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  1. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    At which manufacturer are you employed as a film and chemical engineer? Kodak? Ilford? Fuji? Adox? Foma?
  2. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Ignoring for the moment that "artistic" reference (meaningless word), this is completely unsupportable. Photography might very well be the best route to expressing the OP's vision. Digital,...
  3. Re: Fold-out viewing hoods for Horseman monorail.

    FYI, my experience with the Horseman folding focus hood is as follows. In addition to having installed a Maxwell HI-LUX 4.7 Brilliant Matte screen (the version that preceded what Bill sells now), at...
  4. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Let's (once again) straighten out some things:


    "Art" is a meaningless word. Since it can be whatever anyone believes it is, it is anything. And it's nothing.

    The word "photography"...
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    Re: Missouri

    He does visit, though:


    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/member.php?27536-Tim-Layton
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    Re: Question about JOBO expert drums

    Doing that has, in my experience, absolutely no positive effect on the newer Jobo Drying Rod synthetic sponges. They're utterly useless regardless.
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    Re: Question about JOBO expert drums

    Whether or not that's correct depends on a Jobo Drying Rod's vintage:
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    Re: Question about JOBO expert drums

    It varies greatly depending on ambient relative humidity. Here in coastal southern California, typically at least 12 hours, although a hot offshore wind (Santa Ana) can shorten that to a couple of...
  9. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Apology? Tardy? Many don't ever reply to posts; two days is nothing. Please don't apologize.

    They/you are not. Had you commented on which of the 50 U.S. states the OP was inquiring about, I'd...
  10. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Tony, I understand those outside the U.S. might view this country unfavorably. I'm not here to argue that they're unjustified in their perspective, and probably agree with most of them. However,...
  11. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    I'd wager the percentage of correct answers is no different between those available in the archive and new, redundant responses to members who are too lazy to search the archive. :D
  12. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Yup, all ya gotta do is search the archive and just about everything has been covered / every question answered. :)
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    Re: Adox paper unavailable?

    http://www.adox.de/Photo/mcc-and-mcp-production-situation/
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    Re: Misadventures in Jobo-land

    "Kosher" for prints, not film.

    Sorry to ignore your request, but the only JOBO drums deemed "kosher" for 5x7 film are the 3005 and 3006 Expert versions. Save your pennies, or embrace the...
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    Re: Nikkor 360/500 on Linhof Technika?

    Go to pages 9 and 10 here


    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/pdf/Nikkor_LargeFormatLenses.pdf

    and compare the flange focal distance of Nikkor-T combinations to available Technika bellows...
  16. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Tuan founded the forum there. When Phillip no longer controlled photo.net, Tuan moved the forum here. There are still remnants of the early days over there, but this site represents an essentially...
  17. Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    Nope, you said that perfectly. In both senses of the word (length of membership here as well as chronological age). I embrace it. :)
  18. Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    A very perceptive comment. :)

    Not true. First, there is no Soap Box at this forum. Second, the owner of the forum that does have a Soap Box spends virtually no time moderating it. That relief...
  19. Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    In the general case, nothing. Some people moved on because they stopped doing large format photography. In the specific case of those who view this privately funded space as their personal...
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    Re: D76 Issue

    I've no idea, but I mix XTOL (from my stash of Champion-manufactured powders) using actual distilled water, i.e. the bottle says "prepared by steam distillation," and get the same white filamentary...
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    "Better ways" like using digital cameras rather than large format film? I hadn't previously looked at this thread. It was worth doing so today just to savor the irony deficiency embodied in that...
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    Re: 4x5 or 8x10

    I disagree. I would also disagree if someone posted "Bigger IS better." Bigger is different. What make it better or not better are the goals and objectives embraced by each individual...
  23. Re: Disinfecting developed film from lab due to Coronavirus

    Two birds with one stone. Alan's transparencies disinfected and subjected to an accelerated light fading test at the same time. :)
  24. Re: Covid-19: Ilford factory in Mobberley shutting down for now

    That just means B&H moves more than any other retailer and is selling stock received since HARMAN raised its wholesale prices. Other retailers will catch up.
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    Re: A pretty cool drybox??

    The sale's over, but check this out:


    https://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2020/03/deal-o-the-day-electronics-storage.html
  26. Re: Ektachrome E100G and new E100 the same film?

    No, it had to be reformulated due to some E100G components sourced outside of Eastman Kodak no longer being available.

    Bean counters allocate a cost for every new SKU number. Since the old one is...
  27. Re: Fidelity elite 8x10 film holder question

    Generally, 8x10 paper is eight by ten inches. Film identified as "8x10" is not; it's about 3mm smaller in each direction. If you don't trim the paper, it will likely be difficult to slide into...
  28. Re: Fidelity elite 8x10 film holder question

    Take a closer look at the OP's photo. There's no "warping" involved here. Fidelity holders of that vintage (mine included) are simply not very rigid in the rib area. They bulge from light trap...
  29. Re: Fidelity elite 8x10 film holder question

    I have a dozen of those 8x10 holders, purchased brand new 22 years ago at Calumet, selected from a much larger number in the store after depth checking all of them. Every one has always bulged like...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    I'm confused, Brad. Which moderator posts represent a "personal attack?" Please be specific and explain how they are. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    I've always attempted to dose curmudgeonliness when symptoms call for it. Sometimes poison can exterminate pests. I prefer sharing useful large format photography information (and rebutting...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    I agree completely with Peter and Dan.



    I disagree with Rick's implication that curmudgeonliness is a negative expression. :D
  33. Re: Controversy over Mural Photo in North Dakota

    Unlike this forum, face effing book doesn't prohibit politics. Too bad.
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    Did you run into any Kilchers while shooting? :)
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    Re: vBulletin change

    Yup, the mobile skin is what I experienced. I'm absolutely positive that I didn't inadvertently select it, having done nothing here except view my usual "last 30 days" search results. The site...
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    Re: vBulletin change

    Just turned on my computer for the first time since last night. All's back to normal. I'm running Firefox 73.0.1 like Oren is, but had also checked using Edge before starting this thread, and...
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    vBulletin change

    Apparently Tom just updated us to a new version of vBulletin. As a desktop computer user, I'm suspicious that it's designed for phone users, not me. Too large text spread out too much. I realize...
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    Re: Exact Full Plate Image Dimensions?

    If you use a camera that takes modern holders (Ebony, Chamonix, Lotus), the defacto "standard" I worked out with Lotus, copied by Chamonix and Ebony, is that they expose an image area of 157.6 x...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Not really. Those who want this free, non-commercial service to be what they desire have always been unfriendly toward the owner and moderators who've established what they want. And there has...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    I doubt it would. Fortunately, this site has a higher, non-commercial purpose and, therefore, is not sensitive to traffic reductions from those who use it primarily as a marketplace.
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