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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Jim:

    This image is from Lake Tahoe, but it could easily pass as Yellowstone Lake. Glad you enjoy the shot. Thanks!
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I haven't been here for quite a while, so I thought I would throw something into the mix.


    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/12076270556_b4148ffa63_b.jpg



    Wista 45SP, Nikkor W 210mm,...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks for the compliments, guys!

    This was one of those shots that I had tucked in the back of my mind for a future trip. When I first spied this composition, the weather conditions were...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6881555236_d9282cae96_c.jpg


    North Window and Boulders, Arches Natl. Park

    Wista 45SP, 300mm Nikkor M, Velvia
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks!

    I didn't crop on the horizontal axis. When I was setting up on a brushy hillside, I had to be a bit of a contortionist in order to have the tree placed in the proper position relative to...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6664654115_c2bf65fa7e_z.jpg

    Rocks & Tree, Lake Tahoe

    Wista 45SP, 300mm Nikkor M, Velvia (converted in Lightroom)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6664666119_e296f38f6d_z.jpg

    Sunrise, Lake Tahoe

    Wista 45SP, Rodenstock 150mm Sironar-S, Velvia
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    Re: Post your churches

    Wista SP, Rodenstock Apo Sironar N 150, Velvia
  9. Good Source for E-6 Processing in Western U.S.

    My usual local source for LF E-6 processing is out of commission for a couple of weeks. While their work is usually pretty good, I have had a few damaged images in the past. I thought that this may...
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    Re: I am done with the LF business..

    Best wishes from a fellow Montanan, Dave. Your health comes first and foremost -- that little one deserves some special time with Grandpa!
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    Chaco canyon Trip

    I've been trying to slip away during the fall and head south for the past few years, but it always seems that a scheduling conflict comes up and scuttles my plans.

    BUT ... Sept. 29 is my birthday,...
  12. Center Filter Recommendations - Schneider 3 or 3b

    I am looking for center filter recommendations for use with a Nikkor SW 90/8 (to be used mainly with 617 format, sometimes 4x5) and a Rodenstock Grandagon N 75/4.5 (used for both 4x5 and 617). I...
  13. Is this what we can expect from Giclee prints?

    RE Toad Licking. Have you ever wondered how many different things these folk licked before they discovered that a particular variety of toad is the one that does the trick?
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    Lightweight Gitzo tripod for 4x5

    Roger:

    I have both the 1325 and 1227 Gitzo CF tripods and I would recommend the 1227 for your travel needs. For a lightweight, yet sturdy tripod, I use a modified Gitzo 1227 CF when I don't want...
  15. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    ROLL CALL

    I'm here ... at least since the last time I checked.
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    Another Affordable 6x17 Back?

    After having read Kerry Thalmann's excellent article on the DAYI 6x17 rollfilm magazine (6x17 on a Shoestring, Sept./Oct. issue View Camera), I was intrigued to see that another affordable 6x17 back...
  17. Question Re. Kodak Gear and Rotratrim Trimmers

    While perusing the B&H site and comparing rotary trimmers (and prices), I noticed that the lesser-priced Kodak-Gear trimmers bear a striking resemblance to the Rotarim Mastercut models. Are the...
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    Sticky focusing on Beseler 45MX

    John:

    There is one more thing that you need to check on your 45MX. On the backside of the plate that houses the focussing knob, you will see four set screws and locking nuts (2 on each side). ...
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    Yellowstone in October??

    Peter:

    If you wish to catch any fall colors in YNP, the second week of October will probably be too late -- I would recommend visiting around the first of October. However, the quality of the...
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    Sign: Don't leave valuables in car

    A relative who is a law enforcement officer for the Forest Service passed on another tip to preclude break-ins and theft: Don't leave coolers is plain sight. It seems that some of the younger...
  21. Storing Lenses - Boards Vertical or Horizontal?

    Scott:

    There have been posts in the past where some individuals have experienced rubbing on the lens due to the combination of flimsy lens caps and bulbous lens elements. That being said, I would...
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    Help With New Camera Selection

    Bill:

    If you're thinking of purchasing a Toyo and drooling over a Linhof, consider the Wista techinical cameras (VX, SP, etc.). I've owned a Wista SP for several years and use lenses ranging from...
  23. Need help from Wista Metal Field Camera Owners

    Robert:

    I have a Wista 45 SP and can directly address you question. The lever is an interlock mechanism for use with a press shutter. When using cut film holders or my Quickload holder, I just...
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    Osprey Eclipse "+5" Backpacks

    Josh:

    I have the LowePro Photo Trekker AW, and like many others have remarked, I have found that the Photo Trekker leaves much to be desired for longer hikes. I was in the process of looking at...
  25. Mountainsmith to Release New Photo Backpack

    I have just received confirmation that Mountainsmith is due to come out with a dedicated photo backpack in the near future. Could it be -- a real backpack specifically designed for photographers? ...
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    Recent TSA Experience

    "As a professional photographer , this has been my standard OP for me and most of the other pros i know and has been for years. "

    Me too, Ellis. This has been my SOP for years as well, but this...
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    Recent TSA Experience

    Having just returned from a trip with my medium format gear, my experience with the TSA procedures has left me somewhat befuddled. While going through security on flight from Montana to Houston,...
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    Filter Wallets, Lens Cleaner and Such...

    Having just returned from a week of shooting in Utah and Arizona, I had settled in to a morning of cleaning and reorganizing gear when a couple of questions came to mind:

    1) What method do other...
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    View Camera Conference

    Just an idea. How about a link at the top of the page titled "Events" -- with one click you can see a dated list of various LF events (workshops, seminars, etc.) for the current month. Since most...
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    photographing in airplane graveyards

    Ron:

    If you intend to live in a airliner fuselage perched on a mountaintop, I'll bet that the first visitors to knock on your front door will be from the search and rescue team! :-)
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    5 foot long negs, anyone?

    Looks like fun! Cirkut #10 kit. Check out:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2980974848&category=15248&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBWA%3AIT&rd=1
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    QR/head mismatch diameter: how to match ?

    QT:

    Here is another option: I had a small Giottos ball head that had the stud machined from the stem of the ball assembly. This stud had twisted off (no surprise, considering that it was cut...
  33. How many years have you being doing LF photography?

    I started LF in 1986 while in college using a well worn university-owned monorail. I believe it was an old Calumet. All I remember is that the camera and it's industrial strength case had roughly...
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    Lensboards for Older Arca Swiss 6x9

    Hi Kerry:

    While powder coating is quite durable, it is still a surface treatment that can be chipped off (with some difficulty). If dealing with a precision fit, please note that a powder coated...
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    Roll film back - quick question

    Guy-- I use a Horseman back with my Wista 45SP that uses the Graflock style attachment. While I have seen both of the Wista versions (slip in vs. graflock attachment), I was unaware that Horseman...
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    WELCOME TO THE LARGE FORMAT FORUM

    It's nice to see some familiar faces again ;-) Thanks to Tuan, Bjorn, Tom and others whose perseverance has brought this forum back. Welcome home, everyone!
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    how old are we?

    In dog years, I would be dead! Hi everybody -- I am 37 years young! I got my real start in photography when I received a Canon 35mm from my parents on my 16th birthday. Prior to that, I had...
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    Cleaning Film Holders

    Before rushing out to a local automotive or machine shop to blow out your film holders, one WORD OF CAUTION: most compressors used in heavy duty commercial settings have an inline oil system to...
  39. Want to buy 8x10 set-up used: is this possible for less than $1000

    Robert:

    You should have no problem in meeting your monetary goal. I picked up an excellent Korona 8x10, complete with new bellows on eBay for $340. I purchased an extension bed from a fellow...
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    Maxwell screen on Arca-Swiss

    Don:

    Contact Bill Maxwell at 404-244-0095 and he will gladly answer your question. To further clarify John's response, the shipping address is Caintal Ct. (John had a slight typo) and his...
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