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    Re: Anybody disassembled an Eizo monitor?

    After coaxing carefully the sensor out of its hiding place with the point of a knife, everything works perfectly without error, except that the sensor will not retract. I’m trying it that way to see...
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    Re: Pentax 67 fisheye on a 4x5 Sinar

    I have a couple of the Arsat/Zodiak 30mm fisheyes and also the Takumar 35mm fisheye. The Pentax has severe lateral color that can be corrected in software (or filtered out for black and white). But...
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    Pentax 67 fisheye on a 4x5 Sinar

    I’ve had the same thoughts but never got past the thinking stage. I’m following, too.

    Rick “has all the necessary bits in hand” Denney
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    How Did We Come To LF?

    At 15, I spent time one summer in Colorado with a much older gentleman who was a retired printer and photographer. I learned about offset printing, setting type in lead using a Linotype machine,...
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    Re: How not to drill a lens board

    Depends on where you live.

    I use a hole saw in a drill press, with a good press vice.

    Rick “the right size hole saw is the tricky bit :)” Denney
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    Anybody disassembled an Eizo monitor?

    I have an Eizo CX271 that I bought used recently to replace my Benq (which suffered a partial backlight failure). This model has the built-in sensor that pops down from the top bezel edge.

    Mine...
  7. Re: Dulles, VA Photo Image and Classic Gear Show 03/13/22

    Are the photos and equipment supposed to be antiques also? If so, what’s the allowed period and theme?

    Rick “curious” Denney
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    All fixed—new certificates in place. As previously stated, Tom gets the credit.

    Rick “back into a safer zone” Denney
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    This thread is getting a little over-developed, and I'm seeing highlights blocking up.

    Rick "no good at this" Denney
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    Don’t explain it—it just makes me look more stupid.

    Rick “doesn’t need any help” Denney
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    Of course not. It’s just that the holidays are an inconvenient time to work these issues. I just didn’t want people to think nothing was being done.

    Rick “hang in there” Denney
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    Work is proceeding.

    Rick “hang in there” Denney
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    Tom will deserve that credit, not me. Ralph took steps to engage Tom and all I did was pass that long to you guys. As usual, our host (QT) pays the bill.

    Certificates are encrypted tags issued by...
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    Yeah, we are looking into it.

    Rick “may take a few days to fix” Denney
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Don’t know about the Mamiya, but the Ukrainian Arsat 30mm fisheye for the Pentacon Six mount uses a 30mm rear filter. But the filter is part of the optical formula and required. It comes with a...
  16. Thread: 90mm f8 vs 5.6

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    Re: 90mm f8 vs 5.6

    Same for me. It’s good enough that I use it with both the Sinar P and the F, moving it back and forth as needed. Before getting the Maxwell screen, no dark cloth was sufficient for seeing into the...
  17. Thread: White Rim Road

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    Re: White Rim Road

    It’s been 30 years since I drove it, so I’m sure it has changed. My only advice is: take a capable vehicle, bring a capable friend, and don’t be in a hurry.

    Pack your camera well—the road is not...
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    Re: "Remembering Brett Weston"

    I’ve been reading about him in Mary Alinder’s book on Group f.64. Definitely an interesting character, and fit right into the bohemian lifestyle of the group. I’ll finish the book this weekend.
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  19. Thread: Macro lens set

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    Re: Macro lens set

    I’ve been experimenting a bit myself. The Schneider Componon-S 50/2.8, reversed, is supposed to be excellent for magnifications greater than 1:1. I’m adapting it to a Pentax 67 bellows for starters,...
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    Re: buy sell forum?

    I see you found it. The “Unified” view (if that’s what you were using) is a custom search mixes all the sub-forums together. (“New Posts” works similarly.)

    Click “Forum” to see the forum...
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    Re: canyon de chelly

    Posole (note spelling). Hominy marinated in hot red chile for a day or so, and delicious. A staple of New Mexican cuisine.

    Rick “hadn’t had good posole since Mexican Carryout Kitchen closed”...
  22. Re: Omega D2 what lens/lens board/cone combination.

    For using a 105mm enlarging lens for 6x6, I made a cone out of a 3” PVC pipe adapter, covered in black flocking in the inside, screwed to a flat piece of 1/8” plywood. That was before ebay, and...
  23. Thread: Oh my . . .

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    Re: Oh my . . .

    There’s been a little mayhem from time to time since then, too.

    Rick “Neil didn’t get all of it” Denney
  24. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    It’s not that I couldn’t have done it, it’s that in this case I didn’t.

    Rick “much more pissed when I do it to myself” Denney
  25. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    None of these would have saved my Minolta Spot F, which my wife inadvertently crushed behind the fascia of a rental motorhome slide-out during a trip in Alaska.

    I have three Pentax Spot V’s, and...
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    canyon de chelly

    My distant recollection is that the jeep tours all start and end at one spot, and there isn’t much to distinguish them.

    Be careful on the rim with how you lock up. Theft is a common problem,...
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    Re: Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    Okay. But it’s still more likely than aliens.

    Rick “who has seen lightning strike nearby 4-5 miles from where the storm was raging, but yes there would have been evidence, even though charring...
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    Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    Any possibility of lightning in their area when they were out there? A bolt even into the ground if close enough can cause enough voltage potential between the two (four) feet to stop the heart.
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  29. Re: Hey, Guests! Please consider joining the Forum!

    Do your searching with Google, adding “site:largeformatphotography.info” to the argument. Vastly more powerful than any forum software search engine (though some forum software uses embedded Google)....
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    Thomas Air Compressor

    I’m using one of those Viair pumps that cruisers use for the air suspensions on their cars as the compressor for the air suspension on my old GMC motorhome. It’s worked reliably for a decade in dirty...
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    Re: A quick comparison of three 135mm 4x5 lenses

    For me, a 135 would be a normal lens for a folding camera with few or no movements.

    For any camera I use with movements, I had a 121 SA before I had a 150, and I’ve never used a 135. But it’s a...
  32. Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    The purpose of the lounge is the same as the for-sale forum: a service to registered members, who want a place for off-topic activities.

    For everyone else, the forum is about large format...
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    Re: Kirk Tuck commenting on 4x5 video blog

    There’s as much bile in this thread as in any of the blogs and videos being discussed.

    Let’s set a higher standard.

    Rick “Drew has this right: make photos” Denney
  34. “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    Adams said something related in the FilmAmerica biography of him. He said that color has a lot of scenery value, but that it can’t be manipulated as deeply can black and white without becoming...
  35. Thread: Lens for 4x5

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    Re: Lens for 4x5

    The slow speed is usually the regulator that is sticky because it uses an escapement. I’ve never had a shutter with a high-speed governor that didn’t work passably that had a slow shutter that didn’t...
  36. Thread: Lens for 4x5

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    Re: Lens for 4x5

    The Symmar is a standard “normal” plasmat-type lens for 4x5 of excellent quality. The Linhof versions were those that passed Linhof’s extra test step, and I consider them reliably good examples of...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    Glad you “came around.”

    Rick “lol” Denney
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    All the complaints were addressed—where to buy, where to get information, how to find parts, where to get service and what it might cost.

    We also don’t need to assume the OP has no skills or...
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    Re: Recommending Mary Alinder's Ansel biography

    Alinder also said more about Virginia and her role in his life (and his role in hers). I haven’t re-read it in years, but thought it the most three-dimensional treatment.

    And now I have to hunt...
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    Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    I’d rather have a 40-year-old Sinar for a few hundred dollars than a brand new field folder for $1000 or more, if my goal was to shoot interiors with short lenses.

    By the way, I paid $300 for my...
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