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  1. Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    I also have one of these...
  2. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    I have two of the 184's, I think if the gear is metal it would live a lot longer.
    Maybe brass. On both of mine, the failure point is the hole where the drive pin engages the gear.
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    Re: $39 Cold Light Head for 8X10

    They also have a 12x24 inch one!
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    Re: Crown Graphic Field Camera Project

    Crown Graphics have front tilt....
    Drop the bed, raise the front standard, use the backward tilt of the front standard to adjust and fine tune the amount of front tilt you want.
  5. Re: Tools: Cheap and disposable vs. the best you can find/afford?

    Regarding LF gear, I get great satisfaction using older cameras, a Crown Graphic or an Ansco, can make an image as good as a Linhof, or Deardorff....
    Spend your dough on the best glass, that levels...
  6. Re: What happened?!? White base paper...became warm/yellow base paper!

    Due to more chemical carry over, Fiber base paper tends to exhaust stop bath and fixer faster.,
    Also, try constant agitation in the fixer.
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    Re: Recent Photos From the (U.S.) Civil War

    First, determine if it's on the plate itself...
    Are you developing the plates back to back?
    Maybe a bit too long under safelight. Could show the edge of one on another, or a bit light struck in a...
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    Re: Filter Really Stuck...Help!

    You might try tightly screwing the step ring into a lens, then you'll have more leverage.
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    Re: Hi. New Here. Have a lens problem

    If I remember correctly, Richard Avedon used a 14 in. Commercial Ektar for his 8x10 portraits.
    He seemed to do rather well.
    I recommend you shoot with it (even as is) before selling it.
    It just...
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    Re: Reminiscing About View Camera's Past.

    I miss View, I was always thrilled when a new issue arrived (regardless of how behind schedule it was)
    My back issues are still a valued resource.
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    Re: My First 8x10 Image

    Well done!
    Keep at it with 8x10!
    To me, the sky might benefit from a bit of burning in. (I'm viewing on a cell phone, it might just be that)
    One tip I've come up with, when I use a contact print...
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    Re: 8x10 Arca Swiss Model B, I'm happy

    If you need to replace yours, BH photo sells" light seal foam" in various thicknesses.
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    Re: Semi-Gloss or Semi-Matt Paper?

    Hi Tom,
    Is there a specific brand you'd like to know about?
    In general, I find the blacks to have more depth in glossier paper, and be more black.
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    Re: Irving Penn's 8x10?

    Yes, but its square, so my speculation is it's a tlr image.

    What a great studio!
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    Re: A Cautionary Tale - Ries Tripod

    Sounds more like bizarro world, from Superman comics.
    Right is left,
    Up is down,
    Black is white
    Bad is good... wait, sometimes bad is good... so confusing.
    Etc.
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    Re: Durst Pro Gear Replacement

    Since the originals are from Italy, I have always wondered if it was a common, off the shelf part, maybe automotive, like a Fiat window lift, or windshield wiper motor gear.
    Naturally if it's...
  17. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    The shadow of dust on the film when it was exposed.
    Usually during loading, or in the film holder.
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    Re: Walmart studio lighting

    From genetically engineered identical cloned potatoes.
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    Re: July portrait thread

    If they'da had em, they'da worn 'em. That's for sure.
    That's what I wear all summer too.
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    Re: July portrait thread

    I hear cargo pants were in vogue in 1886!
    Kidding,
    Great self portrait, with elements of great interest, very well done.
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    Re: Wallaby Grass Seeds

    In California, we have a similar thing (but not as ornate) called foxtails. They catch in dogs fur, and in clothing, a real nuisance
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    Re: New Sales Tax Rules

    I say, throw the tea overboard, into the harbor!
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    Re: June portrait thread

    Great on so many levels, the emotional aspect alone will make this a cherished image.
    The light is perfect, I like the pose, just the right angle to accentuate moms eyelashes, baby's hands are...
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    Re: Old brass lens

    You might list the wood lens board in the for sale section, there just might be a member looking for one that size!
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    Re: questions about the Durst Laborator G184

    You'll need allen wrenches for many of the fasteners.
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    Re: questions about the Durst Laborator G184

    Regarding the color question, no, there are no built-in filters.
    It uses gel filters fot color correction, or for contrast control in b&w printing.
    This is good, because it's a relatively simple...
  27. Re: Best finish for DIY wood camera large format: stain and clear clear coat on woode

    Is that the stuff Ansco used so much of?
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    Re: "Drone" Racing with MultiGP

    How cool!
    Thanks for sharing.
  29. Re: 8x10 Wetplate/Tintype - Chamonix vs Svedovsky advice

    Buy used, you won't be so worried about silver stains on your camera, you'll also save enough to buy a spare camera, just in case.....
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    Re: Need some help with my Nikkor steel 4x5 tank

    I use painter's masking tape (One wrap all the way around) to secure the top & prevents leaks too. It's best to leave a small tail of tape folded over, at the end. Makes it easy to remove the tape...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    You should be very proud of that project, Mike.
    Good for you!
  32. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    I'm gonna guess she needed a new pair of shoes for that image😉😉...nicely done!
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    Re: Air Travel and Wet Plate - Possible?

    At the security screening, they will make you throw it away... unless you want to drink it there... Maybe the Everclear.
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    Re: Factory Misaligned Super Graphic Viewfinder

    My Super Graphic never had a viewfinder, my theory is they didn't come with one because of the rotating back, the finder doesn't frame a vertical composition.
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    I'm happy that another ambrotypist is willing to make such an investment, I wish him well.
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Great image, with clever presentation.
    Bravo!
  37. Re: Photographer's Formulary 8x10 Contact Print Frame

    Regarding dodge/burning...
    I put a bit of masking tape on the frame to show me where the horizon is located, makes burning in the sky much simpler.
  38. Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    Same corner.
  39. Re: developing 4x5 with the yankee daylight development tank

    When I use the agi-tank I apply a strip of masking tape around the lid (except the corner with the drain) to keep the liquid from sloshing out during agitation. Much more tidy.
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    Re: A Stereo pair or a pair of similar lenses?

    you might like the hyper view, sold at www.berezin.com

    Its listed under stereo viewers.
    It was designed by my friend, the late, great David Lee.
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