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    Re: LPL 4500 or a....

    I concur with Luis-S-F and Sal Santamaura. I owned a LPL4500 with the VCCE head. Easy to use.
  2. Re: portrait lens that will fold inside crown graphic

    Note from a non-purist: Cropping is not forbidden, nor is it a sin. With lenses that are suggested in this forum for your CG you may well have unwanted image area on the negative. Thus you might...
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    Re: My first 4x5 photo

    Your first is much, much better than my first! Keep moving!
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    Re: New Mexico during Christmas

    And--
    Hello, Hugo! :)
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    Re: New Mexico during Christmas

    If you like man-made structures, there are the pueblos, true. As to certain places like Tent Rocks, Bisti Badlands, Bandelier, etc., snow and snow made into ice by daily doses of sun, might make...
  6. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    +1 with Philippe!
  7. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Another nudge to digital?
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    Re: Kim Weston Nude Workshop

    "Nude workshop." I hope it DOESN'T mean that photographers must be nude while taking part....
  9. Re: Anyone use rainwater in the darkroom?

    Rain water can be VERY different from distilled water and equivalent in large urbanized areas, including areas typically--usually--downwind of large urbanized areas. Precipitation "washes" the air...
  10. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    Where are the great shots? You could say Point Lobos for one, because Edward Weston found great shots there. But he didn't need Point Lobos to be a great artist who used the medium of photography. ...
  11. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Somebody at The New Yorker should have read the article before it went to press. Egregious writing.
  12. Re: A Special Day in Rocky Mountain National Park

    Wonderful!
  13. Re: Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    Recommend that you be young. And strong.
  14. Re: Podcast series on Inkjet print permanence and fading from Aardenburg Imaging

    Folks, I am only halfway through, but this is very good information. Thanks for sharing, Ken!
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    Re: Pouring without spilling?

    Funnel?????
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    Re: How many foot candles do I need?

    Well, if you already have two candles, one in each hand, then I'd say you just need two more for each of your feet.
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    Re: New Carleton Watkins Book

    His work is in the dining room of the Big Trees Lodge, formerly the Wawona (and now that there is a settlement over use names, maybe soon the Wawona--again!). Wonderful!
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    Re: New (to me) Chamonix 045N-2

    Well, I have a 45N-2, love it, but you have to practice with ANY camera. With practice I pretty quickly learned where to place the front standard, but when I first got the camera, I didn't get it...
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    I have the latest (before he went out of business) Photobackpacker P3, complete with backer board, which really helps control the load and save my back. It is a panel-loading (opposed to...
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    Re: GMT ZULU Time

    Thank you, Tin and Oren. I'm slow to catch on and I need your push.
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    Re: GMT ZULU Time

    At the footer of our Forum page it states that all times are GMT (Greenwich Mean Time? =UTC?) plus 1. Is this to say that all times are as found in mainland Europe?

    If so, why? Why +1??
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  22. Re: Ideas for new shutters 40 years from now when ours are all dead

    very interesting thread but 40 years from now is beyond my planning horizon.
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    Re: A visit to an art fair

    Yes, colors that are never ever seen in nature.
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    Re: Meter service at Quality Light Metric

    I was so glad he could and did calibrate my eBay-derived Weston Ranger 9 for currently available batteries that I have forgotten the charge.
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Neil puts his finger on it!
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    Re: LF Purity

    Bernice's "Myopic Orthodoxy," +1^^2! (Yes!)
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    Re: Why Crop?

    Everyone has said it all already.
  28. Re: 3weeks with a 4x5 on vacation advise on practical things

    In the summer, even if out for just a few hours, the loaded film holders travel in a cooler sized for a six-pack. Cars can get terribly hot terribly quickly.
  29. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Very nice, EH21! I like the natural edges' contrasting with the rounded feminine form.
  30. Re: Buy used Toyo w/accessories or brand new Chamonix

    Just get the one you like better. Forget the price difference. You have to feed the soul and its muse more than handling your wallet prudently.

    --from an owner of a 45N-2....
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    Re: Quick Question Tray Processing

    I unload the film from the holder and put directly each sheet individually into a tray with RO water at approx the same temp as the developer in the next tray to the right. I completely immerse each...
  32. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Ditto Peter Lewin. A glance in a lightroom tells all.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Merg, I love Reeds and Pond! REALLY love. Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Greetings from France

    Bienvenue! M. Bigler is a very knowledgeable contributor to this Forum and he should be able to help you with French and other European sources for equipment and supplies. Look at the number of...
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    Re: May Portrait 2019

    Very nice, Cameron!
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    Re: Should Nude Sections Remain Unenforced

    Randy, too obtuse. Clarify.
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    Re: Developing for shadows

    BIG +1, Pere, Bruce, Paul, Andrew, & Corran. No need to add more.
  38. Re: Mounting a Caltar II-N lens on a wooden lens board

    Wisner made 4x4 lens boards with a countersunk 'lip' around the hole so that the retaining ring could meet the lens' threads. I owned 2 Wisners, the boards worked fine. I also made 4x4 lens boards...
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    Re: Greetings from Tijeras!

    Coffee? A meet somewhere to shoot? I'm in. From the west side of ABQ. And welcome!
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    Re: Camera set up for hiking

    Well, it also depends on what you think you will find there to inspire you to photograph. Sometimes the quite small can grab one's attention. Also, the Canyon has been shot a gazillion times. What...
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