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    Re: PCH in summer? (LA - SF)

    Coastal fog generally burns off by late morning. We were in Santa Cruz last weekend and instead of burning off, the fog bank just retreated out into the bay
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    Re: PCH in summer? (LA - SF)

    Drive Southbound on 1 and you'll be on the ocean side---better views IMHO
  3. Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    I don't know about today's prices, but it used to be that the 15" Ilex Paragons and 14" Wollensak Velostigmats were considered budget friendly, and very nice lenses they are.
    Uncoated 14" Kodak...
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    Re: PCH in summer? (LA - SF)

    The gridlock sounds like Santa Cruz on the weekend.
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    Re: PCH in summer? (LA - SF)

    I forgot to mention Phil's Fish Shack in Moss Landing---between Monterey and Santa Cruz
    The Fishwife in Pacific Grove
    Rosa's and Ada's, both in Pismo Beach
    Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana in Pismo...
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    Re: PCH in summer? (LA - SF)

    For something unique that's budget friendly, try the Hostels at Pigeon Point (N of Cayucos) and Pescadero (N of Santa Cruz) Lighthouses.
    One of our favorite hotels is Kon Tiki in Pismo Beach---not...
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    Re: New and need help

    Lots of wisdom here.
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    Re: Coverage of 19 inch Red Dot Artar?

    I've got one on my 8x10 'dorff. It's a fine long lens with plenty of coverage :cool:
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Nice!
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    If you want to shoot 8x10 stop being a Nancy about it and shoot 8x10.
    Life is too short to futz around.
    It's only $$
    If it's what makes you happy you'll only wonder why it took you so long to grab...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Nice! I really like the feeling it gives.
  12. Re: Temporary EQ mess east side Sierra Hwy 395

    Convict Canyon is pretty cool!:cool:
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    Re: Greetings from NY

    Welcome from Smokey California.
  14. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    But a 5x7 'dorff is the same size as a 4x5 'dorff---only the back is different, except for one rare model, IIRC, built to skirt some restriction imposed by a World's Fair. I wish Ken Hough's...
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    Re: The River Fire

    I hear the fire has been mostly contained.
    That's some slick work by those fire crews!
    Prevailing winds are pushing the smoke to higher elevations and down into Nevada according to the 'puter.
  16. Re: Why View Camera & Sheet Film Today, in our here and now?

    Why?
    For me, futzing around with old cameras, 8x10 negatives, contact prints and toxic emulsions makes me smile.
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    Re: The River Fire

    We're having triple digits across the valley---heck there were even triple digits in Yosemite Valley yesterday. It's supposed to cool down to a balmy 99 deg. this week. Bad air from the fire.
    I am...
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    Re: The River Fire

    Grew to 9,500 acres overnight with 15% containment according to:
    https://sierranewsonline.com/river-fire-incident-update/
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    The River Fire

    A big one South of Yosemite NP
    https://www.goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/31084-mariposa-county-river-fire-map-as-of-6-00-p-m-sunday
    update...
  20. Re: Temporary EQ mess east side Sierra Hwy 395

    It gave Fresno a good shake.
    With the current heat wave, we're shaking and baking.
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    Re: Leaving Kodak for Ilford paper developer

    Clayton works for me.
  22. Re: Why View Camera & Sheet Film Today, in our here and now?

    Learn "Sunny 16" so no batteries are required.
    Think of all the money you'll save!
    You'll also be able to take photographs during Carrington events :rolleyes:
  23. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    Howsas abouta Linhof Color Kardan?
  24. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Humor employed to deescalate a potentially dangerous situation is always a valid alternative. LOL!
  25. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    Jakew0814 Since you've already indicated that you've made up you mind for an Intrepid, go for it!

    Don't second guess your decision unless something unforeseen happens.
    No negative could read the...
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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    I've used Vodka in a pinch.
    It kind of does a number on the coating though.
  27. Re: Popular Photogenic Sites/Locations in Yosemite NP

    Did you get to try the pizza at Degnan's Loft?
  28. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    I'm simply grateful for whatever develops. When I loupe a print and read a license plate on a car parked 100 yards down the road from the camera I'm just blown away.
    However I do this for fun.
  29. Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    In the Sierra you can find old license plates from the 1940s and 50's about 15' up tree trunks (because of the snow pack) marking snowshoe trails. What reflective coating left on the plates marks...
  30. Re: I need an advice

    I think it depends on your reasons for taking the 8x10.
    If you're driven by a project, by all means take it along.
    For snapshots, there are better tools

    Australia is a huge country and slogging...
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    Be careful out there!

    Tragedy on Memorial Day in Sequoia NP
    https://kmph.com/news/local/56-year-old-hiker-falls-500-feet-during-memorial-day-hike
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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    IMHO the world would be much better off if Laban made more baby Deardorffs to learn the trade and inherit the company
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    Re: Nagaoka camera?

    My mistake. Darned cataracts! :mad:
  34. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    A Cessna Bird Dog and a bird dog. Beautiful!
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    Re: Nagaoka camera?

    Made in India is very suspicious! Was the name sold to an Indian concern?
  36. Re: Any suggestions for packing away a D-II?

    Thanks for the offer Mark, but I think we can move the D2 without disassembly. The hard part now is finding good cardboard boxes large enough for the Dll column.
    An unfinished furniture store near...
  37. Re: 210 for travel and landscape: Heliar or Schneider?

    Just in case you have to send two in for a CLA you won't be left Artar-less
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    Re: Nagaoka camera?

    Sadly, Mr. Nagaoka recently passed away. Check out this thread:...
  39. Re: Any suggestions for packing away a D-II?

    Thanks!
  40. Any suggestions for packing away a D-II?

    I'm being gifted an Omega D-2 with all the accessories. Literally everything.
    Far and away more complete than my current D-II set up.
    My generous friend suggests to keep the D-II as most of the...
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