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  1. Re: Are you ever completely satisfied with an image?

    Yes, but possibly only for a small handful that I shot in the past currently. But with decades of maturing and evolvement of my vision I am not so much less satisfied with the images that I took long...
  2. Poll: Re: Do you buy your camera/lenses new or used??

    In days of yore I purchased exclusively new and would not have considered new other than from someone I knew.

    For today, many of the items I have added to my kit in the last several years have...
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    Re: Wood in extreme heat

    Martin is right about the conductivity aspect of the two materials, wood and metal. Based on the temperature of the materials as influenced by air temperature, both will be the same. The metal has...
  4. Re: The sky in contemporary fine art landscape

    AMEN
  5. Re: Dremel me this, Batman...useful bit for widening lens board holes?

    Another vote for half round file, either a mill or a mill/bastard cut and a bit of patience.
    Be careful of anything rotating inside the hole that is very nearly the size of the existing hole. If it...
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    Re: Clear Epoxy Resin over Prints

    I have not tried this for prints myself, but as a professional builder, I have used polyurethane finishes for hardwood flooring which may give you the finish and durability you are looking for.

    My...
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    Re: Greetings from AZ and some questions

    Doug,

    Welcome back to the dark slide. I shoot digital as well, but I consider LF my real camera even if the ratio of clicks is XXX to X. . .

    I second Jim's note about the Minolta F, that's my...
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    Re: (light weight) Lensboard for Shen-Hao

    Vinny,

    All the technika boards that I use have a circular light baffle on the bellows side where it nestses into the hole of the front standard (on Linhof). Did you build that into your...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Diptych
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Vaughn,

    For me I prefer envisioning the center maybe 50 percent of the scene as a vertical format as maybe a little more focused on the tree and water as major subject matter. Or maybe it is the...
  11. Re: Tiltall or Benro + Manfrotto head for Speed Graphic

    The Tiltall handles do not fold to parallel to the legs. the side tilt can easily be pointed straight up and it is very short. The tilt handle goes down to maybe 45 degrees from the folded legs. I...
  12. Re: Need advice on partially diassembling a Durst 1840 8x10 enlarger for local transp

    Mark,

    Do you need an extra hand and truck?

    Wilbur
  13. Re: Ebay and PayPal BITE me. A cautionary tale! Anyone near East Fulton Tennessee?

    Glad that worked out finally.

    I just finally let one drop that wasn't so much for being out a huge amount of money, but for inadvertently ending up spending a huge amount of time to remedy a SNAD....
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    Re: Master Technika flap with WA lenses!

    Shanna,

    On a MT2000 the section of rail that the front standard parks on when you close up the camera has a mechanism to move that section of rail in and out. In other words, my front standard...
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    Re: Bridge of Sighs

    Hey Brian,

    What lens were you using?
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    Re: Master Technika flap with WA lenses!

    I can only comment based on a 65mm on an MT2000. At focus, the front standard just clears the open flap. Without munching the bellows, I can raise the lens about 20 mm, maybe a tad more. I use my...
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    Re: Logan mat cutter question

    As a little follow up, I have cut 4 ply mats for over 40 years with a hand held Dexter "bug". When I decided to start cutting 8 ply, I knew that a Dexter would be challenged to cut that deep. I was...
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    Re: Logan mat cutter question

    I have used the 650 with very consistent results to cut 8 ply mat bevels. I would recommend it. Got mine from an auction seller. Bevels cut with very little resistance in one pass on 4 ply, I do 8...
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    Re: Tripod question

    No questions at all in my mind, my favorite tripod of all time is a Ries. As for other considerations, I have also hung a 4 x 5 on a tiltall, and I am currently using a Gitzo 2227 carbon fiber with a...
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    Re: Depth of field with close up photos

    I'm curious about this, of course this makes perfect sense, but would the resulting image appear to be a flat disk without a sense of curvature?
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    Re: Depth of field with close up photos

    My memory banks recall that years ago certain catadioptric telescopes had curved fields of focus. I think some amateurs stretched their film over a domed form. . . Also some very large telescopes I...
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    Re: Moving Water

    Still my favorite shot. Did you have it in your recent show? I loved it in San Francisco!
  23. Re: I've got my first L.A. show opening next week: Urban Landscapes

    Congrats Vinny,

    (Dang, Matt if I hadn't been in Italy until yesterday, I would have had you scoop me up too!)
  24. Poll: Re: Poll: How many lenses in your 4x5 field kit?

    All Nikkor, each 50% longer than the last generally. Starts at 65, 90, 135, 210, 300, 500 (tele).

    Lightness, the 210 is a W 5.6, will eventually be replace with a M 200. The 90 is an 4.5SW, it may...
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    Re: Choice for Darkroom Towels

    My favorite darkroom towel are single thickness diapers. Unfortunately, they seem to have basically disappeared. I always consider them to very absorbent and mostly lint free after a few washings. I...
  26. Re: Linhof Universal Finders - Converted to hand use

    In response to an offline question to me about the mechanics of removing the factory "hot shoe" foot and attaching it to a neck strap, I would like to add the following personal experience.



    I...
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    Re: Lee Wide-Angle Lens Hoods

    I had used the universal hood with my 90mm nikkor f/4.5 without any problems.

    When I acquired a 65mm, I found that the combination of filter slots and the universal hood vignetted on a lens this...
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    Re: Snow/Ice anyone?

    I have extended my stay here in Zion through Sunday. Unfortunately after that I need to return to work. Today's weather forecast is as much as an inch of snow accumulation at 4,000 feet, as much as a...
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    Re: Snow/Ice anyone?

    Zion - Pine Creek

    New Years Day
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    Re: Spirit Level

    I use a credit card sized level made by Ebisu Diamond, from Lee Valley Tools $9 when I want to do any critical leveling, this was recommended by Jan Pietrzak at one of Per's workshops. ...
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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    Alas, count me with the alternate time group when I'm not trying to make a living. The best I can hope for is that my day job allows me the materials and especially the means (like time) to follow...
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    Re: What should be my next lens?

    I use a fair range of lenses with my 4 x 5 from wide (65) to long (500) I used to tend toward the wider end, but as my vision has changed I now tend toward the other end completely.

    I don't think...
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    Re: what age group do you sell to?

    Boy, you just made my day!
  34. Re: Linhof Universal Finders - Synopsis of versions and capabilities?

    John,

    One additional thing that I thought I might add is that I find that with the later helical focusing model, the view is VERY bright. Perhaps more than 2 stops brighter than naked eye. No...
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    Re: which neg film for landscapes?

    I have to agree with Bruce, I have been shooting Portra 160 VC exclusively for at least a half a dozen years. When I used to have a motor drive, I (kiding) loaded from 50 sheet packs. I have come to...
  36. Re: Linhof Universal Finders - Synopsis of versions and capabilities?

    I have what is probably the latest model version.

    The earlier versions varied the angle of view by moving the objective lens on a track, pictures of these for sale should illustrate that concept....
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    Re: Lee bellows lens shades

    I have only the standard lee bellows. Because I do not want to carry more than that one in my kit, I modified it several years ago by removing it from it's mounting flange, than cut off 2 1/2 pleats...
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    Re: My Dream lens kit

    [QUOTE=Frank Petronio;290858 Back in my more mainstream days I started out with a 90-135-210, then added a 65 and 300, just common modern Rodenstocks. I think these are the most popular focal...
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    Re: front rise on a Tech IV

    Will somebody help me out here?

    Bob doesn't seem to understand my previous suggestion.

    I am without statistics, but I would venture to suggest that many of those 240 views are by people who...
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    Re: Lubricant for view camera

    I have used these for over 4 years. It comes in grease as well as oil forms. I use these as only very thin film applications so that it can not hold things like sand and dust particles.
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