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    Re: Violence? First Road Trip to the USA

    What time of year are you planning to take this route down to the southern US and across the South over to the West coast? Be aware that from May through October it will be quite warm to quite HOT...
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    Re: Portable electric room heater

    Dan, I’m with you about keeping oneself warm in chilly darkrooms - clothing layers. The other important thing to keep at temperature when making prints are the chemical trays. For this, some of...
  3. Re: Best long lenses usable with Linhof Master Technika

    That Nikon, which I haven't used, is another telephoto and has a 210mm image circle and weighs 800gm, versus 220mm and 600gm for the Fuji 400T. I've been satisfied with my Fuji 400T. Good luck...
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    Re: Ebay - lenses from Japan

    My sense is that sellers in Japan have so many LF lenses for sale primarily because, over the 20th Century, so many Japanese people have been such avid shutter bugs, and LOTS of them indulged in...
  5. Thread: Ilford Cooltone FB

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    Re: Ilford Cooltone FB

    I'll check it out, thanks....
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    Re: 210mm 4x5" ... Which one?

    You'll have a little more image circle with the Rodenstock (316mm vs 295mm), but not enough to matter for 4x5in film. I haven't compared your Nikkor W with the APO Sironar-S (which I do own, and...
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    Re: I just "killed" an old habit today!!

    I use a wheeled shop stool because I need to slide along my DR sink as the print goes from one tray to another, so don't know anything about the backless chairs you describe. I coated my poured...
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    Re: I just "killed" an old habit today!!

    In recent years I’ve had to bring a padded and wheeled shop stool into my DR because a bit of sciatica has set in. However, I do alternate spending time on my feet and sitting, and while standing...
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    Re: Leaving Kodak for Ilford

    Gentlemen,

    I also checked the MSDSheet for Dektol from Kodak Alaris, and it shows the formula contains the following:

    percent
    50 - 55 Sodium carbonate, monohydrate (5968-11-6)
    30 - 35 ...
  10. Thread: Ilford Cooltone FB

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    Re: Ilford Cooltone FB

    Thanks for this post, as I've had a box of 12x16in Ilford FB Cooltone in my dark room since I established it in 2014, but don't recall that I've actually used any of it. One reason for that is my...
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    Re: New to LF - First shot - Focusing

    I have added an alignment mark as you described to one of my regularly used loupes, but on others I was able to an adhesive tape to hold the two portions for the loupe securely in the desired...
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    Re: New to LF - First shot - Focusing

    If your loupe has a diopter adjustment (which it probably does), are you sure that diopter adjustment is properly made for your eye that you typically use to look through that loupe when the loupe...
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    Re: Filter dilemma for 82mm solution

    Adam, From your OP it sounds like you've already purchased the 115mm Grandagon N. I also standardized (initially) on 67mm filters for my MF and LF kit, but then had to add 82mm filters to use...
  14. Thread: Cable release

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    Re: Cable release

    I had similar experiences until I got a photographer’s vest, in which all my essential accessories related to taking LF photos in the field all have their place and are close at hand.
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    Re: iPhone app for recording photo information

    Jim, Your response caused me to remember that (I think) the RP app may have more than one version (such as starter or Basic, and "Pro" versions), so you may need to clarify on that. If you go out...
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    Re: iPhone app for recording photo information

    Jim, Check out the Reciprocity Timer app for either iPhone or Android. I use it on my iPhone primarily to help me with exposure corrections for film or bellows reciprocity, but it has pretty...
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    Re: What is the current trend on using dark cloth?

    I've found that a longer dark cloth is best. So don't get or make one that would just cover the camera back and your head, and just down to say your shoulders; but one that covers all that and also...
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    Re: Which Densitometer to Purchase?

    Thank you; I can recognize good and wise advice, and appreciate your giving it...
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    Re: Which Densitometer to Purchase?

    Thanks, Neil, and your last sentence re obtaining a good negative is my primary goal with the densitometer. But I think it's good to know how much latitude your papers and films can provide within...
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    Re: Which Densitometer to Purchase?

    Neil, I hope my questions here are not an inappropriate broadening of your basic question about which used densitometer to shop for. A couple of years ago I went ahead and purchased a Heiland...
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    Re: How many film holders?

    Before this COVID mess, for the past several years I’ve done two extended photography road trips per year with my 4x5 camera, and I have about 80-90 film holders that I load up for each trip. ...
  22. Re: Suggestions sought for exploring swamp habitats along Gulf Coast over to Florida.

    popdoc, My wife and I have traveled to Naples area in April several times over the years, and on almost every visit I've driven out to Clyde Butcher's Big Cyress Gallery (and sometimes come home...
  23. Suggestions sought for exploring swamp habitats along Gulf Coast over to Florida.

    This spring I will be traveling with my cameras down the Natchez Trace Parkway from near Nashville to Natchez, and then along the Gulf Coast over to the Florida Panhandle, and I'd appreciate any...
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    Re: Slosher Tray Technique

    I have a couple of the Slosher units that I purchased from another LFer who retired and sold all his DR gear. I also attended John Sexton's workshop in 2017, where he talked (briefly) about this...
  25. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Inukshuk figure by artist Qavavau Shaa of Cape Dorset, Nunavut (Linhof Master Kardan GTL 4x5; 210mm Nikkor AM ED macro lens, f32.67, 72 sec; Delta & Provia films)

    Inukshuks were strategically...
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    Re: Epson 4990 Scanner & Mac Catalina Driver

    +1 to Drew's use of Vuescan and the cumbersome connection of his Coolscan 9000 to his Mac. I use the same set-up to get nice scans from my Coolscan 9000 into my iMac running OS Big Sur version...
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    To the OP: I didn't see anyone above here refer you to this review resource by Kerry Thalmann on "modern" LF lenses, that I have found helpful toward making decisions on what goes into my kit back...
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    Re: Do's and Don't's of Linhof Technika IV

    Bob, So after using my MT IV for the last few years (but never with any of the 3 cams it came with), your explanation makes some sense to me. However, I confess I donít recall the Owner's Manual...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Michael, In regard to editing digital images of B&W film scans for printing later by inkjet or from (inkjet printed) digital negatives, others in this thread have recommended that you consider...
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    Re: Do's and Don't's of Linhof Technika IV

    If, when you go to close up the MT camera at the end of your various steps to get the focusing beds aligned, your camera does not click nicely and hold shut when you fold it into the clamshell shape,...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Michael R, Montreal is can't be that far from East Topsham, Vermont, where Cone Edition Press is located; and where they offer their seminars to help people learn various aspects of using their...
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    Re: Basic Linhof Master Technika Questions

    To the OP: 'Not trying to be smart here, but keep in mind (if you are not metric system-oriented) there are 25.4mm to an inch; so your 210mm lens will require about 8.25 inches distance between the...
  33. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Daum Urn with light from above in color, and from right rear in B&W [Linhof Kardan Master GTL 4x5, 210mm Nikkor AM ED macro, f32 @ 27s. on Provia (normal); and f32.5 @ 3mins, 39s. on TMX (normal)]
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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    +1 for what Bob said. I have a nice 45S with the standard and bag bellows, and changing between the two bellows (once you have the camera unfolded and set-up on the tripod) could not be simpler,...
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    Re: Linhof Master Technika Full Set-up

    Re RRS tripod, I use a Versa 23 (2 Series 3-segmented legs) version and it is adequate to support my MT. RRS used to make a specific plate for the MT, but now you'll need to use one of their more...
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    Re: Diffraction. When does it really matter with LF?

    After reading through this entire (interesting) thread, I’m left with one seemingly simple reaction. After one has taken all the time, effort and expense with LF gear of choice to set-up and make an...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Greg Waterman, Thank you for sharing your experiences and perspectives about your process which ends with inkjet prints. I, too, have no children, and so no thought that anyone will want my...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Michael, I am basically at the same stage as you, but lucky enough (now that I'm a happy retiree) to have the budget and time for the learning curve to give the Piezography route a try. I...
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    Re: Heiland masking/registration system

    +1 from my various experiences with Omer at CatLabs over the years, and with the Heiland LED VC light source and Splitgrade Analyzer system I purchased several months ago for my LPL 4500 enlarger. ...
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    Re: How Much Have We Accomplished?

    Prior to this year I had gone on two month-long road trips with my LF and MF and digital cameras, to all corners of the US (and several NPs), over each of the previous 5 years since I retired from my...
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