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  1. Re: Carbon Transfer Exhibition through December 22, 2020

    I've already signed up for the workshop in Yosemite in October 2021 ... nothing like the experience ... Yosemite, Ansel Adams darkroom, and Vaughn Hutchins ... doesn't get any better than that ......
  2. Re: Carbon Transfer Exhibition through December 22, 2020

    What a beautifully presented exhibition.

    Hopefully we'll get to meet up in the Redwoods or Yosemite in 2021 ... or both!

    Jim in Sacramento
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    Re: FRAMES Magazine Interview

    Austin ... thanks for linking your interview. Love your work ... I even got to see an exhibit in Portland on one of my trips through a couple of years ago.

    Congratulations on the recognition...
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10’

    Well, Bob ... if you know of a better list ... please give us a link.

    I found Kerry's list to be extraordinarily helpful ... I ended up choosing one of his recommendations for my kit a number of...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Merg .... always such a pleasure to see your work. It always makes me want to go out and shoot.
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    Re: Around the house?

    This is an assignment that every photography student should get ... take 1 week and shoot 20 photos within 200" of your bed.

    Shooting Half Dome is easy ... shooting ordinary things is not that...
  7. Re: An Un-Announcement of My Carbon Workshop, Yosemite, Oct 2020

    Ohhh ... I was all signed up for that one ... am going to miss it.

    I was having qualms about it but was planning on sucking it up and going ... probably for the best.

    Let me know when you...
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    Re: Ansel Adam's books...what version??

    I agree with Drew ... on the recommendation of my National Geographic photo-editor nephew ... I got ... and read ... all three Adams volumes and almost gave up photography. WAY, WAY too much...
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    Re: Heliar Picture Post

    That is gorgeous!
  10. Re: Happy New Year from Kodak via Michael Raso...Kodak Price Increase

    Bob ... who is the "he" you are referring to?
  11. Re: Need help reassembling an Optimo shutter

    Here are a couple of illustrations and instruction for the Optimo ... by people who knew what they were doing and one drawing with notes by someone who didn't (me) ... but may be helpful in...
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    Re: Clarification of FS/WTB bumping rules

    The "For Sale" thread is a mere shadow of its former self ... sad ... and a loss for sellers and buyers.
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    Re: ILFORD MAGAZINE new post!

    Now THAT is photography!

    Congratulations.
  14. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Present.

    Also a daily reader and occasional poster.

    ... and to John Layton ... post #429 ... as everyone knows "On Friday, the eagle flies."
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    And now ... we should probably return this thread to Tri ... and his lens development project.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    It's not really a "strong" reaction to what you posted. It is simply how we see.

    A photograph is static ... just as you said "a static artifact" ... it has nothing to do with "scanning" a scene. ...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Respectfully disagree ... Sal.

    If I go out in the front yard and focus on a nearby bush (which I just did) ... the entire park scene across the street is still visible and not in focus. It may...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    I'm always a little confused when people say the don't like "soft focus" lenses ... for a couple of reasons.

    First ... soft focus is really how we see. You look at a specific thing, focus on...
  19. Re: Jollylook - The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera!

    Not what the update says at all.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Both very nice shots ... but hard to compare two different shots with different subjects under different conditions with different focal lengths.
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    Re: NOOB Question About Starter LF Cameras

    I don't know where you're located ... but the best way to get an idea about LF is to go out with someone in your area and observe and then try some photos yourself with their gear.

    Most...
  22. Re: Exhibition in Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

    Congratulations.

    Also in NYC right now ... Brooklyn to be more precise ... is a curated art show looking at Stonewall's legacy through the work of LGBT artists born after the 1969 Stonewall...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Tri -- those are all beautiful but hard to tell how they compare to currently available lenses.

    How about a couple of side-by-side comparison shots with your prototype and a standard soft focus...
  24. Re: Jollylook - The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera!

    Nothing yet.

    Last update on 12/10/2018 says they'll start shipping in December and finish in March 2019.

    So, apparently shipping had not started when that was posted on the 10th and they...
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    Re: On the Road in Chile

    Wow, Vaughn ... what a great adventure for you guys to do together. Looking forward to updates.
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    Re: Re-using Film Developer with Sheet Film

    Always loved Perceptol ... but haven't used it much since moving into alternative process printing.

    Here's a link to their spec sheet ... pages 7-9 cover reusing without replenishment and...
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    Re: Traveling close to home.

    Any time in the redwoods is special ... October is magical.

    Missed it this year ... hopefully next year.
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    Re: Compound shutter cleaning.

    THAT is a great pictorial tutorial ... if only I were that brave!
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    Re: Austin Granger Show in Portland, Oregon

    I made it by the show this past week ... beautiful photographs.

    Congratulations, Austin.
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    Re: Hiking with (LF and) ULF camera equipment

    I believe they are referring to Federal Regulation - Title 36, Chapt II, Part 261, Sec. 261.57 (h) which prohibits
    "possessing or using a wagon, cart or other vehicle" in Federal Wilderness Areas....
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    Re: Opinions on upgrading from 4x5 to 8x10

    OK ... we haven't heard from the OP, v.kapoor, for a couple of weeks now ... where are you located?

    Maybe we can hook you up with an 8x10 and let you have a go with one of our cameras.

    Jim in...
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    Re: Opinions on upgrading from 4x5 to 8x10

    I did 4x5 for several years and now do mostly 8x10 ... but ONLY because I do carbon contact printing with in-camera negatives primarily. I also did a toe in the water try of 11x14 but found it way...
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    Peter ... very nice ... congrats on your 1st image post. I'd also like to see your halo-rama version.

    Really like this image ... nice composition and the juxtaposition of the bare branching and...
  34. Re: LF photo member wins 2018 Lensculture Portrait Series Award

    Bruce ... Congratulations ... a really nice honor ...and nice to see they linked the entire series of photos.

    The notes show your images are 8x10 but no other info. Can you fill us in on camera,...
  35. Re: Landscape Photography in the Portland Oregon area?

    Greg ... nice website, by the way ... .

    I have three suggestions:

    1). From Portland head East up the gorge ... stopping at Multnomah Falls ... I know, I know ... heavily photographed BUT ......
  36. Re: Where to start? Is it too late to start? Beginner seeking advice.

    Where are you located? Maybe you can meet up with one of us and try out a 4x5 and 8x10.
  37. Thread: 4x5 Camera

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    4x5 Camera

    Interesting 4x5 ... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1794420225/chroma-the-unique-4x5-technical-camera?ref=discovery

    "High quality acrylic" construction and "Future plans include both a 6x12...
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    Re: Air Travel and Wet Plate - Possible?

    You can ... but only once.
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    Re: Speed Graphic Shutter Checking?

    That's interesting .... but the Calumet instructions don't agree ... they specifically direct you to “place the probe of the shutter tester at the center of the front or rear lens element” when...
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    Re: Speed Graphic Shutter Checking?

    Nothing stupid or insulting about that question ... it is the obvious one.

    And, yes ... the tester when I got it came with the instructions ... and was the only tester I got that even took the...
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