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  1. Re: Eliot Dudik's "Paradise Road" series featured on NPR

    His Road's End project is also especially well done.
  2. Re: Eliot Dudik's "Paradise Road" series featured on NPR

    Nice pictures, but most of them look like "Paradise Lost" to me. I should qualify that. I've driven some of those Paradise Rd central CA sections. As it transitions from open range to long stretches...
  3. Re: Hi everyone. Nice to meet you all. I have a few questions.

    Any colorhead in good condition will do anything a Multigrade head will do and more, like allowing you to print color film too. And since these are much more common in several popular brands on the...
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    Re: Hello from Bay Area, CA

    I would recommend avoiding Velvia. It might look stunning on a lightbox or using a slide projector; but it is less cooperative to scanning and printing than middle-or-the-road chrome films like Fuji...
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    We aren't supposed to know what "goes on" certain places. I've had some long chats with a couple of old test pilots, and it's kinda amazing what kinds of anecdotes they'll talk about, and what lies...
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    Re: Hello from Bay Area, CA

    Well, Angus mentioned "flatter film plane" of 4x5 versus 8x10. The bigger the film the more the sag if it's pointed somewhat downward, which is a common scenario in tabletop photography. But there...
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    Re: Hello from Bay Area, CA

    Gear is easy to find. It's the whole new learning curve that's the issue. If you want prints as big as you state, LF film, especially 8x10, can deliver stunning results in a manner digital can't, but...
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    Someone was with me who actually got a 35mm film shot showing not only the Navy logo but numbers. I can't go into detail; but we got it into the hands of someone with a high level security clearance,...
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    Re: Enlarging from 5x7 to 8x10 to 11x14

    A basic enlarging meter with an easel sensor makes life easy. I have three of those - good ones, each waaaay more expensive than that EM-10, but don't even bother when printing black and white. A...
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    Re: Durst 138 which color heads can work?

    It's just a thin piece of translucent white Plexiglas. I would recommend something called Sign White acrylic, ideal for this kind of diffusion purpose.
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    How the heck do you know Pieter?? It's either that or the Aliens have a Navy too; but there doesn't seem to be enough water on Mars itself. But there were various ways the Govt had for shifting...
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    There is quite a bit going on in the InyoKern area. There is a forum member who once worked on a base in that area. I was distinctly unamused by being deliberately buzzed by very low flying Navy jets...
  13. Re: New HC110 Liquid Same as Old HC110 Syrup?

    Are you speaking about dev concentrate, Jason, or mixed stock solution ?
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    Re: Cable release thread

    You'll need a little jeweler's screwdriver to remove and replace the threaded piece. Just be careful to put the tiny screws in a small container during the procedure and not to drop them.
  15. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    I've been trying to find the link for the runner-up winner of Festool's first international woodworking competition. The 2nd prize was only $10,000; but the international publicity itself was worth...
  16. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    You can also get especially portable handtrucks where the wheels pivot to a right angle for especially compact storage. Some of these even accommodate a variety of specialized interlocking gear...
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    undiluted Glacial Acetic Acid??? Are you sure you weren't walking into a body disposal episode of Breaking Bad?
  18. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Almost any modern enlarging lens can be fitted on the Tripla with a correct ring unless it's longer than 300 and huge. For any lens really big, use the Unipla dic instead of the turret - or make one,...
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    Superblooms in DV have occurred only three times in my lifetime. In each case there has also been a huge shallow ephemeral lake there too. There are a least two websites dedicated to predicting...
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    Re: Trail cart

    The problem is finding someone to do it right. We wanted a high end set of Cordura construction bags. Everyone made junk. The vendor/entrepreneur we trusted to do it had to make over 50 (!!!!) trips...
  21. Re: What's considered "high altitude" when it comes to UV filters?

    Depends on how clear the air is. Sea level can have high UV issues. People get sunburn especially quickly on some beaches, for example. My wife sure learned that the hard way in Hawaii, where the air...
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    Re: 210mm or 240mm for Portraits?

    I've used both focal lengths. I wouldn't worry about that minor distinction too much. It's more important to home in on a specific kind of lens. Anything in a big no.3 shutter might be unduly heavy...
  23. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    There's no way over the web to tell what is actually renderable in the extremes. It's simply too crude of a visual medium. And I can't comment on the development time because it's not a developer I...
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    Nice but noisy. The next phase would be to install a remote fan that pulls the air. I do have a supplementary booster air extractor similar to that which can be placed close to noxious vapor...
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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    The latter is not a ball head at all, but a much better concept. It retains a low center of gravity with little distance between the platform and the camera position. Even I might go for something...
  26. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    I find that reducing tray inter-leafing frequency risks more air bubble halos and perhaps streaking too, depending on the specifics. HC-110 is a developer which works quite well over a wide range of...
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    You do know that the second largest Ponderosa pine forest in the world hasn't burned yet, and it's right up the River from you spanning all the way from Meadow Lakes to the Silver Divide, and 90% are...
  28. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    There ain't no Super-XX, not even any Bergger 200. Wish we still had them. The last "straight line" film left, Foma 200, isn't very amenable to development control, at least compared to the...
  29. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    We don't even know his own specific definition of "normal" in this case, or where he placed the shadows and midtone values, or even the original contrast range, so how can we anticipate what -2...
  30. Re: Portra 160 or 400 for portraits ? Opinions and experiences

    Both are going to have way less contrast and saturation that a chrome film like Provia, and have a warmer balance, wider latitude, and a softer more muted rendition geared to skintones. But the 160...
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    Re: Develop -N2

    Delta 100 is capable of very good highlight gradation, but quickly builds high contrast. So it sounds like you overdeveloped it.
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    I greatly simplified the technique for making a carbonized print. I have a little toaster oven for drying test strips. Anything longer than 20 sec yields a wonderful DMax replete with authentic...
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    Oh gosh, just this past week I thumbed through a number of old LF chromes of burn colors that I would absolutely love to print either via interneg or dye transfer. The subtlety of the hues is...
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    How was that road to the Golden Cathedral trailhead? Being a relatively dry winter, I'd imagine it's not too bad. But I've seen bad years with washouts. I've never had any problems with my 4WD...
  35. Re: New HC110 Liquid Same as Old HC110 Syrup?

    There are miles of thread on this very question over on APUG. Consensus is that the working properties are nearly identical. What remains in question is whether or not the newest formula concentrate...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    The color along the drying coastal fringe is exquisite this time of year, though I'm not in a mood right now to spend money on color sheet film, or thaw any. Besides, It's been quite windy. I'll try...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    For Alan : Nice work integrating all those angles, forming a very interesting "picture frame" for the house.
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    Peter, Nonsense! - I've been on rough terrain more often than not, many many many times - no tripod head needed. All kinds of odd and precarious setup positions. The early surveyors necessarily did...
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    Still a pound and a half more than no head. Just ask the Headless Horseman camera company.
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    Torque vectors, torque vectors .... not only is 8x10 film double in each dimension from 4x5, but for all practical purposes, so are the dimensions of the camera and its bellows extension at...
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