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    Re: Cable release thread

    Ha! In our house...its usually the big bottle of red sitting on the shelf and waving its arms, saying "drink me, drink me!"
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    Re: Eliot Porter exhibit in Maine

    Yup...and while you're there, there is a very nice gallery called Stanhope and Spencer - just a few steps away from the Farnsworth, going south on Main St. - that's also worth a visit! :)
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    Re: Cable release thread

    Should have used blue locktite (not red!) for that flexible extension - because when that extension fails...you just might need to apply a little heat to get it undone! (ask me how I know!)

    Best...
  4. Thread: old film

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    Re: old film

    A few boxes of 11x14, dated 6/88, left in a hot (during the summer) attic, in the mid 1990's after I lost interest in that format. Two years ago I regained interest (sort of) and tried it out with...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Oh so nice! If it were me, I'd leave the cherry stripped and maybe rub in a bit of watco or tongue oil (giving plenty of time to cure as either can be a bit oily for awhile!) - with a bit of...
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    Wonderful...and how appropriate for a "carbonized" subject! Would love to see the relief of this in person!
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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    I cannot stand to keep this transgression to myself any longer...that years ago - I was gifted a plank (appx. 4 feet X 1 foot X 3 inches) of instrument-grade Brazilian rosewood, which had been...
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    Re: New to me printing issue

    If you can move the negative so that the portion to which you are referring is placed directly below (or as close as possible to) the optical axis of the enlarging lens, with the aperture set to two...
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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    So beautiful and well executed! So refreshingly classic - with a couple of nice personal touches (like the ground glass frame lifting plate) which do not detract from this in the least. But as a...
  10. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Daniel that's stunning...and a perfect use of PMK!
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    For me...the OP has it exactly backwards. ("For Me" being the key phrase). My LF film camera is a completely transparent conduit facilitating something approaching perfect symmetry between myself...
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    Re: Advice Chamonix vs. Gibellini on 8x10

    there is a whole lot more to designing and building a camera that actually works correctly than merely making one that looks sexy.
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    Re: Reciprocity Test with ND1000 Filter

    The thing with seascapes...especially when approached with the goal of creating long exposures (as per the OP's suggestion) is that the highlights are usually somewhat transient. That foamy-white...
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    One warm summer night when I was 12 me and my best buddy wrapped a 10ft. length of magnesium ribbon around the big maple tree in the center of the local elementary school yard and lit one...
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    Re: Making Adox Poly Warmtone

    I got a full 50-sheet box of 16x20 Forte thrown in with a Zone VI enlarger which I'd purchased...hmmm...seven years ago? Tested the Forte and found it to be clean, but was very picky about using it...
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    Re: Making Adox Poly Warmtone

    Print (16x20) I made last year...with my very last sheet of Forte - sold this print last August and am still kicking myself for selling. But that's business I guess!
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    Re: Making Adox Poly Warmtone

    No time right now to look at this...but I've heard that this paper formulated to replace our dearly beloved (and sadly departed) Forte Poly Warmtone. If so...and if the new stuff is true to the old...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Do enjoy the Trigor! I had the latest Kern-Swiss version of this lens awhile back...initially purchased for use with 11x14 (after having returned a 14" Kern Gold-Dot which had visible field...
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    My apologies to the OP...its been years since I've even held a Koni-Omega - and I'd forgotten about its specific weaknesses.
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    Insert nuts are fine as long as the base material into which it will be inserted is reasonably solid, and that you can drive the insert at a true 90 degree angle so that the contact face of whatever...
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    Another quite rugged MF rangefinder camera with decent interchangeable lenses would be one of the Koni-Omega series (100 or 200 series as I remember). Have not seen one of these in awhile though -...
  22. Re: 120mm WA-Rodagon optical performance at low magnifications?

    Assuming a negative size of 4x5 inches...it would not have made sense to have designed the 120WA Rodagon to perform optimally at relatively small (such as 4x) magnifications...given the mechanical...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    My first 11x14 camera consisted of sliding boxes...weighed a ton - two tons when added to the Quickset "Gibralter" tripod on which it was mounted! Camera and tripod both gone, so no photos - just...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    ...should be "Wooden Palette" with such nice tonalities!
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    ps...a hint about hiking with LF if you insist - something light (and metal) like a Gowland 4x5, or perhaps something cheaply cobbled together with plywood and sealed with a penetrating finish (my...
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    I have both versions of the GF670 - Wide and Normal...wonderful cameras for hiking, great "access logistics," in terms of readiness and minimal interruption of other workflow (like walking). Great...
  27. Re: Source for String-Wound Filter Replacements?

    Emailed Leedal and they got right back to me! Cannot believe that I waited this long to change filters...assuming that these specific ones were hard to get - and now I'll be really P.O'd if all...
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    Kinda got...filtered out?

    But seriously...thanks! I somehow thought they'd gone out of business. No product links on their site...but I will give them a call!
  29. Source for String-Wound Filter Replacements?

    I've had a "contact me when available" order into B+H for these forever so have given up on them for this...do does anyone here know how I might get my hands on a couple of string-wound, 5-micron...
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    Would it be possible for you to do a "dry run" of perhaps a few days to vet out possible logistical hassles with LF gear? Just saying...that multiple days out on the trail with LF gear in variable...
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    Re: Light Leak: what went wrong?

    that figure...lower left...almost human, and very dramatic!
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    I got horribly scammed many years ago (early 1980's), as did quite a few others...by a fake business calling themselves "Studio 21," which took advantage of an apparent loophole made possible when...
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    Hint for Dry Mounting Oversized Work

    Here is a hint I'd like to pass along about dry mounting...which is to have or create a flat, clean surface - preferably at least as large as the overall mat board dimensions - raised to the exact...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    I love my Seal Masterpiece 500-T. Picked it up six years ago from a guy who'd just gone out of business - but he'd recently purchased it as a replacement so its in great shape, and a steal for 200...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    Yes...thank goodness for Ilford's continued dedication, which gives us practitioners the consistency we need to continue upwards on the same curve without needing to suddenly abandon it and jump to...
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    Re: Missing exposure equation

    Unless your subject is moving, and unless reciprocity issues might be a problem, I typically opt to do any necessary exposure compensation by using exposure time as my variable, as it is the...
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    Re: slot canyon support

    ps...trying to be more helpful to the OP - you could try either a monopod leaning up on a wall, or maybe better yet - a sturdy mini pod - like an old Leitz/Leica table top with either short or longs...
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    Re: slot canyon support

    Same experience here...having first visited Antelope canyon with students back in the early '90's - having the place more or less to ourselves for a couple of hours. Slightly busier visit there with...
  39. Re: 75 Zeiss Biogon mil. surplus barrel lens - sketch for mounting into Copal 1 shutt

    oh...that tape directly on the front lens element - ok on older coating? Painters tape, yes good...but I might have laid down a circle of lens tissue first, just sayin'.
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    Re: Sinar Norma 1966 Price List

    Bernice...a sincere, knowing, and heartfelt thank you for your post. I only wish it could have appeared about...oh...maybe late 2004 or so!

    And that price...adjusted for 2020? Still would be...
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