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  1. Thread: The Road

    by Robert Oliver
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    Re: The Road

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    Road to Borrego

    This one was shot in 2011 in the Anza Borrego region. Chamonix 4x5 w/ 90mm Nikkor SW on Tmax 100 film.
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    I've been happily using my Chamonix n-1 since it was first released... love my camera! I think it's the perfect blend of stability, usability and portability!

    The service from Chamonix and Hugo...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    These three images are from a very quick trip to Yosemite in August. I was hoping for some weather, but as always, be careful what you ask for!

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    Re: Chamonix tips and tricks?

    Use it a lot. Get used to it.

    I've been using a Chamonix 45 N-1 since the early days of the brand and it's been a wonderful tool over the years. I wouldn't change anything about it.

    Buy the...
  5. Re: Waterfalls in Oregon Or How Many Holder to Take On a Day Hike

    Remember, what goes down must come up. If you are hiking to Silver Falls, take as many holders as you are comfortable carrying out of the gorge! The hike wasn’t bad, but depends on what you are used...
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    Re: Tioga Pass Open!

    I was up there on Thursday and Friday... Ellery Lake and a couple of ponds just west of the East gate had some nice ice formations. It was cool to see Tenaya flowing over it's banks like that.
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    Re: August 2016 Portraits

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    Subect - Singer Robert Earl Dean

    8x10 Agfa Studio View Camera w/4x5 reducing back
    14" Kodak Commercial Ektar
    Ilford FP4+ processed in Rodinal 1:100
    Dynalite Strobes w/ beauty dish
  8. Re: Anyone Bought a Chamonix 4x5 in the UK ?

    I also highly recommend Hugo in the USA... His customer service has been impeccable!

    I had a thread strip on a locking knob, and I had a replacement (plus two extra knobs for good measure) within...
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    Re: 4 x 5 focus problem

    Using a Cable release?

    F32 should compensate for any minor film plane issues.

    Is it possible it's a scanning issue? You didn't say if you looked at the negatives with a good loupe.

    Can...
  10. Re: How to effectively dry large format film?

    wash
    give it a 30 second soak in photo-flo in Distilled water
    Hang up high in a dust free area using metal roach clips (centered so sheet hangs straight) Clothes pins work as well, just be careful...
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    Re: B&W 4x5 film for indoor sports?

    It's been at least 30 years since I've done it... but we used push tri-x in diafine or microfine. (something with fine in it) Shadows were extremely quick to block up.

    We switched to Tmax 3200...
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    Re: B&W 4x5 film for indoor sports?

    Strobes are a big no-no in gymnastics competition if I recall from my days as a Sports Photographer... at least at the elite level.
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    Re: B&W 4x5 film for indoor sports?

    - They still do...
  14. Re: LF Gathering: Alabama Hills, CA May 6-7, 2016

    I might try and get out there...
  15. Re: LF Gathering: Joshua Tree National Park, CA March 24-27

    I can't see any reason why I can't make it... I won't be rolling in until Friday night!
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    Re: Cooke vs Heliar vs Zeiss

    What you should have done... is presented them across a table in print form with friends! either over a pint of beer or cup o' coffee

    Ha!

    I get pretty frustrated on these boards when I ask a...
  17. Re: Adapting B&J 8x10 back to Agfa Studio Camera

    Any chance you can take a photo of your adapter and post? I would be very curious to see if I should travel that path
  18. Re: Adapting B&J 8x10 back to Agfa Studio Camera

    The back that came with my camera... (aftermarket) doesn't have any metal corners and fits just fine. Here is are some detail shots of my sliding back where the back meets.

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  19. Re: Adapting B&J 8x10 back to Agfa Studio Camera

    I guess I don't see modifying a frame as a bad thing... I see two 8x10 cameras that were both missing 8x10 backs being reborn to their original purpose.

    The adapter frame is an intriguing idea...
  20. Re: Adapting B&J 8x10 back to Agfa Studio Camera

    I'm not picturing the spacer layer.... I don't mind making a permanent change to the back.
  21. Adapting B&J 8x10 back to Agfa Studio Camera

    About to modify my B&J 8x10 film back to fit my 8x10 Agfa studio camera.

    Seems simple enough.... Am I under thinking this?

    I just need reduce the dimensions by cutting 1/8 off both the top...
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    Re: A Question For Chamonix Owners

    I mis-typed on my original post... I meant to say I love my N-1. I don't have an F1
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    Re: A Question For Chamonix Owners

    No complaints from me.... Love my F1
  24. Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    Baby jog stroller...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks Jim... it's funny, I have driven by that place hundreds of times over the past 20 years to go surfing or photographing at Montana de Oro. I'm glad I finally found the sense to pull over and...
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    Re: post your trees!

    I'm not sure who really makes it... but I've had good success with it. It responds as expected with Ilford MG filters. It seems to tone well, even though I just tone enough to get rich blacks and...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks Stone,

    Lens was a 75mm grandagon on 4x5. Can't remember which one, but it barely covers 4x5 with no real room for movements.

    Been using Silver Eagle as I work out the kinks of going to...
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    Re: post your trees!

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    Oak - Los Osos, CA
    Ilford FP4+ / D76
    16x20 Silver Eagle Fiber Based Print
    Selenium Toned
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    Re: Rocks and stones

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    Rocks & Surf - Point Buchon, CA
    Ilford FP4+ / D76
    11x14 test print Ilford MG Fiber

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    Rock and surf - Montana de Oro State Park, CA
    Ilford FP4+ / D76
    11x14 test print Ilford MG...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

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    Rock and surf - Montana de Oro State Park, CA
    Ilford FP4+ / D76
    11x14 test print Ilford MG Fiber
    (Sorry for glare... Snapshot of unmounted, unflattened test print that I printed last...
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    Re: Victorian post-mortem photographs

    They had (maybe still up) an amazing collection of Post Mortem photos, including some modernish ones, at the UCR Photography Museum in Riverside, Ca.

    Fascinating viewing...
  32. Re: Hand Development of 4x5 using JOBO 2521 in PMK Pyro?

    I do it. To keep from getting turbulence effects, I change my inversion technique every time and also set the tank down upside down and sideways as well throughout the process.

    I'm not using PYro...
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    Re: Very bad fingerprinting on film base

    Gloves! And water containers to dip your hands into when needed....

    And never touch the emulsion part of the negative to be safe, only grab tips and corners
  34. Re: New Member...Back into LF with a Newly acquired Linhof Technika...any info apprec

    Glad to see another large format shooter in the area... Let me know if you ever want to get out and shoot.

    I need to work on capturing the area where I live better! Tons to shoot around here
  35. Re: New Member...Back into LF with a Newly acquired Linhof Technika...any info apprec

    Nice kit!
  36. Re: Applying a Sinar Copal Shutter on Taylor Hobson Cooke 325mm and Chamonix whole pl

    Why do you need 1/125th if you are shooting with strobes in the studio?

    I shoot with strobes and a packard shutter with no issues... I used to front mount a packard to my cooke portait
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    Re: Click stops not clicking on Componon S

    It was too small, pushed down through the hole...
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    Re: Click stops not clicking on Componon S

    Harvested a ball bearing from a donor ball point pen, and installed it in the hole.... Seems like it might be a little bit too small. Can't wait to test it after it cures.

    Not sure I would have...
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    Re: Best Format?

    The best format is the one you are shooting.... (And are equipped to shoot)

    I prefer 4x5 in the field and 8x10 in the studio...
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    Re: Click stops not clicking on Componon S

    ...durrr!

    I get it now, I was thinking the shim moved up the ramp engaged the click stop. Took a bit of reverse thinking to realize it disengages it.

    Now to find a ball-point pen. Maybe I will...
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