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  1. Kodak Synchro-Rapid 800 shutter question

    I just picked up a 101mm Ektar, set in a
    Kodak Synchro-Rapid 800 shutter. The
    shutter has a B but no T setting. Can
    someone explain how to lock the shutter
    open for framing and focusing?
    ...
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    Re: A Little Blurb Update

    I found BookSmart constricting. (I don't know
    what B3 is so I assume I did not use it.) I got
    around BookSmart's limitations by making each
    of my pages a full-bleed JPG. That meant resizing...
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    Re: A Little Blurb Update

    FWIW, I used Blurb for my new book,
    Double Exposures: Essays in Portraiture,
    and I was pleased with the end product
    -- 160 pages, 8x10, on premium paper.
    I submitted everything in an sRGB space...
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    Re: Nudes in LF lenses

    Peter Gowland.
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    Re: Gowlandflex

    I didn't call because I didn't want to intrude.
    And I was hoping to see if there are others
    out there who know something about the
    Gowlandflexes, so we could pool resources
    and knowledge about...
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    Gowlandflex

    July was Large-Format GAS Month, so
    I am the new guardian of a whole-plate
    Korona and an early Gowlandflex. The
    Gowlandflex is a marvel, combining the
    dynamics of a Rolleiflex with sheet...
  7. Re: Maxwell Hi-Lux viewing screens - any feedback?

    I swear by mine, on my Norma. I have them also in my Rolleiflexes. Essential.

    Sanders McNew
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    Re: Agfa Paper reborn?

    I don't know about the film but Adox and Maco are trying to resurrect the Agfa paper works. Robert Vonk, of Fotohuis in the Netherlands, confirmed this on the APUG list: "There are negotiations...
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    Re: Agfa Paper reborn?

    I ported this thread over to APUG and provoked an interesting response. Here's the link to the APUG thread:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?p=408414#post408414

    Adox ... JandC ... I...
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    Ilford sheet film -- ULF, 3x4, etc

    Simon Galley, an Ilford/Harman director, has mentioned over on APUG that the company will be making up orders for various sheet film sizes next month. It was originally billed as an opportunity to...
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    Re: Washing Negatives in a Jobo 3006 Drum

    If you have an upright print washer, just stick the negatives in it -- that's what I do with the 5x7s I process in the 3006. Much easier than washing in the tanks and the negatives won't mind a bit....
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    Re: Scanning Debate.

    FWIW, I've found that if I can get the image close enough to final in the initial scan, I can work easily in 8-bit without compromising image quality. If you're scanning LF negatives you are already...
  13. Re: Which non-jobo motor base for my jobo 3010?

    Absolutely right on both counts! :-)
  14. Re: Which non-jobo motor base for my jobo 3010?

    I don't bother -- I just let mine spin on and on in the same direction. It might make a difference in theory to the 2500-series tanks (which hold the 4x5s on spiral reels) but I've done it both ways...
  15. Re: Which non-jobo motor base for my jobo 3010?

    I have three: a "Color by Beseler" base, an Omega "Chromega" base, and a Unicolor "Uniroller" base. Of the three, the Beseler is the best for the 3000-series tanks, with the Omega a close second. ...
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    Re: Schooling in Sinar Quick Portrait Gear

    Frank, I have a 5x7 Norma with the older behind-the-lens shutter mounted on it. (<-- see avatar) I know there is an interlock that connects to the rear standard, that closes up the shutter when you...
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    Wood or plastic holders?

    I am amazed that no one appears to have addressed this question before in the LF Forum archives.

    I use wood film holders in 4x5 and 5x7. Why? I like the way they feel and handle.

    I saw a...
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    Re: 210mm Heliar or....

    I have an early (serial no. 109605) uncoated 7-inch f/4.5 Heliar set in a barrel and mounted on a 3x4 Graflex D lensboard. Here's a scan from a photo shot with the lens:
    ...
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    Re: Epson V700 vs 4990

    Really? I went from the 3200 to the 4990 and saw no improvement in image quality whatsoever. The upgrade was a BIG improvement because of the 4990's 8x10 inch scanning area for negatives and...
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    Re: Your "walk around" camera

    Frank! I have one word for you:

    Diafine.

    http://www.mcnew.net/6x6/slides/015MaeveVestibule.html

    (Handheld folder shot @ 1/5 second in a dim rolling Amtrak train vestibule, en route to...
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    Re: Your "walk around" camera

    I'm with David Goldfarb on this one: German folders rule. I go for the Balda Super Baldax -- it's a little bigger than the Perkeo but has a coupled rangefinder, much faster to shoot that way. I...
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    Re: "Are you a photographer?"

    Sitting in an airport departure gate, I loaded a roll of film into my Rolleiflex balanced on my lap. A couple in their 80s watched intently across from me. Once I closed the back, he asked: "Is...
  23. Re: Ross - for Cartes de Visite/ Small Petzval's

    Even a ten-inch Petzval will vignette at 5x7 -- at least mine does. I shoot a ten-inch Hermagis Portrait Lens (see my avatar!), a Petzval design, stopped down to f/10. Sanders.
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    Re: Dagor/Optimo shutter questions.

    Alas. Now I know why the shutter doesn't work. The shutter has been removed from the casing. So, it is effectively a barrel lens now.

    I did call Carol this afternoon and she seemed quite...
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    Dagor/Optimo shutter questions.

    I just received an early 9.5" Goerz Dagor set in an Optimo shutter. The lens optics look clear -- that's the good news. For the life of me I cannot figure out how to cock and fire the Optimo...
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    Re: How did you create your web site?

    It doesn't have to be that hard. Go check out www.jalbum.net -- it is a ridiculously easy to use web photo site generator, with dozens of "skins" by which you can customize the look and structure of...
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    Re: stitching 4x5s on a Mac

    Frank, greetings. :-)

    It's not so simple as the preceding posts suggest. The pivot point is everything -- you can't simply turn the camera and shoot and expect the two frames to connect well. ...
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    Re: how about a picture post?

    From last week's shoot. In 5x7 through a 30cm Heliar.
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    Re: 4 x 5 vs 5 x 7 Enlarger: Which One?

    I shoot both 5x7 and 4x5. I've been using an Omega D2 enlarger for the 4x5s and contact-printing the 5x7s. But I just bought an older Eastman 5x7 Model E Autofocus Enlarger. Apart from giving me...
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    Re: New format is excellent

    Tom, I second Phong's observations. The new site is impressive but I found the old one much easier and faster to browse. Sanders.
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    Gregory Colbert

    Tim, greetings.

    I think this thread goes back to the question of how Colbert created the work, or if he did. Obviously, he did not photograph the images of himself swimming with whales or...
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    Subcontracting photographs ...

    "How na´ve we all are, toiling to make our own works of art. The trick is to think up a cool concept, hire someone to photograph it for us and sell it for $100K. Brilliant. "

    Just like Gregory...
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    Gregory Colbert

    QT, greetings.

    You and I have never spoken together, so, first, let me thank you for putting in the time and resources to make this forum possible. It is the most important web community that I...
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    Gregory Colbert

    "Sort of sets a new benchmark." Gosh, I sure hope not.

    After wondering whether I was the only curmudgeon who finds Colbert's work disturbing in its excess and vanity, I went online and found most...
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    Gregory Colbert

    Tim, greetings.

    I am often wrong. Look at me! I'm stuck in film, in silver gelatin, in black and white. A concatenation of poor choices! HOWEVER, I think you should be just a bit more open in...
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    Gregory Colbert

    It's an interesting but worn debate.

    I agree wtih Clay that it's either troubling or amusing that this medium already has a commonly-accepted name -- inkjet print -- but people keep trying to find...
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    Gregory Colbert

    Clay, "deliberately vague" is being charitable. They are inkjet prints. Fancy inkjet prints, but inkjet prints all the same. All the mumbo-jumbo about "encaustic process" is just the latest...
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    Gregory Colbert

    "These mixed media photographic works marry umber and sepia tones in a distinctive encaustic process on handmade Japanese paper."

    Meet the newest artspeak for "inkjet print." (Follow the link in...
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    Foma's version of Rodinal & Fomapan

    "Complaints on apug.org"

    Oh well that explains it. Perpetuators of old wives' tales, thriving on superstition as always.

    Sanders McNew (www.mcnew.net)
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    Foma's version of Rodinal & Fomapan

    "The general consensus is that rodinal does not do very well with constant agitation"

    This is news to me. I've processed thousands of 4x5 and 5x7 TXP sheets in 1:25 and 1:50 Rodinal solutions in...
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