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  1. 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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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    This is what I use to store film and paper developers: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/88372-REG/Doran_Plastic_Storage_Tank_2.html The bottom of the floating lid is readily visible through...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    San Francisco City Hall From Franklin Street - Take 2

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51048067521_5decfab08e_z.jpg

    MUCH better in my opinion: I was in love with it as soon as it hit the...
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    Re: Droopy rear standard on Ebony camera?

    The tolerance between the rear standard and the bed it travels on is too great. It is not possible to bring all tolerance at the point of manufacture to a zero tolerance since then the rear standard...
  7. Thread: T-Max and D76

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    Re: T-Max and D76

    If I were you I'd think twice before mixing chemicals.
  8. Thread: T-Max and D76

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    Re: T-Max and D76

    Rick,

    Just compare the times given for Xtol and D-76 in the tech pub: For Rotary tubes for example it gives the time for full strength Xtol (@ 68F) as 7.25 minutes and D-76 at 6.25 minutes. So...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    San Francisco City Hall From Franklin Street

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51040078448_28871ac7ec_z.jpg

    Gold and platinum toned Kallitype. I recently shot this on a very windy day...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    I've been using a Saunders/LPL ET-500 timer with foot switch with a Beseler MXT for 15 years + now and am completely satisficed with it: it's very accurate and resets to the previous setting when...
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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    I thought that Ansel Adams was instrumental in getting Weston a house in Carmel.

    Thomas
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    I've been making alternative prints from in-camera 5x7 and 8x10 negatives for about 8 years now and use the 8x10 and 11x14 contact printing frames from Bostick & Sullivan. These frames are designed...
  13. Re: Sequoia & Kings Canyon starting to issue wilderness permits

    Just got back from the Pfizer 2d vaccine dose at the local VA hospital. As I was leaving a politician from Groveland pulled up and said that the pandemic had closed 1/2 of the businesses in...
  14. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Thanks for the input Doremus. I'm planning my trip for October depending on the pandemic of course. I don't want to check the camera, lens and tripod. I think I can hand-carry those onboard with...
  15. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I wonder if its the same now in Rome? Back around 2000 when I was in Rome on a bicycle tour riding on the cobbles in the historical section was definitely not bicycle friendly - my tires then were...
  16. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I keep all my lens in dedicated waterproof pelican cases by format size (35, MF, 4x5 and 8x,10 on their lensboards) with their apertures closed, uncocked and with their protective filter attached. ...
  17. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Reprinted The Bear Hunters and toned to completion (30 minutes) with a gold - ammonium thiocynate toner:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50963732386_582440ed93_z.jpg

    Next time I print...
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    Re: Red "D" on Nikkor-W 300mm f5.6

    Absolutely!
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    Re: Red "D" on Nikkor-W 300mm f5.6

    The last I heard from Nikon was what I posted earlier: Thank you for your patience. I received a response from Japan concerning the marking on the lens. A Red "R" referred to the use of the lens for...
  20. Re: Do you standardize your screw-on filters by thread size?

    As I mentioned earlier I started off with screw-in filters for 35mm camera but switched to a Cokin-P system when I moved to medium format and then to a Cokin Z-Pro system when I added LF (4x5 and...
  21. Re: Do you standardize your screw-on filters by thread size?

    Back when I was a noob shooting 35mm I bought screw-on filters. But when I moved to MF and then LF I switched to a Cokin Z-Pro filter system and bought 4' 100mm rectangular filters. The largest...
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    Re: Toyo lensboard adapters

    No problem Stefan. You can get detailed info on Toyo cameras and their accessories at Toyo's website: http://www.toyoview.com
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    Re: Toyo lensboard adapters

    180-631 (1052) TOYO45A to TOYO, 158mm Flat lens board adapter
    180-632 (1057) TOYO45A to TOYO, 158mm Recessed for 45-90mm lenses
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    Rome on a Budget

    I'm thinking about planning a trip to Rome to photograph its fountains with an 8x10 Toyo MII for alternative – kallitype/salt – printing. Due to the subject matter I envision bringing all of my 8x10...
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    Re: Mounting a 14" f6 Veritar on Toyo 810M

    I have the 14” f6 Veritar also and prefer it over the Imagon's because you are better able to fine tune the degree of softness. Mine has the factory chrome metal cap lined with velvet which fits...
  26. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Fontana delle Tartarughe (The Turtle Fountain) - San Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50921339016_3d8b36dfba_c.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana_delle_Tartarughe
    ...
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Tracy Storer on this forum shoots 20x24.
  28. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    It is interesting to contrast todays "racists" interpretations of the Tilden sculptor linked to above with an 1895 San Francisco newspaper's interpretation: ...
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    Re: Figuring dilution

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratio
  30. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    https://www.themideastbeast.com/taliban-isis-to-advise-antifa-on-destroying-statues/
  31. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    So far the sculpture has survived at least one attempt by the cancel culture for its removal...
  32. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    The Bear Hunters - Douglas Tilden, Paris 1892

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50900569951_55f09592b4_c.jpg

    Reprinted it this morning at the start of the 2d cup of coffee. The first was...
  33. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    The Bear Hunters - Douglas Tilden 1892, Paris.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50893153031_3eda7c275f_z.jpg

    Kallitype.
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    Re: Up Off The Mat...Again?

    Print wise 2020 was a bust for me also. The first 3 months were taken-up with cataract surgery for both eyes. Then came along the pandemic and wildfires – all of which conspired to keep me indoors...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Proaim states the Geared Head is about 16.5 kg (about 37 lbs). The 67.5 lbs weight is for the head and the case and all the included packaging....
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    For the ultimate support:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1555802-REG/proaim_p_ogr_h_orion_geared_head.html
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    Re: Blackbirds are Back

    It was a treat to run into a bunch of these on a hike last week: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricolored_blackbird
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    Re: Chemical storage question

    I've been storing 5L of stock Xtol and 1 gallon of Dektol in tanks with floating lids for about 20 years now with excellent results. The Xtol will last for at least 6 months if mixed with distilled...
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    Re: Favorite Current 8x10 B&W Film?

    For years (at least 10) I have been using Delta 100 and Acros for 8x10 and printing primarily in an alternative format. Of the two, I prefer Acros. However recently I have been shooting Kodak TMY...
  40. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    Sutro Baths (Ruins) and Seal Rocks - San Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50850018362_717ce103f3_z.jpg

    Contact print from 8x10 negative.
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