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    Re: Bellows for Phillips 8x10"

    I checked with Dick Phillips about this today. He replied that most, but not all, came from Camera Bellows (now Custom Bellows). A small number were sourced from Western Bellows in the U.S. ...
  2. Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter battery/storage

    As a general rule of thumb, sure. Other than under extreme environmental conditions, I consider leaving a silver oxide PX28 sitting in an unused Pentax digital spot meter for six months (possibly...
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    It wouldn't be possible for me to do that, since I've never started a "useless argument." :)

    I'm a retired aerospace engineer with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Not that any of your or my...
  4. Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter battery/storage

    I've owned my Pentax digital spot meter since purchasing it new in the 1980s. It always has a silver oxide PX28 in it. The batteries have lasted up to three or four years before needing...
  5. Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter battery/storage

    No problem leaving the battery in, even for extended periods. However, I'd strongly suggest using a silver oxide PX28, not a lithium wannabe. Here's why:

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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Not surprising; it's a great head.

    Here's how I use mine under a Phillips Compact II:

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    Re: f/5.6 or slower 300mm for 8x10?

    Actually, more than twice as much light. One and one-third stops more, to be precise. :)

    My 8x10 is a Phillips Compact II. It's equipped with a Satin Snow ground glass and a Maxwell fresnel. ...
  8. Re: Sinar to Linhof Lensboard Adapter with Heavy Lenses

    I can only speak to the version of that adapter made by S.K. Grimes. I own the exact lens you plan to use, have mounted it to my Phillips Compact II using the adapter, and found no issues with...
  9. Re: My new Jobo/Tmax 100 consistency problems solved

    120 r.p.m.? That's quite fast. What processor do you use to achieve such a high tank rotation rate at the "1" setting? :)
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    It's a big country. The high winds Michael regularly experiences out west don't seem to be much of a factor where you're shooting. What works, works! :D
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Landscapes: Ebony SV57, 180mm Apo Sironar N. Portraits: Nikon D810, 85mm Sigma Art. Yeah, not LF for portraits. :)
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I still have every issue of View Camera, including the one that included your Mt. Washington L-45A article. Therefore, rather than summit images, I'd really like you to show the order form one can...
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    Re: yosemite update

    Understood, but my post responded to Alan's question that I inferred was intended to convey "wasteful" overstaffing during the shutdown. :)
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    Re: yosemite update

    Enforcing shutdown rules also belongs on the list of work that still needs to be done. :)
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    Re: Bergger Pancro 400 in sheets

    I recently bought, ran through EI/development testing of, and finally shot with / printed 5x7 Pancro 400. On ADOX MCC 110 (I stocked up before production of that paper was temporarily "paused") it...
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    Re: Lupex Paper

    That Lupex print is excessively contrasty and ugly green. The second issue might be readily tamed by means of selenium toning.

    My experience with Lupex is that it needs a negative tailored to the...
  17. Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Nah, if the question were "Coke or Pepsi," my answer would be "neither." :)
  18. Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    I have no direct experience with the 360mm Symmar-S, but did own and use several shorter focal lengths in that series. I do own and use the 360mm Sironar-N. I'd not hesitate for a minute to answer...
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    Re: Chamonix Whole Plate Camera!

    208542

    For exact dimensions of Ilford film, see the below-linked post, which reflects responses received when I worked with Lotus to establish a de facto modern whole plate film holder standard in...
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    Re: 210mm F5.6 Lens For 8x10

    That was at PHOTRIO, not here.

    I've heard that you northern California guys think of us down here as a separate country. Is this confirmation? :)
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    Re: 210mm F5.6 Lens For 8x10

    It's amazing how few people read the title of this thread. "210mm F5.6 Lens for 8x10."
  22. Re: XTOL not mixing well and not working any more!

    Way back when Kodak was on the brink of bankruptcy I stockpiled what for me was a lifetime supply of XTOL. Granted, at the time, it was U.S-made and packaged in laminated polyester-aluminum...
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    Re: Chamonix Whole Plate Camera!

    See this:


    http://theonlinephotographer.blogspot.com/2007/04/more-about-ebony-sv-wholeplate_09.html


    Even when shooting digital, I find my most pleasing inkjet prints are "whole plate" image...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    There have been many mounting variations over time. The earliest ones I bought around 40 years ago were dry mounted to heavy paper. My most recent one came mounted on 14x17 4-ply board and had a...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Down here it's been something like that, with slight variations from dark yellow to medium orange, for quite a few days. We're many tens of miles from the nearest fires, but wind has been light and...
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    Re: Is Oriental Seagull paper gone too?

    +1. I laid in a supply of ADOX MCC 110 soon after its production was "paused" at the beginning of this year. Still shinier than I'd like, but at least tolerable.

    Between paper and how Ilford...
  27. Re: Rodenstock Apo Sironar N or Apo Sironar S 150mm f/5.6

    Staying on the explicit topic of this thread, I own a 150mm Apo Sironar N, but not a 150mm Apo Sironar S, so can't provide any personal experience. However, five years ago there was discussion about...
  28. Re: Rodenstock Apo Sironar N or Apo Sironar S 150mm f/5.6

    Not a valid comparison. Rodenstock provided MTF graphs for the N and W at magnification 1:20. For the S, at 1:10.
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    Re: So long. Been less than great.

    I'd never agree to be a moderator here or at any other forum. Having served on boards of directors for various organizations in the past, I know what "dealing with the public" is like.

    However, I...
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    Re: So long. Been less than great.

    That's at PHOTRIO. Apparently not here, since I reported the OP two minutes after it went up with the suggestion that his whining "grand exit" post be deleted. Since Oren let it stand, I suppose he...
  31. Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    It's important to read all the words in a post. Specifically, the word "new." A half dozen used Linhof cameras are not a half dozen Linhof cameras purchased today at new prices. Or a half dozen...
  32. Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    OK, then, both bases covered in one thread. :)
  33. Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    It's entertaining to watch what happened after Hiromi retired and those who couldn't afford new Ebony cameras were "forced" over to complaining about Linhof. :)
  34. Re: Luland Produced Super Large Format Camera 3D panorama Tripod Head

    No, I was at least smart enough to avoid purchasing automobiles with reputations for unreliability. Benz lore said it was the Energizer Bunny of cars. While my teenage contemporaries dreamed of...
  35. Re: Luland Produced Super Large Format Camera 3D panorama Tripod Head

    Not any more. I bought one brand new in 1985. It was the least reliable vehicle I've ever owned. Now I drive a 2003 Honda Accord. It's the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. :)
  36. Re: Luland Produced Super Large Format Camera 3D panorama Tripod Head

    I certainly would. And do. :)
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    Navy F/A-18 Hornets and F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets from Naval Air Station Lemoore.

    I was driving southbound on 395 once, my wife dozing in the front passenger seat, when one of them approached our...
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    Exactly four and a half years ago I posted a picture of my Burznyski/RRS/Phillips setup:

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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    This (except my RRS panning clamp is the lever lock version), mounted in the yoke of a 3-series carbon fiber Gitzo, is how I support my 8x10 Compact II with attached four inch square Kirk Arca-style...
  40. 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?
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