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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I prefer the 2nd image... it is more calm and relaxing to me with the sunshine, water and clouds. The first appears more dark (in the foreground plants) and stormy (waves and clouds).
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    Re: We make Shutter Curtains!

    Great to see this - thank you for your work and sharing! A Graflex with curtain shutter would be awesome...
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    Stearman Press SP-810

    I noticed that Freestyle Photographic has the new Stearman Press SP-810 daylight film processing tray.
    The feature list is quite impressive, especially the film format flexibility and economy of...
  4. Re: Setting up a darkroom inside a shipping container

    Just skimmed through the thread, but did not see mention of the old military container darkrooms, only 12 ft x 7 ft.
    ( ES-82A Darkroom, Photographic, Transportable )
    e.g....
  5. Re: Has anyone tried or have opinions on the Poilot PL810 sheet film reel and P2550 t

    There is now also another alternative 3D printed reel system for 4x5 and 8x10 film development in Paterson tanks, from Jeff at 20th Century Camera in WA, USA. I have not tried it yet but am...
  6. Re: (Talk me out of) offering people at scenic tourist site to have their LF photo ta

    I will admit that I too share this desire to make great LF portraits for others, even portable and on the street near a famous tourist attraction. Finding a good economical way to do it though is a...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Beautiful work Ken! I was just in Asia recently and admired very large wall panel panorama paintings like this!
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    Re: Portable Studio Portraits

    Great work Cameron! This is wonderfully done - very impressive. Getting a classic soft overhead light through diffusion like that is exactly how all the old photography studios did it!

    In a...
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    Re: Great app for managing your Film Holders

    It looks like the app is no longer in the app store unfortunately, or maybe my iTunes and Apple Store apps are broken.
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    Re: 210mm Lens for 8x10: Spotters Guide

    I sent an email to Bruce today and got feedback from him (note that "This table was originally compiled by Michael Gudzinowicz (ab366@osfn.rhilinet.gov)." -- email address no longer valid), please...
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    Re: Shutter speed tester on Kickstarter

    Here is the link: Phochron XA Film Camera Shutter Speed Tester and Official Phochron XA website
    (perhaps an easier to remember and pronounce name could have been chosen?)

    It has reached it's...
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    Re: Shutter speed tester on Kickstarter

    It looks really easy to use, I backed it also. I have also used the Shutter-Speed app for my iPhone, developed by Lukas Fritz in Germany, which uses sound or light (using a light sensing diode called...
  13. Re: Deardorff repair: popped rivet (?) on front metal standard fold plate / hinge

    In the archives (Repairs for 8x10 Deardorff), I just found out this is probably a "split rivet" - so I will look for those in hardware stores.
  14. Deardorff repair: popped rivet (?) on front metal standard fold plate / hinge

    On my Deardorff 8x10, the front standard folding plate has half of it's rivets (or nails?) popped out on the hinge. I'm wondering if there is an official way to fix this to it's original condition,...
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    Re: Problem with Dichro 45 Color computer

    Do did you give up on the Dichro 45 computerized - or ever find a fix? I'm just curious since I recently bought a computerized head as well and am trying to anticipate what issues I may encounter. It...
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    Re: How best to dry FP-100c in the field?

    Here is a great review of a similar FP-100c film drying print holder: http://utahfilmphotography.com/2015/07/08/step5-polaroid-print-holder/

    You can purchase it here for $30 + $6 shipping:...
  17. Thread: 4x5 or 8x10 lens

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    Re: 4x5 or 8x10 lens

    Ok, I think it just finally dawned on me... I was confusing "crop" with "zoom". So 'a 150mm lens is 150mm lens is 150mm lens' all provide the same zoom amplification in the lens - making the subject...
  18. Thread: 4x5 or 8x10 lens

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    Re: 4x5 or 8x10 lens

    Thank you Oren... that sounds reassuring =)

    Yes Dan, coming from digital and calculating crop factor... that's why I'm familiar with 150mm on 4x5 being equivalent to 300mm on 8x10 for "normal"...
  19. Thread: "silver magnet"

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    Re: "silver magnet"

    I see the Silver Recovery products are now available from Digital Truth.com, including the Silver Magnet from $68.95 and Silver Trap Trickle Tank from $179.95...
  20. Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    The Silver Recovery System (Trap Trickle Tank) is also available for $179.95 (4.25 gallon), $205.95 (6 gallon)
    http://www.digitaltruth.com/store/cart/Silver-Trap-Trickle-Tank.html

    "The Silver...
  21. Re: Silver Magnet Silver Recovery Unit still in existence?

    I just found the Silver Magnet is now available again from digitaltruth photo $68.95 (US 115v and Europe 220v options)
    http://www.digitaltruth.com/store/cart/Silver-Magnet.html
  22. Thread: 4x5 or 8x10 lens

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    Re: 4x5 or 8x10 lens

    This is the same question I have been struggling with myself, and did not find it answered here in the forums or in the large format lens primer... so please excuse me resurrecting this old thread...
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    Re: How best to dry FP-100c in the field?

    That looks like a great solution! Do you have your own CNC mill for this?

    My roommate is painter and has these old 1/8" thick hardbord/hardboard panels left over, so I was planning to just clip my...
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