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  1. Thread: Spot meter

    by DHodson
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    Re: Spot meter

    Which batteries are you using for your V Ricardo?
  2. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Thanks Arne - great summary. Does anybody know if commercial freight gets similar treatment or is it just public travel? I haven't seen anything but I wonder if suppliers are at any risk if they...
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    Re: DIY 4x5 Enlarger with LED light source

    Very cool - congratulations. I'm looking forward to seeing more. Nice to see more and more people coming back to film - especially when they can bring DIY solutions like this.

    Regards
    Dave
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    Re: Lens Not Focusing, What is the Cause?

    I'm with Corran on that. By definition, a 120mm lens focal length lens focused at infinity is 120mm. Focusing on anything closer than that requires you to increase not decrease the bellows so...
  5. Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    First step would be to try it. Would be interesting to hear your experiences please.

    Regards
    Dave
  6. Thread: Tripod Holes

    by DHodson
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    Re: Tripod Holes

    Interesting thread - looking forward to the original
  7. Re: Tips/Ideas For Hand Making Lens Caps For Vintage LF Lenses?

    I am fortunate enough to own a 3D printer. I originally bought it to construct some plate holders for my 4x5 glass negatives but since then, I've used it for custom lens caps, boxes and lens boards...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    This was a response to Torontoamateur's question but yes - he is here as Bob Carnie. One of his web sites is this one.

    http://www.alternativephotoservices.com/bob-carnie-printmaking.html

    Not...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Torontoamateur

    Maybe contact Bob Carnie in Toronto - he might know of someone
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    Re: 3-D printing a Lens Cap help

    Good source Bob, thanks. I was having some issues with the ones I'd been ordering elsewhere so this would have helped. Looks like they have a Canadian reseller as well and from their site it looks...
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    Re: 3-D printing a Lens Cap help

    I find I use my 3D printer a lot for photography related items. It all started with Jason Lane's glass plates. I couldn't find any plate holders for them so I designed my own and printed off a...
  12. Re: Where's "schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data" website gone ?

    This link worked for me just now
    https://web.archive.org/web/20050218010829/http://www.schneideroptics.com/photography/

    Regards
    Dave
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    Re: Hi from the back woods of BC Canada

    Hi Michael

    I have a similar challenge getting chemicals here in Fort McMurray. Choices are limited but I've had good service from The Camera Store in Calgary.

    https://www.thecamerastore.com/
    ...
  14. Re: Problem posting a small image from my computer

    Hi

    The problem seems to be with private messages. I just tested it now with this thread and it's ok - I get the the same two-tab panel that ic-racer shows. I've used it often before with no...
  15. Problem posting a small image from my computer

    Not sure what changed - last week I had the option to post an image from my computer but today I only had the "Post from URL" option. Am I missing something?

    Thanks for your help
    Dave
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    Re: Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    Thanks d.s.

    I do have a couple of voltage regulators kicking around but I was curious about adapting this Omega one as some have suggested. If there's an adapter cable for six prong to 3 prong...
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    Re: Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    Hi ic-racer

    I was actually following up on Greg Blank's post (see above). He references a cord Omega provided for connecting to a condenser lamp that I was curious about.

    Regards
    Dave
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    Re: Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    Hi ic-racer

    Not sure what happened but my reply disappeared - odd. Anyway, yes - I do have the 120v lamp that I can plug into the timer. I currently use an RH Designs StopClock Pro that I'm...
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    Re: Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    Thanks Greg. No, a cable to plug the enlarger into the stabilizer didn't come with it. I've looked online but haven't been able to find any reference to one so far - would you know of a part...
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    Re: Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    Thanks Bill - what you say makes sense and I think you're right - this unit is not for me. I didn't get any history when I purchased the enlarger but I suspect it has somehow got lumped in at some...
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    Re: Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    Thanks for responding so quick.

    I do have the desk lamp plugged into the safelight socket as per photog_ed's comment but I can't see anywhere else that the enlarger would plug into. The other...
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    Omega Enlarger Timer Problem

    I'm having a bit of trouble figuring this out though so hopefully someone here can help.

    When I purchased my enlarger a couple of years ago, the previous owner included a complete Omega...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    With regards to Photoline, I was looking for an editor that let me work in Grey Gamma 2.1 for Piezography. Someone mentioned that Photoline did so I sent an email last week to confirm. Kudos to...
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    Re: Dry Mount Press Best Practices

    I recently picked up a used Ademco 2226. Actually, picked up is a figure of speech since they're not a small machine. I think it weighs around 300 lb and ended up having to break it down into three...
  25. Re: New Book: The Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsion Print

    So my book just arrived yesterday and I managed to get a quick peak before my wife wrapped it and put it under the tree. I just want to say congratulations and thanks Denise. The book is amazing -...
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    Re: Some B&W Night Shots...

    Hi Reinhold

    Thanks for the tips and links. I'll definitely have a look for that anti-static brush. Once again - very impressive work.

    All the best
    Dave
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    Re: Some B&W Night Shots...

    Reinhold - very impressive and thanks for sharing. How do you manage to get such clean negatives (as in no dust)?. I'm still learning film but my limited experience with night shots (4x5 Ilford...
  28. Re: New Book: The Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsion Print

    Hi Denise

    Thanks very much for the suggestion and I'd really appreciate your offer to speak with them. I buy my film and darkroom chemicals from The Camera Store now and their shipping is...
  29. Re: New Book: The Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsion Print

    Ordered - Loved your first book and looking forward to this one. Thanks for putting all the effort in. I struggle here in Canada to source everything - particularly considering the shipping costs...
  30. Re: Photoshop only package offering selectable gray working space??

    Thanks Steven - That's kind of what I've been seeing, PS makes it easy. As for alternatives though, I haven't found one yet. I'll have a look at Rawtherapee
  31. Re: Photoshop only package offering selectable gray working space??

    Hi Ted

    Thanks for the input. From the Piezography manual - Grayscale Management Section 5, ""The Piezography curves expect a Gamma 2.20 input file" and later "Piezography can only be used with...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    I've been trying to confirm this (see my thread yesterday) but from what I can see so far, Photoshop is the only one that lets you set the working space to Gray Gamma 2.2. My reasons are similar to...
  33. Re: Photoshop only package offering selectable gray working space??

    Thanks but I was looking for one that let me select the Gray working space, specifically Gray Gamma 2.2. All the other packages I've looked at and contacted, have grayscale conversions built in but...
  34. Photoshop only package offering selectable gray working space??

    Anybody know of an alternative to Photoshop that lets you select a Gray working space? Photoshop has the option in the "Working Spaces" and "Color Management" windows along with the common colour...
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    Re: Speed Graphic Shutter Checking?

    I bought an optical shutter speed tester off ebay (plugs into my iphone jack) and the associated app. Total cost was around $30 and it seems to work okay - pretty close when checked against...
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    Re: Affordable tripod for Chanomix 45N-2?

    Maybe you might want to check out the Sirui products. It's not a geared head if that's what you're looking for but the one I got is more than adequate for my Shen Hao 4x5. I actually have a Toyo...
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    Re: Fred Picker #51, June 1987 Newsletter

    Here's another link

    http://zonevi.dk/junk/?page_id=1341 (you might need to load the Adobe Flash player)

    Regards
    Dave
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    Re: New to Large Format Landscape Photography

    I'm not that far ahead of you on this and still learning but I'd like to add one more vote in favour of 4x5 and that's that the larger negative scans better.

    In my case, good enlargers and...
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    Re: Lightroom or alternative

    Here's a screengrab from Photoshop. I haven't found any other package with the Grayscale options.

    I'm still learning my way around working spaces and colour management but my understanding is...
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    Re: Lightroom or alternative

    I've moved back to 4x5 film as well and have been experimenting with Jon Cone's Piezography ink set. My understanding so far is that Gray Gamma 2.2 is essential and from what I can find out so far...
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