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  1. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    In areas with hard winters it protects the bridge’s decking/road surface and makes it last longer.
  2. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    the first new (not a restoration) covered bridge built in upstate NY state since probably the mid 1800s

    on an intrepid 4x5 and T-max 100
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    Re: Digitizing Prints

    just curious - is your monitor calibrated?

    as stated before monitor Vs print material can appear often different - but if you scan a print and then look at on various non-calibrated monitors it...
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    Kodak reacting to growth in film

    Kodak is hiring to expand its film business - sounds like good news

    https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/business/kodak-hiring-film-technicians-citing-increase-in-demand/
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    Re: a tin type processing question

    thanks -I didn't see it either- that was my guess, that it was not properly finished in some way - i was looking on line and saw the varnish step- that was new to me
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    a tin type processing question

    I was at a local living history museum today doing some shots for them and one of the gardeners came up and asked me a question

    she had a tin type photo of her children taken at a civil war...
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    Re: A little more Intrepid news (es bueno news)

    so far, it looks like the website still shows the mark II - hopefully they will update that soon, I'd like to see the changes - and will they offer a black or hardwood version of the new 8x10
  8. Thread: Zebra Tin Type

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    Re: Zebra Tin Type

    i think he is an impressive young man- waiting on my order
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    Re: a heads up for Intrepid shooters

    Thanks - i do know how to use a contact cement (not that you should have known)- but your advice is well stated for someone who isn't and may run into this issue

    the original recipe pilobond is...
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    Re: a heads up for Intrepid shooters

    to answer the questions-

    I used 3M double sided - I use it in woodworking and getting wood pieces apart is not easy
    the old tape lost contact with the standard - it was well stuck to the bellows...
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    a heads up for Intrepid shooters

    one of my large format cameras is an Intrepid 4x5 black edition - I like it for when I am getting very far from the truck

    I always got good images with it - and even though I mostly shoot a...
  12. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    the ruins of a mid 19th century American winery that burnt in the 1890's

    first try for an image with a glass plate (J Lane)

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  13. Re: 4x5 Portrait lens recommendation with "classic" look and feel

    and the current owner is a really great guy to deal with-
  14. Thread: Lens Repair

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    Re: Lens Repair

    I sent a very early Voigtländer Heliar to https://www.cameradoctornyc.com

    he was well recommended to me and I was very happy with the service
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    Re: Juxtaposition, Any Format

    tracks
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    Re: Ansel Adams Examples - new edition

    the link from the newlsetter

    https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/ansel-adams/examples/9780821217504/

    says its a 1989 printing
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    gcap


    very nice work
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    left to rust away

    shot with a Mamiya 645
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    Re: Tiny Camera Porn

    nice

    some of these old cameras are art all by themselves

    just a few from the shelf
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    Re: One of my first photographs with 4x5 film

    :D
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    absolutely fantastic - what attitude - that young man looks like he is going places :cool:
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    Bostick & Sullivan kits

    I am going to get started in platinum printing - I have been doing salt prints for a while and want to expand my skill set.

    I plan to print photographs of nineteenth century houses/buildings...
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    aputure fresnel on a Godox COB light

    I have looked at videos and reviews - and haven't found a clear answer


    I am looking for a fresnel to mount on a vl150 - and other models later - the Aputure looks like a better quality unit...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    very nice shot - really like the styling
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    Re: Large Format lens parts..

    my guess is to find a donor with other issues on eBay

    I see worn out lens in antique shops fairly often - but buying them because someone MIGHT want a part would be a real gamble
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    i disagree, excellent as is, you'll treasure that one in the years to come
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    third times the charm

    first two attempts at a salt print failed - this one is not perfect but much better, I am guessing it needs just a little more exposure to get some black into it

    since...
  28. Re: Wollensak Velostigmat Series II 12" inch f4.5

    i'd say the blades are sticking
  29. Re: NYC Launches a $25M WPA-style Recovery Program for the Arts

    lol - 215732
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    Re: Can anyone ID this camera?

    looks like a 9A century studio camera

    is the tag missing from the front?

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    Re: Kilburn Gun Camera

    i have seen the ads before - not the actual camers

    I did get the chance to handle one of these - but it was priced out of my toy range
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  32. Re: a question for the folks with Century studio cameras

    thanks for confirming - i figured that out when I was fixing an issue with the 5x7 reducing back

    PS - just found this -it shows one on an Ansco studio camera at about the 2:38 minute mark
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  33. Re: a question for the folks with Century studio cameras

    that is very interesting - never even heard of that one
  34. Re: a question for the folks with Century studio cameras

    thanks - perfect - much better picture than the ebay one - so the curved piece is for a finger and there is a pin to mate in the slot- very easy to copy
  35. Thread: Heliar for 8x10

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    Re: Heliar for 8x10

    the Century 9a studio camera I just picked up has an early 420 Heliar, with the 8x10 back I can get full body images with head and foot room on the ground glass at 11 feet.

    I have looked for one...
  36. Re: a question for the folks with Century studio cameras

    here is a picture of the sliding back on my 9A - you can see the square rabbit for the insert - and the small brass swivel latch top and bottom

    214345

    I found these on eBay 214346 214347
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  37. Re: a question for the folks with Century studio cameras

    i will get a picture tomorrow -

    but I did find this close up of the brass catch on an eBay listing for a 9A -

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    214312

    so now I know what that should look like - as I expected mine...
  38. a question for the folks with Century studio cameras

    I just picked up a 9A and stand this weekend - overall - its in great shape with a really nice lens

    It came with the sliding (split?) back and an 8x10 and a 5x7 reducing back -

    and I have a...
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    Re: Darkroom Light Sealing and Ventilation

    for my door - i went to the fabric store and got a piece of blackout cloth - its made to line drapes to darken rooms - for folks like shift workers that need to sleep during the day

    I put vecro...
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    Re: "vintage" safe light

    what ever someone is willing to pay

    i got that one for about 35
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