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  1. AUSTIN, TX - Large Format Photographer's Get Together

    CANCELLED

    Hopefully when things return to normal we can have a meetup!


    I am planning a get together for Large Format Photographers and those interested in such things. There are three of us...
  2. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    I was warned to be really careful with the strobe. Something about it could be used to "weld steel". I think they were joking but I was careful anyway.
  3. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    Way back in the 70's I got a job at a NASA base as a photographer. I was given a Crown Graphic, a Honeywell flash and a bunch of grafmatic 6 sheet film holders. The strobe was the kind that had an...
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    Re: My New Darkrrom

    The sink you see in the picture in the original post is the third plywood sink I have built over the years. I use exterior plywood, screws and wood glue to hold them together. I find a six inch front...
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    Re: My New Darkrrom

    Thanks!

    They are. I made the cabinets from plywood with pine facing boards and finished with a few of coats of polyurethane. The sink was leveled and flooded with West System 105 epoxy resin. I...
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    My New Darkrrom

    I lost my darkroom when I moved three years ago and finally got around to building one at my new house. The house came with a 6.5 by 6.5 storage area in the corner of the garage. I have already...
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    Re: Any LF groups in Texas?

    I just found this thread. I've been fairly active in large format for many years. I shoot 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10. I recently moved to Austin and am trying to get a darkroom built and get out shooting...
  8. Thread: Ecuador

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    Ecuador

    I will be starting a job in Ecuador next week that will continue through June. In Guayaquil although I will be in Quito at times. Any large format and or film photographers active in that area? If...
  9. Re: 8x10 Color in the NYTimes Magazine Section

    After I posted this I did some research on the photographer. Although I have been involved in large format for many years I had never heard of him either. There is a lecture posted on YouTube that...
  10. 8x10 Color in the NYTimes Magazine Section

    I was looking at this portfolio and was starting to get the impression that they were taken with a large format camera then a caption confirmed it. Made with an 8x10.

    Photographs by Andrew Moore....
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    Re: William Henry Jackson on Shorpy

    What an amazing life he had. I read that a year or two before his death he traveled cross country by commercial airline and was served inflight meals! Such a contrast to his earlier travels across...
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    Re: Large Format GTG in TEXAS

    From what I have read in the papers the entire area is open now. All of the evacuation orders have been canceled and the fires are out.
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    Large Format GTG in TEXAS

    Two or three LF photographers are getting together on Saturday 7/2/2011 in Anderson, TX. Please feel free to join us we will be meeting at 8:00AM at the Fanthorp Inn State Historic Park. Anderson is...
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    Re: Shen-Hao cameras

    I have a 5x7 (FCL 57A). Bought it used on this forum. Great camera. Light, well built, precise and a joy to use. Tons of movement.

    Henry
  15. Texas Large Format GTG in College Station

    Been in the works for a couple of weeks, specifics are here:

    http://www.texasphotoforum.com/forum/tpf-event-calendar/142697-large-format-gtg-college-station.html

    If you aren't a TX forum member...
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    Re: Uneven 8x10 Negs in Pyrocat-HD

    Hi Mikew,

    I had some problems with evenness processing 8x10 (FP4) in a tray using pyrocat-HD, 1:1:100. I finally went to 3 liters of working solution in an 11x14 tray and have had no problems. I...
  17. Thread: Barcelona

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    Re: Barcelona

    I went onto Madrid and got back very late Tuesday night. I want to go back with an 8x10 but if not, at least with a 5x7. I've traveled "self contained" (nothing sent ahead) by air many times with a...
  18. Thread: Barcelona

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    Re: Barcelona

    A good time was had by all!
  19. Thread: Barcelona

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    Re: Barcelona

    I'm arriving Sunday (30th) and leaving on the next Sunday. I have nothing planned so I am up for almost anything. I'm only bringing a 35mm camera (this time) but I will have a portfolio of 5x7...
  20. Thread: Barcelona

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    Re: Barcelona

    Thanks again for all the info! I'm leaving in a few days so if anyone has anything else to mention, just let me know!

    Henry
  21. Thread: Barcelona

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    Re: Barcelona

    Thanks so much for all of the suggestions. You all really came through. I'm looking forward to a week wondering around enjoying the people, the sites and the food. Especially the food!

    I'm...
  22. Thread: Barcelona

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    Barcelona

    I'm going to be visiting Barcelona next month. Any galleries or shows I should check out?

    Thanks!

    Henry
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    Re: Kodak Master View Questions

    That is exactly what I did on my 8x10 master view. Worked great. I have copies of the original manual and parts list (great for determining screw sizes). They are not in digital form but if you want...
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    Re: Super XX clone?

    Can T-Max 400 be developed by inspection or does it still have the magenta dye?

    BTW, I never remember Super-XX being all that popular in the 70's and 80's for general commercial/industrial large...
  25. Re: Options for a lightweight folding 4x5 Camera

    I "second" Rick's suggestion. I often backpack with a used Tachihara that I bought cheaply off of ebay many years ago. It folds with a 135mm Symmar (not an "S") lens attached. In that configuration...
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    Re: Biggest "steal" you ever made...

    About 5 years ago I came upon a 5x7 Burke & James view camera with 5x7 and 4x5 backs, two Grafmatic holders (4x5) and an 8 1/4" Gold Dot Dagor in Compur shutter. All pretty much mint. $100.00 total.
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    Re: Shipping Loaded Film Holders

    I do this often. Loaded holders and boxes of fresh film outbound and then loaded holders and boxes of exposed film plus unused fresh film back to me. I've never had a problem. I've used UPS, USPS and...
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    Re: New from Houston, Texas

    There are quite a few LF photographers lurking in TX.

    Check out the TX photo forum "darkroom" section. Some Houston LF photographers post there.
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    Re: Book: Making KODAK Film

    I just ordered one also.
  30. Thread: Colombia

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    Colombia

    Hi,

    Does anyone have any experience traveling to Colombia (South America) by air with 8x10 or any knowledge of what may be available in Bogota as far a black and white film and chemistry are...
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    Re: Someone please explain this...

    I used to use one of these lenses. The brightness and lack of depth of field has to be seen to be believed. The image would pop in an out of focus very quickly. The experience is not worth what this...
  32. Re: Rear cap for Schneider Symmar-S 210mm f/5.6 lens

    This is the genuine Schneider cap, brand new and in the box:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/475566-REG/B_W_65069703__300_57mm_Push_On_Lens.html
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    Re: Problem Attaching Lensboard to Wista VX

    You may have a case of a lens with a rear element which is just too big to fit. Since it looks like it almost clears, a solution may be to get a blank board and have it drilled so that the lens is...
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 Questions

    I would suggest buying the generic boards as they will not be simple to make. There is a circular raised ridge on the back of the board which fits into the round hole behind the front surface of...
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    Re: replacement handle for KMV?

    A few years a go I bought a replacement handle from Greg Davis off of his web site. He had a few other KMV products that came in handy when I refurbished my KMV. The handle was leather over a metal...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Here's one that made me wish I had a 7x17.

    5x7 FP4+, PCHD, Azo in amidol
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    I second Sandy's endorsement. The Shen Hao FCL57-A is a great 5x7 and it is the lightest 5x7 I have ever used (except for the Charten which I owned very briefly, but it had limited movements). If you...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    5x7 FP4+, PCHD, Azo in amidol

    This is my first scan and posted photo (am I digital now?) so I am not sure how it will come out but I thought I'd give it a try. I just put the mounted print on the...
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    Re: Backpack for Ritter 8x10

    Can you also fit some film holders in the f64? In pictures it looks like there is a front compartment that may fit them. I am please that the camera will fold with any of my lenses on it.



    I...
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    Re: Backpack for Ritter 8x10

    Which one do you use for your Ritter? Do you have any of the accessories?
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