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  1. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Running out of time and running out of health. There is so much I'd like to photograph on big beautiful negatives.
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    Try Vodka.
    It won't get the glass clean, but if you drink enough of it you won't care :rolleyes:
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    Re: Hello from Heidelberg

    Welcome aboard!
  4. Re: Really long lines to get into Yosemite & Kings Canyon this week end

    My son and his friend were climbing Five Open Books yesterday. Reports that the valley was near deserted, the weather beautiful and saw only two patches of ice on 41 going into the valley
  5. Re: Scouting locations close to home can be fun!

    I just found this info about the Winchell Cove Cemetery!
    https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2375588/memorial-search?firstname=&lastname=&cemeteryname=&page=1#sr-60780160
  6. Scouting locations close to home can be fun!

    Not knowing the exact location and a sketchy description, we took a hike in search of the Winchell Cove Cemetery somewhere on a point overlooking Winchell Cove Marina at Millerton Lake.
    This was our...
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    A Camera Trip Through Camp Cooke

    What a WW2 training camp looked like though Speed Graphic cameras.
    It takes a while to load.
    http://www.militarymuseum.org/A%20Camera%20Trip%20Through%20Camp%20Cooke.pdf

    I also found this,
    A...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Having Granny in her rocker up in the crow's nest bird dogging photo ops is a nice feature! :)
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    For the longest time. a plain Jane 14" Commercial Ektar kept my 8x10 quite happy.
    After about 20 years a few more lenses sneaked aboard, but it still sees a lot of use.
    None are of 'em are fancy,...
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    For the win!
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    What about Pretzel lenses?
    And those illusive Cooke Triple Convertibles?
  12. Really long lines to get into Yosemite & Kings Canyon this week end

    People wanting to go play in the snow, I guess.

    With most services closed on account of the 'rona and not much plowing going on, I fear a lot of guests will spend their visit just driving around...
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    Shopping for LF lenses are a little like being on a journey. A lens collection is similar to those stickers which those hotels that you stopped at on your way used to place on steamer trunks.
    Enjoy...
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    Once you really get to understand and appreciate whatever lens you're using, then you make it special.:)
    Having a good working shutter helps.

    As far which lens to start with (I'm assuming for...
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    Re: Christmas in the Big City

    Tunnels in Dallas in the Winter? Tunnels for what?:confused:
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    Re: Hello from Santa Barbara.

    Welcome aboard
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    Re: Dating a spring back

    I'd recommend an intimate Italian dinner at home.
    Light some beeswax candles.
    Some Dean Martin or Francis Albert Sinatra on the stereo.
    A bottle of chilled Prosecco.
    No, wait. What??
    Never...
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    Re: Do you keep a checklist?

    I used to keep a check list until one day when I forgot where I left it.:o
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    Re: Good Morning

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Merry Christmas to All!

    Back at you!
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    My camera of choice for places where the 8x10 'dorff can't go is a 5x7 Speed Graphic.
    I'd love to find a 5x7 Nagaoka some day.
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    Re: Fog season

    Indeed it is!
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    Re: Fog season

    Indeed it is treacherous! I've seen plenty of grisly accidents over the years. In dense fog I never make left turns and at intersections I roll the windows down----you can hear approaching traffic...
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    Fog season

    It's settled in here in my valley.
    There are some lovely opportunities for B&W shooters when the fog rolls in.
    Landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, all cloaked in foggy mystery!
    Is anyone here...
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    Re: Photography of Carl. Chiarenza

    Wow! Those are very creative images---thank you for the link.
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Deardorff V8 with a 14" Kodak Commercial Ektar on the snout.
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    A 'rona boredom question.

    Aside from being oh so slow, is there any reason why I wouldn't want to use ortho film for night photography?
    Corrected.:o
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    Re: yosemite update

    I heard that Degnan's will be kept open, as well as the Village Market and Wawona Gift Shop
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    Re: The first war to be photographed?

    Good to know!
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    The first war to be photographed?

    Crimea?
    Predates our Civil War by seven years.

    https://youtu.be/Tr_ZVoS3MrI
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    Re: How Much Have We Accomplished?

    Me?
    Not much.
    My bad :(
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    Re: Christmas in the Big City

    I wonder if Yosemite will be shut down again? Not that they do any Christmas lights up there.

    Union Square has been on it's way to going dark for several seasons. IIRC.
    The department store...
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    Christmas in the Big City

    Traditionally, big cities are magically illuminated this time of year.
    New York, Chicago, San Francisco.
    Plenty of cool photo ops for us guys living out in the sticks.

    I'm wondering what the...
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    Re: Barrel lens

    The advantage? They don't cost an arm and a leg.
    Off beat ones can bring interesting bokeh to the party.
    What format do you want to cover?
    Brand? You don't need no stinkin' brands...
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    135 Omegaron vs 162 Kodak?

    Depending of condition of course, but assuming they are both in good condition, which one would you be willing to hang on the snout of an Omega D-II?
    I'm looking a box of parts I could use and...
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    I'll 2nd that!
  37. Re: Suggest a place that can make some developing tubes

    Find a store like TAP Plastics.
    https://www.tapplastics.com/about/locations
    I'm sure there's got to be something similar in Canada.
    They can do amazing things with acrylic and were reasonably...
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    240 G Claron is light and compact, single coated and found in modern copal shutters. Very bright for focusing, too even though it's an f/9. I tend to shoot at f/45 unless I run out of image circle,...
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    Re: Still Smokey

    I had to have a graft in my jaw.
    The periodontist wanted to use cadaver material.
    I told him I didn't want no dead guy in my mouth, so he agreed to use bovine material instead.
    Last week end we...
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    Re: Developer trays

    I've got a bunch and I've given many away so I'm working from memory here.
    For the really large stuff I have Ce$co plastics.
    My most used are 11x14 Kodak Duraflex, mainly because they're pretty...
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