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    Re: Velvia Discontinued?

    What I did:


    Bought two 10 sheet boxes of Kodak Ektachrome from B&H. Total came to $125.

    Interesting to note that the box does not say "Ektachrome" on it anywhere except in very small...
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    Re: bellows factor app

    It all comes down to whatever works best for each individual photographer.

    I got into Large Format in parallel with entering a career working in Nuclear Medicine in the late 1980s. Nuc-Med...
  3. Re: I Built an 8×10 Paper Negative Box Camera… and It Works!.........not me

    Well what ever works. The important thing is making images. . .any way to get there.

    I might have started out with a chest from a hobby store or thrift shop as the basic "box" part. then made the...
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    Re: Lightweight 6x9 Wide-Camera

    I remember the craze for 4x5 conversions of Polaroid 110s ten or fifteen years ago. They still come up on e-Bay now.

    What about doinf something like that on one of the 6x9 folders? Sure it...
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    Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    Thanks everyone. All good stuff to keep and hold for the future.

    Sadly, my wife and I have decided to cancel our trip to Estes Park Colo and RMNP in October. We will wait till the pandemic...
  6. Re: Seeking Advice on Making an 8x10 Copy Camera

    Yeah . . .start with a large studio camera. You view this as a project, so a studio behemoth that need fixing-up might be found at a less-than-museum price. Likely a format larger than 8x10 will be...
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    Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    The 3D scanners are being used for carry-on bags now? Where we all stand in long lines . . .tat part of security?

    Retired now, but I used to do diagnostic imaging with isotopes called Nuc-Med.....
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    Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    So the recommendation is to carry it on, but ask that it not go through the X-Ray machine?

    I asked for a hand check of a sealed box of Tri-X back in 2011. Told them what was in it and how it was...
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    Re: DIY 8x10 (or larger) Enlarger Chassis

    I haven't read most of these 7pages so this may be redundant.

    I recall seeing a video of Ansel Adams working. It showed him using a horizontal enlarger that looked to be based on a view camera. ...
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    Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    Planning a trip to Colorado in Oct. Last outing was to Santa Fe in Feb of 2019, just before the world changed.

    Only taking the 4x5 outfit this time. I am planning to bring along some Tri-X and...
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    Re: Velvia Discontinued?

    Thanks all:

    I have found that Ektachrome 100 is again available from B&H at ! $60 for 10 sheets.

    In the past, I had prteferred EKtachrome over Velvia anyway.
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    Velvia Discontinued?

    I just looked up 4x5 Velvia on B&H. The listing is tagged "DISCONTINUED"

    Is it still available from another supplier?
  13. Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    It is fixed focus then? Is it set up for infinity or a bit shorter for hyper-focal?
  14. Re: What Scouting/Planning Apps Are You Using in 2021?

    Well I do get your point. Under those conditions you want to keep everything packed up unless the image is worth the effort.

    At my age (71) I now only go out to shoot in good weather. I grew up...
  15. Re: What Scouting/Planning Apps Are You Using in 2021?

    Sorrry to appear to be an anti-tech luddite. As the Seinfeld character George Costanza frequently said, "Its not you, its me." I broke into LF while working in diagnostic imaging using computer...
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    Haven't read everything so this may be redundant:

    There is a nice looking backpack harness designed to mount to a Pellican hard case. Padded back panel, padded shoulder straps and waist belt. ...
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    Re: RPT or similar

    Maybe not for use in-the-field but:

    I have used a specific brand of cigar box to hold lenses mounted on Linhoff/Toyo style lens boards. The "ACID" brand of cigars from Drew Estates are from heavy...
  18. Re: What Scouting/Planning Apps Are You Using in 2021?

    "Normal" eyesight covers an angle well over 120 degrees. I look at a scene and note what I'd like in it and where the edges might fall, then mount the lens and see where my mental edge markers...
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    Re: Tips for composing in low light?

    I have walked around in the area near the amera to familiarize myself with the space near the set up, noting specific rocks twigs, trees etc. Then returning to the
    GG and look for those specific...
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    Re: RPT or similar

    In the past, folks have recomended products by Orvis, a fishing gear supplier.
  21. Re: What Scouting/Planning Apps Are You Using in 2021?

    Has any one here read an account of how Ansel Adams shot "Moon Rise Over Hernandez NM"?
  22. Re: Has anyone designed and built their own camera bag?

    ^^^

    But in the last year or so I have deleted some of the heavier, less often used items to save weight. Down to three lenses (90mm. 150mm, 210mm) by dropping the hugh 25' Wollensak. Also gone...
  23. Re: Has anyone designed and built their own camera bag?

    Shoulder Bag:
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    Re: 8x10 platform head options

    Thanks. Sorry, and you are right. Reading long posts is tiring for me. I was in fact just skimming and looking at the pictures. Missed the view camera pics at the top.
  25. Re: LF TTL Metering Systems Inquiry- Experience with these?

    I hqad a Siknar-Six with probe at one time and didn't like it.

    Later on I got a Sinar One probe that plugged right into my Minolta Autometer IV f. Didn't like that set up either.

    Maybe the...
  26. Re: Has anyone designed and built their own camera bag?

    I have never built the bag itself. However years ago (mid 1990s) I did adapt a day-pack by cutting closed cell foam in to layers that fit the internal volume/shape of the bag. Then I cut out...
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    Re: 8x10 platform head options

    Maybe I have missed something:

    Does anyone use this gear with a largwe format view camera and film?
  28. Re: Film Holder Sleeves: Gnass Gear & Stone Photo

    If you casn find one, the Cascade film holder sleeves from PhotoBackpacker work really well.

    The company ceased production a few years ago, but the Cascade sleeve/wrap systems come up on e-Bay...
  29. Re: What Scouting/Planning Apps Are You Using in 2021?

    Ummm . . . .I generally walk around a scene till I find a vignette I like. Then I set up the Camera and put a lens on it. My current suite in 4x5 is 90mm, 15mm and 210mm. Then I look at the ground...
  30. Re: recommended 4x5 or 5x7 for portrait project?

    iI can't imagine why. Sure the 5x7 frame is bulkier than you need but if its studio work, bulk or weight shouldn't matter that much. One of my earliest cameras was a 5x7 Burk and James with a 4x5...
  31. Re: Any suggestions on who to commission to help me build a camera?

    Sounds like something significant, perhaps life-changing. Wishing you well and hope for a full recovery.
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    Re: Dove head first into the abyss

    The single most important thing: Shoot with it.

    Get used to manipulating the controls, load film, compose and focus, determine exposure, implement corrections if necessary, commit to the image...
  33. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    Seems like there is an e-everything these dasys. Why not just use a rugged Honda Trail bike and get the job done?
  34. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    If you can make that work for you . . .go for it.

    I would be concerned that there will still be weight on your shoulders and back.

    A serious hiking back pack will have a waist belt to...
  35. Re: Any suggestions on who to commission to help me build a camera?

    Umm...Richard Ritter?
  36. Thread: Ebike?

    by Drew Bedo
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    Re: Ebike?

    E-Bike?

    Whay not a Segway?
  37. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    BTW:

    As I have continued to age-out of youthful vigor with back issues and now hip replacement surgery, my 4x5 outfit now travels around behind me on a set of heavy duty luggage wheels.

    I am...
  38. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    I have written this before in some thread here, but I'll describe my approach again:

    When breaing into LF on a frayed shoe-string budget, I got a light weight "book bag" back pack at a thrift...
  39. Re: Interesting Alternative to a Tripod, Especially for Rough Ground

    I am in agreement with that pot.^^^

    A significant part of working with my view cameras outdoors centers around getting a solid support and locking it all down so that there is no movement when...
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    Re: Servicing a tripod head

    Years ago I bought a lightweight Magnesium ball head from a friend who was a working wedding photographer. He let it go for a song at a camera show where we shared a table (THAT long ago). It was...
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