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    Re: Dove head first into the abyss

    Focus loupe comes to mind. A cable release makes things easier.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Strange Experience in Monument Valley

    Have just scratched this place off my November trip list.


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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    The best advice so far is to have someone send you a well done 8x10 neg and see what can be done with it. I have an Epson scanner and know it's nowhere near up to what you want. You'll need a very...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    I shoot 4x5, 8x10, and a Nikon D850 DSLR. I have some thoughts. Shooting an 8x10 is very expensive. I do about 95% wet plate with mine. How are you going to do the enlargement size you mentioned?...
  5. Re: Getting back into 4x5 -- Need some Suggestions

    I think the first thing you need to determine is if you will always want to use a tripod or not.


    Kent in SD
  6. Re: Getting back into 4x5 -- Need some Suggestions

    I have a Chamonix 045n and love it. However it's strengths (lens movements, wide range of lens lengths) are things you don't need for portraits. Plus you really can't use a Chamonix hand held. You...
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    Re: New rotary device for developing film

    It looks nice and the price is right. If I processed more film than I do I might well go for one.


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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    Bureaucrats have long been out of control and live in a theoretical world. Glad I've shifted into wet plate. I can make my own chemicals from scratch. Screw Fuji, I'm done with them.


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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    That's just ridiculous.


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    Re: Which field camera for usage with 90mm lens

    A monorail camera has the most movements and usually more accessory options. Good for architecture and "product" shots. But they are a pain in the ass to hike with. Best for studio or location...
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    Re: Which field camera for usage with 90mm lens

    I routinely use a Nikon 90mm f4.5 on my Chamonix 045N with universal bellows. No problem at all. I even use a 75mm with that camera & bellows.


    Kent in SD
  12. Re: Americana-- Photos from the '50s by Charles Custer

    Depends on where you go. It's a big country. I've traveled quite a bit along the back highways of SK and MB and it didn't seem any different.


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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I've been curious why someone would not talk about whatever format they use.


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  14. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    You are really being pulled in two directions. A camera that's best for architecture would be a monorail because of it's massive movements. However, they are heavy, bulky, and less desirable to...
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    Re: View camera as extinction light meter

    Ah yes:

    "The ASA standard underwent a major revision in 1960 with ASA PH2.5-1960, when the method to determine film speed was refined and previously applied safety factors against under-exposure...
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    Re: View camera as extinction light meter

    If I remember right, the ASA rating was changed about 1960. I can't remember if the rating was doubled or halved though.


    Kent in SD
  17. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    Even though I have an 8x10, I find I've been using my 5x7 the most so far this year. I think the first question you should be asking yourself is how important color film is to you. There is no 5x7...
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    Re: Old lenses and optimal performance

    Most of those lenses were designed for portraits, so close focus performance would be the priority.

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    Re: Wet Plate Beginner's Questions Thread

    The dedicated holders are easier to clean, and that's important. If gunk builds up along the edges it tends to migrate back onto the next plate. This causes flaws. The dedicated holders are also...
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    Re: Wet Plate Beginner's Questions Thread

    I'll pass on the varnish questions but will discuss the holder. It sounds like you are trying to use a film holder. My thinking is this will gum up eventually and is not the way to go. What I...
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    Re: Processing black and white film in the field

    I do wet plate every weekend in a small dark tent I have in the back of my Subaru Forester. I could process b&w film too. In the dark I would load it into a Stearman Press 445 and from there it can...
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    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Kingsbury County, South Dakota

    Another retired church. This one is near the fading little town of Oldham, SD. 5x7 tin type. Camera was a Kodak 2D 8x10 with 5x7 back. Lens was a Darlot...
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    Re: LED light recommendations for dark box

    I use a pair of these. They're great!

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    Re: Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    I would email Ries about it and see if they will fix it.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: techniques for emptying silver tank?

    I to have a Lund 8x10 tank. The pour spout lid is a no-brainer. It makes a tricky task very easy.


    Kent in SD
  26. Re: Transporting wet plate chemicals - car, and is 4WD/offroading possible?

    I'm an outdoor wet plater, two years experience now. I have some thoughts. First, when it's "dark & gloomy" there isn't all that much UV light to work with. You should try it at home in those...
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    Re: 2 sheets of film in the same holder?

    I've stuffed two sheets of FP4 into the same slot by mistake. It's a complete waste of film and I'm lucky it didn't screw up both.


    Kent in SD
  28. Thread: RCPE Railroad

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    RCPE Railroad

    Arlington, SD
    I collect early (19th C.) railroad photos, especially from the wet plate era (1850-1880.) Most of these are photos of tracks and rarely of engines and rolling stock. I think for the...
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    Re: Restoring a tailboard e bay find

    I shoot 4x5, 5x7, 8x10, and some 9x12. Have to admit my favorite is 5x7. Not too big, not too little--it's just right.:D


    Kent in SD
  30. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    I find that more and more I'm buying/selling on camera websites such as this one.


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    Re: New 2400ws Pack & Heads

    Interested to see the price.


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    Re: Yellow, Orange, Red Filter Factors?

    I assume that since you're using colored filters that you're shooting b&w pan film? The variances most of you are talking about here don't seem to be enough to screw up your exposure calculation. ...
  33. Re: Fidelity Elite 9x12cm holder works for 4x5 film?

    You would have to cut the 4x5 film in the dark to fit. Not worth the hassle. Keep looking for 4x5 holders. Plenty out there.


    Kent in SD
  34. Re: Lens Nimenclature and lens Designe: Raptar vs Paragon

    They are trade names more than lens types. A Raptar was a Wollensak Velostigmat which was coated. Both are Tessar type four element. They simply changed the name. A Paragon was usually a four...
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    Re: Wet Plate portrait lens

    Confused with another post! To smooth skin etc. you need a diffused focus lens. One of the best is the Verito. Another is a Velostigmat series II. These are reasonably priced. I believe they are...
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    Re: Wet Plate portrait lens

    For what you're wanting I think a diffused lens in the 240mm range would do it. I love Heliars but they are actually pretty sharp. Since you're doing film and not wet plate I think a lens in...
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    Silver Maintenance

    Silver Maintainance
    I sun my silver in an open jar and leave it in bright sun for a couple of days every month or so. I haven't been able to do that since the first of last November. It's cold and...
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    Re: New to LF - First shot - Focusing

    What are you using to focus with?


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    Re: new member intro, and, lens purchase dilemna...

    Yes, I would return it. I have the Nikon 90mm f4.5 and love it. All of these are actually nice lenses.


    Kent in SD
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    Re: Where to Work - At Home, Kids, etc

    The blue box was from Bin Warehouse and it looks like it's no longer available.


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