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    Re: delete/erase account?

    A couple of years back Apug deleted upon request the account of a "Sirius Glass" or something like that who, after a while had a change of heart and had it returned apparently with all the earlier...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    The problem with using the new Gitzo center plate is that the Arcatech base doesn't have a receptor for grub screws. The Gitzo base linked to has a mechanism for preventing rotation but it costs...
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    Re: 20x24 enlarger easel options

    Tip: If buying a used easel, bring a torpedo level with you and make sure that the easel is plumb before you buy it. Many used easels have been dropped and/or misused to the extent that they are no...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    According to the B&H website the new top plates will fit the G1349 which is the G1348 with a center post. I thought about using just the leveling base but the base allows only a 10 degree movement...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    I bought the z1-sp when they first came out and, unfortunately, a spirit level wasn't included at that time. I use the G1348 without a center column and there is no cork or rubber pad on the...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    Maybe the small hole on the bottom on the head is for a locking pin but such a pin was not included with the head (I bought it new from B&H) and there is no hole for such a pin on the tripod's base....
  7. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Outdoor photography of a subject with tricky exposure on a breezy day with a heavy 810 camera with a 760mm lens mounted in an Ilex shutter that uses the old speed settings. Made the classic error...
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    Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    Is there any way to lock the Arca Swiss Z1-Sp ball head to the tripod's center plate. Manfrotto uses grub screws...
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    Re: New to LF - First shot - Focusing

    At first glance I don't think that it would be necessary to use tilt to get the meter into fine focus. But if you also wanted to get the texture of the street in front of the meter into fine focus...
  10. Transportation changes for the 2021 Sierra Hiking Season

    In my inbox this morning:


    Transportation changes for the 2021 Sierra Hiking Season
    Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:56:01 PDT

    COVID service reductions for 2021:

    There will not be any Yosemite...
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    Re: Musical Instruments

    Many years back while still in the home town (New Orleans) I bought a beautiful black ebony Everette studio upright while self teaching myself to play Scott Joplin's Ragtime piano music. If memory...
  12. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    The [Base]Ball Player. Douglas Tilden Sculptor, 1889, Paris. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51124600573_487d5a5ff1_c.jpg

    Tilden's first major work. Gold...
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    Re: Toyo 810M Resource/Fan Page

    Tired of the hassle of folding the Toyo 810 M, MII, and G bellows correctly? Try unhooking the bellows from both standards and then folding it; all the little creases seem to fall quickly into their...
  14. Re: Forum large scale project - one stop source of historic lf photographers

    If you are inclined to pursue it, photography has a very rich and colorful history especially of you are an active photographer as I am. A few of the books that I have in my library:

    Impressed...
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    Re: Toyo 810M Resource/Fan Page

    Neal is correct: The specifications for the M and MII are slightly different with the biggi being the MII's reversible front standard allowing you to use a 800mm lens. The factory bellows length is...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Xtol changes color when it oxidizes and a black stringy growth will begin to appear if you didn't use distilled water.
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    This is what I use to store film and paper developers: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/88372-REG/Doran_Plastic_Storage_Tank_2.html The bottom of the floating lid is readily visible through...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    San Francisco City Hall From Franklin Street - Take 2

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51048067521_5decfab08e_z.jpg

    MUCH better in my opinion: I was in love with it as soon as it hit the...
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    Re: Droopy rear standard on Ebony camera?

    The tolerance between the rear standard and the bed it travels on is too great. It is not possible to bring all tolerance at the point of manufacture to a zero tolerance since then the rear standard...
  20. Thread: T-Max and D76

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    Re: T-Max and D76

    If I were you I'd think twice before mixing chemicals.
  21. Thread: T-Max and D76

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    Re: T-Max and D76

    Rick,

    Just compare the times given for Xtol and D-76 in the tech pub: For Rotary tubes for example it gives the time for full strength Xtol (@ 68F) as 7.25 minutes and D-76 at 6.25 minutes. So...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    San Francisco City Hall From Franklin Street

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51040078448_28871ac7ec_z.jpg

    Gold and platinum toned Kallitype. I recently shot this on a very windy day...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    I've been using a Saunders/LPL ET-500 timer with foot switch with a Beseler MXT for 15 years + now and am completely satisficed with it: it's very accurate and resets to the previous setting when...
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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    I thought that Ansel Adams was instrumental in getting Weston a house in Carmel.

    Thomas
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    I've been making alternative prints from in-camera 5x7 and 8x10 negatives for about 8 years now and use the 8x10 and 11x14 contact printing frames from Bostick & Sullivan. These frames are designed...
  26. Re: Sequoia & Kings Canyon starting to issue wilderness permits

    Just got back from the Pfizer 2d vaccine dose at the local VA hospital. As I was leaving a politician from Groveland pulled up and said that the pandemic had closed 1/2 of the businesses in...
  27. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Thanks for the input Doremus. I'm planning my trip for October depending on the pandemic of course. I don't want to check the camera, lens and tripod. I think I can hand-carry those onboard with...
  28. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I wonder if its the same now in Rome? Back around 2000 when I was in Rome on a bicycle tour riding on the cobbles in the historical section was definitely not bicycle friendly - my tires then were...
  29. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I keep all my lens in dedicated waterproof pelican cases by format size (35, MF, 4x5 and 8x,10 on their lensboards) with their apertures closed, uncocked and with their protective filter attached. ...
  30. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Reprinted The Bear Hunters and toned to completion (30 minutes) with a gold - ammonium thiocynate toner:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50963732386_582440ed93_z.jpg

    Next time I print...
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    Re: Red "D" on Nikkor-W 300mm f5.6

    Absolutely!
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    Re: Red "D" on Nikkor-W 300mm f5.6

    The last I heard from Nikon was what I posted earlier: Thank you for your patience. I received a response from Japan concerning the marking on the lens. A Red "R" referred to the use of the lens for...
  33. Re: Do you standardize your screw-on filters by thread size?

    As I mentioned earlier I started off with screw-in filters for 35mm camera but switched to a Cokin-P system when I moved to medium format and then to a Cokin Z-Pro system when I added LF (4x5 and...
  34. Re: Do you standardize your screw-on filters by thread size?

    Back when I was a noob shooting 35mm I bought screw-on filters. But when I moved to MF and then LF I switched to a Cokin Z-Pro filter system and bought 4' 100mm rectangular filters. The largest...
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    Re: Toyo lensboard adapters

    No problem Stefan. You can get detailed info on Toyo cameras and their accessories at Toyo's website: http://www.toyoview.com
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    Re: Toyo lensboard adapters

    180-631 (1052) TOYO45A to TOYO, 158mm Flat lens board adapter
    180-632 (1057) TOYO45A to TOYO, 158mm Recessed for 45-90mm lenses
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    Rome on a Budget

    I'm thinking about planning a trip to Rome to photograph its fountains with an 8x10 Toyo MII for alternative – kallitype/salt – printing. Due to the subject matter I envision bringing all of my 8x10...
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    Re: Mounting a 14" f6 Veritar on Toyo 810M

    I have the 14” f6 Veritar also and prefer it over the Imagon's because you are better able to fine tune the degree of softness. Mine has the factory chrome metal cap lined with velvet which fits...
  39. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Fontana delle Tartarughe (The Turtle Fountain) - San Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50921339016_3d8b36dfba_c.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana_delle_Tartarughe
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Tracy Storer on this forum shoots 20x24.
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