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    Re: Starting with ULF

    The cost of film holders comes to my mind. Used 11x14 and larger are quite expensive!
  2. Re: Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    Here's how Hollywood apparently costumed C.S. Fly of Tombstone---
    ...
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    Re: Single Travel

    One of Drew's bears---


    https://www.kron4.com/news/california/good-boy-sheriffs-deputies-rescue-bear-stuck-in-lake-tahoe-dumpster/
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    Re: Single Travel

    Well said, Drew!
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    Re: Single Travel

    It seems like Honey oil labs go bang every other week or so around Fresno/Clovis. But I'm not in a National Park so the OP should feel much safer in Yosemite!
  6. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    Sorry I'm late to the party, but---what exactly are these great shots?:confused:
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    Re: Single Travel

    Meth labs, like honey oil, can be anywhere, but not plantations. San Bernardino and Kern counties seem to always be busting up lab operations.
    Decades ago there was a BLM meeting at a local school...
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    Re: Single Travel

    Of course! But criminal activity in an area is often well known, especially within National Parks---I once assisted on a particularly gruesome crime scene in Yosemite.
    Not so much outside the...
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    Re: Anyone use rainwater in the darkroom?

    No rain, no water!
  10. Re: Seeking Ideas For Simple 8x10 Contact Printing Solution

    I use a Printfile contact printer under a cheap old 35mm enlarger used for the light source, plus a timer.
    It's pretty high tech compared to the sheet glass and light bulb I used to use, but don't...
  11. Re: Crazy Horse on the subject of portrait photography

    Uhhhh...what about all folks falling off of cliffs while taking selfies?
  12. Crazy Horse on the subject of portrait photography

    "My friend, why should you wish to shorten my life by taking from me my shadow? (To photographer Dr. Valentine T. McGillycuddy.)" ~ Crazy Horse
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    Re: Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Single Travel

    This is poor thread is wobbling on the borders of nihilism!
    Go and enjoy the National Parks, just don't do anything stupid like walking around with your eyes glued to a personal electronic device...
  15. Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Set your camera up in a darkened room, take the back off and shine a flashlight inside. Any pinholes in the bellows will announce themselves.
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    Re: Single Travel

    A compass, matches (or Bic or magnesium fire starter ) and a sharp pocket knife are handy too!

    A compass will help you orient the map Drew mentions, so you can identify landmarks(OK you can...
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    Re: Greetings! New to LF

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Single Travel

    Since we're discussing effluvia,
    I've "discovered" human waste on the Four Mile trail to Glacier Point in YNP
    ---Just like the Tenderloin in SF!
    Four Mile is a busy, narrow trail with no...
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    Re: Single Travel

    I trust you're at least 100' away from any body of water.
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    Re: Single Travel

    Drew is right on.
  21. Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    Don't forget that you may also be able to reverse your lens board before you fold your camera.
    That usually gives you a bit more room.
    Of course you'll have to re-reverse your lens board before...
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    Re: Single Travel

    I'd think it depends on the park, the weather, where in the park you shoot, how much gear you have to manage and your own wilderness savvy.
    In Sequoia National Park thieving chipmunks and crows are...
  23. Re: How different are Tessars from different companies?

    Interesting. Does it have anything to do with having the more open aperture of 6.3s? But then how would that explain the f9 450 Nikkor M which covers 12x20 with coverage to spare?:confused:
  24. Re: How different are Tessars from different companies?

    Greater than usual coverage is the biggest difference that I can see.
    Kodak Commercial Ektars have it, while other Tessars don't.

    The lyrics were supposed to go:
    Mamma don't take my fourteen...
  25. Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Yessir!
  26. Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    It's important not to stress too much over your decisions.

    A monorail is the most cost effective and will offer the most flexibility
    A field will be easier to back pack with
    A press offers hand...
  27. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    For my LF cameras I only have two Japanese lenses---300 and 450 Nikkor Ms, both are sharp and brilliant.
    I can compare these with a 12" Dagor and a 19" Artar which I also shoot with.
    To say which...
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    Re: Manu from Paris

    Welcome aboard!
  29. Re: Have you found exotic developers worth it for 8x10?

    I like Ansco 130 because of it's longevity (thanks, john nanian!)
    I mostly use "plain vanilla" D-76 and have used TMAX RS back when I shot TMY. And a brief fling with HC-110
    Regrettably, due to...
  30. Re: Seeking Clever Idea For My 8x10 Camera & Vintage Lenses

    Lee makes a gel snap filter holder held on with a rubber band like bunches of asparagus and broccoli are bound with---no "hood." I think there are two sizes, one for 3x3 Lee polyester gels and one...
  31. Re: Tips/Ideas For Hand Making Lens Caps For Vintage LF Lenses?

    I followed those instructions and made a very good lens cap for my B+L Magic Lantern Petzval.
    I had to work around not having a drill press, but craft stores have plenty of wood circles in stock...
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    Re: Seeking Gandolfi knowledge

    A wild guess, but some kind of rise for the rear standard, perhaps?
  33. Re: Stress of Buying Lenses - Sight Unseen / Reputation

    This thread reminds me of that old line about yachts--- "If you have to ask how much it costs, you probably can't afford it."

    I admit that been fortunate when it comes to buying old lenses---the...
  34. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    https://youtu.be/e8TUwHTfOOU ROFLMAO!
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    My favorite Lab
    https://livinitupdenver.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/150_16-laughing-lab-scottish.gif?w=225&h=300
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    Re: Foam for lens case

    After drinking enough Crown to clothe all your lenses in those little bags, this will become a moot issue :rolleyes:
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    Re: Foam for lens case

    Whatever you use, lens caps fore and aft should be a requisite.
    And a Crown Royal bag...uh...did I mention Crown Royal bags? Very similar to the material Kodak used in those boxes Ektars came...
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    Re: Foam for lens case

    It's a lot of fun emptying those purple bags which bottles of Crown Whisky comes in, which can then be used to hold lenses:o
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    Re: Hi from Coimbra (Portugal)

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Speed Graphics are hand holdable so they add a lot of flexibility to street photography and portraiture. A Crown Graphic Special, with the correct cam for your chosen lens, has a top mounted...
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