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    Re: Clarification of FS/WTB bumping rules

    The "For Sale" thread is a mere shadow of its former self ... sad ... and a loss for sellers and buyers.
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    Re: ILFORD MAGAZINE new post!

    Now THAT is photography!

    Congratulations.
  3. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Present.

    Also a daily reader and occasional poster.

    ... and to John Layton ... post #429 ... as everyone knows "On Friday, the eagle flies."
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    And now ... we should probably return this thread to Tri ... and his lens development project.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    It's not really a "strong" reaction to what you posted. It is simply how we see.

    A photograph is static ... just as you said "a static artifact" ... it has nothing to do with "scanning" a scene. ...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Respectfully disagree ... Sal.

    If I go out in the front yard and focus on a nearby bush (which I just did) ... the entire park scene across the street is still visible and not in focus. It may...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    I'm always a little confused when people say the don't like "soft focus" lenses ... for a couple of reasons.

    First ... soft focus is really how we see. You look at a specific thing, focus on...
  8. Re: Jollylook - The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera!

    Not what the update says at all.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Both very nice shots ... but hard to compare two different shots with different subjects under different conditions with different focal lengths.
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    Re: NOOB Question About Starter LF Cameras

    I don't know where you're located ... but the best way to get an idea about LF is to go out with someone in your area and observe and then try some photos yourself with their gear.

    Most...
  11. Re: Exhibition in Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

    Congratulations.

    Also in NYC right now ... Brooklyn to be more precise ... is a curated art show looking at Stonewall's legacy through the work of LGBT artists born after the 1969 Stonewall...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Tri -- those are all beautiful but hard to tell how they compare to currently available lenses.

    How about a couple of side-by-side comparison shots with your prototype and a standard soft focus...
  13. Re: Jollylook - The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera!

    Nothing yet.

    Last update on 12/10/2018 says they'll start shipping in December and finish in March 2019.

    So, apparently shipping had not started when that was posted on the 10th and they...
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    Re: On the Road in Chile

    Wow, Vaughn ... what a great adventure for you guys to do together. Looking forward to updates.
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    Re: Re-using Film Developer with Sheet Film

    Always loved Perceptol ... but haven't used it much since moving into alternative process printing.

    Here's a link to their spec sheet ... pages 7-9 cover reusing without replenishment and...
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    Re: Traveling close to home.

    Any time in the redwoods is special ... October is magical.

    Missed it this year ... hopefully next year.
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    Re: Compound shutter cleaning.

    THAT is a great pictorial tutorial ... if only I were that brave!
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    Re: Austin Granger Show in Portland, Oregon

    I made it by the show this past week ... beautiful photographs.

    Congratulations, Austin.
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    Re: Hiking with (LF and) ULF camera equipment

    I believe they are referring to Federal Regulation - Title 36, Chapt II, Part 261, Sec. 261.57 (h) which prohibits
    "possessing or using a wagon, cart or other vehicle" in Federal Wilderness Areas....
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    Re: Opinions on upgrading from 4x5 to 8x10

    OK ... we haven't heard from the OP, v.kapoor, for a couple of weeks now ... where are you located?

    Maybe we can hook you up with an 8x10 and let you have a go with one of our cameras.

    Jim in...
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    Re: Opinions on upgrading from 4x5 to 8x10

    I did 4x5 for several years and now do mostly 8x10 ... but ONLY because I do carbon contact printing with in-camera negatives primarily. I also did a toe in the water try of 11x14 but found it way...
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    Peter ... very nice ... congrats on your 1st image post. I'd also like to see your halo-rama version.

    Really like this image ... nice composition and the juxtaposition of the bare branching and...
  23. Re: LF photo member wins 2018 Lensculture Portrait Series Award

    Bruce ... Congratulations ... a really nice honor ...and nice to see they linked the entire series of photos.

    The notes show your images are 8x10 but no other info. Can you fill us in on camera,...
  24. Re: Landscape Photography in the Portland Oregon area?

    Greg ... nice website, by the way ... .

    I have three suggestions:

    1). From Portland head East up the gorge ... stopping at Multnomah Falls ... I know, I know ... heavily photographed BUT ......
  25. Re: Where to start? Is it too late to start? Beginner seeking advice.

    Where are you located? Maybe you can meet up with one of us and try out a 4x5 and 8x10.
  26. Thread: 4x5 Camera

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    4x5 Camera

    Interesting 4x5 ... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1794420225/chroma-the-unique-4x5-technical-camera?ref=discovery

    "High quality acrylic" construction and "Future plans include both a 6x12...
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    Re: Air Travel and Wet Plate - Possible?

    You can ... but only once.
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    Re: Speed Graphic Shutter Checking?

    That's interesting .... but the Calumet instructions don't agree ... they specifically direct you to “place the probe of the shutter tester at the center of the front or rear lens element” when...
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    Re: Speed Graphic Shutter Checking?

    Nothing stupid or insulting about that question ... it is the obvious one.

    And, yes ... the tester when I got it came with the instructions ... and was the only tester I got that even took the...
  30. Re: What stain did Deardorff use in the 50s-60s?

    Always interesting to read a Drew post ... but this thread was about the stain ... what finish would you recommend once the stain choice was made?
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    Re: Speed Graphic Shutter Checking?

    Because, after I got such discouraging readings, I took the tested shutters to a professional camera repair shop and had them speed tested. They confirmed both that the slower speed readings were...
  32. Re: What stain did Deardorff use in the 50s-60s?

    What type of wood were you using?
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    Re: Speed Graphic Shutter Checking?

    It takes longer to read this ... and the archived threads ... than it does to put a roll back on the camera and shoot & develop the film ....... which is what you are going to have to do anyway.

    I...
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    Re: 6.5 x 8.5 cameras/negatives---who has???

    And, I have one of Jim's WP's too ... :-) .... great format for contact printing.
  35. Re: Replacing a lost iris on B&L 15" EFL Portrait Plastigmat

    The Vade Mecum speculates the Portrait 1-A diffusion adjustment was mainly effective for close-up portraits:

    The separation of the rear glasses was adjustable to control softness, and this may be...
  36. Re: What finish did Deardorff use in the 50s-60s?

    Yes, I'd be interested in his stain comments ... either posted here or by PM.
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    Actually, you can buy “Everclear” (the brand name) in California ... but it is limited to 151 proof (75% alcohol ... also true in Nevada, I believe) ... but the 190 proof Everclear is also legal in...
  38. Re: Merg Ross in Black & White Magazine (US) April, 2018

    Merg ... is your book still available?
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    Re: Fresh dry plates in a variety of sizes

    And yet another odd size to add to the list ... the Graphic Graflex Potography book (1944 edition, p. 382) says “Graflex plate holders [the slotted holders like for the Super D] are available ... in...
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    Re: Greetings....

    Welcome!

    Where are you located?

    Jim in Sacramento
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