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    where to look for used gear

    The trade here in used cameras, lenses and accessories seems to have slowed way down, even before the virus disruption. Did it move elsewhere or have we traded ourselves into a steady equilibrium?
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    Re: post your trees!

    Fabulous, thanks! I'm going to be grinning all day over this one.
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    Custom Bellows UK gone?

    I've been unable to access the website for Custom Bellows in the UK for weeks. Does anyone know whether they are still in business or how to contact them? (Www.custombellows.co.uk)

    Mike
  4. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Not every day but I'm here now!

    Mike
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    Re: Dark Clouds on Negative Development

    To help validate agitation, try continuous gentle agitation for the entire development time. My trays don't sit quite level on my bench and I get a gentle rocking motion by just pressong a corner of...
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    Re: Arista Premium liquid film developer

    I saw that, thanks. Everything I've found for this developer seems to be in reference to roll film. I'm hoping there's nothing about it that makes it go wonky in trays, like Tmax developer. Also,...
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    Arista Premium liquid film developer

    On a whim I bought a bottle of Arista Premium liquid film developer frpm my local camera store today. I want to try it as a liquid replacement for D76 on Tmax400 and Ildord HP5+ 4x5 sheet film...
  8. Re: Sam Hiser is still working on the New55 technology

    The Midwest Large Format Asylum's annual print show is this coming Saturday. There's a couple of tables in the room where folks can set out stuff for sale and I've been putting a box of things...
  9. Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    Right handed, left eye dominant which is good because my right eye is developing a cataract. I wonder how far that has to progress before insurance will agree good something about it?
  10. Re: Midwest Large Format Asylum Print Show January 27th

    Hard as it is to believe, these things just get better and better every year. Tremendous inspiration to get off your duff and expose some film! I can't imagine horsing a 20x24 camera around but the...
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    Re: Behind the Scenes Photographs

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. What made you select large format for this project?

    Mike
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    Lenswork magazine at Barnes & Noble

    Lenswork magazine pulled out of retail distribution in 2006 and went subscription only. Yesterday I saw it at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore. Just curious, does anyone know when they reentered...
  13. Re: Midwest Large Format Asylum Print Show January 27th

    It can be an exhausting day but is more fun than anything else you can do on a January day in northern Indiana!
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    Re: Kodak 5x7 NOS plate age 75? Shot today

    This is so cool! Several years ago my wife came home from an estate auction with two boxes of exposed and processed 5x7 glass plate negatives. From the look of clothing, houses, etc. I would...
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    Re: Firefox security warning

    The only serious potential I can see would be if someone got the password for a little-used account, changed it to an email accessible to them and then bought items. There's a potential for fraud,...
  16. Re: 10th Annual Print Review January 28th - Midwest Large Format Asylum

    One thing that stuck with me from this year's show: people were stretching out of their comfort zones and photographing different subjects and in different conditions than they have in years past. ...
  17. Re: 10th Annual Print Review January 28th - Midwest Large Format Asylum

    South Bend photographer and teacher Craig Sheaks did a short video at last year's event which might help to give you an idea of what goes on at these events. It's on Youtube somewhere. We're a very...
  18. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Here.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    If the extension rail slides out from the back instead of being a separate piece that screws on then you likely have one of the Agfa/Ansco models. Very similar, better built but a bit heavier. My...
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    Re: Minimum size new darkroom

    My darkroom is 5' x 5.5' (1.5m x 1.7m. more or less,) and is fine for 11"x14" (about 28cm x 35.5cm.) 16x20 (41cm x 51cm, approximately,) can be done but with difficulty. Larger is not feasible. I...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Absolutely love these!
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    Re: Print Presentation

    Hold on a minute, everyone: I want to make some popcorn.
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    Re: RC advocates please chime in

    I have no idea whether RC is "as good as" fiber (or vice versa) I just don't like the way RC feels in my hand, I don't like it's plastic-y "chemical" smell, or the sheen the surface takes on. I do...
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    Re: Inspiration Saturday/Print Review

    And a fine time was had... There's always a temptation to choose a favorite print or body of work; I try to decide whether I liked the prints best, or the camaraderie with old friends or the joy of...
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    Re: Hello from Ohio

    Welcome to the obsession! Try to remember to stop and eat occasionally. :)

    Mike
  26. Re: Model name of your large format enlarger please

    Beseler 45.

    Mike
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    Re: Have you ever been mocked for LF?

    Go to your room!
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    Re: Have you ever been mocked for LF?

    Just by my wife. :) Most folks don't realize that it's a camera.

    Mike
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    Re: Mixing Film w/Food in a Freezer

    I bought plastic storage tubs with tops and put the film in there, then into the freezer. Not worried about power outages or leaking food containers: the film and paper are safe!

    Mike
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    Re: Anyone contact printing 4x5?

    I contact print 4x5 for salt prints and cyanotypes and occasionally in silver. Now that I'm moving to 5x7 everything will be contact printed.

    Mike
  31. Re: WANTED: 18 Photographers for the 2015 LF Folio Exchange. Read before signing up

    Received mine yesterday. Excellent, excellent portfolio! Thanks for your hard work, Jim, and for your patience. And thanks to everyone who participated, and for your patience as well.

    Mike
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    Re: What's a good 16.5 inch lens for 8x10?

    My favorite 420mm lens on 8x10 was the Fujinon 420mm L in a Copal 3 shutter. Sharp, contrasty, very sweet lens. Also a very heavy lens. I switched to a much lighter 16 1/2" RD Artar in an Ilex...
  33. Re: WANTED: 18 Photographers for the 2015 LF Folio Exchange. Read before signing up

    Feeling much better after a period of rest enforced by my long-suffering wife (who on occasion lately has reminded me of a drill sergeant I thought I had long ago expunged the memory of.) I was well...
  34. Re: WANTED: 18 Photographers for the 2015 LF Folio Exchange. Read before signing up

    Sorry everyone, especially Jim. I'm back in the hospital as of tonight. I'm officially out. Very sorry!

    Mike
  35. Re: WANTED: 18 Photographers for the 2015 LF Folio Exchange. Read before signing up

    I didn't interpret your remarks as blaming anyone, Mathieu. I'm unhappy that this year's cold evolved into something more serious but that can only be blamed on me, for not slowing down and taking...
  36. Re: WANTED: 18 Photographers for the 2015 LF Folio Exchange. Read before signing up

    I don't give up easily. With a couple of extra days I'll get the last few prints made and shipped out; they will be there when you return from our trip. Last night I discovered that using water as...
  37. Re: WANTED: 18 Photographers for the 2015 LF Folio Exchange. Read before signing up

    Mine is hung up in the darkroom, waiting on the last four prints. I've had health issues over the past few weeks and after pneumonia that ended up with a collapsed lung, I just haven't had the...
  38. Re: WANTED: 18 Photographers for the 2015 LF Folio Exchange. Read before signing up

    Jim, this cold has kicked my posterior and stolen my lunch money. At the current rate of improvement I'll be back in the darkroom in the next day or so but there's no way I'll be able to tone, wash...
  39. Re: WANTED: 18 Photographers for the 2015 LF Folio Exchange. Read before signing up

    Slowed down by a nasty cold but still plan on getting them into the mail tomorrow or Wed. Priority Mail ought to get them to you in a couple of days.

    Mike
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    Re: Is Edward Weston falling "out of favor?"

    Which is as it should be. As Sir Isaac Newton is supposed to have said, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

    Mike
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