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    Airport X-Rays, Part II

    And El Al doesn't scutinize its Muslim passengers more than its Jewish ones?

    I gotta bridge for you!

    I agree that our government fails to forecast what an intelligent terrorist would do, and...
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    Airport X-Rays, Part II

    Typical replies - interjecting Tim McVeigh, the IRA, etc. into a war against Islamic extremists. Insulting my intelligence. Not making any real suggestions for improving things, other than...
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    Airport X-Rays, Part II

    Bite me Dan.
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    Airport X-Rays, Part II

    Considering that Arab Muslims constitute the vast majority of modern hijackers and terrorists, I don't think we should cowtow to blanket political correctness everytime somebody disparges those who...
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    Airport X-Rays, Part II

    The source of the problem was the rapid Federalization of the TSA Inspectors promoted by our stupid Congress post 9-11. Now we are saddled with thousands of stupid Federal employees with life-long...
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    Ebony or Arca-Swiss or ??

    Come on Scott, you bought the Toyo because it is made in Japan, and not France! Admit it.
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    Rangerfinder with 90mm on a Technika

    You need to focus the 90? It always seemed to use such little throw that I always verified the focus on the GG or at worst zone focused like a Leica, so I never got it cammed.

    The 6.8 Angulon...
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    Ebony or Arca-Swiss or ??

    They are both great systems, but unless you buy and try one of each, you'll never know which works better for you. The Arca will always be more versatile and the Ebony will always be more compact....
  9. Any elder photo grunts still out there?

    Ahh, I remember the good old days when my 8mb Macintosh II got it's first 24-bit color video card. That was high living, you young pups don't know how easy you've got it. Back then we had to use...
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    Pricing pic for web site use

    Robb Galbraith's forum is probably a better forum to ask this; everyone here is a either an elder photo grunt or a dilettante.

    Also ASMP and PDN have active discussions. But I think you need to...
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    "New" camera - NOT Ebony!

    Well, don't bid it up!
  12. Any elder photo grunts still out there?

    I worked for plenty of old crumungeons. But I think you're different than most of them, because here you are, still curious if not a little burnt out. Most of the old farts I worked for were real...
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    Scenics in Ohio

    Isn't senic photography in Ohio an oxymoron?
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    "New" camera - NOT Ebony!

    Paul, that camera looks like the nuts, provided that the focusing mount isn't a spray-painted plastic Graflex XLR focusing mount. If they copied the Graflex mount in metal then it beats the Cambo and...
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    More Airport - new TSA regs?

    Donal and Gatehouse are actually the same people, pushing their anti-security, anti-US message on numerous photo forums and baiting/trolling for responses. I guess it beats having a LIFE.

    I think...
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    Question for Arca owners

    Yes, but it costs $49 per centimeter and takes 18 months to get.
  17. View Camera Magazine Needs a Proofreader - Again

    It's OK for VC to have a lot of inconsistencies, errors, and what not.

    That's why there is a market for LENSWORK.
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    Sinar SINARON W 4,5/90 MC

    The common wisdom is that Caltar = Rodenstock = Sinaron or Linhof, and the only difference is the silkscreening and cost. But, geez, if I were Rodenstock I sure as hell would be selling the bottom...
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    Printer and Ink Costs

    You two could always use email and IM to argue ;-0
  20. 110-200 volt transformers for overseas lighting

    On my last corporate job to Europe I took Dynalite Jackrabbit batteries that I charged using a cheap, tourist power convertor in the hotel room (I took three Dynalite Uni 400s - nice and light). I...
  21. View Camera Magazine Needs a Proofreader - Again

    Funny how guys who take two hours to set up a camera and spend all day making one print are so forgiving of a magazine that has no hard deadline or any hard news... All they'd have to do is release a...
  22. Why Doesn't Coating Color Effect Image Temp?

    If little green people from Mars made film and lenses, we would see their products optimized for pleasing green fleshtones.

    Asian skin looks much better than Caucasian skin on Velvia. Probably the...
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    Blowing Quickloads

    Next week, when this thread's title is indexed by the search engines, watch the largeformatphotgraphy.info site get regulated into the "Adult, Restricted" format and banned from school and work...
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    Printer and Ink Costs

    To make the same number of prints, you can buy an Epson 2200 for $600 and pay $2000 for ink, or you can buy an Epson 4000 for $2000 and pay $600 for ink.

    It's like Vegas - the house always wins.
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    Backpacks for Technika and tripod

    I use a Lowe-Pro Compu-Trekker AW backpack for my T4, two lenses in lenswraps, Readyload holder and 40 sheets in a Gnass Gear case, a D70 with two lenses, a spotmeter and 15-inch laptop, plus a book...
  26. Wide Field Ektar 135mm - Lens Board Copal Size?

    I think a Copal 0 sized hole should work...
  27. Interchangability of Bino Reflex Viewers ?

    Just use some pliers and a bastard file Scott. A little flat black paint and you're good to go.
  28. How many wooden cameras use certified wood?

    The sawing thread got me wondering... all these wooden cameras... how many use responsibly harvested tropical hardwoods (FSC certified or equal)?

    Do any manufacturers mention it? I haven't seen it...
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    A saw and a ladder

    Wacking a Chem-Lawn shrub is doing the world a favor.

    Back as a Univ of Oregon student in 1981, I gave my obligatory $20 to the fledgling Earth First movement and read Edward Abbey's Monkey Wrench...
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    A saw and a ladder

    Saint Ansel had a saw in the trunk of his Caddy, I swear.
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    Terrorism and photography in Seattle

    While I like Canada very much too, I hardly see it as being more "free" than the US. But then I consider excessive taxation, restrictions on my property rights, and the silly nation-wide bilingual...
  32. Rotating lens panoramics and field curvature

    If you really want to have fun, photograph a curved wall, like a church's nave with a Noblex.
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    Terrorism and photography in Seattle

    It's a freer society than anywhere else on earth. Even the UK censors its press from time to time. Maybe Iceland or some advanced Scandanavian country has a higher quality of life, but they also have...
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    The Best all around enlarger?

    A used Durst from a going-out of business color lab. Often available for pennies on the dollar, provided you do the hauling.
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    Terrorism and photography in Seattle

    Aye, Aye Scottie. But until the LEO start hiring smarter people, we gotta get by with what we've got. And that is why this peaceful, law-abidding American supports the NRA. You can't rely on the cops...
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    Terrorism and photography in Seattle

    If I were planning where to set explosives, such as on a bridge (and not necessarily a bus terminal) I would prefer the resolution of a nice 4x5 over a cell phone camera. So I could see questioning a...
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    Terrorism and photography in Seattle

    Didn't you know we are in a state of war? The media seems to have forgotten that there are actual bad people out to do us harm, and that arresting a photographer is by far a greater evil than, say,...
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