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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Here is my lens. I have the 18" lens component and the 28" lens component. This is the 28" for the 14x17 and it looks sweet on the GG. Just got it and had a busy weekend at the LightBox Symposium...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Dan, awesome! Mine is coming in tomorrow. Can't wait to see it. I have an 18" and 28" lenses with mine. Should be nice on the 14x17.
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    I hang all of my carbon transfer prints without glass. Always have.
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    Re: 14x20 camera build

    Michael, enjoy the build. Looks like an awesome project, especially with the multiple formats. I have a 14x17-20x24 that I built some time ago. It will do 20x24 but horizontal only. It was a bit...
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    Re: Carbon Transfer by Focal Press

    I'm not sure but I don't think Calvin did as he was busy at the time I believe.
  6. Re: Shanghai B & W film - Annual LF and ULF sheet film Campaign 2019

    My 14x17 is coming today.
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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Looks like it. my shutter came from a Caltar II 360mm.
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Thanks Jim. 15 Inch Spencer Portland.
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    One I am fond of.
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Been mixing my own from scratch from day one. Can't see buying water. The chemicals are cheap enough and I've never had a problem ever.
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    Re: Hello from NW Oregon

    I have a somewhat flexible schedule as well. I've got a good friend coming to stay with us on Monday and the weekend is busy but Sunday may work for me. Also to those who are new to the area and want...
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    Re: Hello from NW Oregon

    Welcome, I'm across the river in Vancouver. Coffe is always good.
  13. Re: 2019 LightBox Symposium for Alternative Process Photography

    Here is an update for the symposium. I hope many of you on the west coast can attend as you are the ones who make it special. Seasoned alternative printers or those just starting out all will be a...
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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    I second getting the caps made by SK Grimes for protecting the single components. I love my lens and just used it on a trip to Bodie with the 8x10. The same lens is great on my 14x17 with the 19 or...
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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    I used an older Copal 3 as Ken suggests. A very good idea.
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    Alternative Visions Call for work

    We have a call for work in conjunction with the Alternative Process Symposium. Please follow the link if you are an Alternative Process printer and want to have your work possibly displayed in one of...
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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    When I purchased my lens in the barrel I sent my Copal 3 to SK Grimes and had them mount it for me. No problem at all.
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    Re: No One Making New Lenses?

    So as Matt Stage indicated earlier my friend and fellow photographer Tri Tran has developed a new lens for US, the large format photographers. No kickstarter or funding requests. He did this on his...
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    Re: Yosemite Historic Names RESTORED!

    The new names were terrible and I would never use them..... ever. I've been going to Yosemite for over 60 years and no way those name were in my vocabulary.
  20. Re: 2019 LightBox Symposium for Alternative Process Photography

    John, thank you. The list of speakers is impressive and Astoria is a beautiful little coastal town on the northern coast of Oregon. A great location for the event. Please spread the word.

    Thanks.
  21. 2019 LightBox Symposium for Alternative Process Photography

    I wish to draw attention to anyone interested in an event we are having in Astoria Oregon September 13-15th. We have some wonderful speakers and a lot of events planned. If you have ever wanted tp...
  22. Extending Tradition II at LightBox Photographic Gallery

    I'm sorry that I didn't post this earlier. It is a call for submissions for the Extending Tradition II show we are having. The call for work has been extended .

    The Call for Extending Tradition 2...
  23. Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    When I've been to Yosemite somehow I'm drawn to some of the great images that have been taken there that I have seen. Am I consciously looking for the same tripod holes no!

    I'm drawn by the light...
  24. Re: John Layton Opens on July 5th in Rockland, Maine

    John, the very best of luck at the opening.
  25. Re: Introduction TT signature Fine Art Lens.

    If anyone is interested in ordering this lens follow the link for all of the information regarding focal lengths available. You will see that the pricing is reasonable for the focal lengths and the...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Pete, I can only imagine what the prints must have looked like. Lucky you. I wish I could see the prints and I do not know if it is available anywhere.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Jim, it is one of the best I own as well. Way under priced especially for the quality of the images in the book as the printing is excellent.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    The book is actually $43.00 on Amazon. It is a wonderful read. Just about a buck a page!
  29. Re: New Lightweight 14x17 Camera is finished!

    Tim, the tripod mounts are done with T nuts which I use one 1/4-20" and two 3/8-16". You need to drill a hole from the top of the board that is the bottom of the camera. This hole is the diameter of...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    I hope to have some example images shot on 14x17 with the 24" lens that Tri has developed. My last shoot I had a film problem. I'll post some images as soon as I can.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    I agree with the Jim's about the way we see. For me, everything that is not what I'm focusing on is soft and out of focus but I see it.

    The lenses we speak about were from a time at the turn of...
  32. Re: New Lightweight 14x17 Camera is finished!

    Tim, give me some time. I'll post images when I get home later.
  33. Re: New Lightweight 14x17 Camera is finished!

    Tim, most of my hardware I get from McMaster Carr here in the USA. Look for .31 x 1/2 wide stainless steel. It comes in a roll of about 3 meters.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Vaughn, I had that focal length and it was fine for my 14x17. I sold it some time ago. I had many other lenses that were better.
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    Re: In Memory of Bruce Barlow

    So sorry to hear this new, and at a young age. Rest in peace Bruce.
  36. Re: New Lightweight 14x17 Camera is finished!

    Case in point: for me to order in the rails and blocks you used off eBay, it costs $201USD to ship to New Zealand!!!

    Back to drawing board...

    The price to pay for living in such a beautiful...
  37. Re: New Lightweight 14x17 Camera is finished!

    Tim, the bearings are tight. They are the same ones that Chamonix uses. I basically copied their design. Yes, the 7mm ones are what I used. The rail is the length of the extension. I think it is...
  38. Re: New Lightweight 14x17 Camera is finished!

    Tim I purchased them from E-bay. They are from a company called Motion Constrained .

    New Hiwin MGN7H Linear Guides MGN Series Linear Bearings / 25mm to 595mm Long is the item.

    Hope this helps....
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Jason, that is a nice offer. Tri is an Optician with over 30 wars of experience with lenses and lens design so he knows what he is doing and knows the labs that are needed for this project. I'm sure...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Vaughn, you haven't seen my Walnut barrel 14" Commercial Ektar? I'm not kidding! It is cut for Waterhouse stops as well!
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