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  1. Re: Attention Chamonix Owners -- Front Standard Placement

    I agree. Once you've found the optimal spot for any particular lens, it becomes second nature. My mentor, the late Per Volquartz seemed to know this intuitively, when teaching me. It's just that I...
  2. Re: Attention Chamonix Owners -- Front Standard Placement

    No not an issue, it just seems that there should be some logical, repeatable method one uses to determine proper selection without too much of the fiddle-factor, guesstimate stuff. I haven't...
  3. Attention Chamonix Owners -- Front Standard Placement

    I've only used my Chamonix 45n-2 for about a year now, shooting mostly with a 210 and 135mm and as a result of a recent discussion I had with another newbie Chamonix owner, I decided to ask this...
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    Re: New to LF with a few questions

    I took a leap into large format with the purchase of a Tachihara 4x5 a few days ago. Bought it on ebay so I don't have it in hand yet. It comes with a Nikkor-W 135mm f/5.6 Copal 0 Shutter f/5.6 -...
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    Re: Anyone else having problems with KEH?

    Ditto
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    Re: Athens, Greece---

    You might try contacting Glenn Steiner: http://www.glennsteiner.com

    He travels to Greece quite often and gives photography workshops there.
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    Re: Santa Fe Workshop information

    No brochure. The info Curt provided via Linda Craig pretty much sums it up. If space is available and you wish to participate, my suggestion is to contact Linda Craig:
    ...
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    Re: Santa Fe Workshop information

    October 10 thru 14th
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    Re: How to store LF gear?

    I have photobackpacker cases for my camera body and each of my 4 lenses. The lens cases also hold the shutter releases which I leave attached to each lens.

    Everything resides nicely in a backpack...
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    Re: Memorial Service for Per Volquartz

    Hi Jim,

    I trust you've received my email response.

    I'll be there.

    Dwain
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    Re: Rest in Peace...Per Volquartz 1947-2011

    I had asked Per if I could tentatively register; however, I'm coming from a trip to the Yucatan the week before and arrive home the day before the Santa Fe workshop begins. I really wanted to be...
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    Re: Rest in Peace...Per Volquartz 1947-2011

    This is a very nice portrait Jim. I'd like to get a copy if possible.
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    Re: Rest in Peace...Per Volquartz 1947-2011

    I first met Per in July of 2010. I was a LF newbie, a wannabe. Eager and excited. From the moment I saw Per, I knew I had met someone special. Artistically astute, generous, warm, jovial and...
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    Re: LF travel workshops?

    Although they're probably not considered "Travel" per se but Tillman Crane offer's large format workshops in different locals:

    http://www.tillmancrane.com/workshops.php


    As does Michael...
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    Re: Another article to irritate people

    Sorry Jack. I wasn't taking aim at you. Just expedient for me to make a single post rather than many :D
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    Re: Hey - Don't Touch my Junk !!

    Yes, and IMHO this is one of them:

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/26/florida.tsa.incident/index.html?hpt=us_c2
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    Re: Another article to irritate people

    Then in essence, you are practicing to improve your photographic vision. You are not burning film at whatever presents itself, and neither was I implying that one aimlessly release the shutter.

    I...
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    Re: Alternative to buying Soft Focus Lens

    Wow! -- maybe I should sign-up for your class :D Those are awesome!
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    Re: Another article to irritate people

    I see absolutely nothing offending or irritating about practicing. Makes perfect sense.
    I would even go as far as saying that some photographers practice, without actually referring or considering...
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    Alternative to buying Soft Focus Lens

    I've heard that rather than purchasing expensive soft focus lenses, you could smear a clear filter with say vaseline, then attach the filter to the camera lens. Another option I've heard of is to...
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    Re: On the lookout

    A new Canham will be around $3K. You've probably already costed the Shen and the Tachihara.

    Don't leave the Chamonix out of your choices. I believe they're (8x10) available new for $2880. EMS...
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    Re: Hey - Don't Touch my Junk !!

    Hi Curt,

    Actually, Per did offer to do just that. I'm still considering my options. I may decide to take a MF camera instead of my 4x5 rig.

    I'm now preoccupied with paying for the trip if I...
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    Re: Hey - Don't Touch my Junk !!

    Yes, I'll be connecting between either LA, or Dallas/Ft. Worth. Haven't made any flight reservations yet.



    That and terrorists disguised as small children, like the 15 month old boy in St....
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    Hey - Don't Touch my Junk !!

    I realize that this question has been probably asked upteen times but, hey gotta ask.

    I will be traveling from California to a LF workshop. Trouble is, I only have one day of travel to reach my...
  25. Re: Any tips for setting up a Chamonix 4x5 quickly/painlessly?

    I'm a relative newb to LF and the Chamonix 45n-2 is my first LF camera. I've been shooting now for about a year and I have no trouble setting up the camera quickly.

    As Kirk and others suggest: ...
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    Re: Archival matboard sources?

    Forget that Light Impressions even exists -- bad, VERY bad! You don't want to go anywhere near them.

    Try Gaylord Bros. http://www.gaylord.com
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    Re: Social networking for photographers?

    There are many photographer/Photographic forums, etc. out there. In terms of a specific "social network" designed around the wants and needs of a photographer, well, it depends on one's definition. ...
  28. Re: Compatibility of Wista 6x7 N with Chamonix 045N2?

    Send Hugo an email or PM with your question.

    hugoz_2000@yahoo.com
  29. Re: where do i buy 4x5camera? I live near to Minneapolis

    How about Badger Graphic http://www.badgergraphic.com in Kaukauna, WI

    Ask for Jeff.
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    Re: Help In Starting LF. Clueless. :(

    I'm assuming you're referring to the vintage surfing photos.

    While handheld 4x5 is possible, you will find it a bit challenging.

    Since you don't specify a budgeted amount, I'm not sure what a...
  31. Re: What Do You Bring And How Much Does It Weigh?

    Chamonix 4 x 5
    Lenses: 90mm, 135, 210, 350
    Tripod: Manfrotto 055X PRO B
    Head: Manfrotto 410jr
    dark cloth, loupe, Sekonic L-358 meter

    Each lens is in its own Photobackpacker LightGear case...
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    Re: WARNING! - Light Impressions

    Ditto. Same here. :mad: I'm gonna see if I can contact the AG's office today and see if they would be interested in seeing the complaints here and on another site.

    Anyone interested in calling...
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    Re: WARNING! - Light Impressions

    Since you're in NY, I'd contact Gaylord Bros. http://www.gaylord.com

    There's Dick Blick, http://www.dickblick.com

    and Archival Methods http://www.archivalmethods.com

    Many others but don't...
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    WARNING! - Light Impressions

    I realize that some of you have done business with Light Impressions in the past, and may even swear by them. However, unless you just want to give your money away and receive nada in return, you...
  35. Re: What do I need to do tabletop Photography

    I have done this before but I was with a Pro -- he did refer to it as "Tabletop" because all of the objects in the scene were setup on a table, using a softbox and a strobe. I've also seen...
  36. What do I need to do tabletop Photography

    OK - I'm way out of my league here. A friend of mine contacted me recently, saying he knew of someone that was opening a bar. Specifically, I think its a Tequila Bar & Grill.

    My friend has seen...
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    Re: So long PayPal ...

    There was an excellent show on the concept of money which aired on This American Life earlier this month, especially the segment on Brazil:
    ...
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    Re: So long PayPal ...

    I've had two incidents in that past twelve months BOTH involving PayPal where someone got a hold of my card info -- Despite PayPal always touting how SECURE your payments transactions are with them. ...
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    So long PayPal ...

    Meet the new kid on the block:

    Take this ...

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/24/pf/end_of_credit_cards/index.htm?hpt=T2


    http://www.paywithisis.com

    And this ... https://squareup.com
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    Re: The hopeful future of film photography

    I don't profess to be an expert at anything, least of all photography. However, I do see the analogies of Moore's Law, Steam vs. Digital, Supply & Demand, consumer proclivities etc, relevant to the...
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