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    Re: Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!

    Years ago, when I was young, I was a member of the St. Louis Camera Cub. It was a huge club and there was a fellow member who shot African Wildlife for National Geographic. He used a Hasselblad and...
  2. Re: Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    Monorails are a great way to start out because they are so straight forward and easy to learn on. They also have all the movements.

    Field cameras are nice because they can be lighter in weight...
  3. Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    I had a Crown Graphic and a Caltar version of the Rodenstock Geronar 210mm f/6.8 lens. The lens would just fold up into the camera. I had a short Gepe cloth cable release that could stay attached...
  4. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    I've heard that too! ;)
  5. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    That's just crazy. Some people have a lot more faith in UPS, FedX and USPS than I do. Nothing against the three but things happen.
  6. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    Just make sure you box it all. I had a fellow ship me a set of Novatrons in the carrying case, UPS, with no box or anything. I guess he figured the case was rough from use anyway. :rolleyes: ...
  7. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    "I stink, therefore I am".

    I've got to remember that one! ;)
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    Re: Tripods

    Well, I guess I'll let you slide in that instance. I prefer my BlackJacket myself. :)
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    Re: Tripods

    Jacque, are you saying that Drew may be a figment of our collective imaginations?

    Perhaps we have been sniffing developer for too long?
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    Re: Tripods

    You are a lucky guy then! I'm younger than you and turn 58 next month. I still have hair on my head but it is pretty thin on top. Thin and grey. One of my friends always said that God created few...
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    Re: Tripods

    A head is that thing you own that used to have hair on it. As for it being redundant surplus weight, I'll just have to take your word on it, Drew. ;)
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    Re: A Question on Lens Boards & Shutters

    Chamonix takes Linhof style lens boards. Chamonix makes their own boards out of carbon fiber. They are pricey. Genuine Linhof boards will also fit. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative then...
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    Re: Problems with sun flare

    [QUOTE=Bernice Loui;1517013]Cast a shadow on the lens using the dark slide. Assure the dark slide is not in the lens angle of view. This can be effective at reducing or stopping lens flare due to...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    With an 8x10 you basically have 3 choices in the wide angle department.

    1. Buy expensive and heavy glass that will easily cover 8x10.

    2. Buy inexpensive glass that will barely or almost cover...
  15. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    That makes sense to me. If you like wide or long lenses for 8x10 then it can get pretty expensive.

    Most of us started film with 35mm because that was what we could afford at the time. With...
  16. Re: Ideas for new shutters 40 years from now when ours are all dead

    Just teasing you a bit, Jim. You better start shooting that film or someone in the future will waste it on selfies, pictures of their dinner, vacation shots of their toes in the sand or...
  17. Re: Ideas for new shutters 40 years from now when ours are all dead

    It should be still around in 40 years. Perhaps Jim has never heard of it? ;)
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    Re: Seeking Advice for 4x5 Handheld Camera

    I agree.

    I can get sharper results handheld with a medium format camera than a 4x5. I do admit that I have a bad back which plays into it some. I made this comment several years ago and Frank...
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    Re: Seeking Advice for 4x5 Handheld Camera

    That's not ugly, Jac. It's a beautiful example of function over form! :cool:
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    Re: Patience with the landscape

    When I first got into photography a few friends of mine also bought 35mm cameras. We would all go out shooting together at various places at different times depending upon when we could get together....
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    Re: Basic Landscape Composition Formulas..

    I completely agree with you, Bernice.

    After High School I attended the local Community College for Commercial Art. The classes I took there helped me immensely when I later picked up a camera....
  22. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    I remember Stone buying all those lightweight Fuji lenses for his Chamonix. Great lenses but on the pricey side for someone looking for an affordable 8x10 outfit.
  23. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    There is the metal Calumet C1 if you don't mind weight. It is rear focus only which works great for portraits but the bed gets in the way when shooting wide lenses. There are compromises with any...
  24. Re: How Large Can I Print a 4x5 Drum-Scanned Negative Before The Resolution Degrades?

    We've come a long way since the cave man days haven't we?
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    Re: 360mm Lenses for 8x10

    Same lens, different name. Both in 3s shutter. Designed to copy the 14" Commercial Ektar from what I heard.
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    Re: 4x5 field camera with geared movements

    I used to have relatives in and just above the Missouri bootheel. Heard of the Mason Dixon line? It was a great place to shoot old barns and small towns but I haven't been down there in a long time....
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    Re: 4x5 field camera with geared movements

    I'd agree with that. I've bought and sold many Cambo and Calumet monorails that used friction movements. The friction movements worked fine. I owned a Sinar P with geared movements. Using those...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Nice portraits! Your lens is dreamy! :cool:

    I also like how the tree frames the woman in the first shot.
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    Re: 4x5 field camera with geared movements

    Sinar F. "F" is for field right? ;)

    I think Ken Lee has your answer in post #3. Get a monorail camera for when you want geared movements and take your field camera along when you do a lot of...
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    Re: Here are some beauties...

    I imagine they were talking about groupies.

    I loved it when Pete Townsend wrote "Sister Disco". At the time I was glad that the disco era was over. Unfortunately, some of the new wave stuff in...
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    Re: Here are some beauties...

    ;)

    I can't remember which rock band it was but when asked what changed between the 60's and the 70's they replied that the girls got better looking!
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    Re: Just saying hi

    Welcome to the forum, John! We are glad to have you. There is a wealth of information here.

    Alan
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    Re: NOOB Question About Starter LF Cameras

    I used to own a Sinar P and they are really nice. All geared and a joy to use. They are heavy so you won't be doing any backpacking with it. A lot of people prefer the earlier Norma's. Beautiful...
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    Re: Greetings from Las Vegas!

    Been to Vegas one time. Do yourself a favor and go out into the desert. Lots of things to shoot there! :)

    Welcome to the forum, Dave!
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    Re: Reliability of bag bellows

    That was my answer but Mark beat me to it.
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    Re: Old(er) lens cleaning best practices?

    +1

    For many years I shot a Contax 35mm camera with 5 Zeiss lenses. I kept UV filters on my lenses all the time. Whenever I came home from a shoot I'd blow the dust off the filters with a blower...
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    Re: What is a"vision"?

    I'll go with what Jim said! :cool:
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    Re: School me on press cameras.

    If you want a longer lens, the Rodenstock Geronar 210mm f/6.8 lens or the Caltar badged version will just fit inside the camera folded up. You will have to use the ground glass for focussing.
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    Re: Greetings from Phoenix

    Welcome to the forum, Cindy. You have the same name as my wife! :)

    This is from our large format home page. https://www.largeformatphotography.info/portrait-lenses/

    You can also look at our...
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    Re: Greetings from Houston

    I hope you like to sweat. I hear that Houston's humidity in the summer is even worse than here in St. Louis. It's especially bad under a dark cloth! ;)

    Like Peter says, it's great to have young...
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