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  1. Re: 8x10 Tripod that Won't Break the Bank, But May Break my Back

    Yes, this exactly what I use. I have a Cambo 8X10, which is not light. I bought a dewalt surveyors transit for just over a 100. Made a base plate adaptor (nothing fancy, ply wood with threaded...
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    Re: extreme low light from behind camera

    To focus in low light I use a flashlight on the object.
  3. Thread: Nudes

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    Re: Nudes

    Then there was the Photobucket is not free any more fiasco. Outside links can be a bit shaky.
  4. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    I am bringing this forward because it is such a great photo.
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    Re: Nude

    At my age I will take luck whenever I can get it!,
    Kevin
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    Re: Nude

    I have to say a very creative application of a wide format. I have been thinking about this composition since you posted it. very nice! I tend to look at things as a balance, the shoe on the...
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    Re: Which shutters will suit this casket set?

    I always thought casket sets were all barrel lens. As such they needed packard or film plane shutters. Or at least a Stetson.

    Kevin
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Fabulous Ken, great composition and execution.
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    Re: Help with old 5x7

    Just a guess because I barely do 4x5, but it sounds like a full plate camera to me.
  10. Thread: Omega NE?

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    Re: Omega NE?

    I paid $200.00 for mine with no lens cone or lens. Had to drive 4 hours one way. Took the wife, made a day of it.

    Kevin
  11. Thread: Omega NE?

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    Re: Omega NE?

    Rael, my E6 is a condenser unit.
  12. Thread: Omega NE?

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    Re: Omega NE?

    Yes, I have an E, it does 5X7 very nicely. Lens cones are hard to find, but easy to make if needed. The glass negative carrier is handy for smaller negatives too. Just need to cut a mask. If...
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    Re: same old tripod thread

    I believe my Cambo 4x5 weighs 14.5 Pounds,

    Kevin
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    Re: Quick baseplate question

    Real, if your still working with this, Set up the enlarger with a negative. Put a ream of paper as a base board, then remove sheets a few at a time until the grain is in focus using a grain...
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    Re: Is your Internet speed and cost good enough?

    My basic is 100 Meg up and down. Rural Nebraska. 5 teenagers at home. They all want to stream Netflix at the same time.
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    Re: Hello from Nebraska!

    Welcome! I am in Kearney. I just lurk and collect equipment. I will have a darkroom, eventually!

    Kevin
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    Re: Robotic View Camera

    I think the mechanism to pull the dark slide and put it back would OK, but how about flip the film holder for the other side?
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Thank you Bob, I am going to have to study a bit to learn the differences.
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    My 5x7 Technica is serial number 3011. possibly pre war- don't no for sure.
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    Re: Returning purchases to Japan/China

    No. Not really. It ha to be an item you really want.
  21. Re: LF Gear Websites which appear to be out of business...Rant

    The snapshots go back to when he was still alive, which is slightly morbid now that I think about it.[/QUOTE]

    Not near as morbid as snap shots after he was alive........
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    Re: Post yer pinholes

    Fabulous, sighting dots! So simple I would have never figured it out. Thank You!
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    Re: Advice on Camera Repair Estimate

    Frankly, buy a different camera.
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    Re: Killer deals on Pelican cases

    Yah, thanks Curt, between photo backpacker and this, I will be broke till Easter!
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    Re: Photobackpacker.com Sale at cost

    I am not smart enough to know what I don't know, you have a great product for us dinosaurs, I
    Got what I think I need. Thanks for a great run.

    Kevin
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    Re: Photobackpacker.com Sale at cost

    Hey Bruce, got the first box today, thanks. Always a first rate service, great product, wish I had more stuff to put in a backpack!
  27. Re: 8x10 Wet Plate Portrait - Girl with frecles

    Very nice. I would be pleased to do that with film.
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    Re: Foam for cases

    Mycasebuilder.com.
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    Re: Smaller Fomat Nudes

    Nice work. Same lighting for both shots?
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Excellent light- one spot at high key? please tell....
  31. Re: 4x5 Dark slides with circular holes in them? For what purpose?

    OK off topic but where are you buying Crane's Kid Finish Stationary paper?
  32. Re: Re-purpose a Kodak Rapid Color Processor Model 11

    WOW! I just did an Ebay search and none are for sale. that has to be a first!!
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    Re: Post your Pixies! :)

    I know she is distracted by the playoffs. maybe sneak a pic watching football?
  34. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    I see what you were looking at with her hair. The IPad did not do it justice. I think your composition is very solid.
  35. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Great composition. I like the bark of the tree but would of had the subject more linear with the flow of the roots. The juxtaposition of the model to that flow makes a person stop and think. Very...
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    Re: Guess what this structure is.

    I've never seen it from that view. Did not know it was a church, thought they were just friendly folks.......
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    WWPD..... What Would Pixie Do?
  38. Thread: Cambo case

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    Re: Cambo case

    Have not found a case builder, the older I get the smaller and lighter I want. Years ago a guy near me would do a rifle case to your specs. Holy cow they were heavy!!
  39. Thread: Cambo case

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    Re: Cambo case

    I use Mycasebuilder.com for foam inserts, they have cases of any size you want also. or you could build a case, then have them cut the foam.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Cool, it has warp drive.......
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