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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    I had a jogging stroller a few years ago for my 8x10 kit. It worked fine but storage was a problem (for me) and getting it into the trunk was also an issue (no space for other things).

    Another...
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    Re: Tripod for a folding 8x10

    I bought a used Burlbach years ago. This set of wooden legs has a leveling center column. I have found that mounting my 8x10 Kodak 2D directly to this center column 9 so no ball head) saves weight...
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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    A camera of this size and its associated support gear is worth protecting. Have you considered a hard shell case from Pelican or one of the other companies? Additionally, there are companies that...
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    Re: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 cameras?

    Oh for the "Good-Ol'-Days" of the Camera Shows. I went to the Houston Camera "Show twice a year for 15-20 years, Usually bought some LF film from the expired film guy that came down from Chicago. A...
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    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    150 years from now, this camera may drive some collector crazy trying to figure out what it really is!
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    Re: Dark Box Build Mark II

    A Dark Box: is is to replace the classic/traditional little tent used by wet plate shooters of old?

    A great idea and looks like it will work as a traveling work space for wet plate.

    You could...
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    Re: 4X5 FOOT Simple Camera

    TC: sounds like you have a plan. . .go for it!

    Little tent and wet plates . . .actually, I was thinking of the camera-in-a-trailer concept, where the interior of the camera was a room sized space
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    Re: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 cameras?

    I think that 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 was a format called "Whole Plate" in the glass plate era. I know that dry plates are avsilable in that size, but I'm not sure that sheet film or holders are.

    Anybody?
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    "Best" cvamera?

    I have always rthought that the best camera to shoot with was the one you have when shooting.

    I mean . . .what is the "best" car to own? Fastest? Cheapest. Most long-lived? ...
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    Re: PRONUNCIATION of Camera names?

    Aphasia
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    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    I love thqat you re-used and repurposed the 2D hardware.
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    Re: 4X5 FOOT Simple Camera

    So if wet plate: Coat and process while you are actually inside the camera body?

    That could be made to work if the camera-built-into-trailer concept is used.

    Back into scenic overlooks and...
  13. Re: AGFA Chronex medical film: What should I rate this?

    I used to rate Ektascan at ISO 200 and developed it in the automatics roller transport gear in the darkroom of the hospital I worked doing Nuclear Medicine imaging in the 1990s. That gear was...
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    Re: PRONUNCIATION of Camera names?

    "Standard" pronunciation of non-colloquial English words varies from Canada, USA, UK (and within the UK) Australia and New Zeland. Even the notation for defining a format differs; 4x5 in the USA...
  15. Re: AGFA Chronex medical film: What should I rate this?

    No experience with this?
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    Re: Kodak Dry Plates

    I will be testing at a sea shore lodcation in much the way recomended by Tin-Can. Don't think I can get ten steps on one plate though. I'll try 4 steps; ISOs 12, 25, 50 and 100. Have a spare dark...
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    I don't shoot in inclement weather much these days. I am now considering strong wind or a stiff breeze now as "inclement".

    However, I do routinely use a BTZS hood on my 4x5.
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    Re: Focus Delimma

    The two options that come to mind are:

    A split filter, which is a plus diopter cut in half.

    The other involves tow separate shots on two sheets of film and some heroic work in Photoshop.
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    Re: Kodak Dry Plates

    Thank you T-C:

    Ten stops on one exposure? If I could do that it would be great, b ut sounds complicated in terms of physically manipulating the slide and working out the exposure sequence. I...
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    Re: Kodak Dry Plates

    There is developer information on the box. What I need is some idea of how sensitive (or insensitive) the plates are.
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    Re: Adventuring with LF and ULF

    About to have an adventure in orthopedic surgery:

    Having the left hip replaced in early May. Did the right hip in 2019 and needed the other one done then. Put that off till the next year . ....
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    Kodak Dry Plates

    I have gotten these dry plates by Kodak. They are vbintage 1990s, and I am guessing they had something to do wit6h masking for etching chips (?!).

    Anybody here have any experience? I am going to...
  23. AGFA Chronex medical film: What should I rate this?

    Got two boxes of this film. . . .about 200 sheets of 8x10 in total.

    This is a single side emulsion medical imaging film used in Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound to record from a CRT. In the past,...
  24. Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Ok, and now a smart-@$$ suggestion made in fun . . .

    Before doing what Bernice suggests (and she has a great idea). . . . .

    Binge-watch one of the "Herders" TV shows one weekend.

    THEN do...
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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    Low-Tec and lots of moving parts:


    Be leave it or not, my intro to LF came in the 1990s through high-tech diagnostic imaging with computer driven nuclear medicine cameras. Every day I would work...
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    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    Can't wait to see it with bellows and a lens!
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    I can't argue with any of your points regarding the durability and rigidity ertc of heavier cameras.

    Yet at age 70 and with one hip replacement and the other scheduled for April, weight is a major...
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    It looks like something expensive might be inside.
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    Re: What is my 4x5 area on the glass?

    I read the following after I wrote it and it sounds a bit condecending and premptory. What appears below is intended to be direct and voncise . . .and helpful. Again: Welcome to LF. Don't over...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Many years ago a workshop leader said something like . . ."The ground glass it truth." Meaning is i is not seen on th gg it will not be in the negative.

    Along with doing much of the five steps in...
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    Re: blowing up a Kodak 2D

    Having followed this along, I am less disturbed by how your project is moving on.

    I do have an aversion to irrevocably altering these older cameras. Not to criticize your effort in this; My...
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    Today"

    I do not backpack anything anymore.

    My 4x5 kit is packed to grab-and-go in a LowePro "Magnum 35" shoulder bag. An 8x10 Kodak 2D is stored at home in a mid 1980s vintage LowePro...
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    Years ago we planned a trip to the Grand Canyon. I didn't have a field or hiking kit then. It was all packed into a salesman's "Catalog Case" .

    Went to Good will and got a tough looking day bag....
  34. Re: Why does the ground glass lack four corners?

    Yeah . . .I had always just thought it was to let the air out.
  35. Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    The Wista 45DX is pretty light. I have the Wista-made Zone VI version and its great as a light weight 4x5. Schneider 90mm /6.8 Angulon is nearly weightless. The 127mm lenses from the old Polaroid...
  36. Re: A question on Buying an Item in UK via e-Bay

    Thanks TC: No problems. . .good to hear. What about import duty and so on? Are there any additional expenses to be expected?
  37. A question on Buying an Item in UK via e-Bay

    I am looking at vintage and antique lenses on e-Bay. Several have caught my attention but they are in the UK. What complications will come up in importing one of them into the USA?

    Total...
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    Re: Focal Plane Shutter for LF?

    JP . . .Nicely done!
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    Re: Focal Plane Shutter for LF?

    Tin Can:

    Tech today is indeed awesome. The Smarter Every Day channel on YouTube has some incredible super slo-mo. Schelren slow motion of super sonic shock waves and other things.

    Another ...
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    Re: Focal Plane Shutter for LF?

    Thanks for that Dan. You are right on every count there.

    I have a new Packard Ideal on order with Jon there. It will be mounted behind a nice board with a nice little no-name Rectilinear on the...
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