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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Proaim states the Geared Head is about 16.5 kg (about 37 lbs). The 67.5 lbs weight is for the head and the case and all the included packaging....
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    For the ultimate support:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1555802-REG/proaim_p_ogr_h_orion_geared_head.html
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    Re: Blackbirds are Back

    It was a treat to run into a bunch of these on a hike last week: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricolored_blackbird
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    Re: Chemical storage question

    I've been storing 5L of stock Xtol and 1 gallon of Dektol in tanks with floating lids for about 20 years now with excellent results. The Xtol will last for at least 6 months if mixed with distilled...
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    Re: Favorite Current 8x10 B&W Film?

    For years (at least 10) I have been using Delta 100 and Acros for 8x10 and printing primarily in an alternative format. Of the two, I prefer Acros. However recently I have been shooting Kodak TMY...
  6. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    Sutro Baths (Ruins) and Seal Rocks - San Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50850018362_717ce103f3_z.jpg

    Contact print from 8x10 negative.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Barn - Coastal California

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50832455937_2683241b25_z.jpg

    Over the years I've photographed this barn several times in different seasons. On this occasion the...
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    Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Here are some images by David Malin from glass plate negatives:

    Astronomical images contain light from objects covering an enormous range of brightness, far wider than found in 'everyday'...
  9. Re: Sekonic L-758DR v L-758D - What is the Difference?

    The "DR" version has PocketWizard built-in.
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I've been using this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/469077-REG/Arca_Swiss_801103_Monoball_Z1_sp_with.html on a 4 section Gitzo G1349 mk2 for 10+ years with P67, Toyo 45AX and Toyo 810 MII...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Found one! http://www.hejnarphotostore.com/product-p/m405f63.htm
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I really like this head for the Toyo 810MII but its load capacity is only 1/2 of what I need: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1124273-REG/manfrotto_mhxpro_3wg_xpro_geared_3_way.html
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  13. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    I just received a response:

    On Monday, January 4, 2021, 11:55:09 AM PST, ProPaperChem <propaperchem@kodakalaris.com> wrote:

    Thanks for reaching out to us and bringing this issue to our...
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    Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    You can piggyback off a telescope if the mounts motor is strong enough to carry both the OTA and camera while remaining balanced. I can piggyback a 35mm SLR with 300mm lens on my Meade 10" SCT and...
  15. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Sent them an email with photo attached yesterday. When I was looking for a replacement developer (D-76) at B&H where I purchased the above from, I noticed that they tagged the new version developers...
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    Golden Gate Bridge

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50784632697_a4a33ba194_o.jpg

    Salted paper print.
  17. Thread: C-41 Question

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    Re: C-41 Question

    Stabilizer is the wetting agent, among other things, for C-41.
  18. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Rideout Fountain, Sa Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50756003507_7f4df98ae5_o.jpg

    Opinion vary on the meaning of the feline figure wrestling a snake at the center of the Rideout...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Plus 1.
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    Re: Shooting The Christmas Star . . .How?

    The air quality yesterday here in the bay area was poor and clouds began building up over the SW in the late afternoon so it didn't look promising. I had intended on observing the conjunction with...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Sanchez Adobe (1842)


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50746158472_179e508850_z.jpg

    Pentax 67 soft focus lens. Silver gelatin print.
  22. Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    Here's an unusual combination:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50737021573_5cb0a4fcab.jpg

    Toyo Compendium hood and Cokin Z Pro holder with 4x4" Cokin Z001 Yellow filter on a Toyo 810MII.
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    AA's "Holy Grail" Sells for $6.4 Million

    A link at the end of the article takes you to the images.

    https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/Ansel-Adams-Yosemite-photos-auction-15803453.php
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    Re: How Much Have We Accomplished?

    So far Covid-19 hasn't inhibited my photography although I haven't been out photograping and printing anywhere near what I was doing prior to it. I was scheduled for cataract surgery on the right...
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

    Weathertight - Entrance to Gun Turret #2, USS Iowa 2014:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50720417407_f0ff955753_z.jpg

    Toyo 45AX,silver gelatin print.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    And/Or a revolving back.
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    Re: Albumen Print Toning Color Shift Examples

    Caveat emptor: I may not have toned this print after all. I have been using that toner consistently on kallitypes for a couple of years - gradually increasing the toner time to about 25 minutes. ...
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    Re: Albumen Print Toning Color Shift Examples

    This is an example of an albumin print toned to completion (~25 minutes) with 80mL of the gold-ammonium thiocynate POP formula that can be found in the Christopher James book:

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  29. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I had one run-in with a Stockton Police officer who prevented me from photographing in the Port of Stockton. I was ready to go to jail over it but during the heated exchange I took a close look...
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    Re: Help with enlarger transportation

    When I bought my Bessler 45MXT chassis from somewhere in the central valley, I picked it up with a 2-door Toyota Echo and transported it home - about 150 miles. I now have a 4-door Corolla and can...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    A Cluster of Redwoods - Diablo Range, California.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50611923921_29f77f6e83.jpg
  32. Thread: Still Smokey

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    Re: Still Smokey

    One never knows Jim. 20 or 25 years back I remember reading about a guy in Paris in his early 50's. Apartments are hard to get there and he made a deal with this lady in her late 80's or early 90's...
  33. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Laoco÷n and His Sons - San Francisco, CA.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50585007638_6dea6c45cf_o.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laoco%C3%B6n_and_His_Sons

    Uranotype - Toyo 810MII...
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    Sculpture

    Modern Man - San Francisco, CA.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50580804551_cf9e477b44_z.jpg

    Toyo Robos, 90mm Grandagon f4.5.

    http://www.spiritsofsilver.com
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Mount Conness From Tioga Lake - Yosemite National Park.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50572044217_5534ae0a62_z.jpg

    Toyo 45AX with 300mm Nikkor-M.
  36. Re: Can anyone recommend a sturdy tall carbon fiber tripod and ball head/pan-tilt hea

    I've been using a Gitzo G1348 without a center plate with an Arca Swiss z1-sp ball head for at least the past 15 years for backpacking with a Pentax 67II, Toyo 45AX, and Toyo 810 MII. I bought the...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Cascade Falls - Yosemite National Park


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50564207686_8b163e82a8.jpg

    Toyo 45AX.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    The Gordon House, 1885/95. - Livermore, California.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50561221008_2cca5eb8c7_o.jpg

    An example of the Queen Ann Style of architecture that was popular in the...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    See https://www.spiritsofsilver.com/galleries/a_little_history - especially the 2d and 3d paragraphs.
  40. Re: Dilution problem of sodium sulphite in water

    I mix SS and ST (fix) in transparent 1L beakers stirring, while holding up to a window, with a paddle until every particle is completely dissolved and the solution is clear throughout. If you stop...
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