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  1. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    My 4x5 camera and Calumet IIN 150/5.6 when weighed together is just a touch over a kilo, not quite 2.5 pounds. Most my traveling with it was with a pre-carbon Studex w/ a ballhead...probably 6 to 7...
  2. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    Excellent, Doremus! I have one of those 'buckets' -- somehow ended up with it, tried it backpacking, and found it was not worth its 2 or 3 ounces for keeping water in camp. Might be worth taking for...
  3. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    I went the other way Kerry suggested -- just one lens (Caltar IIN 150/5.6) with 4x5 for 8 years or so. The shutter is a big hit in weight -- so anything in a Copal 0 (like my Caltar) will be on the...
  4. Thread: Spotting

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    Re: Spotting

    Cool -- that's a new one for me!
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    Re: Suggestions for LF field camera

    Deardorff Special then -- 4x5 or 5x7 with the same classic camera. But under a $1000...hmmmmm
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    Re: Spirit Photography: History and Creation

    I was there in spirit...
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan Website DOA

    Just talked to them on the phone -- had planned to call anyway with some shipping information.

    Good people.
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    Re: Suggestions for LF field camera

    Yes, back up...perhaps not as far as Bernice suggests.

    What percentage of the time will be spent carrying the camera? If one plans any landscape work any distance for one's home (if on foot) or...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    The discoveries leading to the carbon process began in the early to mid 1800s. Suckow in 1832 and Becquerel in 1840 worked with the effects of dichromate and organics, and Talbot filed a patent in...
  10. Re: film holders vs film hangers vs film carriers vs ... ?

    One visualizes an image (or previsualizes an image in a Minor key)
    Composes the image on the GG
    Exposes an image onto a sheet of film (the latent image - can be manipulated)
    Develops the sheet of...
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    Re: October Portraits

    I am not physically in the photo -- just to the extent the photographer is always present. I did take a couple more -- one closed to f64 for 15 seconds in which I sat down in the image, and one a...
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    Re: Visualization, Pre and Post?

    Exactly...Minor ties the two together very tightly. He uses the Zone System as a key to (pre)visualization...which is simply to be able to look at what is in front of the camera and know how it...
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    Re: Visualization, Pre and Post?

    This sounds like what I was referring to, also.


    That's the definition from the inventor of the phrase. (Zone System Manual, How to Previsualize Your Pictures, by Minor White, fourth edition,...
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    Re: Visualization, Pre and Post?

    Since everyone approaches making images differently, it would be surprising if everyone agreed on the same thought process in their approach of making images. As I wrote above, I treat the making of...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Fine in the Pacific NW, mountains, and desert -- but at the time never got into tropical climates with them.
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    Re: Visualization, Pre and Post?

    I previsualize by having a pot of tea and a good breakfast before venturing out to visualize for the day.

    To make it all easier, I think I'll just call it thinking and do it though the whole...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Wait for the day when you spend so much time under the darkcloth that you see the GG image rightside-up in your brain, then stick your head out -- and for a microsecond, think the world is upside...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    I've been wearing shorts a little less these days...often a light pair of long pants from Christmas to mid February. Otherwise long pants rub the hair off my knees and they get cold.

    Most of my...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Photographed at Paynes Lake, Russian Wilderness, CA on June 21, 2019.
    Printed 10-15-20
    5x7 Eastman View No.2 with a Fuji W 180mm. FP4+, f16 at one second, PyrocatHD
    Platinum/palladium print,...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    I've done some tramping with Kiwis in the Southern Alps in the winter. Just shorts, mate, we did not have those poly shorts in the mid70s. The tussock grass is long and has almost a razor's edge. On...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    From a hike in June of 2019...finally got around to printing it. 5x7 platinum/palladium print. 180mm lens, f16 @ 1 second, FP4+ in PyrocatHD

    A group of friends who have been working together in...
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    Re: October Portraits

    Platinum print from a couple days ago, first printing...the negative was taken June 21, 2019. A rare gathering of friends -- all have worked together at one point or another -- land restoration,...
  23. Thread: Spotting

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    Re: Spotting

    I made 16x20 prints -- so when I had a particular tone dialed in on the brush, I'd look around the print to find matching areas that needed spotting. The idea was to do it in one touch with a moist...
  24. Thread: Spotting

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    Re: Spotting

    I used my tongue to dilute the Spottone the last little bit to match the spot. Does not taste bad. I keep a piece of photopaper handy to dab the brush on to check the tone on the white.

    hairs --...
  25. Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    Here's me figuring out how to make a lensboard my Suter...a Aplanat, I believe...
  26. Re: why are there no "modern" super fast LF lenses?

    Well, it's got holes all through it, but I'll file it for future use.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Great 1st LF image!!

    If I don't trust the 1 or 1/2 second speeds on a shutter, I close down another stop and use B. "Exercing"' the shutter might help with those speeds, maybe not.

    In dark...
  28. Re: why are there no "modern" super fast LF lenses?

    Large apertures on LF cameras is like having a bayonette permanently attached to a sniper rifle. Might come in handy, but generally gets in the way.

    Just testing out a metaphor -- please continue!
  29. Re: film holders vs film hangers vs film carriers vs ... ?

    When does a sheet of film become a negative?
  30. Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    I'll defer to Drew and others. My hands-on experience has been with the Fuji W 360/6.3 (both 8x10 and 11x14) and the lens Drew mentioned, the 355/f9 G-Claron, which I have used only with 11x14 -- and...
  31. Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Like picking a mate. One hunts for looks, brains, and emotional stability. Pick two. At least you did not toss in cost! I have the FujiW 360/6.3 and it is a large beast. I do not know if the...
  32. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    I did something similar, but often waited weeks before toning...getting enough final prints worth the selenium. I would tone three final copies (16x20) of 5 or 6 images in one session.

    Removing...
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    Re: Tripods in lightning storms?

    Kinda of the same thing happened to my ex-wife in Australia growing up. Probably close to the same length of pipe, just not as much elevation difference. Gave her and the cow she was milking a good...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    A large rock on the beach. Ossagon Rocks, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park back in July. 5x7 Pt/pd print
  35. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    We were setting up a rented 8x10 for a workshop demo (Friends of Photography years ago). I handed a fellow the camera back and as he but it on the camera, the part holding the GG fell off and...
  36. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    After clearing, my platinum/palladium prints are rinsed to remove most surface chemicals, then are put in individual trays with water. Aggitated occasionally, water changed every 10 to 15 minutes for...
  37. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    Tight spaces! I run into the same problem developing 11x14 film on a 5 foot surface. Room for three trays, but I use four. I cover the fixer tray with a larger tray (up-side down) to keep the fumes...
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    Re: 210mm F5.6 Lens For 8x10

    Might as well be! I won't be visiting my brother in San Clemente for awhile -- They won't let me back into the county.
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    Re: Review of new Ansel Adams book!

    They may not have the full portfolio. However individual prints pass through the gallery, so the chances are they will have several on hand at any one time. A call could answer that, and...
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    Re: 210mm F5.6 Lens For 8x10

    Another country heard from...,:cool:
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