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    Re: Glacier National Park Sept 17-24

    FYI -

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/warnings.php?wfo=tfx&zone=MTZ009&pil=XXXWSWTFX&productType=WINTER%20STORM%20WARNING


    Pack the cold gear!
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    Re: Glacier National Park Sept 17-24

    As a native of this part of the country, my recommendation is to NOT hike alone.

    That said, you should also be aware that most of the facilities will be closed/closing at that time. (visitors...
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    Great article on Eggleston

    A perfect example of "critics" creating the personna......

    A totally talentless and uninspired man with connections (and money) to create a career.
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    Microtek Scanmaker i900 Review

    Such a witty response! I notice that you poke, but do not say that you have experience of their capabilities, nor that you have ever used one.

    Go back to photo.net and troll there.
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    Microtek Scanmaker i900 Review

    Call me a doubting Thomas, but I am VERY skeptical of all these claims about $500 scanners being incredibly wonderful - particularly these DMax numbers and trumped up resolution claims.

    3200 ,...
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    Are quick/readyloads really lighter?

    This is very interesting. I don't know any LF shooters that shoot 120 frames in 6-7 days of hiking/camping. 20 frames a day..... I don't think I have ever shot more than half that on my busiest...
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    Pinhole work with 4x5 or 8x10

    Check out Lenox Laser - best pinholes available, and very precise.

    http://www.lenoxlaser.com/
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    Epson 2450 scanner

    "I went from the 1680 to the 3200, and each new model is incrementally better ..."

    Frank-

    Going from the 1680 to the 3200 is not a step forward....
  9. Thread: DDS Service?

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    DDS Service?

    You can replace the tape cloth simply and easily with gaffers tape, or a similar product obtainable from Calumet.
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    Preview mode of Crown Graphic

    Why not do the looking yourself - do a search of the archives, or go to Q.T's main page. There is more help there than you could digest in a month.

    THEN if you have such basic questions, come back...
  11. Thread: LF groups

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    LF groups

    Hey Keith!

    I am planning a visit to the Olympics this summer. I am interested in the beaches and the rain forest - any favored spots?
  12. Thread: LF groups

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    LF groups

    My mistake, Tim ....

    I guess those of us in the tropics forget....

    ;)
  13. Thread: LF groups

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    LF groups

    I am in eastern Washington - well, the Idaho panhandle - and would love to participate in some "outings" in the Northwest (Wa, Ore, Idaho, BC)

    If you get a group going, keep me updated.
  14. View or Field Camera? On which type did you start?

    My first LF camera was an old B&J 5x7 field that I totally rebuilt. As I was not able to buy new gear, I was able to get into LF on the cheap. Over the years I gradually moved from one type of field...
  15. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly & the Aura of the Original

    I think maybe you need another hobby! ;)

    Art (which the definition of, these days, is so ambiguous as to be meaningless) and "original" are not synonymous -

    If, what you produce has meaning or...
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    Omegalite and inductive loads

    The CS50 is "electronic" but does not have a digital display. So maybe it is not a problem? But I am concerned about the circuitry in the cds probe. Maybe i am not correct in calling this an...
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    Richard Avedon - American West fans

    I've never been much of an Avedon fan, and judging by the photos at the web site, not likely to be a Laura Wilson fan either.
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    Omegalite and inductive loads

    I recently picked up an old Omegalite D2. I have an Omega CS 50 timer, one of the old "autoexposure" probe jobs (that I never use).

    I understand that most electronic timers won't handle an...
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    tea toning overdone, need restoration tip

    "I'm not sure if this would work, but it couldn't help "

    Hmmm, I wonder why he should even try it?
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    The Real Problem with View Camera Magazine

    Now that everyone had their blood up....

    I think it is proper to discuss a photography magazine on this forum, to critique, complain, or flatter - that is no different than discussing the failings...
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    The Real Problem with View Camera Magazine

    :..Instead of criticising, you should be out there refining your LF technique ..."

    Hmmm. I was not aware that View Camera Magazine was worthy of such status to not be as open to criticism as any...
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    Premier Print Dryer

    OK, so you know those little print dryers with the chrome plated surfaces and the canvas covers? Has a thermostatic control on the side. Premier, Arkay, et. al. ... Anyone own one of these? Can...
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    Photography and seeing the landscape

    I agree with her statement. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest (top left corner, for you non-north Americans) - ;)

    In our part of the world, nature and all its wonders are a part of the...
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    volume displacement

    Plain 'ol river rock would be better - much denser and smaller - just clean thoroughly.
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    fishing for long and skinny

    Thanks Ernest -

    You'd think that after a number of years with LF, that I would have been able to figure that out! Another senior moment............
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    fishing for long and skinny

    I am a bit confused about the actual field operation ....

    If you cut the dark slide so that the handle is connected to 1/2 of the slide - what about the other half? How is that covered - just the...
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    Where to hang pictures?

    "... the common method is hanging on a center line 56"-60" from the floor"

    That is a ridiculous height! Are you sure you didn't mean 5'-6" to 6'-0" ?

    4ft 8" is not a "normal" height for viewing...
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    Wollensack Enlarging Raptor

    Any experiences or knowledge on these old guys?
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    11x14 Spring Back?

    I am in need of an 11x14 spring back - brand not important, condition usuable, does not need to be pretty (or even nice!) -

    I have been scouring the web, including the auction sites, but have come...
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    Film/developer combo for fine grain & detail ??

    I have to agree 1000% with Jay. You will get no finer detail and grainless prints than with Tmax/Xtol - my second choice would be PlusX/D23 - but that's just my preference ;)

    But again, as stated...
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    6x6 Filter Carrier in D2 ?

    I thought I knew all about D series Omega enlargers - BUT - I recently found a piece that I have never seen before. It is a 6x6 filter stage that mounts between the condenser lamphouse and the...
  32. Technika bellows from camerabellows- Any experiences?

    Excellent products! They have custom made 2 bellows for me and a replacement for a Zone VI - all perfectly crafted. I would not think of taking my business elsewhere.
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    How can I tell if its a dagor?

    Gents -

    If it ain't a Goerz, it ain't a "Dagor" - period.
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    Omega Universal Var. Condenser Head?

    O.K.

    I am sold on finding a DeVere, BUT I have another enlarger related question for all of you in the know -

    Can the newer Omega Universal Variable Condenser Lamp Housing be used directly on...
  35. Thread: DeVere 504

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    DeVere 504

    Thanks for your honest opinions -

    I will mull this a bit more -

    Thank you again.
  36. Thread: DeVere 504

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    DeVere 504

    Anyone attest to the qualities of this unit? I am concerned about availability/cost of accessories, especially neg carriers and lens plates. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Tank Processing for 8x10

    Louis,

    With continous agitation, how much less development time do you use?
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    Removed threads section?

    It was my understanding that Q.T. was the moderator - when did that change?
  39. Thread: how old are we?

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    how old are we?

    50 - been shooting MF for decades - LF for about 8 yrs.
  40. Flatbed v. drum scans for lightjet prints - Microtek 1800F.

    If you are looking for a reasonable alternative to drum scans that could save some money, you will not find it with the <$1,000.00 flatbeds. Period. The Epson 1680 Pro is likely the best flatbed you...
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