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    Re: Has Number LFF Members here dwindled?

    and the community is lesser for your absence--you always provide insight combined with decency.

    Monty
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    Re: 7x17 Chamonix vs Ritter vs x?

    Oren has as usual hit the nail on the head. I own the Phillips 7 x 17 and it is an absolute joy to work with. Because of that I would endorse the Chamonix through its design similarities to the...
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    Re: Question on 10' darkroom sink.

    Where are you located. I’d be interested in working a deal with you if it’s a reasonable drive for me.

    Monty
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    There have been many excellent potential solutions to the question.

    Fantasy land addition here;

    www.arkonik.com

    Outfitted exactly as you want it. Will go anywhere--so that the old...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Landscapes I split 60/40 Phillips 7 x 17 with a 355 G-Claron and Ebony 20 x 24 Schneider 550 XXL.

    Portraits 60/40 Canham 10 x 12 360 Heliar (Wet Plate almost exclusively) and Ebony 20 x 24...
  6. Re: Anyone ever try to make a franken-camera

    Kerry Thalmann made one that was wonderful.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?17878-Give-my-creation-LIFE!!!!

    Monty
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    Re: Who Uses 5x12?

    You asked about other pano formats.

    I use 7 x 17 quite a bit and love the ratio to it.

    Monty
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Excellent vision. Love the simplicity and yet volume to the photograph
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    Re: ULF film flatness idea

    Ansel seemed to have survived the catastrophe just fine I would say. As I said earlier we all have to make decisions for our photography for ourselves. For my photography and the way I contact...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    I want that clock! Great photo tuco!
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    Re: ULF film flatness idea

    I've never pursued that with my 20 x 24 work. I just load them up and make the photograph. I've never noticed an issue with that approach. A more discerning eye may be able to prove a counter...
  12. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    https://www.mocp.org/detail.php?type=related&kv=7359&t=people


    Not sure of every focal length on these portraits and my memory is the resource on the View Camera Article referenced about the 355...
  13. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Hugo

    Iím not very technical with my photography. I read an article years ago when I first made the jump to ULF by Ron Wisner in which he described the counter intuitive premise about shorter...
  14. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    For my 20 x 24 work lens wise I use the Schneider 550 XXL Fine art lens for about 75 percent of the film work with a 1000 mm Germinar (sp) for the rest. Wet plate is the 37 inch Dallmeyer 8D, and a...
  15. Re: 12x20 / 14x17 conversion back for Phillips 11x14 Explorer

    The 12 x 20 is beautiful. I have one of Dick’s 7 x 17 cameras. It is such a beautiful well made camera. I absolutely love it and the format.

    Monty
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    The man bent over his guitar,
    A shearsman of sorts. The day was green.

    They said, "You have a blue guitar,
    You do not play things as they are."

    The man replied, "Things as they are
    Are...
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    Re: Wet Plate image sharing, August 2020

    Nicely done.
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    Re: Wet Plate image sharing, August 2020

    Great!
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    If it’s perfect it is only so because it resides in the limitless mind and thus I walked away to preserve it.

    Monty
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    Well I say

    Can I get a Amen! It’s good to have Heroique back!! The soul of LFF has been restored!!
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    Re: UV Lightsource

    Thank you for the suggestions.

    Ron I’ll look into your links—thank you for leading me there.

    Monty
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    UV Lightsource

    To the multitudes,

    I am in a unique situation where I am locked down on a campus for work until mid October. To be clear due to Covid I am not allowed to leave campus until said time-frame. I...
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    Re: Wet plate image sharing July 2020

    Always a pleasure Alex always a pleasure.

    Be well

    Monty
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    Re: Wet Plate Image Sharing, June 2020

    10 x 12 Alumitype. Love Wetplate for all its eccentricities. This was the first plate for me that showed how powerful the sensitivity of wet plate characteristics really are. My friend has no...
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    Re: Wet Plate - A Beginner's Experience

    Ari,

    Spoken from experience DO NOT take your MIL's picture. Collodion is the anti-christ to graceful aging portraiture. I feel my work here is done.

    Monty
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    Re: Jan Pietrzakís passing.

    Very sad indeed. He was an inspiration to my beginning PlatinumPalladium printing. May he Rest In Peace.

    Monty
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Itís work but when the planets align it sure delivers on the fun.

    Monty
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    This is really good. I love true originality.
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    Re: Wet Plate Image Sharing, June 2020

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    Most of the work I have digitized is older work but I'll post here for posterity within the sub-forum. I hope those of you that have seen it don't find that too offensive. Great to see...
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    There are incredible photographs and photographers included. The fact that your excellent photography warrants the cover, as it does, speaks volumes. Congratulations! We are lucky to have your...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Stunning.
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    I should note you don’t get much joy from your children, collaboration or not in long exposure portraiture.
  33. Re: Long exposure experience with portraits?

    You donít need a head brace. There are many work-arounds. Finding SOME bracing is important. The head brace becomes more important the tighter you get. The picture of my daughter leaning on the...
  34. Re: Covid-19: Ilford factory in Mobberley shutting down for now

    So true. Said about a company that goes out of its way to serve this community with an annual run of no minimum odd sizes that Iím sure is much more problematic to produce than its worth. And yet...
  35. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    20 x 24 Ebony. Schneider 550 Fine Art Lens. Makes as good a picture as the photographer behind it. Itís all discretionary funds for the overwhelming majority of us on this site as very few of us...
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    Re: At Work / At Rest

    Beautiful work
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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    Flatiron has scaffolding all over right now as an FYI

    Monty
  38. Re: Alt-Process Prints from Digital Negatives or Positives

    A wonderful photograph. Original and printed to perfection.
  39. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    I shoot a 20 x 24 camera with a second reducing back for 16 x 20. As I have stated in other threads I use them both for wet plate and pt/Pd prints. I buy several boxes of film from Ilford for each...
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    Re: Carbon Transfer by Focal Press

    Congrats Sandy. So many people will find success through your hard earned knowledge!

    Monty
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