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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Chicago has a few great parks and gardens - this is the lagoon at Columbus Park designed by Jens Jensen

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  2. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    "My Deardorff doesn't have enough swings/tilts/bellows/rise/shift and its too heavy and too big" said no one ever.
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    Re: Assessing Dollar Value of Equipment

    Fees come out of the selling price. Unless you want to lose money you have to ask for more than it’s worth. I bought a camera that was listed on EBay but purchased it in person and he reduced a...
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    Re: Assessing Dollar Value of Equipment

    Ebay prices are inflated for fees and dealers who tend to ask for too much. I like selling here minus the fees and hassle.
  5. Re: RIP Frank Lee Ruggles, former NPS Eminent Photographer

    I knew him only by reputation. I stopped at Don's Photo Equipment in Dallas and found some tanks and holders I needed but only what was left after Ruggles had recently purchased and hauled off in a...
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    Re: CSW lab in Chicago closed

    Nicely done video, captures his personality. I hope he gets back to normal. Whenever I would go there, there was a steady stream of filmophiles bringing in work for him.
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    CSW lab in Chicago closed

    Google says CSW is temporarily closed, no answer at their number. Hope its not permanent, he was open when I moved here in the 80's and always had great service . Where might I go for C41?
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    Re: Show me your Struss pictures

    Bernice Loui - I understand that part from shooting and editing fuzzy lens images and then prepping them on a computer for the web and print. I can see image qualities as long as it is a reasonable...
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    Re: Show me your Struss pictures

    thanks - there are some images I was looking for - from descriptions I thought the lens must have a mild soft look, delicate and refined where some sorta-focus lenses are really kinda blurry.
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    Re: Show me your Struss pictures

    I almost put in a quote about the Three Blind Men parable and soft lenses - not looking for a description but actual hi-res images.
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    Re: Show me your Struss pictures

    Thanks. I had put a Wanted To Buy ad for a Struss lens. I had one offer of $12,000 and another, he loved his lens so much he couldn't bear to part with it or name a price, even though it was for...
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    Show me your Struss pictures

    Not of the lens but pictures taken with the lens.
  13. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    a private business can do a lot of stuff but they cannot require you to provide it.

    "Private sector use of the SSN is neither specifically authorized nor restricted. People are asked for an SSN at...
  14. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Using your SSN as identification is illegal so they just ask for the last 4 digits which may not be illegal but inappropriate - whenever I have refused to use a SSN, there is/must always be another...
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    thinking mistakes are mistakes

    double exposure - ooh thats nice
    under exposure - ooh thats nice
    over exposure - that looks kinda nice
    no film in the holder - didnt need it anyway
    that I need a...
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    Re: 4x10 how does it work and what do I need

    If you are in to wide views you can crop to the subject, wherever it is in the frame. Easy to make square - 4x4, 1:1.25 - 4x5, 1:1.5 - 4x6, 1:2 - 4x8 and 1:2.5 - 4x10 and then crop further to a 1:3...
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    Re: Is this uneven development?

    what tripod head is that? unusual design
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    Re: Is this uneven development?

    "How can I avoid these types of artifacts in the future?"

    There are several issues none of which look like uneven development. On the left is a light leak, on the right side of both negs is a...
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    Re: New Wooden Filmholder

    Chamonix

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    Re: New Wooden Filmholder

    It looks like they are selling Chamonix style holders at a lower price, even the 5x8 size which I am interested in. The Chamonix is 200 shipped, the F64 is 170.
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    Re: Sun Position using suncalc.org

    The Sun Seeker app has a 3D feature, you can check the suns location on any day.

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    Re: What image browsing program do you use?

    "is there a way to "ingest" and create a usable library, without moving files? "

    You can set the preferences to open an ingest dialog box when a memory card is inserted, but file locations are up...
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    Re: What image browsing program do you use?

    to be fair Photo Mechanic was faster than Fastone on a folder of jpgs and those difficult to read 16bit uncompressed tif's, but its good to have something to compare PM with.
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    What image browsing program do you use?

    I have been using Photo Mechanic for a long time, for commercial work or anyone with 10's of thousands of images, especially jpg's, it used to be blazing fast, the fastest jpg thumbnail maker on the...
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    Re: Going Long on 5x7

    The Nikkor T 600/800 is an awesome lens combo and one of my favorites on 5x7. The 800 uses all of the bellows on a 5x7 Deardorff, about 21" and you get a 32" lens, a 170mm equivalent on 35. It takes...
  26. Re: "Ansel Adams and Richard Wasserman: From The Mountains To The Prairies"

    Nicely done look forward to seeing it.
  27. Re: MWLFA LF Print Show January 25, Chesterton, Indiana

    I went last year and it is a supportive and encouraging group. I liked the informal gathering and sharing of new work and ideas. I learned a lot by seeing how the others approach their craft.
  28. Using modern holders on slotted cameras

    The older Graflexes use hard-to-find slotted holders. On a 4x5 Series D I made thicker spacers so that the sliding lock and seating bar covered the width of a modern film holder. You have to trim the...
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    Re: Nitrogen Processing

    Nitrogen is still used in processing labs and that is what it was originally designed for, long rolls of color film.
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    Re: Nitrogen Processing

    Gas Distributor (sparge or plenum) - I bought mine from California Stainless and added holes. I drilled a 1/64" hole every half inch, plus the ones that were there, for a total of about 110 holes, it...
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    Nitrogen Processing

    Nitrogen Burst

    I thought I would share how nitrogen burst processing works, it's all in Kodak Publication E-57 "Gaseous-Burst Agitation in Processing" from 1979 and will give evenly processed...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Richard your images are direct and concise I always enjoy looking at your projects.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    and the next bridge after Western is Diversey

    Look Back, Chicago
    Diversey and Logan, April 3, 1936. What was a Shell gas station is currently the site of @bowl_river. IDOT Chicago Traffic...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    They are a favorite of photographers, and the trains.

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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Chicago has a lot of old iron bridges, even more in the past, from the river meandering through the grid of streets.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    thanks, hope to catch it in the winter when its frozen and the steam is flowing like water above the river.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    The best pictures are always near water or in the mountains. This is the Chicago River from the Western Ave bridge on my way to work.

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  38. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    At he EAA air show in Oshkosh WI I camped for a week, that morning I was one of the first in the gate at 7a and was rewarded with this shot and nice clouds.
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  39. Part time job: B&W film and alternative process lab assistant in Chicago

    I am looking for a lab assistant with B&W photography and alternative process experience. Any experience with large format B&W film and alt processes is wanted. Please send related work or field...
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    Re: Satellite phone recommendations?

    I went for the Garmin thanks for the suggestions.
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