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    Re: Need box/tent to load 4x5 film

    Look for a Technicolor changing bag, the kind used by the motion picture industry.
    They're stiff enough to stand up on their own.
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    Re: New Mexico?

    I'm getting hungry just thinking about Tomasita's in Santa Fe!
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    Re: I've got business in Astoria, Oregon

    Thanks, Drew.
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    I've got business in Astoria, Oregon

    It'll be a short trip but I'd like to do some photography, maybe with the 5x7 Speeder since I wont have much room available in the trunk, then down to Crescent City.
    Any suggestions? Any...
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    Re: New Mexico?

    The Buckhorn, right?
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    Re: New Mexico?

    I'd suggest speaking with local authorities whenever possible based on my experiences in CA, where some areas (not many, and the only two I personally know of are actually several hundred miles from...
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    Re: New Mexico?

    New Mexico really is like the license plates say----Land of Enchantment.
    I've never had an issue in New Mexico, in fact I've a great time on all my trips there.
    Just be prudent, especially in...
  8. Re: Baltic or Finnish Baltic Birch for lens boards?

    These guys stock the real deal:
    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/wp/index.html
    Baltic Birch ply is void of voids
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    Re: California - October 2022

    In October, it'll be warm, but it might be cool, so pack a sweatshirt.
    The fires have opened up some spectacular mountain views long shielded by dense growth.
    Yosemite Valley is usually uncrowded...
  10. Re: Famous photograph of Winston Churchill missing from Ottawa Hotel

    I'd hazard to guess the original was signed on the back, the copy maybe not? Or the signature forged?
    Or the copy was a digital, not silver?
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    Re: Self Portraits

    Well done, sir!
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    Re: Backpack for 8x10

    A mule pack pad makes an excellent mattress. Keeps the sinus open as well.
    The pack a mantys we used were the same heavy canvas as the canvas used in old time cowboy bedrolls.
    A curious...
  13. Famous photograph of Winston Churchill missing from Ottawa Hotel

    (from BBC News) A portrait by Yousuf Karsh, who snatched a cigar out Churchill's mouth just before firing the shutter on his 8x10 camera in 1941, is missing from the Chateau Laurier. Staff noticed...
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    Re: Backpack for 8x10

    I remember when Ascente opened their shop in Fresno (late 1960's?) making down stuff.
    Us high school kids could buy factory 2nds for next to nothing
    Good times!
  15. Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    I don't recollect where I was at the time, but it was somewhere in the Sierra. My 14" Ektar somehow got coated with trail dust and I had no good way to clean it off so I carefully used what I...
  16. Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    I mean they are only tools. Replaceable. And none of mine are especially expensive. Performance-wise modern glass could probably put them to shame maybe or maybe not What I do know is that I've...
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    Re: First 8x10 Exposures with Toyo Field

    What a great start Vaughn. Congratulations!
  18. Thread: Howdy!

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    Re: Howdy!

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: New member from Italy

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Film Question

    Thanks Paul.
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    Re: Film Question

    Thanks guys!
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    Re: Film Question

    Thanks Drew!
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    Film Question

    I'm thinking could probably stand picking up a fresh box of 8x10.
    Kodak has long been above my pay grade.
    I have a few boxes of Ilford in the freezer for special projects.
    One shelf is full of...
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    Here's an interesting take on the smoke plume from the Oak fire. That first lake in Hensley.

    https://youtu.be/B749gk7ds0g
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    This morning they announced 26% containment with the Oak Fire
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    I find it interesting that they're using a lot of reconfigured jet airliners for aerial tankers. I haven't seen many of the old standby C-130s and S-2s this time around.
    Flying a grossed out jet...
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    HWY 140 into the park was closed by the Oak fire. 14,000 acres and still uncontained.
    https://kmph.com/news/local/oak-fire-in-mariposa-county-issues-evacuation-orders

    That fire is awfully close...
  28. Re: is there work arounds for missing retaining rings?

    How large in diameter is the lense?
    Check out the plumbing desk at a real hardware store.
    The rubber gasket used between a toilet bowl and tank might make a tight fit around the lens and the flat...
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    The Washburn fire is approaching the 2015 burn scar, which is a good thing.
    Rangers set a back fire at the South Gate.
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    Fires at Mirror Lake and on Tioga Pass right now.
    They think Tioga Pass was caused by lightening.
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    FWIW I just heard that HWY 41 is closed to through traffic at the Bass Lake turn off at Oakhurst.
    They named this one the Washburn Fire.
    Evacuees from Wawona are being routed into Yosemite Valley
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    Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    Wawona and Wawona Campground are being evacuated because of the fire near Mariposa Grove.
    If you're heading to Yosemite this weekend, activate your Plan B.
  33. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    This is so depressing I'm going to pour myself an ample Brandy, LOL!
  34. Re: what bright! LED bulbs are you using inside a softbox?

    I have a very old Mole Richardson fresnel. It's good for warming tortillas, and setting fire to things.
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    Re: Hello From Malta

    Welcome aboard, Emilio.
    Starting large format is an incredible adventure.
    You'll find a lot of inspiration here and very useful articles on the LF Home page
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Alas my frozen turkey pinhole camera is long gone and I neglected to take a photograph of it.:(
  37. Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    Same here!
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    Re: Off on a solo 3-nite hike.

    Safe travels!
    It sounds like a fun trip Vaughn.
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    Re: Hello from San Francisco!!

    Hello from Fresno
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    4x5, 5x7, 8x10, 12x20. It's got to be some kind of disease.:rolleyes:
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