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    Re: Custom lens caps?

    Screw-in caps are slightly less convenient, but provide the best protection for the lens.
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    Re: 5x7 holder depth to septum

    Your information is correct according to a fairly recent copy of ANSI/PIMA IT3.108.1998. The publication also gives the "T" dimension as 5.79mm, +/_0.254mm
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    This is excellent in the worthy tradition of the great photographers of the American West.
  4. Re: Any advice on cutting your own museum glass?

    A stroke or two across each sharp edge of glass with a fairly coarse whetstone is enough to make the glass safe to handle. A cheap whetstone seems to last forever in this use.
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    The most beautiful one yet of a beautiful subject.
  6. Thread: Copy Stands

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    Re: Copy Stands

    Over many decades I've used a variety of enlargers as the basis of copy stands. Some enlargers require only slight modifications. If an enlarger is stable enough for its intended purpose, it is...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Kanishka - That second portrait shows excellent use of framing, lighting, and lens to emphasize a fine subject and eliminate non-essential detail.
  8. Re: Henry William Jackson glass negative from NGM 1989/2 , Is it colorful ?

    I believe profvandegraf in post #5 has the most likely answer: blue window lighting and incandescent artificial lighting causing an illusion of color in the glass plate.
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    Re: formats, focal length and perspective

    You are right. Camera to subject distance determines apparent perspective on print.
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    Re: Vacuum Frame Question

    I worked several years at making half-tone duplicates up to 32x40 inches on vacuum frames. The original and copy were sandwiched between fairly thick glass and thick strong air-tight fabric. This...
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    Re: 8X10 Portraits

    Deardorff -- Very nice!
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    Re: silver magnets please read

    Anyone who merely swaps plugs between the 120 and 220 Volt devices had better know exactly what they are doing.
  13. Re: Listen to a Photographer Born in 1843 Talk About Documenting the Wild West

    William Henry Jackson may be somewhat forgotten now, with our digital recording and manipulation of photographs and, for me, over 10,000 Kodachrome slides stored away. However, his contribution to...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    Salmo -- Having the sink's drain near available plumbing is the logical way to go. As for the slope of the sink, rather than design that perfectly, just build it with the often recommended 1/4 inch...
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    Re: Close focussing distance

    While this thread has stressed the theory of close-up photography, there also are practical problems. The image quality from some lenses decreases at close focal distances. Also, retro-focus and...
  16. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    The Japanese woodblock artist Hokusai often placed tiny humans in expansive prints, perhaps to remind us of our insignificance in the universe. His famous "Breaking Wave at Kanagawa" shows the wave...
  17. Re: What's the BEST ultra-light weight, compact 4x5 tripod you've actually used

    Long ago folding wooden tripods often served well. My pre-WW2 8x10 2D came in a 8x18x27 case which held a Folmer Graflex Crown No. 4 tripod, the camera, 7 film holders, two lenses, and smaller items....
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    Re: A question for the opticians here.

    A meniscus lens with a diaphragm in front of the lens as used on many basic cameras from perhaps the 1930s until recently forms the sharpest image on a curved surface. The original box-shaped cameras...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    fj55mike - There's a lot to appreciate in this close-up: contrast, detail, uncluttered background, and few distractions.
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    This is the Graphic View II (1949-1967), my favorite workhorse 4x5. It's predecessor, the Graphic View (1941-1948) had a 3 inch shorter rail and base tilts instead of the center tilts of the later...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Two very nice shots indeed! They have intriguing texture and detail.
  22. Re: Features of a universal Filmscanner and why the Epson 700/800 has or has not.

    Even my old Epson 2450 was good enough (by my standards) for 4x5 negatives, but certainly not for 35mm except for making contact strips or perhaps images for online use. There is little improvement...
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    Re: Bathroom Darkroom Ideas

    The Omega B22XL was my favorite, too. It served for many years. After losing it in a fire, I went to an enlarger that could handle slightly larger negatives and was a little more solid, which meant...
  24. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Cornelius - That second nude is well done!
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    Re: How Did We Come To LF?

    I bought an Anniversary Speed Graphic in the early 1960s to shoot Polaroid film, followed by a NeuVue (me, too. Yuk!). Next came Burke & James 5x7 flat beds and monorails, and a few other cameras...
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    Re: 2022 Your Favorite Image of You No rules

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    Taken about 1999-2000 and posted on LFPF soon after. Published in the 2001-2001 Missouri State Manual. Probably 4x5 Kodak Professional Copy Film 4125 with an Ektar 203mm f/7.7. I was too lazy...
  27. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Film Holder T-depth and ANSI Standard

    In the ASA standard, the "T" depth is measured from the face of the holder to the face of the septum, not from the face of the holder to the front of the film. For film holders up to and including...
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    Re: Ansel Adams Examples - new edition

    From the new edition: "Fifteenth paperback printing, 2021". The cover is also new, as shown in the link in comment #9 above. A leisurely comparison of new and old editions will have to wait until a...
  30. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Wow!
  31. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I would have passed this opportunity up because of the technical obstacles which you overcame magnificently. Now I keep coming back to it. Photographs rarely have that magnetic quality.
  32. Thread: Oh my . . .

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    Re: Oh my . . .

    doubled or doubted?
  33. Re: Help me to identify this LF Camera Model

    It looks more like a camera made by a good craftsman, not mass produced by a company. A few items, like the focusing rack and pinion, would be purchased.
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    Re: DIY Basebord?

    Rather than rely on one thick slab of plywood to provide strength and stability for an enlarger baseboard, consider two much lighter pieces of plywood separated by and bonded to a web of smaller...
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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    John - You might scale your idea down a bit like this photographer did: https://danageraths.blogspot.com/2012/01/mammoth-camera-nearly-complete.html
  36. Thread: Just Leaves

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    Re: Just Leaves

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Hang it Dang it

    Only? It may work BEST with consistent diffused northern light. As shown, the mercury vapor lamp would provide very uneven light.
  38. Re: Does extending the center column accomplish the same thing as front rise?

    Large format images often have high enough image quality to permit tilting the camera to record the entire desired subject, scanning the image, and restoring correct perspective in Photoshop or...
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    Why not start with a Graflex and add a rangefinder, sports finder, and whatever else you need to make it work like a cobbled up Graphic?
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    An expensive price tag seems to make a photograph look good to too many collectors.
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