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    Re: German customs - I was taxed ...

    Richard, in the US, there is no limit on the amount the government can extort.
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    Re: Memorial Service for Per Volquartz

    Sylvia & I will be there in spirit. Per has enriched both or lives. Jim Ewins
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    Re: Looking for First 4x5 LF Camera!

    I have a 4x5 crown, a B&J monorail and a Wisner Expedition all gathering dust. I live in Seattle if you wish to talk. or email jimewins@comcast.net
  4. Re: Making a Pacemaker Speed Graphic Lens Board...

    I have done that on my SureLine mill. Probably because of my lack of experience it took a while but it worked well- I made one for my 2 1/4. Enjoy
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    Re: Social networking for photographers?

    I guess I'm too old for this "social networking" and believe in keeping one's counsel. Survival is often dependent upon NOT being noticed.
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    Re: Wrapping up my first Death Valley project

    There was an interesting article in the WSJ last week or the week before on titles. Galleries love titles, I seek emotion and beauty in the image - the title means nothing. BTW the signature on the...
  7. Re: The relevance of “How will my photo make others feel?”

    “Photography like any other medium used for individual expression is dependent upon emotion. It is emotion in the first instance, which acts as a driving force in our perception of a suitable...
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    Re: "Ansel Adams" plates found at garage sale

    This may be important to those who collect big names and certainly Adams produced some lovely monochromes. Today there are exhibited international many truly inspiring and technically beautiful...
  9. Re: Ebay dispute over camera, advice appreciated

    At one time eBay had a escrow service which was great. Safety for everyone. Now one should consider that the product will probably be defective - so it will need to be fixed, if you buy it. Ebay...
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    Re: What Size Mat for 7x17

    I start out with a 16x20 matt if the print is much smaller in the small dimension the matt gets cut down so that the lower border is somewhat greater than the upper - it is a case of visual balance....
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    Re: Suggestions: 8x10 monorail case on a budget

    Foam rubber wrap and a back pack.
  12. Thread: Classifieds?

    by Jim Ewins
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    Re: Classifieds?

    A buy/sell would be great but this kind of thing requires a lot of maintenance. Bad deals or deals that go bad tend to go back to a moderator for resolution which is no fun.

    From my observations...
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    Re: Repair Stripped screw holes

    If there is a Rot Doctor in your area, they carry wood epoxy fillers (manuf by Smith in Calif) that are stronger than the original wood and can be sanded, drilled and hold wood screws. Yes I too have...
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    Re: How come "Search" is so worthless?

    You get what you pay for!
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    Re: Roller Marks on new 3880

    IT'S an Epson!! trademark
  16. Re: Recommendations: mat cutter or custom cut mats

    I have a high end Logan and can cut just about anything- but why? Only for galleries, camera clubs aren't worth it and the international Salons have gone away from over matt and some prefer...
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    Re: Looking For Ron Wisner Contact Information

    HA HA HA HA HA, contact Ron, you must be kidding. Anyone want to buy a beautiful 4x5 pocket expedition?
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    Re: HP combi plan

    I manage to get streeks no matter what method I use although the Combi was better than some - the loading is not fool proof (I'm the fool)
  19. Re: Southern Utah or Lone Pine/Yosemite in September/October?

    If 395 on the eastern sierras, yes Mono Lake, but also the Bristle Cone Pine forest in the White Mountains and Bodie Ghost Town. Check for snow as it will be closing the roads to both as well as...
  20. Re: Got a 2x3 Century Graphic and have a few questions

    I milled a lens board for mine - what a chore. Developed some new skills.
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    Re: Speed Graphic on EB*y

    Some folks need something to hope for - better than plating the lottery. That some in this Q are asking what does it have shows he may just get a hit. Of course, some believe in god.
  22. Re: Your “call it quits” moment is coming – here’s what to do about it

    Hero, This dreary winter must be getting you down. If you are tired of photography, do something else, or shoot pix of something else. Pretend you are Widgett/Widgeey or who ever he was and take...
  23. Re: Building my Darkroom What color should I paint the walls?

    Gray will not give color casts. Lack may not show soiling. No light, no reflections. Enjoy your Jackson Pollock (sp?) look alike
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    Re: 8x10 Enlarger Suggestions

    I have an 8x10 Elwood with a swivel lens. Pick up only, Seattle $300.
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    Re: Way Beyond Monochrome

    All the hype about this book made me curious, so I ordered it from the Library. It is a pretty book, a coffee table kind of book, but for me not the easy kind of book to curl up with and spend so...
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    Re: Airports and 4x5 film

    Ship your film - do not let those TSA jerks get hold of it. I had that problem at McClarren after shooting Death Valley - when I asked to speak with the supervisor I was threatened with missing my...
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    Re: Cheapest way to get into 8x10?

    I have a B&F Monorail that I'd sell. It functions well, I don't. 5x7 & 4x5 backs, changing tent, film holders etc. email if you wish. jimewins
  28. Re: Moving to a rural area, how to get rid of chemicals?

    If your body takes up too much selenium you die. If there is no selenium in the soil your vegs grow in you will not live too long. be responsible and disperse it broadly.
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    Re: viewing card for composing

    I use a card with a cutout and a string attached. Empirically determine what area is covered by a lens, look through the GG & when looking through the cutout - where the string touches your cheek -...
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    Re: New Cell Coverage in Death Valley NP

    Speaking on a phone so others can hear you is bad manners, speaking on a phone while driving is a danger to others and forbidding their use is dictatorial.
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    Re: Are all 8x10 lenses going to be this BIG?

    My Nikkor 300M f9 works a charm.
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    Re: Citation for stopping to "take pictures"

    There is a law against anything you may wish to do - a few are good laws.
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    Re: print flattener

    Place the prints under a case of beer - then drink the beer. When the beer is all gone the prints may be flat - or you will.
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    Re: Obsolete Polaroid 545 Pro Holder?

    Put on eBay
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    Re: How do you transport your monorail camera?

    I strip the rail from the front & rear standards of my 4x5 or 8x10 B & Js wrap them (standards together) in neoprene with velcro closures. I place a stiff piece of cardboard over the glass before...
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    Re: Scott Kelby on CS5

    Just what I need another upgrade that I'm still trying to master in 5 years.
  37. Thread: Temp Control

    by Jim Ewins
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    Re: Temp Control

    After reading the morning paper, I have major problems with temper control.
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    Re: Women and Large Format

    Paula Chamlee uses 8x10 and ULF.
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    Re: cairns on mountain paths

    As a hiker, I appreciated cairns as denoting the path. I guess I'd react poorly seeing some jerk who has no ownership in the area kick over something that isn't theirs. Of course there seem to be no...
  40. Re: Michael Adams Sues over Proposed Auction of Ansel Prints

    Perhaps there is a fear that if the Prints get on the market a value will be established.
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