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  1. Re: Gallery Talk/CSFA Photographers --- Bolinas, CA 2/22/22

    Thank you Merg. Looks very interesting. I think I may try to get over there...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    In California, where there are deer and open space/wilderness, there are mountain lions.
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Its a good point and I agree.
    I've had many good transactions here in the past...and even met some good people face-to-face in the process.
    Under the current rules and restrictions, the...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    I have to admit, the classified section here used to be a...well, it used to be Really Bad. The incessant bumping, the petty personal cat fights that would erupt in the posts...I remember one hopeful...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Would it matter if anybody had? Would anybody change their behavior or attitude? I don't think so.
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Fuck it. Just close down the classified. The mods would be happy to be relieved of the burden. The old timers who dislike the classifieds would be happy to be relieved of the burden.....and anybody...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Very well said. I completely agree. Thank you.
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    Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    Yup, prices for enlargers have been all over the place these past few years (past decade?).

    Seems like prices have been on the rise lately though. I guess, I'm still living in the past. I...
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    Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    Is it worth $200 ? Sounds like it might be a 45MX ? or 45 MCX ? If so, No. probably not worth $200...at least I would definitely not drop $200 on a Beseler.
    On the other hand if it had a working...
  10. Re: Fumbling towards a correct exposure for Dry Plates

    :) :)

    Brad (who grew up in Minnesota)
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    Re: Pelican Case - 8x10, Users Here?

    I quit 8x10 years ago but still have the big, bright yellow Pelican 1600 flight case around here somewhere (probably downstairs in the room of requirement). The Pelican 1600 has room for the...
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    Re: Xtol - Distilled vs Filtered water

    Apparently not. I mean, haven't you already answered your own question? "I have never noticed any ill affects form using my filtered water"
  13. Thread: Filters for B&W

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    Re: Filters for B&W

    Like Drew hinted...don’t overthink it. Filters aren’t really necessary and you may find that you rarely use one. So, Just get a couple high quality screw in filters for the lens you have and start...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49290165648_e4b870c09b_c.jpgAaron
  15. Re: Is there adequately protective flight case that can protect an ULF camera checked

    I use a pelican case....a big, bright yellow one - too big to carry on though. It has room for the 8x10 camera and two lenses mount on lens boards. Never have I had any issues or concerns.
  16. Re: Fumbling towards a correct exposure for Dry Plates

    100 = 2^6.644
    So, ASA100 is about 7 stops faster than ASA1 and about 6 stops faster than ASA2.
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    Re: New Ektachrome 35mm

    Hey! I worked on the (engineering development) flight simulator for MD-95 too. I wonder....did we work in the same building, for the same people?
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    Re: Which paper finish for landscape

    I like glossy for everything.
  19. Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    gypsydog is right. On the rare occasions that a Wehman 8x10 is offered, it sells pretty much for whatever is asked (but, usually around $2000 ~ $2500 as I recal). For what it's worth you would not...
  20. Re: How to tell if metol (in powder form) has gone bad

    This came up a while back too and iirc, the chemists said that light gray (and pink???) are also ok.
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    Re: Graflex CLA recommendations

    Thank you for this.
  22. Thread: Post your signs

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    Re: Post your signs

    https://live.staticflickr.com/8301/7858330056_92b554bc42_c.jpg
    New Year's day, 2012

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49222258768_3339dfed8f_c.jpg
    Life is Porno!
  23. Re: Camera Selection: Tachihara, Toyo 45Aii or xxxxxx?

    Are you balking at buying a Toyo Field camera because the modern, name brand, readily available, well made and slightly larger (than tech style) lens boards it uses each cost, maybe, $20~$25 more...
  24. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    Those are all good lenses and I believe that they are also all APO - even if not explicitly labelled as such.

    Are you doing 4x5, 5x7 or 8x10? The 65mm would not be very useful of 5x7 or 8x10 but...
  25. Re: First Forey Into 8x10 Format/ Intrepid 8x10 Camera

    the problem with focusing the lens plane can be that the object distance and the image distance are both changing simultaneously. As far as I can tell, this is really only an issue when trying to...
  26. Re: Pre-soak for manual 4x5 B&W development in a Jobo tank?

    It depends - mostly upon what developer is used and whether it's being used one-shot or saved and rused multiple times. For most mainstream devs a presoak /rinse is really not necessary and in some...
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    Re: Thinking hard about taking the LF plunge.....

    yeah...what he said. Don't over think it. Analysis paralysis and all of that.
    Try...something, anything.....
    or sit at the computer and analyse it to death.
    Only one option has a chance of...
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    Re: Thinking hard about taking the LF plunge.....

    jeez, that's really harsh...and, I disagree.

    I think that using color slide film and sending your film out to be processed is a very good way to get started with large format. The color slide...
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    Re: Thinking hard about taking the LF plunge.....

    Yes. Absolutely!



    It costs about $3~$5 per sheet to send out a sheet of 4x5 for processing. That's just to get the film developed and possibly a scan.



    I don't think Amazon is a good...
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    Re: ALL Yosemite Campgrounds CLOSED!

    I'm about 7 miles East of Sonora at 3100 feet - about 40 miles to the West-North-West of the valley.....yup, a hell of a storm is passing through. About 6 inches of snow accumulated over night. It is...
  31. Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    Really very fascinating. Sincerely, Thank-you for this post....and nice work on finding Jackson's spot.
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    Re: Removing film from Jobo Expert Drum 3005

    I remove the lid, flood the tank with fresh water and grab the film with fingers....and of course, as Thomas points out, it is imperative that the film is loaded with the emulsion side facing in.
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    Seems like a perfect example of defintion #3. No?
  34. Thread: Submerged Farm

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    Re: Submerged Farm

    Well done!
    Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Looking for a versitile "budget" field camera

    Are you limiting yourself to only new cameras? It seems like $1200 would be plenty to buy most used field cameras. There was a very nice used Tachihara 4x5 in the classified here not long ago...I...
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    Re: Should I Bite the PayPal Bullet?

    it seems like all of the major bank in the Us now offer a service called Zelle through their on line banking app or web page....I do wish it would catch on.
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    Re: Should I Bite the PayPal Bullet?

    It feels like a lot of money - especially on big ticket items - but the service they provide is definitely worth it. I've been using PayPal to buy and sell on line for over 20 years...and will...
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    Re: Should I Bite the PayPal Bullet?

    Yes! With regard to scammers and sellers getting screwed, eBay is the problem. Not PayPal.

    The only issue I have with PayPal is the high fees but I am happy to pay the fee to get the sale.
  39. Thread: Classified

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    Re: Classified

    or just click on this.... http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/forumdisplay.php?27-For-Sale-For-Trade
  40. Thread: Classified

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    Re: Classified

    or, click on the 'Today's Posts' button at the top of this page and then browse the right hand side of the page for something that somebody else has posted recently in the 'For Sale / For Trade'...
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