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    Re: how old are we?

    ...you are not alone Mr. Can
  2. Re: Wide angle lens on folded-up Master Technika

    If I happen to have a lens mounted to a camera during transport...I am very careful not to assess a potential location based on that particular lens - unless its the only lens I have with me at the...
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    Re: how old are we?

    Kirk, its so nice to have you chime in here again! I have good memories of meeting you at the 2002 View Camera conference in Albuquerque.

    ...and about that dog - such a boon for us...
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    Re: how old are we?

    Vaughn I'm sort of confused also. Then again...with a bit of hindsight....:rolleyes:

    Oh...and later today and all of tomorrow - I will go to my 50th (yikes!) high school reunion. Hanover (NH)...
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    Re: TF-4 User For Years...Want To Try TF-5

    Michael, I've been making inferences from Gordon Hutchings Book of Pyro...first edition - specifically, the section which begins on page 54 entitled "pH and Stain," which, while I won't retype the...
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    Re: TF-4 User For Years...Want To Try TF-5

    ...although I suppose that for those who just use tap water for everything, and who's water supply is acidic - the higher alkalinity of TF-4 may help to ensure that Pyro-based developers can still...
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    Re: 5x7 holder depth to septum

    Actually...you could check the relative depths of your film holder flanges to septums without a specific measuring tool - but just use a straightedge as described above with a vertical component...
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    TF-4 User For Years...Want To Try TF-5

    ....but its been difficult for me to suss out the pluses and minuses of each - aside from noting opinions about TF-4 being more odiferous than TF-5.

    Another thing...what about working dilution...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Gabe, upon first glance at that photo I get the illusion that the clouds are actually moving (!)...from the lower right to upper left of the frame.
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    Re: 5x7 holder depth to septum

    The potential issue with simply adding film thickness to the film holder flange plane to septum surface depth is that films often have a tendency to rest very slightly above the surface of the septum...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    In order of current preferences starting with the most frequently used: 5x7, 4x5, 11x14, 8x10. (BTW...I don't consider anything less than 4x5 to be LF).

    In my dreams I'd be adding either 16x20 or...
  12. Re: Any advice on cutting your own museum glass?

    A few years back I spent six months working in a framing shop...and I'll never forget the day that my boss indicated to me that I'd finally gotten the chops to "graduate" to cutting museum glass -...
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    I've created darkroom data sheets which allow for entries of the usual stuff on top, plus I leave a large space at the bottom so that I can directly trace over a negative (typically the "less...
  14. Re: Seeking Advice on Waterproofing Custom Built Wood Trays

    Built my sink and large trays with Rakka epoxy (less expensive than West) over birch ply…super smooth, tough as nails, and has been holding up great - with absolutely no signs of liquid infiltration.
  15. Re: How to finish, wash and dry fibre paper prints for exhibition and sale

    Mostly as above...but during the drying process you need to avoid re-contaminating your work - so definitely do not press your prints under OSB or a stiff board as someone has suggested. Or, if you...
  16. Re: "If I wanted to be safe, I would have done Landscapes."

    Any time I truly follow my heart…thinking nothing of “my audience” or the “acceptance” of others, thinking not even of what might be my own physical/mental limitations - but just allowing myself to...
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    Re: Lens coating test

    Set up your camera with this lens on a sunny day...preferably a close distance to a woodsy area with dark shadows - and position your camera such that it is facing the wooded area, and the sunlight...
  18. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    Might be a compromise...but I know that way back when, Omega offered a front surface mirror...set at a 45 degree angle and designed to mount underneath the enlarger lens, which allowed for side...
  19. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    Oh I just remembered what that 240 f/9 was called: the Beseler Apo-HD 240 f/9 enlarging lens (just looked it up to verify). Was probably also an Apo Geragon as Bob suggested.

    At any rate, it...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Don...nice image! Could you possibly post any references/links for more info. on the paper reversal process?

    And Alessandro...did you end up purchasing the house? And if so...was the motorcycle...
  21. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    If I'm not mistaken...I think that Beseler had a contract with Rodenstock for a 240mm f/9, specifically for use with the 8x10 converted Beseler 4x5 enlargers, and it was small enough to fit a...
  22. Re: Images shot with Orthochromatic / Ortho Film / Litho

    ...either some gent needs to improve his indoor golf game (and re-locate away from his H/O train setup) - or he's got a set of really huge clubs! :rolleyes:
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    ...and I love the Loch Ness monster - rearing its head in the foreground! (homesick for the Loch?)
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    Re: Three stops overexposed FP4+

    Sorry to chime in too late...but as Michael W. also suggested - I'd have pulled back on development time...by about twenty five to thirty percent - and if the subject brightness range was high, I...
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    Re: Kodak copy film 4125?

    Oh...was that ever a nice film for making inter positives to enlarged negatives!

    Anybody here have experience with the new Bergger equivalent?
  26. Re: Henry William Jackson glass negative from NGM 1989/2 , Is it colorful ?

    William Henry...not Henry William! (c'mon guys...jeeesh!)
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    Re: Favorite ULF photographers

    Likewise here...D.A. and J.F.!
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    Re: Tiny Frog

    Conflating the three uppermost threads...how about a nude, tiny frog on a road trip? :rolleyes:
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    Cheap is fine for practicing procedures/processes, but for true learning to happen one needs to know that their materials are behaving with consistency, so that any intentional alterations to the...
  30. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    This is one of those threads that I tend to circle around for a bit...and I think I'll continue circling for the time being.

    But in the meantime...Linhofbiker I am so sorry for your loss.
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    Re: Macro Photography Setup Calculator

    A sad thing about some of these older threads as they sometimes resurface...that the OP's have in the interim sometimes (often?) ceased doing LF and are no longer forum members, or maybe have even...
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    Re: Images from my June 2022 Road Trip

    Yes...with the "objects are closer than they appear" 40mm, you'd be getting wet for sure! Did you wipe off your gear with a damp cloth soon afterwards?

    In my own work with ocean waves I get...
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    Re: ULF DIY Camera Cart

    I was also thinking a transmission jack...the mechanical (non hydraulic) scissors jack type like the "basic" model from Harbor Freight. The gear ratio on this might be a bit high though...so lots of...
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    Re: Self Portraits

    another perspective...that all life (except us) recycles and replenishes.

    Us? We removed ourselves from the above equation when we learned how to create fire...and its been downhill ever since.
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    Re: 5x7 transparency film

    Speaking of EK/Alaris special orders - looks like 5x7 TMY will be about 7.25 per sheet this year. Gotta think on this one for a bit :confused:

    Edit: Actually, closer to 6.00 per sheet...so I'm...
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    Re: Images from my June 2022 Road Trip

    ...so interesting to see the same subject from different vantage points - with the second image seeming, to me, a bit more dynamic...like a creature crawling/struggling out from under the rocks. I...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Bryan...yes - if that shadow were to intersect the bottom of the print at its mid-point (or adjust for this for future matting) - this could work really well...so long as the very bottom of that...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    What I can find a bit frustrating over the long run is needing to hop onto yet another learning curve as materials come and go and/or change.

    Also an admission: that I find myself occasionally...
  39. Re: Acadia! Tell me where to go, live vicariously through me!

    ...yes, Little Hunters Beach - wonderful in the morning with a bit of backlit fog!
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    Re: Images from my June 2022 Road Trip

    ...that piece of driftwood is stunning!
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