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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Deval, those colors are just luscious.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    StoneNYC, the Lee ND grads I use are perhaps 2 oz. each, made of resin. Think about getting the resin filters! The only glass ND square filter I have is a 10-stop Big Stopper.
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    Re: Landscape hikers – “10 essentials” or not?

    Do bears like coffee? Maybe that bear didn't die, it just galloped around in circles. :rolleyes:
    Seriously, "cowboy coffee" can be made to sound upscale if you call it "Turkish coffee" (or "Bosnian...
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    Re: Landscape hikers – “10 essentials” or not?

    11th essential: common sense. If you aren't in good shape, plan short trips in moderate weather, and work your ways into shape. I resemble this comment, and I have little excuse - I work in a...
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    Re: Post your (LF) trains!

    Fabulous to know that there is a train thread. Some of my planned subjects are grain elevators, one adjacent to the tracks in the middle of the city, one on the Mississippi River.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Pfiltz, what a lovely image of a rather sad bus, complete with a "tear", the piece of headlight glass (?) in the foreground grass. Such rich tonality. Rodinal, hmm.
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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    Just think, with the three-wheel stroller, not only will you have people staring at you while you photograph something, but they will be staring at you while you drag your gear to the location ;)
  8. Re: What information should (always/never) accompany image posts?

    The photographer doesn't have to post anything other than the image, however, I welcome whatever information people care to provide for the image. The technical details, at least format and lens,...
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    Re: June 2014 portraits

    Portrait #1 of Kris the cosplayer/ stunt man: "Man who can't fit through doors". Love the shoulder pads/wings.
    I imagine that one could get some subjects at Ye Olde Renaissance Faire as well.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Oh, wow! Thanks for posting the link to Lens Culture. Not only are the trees great, but I had never seen this magazine/site.
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    Re: NY City Travel - Pod 39 hotel

    I haven't thought of the Empire Hotel in 35 years. I used to spend the occasional weekend there in the mid-1970s, attending standing-room at the Met Opera across the street. I suppose they have...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Serge, it is good to see SOME beauty and peace in your neck of the woods.
  13. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    The seaweed shot with the soft focus lens is rather "trippy". The bigger blebs on the top right look like they are coming out of the photo "to get you". eeeek.
  14. Re: Where to find Large format Camera Tripods on a student budget?

    Here's a DIY from the LFPinfo front page: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/surveyor-tripod-conversion/
  15. Thread: air conditioner

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    Re: air conditioner

    Yep, that's why we spell our state's name "Misery" in the summer. It's a good thing the darkroom is small, this solution wouldn't be good for a larger space.
  16. Re: Need metal shelving unit to store portfolio boxes and some books..ideas?

    Metro commercial-grade shelving and the Inter-Metro home-grade shelving are my preferred units. I have the standard issue 6' tall x 4' wide units, and have stacked the bulk of my book library in...
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    Re: To Tibet I Will Go

    See your doctor before going - you might benefit from prophylaxis.
    http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/altitude-illness
  18. Thread: Eliot Porter

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    Re: Eliot Porter

    I think that Porter had a real impact on the 1960s-1970s environmental movement, not as much as Rachel Carson perhaps, but a LOT of people got drawn into reading about conservation by picking up a...
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    Re: Tri-X turns 60 this year

    Happy Birthday to You , Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday Dear Tri-X, Happy Birthday to You! Every B&W 135 and MF photographer loves you. I have a drawer full of your 40-ish year old identical...
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    Re: Landscape hikers – “10 essentials” or not?

    11th essential? Another try here.........Personal Locator Beacons.......anyone have experience with or knowledge of the ACR ResQLink+ PLB? It doesn't have any messaging function, but it does have...
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    Re: Landscape hikers – “10 essentials” or not?

    This is a forum for large format photographers, who are notoriously prone to stopping to get the photo. ROL's trail running might be better suited to the GoPro videographers of the world.
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    Re: Landscape hikers – “10 essentials” or not?

    Speaking of rescues - does anyone here carry a rescue beacon "ResQLink" made by ACR Electronics, operates on 406 MHz rescue services restricted band? I have been researching beacons, and this one has...
  23. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Gaaah - I am an utter newbie, and I need TIME to shoot and process. Lots of other obligations in the past few weeks. I am looking forward to a nice leisurely weekend soon. Once I have the time I...
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    Re: Rodney Lough Workshop - Yosemite

    Yes, I don't see why people don't use one of the convenient isopropane stoves, which are safer in terms of ability to start a forest fire, and are easier to cook with anyway.
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    Re: Instructions and step chart for X-Rite 361?

    Craig, it's a long way to go for a mere densitometer - 14 hour flight? Bet you can find one at some other university close to you.
  26. Wanderlust - 90mm FL 4 x 5 camera with pinhole and helicoid

    https://wanderlustcameras.com/
    Here's an interesting novelty. Plastic camera with focusing helicoid and ability to use any small 90mm lens or the included pinhole. Less than 10 ounces with pinhole...
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    Re: "Beliefs" inherited from our "forefathers".

    Malcolm Gladwell and 10K hour rule : This presumes that the cerebral cortex, cerebellum, eyes, hands are all operational and in use during the great majority of the time.

    I am a pathologist, my...
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    Re: "Beliefs" inherited from our "forefathers".

    I grew up using the first 135 format SLR with a TTL spot meter as well as average meter. 1968-1969Mamiya-Sekor DTL 1000. When I was a young teenager, I had heard of Ansel Adams, but never bothered...
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    Re: Instructions and step chart for X-Rite 361?

    How useful is doing densitometry? I could likely find one somewhere in university (I used to use the densitometer to quantitate gel bands on x ray film - radioactivity or chemiluminescence-labeled...
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    Re: X-Ray Film easy to get?

    Most large hospitals have stopped using film. The grayscale computer monitors used to view digital film are highly specialized and have far better resolution and more grayscale levels than one can...
  31. Thread: Cambo case

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    Re: Cambo case

    Yes, the Calumet N case weighs as much or more than the camera, and takes up a sizable part of my car trunk. At least all of the other needed parts will fit (lenses, holders, cloth, etc, etc) in the...
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    Re: Guess what this structure is.

    That was what I was thinking - a prairies counterpart to the forest chapel in AR.
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    Re: Opinion: Satori EXP for 8x10

    The camera will not fit the f stop internal camera unit (10.5" internal width), would not be all that easy to fit in the bag main compartment (14" wide in usual configuration), and would not be...
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    Re: Coating problem, fungus? what is it?

    Fungus. Lord knows I have seen enough of these in lab experiments of long term animal cell cultures.
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    Re: Rodney Lough Workshop - Yosemite

    I wouldn't mind going to a workshop by Jack Dykinga, simply because I liked his book (ok, it helped me get off duff and start LF)
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    Re: Opinion: Satori EXP for 8x10

    How large is your camera, I can measure my Satori opening. The camera inserts can be modified to fit, I would think. Send me dimensions and I will measure and get back to you next week.
  37. Re: HEAVY LF/ULF Quick Release Mechanism and Plates

    A slightly cheaper moderately-quick-release might be to adapt telescope optical tube assembly dovetail mounts, which tend to be brand specific (eg, Losmandy may not fit Vixen may not fit....) The...
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    Re: Lee Filter System vs Traditional Filters

    Lee system has a square filter carrier and an adapter ring threaded to fit your lens front threads. If your lens has an outer diameter of 100-105mm, the square carrier can just slip onto the outside...
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    Re: Opinion: Satori EXP for 8x10

    +1, Photobackpacker. I have the Satori, bought it before I found out about your pack system. Satori and inserts are great, BUT..................The dang things have suspension suitable for men with...
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    Re: Is Betterlight Still the Standard?

    The other relatively cost efficient scheme for the DIYer would be a home-built copy easel with built-in restriction on camera sensor movement off parallel wrt the easel plane, providing...
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