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    Re: Tuscany recommendations

    Amen.

    If you are up for a little exercise and good food, Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria provides good local info.
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    Re: 100 Year Old Russian Color Photos

    LOC site displays further info including the "coloring process."

    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/
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    Re: C41, E6 chemical availability in Japan?

    Some updates--

    Cyber Graphics (formerly Oriental Direct) sells Kodak/Fuji "equivalents."
    https://www.cybergraphics.co.jp/e-commex/cgi-bin/ex_disp_category.cgi?id=8200
    They list only...
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    Re: C41, E6 chemical availability in Japan?

    I don't do it myself but will report back if those who do can give me pointers to specific shops. Looks some people concoct their own in Mason jars. :D

    Google was uncharacteristically helpless....
  5. Thread: LF Bag ideas?

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    Re: LF Bag ideas?

    I'd second 77seriesiii's recommendation to anyone who walks a lot (~10 miles or more a day, up and down, day hikes for a few days in row, etc.)...A solid backpacking pack with a good suspension...
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    Re: Moisture-proofing LF camera?

    If you stay at air-conditioned lodging, you may want to acclimate the gear before going outside. A wise friend of mine who went to Cambodia saw other people's cameras/lenses rendered useless, at...
  7. Re: Are colour bands on my 4x5 transparencies light leaks?

    I covered the entire camera (minus the lens) with the dark cloth (black T shirt) and clips when I had the problem. I still do this (minus clips) as a habit.


    Truly.
    A couple of years ago, I...
  8. Re: Are colour bands on my 4x5 transparencies light leaks?

    There may be a different cause for each.

    With the weak band on the right, I would think it's a light leak caused by the camera as well. It would be quite difficult for the light to reach an inch...
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    Re: lens board for tachihara. help!

    I never imagined such was the case and stand corrected. I thought the square opening would provide as much space as the round light trap does. Then the search for a recessed board gets trickier.
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    Re: lens board for tachihara. help!

    It complicates things a little. I'm not sure about your camera's identity, but they do look quite similar. The other camera uses a wooden board. Does your camera take Linhof Technika boards, i.e....
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    Re: lens board for tachihara. help!

    It will work. I have one (original linhof technika recessed lens board) and use it with my Tachihara.
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    Re: Why does tilt work?

    Every object in front of a lens forms a focused image behind the lens--just at different distances. Focused images are there no matter where the ground glass is.

    So another way of looking at it is...
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    Re: Film Suppliers/Labs in Japan

    Some info:
    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=32548

    I remember there were other threads.
  14. Re: What type of film is in the original Fuji Quick Change film packs?

    It's a Grafmatic-like 8-shooter using regular sheet films. The only way to know for sure would be to open it and feel the notch code.

    BTW, the sticker on the box says...

    "Demonstration unit" --...
  15. Thread: San Francisco

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    Re: San Francisco

    I took a tour just like it (city + Muir Woods) on my first visit to SF. The tour was operated by Gray Line (the one with brochures/tour desk in hotel lobbies), and was very enjoyable and...
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    Re: Source For Presentation Albums

    How about good ol' scrapbook-style photo albums? I've thought about them as a gift idea. And if money is no object, Googling "wedding album" turns up (semi-)custom album/book builders...some real...
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    Re: Help need the answer for the following question

    Murphy's Law is one.
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    Re: Anybody use a Fuji Fiescan

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=33974
    To me the price seems quite reasonable for a try.
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    Re: point and shoot cameras

    Here're some examples of 4x5 photos taken with a MF 105mm lens (MAMIYA C-SEKOR 105mm/F3.5).
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/clarice_e_simon/sets/72157594460465420/

    It appears quite a few people can...
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    Re: Advice for beginner toward LF

    I think your choice of the camera and scanner is an excellent one to "make a trial," as far as they let you do the kind of photography you intend.

    Badger Graphic is a very reputable dealer as well...
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    Re: Lots of lens questions.

    Some, if rare, 203mm Ektars do fit in No.0 shutters (mine came in Prontor SVS, not a Press).
    Some others came in factory-fitted Compur 1 as discussed in a previous thread:...
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    Re: Lots of lens questions.

    Shutter dimensions data: http://www.sizes.com/tools/shutter_photo.htm.

    There are 203mm Ektars produced in Europe (UK?), and they screw right into Copal 0. Mine has "Mount 370" written in front...
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    Re: For Friends of Ted Harris

    This is truly a shocking news. Although I didn't know Ted personally, and regret not to have had the honor, he was a fine, most respectable gentleman.

    My sincerest condolences.
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    Re: Shutter cable release extension...

    And some cables with short nipples (seemingly flexible) have solid inserts under the cover to protect the "rod" at the tip. Those didn't fit in the Linhof recessed board as it has so little space...
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    Re: Aperture blades and look...

    I don't believe it, either, for the same reason mounting an old barrel lens in a modern shutter wouldn't make it a Super Symmar (or whatever). Also I don't believe the aperture shape has "the single...
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    Re: readyload problems

    I've had a box (my first and last) of Readyloads with loose clips--a couple of them fell off the envelope while handling the packet.
    Or the back is inadvertently raised while pulling out or...
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    Re: Panoramic streetscapes.

    With cityscapes and landscapes, I have felt on occasions a panoramic format would more "naturally" capture what I'm seeing in front of me. Since I learned about Bilge Ceylan's work, then saw Lyle...
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    Re: Fuji Quick Load holders.....

    When I started LF, I didn't know which system would work best for me (films, packets vs. DDS, etc.). I also wanted to limit the initial investment, so I bought a Polaroid holder that did all three...
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    Re: Fuji Quick Load holders.....

    To make sure...
    Readyload HOLDER can be used with both Readyload and Quickload FILM PACKETS.
    Quickload HOLDER can be used only with Quickload FILM PACKETS.

    You'd want a Readyload HOLDER if you...
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    Re: Expired, loaded film still good?

    "Probably fine" means "maybe not." Introducing an unknown parameter into controlled tests defeats the purpose; the trip to Yosemite sounds like a special occasion you don't want to screw up; you...
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    Re: Ser7-52mm adapter ring

    Mark S.,
    I happen to have one such adapter, "TIFFEN SERIES 7 TO 52M," with 54mm male and 52mm female. It's one of those "maybe someday" items, but I'd rather see it in use now. Pls. email or PM if...
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    Re: Fuji Acros Sheet Film

    The 6.5 x 9 (2-1/2" x 3-1/2") format is called "dai-meishi" (meaning "large business card") and dates back to 1910-1920. Now "dai-meishi" and 6x9 are, to some extent, used interchangeably.
    The Pro...
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    Re: Favorite non-photo gear?

    A pair of cargo pants with lots of pockets including one(s) big enough to fit a couple of holders and an extra lens. Convertible is a plus. And I prefer brunette.
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    Re: New shooter has film handling issues....

    I initially had the same problem, too. After loading each sheet, now I remove the dark slide again and re-insert it as a quick test. I still mis-load films, but this test has caught them all during...
  35. Thread: 8X10 or 10X8

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    Re: 8X10 or 10X8

    I vaguely remember reading something like...so please correct me if I'm wrong...In UK, the vertical measurement (height) comes first to indicate the format. This depends on the orientation of the...
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    Re: Now this is a cool camera

    The FP-1 Professional is Fuji's high-end "instant" camera and uses 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 Polaroid-type film packs. Konica also sold a similar one, the Instant Press.


    These are no longer made (used), and...
  37. Thread: Light Boxes

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    Re: Light Boxes

    I use Logan Electric's 8x10 Slim-Edge Light Pad: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/127288-REG/Logan_Electric_750181_8_x_10_Slim_Edge.html
    Paid, I think, $60-70 at eBay. It is compact, easy to...
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    Re: Help with Polaroid Back

    Additional docs for 545i:
    http://www.polaroid.com/service/userguides/photographic/545i_tips.pdf
    http://www.polaroid.com/service/userguides/photographic/545i_ug.pdf...
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    Re: Help with Polaroid Back

    My 545i has a sluggish release button that wants to stay at the release position (pushed in). This results in the symptom you describe. It seems the 545i can't be disassembled as fully as the 545,...
  40. Thread: lenses questions

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    Re: lenses questions

    Adding to what's said...

    1) If you obtain the lens and shutter separately, the aperture scale on the shutter may not match the lens (or missing) even when they physically fit (modern lens/shutter...
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