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    Re: Butane for developer preservation

    Small AirSoft tank filled with nitrogen should work OK.
  2. Thread: Fa-1027

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    Re: Fa-1027

    Anyplace we can see comparison testing with other developers like Xtol or Pyrocat HD?
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Might look into making your own or having one made.
    Ours is black breathable water/windproof fabric backed by a light grey capilene type cloth on the other side.
    In a pinch it can keep us warm as...
  4. Re: Best Way to Send the Most Accurate Copies of Fine Prints to Publishers?

    If you are sending digital files of the prints it is basic Copy work. Set up and use a good quality digital camera for the job.
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    Re: Point Reyes Advice?

    Pierce Point with Pacific on one side and Tomales Bay on the other. Tule Elk area. Great farmhouse and a pleasant drive as well.
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    Pacific Coast Arch collapses

    https://weather.com/news/weather/video/iconic-california-arch-crumbles-in-storms

    Near San Luis Obispo a natural arch is no more. Apparently wind and water and weathering have done it in.
  7. Re: Film and winter temperature swings going on location

    A divers snorkel works well for this. You breathe through it and the breath goes up and outside your dark cloth.

    Also, be careful with cloth that is Static prone. Polyester is one material that...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Greg Y, Too bad the Polywarmtone is not longer available. Have seen prints on it that look like nothing available today. Another casualty of banning specific chemicals or compounds.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Is the differing warmtone from scanning or on the paper?
    Do you still have some of the paper now?
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    Re: Bathroom Darkroom Ideas

    Most of the small enlargers will work. Spend the dollars on a good quality new lens to fit your format. Then check enlarger alignment.

    All else is easy and the print quality you can get is as good...
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    Re: Question: What is this?

    Maybe you can sell them to Sally Mann? ;-)
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    Re: Moving to Ilford from Kodak, begrudgingly…

    Just looked at some fine prints from 8x10 Ilford Delta 400. Sure wish they still made it in that size. They really do look nice.
  13. Thread: White Rim Road

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    Re: White Rim Road

    "How many pictures of Delicate Arch in Utah do we need?"

    It depends, DuraLog flame lit, sunrise or sunset?
  14. Re: How to do tray processing - both regular and stand?

    Balazs, Are you sure you have not tried using a Mirror lens to photograph a Vampire? ;-)

    Back to reality. Try doing one sheet only and see how it looks. Keep the film in the middle of the tray,...
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    Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Michael R wrote: "The “sudden death” thing was eventually traced to the envelopes for the 1l packets."

    Problem is I know three who had it with the 5 litre size. Kodak was not being honest with its...
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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    I know that Pt/Pd specialist Tillman Crane used Fuji digital cameras and Focus Stacking for some of his prints. Shoots digital, does the Helicon Focus program and makes digitally enlarged negatives...
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    Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    How does the Adox XT-3 look when used at a 1:3 dilution for the working solution?

    When Xtol was first out Kodak gave time/temp for this dilution and it worked well. A bit later they changed and...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    So many LF answers with classical and jazz and smilar. Much contemplative music - must be to match the zen like experience of the LF process.

    Thought maybe I would throw in one to match Minox...
  19. Re: Scanning Provia/transparencies with a digital camera: ICC profiling?

    If you are using a digital camera isn't it copying or duplicating rather than scanning?
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    Re: "Remembering Brett Weston"

    Might be a good time to check out the opportunity to get one or more of the portfolio books.
    I have no business relation with Lodima Press, just a customer with the portfolios.
    Worth every penny.
    ...
  21. Re: E. Weston Dilution ABC Pyro / E. Weston development time compared to adviced time

    Visit http://www.michaelandpaula.com and check out some of the writing about the process.
    Paula Chamlee still develops by inspection and is very good in teaching it.
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    Re: Pyrocat adjustments/improvements

    Get a book. Black & White Photography, by Henry Horenstein is a good one.
    Learn to tell underexposure from underdevelopment/over and over.

    This is your First Trial. Work with it a bit, learn to...
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    Re: Continuos Agitation?

    You can also use a tray and a brush for developing. Immerse the film and use the brush up and down, side to side. Then reverse and do it the other direction. Gives the option of doing it the full...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    Close and re-seal the open packets after you load your holders. Should be good.

    Based mainly on using sheet film and carrying the holder bags from warm house to vehicle - 65-72 to -40(f). Some...
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    Re: Winter Weather Photography

    One problem with winter photography is the wind. Too many winter jackets, coats, hats and gloves are not wind proof.
    Standing on open ice or in snow and ice with your heat getting sucked away makes...
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    Maybe the legs from Ambulance stretchers, the type used to get it to the height to do straight into an ambulance from ground level?
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    Re: Cursed image - Pyrocat-M salvage

    If you were in the Northern States you would just wait a few more weeks and walk out on the ice for your image. ;-)

    As for Fred Picker - the story I heard was he actually cut down or 'topped" the...
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    Re: Darkroom from zero: Chems disposal

    He is in a SMALL town in a colder climate. An agency? Not likely. Generally a small plumbing business or independent suck truck operator. They come in, put the pipe into the septic, suck it out...
  29. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    Take a look at the current work of Tillman Crane. Noted for using 12x20 for a long time he is now completely digital for image capture. Then makes a negative so he can do Pt/Pd contact prints. Have...
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    Re: Portable electric room heater

    Should work. We have them in a workshop as well as temporary use when sub zero outside in two bedrooms.
    Have found the oil filled type, like old steam room heaters work well. No noise, no fan, one...
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    Re: Light spots on film.

    Does this happen when using more than one lens?
  32. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Doesn't Rollei have a true InfraRed film?
  33. Re: If one is good 2 must be better. Durst 184 rebuilds

    "Two is one. One is none".

    Combat readiness motto.
  34. Re: Problem: Long Rail, Long Bellows... Is There a Solution to Use One Tripod

    https://www.manfrotto.com/us-en/cross-arm-double-end-with-double-head-support-black-131ddb/

    Something like this might work for you?
  35. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    I'll believe it when they put a Corporation in Prison.
  36. Thread: water filters

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    Re: water filters

    One thing that can help, even with inline filters is one at the tap where the water comes out. Put itscrew it on for final filtering and take it off when using the water for other things. Just one...
  37. Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    Mat board and fome cor board work well. Join with gaffers tape at the top and you have one that works.
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    Re: Greetings from Kansas

    Be careful of the earthquakes when you are there with a long exposure going. They can really blur the image.
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    Re: Reactivation Code For Adobe CS3

    CS 6 disappeared with all other programs when my hard drive died - without warning.
    On getting a new computer and using my paid for disk for CS6 - would not recognize the registration number....
  40. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    The kind that can only be done with a camera, lens and film you don't have?
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