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    Re: Building a vacuum frame

    While I have not seen that webpage before today, his design is very similar to that vacuum frame I built. His design is a good one. The vacuum pump does not have to be large, this one should work...
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    Re: Starting with ULF

    Darkroom space, sink sizes/space and a suitable lightsource (and space for the lightsource)are extremely important, especially if to get into alternate processes.

    Print mounting via dry mount...
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    Two glass negs from the WWI period. My buddy's grandfather served. The one of the guy driving the truck is his grandfather. The plates were left out in an open box since the '30's Really bad...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    8x10 neg taken in November 2015. In early December I drove by it to discover it was a flat pile of rubble, nothing left standing.
    Turned out it was a reject negative, so I couldn't re-shoot it.
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  5. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Well, maybe not every day but I try to.
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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    I had my first public exhibition of my prints at Darkroom Aids. The upstairs gallery was a beautiful setting among the curved wooden roof trusses. Doing the show was a lot of work but I learned a lot...
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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    If you go to the Art Institute of Chicago to see photography take a flashlight.The lighting is so low that it's hard to appreciate fine prints.

    I have long advocated that if their photographs are...
  8. Re: Suggestions for a LFP trip in Prague-Linz-Salzburg- Vienna

    If you decide to go, I'll recommend that you plan an overnight stay. The morning and evening light with the mountains and lake are terrific. But it's worth the trip even if you don't stay...
  9. Re: Suggestions for a LFP trip in Prague-Linz-Salzburg- Vienna

    I've only done Hallstatt by car. There is a way to do it by train, the link for how-to info is below:

    https://www.traveltyrol.com/salzburg-to-hallstatt/
  10. Re: Suggestions for a LFP trip in Prague-Linz-Salzburg- Vienna

    If you rent a car, go to Hallstadt, about an hour's drive from Salzburg. You are in serious trouble if you can't find a photograph there.
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

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    UP mainline swing bridge across the Mississippi at Clinton Iowa.
    Taken from US Highway 30 bridge just north of the tracks. Hasselblad Superwide.
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    Re: nikkor t ed 800 / 1200 mm

    They are fine lenses. However, they are not for use with rickety cameras, dinky little tripods or windy days.

    Two tripods help - a lot. If it takes you less than a half hour to setup the...
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    Re: What a whopper!

    There is enough room for Waterhouse stop between the cells.
    The darkslide shutter goes over the front element. The attached photo shows an identical application with a different lens and 4x5...
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    Re: What a whopper!

    I've been using this 305mm Metrogon since 2010 on my 8x20. It weighs 6# without the red/yellow graduated center filter(s). I haven't seen a 305mm offered for sale in many years. The 75mm and 150mm...
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    Re: Visit Maui, HI

    Haleakala is a crapshoot. No clouds and it an ethereal occasion. Heavy clouds and it's meh. Been there 3x and only got the no clouds view once.
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    Re: iPhone Viewfinder app

    Hmmm

    I mis-interpreted the error message when I tried to enter 508mm for the 20" film width. Actually, 500mm is fine as it more closely represents the film size without the rebate generated by...
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    Re: iPhone Viewfinder app

    Thanks very much.
    Have a great holiday.

    John
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    Re: iPhone Viewfinder app

    Adam,
    I just purchased your app and it looks good.

    My primary usage would be with my 8x20 using a 1200mm lens. I see you've increased the acceptable lens focal lengths. Could you do the same...
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    Re: Lenses for 8x20

    I've been using for 8x20

    305mm Agfa Gevaert Super Intergon with a Packard shutter. (Covers but has fall-off in the corners) I really don't use this lens for taking, it's my 8x10 enlarging lens. I...
  20. Re: Miscellaneous Stuff for 717: please advice

    Steve,

    What mount tissue do you use for the multiple passes on oversize prints?

    Thanks
    John
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    Re: ULF Tipping Point

    +1 to all of this.

    In fairness to saying that 95% of ULF sit unused at home; these days ULF film (and even chemistry) is expensive enough that one must discriminate much more than with regular...
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    Re: ULF Tipping Point

    Pick a ULF size format that uses existing x-ray film sizes so you can pratice with the x-ray stuff.

    Once you go past 11x14 analyze your darkroom to see if your sinks and trays will fit.
  23. Re: DIY UV light meter for alternative photographic processes

    https://www.amazon.com/Finlon-Checker-Ultraviolet-SmartLab-Smartphone/dp/B072P33ZWQ

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0722WKP73/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1
  24. Re: Any tips & tricks for operating lenses without own shutter (lens cap on-off)

    I use this occasionally, I made one for 8x10 as well.
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    Re: how do you store your lenses?

    May look excessive but I have different lenses for 8x10 and 8x20. That's what pickup trucks are for.
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    Re: Reccomendations for West Texas

    Ha! I made a special trip to Big Bend for photography and Astronomy in late March a couple of years ago. We were there for 4 days. Clouded over day and night. No sun, no stars. So don't assume the...
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    Re: Compound shutter repair

    Thanks,
    But for me right now a discarded Compur shutter is much more rare in my junk drawer. :D
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    Re: Compound shutter repair

    Thanks!

    John
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    Compound shutter repair

    Hello all,

    I need a couple of machine screws for a dial-set Compound shutter that's holding a Zeis Jena 25cm lens.

    Can I assume the screws that hold the shutter cocking lever on the shaft to...
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    Re: ULF Tripod and Tripod Head Discussion

    I suppose the most important property of the tripod(s) for ULF is weight. Heavier can't hurt, except that it limits how far you can carry the whole mess to make an exposure.:D

    That said, my setup...
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    Re: How many of you were taught (in LF) ?

    Taught using a Calumet 4x5 during freshman photography at the Institute of Design (IIT) in Chicago 1968. It was tough lugging that thing around Chicago.
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Here is my (homebuilt frankensteinish) 8x20 constructed from 2 Kodak 2D's and my 1200mm Nikkor Tele lens. The folding/removable rails are supported at the ends by a long strut which incorporates the...
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    Pentax digital meter - Disassembly ?

    How does this meter come apart? My problem is not electronics, the meter portion works fine.

    The lens in the eyepiece has come loose. I cannot figure out how to disassemble the meter to get...
  34. Re: Circle of coverage for Ilex Paragon Anastigmat 12"/305mm f4.5 ?

    I have a Paragon Anastigmat 12" but it's f 6.3. It covers 8x10. If anyone is interested I can mount it on the 8x20 and measure the image circle.

    They made 2 versions? One was f 6.3 and the other...
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    Re: Lenses W H Jackson used in the 1800s?

    I have a biography William Henry Jackson - Framing the Frontier by Douglas Waitley published in 1998. (ISBN 0-87842-382-6 Mountain Press Pub). It's a good read but really not any detailed info on...
  36. Re: Practicality of using LF and especially ULF in the field

    The Surly weighs 45 pounds :p
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    Here is the Midwest US there are a lot of railroad tracks converted to bicycle trails. Smooth going routes with easy elevation changes. I have a Burley child carrier for my bike that will accept...
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    For me 8x10 is much easier than 8x20 to carry around. I usually only break out the 8x20 when I'm sure there's a good image beforehand (meaning I've been to that location before). The 8x10, one lens,...
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    Re: Your Photographic Heroes...

    Porter
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    Outerbridge
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    Re: New ULF Owner Checking In

    I use a 420 mm Nikkor as a 'normal' lens on my 8x20. If you go out west you will probably want something longer.

    I also use a Bogen quick release hex plate to mount the camera to the tripod head....
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