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  1. Thread: Lens Haze...

    by tgtaylor
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    Lens Haze...

    What is it and how do you get rid of it?

    Today I was dismayed to find a light brownish looking haze beginning to cover the lens element cloud-like when viewed with a flashlight. There was a more...
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    Yosemite Historic Names RESTORED!

    https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/07/15/yosemite-national-parks-iconic-names-restored/

    Thomas
  3. Re: Gimbal Head and Large Format Photography?

    Yesterday I went out with the 67 w/2x rear converter for an effective focal length of 800mm. However the wind was too strong - gusting to 40+mph so after 2 exposures I packed it up and spent some...
  4. Re: Gimbal Head and Large Format Photography?

    I also use the flip-up magnifier on my 67II as it provides for critical focusing. As far as I am aware, the focus on all Pentax telephotos go slightly beyond the infinity mark on the lens to allow...
  5. Re: Gimbal Head and Large Format Photography?

    Thanks for the offer Drew - I don't plan on doing any hiking with my set-up but perhaps we could meet one day for coffee at a Peets or Starbucks with our gear. I'll PM you my contact information and...
  6. Gimbal Head and Large Format Photography?

    For the past month I have been seriously considering a project requiring a telephoto lens with a medium format camera. For about half that time I envisioned using a 600mm SMC Takamur 67 lens on the...
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    Re: digital negs for LODIMA paper workshop

    Too bad they don't make a grade 3 paper: grade 2 is too soft for 8x10 contact printing and grade 4 is too hard. True you can soften grade 4 with Selectol Soft but why go through the hassle when...
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    Re: Sonora Pass is...

    Tioga Pass will open to unrestricted travel on Monday: https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article232038987.html

    Thomas
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    Re: Kallitype and toning

    With afterthought this may have happened with a salt print and not a kallitype. In any event once those dark stains appear they will not clear upon subsequent exposure and development. The exposed...
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    Re: Kallitype and toning

    Adding citric acid to the silver nitrate solution acts as a preservative but dark spots begin appearing on the paper within 24 hours IIRC. An exposed but undeveloped sheet will keep much longer. ...
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    Re: Sonora Pass is...

    Well they "opened" Tioga Road yesterday but you can only caravan through it: ...
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    Re: 5x7 Film Holder Case?

    A couple of weeks back I had the good fortune of running into a batch of brand new (they were tagged as used in Ex condition but in reality they were never used) 5x7 Fidelity Elite holders. So I...
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    Printing TMAX 100 W/UV bulb?

    The 250 watt Halogen, 82 volt GE EVW bulb I had in the Beseler 45S head made its final blink and I replaced it with a UV producing Osram Halogen Photo Optic lamp with the same specification as the...
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    Re: tray developing: which timer?

    Although I generally rotary process or process 35mm by hand inversion, I have tray processed film. When I do I set the trays up in a Rubbermaid chemical resistant cart which I use for processing...
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    Re: Model name of your large format enlarger please

    Beseler 45 MXT with dichro 45S color head; Beseler CII XL with condenser head. All lenses are Nikon except a 180mm Schneider Companon-S. Easels from 4x5 through and including 20x24.

    Thomas
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    Re: Getting rid of tiny white spots

    IIRC white spots on negatives can be caused by using an acid stop. Anyway, a white spot on a negative results in a black spot on the print which is impossible to spot-out without using a razor blade...
  17. Re: What is the largest format camera that you have seen ever?

    I never saw this and larger cameras have been made but during the 1860's "Louis E. Walker was 'constantly busy' copying drawing and maps for the Office of the Architect and other federal departments....
  18. Re: Jobo Expert Drum versus 2500 drum + 2509N Reel

    I've used the 2509N reels in a 2500 drum for years without any problems except with hand inversion method beginning about a year or so after I bought the reels new. It seems that photoflo built up...
  19. Re: What camera to shoot with out in the field when using HEAVY lenses?

    I regularly use a 14" Wollensak Veritar which is a front loading lens on my Toyo 810MII field camera without any problem at all - just make sure that the tilt locks are firmly set.

    Thomas
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    LED Enlarger Head?

    Beseler has discontinued the 45S head and replaced it with the 45SL which features a LED light source and an external stabilized light source:
    https://www.beselerphoto.com/light-sources/

    How...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Untitled - Diablo Range, California, 2019:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48005462423_4cf54b250d_z.jpg

    This is one of three images I took on a 7-mile loop hike in Contra Costa county early...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Stop Bath

    I use plain water for film and home made 1.5% citric acid for paper.

    Thomas
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    Blue Filter for Focuser?

    I have the Peak Model II focuser, Will this filter, which fits both the Model I and II, improve focus significantly? In other words, is it worth the $30?...
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    Re: Omega 14x17 easel issue

    I don't know if this is the same as your problem but I have a 16x20 4-blade Saunders easel that is perfectly plumb but the top horizontal blade will slip from being square and even go out of the...
  25. Thread: Loupes

    by tgtaylor
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    Re: Loupes

    No. I believe that I bought it used from B&H when I purchased a new Cabin 67Z projector from them. The incentive, $100 off the list price, at the time was on the projector - "Mamiya Day" or...
  26. Thread: Loupes

    by tgtaylor
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    Re: Loupes

    Just to be clear, I am not looking for a loupe for checking focusing on the GG - I have a Toyo 3.9x loupe that does that job and the general consensus is that magnification beyond 4x on the GG is...
  27. Thread: Loupes

    by tgtaylor
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    Loupes

    I'm looking for a high quality loupe for examining negatives and prints. My Focusing aid is a Peak Model II which provides a 10x magnification. I'm looking at these 2 loupes:...
  28. Re: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell @ Oakland Museum, CA

    Just a heads-up: The first Sunday of every month is free admission - that will save you $11 - and parking meters are not enforced on Sundays so that will save you a couple of dollars more. This...
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    Re: Sonora Pass is...

    It was a surprise to me too, Drew. Tioga road plowing is progressing faster than expected also. As of yesterday the park said that they had one lane plowed through but was having the usual...
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    Re: Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    Thanks for the suggestions. When I got home from work I got the idea of slitting the black contractors bag and hang it over the enlarger. It works but not as nice looking as a regular enlarger...
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    Sonora Pass is...

    OPEN!

    Thomas
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    Enlarger Dust Cover for Beseler MXT/45S

    I am looking for a dust cover for my Beseler 45MXT w/45S head. Years ago I bought a Beseler cover for $20 off a local craigs list site but it doesn't fit all the way down due to the rectangular shape...
  33. Re: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell @ Oakland Museum, CA

    Look at the lensboard in the self portrait of Alexander Gardner ca 1856: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Alexander_Gardner.jpg Notice that there is a screw hole visible at the 11...
  34. Re: Besler 45 V-XL non functioning elevation lock

    I have the 45MXT which has motorized elevation. There is no lock and it has never slipped.

    Thomas
  35. Re: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell @ Oakland Museum, CA

    https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/history-as-art-andrew-j-russells-railroad-photographs/Content?oid=26354486

    Thomas
  36. Re: 3weeks with a 4x5 on vacation advise on practical things

    When traveling by automobile I keep all film in an insulated lunch box with a wide-mouth 1L Nalgene bottle filled with ice wrapped in a thin plastic produce bag to keep the condensation for getting...
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    Re: Reactivation Code For Adobe CS3

    OK got it figured out! Back in 2015 I bought a new desktop and reinstalled CS3 on it getting help from Adobe support. What they did then was to give me a new serial number and said to check...
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    Re: Reactivation Code For Adobe CS3

    I have the original version of CS3 which I purchased from the Adobe website and chose to receive the disk rather than the download. It does include Adobe Bridge CS3, Adobe Device Central CS3...
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    Reactivation Code For Adobe CS3

    Just installed CS3 on a new computer from disks and Adobe says that their CS3 activation servers are no longer available. The Adobe website wants you to download ~ a 460 MB version but the disk...
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    Re: SF Mission Murals Photo Walk

    As a correction to the above post, the cover photo was actually shot with a Canon G9 digital camera. At the time there were a number of rumors going around to the effect that the the town was...
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