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  1. Re: Early Toyo Metal field (4.75x6.5) front shift?

    Hi, little late but I agree with the post above. I've used a Toyo early grey-metal half-plate camera (converted to 5x7) for years now and as far as I know it has no shift ability, front or rear....
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    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    Another o' mine; same film Rollei IR, different camera, this time a Fuji 690III. Bothe-Napa Valley State Park.

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    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    Here's one of mine that achieved exactly what I wanted image-wise, but with slight technical failure (a blown-out area on the water).
    This is a large sea rock just off from Pacifica, CA. The large...
  4. Thread: Book Reading

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    Re: Book Reading

    Sweet, I'll plan to come up from SF for your talk. Corte Madera also always offers the excuse of a hike in the redwoods to Dawn Falls. :)
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    Re: Clyde Butcher out West for five months.

    yep - been following Clyde on fb. he is getting some *awesome skies* and other great landscape opportunities! fun stuff.
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    Re: WA lens suggestion for 5x7.

    I had the 115mm f6.8 Grandagon for 5x7 use, and found that it was too heavy to be a hiking lens IMHO. Not sure of your intended use, or if that would matter in your case.

    I settled on the...
  7. Re: Best MF Film Camera for LF Landscape Photographer?

    maybe I'd be oversimplifying the OP's question, but wanting a "faster than LF camera to setup" *with* tilt-shift controls seems to be at odds to me... if you have time to get a camera on a tripod,...
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    Re: Why no love for the 5x7?

    I think for many, myself included, 5x7 is just a much more enjoyable compositional experience. (and therefore large format photography experience.) The 4x5 ground glass feels small and cramped by...
  9. Re: Michael Kenna Retrospective - Seattle & Tacoma

    The Photo Alliance brought Mr. Kenna to speak & slideshow at their monthly lecture series here in SF a couple years ago. I attended, and <whew!> Michael's kinda long-winded. :)
    He showed a massive...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    I like this a lot Jonathan. Minimal, strong, almost *perfectly* framed. (You did way better than I could have!, for certain)

    Is this the power plant at Morro Bay, CA? If so I took something...
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    Re: Store in San Francisco to buy Portra 160 4X5

    K- I agree with the above posts, and add one shop/lab for film: Lightwaves @ 130 Russ St in SF's South of Market. They bought out what was Just Film Inc.

    Still, finding your favorite flavor of...
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    Re: Midstream: The Chicago River Exhibit

    I was in Chicago on business the last few days and made a point to stop by and see this. Great work Richard!, really nice show there in the lobby of the tower.

    I noticed a few of the photos...
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    Re: New Alternatives to the V700?

    Thanks for the link to that Plustek again Drew. I wish this one would soon get into photographer hands for a review!
    Not because I really believe this line "The OpticFilm 120 reaches an image...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    I can't say this is the strongest composition ever, but I can say that color 5x7 sure is fun! :)
    I can see some crops dropping the lower 1/4 of the image maybe?

    This is on Provia 100F,...
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    Re: Going to India for 3 weeks

    The north where you will be is very crowded. Delhi in particular. keep that in mind.

    I was in India for three weeks this February and brought a Mamiya 7II and one lens. I think it was the...
  16. Thread: Mac versus PC

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    Re: Mac versus PC

    yikes, if there was ever a message that merits the "Don't feed the trolls!" reply, this might be it.

    but to actually reply to this (shouldn't, i know) : It's the OS, it's not about the hardware.
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    Re: Best lens over 240mm for landscapes in 4x5...

    Just be aware the Apo Xenar f/11 (it's not really a tele) is in a Copal 1 shutter but threads into a Copal 3 board. Seems odd.. must've been some logic to this on Schneider's part.

    It's great...
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    Re: Photobackpacker Backpack Design Input

    Another datapoint of user feedback: "Not used" to #1 & 3, "Yes, do use" to #2.
    Also, second Dan's comment above about a pocket on the belt. something small would be great.

    thanks Bruce,...
  19. Re: BTZS ExpoDev for iOS is now available in the iTunes store

    coops: the listed compatibility with iPods is
    iPod touch (4th generation)
    iPod touch (3rd generation)

    so you need one of the touch screen models. i.e. the iPod Touch (which is really...
  20. Thread: Reno

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    Re: Reno

    "Graffiti capital of that part of the world". So, would photos American Flat's mining structures end up really being photos of graffiti?

    I'm sure we've all seen that - places that are known to...
  21. Thread: India

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    Re: India

    just returned from 3 weeks in India myself. Didn't attempt to take an LF, but did bring a Mamiya 7II and the 80mm. (it was not a photography trip, so, kept film cameras to a minimum.)
    My...
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    Re: Which 150mm for 4x5 and 8x10

    Al - I've also used the Fuji 180/5.6 inside-lettering on 8x10 and can attest that it covers at infinity, without movements. I have a Wista 8x10 with a fresnel screen installed and it's more than...
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    Re: Group Drum Scanner Buy - SF Bay Area?

    Yes, possibly. Especially if joining in would better the price of scanning, say a 1/2 dozen negs/slides at LightSource.
    They have Heidelberg S3900 and Primescan D8200 drum scanners. Prices are...
  24. Thread: Eureka Dunes

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    Re: Eureka Dunes

    Per other posts above, not really recommended. it's a l o n g washboard road..
    Come in from Big Pine/395 if possible.

    A couple years ago at the dunes I spoke with a Subaru driver who had...
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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    Richard, are you traveling by car or flying down?
    If you're driving the entire way then you have plenty of room for another lens in that big steel camera bag with wheels. ;)

    And even if you're...
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    Re: Where To Stay for Mojave Preserve?

    Mojave Preserve is wonderful! done the trip several times. I usually go in Spring or Fall and camp out, so cannot comment on lodging.

    About the Kelso dunes: I didn't appreciate these as much...
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    Re: Your solutions to dust?

    Adrian, you say removing dust in scans is "a lot easier with CS5". I'm still on CS2; is there something about the healing brush that's a lot better in CS5? or, another technique?

    I'm told using...
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    Re: 150mm lenses for 5x7

    There is most definitely an f/5.6 Fujinon W 150mm. I have one. I use it on 5x7, and it has room for movements (though maybe not radical ones).

    I found that 150 is my favourite WA focal length...
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    Re: "Sky Rock" Petroglyph

    Timely topic. I've just finished two books with discussion of petroglyphs, and preserving our heritage: "The Void, the Grid & the Sign: Traversing the Great Basin" by William Fox, and "Vanishing...
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    Re: North Rim: Rental SUV and Bugs in Early May

    Run it through a car wash before you return it.
    Not telling you to violate any terms of service from a rental agency, just saying it wouldn't exactly be the first time a rental SUV was taken off...
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    Re: 8x10 Shooters in San Francisco Bay Area?

    I don't (optically) enlarge 8x10 myself, but I wanted to add a nod for the new-ish revamped Harvey Milk Photo Center. I took an alt-process class there earlier this year, and was impressed by the...
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    Re: Show at Rayko in San Fran

    thanks for bumping this one Kirk, had missed it. Will stop by Rayko in the next couple days. And, love the image you have in the show!! congrats.
  33. Thread: Google Plus

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    Re: Google Plus

    Hah, that's funny. There were some published articles a couple years that 150 is about the mean number of genuine friends&family that one can keep track of in life, and on these social networks. ...
  34. Thread: Google Plus

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    Re: Google Plus

    Darin - a quick search turns up at least a couple different ways of simultaneous posting to fb, G+ and also twitter.
    Seems there's a Google+ "bot" named Agent G+, and a Chrome extension.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Bill Poole-- love that one. I also shot the same :) ,think it's posted a number of pages back in this forum thread.

    I stopped by the grove above Fitzgerald just the other day; decided I...
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    Re: Israel in summer

    Jerusalem is up at elevation, and will cool down much more at night than Tel Aviv. A lot of incredible, history-rich photos possible there. ...as it goes without saying. ;)
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    Re: Burning Man - 2011

    I've been going for over a decade. can tell you more than you'd want to know. :)
    I still bring and shoot only with film cameras, which of course has gotten pretty darn rare out there. I don't go...
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    Re: Any good wide angle lens for 8X10?

    I'm a new 8x10 user/experimenter, and I purchased a Fujinon 250/6.7 through this forum to get me started.
    Initial impressions were that 250mm is much wider on 8x10 than I would've thought. I...
  39. Re: Exhibit of Photography at Pier 24, San Francisco

    wow, that's quite the collection of photographers! hopefully it's a really good show.
    Making an appointment to view this. thanks for the tip, Merg!
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Birds and 5x7? Okay...Mojave, November 2010. Bird perched on the joshua tree I was about to photograph. Can't complain. ..well, he moved a little during the exposure. But not much by bird...
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