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  1. Re: My experience with 20th Century Camera's 5x7 reel

    Years ago I started developing 4x5 B&W by hand inversion using Jobo 2521 tanks and 2509N reels which I purchased new. Everything went fine for a while - a year or more -then I started getting bands...
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    Re: RA-4/color darkroom printing in 2021

    Once you get the knack for it RA4 printing is routine: The first step is to obtain the correct density - which is the key to the success or failure of the image – and the second is color correction....
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    This is an enlargement thru the window on the extreme left of the image above:


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    It was probably taken with the 105mm lens and...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Pigeon Point Light Station

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51445618230_0be1bfd7aa_z.jpg

    For a little history see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_Point_Lighthouse

    Pentax 67II.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Coastal California. Pentax 67II, 200mm SMC Pentax 67.

    Thomas
  6. Re: Question for those who have 8x10 monorails...carrying....

    Years back I bought a Calumet W15102 rolling case w/foam from the local Calumet store in San Francisco for the Toyo 810G. The camera stores assembled riding on the short rail with extension rails...
  7. Thread: Americana

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    Associated Oil Station (1927)

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    Restored and moved to History Park in San Jose. For a little history on Associated Oil Company...
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    Mel's - San Francisco

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    Pentax 67II

    Thomas
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Bixby Bridge

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    Nikon F3hp home developed with Kodak E-6.

    Thomas
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

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    San Francisco. Pentax 67II.

    Thomas
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    If mountainous landscapes are your cup of tea, it is! I prefer early season - late spring to early summer - when the landscape is still at least partially clothed with snow and the water runs fast,...
  12. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Goddess of Progress (ca ~ 1890)
    Francis Marion Wells Sculptor, San Francisco.

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    For further info see https://www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/tag/goddess-of-progress

    Thomas
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    Re: What's your windy day technique?

    If the wind direction is at an angle to the camera/bellows, a big "golf" umbrella will block it. I always carry one in car truck for just such occasions. I once shot a negative of the Golden Gate...
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    Re: Your Street Photo's

    "I MPEACH"

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    From a protest long ago in San Francisco. Pentax645N.

    Thomas
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    Re: Some B&W Interiors...

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    Two of the 4 original Gould Rotary Furnaces at the New Idria Mercury Mine, New Idria, California. I took this image about 10 years...
  16. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Pondering Angel - Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51369258262_86a5581bd0.jpg

    Toyo-view Robos.

    Thomas
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

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    Toyo 45AX.

    Thomas
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I didn't get into the Merced but stayed at the edge of the shoreline so the only thing that got wet were the soles of my boots. Watkins had an easier time as far as finding a compositional vantage...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Washington Column - Yosemite

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    I had an absolute bitch of a time getting this composition. A little further to my right would have...
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    Tiffen has an 82mm Deep Yellow glass filter and it's currently in stock at B&H for just $36.95. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/54121-REG/Tiffen_82DY15_82mm_Deep_Yellow_15.html/reviews I...
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    Re: LF cameras with geared tilt movements

    All movements, front and back, on the Toyo Robos are geared except for swing. However the specs say that the camera weighs 12lbs but it's the lightest 12lbs I ever handled. The standard bellows are...
  22. Thread: Drying Clips

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    Re: Drying Clips

    For 135 I use either the Jobo or Kalt clips the latter of which I bought several at a camera show for 25
    cents each. For 4x5 I have been using the B&H code DEFC10 for the past 20 years. When...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    San Francisco Belle Riverboat

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    Photographed years ago from the end of Pier 7 with a 90mm Grandagon f4.5 on a Toyo 45cf. This is a...
  24. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    Although this may not be appropriate for you for years I have been using a Lowepro 350 AW Runner for 35mm and light LF and MF photography (Toyo 45cf, Pentax 645NII). It's a padded internal frame...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Here's another one from the same trip:


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    This structure is located at the rock quarry where stone for buildings on the island (and...
  26. Re: Weather-related Resources---Post Your Favorites!

    I use:

    1. http://iqair.com
    2. fire.airnow.gov
    3. www.purpleair.com

    The IQAir map shows the wind flow contour lines in a particular area and includes other info such as PM2.5...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Here's another one from the same trip:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51342263003_995e945dff_z.jpg

    This time I scanned the whole sheet (~5x7") and you can see where the emulsion "leaked"...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Abandoned Military Hospital - Fort McDowell (Angel Island)

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    I took this some years back with the Toyo 45cf while touring the island...
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    Re: Help with Filters

    Jim - The Cokin XPro is too big for me also. Years back I switched to the Cokin Z-Pro holder which will take a 95mm adapter ring and step-up rings from 39mm for all my lenses. I keep the holder...
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    Re: Help with Filters

    Out of curiosity I took a HiTech resin filter and it fit in the slot. So it looks like resin filters will slide in the 3, 4 and 5" holders without any problem as they are 3mm or less in thickness. ...
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    Re: Help with Filters

    It's designed to take Gel filters. The width of the front channels on the 8060 is about 3mm and it measures ~5.5" in the vertical direction and 5" in the horizontal There is a stop on the left that...
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    Re: Help with Filters

    Jim - Toyo View makes compendium hoods for its 4x5 and 8x10 cameras. The 180-626 (8060) Pro Compendium Hood, includes 3", 4", 5" gel filter holders and the 180-623 (1660) Pro Compendium Hood (for...
  33. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Toyo 810 MII, Delta 100.
    Platinum-toned kallitype.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51277975071_8a73d42199_z.jpg

    Thomas
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

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    Toyo 45CF, Provia.

    Thomas
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    Re: A really nice cable release

    That makes sense Bob as it is almost identical in appearance. However I took a closer look at mine tis morning and on the top of the locking release it says "Made in Japan." Here's a photo on mine:...
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    Re: A really nice cable release

    Actually this is the one I have and not the Kaiser which it resembles.

    Thomas
  37. Thread: Lens Cleaner

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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    I recently purchased a 80 - 200 Nikkor f2.8D for the F6 which came without a filter. But I had a 72mm B&W UV filter sitting on a shelf for I don't know how long exposed to the dust and elements. I...
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    Re: 2 sheets of film in the same holder?

    I use Toyo View holders for 4x5 and Toyo View and Fidelity Elite's for 8x10 and neither holder's end flap will close with 2 sheets of typical film inserted. Maybe with ultra thin film like Rollei...
  39. Re: June 10th, 3pm EST: Arkady Lvov and Platinum Printing

    Just received this by email: In about a week we'll upload the edit event to our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/legionpaper

    Thomas
  40. Re: June 10th, 3pm EST: Arkady Lvov and Platinum Printing

    It was mostly geared to marketing Legion's paper for platinum printing, Revere Platinum I believe, but the paper's brand name wasn't dwelt on. Arkady gave a broad overview of the process without...
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