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  1. Thread: Tripod part???

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    Re: Tripod part???

    Yes, a tripod part. It is an adapter, each end has one of the two standard sizes of screw/threads used these days. The smaller is common on almost all 35mm and medium format cameras. My Rolleiflex...
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    We had some nice ones in our USFS campgrounds -- and could order replacements made with fallen old-growth from the State Parks.
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    Re: alternative to jogging stroller....

    I should not have given away our triplet stroller to another couple that just had triplets...https://www.amazon.com/Runabout-3-Seater-Stroller/dp/B00II9V6GM

    I took the boys on some pretty rough...
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    Ah...the smell of the photojournalism darkroom...the smell of the chemical infused redwood brings back memories -- mostly remembering how I would never allowed the redwood into the Art Dept darkroom...
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    Re: Preferred Format, and why?

    I only contact print, so it depends on how big of a print I want, what type of image I want to make...and where I need to get to!

    120 roll film up to 11x14...including 4x10 and 5.5x14.

    I've...
  6. Re: Observation on focal length and portrait drawing

    Distance to subject will determine perspective (especially the type called foreshortening). The desired perspective is subjective...and I believe we are getting use to increased foreshortening as...
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    Re: New Zealand, S Island, west coast

    My intro to keas was when I took a hike from a research station in the foothills of the Alps (Mt Torlesse). After hiking up to the peak and making my way down a ridge, 5 keas took off from across the...
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    Re: New Zealand, S Island, west coast

    We took samples of leaves to test for sulfur compounds. Too long ago to remember which mine. We also helped with lichen surveys in Christchurch where coal was still used for heating and cooking. ...
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    Re: New Zealand, S Island, west coast

    When I was going to uni for a year outside of Christchurch (1975) my Ecology class took a field trip up to the Denniston area to check out a coal mine that was on fire -- probably still is.
    ...
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    Re: A new $50 adjustable iris?

    I was thinking as an aperature for DIY lenses and such.
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    Re: Focal Length and Cinematography

    I think I am see-saw sick!

    I have read people here that seem to refer to perspective and foreshortening as two different things. Anyway...when I find an image to photograph, it often comes with...
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    Re: Focal Length and Cinematography

    Foreshortening is a just a type of perspective control, correct? Most definitions I stubble upon suggest it.
  13. Re: Would you be interested in a large scale QR platform

    Alas, some of us even spin the camera on the tripod head (photo below...8x10 Zone VI...it was so pretty when I bought it 34 years ago). I use the Ries A250 head and am happy with the camera directly...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    You may find that the something like the Fuji W 250/6.7 might be as wide as you want to go with 8x10. it is a different beast!

    The biggest drop-off around here is standing on Kings Peak (not...
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    Re: New Zealand, S Island, west coast

    I was on the section a few times -- a couple time hitch-hiking (1974, 1981) and on bike (1987)...the first time in midwinter and the other two were end of November/December. Expect wind, rain and...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    'Twas! I had hitchhiked around NZ with a new 4x5 for 3 months 5 years earlier. Camera had a major light leak and it was difficult getting to where I wanted to photograph by thumb. So over the next...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    I do not go far either these days, but I generally wander for much of the day (late starts/early finishes), and one can end up in some strange places just wandering. It can be a surprising long and...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    Zone VI 8x10, typically with 2 to 3 lenses, two Fuji Ws (300mm and 250mm) and perhaps a 210mm or a 19" (or even 24") process barrel lens. I might occasionally trade out the Fuji W 300/5.6 for a Fuji...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    I have some Fidelity 8x10 (and some 11x14) holders with metal darkslides -- they add a bit of weight!...but one does not worry about breaking them.

    I carry five to six 8x10 holders, so if I...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    Chamonix has come out with some lightweight 8x10 film holders (435grams). About a quarter pound lighter than the standard Fidelity. The price is much heavier.
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    Re: Shen-Hao TFC810A

    And a top hat would perhaps give a touch more distance for the 360mm.
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    Re: Focal Length and Cinematography

    A good watch! I am always getting in trouble for saying that perspective changes with focal length.
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    I thought it was due to seeing the size of the moon relative to objects on the horizon (buildings, mountains, etc)...it just seems bigger. Not really an optical illusion, it just looks like one.
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  24. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    No time was wasted with Arista when it was repackaged Iford!
  25. Re: 8x10 Development in tray - How to know the time

    Once we get the surface fixer washed off in the first set of quick rinses, we depend on osmosis to draw out the last of the fixer from the emulsion. If there is no water movement, the concentration...
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    Re: A new $50 adjustable iris?

    I was thinking more along the lines of DIY projects, for example, along with a magnifying lens on a Speed Graphic.
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    To infinity, and beyond!

    Actually, from here to infinity, tho infinity sees limited use.
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    Re: The Lightest 810 Film Holder?

    My Fidelity holders vary around 575 grams -- so about 5 US ounces less each. I'll carry 6 holders on the average, so just shy of two less pounds -- I could take a couple cans of beer without adding...
  29. Re: 8x10 Development in tray - How to know the time

    I use an old beat-up Gralab timer. I turn off the buzzer as it usually sends me thru the ceiling and since I do not listen to music I can hear it shut off at the end of the time. This way I can...
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    A new $50 adjustable iris?

    https://hotsale.reknewmo.com/products/drawing-tool?fbclid=IwAR2KXT79fNelBZ0-XJZqE-qKqnvfcmhXi5lpgDbkN8_yxjylHrjf_IAKqA4

    Just throwing this out there. No experience or personal connection to...
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    Re: Some B&W Night Shots...

    Here are two I have shown before in different threads.

    The Wawona Tunnel image is kinda cheating -- it is a night image...after mid-night when I did not have to worry about cars...but not much...
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    Re: CC Harrison coming

    I do have one brass beastie, but have only put it on the 11x14 once. Silver gelatin contact print of my son, Bryce. Photo of me by Bryce.
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    Re: CC Harrison coming

    We're not all equipment geeks. :cool:

    Congrats on finding the lens you wanted for your collection.
  34. Re: Fluorescent Grow Light Bulbs for alternative printing.

    Google the company that make the lamps -- they usually will have the wave lengths graphed out.

    PS. Most units I have worked with use the BL tubes...cheaper and as effective (if not more) than the...
  35. Re: What size paper do you print the most? What's the biggest print you've made?

    As big as my camera I am using (4x5 to 11x14). I use to print 16x20 silver prints from 4x5.
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Solution B would be pretty hard to mess up.
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Its is the dry kits I had problems with -- not the wet.
  38. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Also the concept of it being the best from the month is what makes it appealing, also -- a different take on "What's wrong with the print. How can I make it better?" discussions. This format can...
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    Re: What's causing this fogging in my film?

    You got the most fogging on the corners of the hinge-end when you had the most light hitting those corners from the lens -- so internal flare with that extra light coming in with that wide-coverage...
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    Re: What's causing this fogging in my film?

    It happen while film was in the holders -- probably in-camera. It is rare for light to leak past the light traps of the flap, even with no tape, let alone damaged tape...and the fog pattern does not...
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