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  1. Re: Chamonix 5x12" camera, with options is a reality

    They are a great outfit. I have holders made by them for my ersatz 5 x 12 Seneca. Seneca did not make this format. I used the hardware from a 5 x 7 and copied the same design. I have no doubt the...
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    Re: Chaminox 5x12" camera

    Tillman's is a Canham. I am wondering if he is still using it as he seems to be moving into very large platinum prints which indicates he is using digital.
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    199401 Here is a night shot from Calgary. It is of the new Calgary Central Library which has received much attention for its design. Taken with my homemade 5 x 12, 300mm Nikkor M, HP5 film in...
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    Re: Jasper National Park Fall 2020

    Thank you Merg. We have a very good international airport and lots of car rentals.
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    Re: Jasper National Park Fall 2020

    You may also want to spend some time near the Columbia Icefields. Good views from the visitor center which is across the highway from the icefields.
  6. Re: What All Lensboards Can Be Used on Agfa Ansco 8x10?

    Boards are easy to make. Find a suitable thickness of baltic birch plywood, cut a rebate, drill a hole and there you are.
  7. Re: Retrobrom 151 / 152 - Newly released paper from FOMA

    It is quite exciting to see new products in analog photography. "Ain't ded yet!"
  8. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    Agreed. For the handful of lucky ones who find an audience there are a multitude who will remain unknown although their work may be exemplary. However, I still need to go out there and make images...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    The short answer is yes. I have had this happen several times with different batches. Recently I developed some Efke which worked, although a little thin and then was testing some 5 x12 HP5 within...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    If you are in the Monterey area do not overlook the Pinnacles which are an hour inland ( west gate). It is landscape that looks as if Dr. Seuss designed it. There are some very nice hiking trails. ...
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    Re: Meter service at Quality Light Metric

    I stand corrected.
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    Re: Meter service at Quality Light Metric

    I had a Weston III serviced by them and they did a great job. However, I believe that replacement batteries for the Weston are no longer available. Apparently they are only good for 30 years. No...
  13. Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    A couple of times I had the delightful experience of encountering a subject covered by someone well known. On both occasions , I also made an image with no intention of sharing it but enjoying the...
  14. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Accounted for.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    It is a wonderful image regardless of the source. I just recently did some there as well, using a hand held Agfa Record III. I love large format but these cameras are wonderful to use where the...
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    Re: Exact 5x12" sheet film sizes

    Hello. You can also purchase x-ray film in 5 x 12" size which is identical to the normal film size. It is used for dental x-rays.
    Ray
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    Re: 7x11 Modified Rochester Optical Design and Build

    Congratulations on a beautiful project. Look forward to the images.
  18. Re: Scott Nichols Gallery Closing/San Francisco

    I have to correct myself as the article says about relocating. It is interesting about Ansel prints as Scott was vague as to where they came from
  19. Re: Scott Nichols Gallery Closing/San Francisco

    Hello Merg. I was just there and the exhibition is called the Last Picture Show but according to Scott, he is not closing but relocating to Sonoma Square. I recommend anyone in the area to go and...
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    Re: 5x7 cameras with folding focusing hoods

    I have a "rare" Toyo 5 x 7 which has a hood.
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    Re: Your favorite photographers and genres?

    I am surprised that almost no one mentioned Brett Weston. He was a singular voice and I enjoy his work very much. I tend to agree that much conceptual stuff is the "Emperor has no clothes!". The...
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    Re: Crown Graphic Field Camera Project

    Very nice. Winter is a great time for getting out. I am in Southern Alberta if it is not blowing, snowing or -20C, the light is great all day! Was just out yesterday, awesome light.
  23. Re: 5x12" format popularity and film availability.

    The Jobo 3005 drum also works. Yes the film sticks out but does not seem to pose a problem. I found you need to presoak X-ray film at least 5 minutes to ensure solution gets on both sides. I found...
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    Re: Merg's book

    I have my copy and it is truly lovely. It was also wonderful to speak with Merg.
  25. Re: 5x12" format popularity and film availability.

    Hello Tim. 5 x 12 is alive and well. As Jim mentioned there is 5 x12 dental x-ray film also available which is very inexpensive. Chamonix also will build 5 x 12. I had them make my film holders...
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    Re: When Good Pyrocat goes Bad

    I have had similar issues and it has shaken my confidence in this developer. When it works, it is brilliant but it very upsetting when you lose negatives that are important.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    Here is one from last fall. This is called Gleason Hill in the Sheep River Provincial Park near Calgary. The camera is a 5 x 7 Toyo View with a 420mm Repro-Claron, #23 filter. Tri-X 320...
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    Re: Parts For DIY 8x10 Camera?

    There are a number of bellows manufacturers. Custom Bellows in the UK are very good. You can find GG on Ebay or hell, I have one kicking around in my cabinet. You can get Deardorff springs from...
  29. Re: Worldwide Large Format Photography Contest

    OK, the book just turned up. It is very well done.
  30. Re: Worldwide Large Format Photography Contest

    This has been a dud all around for me. I submitted prints and had no luck there. I was interested in Urs book, Scent of a Crag and ordered it back on July 12. Still waiting, lost somewhere. He...
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    Re: Irving Penn's 8x10?

    I believe Irving used mostly a Rollei twin lens and occasionally for personal work, a 12 x20. The camera picture is indeed the proprietor's. I have the book about his platinum prints and it...
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    Re: Printer Proof work in Toronto

    Looks like a great show. Unfortunately, not planning to be in TO for a while. Will check in whenever I am out that way.
    Cheers
    Ray
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    Re: Rietschel Linear, eight element lens

    Hello Patric. I suspect it may be a 0 sized shutter. I have a similar Zeiss 135mm lens with a Compur shutter from 1914. You may be able to replace the square bit of metal with a standard retaining...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thank you Bob. One only need the first part.
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

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    Here is my first contribution. It is the M&M Café, Butte , MT. I took this in 1998. I used a Deardorff 5 x7 with a 90mm Nikkor. HP5+ film and PMK developer.
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    Re: Canadian Rockies

    Do not miss Kananaskis which is the very large provincial park east of Banff. Still the Rockies - and free! Take a drive over Highwood Pass which is the highest paved road in Canada. The foothills...
  37. Re: Short Film "Sharing the Light" featuring Bob Kolbrener

    Very lovely film and very inspirational.
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    Re: Zacks camera repair

    I just had him tune up my Agfa Isolette III. He adjusted the rangefinder and put in a new mirror, tuned up the shutter and took some dents out of the top. He did it quickly and quite reasonably. I...
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    Re: Symposium in Toronto

    You are making me blush. Thank you.
    Cheers
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    Re: Symposium in Toronto

    I was sad to miss it but Marion had an important event here that could not be rescheduled. We are heading your way tomorrow and plan to see the show on Sunday. Hope to drop in at your place on...
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