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    Forum change - Your action needed

    Seems too complicated to me. This forum, the way it works and reads is simply perfect. Why do we need to Change?? If I am not automatically signed up to the new forum I probably wont be here.
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    light leaks - used holders

    I was very active with my 4x5 years ago and purchased a bunch of used "excellent" condition film holders that are identical to the film holders I was using. Went out shooting and found the used...
  3. trading beer and sandwhiches to build a darkroom

    I have been out of LF photography for too many years, having lost access to a friends darkroom (He is 85 now). Looking at my LF cameras and feeling totally dejected and overwhelmed.

    Needing some...
  4. Reminder- Vancouver LF Photographers Group Meeting

    I will arrive home from Egypt on april 8th, will be sad to miss the meeting.
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    Precautions using Super Angulon 65mm F8

    I use the 65 on my old Calumet with 22" bellows. Need to run both standards way up front and stand way off to the side to keep the monorail clear. It is easy to get yourself or your shadow into the...
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    Canadian West Coast LFers!

    I would attend any LF group in Vancouver. I live just across the border in Bellingham. Make it happen. When? Where?

    I had outlined a meeting program for LF users in the Seattle/NW area well over...
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    View Camera Conference

    Bellingham, Washington

    Located between two great cities: Seattle, Washington and Vancouver Canada.

    We have the in-land seas and islands of Puget Sound.

    10,744 ft high Mt Baker, a steaming...
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    traveling to EGYPT

    I plan to travel to Egypt for a 2-3 week trip. Looking for resources, comments, thoughts, and travel partner or partners. Mine main goals are to view the total eclipse of the sun on March 29, and...
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    Poll: View Camera conference

    Bellingham, WAshington is located 1/2 way between Seattle, USA and Vancouver, Canada. Close to the sea, the Cascade mountains, lakes, streams, water falls, inland sea islands, ferries, great...
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    Poll: View Camera conference

    I attended the first LF conference and would NOT recommend going. I fell in love with a 14"x17" camera, made a purchase and have been broke ever since!!!!! :-)

    Joking aside, the first conference...
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    Post why film is better than digital, a dare!

    Very simple to answer. Long after your digital camera dies, my mechanical cameras, 35mm, medium format, and LF quipment will still be working now and into the future, long after we all die. My 14x17...
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    Wow, who knew? (Ansel used a Cambo!)

    According to my research Ansel was both the designer and engineer of the Cambo Legend . . . . :-)
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    lenses, the best of best

    300mm Apo-Lanthar (4x5, 8x10),
    150mm Schneider Symmar,
    240mm Golden Dagor (4x5, 8x10),
    65mm Super Angulon,
    360mm Rodenstock Apo Ronar (14x17)

    All older lenses, however they are much...
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    Arizona/Utah Shooting locations

    On my last visit to Capital Reef several years ago, I enjoyed the lack of crowds and great scenery. The park ranger informed me I was the ONLY person in the park that day.

    Capital Reef,...
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    purchasing frames

    I have been purchasing a lot of my frames at a nationwide chain store at very good prices. However these frames are no longer available, replaced with "new" models at over double the price and...
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    My kinda camera builder

    Mr Cook is a very interesting guy if you ever have a chance to talk with. His perspective is indeed very "illuminating"

    I purchased a fine rebuildable 14x17 Rochester View from him several years...
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    Schneider 550mm XXL Fine Art lens

    After reading both the View Camera artical and all the posts here, I have one question: How does diffraction affect the 1100XXL? At what f/stop does the lens perform best, and what is the results...
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    Why no 180mm's for 8x10?

    Why not consider the 190mm WF Ektar ??????????????
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    Largest Enlarger?

    I purchased a 16"x20" vertical graphic arts camera with lens for $48 and after checking things out, I think swaping the light source and film holder, it would make a great enlrager for 14x17. not...
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    converting the old Symmar 150/5.6 to 265/12

    I purchased my 150 symmar new, way back in the late 1960's and am still impressed to this day with the images, sharpness and contrast are outstanding. I have never had any luck using the...
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    35mm film disappearing?

    I was in Costco yesterday, wanted to buy some 200 asa film. They dont stock 200ASA anymore and I was told they will be phasing out all film products in the near future. The guy told me that...
  22. Thread: Hokkaido, Japan

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    Hokkaido, Japan

    Planning to travel to Hokkaido, Japan this coming September. A 10 day trip and looking for suggestions on travel, places to stay, methods of travel, photographic locations, etc. Will fly into...
  23. Thread: fraud on paypal

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    fraud on paypal

    Paypal, sucks, always a problem to deal with. All problems with paypal are always in their favor, never yours, and there is no customer service. I wont use paypal and never will!! I think they...
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    Legends of the large format lenses.

    300mm Apo-Lanthar

    nuff said
  25. Thread: lens resolution

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    lens resolution

    In a the March 2005 issue of Scientific American, pages 94-95, there is a quote:

    "MEGAPIXEL MAX: A so-called four megapixel camera has a CCD with 4 million pixels. The Higher this resolution, the...
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    Schneider 150mm Lense Choices

    The symmar-s is an excellent lens!! You skills are the limiting factor not the lens.
  27. Thread: 4X5 processing

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    4X5 processing

    Why the need for another new gadget?

    I am curious why people seem to have abandoned the simple processing technique of film hangers in an open tank. I have been useing this technique for both 4x5...
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    Problems with well water?

    Seems to me the big factor in water quality is in the final rinse.

    My water always leaves a white residue after washing my car or dishes. I hate to think what it will do when I get my darkroom...
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    How many dpi (cpi) is film?

    I read somewhere on this forum that 35mm film has a resolution of about 22 to 40 megapixels depending on film, lens, etc. Is this true?

    If it is why are people so excited about silly 6 - 8...
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    View Camera conference

    Sure would like to attend all the conferences, however, will miss out on this years festivities. The conference in Albuqurque was great.

    When and where is the next one??
  31. Thread: 8x10 or 5x7

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    8x10 or 5x7

    Keep your eyes open at garage sales. I have a couple of people who go to lots of garage sales and they call me if there is something. It paid off one time, I bought my 8x10 deardorf with 3...
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    survey digital vs traditional darkroom

    In reference to digital cameras, I really dont understand this digital stuff. Sure maybe convenient for snap shooting but how can anyone justify shooting digital cameras when 35mm film can pick up...
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    Have any of you had laser vision correction?

    NO WAY!!!! I got only two eyes, i wear glasses, always have, i see 20/15 in one eye and 20/20 in the other with correction, and without glasses i can see just shy of 3 inches away. I am 55.

    My...
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    Freestyle Shipping Rates

    Seems to me, all of these comments should be directed to Freestyle . . . . . . . .
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    UlF soft focus lens

    Robert,

    How do you use such a large camera with out loseing control or dropping it?? What do you use for a tripod head and mounting system??
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    question about older Calumet and lensboards

    The Calumet 400 series camera is an excellent camera, very easy to use, solid. I still have mine purchased new 35 years ago and I still do my best work with it. I use lenses from 65mm up to 500mm...
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    After shooting 8x10 what did you switch to?

    Many years ago when I was much younger (100 years ago) I was very sucessful with 4x5. Moved up to 8x10 a few years ago and greatly enjoyed the experience however I have only made contact prints...
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    Technika 65mm SA on 4x5?

    I use a 65mm SA on my calumet 4x5, works great and covers perfectly. I dont have requirements for shift or tilt of the lens but quite sure there are only a few extra mm of coverage. Not sure if...
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    Kodak 2D 8x10 lensboards

    You can make your own lens boards easily if you have any door skins laying around. (~ 1/8" thick) I take two layers of door skin panels (Usually mahogany), glue them together, cut to fit the...
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    Noblex 6x12 camera

    what do you Noblex owners use for a lens cap?? without a case, this camera seems very open to the elements.
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