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  1. Re: Backpacking Appalachian Trail in Virginia in April-May

    Burkes Garden. It was a mountain that collapsed in on itself a long,long time ago. It has some amish farms in it and a big white church and cemetary right in the middle. It is just east of Tazwell....
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    Re: DIY 4x5 single sheet holder for trays

    If you are thinking about this and don't particularly want to do a lot of drilling.
    try this
    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23645&catid=733
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    Re: Chamonix iterations

    I think the letter denotes the version for future refernce. Previous versions are not being made. So if you but one now it is version C.
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    Re: Best flashlight?

    I use an Everready headlamp. Has two spots, two floods and two red leds. Works great.
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    Re: These People I Met

    How'd you manage to meet Billy Bob Clinton.:D
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    Re: Obsolete Polaroid 545 Pro Holder?

    A hammer comes to mind
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    Re: Fuji Brings 4x5 B&W Instant Film to US

    No the regualr 545 will not work. It is for single sheet film only.
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    Re: tiny Protar question

    I always thought the slots on these old lenses were for Waterhouse Stops
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    Re: 28% acetic acid?

    Yes vinager has acteic acid in it. It is pretty close to the same dilution as the working solution used in photgraphy.
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    Re: Interesting collection of cameras

    Problem is they just sit there and collect dust. A camera that isn't used is just a waste.
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    Re: DIY drum rolling machine

    You might wnat to try http://www.myhurst.com/hurstmfg/index.jsp
    for small high torque motors
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    Re: Preferred Payment Method

    As one who has complained about Paypal. The problem with Paypal is it ties to EBay and the things it does concerning ebay transactions. As to using Paypal for other non ebay purchases I have no...
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    Re: Delta Bes-Align 4x4" Adjustable Lens Board

    Yes, I have two and they are wonderful. You got three screws that are adjusted to get the lens parallel with your baseboard/easel. Pro - They allow you absolute precision for lens alignment. Cons -...
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    Re: Interesting accessory

    Here is a site that sells it. Only one I found

    http://www.image2output.com/Product.aspx?id=1484&cat=36
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    Re: 20X24" Chinese ASA 100 Film

    After reading the article above anyone who buys this stuff is asking for trouble. So when you get your film and it's half junk don't complain, you were forwarned.
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    Re: To hell with paypal

    Same experience I had. see http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=45734
    Buyer never left feedback. Took the full 21 days
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    Re: Southeast Utah

    When getting a guide at MV you might try joining another group and splitting the price. I went with a couple of photographers in the next campground and it only cost $50 each. There will probably be...
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    Re: Southeast Utah

    Yeah, I think the Navajo built a new hotel right on the edge of the valley. Used to be an old dirt lot and a primitive campsite.
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    Re: Cooke lenses reissued

    Don't get in too much of a hurry. This from their website:
    "We have temporarily suspended production of our large format lenses."l
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    Re: Spring Cleaning--Zone Print Washer

    The denture cleaner works well when used for regular maint. From the description I don't think it would help much in this case.
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    Re: Pentax Spotmeter Leather Holster

    They were made by Zone VI and come up regularly on ebay.
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    Re: Best tape to prevent sag?

    It is water soluble, so it just washes away and leaves no residue. The problem with tape is it gets dirty, has to be removed and then can leave a messy residue that is only removed with a solvent
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    Re: Best tape to prevent sag?

    I don't know which tape but I have a different idea. Use the photo mount glue stick's. the non permanent ones. Just put a swipe on the back of your holder and then press the film into it. It's non...
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    Re: Favorite Ansel shot and why.

    "Whether true or not, it appears that some of the photos were just a matter of being there at the right time with the right light. For example, Clearing Winter Storm is an awesome photograph."
    ...
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    Re: Custom Bellows Re-Opening

    Every page on the site except for the main page is "Under Construction". They have a way to go before they are fully up and running
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    Re: Amtrak Photo Policy Announced

    It states that if one of their officers or any other Amtrak employee deems that you look "suspicious" then they can pretty much harass you as much as they like. So expect to be hasrassed.
  27. Re: LEDs for 8x10 scratch built enlarger- is there an update?

    Calumet makes an LED based VC enlarger head for their Zone VI Type 2 enlarger. As it is a 5x7 head I have no doubt it can be adapted to just about any enlarger. Downside $1200 bucks.
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    Re: Problem with 7x17 film holder

    "I worry about grease from my fingers on the image. "
    There is a product generically called "Cots". They are just the finger part of gloves. You can find them in the first aid section of any...
  29. Thread: #%$& Glasses

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    Re: #%$& Glasses

    Whoa, 4x, that is new. I only have a three. I just orderd a 4. Price wnet up a bit but nothing new these days. You're right though. It is a great solution and is I feel much easier to deal with than...
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    Re: Mildew-y Coated Nylon

    If it's just nylon wash it in a gallon of water with 1 oz. of bleach. That should kill the mildew. Rinse it good and it should be fine
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    Re: #%$& Glasses

    58 same problem. I use 3.0 reading glasses but I have a 3x pair of filp downs I got a Cabelas. They let me get with in 4 inches of the GG for fine focusing. Cost about 10 bucks.
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    Re: The Grand Staircase in April

    Ah, but Phoenix is open country you can see it coming. The Escalante isn't. It could be raining miles away from you and you wouldn't even know it. Then you trun around and there is a 20 foot wall of...
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    Re: The Grand Staircase in April

    Oh yeah, nothing like a flash flood to get the blood flowing. October and April are the best times for that area. Mid 70's during the day and low 40's at night.

    ENJOY
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    Re: quick question

    Hyperfocal Distance might be more appropriate
  35. Re: Archival Water and Fire Proof Negative Storage

    The big issue might be between fire proof and heat proof. Yes the negatives may not burn, But if the heat gets just a little to high they may melt or at the least the emulsion may be destroyed
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    Re: emulsion lifts with Polaroid 667 film

    Try this link: http://www.alternativephotography.com/process_emulsionlifts.html
    However it does state that 669 is the film that can be used, not 667
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    Re: Metering through filters

    There is one meter out there that is tailored to B&W and was designed for metering thru filters. It is a Zone VI modifed meter. There are pentax and soligors available used. I have been using the...
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    Re: recessed lensboard or bag bellows

    You can probably figure it out for yourself. A recessed lensborad only gives you about an inch of extra extension. So move your front standard out an inch from the focus point and see if it gives you...
  39. Re: Roman Loranc - exhibit opening - San Anselmo Dec 13

    The fact is that the general population just doesn't buy much Art, and virtually no photography. For Art it's likely economics, but I think the availablilty of quality cameras, particularly digital,...
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    Re: Off to Brazil - see y'all later!

    What, no razzle? Seems like the best oppurtunity.
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