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    Montreal Camera Show Sunday Sept 19

    I know this is last minute, Sol didn't organize the show until just recently because of COVID restrictions, but it looks like this is a go for tomorrow.



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  2. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Revising my previous answer: anything that requires me to talk to people. There's a reason I photograph swamps and trees.
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    Re: Goerz Dagor F6.8 Series III no.3

    Do yourself a favor and don't. Maybe read the last page if you want some useful info.
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    Re: End grain glue joints versus side grain

    If you're testing freshly cut blocks of wood, sure. The issue I have with end-to-end is that wood expands and shrinks differently, readily seen by looking at an end cut that has suffered shrinkage. ...
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    If your camera bellows are getting sweaty, you might be doing something wrong.

    Sent from my LM-G900 using Tapatalk
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    Re: Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    Toxic algae test results are in after mysterious deaths of California family while hiking
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    My point, I guess, was that there are excellent quality small air compressors out there for a variety of scientific and industrial purposes. They just aren't sold in big box stores. I have no idea...
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    Re: What would you do with this?

    Now that I'm in my office, mine is a 'Folmer Multiple Camera' (1929-37), successor to the Penny Picture camera (renamed because prices were up to $0.25/pic).

    There is a story, text from period...
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    The cheapo pancake (or other style) compressors have their purpose. If you regularly go to jobsites with a small compressor for finishing woodwork, you really don't want to haul around a cast iron...
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    Re: What would you do with this?

    Looks like a penny camera from 1900-1910. Photographers would set up at a fair or tourist spot and charge a penny a photo. There were tin masks inside, coupled with the sliding back, allowed up to...
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    Re: Salvaging flood damaged lenses

    Mechanical shutters are usually recoverable from water damage unless they're left to rust. If they're underwater, it's best to keep them underwater (distilled) until repair. When ready to repair,...
  12. Thread: Peace Vans!

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    Re: Peace Vans!

    Electric or not, you couldn't pay me to drive one of those deathtraps. There are some modern conveniences I'm rather fond of. Like airbags and crumple zones and not dying horribly mangled and strewn...
  13. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Ebay forced Canadian sellers onto their payment processing last year, yes I had to give them my (a) bank account and proof of id. They just wanted to take back the 3% fees that Paypal was making,...
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    Re: shutters compatible with 7" Dagor?

    That's a fine shutter, still working after 100 years and will probably still be working for another 100 with minor maintenance. If there's nothing wrong with it, you don't gain much by putting it in...
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    Re: Enlarging 1917 with Artura Carbon Black

    Thanks for that. I just realized I own an R.O.C. Enlarging Back. I had no idea what the thing was, I thought it was part of a studio camera.
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    Re: Information for Koristka Milano Lens

    Utterly worthless, of course, you will never get a sharp image from that piece of garbage. I suggest you find someone here who is willing to take it off your hands :p
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    Toronto PHSC Outdoor Trunk Sale Aug. 22

    Didn't realize there was a subforum for these. Here's the upcoming Toronto camera fair ('boot sale'), I understand the Montreal camera show will happen sometime in October.

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  18. Thread: Post your signs

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    Re: Post your signs

    Love it.
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Photography began a little like piano playing as a hobby: as an upper-class pastime. As a signifier of class, like being a 'naturalist'. Only the well-off could afford the time, equipment etc. to...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    How about Kant: If it is not good, I have wasted years of my life and many thousands of dollars on a hobby I suck at. Therefore the photo is good.
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    F--k if I know. I like to think I know one when I see one, except I dont agree with my own assessments from just a few years ago.
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Having driven an FJ-40 a couple thousand miles pulling a boat trailer on windy roads, I would not use one as a photo excursion vehicle. My back wouldn't be happy, nor my wallet. Nor my knuckles, I...
  23. Re: Wollensack Velostigmat 12" - your judgement please

    I second this. Try it and see. You may eventually realize it performs better as a sf lens than a pristine copy with the limit pin intact.

    I spent a lot of money (for me) last year on an Hermagis...
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    I buy mine off eBay. I prefer Agfa, that's just a matter of taste. It is a challenge though finding sellers that will ship outside of USA, but there is one right now and I'm tempted to buy another...
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    X-ray did for me in 8x10 what a dSLR did for me in smaller formats: made me lose my fear of pressing the shutter button for fear of 'wasting' a shot. I learned a lot from being willing to spend a...
  26. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    While I do have a stash of 35mm Kodak HIE, a box or two of Rollei IR 4x5, 275 square feet of 12" wide Konica infrared film, and assorted infrared-capable flashes and light meters, this thread has...
  27. Re: “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    A crucial element of photography remains storytelling. Nick Ut's Napalm Girl isn't a strong composition, focus might be a little off, it's grainy, but it remains one of the greatest photos of the...
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    I'm still shooting from my last batch of x-ray film bought 4-6 years ago. I calculated it came out to CAD $0.45 / sheet incl. delivery. Prices are up a little, my next batch might end up costing...
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    Re: PC Sync Debounce

    Per Randy's link, all you need is a capacitor and 2 resistors. Total cost should be under $1.00 if you have a surplus store nearby. No need for a 555 timer, power supply or anything. I would be...
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    "Portraits" is the difficulty here. What is a good lens for a portrait varies a lot between photographers. "Budget" on the other hand is pretty straightforward. There are 2 categories of budget...
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    Re: New and need help

    The only issue I (and many others) have with monorails is that they don't fit in a backpack. We accept a lot of limitations on our folding field cameras to get them compact enough to fit.
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    Re: Lens for 4x5

    I've been using mine on 4x5 for 10 or 15 years, it is a superb general-purpose lens. There may be some more recent lenses that have slightly better performance on some metric, but the differences...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    I like it. I can't get anything this nice from my 250 or 300 Imagons.

    Which (if any) disc?
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    Re: Condenser lens in a snoot?

    I have one somewhere. It has a giant wheel with I think 5 different apertures, a condenser lens and a focusing lens in the front. I can create a spot of light on the wall of varying sizes according...
  35. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    I always found Nikkor 35mm lenses razor sharp and contrasty in b&w, but coatings do have more effect on color rendition than people think. For 1970s-80s glass, I personally prefer Konica then...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    The largest cost difference between 4x5 and 8x10 is film. But with the availability of x-ray film in 8x10 for less than the cost of 4x5 B&W sheets, I think the advice to 'learn the ropes' on 4x5 no...
  37. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    If you shoot color keep the Fuji. Based on my experience with period 35mm lenses from those makers.
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    Re: extended red sensitivity panchromatic b/w

    Experiment. Some years ago I was shooting Konica imagesetter IR film I bought in 12in x 100ft rolls, I worked it out to about 0.3 ISO, so a typical shot in the woods was f8 and 5-10 minutes. I went...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    About 18 months ago I bought a lens from a forum member. Hugo Meyer double plasmat 240mm f4, it was on my want list for a while. Slightly larger than my 240mm f4.5 Xenar, as expected. I put it on...
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    Re: A large-format laugh from Matt Marrash

    The kids are now buying compact point & shoot 35mm cameras. Why? Beats me. But they're having fun.
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