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  1. Re: Service/Repair Technician for DeVere/Durst Enlargers?

    Hello, Kyle;

    Have you checked with Durst Pro in Oregon? I suspect they may be your best semi-local bet.

    http://www.durst-pro-usa.com/contactus.php
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    Re: Specs for 150 El-Nikkor f/5.6

    Hmm...how might I describe its "version"... The read fits a Durst Lapla 39, so I'm assuming that's a 39mm Leica thread. The barrel is all black, with white numerals. The lens front is inscribed...
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    Specs for 150 El-Nikkor f/5.6

    Can anyone tell me the right size for end caps for a 150 EL-Nikkor f/5.6? I've done a lot of searching, here and elsewhere, and can't find the numbers for either the front or rear caps. I think the...
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    Re: Latub for laborator 138

    For pictures of a LATUB, go here: http://www.durst-pro-usa.com/prola.htm

    Note: Old Durst lensboards come in two flavours: 39mm and 25mm. Determine the thread size on your enlarging lens before you...
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    Re: Unicolor drums

    Sorry—hit send before I was quite done. I believe the tank Richard has is quite an old one, as it sounds identical to mine, complete with leak problem, alas. I believe I bought mine in the summer of...
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    Re: Unicolor drums

    Not entirely true, Jim. I have (and use) an old Unicolor drum, which has the press-fit cap with locater pin on the drum. Mine is black, and I don't recall ever seeing a white one. Perhaps we...
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    Re: New Show @ Luz Gallery, Victoria BC

    I've been looking forward to the new show, Dave, and hope to get to the gallery some time this weekend.

    Cheers,
    \donw
  8. What white-ink pen for margin of colour proofs?

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a white-ink pen for writing in the margins of a colour proof (wet process paper, not digital)? I'm shooting some colour neg material for the first time in many...
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    Re: Packing lensboards and lenses

    I built a longish, rectangular box, with dividers, out of foam-core, with a lid hinged with aluminum tape (the stuff furnace guys use on ducts). Some velcro keeps the lid closed. My three lenses...
  10. Re: workflow for inkjet prints from digital scans of 4x5 film

    Well, the best resource I found for putting together the general workflow and colour management was a relatively short booklet from Epson. It may not be perfect for your needs, as it's pretty...
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    Re: Filter Question: Y1, Y3, O1, G1, R1, etc.

    See if you can find a copy of Kodak publication B-3, KODAK Photographic Filters Handbook.
  12. Thread: Great news!

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    Re: Great news!

    Hello, Merg!

    It's pretty much photography prime-time here in Victoria, with all the blossoms and whatnot, but it's been more than a tad cool and wet for the past month. It was actually much nicer...
  13. Thread: Great news!

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    Re: Great news!

    I find this mildly confusing.

    "In exchange, the family will give the museum other Ansel Adams prints of equal value for the October art auction."

    Why would Adams demand these particular...
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    Re: Calumet 4x5s

    I've had several of these, both with the long rail. Why do you think you can't use your 210 with it? Because of the recessed board? If that's all, just make one yourself. It's really easy, as...
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    Re: Board printing with Epson 4000

    You might have a lot less trouble using transparent labels, which you can print in your Epson, or in a laser printer. You can peel-n-stick them on your Bristol or mat board, without endangering your...
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    Re: What Is This Filter Thingy?

    It is hard to tell without seeing how big it is, etc, but could it be the filter drawer for an enlarger? It vaguely reminds me of the one for my small-format Durst.
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    Re: Kodak Polycrome glass plates

    After a lot of digging, I found their website: http://www.kpgraphics.com/sitemap/index.html Weirdly, if you go to what should be the home page, you get shuffled over to the main Kodak site, where,...
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    Re: resolution and scaling for V700

    Tom: The Silverfast included with the V750 is not in any way crippled; it's the real deal. You should give it a whirl...

    \donw
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    Re: From new user - User manual for Toyo 45A

    Jonas: Toyo can provide a new booklet for the 45 AII (which is essentially the same as your 45A) for only $8, but they will only ship it to a U.S. address. So, if you have a friend there who would...
  20. Re: Book: Richard Benson's The Printed Picture

    There is a fairly lengthy interview with Richard Benson in the current issue of Lens Work (#84 Sept-Oct 2009). I just got my copy in the mail two days ago, so haven't had time to finish reading it,...
  21. Re: 19.8.1839: Daguerre's invention free to the World

    That page does not exist. The following page for Daguerre does exist:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daguerre

    \donw
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    Re: Durst 138S psu problem?

    Dave: Ic-Racer suggestion about Durst Italy [http://www.durst.it/] is a good one; they've been very nice about helping me in the past. Also see Northern Photo in England...
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    Re: Durst 138S psu problem?

    Dave: I did check in my stash of manuals last night, but unfortunately I do not have one for the TRA301, just the manual for the 138S itself. Good luck in tracking something down.
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    Re: Durst 138S psu problem?

    Dave: I also have a TRA301/CLS301, and I may have a manual with electrical diagrams. If I don't get back to you within a day or so, poke me with an email: don.wilkes [insert obligatory at-sign]...
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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    I have a Toyo 45A, and I'm using a Manfrotto 3021N (without centre column) and a 329 RC4 head. The legs are reasonably compact and light, and the geared, three-way head, with quick-release, is a...
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    Re: christopher burkett web problem

    If it's the flash introduction that is causing you problems, try going directly to the real home page at: http://www.christopherburkett.com/home.html
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    Re: Night-Vision tools in the darkroom ?

    Derek: Try Toys R Us. Their Canadian online site says they have it:

    http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=3245408

    May have to look into this myself!

    \donw, Victoria
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    Re: Level help please!!!

    I use a small mirror on an extendable rod (much like a car aerial), which I think I found quite cheap at a tool supply place. It collapses down to about 4 inches, so stows easily in the bag. Quite...
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    Re: Alternative to caltar soft lens cap?

    Walter: Please let me know if you find something that works well and isn't too expensive. I have exactly the same lens, and would also like to replace the current soft caps...

    \donw
  30. Re: Victoria / Van Isle Large Format Users' Group PRINT EXCHANGE!

    Annie, you should definitely come to our next meet-up! Last Saturday wasn't nearly as serious as the looks on everyone's faces in that snapshot <g>. And none of our prints were framed, either --...
  31. Re: Victoria / Van Isle Large Format Users' Group PRINT EXCHANGE!

    Many thanks for organizing this, Walter! It was great to meet up with everyone, and the print exchange was terrific. I'll try to attach a snapshot of the participants (sans moi, of course)....
  32. Re: Query: Picts of Image on my Glass Back- How?

    Actually, I think Richard may be on to something quite interesting and useful. I shoot a lot in the forest, under pretty dim light, and it can be frustratingly difficult to see what's going on with...
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    Re: Favor - Toyo 45AX User Manual

    Steve: If you drop a line to Toyo, they will tell you how you can purchase a user's manual. I believe in North America, it comes through Mamiya America Corporation. I did this when I got mine, and...
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    Re: shooting enlarging paper as film

    Steve: Unless you're planning on doing most of your shooting indoors, do NOT do your testing under studio lighting. I believe that paper will have much different ISOs under daylight and tungsten.
    ...
  35. Re: MicroTek shutting down all North American operations

    My reading of this is that Microtek will no longer be *directly* marketing their scanners in North America. Note that they say that they will be moving to an: "...emphasis on developing OEM...
  36. Re: Is the Deardorff 8X10 take the same lens board as kodak 2D?

    In case folks have forgotten, there's quite a nice summary of lensboard specs at S.K. Grimes: http://www.skgrimes.com/lensboards/index.htm
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    Re: PA Museum exhibit announcement

    As a matter of fact, I just had a note back from Brady Seitz, the webmaster there, who promptly fixed it after hearing from me.

    One thing that's pretty disappointing, though, is there's no...
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    Re: PA Museum exhibit announcement

    I poked around the website a bit, and found the correct file location for that flyer:
    http://www.statemuseumpa.org/Assets/pdf-files/common-canvas/common-canvas.pdf
    I shall drop a note to the...
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    Re: Interest in lens boxes

    Last year, I made a prototype lens box out of foamcore for my backpack. My original plan was to use something like plexi, and cut grooves in the walls for the lensboards. In my prototype, I used...
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    Re: A fun outing on Vancouver Island.

    Walter: Do have another go at Gonzales, if only for future reference for when there's a spectacular morning, and you want a shot of the beaches along Dallas. There are also really interesting rock...
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