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    Re: Pyro Developing in the Bay Area?

    Awesome, thanks guys! Yes, I had in fact pinged Photolab in Berkeley about it, but didn't think about approaching them with the developer in hand.. Some good ideas here, thank you. Look forward to...
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    Pyro Developing in the Bay Area?

    Hey guys! I'm in the Bay Area (Alameda, CA) and while I moved most of my camera stuff out here, my dev kit is still back in Brooklyn. I shot some 5x7 HP5 and I really want it developed in Pyro if I...
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    Re: Is anybody mucking with the Makerbot?

    In terms of strength, it really is about the design. But it can make some pretty strong parts.... For the 3D Derby my company hosted, my team decided to build a car with a model rocket engine that...
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    Is anybody mucking with the Makerbot?

    Howdy kids! Getting back up-to-speed on what's been going on in the LF world; am going to fall asleep tonight seriously bummed about my Efke film being gone. Ugh, honestly (for me) that's the worst...
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    Re: Cheap 11x14 film holders on ebay

    Checking in on this about a month later. Any luck? Really interested to know if these are viable. I want pretty (not crude) holders as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure that aesthetics alone...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    This is the closest I came to a working albumen print. Albumen is HARD - can't wait to give it another go though. Does anyone know how to increase contrast in the printing process? The neg works...
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    Re: How about a NYC L/F Club - Meet Up Group

    Hi Sherie! Congrats on an awesome camera! There's no club per se, but there is a growing list of people that get together for various outings in the city with LF cameras. Frankly, there's enough...
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    Re: 2009/2010 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Sorry I missed this exchange! Hope to be back in photo shooting heaven in a couple months or so. Darr - have you considered putting these exchange prints into a Blurb book? Some of these have been...
  9. Re: Wet plate collodion workshop. Shoot. Sell and Swap May 1-2, 2010

    Fun gathering - thanks Eddie (+ wifey, for tolerating us) for setting this up! Looking forward to seeing some picks that are better than what my Blackberry can do. How's that for setting the bar...
  10. Re: Wet plate collodion workshop. Shoot. Sell and Swap May 1-2, 2010

    "With the thought of you alone, my body trembles and my heart shakes."

    Would love to make it - and quite possible. Will keep you posted. May need to borrow one of your 50 cameras. =)

    --A
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    Re: Plasticca on sale on the bay..

    Seven, did you return it? What was the deal?? I see it listed yet again....
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    Re: ULF Tripod Options

    If you have any vision of shooting in windy / otherwise inclimate weather, then go with the heavier tripod. My 30 pound 11x14 Wisner is absolutely still in 30mph wind when anchored to my Ries A100...
  13. Re: Bausch & Lomb Portrait Unar with missing rear element

    I have one of these that I got from Camera Eccentric via an eBay auction. Everything was there, but the soft focus knob was no longer attached to the lens. Thankfully they were honest about it and...
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    Re: Post your first (LF) shot

    First image was with a rented 4x5 camera on polaroid film:
    http://www.alec.com/photos/Fountain_small.jpg

    After buying the 11x14 camera some weeks later, I reshot the same fountain. While this...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    If you ever wanted to know what a 180mm protar V looks like on 11x14, here ya go! =)

    http://www.alec.com/photos/Roofdeck_Sm.jpg
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    11x14 Van Dyke. I need bigger trays - this is on 18x24 paper and I only have 11x14 trays! =(

    http://www.alec.com/photos/PoliceBuilding_Sm.jpg
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    Re: NuArc 26-1kS Plate Burner

    Thanks, Jim! So it's not like a 1960s vacuum cleaner or anything? Really can't wait to give this a go. Many thanks to Peter Spangenberg, whose PT print from the print exchange was so awesome I was...
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    NuArc 26-1kS Plate Burner

    Hey Guys,

    Found a good deal on one of these, and I'm picking it up tomorrow. Was hoping to be able to do alt process stuff at night, as I like to stay up late most nights. Anyhow, was trolling...
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    Thanks Tom, Mods!!!!

    The new PM limit of 100 PMs is awesome, and very VERY much appreciated!

    --A
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    Re: Night-Vision tools in the darkroom ?

    Crap, I totally forgot about that! :o I do have a pinhole cap....

    Thanks guys for the tips. Agreed, I probably should have exposed an initial sheet of film with an accurate shutter and...
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    Re: Night-Vision tools in the darkroom ?

    Old thread, and not a lot posted on the topic. I gave my night vision goggles a go the other night while doing some 11x14 tray development. Some notes here in case someone wants to give it a go:
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  22. Thread: dr5 Problems

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    Re: dr5 Problems

    I used to send my Efke 120 film there for regular processing, and they were great. Rolls sent back promptly enough (I don't remember complaining, and I'm impatient) often times with tips and notes...
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    Re: 2008/2009 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Holy crap group one, I'm truly humbled and inspired. The pt/pd print from Peter was particularly awe-inspiring for this photographer who has been struggling with several alternative process printing...
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    Re: 2008/2009 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Wow, that's a surprise! Pleasant one.... =) Thanks Darr!
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    Re: 2008/2009 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Mailed prints this afternoon! If anyone feels like tracking them with the archaic USPS Tracking system, the # is 0403 3127 4110 4111 1846. Darr, you should have these before the week is out.
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    Re: 2008/2009 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Group #1 - My apologies. I was doing Van Dyke and I've been having mixed results. If I don't get it right tomorrow, I'll print silver on Sunday. Something will be in the mail Monday!

    I hate...
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    Re: What the hell IS this thing?!?!

    Oh I love it! Been in there several times. I was a little upset, though when I found that the stuffed armadillo (2nd floor, to your right) was $2000. That's my 11x14 Wisner! :D

    --A
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    Re: What the hell IS this thing?!?!

    That's just what I was thinking. Heck, I think I'll need a spare as well.



    Thanks, falth j. I think I get it. Now all I'm wondering if it'll fit my universal iris clamp.... :D

    Really,...
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    What the hell IS this thing?!?!

    I'll save you the long story about how I made it to this site....but what I found there was an object that made me extremely curious:

    http://www.cameratique.com/

    I love cool, intriguing...
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    Re: 2008/2009 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    Perfect - clearly I'm in the group of like-minded, last-minute people. Luvin' Group 1! Was gonna do Van Dyke prints but the weather has been crap, so I'll have to learn how to use a darkroom...
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    Re: 2008/2009 Print Exchange Call for Entries !!!

    That's the stupidest question I've ever heard!!!! :D Just kidding, Chuck!

    It's some added expense, but I like putting each individual print in a glassine envelope with the print info enclosed...
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    Re: Process for getting visa to Iran?

    Thanks! Crap - no relatives and I don't want to take a friggin TOUR. I wonder if there are unofficial non-tour "tours"....

    :)

    --A
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    Process for getting visa to Iran?

    Does anyone have any experience doing this? There's a consulate for nearly every country here in NYC except for a few places I'm dying to visit. Iran is one. Syria is another. If anyone knows how...
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    Re: Collecting Photography Books

    I don't have very many photo books, partly because I don't find too many photographers whose style I enjoy all the way through. That's not to sound snotty or anything, but I better REALLY like most...
  35. Thread: Moving Water

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    Re: Moving Water

    Image is a bit "raw" - the negative was scanned on a flatbed, not-made-for-film scanner.

    http://www.alec.com/BrooklynBridgeWide.jpg

    --A
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That's crazy!!!!! How big were the original prints?

    --A
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    Re: If Only I Had a Petzval

    LOL, thanks for the words of encouragement, guys. Was playing around with the new found ability to scan my 5x7 negs on a not-made-for-film flatbed scanner. Yes, used Photoshop to see what a couple...
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    Re: What is the longest lens for this 8x10?

    I was under the impression (it's certainly not from experience, since I shoot B&W) that you lose some color saturation when shooting with single coated or uncoated lenses. But since that's NOT from...
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    Re: What is the longest lens for this 8x10?

    Color or B&W? An important detail relating to whether you need multi-coated lenses or not....

    --A
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    Re: Camera Eccentric, Sale&Information

    Be thankful you didn't snag it. I misjudged the cost of fixing the diffusion lever, which came to $230. Item came perfectly as described (no flange) but my misjudgment made this an expensive lens. ...
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