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    Re: Still Life 2022

    The two "balloon" (not!) photos...from the same negative as you imply? If so, this helps to illustrate just what can be available, in terms of a full-scale "pallet," from a well exposed and...
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    Re: Price of Film Going Up

    Students who are attempting to gain a foundation need to have both high quality and good consistency in their materials. Fortunately, these attributes tend to travel together!
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    Back on track with this thread (sorry!), I am wondering...in the case of using the (slightly reactive) copper tubing - could you somehow "tin" this tubing after you bend it...to essentially coat/seal...
  4. Re: How many film holders do you bring for a day out?

    When I'm working with 5x7 and driving to a location...I'll bring a dozen loaded holders in three separate RPT "Cascade" cases, with each holder also secured in its own Ziploc bag. When I arrive on...
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    Re: Pentax 67 fisheye on a 4x5 Sinar

    Greg...have you gotten around to making a 4x5 negative with your Pentax 6x7 fisheye? Would love to see the result of this!
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    The subjects may be light weight...but the photographs are anything but - bravo!
  7. Re: DIY Gas Burst Agitation for 1 gallon vertical tanks

    Ha! True story from my misspent youth...at U. of Rochester, freshman year, me and my buddies had the brilliant idea that we would forge a letter (using U. of R. letterhead) to the local gas supply...
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    Re: De Ionizing Air gun?

    Well...my "other" take on the term "Hair of the Dog" surfaces in my darkroom - after I've been so careful to dust, blow off, etc. my Zone VI 5x7 glass carrier and have loaded it into the enlarger. ...
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    Re: De Ionizing Air gun?

    I vaguely remember a very interesting product (maybe back in the early 1980's?) - was an airless "anti-static gun" which, when the sales rep. aimed this at a "demo" 4x5 negative which had been bathed...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Love this image Tony...how the path is at once inviting and yet becoming mysterious in its eventual occlusion near what the perspective hints at as a horizon. Makes me want to put on my walking...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Did this years ago...had my photo students outside (Goddard College), working with a sheet-wrapped, masked model...and suddenly the gift of snow! Leica M-3, V-2 50mm Summicron, Tri-X, D/76 1:1,...
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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    ...in the meantime - Vaughn, please pass the syrup! (as long as its Vermont maple!)
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    Re: White Rim Road

    Ha! I remember having a discussion years ago (early '90's) in Chaco Canyon...on the subject of "best rides" for the desert southwest...and there did seem to be a very positive consensus for (wait...
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    Re: New Autofocus 4x5"

    ...in other words - when working in close, focussing on a face lets say...and then you rotate the camera to recompose - thereby placing the face in a different plane of focus - your accelerometer and...
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    Re: White Rim Road

    Great link Steve...thanks! Jeesh I do miss being out there. Have been looking at used Tacomas, which would fit the bill perfectly!
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    Re: New Autofocus 4x5"

    Focus accuracy of 1-2mm would be fantastic if existing LF film holder/transport systems could reliably support this. Hmmm...possibly develop some kind of real-time (IR?) film position sensor which...
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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    I would echo Merg's sentiments just about to the word...except that I came along a bit too late (1954), and on the wrong coast!
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    Re: DIY 8x10 (or larger) Enlarger Chassis

    hmmm...incorporate a Sinar electronic shutter as a work around to the fading issue?
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    A photo backpack/tripod combo...where the camera is at the ready - mounted to rest behind one's head at head-level, and the tripod legs comprise the pack frame. When a location is reached, the...
  20. Re: Film and winter temperature swings going on location

    Ha! Boy did I learn a hard lesson all those years ago. I was a junior in high school, and had an after school gig as a stringer for a local newspaper. This particular assignment was to photograph...
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    Re: LED darkroom bulbs?

    The cheap "amber" (Delta brand, I think) globe safelights which I'm currently using are actually a bit on the red side of amber - and so far, so good...at least with Ilford papers.
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Brilliant actually for an ULF used in portraiture - so long as the eye-focus feature continues to work up to the time of actual exposure!
  23. Re: Easy fix that makes a 4x5 Gowland-Calumet Pocket View less fiddly and easier to

    Years ago I stopped using my Gowland/Calumet 4x5 when I began to design/build my own cameras. But more often these days, as my aging self becomes less able to schlep the loads of years past, I find...
  24. Re: Going to Yosemite but can't take my 4x5 or 8x10. What to do?

    What works for me when the LF's stay home: Fuji/Voigtlander 667, 667W, or both...plus green, orange, and ND filters (3 and 6-stop), Pentax/Z-6 digital spot meter, cable release, Feisol "Tall...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    As much as I find myself enjoying my recently-acquired 110XL (mainly for 5x7)...I still cannot seem to let go of my 120mm f/8 Super Angulon - despite its being twice as large and half as bright as...
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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Mr. Can I'm very curious about how your Nikon Z is set up for this. Maybe you set the near-to-far parameters along with a given aperture value and the camera takes it from there - with a single...
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    Re: Post Here OLD LF Camera Fails

    The very first camera I built was an 11x14...so many years ago that I'm sure it would now qualify as an "Old LF."

    The camera consisted of several huge-to-large boxes, light-sealed with felt...
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    Re: Anyone else printing smaller?

    ...and yer callin' that small? :rolleyes:
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Gregg that photo gives me the chills - a distant, wrecked metropolis...nestled in its own postapocolyptic haze.
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Years ago at Chaco Canyon...saw a guy wearing some very expensive looking headphones, attached to some even more expensive looking recording equipment, and two leads taped to a rock - part of a stone...
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    Re: Macro lens set

    Had great luck back in the day with a reversed 55mm/3.5 Micro-Nikkor P for 4x5. Also with the set of Nikkors that came with a Nikon Multiphot which I'd rescued from being basically put into a...
  32. Re: E. Weston Dilution ABC Pyro / E. Weston development time compared to adviced time

    Learned ABC from Cole way back when (using EW's inspection lamp!). Someplace I have a copy of EW's notes (copy given to me by Cole, in EW's hand), which I will try to dig up.

    Haven't used ABC...
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    Re: 510 Pyro 1 Hour Stand

    Wasn't that written by Tammy Wynette? (hmmm...maybe her husband played with matches?) :confused:
  34. Re: Apo Sinaron se 150mm Vs Apo Symmar L 150mm

    Just to add a bit more fodder: to the best of my knowledge...Schneider, in designing/manufacturing their L-series lenses, stepped up to the plate environmentally by incorporating "ecologically safer"...
  35. Re: Apo Sinaron se 150mm Vs Apo Symmar L 150mm

    Awhile ago I found myself holding out for a good example of a 150mm Apo-Sironar W...as part of my "bucket list holy-trinity" of LF lenses (for 5x7), with the other two being the 110 XL and the 210...
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    Re: 510 Pyro 1 Hour Stand

    I do have to try this sometime!

    I was a bit surprised about no additional agitation - like at the halfway point for example, and this makes me wonder about images with broad areas (like skies or...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Classical or jazz in the darkroom...but definitely rocking it out on location! :cool:
  38. Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    I usually just use my dark slide.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Tri that is stunning!
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    Re: Anyone using a Shen-Hao 8x10?

    "Aw...gee - I coulda had a V8!" (remember those ads?)
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