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  1. Thread: New Xtol

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    Re: New Xtol

    I've used Xtol for years now initially mixing with tap water which, in my case, is very good water as it comes directly from Hetch Hetchy (Yosemite National Park snow melt). But over time I noticed...
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    Re: Jasper National Park Fall 2020

    If you got the time, I'd drive; and if it were me I'd bring the Pentax 67II which I would keep inside the cabin mounted on its tripod ready to go if I should see something worth photographing along...
  3. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    Yep, the asphalt ended and the dirt road that continued must have been the unofficial continuation of Hermit's Rest road. (…"the employee and park service access..." They save the good stuff for...
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    Re: Coating Carleton Watkins

    I believe it's the Indian Canyon trail which was used to hike to the top of the falls to at least 1878 when Watkins revisited the same area that year and no doubt until the new trail was built on the...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Ever since getting into LF I've used a Cokin Z-Pro filter holder with resin and now glass 100mm filters. The best advise with this system would be to start with a 95mm filter holder adapter ring and...
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    Re: Coating Carleton Watkins

    You can see the edge effect along the left and upper edge here: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/55566/carleton-watkins-lower-yosemite-fall-418-ft-american-1865-1866/ Tyler Greene gives...
  7. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    January, 2006. From what I remember the road was paved for a relatively short distance before it turned into a dirt road which followed the rim. There may or may not have been a sign warning not to...
  8. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    This link https://spiritsofsilver.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/Colorado-Plateau-View_34.252110232_large.jpg is to a shot I took along Hermit Road with a 200 or 300mm lens on a Pentax 67II (I...
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    Re: Coating Carleton Watkins

    Also interesting is The Yosemite Book by Joshua Whitney illustrated with photographs by Carleton Watkins. Perhaps the first guide to be illustrated with photographs, 250 first editions were printed...
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    Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    I just measured the plunger for the #5 Alphax: 3/4" or 19.05mm. My two #5 Ilexs' will fire on 1/2" or 12.7mm as will all my other 4x5 and 8x10 lenses - Copal 1,3 and Compur 3 - and MF and 35mm. I...
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    Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    I had this problem a few years back with a 14" Wollensak Veritar in a #5 Alphax shutter. At first I thought that there was something wrong with the shutter and took it to a local photo store that...
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    Re: Coating Carleton Watkins

    According to Reilly (The Albumen and Salted Paper Book) commercial Albumen paper first appeared in Germany as early as 1854. American photographers in the 1850's imported raw stock from Europe to...
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    Re: Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    I agree with Eric on this. Just this afternoon I stopped at the Cantor Arts Museum on the Stanford campus to view an exhibition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams prints: ...
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    Coating Carleton Watkins

    Does anyone have any insight into the paper that Carleton Watkins printed on? In particular was it a store-bought version that was pre-coated with albumin or did he self coat his paper?

    If you...
  15. Re: Happy New Year from Kodak via Michael Raso...Kodak Price Increase

    Until recently I shot Fuji Acros exclusively in all format sizes for at least 10 - 15 years. Having exhausted my stock of Acros I shot several rolls of 35 and 120 TMY-2 for a project and came away...
  16. Re: LF photogenic sites in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Santa Cruz, Monter

    The next time that you visit the area during the rainy season (that is when it's really raining and not drought) try some of the waterfall trails such as Alamere Falls which drops into the Pacific...
  17. Re: Advice on how to get correct E6/C41 temperature on Jobo CPP3?

    Well, I have a CPA2 so this may or may not work for you:

    First, I bring the tap water to about 5 degrees of the processing temperature and then fill the rinse bottles with it and then the...
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    Re: Albumin Printing?

    Actually I don't think the brush makes that much of a difference. For years I used the cheapest Chinese made Boar hair hake brush sold at Blick - ~ $3 for the 1.75" version now a little more costly....
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    Re: Albumin Printing?

    I applied the silver with a new hake brush that I bought from B&S a while back - a nice brush which they no longer carry on their website. Floating the silver would have been a mess and would result...
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    Re: Albumin Printing?

    Well 5 years later I can report that I have successfully made my first albumen print this afternoon. A few months back I coated a sheet with the albumen that I mixed in 2014 and tried to apply it...
  21. Re: "The Other City" exhibition by Thom Bennett

    Great images Thom and they bring back old memories. The bridge in the last image struck me as being the bridge over the Industrial Canal on Chef Menteur so I googled it...
  22. Re: LF photogenic sites in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Santa Cruz, Monter

    Then again you can avoid the whole affair by going northbound over the GG Bridge to Marin (no toll) and returning via the San Rafael Bridge. Doing it that way you will have to pay a toll on the Bay...
  23. Re: LF photogenic sites in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Santa Cruz, Monter

    If you find yourself northbound into SF at the golden gate toll box and haven't made the arrangements set out above, don't drive through. Simply pull up on the far right and go upstairs (that's the...
  24. Re: "The Other City" exhibition by Thom Bennett

    “The Other City” is a suite of black & white photographs inspired by the book, “Run, Baby, Run” by Michael Allen Zell. The characters of this gritty, noir crime novel move through a New Orleans only...
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    Yesterday morning I shot 2 sheets of 8x10 and decided to develop them that afternoon. With 2 or more sheets to process I have been using the 3005 but I decided to use the 2830 to see if filling the...
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    Re: ALL Yosemite Campgrounds CLOSED!

    The park is a winter wonderland right now: https://www.nps.gov/customcf/webcam/dsp_webcam_image.cfm?id=81B464F7-1DD8-B71B-0BE08AC5151D73F6 but unless you have reservations for the Awahnee or the...
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    Re: 24 inch lens on Chamonix 8x10

    I'll take issue with that. There is a salt print on my website entitled Golden Gate from Bluff Overlooking Marshall's Beach - San Francisco, 2014. that was taken with a 610mm apo nikkor mounted on...
  28. Re: transporting a Sinar Standard/Norma 4x5 in the field

    Rather than a Norma, I have a Toyo Robos which is probably similar to the Norma. I haven't hiked with it yet – I take the Toyo AX or CF when hiking – but you can disassemble the Robos by removing...
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    Before I got the Jobo 3005, I processed 8x10 sheets using a Jobo 2830. This is a print tank that will hold up to 1 11x14 sheet of paper (or film) or up to 2 sheets of 8x10. Although their used...
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    Re: ALL Yosemite Campgrounds CLOSED!

    I had planned on driving-up this past weekend to get a couple of negatives for a new project which will be all albumin silver prints. But the park service closed the road apparently in anticipation...
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    ALL Yosemite Campgrounds CLOSED!

    Campgrounds and Curry Village tent cabins are closed due to a winter storm
    Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,,Campgrounds and Curry Village tent cabins are closed due to a winter storm
    Upper Pines...
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    Re: New Carleton Watkins Book

    This book is a great read! To supplement it I ordered Carleton Watkins:The Complete Mammoth Photographs and a better quality 100mm 5x magnifying glass from Amazon to better view the reproductions...
  33. Re: Can you diagnose this patchy look of the lens?

    Although I can't make-out the full extent of the glass from your photos, I would suggest that you go the a drug store and purchase a small bottle of 91% isopropyl alcohol (100% would be better but...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Is that the Ampex that is/was in Redwood City off Broadway near Woodside and next to what is now a Stanford Medical facility?

    Thomas
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    Re: Rethinking my 4x5 Field Camera choice

    That's one reason why I stuck with Toyo-View: 4x5 field, 4x5 Monorail, 8x10 field, 8x10 monorail - they all take the same lensboards which are readily available and reasonably priced. All you need...
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    Re: Cleaning A Lens of Fog

    Two weeks back I found the 72mm Hoya MC UV filter that I had placed on a 300mm Nikon F3 lens had a good coating of haze and tried to clean it in the field using Promaster OpticClean that I bought at...
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    Re: John Muir Historic Site

    I guess it depends on who's on duty and their mood. I walked in with the Lowepro 450 Pro Trekker on my back carrying the camera and lenses with the tripod attached to the side and asked the ranger...
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    Re: Starting with ULF

    Although I use the 3005 drum for processing 8x10, I have on several occasions used the 2840 print drum to develop 2 sheets of 8x10. All you need is the clips to keep the sheets separated which also...
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    Re: John Muir Historic Site

    You can photograph inside the mansion with a tripod. A few years back I took the big Pentax with the Gitzo G1341 and photographed the interior of the house and the grounds. Pick a time when the...
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    Re: C-41 Developer Failure

    Kodak C-41 developer will last 4 weeks in a tank with a floating lid or 6 weeks in a full stoppered glass bottle. So if it was in a partially-filled glass bottle it should be dead by the 4th week.
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