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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Barry, you might try a dilute bleach bath to see if it gets rid of some of the yellowing. I have never tried the new cyanotype formula, so no idea how it would react in the bleach bath. Actually,...
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    Re: Around the house?

    Thanks Roger and girlfriend - I like "creepy" as well.
  3. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    4X5
    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/p0w4wc1yyrtqsnu/img089a.jpg?raw=1
  4. Thread: Still Life, 2021

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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    4X5

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/2euzzmqbe1w69xm/img088a.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: Around the house?

    4X5

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jto0n3hncgstpnt/img085a.jpg?raw=1

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/q9uwum2ebgyl40v/img087a.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    I disagree with your feeling - I like it.
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    +1 on the Camponon's - my first lens for my 8X10 was a 300mm - used it for several years and regret getting rid of it.

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/mup3tipms7igr2t/linda2a.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    I think I'll just call 911 when I'm ready to go home.
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    Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    OK, good suggestions all - let me throw this out in case anyone has tried it.

    I have a Domke photo vest:
    1 - I can comfortably fit 3 film holders in each of the two large front pickets.
    2 -...
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    Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    I like this alternative, once arriving at the location - but with the latest iteration of the Intrepid, I am not sure that it is a good idea - due to what I consider a severe design flaw - the base...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thanks Dan - must look this up now.
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    Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    Just to add a tad more info - I don't really go on super long excursions. This backpack would just be for day outings, where I might want to carry the 4X5 for a couple miles at most. I don't really...
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    Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    Due to fairly persistent lower back pains I recently purchased an Intrepid MKIV 4X5 for the weight. I would like to get a backpack for:
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    1-2 lenses
    5 film holders
    Meter
    Dark-cloth
    ...and...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Vary nice image Dan, but come on, you can't just say something like "Home made liquid emulsion" without giving details - I am pretty sure that is in the forum rules.
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    Just bought a box of 8X10 Arista EDU 100 - $209 for a 50 sheet box, delivered - $4.18 a sheet.
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    If 360mm is most important, I have a 360mm Yamasaki Congo f/6.3 in barrel. I haven't used it much and have not shot any portraits with it. Plenty of coverage for 8X10. I can't remember the lens...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    My gosh Bryan - This looks like one of those locations that would be visited and photographed over and over again for a lifetime.
  18. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    agustin.gd, looks like you figured out the perfect lens / subject combination - keep sharing, and welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Finding lensboard for a lens

    There is a fellow on ebay and on etsy that 3D prints boards for Intrepid 4X5 cameras - he is seller name is bitbybitphoto on both sites. Boards are $10 w/free shipping. If you are outside the US I...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    He registered for the draft in 1863, and lists his occupation as physician (last name on this list below), but I have not found any documentation that he served in the war, but I really wasn't...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    This is D. D. Wisell (Weisell), a 1/9th plate ambrotype that I have had in my collection for some years.

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/am3ejwi71euin4g/DDW.jpg?raw=1

    After I purchased...
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    Re: Film Storage accident

    I would think that as long as no moisture made it's way to the actual film sheets or rolls, they should be OK. The next time you thaw a roll or pack, if the film is not stuck to another sheet or the...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Don't listen to him Bryan, it's a Thundercobra.
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    Re: Found Photographs

    This is my first Ambrotype purchase:

    https://www.dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/qexovdsi6dglh7u/001a.jpg?raw=1

    The process, invented in the early 1850's, was in vogue for only about 10 years, when...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Well Mr. Cowan, looks like you did it again. The signature belongs to the photographer, not the subject.
    Below is another portrait signed by the same photographer - Richard T. Dooner:
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    Re: Found Photographs

    I need help with another old photo - this one looks like a publicity still, to my eyes. I can't even begin to make out the signature - looks like some initials and a last name.
    ...
  27. Thread: Self Portraits

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    Re: Self Portraits

    Self portrait from years ago, perhaps 1985 or so - me and my #1 son below a levee in Pineville, Louisiana. Most likely a Crown Graphic.
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  28. Re: Looking for advice on a used lens for an Intrepid camera

    Sounds good 18% - hoping my camera gets here in a few weeks.
    sweatt.randy@gmail.com
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Thanks - I guess for now I have it fixed. Apparently Dropbox keeps changing things on their end.
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Thanks TC - I just tried another modification - do you see the above image now?
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    I have had a forum member tell me that my images are not visible to him in any browser he tries. I use Chrome as my browser and see them fine. I just tried IE and they do not show. Is anyone else...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Digital - my back yard a few years ago.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nfapuw6ms9xy35i/_DCS0008b.jpg?dl=1
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    1963 Mercury Comet - I purchased this car back in 1986 while stationed in Louisiana. Got it for $600 - all original, had just 20,000 miles on it, had been owned since new by an elderly lady who...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Thanks Mr. Cowan, that looks like a very good conclusion. Since I don't write in cursive and haven't since elementary school, I often find it difficult, especially on some of these very old...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Help!

    In my quest to identify any old photographed subject that offers a clue or two, I have come across this tintype:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/98attkmxnospdn3/img068a.jpg?dl=1

    On the back,...
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    Re: Greetings from New Orleans

    Welcome Patience - I suspect that your story fits many of us as we experienced the analogue-digital convergence.
    As for cyanotypes, don't discount shooting medium format film. I often enjoy...
  37. Re: Looking for advice on a used lens for an Intrepid camera

    I had a Calumet 150mm f/5.6 many years ago that may have been a re-branded Schneider Kreuznach Symmar-S 150mm. For years it was my only lens for my 4X5.
    Likewise I ordered an Intrepid a couple...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Large concave mirror, me, son, Nikon F2, EK100 - probably late 80's but don't hold me to it.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/11c7tjbsqk5b2mb/mirror.jpg?dl=1
  39. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    Probably my favorite military aircraft while I was in service, the A-10.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5bhuq6cch9crxex/img062b.jpg?dl=1
  40. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    A C-5 on one of those rare occasions that they graced us with their presence, same base, same time-frame, same camera.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbjaegyiucq3tcs/img064b.jpg?dl=1
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