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    Re: A really nice cable release

    Actually this is the one I have and not the Kaiser which it resembles.

    Thomas
  2. Thread: Lens Cleaner

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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    I recently purchased a 80 - 200 Nikkor f2.8D for the F6 which came without a filter. But I had a 72mm B&W UV filter sitting on a shelf for I don't know how long exposed to the dust and elements. I...
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    Re: 2 sheets of film in the same holder?

    I use Toyo View holders for 4x5 and Toyo View and Fidelity Elite's for 8x10 and neither holder's end flap will close with 2 sheets of typical film inserted. Maybe with ultra thin film like Rollei...
  4. Re: June 10th, 3pm EST: Arkady Lvov and Platinum Printing

    Just received this by email: In about a week we'll upload the edit event to our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/legionpaper

    Thomas
  5. Re: June 10th, 3pm EST: Arkady Lvov and Platinum Printing

    It was mostly geared to marketing Legion's paper for platinum printing, Revere Platinum I believe, but the paper's brand name wasn't dwelt on. Arkady gave a broad overview of the process without...
  6. June 10th, 3pm EST: Arkady Lvov and Platinum Printing

    An online webinar tomorrow at noon Pacific. Free registration at https://legionpaper.com/webinar

    Thomas
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    Re: A really nice cable release

    I picked up one of these last month at a local camera store for $20 in like new condition: https://kaiserfotous.com/20-professional-cable-release-with-lock/ It works on all of my lenses including...
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    Re: The Kallitype Thread

    A Temporary Resting Place For Travelers... - San Francisco.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51228749889_4edc3e0205.jpg

    "from Kong Chow in south China-referring to the tradition of...
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    Re: Rodenstock 300mm Imagon on 8x10?

    Well here's the negative:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51224495940_f44b4f1f63_z.jpg

    Shot it yesterday and developed it today for alternative printing. This was taken with the little...
  10. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    I have been using Ilford's ID-11 which, like D-76 and Xtol, is a tried and true developer.

    Thomas
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    Rodenstock 300mm Imagon on 8x10?

    I have the newer edition of this lens which was factory mounted in a copal 3 shutter and came with 2 disks instead of the 3 of the older models which were mounted in a compound shutter I believe. In...
  12. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Received this from FedEx today:

    Hi, Thomas Taylor. Your package from Sino Promise, Inc. is on its way.

    Thomas
  13. Thread: RCPE Railroad

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    Re: RCPE Railroad

    Here's an image that caught my eye yesterday afternoon while reading Across the Continent: The Union Pacific Photographs of Andrew J Russell


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    It was taken by Alfred A Hart, photographer...
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    Re: The Kallitype Thread

    Post Commanders Residence, Fort Baker (1903)

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51206101553_0f0867ac0b_z.jpg

    This is an example of Colonial Revival architecture that became popular in the late...
  15. Re: Will I Get Vignetting: Toyo 810G - 1200mm Bellows - Xenar 480mm f/4.5

    How heavy is the Xenar lens? I have been using a 14" (355mm) Wollensak Veritar on a Toyo MII, 810G, and Robos with no problem. The Veritar is a "front loader" which means that both elements and...
  16. Re: Does changing aperture move the focus point

    Well I have the Nikkor 135mm AF DC f2 lens and the Nikon instruction manual says to focus after setting the DC (defocus image control) ring or the subject will be out of focus. The purpose of the DC...
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    Well earlier this month I made, at least for me, an uncommon mistake: I failed to load one side of an 8x10 holder and that was the one I brought with me to shoot the "California Volunteers"...
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    Back when I was shooting IR the consensus was that the filter required 10 stops - that would put Rollei 400IR at ISO 3. But ISO 6 sounds familiar. What I would recommend is taking 4 test shots in...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Here's one taken in the Calico Mountains of the Mojave Desert:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51179941542_992617f135_z.jpg

    Pentax 645NII,75mm lens on Fuji Provia film.

    Thomas
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    I use the Cokin rectangular 100mm 007 filter with the Cokin Z-Pro holder with a 95mm filter ring and several step-up/down rings from 49mm to fit all of my 35, MF, and LF lenses. It's been a while...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    As a follow-up, I ordered the Archtech leveling head from B&H and while I haven't yet been out shooting with it I have set-up the camera with it and it works! I leveled the tripod by its bubble and...
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    Re: Yellow, Orange, Red Filter Factors?

    The Heliopan filter factor for their #8 yellow filter has a spread of 1.3 to 1.5 stops. This spread is probably due to manufacturing variance between samples. I have a Tiffen Deep Yellow 15 glass...
  23. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    California Volunteers - Douglas Tilden sculptor, San Francisco 1906.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51164833366_411ebbeef3_z.jpg

    This work was dedicated and installed at the intersection...
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    Re: wildfire season already

    Back during the Vietnam War I served with the 1st Air Cavalry Division and we did so many air assaults that we were awarded the Air Medal. You supposed to get a oak leaf cluster for each 25 missions...
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    Re: delete/erase account?

    A couple of years back Apug deleted upon request the account of a "Sirius Glass" or something like that who, after a while had a change of heart and had it returned apparently with all the earlier...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    The problem with using the new Gitzo center plate is that the Arcatech base doesn't have a receptor for grub screws. The Gitzo base linked to has a mechanism for preventing rotation but it costs...
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    Re: 20x24 enlarger easel options

    Tip: If buying a used easel, bring a torpedo level with you and make sure that the easel is plumb before you buy it. Many used easels have been dropped and/or misused to the extent that they are no...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    According to the B&H website the new top plates will fit the G1349 which is the G1348 with a center post. I thought about using just the leveling base but the base allows only a 10 degree movement...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    I bought the z1-sp when they first came out and, unfortunately, a spirit level wasn't included at that time. I use the G1348 without a center column and there is no cork or rubber pad on the...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    Maybe the small hole on the bottom on the head is for a locking pin but such a pin was not included with the head (I bought it new from B&H) and there is no hole for such a pin on the tripod's base....
  31. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Outdoor photography of a subject with tricky exposure on a breezy day with a heavy 810 camera with a 760mm lens mounted in an Ilex shutter that uses the old speed settings. Made the classic error...
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    Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    Is there any way to lock the Arca Swiss Z1-Sp ball head to the tripod's center plate. Manfrotto uses grub screws...
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    Re: New to LF - First shot - Focusing

    At first glance I don't think that it would be necessary to use tilt to get the meter into fine focus. But if you also wanted to get the texture of the street in front of the meter into fine focus...
  34. Transportation changes for the 2021 Sierra Hiking Season

    In my inbox this morning:


    Transportation changes for the 2021 Sierra Hiking Season
    Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:56:01 PDT

    COVID service reductions for 2021:

    There will not be any Yosemite...
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    Re: Musical Instruments

    Many years back while still in the home town (New Orleans) I bought a beautiful black ebony Everette studio upright while self teaching myself to play Scott Joplin's Ragtime piano music. If memory...
  36. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    The [Base]Ball Player. Douglas Tilden Sculptor, 1889, Paris. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51124600573_487d5a5ff1_c.jpg

    Tilden's first major work. Gold...
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    Re: Toyo 810M Resource/Fan Page

    Tired of the hassle of folding the Toyo 810 M, MII, and G bellows correctly? Try unhooking the bellows from both standards and then folding it; all the little creases seem to fall quickly into their...
  38. Re: Forum large scale project - one stop source of historic lf photographers

    If you are inclined to pursue it, photography has a very rich and colorful history especially of you are an active photographer as I am. A few of the books that I have in my library:

    Impressed...
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    Re: Toyo 810M Resource/Fan Page

    Neal is correct: The specifications for the M and MII are slightly different with the biggi being the MII's reversible front standard allowing you to use a 800mm lens. The factory bellows length is...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Xtol changes color when it oxidizes and a black stringy growth will begin to appear if you didn't use distilled water.
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