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    Re: Handling of 8x10 Negs

    Have you tried using SS hangers for drying your film? Pat:D
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    Re: "Super Bright" Ground Glass

    What kind of oil? Pat
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    Hipo clearing agent formula

    I must have mis-understood what you wanted, sorry, Pat
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    Hipo clearing agent formula

    Kodak HE-1: water 500 cc Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) 125 cc Ammonia (3% solution) 100 cc add water to make 1 Liter

    Wash the prints for 30 minutes at 20 C, the soak in solution for 6:00, then wash for...
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    What subjects do we NOT shoot (and why)?

    Snakes and all sporting events were shot using Grafic cameras, also used to stop airplane props in flight, any thing you can shoot with a 35 can be shot with a LF, its just a little more trouble...
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    dryer canvas

    If you take in your old one, any tent or awning place should be able to make you one of the same weight. Pat
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    Drying 4x5 film--film clips?

    Just hang it up in the SS developing film holder and let it dry, no clips, marks, or hassel. Pat
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    Lost Art Threads

    Richard, after reading the responses to your post I am amazed that a number of people feel that you should apologize. While I may or may not agree with what you have to say I feel that you have a...
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    inforamtion about a kowa lens

    Kowa has not been in business for over 20 years. I have a couple of these very fine camera's and I also have the lens manuels, send me an e and I will send you a copy of it. Pat
  10. But Film Now - Stock Up - Won't be around Long!

    Brian, Very Good. Pat
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    Ansco Junior

    Try google or dogpile. Pat
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    Hyperfocal Distance Setting

    The following formula is used to determine hyperfocal distance. Hyperfocal Distance (H) = F2C divided by 12f Focal Length of Lens x Focal Length of Lens or F2 f/Stop x Circle of...
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    Update on Fatali Incident

    The man has paid his debt to society, why don't you give him a break and leave him alone! Pat
  14. Thread: POP Pyro

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    POP Pyro

    P/P negs are usually two stops more exposure, POP neg are usually three stops more exposure. Pat
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    Wet Plate Process

    I beleive the Keeper's of Light (out of print) give a short course on wet plate photography, also in the 40's version of Photo Index there is a section under Kodak which cover the making of wet...
  16. Stephen Johnson's 'The Parks Project' - Is this a glimpse of the future for LF?

    Just got done looking at his website, while I see nothing unique about his vision or composition, those little 4"x4" imgages on my monitor look pretty good, but what do they look like at 11x14,...
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    Zone System Question

    The best book I have ever read about the Zone system, is the Zone VI Workshop by Fred Picker, not complicated at all. Pat
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    Reticulated negatives

    Not unless you want to use the reticulation pattern as a part of any print you might do. Pat
  19. lightmeter discrepancies Seconic 508 vs Minolta

    All these posts make me glad that I have a Zone VI modified meter.Pat
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    220 film processing

    If you take one roll of film and ruin it and then use it to practice, practice, practice loading your 220 SS reel, like about fifty times with your eyes closed, you will not ruin any more rolls. Pat
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    Guidebooks for alternative printmaking

    Bostick & Sullivan have a site, and there is a very good book which is out of print but you should be able to find in a library, Keepers of Light, and John Riley's book Albumen and Salted Paper...
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    Digital vs normal lenses

    I have a friend who has a Hassy with the 150mm lens and I have a Kowa with the 150mm lens, we photographed the same subject with the same film and printed our negs on the same enlarger with the...
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    Film process question--Xtol and T-Max

    You need to do the film speed and zone viii print test for your equipment if you want consistant results. I would suggest that you read Zone VI Workshop and follow the film test and then you will...
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    What is Criticism?

    There is no justification for critics! The only critic that matters in my work is me. I think the quote by Weston said it quite well. Pat
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    Mixing chemicals from scratch

    You might want to get hold of Dignan's 150 B/W Formula's, a lot of old and very useful information on film and paper developers, the old Photo Index from the 1940-45 are very helpful with old...
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    FP4+ development times in HC-110?

    I would second Jay's post, we can get a workable neg by using other's times, but the optimum neg is one calibrated to our equipment. Pat
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    Caring for my bellows

    Renaissance micro-crystalline wax from Light Impressions. Pat
  28. Thread: Photo.net

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    Photo.net

    For me the answer is simple; DON'T GO THERE! Pat
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    Carrying a Large Format Camera?

    I agree with Sal, I have found that when I get done taking my shot,if someone is standing around looking at my 45 I offer to let them look thru the ground glass, they are always impressed by the...
  30. quality difference between enlarger lenses and other lenses

    You will find a lot of answers to this in the archives. Pat
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    Mounting Digital Prints to Backing Board

    Wheat paste,Light Impressions caries it. Pat
  32. Thread: tack iron

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    tack iron

    There are several products which remove adhevise(spelling)like the ones you use to remove stickers off your car window. Pat
  33. Ektar 101mm: For optimal result what is the best f-stop?

    I have one that I use on my 45 Grafic with 23 film back and 22 film back, sharpness is good at all f/stops, the only thing that changes is deapth of field which increases as it is closed down, this...
  34. Two Questions: Pinholes? Shiny Dark Slides?

    I have several glossy black darkslides which have never given me a problem, if the slide fits the holder and the light trap is snug, there is no reason for problems, whether shiny or flat. Pat
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    Ready for the"Zone System"--but which one?

    Zone VI Workshop by Fred Picker, very simple. Pat
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    Correct Exposure

    Place you camera settings on the gray card reading. Pat P.S. If you want to learn the difference do one at each setting.
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    Need For Mutual Respect & Professionalism

    We also have a good sense of humor. Pat
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    Using enlarger to make internegative?

    Cut a piece of white paper the size of you film holder, put it into the holder, place the holder under the enlarger and adjust the projected image on the paper for size and focus, tape the film...
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    Sorry, another polaroid question...

    Try B&H in New York. Pat
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    Replacing fluid in bubble level ?

    Go to the hardware store and get a small 2way level, you can take it apart and glue them on seperately or just set it on the camera when you are leveling. Pat
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