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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    I don't have a boat, motor cycle or girl friend....my wife said, "you can have any camera you want".........
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Thank you, I cleaned it up a little in PS but, The print looks very similar. I didn't need to dial any contrast into my Omega color head either. I did some burning and dodging in various locations....
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Thank you, Peter
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    202257 Sinar f2, Imagon, expired Tri-X 320 1978
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    Re: Budget wide angle lens for 8x10

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    Apo Symmar 210 mm F-5.6 (closer than infinity doesn't have to be close up)
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Yosemite Sun rise and burned trees, GW690-3, TMY-2
  7. Thread: Self Portraits

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    Re: Self Portraits

    198986

    Self Portrait with my new to me Kodak 2D 8x10, made with my old Empire State 8x10.
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

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  9. Thread: Using TXP 320

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    Re: Using TXP 320

    198020

    4x5 TXP 320 expired in 1978, rated at ISO 80 and developed in D-76 1:1 (in a rotary tube) for 13 minutes Fresh chemistry was at 68 deg. I made this negative in October of this year.
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    Re: Lane "Speed" Plates

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    Two speed plates from a very old and modified plate holder. I am looking forward to the delivery of my new holders Jan-Feb 2020.
  11. Re: Strobes vs Continuous Lighting with MF and LF?

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    Speedotron Force 10s on 8x10 HP-5 with a 12" Commercial Ektar
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    Re: Finally got a "Texas Leica"!

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    GW690III and TMY
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    Re: Is folding a Toyo difficult?

    +1
  14. Thread: Lens 240mm

    by DG 3313
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    Re: Lens 240mm

    I didn't see Dagor in my speed reading. I have a 240mm F6.8 Dagor in a barrel that I think I paid 75-100$ for. I like it especially at that price.

    Don
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    Re: April Portraits 2019

    Thank you, Peter.
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    Re: April Portraits 2019

    189804 Erin 300 months ago. TMX-100, Sironar N 210, Horseman 45L, Novatron mono-light through a Westcot umbrella.

    First scan posted here from my new scanner,

    Don
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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    I was introduced to sheet film at the Livermore camera club by Jerry Russell in 1992 . I have always loved the detail and speed (slow) of using LF. I am 55 years young...

    Don
  18. Re: I need help to make a decision. Tomorrow, I will be buying a 4x5 camera, help me

    Based on many of these cameras I've seen for sale over the years, it seems that the metal doesn't hold up well.

    I disagree.....metal does hold up well....IMOP! (TOYO 45ar, Horseman 450) a little...
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    Re: Ever felt in the minority?

    What I neglected to say (type) was that my friend used his phone for the photo and not a DSLR. Must admit it was a nice image of what we saw that day.
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    Re: Ever felt in the minority?

    I was in Colorado for Christmas last year and we took a trip to Estes Park for the day. My friend took a quite nice photo of the Rockies in evening light that was quickly edited for color,saturation...
  21. Re: One more question while I'm here - why Large Format?

    Working in large format is bucket list stuff.......you don't know until....you know!
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    Re: European alternatives to (Commercial) Ektars?

    Think about using SK Grimes.....you can send them a Sinar board, a Toyo board and about 100 usd and they will modify the Sinar board to receive the Toyo board.

    I did.......and all of my 45AR...
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    Re: Camera Movements?!

    Axis tilt is a blessing and it reduces (if not removes) the refocus problem of base tilt cameras. On the Horseman 45L everything is geared except swing and tilt. I am not aware of a camera that is...
  24. Re: Terrible smoke in Yosemite valley from Ferguson fire!

    My buddy Steve has a horse ranch in Mariposa and the fire crews are using his 26 acres as a base camp. I know he won't loose his ranch. His wife shared photos of their barn and flames in the...
  25. Re: What kind of freezer you are using to freeze your film?

    Regular, everyday freezer....."Food Saver" pouches and don't pull a vacuum on the contents.....just seal it.
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    Re: What's your favorite (CHEAP) 75mm lens?

    Brilliant....mine is in bold...thank you Bernice!
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    Re: What's your favorite (CHEAP) 75mm lens?

    I paid 180$ for my 75mm lens four years ago......but, chose to replace a sticky shutter.....I agree with Bernice about the price you may pay to get a copy but, in what condition????
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    Re: What's your favorite (CHEAP) 75mm lens?

    I have a Grandagon 75mm 6.8. I got it on the LFF in April 2014 and had the shutter rebuilt. I have about $300 invested with no complaints.
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    Re: Rodenstock Grandagon N f6.8 75mn

    My copy of the Grandagon N 75mm 6.8. is small, light and SHARP! I love this lens on 4x5.
    Don
  30. Thread: 5X7 Delta 100

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    Re: 5X7 Delta 100

    In stock again for the same price. I ordered two....thanks for the heads up!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    +1
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

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    Re: Look for Tripod + head for Sinar F2

    +1, Bogen 3021 legs and a 3047 head under my F2 when I'm close to the car or at home. I prefer my Toyo 45a on the Gitzo 1228 when I'm out and about.
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    Re: Working in a warm (very warm) darkroom

    I live in central Calif. and two of my dark rooms were in the garage. When I framed the enclosures in one corner of the garage, I also installed a window type AC unit by the door. For air balance I...
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    Re: Empty 4x5 Film Box

    The good old days.....I got my first empty box from Custom Photographic in Dublin, Ca. Thanks Guys.........I took the loaded film holders to them to be developed and they set me up........
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    Re: The perils of expired film

    I just picked up 100 sheets of unopened Tri-x that expired in 1978. I have to rate it at iso 100 and print through the film base fog (as mentioned). But, the fog is even across the sheet and it was...
  37. Thread: DOF vs Tilt

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    Re: DOF vs Tilt

    I have heard it called depth of focus. You can change the plane of sharp focus now that you are a 4x5 guy.

    To the OP: knob focus on the far.....tilt for the near. Do this wide open and then...
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    Re: Using a Sinar Shutter [?]

    Not an expert but, a little light machine oil in my cable release helped to free it up (when it got sticky). This shutter opens a lot of doors for our barrel lenses. Flash sync cable is rare...be...
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    Re: 240mm lens for 8x10"

    I have the APO-Symmar 210 and Sironar-N 210 and love them both. The N is sharper but, will not cover 8x10 the way I use it. The APO-Symmar IC won't cover 8x10 unless you rack out the bellows just a...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks Chassis and Bryan.....the catamaran added scale to the cloud formation.
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