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    Re: sacrilege?

    Unless it is pristine and you are looking to play a press photographer in some LARPing scenario, strip it down, put some tape on the loose bits and make some pitchers! The tool is less important than...
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    Re: How many photos is enough?

    It's like writing. Sometimes you can be Hemmingway and say all that needs to be said in a line or you're Philip K. Dick spending years scribbling volumes of an Exegesis that you never finish and no...
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    Re: Yousuf Karsh... I never knew

    I saw a show of his a couple years back at AIC. Turned me into a believer. Big prints. 8x10. Studio flashes. He had a thing and it worked!
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    Re: 121 SA on C-1

    I spent a lot of time shooting 5x7 with a Nikkor SW-120 on my C-1. Ended up making a bag bellows and not using a recessed board as I was too impatient to find or make one. Had plenty of movement, but...
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    Re: 8x10 Durst as decoration

    Maybe if I don't get rid of mine I'll happily steal that one for next year as it sits in the corner of my living room.
  6. Re: What discontinued product do you miss the most?

    Color print materials in general. But I also wish the 3-negative "color" camera had a slightly longer vogue as more would have been built... and instant films.
  7. Re: Ilfochrome discontinued, what do I do now?

    Track down a copy of "Photographing in Color" by Paul Outerbridge. Step by step on the Carbro process. If you have the patience to register... amazing. One day I will have the time to do such work.
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    Re: Your thoughts on printing.

    Or you could just zero every thing and stick a #5 under the lens.
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    Re: Show off your camera!

    This was designed to be a beater. For me the construction was all of function and I find it too "shiny" for my liking. I have little romantic notion towards the materials. It is pretty, but I want a...
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    Re: Show off your camera!

    The architectural 5x7 I finally cobbled together over the weekend. I am still tinkering with it, like the focusing mechanism which will be an internal threaded thing I am still working with. This is...
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    Re: Show off your camera!

    Man, Ziplocs. That's good. Only if a ladder were so easy.
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    More interesting to the photographer. Leave "to Photography" to critics writing books and grad students writing their theses as it is an academic thought.
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Imitating in the mirror until you say "oh, I get it now. That clever bastard!"
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    No particular order.

    Lazlo Moholy-Nagy
    Walker Evans
    Aaron Siskind
    Edward Weston
    William Eggleston
    Barbara Crane
    Harry Callahan
    Edward Steichen
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    Re: My Pentax Digital Spot is sick!

    Mr. Ritter just invoiced me with the repairs complete. Fast. Affordable.
  16. Re: 100 Most Influential Photogs of all Time

    Any Rolling Stone poll isn't worth the bandwidth I used to look at it for free.

    More interesting again might be a photographic March Madness. Seed position and let opinion fight out photographer...
  17. Re: 100 Most Influential Photogs of all Time

    Added I have always found such lists far more fascinating when posted by an individual. For example, I'd be much more interested to read who Avedon's 100 photographic influences were.
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    Yawn.

    Average out a bunch of opinions and this is what you produce so people can argue. A scientific method to determine ill-defined popularity.
  19. Re: Building a view camera. Which wood you choose? ..

    That is an assumption that all view cameras are "adjustable". Personally, the cameras I build are one-trick-pony's, like architectural cameras. They have little to no "adjustments" and so if...
  20. Re: Building a view camera. Which wood you choose? ..

    I have re-read this entire thread (even saw that I posted on way back). Most of the arguments relate to visual issues with wood. Some "workability" issues too. I guess the question comes down to what...
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    Re: My Pentax Digital Spot is sick!

    The battery and meter have been in the pocket of a heavy coat which has been inside since early last night. And the exposure here to the cold was just under freezing for the half a minute it left my...
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    Re: My Pentax Digital Spot is sick!

    That was only the second time I have ever replaced the battery. It is a 6.2 volt oddjob. It is very strong on the voltmeter.
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    My Pentax Digital Spot is sick!

    So after 18 years of possession, my Spotmeter appears to have broken. It was working great yesterday/last night. I took it out of my pocket this morning and pulled the trigger... The internal LED...
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    Re: Help with composition

    Another thing you might look into are the gnarled tree trunks shot by Weston and Adams and see what they were doing right, or wrong.
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    Re: Dslr back

    Maybe you should look into a Nikon PB-4 bellows for your dlsr instead of screwing around with an LF camera. It would give you the movements I am sure you are looking for.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Last night was a bout of insomnia. So I set up my C-1 with an S.K. 360 Componon @ f.5.6 and took a meter reading. The paper is Slavich Unibrom 160 in Dektol. One image is a negative scan, the other...
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    Re: Help with composition

    It may be very helpful to keep shooting with the digital to better sketch your ideas out. Ain't gonna cost anything. But more it will give you something to look at and experiment with. You may...
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    Re: The fastest 4x5 camera ever!!!

    '77 XS400, actually. The first year of production and the only edition with front and back discs, mag wheels, squared tank, and 6-speed box. Basically it was the 4-stroke version of the RD400 Daytona.
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    Re: The fastest 4x5 camera ever!!!

    I do not require one.
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    Re: The fastest 4x5 camera ever!!!

    There. Finally loaded some paper into a holder and threw it into this beast. The negative and print are #2 Slavich Unibrom 160, because was around. The neg was pre-flashed and I rate it four stops...
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    Re: how to calculate long exposure?

    Experience.
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    Re: Scanning via DSLR--any updates?

    In the past year I have hardly used my scanner and have only used a teathered DSLR on a modified enlarger for a copy stand. I do a archival work and there's a lot of bouncing between formats,...
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    Re: How to reduce?

    Try using a lens with a shorter focal length.
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    Re: The fastest 4x5 camera ever!!!

    Hmmm... I'm not finding an emotocon here that says 'bite me'.
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    Re: The fastest 4x5 camera ever!!!

    Thanx Eric. Actually I think I can fix the focal length by extending the paths on the helical track. One of the things I like about the lens is that it is incredibly sharp, so I don't wanna take the...
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    The fastest 4x5 camera ever!!!

    I wasn't sure which topic to put this in. Could have gone into "Cameras" or "Lenses" or into the "show your camera" threads. I think it deserves its own.

    I just built this. Took me about an hour...
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    Re: A camera store lament

    I have felt the same the past few times I have gone to Central Camera in Chicago. I think a lot of it has to do with my personal longing for self-sufficiency and the internet. I either have most of...
  38. Re: Photographers who have not had any shows

    There's also the issue of self-promotion and that many artists just don't engage in it. They do their work for themselves and are happy doing just that.
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    Re: Pmk pyro I don't understand

    Isn't PMK mixed 1+2 in liquid form?
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    Re: Dry darkroom?

    Aaron Siskind did most of his work in a "dry" darkroom. If it worked for him...
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