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  1. Re: Theresa Babb’s Photographs of Friendship (ca. 1898)

    That first photo...I envision Theresa B. as the naughty aunt - corrupting/liberating three rebellious daughters, while the mother frets!
  2. Re: The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image mak

    So much sharpness-bashing…jeesh!

    More to the point - this should be personal. It is totally up to each one of us to find out what works for each of us…personally. A huge (impossible?)...
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    I also have an old Yankee tank, but have only used this for film washing. Recently I've been thinking that it might be nice to press the Yankee into service to process 4x5's - especially as this...
  4. Re: 8x10" at which length, is an auxiliary bellows support necessary?

    Actually, depending upon the bellows design/materials/max. extended length...the problem with sag can tend to occur not at longer extensions...but at medium extensions, especially after changing...
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    Re: Long life opened liquid paper developer

    ...not to mention the stunning qualities possible with warm tone paper when souped in Moersch SE-6 (cold tone developer). Thing is, I'm having a bit of difficulty finding shelf-life info for SE-6 -...
  6. Re: Report Shows it is Rare to Translate Success on Instagram Elsewhere

    I prefer this version:

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=take+the+money+and+run+live+video&form=APMCS1&PC=APMC
  7. Re: Report Shows it is Rare to Translate Success on Instagram Elsewhere

    I think this should be like Vegas...as in - "what happens on instagram, stays on instagram." Not sure if this makes sense....

    Or maybe Instagram could be merged with Sim City - where folks can...
  8. Re: 8x10" at which length, is an auxiliary bellows support necessary?

    I like Bob's idea of the paper cup...except I'd add a wee dram (or two) of bourbon to this - for a bit of extra "support!" :rolleyes:
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    Re: Oh my . . .

    I think there should also be an award for folks who forget that they've posted a story or a photo (or a photo with a story) previously...and post it again - in the same thread! Hey, there's got to...
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    Re: Foot candle to aperture and ISO.

    Ha! But among the ironies of this infernal technology...that with a few clicks of the clone stamp - those wires are gone! :cool: (or maybe :eek:?)
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    Re: Foot candle to aperture and ISO.

    There was a very well known local (Woodstock, Vt.) photographer, John Doscher, who started and ran a very well regarded photography school - who would always evaluate exposure (and express this to...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    While a shorter exposure would give a bit more definition (and perhaps a more "character) to the surf...this can be a difficult decision to make because of the nature of wave propagation. In other...
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    Re: Lightleak: from where + what to do?

    A bit primitive...but you can also try (after removing the dark slide) wrapping black electrical tape around the entire circumference of a Hasselblad back - covering the joint between the back and...
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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    Ha! Looks like a civil war relic! I like the footstool/steps attachment - and the adjustable rear brace to change the viewing angle, which might also double as a mule harness (or horse, alpaca,...
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    Re: DIY Basebord?

    Mr. (or Ms?) Dynamite...you did not mention if your Z-6 is with or without its original baseboard. If with...then you know that its quite sturdy already - with that V-shaped under-girder integrated...
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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    Its kind of ironic how lots of folks (myself included), as our bodies grow older and older, want to go bigger and bigger.

    I can think of any number of remote locations where I'd love to have a...
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    Re: Darkroom from zero: Chems disposal

    We live in a rural area and have a bit of acreage...so what works here is a hand-dug drywell (isolated from any natural water flows/sources) - just over four feet deep to go below the lowest frost,...
  18. My Heico Perma Wash Does Not Smell...Is This OK?

    Have used and liked Perma Wash forever - but my last bottle of concentrate from my old stock has practically no smell at all...while a fresh bottle will usually have a bit of "fixer-ish" smell.
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  19. Re: Headless LF Enlargers Rise UP!.....................LED

    RE my previous post about a hypothetical enlarger so rugged and precise that it would be "perfect," with no re-calibration possible - I actually had something close to this with Nikon Multiphot. Had...
  20. Re: Headless LF Enlargers Rise UP!.....................LED

    Gee...I used to collect potato ricers. Probably had fifty at one point! Just don't ask me why...(childhood-related nostalgia actually).

    I've also been stoned here before - mostly after 5pm and,...
  21. Re: Headless LF Enlargers Rise UP!.....................LED

    ...yep - heads will roll for sure! :eek:
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    Re: USING TILT and SWING TOGETHER

    and don't ever forget... “It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Ain’t Got That Swing!” (Duke Ellington/Nina Simone)
  23. Re: Headless LF Enlargers Rise UP!.....................LED

    I've always thought it would be amazing to have an enlarger so simple, yet so rugged and precise...that there would be no "corrective" adjustments possible - just a rock solid baseboard, with a...
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    Re: Homemade emulsion help please

    Ha! (equals "funny story")...back in 1987 I participated in a Platinum/Palladium/Albumen workshop with Rob Steinberg, at what was then called the Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media...
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    Re: USING TILT and SWING TOGETHER

    While there is indeed but one actual plane of focus...I think the OP was referencing subject/object planes...of which there can be many at one time, depending on both what's out there...and the...
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    Re: Bergger Panchro-400...Experiences?

    Very discouraging about the wait time for the 11x14 Panchro, and also that Bergger's communication efforts seem nil. As for film sensitivity vs price...my "go to" Fp-4 (which also comes with a 4-6...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    My thoughts exactly! Cats out of the bag so maybe I gotta act soon? In any case...I'll keep y'all posted!
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Thinking out loud about that price tag...sometimes I think that I should just go ahead and ask for one million dollars for one of my 40x60's. I mean...think of the publicity that might attract...
  29. Re: Grandagon vs. Grandagon-N vs. Nikkor lenses. A light fall-off question.

    To be fair to Japanese lenses (I don't own any of these for LF...but still), I think we need to take Rod's post above as a specific case and not generalize about Japanese vs. European optics. Just...
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    Bergger Panchro-400...Experiences?

    I'm thinking that I might want to mess around with some fresh 11x14 film sometime over the coming winter...and am wondering about other folks' experiences with Bergger Panchro-400.

    The reason I...
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    This will be a long post…and perhaps a bit controversial or at least a bit provocative and “feather-ruffling” - so please bear with me…or don’t!

    Years ago…I spoke with Gordon Hutchings (The Book...
  32. Re: Thinking of buying an Omega B-8 enlarger

    The first enlarger that I actually purchased new was a B-8...and I loved it! Very simple, to the point, and also quite rugged.

    But reading over your original post...it does look like you are at...
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    Re: Moersch SE-6 Developer Shelf Life?

    While I do use a Heiland VC LED light source for split grade printing...I do this by "seat of the pants" testing - without an analyzer...so have no actual calibration data to share.
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    Moersch SE-6 Developer Shelf Life?

    While my "go to" print developer these days is Moersch 4812, which has a long shelf life...I also use a bit of Moersch SE-6 (cold tone) print developer...but cannot find any references to its shelf...
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    Re: Long exposure with light camera

    Ha! Years ago I conducted a number of artist residencies in Vermont, under the auspices of the NEA and Vermont Arts Council. Most of these involved 35mm film cameras and darkroom work - but at one...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III vs later models

    A new, high quality bellows, when used with reasonable care...should last much longer than the ten year service interval mentioned (or at least implied) above.

    True, there have been a few issues...
  37. Re: How Too Much Tilt Can Tilt the Beginner's Brain

    Jeesh...there are still times when this old (but non beginners) brain gets a bit twisted about with movements - at which point I just need to stop...and zero out both my camera and my old brain!
  38. Re: There is a weird little screw on my Schneider SA XL 5,6/58

    My Crown Graphic lens boards each have a little divot to accept those locating screws...but yeah - you can just remove that screw and save it for whatever (or maybe there's a Crown or Speed Graphic...
  39. Re: Marketing Platinum Portraits in 11x14 , Is this posible and then How?

    Jay Goldsmith, Portsmouth, NH
  40. Re: Large Format Conference / University of New Mexico

    ...Steve hosted yet another LF conference in Springfield, Mass (I had a table there, and hung some work in the exhibit hall) - in '05 if I remember correctly.

    Lots of great folks there...Richard...
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