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    Re: calling all Durst 184 Laborators

    I’m implying a tone that would preclude the need for boxing gloves or bare knuckles, but you knew that.

    But more I’m hoping that when people of experience ask a specific question, we seek to...
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    Re: calling all Durst 184 Laborators

    Sorta typical, I suppose. A guy asks a question about the mechanics of an enlarger, and the conversation becomes a pissing match about lens coverage by the third post.

    Can we dial that tendency...
  3. Re: Can WTB listings be closed / reopened after 30 days?

    Yes, same guidelines apply.

    Rick “good luck” Denney
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    Re: Hello from Austria

    Hi, Anthony. This is a forum for large-format photographers. Tell us about your interest in 4x5 (9x12) or larger photography.

    Please don’t post discussions of your small-format stuff in the...
  5. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    This thread was started in 2005, and its most recent incarnation before the current batch of posts was 2016.

    I didn't respond in prior iterations and don't intend to now. :)

    Rick "not sure the...
  6. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Furthermore, there is absolutely no requirement that what people post is art. The only requirement is that it be made using a large-format camera.

    Rick “in the...
  7. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Wars have been fought over the definition of art. All of us bring a different definition. I would suggest that we hold to our own definitions in what we post, be sensitive to those who may not be as...
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    Re: Should Nude Sections Remain Unenforced

    Right.

    Rick “shouldn’t have brought it up” Denney
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    Should Nude Sections Remain Unenforced

    Respect goes both ways, Vaughn. Some accusations of disrespect and objectification have been so tendentious as to themselves be disrespectful, especially in the way they are issued.

    Rick...
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    Should Nude Sections Remain Unenforced

    We’ve been unwilling to make a rule out of it, beyond the discretion we show in preventing the forum from being marked as a porn site by search engines, and in the general context of it being a...
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    Should Nude Sections Remain Unenforced

    The problem is that creepiness is assumed by women, whether or not the photographer or the viewer is being creepy. Here the distinction between motive and intent becomes important. Actions that...
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    Why Large Format?

    Did Ted have a category for stubborn idiots?

    The math of LF is easy for me (I am an engineer), but it is in no way compelling. I’m perfectly happy ceding control to an automatic process, as long...
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    Re: A Failure of Vision

    What a bunch of old hippies we are.

    A few years after owning the bus, I was earning grocery money in college as a mechanic, and entering competitions with a buddy for R&Ring VW engines. I could...
  14. Re: EBay works Perfectly NOT! I prefer LFPF FS/WTB

    Lots of stuff violates some legal statute, but remedies are consistent with tangible losses. I doubt any state would pursue a consumer protection case because a seller withdrew an inexpensive product...
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    Re: A Failure of Vision

    I still miss my 1970 Campmobile. I wish I still had it.

    Rick “No, not really” Denney
  16. Re: EBay works Perfectly NOT! I prefer LFPF FS/WTB

    Randy had no loss. He didn’t pay extra and the transaction was canceled, so he had no standing to take it up with eBay. The worst outcome for him was disappointment.

    eBay is actually pretty good...
  17. Re: How I enjoy this hobby is not how You enjoy this hobby. Get over it.

    Jim, I’m confused. I don’t see how the changes that have been made affect your ability to sell stuff at all. If you have stuff people want at a price they are willing to pay, nothing we have done...
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    Clarification of FS/WTB bumping rules

    Several have indicated that their only reason for forum participation is to buy and sell stuff, and the limitations on doing so render the forum not worth their time. Interests change and...
  19. Re: Art Institute Chicago Conserving Photographs Exhibition

    Somehow, I doubt that is likely.

    But that really wasn’t my point.

    Rick “hint, hint” Denney
  20. Re: Art Institute Chicago Conserving Photographs Exhibition

    I hope nobody is advocating copyright violation in this thread. That would violate the guidelines, and nobody wants to do that. Right?

    Rick “I said, Right?” Denney
  21. Re: Problem posting a small image from my computer

    The image is vertical on Tapatalk.

    Rick “sometimes image rotation doesn’t ‘convey’” Denney
  22. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    Okay, guys, we’ve enjoyed the sidebar, but this is an image-sharing thread.

    Rick “too long without images” Denney
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    Re: Hello to the site

    OP, please review the guidelines. I have edited your post to remove commercial information. If you want comments on your photos, please post them in the appropriate image threads, noting that...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    Rick "talk to me" Denney
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    Re: Scheimpflug Question

    The image plane is the "gozoutta" and the film and lens planes are the "gozintas". We set the film and lens planes, and the image plane falls where it does based on those settings. The intersection...
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    Re: Critiques and Discussion-- what are they?

    A trombone player who was professionally trained but unable to win an audition decided to take lessons from noted Chicago Symphony tuba player Arnold Jacobs, who was also a world-class pedagog....
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    Re: Critiques and Discussion-- what are they?

    Indeed there is skill to useful critiques. That skill was being displayed too rarely, which is why the guidelines are the way they are. Had that skill been routinely displayed, the unrest that led to...
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    Re: Critiques and Discussion-- what are they?

    Here's the thing: Not everyone was happy hearing negative things about their photographs, and most negative comments about photographs have said more about the criticizer than the image.

    So, what...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Bob, it’s not your grocery money those high-end manufacturers, some of whom are now out of business, by the way, were using to correct problems. The Travelwide was a cooperative effort. The design...
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    TravelWide Repair Question

    Bob, stop this. It was a great idea with some product development problems that didn’t get worked out. Many problems did get solved, and the guys that made them lost a fortune. Everyone who was owed...
  31. Re: Which non-Sinar compendium will fit on a Sinar P front standard ?

    You can also use a polariser holder with a screw-in shade or compendium—it swings over 180 degrees about the hex-rod axis.

    Rick “a ‘blad compendium would probably fit the 95mm thread with an...
  32. Re: Which non-Sinar compendium will fit on a Sinar P front standard ?

    You can always mount the compendium on an F front standard/multipurpose standard that uses the lift-off rail clip. There’s no need for the rear of the compendium to extend behind the front edge of...
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    Re: How does the Sinar F2 compare to the P2?

    Fuji made a CMW in 450mm and there was a Nikkor M at that focal length, but Symmars and Sironars were 480mm, as I recall. All were mounted in #3 shutters.

    Focused at 15ish feet, you’ll need in...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    You can send a couple to means I will test them, too.

    Rick “engineer with measurement tools” Denney
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    Re: Can the search system be improved?

    Yes, but I was providing an alternative. The search engine in vBulletin is what it is, and using Google reduces the need to replace it, not that we have any control over that.

    I did look to see...
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    Re: Cand the search system be improved?

    Dan is right—use Google with appropriate modifiers, including a site parameter.

    https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?hl=en

    The search engine in the forum comes from vBulletin...
  37. Re: One shutter two lenses? (Aperture scale question)

    I suspect the shims were there to accommodate variations in optical performance more than mechanical inconsistency. Manufacturing has tighter tolerances than the thickness of those shims.

    The...
  38. Re: Alternative Center Filters for Rodenstock 75/4.5 Grandagon N?

    On the contrary, the information provided was relevant to your question, but in a general sense. Your question was also answered, or at least parts of it were, but maybe nobody has used the exact...
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    Re: 2000-character limit on private messages

    The best suggestion when long-form writing is needed is to ask for an email address, and take it out of the forum software. That allows many other features we can't use with PM's, too, including a...
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    Re: Identify Camera Found at auction

    In addition to the issue I mentioned in my private message, I'm moving this to a sub-forum where you'll be more likely to get an answer.

    Rick "to whom it looks more like a projector than a camera"...
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