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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    Woodcrafter . . .Rocklear?
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    Re: Building a simple 4x5 scanner back.

    As I wrote above, it looks like a fun thing to have done and it does make some sense to use the TravelWide as a platform . . . . .but:

    Juast because something CAN be done doesn't mean that it...
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    Re: Macro setup possible

    I have used screw-in plus diopters in the past, and it can work out. I have a little Wista made Zone VI with ~12" of extension.

    For these small set-ups, I rack the bellows to estsblish...
  4. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Tracy: t5hanks for the link. I had no idea . . . .
  5. Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Has anyone converted a Polaroid 20x24 camera to accept standard films?

    Is this possible? Would it make any sense to do it?
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    So then, Does a Polaroid 4x5 conversion fill the needs of the zOP?
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    Re: Image circle Leitz Elmarit-P 150 2.8

    I have heard that the 235 elmars would cover 4x5 and 5x7. . .what I've heard.

    What about a Packard-ideal shutter behind the lens board?
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    Re: Building a simple 4x5 scanner back.

    OK, I understand the liitations of this "hack" and the reasons.

    Lets step away from the scanner-as-camera concept for a moment and look at something related. How well does this item handle a 4x5...
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    Re: Building a simple 4x5 scanner back.

    This in fascinating , and sure its fun. . . .but.

    hat does it get you ?

    Resolution is bad. Exposures are Daguerreotype long. And the rig he is showing is $200 PLUS the amera. My TravelWide...
  10. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    Weight Distribution and backpacking:

    It all comes down to what you want to do and what you have do do to get to do what you want. Most solutions are suboptimal copromises in any field of...
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    Re: Rangefinder Cameras

    Anyone have experience with one of the Polaroid 110 4x5 conversions?
  12. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    Any more it is about all I can do to walk around the block with a cane in oe hand and my wife's arm in the other.
  13. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    All my backing experience wass back in the early 1970s when the external frame concept was pioneered by Kelty and my intro was through Fletcher's "The Complete Walker". That's exactly how the thought...
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    Re: Changing bags and dust

    I have at times just put my changing bag into the washing macvhine and dryer. In the past twenty years, I may have done this 3-4 times.
  15. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    As I have written here, I have not backpacked in any significant way for years, so these thoughts are untried and pretty much off the top of my head . . . .

    My 4s5 kit weighs around 25 poundes,...
  16. Re: Etsy: An On-line Gallery for Selling Prints?

    All good stuff . . .thanks. I understand that outside marketing is a key. My wife's pottery might be a better "crafty" fit for this site. Jusr doing a search for "Pottery" brings up the kind of...
  17. Etsy: An On-line Gallery for Selling Prints?

    Any one here using etsy.com to sell prints?
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Leather boot lace

    Nice round shoe lace

    "550 Paracord"

    Knots and how to tie them are easy to find on YouTube and Wikipedia.
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    Re: Still life - DOF problem

    Back in the day . . .way back, the Graflex press cameras had an added-on range fildet (Kalart ). /there was an additional accessory light that could be attached to the eyepiece. /this projected...
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    Re: Still life - DOF problem

    Sure, measure and calculate . . .its all good.

    But check it out on the ground glass. I took a workshop at Santa Fe3 years ago (mid-1990s) and one thing really stuck with me. /the instructor said...
  21. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    The 20 to 25 pounds of photo gear sounds right. That's what my 4x5 Zone VI kit weighs. But I carry it in an old LowePro "Magnum 35: shoulder bag originally designed for 35mm film camera outfits. ...
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    Re: Still life - DOF problem

    I may not fully understand your creative vision. . . .but I am sure that, as Seinfeld's George Costanza famously said, " Its not you, its ME."

    To get both in focus, I would raise the whole camera...
  23. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    Steven: Sounds like you have a good system worked out that works for you.

    How much does the photo gear weigh/

    How much does the whole pack weigh with photo gear, camping gear and food for 3...
  24. Re: Is Artsy Home a good place to puiblish my work?

    There is a lot of marketing fluff on the front page. I do not navigate these websites well as reading is difficult and the pages are chopped up to make them visually interesting . . .a problem I...
  25. Re: Backpacks for 4X5 with 3 small lenses and Chamonix F2

    oscoetuff-Skip Mersereau:

    All good points. I must not have read your OP carefully. Thought you were looking for a brand new dedicated "best" bag.

    The important thing is that it works for...
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    Re: A 3D Printing 8x10 Pinhole Camare

    Amazing! What the TravelWide could have become.

    Are these available for sale?

    Will you publish the 3D files for DIY?
  27. Re: Backpacks for 4X5 with 3 small lenses and Chamonix F2

    That's the approach I am talking about. Get a pack you like and adapt how you pack your gear into it. n up-scale m odel cvompared to what I had put together.
  28. Re: Backpacks for 4X5 with 3 small lenses and Chamonix F2

    ou can spend a good bit of time and effort looking for "The Right" photo backpack and spend piles of money on it (aand thats OK). Another approach is to get a serious hiker's back pack and adapt...
  29. Re: Is Artsy Home a good place to puiblish my work?

    searing: Thanks, All good advice. Already doing some of what you recommend.

    With all that advice as a given: Is there a better site, for whatever reason, than Artsy Home. My website is newly...
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    Re: Harris Tent Storage

    I have been pretty happy with mine over all. I will take the advice of those who recopmend keeping it aired out.

    Becides the out-gassing coating (manageable I gurss) I would waqnt a slight change...
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Why loupe? What loupe? How . . .?

    I use a loup because my best corrected vision is something like 20/150 in one eye. The other eye has no useful vision at all. An assistive appliance of some...
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    Re: Fidelity elite 8x10 film holder question

    IIn the late 1980s and early 1990s I worked in a hospital setting as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist ( Stress testing with isotope) and used many standard 8x10 film holders that had been used HARD...
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    Re: Harris Tent Storage

    Looking for compact styorage and simplicity in my overall workflow. No place to leave it up. Want to avoid fiddling with other stuff to "make-it-work". If thia weara out, I'll go back to a T-shirt...
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    Harris Tent Storage

    I have had a Harris Tent for changing 8x10 film holders for well over ten years. I like it when I use it. Wish the corner pole holder pockets were shaped a bit different, but over all it works...
  35. Is Artsy Home a good place to puiblish my work?

    I have had a number of images up on Artsy Home (w3ww.artsyhome.com) for several years now.I have no real complaionts, but5 not much action either. Now I have reactivated my website...
  36. Vebsite Finalized and Live: Recomendations for Artsy Home replacerment?

    My newly rebuilt website is live in its final form, subject to revision and updating at: www.quietlightphoto.com or at www.drewbedo.com

    I have it linked to another website where my imagesw...
  37. Re: My Method of Making Bellows Compensation Tables, including a math utility

    When shooting outdors, I use a quick and dirfty approximation that has worked well in the past:

    My most used focal lengths in the field are 150mm and 210mm.

    I measure bellows extension from...
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    Re: DIY Copal Shutter CLA?

    I have had a few Speed Graphic shutters apart in the past but don't recall exactly which they were. Seemed OK as long as I didn't take parts off olr out. Thought to do something on a Copal shutter...
  39. Re: New Website: comments or Suggestions welcome

    Thanks to all who posted constructive remarks.

    Took care of some typos and made a few changes. Still a work in progrwess but OK for now.
  40. Re: New Website: comments or Suggestions welcome

    I will have to look into that. The images were uploaded from files I have printed from . . . . .
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