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Here are the basic "rules" of the forum. You can view the entire FAQ and Guidelines here if you wish.

  • The forum is only for questions specific to LF photography.
    General photography questions and questions related to photography with other formats should be asked elsewhere, for instance on, although there is a bit of tolerance for frequent contributors.
  • Before you post a basic question to this forum, please make sure you have quickly browsed the LF page, and searched the site using the search box on the main page. You will find the answers to many basic questions there.
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