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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I find each to be wonderful...but prefer the bilateral symmetry of the first. Bryan these are truly fantastic! Looks like you are really on to something with these!
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    Re: What's With the Rodinal? Can't Find Any

    Just made the often hilarious "mistake" of skipping from the first page of a thread to the last (remember when we were kids - that game called "telephone?")...but even so - Rodinal morphing to...
  3. Re: Anyone have any experience with Komura lenses

    Daniel I'd love to see more of that Plaubel's "ingenious 4x5 clamping film holder,"...could you show us?
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    Re: Need box/tent to load 4x5 film

    ...maybe connect with Richard Ritter to see where he gets his carbon tubes?
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    Re: Need box/tent to load 4x5 film

    ...almost seems like there should be an aftermarket wire (or CF tube - yeah!) collapsible frame for existing changing bags - but likely not enough potential sales numbers to make that worthwhile.
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Very interesting thread...and also personally as my own process of (failure/uncertainty) reconciliation has been somewhat co-opted by the consistently uncertain outcomes of my seascape time exposures...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Bryan...did you incorporate some sort of intermediately adapted shutter into your Pentax lens to LF interface...or simply use the "lens cap method" by which to make your exposure?
  8. Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    All of the weddings I photographed were back in the film-only days...thank goodness!

    I had a great custom lab, an effective/efficient system, and could charge a "reasonable" rate and pocket...
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    Re: Need box/tent to load 4x5 film

    Niels the box-in-the-bag idea (for use when traveling) is great! Will try this!

    Otherwise, when I'm traveling and staying in at least occasional hotel rooms, I'll seal off a bathroom door with...
  10. Re: The beginnings of yet another darkroom

    You could also build a corner sink - incorporating a 45 degree corner transition for more space and extend 24 to 36 inch wide sections out on each side by around 4 feet. Could be an efficient way to...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Austin I find these images to be at once compellingly beautiful and also poignantly lonely.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Nice Bryan!

    OK...here's a mind-bending question: what if you mounted two of these Pentax fisheye lenses on a board and placed them in front of a long-format camera - for "fisheye stereo" images?...
  13. Re: The beginnings of yet another darkroom

    Just how large is the entire room (specific dimensions)? Any possibility that at some point in the future you will want to make large prints (and will want to put in/build in place a much larger...
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    Re: New Mexico?

    ...also don't forget Chaco Canyon! Very magical experience if you have some time to pitch a tent in the campground there. A good general store in Cuba near the east entrance to stock up on...
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    Re: I've got business in Astoria, Oregon

    Drew you're making me feel nostalgic for places I've never even visited!

    But I am planning a trip to Ridgefield, Washington (just north of Portland) to visit my daughter and her husband who...
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    Re: New Mexico?

    Well...I did once get weirded out enough at an almost empty campground (Rhianna) near Abiquiu by a couple of guys at a campsite next to us whom we overheard plotting some trouble upon us to up and...
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    Re: New Autofocus 4x5"

    ...the all you can eat smoked salmon sounds great - but you really should also bring on the bagels (cut in half and fried in butter till golden brown), cream cheese, thinly sliced red onions and...
  18. Re: John Higbie Invents! Watch This (Pt/Pd laser printer)

    Could be used remotely? Adjusted files sent from wherever to a lazer pt/pd (or silver I'd imagine) printing facility? Finished prints then rolled up and placed in tubes and sent wherever? Hmmm...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Wow that's wild! Like a mashup of Duchamps and Rube Goldberg!

    Just what sort of factory is that? Looks like lots of stuff gets fed in through the top and side tubes...and, after lots of...
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    Re: Wave Capture Trials and Tribulations

    I do have a couple of the old Polaroid #1 press shutters - but the flange to flange spec is just a bit off (too thick) which makes me nervous.

    Sometimes I think I might try laying a sheet of...
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    Re: Wave Capture Trials and Tribulations

    Well...tomorrow's forecast (and the next day, and the next...) are for sunny skies - ugh!
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    Wave Capture Trials and Tribulations

    Here’s a setup on Star Island (off the Portsmouth, NH coast), from earlier this afternoon:

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    5x7 camera with 210mm lens…bottom of the image skirting just below those light colored rocky...
  23. Re: Does changing aperture move the focus point

    XKAES...I cannot seem to access that Fujinon brochure on my computer...but how old is it? And to which specific lenses/vintages does it refer?

    While I sometimes, even with my quite modern lenses...
  24. Re: Schneider Super-Symmar XL 110mm f5.6 v. Nikon Nikkor-SW 120mm f8

    Salmo...I acquired a nice version of the 110XL for the very reasons which you state - with my "other" lens being a 120mm Super Angulon (MC).

    ...and while I generally find the 110XL to be a great...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    wonderful marriage of materials, technique...and vision - bravo!
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    Photo Flo In Presoak OK for PMK?

    While for some time now I've been adding a bit of Photo-Flo to my presoak before souping films in Pyrocat-HD, I'm about to give PMK another go after a bit of a hiatus.

    Question - any others who...
  27. Re: Half Century Old Brown Plastic Bottles Still OK?

    Lots of great resources mentioned...thanks everyone!
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    Bernard, great suggestion! In fact, I originally encountered the bottles to which I'd referred at the Dartmouth Medical School, way back when my father was teaching there.

    I can think of a couple...
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    While I would ascribe to the use of brown glass bottles in principle (at least for film developers)...I've always found it difficult to source them with decent caps, finding that existing caps are...
  30. Re: Centuries Old Photographs Show Our Immortal Love of Dogs

    Ha! I had to laugh at the first photo of the sled-pulling dog - reminding me that our beloved Lena (lab-mix rescue), can pull mightily, which is actually very welcome when we hike together with the...
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    Re: Custom lens caps?

    A rant: why are so many newer (and, come to think of it, some not so new) lens caps so darn thin that a mild finger-push in the middle is enough to make contact with a front element? Two very...
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    Re: Red Bulb for Nuarc Safelight?

    Ha...I'd always associated Nuarc with plate burners and never something so tepid as a safelight...
  33. Half Century Old Brown Plastic Bottles Still OK?

    Just mixed up a fresh batch of TF-5 fixer...and suddenly it occurred to me that the one gallon, brown plastic fixer bottle is approximately 50 years old!

    This old bottle seems to be doing just...
  34. Re: Photography is a Top Driver in Silver Demand, Showing Film’s Resurgence

    So if this trend continues will this mean lower film/paper prices? Or (more likely perhaps) at least these prices creeping upwards a bit more slowly? A bit more R+D perhaps...not specifically to...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Yes...Sherlock Holmes (on a case) - sitting backwards on his horse! (undoubtedly further refining his innate gift of hindsight!:rolleyes:)
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    Re: Calumet cc-series rail brake

    Ha! I've got these on my L-45A and we call them "way pads." As an alternative/addition I'd thought about incorporating a preload spring-washer into my focus shafts - and may still add these at some...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Lasse...below the trunk (and slightly to the left) of that oak there appeared an apparition of a man, wearing a baseball cap, crouching on the ground.

    Further examination revealed this to be the...
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    Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    Two more thoughts about round irises...one being that I wonder if some of the negative feelings about some modern lenses "lacking character" would become more positive if these same lenses could...
  39. Re: Old Distilled Water in Half Empty Bottle...Acidic?

    ...and likewise there would be no difference (no negative effects on image stain) were I to use this old, half-empty bottle of distilled water (assuming its become acidified) to dilute my PMK or...
  40. Old Distilled Water in Half Empty Bottle...Acidic?

    I currently have two gallon plastic jugs of distilled water, which have been sitting on my darkroom shelf for about six months. One of these bottles is full, the other about half full.

    Question:...
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