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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    I thought that Ansel Adams was instrumental in getting Weston a house in Carmel.

    Thomas
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    I've been making alternative prints from in-camera 5x7 and 8x10 negatives for about 8 years now and use the 8x10 and 11x14 contact printing frames from Bostick & Sullivan. These frames are designed...
  3. Re: Sequoia & Kings Canyon starting to issue wilderness permits

    Just got back from the Pfizer 2d vaccine dose at the local VA hospital. As I was leaving a politician from Groveland pulled up and said that the pandemic had closed 1/2 of the businesses in...
  4. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Thanks for the input Doremus. I'm planning my trip for October depending on the pandemic of course. I don't want to check the camera, lens and tripod. I think I can hand-carry those onboard with...
  5. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I wonder if its the same now in Rome? Back around 2000 when I was in Rome on a bicycle tour riding on the cobbles in the historical section was definitely not bicycle friendly - my tires then were...
  6. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I keep all my lens in dedicated waterproof pelican cases by format size (35, MF, 4x5 and 8x,10 on their lensboards) with their apertures closed, uncocked and with their protective filter attached. ...
  7. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Reprinted The Bear Hunters and toned to completion (30 minutes) with a gold - ammonium thiocynate toner:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50963732386_582440ed93_z.jpg

    Next time I print...
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    Re: Red "D" on Nikkor-W 300mm f5.6

    Absolutely!
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    Re: Red "D" on Nikkor-W 300mm f5.6

    The last I heard from Nikon was what I posted earlier: Thank you for your patience. I received a response from Japan concerning the marking on the lens. A Red "R" referred to the use of the lens for...
  10. Re: Do you standardize your screw-on filters by thread size?

    As I mentioned earlier I started off with screw-in filters for 35mm camera but switched to a Cokin-P system when I moved to medium format and then to a Cokin Z-Pro system when I added LF (4x5 and...
  11. Re: Do you standardize your screw-on filters by thread size?

    Back when I was a noob shooting 35mm I bought screw-on filters. But when I moved to MF and then LF I switched to a Cokin Z-Pro filter system and bought 4' 100mm rectangular filters. The largest...
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    Re: Toyo lensboard adapters

    No problem Stefan. You can get detailed info on Toyo cameras and their accessories at Toyo's website: http://www.toyoview.com
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    Re: Toyo lensboard adapters

    180-631 (1052) TOYO45A to TOYO, 158mm Flat lens board adapter
    180-632 (1057) TOYO45A to TOYO, 158mm Recessed for 45-90mm lenses
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    Rome on a Budget

    I'm thinking about planning a trip to Rome to photograph its fountains with an 8x10 Toyo MII for alternative – kallitype/salt – printing. Due to the subject matter I envision bringing all of my 8x10...
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    Re: Mounting a 14" f6 Veritar on Toyo 810M

    I have the 14” f6 Veritar also and prefer it over the Imagon's because you are better able to fine tune the degree of softness. Mine has the factory chrome metal cap lined with velvet which fits...
  16. Thread: Sculpture

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    Fontana delle Tartarughe (The Turtle Fountain) - San Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50921339016_3d8b36dfba_c.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana_delle_Tartarughe
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Tracy Storer on this forum shoots 20x24.
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    Re: Sculpture

    It is interesting to contrast todays "racists" interpretations of the Tilden sculptor linked to above with an 1895 San Francisco newspaper's interpretation: ...
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    Re: Figuring dilution

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratio
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    Re: Sculpture

    https://www.themideastbeast.com/taliban-isis-to-advise-antifa-on-destroying-statues/
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    Re: Sculpture

    So far the sculpture has survived at least one attempt by the cancel culture for its removal...
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    The Bear Hunters - Douglas Tilden, Paris 1892

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50900569951_55f09592b4_c.jpg

    Reprinted it this morning at the start of the 2d cup of coffee. The first was...
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    Re: Sculpture

    The Bear Hunters - Douglas Tilden 1892, Paris.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50893153031_3eda7c275f_z.jpg

    Kallitype.
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    Re: Up Off The Mat...Again?

    Print wise 2020 was a bust for me also. The first 3 months were taken-up with cataract surgery for both eyes. Then came along the pandemic and wildfires – all of which conspired to keep me indoors...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Proaim states the Geared Head is about 16.5 kg (about 37 lbs). The 67.5 lbs weight is for the head and the case and all the included packaging....
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    For the ultimate support:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1555802-REG/proaim_p_ogr_h_orion_geared_head.html
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    Re: Blackbirds are Back

    It was a treat to run into a bunch of these on a hike last week: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricolored_blackbird
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    Re: Chemical storage question

    I've been storing 5L of stock Xtol and 1 gallon of Dektol in tanks with floating lids for about 20 years now with excellent results. The Xtol will last for at least 6 months if mixed with distilled...
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    Re: Favorite Current 8x10 B&W Film?

    For years (at least 10) I have been using Delta 100 and Acros for 8x10 and printing primarily in an alternative format. Of the two, I prefer Acros. However recently I have been shooting Kodak TMY...
  30. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    Sutro Baths (Ruins) and Seal Rocks - San Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50850018362_717ce103f3_z.jpg

    Contact print from 8x10 negative.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Barn - Coastal California

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50832455937_2683241b25_z.jpg

    Over the years I've photographed this barn several times in different seasons. On this occasion the...
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    Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Here are some images by David Malin from glass plate negatives:

    Astronomical images contain light from objects covering an enormous range of brightness, far wider than found in 'everyday'...
  33. Re: Sekonic L-758DR v L-758D - What is the Difference?

    The "DR" version has PocketWizard built-in.
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I've been using this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/469077-REG/Arca_Swiss_801103_Monoball_Z1_sp_with.html on a 4 section Gitzo G1349 mk2 for 10+ years with P67, Toyo 45AX and Toyo 810 MII...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Found one! http://www.hejnarphotostore.com/product-p/m405f63.htm
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I really like this head for the Toyo 810MII but its load capacity is only 1/2 of what I need: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1124273-REG/manfrotto_mhxpro_3wg_xpro_geared_3_way.html
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  37. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    I just received a response:

    On Monday, January 4, 2021, 11:55:09 AM PST, ProPaperChem <propaperchem@kodakalaris.com> wrote:

    Thanks for reaching out to us and bringing this issue to our...
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    Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    You can piggyback off a telescope if the mounts motor is strong enough to carry both the OTA and camera while remaining balanced. I can piggyback a 35mm SLR with 300mm lens on my Meade 10" SCT and...
  39. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Sent them an email with photo attached yesterday. When I was looking for a replacement developer (D-76) at B&H where I purchased the above from, I noticed that they tagged the new version developers...
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    Golden Gate Bridge

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50784632697_a4a33ba194_o.jpg

    Salted paper print.
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