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    Re: White Rim Road - Mice?

    I asked about this on an overlanding forum I frequent. Someone replied that they did the White Rim in both February and August and neither time had any issues with mice. They had heard of others...
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    Re: Chamonix 810V Back Orientation Mistake?

    It may well be chalked up to operator error, but I've had the same issue with my Arca Swiss 4x5 and 8x10. It's easy to insert the holder from the wrong side in the heat of the moment when the light...
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    I was editing my post to include lens wraps while you replied. Gave a link to some; B&H likely also sells them (but I didn't check)

    Bob
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    Hi,

    Many use a traditional dark cloth, but I prefer the BTZS Focus Hood https://viewcamerastore.com/products/4x5-btzs-focus-hood-dark-cloth. The link is for a 4x5 camera size, but other sizes...
  5. Re: Tripod Head For 8x10? Arca Cube, Ries J250, Luland LD115, Acratech GXP

    I use an Arca Swiss Cube with my 8x10 (also AS, so around 10 lbs.). The geared movements are sweet, but come at a price as you note - though if you are used to them on smaller cameras, it might be...
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    Re: Help understanding Telephoto lenses

    Adam,

    No special talents required...

    Telephotos need less belows extension than the indicated focal length. The Nikon 360 tele requires roughly 260mm extension (for infinity focus) while the...
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    Re: Harrison Jumbo Film Changing Tent - Sticky

    Jim,

    I had one go sticky on me. After that I tried storing it unrolled, but the stickiness never went away. Never seemed to loose light tightness though. I eventually replaced the tent with...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thatís a great start. So glad to see young photographers enjoying large format film.

    Looking forward to seeing more.

    Bob
  9. Re: What are the options for Arca-Swiss in Europe?

    Back in 2017 I was able to correspond with Arca-Swiss via the following email address:

    support@arca-swiss.com

    Bob
  10. Re: Three Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake

    Very interesting. Thanks for posting the link.
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    Re: Square filter holder/lens hood combo?

    I mount a separate adapter ring to each lens and leave it permanently attached. For me, it's just one less thing to fiddle with when setting up. Lee makes (or used to make) a plastic ~100mm cap to go...
  12. Thread: web page

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    Re: web page

    Nice website. Congratulations on finally getting it done!

    Bob
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    Re: Jasper National Park Fall 2020

    The drive from Jasper to Banff along the the Icefields Parkway is not to be missed. One of the most spectacular drives on the continent.

    Someone already mentioned Yoho National Park; Kootenay...
  14. Can WTB listings be closed / reopened after 30 days?

    The rules under the FS section explicitly mention that if an item has not been sold in 30 the OP can close it and reopen a new post.

    Seems like the same ought to be true for WTB. Is it? Maybe I...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice! I like the abstract shapes in this one

    Bob
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    Re: Viewing light brightness

    Depends on the print...

    Some are best viewed in total darkness :)
  17. Re: 3weeks with a 4x5 on vacation advise on practical things

    Bring more film than you think you'll need:)

    Bob
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    Re: 4x5 light leaks when removing the dark slide

    Yes.

    I can't check right now, but IIRC the correct side to insert from is the one with the little round pull thing that is used to secure the reflex viewer. If yours is like mine, the correct...
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    Re: 4x5 light leaks when removing the dark slide

    Could possibly be that you are inserting the file holder from the wrong side? On my Arca Swiss there is the correct side, and then there is the other side :( I had a few leaks (can't say for sure if...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Jim,

    You're killin' me. I need to get back out that way. Lovely shot of one of my favorite locations.

    Bob
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    Re: American Southwest in full Autumn

    Where to begin...

    First, do you have a special reason to fly into LAX? If not, I might suggest flying into Las Vegas instead. Most of your destinations are well to the east of LA, so having a...
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    Re: The learning curve of large format

    The OP already has experience with 4x5 and has a credible body of work, so Iím not sure why the jump to 8x10 should pose significant problems. Sure, there are some differences in things such as...
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    Re: Curious as to how much dust is a problem

    That will reduce the appearance of dust in blue-sky regions?
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    Re: Curious as to how much dust is a problem

    I shoot transparency film, and areas of light blue sky seem to have orders of magnitude more dust than elsewhere in the image. Probably not really, but it is just so much more obvious there. I have...
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    Re: 2019 Dark Cloth

    Peter,

    I use the BTZS hood: http://www.badgergraphic.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=675 and have been happy with it.

    Bob
  26. Re: Opinions on the Gitzo series 2 systemic tripod (GT2542LS)? Why is it discontinued

    I use a series 3 for both 4x5 and 8x10 (both Arca Swiss, so not super light but not heavyweights either). When I got the 8x10 I bought a series 5 for it, but almost always opt for the lighter weight...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice Jim, especially the second one. Factory Butte is a fascinating subject.

    Bob
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    Re: Super Large Files to print

    I could not see the attachment, but in a previous post you listed 4Gb of memory. Thatís not a large amount in todayís world. And storage space is not the same as memory. Memory may be a factor in...
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    Re: Big Bend NP Chisos Mtns

    I've never used E100VS, but it probably does not have less range than Velvia 50. Here are a couple of images from Big Bend on Velvia 50, taken a few years ago in May. If you are staying at the...
  30. Thread: Jerry Jacka

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    Jerry Jacka

    Southwest landscape photographer Jerry Jacka passed away late last year. This months' Arizona Highways magazine is dedicated to him - the full issue covers Jerry and some of his work.

    Bob
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    Re: Epson printer repair SF Bay Area?

    Have you tried setting the platen gap to "widest" ? My 3880 has also developed the black streak issue, and I have been able to limp along with the platen gap set to widest - works ~ 9 times out of...
  32. Re: Bellows extension cheatsheet for SA 90 XL, SS 150 XL, 300M?

    You can make your own using the download at http://www.salzgeber.at/disc/

    Bob
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    Re: Easter Break in Moab

    I can also recommend Inca Inn as a good no frills place to stay in Moab. Iíve stayed there on 3 or 4 occasions. Unusual colored-light shower heads!

    As mentioned, Winter is a good time to avoid the...
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    Re: TSA and View Cameras

    Just to add to the chorus: I usually fly a couple of times a year with a (metal) LF camera, lenses, meter and film in my carry-on items, and have never once had anyone in TSA say anything about it.
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    Re: Slide film metering

    True for plain NDs, but the OP was referring to graduated NDs
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    Re: Slide film metering

    You've got it right if, when you say "darken the highlights with my ND grad .3EV + the .3EV from the shadow exposure compensation", you mean that you will use a ND grad to darken the highlights by...
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    On the Camera Essentials product support page https://www.cameraessentials.com/product-support they recommend storing the tent unrolled in a cardboard box.

    I didn't know that when I got my first...
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    Re: Help solving film holder light reflection

    That demonstration appears to lend some plausibility to your theory. Seems like Ben Horne feels he had a similar issue with Fidelity holders. See around the 1:30 mark here:
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    Re: Nikon T ED 360 vs Fujinon T 400

    I can't comment on the Fujinon, but I have the Nikkor 360 (500 and 720 too). It's a good lens. But 360mm won't feel much longer than your current 300mm. You might consider a Nikkor 500T - and there...
  40. Re: Best compact 4x5/rollfilm camera for architecture?

    You can pack the Arca Swiss into a backpack if you store the camera on a 6" (15 cm) rail section that is part of the telescopic bench option. I may have the nomenclature wrong, but I think the...
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