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  1. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    I tend to think of E.W. and his "No retouching".
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    I have the slightly larger version (Trekker II) of this for 8x10:

    https://meipacks.myshopify.com/products/trekker-i

    Five to six film holders (8x10) fit in the detachable daypack and should...
  3. Re: Boosting contrast with extended development, your choice of film.

    Do you find your low values dropping a little with sepia toning (seems to happen with prints a little)? Actually would help to boost contrast...along the lines of my bleaching then selenium toning. ...
  4. Re: Boosting contrast with extended development, your choice of film.

    I'll second using RF to increase contrast -- which rules out TMax, etc.

    And I have given well-exposed negatives a slight bleach to deepen the shadows followed by selenium toning to boost the...
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    Re: Tray developing problem - 8x10

    I'm with you, Maris. If that is snow, then it is a positive (also a black rebate), the black 'splotches' are thin areas on the negative. Poor aggitation in the developer tray with the negative...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    I had just started working there and I started to photograph while there (Rolleiflex and an employee darkroom) -- but it had not dawned on me yet (pun intended) to take my camera with me on the walk...
  7. Re: Scouting locations close to home can be fun!

    I normally don't scout, but even without the LF, one can't help but look. This is close by along the river, taken a couple days ago...I'll try something here this winter -- just don't know what yet.
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Cool! Love the faint mountain on the right horizon. One early spring, decades ago (1977), to get to work I had to walk along the rim in the snow, with the sun rising as I walked. Never saw anyone...
  9. Re: Modern tailboard camera with back for film holders?

    Does it have to be a tailboard -- several new non-folding cameras around except they fold up the front instead of the rear.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    This might be the trailer I would want. It does have 16" wheels.

    https://surlybikes.com/parts/ted_trailer
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    Re: post your trees!

    Great, Bill! Also diversey's is wonderful
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Seems to me I'd want two tires on each side (and brakes) on a trailer I'm using all the time. What's the thinking on that?

    PS - on anything big enough for me to stand in, anyway...6'3" and add...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Ballheads for 4x5 and 5x7 easily...I have used them (Gitzos) for years and one eventually learns how to get the best out of one's tools. With the right ballhead, I can see it working easily with...
  14. Thread: It is Majestic!

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    Re: It is Majestic!

    I thought I would toss this out there. I have no connection to the designer/developer/seller. I have no idea how well it will be made.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Jim -- have a pop top put on your van!

    Below is my kind of transportation -- except I have had recent trouble with my suspension and frame recently. A bad knee for 6 weeks followed by my back...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    My air-cooled VW camper broke down in Shasta. After they dropped the engine and pushed the bus back outside, they let me sleep in it until they finished it a few days later. As a result, I got to...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Big RVs are like boats...it takes money to run them and to keep them afloat.

    My sister has a Sprinter/Sportsmobile. Sweet machine, reasonable size (pop-top), drives better than their old Dodge...
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    Re: Kodak industrial x-ray film

    Get the 3.5" x 17" hangers instead and use a modified darkslide to get two of them on a 7x17 sheet of film!
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Cool -- that is basically what I have now (pictured above). Tho I have to admit I like having a 2002 instead of a 2022, only because it is just so dang simpler...and has a cassette player.

    The...
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    Re: B&H unable to ship PQ Universal (again)

    There has not been any Australian Sheaf Stout on American shelves since the lockdown.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    On FB there appear some sort of contests for electric conversions...I have always treated them as spam/scams, but they had a mid-60s VW bus modified for electric. Cool idea -- but one would be able...
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    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter battery/storage

    I keep the battery in the PDS Meter, but now that someone posted about it, it will go dead the next time I use it. A battery last too many years for me to keep track.
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Here are a couple old ones.

    The first is "Two Minutes in the Life of a Photographer" in Yosemite. 8x10 carbon print. I would have been sharper, but I looked down at my watch at what I thought was...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    How many people, what type of roads, how long of trips, do you need/want a toilet in it, want it self-contained or not?

    My photomobile -- pop top, fold out bed, second battery for inside lights,...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Always...
    and we all have lived in Humboldt County for 40 or 50 years...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Very cool!

    Nothing to show for 2021 yet...mostly shadow self-portraits in the past, though....like this one I posted years ago...(5x7 contact print).
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    Re: f/5.6 or slower 300mm for 8x10?

    I have not had issues with the f/11 lenses under the redwoods...I still can closely check the image under the redwoods at f/22 and inspect small areas for sharpness at f/45. It is just a matter of...
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    Re: f/5.6 or slower 300mm for 8x10?

    I have been using a FujiW 300/5.6 on an 8x10 for 25 years. I have used other focal length lenses with max aperture of f/11 (19" and 24"). All under the redwoods, often on cloudy days -- low light.
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    HMG -- a good image that fits the bridge...rough and ready.

    Reminds me of some of the trail bridges in Patagonia that have one person limits. This would be on the very high end of their scale.
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    Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Linda Conner had access to some of the glass plate negatives from the Lick Obsevatory. She made some excellent POP images from them.
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    Re: Storage of Exposed/developed glass plates?

    This is what I use for film negatives, but they make they specifically for glass plates also...
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    One of the factors is the shutter...bigger shutters cost more. How many pieces of glass they are made of and if they are coated or not. Widest aperture for viewing ease...and all that stuff.

    Just...
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    Re: Large Carbon Prints from small negative

    Enlarging to make a full size positive would give one the opportunity to do standard dodging/burning would be a good way to go. As long as the enlarger set up is well aligned and solid, one should be...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Already posted in one 'old things' thread.
    One of my first 8x10 images of my boys. Silver print.
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    Re: Do you keep a checklist?

    No. When it is time to go photograph, I've decided which format(s) the night before and loaded holders and got the bags ready. A quick check in the morning and out the door I go. Too many formats to...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    The far arrow is sweet. And did you move the barrier or remove it?:cool:

    And I like your final camera placement (a little higher than your set-up shot?) The yellow line becomes a stronger...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    I agree with Monty. If one is enjoying themselves, it does not matter if it is a day of five rolls of 120, 12 sheets of 5x7 or 6 sheets of 11x14. The day would be fun and productive. (your numbers...
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    Re: Self Portrait Tools

    I have the Norman strobes hooked up to the 8x10, room lights off, lens on the 4x5 open. I did not have a long enough cable release to reach back to the 4x5.

    Uncoated Polaroid
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    It is 5x7 that has that high fun coefficient for me...right now, anyway. Big enough for contacts, small enough to to use without much effort. Easy to travel with. Got a bad knee right now that makes...
  40. Re: My new Jobo/Tmax 100 consistency problems solved

    The blue is just the anti-halation layer coming off...different films, different colors!

    Why you have no issues -- might be because you went about it systematically, with thought, and got lucky...
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