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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    1) You can make smaller prints in oversize frames.
    The pressure of the glass will keep the negative from moving.
    I find that really large frames are a PITA to work with though.
    And they are...
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    Re: Yosemite Renaissance 36

    Congratulations!
  3. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Lenses on boards, caps on and in zip locks to keep dust out.
  4. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    Currently:
    HP-5+(thanks, Ralph Barker), FP-4+, Ilford Ortho Plus
    Clayton F-76, Ansco 130(thanks, John Nanian)
    Fomabrom N111
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    Re: Hello from a LF hopeful

    Welcome aboard!
    I'm jealous---you're in for a lot of fun on your LF journey!
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    Re: Minimizing enlarger upgrade cost

    Not to mention that 8x10 contacts are just beautiful (if the photographer does his part)
    Just sayin'
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I had a friend who got one of the old postal jeeps.
    Yup, it was beat to near death.
    It ended up spending the summer as a neighborhood ice cream truck with a Whirlpool chest freezer in the back...
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    Re: Log live 8x10 Large format

    Fear not the 8x10.
  9. Sequoia & Kings Canyon starting to issue wilderness permits

    https://kmph.com/news/local/sequoia-and-kings-canyon-national-parks-to-begin-offering-wilderness-permits-this-tuesday
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    All the US Mail delivery vans are scheduled for replacement soon, and will probably be available cheap as surplus.
    Might be fertile ground for a DIY'er if you don't mind the steering wheel being on...
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    Re: Lake Baikal in the Winter

    Maybe take a snorkel to keep from fogging the ground glass when composing under the dark cloth?
  12. Re: A dozen Mariposa Grove Sequoias lost, part of Big Sur slides into the Pacific

    I haven't heard any reports on the Sequoia Natl'l Park General's Highway or Grant Grove yet.
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    Re: Hello from Romania

    Welcome aboard!
  14. Re: A dozen Mariposa Grove Sequoias lost, part of Big Sur slides into the Pacific

    Some pictures of "1"
    https://kmph.com/news/instagram/portion-of-highway-1-damaged-and-closed-after-storm

    The last I heard, none of the famous named sequoias in Mariposa Grove were "down."
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    Re: 8x10 point and shoot

    Cool!
  16. A dozen Mariposa Grove Sequoias lost, part of Big Sur slides into the Pacific

    What a storm!
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/windstorm-topples-more-than-a-dozen-famed-giant-sequoias-at-yosemite-national-park...
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    Re: Lens release cables

    FWIW Gepes have a long enough throw to cock and fire my Ilex Universals. My Minettes will not.
  18. Re: Is it a linear progression between 90mm and 150mm?

    I find bulls in the pasture to be a practical concern.
    Rather too thrilling, in fact!
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    Re: No darkroom blues

    Do you have a bathroom?
    They often make great dark rooms.
    I haven't had the run of a real dark room--- outside of High School---ever!

    It takes about ten minutes to convert our guest wc into a...
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    Re: Dark cloths on ebay

    My bride sewed me a dark cloth about 20 years ago from leftover fabric. It still works fine.
    The white side is a little stained now but that's OK with me.
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    Re: Favorite Current 8x10 B&W Film?

    My preference is for Ilford HP-5+ in most cases, sometimes FP-4+ from Badger Graphic. Also Ilford Ortho Plus 80 when I can find it.
    I keep a variety of film in the freezer (Arista.edu Ultra, Xray)...
  22. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Running out of time and running out of health. There is so much I'd like to photograph on big beautiful negatives.
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    Try Vodka.
    It won't get the glass clean, but if you drink enough of it you won't care :rolleyes:
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    Re: Hello from Heidelberg

    Welcome aboard!
  25. Re: Really long lines to get into Yosemite & Kings Canyon this week end

    My son and his friend were climbing Five Open Books yesterday. Reports that the valley was near deserted, the weather beautiful and saw only two patches of ice on 41 going into the valley
  26. Re: Scouting locations close to home can be fun!

    I just found this info about the Winchell Cove Cemetery!
    https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2375588/memorial-search?firstname=&lastname=&cemeteryname=&page=1#sr-60780160
  27. Scouting locations close to home can be fun!

    Not knowing the exact location and a sketchy description, we took a hike in search of the Winchell Cove Cemetery somewhere on a point overlooking Winchell Cove Marina at Millerton Lake.
    This was our...
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    A Camera Trip Through Camp Cooke

    What a WW2 training camp looked like though Speed Graphic cameras.
    It takes a while to load.
    http://www.militarymuseum.org/A%20Camera%20Trip%20Through%20Camp%20Cooke.pdf

    I also found this,
    A...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Having Granny in her rocker up in the crow's nest bird dogging photo ops is a nice feature! :)
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    For the longest time. a plain Jane 14" Commercial Ektar kept my 8x10 quite happy.
    After about 20 years a few more lenses sneaked aboard, but it still sees a lot of use.
    None are of 'em are fancy,...
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    For the win!
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    What about Pretzel lenses?
    And those illusive Cooke Triple Convertibles?
  33. Really long lines to get into Yosemite & Kings Canyon this week end

    People wanting to go play in the snow, I guess.

    With most services closed on account of the 'rona and not much plowing going on, I fear a lot of guests will spend their visit just driving around...
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    Shopping for LF lenses are a little like being on a journey. A lens collection is similar to those stickers which those hotels that you stopped at on your way used to place on steamer trunks.
    Enjoy...
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    Re: Which are the fancy lenses??

    Once you really get to understand and appreciate whatever lens you're using, then you make it special.:)
    Having a good working shutter helps.

    As far which lens to start with (I'm assuming for...
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    Re: Christmas in the Big City

    Tunnels in Dallas in the Winter? Tunnels for what?:confused:
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    Re: Hello from Santa Barbara.

    Welcome aboard
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    Re: Dating a spring back

    I'd recommend an intimate Italian dinner at home.
    Light some beeswax candles.
    Some Dean Martin or Francis Albert Sinatra on the stereo.
    A bottle of chilled Prosecco.
    No, wait. What??
    Never...
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    Re: Do you keep a checklist?

    I used to keep a check list until one day when I forgot where I left it.:o
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    Re: Good Morning

    Welcome aboard!
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