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  1. Re: What are the options for Arca-Swiss in Europe?

    Back in 2017 I was able to correspond with Arca-Swiss via the following email address:

    support@arca-swiss.com

    Bob
  2. Re: Three Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake

    Very interesting. Thanks for posting the link.
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    Re: Square filter holder/lens hood combo?

    I mount a separate adapter ring to each lens and leave it permanently attached. For me, it's just one less thing to fiddle with when setting up. Lee makes (or used to make) a plastic ~100mm cap to go...
  4. Thread: web page

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    Re: web page

    Nice website. Congratulations on finally getting it done!

    Bob
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    Re: Jasper National Park Fall 2020

    The drive from Jasper to Banff along the the Icefields Parkway is not to be missed. One of the most spectacular drives on the continent.

    Someone already mentioned Yoho National Park; Kootenay...
  6. Can WTB listings be closed / reopened after 30 days?

    The rules under the FS section explicitly mention that if an item has not been sold in 30 the OP can close it and reopen a new post.

    Seems like the same ought to be true for WTB. Is it? Maybe I...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice! I like the abstract shapes in this one

    Bob
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    Re: Viewing light brightness

    Depends on the print...

    Some are best viewed in total darkness :)
  9. Re: 3weeks with a 4x5 on vacation advise on practical things

    Bring more film than you think you'll need:)

    Bob
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    Re: 4x5 light leaks when removing the dark slide

    Yes.

    I can't check right now, but IIRC the correct side to insert from is the one with the little round pull thing that is used to secure the reflex viewer. If yours is like mine, the correct...
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    Re: 4x5 light leaks when removing the dark slide

    Could possibly be that you are inserting the file holder from the wrong side? On my Arca Swiss there is the correct side, and then there is the other side :( I had a few leaks (can't say for sure if...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Jim,

    You're killin' me. I need to get back out that way. Lovely shot of one of my favorite locations.

    Bob
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    Re: American Southwest in full Autumn

    Where to begin...

    First, do you have a special reason to fly into LAX? If not, I might suggest flying into Las Vegas instead. Most of your destinations are well to the east of LA, so having a...
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    Re: The learning curve of large format

    The OP already has experience with 4x5 and has a credible body of work, so Iím not sure why the jump to 8x10 should pose significant problems. Sure, there are some differences in things such as...
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    Re: Curious as to how much dust is a problem

    That will reduce the appearance of dust in blue-sky regions?
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    Re: Curious as to how much dust is a problem

    I shoot transparency film, and areas of light blue sky seem to have orders of magnitude more dust than elsewhere in the image. Probably not really, but it is just so much more obvious there. I have...
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    Re: 2019 Dark Cloth

    Peter,

    I use the BTZS hood: http://www.badgergraphic.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=675 and have been happy with it.

    Bob
  18. Re: Opinions on the Gitzo series 2 systemic tripod (GT2542LS)? Why is it discontinued

    I use a series 3 for both 4x5 and 8x10 (both Arca Swiss, so not super light but not heavyweights either). When I got the 8x10 I bought a series 5 for it, but almost always opt for the lighter weight...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice Jim, especially the second one. Factory Butte is a fascinating subject.

    Bob
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    Re: Super Large Files to print

    I could not see the attachment, but in a previous post you listed 4Gb of memory. Thatís not a large amount in todayís world. And storage space is not the same as memory. Memory may be a factor in...
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    Re: Big Bend NP Chisos Mtns

    I've never used E100VS, but it probably does not have less range than Velvia 50. Here are a couple of images from Big Bend on Velvia 50, taken a few years ago in May. If you are staying at the...
  22. Thread: Jerry Jacka

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    Jerry Jacka

    Southwest landscape photographer Jerry Jacka passed away late last year. This months' Arizona Highways magazine is dedicated to him - the full issue covers Jerry and some of his work.

    Bob
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    Re: Epson printer repair SF Bay Area?

    Have you tried setting the platen gap to "widest" ? My 3880 has also developed the black streak issue, and I have been able to limp along with the platen gap set to widest - works ~ 9 times out of...
  24. Re: Bellows extension cheatsheet for SA 90 XL, SS 150 XL, 300M?

    You can make your own using the download at http://www.salzgeber.at/disc/

    Bob
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    Re: Easter Break in Moab

    I can also recommend Inca Inn as a good no frills place to stay in Moab. Iíve stayed there on 3 or 4 occasions. Unusual colored-light shower heads!

    As mentioned, Winter is a good time to avoid the...
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    Re: TSA and View Cameras

    Just to add to the chorus: I usually fly a couple of times a year with a (metal) LF camera, lenses, meter and film in my carry-on items, and have never once had anyone in TSA say anything about it.
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    Re: Slide film metering

    True for plain NDs, but the OP was referring to graduated NDs
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    Re: Slide film metering

    You've got it right if, when you say "darken the highlights with my ND grad .3EV + the .3EV from the shadow exposure compensation", you mean that you will use a ND grad to darken the highlights by...
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    On the Camera Essentials product support page https://www.cameraessentials.com/product-support they recommend storing the tent unrolled in a cardboard box.

    I didn't know that when I got my first...
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    Re: Help solving film holder light reflection

    That demonstration appears to lend some plausibility to your theory. Seems like Ben Horne feels he had a similar issue with Fidelity holders. See around the 1:30 mark here:
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    Re: Nikon T ED 360 vs Fujinon T 400

    I can't comment on the Fujinon, but I have the Nikkor 360 (500 and 720 too). It's a good lens. But 360mm won't feel much longer than your current 300mm. You might consider a Nikkor 500T - and there...
  32. Re: Best compact 4x5/rollfilm camera for architecture?

    You can pack the Arca Swiss into a backpack if you store the camera on a 6" (15 cm) rail section that is part of the telescopic bench option. I may have the nomenclature wrong, but I think the...
  33. Re: some questions about arca swiss 6x9 to 4x5 and 5x7

    Cherdlu

    - To convert to 4x5 you will need both a new rear format frame and a new bellows
    - Same for 5x7
    - Not 100% sure about Ochswald-era frames, but I think they are not compatible
    - No other...
  34. Re: Switching from Small to Large Format and Relative Focal Lengths.

    Congratulations on your first exposures. It may take a few times for things to become more-or-less second nature, though there is always opportunity for mistakes! You might find things a bit more...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I never seen a shot like this one - clever !

    Bob
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    Re: Recommended lodging at Grand Teton NP?

    Have twice stayed with my family at Colter Bay in the cabins, and really liked them both times. Somewhat rustic, which I liked.

    Plenty of photo opportunities not far from the road - even from the...
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    Re: Bought my first LF camera - Sinar Norma

    Regarding which side to insert the film holder from:

    On more than one occasion, "in the heat of the moment", I have mistakenly inserted the film holder from the wrong side. So to help prevent...
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    Re: Harrison changing tent issues with dust?

    Occasional vacuum and wipe with damp cloth
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    Re: Film Storage Question

    Paul,

    Well, personally, I've only used Harrisons. But anecdotally I've seen people complain about the "floppiness" due to lack of supporting structure and apparently some changing bags have the...
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    Re: Film Storage Question

    I'd recommend that if you can afford it, get a quality Harrison tent. The "regular" size will do nicely for 4x5 and in a pinch 8x10 should that be in the cards someday. Keep it as clean as you...
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