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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    That rocks!
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    If a level isn't regularly tested and certified as accurate to a standard how would you know they are better than some of the "lesser levels".
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    Although I only occasionally use a level I do have an electronic one like this when the need arises. ...
  4. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    Likewise here. I am very satisfied with the Bellatrix.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Magnolia Blossom by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Nice one! Magnolia blossoms are one of my favorites. My Magnolia is just now blooming.
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    I thought that tripping on one of the tripod legs and moving the camera was the best guarantee of stopping the wind.
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    Interesting that you say that. So do I.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Peonies by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

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    Henricus Historical Park by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr
    Gibillini Bellatrix 8x10, 300/5.6 Fujinon W, Foma 100, 64ISO, Rodinal @ 1:50 in...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    This Toyo, like most of the cameras I own, was in need of a little tender loving care and a few repair parts when I obtained it a while back. I finally decided to finish the repair/replace and it is...
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    Re: Tripod for a folding 8x10

    I wasn't happy with my Bogen 3021 tripod with Manfrotto 438 leveling head primarily due to the leg locks which were difficult to use with my arthritic hands. I ended up purchasing an Artcise AS90C...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

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    Gibillini Bellatrix 8x10, 300-5.6 Fujinon W, Artcise AS90C Tripod by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    Does anyone know what gauge the sheet metal parts are? Does anyone have a metal bending brake sufficient to do the bends?
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    N. Myrtle Beach May 2021 by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Nice piece of gear.
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    The Goerz (non-red-dot) Artars are also a very good deal for B&W large format photography.
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    Re: Newcomers to LF: First Read The Book

    Mat Marrash's YouTube series "Large Format Fridays" can also be helpful as well as entertaining. https://www.youtube.com/c/MatMarrash/videos
  20. Thread: Light leak

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    Re: Light leak

    Make sure that the bottom of the film holders seat all the way. Even with a dark cloth covering the camera you can get light leaks. Don't ask me how I know.
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    Re: Newcomers to LF: First Read The Book

    Also 'View Camera Technique' by Leslie Stroebel is a good reference work.
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    Re: Huge Lens Shutter & Adaptors

    On another note, getting the proper rubber tubing and rubber bulb is somewhat important to the correct operation of a Packard shutter. A bulb that is too stiff or too flimsy won't be very reliable....
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    That AgOmatic sounds very interesting.
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    One more Nikon 300/f9 user here. Works great on my Shen Has 4x5 and wonderful images.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I love the petulant look of concern on the girls face!
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    I love the spoke threader!
  27. Re: On dust (or other nasty things on your film!)

    Reviving this thread since we are in the middle of the pollen season. The clouds of pollen here in Virginia are sometimes a huge challenge when photographing in the field. Last time out my camera had...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    I started out with a linen tester when I first got into large format. That was a pain to use so I purchased a Schneider 4x loupe which I used for a few years until I lost it. Next I bought a Peak...
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    Re: Cable release

    When I first started using large format outside I would shed parts and accessories like mad. Part of that was due to me being somewhat disorganized, partly it was due to not having the proper...
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    I have one but don't use it much because it is inconvenient to carry and a dark slide hand held works just as well without transmitting vibration to the camera.
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    https://www.okmorephotos.com/backtothepast


    Thanks!!!!!!
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    Although I would love a Canham or Chamonix I settled on a like new B&J Commercial View 5x7. It has a 21in bellows, full movements and under 8lbs. I added a lens board converter for Linhoff boards....
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Remember that with movements that a normal lens hood may encroach on your image. I only use a lens hood on 4x5 with a large format 400mm telephoto lens since I never use movements on it.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Nothing to be ashamed of. Glad to hear you are doing well, if a bit dazed and shocked, and back to the photography routine.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Keystone Tractor Museum-4 by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks David!
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    Re: post your trees!

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    Beaver Lake View by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr

    Gibillini Bellatrix 8x10, 300/5.6 Fujinon W, Arista EDU Ultra 100@ 80ISO, f90@1sec,...
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    Re: ACTUAL Camera Weights

    Gibillini Bellatrix
    Manufacturers weight 3400g (7.5lb) actual weight 3589g (7.9lb)

    4x5 Tachihara Fiel Stand Folding Field View Camera Manu. Wt unknown, actual weight 4.2lb

    4x5 Shen Hao...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Footbridge by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

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    Pocahontas Park-a by JOHN EARLEY, on Flickr

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    On the path to...
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