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    Suggestions for Yosemite Areas

    Brian,

    You might be able to get to the Wawona Grove of Giant Sequoias that time of year. You will be able to drive up to the Badger Pass Ski Resort provided you have chains or four wheel drive....
  2. Bypassing conventional, going directly to digital.

    Digital prints sell for less than conventional prints? Where? Last time I was in the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite (a few weeks ago) the Lightjet prints were commanding the same prices as...
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    what IS it about nature photography?

    "You could borrow ten photos from each of a thousand nature photographers, and mix them all up, and you'd have NO IDEA which photographer took which picture because they're all exactly the same. "...
  4. Thread: Photo.net

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    Photo.net

    OK, I'll agree with you there.

    For the record, I'm one of the moderators at photo.net. I'm not as active here on the large format forum as I used to be because I sold my large format camera,...
  5. Thread: Photo.net

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    Photo.net

    What is your point, David? And what does it have to do with large format photography?
  6. Will Digital Photography Cause A Collapse of the Analog Business?

    Someone please assure me that this will not happen anytime soon.........

    Seeing this coming, I sold all my darkroom equipment a few years ago and now do all my post-exposure work on my computer.
  7. Motorcycles and large format photography...

    No two strokes that large are street legal in the U.S. EPA regs and all that. Besides, they get horrid gas mileage and dump a ton more pollutants into the air than four strokes. The gas mileage...
  8. Motorcycles and large format photography...

    Why not carry your camera gear in a backpack. When you use your legs to absorb the shock of the terrain you'll be saving your gear. Look into the BMW F650GS, it's about 100 pounds lighter than the...
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    cold light and diffusion light

    The main difference between cold light sources and diffusion heads is the cost of maintenance. Through thousadns of prints I have never spent anything on cold lights (after the initial purchase)....
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    Digital Darkroom Needs

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    Not sure what happened to the URL above. The /a should have turned it off. Go to http://www.westcoastimaging.com for your scanning.
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    Digital Darkroom Needs

    To duplicate the results you'll get using your 4x5 enlarger and cold light head you will need: <ul type="disc"> <li>512MB RAM (256MB will get you by for black-and-white, as long as you don't mind...
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    Digital darkroom

    Oh come on Barry. Digital is too plug and play. You plug your $70,000 scanner into your $5,000 computer, then play with your $5,000 densitometer to create ColorSync profiles for your scanner and...
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    fire proof safe

    You might find this thread on photo.net illuminating. A professional firefighter responded to s imilar question and said he has found that fireproof safes act as overns - the contents may not be...
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    where can i see your work?

    photobitstream.com

    Warning: most of the work displayed is medium format and 35mm. But there will be large format stuff there soon.
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    rodenstock grandagon-N 75mm (f6.8)

    Considering that Calumet sells this lens (under their Caltar brand name) for $800 new, I'd have to say that $840 is way to much for a used one.
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    Zone VI modified Pentax Meters

    I recently purchased the Zone VI modified meter after using a Pentax Spot Meter V (analog) for a couple of years. I gave the Spot Meter V to my son. We shot side-by-side the last three weeks while...
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    Beseler vs Omega

    I've used Beseler and Omega 4x5 enlargers extensively. They are both excellent enlargers. The only major difference in the Beseler Negatrans, which allow to slide roll film in one side, turn and...
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    90 f/8 Caltar WII

    Rodenstock makes the Caltar lenses, so I expect they would be comparable to the Super Angulon in quality. For the coverage, go to B&H and check the specs on the Rodenstock 90/8.

    I have a Caltar...
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    HOW DOES PHOTOGRAPHY WORK?

    It all starts in the center of the sun, where nuclear fusion heats hydrogen to billions of degrees, emitting light into the solar system. From there on, it is magic.
  20. Horseman Rollfim Holder - Is it for 4x5 or 6x9?

    I have a 2x3 Crown Graphic that would make a nice match for your Horseman 6x9 back. Heck, if you send me the nack I'll even go out and buy a new Rodenstock lens for the 2x3 Graphic :-)
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    Schneider Componon lenses

    The 80mm lens is not designed to cover a 6x9 negative. You need to 100mm lens for that.
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    How to scan 4x5?

    No matter which scanner you settle on (and Howard's suggestion of the Scanmaker 5 is an excellent one) you need to get a proper Tango drum scan as a reference. West Coast Imaging does excellent...
  23. Is"the effort" really what makes LF photography great?

    No, it isn't the effort, it's the prints. But you'd have a hard time convincing most people that large format photography is not as hard as it looks. I tried recently in Yosemite. I was set up...
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    RB-67 holders on a Baby Speed Graphic

    I have a 2x3 Crown Graphic with Graflok back and use two RB-67 holders with it. It's an excellent combination.
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    This could happen to you!!

    There's nothing like a shot of adrenaline to make you realize how much you love your children.
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    Scanning Large Format Negatives

    For those who are interested, here is the link to Dan's explanation.
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    Scanning Large Format Negatives

    You're reading it wrong Pete. The point is color negative films, although they can record a wider density range, cannot output as wide a density range as color slide films. I got my information from...
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    Scanning Large Format Negatives

    There are other problems with scanning negatives Howard. I've posted this twice on photo.net, and will post it again here in hopes more people will see it.

    Color nagative films, although they...
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    Post trip blues

    This might make you feel a bit better. In October 1998 I got an extra week off work for all the overtime I put in that summer. I spent the week by myself at the Bristlecone Pine National Forest,...
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    Drum-scan/Lightjet vs. Enlarger

    Well, the Lightjet 5000 cannot reproduce a print at 40x60 inches, so if you really want that size this is a moot issue. If you can live with smaller prints, the Lightjet still would not be the way...
  31. Schneider APO Tele Xenar HM 400/5.6 -- any experiences?

    How much do you want for the Nikkor 300/9?
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    disappointment with Ilfochrome prints

    </a>Sorry. Forgot to close the href tag. I hope the forum moderator can fix this soon.
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    disappointment with Ilfochrome prints

    Go digital and get Lightjet prints made. See <a href="http://www.westcoastimaging.com"> for the best scans and service. They have an article on their web site explaining why they went digital, and...
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    Brillian Paper

    Sergio, with all due respect I must say that if you have not tested this paper then you should refrain from passing second-hand judgments on it. I have used the new Zone VI Briliiant paper, and...
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    4x5 b&w ; scan, or contact print?

    Actually, Bill, drum scanners do a fine job on black and white negatives. I recently drum scanned a lot of slides and negatives, and was stunned at how well the B&W negatives came out. And it is...
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    Rowell Gallery in Carmel

    Yeah, but when was the last time Burkette carried a camera up El Capitan, or hiked to 24,000 feet above sea level to take sunrise photos of Mount Everest?

    I'm not trying to start a war on the...
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    Which 4x5 to buy?

    My Cadet has geared focus.
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    Which 4x5 to buy?

    I too just bought a Calumet Cadet and am very impressed with the camera. It has all the movements I need (more actually), is very well designed, and easy to use. It's a great entry level camera to...
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    jobo 3000 drum or cpe 2+

    The 4x5 drums for the CPE2 Plus do an excellent job if you only load four sheets per drum. They're not as good as the expert drums, but quite acceptable even for critical work. Whatever you do, get...
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    Lens filter size?

    And my 40.5 to 49mm step-up ring fits perfectly on my Caltar II-N 135/ 5.6 (same lens). Looks unanimous. Excellent lens, by the way.
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