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  1. Re: Darkroom Light Sealing and Ventilation

    You could hang a large piece of material (dark/blk) covering the entire door all the way to floor. You don't want to be freaking out when you see a car turning nearby and you could see the lights...
  2. Re: Strategies in Cold - During and After Shoot

    Whatever you do try not to breathe anywhere near the lens or gg. It can ruin the shoot for some time, till things return to norm. If things go lower than say -10F I'd (maybe not others) start...
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    Re: Radioactive Lenses at Airports

    No idea what LAX offers in this respect, but at the border if you are riding a bus/shuttle (surely car too), you too will be 'nuclear'. It turns to bit of a chaos, since not v. often someone is...
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    Re: Radioactive Lenses at Airports

    No idea what LAX offers in this respect, but at the border if you are riding a bus/shuttle (surely car too), you too will be 'nuclear'. It turns to bit of a chaos, since not v. often someone is...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Randy, just read the details/functions on the timer and the name might be different, but the guts of the timer appear to be the same.

    Les
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Randy, you can dismiss it, but the Thomas Scientific (identical) provides 2 AA batteries with the unit. I'd do like my uncle, buy two....and then play it in stereo :>) Actually, my uncle was...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Not sure this will do what you need, but from my understanding it beeps the last 10 sec of the sequence and it announces every minute. That sure beats having to watch anything. Also, the price seem...
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    Re: How to expose in unusual circumstances

    You may have people gawk at you more intensely, that is if you bring a sizable ladder with you and set up the camera at the top rung :>). No doubt it would be easier to measure the exposure from...
  9. Re: Recommendations: Add-on pouch for spotmeter?

    Was rummaging through some boxes in the garage and found this "hip pouch" from Harrah's Hotel at L. Tahoe....something they were giving away as part of marketing. Because of the job, I got several...
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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    @OP

    If you wish to go with green backing, your best bet is to get 7x17 and slice it to 3 sheets (around 16 cents each)....all for rather reasonable price. Essentially you'll get 300 sheets for...
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    Re: Copal 3 Shutter Anomaly?

    I agree with OKAROB....the different Copal 3 versions didn't drive me to drinking, but there was frustration when I tried to install a ring to hold the lens from the rear. Epay had some rings that...
  12. Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Sorry, oooops. Tho San Francisco is in US :>)

    Les
  13. Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Just saw a dozen+ on CL in SF.....some with lens, some larger LF and B&J (what ?) for $150 ? Aaand, that's a 5x7 :>)
    Good luck.

    Les
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    Re: post your trees!

    That looks great, Austin.

    Les
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    Re: Bellows Material

    Since no one addressed the IR film.....will this material work for that ?

    Les
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    Re: Ventilation specs for darkroom

    Your fan example is an inline type....I just peeked down the page and it shows the uses (as I suspected). What's more important, the specs show no sonces. What that means to me, that this thing...
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    Re: Single Travel

    Many places have no cell signal (some are working on it).....based on 41 NP I've been to, tho I always felt safe. As to safety, and if you feel on the edge, I'd take two pepper canisters: one for a...
  18. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    Didn't check my list, but I only have one Fuji 250/6.3....since it covers 5x7. For me it's mostly mm's that I desire vs where it's made....tho sometimes I look for specific character that the lens...
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    Re: Greetings! New to LF

    You might also find black bag mailers at Freestyle.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/15808-REG/Delta_13510_Light_Tight_Safe_T_Bags_with.html

    What lens do you consider "normal" ? For most...
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    Re: Airport Film Hand Check

    Wonder if TSA "precheck" will work better for this ?

    Les
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    Re: Which brand of 4x5 filmholder is best?

    Yep, wish Toyos were available in 5x7 (stinky or not)....had to go with Fidelity Deluxe. Such is life.

    Les
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    Re: Hello from Arnhem, The Netherlands

    Shoot......I mean go ahead and ask questions (unless you can find it in the search box). Welcome to LF forum.
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    Re: Eastman Kodak view no.1

    With exception of the lens, my 5x7 (also EK #1) looks quite similar. Indeed, that's very strange that someone would install the gg on the inside > never seen it done. No idea what would have been...
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    Re: Eastman Kodak view no.1

    It would help if you show us some photos....in order to give you some assistance.

    Hope you checked the bellows for holes.

    Les
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    I guess we just disagree, Drew. The bit that I showed was meant as an example. Although Freud and Bosch are great cutters, however I have more respect for Porter Cable, Paso Robles and even Amana. ...
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    A two step solution from me. Cut out the appropriate size hole in a decent quality plywood with a jig saw or saber saw. Might have to follow up with a curved file, till it's exactly the size you...
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    Re: What Makes a sellable photograph?

    There is no account for taste; therefore, myriad types of photos are sellable.....and Mark is correct. Had to stop at local drug store for comb and tooth brush (if you have to know :>) and while...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Wow, indeed.

    Les
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Ken, that's cool that you did this high contrast. It reminds me of a duplicating gismo, which often was used in film/s as part of the plot and in a subtle way revealing the character or action that...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Gevork, those are excellent....especially like the trees in the fog.

    Les
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That's a nice private beach, Andrew. The last one has the best light IMO.

    Les
  32. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    But it's a dry heat, Mark. :rolleyes: At least that's what I kept hearing through the years. Might stop at Pima next Spring on the way to some wild place E. of Texas....I think the night + day...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Hey Matt, I thought Jim got one just like it....hope to see some cool images from it. :)
  34. Re: Stress of Buying Lenses - Sight Unseen / Reputation

    Would it be out of step to request some photos taken with the lens ? If it's a collector, then that could be more difficult. At least...it would be SOMETHING.

    Les
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    Re: post your trees!

    Love the second one, Tuco. The trees (drunken) remind me of AK, tho I'm aware that's a different terrain.

    Les
  36. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Would it be wiser to get 7x17 and cut into 3 ?....and green to that. At least that might be my strategy....till someone comes up with better plan.

    Les
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    Peter, you may need some color film....for things like the sunset setting below the GG Bridge....on the way to Alcatraz :). Enjoy.

    Les
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    Re: Focal Length and Cinematography

    I've seen this and I always scratch my head. Much like Vaughn....and likely like many others, one chooses the optic/s to align it with the desired composition. Those who have done this shouldn't...
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    Re: Hello from Bucks, UK!

    Welcome to the LF forum. I got a Sironar S 210/5.6 on a fluke.....to cover my 5x7 and almost fell off the chair when I just saw ($1100) what it was going on epay. Have prices gone up THIS much ?
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    Re: Focal Length and Cinematography

    Sure, the focal length matters, but there are soooo many things-nuances to propel the story. It's always about the story. Sometimes the special effects get in the way of that, tho it suppose to...
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