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    Re: KEH Question

    Not necessarily. I recently bought an Olympus OM 28-48mm zoom that was rated ugly. I think I paid about $15 for it. There was some slight fungus, but I was able to completely clean it up without much...
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    Re: Tiny Camera Porn

    I only have one. However, since I use a half-frame Pen FT, 100’ of film would probably outlast me (I’m 71).

    Bob
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    Re: Pop-up darkroom...

    How about using black FoamCore board? You can use duct tape for the edges where the boards join. You might not need any studs, as the FoamCore is stiff enough and if the footprint is not too big....
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    Re: Plastics question for film developing

    How did you solve your problem?
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    Re: Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    Still no explanation: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/03/us/sierra-national-forest-family-death-hazards.html?referringSource=articleShare
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    Re: Central Camera, Chicago

    Yep. The old location is still boarded up. In my picture, the plywood is barely visible under the awning and the new green sign over the new location shows better in color than B&W.
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    That (and in case you drop the deck) is why you should draw a diagonal line across the edge of the deck with a marker. You can then see at a glance if the cards are out of order.

    Bob (who just...
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    Re: Central Camera, Chicago

    I finally got downtown at a time when Central Camera was open (which is now M, W, F and S 10:00AM-2:00PM). Actually, I got there at 2:35, but as I was looking through the window to see what was...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Looks like a Warhol.
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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    I know that there are activated charcoal pens and whatnot for cleaning lenses, but AC seems too abrasive. Are there any good studies that show AC is safe for lenses and coatings?
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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    Do you have the 3M Product Number for those? There are a number of different types listed online.
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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    Back in the day, I was told to use the cleaning fluid sparingly and not apply it directly to the glass for fear that some of the fluid might be drawn into the lens body. Instead, I touch the tip of...
  13. Re: Light tripod and head for lightweight 4x5 and short lenses

    I have a Sirui ET-1204 with a Field Optics Research PH-200 pan head (a picture of it is in Post #6 in the thread at...
  14. Re: Field Optics Research FPH-200 Pan Head Question

    My camera is an Okuhara, an old Japanese half-plate wooden field camera. With a 210mm f9 G-Claron, it weighs about 5 pounds. The pan head holds it stable even when tilted. A picture is attached.

    I...
  15. Re: Field Optics Research FPH-200 Pan Head Question

    I recently bought one to replace a ball head on my new tripod, but I have not had a chance to use it yet.

    In general, I am please with the purchase. I like its small size, light weight and that...
  16. Re: Tripods: Is Carbon Fiber worth the extra cost?

    Just to report back, I ended up paying the extra and getting a CF tripod, a Sirui ET-1204, rather than the aluminum version, the ET-1004. It has four leg sections, rather than five, but still folds...
  17. Re: Tripods: Is Carbon Fiber worth the extra cost?

    Thank you all for your comments. They have provided me with a number of good points to consider. While I still have more research to do, since I am looking for a small tripod, I do not think the...
  18. Tripods: Is Carbon Fiber worth the extra cost?

    I'm looking to get a small tripod, mainly for a Fujifilm X-E1 APSc digital camera used with old 35mm lenses, but also for use with a light half-plate Japanese field camera with a 4x5 back. In the...
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    Re: Afghan box in Afghanistan

    In 1983 I was doing archaeological fieldwork with 4 other archaeologists in southern Peru. We needed photos for ID cards, so we went to the main plaza in Moquegua and had our pictures made by the...
  20. Thread: Avedon

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    Re: Avedon

    The NYT also has a review of an Avedon biography, “What Becomes a Legend Most,” by Philip Gefter: Richard Avedon, a Photographer Who Wanted to Outrun the Glitz Factor...
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    Re: Help in ID'ing Japanese 5X7 Wood Camera

    Several points:
    1. Are you sure it is 5x7, not half plate? As Oren Grad said in Post #7 in https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?86938-Half-plate-exact-size, <quote>4.75 x 6.5...
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    Re: New Ektachrome 35mm

    Two images from my first roll of the new Ektachrome, taken last summer and fall. Camera is an Olympus Pen FT (half frame) with the Zuiko 25mm f4 lens. These were attempts (not altogether successful)...
  23. Re: The Jazz Loft according to W. Eugene Smith

    There is also the book The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965 by Sam Stephenson (2009). Interesting book -- read it a number of years ago.
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    Re: Where to donate?

    Since you are in Rockford, have you approached the Rockford Art Museum about accessioning your photo collection?
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    Re: Rodenstock-Ysarex 150mm 4.5 ??

    I have a Ysar 135mm f4.5. It is a nice small lens, which I use on a Japanese half-plate field camera adapted to 4x5. It covers 4x5, but with not much extra coverage for movements.
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    Re: My camera caught fire.

    There was a hotel in Las Vegas with a curved glass wall that focused the sun on poolside, melting plastic chairs:...
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    Re: The Importance of Photographs

    Sally Mann, in her memoir Hold Still, makes interesting observations that photographs falsify and replace memories. In general terms, she feels that the more photographs she has of someone, the less...
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    Re: A cold morning (35mm)

    October 2014, northwest of Chicago, first good frost of the year. I was out early with a bird watching group, but the scenery was better than the birds.

    Bob

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    Re: Making lemonade

    Struan,

    Do you have a version of Stockholm_Typology that does not use Adobe Flash? I have uninstalled Flash because it is such a malware magnet, and I refuse to re-install. I find your earlier...
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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    Just bought a bottle of Rodinal-formula developer from Central Camera -- I had asked them more than a year ago if they would carry it -- and just finished the 72nd frame on the film in my Olympus Pen...
  31. Re: Chicago Art Institute, Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century

    In would also recommend seeing the 40th Anniversary Exhibit at the Columbia College Museum of Contemporary Photography, about a half mile south of the Art Institute, at 600 S Michigan Avenue, through...
  32. Re: Does anyone know who "owns" the defunct tradenames of........

    INAL, but apparently, in the US, if a trademark is not being actively used and the owner has no plans to use it, someone else can take it over. For example, see the following story about Hydrox...
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    Re: B&H Photo workers start drive to unionize

    I would welcome hearing B&H's side of the story, so I hope that they do comment.

    I only hope that, if the union drive is successful, that they do not go the way of Altman Camera in Chicago, which...
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    B&H Photo workers start drive to unionize

    I do not want this to veer off into politics, but just want to bring this to the forum’s attention:

    Workers at B&H Photo are claiming that they are forced to work in unsafe conditions and are...
  35. Re: Finding your voice in the midst of a revolution

    “In the future, there will be no such thing as a ‘straight photograph’ … Digital capture quietly but definitively severed the optical connection with reality … The digital sensor replaced to (sic)...
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    Re: Another store bites the dust

    The Chicago store I miss is Darkroom Aids, which used to be on North Lincoln Avenue west of Wrigley Field. It must have gone out of business 15-20 years ago now. I used to live in the neighborhood...
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    Re: Old Advertising Photograph - see attached

    Yes. It was online, but I cannot remember where I saw it. Might even have been in the Lounge here.

    Bob

    Edit: Oops! Might help if I looked at the original date of this thread. No wonder it...
  38. Re: fabricating wooden camera backs, reducing backs, expansion and enlarging backs

    I made a 4x5 reducing back for my half-plate Okuhara field camera from thin strips of scrap exotic hardwoods. It fits in in place of the original book-form film holder. Pictures are in post #9 at...
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    Re: Is Edward Weston falling "out of favor?"

    Yes, they are the same person (W. Eugene Smith). Both Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson called him "Gene" (as did Jim Hughes when Camera 35 named him "Our Man of The Year" in 1974), so the OP is...
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    Re: Need help identifying camera

    My Okuhara (Osaka, Japan) half plate folder also uses the same shape GG holders, so they definitely are not restricted to Indian cameras. In previous posts, I have suggested (with no real evidence)...
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