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    Re: Three stops overexposed FP4+

    I once shot with empty film holders - talk about under exposed.
  2. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/24xyl49y2c5z8wi/8x15d.jpg?raw=1

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/2jfgkfiwq4a5qfw/8x15e.jpg?raw=1
  3. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I am sure it could be something that I am doing. I will just have to experiment...I guess. Could be fixing to long - like 4 minutes...? Just a water stop-bath.



    Got it from ZZ.



    Adox...
  4. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Well, I am getting the feeling that the quality control in manufacturing of Fuji Xray film is lacking. Over the past 4-5 years I have purchased five 100 sheet boxes. All have been 8X10 but my most...
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    Re: Post yer pinholes

    Thanks Dugan - shot a few years back for WWPD - ashamed to say I haven't shot many since.
    Built a nice cigar box camera a year ago and have yet to shoot any 4X5 with it.
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    Re: Post yer pinholes

    Halide - the influencing factors for a pinhole that come to mind are:
    1 - hole roundness
    2 - hole size
    3 - material thickness

    If the aluminum for your laser-drilled pinhole is considerably...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    For longer than I care to admit, and for reasons unbeknownst to me, I was drawn to large, extremely sharp (top to bottom), images with loads of contrast. I don't know exactly what / when my...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Trust me, this is in no way a criticism, I love this portrait, but are the out-of-focus shoes intentional?
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    I have a very nice Wollensak Series II Velostigmat in 7.5" FL (190mm). I believe these are Tessars. Mine is in an Alphax shutter but no PC socket. I suspect they can be had in other shutters. I...
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    Re: Two or three wheel dolly

    Chuck, this is my cart. It's basically a two-wheeled wheelbarrow kit that I got at Lowes.
    Instead of the tub I mounted some plywood between the handles and use a few nylon straps to cinch...
  11. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    The main advantage of LF photography is film size, not camera movements. (apologies Mr. Scudder)

    no, No, NO!
    Buy one lens!
    Use one lens!
    You only need one lens!
    (two at the most)
  12. Thread: Still Life 2022

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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Paul, inspiring as usual - but I am curious - and this question may reveal my ignorance of the wet plate process, but if the emulsion is very time sensitive requiring the exposure to be made while it...
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    Not sure what you mean about dropbox - did I mess something up in my posting procedure?

    As for the distance - I believe about 2 ft, give or take.
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    From a few years ago, out my dinning room window - shot this on 8X10 X-ray film, probably about ISO 50-80 - Packard shutter, so about 1/25th second - I think the lens was a Congo 360mm:
    ...
  15. Re: Bellows extension while using close-up filter

    OK, thanks
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    I cant get that site to come up when I click on the link...

    I measured my lens F/L. It is a Wollaston Meniscus made by Reinhold Shable listed as a 190mm lens.
    At infinity the 190mm mark is...
  17. Re: Bellows extension while using close-up filter

    Great, thanks - I'll report back with my findings and (hopefully) some decent images.
  18. Re: Bellows extension while using close-up filter

    OK, since I am using this lens only on my Graflex Series D 4X5, there will be no movements affecting the image circle diameter.

    I will mount the +1 diopter and get a F/L measurement.

    xkaes, are...
  19. Bellows extension while using close-up filter

    Pardon my ignorance, but I am going to try some close-up shots using my 190mm meniscus lens with a +1 or +4 screw-in close up filter. I am still going to have some bellows extension, though not near...
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    Re: Smarter material for ground glass shim?

    With a razor knife, cut up some sections of a pop-sickle stick for shims, then always shoot at f/16 or smaller :)

    Heck, I think I cut some small strips of mat board many years ago and used that...
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    Re: A question for the opticians here.

    I have no idea if the calculations for the Wollaston landscape lens (meniscus) would help or not. Michael Gasperi, a member here, has a web-page that discuses in detail how to figure the aperture...
  22. Thread: Camera Obscura

    by Randy
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    Re: Camera Obscura

    Mr. Morell inspired me many years ago. My bathroom is still a camera-obscura, though I now use a lens rather than a pinhole - makes it brighter.
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    Exposure meter app for Android ?

    I suspect that this has been addressed before but I can't find anything when I do a search - and google is not much help either.

    Just looking for a good meter app for my smartphone. I have zero...
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

    Shot on 8X10

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/yrj4717uniyhlcs/img607c.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

    Shot on 5X7

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/pnnhwfj1ko1l6hb/img614.jpg?raw=1
  26. Thread: Collections

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    Re: Collections

    The O. Winston Link museum in Roanoke, VA
  27. Re: Was there a website Problem or Was it My Computer?

    It was the website - there is a post in the "feedback" section addressing it.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Yes, that is tiny.
    I believe anything smaller than 4X5 is considered "tiny", per forum rules, I believe.
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    Re: Post Here OLD LF Camera Fails

    TC, how about a failure to fail?

    My Folmer & Schwing 8X10 Commercial View, according to the S/N, was manufactured almost 100 years ago (1923-24). The bellows is a something like a rubber-coated...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Showed up at the end of our driveway last weekend - I guess he is here to stay - we named him Dill. He wouldn't stand still long enough for a better picture.
    ...
  31. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    kanishka, those are wonderful ^
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Can't get the link to open :(
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I agree - I am very disappointed in my Intrepid 4X5, but I guess it is what it is :(
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    That's what I was going to suggest - I often loosen the swing/tilt just slightly so that the bellows can't pull/push it one way or the other, then I just apply a tad more pressure to get it where I...
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    Re: Long life opened liquid paper developer

    Figured I'd chime in real quick. I mixed up some Dektol stock solution, separated it all into completely full, to the top, 16 oz plastic bottles, and then didn't do any wet printing for 15 years. A...
  36. Thread: Oh my . . .

    by Randy
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    Re: Oh my . . .

    Wonder who has the earliest join date - I see that I joined in 2010 but I feel like I have been here since the 70's.
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    I am just a bit confused as to how a reflex mirror that is of suitable size to give off an image to fill a 4X5 ground glass (like my Graflex Series D RB) can fit inside a speed Graphic body...or am I...
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    Re: VAGEESWARI 8.5x15" film holder

    Well, reviving this thread some 4 years later. I tend to procrastinate since so often I make errors in design, measurements, and cutting. I would like to blame my lack of access to the proper...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Barry, you might try a dilute bleach bath to see if it gets rid of some of the yellowing. I have never tried the new cyanotype formula, so no idea how it would react in the bleach bath. Actually,...
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    Re: Around the house?

    Thanks Roger and girlfriend - I like "creepy" as well.
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