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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    Rick, I’m enjoying your series. It is nice to see the images the moderators produce when they aren’t necessarily earning a living, or taking care of us (an occasionally unruly mob.
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Don, while stylistically different, these images remind me of Shelby Lee Adams, who documented the Appalachia he grew up in. Is there a background story to how, as a one-time photojournalist, you...
  3. Re: "Ansel Adams and Richard Wasserman: From The Mountains To The Prairies"

    What a fantastic compliment, being paired with Ansel! (Or maybe it’s his honor to be paired with you!)
  4. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Thanks to various posts, I now check the TSA website to determine whether the U.S. airports I use have the new scanners or not. If not, I can continue the easier routine of keeping film in my...
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    Rick, love your image, makes me think of a Charles Sheeler painting.
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    Re: Visit London and its Vicinity

    This link gives info about ongoing photo exhibitions. Unfortunately no obvious way to limit the listing to large format only. I lived in London for 6 years but it has been so long that I can’t offer...
  7. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    It seems to me that this thread has concentrated on "is it possible to use the SG handheld" (which is obviously "yes, that was what its was designed for") rather than "why use the SG handheld?" I can...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Two views of a 1970 American LaFrance Cab Forward Fire Truck, along with a story:

    This truck was displayed as part of our local JayCee's annual Christmas Tree Sale, and while I walked past it...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Philip, thanks very much for your constructive thoughts, I will re-read them a few times before making the “real” FB 11x14s. Our weather forecast for tomorrow is rain, I may get started then. My only...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Heritage House, one of the earliest homesteads in Pflugerville, TX and now maintained by the Pflugerville library.

    These are straight scans from 8x10 work prints on RC glossy. I've revised my...
  11. Re: Idea for a thread on sharing image scans

    I agree that the image is what is important, but to me your approach sounds like a test of scanners and scanning technique. The image threads we already have concentrate on the images, and I suspect...
  12. Re: Bergger new lower pricing for 2020 and Introducing Bergger PrintFilm

    I couldn’t find mention of the number of sheets in a box of the various VC printing papers, which makes it difficult to evaluate the prices. Is that information on the site and I just overlooked it?...
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    Re: 4x5 Exposed Film Archiving

    Same as Darr: 4 negatives in each PrintFile sheet. In addition I file the related contact sheet in a transparent 3-hole sheet protector in the binder next to the negative sheet. I make my proofs by...
  14. Re: SP445 tank processing Delta100 and Pyrocat HD help please

    If you have the chance (don’t know how hard it would be with the Stearman tank) I strongly recommend the time tests Andrew suggested. I recently retested my tray processing using Pyrocat-HD and...
  15. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Steve, my suggestions are minor since I rather like the simple geometry of your Prescott House. I would burn down the bright top of the steps a smidge, and would crop a bit of the empty foreground.
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Necessary update: While I still cannot explain the "milky" or "cloudy" appearance of the working dilution of pyrocat-hd, it is working correctly. When I first used my new batch, the appearance of the...
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    Re: Peak Design Travel Tripod for LF?

    I looked at the Peak tripod at the Photo Expo in NYC last year, with the same question in mind, and decided that it was not a good fit. Let me start off saying that I think Peak products are arguably...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Alan, I second everything Doremus said. Just get the step up ring and use the filters you already own. The best way to acquire LF accessories is to wait until you have enough experience to know what...
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    I use a slight variation of this approach: I find a single heavy weight black tee shirt sufficiently dark (I never even thought of doubling it up), and I reverse David's approach by stretching the...
  20. Re: First and second lenses for new 4x5 shooter

    Alan, you and AdamD seem to be on the same search at the same time! Merg's advice is (as you would expect) spot on. But you don't need a Rodenstock App 150, any 150 from the "big 4" (Schneider,...
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Jim, Esearing: I was hoping to avoid having to mix my own developer, I like Pyrocat-HD and my two prior batches from PF were trouble free. If I go to "mix my own," it would be Pyrocat-HDC; the...
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    I'm reviving this old thread because I believe I just encountered a similar problem (milkiness & white precipitate, NOT pinholes or other issues). I received my new "Pyrocat-HD in Glycol" liquid...
  23. Re: 150mm lens suggestion for landscapes on a Cambo 45NX

    Stick with your search for a 150. My absolutely most used lens is a Rodenstock Sironar-S 150/5.6. But that isn’t the point. A 90mm is a really wide angle lens on 4x5, not really a general purpose...
  24. Re: Camera Selection: Tachihara, Toyo 45Aii or xxxxxx?

    Kent is absolutely correct, but you can invert the logic and say that there are only a few places where you can actually save weight: the tripod, the camera, and the lens. With the tripod, it is...
  25. Re: Camera Selection: Tachihara, Toyo 45Aii or xxxxxx?

    Adam, you will get recommendations pretty much running the spectrum, we are all different. I will try to concentrate on things you have posted: you want to fit the camera into a backpack and go out...
  26. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    But I would counter-argue that scanning is the most efficient way to find out if you even enjoy working with a large format camera.

    Like many here, I am a dedicated darkroom printer. Over the...
  27. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    Personally I like your plan, but then I kind of suggested it :)

    So here is what I would do:
    1. Get the camera equipment of your choice.
    2. Get one of the two current developing tanks for 4x5,...
  28. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    It seems to me that there is some circular logic here. Contact printing is the best way to evaluate a negative, but unless you are Edward Weston with a glass sheet and a light bulb, you would make...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Pedro-fiz: Very atmospheric photos, I like the use of the clouds as well as the general scenic. The images made me look up Pancorbo, I will have to visit the area when I have my next vacation trip to...
  30. NY Times - Tintypes from Willets Point

    Not sure if this is "guarded" by a paywall, since I'm a subscriber, but the NY Times printed a special section on Wiletts Point, a run-down area of Queens known for its many auto-repair businesses...
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    Re: How do you store / organize your negs?

    My physical storage of negatives is similar to what many have already posted: negatives in PrintFile sheets, kept in 3-ring binders, with a contact sheet in a transparent 8.5x11 sheet holder...
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    Re: New Ilford darkroom survey, December 2019

    Done. I thought some questions were ambiguous, such as “do you use Ilford multi grade filters?” They should have included an option for multi grade heads (such as my ZoneVI) which isn’t the same as...
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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    I grew up in NYC/Manhattan, and my experience is similar. I have used my 4x5 in Central Park (Belvedere Castle has some nice opportunities), in SOHO, down towards the lower tip in Battery Park, and...
  34. Re: LF photogenic sites in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Santa Cruz, Monter

    Drew, since the OP mentioned he was including Santa Cruz in his itinerary, I mentioned the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park which is a bit north of Santa Cruz, and not far off-route traveling down...
  35. Re: LF photogenic sites in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Santa Cruz, Monter

    Some suggestions based on my first trip to California about 2 months ago. We never went to Muir Woods, but loved the smaller Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, less touristed, and all old growth...
  36. Thread: Nude

    by Peter Lewin

    Re: Nude

    So far, 20 comments on one photograph. Hasn’t this gone a bit off the rails?
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    Re: Lens questions from a new 4x5 shooter

    This question comes up periodically, and I always give the same suggestion. Look at your digital photos, and see which focal length (or zoom setting) you use the most and give the results you enjoy...
  38. Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    I think we are missing the point here. We are a tiny niche population critiquing the technique and quality of the wet plate portraits. Greta Thunberg is an activist for a cause, she appreciates...
  39. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    The thread seems to be morphing again, away from "great shots" and towards "who is a real artist?" So are we discussing "real artists" or "great artists?" The field of "true musicians" is a lot...
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    Re: 6x17 Images

    gcap, your most recent sunset (?) is spectacular (image #897). Your eye for color is always pleasing, but sometimes it is really wonderful, and makes me go "wow!" (The other thing that impresses me...
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