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  1. Re: Artsy Home and artsy.com: What Is Going On?

    Ongoing update:

    My computer's protection software now gives me a warning on tthe artsyhome.com website. And they arew still not responding through the posted "contact" form.

    Looks like I am...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    "Technically Perfect"?

    Well, no. Technically inept LF photographer that I am, I often find that what I had wanted to capture on film is not what the film captured. Framing, exposure and focus...
  3. Re: Artsy Home and artsy.com: What Is Going On?

    OK, so "Artsy Home" and "Artsy" are two different outfits. Apparently "Artsy" is newer and I have never had anything to do with them. In the end, their low-level AI was polite about it.
    ...
  4. Re: Artsy Home and artsy.com: What Is Going On?

    I had suspected that. As it turns out, artsy.com and aqrtsyhome.com are different entities and I gos confused. Now I am persuing my issue with Artsy Home . . .I will have to wait for a response...
  5. Re: Artsy Home and artsy.com: What Is Going On?

    Update: "They" say there is no record of any account in my name . . .this is so (fill in a bad word here).
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    Re: How to use half-frame dark slide?

    Re: The paper templet idea . . .

    Why not just expose one half of a piece of B&W film and process it?

    It will; be clear-0ish on one half and black on the other.

    Plce that over the GG to...
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    Re: Two or three wheel dolly

    A jogging stroller?
  8. Artsy Home and artsy.com: What Is Going On?

    Many years ago I was contacted by Artsy Home sugesting that I should post my images there with the view to selling prints. Back then it was sorta like Etsy is today, but early on and a bit...
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    Re: Two or three wheel dolly

    A number of years ago, I got a golf bag cart at the Goodwill store.
    Took it hoime and stripped off most of the golf bag related parts.
    Got out a vintage external backpack frame and fastened it on...
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    Re: LIttman Camera, still being sold ?

    I have seen "pre-Owned" Littman cameras come up on e-Bay from time to time. Conversions by other makers are available there too.

    There is a nine-year long train of threads on this forum devoted to...
  11. Re: Air Travel Wwith LF Film: What should I Do?

    So, what about coming back with exposed film in the now unsealed boxes?

    Anyone . . .?
  12. Re: Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    Having worked for a firm that made radiation sources for industrial uses, I understand about background radiation at 35,000 feet, and from the thorium-sand beaches in faraway places. If high levels...
  13. Re: Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    So hand inspection not the carry-on bag X-Ray then?

    Well OK, but I am a bit nervous about that.

    Back in 2011 we made the same trip. In Houston I asked for hand inspection of a fifty sheet box...
  14. Re: Test exposure steps in half stop increments.

    I have had a little trouble with getting the stripes the same width on the negative when testing this way. Three is easier than four. Not sure how I would do five.

    Years ago, I did some...
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    MTERING for a deep red filter

    I meter with a Minolta Autometer IV F, in incident mode or with a 5-deg spot attachment. I have had poor results in the past using a deep red filter and applying a filter factor . . .either I have a...
  16. Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    We will be traveling within the USA iun July; one direct hop from Houston to Denver and return. I have not flown with LF gear for five years or so. What should I do with the film??
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    Re: Looking for info – 8x10 viewing hood

    What I am getting is that the inverted/reversed GG image is the issue:

    My experience is that after a while the brain adapts and this is no longer a distraction or a problem.

    An out of the...
  18. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Sure an LF camera is a tool to be used, but I view the older wooden cameras heirlooms to be conserved for the future use of others. My view is that we do not actually own that Ansco, 2D or 'Dorff. ...
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    I may be wrong on this, but it seems to me that DSLR outfit will come in at 3x to 5x over an LF shooting outfit.
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    Re: ULF DIY Camera Cart

    What a nice DIY project, and so well done. Please post some images with it loaded and in the field.


    I would like to see a parts kit to convert a golf bag pull cart into a camera bag transporter....
  21. Re: Kodak 2D: Dating by the Name Plate Changes

    TYhat does look like a real SN.

    Where can I find the relationship between the SN and the date of mfg?
  22. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    What about a Segway? Are they still a thing?

    Why not a full-on electric trail bike?

    A Golf Cart?
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    Re: Shopping cart camera carrier

    I'd like to see a parts kit for converting a golf-bag pull cart into something that could mount an f64 size LF camera bag and wooden tripod.

    That would allow for travel over reasonable turf (like...
  24. Re: Kodak 2D: Dating by the Name Plate Changes

    I understood that to be an assembly number.
  25. Kodak 2D: Dating by the Name Plate Changes

    A number of years ago I was trying to date my then new to me Kodak 2D. Some website had a listing of the six or so changes in the name plate wording and the year ranges that each change covered.
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    Re: Where’s all my zone system experts??

    Buy the book Adams wrote. And there are others out there.

    Buy the Workshop and newsletter stuff from Zone VI (e-bay).

    Read'em.
  27. Re: which Spot lightmeter for field use (dead Spotmeter V) ?

    I have used a Minolta Autometer IV f for years with a 5 deg spot attachment. Works for me.
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    I truely mikss the "good-'ol-days" of the Houston Camera Show.

    Wish I knew then what I know now though. I;d have taken out a loan and bought up all those old brass lenses.

    I would not have...
  29. Re: Agriotype Process: I tincture of Iodine of any use?

    Rats! Tried to fix the title, but can't figure that out.

    Got it, no problem. -- Oren
  30. Re: Agriotype Process: I tincture of Iodine of any use?

    My experience is thin; a few small plates at a workshop using the Becquerel process with Jerry Spagnoli. A great experience overall.

    In the distant past, I had some wet chemistry lab experience...
  31. Daguerreotype Process: I tincture of Iodine of any use?

    I did a Dasg workshop years ago. It was fun but I just cannot see well enough to decern the delicate color changes when costing s plste with Iodine fumes.

    Anyway, I was thinking about it this...
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    Thread Thread Delegated . . .Why?

    Not complaining, just asking for guidance.
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    Re: Kodak Eastman View 2D: Serial Numbers?

    Right now there is a guy on The-Bay who is asking $2,900 for a 2D. Sure, it has all the extra parts and is in great cosmetic condition but . . . .
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    Re: HF2024,ultra large format,field camera.

    "Field Camera", yet he is showing it indoors, not outside.

    Wish I could support working with one that big.
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    Kodak Eastman View 2D: Serial Numbers?

    Looking at Kodak 2D cameras on e-Bay this AM. Ran across a nice one, but it is offered at over 2Grand because it has a '"Low Number". . . .in the 90s I think.

    I didn't know that serial numbers...
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    Film Holder Price Drop?

    Just noodeling around on the-bay this AM and noticed an offer for ten brand new "Crown" brand 4x5 film holders for what amounts to around $7.50 each.

    Looking around more, I have seen other,...
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    A ULF from a cardboard box?

    Anyone ever make a ULF from a cardboard box?

    It could be lightweight (ish) and sturdy enough for an outing or two. Perhaps the bits necessary to reinforce whatever holds up the lens and the GG...
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    Re: Your Oldest Lens

    My oldest lens is a brass rectilinear of unknown maker and unknown age.
  39. Re: What's the BEST ultra-light weight, compact 4x5 tripod you've actually used

    I put my Wista 45DX on a • Velbon "El Carmagne 540", This tripod is mounted with a light-duty magnesium alloy "Gitzo G1177M" ball head.
    Never weighed the combo, but it is just able to hold the...
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    Nikkor 90mm; f/8 vs f/4.5

    Was doing an insurance review of my stuff the other day. Looking on-line, it seems that my Nikkor 90mm f/8 is holding a similar value to the f/4.5 model.

    It seems that the older lens is about as...
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