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    Where is Infinity?

    I have heard that 200x the focal length is basically infinity.
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    how old are we?

    The curve he posted is a cumulative distribution. (Percentage of people who are a certain age or less.)

    I'm 26, shooting 11x14, been in photography for four years.
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    4x10 opinions and thoughts

    One big advantage to buying a dedicated camera for a small banquet format is that the camera will be a lot smaller and lighter than its cousin. I'm not sure what the weights are for 4x10 vs 8x10,...
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    focusing with tilt

    You don't need to stop down to f/32 and hope for the best. If you have a ruler, you can compute what aperture you need very easily. Look around for the formulas, since it depends on what circle of...
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    4x5 or 8x10?

    Unless you really want to enlarge, I would go with the bigger camera. I don't make enlargements any more, and I don't miss them.

    I also wouldn't worry about learning on an 8x10 vs a 4x5. I think...
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    Slaying the deamons of format choice

    For me, it is not very important which camera I take into the field. When I was first getting into photography and would go out with my 35mm camera and 50mm lens, I only thought about how to use...
  7. Prints Made from Bergger BPF 200 on the Web?

    I shoot Bergger in my 11x14 and develop in PMK Pyro. Here's a print made with Bergger graded paper, developed in Ilford MG. It looks much better in real life though; this is a scan of a copy slide...
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    Status of Azo

    Any idea when this new paper will be available? 2006? 2007? I'd love to get a hold of some silver chloride paper in 11x14 in as many grades as are available. (And I would have done so already if...
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    Kodak Discontinuing B&W Paper?

    My hope is that if indeed the reign of Azo has come to a close, that Michael Smith will sell another manufacturer on the idea of producing a similar paper and that company will produce it in more...
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    Thursday morning laugh

    Heh, auction was terminated early because the item was destroyed.
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    LFers in Mpls/St. Paul area

    Kelley Farm is NW of the cities.





    Ahh, Crosby Park, so that is how one gets down to the other side of the river. I can see people walking on the northern bank from my apartment, but I'd...
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    LFers in Mpls/St. Paul area

    I'm in Lilydale. As a recent emigrant to the Mpls area, most of the area's photographic resources are as yet untapped, but I've been looking forward to going to a couple of the living history places...
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    Outdated Polaroid 55 film?

    Since you describe pulling the film out as jerky, that sounds to me as if you haven't yet gotten the hang of pulling out the exposed film properly. It will take a few times to get it right, but your...
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    Bergger Paper half-weight?

    That sucks. Are there any American companies similar to Bergger producing paper? Hopefully, they would not be affected by these rules of the European Hippiedom that prevent us from buying products...
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    Bergger Film in Pyro

    I use Bergger and PMK Pyro with my 11x14 camera. I usually end up varying my development times a bit, but for N development, I develop at 75 F for generally 8 to 10 minutes.
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    hp 5 reciprocity

    Programming? I have a master's degree in Computer Science, but for computations in the field, I use a slide rule.
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    John Dugdale's cyanotypes

    Regarding Mr Dugdale's cyanotypes which were featured in the current issue of View Camera, does anyone know what process he uses, specifically, whether he uses the traditional formula or the newer...
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    Shen-Hao 5x12?

    Shen Hao finally wrote back. (They had a computer problem.) The cost of their 5x12 camera is $2480. They currently have no plans to make a 7x17.
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    Versalab Archival Print Washer

    I own one of these. It's great. Very easy to assemble and use. Assembly took maybe 30 minutes. Could use it to wash film, I guess, but I'd be afraid of scratching it.
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    Shen-Hao 5x12?

    I sent mail to enquire about the price of a 5x12 and about any plans/prices about a 7x17, but I have not yet heard back. I hope he is planning a 7x17, as that's a camera I might well be interested...
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    Shen-Hao 5x12?

    I've been contemplating a Shen-Hao 5x7 camera for a while. I was looking at their web site tonight, and I found that apparently they now make a 5x12 camera.
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    BPF200 experience?

    FWIW, I tried Bergger in HC-110, and I think that to say it sucked would be giving that combination a lot more than it deserves. I found the results of using PMK Pyro much better.
  23. Contact prints aren't as sharp as the neg looks

    When I moved up from making 4x5 contact prints to making 11x14 contact prints, I found that I had a lot of trouble getting the whole print sharp. I was using a normal 16x20 sheet of window glass,...
  24. What is the largest camera you can carry on your back?

    I use a cart with my 11x14 Wisner. Right now, I am just using a small luggage cart, but I may eventually buy a Sherpa cart for hauling it around, a contraption that is much more suited to that kind...
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    Nat. Geo. Link re. Tintype

    Is the iron plate integral to the tintype process, or could you get something different but similar by fixing film in KCN?
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    Shen-Hao camera again

    How big is the lensboard for a 5x7 Shen-Hao? Would it be possible for one to be made to accomodate a 139x139mm Sinar lensboard?

    (My other two cameras are a Sinar F2 and a Wisner 11x14 which was...
  27. Film/developer/paper/developer combination

    I am developing my Bergger NB graded paper in Ilford Multigrade developer, mostly because that's what I had on hand when I first tried it. I'm pleased with the prints, as they come out fairly...
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    Experiences with Ektapan 8x10 film?

    Err, I misread my development time I posted above. For normal contrast, I develop Ektapan in PMK for 12-14 minutes.
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    Experiences with Ektapan 8x10 film?

    I have some Ektapan in 11x14. I shoot it at 50, and my normal development time in PMK is 8 minutes for contact printing to enlarging paper.

    I don't know if it's particular to PMK or Pyro or what,...
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    Greater than 1 Second shutter speeds

    I use the second hand on my watch. Remember that even if you're off by half a second on a two-second exposure, that's only (roughly) a quarter of a stop. Not a big deal.
  31. Taking the plunge into ULF ! Building my own...

    After moving up from 35mm to 6x6 to 4x5, when the time came to go larger, I went straightaway to 11x14. In retrospect, I'm glad I had the sense to skip 8x10 since a contact print at in that size is...
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    Practical ULF Buying Suggestions

    When I started thinking about buying a 4x5 enlarger, I also got the idea that instead of buying a new enlarger to make prints larger than 4x5 from LF film, I could also buy a larger camera and...
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    A picture to thank the group

    How permanent is the cyanotype process? I couldn't find any definitive information on this via Google.
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    Bergger film

    I switched from Tri-X to Bergger for two reasons. (1) I was getting into 11x14, and I wanted to use the same film in both 4x5 and 11x14. Kodak is no longer of any help on the 11x14 front. (2)...
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    Bergger film

    I tested Bergger in HC-110 and found the results very flat in the midtones, and it required a long time to build up enough density when expanding contrast. If you want to use Bergger, I would try a...
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    Arca ball

    RRS have been making that recommendation for years.

    No idea why you have to assume everything is a big corporate conspiracy.
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    Suspected light leak with my 11x14

    Thanks for the suggestions. I made a test negative tonight being more careful with how long the darkslide was withdrawn, and after development, the negative looked fine, so that's an easy fix.
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    Suspected light leak with my 11x14

    I really don't think this was a problem of pulling the darkslide with the shutter open or anything like that. I make those mistakes occasionally, but I always immediately know that I've made them,...
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    Suspected light leak with my 11x14

    Last weekend, I made some negatives with my Wisner 11x14 camera, a system which I'm just starting to get into. Two of the negatives were very badly overexposed, and one was so bulletproof that I'd...
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    Airport security and film

    Linda,





    I have read the TSA publication you have referenced, but it is complete bullshit and is utterly meaningless.
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