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  1. Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    of course its worth it !

    Only Og Oggelby would be caught dead some old fashioned gear, a cobbled together 50 or 100 year old camera and vintage lenses.



    that's why we are all going to...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Much of my income has also been HABS work and sometimes the research too ..but in the past 10 years ( for states not the feds ) has been Dslr based - pigment prints and a burned CD of images. .. way...
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    Re: Sunny !6 Users Unite!

    I haven't used a meter in a long time, that goes for slide film too...
    Fred Parker's website is pretty helpful for the uninitiated
    http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm
    John
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    Re: Tmax 400 in D-76 correct dev time

    Hi Jared

    Usually times given by manufacturers and people on the internet are "starting points". Not everyone's shutters are exactly the same, people expose their films differently because their...
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    Re: Beautiful Contemporary Daguerreotypes

    Beautiful Portraits !
    Thanks for the link --
    John
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    Re: Is Dektol supposed to be brown?

    Hi FrancisF
    You might consider buying the raw chemicals ( they aren't expensive and you don't need the get the Sodium Carbonate you can just get A+H Super Washing Soda or dehydrate Baking Soda in an...
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    Hi cirwin2010
    you might look into getting a folding camera that took a largish roll film size like a kodak autographic 3a post card camera
    and take the lens off of it ( when you open the back you...
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    Re: Post your churches

    219659back road church
    maybe on local route 12 in Clayville
    (cyanotype and home made seawater and bottled emulsion, tap water washed no developer )
    good old 5x7 film ( not sure which one either...
  9. Thread: Thin negs

    by jnantz
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    Re: Thin negs

    Peter

    I am not a Rodinalite, but I follow trends ... I read recently that people had trouble with Rodinal and HC110 not lasting as long as they were used to. Don't ask me where I read it I can't...
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    Re: ULF Walk-in Camera?

    isn't there an abe morell book about turning a room into a camera?
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    Re: Expired film, storted at room temp, for bin?

    have fun, I haven't shot cold or in-date film in 20 years ... I get no adverse effects.
    what developer are you using ? if you can make/use D72 ( I'd suggest Ansco 130 but glycin is hard to get in...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    what's good is all about the spin, and the comments+likes by certain people on-line
    as a customer said in front of me when his wife bought an expensive bag of Indonesian coffee
    "that coffee tastes...
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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    it cost a lot less than before .
    only a matter of time it will be less expensive. Sadly I sold 1 kidney for a box of TMX film and I'm going to need the other one until the chimera is big enough....
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    Re: Reasons for using reversal film?

    sorry, but I see no reason for the added hassle and expense of shooting chromes.
    I've shot plenty of them over the years and maybe back in the day they served a purpose,
    but not anymore.
    have fun...
  15. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    you're welcome..
    the wisner cameras were made for a small time before the owner decided to give up on camera making.
    I do not know of anyone who bought or used them, I just remember reading the ad...
  16. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    have you seen a wisner sir ? it would not be very difficult to build a 8x10 version of that, and
    you would have a leaf shutter and sync if you wanted it ..

    its basically a box with a lens that...
  17. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    if you get lucky, you might find a Szabad !
    Find a friend in Sweden, you might be able to find the metric equivalent, I think they
    take imperial measure film holders ...

    Good luck with your...
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    Re: Color of Ansco/PF 130

    +1
  19. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    +1
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    Re: Color of Ansco/PF 130

    He never foisted any myth about anything. He had been known to know a great deal about many photographic subjects and post examples of his work along with information he spoke about. He wasn't the...
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    Re: Color of Ansco/PF 130

    I wonder if there is a simple test .. like the binary test to see if xtol has died or regular print developer is dead ( putting a scrap of film or paper in it with the lights on to
    see if it...
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    Re: Color of Ansco/PF 130

    sorry to hear of your troubles. I've used a130 for more than 20 years off / on and never heard of the PF shipping out old product. my poor guess is it was most likely during the 8 months at your...
  23. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    niepce
  24. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    sounds and smells phishy
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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Catlabs is blazing a trail!
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    Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    what 65 do you have ?
    I use a Schneider super angulon (65 ) with both a speed graphic (pacemaker) and toyo cx (with recessed lens board)
  27. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    I am very dissappointed, I mean you are going through all that trouble make a that video
    it should have ended with good mauling
  28. Thread: how old are we?

    by jnantz
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    Re: how old are we?

    1,744,848,000
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    I have another name
    or two
    Kertész
    James
    and a few others that are on
    the tip of my tongue. but my fingers
    don't type out ..
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    Re: Hyper-Sensitizing Slow Emulsions

    Hi Denise:
    what's the fun in that :)
    John
  31. Re: Disastrous Consequences (solved: fog with Intrepid lensboard)

    sometimes stuff happens. not sure if you remember but a few years ago toyo had dark slides that were giving them problems.
    we're living in 1900 all over again, seems mistakes will be made as we all...
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    Re: Are you shooting more than one format

    I have been shooting multi formats for a while now but the past handful of years I haven't used a camera much I've been doing a lot of cameraless work.
  33. Re: Making J Lane Positive Plates? (Famous Format Monobath?)

    I have been thinking a lot about dichroic fog

    thanks Jason !! great stuff you do!
    John
  34. Thread: Lina Bessonova

    by jnantz
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    Re: Lina Bessonova

    exactly!
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    Re: Is There a Plan for Future

    I'm more worried about the solar burst than anything else. western society is gonna be useless without our brain boxes, and satellite powered life support.
    and worst of all, Jonny Depp will be stuck...
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    Re: Dark cloths on ebay

    The only dark cloth I have ever used is a sheet of felt purchased at Jo Anne fabrics probably 34 years ago. it cost about $3 and I have never had issue with it leaking light, not working and/or ...
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    Re: OLD film OLD paper Solutions

    here you go ...
    http://michaelandpaula.com/mp/html/Azo_Main.html

    definitely worth its weight in gold !
    I got my 300R bulbs at grangers and never looked back... whatever you use its gotta be...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    not sure which enlarger she has ;)
    whatever it is its big ... and all of us LF'ers know bigger is always better !
  39. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    I know this is the LF forum and all but I don't really differentiate portraits by their formats. I just like looking at portraits, love looking at photographs of people, not sure why, its fun cause...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    Sadly real life has kept me sometimes reading and less often making a post. That all said I'm not using a camera to make photographs very often these days .. I've been more involved with non-obscure...
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