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    Re: "More Finely Focused" is Available!

    Anyone with suggestions on how to get a copy of “Finely Focused” and “More Finely Focused”? Upon reviewing Mr. Barlow’s Wordpress site he had stopped distributing it. I respect that and understand...
  2. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Is the “solder” possibly just remnants of whatever was on the outside rather than holding the ferrous ring in place? Doesn’t seem to be the best way to affix the ring, plus appears to be a good...
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    Gear inventory

    Thinking about trying to keep track of gear. Maybe index cards. Anyone have a system that works well? Digital photo stored in cloud for insurance? Would appreciate any experiences you would...
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Have picked up a couple of loupes to learn with. Both have a a pair of posts or lugs on the barrel to secure a cord for around the neck. Cord is gone. Any suggestions for a replacement material? I...
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Regarding close-up correction-I was previously nearsighted and as I became presbyopic I would get to work, take my glasses off, and perform my duties. That involves screen time, paperwork, and other...
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Resurrecting one of these old loupe threads, hoping for some advice. I have had cataract surgery and I am corrected for close up. Still can’t get close enough for fine work. Seems like I see best...
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    Re: Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    Kickstarter page said 40 to 600. I haven’t measured.
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    Lens for 8x10 Intrepid newbie

    Looking to get busy with 8x10 Intrepid. Hoping mostly landscape, outdoor. Thinking 240 to 300 range. Size is a consideration. On a budget for this. Nikkor m 300 and fujinon A 240 have caught my...
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    Re: Omega D-2 Enlarger

    I think I might have got the last d2 Harry Taylor refurbished. You could tell buy the way he pack and shipped it he knew his business. I leave it set up for 4 x 5. I bought a DII in so rough...
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Oh good. Looks like it will be in a caring environment. Good look with the restoration.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    FWIW there is a Deardorf Studio Stand on the Quad cities Craigslist. No affiliation. Looks like needs a good home.
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    Re: I-70 Colorado and Utah

    A soak in Glenwood Springs helps sustain old bones.
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    Re: Packard shutter bulb replace???

    Insufflator bulb?
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    Poll: Re: Do you buy photographic prints / art?

    I have an office and have purchased several prints to decorate the space. Have bought at local art fairs to support them. Have bought more expensive works from galleries/photographers while...
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    Re: Suggestions for April LF photo trips?

    So where did you go? Any pictures?
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    Re: Suggestions for April LF photo trips?

    I would like to spend some time in northwest Arkansas before the heat of summer. Lots of waterfalls and streams and structure. Buffalo River National Waterway is also there and looks accessible. ...
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    Big Cypress Gallery

    Spending spring break in Florida. Raining today so headed to Big Cypress Gallery. I have a fondness for great landscapes of the west. Is it okay to mix in some Florida swamps?
  18. Re: Justin Lowery, the best landscape photographer of the current times?

    On the topic of plagiarism-

    I was reading this morning AA Examples:The Making of 40 Photographs. I was hoping to create a little spark of inspiration or find some outlet for my GAS by reading...
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    Re: 2019 Dark Cloth

    I have been happy with my Stone Photo Gear.
  20. Re: Salt Lake City/ Park City recommendations...

    Bridal Veil Falls. Provo Canyon. Well visited though. There were some nice galleries in PC. Fatali Gallery looks closed.
  21. Re: What kind of freezer you are using to freeze your film?

    My chemistry days are long past, but doesn't freezing imply a change in "physical state" or "phase" as in liquid to solid. Is storage below O degree Celsius(32 degree Fahrenheit) much different than...
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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    I took all that was in the sale bill except the exhaust fan. Huge easel and paper cutter and several large trays.

    Ken
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    Re: Picking up a De Vere 5108

    I moved my 5108 from Nashville to Peoria in one piece minus the baseboard. It rode very snuggly in the back of an older Yukon xl.

    Congrats on your purchase. Buy more film.

    Ken
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    Re: Eclipse From Wyoming

    Rain and clouds in Central Missouri. But a nice picnic and family time as we send our daughter off to the University of Illinois this evening.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Film holders-care and feeding

    So I have several plastic film holders in decent condition but appear to have sat on a shelve for a couple decades. They are pretty cruddy. Any suggestions on cleaning them up. Will dish soap and...
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    Re: Photography and Politics

    "Democracy is two wolves and a sheep asking what's for dinner" I have seen this attributed to Ben Franklin.
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    Re: Photography and Politics

    Photograph of church allowed. We even have a thread on that.

    Photograph of church with comment such as "I am posting this cathedral photo to raise awareness of the loss of religious...
  28. Re: Must read books for large format photography?

    Great picture. I have wondered, given all the concerns about tripods and stability and shake, how stable can you be on a platform supported by air, rubber, and springs?
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    Please recommend books for a newbie's library. I have printed and punched several article form the home page and they are in a binder. I have the three AA books and look at them a lot. What else...
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    Re: About dark cloth

    This seems to be the best thread I could find looking through the archives. Anybody have any new experiences? I need one for 8x10 and 4x5. Not really wanting to DIY. The Harrison look like a good...
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    Re: Best practices for frozen sheet film

    So is film really frozen? Or stored in a freezer? Or is it already frozen, even at normal ambient temperature?
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    Re: Is the Forum a repository or a community?

    Reflections of a noob.

    I check the forum several times a day. I have very little to offer or advise except non-photographic issues. Still I believe I have learned much passively from questions,...
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    Re: Tripod Recomendation

    Deardorff
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    Re: Tripod Recomendation

    Could someone offer some advice/discussion regarding tripod heads for 8x10. I have a Manfrotto 475 set of legs sold to/gifted by a forum member. I have a 229 pan head I think--with the pentagon...
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    Re: Recommended 8x10 holders

    Regarding the Toyo holder, are these the one that stink? How about counterfeiting? Is that an issue? Should I choose to buy new, is there a preferred vender.

    Thanks Stone for mentioning the...
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    Recommended 8x10 holders

    I am a hobbyist with a new to me Deardorff. I am more concerned about quality, ease of use, best rather than value. While weight may be a valid concern, I don't see much back packing with this. How...
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    Re: Inspection of camera for purchase

    It is an 8x10 . Recent vintage.
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    Re: Inspection of camera for purchase

    A big old Deardorff. I understand the bottom plate can have issues.
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    Re: Inspection of camera for purchase

    Seller offers fourteen day returns and eBay 's buyer protection. Have had several interactions with the seller before and after the closing of the auction. He seems intent on completion of a deal...
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    Inspection of camera for purchase

    I am headed to inspect and hopefully pick up a view camera purchased on eBay. Any specific things to pay attention to? Bellows and ground glass need looked at. There are lenses involved too.
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