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  1. Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    Schneider 300/500 (12"/15") convertible is a nice heavy lens for distant landscape. It may depend how far away you are from your subjects.

    if you have deep pockets a Cooke Series XVa Triple...
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    Re: 4x10 how does it work and what do I need

    Buy an 8x10 and use half frames if on a budget. Film is readily available and lenses are not too difficult to find. Swapping backs will be cumbersome in the field. A 4x10 dedicated camera will be a...
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    stiff seiko shutter cocking pinion

    I recently purchased a Fuji 210 lens in a Seiko shutter. The cocking mechanism requires a good deal of force compared to all the other shutters I use. It seems to require the same force for all...
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    Re: Road trip - one pack two LF cameras

    Washington oaks is a nice garden for shooting flowers in the spring but depending on rain and heat there may not be much of those in June. Only one or two of the oaks are interesting to me but I am...
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    Re: Road trip - one pack two LF cameras

    I knew my time was limited to just Wednesday morning while traveling between St Augustine and Orlando, so I managed one beach shot with a nice wave swept/worn coquina rock on the 5x12 , and 2 4x5...
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    Road trip - one pack two LF cameras

    Going on a 4 day road trip today and wanted to take both my 4x5 and 5x12 camera but only have room for one backpack with my luggage. Both of my packs are large luggage size pieces.

    So the Shimoda...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Corran, I had one of those yellow poplar trees in my backyard and it bloomed every year. Maybe it just needs full sun. Squirrels used it to gain access to my roof and started nesting in the attic,...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    Gitzo 1348 looks like it should have a rubber pad between the tripod platform and head that would usually prevent rotation. If yours is missing or worn then you can replace it with rubber from a jar...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    The FLM tripods have the nylon screws that are tightened after you attach the head. They are located under the platform of the tripod and apply pressure to the head to keep it from spinning. Does you...
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    Re: Rectangular TLC Developing Tanks

    I found refrigerator trays at Target that are 6x14 for my 5x12 printing. Found a 5 reel stainless Nikkor tank for the film but it needs 1800ml developer and is heavy when filled. Need something to...
  11. Re: Higher fog in rotary development of fiber-based paper?

    Thought - just because you use a drum doesn't mean you have to use rotary agitation. just fill the tube with developer and agitate slowly - or use dump refill method .
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    Re: Tripod for a folding 8x10

    I am using the FLM CP34 L4 II currently with a Manfrotto xpro 3 way head for my 5x12 and 4x5. I could have gotten away with the CP30 for 90% of my needs but for 1.2 pound difference I will never...
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    Re: Jobodrum for prints

    Jim, if threaded try PVC tape, Thin and can be layered. For thicker applications I have found electrical tape to function as a gasket/seal.
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    Re: Jobodrum for prints

    Cibachrome drums for 8x10 popup occasionally and are usually cheaper. If space is the issue consider vertically stacking 8x10 trays. The best method I ever saw was adjustable shelving. I used to...
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    Re: Cable release

    Put some red electrical tape on them for at least 4-5 inches (10-12cm) . Makes them easier to find if you drop them in a forest . Assumes you realized you dropped it and go back for it.
  16. Re: Question for yellow filter users: #8, #12 or #15?

    It depends where you live. The sky in the west is a different color than in the east. Haze in the Blueridge Mountains is different than the haze in the deserts/mountains of Nevada and Utah. City...
  17. Re: Newbie Question - Should I develop film myself or send it to a lab?

    To do anything in life you must have these 4 things: Time, Inclination(Desire), Money, and Energy. The ratio of each can vary but you must have all 4. The money requirement can be $0, but you...
  18. Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    +1 for the Chamonix N2. Small compact form when folded, light weight, comes with Fresnel + ground glass, and gear focus for front standard from rear of camera. Accepts lenses from 55mm-500mm. They...
  19. Re: Smallish back pack for Technika + 2 lenses + 3 film holders??

    Atlas Athlete. A very versatile photo pack with built in ICU. Shimoda possibly but I do not find it as comfortable as the the Atlas.
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    Re: FR corporation 4x5 developing tank

    I used one for years with HC-110 as my main developer at 1:49 or 1:63 dilutions. I also have the newer Yankee square tanks.
    To agitate you shake it side to side. It will slosh out some developer...
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    Re: Minimal Agitation article published

    For FP4+ 4x5 single sheet I had multiple Pyrocat HD failures at 3A+2B+495. Bumping up to 3.2A + 2.4B seemed to resolve the issues for a while. It could be related to water differences, tank shape...
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    Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    My list of cameras that work with a 65MM lens without a recessed board.

    Calumet Monorail - barely
    Ikeda Anba - bellows fully compressed, No movements without racking it out first.
    Shenhao HZ...
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    wraps are fine if you lenses are protected by the ICU in your pack. If you want individual cases search for Japan Lambda Case or Ruggard. A small divided ICU or Camera insert can hold a few lenses...
  24. Re: Roll film and Digital fixed lens camera habits-expectations imported into view ca

    I have trouble using small formats now. With LF I take a handful of shots in a day and its generally at a researched location. With an SLR/RF I can run through a roll of 36 in a day but still only...
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    Re: Darkroom workshop

    Clyde Butcher is in your neck of the woods and is a fine printer. Perhaps you could reach out to him or his staff.
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    Re: How many film holders?

    21 4x5 - I load 13 of them with FP4+ and the remainder have some Delta 100 , HP5, or Bergger 400. I carry 6 in the pack and have a case that holds another 6 if I hit a target rich area.
    3 5x12 ...
  27. Re: A few recent selenium toning notes with WTF

    Selenium I always mix working from stock just before use.
    Thiourea I make up concentrated stock solutions A (thiourea) and B (Sodium Hydroxide) and then dilute before use.
  28. Re: Finding tripods for Large Format is kinda hard (daunting)? Favorite LF tripod?

    An 8 foot piece of rope weighs a few ounces yet it can be used to anchor the lightest of tripods to the ground or a heavy pack. I have found it useful to secure my pack and/or tripod to a nearby tree...
  29. Re: Finding tripods for Large Format is kinda hard (daunting)? Favorite LF tripod?

    Save up for your dream gear and ignore the GAS and Gotta Have it Now syndrome.

    You can modify most heads to accept an arca style QR release and plate or even a video QR/plate. If you buy the...
  30. Re: High SBR: Comparing D-23 1:1 vs. Pyrocat-HD EMA

    If the situation calls for a 400 speed film, why would I want to shoot it at EI 150-200 and not have those extra two stops over my normal 100 speed film? HP5+ @400 with Pyrocat-M is about the best I...
  31. Re: Arca Swiss 8x10 - The Ultimate Carry Solution

    It isn't going to win any design awards but I applaud the effort. Where do you mount the tripod(s)? For smooth land use you could put on some tall wheels on the frame that are removable.
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    Re: F-stop Mountain Series Lotus Backpack Review

    Nice review and a bag I was seriously considering. TIP If you tend to carry your camera on your tripod once you are at your location, flip the ICU so that lenses are on the bottom. On my Atlas pack...
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    I hate carrying water if I am walking a short distance. I keep some in the car usually. As for seeing shots... I may be able to go shoot soon but I am in middle of kitchen remodel and can not even...
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    I ended up purchasing a Shimoda Explore 60 pack with no inserts. I got a fair deal right at $200. I was thinking the extra 10 liters would allow me to carry more stuff when needed. This model has...
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    Re: how large (or small) are your prints?

    Mostly 8x10, sometimes 11x14, and a couple at 12x15. I prefer to be able to hold and view prints as well as easily store them. But if I were trying to sell prints I would likely print larger.
  36. Re: A few recent selenium toning notes with WTF

    #6 2nd row is same color as Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. #9 second row is close to SW Accessible beige. Both common interior paint colors for those obsessed with color coordination of their art and...
  37. Re: A few recent selenium toning notes with WTF

    IT helps to make an 8x10 test page with 1 second exposure increments to create various shades of grey, then cut into 1 inch strips, keep one untoned OR print a step wedge. Then you can tone the...
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    Re: Nelson gold toner and Warmtone Fiber

    You control the tone of Nelsons Gold toner by length of time and temperature. But used to full toning ability it is reddish-brown to brown depending on the volume of mid tones in the image. Color...
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    Re: Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    while I like the controller for my Multigrade 500 head, I miss the simplicity of an old school timer. I learned printing working in bursts of 3-4 seconds and could change filters between increments....
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    Re: Reveni spot meter

    Wonder how well it works in dim light. Morning in the forrest can get down to 2 - 4 EVs and you are reading a black background while viewing a dark wet rock or shadowed tree bark . I do not think...
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