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    Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?158471-FS-B-amp-J-8x10-Grover-with-some-modifications

    Right here on these forums in the Classifieds. Might solve your problem.
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    Sticky: Re: New Forum--populate it!

    Large Format Wet Plate?
    And here I was going to look for help with my Minox Spy Wet Plate camera...
  3. Re: Source for String-Wound Filter Replacements?

    Just bought two 5 micron string wound types at Menard's store here in North Dakota. It is a lumber/flooring/appliance/paint/all kinds of stuff like a Home Depot/Lowe's.
  4. Thread: Single Travel

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    Re: Single Travel

    Why don't the just park them with the windshield facing the sun? A few years back had a Cassette tape sitting on the passenger seat and while I was inside for medical stuff it apparently got really...
  5. Re: Can anyone help identify this 5x7 Japanese camera?

    Ikeda Anba - or similar? As Tin Can says - a lot of smaller makers putting out basically the same style camera.
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    Re: Clothes iron as tacking iron?

    A clothes iron will work, just don't drop it on the print or use the steam setting with water in it while tacking your prints.
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    Re: PMK and open sky blotchiness

    Tray size? If not large enough it can be part of the hot edge problem.

    Does the problem with uneven skies/continuous tones show if you process only one sheet of film?
  8. Nikkor 500mm Tele - any problems with tilt/swing?

    Have an image that is close with my 300mm lens. A friend will lend me his Nikkor 500mm telephoto lens which fits on my 4x5.

    Image needs a bit of rear tilt so the boulders in the foreground loom...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    Be aware PayPal can come back and take the money directly from the Bank Account you use for a long time after a sale. No warning and no questions - they hear from the buyer with some kind of...
  10. Re: Custom Sink - How to get the drain "in sump"?

    Set it up as you will be using it and before cutting the drain hole drop some marbles, ball bearings or BB's in it and watch where they finally stop. If they group a bit in one area - you have the...
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    Re: slot canyon support

    A now deceased family friend photographed Antelope Canyon and others in the 1950's, 60's an d 70's. Always with friends who lived there for guides. Early trips they took hand made wooden ladders and...
  12. Thread: Gear inventory

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    Re: Gear inventory

    Take photographs and write the serial numbers, purchase dates/notes on the prints, or on the back of the prints?
    If you do it right you can photograph so serial numbers show.
    CD/DVD/print copy with...
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    Re: Hello from Seatle

    A good 8x10 shooter should be able to do it.\
    A good digital high end camera should be able to do it - in sections and stitched together for a final file to use.

    Check with Commercial...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    When carrying it in the field, camera on it I have the front leg a few inches longer than the other two. This way I can bend down or stoop and he longer leg hits the ground first. Then back away a...
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    Re: Film & Developer combo for Salt Prints

    Is it true the prints of images taken in the Mountains come out a lot better if one uses Pink Himalayan Salt?
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    Re: Route 66 in the 1950's (also an obituary)

    "Box Camera"? After checking with the Khela's who put this together, the camera is a 5x7 as are all the negatives.

    "Developed again" - washed and cleaned, scanned and printed. Would be nice to...
  17. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    Am still looking for the Zone VI crosscut Saw as I have some trees in the way at times when I want to take a picture. Anyone know where I can find one? Fred used one and I can't find my old Zone VI...
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    Re: Hello From Wisconsin

    Iowa Hawkeye wrestling fans give anyone a run for their money. All primed this year for an NCAA Title - finally, after a decade of Penn State domination - and the tournament is cancelled.
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    Re: Hello From Wisconsin

    I know... revisionist history. I watched both games. Remember when "The Hammer" was knocked out of the game. Lombardi was one fine Coach.
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    Re: Hello From Wisconsin

    Nope, Bart Starr won two NFL-AFL Championship games. He never played in a Super Bowl game. The name did not come til later and now people forget how it started and call them all Super Bowl games. You...
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    Re: Hello From Wisconsin

    All these Cheeseheads.
    A trivia question for them.

    Name the first Green Bay Quarterback to win a Super Bowl.
  22. Thread: 4x5 or 8x10

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    Re: 4x5 or 8x10

    Knowing a bunch of folks shooting 5x7 I would go with that size and a second back, for 4x5.
    Having shot with a Deardorff 5x7 it is manageable and covers both sizes with no problems.
    Lens selection...
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    Re: 8x10 on a Bicycle?

    Maybe a recumbent Trike? More stable than a bike and seems as if it would be easier towing a small bike trailer as well. Some look as if they are designed for rough roads and should last.

    Prices...
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    Re: 8x10 on a Bicycle?

    Excellent photographer and teacher. Guggenheim award and NEA fellowship along the way. Has spent a lot of time in China. Taught at Yale University, among others. Has some fine books you can check out.
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    Re: 8x10 on a Bicycle?

    Check out the 7x17 work of Lois Connor in China. She photographed and traveled around the cities on a bicycle. Not all the time, but more than enough to give a ton of experience.
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    Re: Light leak - driving me mad for weeks

    How well do the film holders fit in the back of the camera? It appears you may be getting light leaks at the bottom. Causes could be poor fit, you not having the holder in fully or not tight at the...
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    Re: Light leak - driving me mad for weeks

    "Trap end"? You mean the top where the dark slide inserts? Or the bottom(as the film holder inserts in the back) where the flap is for loading the film?
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    Re: Macro setup possible

    If you are thinking of a 210 - check out a 210 Macro or a 180 Macro lens. The Rodenstock Macro-Sironar-N in 210, Schneider's Macro-Symmar HM in 120 and 180 and Nikon made a few but I don't remember...
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    The Technikas and such are Mirrorless...
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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    Biggest problem with Adobe subscription is that one has to have the computer online every few months or it quits working. CS6 does not need that and apparently many others as well. Some I know never...
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    Re: Why are all of my photos soft?

    Have you made an actual contact print on B&W photo paper in the darkroom? Do that and see how it looks.
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    Re: Easy alternative processes?

    Bostick and Sullivan Ziatype kit makes for a good introduction to a printing out process.

    https://www.bostick-sullivan.com/articles/ziatype.html

    Information from the link.

    The Advantages of...
  33. Re: Olaf Otto Becker photographing from a dinghy in Greenland?

    Monopod or tripod into water where not too deep? A number appear as if from rocky land or maybe ice floes.

    What size prints does he make and market?
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    Tires for that Photo travel vehicle?

    A lot of input on Photo travel vehicles. Am limited to the vehicles my Uncle owns as I'm living on his farm. Pickups and Ford Escape. Big Ford F150 SuperCrew and a small VW diesel. A lot of gravel an...
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    A friend did the veggie oil conversion and found it worked well for him. Got waste oil from a few restaurants and used it, doing the straining and whatnot himself. Did discover one oil never to be...
  36. Re: Picture frame refurbishing a la cheap with polyurethane

    When putting in prints seal the rabbet with aluminized mylar. Will prevent outgassing into the print area behind glass/plexi.

    If making your own frames Home Depot type places sell "Garden Stakes"...
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Check the prices asked on eBay an you might be surprised seeing 10K is low now.

    My Uncle has an 82 VW diesel pickup with a camper shell on it. Going on a million, 300 thousand miles now and still...
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    Re: Lock 'n Load (practical)

    Humid or damp? Any wet or moist area on the holder can cause problems. Not rinsing well after using the reel in Photo Flo can cause problems as well.
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Dodge/Mercedes/White Sprinter vans. Diesel, 24mpg on the highway. Various configurations and easy to convert to campers or whatever. Used market they are no bad at all and drive well. UPS switched to...
  40. Re: Three Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake

    https://www.exploratorium.edu/nagasaki/photos.html#journey/01.gif
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