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  1. Re: Any recommendation on an 8x10 lens for tabletop and sculpture

    Let me chime in again. I would recommend you move to a camera made for table top work. With more movement and more bellows. Even the old green monster, the Calumet, can do well. The Intrepid is...
  2. Re: Any recommendation on an 8x10 lens for tabletop and sculpture

    The G-Claron 355mm is made for close up work. It is a "normal" lens . Not heavy. You will have good room to make the set ups and flexibility. Going in close with the 210, 250 is like shooting table...
  3. Re: Eliot Dudik's "Paradise Road" series featured on NPR

    Words also feed the soul.
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    Re: How many peppers?

    Edward Loved Avacados best
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    Re: Expired FP4+

    was the bag open when you bought it? Or was the bag inside the boxes intact with original seal?
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    How do you like working with the Deardorff V11? I missed buying one last year and still have the need to find one. Primarily for portraits. I have Fuji 600mm for my 8x10 and it will cover 11x14.
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    I use the old Kodak 2D in Magnesium , rare but very light and solid. Then I use a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod with a small head. Cannot remember model numbers. I do like the Rodenstock 240mm Symmar and...
  8. Portra 160 or 400 for portraits ? Opinions and experiences

    With Summer here I have been shooting Provia in my 8x10 . But I have seen some pics by Dan Winter and Greenfield Sanders. They used Portra and the skin tones were superb. have you had experience with...
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    Re: Polaroid 8x10 processors

    X ray needs to be modified. Not easy to do. I saw a film processor on Ebay from Germany but it has NO internal rollers !!! that's the whole point to have the rollers
  10. Re: Thinking about getting a Crown Graphic as a secondary 4x5 for hand-held shots

    I have Crown and find it is easy to use hand held I also have the Grafmatic back with 6 shots and that is an awesome combo. Just be cautious of the focus. Remember "F 8 and Be There " Like WeeGee...
  11. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    Shortening has the "Correct" tear look and is sometimes used in place of icecream .
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    A wonderful composition It could be redone with B&W and dramatic lighting to create a Film Noir Effect In fact I am inspired to do just that today.
  13. Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    A novel Idea !
  14. Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    Thank ALL for the helpful advice !! Happy Easter!!
  15. Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    Slould I use Xtol to develop? I understand it is good to preserve speed? I usually use HC110 or Rodinal . Is Xtol better for this frozen and old film? I ask because I can buy some and have it...
  16. Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen, what to do? Shoot it?

    I found two boxed (25 each) of FP4 in 8x10 frozen since 2002 and now expired since 2004. Always frozen. Should I shoot it? what speed? any compensation? What will I end up with if I do use it? If...
  17. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Where is this picture taken? Where were you ? I am going to the Grand Canyon and would like to see this vista.
  18. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    I do want to thank Everyone for their help and guidance . This si so very refreshing and helpful . I am excited to go and I know this will be my First trip but not my last.
  19. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    This being my First visit I think the "same old" will be fantastic. Maybe on later visits I will go for more detail and exploratory views. I had wanted to include B&W but I will have 25 sheets of...
  20. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    I will have a long digital I have only four nights this trip and with 8x10 getting even four shots in a day is success. I know there is reason to bring a long lens. However I am limited by Carry-on...
  21. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    Thank You This is inspiring.
  22. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    I have COKIN filters in grads. I will be doing digital first to see what is best set up , I mean when each 8x10 Velvia or Provia is $30 I want to make sure the composition and exposure will work....
  23. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    I understand . Thank you for the sage advice. I have to travel light and will be at the south rim only. Four days does not give much time to really "do it all" I expect I will come back again in...
  24. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    Thank You
  25. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    I don't agree with the lens choice you recommend, I will have my 240mm and 155mm. To me the point is to record the expanse. I have already spoken with some other very well respected Large Format...
  26. Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    I was postponed by cancer last year and this year I AM GOING. I will be stayin at ElTorvar and have my Kodak Magnesium 8x10 with 240mm Sironar and a 155 Grandagon. Carbon fibre manfroto and 26 sheets...
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    Re: Tripod Head Needed for 8X10

    I use the Manfrotto 400. Perfection, control steady. cannot be beat.
  28. Re: Elinchrom Ranger rX Experience ? Tell me Please.

    I was saying the added weight over a 1200 ELB is about 11 lbs. I know I will need a wheeled cart to do location work . I will use this for portraits where there is no electric and where the sun is...
  29. Elinchrom Ranger rX Experience ? Tell me Please.

    I am looking at the Ranger rX for location work portraits with my 8x10 camera where there is no electrical. It is the now old style portable flash with the heavy battery. But I am thinking the whole...
  30. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    No thats not feasible.
  31. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Eccentric and self indulgent Psuedo Intellectual. Let him enjoy He is great entertainment.
  32. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    Sounds like a Cirkut Camera??
  33. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    Thank You for this insightful reply. It is definitely about being Impractical and Magical. I do already notice how people react to my 8x10 Mahogany and Brass 8x10 Wisner. I expect that to be more...
  34. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    I Have a Stianless sink and the 20x24 trays and the Film washer for 20x24 already . I did this for my 8x10 set up.
  35. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    Ha Ha Ha ! I am not seeing much support for this format. I keep hearing I should go smaller... Well I walked away from the 11x14 and 12x20 format offers. I am not considering anything smaller . Don't...
  36. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    I am considering it will be more of a studio camera and once in a while taken by SUV to a location on a nice weather day. I already have noticed and live with the limitations of the 8x10.
  37. Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    I have always had a draw to move up to an ULF from my 8x10 cameras. Its a BIG step for sure. I have the tripods and developing trays and even the Fuji 600mm Lens to cover 16x20. Yet it is a Major...
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    8x10 Macro Photography lens Question

    I am drawn to do more Macro woth my P2 8x10 and wonder which lens is suitable? Any experience with the Makro Sironar? Is the 210mm or the 300mm best? How about the Nikon ED macro lenses? Any help is...
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    Re: 8x10 Polariod Portrait Prices ???

    Sorry.
  40. Re: Backpack for Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    I suggest a stand alone Aluminum pack frame. It is strong light and strady It will protect the equipment form shifting and you may then place the equipment in fabric bags and pouches that you secure...
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