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    Re: Multiple Test Zones on one Sheet

    Re the target for testing: an evenly lit board, wall etc can be created by using an Expo Disc on the camera lens. I use a 67mm disc which I pressed into an 67mm filter ring (discarded filter, glass...
  2. Re: Hydroquinone & Metol Paper Developers?

    Consider G262
    1:3 @ 25C 4 minutes as starting point. Ilford FB Warmtone paper. Could use higher dilution but dev time will lengthen.
    Addition of very small amount of phenidone solution will speed...
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    Re: I need to order more chemicals, so....?

    Try Beers
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    Re: Deciding on paper development time

    I'll briefly explain a bit for those who are interested in exploration of things unfamiliar..

    I was looking to get a subject printed a bit warmer (not warm enough on the wt paper I favor), so I...
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    Re: Deciding on paper development time

    Thanks Huub. I'll follow your advice, but with a 4x5 Stouffer step wedge in the enlarger. That should tell me about mid- and high tones as well.
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    Deciding on paper development time

    I use a few different paper developers, sometimes mix them in different ratios. Not sure how to determine the preferred developing time. Suggestions appreciated, thanks!
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    Re: Approaches to the rain

    Large size backpack rain cover. Will cover 4x5 camera as well as my head while composing, focusing.180835
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    Re: quandry about pricing

    You may find helpful information in "Truth needs no ally" by Howard Chapnick.
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    Re: Lens Flare - Arta Gallery, Toronto

    Good for you Ray, congratulations.
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    Re: Shutter CLA in Canada??

    I have had good experience a few years ago with Horst Wenzel, located in Vancouver.

    Send me a p.m. if you are interested in obtaing his contact info from me
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    Re: post your trees!

    Convention dictates snow on trees, preferably evergreens. Best wishes for the season.
    W.Yellowstone -28C = -18.4F waiting for sunrise, crazy...........
    4x5, 360mm R.D. Apo Artar.158968
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    Re: Film Drying, Best Practices

    Off topic but: why do you need Photo flo?

    Distilled water mist from spray bottle to front and back of washed negative while holding it with alligator clip on corner. Very dry climate but negs...
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    Re: Hypo Clearing Agent and Pyro

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    Thank you all for your input.
    My concern is that I might cause deterioration of the pyro image stain when diminishing or removing base+fog stain. Some in the pyro community use HCA...
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    Hypo Clearing Agent and Pyro

    Pyro users: do you use Hypo clearing agent following fixing of your film? If so, why? At what strength (e.g. 1%, 2% solution) and how long? If you don't use it, why not?

    Hypo clearing agent...
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    Re: Fogging of paper

    Thank you all for the helpful feedback. I'll test for chemical fog more often, and deal with it when it's present.
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    Eastern Sierra Centre for Photography

    A failure? See ESC4P.org , never heard/read of it again.

    I remember a fund raising campaign, a cancelled workshop. Did I miss something? The educational and socializing aspects seemed good.
  17. Re: Was wondering who is still using the Zone System?

    Use of the Zone System facilitates discussion about problems, results etc. with other photographers. That is a good reason for me to use it.
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    Fogging of paper

    Sometimes when printing a cropped negative, part of the image will be inadvertently printed on what should be the white border of the print. I never had a problem removing such result of...
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    Re: The passing of Al Weber

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    Great teacher, great friend. When he spoke, even if only a few words, you listened. RIP Al, and my condolences to your family.
  20. Re: Anyone in contact with Ken Hough recently?

    Do a search on this forum for "Ken Hough". You will then find the name on page 3, top and bottom. The posts will give you some idea of what to expect.
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    Re: ...and Ottawa

    Within walking distance is the Hotel Chateau Laurier. It has an ongoing display of some works by Yousuf Karsh, he used to live there.
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    Re: Richard Garrod

    Thank you Jan,

    great to read this, about his ongoing creativity- at 91!
    I saw a nice selection of his work in a Looking Glass Magazine back issue and it made me wonder what he is up to these...
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    Richard Garrod

    Richard Garrod's website www.richardgarrodphoto.com has disappeared. Does any Forum member know if he has run into some trouble, is he OK?

    Thanks,
    Hans.
  24. Re: bad back = get a light weight 4x5" camera

    In all likelyhood your back will get worse with aging, so you need plan B or start right now with plan B. Rather than reducing weight of equipment now and then again in a few years. Consider Mamiya...
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    Re: Pyro Step Wedge

    Makes sense Bill. I'll fine tune my process a bit, following the suggestions as given by you earlier. I should be able to produce a better pyro step wedge, suitable to use for the Butzi method. Which...
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    Re: Pyro Step Wedge

    Thank you all. Especialy Bill and Peter who read my question and gave it some thought, thanks your contributing your insights.

    Pyro stain plays a role not only as density but also as a contrast...
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    Re: Pyro Step Wedge

    Why? because I want to calibrate my dichro enlarger light source to print pyro negs with variable contrast paper. I have found Paul Butzi's calibration method very useful in this regard, with my D23...
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    Pyro Step Wedge

    I need a 31 step transmission step wedge that was processed in Pyro (PMK, Pyrocat HD). I'd appreciate detailed suggestions as to where/how to obtain this item.

    I understand I may have to make one...
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    Re: Lens flare as a "contrast contol" ?

    I "encourage" some lens flare by omitting the use of lens hood/shade quite often. The result still leaves me with better separation at the lower end than I would get with a single coated older lens...
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    Re: Backpack recommendation for 4x5 kit

    I'm very pleased with Mountainsmith Phantom, 40 liters: http://mountainsmith.com/index.php/products/all-backpacks/phantom-40.html

    Gnass for lenses, PTB camera case, photo vest, extra clothing,...
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    Bruce Davidson & Paul Caponigro

    http://www.huntington.org/

    Very much worth a visit. It requires a bit of time to switch gears between the two because they are so different- but so what, you don't get a chance to view so many...
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    Re: Photography = Flat, Soulless and Stupid

    It's his approach, his style, that raises hackles. The topic will always be there and nothing is wrong with that.
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    Re: Photography = Flat, Soulless and Stupid

    Many publications have contributors who's purpose seems to be the generating of letters to the editor. The Guardian is no exception.
  34. Re: A collection of LF ideas & discoveries that don't need a whole thread to themselv

    When I've decided where to place my tripod, I drop my little framing device right there. It has a flaming red ribbon for easy finding again attached to it. Then I walk back (to the car or whatever)...
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    Re: Thermometers

    If you decide to use a glass one keep in mind that you will break it sooner or later. So always have an identical back-up one and make note how it's reading will differ from the one you are (or have...
  36. Re: Death Valley workshop with Kirk Gittings and Jan Pietrzak

    I'll bring my vacuum cleaner.
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    Re: Two-Bath Pyrocat

    Kirk -a bit off topic but: for "the real test" you can place a Wallace Expo disc on your camera lens ( I snapped my WEDisc on an old filter-glass removed- and the contraption fits the lens) and now...
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    Brian Ellis

    I used to read his comments, opinions with interest, he was a solid contributor to this forum, RIP: http://www.wiscnews.com/news/local/obituaries/article_5f0b24e9-d05e-5a78-9475-28fce2879758.html
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    Re: Tim Atherton?

    He frequently posted here, RIP: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=169973668
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    Re: Epson Ink Management

    I use the r3000.

    I note that the Luminous Landscape forum has had some discussion on this topic as well. Some shake (gently) every 6 months or so, others don't.

    Thanks all for your input.
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