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  1. Re: Three Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake

    Well, I certainly like the fact the improvised camera still exits and is even working. It's a wonder the Smithsonian hasn't acquired it; but it's in good hands as is.
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    Re: Camera set up for hiking

    Don't feel guilty, Vaugh - some climber probably found that lens cap handy as a malleable piton or chock; at least it's stronger than using the usual beercan pop-tops. But I do like the colored...
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    Re: Paths to Super Clean Sheet Film?

    After washing the film, a final dip in distilled water plus a tiny amount of Photoflo. Then I let it air dry on a little nylon clothesline over the sink, and avoid activity there until the film is...
  4. Re: Three Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake

    I've seen more extended documentaries of all the above. The most interesting is of course about the man inside, and how there was an unspoken agreement between him and a sympathetic camp director to...
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    Re: Fujinon A 240mm F9 variations

    A non-issue unless the older chrome ring implies significantly greater prior usage, which might or might not be the case.
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    We've got a lot of regular blackbirds, but the beautiful and melodious redwing blackbird flocks, once plentiful, are getting smaller and smaller. Saw a migrating flock a few days ago. They're...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    I prefer fluoride toothpaste to make the glass more resistant to scratches. It also makes things nice and minty underneath that sweaty darkcloth. On a more serious note, I was recently sorting out...
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    Re: Carleton Watkins Revisited?

    Well, it's all starting to make sense then. But I've never hiked around anywhere north of Sonora Pass, so have only viewed Round Top from a considerable distance.
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Always blame the ladies, Bob? Well, they blame us for everything that goes wrong, so I guess that's fair.
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Human fatalities: what is the most dangerous animal? - the mosquito, and they'll never leave us alone.
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    What's useless about it? If Steve is out of business, and one does have a sample of his GG, or that of one the other successful makers mentioned here, that would give a helpful visual clue how to...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    There was another video on the new last night of a mountain lion snooping around someone's back door, deck, and garden around here. It's getting rather common. But Alan, people have been living...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    How many angels on the head of a pin was a scholastic query of Duns Scotus - from whence we derive the term, Dunce. This didn't originally imply someone stupid, but an uncentered abundance of...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Wasn't there a past thread stating he was getting out of the game, but describing how to grind glass yourself?
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Jaguars are all around here too. I can think of four entire dealerships.
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    Re: Carleton Watkins Revisited?

    Watkin's position was way to the right of yours. But the obvious question would be if the size of the lake and shoreline features have significantly changed due to a later check dam? Is that...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    How many angels can dance between 400 fresnel lines? ... Or stumble on them....
  18. Re: Newb question: value of having lenses with the same filter size

    Step-up rings allow you to use larger filters on smaller thread lenses if you want to standardize on a single filter size like 67mm. You can buy an adapter for the same 67mm thread that allows you...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Well, a soda can is easily flattened out too; but I prefer it unflattened when I'm drinking from it. I mostly use distinctly longer than "normal" focal lengths anyway; falloff is a non-issue.
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    That 240 W Germinar is a pretty darn expensive 240, but if one can budget it, or even find one. You might think about a 240 Fuji A instead; it's what I use in that focal length. The Nikkor M 300 will...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    The falloff issue is mostly related to very wide angle lens use. If someone finds a fresnel useful, I'm not stopping them. I just found them distracting, completely redundant, and have no regrets...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    I hate fresnels too. They make acute focus a chore. The first thing I did when I received my Ebony 4x5 was to remove the fresnel. The secret is the correct grind on the GG. I got Satin Snow glass...
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    Re: Effective Drypacks

    WD-40 is a junk product. Moisture gets trapped under it. You want a lube called LPS (but not their contact cleaner).
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    Re: Single Travel

    Other than urban trails and parks, crime is rare. A couple of pot operations have been busted in brushy areas, but that's a miniscule number overall. You're more likely to have one next door...
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    Birch has gotten expensive but has that two-toned tan look if cabinetry is in mind. Most maple is now Russian and more consistently blonde. My habit of just going straight to overkill recommendation...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz is a seaside resort town backed by hills of brush and redwood groves with an exceptionally dense mtn lion population. These cats frequently wander into residential areas and Stanford...
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    I'll have to study up on that Rakka product, John. The newer marine products were sold by another dealer across the Bay who was really more of an ally rather than a competitor; we sent customers to...
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    Once one adds up the cost of real marine plywood and epoxy, the alternate methods get very tempting. I just don't like in-place fiberglassing due to health risks. Your flooring installer was correct,...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Oh my! I've never had a monkey. But when I was little, before our own house was built, we lived in a tiny house atop a hill in a very small town.There was no such thing as pre-school or kindergarten....
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    Five years is a quite small track record, and let me explain something else you haven't factored in. It depends on a several of things, John. Having the right quality plywood, and sealing the...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    What a wonderful experience, Bob! I once worked for a fellow who kept two fully toothed, fully-clawed mtn lions in his house, lounging on his sofa. He said he didn't like the way they looked at him,...
  32. Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    I'd surmise that those marks were made with a cattle branding iron, and that the holsters were intended for quick-draw light reading contests between cameramen on Western movie sets.
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    Yeah, wet saws. Well, for thick soapstone slabs, those are similar to a huge radial arm saw on an overhead rail. Damn fools would attach water hoses to ordinary Skilsaws and routers then hire some...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Mtn lions are extremely curious much like other cats, which means that they can deliberately stalk people for this benign reason alone. But then if something happens to trigger a different instinct,...
  35. Re: My Method of Making Bellows Compensation Tables, including a math utility

    I did the miniature metric tape rule route for awhile, then permanently converted to the little 2-pc plastic Calumet magnification scale.
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    I'm very familiar with marine epoxy. I sold more Smith epoxy than the plant store itself did. Drove right past the West System plant yesterday. Then there's Abatron. I'm not familiar with Rakka. Low...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Well, there's a protest going on right now about putting down that offender cat yesterday (euthanized under sedation - not shot). It seems to have been a runt having trouble competing for normal...
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    Be aware of a couple things if you need to resize a soapstone top. You need a special kind of distinctly expensive diamond blade because, ironically, being so soft and retaining heat so well,...
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    Re: Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    I don't care what Avedon did or didn't do because I dislike his pretentious style of work. A significant strategy of his was simply to wear down his sitters until they were outright exhausted, and...
  40. Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    My leather holster was never used. I think something a little bigger with a cover would be better; but I just carry my meter inside whatever pack or general bag I'm using at the time. No sense...
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