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  1. Re: Lightmetering night city scape (no spot)

    Several years ago when I was learning how to use my large-format camera, I took it with me to San Francisco on a business trip. I wanted to photograph Union Square at night, so in the daytime I...
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    Re: Exposing Fuji Provia 100

    I agree with the above advice-- practice with a 35mm camera, a spot meter, and a gray card, until you get the hang of it. I've shot a lot of Provia with a view camera, using a spot meter and gray...
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    Re: Linhof - which one to buy?

    I have a Linhof Super Technika V. So I can use these helical mounts to use 45mm - 65mm lenses on my camera? I didn't realize this. Sorry if I'm asking you to repeat yourself; I just want to make...
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    Re: Computer Technology

    Years ago I wanted to repair an old Zenith floor-standing radio. I bought a book on how to restore old radios-- it said to pull the chassis out of the cabinet, plug it in, then turn it on. Watch...
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    Re: TSA and View Cameras

    I used to travel a lot on business, flying out of Baltimore's busy BWI Airport. I took my Linhof Technika with me as often as I could. In general, the TSA agents at large airports have seen...
  6. Re: Olditmers... placing your archives with a final repository?

    It certainly doesn't have infrared.
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    Re: Help With E6 film??

    I was puzzled by occasional sheets of E6 that would come back from the lab overexposed. I finally realized that on occasion I was misreading my spot meter. When its display said "2" I was taking a...
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    Re: LF as a Spectator Sport

    Chrome was located in D.C. and Dodge Color used to be located in Bethesda, across the street from the Washington School of Photography (which I think has also relocated). They joined up as one...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Muddy Creek Falls, western Maryland. Linhof Tech V, 180mm Fuji, Provia 100F.
  10. Re: "The Strickland Cotton Mill: A Retrospective" Photography Exhibition - Valdosta G

    Bryan- I saw your exhibit when I was in town last Wednesday. It's very good, and the Turner Center is a nice facility. I noticed your images were really wide; what lens did you use?
  11. Thread: New Mac Pro

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    Re: New Mac Pro

    I recently replaced my 2007-era Mac Pro with an iMac. The new computer is a 16GB model coupled with an external LaCie Thunderbolt drive. The iBench benchmark says the iMac is three times as fast as...
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    Re: Mac Mini Server QuadCore - Use as a Desktop?

    Thanks for the report. At some point my aging Mac Pro will need replacing, and at that time I may consider a Mac Mini as an alternative.

    Mike Lewis
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    Re: Mac Mini Server QuadCore - Use as a Desktop?

    Frank-

    Now that you've had your Mac Mini setup for a few months, how do you like it? Would you do anything differently?

    Mike Lewis
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    Re: Mac Mini Server QuadCore - Use as a Desktop?

    Frank-

    When your new machine is stable again, why not do a little benchmarking for us? A 4x5 drum scan from Lenny should be about 1.5 GB. Open one of those in PS then rotate it 90 degrees, while...
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    Re: iPod and LF Forum

    I just tried this on the iPod Touch I bought a few weeks ago. I don't see a solution. It looks to me like you do indeed have to resize the text every time you go to a new thread. I think some...
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    Re: Sierra Nevada, Lee Vining to Death Valley

    I agree with Drew-- spend some time at one or two spots and don't attempt to cover it all. Alabama Hills are good, so is Mono Lake. Whatever you do, don't stop for gas at Lee Vining ($$$).
  17. Re: Schneider Apo-Tele-Xenar 400 C and Linhof Tech V

    Thanks everyone for your replies.
  18. Schneider Apo-Tele-Xenar 400 C and Linhof Tech V

    I recently purchased a Schneider Apo-Tele-Xenar 400 Compact to use with my Linhof Technika V. I already had a Linhof lensboard meant for a Copal #3 shutter, which is used by this lens. However,...
  19. Re: Roman Loranc - exhibit opening - San Anselmo Dec 13

    Ditto. Go see Loranc's work if you can. Wish I were able to attend this.

    Mike Lewis
  20. Thread: CityScapes

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    Re: CityScapes

    Fuji NPS, Schneider SA 90mm, f/8 1/8s, Linhof Technika V.
  21. Re: S.F. Bay Area Exhibition: Connor, Dzerigian and Loranc

    Merg,

    Thanks for the recommendation. I was in the area last week and stopped in to see the gallery. The photographs were very nice; one print of a church interior by Roman Loranc was...
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    Shipping my Linhof to Marflex

    My Linhof Technika V needs service. I intend to send it to Marflex but I'm understandably nervous at the prospect. For those of you who have done this, please tell me the best way to do it. ...
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    Re: Recent Travel With LF

    I travel frequently within the U.S. and almost always take my LF gear with me, which consists of a Linhof Technika and several lenses. I have had almost no problems with airport security. In the...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Linhof Technika, Nikkor-W 135
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    Re: New MacPro Advice Please

    Ted-

    I bought a MacPro in February. I found that it wasn't really usable for LF photo editing until I bought another 4GB of memory. I bought the extra memory from Data Memory Systems and it...
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    Re: View Camera Conference 2007 -- reactions?

    Likes -- The seminars presented that I attended were all good. My favorites were: presenting work to galleries, ULF, lenses and optics, and digital output. It became obvious that Kerry Thalmann...
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    View Camera Conference 2007 -- reactions?

    Hi Folks,

    I attended the View Camera Conference in Louisville that ended on Sunday. This was my first VC conference and I thought it was pretty good, overall. I'd like to hear reactions from...
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    Re: Mac now or wait

    The 1GB RAM that came standard in my Mac Pro has these bizarre "wings" on the DIMMs; apparently they are heat sinks which help keep the machine quiet. I need to buy another 4GB of RAM, but I'm very...
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    Re: To Ship or Not to Ship Tripods

    Rich-

    I travel frequently within the U.S.; last year I had fifteen rental cars, a personal best. Most of the time I take my LF gear with me. I put my Gitzo carbon-fiber tripod in checked...
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    Re: Mac Pro users: Opinions

    I bought a Mac Pro a couple of months ago, with the standard 1GB of memory. Currently I am using it with Photoshop CS in emulation mode. Here are my observations:

    - The machine is very stable...
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    Re: Linhof Tech V and Nikon 500T?

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Guess I'll start looking for a 400mm tele lens.
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    Linhof Tech V and Nikon 500T?

    Is it possible to use a Nikkor 500T lens on a Linhof Technika V at infinity? The specs for the lens indicate that the required bellows draw would be just within what the Tech V can do, but I'd like...
  33. Lenses for use with Linhof Tech V and wide-angle focusing device?

    Which lenses in the 58-72mm range are suitable for use with the Linhof wide-angle focusing device, when used on a Linhof Technika V? I'm concerned about physical problems such as filters interfering...
  34. Re: The impact of childhood experiences on your photography

    I grew up on a farm, and spent a lot of time wading through manure while tending to animals. Today, I notice that I don't like a lot of brown in my photos. I also can't seem to drum up an interest...
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    Re: LF photography in the Tampa area?

    Thanks to all for your responses. A special thanks to Mr. Ellis for his lengthy, detailed post. I will follow your recommendations. I had looked up Clyde Butcher's gallery in Venice; now I know...
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    LF photography in the Tampa area?

    I will be in Tampa, Florida next week on business. I finally decided to take my Linhof and stay in the area through the following weekend. I thought about driving up to Cedar Key, which I visited...
  37. How do I benchmark a machine with Photoshop?

    For those of you who are using Photoshop to edit your large LF image files: suppose you had the opportunity to use Photoshop on new, fast hardware to edit a large (400MB+) image file. If you wanted...
  38. Re: The newest iMacs - suitable for Photoshop work?

    Mr. Sullivan:

    I also have a Mac G4 with 2GB of RAM, but unlike you I am very disappointed with its Photoshop performance. I recently purchased a network attached storage device (NAS) with 1 TB of...
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    Re: Linhof Master Technika conversion

    I have a Tech V with the rangefinder, which I currently don't use (the rangerfinder, that is). I have not really considered having lenses cammed, but if David recommends it I'd like to hear more...
  40. Thread: Lenscaps...

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    Re: Lenscaps...

    While we're on the subject, I have a related question. I use gel-type filters and a flexible hood on a Cokin filter holder. I would like to buy the Cokin adaptor rings for all of my LF lenses and...
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