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    Re: How To Get Rid of The Lounge?

    Is there a way to suppress individuals? I've seen that on other boards, but couldn't find it here.
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    Re: How To Get Rid of The Lounge?

    excellent
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    Re: Advice needed. 4x5 vs 8x10. Should I upgrade

    Allow me to repeat myself: 5x7 gives you all of the disadvantages of 8x10 with only half of the gain over 4x5.

    Of course many disagree -- in fact reading their opinions here convinced me to give...
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    Re: Condit Manual Availability?

    Sure wish I could help. But I can't.
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    Re: Glossy or Matte Powerbook Screen?

    I just can't resist OTOH'ing Ted once more. As my eyes age (along with everything else!) I'm drifting toward larger screens both at home (laptop) and at work (desktop), it's just a lot easier for...
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    Re: Advice needed. 4x5 vs 8x10. Should I upgrade

    Reasons to step up to 8x10:
    1. Contact prints, or Polaroids.
    2. Big ground glass.
    3. Why not, just for fun.

    Reasons not too:
    A. A big expensive hassle.
    B. Difference may be none-to-minor...
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    Re: HP5, TXP or TMY for portraits

    Funny about reciprocity -- to me, the fact that it breaks down for long exposures means that you don't have to be so accurate with length of exposure: make it somewhat longer than you think you need,...
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    Re: Ebay seller to avoid

    My board with a custom, peculiar size hole is just fine, and you can't beat the price. If the guy has gone over the deep end, that is a shame.

    I once spent 5 minutes and $0.00 making myself a...
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    Re: Glossy or Matte Powerbook Screen?

    If you don't find the reflections and glare of the glossy screen distracting, then go for it, as it gives a superior picture. This is a personal matter; the glossy drives me crazy, and was central...
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    Re: Velvia 50 makes a comeback?

    Well if they are changing the formula, I guarantee there will be folks who can see a difference, and won't like it.
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    Re: HP5, TXP or TMY for portraits

    No reason to change if you are happy.

    To my eye the difference between Tri-X and TMY is readily visible, so you should pay your money and take your choice. Me, I prefer Tri-X, but that just shows...
  12. Re: Nikon 600/800/1200mm Lens - I Need Some Info And Advice Please

    Also what Eric said.
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    Re: Thomas Kincade: Longlasting Prints?

    I can't prove it, but I believe TK did what most of us would consider some more "serious" work early in his career (right out of some real art college?), and consciously opted to change to his later...
  14. Re: Nikon 600/800/1200mm Lens - I Need Some Info And Advice Please

    What Ernest said.

    I got rid of my one telephoto lens shortly after buying it, because I couldn't deal with tilting it. I also replaced my short-bellowsed camera with a quite long-bellowsed...
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    Re: Thomas Kincade: Longlasting Prints?

    Dang, this group feels quite a bit of rancor for a poster-painting billionaire. I can think of LOTS more deserving public figures...

    People like crap, get used to it.
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    Re: To those using Tri-x 320

    I shoot 320 in 8x10 and 400 in 120 and 35mm.

    At some point somewhere I read that the old formula is superior (though I can't remember even in what way), so I continue blindly to use it when...
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    Re: 160PortraVC vs. 400PortraNC

    Bruce,

    Another thread suggested that there are technological reasons why neither Kodak, nor Fuji, for that matter, put faster film in quick/readyLoads: 1) static electricity problem loading film...
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    When I upgraded from Shen Hao I ended up with a Walker, which is probably the toughest standard-design field camera, made of machined ABS plastic and stainless steel. I chose it for its durability,...
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    Re: 160PortraVC vs. 400PortraNC

    If it's not in ReadyLoads, I can't be bothered.
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    I have owned two of your candidates, a Super Graphic and a Shen-Hao.

    IMHO the reasons to go Graphic are two: 1) price, and 2) rangefinder.

    I was quite pleased with my SH, which I don't...
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    Re: Such thing as field camera with geared movements?

    I believe the F in Sinar F supposedly stands for Field, so they at least Sinar thinks of it as portable.

    IMHO gearing is for the tabletop boys. I bet it wouldn't take that long to get adept with...
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    Re: 4x5 Tri-X in Readyloads?

    You know, I'm kind of glad to hear that there are actually reasons why Kodak doesn't ReadyLoad Tri-X. It's a little less frustrating than the alternative, that they just don't want ME to have any. ...
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    Re: 4x5 Tri-X in Readyloads?

    Dream on.
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    Re: Linhof Rangefinder Field vs Linhof Technikardan

    If you really want to hand hold, ever, then go Technika. If not, consider the non-rangefinder Technika instead. If you haven't yet, I would strongly advise taking a stab and hand holding before...
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    Re: Travel to Myanmar [Burma]

    Don't miss Bagan, as it is quite special.
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    Re: Travel to Myanmar [Burma]

    3 years ago we went to the standard places, Mandalay, Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan, and that Gold Rock temple thing. Fabulous, best trip ever. No problems or concerns with LF, no permits needed. We...
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    Re: LF Gathering on Svalbard summer 2007?

    I happened upon that New Scandanavian Cooking show on PBS, they did an episode in Svalbard -- man, that is some rugged, empty, cold, country! I am curious what most tourists find to do there...
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  28. Re: For 4X5 Field camera Gitzo Carbon fiber or Aluminum

    I see no need for a special case or handling of a cf tripod, unless you insist on slamming it around like Frank ;-).

    I strap mine to the outside of my backpack. When flying, the 12xx fits in my...
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    Re: Lens Boards from "oaklandlenscom"?

    I'm happy with my Technika-sized board. For no extra charge he made me a custom hole to fit an odd-sized older Betax shutter, works fine. You really can't beat the price Anything prettier will...
  30. Re: For 4X5 Field camera Gitzo Carbon fiber or Aluminum

    I feel that carbon is superior; the only reason to prefer aluminum is the lower price.

    Gitzos with a center column come with a hook on the bottom of the column, if you like that technique. A...
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    Re: 1000 places to see before you die...

    eddie,

    by "loas", do you by any chance mean Laos? If so, any more specific tips? I've done Burma and Cambodia, thinking seriously about Laos and Vietnam...
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    Re: 1000 places to see before you die...

    My top ten, in no particular order:

    1. Venice

    2. Paris

    3. Guilin

    4. Angkor Wat
  33. Re: True? "Music is most direct path to spiritual world!?"

    There is no spiritual world, and consequently no paths to it. Music can help you do the right-brain thing, though.
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    Re: Time Savers in the Field

    I don't worry about it; if I miss the shot, I miss the shot. I don't run for buses either.

    Geert, another technique to avoid interruption is to use an iPod. It doesn't make any sense, but people...
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    Re: How many shots per subject? Am I crazy?

    I never bracket. I shoot in broad daylight, metering on sky or grass or cement as 50% grey. Sometimes I overexpose.

    Do you most often miss in one particular direction, over or under exposing? ...
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    Re: Midground unsharp - why?

    This happens to me all the time. Some images just cannot be brought into complete focus via tilt.
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    Re: Feedback for Architecture with a 6x9 or 2x3 LF

    Having briefly owned a Graphic 2x3, I must chime in with my opinion that futzing back and forth between the ground glass and the rollfilm holder is a total drag. My understanding is that Ebony has...
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    Re: Load capacity wood tripods

    Beware the splaying problems that Jan mentions. Note that non-stopped legs, common on wooden tripods, also make setup and levelling more difficult. Wood is pretty, though.
  39. Re: Recommendations for a cheap monorail for wide angles?

    I use my Gowland with a bag bellows, together they cost something less than $500 on the 'Bay.

    I believe that just about any monorail plus a bag bellows should do the trick for you, so that you...
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    Re: Developing an Eye for Both Color and B&W?

    You guys are just too refined for me. I like high contrast B&Ws and garish colors. Maybe in another decade or two I'll learn to love those infinite grey variations, and all those wonderful sepias...
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