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  1. Re: 24 inch Red Dot Artars: Brass vs Aluminum?

    Jody--thanks for the info!

    Greg-- Thanks for reminding me...I hadn't seen one on the auction site in a while, but I remember turning up a few threads on the forum. Definitely a possibility as...
  2. Re: 24 inch Red Dot Artars: Brass vs Aluminum?

    Thanks very much Luis and Bernice--important information and good advice. I will have to learn to speed up my LF throughput before testing, though...:)
  3. Re: 24 inch Red Dot Artars: Brass vs Aluminum?

    I like the way you think.:) Given the form factor is a lot smaller than the APO-Nikkors I was considering, I'm not going to sweat an extra pound or so.
  4. 24 inch Red Dot Artars: Brass vs Aluminum?

    Thanks to all who helped refine my thinking on "long" process lenses, but it seems as if in LR, one question begets another.

    Specifically, I'm trying to get a handle on how common RDA's with...
  5. Re: Long Process Lenses for Landscape? 24" RDA? APO-Nikkor 610/9?

    Excellent, the Nikkor is certainly handling the busy background at that aperture at least.:)
  6. Re: Long Process Lenses for Landscape? 24" RDA? APO-Nikkor 610/9?

    Thanks for the info--I think you're right about yours being a brass construction, though in the cosmic scheme of things folks use those plasmats-as-big-as-your-head in-shutter and seem no worse for...
  7. Re: Long Process Lenses for Landscape? 24" RDA? APO-Nikkor 610/9?

    Ha, that is a bulky lens, but one thing that led me (halfway) down the path was that the 610/9 still isn't quite as heavy as the Nikon 600mm tele.

    Vaughn--your times are interesting: with FP4+ I'm...
  8. Re: Long Process Lenses for Landscape? 24" RDA? APO-Nikkor 610/9?

    Thanks! I admit it's a habit of mine to leverage a weak mind and strong back, but I wasn't looking forward to toting 95mm filters if I couldn't find the gel inserts.

    Bernice, excellent info on the...
  9. Re: Long Process Lenses for Landscape? 24" RDA? APO-Nikkor 610/9?

    Excellent, I knew Wolf's famous architecture photos from Europe and NYC, but I'll have to look up his work from the Deep South. Otherwise, an enviable Norma collection--that 760mm must be awesome in...
  10. Long Process Lenses for Landscape? 24" RDA? APO-Nikkor 610/9?

    Like several people here on the forum it seems, I've decided to try my hand at contact printing this summer, acquiring an 8x10 back for my Sinar Norma and a couple of nice lenses to cover mild WA and...
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    Re: Hello from Manchester UK

    Excellent, it seems as if you ought to have both Snowdonia and the Peak District in your backyard. (Big fan of John Blakemore's work down in Ambergate, here.:))

    Of course, Americans can have a...
  12. Re: Paterson Orbital - lost base, what can I do?

    Ha, that's pretty cool...:) Definitely look forward to seeing your work--I just glimpsed a bit through the Instagram paywall, but the color palette seemed really to my taste.
  13. Re: Paterson Orbital - lost base, what can I do?

    I haven't had a problem taking on water, even when the Orbital is relatively full. Otherwise, I have noted that some users develop without a water bath simply by lifting the corners as you mention. ...
  14. Re: Paterson Orbital - lost base, what can I do?

    If you're doing semi-stand with your Orbital, you might make a virtue of necessity and use it with a water bath. I've been using dilute Pyrocat HD for two 5x7 sheets; simply tapping on the corners...
  15. Re: COMPARISON: Fujinon W 250mm f6.7 & Fujinon A 240 f9

    You might throw the 240/9 G-Claron on your list--it's in a Copal #1, so it's a few ounces heavier than the Fuji 240/9, but you can usually find one at fairly reasonable prices. I haven't put my...
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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    BTW, it slipped my mind at the time but the Adventure Tool Company down in Nederland might be worth stopping by--I could definitely see a custom padded case, maybe "up-armored" with HDPE sheets in...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Great work, Vladimir--I especially like the second in this set.:)
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    Re: post your trees!

    Very cool, I waded Factory Brook once but didn't string up a rod--unfortunately we managed to fetch up in Yankee-land during one of y'all's hottest summers on record.:) At any rate, definitely some...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Excellent, that's a pretty part of the world--my wife and I spent a summer at Cornell a few years back and I had a great time yomping about (though mostly with a flyrod in my hand.:)) Some great...
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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    Part of the problem is that the kinds of pack systems under discussion are designed for compressible loads (dry bags or meat bags) or else rigid cases--I keep imagining you reefing-down on a...
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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    Excellent, I hope you find a platform that works for you--I will say that you might run into issues carrying the camera horizontally if the compression straps deform the corners of the semi-rigid...
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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    Excellent, does your new external frame have a packbag, or is it more of the freighter/loadhauler design? If the latter, a number of companies sell panels that support/compress awkward loads:...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Wonderful, that's very helpful--I was definitely curious about how far you had to stop down.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Excellent, in these parts it's often yellow trillium that you find nestled amongst the tree roots (probably as a result of ants moving last year's seeds.)

    Otherwise, I'm suspecting that DOF might...
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    Re: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 cameras?

    WP has always made a lot sense to me as a contact print/hybrid option--certainly the form factor of the Chamonix is intriguing as well. That said, using a splitter with an 8x10 and getting two 5x8's...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That's a wonderfully evocative photo--the foreground in the left corner is worth the price of admission, I think.:)
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Ha, Randy--speaking of dyes and Civil War trivia, the folks in your part of the world used to be called "Butternuts" because they used white walnut (Juglans cinrea) to dye their homespun linen. (The...
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    Re: 4x10 Photography

    Nice choice, especially since the 1:2.5 aspect ratio really highlights the symmetry of the architecture. Given the tough lighting conditions, I might be interested in what a monochrome conversion...
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    Re: Landscape 5x7: Chamonix 57N3 or 45H-1 ?

    That's very interesting about the 180/5.6--love the focal length, but had just about ruled it out for 8x10 based on published IC's. Do you think it's a case of G-claron syndrome, where stopped-down...
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    Re: Landscape 5x7: Chamonix 57N3 or 45H-1 ?

    That's the fork in the path I reached once I decided on contact printing as my primary output, especially since a splitter gives you two 5x8/4x10's per sheet either to contact print or scan. (I also...
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    Re: Landscape 5x7: Chamonix 57N3 or 45H-1 ?

    Ha, I'm afraid my own lens bag is sadly bereft of wunderwaffen--the two lenses I use most for 5x7 are the Fuji 180/9 A and 240/9 G-claron, which should tell you where I'm coming from.:) The 115...
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    Re: Landscape 5x7: Chamonix 57N3 or 45H-1 ?

    Of course if you go with the Walker you could translate your 90/4.5 into an 110/5.6 SSXL and actually **make** money.;)

    At any rate, if you're new to the 5x7 format I think it's possible that...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Interesting, the tables I use are a bit more conservative: taking negative size into consideration, a 4mm extension difference calls for f/22 + 2/3 (without tilt). But like my mama always told us,...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Props for convening the Mortality and Morbidity Committee--very useful for a fellow newbie like myself!

    One of the things that struck me reading your description is that your far focus was on the...
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    Re: Landscape 5x7: Chamonix 57N3 or 45H-1 ?

    That wouldn't be a problem--there's also a 4x5 reducing back, and many folks put the Canham 6x17 RFB on the 5x7 Graflock as well. For myself, the only reason I don't currently own one is its 320mm...
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    Re: Landscape 5x7: Chamonix 57N3 or 45H-1 ?

    If you're going to stay with that lens kit, it might be worth looking into the Walker Titan XL--probably a bit bulkier/heavier than the Chamonix options, but it has a good reputation as a rugged,...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Excellent, that's great info--especially like the effect on your skinny portrait orientation works.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Very cool--I'm curious if you have a particular aesthetic when it comes to providing a white rebate around the print area, since some of the images seem offset within the frame. It's a neat effect,...
  39. Thread: Grass

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    Re: Grass

    Barrow-wight Action Figure (TM) sold separately.:)
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    Re: Grass

    Indeed, (Section 6 of Leaves of Grass)--nothing like a bit of barbaric free verse yawping on a rainy day.:)

    At any rate, I'm digging the second picture especially--y'all do seem to have rather the...
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