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  1. Re: Intrepid 4x5 as a permanent enlarger?

    I have the Intrepid MK4, but also two other LF cameras. I love the MK4 for all that it is. But it isn't for me for every situation.

    I had the Intrepid Enlarger Kit, and recently sold it. It was my...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

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  3. Re: Prototype RF-coupled 4x5 camera

    "A graflok back that can shoot instax as an idea."

    Mine on order:

    https://shop.lomography.com/en/lomo-graflok-instant-back

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  4. Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Hand Held: Graflex Crown Graphic with native 4.7/135mm Xenar in Compur. Hand-in-glove lens/shutter. Wider view enables cropping, handy for hand held.

    Field: Intrepid MK4 4x5, mostly with...
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    Re: Self Portrait Tools

    I dig the self-eye portrait!

    Any hints on mating a bulb to a Sinar Copal shutter?

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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Once again, I find your comment to be a little gem that I copy and put in my Notes files so I can reference later.

    However, could you explain why there is less of a difference with color:
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  7. Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    My first and only darkroom print so far. Welcoming critiques.

    Made with Crown Graphic and Schneider Xenar 135mm f/4.7.


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    Re: Nude

    Just looking at images from Thanksgiving portrait session with family (household), and the tension between achieving strong bokeh AND crisp focus where I wanted it was born out in the images....
  9. Re: 4x5 Portrait lens & Chamonix F2

    Timely topic for me. Just got a 300mm Fujinar ("countless" aperture blades) and shot Thanksgiving portraits. Digging it. Also bringing to play with Imagon.

    Yesterday, i won a Sinar Soft Focus 2...
  10. Sinar Bulb Release for Sinar Copal Shutter?

    Wondering what you all use when you need a remote shutter release for the Sinar Copal Shutter? I know there are auto and remote timer schemes. Also, long exposures with a lens cap.

    Any Bulb or...
  11. Re: Uneven Development -- 5X7's in Stearman Press 8X10 Tray

    In Tim's latest video (a new beginner's guide) on the SP-445, he discusses infrequent issues caused by what he thinks is inadequate washing out of the anti-halation dye causing film to stick....
  12. Re: beseler dichro dg color head improvements

    Did exactly as you said--10 years later--and all smooth now! Thanks for the tips!

    Picked up the Beseler MX II plus tons of negative carriers (4x5 Negaflat), Print Washer for 20 x 24, drying rack,...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Got it. Thanks much!

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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    Daniel, very impressive! What's your trick on the filter holder ring fitting with the Norma? Filing the hexagonal rod? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I am digging this!

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  16. Re: Excited and Stoked, 4x5 Black Edition Intrepid

    Enjoy!!!

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  17. Re: Advice for Handheld 4x5 and Flash Please..

    In your original post you asked about vintage but didn't foreclose modern. If modern is an option, I use Godox (Flashpoint) AD200 which is a 200WS flash that has extended head accessory available....
  18. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Recieved mine in Seattle sometime in last ten days. My mail was On Hold, so uncertain of exact delivery date.

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  19. Re: Darkroom Demo Livestream + Print Giveaway - 9/4/20

    I got on late so I missed the actual print making. [emoji848] I'll check out the recording if you don't mind posting that link.

    Was that a Chroma camera that you sometimes hand hold?

    Thanks...
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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    As I understand it, some only had the two legs. That's how mine is. That's why I went for the extension legs.

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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    I've got the same, bought via CL from a guy using it for video. Solid. I bought extension legs for it, but they're either the wrong ones or I need a locking collet(?) or some such to keep the...
  22. Re: Seeking Machinist in Seattle-area for lens mounting

    Thanks all for the suggestions.

    West Seattle is where I am. Excellent now that our bridge is gone!

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  23. Seeking Machinist in Seattle-area for lens mounting

    Looking to mount a barrel lens with flange onto lens board. Figuring we must have the most machinists per capita given Boeing, etc. Any referrals for someone who has done such work for you? Bill at...
  24. Re: Is anyone actively using the Intrepid Enlarger Kit? Please share your experience.

    While i dig the Intrepid enlarger for what it is, i know I'll eventually get a regular enlarger for reason i stated: to have a permanent setup. When that occurs I'll be selling my Intrepid enlarger. ...
  25. Re: Is anyone actively using the Intrepid Enlarger Kit? Please share your experience.

    Hardly long term as i made just one print! It is my first ever darkroom print, and serves as my profile photo here. Never used any enlarger before or since (more to come), so consider that.

    I...
  26. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Still awaiting mine in Seattle.

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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    Mine from China (when i'd assumed I'd never find a good genuine article) does have a "Sinar" badging, but you can tell it isn't a true Sinar by the finish right away. Not bad, but different. I bought...
  28. Re: "More Finely Focused" is Available!

    This could be a VERY stupid question, but in reviewing "Finely Focused", I see this reference to the .1 ND filter for the film speed test. Was this filter supplied originally with the book? I am...
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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA, Europe?

    You could do what i did. I bought the Chinese copy because, frustrated, i couldn't find a true Sinar. The copy functions great. Well made. Immediately, a very fine Sinar version popped up on the...
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    Re: 210mm or 240mm for Portraits?

    New to shutter distinctions. I get that there are many shutters preferred over Copal, but are you suggesting a Copal #3 is better than a Copal #1, all things being equal. If so, could you explain?...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Appreciate Max's replies here. Responsive and responsible.

    The Intrepid was my, like many folks', first LF camera. Right tool for THAT job...for me and many others.

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  32. Re: Help me pick a couple of lenses for Sinar Norma please please

    Bobab, another LF beginner here.

    I started with a field camera, migrating now to Norma for studio. The Norma is such a gem, eh?

    I went with a 150mm and 210mm (each within your price range),...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Agreed.

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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    There are no serial numbers, but i totally get your point. Wondered the same thing about their process being complaint-driven rather than proactive.

    Also understood from beginning--even as...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    This is consistent with response i received re my MK4 4x5. My model was an early MK4, and the small bolts scratched the base. They told me mine was from a small batch with that issue, and they...
  36. Re: Tripod recommendation for 4X5 studio camera

    I picked up a Bogen/Manfrotto 3051 on Craigslist cheaply. Put the legs on a dolly from epay. Fabulous in the studio. Those independently adjusting legs with just a finger control at the head plus...
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    Oh how I wish we had one of these water walls when I did stone/brick work. Hours breathing that dust, with and without masks! Not good!

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    Re: SINAR Norma: Now I get it!

    Thanks all, for your responses and especially for the links on Norma cleaning, lubrication. Haven't tackled a full-on rehab yet, but did read the cleaning manual more than once.

    Gave me just what...
  39. Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Corran: thanks for your thorough review and video. I have the MK4, but not the black version. It is my first ever LF camera, so for me it was more about getting accustomed to the format than the...
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    Re: Hello from Seatle

    I am neither experienced enough nor likely have the right lighting to contribute, but if a socially distant pair of hands is useful, I'd welcome the opportunity to watch an experienced person tackle...
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