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

    I have an old wooden (1930's?) Thallhammer tripod which I do use occasionally. Smooth as silk and just works and works.
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    Re: Getting started in 11x14"

    ...amen to that!
  3. Re: When was Wisner Tech Field 4x5 #941 built?

    Two entries...six years apart. Where does the time go? Where has Ron W. gone? I met him when I presented at the LF conference in Albuquerque in 2002 - good times those. Where have they gone?
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  4. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    Daniel, my Feisol model # is 3441T...so different from yours. At any rate...my Feisol continues to perform well in the cold, wet, etc. - both here in Vermont and along the Maine coast, where it...
  5. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    Had a 3.75" (basically a 90mm) W.A. Dagor years ago that was truly great...and very tiny. My current 90 is an f/6.8 Grandagon-N...still reasonably small but not like the Dagor. For something a bit...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Gabe...as has often been the case lately, I awoke several minutes ago - shortly after 1:00am...feeling restless with my brain going a mile a minute. Looking at your photo is exactly what my crazy...
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    Re: Can this lens be salvaged?

    This lens did not come to you as advertised...quit while you can - and send it back! If you take it apart to clean it, and if this does not result in appreciable improvement, there is a chance that...
  8. Thread: Spotting

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    Re: Spotting

    Wow...learn somthin' new every day!

    Hey...anyone suspicious that the newer Marshall's brew isn't quite the equal of Spotone?
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    Re: Going Wide on 5x7

    While my 90mm f/6.8 Grandagon does cover this format, and my 150mm G-Claron is, indeed, a great little lens...it is the 120mm Super Angulon which has long provided me with a good "sweet spot" for...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    Well...chew on this - that if there were a time machine now...then there would be a time machine then! Ha!
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    Re: Suggestions for LF field camera

    For around 1K you could probably purchase a fairly decent, first-generation Linhof Technikardan - as long as you could ascertain that the bellows haven't been too badly crunched! I owned one of...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    The Vikings apparently were capable of lathe-grinding spherical optics...the sphericity of which came close to that which would have been more typical in the early 20th century. The emperor Nero...
  13. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    Had just gotten a Mamiya 6 system (2 bodies/3 lenses) and in setting these up for the first time with my old crusty Norman P-2000 flash system on a location shoot - I quickly fried both cameras...not...
  14. Thread: Spotting

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    Re: Spotting

    by the way...anybody know the PH value of spit?
  15. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    Lots of these but I'll share three - One: as a student at U. of Rochester in the early '70's - instructing my friend in his big GTO to do a close drive-by as I photographed with my 20mm on my...
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    Re: Cordless telephone for darkroom

    RE the "darkroom/bar" - A favorite ritual after a long day of printing - I often will bring a small snifter of bourbon down to my darkroom to enjoy as my prints are going through their final wash.
  17. Re: film holders vs film hangers vs film carriers vs ... ?

    Anybody hungry? How about a negative sandwich?
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thomas...those two doors look familiar - Bodie?
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    Re: Cordless telephone for darkroom

    ...or a sheet of red gel taped over the screen so you can still see it!

    Many years ago (early 1980's), Craig Stevens gave me a tour of his darkroom at the Maine Photographic Workshops (great era...
  20. Re: Disastrous Consequences (solved: fog with Intrepid lensboard)

    speechless...
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    Re: 5x4 processing marks. Wetting agent?

    You'd mentioned that these artifacts occur in the "upper-most corner" - which implies the same corner from which they are hung to dry. This makes me want to ask what you are using for hanging clips?...
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    Benzotriazole Shelf Life?

    I've had a couple of liters of Zone-VI Benzotriazole sitting on my darkroom shelf since...well...since Zone VI was still in business - so maybe 25 years? Richard?

    At any rate...I'm anticipating...
  23. Re: Light Meter for Large Format (4x5) Landscape Photography

    The old (pre-digital) Pentax "Spot-5" spot meter, if you can find one in good working order...is a great meter, especially if its been "Zone-VI Modified." Another choice would be the old Soligor...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Great work John...and how many times did you ask that seagull fly back around, to get it so perfectly placed?
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    Re: Mat Cutter Storage

    While I've stored my old C+H cutter flat for years...the comp-board base still exhibits a very slight amount of bow - but this does not affect its accuracy/usability in the least.
  26. Re: How to replace felt/velvet in dark slide light trap Toyo 8x10 holders

    This is great info! I wonder if there is some standard or suggested amount of raised clearance for the aforementioned metal comb, which could be checked and adjusted on a regular basis? Of maybe...
  27. Re: Lightweight lenses: Geronar 6.7/150 or G-Claron 9/150?

    Don't know about the Geronar...but I love my little 150 G-Claron! So versatile...for both 4x5 and 5x7, close in to infinity - as well as for enlarging: specifically to allow me to enlarge 5x7...
  28. Re: Troubleshooting, or What the Hell Is That?

    This will not be helpful...but I really love those artifacts! You might want to read some of the writings of Sally Mann about how such "mistakes" can add character and enhance context, depending on...
  29. Re: Rodenstock Apo Sironar N or Apo Sironar S 150mm f/5.6

    Mark, thanx for the 210mm charts - although a bit fuzzy on my screen (slightly MTF-challenged). At any rate...given that these charts reference the lenses at their respective corrections for...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Image taken a couple of years ago on Monhegan Island...the second version is upside down, which is how I prefer this image. data: 4x5, Layton L-45A, 135mm Sironar-N, FP4+, Pyrocat HD 1:1:100, 12...
  31. Re: Rodenstock Apo Sironar N or Apo Sironar S 150mm f/5.6

    Hmmm...MTF's about equal (on average) for all three if only considering performance for 4x5 with limited movements. Would like to see the same chart for the three versions (N,S,W) of the 210, as I...
  32. Re: Long life opened liquid paper developer

    Moersch 4812 paper developer is great stuff - amazing shelf life...both of the concentrate after opened and of working dilutions, long open tray life also (even in very large trays), high capacity,...
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    Re: Wild Camping

    hmmm...just what exactly is in that bbq sauce?
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    Re: Wild Camping

    Our nearby favorite Franconia Notch has gotten completely overrun with folks coming up I-93...mostly from Mass, but also CT. and RI., to the point where there are few to no NH or VT plates in the...
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    Re: Wild Camping

    Jeeesh...sounds like a Longmire script!
  36. Re: New Mexico: Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque

    Gotta chime in again...first with apologies to Kirk G that I forgot to mention him, and about Moonrise...I've tried to find the location by what I remember of the photo. Was driving by...very late...
  37. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Salmo...guessing the tripod was wooden...so you could live to share this with us? Seriously, what a gift to have been given this bit of sanctuary, and to have come away with such a great photograph!...
  38. Re: New Mexico: Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque

    Bandelier Nat'l Monument...NW of Santa Fe, features some interesting rock erosion holes - and is very easy to walk around (at least in the Valley). A little further along, up and over the Jimenez...
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    Re: Inexpensive LOUPE for focus?

    I don't use prescription glasses, as my eyes are still quite good and even at a distance - although I've been losing close focus for ages so that for general use I depend on a pair of cheap (local...
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    Re: Inexpensive LOUPE for focus?

    Another reading glass convert...going with a pair of 4X (12.00 from my local optometrist) - perfect combo for 5x7 with fresnel screen, great to use both eyes!
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