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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    I've found, over the years...that all lens tissues are not equal. I'd depended on Kodak paper until it got hard to find. I then tried a few "no name" papers...and all were too "hard," behaving more...
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    Re: Lens Cleaner

    Ha! As a guest at a wedding years ago I noticed that the photographer would take occasional breaks to clean his lenses - with the back of his necktie! When I approached him about this...he...
  3. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Last weed smoked in the summer of 1982...with a son (now deceased) of one of the greatest (I think the greatest) photographers ever. Will not share his name as I've not been in touch with his...
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    Re: Kodak Dry Plates

    I do believe that Wynn Bullock used a bit of ortho while working in forested areas...and while his exposures were quite long, they could be quite stunning, tonality-wise (especially in areas with...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thank You! Thing about those MF versions...while I'd originally thought I might enlarge them to at least 30x40 - going for a really moody, grainy, ethereal feel...these really don't work well (for...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Here are two from Star Island, NH - using my Voigtlander/Fuji 667W (55mm), followed by Voigtlander/Fuji 667 (80mm). Data not recorded, but I'd guess two or three seconds for the first, and maybe ten...
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    I think a draw string on the camera end - which could be drawn for a loose fit for focussing...then loosened enough to remove prior to exposure (so it does not become a sail), without upsetting the...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Yes...a divided community - the trick for me was walking both sides of that path...giving each the attention and respect that they deserved.
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Lots of LF location work back in the day...hauling power packs/lights/backdrops - testing with Polaroid and starting with gray card/color card snaps to establish processing/printing color balance. ...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Alan...it looks like you were in the ballpark (given your focus-goals for this image) with respect to image plane adjustment, except that you might have adjusted your actual focus to get a bit closer...
  11. Re: Landscape 5x7: Chamonix 57N3 or 45H-1 ?

    Keep in mind…if you go the 5x7 route - that two of the three lenses you’ve mentioned (the 90 and the 150) will have a somewhat restricted image circle for this format. (They would offer generous...
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    Re: Ethiopian Journey

    (As a preamble to this entry, I would ask folks for a bit of patience…that while, yes, this is a photography forum, I feel it important to precede my photos with a bit of background information).
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    Re: Expired Film images...lets see yours

    Wow...1978 Tri-X? Not bad! Could you tell us how this film was stored?

    Seems like I post mine about once per month to address "expired film" questions...but here it is again! At any rate, here...
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    Re: Ethiopian Journey

    Beginnings:

    In April of 1999 I noticed an article in a regional newspaper, covering a dire situation in the Tigray region along the northern Ethiopian/Eritrean border, during the border conflict...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    No...the main effect of applying non-parallel movements is whenever one's vision/intent/interpretation requires it, and thank goodness that we have the tools which allow us to do this!

    I now feel...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Not with emphasis...but to see it as part of the whole - that movements are but one of our many tools which, when used intelligently, thoughtfully, and with intention...can be great allies in helping...
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    Ethiopian Journey

    While this posting is so very different from my others, I’ve been meaning for quite some time to share some of my images and experiences from past assignments to Ethiopia. But now, given that I am...
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    Re: LED Safelight options?

    Interesting (I think) aside...that my "bargain" Delta large-sized globe style safelight/bulbs, supposedly "OC Amber," are actually slightly redder than other "OC-specified" light sources - but not as...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Here is an example I've lifted directly from my recent post in the LF Images section. First, the image...followed by process notes:

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    There are three major object plane angles in my...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Ha...an Austin by Austin!

    Brings back memories of a great weekend back in 1972...my freshman roommate and myself had a Bugeyed Sprite on trial - a math prof. wanted 500.00 for it. Lots of...
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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I'd bargain to guess that there are more "good to great" 210's, in both variety and sheer numbers (and for very favorable prices) - than there are of any other FL's...perhaps followed closely by...
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    Re: Shooting expired B&W film

    Still have some 11x14 Tri-X, circa. 1988...stored in various hot attics - and while its got a bit of base fog, its still certainly useable. Here is a recent photo which I commonly share on these...
  23. Re: Why does the ground glass lack four corners?

    I'd prefer square corners...but I do like to be able to check coverage when using "extreme" movements.

    As for the other issue...that of air compression/suction exploding/imploding one's bellows...
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    Re: Minimal Agitation article published

    I plan to try this with open trays sometime soon - because this would allow me to do multiples of six at a time (I place six 5x7 trays in a single, 20x24 tray for group or individual...
  25. Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    Linhof Technikardan
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    Re: Fences & Stone Walls - Post yours !

    There are three major object plane angles in my image...the foreground fence which goes to the left, the building wall - congruent to the first mentioned plane but at a different distance, and the...
  27. Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    While I'd love to embrace 8x10 more completely, it is just those instances where I'm schlepping gear and working out in wet, windy weather, making time exposures with the intent on printing very...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    From a few years back...hand held Hasselblad 500CM w/80mm, twisting camera during one second exposure, plus a flash pop:

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    Papier Machette Manequinns, Bread and Puppet Theater, Vermont
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    Re: Fences & Stone Walls - Post yours !

    From a few years back...at Pemaquid Point, Maine:

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    4x5, TMX, HC-110, 90mm
  30. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    Have not ordered from them for awhile (still have 25 4x5 bellows from my stalled production run) - but they are truly first rate!

    Lightweight yet sturdy...wonderful compressibility plus good...
  31. Re: What is the current trend on using dark cloth?

    Well, as it turns out...the band has not played together for awhile (covid, etc.), and their future as a band now looks questionable...so this t-shirt may already be a collectors item!
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    My step-daughter’s boyfriend’s brother belongs to a metal band - and he gave me the band’s t-shirt…which I’ve put to good use:

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    Re: 4X5 FOOT Simple Camera

    Wet Plate?
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    Re: Interesting article on lens design

    "Looks like a face." ...a spider face (spiders have eight eyes).
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    Re: SEI Exposure Photometer

    Greg...that was Huw Finney who did what looked like the perfect modification (LED light source, upgraded electrics, updated scales) - and I wish I'd gotten my SEI to him in time! Would be great if...
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    Re: Meet the WillMove camera concept

    Ah-Ha! Yes! Will Move? Then Will Buy! :)
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    Re: 4x5 HARMAN TiTAN conversion

    First thing I thought of when this camera first came out...perfect opportunity for such a conversion! I'm guessing that those "bellows like" bumps help to mitigate internal reflections, and the...
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    Re: Pyro 48 (Moersch)

    I'm also curious, for two reasons: One - I've been using two Moersch paper developers..."Eco" 4812, and Se-6, and think these formulations are brilliant! Two - While I'm primarily using Pyrocat-HD...
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    Re: "Budget" ULF Landscape Rig?

    Drew...the camera's focus parameters actually followed that of the lens I'd purchased prior to starting the build (a 19" Eastman Anastigmat) - so yes, this FL could focus to infinity.

    Then I...
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    Re: "Budget" ULF Landscape Rig?

    My first DIY 11x14 - yes indeed! A series of large nesting/sliding boxes. Remember the old "Boy Scout" telescoping drinking cup? Same idea but on a much larger scale! Lots and lots of felt light...
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