shrink wrapped in very tough plastic that required a sharp...
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    Re: Two or three wheel dolly

    I use a modified jogging baby stroller with three wheels. I like the three wheels because it gives me a stable, off ground, platform for camera bag, etc.
  12. Sinar remove bellows from bellows frame

    I need to remove the fabric part of the bellows from the bellows frames on a Sinar. It looks as though I may be able to pry the frames from inside, but I’d like to know if that’s right before...
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    Yes, the Super Graphics and Super Speeds have capacitors and resistors in the upper area of the camera.
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    Re: Super Graphic Batteries in '22

    I guess the only way to know is to buy a couple and see if they will fit inside the camera. I don’t see any problem electrically.
  15. Re: Making collodion negatives for Salt Printing.

    Have you gotten Chris Anderson’s book Salted Paper Printing? It has a lot of information.
    BTW, when I did albumen printing, I used egg whites that came in a carton like a milk carton. I found them...
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    Re: sinar parts

    Northwest camera says it repairs Sinar
    https://northwestcamera.com/sinar-repair/
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    Re: Mounting gels behind the lens, 4x5

    I did that using small pieces of wood. It worked just fine. Glad you found Fred’s instructions. - my drawing ability is not very good.
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    Re: Mounting gels behind the lens, 4x5

    He glued (I think) the adapter to the back of the lensboard above the lens.
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    Re: Mounting gels behind the lens, 4x5

    Fred Picker made a little U-shaped piece from spring steel. It extended a bit farther back than the rear lens element. He used a magnet to hold the filter gel in place behind the lens.
  20. Re: Recommended B&W Developers for Niitrogen Gas 4X5 Tanks

    One shot is how I use Pyrocat.
  21. Re: Recommended B&W Developers for Niitrogen Gas 4X5 Tanks

    Pyrocat HD
  22. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    Those PSA rules camera clubs use drive me crazy. A landscape cannot contain the hand of man. Tell that to Edward Weston.
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    Porter’s setup
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    Re: Super (speed) Graphic

    Go to Graflex.org and ask. Take anything 45PSS (I think that’s right) says as gospel.
  25. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    Member Ken Lee discusses scanning and setting black and whit points in Vuescan (and Eason)
    https://www.kennethleegallery.com/html/scanning/index.php

    Conversion in Capture One requires only...
  26. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    I’d suggest you also download the trial version on Capture One. I can’t put the why into words, but I like the way it renders colors better than Photoshop. There are a lot of videos on how to get...
  27. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    I’m thinking hanging the camera in a pannier might reduce some of the shock. Any thoughts?
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    Re: Bathroom Darkroom Ideas

    I found a plastic shelf, two tiered, at a thrift store. It fits perfectly in my bathtub and raises the developer traps to a good height. Being plastic, it’s impervious to my chemicals and water. I...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Nice one, Doug
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    DLee, nothing at all wrong with those. Many recommend them. In fact, it’s good to start with standard chemicals. Change them only when and if you need something different.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I use hangers and Pyrocat HD. I think, but can’t prove, that the developer hardens the emulsion and reduces scratches.
  32. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    I carry my cargo ebike on a Harbor Freight motorcycle rack. It’s rated for 400-pounds.
  33. Re: DIY Gas Burst Agitation for 1 gallon vertical tanks

    My original plenum is plastic. I made another from aquarium air line tubing and glued it down to pieces of an under gravel filter to provide the distance above the tank bottom.
  34. Re: How many film holders do you bring for a day out?

    X-ray film has to be learned just as any film does. Used within its limitations, it works well.
  35. Re: DIY Gas Burst Agitation for 1 gallon vertical tanks

    I have a plenum from an old camera store setup for the 3.5 gallon tank. The downward tube ends in a T fitting and the gas tubing in the tank is a continuous, though zig-saggy loop, not a dead end...
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    Re: Repairing a Sinar P2

    For Sinar, try Northwest Camera
    https://northwestcamera.com/sinar-repair/
  37. Re: Is there an active repair service in the USA that adjusts Graflex 4x5 rangefinder

    I had that work done by Charles Monday - he’s 45PSS on graflex.org and shutterfinger on Photrio. He doesn’t post here.
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    Re: How Did We Come To LF?

    In the early 70s I was shooting a Yashica TLR when I saw a magazine article on the Zone System. It immediately made sense to me. Shortly after, I saw Adams’ five little books in a store. Reading...
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    Re: 8x10 Vertical Tank Development Issues

    I’m interesting in knowing what modifications you made to the hangers.
  40. Re: Question for chemistry--especially D-23--experts

    There’s a thread on photrio about using D23 1:10 with .5g sodium hydroxide per liter of working strength added.
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