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  1. Re: Camping suggestions on the west coast or western states?

    I found Allstays' Camp & Tent to be a useful app when looking for campsites.
    I actually found a one space campsite in OR, I would never have found it otherwise.
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    Re: Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    At first mine leaked a lot, then I started filling it less which caused a better vacuum and it's been fine since, user error on my part.
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    Re: Advice Chamonix vs. Gibellini on 8x10

    I've got an early model cherry Gibellini and I like it a lot, it's very solid. My friend has a new Gibellini 4"x5" and he loves it.
    I have no experience with Chaminox but I hear they are great...
  4. Re: Current state of 8x10 bright screen manufactures ?

    Steve Hopf (hopfsteve@gmail.com) can be hard to reach but makes a great ground glass.
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    Re: Hello from Seatle

    I'll be in Seattle next week with a 4"x5"...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    Today I got low...203300
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    Re: Greetings from Marin Country California

    Welcome Richard,
    I'm in San Rafael and work in 4"x5" and 8"x10", I'd be happy to show you my work flow after the lockdown.
    Rory
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Hi Jim,
    I got two gg's from Steve last year. Of course they are beautiful. I communicated via hopfsteve@gmail.com and it was a bit slow but I think he was having email problems and was working on a...
  9. Re: Large format camera parts and pieces for building from scratch

    For complicated metal parts I work in trade with a machine shop here in the Bay Area, I get the basics from McMaster.
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    Re: Platinum galleries/collectors?

    If you're in the Bay Area come over for coffee and I'll show you some I've done, including a few gum overs. I'm in San Rafael.
  11. Re: 3rd Annual Southern California Large and Ultra-Large Format Photographers’ “Meet

    Are 8"x10" photographers welcome?
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    Re: Should I Bite the PayPal Bullet?

    I recently got scammed on an apartment rental. After filing a police report and small claims case the lady paid me back (over $3k) via PayPal. A year later she contested the charge and because there...
  13. Thread: Gibellini ACN810

    by rorye
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    Re: Gibellini ACN810

    I'm very happy with my early model Gibellini 8"x10". It's a solid camera.
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    Re: Cypress Hedgerows at Sea Ranch

    I've spent quite a bit of time at Searanch, renting a house with the family and also just passing through. I've never seen a security guard. That's not to say they're not there, just not when I've...
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    Re: Brand Spanking New Website

    I don't know much about websites but the photographs really speak to me.
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    Re: Leather conditioner for bellows?

    I've had good results with this fluid from EBay seller hobby-nexus-supplies184925
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    Re: Opening in Rockland, Maine

    Best of luck with your show John.
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    Re: Austin Granger Show in Portland, Oregon

    Congratulations Austin, that looks like a great show!
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    Re: Photobook mock up production

    I used Hahnemuhle Duo for a 12"x12" book and was very happy with it. Sadly they discontinued the large sheets and the following copies were printed 9"x9".
    If you're interested you can see it and...
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    Re: Joshua Tree Accomodations

    I usually stay here- https://www.joshuatreeinn.com/RoomsandRates/
  21. Re: Anyone wish to share field experience of the Cooke Series XVa Triple for 'landsca

    Hi Duff,

    I've been using #206 for about 5 years. I love the lens.

    I use it mostly at 476mm, then 311mm, least of all but still fairly often at 646mm. It's incredibly sharp at all 3 focal...
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    Re: Best GG for an 8x10 & 11x14

    Tim the Gibellini plastic is so thick I'd like to switch mine out too. Will there be any focus shift switching to a thinner glass?
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    Re: Extending Tradition-Large Format

    I'm thrilled to have a piece accepted and looking forward to meeting you Jim, and seeing your carbon prints in person.
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    Re: Jim Fitzgerald-Revealed In Carbon

    Congratulations Jim. I hope to be in OR in early June and would love to see your prints in person.
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    Re: Source for custom-made ground glass?

    I'm very pleased with the 8"x10" gg I recently got from Steve Hopf
    https://hopfglass.wordpress.com/
  26. Re: GG manufacturers update and Intrepid users feedback

    I just got a couple of 8"x10"s from Steve Hopf a couple of weeks ago and I'm very happy with them. The borosilicate glass is the brightest I've ever seen.
    https://hopfglass.wordpress.com/
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    Re: Best GG for an 8x10 & 11x14

    Luis I did get the borosilicate version, I wondered if there's much difference between it and the regular glass, have you seen them side by side?
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    Re: Best GG for an 8x10 & 11x14

    I just got an 8"x10" gg from Steve Hopf and I must say it's the brightest one I've ever used.
    https://hopfglass.wordpress.com/
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    Re: Austin Granger Show in Astoria, Oregon

    Congratulations Austin, have a great show!
  30. Re: Where to process 8x10 color negative film in the USA?

    While I like Oscar's in SF apparently they only do E6 and b&w in 8"x10", however I have a lot of friends who swear by Dickerman's and they do 8"x10" in C41
    https://www.dickermanprints.com/processing
  31. Re: Search for brighter ground glass for Intrepid 4x5

    "Steve Hopf seems to be out of business. I have tried to contact him several times in the last several months with no luck."

    Oh dear, I hope not, I'm waiting on an 8"x10" GG...
  32. Re: 8x10" film holders, Toyo / Fidelity / Lisco etc: fit to Gibellini camera?

    I just got my Wisner back from Ritter, it needed a complete overhaul and it was only gone for about a week.
  33. Re: Merg Ross in Black & White Magazine (US) April, 2018

    Yay Merg!
  34. Thread: Bridges

    by rorye
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    Re: Bridges

    Hi Chassis, Yes, absolutely, a bit of cloud in the sky, diffusing from behind the camera, with a 30 sec exposure. It's hard for me to look at this pixelated version, if you're interested there's a...
  35. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Petaluma Bridge, just off Hwy 37174145
    I'm not sure why it looks so soft...
  36. Re: 8x10" film holders, Toyo / Fidelity / Lisco etc: fit to Gibellini camera?

    Hi Tim,
    I must say I love my Gibellini, and yes, it is a D.
    I love how solid it is, with a 450mm at infinity locked down there is very little movement even in the wind. It's on a heavy Majestic...
  37. Re: 8x10" film holders, Toyo / Fidelity / Lisco etc: fit to Gibellini camera?

    Hi Tim,
    Both Linsco and Fidelity holders fit fine on my 2014 Gibbellini.
  38. Re: LF Gathering: Joshua Tree National Park, CA March 24-27

    I'd love to join in on a Joshua Tree or Lone Pine trip. One of my favorite ever weeks was spent with Per and Lone Pine was a part of that adventure.
  39. Re: Rodenstock XPort screw and threading where to buy

    I got that very part from https://www.criscam.com/
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    Re: Bellows from ecbuyonline2008???

    I have bought 4 sets of bellows from Rudy over 7 years and I'm happy with all of them
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