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    Re: Last of the great Camera's!

    Million,
    That first one looks like an Calumet 8 x 10 with some sort of Schnieder lens. Can you post any other identfiers from the lens?
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    Re: Photography Quotations

    Jack Welpott: "I've gone to find myself, if I get back before I return, keep me here"

    Minor White: "Look at it not for what it is, but for what else it is"
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    Re: Kim Weston on Edward

    From what I have read and studied of Ansel, he became more concerned about making ends meet toward the end of his creative period.
    He had many irons in the fire. Sierra Club, Workshops, book...
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    Re: QT on SFGate

    Just checked it's still there!
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    Re: Favorite Ansel quote and why.

    I'm not sure of the exact circumstances, or place, but Ansel was viewing a group of photographs from several students, and commented, after questioning them about their technique, that they "Appeared...
  6. Re: A List of Important and Influential Photographers

    I think that Brett Weston deserves a place on this list.
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    Re: Women and Large Format

    Lilian DeCock, Sonia Noskowiak(sp), Maria Consindas, Tina Modotti, Christine B Fletcher, Judy Dater, Lynne Cohen
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    Re: Show off your camera!

    No, he was just checking to see if he had his tripod in Clyde's holes.;)
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    Cutting a Roll of Paper narrower

    Jeffrey, try www.eximvaios.com, look under Custom Cut Media. Also look under Epson Professinal Media for further selections.
    We also cut 17" rolls from all of Epson's standard product line.
    Ed
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    Weird patterns on scans of long exposures

    Mark, the second looks to be exibiting the results of lack of agitation during processing. That mottled appearance is pretty typical from lack of agitation or exhausted chemistry.
  11. Focus using Polaroid 545 back on Speed Graphic

    Yes to question #1
    Question # 2 it is not possible to focus on the gg with the back in place, you need to remove the Polaroid back to use the ground glass.
    Ed
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    durst enlarger

    Aidan, try this. http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/kpalin/Durst_M605_Manual.pdf
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    "Black Hole" on negative

    Tadge, it sounds like an air bubble attatched to the emulsion during processing, we used to call these air bells, without enough agitation this can happen. The density surrounding the clear hole will...
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    How to keep the shutter open?

    Mel, use Time or "T" on the shutter.
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    stacks of old photos

    "In one section they got to the end of the stacks and there was a big set of built in shelving full of print boxes from floor to ceiling all labelled alphabetically going from Adams through Karsh to...
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    stacks of old photos

    Tim, many times galleries produce press photos for ditribution to announce an up coming display. These are usually made from 8 x 10 copy negatives of an original print. The original is produced by...
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    Paper Trimmers

    Barry, you really should take a closer look at the Keencut. One big advantage of the Keencut is no cutter bar obscurring your view. I do sell these but I also have been using one, both in my home...
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    Early soft focus & Edward Weston

    Why would you shot a negative with soft focus? Once it's soft it's soft. Instead shot sharp, and create soft focus in the darkroom when you print. IMHO
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    Salthill enlarger questions.

    Sean, this photographer uses a Salthill and may be able to provide answers to your questions. http://www.deansweetland.com/techinfo.html Also this page from B&H publication talks about Joseph...
  20. Liquid Gelatin to Paint on as a Coating?

    Chris it sounds like you need to consider laminating those images to get the protection you're after. I am assuming you are using pigmented water resistant inks, if not, any water based product you...
  21. Ilford Multigrade 4x5 Light Mixing Chamber

    Walter, B&H has it. http://www02.bhphotovideo.com/default.sph/FrameWork.class? FNC=ProductActivator__Aproductlist_html___178866___ILMB45MG600___REG__ _CatID=96666___SID=ECECB784D70
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    Macbeth TD 501 B&W Densitometer Manual

    Jim, take a look at the Gretag macbeth site may be some help there. Ed http://www.gretagmacbeth.com/Source/Gm.asp
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    Eastman Plate camera Series 3, Type D

    Dileep, try this link, not sure if this is the correct camera but may be. http://www.nwmangum.com/Kodak/No3FB-2.html.Also, www.nwmangum.com/Kodak/_menus/menu-Chrono.html you might find it here. Ed
  24. is there any traditional photography digital can not replace?

    The stains on my clothes, the fumes in my nose, the black fingernails on my left hand, the running water, trips to my supplier for my fix of paper and film.
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    turner reich and contact print problem

    Eck, are you using an acid stop bath? If you are, and it is to strong, it can cause air bells to form under the paper emulsion which burst and cause the white spots. Also lack of sufficent...
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    turner reich and contact print problem

    Eck, try moving farther away from the driving range, this should take care of the small white balls!
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    Can't get motivated --

    Matt, I have been using LF for about 30 years. When I use the 4 x 5 I am shooting for me. I'm not trying to please an art director, a finicky client etc. I am shooting for me. The quality of the...
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    enlarger light fall-off

    What focal length lens are you using? What negative size? If there is a mismatch here it could cause the fall off you are describing.
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    Is b/w LF photography a"tradition"?

    Nick, on a daily basis, we are bombarded by visual images, of course we get influenced. Using these influences to arrive at original seeing is completely legitimate, a child learns by observing...
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    4X5 polaroid question....

    Andrew, I shoot type 55 exclusively for B&W LF, and have done so for the last 10 years. I bring the 55 back to the darkroom for processing. In the field I shoot a type 54 to confirm exposure and...
  31. View Camera Magazine - What Would You Like To See?

    Steve, thanks for asking. How about more coverage on photographic permanance, archival processing of B&W materials. What does Wilhelm say about this subject? How do the accepted masters in the fine...
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