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  1. Re: 4x5 Screen comparison (Intrepid, Chamonix, Maxwell)

    Stabitech is no longer in business I'm afraid.
  2. Thread: Marble caverns

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    Re: Marble caverns

    Alpacka packrafts are very stable, light & portable: https://www.alpackaraft.com/rafting/. You may be able to rent one.
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    Re: Pelican Case - 8x10, Users Here?

    I have 4 negative holders in a second small backpack that I carry on my belly. Safer for the holders, and much better weight distribution, too!
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    Re: Pelican Case - 8x10, Users Here?

    If you really want to go that way, get a backpack with an external frame (Fjällräven Fire Brigade Frame, Tatonka Lastenkraxe, Kelty). With an internal frame pack the S-shaped back will flatten when...
  5. Re: Archival Rating of The New Gen 5 Ilford RC Multigrade Deluxe Papers?

    Just a few personal observations, nothing scientific. Nearly every plastic object in my household that's over 30-40 years old is either drying out and developing cracks (hard plastics) or getting...
  6. Re: Likely Very Naive Question, sheet film then scan to produce a digital print.

    I find a fully digital workflow sterile, even MF - I own a Fuji GFX 50s. There's no sensor larger than 645 available, so the distinct look of LF is lost.

    A hybrid workflow has the best of both...
  7. Re: Some naive questions about helicoid focusing for large-format

    Supposedly *the* best ground glass available http://www.stabitech.nl/Bosscreen.htm, made in The Netherlands.
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    Re: Hasselblad Flextight 343

    Just a side note: these H'blad machines are quite fragile and repairs can get *very* expensive. Calumet received a €3000+ repair bill recently. Scanning with a high end digital camera (Nikon d8xx,...
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    Re: Hasselblad Flextight 343

    Depending on where you live in Belgium, you could consider scanning on a H'blad scanner at Calumet Rotterdam (https://www.calumetphoto.nl/store/rotterdam) for +/- €40 per hour. You do the scanning...
  10. Re: Keeping paper (exposure sheets, notes) with negatives - bad for archiving?

    I shoot 8x10 and I can only get pergamin sleeves in Europe.
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    Re: What 8x10 changing bag do you use?

    +1 for the Fujifilm
  12. Re: I'm trying Fiber papers for the first time.

    Adox MCC-110 is a great paper with very deep blacks, but manufacturers are always way too optimistic when it comes to developing times, especially with fiber papers. I develop Adox MCC-110 in Adox...
  13. Re: Keeping paper (exposure sheets, notes) with negatives - bad for archiving?

    I don't think ordinary paper 'gasses out' like (styro)foam and certain glues. Paper may be acidic but it seems unlike that it will penetrate polyethylene - I'm assuming that those Printfiles are made...
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    Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    I like windfinder.com a lot for all weather related things (wind, tides, rain, etc) but it doesn't allow you to fast forward months ahead like you asked for. They also have an iPhone app:...
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    Re: Bowens Gemini 500ws ... Profoto

    Have a look at Godox, in terms of build quality their products are between Bowens and ProFoto, but you do get light quality quite close to ProFoto. Much more affordable, too. If and when my Profoto...
  16. Re: Elinchrom Ranger rX Experience ? Tell me Please.

    Are you sure about the weights? Seems closer to 20 lbs. for the pack + 5-6 lbs for the head, similar to the Profoto 7b I had. The pack was 1200 Ws but That produced 600 Ws per flash head which was...
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    Re: How do you store / organize your negs?

    I'm using stackable, fully enclosed Leitz letter tray: https://www.leitz.com/nl-nl/products/leitz-plus-brievenbak-met-lade_52100085/. They're wide enough for 120/135 pergamin sheets and the drawer...
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    Re: Print contrast issue

    Old paper developer? Old paper?
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    Re: Nikkor M300 f9.0 not sharp

    If the image appears sharp on your ground glass, the lens should be fine, right? Maybe it's caused by wind. You have a much longer bellows that catches more wind then when shooting a 150mm. Or...
  20. Re: Questions about 4x5 film developed by local lab

    Have you tested the camera bellows for light leaks?
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    Re: E6/Positive LF film?

    Fuji announced a 30% price increase 9 months ago - and not only for slide film if that gives you any solace....
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    A Jobo CPA 2 isn't very expensive, I use it with a Jobo 4550 drum and a 4511 Format Holder to develop 4x 8x10's at once. It may not be fully automated but I get *very* consistent development.
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    Start with trays, preferably one size up, so 11x14" ones.
    I got really bad results at first, bought a Jobo CPA, results didn't improve. Then I discovered that Foma film was to blame, duh. Since...
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    Re: LED Light Table?

    These are reportedly the best, and also very expensive: https://heilandelectronic.de/led_kaltlicht. There's a link to an Ilford test report om that page.
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    Re: HC110 1:63 mushy flat negatives dilution H

    https://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/uat/files/wysiwyg/pro/chemistry/j24.pdf doesn't mention dilution H. Is that since the 'new' formula I saw in recent posts on this forum? I don't know. But do...
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    Re: Starting with ULF

    Where are you going to get 11x14 colour film in Europe? As far as I know, Fotoimpex sells colour film in 8x10, but not larger. Provia 100 (€22,75/sheet) and Portra 160 (€27,5/sheet) and 400...
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    Re: Anyone use rainwater in the darkroom?

    My teacher in photo academy would often rinse fiber prints in the sea (not in sea water, no in the actual sea itself!). This was in Portugal where the temperatures of the water would be high enough...
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    Re: Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!

    Karibu mzungu! I was based in Nairobbery for 6 months in 1994 and a basic knowledge of Swahili is still present :)
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    Re: Citric and acetic acid as stop (bath)

    That's the right dilution. But I prefer indicator stop bath, it's cheap and last a looooooong time. I discard it when it turns purple.
  30. Re: Community darkroom in the Netherlands with 8x10” enlarger

    Find an old Durst 138/139 on Marktplaats and buy this 8x10 conversion https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/durst-138s-g-139-conversion.164865/. I did and it works great!
  31. Re: Once again: streaks when developing *some* fiber based paper in Jobo 3063

    Fibre paper will expand when wet, period. A different brand & type of paper may expand more or less (Fomabrom vs Ilford Multigrade). Try using more developer (500ml, or more) and see what happens....
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    Re: Removing film from Jobo Expert Drum 3005

    I gave up on Fomapan for all the reasons you mention. Adox film is in the same price range and as easy to develop as Ilford and Kodak.
  33. Re: Is it possible to change contrast of final print?

    Farmer solution for highlights, can even be applied locally with a sponge. Selenium toner can increase blackness, so can drying (baryta paper only) on a hot dryer. Drying with chrome plates instead...
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    Re: Sinar Pan/Tilt Head question

    Thank you for the pictures of the disassembled head, Bernice! They tell the whole story.
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    Re: Sinar Pan/Tilt Head question

    I've never laid hands on a Sinar Pan/Tilt Head -hence my question- but that's exactly what I suspected. I absolutely **will** pass on this one. Thanks everyone for your input!
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    Sinar Pan/Tilt Head question

    I can buy a Sinar Pan/Tilt Head with a crack in the side disk, see attachment. Is that disk used for tensioning the head or is just decorative? In other words, is it (un)wise to buy it?

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  37. Re: Learning about environmental portraiture - which photographers should I study?

    Couldn't agree more! What about Mary Ellen Mark, or Edouard Boubat? And some other great present day (both Dutch, I'm sorry) photographers: Anton Corbijn (B&W 35mm and MF), Rineke Dijkstra (4x5"...
  38. Re: What portable lighting equipment do you use when your shoot portraits outside stu

    I use Profoto B1(x), 500ws (with digital MF though, not LF). Plenty of power for individual portraits except on sunny summer days. Then I sometimes use an extra B1 to double the power. I just point...
  39. Re: Ideas for new shutters 40 years from now when ours are all dead

    Use an ND outside, Alex!
  40. Re: Ideas for new shutters 40 years from now when ours are all dead

    Best invention ever! I bet it was patented by Canon.

    Back on topic: in 40 years time there will be no more film available, so nobody will care about defective shutters anyways. If you want to...
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