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    Re: Tick Season = Lyme Disease risk

    In my case the GP on call was convinced I was an alcoholic (due to liver function test alone) and I that was lying about the tick bite, even though the PA that I initially contacted said it was...
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    Re: Tick Season = Lyme Disease risk

    Well having been vegan for 32 years I guess I can cross that one off the list. Fastening though.

    For the uninitiated, tick nymphs/hatchlings are a walking tiny dot, about the size of pressing a...
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    Re: Tick Season = Lyme Disease risk

    Haven’t tried that one. :)

    I recall hiking on trail in the NJ pines in June and after a while looked down at my feet and couldn’t believe hundreds of tick youngsters all over my socks and...
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    Re: Tick Season = Lyme Disease risk

    Having bush-wacked with camera for more than 40 years, I never had a real tick incident until last May when I was hospitalized with Anaplasmosis (a bacterium) from a deer tick bite. Long story it was...
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    Re: Technique for increasing depth of field

    My comment was intended to help the op, and since you did not mention magnification, I thought it helpful to buttress your comment. Not sure how one can get emotionally bruised when I was not...
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    Re: Technique for increasing depth of field

    “4) Lens choice. For a given camera position and subject position, shorter lenses give you more DOF than longer lenses. That said, I hardly ever did this -- I always wanted to keep cropping to a...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Scratch buckwheat blueberry with high grade Canadian maple syrup for me. Nothing terribly digestible from those menus.

    I don’t buy the multiple copy argument in valuing prints. Limited print runs,...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    As far as you know, is there any hard research being done currently to improve the lifespan of chromogenic or inkjet color prints? The value of photo prints seems to lose its luster vs oil paintings...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Lab confirmed the change in color was probably due to dated chemicals. They also mentioned that Fuji advertises their archival paper as up to 75 years longevity, while Epson is stating that current...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    You are such a great resource. Thanks for providing your thoughtful response.
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Drew, these were Chromira chromogenic “C” prints on Fuji archival paper, and I have a large collection from this period in various sizes, many framed/matted. The same printer produced all of these...
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    Chromira Print Color Degradation

    I’ve been going through my archive of Chromira Prints stored back in 2001 and I found 2 where the whites and light grays have shifted warm to light tan (snow scene), and the color differentiation is...
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Thank you and will do!
  14. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    When I think of “proper” examples of grain, Salgado comes immediately to mind and why would he wish to introduce it into prints from Canon and Pentax MF digital cameras but to create texture and...
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    Nostalgic and speaks of a tempered time, a monoculture of sorts then changed by Vietnam.

    Not really taken with the image otherwise. Probably would have preferred a grainy Leica image to the...
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Linhof bellows that aren't red or blue!
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    Can I say it differently? No matter what limitations you impose or are imposed upon you (limited lens choice etc), there are still an infinite number of images one can make. So refining one’s style...
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    Thank you DoremusS.! Helpful
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    … and to know when to walk away rather than capture an image that doesn’t inspire or work for you.

    I still believe in visualizing an outcome before setting up. It’s easier for me perhaps since I...
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    But do you consciously use back swing in the field to change shapes of objects or is it a side effect of trying to maximize DOD and/or align it as you want. Why would you not wish to go for wyswyg vs...
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    Ingenious but I dare say a bit awkward.
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    Agreed in the front standard rise and fall. For me, once I set my front tilt and or swing, particularly with longer lenses, I default to rear rise/fall to avoid the arm stretch but also to avoid...
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    Right Bob, rear swing changes object shapes whereas front swing does not.
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    Based upon specs, certain Ebony and Shen Hao 4x5 cameras have the referenced rear movements and in some instances rear swing as well (probably the least used movement in any LF camera owing to the...
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    …as long as the field cameras have all movements but particularly rear rise, fall and shift. Makes compositions that much easier.

    Have always preferred the precision and rigity of a monorail in...
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    Re: Man Ray: Kiki de Montparnasse

    So is the market saying that:

    A. photography has greater value when the photographer is a well known painter/sculptor? , or
    B. Photographs that express an idea are much more valuable than...
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    Re: Man Ray: Kiki de Montparnasse

    Compare this to the current Christie’s auction of AA and both Weston’s original prints. It ends on the 24th and expected selling ranges are a pittance compared to this.

    Why the drastic disparity?
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    Depth perspective was first used in the 14th century by several European artists and was used extensively during the Renaissance. But the artists are not necessarily using a perspective that adheres...
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    I guess Toyo CF, and G-GII are not available new?

    I would be interested in either used, if not.
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    Nostalgia is a powerful emotion. We attach to things that allow us to recall pleasant experiences. Nothing wrong with attachment, which seems somewhat to be expected as we age.

    But really, is...
  31. Re: Recommendations for tripod head for Shen-Hao HZX45-iia

    I am partial to Gitzo’s low profile 3-way magnesium heads with large platform. Of course I was mostly using it with monorail cameras along with several Gitzo series 3 legs. I shifted to CF gitzos...
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    Re: Shooting in the rain

    My doctor already thinks my pecs are developed from weightlifting - imagine what trying to manage 2 tripods would produce? Who needs trips to the gym when you have a daily routine of LF in the rain!
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    Re: Shooting in the rain

    Heavy duty large black garbage bags are great for covering equipment even in hard rain. I would recommend a large enough but relatively lightweight umbrella that you can find a way to attach to the...
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    Best Photography Book Formats and Design

    Please delete this thread.
  35. Re: Books and other educational resources for large format beginners

    Add the Kodak book on Large Format photography. Good supplement to AA’s books and Simmons with some nice color images and easy explanations.

    I think younger audiences are accustomed to immediate...
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    Some prefer single coated lenses for B+W work, but they wouldn’t be my choice for color closeups.
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    I recall a photo of Reinhardt Wolfe taking color images of NYC using a 1000mm APO Ronar with 2 tripods and lots of bellows extensions (Sinar I believe). The taking magnifications for this project...
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    Looking at Ken Lee’s web page on APO Ronars, mtfs of longer FLs show low contrast at working aperture’s, though aberations such as distortion, astigmatism and curvature of field look good if these...
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    Imagine the amount of film Porter went through to get one decent image of a moving bird on Asa 12 Kodachrome? Bird movements are not predictable and you are limited to one shot per each movement. He...
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    30+ years ago I similarly photographed Least Tern, Piping Plover, Killdeer and Oystercatcher on nest using blinds on Kodachrome film with a 400mm lens in each case.

    All but the Killdeer are...
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