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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    The story of how Central Camera burned down is well known. I live close and have watched with delight as they have resurected from the ashes. It is back to having that feeling I loved of LOTS OF...
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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    Perhaps you should sleep on it before you make a decision.
  3. Re: A foolish idea? Creating a positive transparency from a negative

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  4. Re: A foolish idea? Creating a positive transparency from a negative

    I have tried contacting printing a negative, FP4, on FP4 for a b&w transparency...without much success.

    Using the Photography Formulary reveral kit for TMax, I had great success in 4 x 5....
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    Re: Bergger Film Developer?

    Michael,
    Thanks for the advice. i will give baking soda a try

    Francis
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    Re: Bergger Film Developer?

    I have an expired box of Bergger Pancro ISO 120. But I stopped using it becuase of a pinkish residue that I could not get it with out scaping it off. It was soft and gummy when wet and dried hard. ...
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    Re: TT Camera and lens

    As beautiful as they are, I know they will be put to good use in the field and get a few scuffs. Badges of honor
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Monty,

    Thanks for the note.

    Francis
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

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    Another sample from my studio work
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

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    Carl, here is a sample. I am still trying to sort out uploads here.

    Thanks
    Francis
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I have been shooting 20 x 24 film for some time now. I started by building one out of foam board and duct tape - to my surprise it worked. I then ordered the parts for one from Filip Harbert in...
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    Re: Dark cloths on ebay

    I was having such trouble seeing the ground glass with a traditional horse blanket that I opted for the hood design. It has made such a difference - a good one is an essential tool and is as helpful...
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    Re: ?? Gummy residue on Bregger film??

    KEITH - thanks for the suggestion

    Francis
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    ?? Gummy residue on Bregger film??

    I just started using a box of 20 x 24 Bregger film

    Film Panchro ISO 200

    Support: Polyester 175

    No. Emulsion 7312

    No date on the film but I am guessing it is from the 1980's or 1990's
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    Re: Educational Resource Lost..... Bruce Barlow

    Richard,

    My copy of Finely Focused just arrived. Highly recommended. This is a GREAT resource and a nice way to benefit the Vermont Center of Photography.

    Best,

    Francis Fullam
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    Re: Ritter 11x14 Feedback

    I have the Ritter 20x24 - which I believe is the same basic design as the 11 x14.

    I have shot with the camera for several years now in the studio and in the field and I can testify to how well...
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    Re: Very large lens filters ??

    Jody and Steve,

    Thanks for the advice and direction

    Francis
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    Very large lens filters ??

    I have a couple of large lenses for b&w shooting and I do not want to buy filters for each one. I thought that if I just got the largest size, I could use it for the different lenses. They range...
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    My local camera store said they had been contacted by Ilford about the Special Order this year. The store asked if I was interested in the Special Order for 2020. This would suggest that it would be...
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    Re: Front mounted Sinar Copal

    Greg, thanks for sharing your experience. I will be sure to take care of this when I am out shooting next.
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    Front mounted Sinar Copal

    In sorting out the various elements of using my Ritter 20 x 24, I was not getting the consistency I needed with a lens cap shutter (30 inch Red Dot Artar). Looked a various options and taking into...
  22. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Clearly the most pointless and interesting thread I have read in a while.

    And the answer is simple. It is not a state, it is an island. Monhegan
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    Re: Human sized camera

    Sounds like you need a pretty large lens.

    Scroll through this link and on the second page you will find a landscape image (the only one I believe) taken with the custom made Fuu-Diing-Chen lens...
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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    Bought a box of ten 20 x 24 sheets last year and just got around to trying it last weekend. Shot 4 so far and seems OK....except for obvious manufacturing defect on one sheet. A clear dot in...
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    Re: Hello From Wisconsin

    Welcome !

    Since you are in the area I wanted to suggest joining the Midwest Large Format Asylum. It is free and a great way to connect with nice people with similar interests. The facebook page...
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    Re: How to get into ULF?

    I agree there is much repetition in the field but I would suggest that these men are not "bored" but grizzled :) You comment did inspire me to actually try flowers in ULF. Will see if I can do...
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    Re: How to get into ULF?

    "Anything worth doing is worth doing badly."

    I would agree that trying your hand at 4 x 5 would be worth your time to understand the work flow and process. Then you can jump to ULF if you wish. ...
  28. Re: Three Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake

    Thank you so much for sharing. I was only aware of Ansel Adams' work. This is an important documentary to the larger context - and the power of photgraphy to tell a story.
  29. Re: "Ansel Adams and Richard Wasserman: From The Mountains To The Prairies"

    Looking forward .....see you there. Let me know when the opening is.
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    New Reversal Product - Roba Apposta??

    Does anyone have any expereince with this new Italian 2 bath product, Roba Apposta, to reverse film or paper? Made by Branco Ottico

    http://www.brancoottico.fineartlabo.com/
  31. Re: Midwest Large Format Asylum Print Show January 27th

    Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. This is the most friendly and receptive of all the photogroups I have attended, especially to new people.

    Francis Fullam
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  32. Re: MWLFA LF Print Show January 25, Chesterton, Indiana

    I encourge others to attend. This is the best of all the photo events I have attended. Remarkable work and supportive group of the likeminded.
  33. Re: Any darkrooms in New England with 8x10 Enlargers?

    Check https://www.cameracommons.com/index.html
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    Re: Shipping Container Camera

    ...not quite sure of the benefits...

    I agree and I spend more time than should thinking about this issue. Big is not automatically good but what are instances where the size, skill and subject...
  35. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    Thanks for all the helpful thoughts about options. I ended up going to see Brian Flax at his framing shop on Wabash Ave in Chicago. The glass was broken so I replaced it with a UV protection glass....
  36. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. I even took the suggestion to contact Martha Sandweiss. She suggested the double matting approach. I will check in with the Chicago Art Institute before...
  37. Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    I recently found a 1940 print of my uncle by Laura Gilpin in the attic. The print was not stored under ideal conditions. Print may be platinum - about 8 inch by 9 inch. It is in perfect condition. ...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Mark, yes it is a Sampson. Thanks for advice about legs..I will watch them. Here are some samples of things I have taken and contact printed 20x24. Sorry for the iphone pix....it is a digital as I...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Dan,
    The lens was commissioned a few years ago for a camera much bigger than mine. The lens was available. It was not within capacity to resist buying the lens. I though I would be able to get...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    My first 20 x 24 was like an 8th grade science project - foam board and duct tape. The big box camera was easy and quick to make. It was the foam board film holder that was hard to make. It worked...
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