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    Re: Viewing Lights in the Darkroom?

    I attended John Sexton's workshop a couple of years back and he addressed this question while the group was in his darkroom. He recommended an incandescent bulb, and he pointed out that he uses a...
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    Alan, I was in your situation (new to 4x5 LF and interested mostly in landscapes and color film options) several years ago, and I purchased too much color film during my first couple of years. In...
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    Re: First and second lenses for new 4x5 shooter

    Alan, You are right that the focal length conversion between your 6x7cm MF camera and your experience with 35mm format (24x36mm film or sensor) is 2.0. Therefore, your 90mm lens for your Mamiya...
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    Re: choosing a 4x5 camera

    David, others have suggested certain monorail options, and I would suggest you peruse this thread concerning Linhof's Technikarden 45S. I have one, and a Master Technika, and have found both...
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    Re: Cold Temp Paper Washing

    jp, Your ambient darkroom temps in winter are similar to mine here in Racine, Wisc. Here in the Midwest some of us LFers use electric pig warming mats to keep our trays at the constant, desired...
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    Re: Small Cable For Linhof Recessed Lens Board?

    Try B&H using this link
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    Re: Custom Bellows UK gone?

    I get the same "Could Not Open" message from my Safari browser on my iMac.


    Updated on Nov. 29th: I was able to reach the Custom Bellows website with my Safari browser, though it took a couple...
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    Re: Bellows Replacement for Linhof Technikardan?

    Ditto to "mpire" for my experience with Custom Bellows reusing some bellows frames for my TK45S. When I purchased my TK45S from someone through a FS on this Forum, the seller provided an extra set...
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    Re: Thoughts About Linhof 4x5 Technikardan 45s ?

    All these positive comments and experiences with the Technikarden 45S are causing me to regret not actually using mine more often over the last 3-4 years for my landscape photography. I purchased...
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    Re: Ordering Maxwell screens

    This is a rather old thread, but I thought I would add an update that I just received two Maxwell screens for my Linhof Master Technika and Technikarden 45S cameras within about two weeks after I...
  11. Re: 8x10 E6 processing Who and Where ? North America( USA and Canada) HELP!!!

    +1 for Edgar Praus. I’ve used his lab for E6 and C41 processing of sheet (4x5 only) and 120 film for several years, and have always experienced quick, excellent and reliable service. I once visited...
  12. Thread: Straight Edges

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    Re: Straight Edges

    I have purchased, and use to safely and reliably cut 4-ply mat board, 24- and 36-inch "Safe-T-Cut Trimming Straightedges" made by the Alvin Co. in Bloomfield, CT. These are made of aluminum and...
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    Re: Opening in Rockland, Maine

    I enjoyed viewing the images in Rockland yesterday, especially John Layton’s Pemaquid Surf
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    Re: Wanting to try ADOX MCC 110 - any advice?

    I’ll agree with most of the comments above about working with MCC 110 based on my last year of working it; and also about the recos to try EC- or ANSCO-130 developer (I’ve tried Dektol and ADOX’s...
  15. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    +1 I check in almost daily, and often more than once...
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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    Off the LF topic, but does anyone know if there is an excellent old school watch repair place in Chicago that can do CLAs on high end Swiss watches? I can be in the area of Chicago being discussed...
  17. Re: Lightweight Tripod for Large Format Recommendations

    Really Right Mark 2 CF tripod; expensive, but well made and last legs you may ever buy.
  18. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    +1 for what Randy says. I use on-line services for color printing from digitally captured or scanned films, as I prefer to spend most of my time in the dark room making B&W silver gelatin prints.
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    Re: Light Tripods: The Weak Link?

    If you buy new the prices are indeed high, but these Linhof HD Pro tripods do become available in VG to EXC condition here or on eBay from time to time. I scored a Linhof HD Pro with geared column...
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    Re: Citric acid for 1-shot stop bath

    The real deal is glacial acetic acid, but you need to be careful in how you handle it to dilute.
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    Re: Schneider Super Symmar 80mm XL status question.

    +1 for Richard's advice about Bob Watkins and his service, and also if you might like to visit as I have 3-4 times.
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    Re: fit release cable in recessed board

    YES, and ‘glad to hear others concur...
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    Re: fit release cable in recessed board

    Also, Gepe makes a short (1.5-2inch) and flexible extension cable that you can mount to the lens, that will then accept your longer cable release. I have 3 WA lenses on those Linhof recessed...
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    Re: Heiland LED Cold Light Source

    As an FYI, I'm not sure if there might be other sellers of Heiland gear in the US, but one is Omer Hecht at CatLABS. If anyone has questions about Heiland LED enlarger light sources, you might try...
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    Re: Highest quality film holders out there?

    I've tried most of the brands of 4x5 film holders (Fidelity, Lisco, Riteway, Linhof and Toyo) and definitely prefer the Toyo holders. I have several different versions that Toyo has made over the...
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    Re: Gear that comes from non-photography sources

    I am re-posting the following after a suggestion from another thread on controlling paper development times in cool/cold darkrooms:

    Here in the Midwest some of us LFers use electric pig warmer...
  27. Re: Your experience adjusting development times for different stock and darkroom temp

    Here in the Midwest some of us LFers use electric pig warmer mats to keep print developing trays of the various chemicals at constant temperature (whenever the darkroom is colder than the 21C or...
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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    Re problems with getting parts on some cameras, I can tell you that Bob Watkins at PCW in Skokie has a fair amount of machining capability, so (within reason) he can modify or make parts as needed. ...
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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    I agree with Brian, for example this link to Precision Camera Works in Evanston (oops, below at #15 Bob Salomon corrected me that PCW is in Skokie IL) is to their page on shutter & lens repair...
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    Re: Fujinon T 400mm F/8

    I’ve used the 400T for 4-5 years on my Linhof Master Technika IV and it has been a good performer. The bellows draw at least nfinity is as descriptive Ed above. On my MT IV Classic I can also use...
  31. Re: MIdwest Large Format Asylum 1/26- anyone going?

    I'm planning to participate, and should arrive by car Friday mid-afternoon.
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    +1 for what EdSawyer says....
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

    As discussed above, the concept or process of "equivalence" as articulated by Stieglitz and Minor White may be fairly obtuse. But I have experienced equivalence reactions, and sometimes rather...
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    Re: Scheimpflug Question

    All interesting and helpful discussion here, but regardless of how you conceive of and understand the various "planes" being discussed, it helped me during my newbie learning curve to remember that...
  35. Re: Jobo lift + Expert drum = dead volume of wasted chemicals

    And keep in mind that the last fluids that one usually uses with the JOBO processor and an Expert (or others) drum when developing film is a series of water rinses - so there should be no concern...
  36. Re: Suggestions for small, light 2-300mm 5"x4" lens needed.

    I think that 250M is actually the 200M, and both of these Nikkor M lenses are small (the 200 is tiny) and excellent.
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    Re: Drying fibre prints with a dry mount press

    If you already have a dry mount press, the old tried and true method of laying the damp prints on horizontally-oriented plastic or nylon window screens is simple and fool proof. After the prints...
  38. Re: Where’s a good visual resource to explore fibre based papers?

    Re selenium toner, I use Kodak's Rapid Selenium Toner at about 1:10 in Hypo Clearing Agent solution as my final step before final wash, drying and mounting. I usually don't tone to the point where I...
  39. Re: Where’s a good visual resource to explore fibre based papers?

    Though I've been making silver gelatin B&W prints in my darkroom for only about 5 years, I'm pretty much in the same place as Corran when it comes to my preferences among FB papers and developers (I...
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    Re: Concept for a Shutter Tester

    I believe this Phocron XA shutter tester is still available through the Internet page at the URL adelorenzo provided. I spoke to the maker on the phone and purchased one from him about a year ago,...
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