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  1. Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    If your usage plans are primarily outdoors, consider the Sekonic L398, successor to the Norwood Director (I have both, the Norwood from film school days in the 70s, and the Sekonic more recently...
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    Re: Kodacolor Introduction Party 1928

    Amongst my dad's things was a Kodacolor filter set. The camera was optimized for 16 fps, so 1/30th shutter speed with a max aperture of f1.9. The inclusion of the ND filter has always struck me as a...
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    Re: How many foot candles do I need?

    One of the few things I remember from 1970s film school, largely because it was beaten into us, is "basic exposure rule":

    ASA/ISO 100, 1/50th @ f2.8 = 100 fc

    f2.8 > f45 is 8 stops, so you'll...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    The Big Sur Blog is a good reference for Caltrans projects along Hwy 1, along the Monterey-to-Cambria section. http://thebigsurblog.com/

    In addition to The Fishwife in Pacific Grove, a couple of...
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    Re: polyptych photos

    One of the things I noticed in Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer's profile on her website is that her images are photograms rather than photographs. That explains the tight registration on the image in Rob's...
  6. Re: glueing polyester filters to glass for a tri-color camera

    Post-WW 2, Curtis recommended Super XX for their tri-color cameras and suggested a baseline daylight exposure of 1/100th @ f7. If my math is correct, that effectively rates the film at about ISO 40...
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    Re: Tripod for someone with arthritis

    Manfrotto has a model with push-button latches on the legs. Extends to 61", weight at 6.5 lbs (less head). I have no personal experience with this model, but it might be worth a look.
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    Re: Portra 160 4x5 nowhere to be found

    Freestyle indicates that it's out of stock until early May. Try contacting Pro Photo Connection in Irvine, CA. They stock quite a bit of film and may have some in the fridge.

    (949) 250-7073
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    Re: Tri-filter color images from B&W negatives

    My dad grew up in the Los Angeles area, not far from Curtis' Highland Park and later Griffith Park locations, and was enamored by their cameras. Over time, he built up a collection of tri-color...
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    Re: WWII Kodak Aero Lens Usage History

    One of the boxes my dad sent home at the end of the war included several 8x10 prints of what I interpret to be bomb damage assessment images, made in 1944 and early 1945. I suspect the original...
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    Re: WWII Kodak Aero Lens Usage History

    You're very likely correct on the film size used with the 125/2 Xenon. At the time I was researching it for sale, I knew that it didn't cover 4x5 or 5x5, but never did find a reference to 7 x 9 cm on...
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    Re: WWII Kodak Aero Lens Usage History

    My dad had a 7" Aero Ektar, a few K24 magazines, and a mirror attachment (45 degree, I think) amongst his things, but no camera. I made an attempt in locating a camera but had no luck, so sold the...
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    Re: The March Sierra Nevada Snow Survey

    The National Weather Service just posted a hydrologic outlook, predicting flooding this year in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada from snowmelt.

    RISK OF CALIFORNIA FLOODING DURING THE SNOWMELT...
  14. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    My dad served in the Army Air Corps/Air Forces in WW2 as well, in a photo/darkroom unit attached to a B-17 reconnaissance squadron at RAF Alconbury. He never mentioned flying on a mission, but...
  15. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    The Collings Foundation has posted their "Wings of Freedom" tour schedule, which starts up this month (weather permitting).
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge, taken in the mid-90s. Fuji GS645S on Fujicolor. As I recall, it had been cloudy and drizzly all day, then late afternoon the clouds parted just long enough...
  17. Thread: Why 8" x 12"?

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    Re: Why 8" x 12"?

    There's a reference to 8x12 on a site related to photography in Edinburgh, as an adjunct to 8x6 Cabinet Size images. I suspect the additional width would have been ideal for landscapes, and banquet...
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    Re: Bougth a no-name tailboard by accident..

    Re: " I'm not quite sure about the format? Is ~7x9 a thing?" If memory serves, 18 x 24 cm (the metric equivalent) is an older European analog to 8x10. Foma still makes film available in that size.
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    Re: Need help IDing this Graflex SLR

    Thanks, all, for your advise and assistance with the Graflex. I rummaged around through our storage area and found a box with a half dozen slotted film holders, and a mint cut film/plate film...
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    Re: In search of frames

    I had good luck with a couple of orders from Art To Frame, an online vendor based in Brooklyn. The frames are fairly simple, but construction quality was very good and pricing was suitable for images...
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    Re: Need help IDing this Graflex SLR

    Thanks, again. I erred in my earlier description. I took a closer look at the camera and it's a straight Series D, with 21cm Tessar and film pack adapter. My dad was good about saving receipts -...
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    Re: Need help IDing this Graflex SLR

    Thanks! Appreciate the confirmation. What threw me is that I inherited my dad's 4x5 Super D and always thought that was "the one". I had the D out of its case recently and (finally) noticed that it's...
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    Need help IDing this Graflex SLR

    Hello - I could use a little help in identifying the Graflex in this photo. My dad's brother gave him the camera at the end of WW 2, as a "welcome home" gift. Based on the lens/lens cover...
  24. Re: Can you give me ideas on doing contact prints with limited space?

    I recall my dad using a dedicated contact printer for 4x5. Basically a box with white and safe lights at the bottom, frosted glass above, and a simple hinged pressure plate to hold the film and paper...
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    Re: How do you scan 4x5 with a DSLR?

    You're thinking of a side arm. They're not inexpensive but invaluable if you need to shoot flat copy on a regular basis. See https://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-131D-Tripods-heads-Degree/dp/B001FRO1VQ...
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    Re: How do you scan 4x5 with a DSLR?

    For occasional need, you might try scanning in two passes and stitching the images together with Lightroom Panorama mode. I have a Canon 8800, which nominally supports 120 but scans 2.75" wide...
  27. Re: Photo Stores: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas ?

    Samy's has stores in the LA area as well https://www.samys.com/stores

    Somewhat more broadly across Southern California:

    Freestyle (film and supplies) https://www.freestylephoto.biz/

    Pro...
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    Re: How to focus a view camera

    Sadly, not a joke. I consider myself a slightly better than average photographer and know just enough about electronics to follow along when an EE's going over a schematic. Once I left the...
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    Re: slim boxes for print proof storage

    Michael Johnston at The Online Photographer had a recent post on this topic.

    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2018/07/recommended-portfolio-boxes.html
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Thanks, all. My dad was based at RAF Alconbury. I posted a short photo essay on Filmwasters a few months back, with some of his pictures of the lab, etc. For much of my life, I've been primarily a...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Here's a home made camera from the other end of the build-quality spectrum. During WW2, my dad was attached to a USAAF reconnaissance squadron based in the UK, working in the photo lab. By fall of...
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    Re: How to focus a view camera

    Hah! That's exactly the same advice I was given about how to use an oscilloscope :)
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    Thanks, Molli! I do feel very fortunate to have inherited my family's archive of glass plate and film negatives, transparencies, prints, and home movies, going back to the late 1800s. After I...
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    My grandfather, circa 1908, taken near the family's home in the UK. He was born in 1891 and appears to be around 17 years of age, hence the guess at the date.

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    Re: White writing showing on old prints

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    Here's an example of an annotated photograph from the Autographic; my grandfather's WW I Sanitation (Medical) unit at training camp, prior to deployment. To my eye and mind, a much better...
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    Re: In Camera Tricolor separations, HOW?

    My dad was born in 1921 and came of age in the Technicolor era. He had a fascination with bi- and tri-color photography and built a two-color camera out of an old folding camera. I have one print...
  37. Anyone have a user's manual for Comet CT-300S monolights?

    Hi. Wondering if anyone has a copy of the user's manual for Comet CT-300S moonlight strobes. It's been close to 30 years since I last used studio strobes (at the time, Balcar) and I remember most of...
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    Re: cleaning old negatives

    Nitrate needs to breathe (out-gas). Many early motion pictures were lost due to the film being stored in closed cans. Store in paper sleeves or envelopes only, under cool and dry conditions. (I made...
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    Re: "darkbox" plans?

    There was a thread on this topic a few years back, for a temporary dark box, constructed from a cardboard box and heavy-duty garden bags. Might be a good interim solution for your needs. (I may...
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    Re: cleaning old negatives

    I agree with the others as well. I inherited several hundred negatives, both glass plate and nitrate, going back to the early 1900s. Despite fogging and what appears to be poor fixing on many of...
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