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  1. Thread: New Mexico?

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    Re: New Mexico?

    My first taco was there - dozen for a dollar back then.

    Thomas
  2. Re: Guidance needed on filter holder / filters

    The best deal, IMO, is the Cokin ZPro filter holder: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/387303-REG/Cokin_CBZ100_Z_PRO_Filter_Holder_Requires.html

    Get the 95mm Adapter ring...
  3. Thread: New Mexico?

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    Re: New Mexico?

    Back in the early 70's I lived in Albuquerque for about 3 months – had an apartment and all that. It was my experience that the indigenous (the “real Indians”) were by far the most friendly - always...
  4. Re: Schneider Super-Symmar XL 110mm f5.6 v. Nikon Nikkor-SW 120mm f8

    I purchased the 120mm Nikkor-SW brand new from B&H for a little over $700 IIRC. This was an "impulse" purchase for me and after I got the lens I was somewhat disappointed to find its FOV almost...
  5. Re: Black Rock Desert & High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA

    The read it free link is https://archive.org/details/reportsofexplora01unit/page/n5/mode/2up

    Thomas
  6. Re: Black Rock Desert & High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA

    Also check out Reports Of Explorations And Surveys To Ascertain The Most Practicable And Economical Route For A Railroad From The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean, 1855 published under the...
  7. Re: Black Rock Desert & High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA

    You might want to reach out to photographer John Wimberley who photographed (5x7) the landscape of the Great Basin for more than 40 years and spent 10 years searching for and photographing its...
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    MOJO - San Francisco Bay

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52328202198_256e1e1cc5_o.jpg

    Pentax 67II, 400mm SMC Takumar w/ 2x TC on Manfrotto 393 and 475B.

    Thomas
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    Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    Turn the motor OFF when draining and use one hand under the drum to take the weight off the handle when lifting. Once drained lower the drum with one hand under it for support and push down on the...
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    Re: Keeping borders square when trimming photos

    I use an M24 Rotatrim but a problem arises when trimming alternative prints: An 8x10 negative (which is slightly smaller than 8x10) sometimes gets slightly skewed when mounting in the contact...
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    The "Art" School is Dead

    https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/closed-SFAI-left-students-struggling-17398121.php?IPID=SFGate-HP-CP-Spotlight

    Thomas
  12. Re: field processing and contact printing wet negs?

    It only takes 5 minutes to archivally wash a negative, so a "short" wash won't save that much time. Back before I bought a "dew zapper" for my telescope, I bought a small hand dryer at a telescope...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

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    I came upon this one near Sky Rock. It is weathered and incised near to the ground on a low boulder that had no other petroglyphs...
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    Re: Soft focus lens suggestions requested

    The H=5 something open. Here is a straight Ansel Adams image for comparison: https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/74.52.15/ The focal lengths appear to be the same but he ended-up with a slice of the peak...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

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    Volcanic Tablelands, California. This one was shot on Fuji Acros.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    California desert in or near the Mojave Desert:


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    I can't imagine going down for water especially with a horse. I guess the...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Open Sesame


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52273071895_8e2e808461_o.jpg

    Pentax 67II, Acros.

    Thomas
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    Re: Soft focus lens suggestions requested

    I use the 250mm and 300mm Imagon (4x5 and 5x7), Pentax 67 120mm soft focus (6x7), and 14" Veritar [5x7 (color) and 8x10 (B&W)]. Of the 4 I lean to the Veritar. It's important to learn to focus at...
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    Re: Treatment of Ektachrome E100 ?

    In this case I let Nikon determine the exposure. For the Kallitype I let the spot meter and grey card determine the exposure. If the scene were at sea level, the resulting exposures may have been...
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    Re: Treatment of Ektachrome E100 ?

    I returned to the morning later that afternoon and found the lighting much better and the fishermen gone so I took the following with the 360mm Symmar-S while holding the Tiffen Deep Yellow against...
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    Re: Treatment of Ektachrome E100 ?

    Yeah Drew - Carson Peak is on the right with snowy San Joaquin Mountain beginning to appear on the right. It was taken from the far eastern end of Grant Lake a couple of months ago while I camped at...
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    Re: Treatment of Ektachrome E100 ?

    Box speed - no need to test. This was taken with a Nikon 37-70 AF 2.8D with Hoya UV filter at box speed with an F6:


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    This was...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Site INY-436 In Volcanic Tablelands (UC Berkeley)


    I shot these petroglyphs on a field trip about 12 years ago. At the time I thought that infrared film would be the best choice for the project....
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    Re: Toyo Robos 4x5

    http://toyoview.com/AskToyo/toyo_orderbklts.html

    Thomas
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Sky Rock Petroglyphs - Volcanic Tablelands, Eastern California.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52257939160_8302a2fb2f_o.jpg

    Pentax 67II w/45mm lens on Ilford SFX.

    Thomas
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52256940781_cb81a91083_o.jpg

    Boxer Rebellion (1900). Pentax 67 120mm soft focus lens.
  27. Re: How to finish, wash and dry fibre paper prints for exhibition and sale

    I was doing 4 or 5 minutes in the wash aid - sodium sulfite in my case - but just the other day I noticed in the James Christopher Alternative Photography book that he uses one minute in the wash...
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    Re: The Kallitype Thread

    Ferry Point (Point Richmond), 1899

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    For info on this location see...
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    I use a 5.5 x 3.5" inch 120-page Mead Five Star college ruled notebook which is spiral bounded on the long side, so it opens like a book and has water resistant covers. I work in 3 formats: 4x5,...
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    Re: How to Correct For a Spot With PS?

    Thanks a lot guys for your help! I fixed it this morning using the Healing Brush tool and Clone Stamp. I tried the latter yesterday before posting but the spot was too big for it, I guess, and left...
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    How to Correct For a Spot With PS?

    Here's a salt print that I made years ago of the commercial fishing marina behind famous Alioto's Restaurant in Fisherman's Warf in San Francisco. Alioto was once the mayor of San Francisco and this...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Forgot to mention that this was shot with a B+W UV circular filter and a Tiffen Deep Yellow 15 4x4 filter (1-2/3stops.) The Yellow filter really brings out the detail. Initially I was somewhat...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    Rush Creek Canyon from Grant Lake with Reversed Peak in Background. Platinum-toned Kallitype.
    Toyo 810 MII w/300mm Nikkor-W.
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    Re: The Amazing Disappearing Spot

    Another one appeared today while printing a different negative. This time it was a small diagonal in the sky area cutting across the top left corner of the paper where the negative ends and where it...
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    The Amazing Disappearing Spot

    Everything was looking fine until the 2d clearing bath with EDTA. Then out of nowhere a large brush like spot - a lighter shade than the sky - appeared in the sky on the top left of the print. At...
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    Re: Out With My 14x17 DIY Camera & XRAY Film

    The Kallitype process is capable of producing whites as white as the paper will allow. See the whites on the 2 Kallitypes I printed last month: ...
  37. Re: Bostick and Sullivan emails for old orders

    I got 3 but didn't open them thinking it was a scam. Instead, I checked my B&S account online and found no orders outstanding and flagged them as spam.

    Thomas
  38. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    An interesting USA Today article posted online today: ...
  39. Re: Where should I send my Copal shutters for a CLA?

    Karl CLA'd 2 Ilex 5 shutters for me. Does good work for a fair price and is honest. https://www.seawood.com/repairs

    Thomas
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    Re: Warming filter for Lee 100 holder

    PM sent.
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