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  1. Re: Thoughts on the Nikkor T 360/500/720 set?

    I have this lens and all three of its rear elements. It produces tack sharp images for all three elements. All of the elements will cover a 5x7, however the 500mm and 720mm elements also covers my...
  2. Re: A 1000mm rear element for the Nikkor T-ED 600/800/1200mm lens set?

    Hi ic-racer, Could you tell who manufactures your adapter?
  3. A 1000mm rear element for the Nikkor T-ED 600/800/1200mm lens set?

    I am considering paying for the manufacturing of 1000mm rear element lens for the Nikkor T-ED 600/800/1200mm convertible lens. My motivation is because of the 400mm jump from the 800mm rear element...
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    Re: How to keep dust off negatives

    The anti-static brushes do less to remove static charge than prevent additional static charge from building.

    I do mural size enlargements and dust removal is critical. Here are the things I do...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Here are some pics of wild horses I snapped south of Blanca Colorado along with my llamas. My entire LF body of work is shot in the back country. Enjoy...
  6. Re: please advise.. 4x5 or 8x10 for big prints on handmade paper?

    I do big stuff all the time. Big sells for me. I have spent a great deal of time ten years ago examining and testing the differences between 4x5, 5x7, 4x10, and 8x10. This includes lenses,...
  7. Re: Practicality of using LF and especially ULF in the field

    Have you ever thought about using pack animals such as llamas, goats, or donkeys?

    I have two llamas. Each llama can carry around 100 pounds plus I carry a 50 pound backpack for a grand total of...
  8. Re: The photographic print, Millennials, and "Peak Stuff"

    Corona, You are correct that there was an arrogance on my part, and for that, I would like to apologize. However, from a person who once made a living as a research software engineer in the virtual...
  9. Re: The photographic print, Millennials, and "Peak Stuff"

    It all quite simply. For those who are mesmerize by the virtual world of their cell phones, laptops, or desktops, and who are unaware of their real world surroundings, then viewing your prints in...
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    Re: What Makes a sellable photograph?

    I have never sold a photograph to a photographer before. People who buy my work are upper middle class or wealthier, and most of them have never purchased a photograph before as art to hang on their...
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    Re: What Makes a sellable photograph?

    I agree that portrait and social documentary would be very difficult to sell as decorative art unless you were famous. That said, these types of images fall into a category that I call informative. ...
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    Re: What Makes a sellable photograph?

    Absolutely true. Many, but not all, of the images I thought would sell well did not. And those that moved me turned out to be great sellers. You never know what will happen once we enter the...
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    What Makes a sellable photograph?

    Acknowledging the wealth of knowledge that reside here at this site, I would like to pose the question of “what makes a photograph sellable?” Before responding please state your area of interest...
  14. Cold storage for JOBO ATLs and Fujimoto CP-51s

    I am considering cold storage for my spare JOBO ATLs and Fujimoto CP-51s. I have drained all water form all water lines and coils. Does anyone know if cold storage will damage these machines?
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  15. Re: Correct lubrication for metal sliding beds and tracks?

    I am a believer in lubricants. All parts lubricated will operate smoother and last much longer. For all of my LF cameras parts, I use CRC Heavy Duty Silicone lubricant. Its working temperature...
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    Re: Bellows repair

    Gaff tape works really good for below as well.
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    Stone, both tents have a gutter system above the the zipper on each vestibule. Any runoff on the fly is diverted to the ground at the bottom of the entrance. As a result, I have never gotten wet...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    Hi, Stone. My MSR Elixir 2 man tent worked real nice. The highly reflective opaque silver fly and the opposing double doors allowed for reflection of light and cross ventilation respectfully to...
  19. Re: What information should (always/never) accompany image posts?

    I am one of the extreme types that post everything about the photograph on my website. This includes location data, GPS coordinates, sit data, camera and tripod configuration, film type, all printing...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    Hi Stone,

    I ended up purchasing the MSR Elixir 2 man tent because it uses heavier more durable materials. It does weigh more by about a pound, but with llamas that is not an issue. The bottom line...
  21. Re: Landscape hikers – “10 essentials” or not?

    I have just upgraded my PLB from a Spot to the InReach SE which allows two way email up to 160 characters. When a SOS is triggered the agency can query me about my circumstances and determine the...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    At the time I bought the titanium coffee press, it was the only small camping press on the market. I think now there are other less expensive ones available. Lets face it, just about everything we do...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    With my Trangia methanol/alcohol stove I always used a MSR aluminum wind break to minimize the heat loss from wind and drastically increase the efficiency of the stove.
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    You are probably correct, there could be a lot of movement causing everything inside to flop around. I do not think your table is practical either at 5.6 pounds.

    Here is another idea that is...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    I thought about using plastic corrugated board and fashioning an accordion that would fold out to make a platform. My tent is 36"x27". I would cut 4 pieces of 36"x6.75" that would be taped together...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    The tent in my picture is the standard size for 8x10.
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    Re: Hanging 44" prints

    [QUOTE=Drew Wiley;1119799]Gosh, Willard, that whole storage thing is driving me nuts right now./QUOTE]

    Here is an attic lift I intend to make and install in my two story out building for storing...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    There are two types of film changing bags or tents.

    The film bag is the one that is used in labs to put roll film into film tanks for development. These types of bags have no skeleton to keep...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    Just for the record, I sent my Nikon binoculars in to have the eye optics replaced about a month ago because they were badly scratched. The binoculars were over 20 years old, and they repaired them...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    No, I do not use an additional ground cloth.

    A few years back I was cleaning my MSR dragonfly stove at the end of the season, and I stripped the nozzle threads on it. They sent me a new stove for...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    Okay, we have covered a lot of stuff on this string including bear spray, tents, lovers, stoves, tripods, and cameras. However, there has been one big omission in large part, and that is a way to...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    I always buy one, and I intend to get one for the MSR Hubba Hubba NX-2 when I purchase it.
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    Re: Hanging 44" prints

    Drew, I am considering building a two story out building adjacent to my house. The lower have will be a framing shop and the upper half is for general storage. I am also considering outfitting it...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    The Trangia alcohol stoves are designed to reduce spillage if you knock it over. However, they can explode in a small flame (not like a bomb) if they are red hot and you jar them. The jarring...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    You do not need to stake a tent down in freight train rains, but you do need to properly anchor your tent when you are experiencing hurricane winds.

    I suspect that most have or know about bivy...
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    Re: Hanging 44" prints

    Printing and framing large prints is exponentially more difficult. To me 20x24 prints are small prints and easy to do, but 20x50 or 30x40 prints is whole different ball of wax. I make color prints...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    If Ti stands for Titanium then beware that Titanium does not conduct heat well so it is not optimal for cooking. I have a Titanium french coffee press that I love. It is lighter than aluminum,...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    This is an alternative solution to the ultralight LF photography. It is similar to a posting I made earlier.

    There are many basins that are very big and five to six miles from a road. They have...
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    Re: Hanging 44" prints

    Hey Peter, I just cleaned out my mail box. Thanks for letting me know....
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    Okay now back to ultralight backpacking. The views that I am about to share with you could be contentious. About ten years ago I bought a Big Agnes air mattress. It was amazingly light and very...
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