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  1. Re: 8x10 or 4x5: Can't decide on a camera for both formats

    Or, a less expensive 8x10 with a 4 x 5 back at a later date....or, if you decide to go full bore with the contact printing route you may find yourself using the 8x10 most frequently...

    What about...
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    Re: Shen Hao 8X10

    FWIW, I own (fcl 8x10), one and really like it...had other 8x10's...just depends on your style of shooting...I think it is one of the better ones out there for sure. Each has its pros and cons, but i...
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    Re: Ulf Quick Release Solution Needed

    A 'second' on the larger Ries head screwed directly into the bottom of the camera...you can glue/stick some felt pads on the tripod head to protect the bottom of the camera. the larger Ries head...
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    Re: Antelope Canyon near Page AZ reality check

    Tim, I also used 4 x 5 for the canyon shots. Just bring some plastic baggies for your lenses and film. not that big of a deal. In addition, Jackson can assist with exposure recommendations, metering,...
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    Re: Antelope Canyon near Page AZ reality check

    JACKSON BRIDGES - PERIOD...hire him to guide you around to fantastic places...most off the beaten path around Page and he will take you to unique canyons as well...better than antelope imo and not as...
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    Re: Tray Development

    I use 5x7 trays for 4x5 and constant shuffle, from bottom to top. Get a tray with raised grooves on the bottom so you can get your fingers underneath the film in order to shuffle. Get a kodak like...
  7. Thread: Shen Hao.

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    Re: Shen Hao.

    FCL 810 is a nice tool for me. I use a lot of movements and bellows extension too. It is lightweight and stable...not quite as nice as my phillips :) ...i do have chamonix film holders for my 7x17...
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    Re: Women and Large Format

    Several, very talented large format photographers who happen to be women, can be found in our large format group - www.imageworks.org
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    Re: Contact printing question

    Thanks! Btw, I would use trays for developing instead of the jobo. Safelights and trays are available on ebay. With trays you can see what's going on during the printing/developing process.
  10. Re: 8X10 Protective Bag, Soft Case or Hardcase

    I use an Arca Swiss Discovery case....I get my shen hao 8x10, 5 holders lens and cloth...I use a simple cloth bag to carry extra holders if necessary. Don't know if you could find one...or something...
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    Re: Contact printing question

    Oh, another suggestion....in order to save on expense of paper....I cut down larger sizes of paper to smaller test print sheets. when you become more experienced at exposure with smaller test prints,...
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    Re: Contact printing question

    I will also recommend Lodima paper for silver processing. Light source is simple too. See my other post on light sources as a simple bulb will work...I don't use fancy glass either. cheap window...
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    Re: light source for contact printing?

    Yes, a simple flood bulb r 60 or r 120 in a simple aluminum flood hood. Not sure you even need the cheap aluminum hood. All told < $5 in a hardware store....hang 3-5 feet from frame /easel. I use an...
  14. Re: Developing 8x10 B&W in a bathroom, equipment?

    I would tray develop by inspection, which I do in a small laundry room. I can process up to 8 sheets at a time...with a little practice. You need a sink for sure. I have a jobo too, but prefer the...
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    Re: Carrying a Richard Ritter 7x17

    Have you tried teh super trekker? It works well with my phillips...but not sure of Ritter dimensions. I do carry mine around on a tripod for quite a bit of my work. Otherwise, I use a wagon, like a...
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    Re: Lenswork Magazine - a portfolio of my work

    Congratulations! What a terrific honor. Good luck with the interview.
  17. Thread: efke 25

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    Re: efke 25

    I would definitely give it a try. Nice film in pyrocat MC. The EFKE 100 and 25 are different films. Both nice for different SBR situations.
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    Re: Dick Phillips and his 8x10 cameras

    good grief...I wonder what my phillips 7 x 17 is worth? :). Oh well, I guess I will keep my shen hao 8 x 10 FCL 810A for 8 x 10 for awhile...
  19. Re: To ULF or not to ULF? That is the question!

    Well you are comparing panoramic with a different format at 11 x 14...so perhaps the 8 x 10 and a panoramic? I really like having both as some things I think are better in 8 x10 vs. 7 x 17....and...
  20. Thread: Panorama

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    Re: Panorama

    7x17? It's pretty nice :)
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    Re: shanghai and other cheap film ...

    I have had great luck with EFKE 7x17 and 8x10 and like the look for certain SBR and lighting situations. I shoot a lot and the cost does add up so I am somewhat sensitive to price. I have also shot...
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    Re: Are you making money with LF?

    Money - yes, a living....no...must keep day job :(.
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    Re: Strange Negs with Pyrocat MC

    It may very well be contamination. This happened to me and they were VERY thin. If you pour A into a beaker then into the larger mixing beaker, then B into the smaller beaker, but overfill and pour...
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    Re: Why do you use ULF?

    I like the 7x17 format...tonality of a contact print and the opportunity to 'paint' the large ground glass. There is also a 'tactile' feel and look of a contact print that I don't see from...
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    Re: Walls and stuff.

    Very nice photograph! I enjoy photographing many walls...see website and BandW magazine - this June issue for Spotlight.
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    Re: Will 7x11 Film Fit Into 7x17 Holders?

    hmm, sorry you are becoming less enamored with the format...I really like it...but it can be 'wieldly' in some situations....

    Best be would be to purchase less expensive 7x17 film (efke maybe?)...
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    Re: Chamonix 7x17 and 8x20

    Well, if you ever get to the southwest, phoenix, Arizona area, feel free to look me up for 7x17...the prints are better, much better in person than on the web, but you can get somewhat of an idea.
  28. Re: Looking for a good duotone printer in China

    Really nice work. Good luck with your publishing. I really like the effects and moods you have created with your prints. Excellent.
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    Re: More LF in the New York Times

    Great shots. thanks for the notice. It's nice that this is getting some press!
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    Re: Some 10x8 advice please...

    The Shen Hao FCL 810 A is nice for movements and weight...price isn't too bad either. Badger Graphic carries them. Wehman's are very nice as well for field work.
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    Re: Woo from Phoenix

    I would venture to say that the class is well beyond the basics. Many who have taken the class have ultimately moved on to produce some pretty nice work, such as Imageworks.org - a group of large...
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    Re: Woo from Phoenix

    I would seriously consider Rod's large format class at SCC. You will learn a lot from that class. As for purchasing gear....Photomark is good, but you can find great deals on ebay and classifieds,...
  33. Re: Arca B1 Monoball or Level Head AND Tripod For A Lightweight 8X10 Setup???

    I prefer pan tilt for 8x10 on up. For 4 x 5 I can get away with the arca ball head.
  34. Re: Which type tray bottoms for film developing?

    I prefer trays with grooves and the smaller the tray to the negative the easier to avoid negs 'floating' around and possible corners scratching the negs. So, I would go 5 x 7 for 4 x 5 negs. presoak...
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    Re: Focusing Cloth

    I prefer one that is very tight around the camera such as the BTZS - not a loose blanket type. I find it lighter and much easier to use. I would start there?
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    Re: pyrocat hd and softened water

    Hmm, have not had a problem with soft tap water and pyro. I use the pyro MC. I use a lot of it, so I order the larger bottles from Photographers Formulary. Towards the end of the bottle, the A...
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    Re: Focus Magazine Subscription Problems

    Thank you. I have been patiently waiting for a response to my emails and phone calls. I recieved several magazines of the same issue which was strange and then nothing...I thought maybe something got...
  38. Re: "Western Explorations" Exhibit in Phoenix, AZ

    Very nice exhibit Mike! Congratulations! I also like the enlargments of the barn, well done. Scott
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    Re: lens/camera purchase help please...

    I would recommend the arca. Great in the field too. Once the arca is set up it is a joy to use in the field. you may want to consider a less expensive arca and add features as you go.
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    Re: Michael A. Smith in color

    Wow, I completely disagree. Seeing the actual print is the full meaning...

    I have seen reproductions and been unimpressed only to be very impressed upon seeing the actual print.

    Have you seen...
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