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    May/June View Camera

    On a lighter note......I would just like to meet Mr. Simmons. Because one thing I will say for the man is that he is one tough somabitch. He's taken more shots than Frazier did in Manila over his...
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    Riding the rails in the US and Canada

    Henry, Some of the best times in my life were spent on the Kispiox River in northern B.C. God I miss that place. Especially in late Sept. and early Oct. Steelhead on the fly. Titties and beer can't...
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    Riding the rails in the US and Canada

    If I'm not mistaken, you use to be able to buy a train pass in Canada for a flat fee and ride for up to 30 days or so on any line, any where.
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    Here I am...

    Hugo, Let me know how your trigor covers. I have one that I use on my 8x20 with some movements. It is one amazing little lens.
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    Here I am...

    You have been sucked into the ULF Vortex for which there is no return. Welcome aboard. Soon to come are thoughts of " If I can't contact print it, why bother?" Have fun, you're gonna love it.
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    Chinese LF photographers

    Frank, I think her name is Lois Conner and I heard she rode around China on a bicycle with the 7x17 strapped to her back. I'd hardly consider that a wealthy way to operate.
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    Float mounting RC print

    Matt, I curious...How did your frame shop mount Platinum prints if hinge or corner mounting was not recommended for any photographs?
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    Mole Richardson Lighting for Portait Work

    I use Moles, A 412 and a 4131. Both can be lamped at 2000 watts . I lamp them both at 1500 watts and have no problem with a standard household outlets. You can work easily at f22 and f32 with 1/2 sec...
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    ULF growing pains

    learn brush development and you'll never damage a negative. even with the finicky Efke pl 100 film. Get a nice wide Hake brush and a tray and you are good to go.
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    Looking for Mojo --

    You can go to cameraeccentric.com and read the wollensak catalogs . They refer to their soft focus effect being obtained with lens abberations. I don't recall if they mentioned anything about...
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    Looking for Mojo --

    One word answer....Verito.....Three word question.....What is photoshop?....lol....Mojo? Wasn't he a man that thought he was a woman?... oh wait, that was JoJo.
  12. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    Sorry Richard that should have read , "congratulations on all your merits and awards"
  13. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    Richard your temper amuses me. But if you need to make a tempermental response to one of my posts please feel free to address me by name. The reason I asked you to please clarify is that you seldom...
  14. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    Richard , Please clarify what you mean when you refer to pictorialism. Because I hardly consider the members of the f64 club as practicing pictorialism. Modernist?..Yes. Pictorialist...No...Maybe I'm...
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    Giant Museum Boards

    It's done every day Jack. I'd say within + or - .010. in length and width and without a single overcut on the window mat too. You always place the larger of the two mats on the top. Once it's in a...
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    Giant Museum Boards

    Jack, Fletcher makes one. It is 4... 30" sections that go together. There is one on ebay if you want to check it out.
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    Glue for bellows repair

    Pliobond
  18. HMI, HID, other bright continuous sources - deals?

    The trick to avoiding the heat is to set up the shot, position your lights, take your meter readings and then shut off the lights until the model is in place. An air conditioned studio also helps but...
  19. HMI, HID, other bright continuous sources - deals?

    I use old mole-richardson fresnels, lamped down to 1500 watts to avoid blowing household breakers. At 2000 watts you'll need a heavier amp line. I love the quality of light from these old cans. The...
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    Pyrocat-HD Stock solution shelf-life

    I have pyrocat in liquid form, from B&S. The A solution is a dark, almost like coca- cola color. Is this A soluting Bad?
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    Caught stealing image - now what?

    Correct that ...It was Lincoln
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    Caught stealing image - now what?

    Actually Joe I think it was Ben Franklin who said that.
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    Comparing the differeny Pyro formulae...

    You may want to consider Wimberley's formula also : WD2D
  24. T Max 400 Technical Discussion by Sandy King

    Sandy, Thanks for your efforts in the research and testing of various films and developers. You have narrowed the learning curve in many instances for many of us. But like Kerik said " no good dead...
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    Which Mac to buy

    I'm not very computer savvy. But we bought one of the super mini macs and we like it a lot. It probably doesn't have all the bells and whistles as a G5 but it serves it's purpose very well. I...
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    how old is too old...

    Come on guys he's only 42. That makes dating twenty- somethings fair game. At least a 15-20 year age difference isn't surprising in the circles I travel. So why would it seem odd for a 42 yr old...
  27. Efke PL100 7x17 film does not fit my holders !!!

    Sandy, Ilford and Kodak just may have a little better quality control than Efke/Adox and the Jand C films from eastern europe. Maybe it is something John at JandC should be made aware of.
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    I also noticed that when you slide it up against the far stop under the lip, to make sure you move it back and forth slowly so you are seated square against the stop. If you have it cocked slightly...
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    I just measured a sheet of pl100 8x20. It is only 1/32 short of 20" the width however is 3/32 short of 8". I'm sure this could vary slightly with each production run.
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    Daniel, Sorry, I'm still half asleep. I see now they are S&S holders. I had the same problem with Wisner holders. I sent them to Richard Ritter and he reworked them to fit the film. I just assumed it...
  31. Efke PL100 7x17 film does not fit my holders !!!

    Daniel, What type of holders are they? Manufacturer?
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    Amateur vs Professional pricing issues

    Richard, Please don't misunderstand me. Some of the greatest photographs I've ever seen have been made by photojournalist. The photos you just mentioned all had a compelling impact on society and...
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    Cases for Photo Gear

    I use pelican cases for my 8x20's. They are about as strong as any case I've ever seen. The pick and pluck foam makes it as versatile as you will find for any configuration. Great cases and sledge...
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    Amateur vs Professional pricing issues

    I think a good example of "Amateur" Would be the golfing great Bobby Jones. Look at all the majors he won for "the love of the game" never giving up his amateur status. There were a lot of pros in...
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    Optimal water quality

    I have a Kinetico plus GX deluxe system. It's a reverse osmosis system with a 20 gal. holding tank. I had them run A goose neck faucet to my darkroom sink as well as upstairs into the kitchen sink...
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    ATV's and landscape photography?

    John we used crossbucks. But it's been about 12 yr since I've been in the saddle. But I use to be able to tie double diamond, squaw and basket hitches in my sleep. I sure do miss it at times
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    ATV's and landscape photography?

    Come on Frank a Buckskin is not a mule, it's a quarter.....well never mind...you're right I'd recommend an ATV in your case.
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    ATV's and landscape photography?

    LOl...Damn Jack, after reading these posts I was beginning to think you got up and walked out of the Kyoto Accord. My best advice would be to do what ever your heart desires. I'm sure you'll act...
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    Kodak 21.25" Copying Ektanon/Anastigmat

    It might help if I would have indicated that this was mounted on an 8x20 camera. Sorry for being so vague
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    Kodak 21.25" Copying Ektanon/Anastigmat

    Well I mounted the 21.25" Ektanon o a makeshift board just to get an idea of the image circle. It appears to cover with about an 1.5" of movement. It's hard to tell how well it will perform out on...
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