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  1. Re: Zone VI Compensating Developer Timer footswitch issue

    Switch can be checked by unplugging and use ohmmeter on pins to see if opened or closed while operating switch...

    Problems with most timers is relays that switch operations can have contact...
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    Re: Soft Focus Lenses and Filters Usage

    Was talking to the manager at a large pro lab in Hollywood years ago, and he was having a problem with an older lady actress customer who insisted her printed headshots did not look right... Told him...
  3. Thread: D 23 Users

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    Re: D 23 Users

    But be aware that this will eventually turn D23 into D25, which causes a cut to speed of film... I remember my film + D25 caused about a 1/2 to 2/3 stop speed loss...

    If you shoot for it, you will...
  4. Thread: D 23 Users

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    Re: D 23 Users

    There's a typo for the phenidone which is .15 gm, not 1.5gm...

    There is a metol variation for about 1 gm, and this is a very diluted version of D23, but produces very weak contrast... This was...
  5. Thread: D 23 Users

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    Re: D 23 Users

    POTA...

    Steve K
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    More Koolness!!! You have been busy working on these...

    Thanks for tracking down that battery #... That should work, and great you did the footwork!!!

    Now I have to get my ducks-in-a-row to...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Daniel, the 200B instruction manuals I have seen online have a listing of the accessories for this flash at the end...

    But there might be more stuff over the time they were producing...

    Also,...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Good to know about the "riser" widget, gotta find one, and the other reflectors... I figure one can make a diffusion reflector out of old reflector, can of flat white paint, and some Tupperware...
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    Re: Discolored white borders on prints

    My "bible" for this was "Life of the print" by Keefer and Inch by Light Impressions Press... An excellent, well researched compendium for the pro conservator crowd & users...

    Excellent...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Kool!!!!!!!!

    Steve K
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Hi, managed to get hands on this unit... Still need to test, but don't have a battery or power supply handy to test it yet (in deep storage)... No expectations for the old batteries, but will order...
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    Re: Discolored white borders on prints

    For DWFB, if you are using a rapid type fix, you can use the film dilution for prints for 30 seconds, and this is helpful for archival conservation as the image completely is fixed, but much less...
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    Re: Discolored white borders on prints

    In practice, grey on prints is usually a fixer issue, as when fixer is loaded up to capacity, free silver can build up as dark grey soot like fine particles... (Think the color of an old lab fixer...
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    Re: Teeny, tiny wood screws

    You are right, but I needed a few in a hurry, and these won't hold much down, so what could go wrong??? :-(

    Steve K
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    Re: Teeny, tiny wood screws

    I bought a bag of 50 off some supplier on the 'bay, but about a third of them were defective with shallow or no threads or with size or head issues... Same seller had another listing for "better"...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Yea, the battery will show a drop in voltage from its 13.5v fully charged state during use, but will drop to a lower voltage, until it reaches a threshold where device won't operate... That's your...
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    Re: Shadowing affect on Agfa/Ansco 5x7

    Put camera on 'pod in darkened room, and with/without lens on, and with/without gg on, take strong flashlight and shine into camera from front off-axis so light does not shine directly towards back,...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Have a Metz somewhere, but also want bare bulb configuration, and found a 200b...

    I have a ritual to charge and reform caps in many electronic devices I have at least every few months, but these...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Great rig, looks like fun to shoot!!!

    Leaning towards these batteries, at least cheap to replace after death, and no assembly required...

    But how are you recharging them??? Old charger, updated...
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    Re: Are you shooting more than one format

    I shoot all formats, but tend to not mix them during a shoot or faze... Can be confusing to my (mental) focus...

    Often so much so, I forget to take some snaps with my fone or point & shoot of my...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Thanks Bernice & Doug!!! Still don't have this (cheap) unit in my hands yet, but wanted to know what I might be getting into if things go right with this...

    Mainly, I have occasionally needed a...
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    Re: Photographer Brian Ulrich Quote

    Conditions dictate a lot, but maybe some daze, we aren't in the mood to listen carefully enough???

    Sometimes, things come alive (like in a Terry Gilliam movie ) and you can't shoot enough...
    ...
  23. Re: Print Washers, again. Interested in the 'tray type'.

    I have used the flow/tray types, but hard to get a smooth bubble free flow (that starts the top prints breaking the surface)...

    Slower, more hands on is the two tray method... You put prints in...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    They were the best in town, but the company broke up, with different individuals still doing it...

    Holly Enterprises are still here, and good specialists, but I like cheap and working units!!!
    ...
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    Used Norman 200b

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    Am offered a used 200b outfit in untested condition, with charger & LX-3 (?) head for low cost... I have used them in their prime and a good lower power strobe when I need a little more oompf...
  26. Re: Shooting overhead (90 degree angle) with Sinar F1?

    Sinar has a mirror that mounts on rail, and angles 45 down...

    Your best bet...

    Steve K
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    Re: Flat Field Focus on LF Lenses?

    Tape a page of newsprint to a wall, focus camera to it full frame, and examine image on GG and neg with good magnification to see how even focus is...

    Steve K
  28. Re: Metering for Aero Ektar/Speed Graphic & ND Filter Help

    Establish a filter factor, find your new EI setting for your film speed, adjust your meter ISO for your new EI, and meter/shoot away...

    Steve K
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    Re: Studio lights for a hack

    Go down to the hardware store and buy some plain old style reflector work lights with the bulb socket... Then try CFL or LED bulbs... For B/W, no problem, but some come fairly close for color......
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    Re: Mel Pierce Camera.....What Do you Know

    This camera store is my favorite of all time... Was 40's time warp, and you could almost expect Jack Nicholson with a fedora to walk in to buy an SG...

    Mostly top quality repairs and even...
  31. Re: Wollensak 9.5" f4.5 Velostigmat Series II Lens

    One issue that sometimes comes up is how far does the rear of the lens protrudes from rear lensboard, where it might hit the swinging mirror... Remove lensboard, swing mirror about half way, and take...
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    Re: Is There a Plan for Future

    Site is up and running, and people are talking, so just an abstract musing...

    Chill out...

    Steve K
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    Re: Intrepid 4x5 as a permanent enlarger?

    Of course, a dedicated enlarger is ideal, if you just make one size prints without cropping, you can use a camera/lightsource/good copy stand to enlarge on... I didn't always have a 4X5 enlarger...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    My early 50's 4X5 Tek III camera came to me with a weird story, as the first owner decided to sell it much later in her life, so sent it to one of those NYC camera shops for a sales estimate, but she...
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    Re: Opinions on grafmatic

    There were other recent posts about grafmatic use and service...

    Search this site...

    Steve K
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    We use Everclear 190 proof at work for ultra sensitive fine electrical connections...

    Steve K
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    My go-to was an Xerox older product for cleaning copier glass that contained ammonium hydroxide and alcohol (still have a couple of cases of it)...

    Some really filthy glass went into the...
  38. Re: How to make a sports viewfinder or wire viewfinder?

    As a kid, I used to make 'em out of coat hanger wire...

    Steve K
  39. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    I think it's a good time for users to get on the same page and list the issues they share... Is it storage issues, dev failure, staining etc???

    Bring this up directly with Alaris... A Kodak rep...
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    Re: Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    For an interesting (updated from older) list of older formulas, search used bookstores for a copy of the "British Journal of Photography" yearbooks... Inside is a (dated) collection of photos, but in...
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