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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    I guess we just disagree, Drew. The bit that I showed was meant as an example. Although Freud and Bosch are great cutters, however I have more respect for Porter Cable, Paso Robles and even Amana. ...
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    A two step solution from me. Cut out the appropriate size hole in a decent quality plywood with a jig saw or saber saw. Might have to follow up with a curved file, till it's exactly the size you...
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    Re: What Makes a sellable photograph?

    There is no account for taste; therefore, myriad types of photos are sellable.....and Mark is correct. Had to stop at local drug store for comb and tooth brush (if you have to know :>) and while...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Wow, indeed.

    Les
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Ken, that's cool that you did this high contrast. It reminds me of a duplicating gismo, which often was used in film/s as part of the plot and in a subtle way revealing the character or action that...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Gevork, those are excellent....especially like the trees in the fog.

    Les
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That's a nice private beach, Andrew. The last one has the best light IMO.

    Les
  8. Thread: Aircraft

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    Re: Aircraft

    But it's a dry heat, Mark. :rolleyes: At least that's what I kept hearing through the years. Might stop at Pima next Spring on the way to some wild place E. of Texas....I think the night + day...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Hey Matt, I thought Jim got one just like it....hope to see some cool images from it. :)
  10. Re: Stress of Buying Lenses - Sight Unseen / Reputation

    Would it be out of step to request some photos taken with the lens ? If it's a collector, then that could be more difficult. At least...it would be SOMETHING.

    Les
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    Re: post your trees!

    Love the second one, Tuco. The trees (drunken) remind me of AK, tho I'm aware that's a different terrain.

    Les
  12. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Would it be wiser to get 7x17 and cut into 3 ?....and green to that. At least that might be my strategy....till someone comes up with better plan.

    Les
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    Peter, you may need some color film....for things like the sunset setting below the GG Bridge....on the way to Alcatraz :). Enjoy.

    Les
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    Re: Focal Length and Cinematography

    I've seen this and I always scratch my head. Much like Vaughn....and likely like many others, one chooses the optic/s to align it with the desired composition. Those who have done this shouldn't...
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    Re: Hello from Bucks, UK!

    Welcome to the LF forum. I got a Sironar S 210/5.6 on a fluke.....to cover my 5x7 and almost fell off the chair when I just saw ($1100) what it was going on epay. Have prices gone up THIS much ?
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    Re: Focal Length and Cinematography

    Sure, the focal length matters, but there are soooo many things-nuances to propel the story. It's always about the story. Sometimes the special effects get in the way of that, tho it suppose to...
  17. Re: 8x10 Development in tray - How to know the time

    There are digital timers that have several functions, so you can also time fixer, etc. Also there are commercial kitch types....similar.
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    Re: 6x17 Images

    Darr, that middle image talks to me as well (really superb)....even tho I'm not ecstatic about seeing morning glory...as I see plenty here ;).

    Les
  19. Re: Climbing the highest European and Russian mountain with a large format camera

    I think the initial shot of the mountain is really well done....nice contrast. No doubt it will print nicely.

    Les
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    Re: I-70 Colorado and Utah

    Just curious which eyes are you using ? Are you from the E. Coast ? I've driven I-70 on my last leg of my "around US trip" in 1974 - to Las Vegas. Those days there was over 100 miles of no...
  21. Re: STOLEN Canham 8X10 View Camera--please be on the look out!!

    Allie, do keep an eye on nearby CL and epay. That is a total bummer.

    Les
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    Re: Straight Edges

    Most hardware stores have alum stock at various lengths, very similar to Fowler. If you want to true it, in order to be more accurate, it's easy to tie down a small grinder and run it by it....one...
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    Re: Where to send Lens for CLA?

    Darr, I've communicated with Carol few weeks ago and she answered my query. Give her a try carolmiller@flutotscamerarepair.com

    Les
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    Re: GMT ZULU Time

    Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

    I'd answer that, Randy, however my clock has no hands (read retirement clock).

    Les
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    Re: Darkroom Ventilation advice, please

    In my case I have a window on the opposite side, which allows the air to enter and the amount can be controlled. There are 100s of ways to set up ducting over the chemicals (dev. area). Quiet fans...
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    Re: Packard shutter bulb replace???

    https://www.amazon.com/Herocome-Silicone-Liquid-Douches-Medical/dp/B07HQ2JK9G/ref=sr_1_222?keywords=medical+bulb&qid=1565112189&s=industrial&sr=1-222

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    Re: spooky and other slot canyons

    There are many interesting ones without dealing with Antelope....and all those people. Personally prefer the lesser known ones like the one in Valley of Fire or Escalante, or near Kanab....and no...
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    Re: Fire extinguisher recommendation

    I think you should be fine with 2A-10B,C ("low hazard"), but you can up yer game and use 3A,40B,C.....rated as "moderate hazard". My personal wisdom comes largely from AF....do it safely and you'll...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    Peter, with so much to discover and enjoy, you might as well start planning the next visit to the area.

    Les
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    Indeed, the Route 1 is a gem and it could easily take 2 days or longer to meander down to SLO. Besides Pfeiffer, I'd add S. Simeon beach + pier, particularly around the sunset. Hearst Castle is...
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    Re: Hi from Boston!!

    Welcome to LF forum. I'm bit West from you....in this global village.:cool:

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

    Yeah, Bryan, it was meant as a complement. I've never seen so distorted tree; therefore, I mentioned PS (as if 1/2 joke)....tho I realize it's real. Dang, wish I ran across one that's even vaguely...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Wow, that looks very cool....almost if it was done in PS :>).

    Les
  34. Re: newb question - residue on hands after loading film

    I'd take my chances not wearing gloves (which I've done previously). If I was to wear them, it would be really high-end type (cotton) that don't shed any lint.

    Les
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    Re: Changing bag

    Maris, what sort of size of the bag are you talking about....and most important, where did you get it ? I had one custom made in the 80's and I had some semi-mouldy issues with it - no longer...
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    Re: New Project: Clouds

    Scott, those clouds are really fantastic. Have no idea how I missed it in Jan.

    Les
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    Re: Hi from the back woods of BC Canada

    I thought back woods was Atlin or Gold River....both seem to be close to the moon. Not sure if you can get HC-110, but Freestyle used to send it via ground shipment. You probably could use 23 and...
  38. Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    Sure, I too, had a camera set to photo GG Bridge (from Ft Baker) @night and couple cop cars came about. By the time I finished....at least 1/2 dozen drove by....some of those were the same vehicles....
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    Re: Commercial Ektar 12" coverage?

    Lenses in general are optimized for F16-22 and that fits the large image circle. Although I have this 12", I'm using it on 5x7 and; therefore, no comparison.....and can't comment.

    Les
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    If you are near Fry's (electronics) or order online, you can get a nice AC unit, that also has a dehumidifier and fan built-in > $399. I've bought similar and have been using it for years....this...
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