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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    201974

    tmy-400
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    Re: I can't get my 4x5 back from the repair guy

    my experiance when i had my business....

    a win in small claims court places a bench lien on the person. they cant buy or sell a house or apply for any loans till that lean is satisfied. the liens...
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    Re: I can't get my 4x5 back from the repair guy

    excelent advice!
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    Re: I can't get my 4x5 back from the repair guy

    small claims court is your best recource.... you can call your local court n they can assist you.
    hey get on judge judy n you will get an all expense paid vacation besides. :cool:


    but....

    i...
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    Re: New Dektol Mixes Dark Brown

    i had old packs of dektol that mixed dark brown. it was 5 yrs out of date in sealed bags.

    i bought new dektol thinking the old stuff went bad n got the same dark brown solution. i processed...
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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    there are many types of stainless steel. a magnet will not stick to true ss. also true stainless steel has to be silver soldered (a different type of weld material) not conventionally welded unless...
  7. Re: Help! I can't open my new B&W King 4x5 tank...

    freeze it.

    that will shrink the metal.
  8. Re: Controversy over Mural Photo in North Dakota

    as a person, i dont think shes very noteworthy.

    but the photo isnt bad.

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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    wet saw is the only right way to cut soapstone.

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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    i had soapstone counters and sinks in my lab. they are very nice but do require sealing the stone... not a big deal diy.

    recycled soapstone lab sinks may be a cheaper alternative and in very...
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    Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    Leica thread mount

    Just be sure you get the condensers.
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    Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    exactly!

    in some areas, large cities, people are dumping darkrooms in the trash so you may find them for free. i was lucky n got 3 enlargers sitting at the curb.

    worth $200? yes they are. if...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

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    catskills ny
  14. Re: Large format camera parts and pieces for building from scratch

    the leaf springs can be gotten as picture frame springs. they also come in larger sizes used for window screens.

    check this out?
    https://www.amazon.com/frame-spring-clips/s?k=frame+spring+clips
    ...
  15. Re: Check Your Ground Glass ~ Film Holders for Registration! Simple, Important and F

    easy peezy!

    nice
  16. Re: My Omega Condensers have scratches - any negatives (hah) with using a diffuser?

    swap top to bottom condensors n see if that makes any difference?
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    +1

    sound is not a measure of light entering the camera.

    if you are using a diy gizmo that uses a microphone, just substitute a photo transistor in its place.

    best is get a shutter tester....
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    Re: long exposure light leak?

    you can replace the old foam seals with new. its very easy, just scrape n clean it well. pick the thickness you need and cut strips. the new foam is self stick.

    you can get a variety kit of foam...
  19. Re: Pre-soak for manual 4x5 B&W development in a Jobo tank?

    i dont jobo, i use tray dev but find presoaking very necessary. my arista film has a green antihalation coating on the back that is water soluable. i like to give a 3 min presoak which gets all the...
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    Re: Film Holder End Flap Repair

    take your pick?

    https://www.amazon.com/bookbinding-tape-cloth/s?k=bookbinding+tape+cloth
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    Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    i use this one for kayaking. it will do any month in any year on any day.

    you'll have to search your location in the first line, then save that link so you dont have to reset it each time you use...
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    Re: long exposure light leak?

    the leak doesnt have to be that large. it only has to pass a joining surface and can be as small as a pin prick. it takes very careful inspection of every meeting surface and dont forget to test the...
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    Re: long exposure light leak?

    and how did the light test go?



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  24. Re: DIY 4x5 90mm focal length zone focused 3d printed camera, 3d files and instructio

    A MAZING! i love what you can do with that 3d printer.
    im your biggest fan.
    nice job!
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    Re: long exposure light leak?

    do the light test from the front as well as from the rear. it can be the lensboard not seating too.
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    Re: FB Enlarging paper availability at B&H

    its very sad to see how little B&H has in the store as well. their darkroom supply section has dwindled to one rack. paper is a sad selection of what seems to be slow movers.

    B&H mail order is the...
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    Re: Useful LED digital light table

    those tracer lights are great. i had a florecent light table once but i hated it because it had hot spots. these leds give you even light accross the board plus the variable color and brightness...
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    Re: long exposure light leak?

    you can put the light into the lens board hole. in a darkened room, inspect the entire camera with the bellows extended to check everything for the slightest leaks. be sure to put a film holder in...
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    Re: long exposure light leak?

    the top of that photo is actually the bottom of your film holder or camera. its inverted.
  30. Re: Wista 45SP -- Focus Screen withOUT grid lines?

    when I first started shooting my wista, first thing I noticed, how bright the screen was compared to another 4x5 Ive been using for many years with a plain GG.

    Then, like you, I thought it was...
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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    tell it to the judge!

    the cops dont care who or what you are doing with a large camera on a tripod that impeads pedestrian traffic. you will definately be pushed along. this time of year, the...
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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    more than likely tou will be pushed along by police because using a large camera and tripod normally requires a permit to use in nyc. you are considered a professional plus you are blocking...
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    materials in general have gotten very expensive but framing prices hit the roof. i make my own frames these days. plastic also got expensive, i went back to using single weight glass.
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    i love dry mounted photos. they look finished.

    i started dry mounting 50 years ago, n still use the same press. i also have a ton of mounting tissue left over, mostly 8x10 which i hardly use.
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

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    Ducks landing on water
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    Re: Condensers, condensers everywhere

    yeah they do pile up. meanwhile someone out there is looking for a set.

    perhaps list them for sale or gift?
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    Re: LED UV Light Box: Build Your Own for Under $150

    ooops... uv. sorry



    cant beat these tracing panels for only $24
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Shore of the Long Island Sound NY
    Berger 400 in dectol
    90mm 5.6 fuji sw
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    i restarted shooting 4x5 last year. i bought a wista metal camera n a few lenses. the camera is wonderful n my lenses are beautiful. pictures are still just as crappy as my MF shots but thats not...
  40. Re: Once again: streaks when developing *some* fiber based paper in Jobo 3063

    not enough liquid in the tank.
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