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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    That works as well, but it would more likely be cm not inches. :D
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    Maybe what's needed is a new standard to define the format using two values, e.g., the length of the format short side in inches (U.S.) or cm (Europe) & the angle (degrees) that the format diagonal...
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    My wife has a wooden "stick" that has a 48" long scale; it has a logo imprinted and is labeled a yardstick. :rolleyes:
  4. Re: Unsharp Masks - When Not Worth the Effort

    Of course, shadows can be opened up by dodging, but please read my second paragraph in post #43.
  5. Re: Unsharp Masks - When Not Worth the Effort

    Michael, I recall reading at some time about Ansel spending a whole day in the darkroom to get a print exactly how he wanted it. And he was a professional who had to put bread on the table, but even...
  6. Re: Unsharp Masks - When Not Worth the Effort

    This sounds like the results obtained by photographers who've possibly succumbed to the roll film dilemma - excepting those who've chosen to learn and apply the zone system and use roll film cameras...
  7. Re: Unsharp Masks - When Not Worth the Effort

    Useful info, Drew. Thanks.
  8. Re: Unsharp Masks - When Not Worth the Effort

    Drew, I fully expected (and hoped) you'd chime in here and provide the benefit of your expertise, and you have not disappointed. I think you answered my question in your very first sentence; it...
  9. Unsharp Masks - When Not Worth the Effort

    I've been researching this technique and have come to some conclusions regarding which mask film to use and which developer. It's also clearly a time-consuming effort, but I've not found any...
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    I installed two Calumet (before they went belly up) stainless steel sinks, one 7-footer & one 4-footer end-to-end. Then I went with plastic corrugated roofing, easily cut to the needed length in...
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    Re: New Kodak Formulas

    Jac, FWIW you may find this excerpt from an email response I got from Ilford some time back to be of interest:

    ...there can be small differences between 35mm, 120 and sheet film as these do use...
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    Re: Lightleak or development issue?

    Thanks for the enlightenment, guys.
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    Re: Lightleak or development issue?

    Doremus, I have a lot of respect for your views on many topics, but I have some thoughts on the topic at hand that I’d like to run by you. The design of the flap is intended to prevent light from...
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    Re: Lightleak or development issue?

    Withdrawing the darkslide should be done without exerting any force perpendicular to the plane of the groundglass, which could create a gap between the holder and the camera back. If the withdrawal...
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    Re: Lightleak or development issue?

    +1. But since there are two different holders used and the problem persists, I suspect a technique issue; it's not unusual, especially with beginners, that pulling the darkslide without pinching the...
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    Re: DIY Dark Slides

    I'd recommend a product called Brillianize to stop static electricity on your finished dark slides. Just spray it on and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. There was not long ago another photographer...
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    Re: New Project: Clouds

    Doremus, those are what I'd call "lenticular cumulostradivarius." VERY nice. :D
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    Re: Meter service at Quality Light Metric

    $78 + $12 shipping = $90 (3/2/16). Adjusted to factory specs.
  19. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    Drew, their website does offer optical glass and has this to say:

    Glass which has been treated usually roughened very slightly to prevent Newton's rings from forming is commonly called Anti-Newton...
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    Re: Meter service at Quality Light Metric

    Quote Originally Posted by DDrake View Post
    I have a Weston Master III with a dead cell, and a Gossen Lunasix that needs conversion to non-mercury battery. Both were thrift store finds—the Weston...
  21. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    The storefront does exist:

    Quality Light Metric Co.
    7095 Hollywood Blvd # 550
    Hollywood, Ca. 90028

    This is the address where I shipped my Lunasix. It shows on Google Maps.
  22. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    FWIW, Dan, he re-calibrated my Lunasix about three yrs ago, although it was in excellent condition and not likely to need parts. He told me, when I asked about the necessity of installing the Gossen...
  23. Re: Behind the Film - Inside the ILFORD factory

    With all the automation involved, I had to go back to 2:03 and look more closely at what seemed to be a PHONE BOOTH that flashed for a moment. Turns out it had a sign on it "book exchange." Made much...
  24. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    Here's another source I found online but have not used. They're in NJ.
    http://www.glassdynamicsllc.com/anti_newtonring.html
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    FWIW, my last email from him was on 2/12/18 to answer a question I had.
    Before that my contact from Mike was his email regarding how I should pay him for the AN & clear glass for my E6 enlarger. It...
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    Re: Proof to Print: the contrast difference

    Thanks, Drew, for this excellent on-topic summary, which I felt should be the best place to end this discussion, but it seems that is not the way of free speech. I hadn't thought about the fact that...
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    Re: Proof to Print: the contrast difference

    You're welcome, ic. Large post-counts are often a result of pissing contests.
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    Re: Proof to Print: the contrast difference

    After modifying my E6 5x7 Omega diffusion enlarger's light source to LEDs, I made a number of tests with Stouffer step wedge to check how it performed with Ilford under-lens filters. I was always...
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    Re: Sinar breakdown

    You'll also need to know how to put it back together again; proper cleaning / proper lubricants / adjustments / etc.
  30. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Agree with the above comments and would add a few more. The tones are wonderful, but I'd have taken a bit more care to level the horizon. Also wonder what has caused the darkened edge at the bottom...
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    Re: Dark Clouds on Negative Development

    Two things come to mind. (1) The one minute water soak with constant agitation may be too short to ensure complete removal of the anti-halation layer on the base side of the film; I use 2 minutes and...
  32. Re: Anyone besides Lee make a ND 0.1 filter?

    FWIW, here's a possibility: When I recently had a need for 0.1 ND filter in 100x100mm size to fit into my gel filter holder, I wasn't successful in finding such a product. But I discovered that the...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Remarkable similarity to AA's "Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California."
  34. Thread: Fp4 film

    by Jerry Bodine
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    Re: Fp4 film

    Dean - I queried Ilford a few years back about this very question regarding a difference in test results for a specific film in 120 vs sheet. Here's an excerpt from their reply:

    "... there can be...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Daniel, just curious, when does Phase 2 begin and what details will be involved?
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    Magne,
    Regarding Picture 4, if you acquire another bellows holder and attach it to the opposite end of the bellows, then acquire the set of 3 hex rods (pg. 3-10), you'll be able to also mount other...
  37. Re: Please help me identify these accessories sold with a Sinar P2

    Here's the Sinar Catalog, it's the latest one I'm aware of:
    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/pdf/Sinar_system_katalog.pdf

    Some of your components can be found on different pages of the pdf.
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    Re: Semi Stand and EMA Development Question

    John, could you not carefully place the film in a hanger to prevent floating upwards? I've not tried EMA yet, so don't know if this would affect the solution quantity; I have done this when testing...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    I wondered how you'd manage to reach over the sink and lift a heavy chem jug off the shelf. My two store-bought sinks, placed end-to-end, have a storage shelf under them. I use the shelf on the...
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    Re: Lens Result Question

    Here ya go, Mark. :D :D
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