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    PIF: medium format Glassine sleeves

    Not sure what the form policy is on PIF's (Pay it forward/giving stuff away) but if this belong in some other thread mods please move. On any note I have some boxes of 120 format Glassine sleeves 6x1 style. I don't really need this quantity of sleeves and I prefer binder pages anyway so Im...
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    1939 Leica iii resto/repair/cleanup

    I was out antiquing last weekend and scored a mean deal on a Leica III. The serial number dates it to '39 and it was found in fairly poor shape. The seller was not asking a whole lot to begin with and a bit of haggling got him down to $130 which seemed fair. What I liked about the camera was...
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    Refurbishing An HP Z3100 Large Format Printer

    A new project came across my desk that I thought I would share here. I recently acquired an HP Z3100 44 inch large format printer. It came out of a photo lab supposedly not working, changed hands a few times then ended up with me. In short it came to me "not working" the previous owner got it as...
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    The latest addition to the family

    Scored this bad boy from a local lab that was getting rid of it. Its a Leitz Focomat IIc fairly early era. Its a pretty neat unit and quite different from the other enlargers I have. It has an interesting dual lens setup, a 100mm and a 60mm both on a sliding plate. I need to get a trigger cable...
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    Homemade Ground Glass, The Method, The Madness, The Results

    I figured I would compile what I have found so far here to help others. If you shoot large format or need to check focus on a camera you may need some ground glass of an odd size, something you cant find on eBay or maybe you just like making things your self. Carrying around small sheets of...
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    änd now for something completely different

    Figured I would try out something new this summer, so this bad boy just showed up in the mail. The Bessa-L is a sans-rangefinder, L39 Mount, 35mm body. I have it with the 21mm, there is also a more pricy 15mm lens available . The camera is a "true range finder" in other words you need to guess...
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    Alone In The Fog

    The fog kept everyone on the ground today, eventually burned off enough for some pattern work but in the mean time, we wait. Shot on iPhone
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    Fixing An Industrial C-41 Processing Machine

    An interesting project has just come across my bench and I thought this might be of interest to a few people here: I was at my local lab the other day and sadly found out their C-41 machine had stopped working. They knew I was an engineer and quickly asked me "how my soldering skills were". It...
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    Which camera would you bring? (a lively poll)

    I figured I would put this question out to the group and see what others would do in this situation, there is no right answer but feel free to discuss: The situation: I will be heading to Iceland in a few months on a long overdue vacation and am quite excited about the photography options...
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    Looking For Off Camera Flash/Studio Strobe Recommendations

    So I have been thinking about playing around with off camera flash and working on my portrait skills. As such I have decided its time to get something I can use that is a bit less hap hazard than some of the gear I have. Lets say a rough budget is under $200 but I could push that if there is a...
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    VT Pictures, Ilford Film and Chemistry

    There was some interest in another thread about discussing some of my photos so I'm starting a new thread here to talk about them. The two requested are, I am also pretty partial to this one, To give some background on the taking of these photos. They were all shot on FP4 and...
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    Prints Per Volume Of Chemistry

    So Im getting into the darkroom and trying to figure it all out on my own (the internet has been a great tool). After realizing it was silly to attempt to print with rodinol... I was doing some printing last night, here was the setup - Ilford Multigrade Dev - 1+19 Dilution - Mixed up 600ML -...
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    One Mans Trash Is Another Mans Enlargers

    So my local lab was throwing some stuff away.... Im waiting on them to see if they can find the power supplies for the saunders units so they are untested as of now. I have never done any dark room work, so let the mayhem begin...
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    Fixing a sluggish Rolleiflex shutter (my weekend project)

    I was at my weekend flea market yesterday and the camera guy was there. He had a nice Rolleiflex, earlier 3.5 with no bells and whistles but very clean. however upon inspection the low range B->1/15 shutter was not working properly. It was opening but the timer was not running and the shutter...
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    Calumet Cambo 4x5 $400 OBO Everything you need to get going

    Due to some other acquisitions I have decided to part with my trusty monorail as I feel it will be better suited to someone who get good use out of it. Whats in the deal: Calumet Cambo 4x5 mono rail camera. 150mm f5.6 lens Case 1x film holder (I may throw in a second one if the camera sells...
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    This Weekends Find (A Speed Graphic Restoration Project)

    Found this bad boy at the local flea market this weekend. The lens is super clean and all shutter speeds seem to be in working order. The rear curtain shutter is sluggish but since the lens shutter works Im not worried. The front is super clean but the film holder/focus screen mount needs to be...
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    Film In The Snow

    So ill be heading to VT in a week and a half for the long weekend. Unfortunately a back issue will most likely prevent me from skiing so Ill have a weekend to spend alone with the Hasselblad and the 50mm I have on the way (oh boy am I excited:1219:) . On any note I have not shot film in the snow...
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    4X5 Glass Replacement/Interchangeability

    So my 4x5 came in today and I was all excited to open it up and start playing with it, but (and ill admit I had a dream about this) the focusing screen was shattered. The camera is a Calumet with a nice 150mm lens. I have reached out to the ebay seller but I dont expect much on that front...
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    4x5 View Camera, Focusing Loupe, Do i need one?

    So on a bit of a whim I picked up a 4x5 camera on the bay 2 days ago (should be here soon). I have been reading up on them and preparing everything I need for it. The camera is complete with case and plenty of film backs (Im sure I will have questions on loading when it gets here) and a curtain...
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    Right there, above the eggs

    a little box came from B&H toady...
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