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  1. Re: Problem: Long Rail, Long Bellows... Is There a Solution to Use One Tripod

    I've been using a Gitzo G1570M Rationelle head on a Gitzo G1500 Series 5 tripod for shooting with the Toyo 810G. The G1570M plate is large -~6"x4" (LW) and allows for 2 tripod clamps to be used...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Bridge over Wampa Falls - Hetch Hetchy

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    The bridge was built using salvaged railroad ties from the rail line that was constructed...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Movements when needed - especially rise, tilt, fall and shift in that order. The image I posted in the Architecture thread today was taken using maximum rise on the AX.

    Thomas
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Mono County Courthouse (1880) - Bridgeport, California

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    Italianate-style. Toyo 45AX w/90mm Grandagon F4.5. Fuji Acros.

    Thomas
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    Re: Toyo 810M Resource/Fan Page

    I bought my replacement protective back from the MAC Group. At the time they had the particle board version which the M came with and the newer black acrylic which comes with the new MII. Both were...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    B&W, Color, and Reversal - especially the latter in the beginning. I've read about the possibility of fall off but after close inspection of slides and prints never saw it. I project 6x7 chromes...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    They establish colonies along the sea coast of North American and may other countries. This particular colony is located here in North California south of San Francisco probably near Ano Nuevo State...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    I've been using the Grandagon f4.5 for about 20 years now - bought it used at a local photo swap for $510. Its a stellar lens with an IC large enough for 5x7 with movements. A few years back I...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Thanks!. I should have titled this "Colony" instead of "Breading Grounds". It's certainly a nice spot the colony found for themselves with a rocky uplift which is reminiscent of a bedroom headboard...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Black Cormorant Breeding Grounds - California Coast

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    Thomas
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    El Captain

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    Pentax 67II with 75mm lens and Porta 160. Reservation restrictions end this Friday.

    Thomas
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    For "celestial navigation" i use this: https://secure.rasc.ca/store/product/observer-s-handbook-2022

    Thomas
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

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    Pentax 67II with Pentax 135mm Macro 67 lens.

    Thomas
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    Murals and Frescoes - Any Format

    California Industrial Scenes - John Langley Howard (1934)

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    Coit Tower, San Francisco. Pentax 645N, Fuji 160C.

    Thomas
  15. Re: My experience with 20th Century Camera's 5x7 reel

    Years ago I started developing 4x5 B&W by hand inversion using Jobo 2521 tanks and 2509N reels which I purchased new. Everything went fine for a while - a year or more -then I started getting bands...
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    Re: RA-4/color darkroom printing in 2021

    Once you get the knack for it RA4 printing is routine: The first step is to obtain the correct density - which is the key to the success or failure of the image – and the second is color correction....
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    This is an enlargement thru the window on the extreme left of the image above:


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    It was probably taken with the 105mm lens and...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Pigeon Point Light Station

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51445618230_0be1bfd7aa_z.jpg

    For a little history see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_Point_Lighthouse

    Pentax 67II.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Coastal California. Pentax 67II, 200mm SMC Pentax 67.

    Thomas
  20. Re: Question for those who have 8x10 monorails...carrying....

    Years back I bought a Calumet W15102 rolling case w/foam from the local Calumet store in San Francisco for the Toyo 810G. The camera stores assembled riding on the short rail with extension rails...
  21. Thread: Americana

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    Re: Americana

    Associated Oil Station (1927)

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    Restored and moved to History Park in San Jose. For a little history on Associated Oil Company...
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    Mel's - San Francisco

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    Pentax 67II

    Thomas
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Bixby Bridge

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    Nikon F3hp home developed with Kodak E-6.

    Thomas
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

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    San Francisco. Pentax 67II.

    Thomas
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    If mountainous landscapes are your cup of tea, it is! I prefer early season - late spring to early summer - when the landscape is still at least partially clothed with snow and the water runs fast,...
  26. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Goddess of Progress (ca ~ 1890)
    Francis Marion Wells Sculptor, San Francisco.

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    For further info see https://www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/tag/goddess-of-progress

    Thomas
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    Re: What's your windy day technique?

    If the wind direction is at an angle to the camera/bellows, a big "golf" umbrella will block it. I always carry one in car truck for just such occasions. I once shot a negative of the Golden Gate...
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    Re: Your Street Photo's

    "I MPEACH"

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    From a protest long ago in San Francisco. Pentax645N.

    Thomas
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    Re: Some B&W Interiors...

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    Two of the 4 original Gould Rotary Furnaces at the New Idria Mercury Mine, New Idria, California. I took this image about 10 years...
  30. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Pondering Angel - Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland

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    Toyo-view Robos.

    Thomas
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

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    Toyo 45AX.

    Thomas
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I didn't get into the Merced but stayed at the edge of the shoreline so the only thing that got wet were the soles of my boots. Watkins had an easier time as far as finding a compositional vantage...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Washington Column - Yosemite

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    I had an absolute bitch of a time getting this composition. A little further to my right would have...
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    Tiffen has an 82mm Deep Yellow glass filter and it's currently in stock at B&H for just $36.95. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/54121-REG/Tiffen_82DY15_82mm_Deep_Yellow_15.html/reviews I...
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    Re: LF cameras with geared tilt movements

    All movements, front and back, on the Toyo Robos are geared except for swing. However the specs say that the camera weighs 12lbs but it's the lightest 12lbs I ever handled. The standard bellows are...
  36. Thread: Drying Clips

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    Re: Drying Clips

    For 135 I use either the Jobo or Kalt clips the latter of which I bought several at a camera show for 25
    cents each. For 4x5 I have been using the B&H code DEFC10 for the past 20 years. When...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    San Francisco Belle Riverboat

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    Photographed years ago from the end of Pier 7 with a 90mm Grandagon f4.5 on a Toyo 45cf. This is a...
  38. Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    Although this may not be appropriate for you for years I have been using a Lowepro 350 AW Runner for 35mm and light LF and MF photography (Toyo 45cf, Pentax 645NII). It's a padded internal frame...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Here's another one from the same trip:


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    This structure is located at the rock quarry where stone for buildings on the island (and...
  40. Re: Weather-related Resources---Post Your Favorites!

    I use:

    1. http://iqair.com
    2. fire.airnow.gov
    3. www.purpleair.com

    The IQAir map shows the wind flow contour lines in a particular area and includes other info such as PM2.5...
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