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  1. Re: New here, new to LF, strongly considering a Wista

    If you like the idea of a 300mm lens look at a 5x7. Allows use of many longer lenses and a 4x5 back gives you that option for easy use as well.

    A ton of lenses cover 5x7 and and give you options...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Which one is John?
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    Sticky: Re: How to Value LF Equipment

    "Minty" should specify... peppermint, spearmint, etc.
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    Re: Strange Experience in Monument Valley

    Be sure to write the Navajo Tribal Council and let them know of your experience.
    Their not posting the information so one and all can easily see it stinks - almost as much as the policy itself.
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    "The wood was left as it was and just rubbed with olive oil."

    Might you face a problem of it going rancid at some point? Mixing with lemon juice is supposed to solve that problem. Finding pure...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Maybe try B&W and shoot glass plates?
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    Coverage of 19 inch Red Dot Artar?

    Friend picked up one of these in an Ilex shutter.

    Anyone know the coverage of this lens?

    He is getting back into LF with an 8x10 Deardorff for the lens.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    "And, a fun shot of my car since the sun was out, finally. I recently passed 25,000 miles on this car. By my calculations, I've saved over 300 gallons of gas with the hybrid compared to my old...
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    Re: Eliot Porter, The Place No One Knew

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2021/07/22/lake-powell-level-about/

    This article has information on the lake level. Does not look good.

    If the level keeps dropping maybe some will be...
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    Eliot Porter, The Place No One Knew

    Glen Canyon.

    Before the dam and it was flooded to create Lake Powell.

    Porters images are excellent. Most locations have not been seen again above water since the lake filled.
    With the drought...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Why not buy an inexpensive 8x10 camera and a 300mm Nikkor M and a couple film holders and try a few exposures?

    You most likely won't lose money if and when you decide to sell it.

    Light meter,...
  12. Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    Camerabrain - why not let us know just Which Lens you are looking for? I don't think I could take that long looking for a Stanley Steamer to drive.
  13. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Photo Micro work at 200-500 times lifesize?

    Long bellows required and rock solid specialty cameras generally using Glass Plate film.
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    Re: Which field camera for usage with 90mm lens

    Linhof Technikas have work well for David Muench and so many other Landscape Photographers for decades. Many similar cameras on the marketplace. A lot of lightweight wooden cameras will have the...
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    Re: White Rim Road - Mice?

    "If at first you don't succeed, sky diving is not for you."
  16. Re: Definitive LED / Incandescent enlarger light bulb replacement thread

    Would a Vincent Black Shadow or Norton Commando be in the mix?
  17. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    Second on the 5x7 Deardorff. You can get a Linhof board adapter. Can get a 4x5 back as well.

    They work well and last a long time.
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyuq2HKCHRE

    Be careful Bob...
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    Re: White Rim Road - Mice?

    The Deer Mouse and the White-footed Mouse both can carry Hantavirus. Where you are going Deer Mice are the ones to watch for.
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    Re: OCR From Google Photos

    I typed in "OCR" and that is what came up.

    As Eric Woodbury wrote - some of us don't know what the letters mean and often they have different meanings.
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    Re: Ilford SFX200 - Wratten #29 or IR filter?

    In looking I don't see it in 4x5. When I checked earlier I apparently misread the page I was looking at.

    Will check the Rollei and see which might do better for me.
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    Re: OCR From Google Photos

    https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/index.html
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    Ilford SFX200 - Wratten #29 or IR filter?

    Looking at some of the InfraRed images I can see possibilities. How does Ilford SFX200 compare to real InfraRed film when used with the deep red Wratten #29 or the Hoya R72 filter?

    Idea would be...
  24. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    In looking at the images of Mitch Dobrowner - is he shooting InfraRed on some of them? The Los Angeles area images look like it as do some of his scenic images. Take a look at a few in the link...
  25. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Anyone have some images that show a direct comparison in B&W of a filter used compared to a converted IR camera body?

    I read about the conversions and have used the IR filter in the past. Just...
  26. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    One can never own too many Deardorffs.
  27. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Was going to be replaced in February.

    Nothing has arrived so far.

    Other alternatives work well.

    Why do business with those who don't care enough to do what they say they will do?
  28. Re: I need an advice - travel to Australia with 8x10?

    Lois Connor photographed in China with a 7x10 view camera and traveled around on a bicycle much of the time.

    If it is what you want to do - why not?

    I would take advice on here and make...
  29. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    What is "20AF"?

    I know ISO and the rest but this one is not something I am familiar with. AF - is AutoFocus?
  30. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Summed up in the past by one wag: "It's the Zone system, not the Pinpoint system."
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Christopher,

    In looking at your portrait image and comparing to a half dozen above it, yours is much darker.

    Is this due to the emulsion mix or is it exposure?

    Saw a show of 30 or so wet...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Instead of such a large temperature jump just go to 20C and see how it works for you. That temperature is the general standard for B&W film processing. Going much warmer may find you with such short...
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    Re: Oregon Public Broadcasting segment

    In watching I see you are not wearing dark glasses while exposing the print. Isn't the light source high in UV light?

    Many I have seen have the light blocked so they are not viewing it. Curtains...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    "and though I've read about carbon printing processes is intriguing, there's only so many skills, tools, techniques etc. I can throw at these problems."
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    Are you talking the...
  35. Re: 210 for travel and landscape: Heliar or Schneider?

    If it is a question of weight you know the answer.

    Reality is no matter which you choose you will find compositions where you will say "if only I had brought the other lens".
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    Re: 4x10 how does it work and what do I need

    You buy two old Calumet/B&J/Kodak metal cameras. The long monorail types that sold for around $100 when new.

    You take the backs off and work with a machinist to combine them to one 4x10 back. You...
  37. Re: NYC Launches a $25M WPA-style Recovery Program for the Arts

    He misspelled it so it is OK.
  38. Thread: Editioning

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    Re: Editioning

    Thomas Kinkade, who once did a "limited edition" print run of 34,000. Even hit a finger with a needle to get a drop of blood for the ink he used to sign the prints so they "would have his DNA" on...
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    Re: Editioning

    Some years ago David Vestal wrote an article on this topic. Seems that those who do individual prints in "unlimited number" seldom print more than 5 copies of any particular negative. Fewer than the...
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    Ansel Adams didn't really take off in the market until later in his career when he apparently got a manager/marketer involved. Then he did Datsun TV commercials and suddenly his prices rose a lot....
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