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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    I would level the camera, keep the front and back straight up, use rise/fall to frame image, focus on the front of the building and close down the lens until the pump and the clouds come into focus. ...
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    Re: Backpack for Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    The Granite Gear pack is nice -- just not built for tall people. Still usuable.
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    Re: Low reciprocity Sheet Film?

    If one needs a touch more contrast, long exposures and reciprocity failure are our friends!
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Starting with the camera zeroed, I'd find my spot 1/3 of the way into the scene, stop down until everything came into focus, check the aperture, close down another stop or two or three depending on...
  5. Re: Alternative for Sizing and Salting the Paper for Ziatype

    Folks have experimented with coating fixed-out photo paper for platinum prints. Works, but tricky. Getting sufficient chemicals evenly into the emulsion will take some research and experimentation.
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    Re: Backpack for Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    My 11x14 is approx 45 x 14.5 x 47 cm folded up -- too big for this pack. A canoe portage pack is the only thing I have found so far.

    For 8x10, I use this: ...
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    Re: Low reciprocity Sheet Film?

    TMax in B&W.
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    The LF camera (4x5) that I came of age with, so to speak, had marks to zero the swing of the front and back standards, but no other indents. So 'zeroing out' the camera was never really done -- it...
  9. Re: Coverage for Turner-Reich 12/21/28 Convertible Lenses?

    I have a 12-21-28 Series II, No.5, f6.8. With the balsam problems on one of the cells (21") that were mentioned earlier.

    I have used it in the 28" configuation with a yellow filter taped to the...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    After a few decades of focusing, I have included the above in my bag of tricks. In the past I have done something a little different that leads one basically to the same results: After determine...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    The Grotto House, in Zion Canyon.

    First building built in Zion National Park (1924)...a combination of Visitor Center and campground and Park headquarters. The campground 'comfort station' was...
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    Re: Neophyte x-ray film development problems

    Or lay a piece of glass at the bottom of the tray.

    If you have time for some reading, check out this thread:
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    Re: So long. Been less than great.

    Cool...:cool:
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    Re: So long. Been less than great.

    I thought "good-by" posts were banned...
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    Re: Location Surreal Reine Paradis Photography

    Happens less now that the grammar police are in unmarked vans...
  16. Re: Solar UV exposure meter - for printing processes

    I have the older lightmeasure devise (PPM-2). The Model 3 has some nice features (the audio signal upon reaching one's desired exposure is pretty cool.)
  17. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    Charging up a 500 Wh battery with a 120 Wh battery might get you home. But one might as well spend the bucks and get an extra battery designed for the system. The motor draws power from one...
  18. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    How far is the question:cool: Check this out...it is not an easy answer... https://www.bosch-ebike.com/us/service/range-assistant/

    Setting it up for my gear (dual batteries), weight, and average...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    It took me too long to realize that pointing the camera up, straightening the back to vertical, and then adjusting front tilt to bring things into focus was pretty much the same thing as keeping the...
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    Re: Trail cart

    I had my tire repair kit and a floor pump (need to get something a little smaller!) and basic tools. I have two batteries, and worse comes to worse, I could pedal out of there. Actually, worse comes...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Took the electric cargo bike on a test ride with the 5x7 -- about 20 miles of single track, dirt road and for the last 5 miles on the road. The trail starts from the road through Prairie Creek...
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    Re: Trail cart

    Loaded the 5x7 on the bike yesterday for a 20 mile ride -- mostly single track, but some old road and new roads. Started off with a slight climb, and then a 1100 foot drop in less than a mile. Bike...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    I have -- in situations where I have had to use back tilt to get the trees pointing in the direction I want, and the front to clean up the focus.
  24. Thread: Wild Camping

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    Re: Wild Camping

    Lots of people vacationing in 'safe' places.
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    I'll most like just clip the corners of the new GG to match the old. Without front swing or tilt on the camera, the clipped corners are not as important for determining coverage, but nice if using a...
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    I thought about fancy cuts (or grinding) of the glass to minimize the viewing area w/o glass -- but at this point I would modify the back rather than do all that. Rounding the corners of the GG...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Cool, Merg. I think I would have reduced the amount of horizon by half, but that is just my way of seeing...but I certainly would not have thought of it 50 years ago.
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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Just a felony looking for a melody...:cool:
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    I handcarried the 5x7 on the tripod and had a full pack on for a recent 5 day backpack up Redwood Creek. I had room for the camera back and lens in my pack, so just had the darkcloth over the camera...
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    I do not have the rear extension for the 5x7...and while I do not know for sure, I do not think my replacement bellows have enough draw to extend the original specs.

    Any less clipping of the...
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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Nicely done video. Very good for those asking "Do I want to go into large format? What does it entail?" It is twice as long as it should be for just a general informational video about...
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    I am a tad more 'practical' in my approach to equipment -- after all, I made a lensboard out of mattboard, then had to use gaffers tape to keep it on the camera. There are so many of these camera in...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD Stain & Base Fog

    I noticed the base stain varies with type of film and its age -- old Bergger200 can build up quite the base fog stain! TriX seems to give me the cleanest rebates. but again, depends of the...
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    Yeah, it is pretty sweet -- I'll just clip the new GG when I have the need to use it. I have gotten use to the cut corners by now. Well -- about dark enough to load up some holders to tomorrow!
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    5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    I have been using this camera in the redwoods, Yosemite, Chile, Zion, and many places in between -- it is about time I noticed something relatively obvious about it.

    The GG has (overly) generous...
  36. Thread: Wild Camping

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    Re: Wild Camping

    I left my Colman stove on the table (closed) and my camp chair set up next to the table at a campsite in one of Death Valley's free campgrounds while I drove off for the day to photograph. I came...
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    Re: Loading 5x7 film in Jobo 3006

    No film should be protruding over the lip of the drum...5x7 just gets pushed all the way to the bottom...although I don't go all the way down with 5x7 in the 3005 -- no problems.

    The drum is...
  38. Re: Camping suggestions on the west coast or western states?

    I have seen full sized motorhome scrap both ends at once on one of the more northern Hwy 1 curves! One of the more interesting bicycle rides I have done was from Jenner north to Salt Point. The...
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    Re: Advice on 4x5 compatible 5x7 field camera

    If one can get a good price for a Deardorf Special, they are likely to hold their price if one decides to sell it. Just something to factor in. Modern cameras will take the standard 5x7...
  40. Re: Camping suggestions on the west coast or western states?

    The campground is Ocean Cove...they are open, but they do not take reservations.

    https://www.oceancove.org/
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