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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    There are times when I really wish I had a big camera. But sometimes, iPhone has to do. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180523/8eed53444e04e5ddf3e725303e6226f9.jpg

    Rick ďand then the clouds...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    SRGB is the colorspace used by most display devices. It has a smaller gamut than most digital cameras and most scanner output these days. I generally use ProPhoto (which has the widest gamut) or...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    Herr Huber did respond to me very quickly this morning, which I appreciate. The largest PSD file he had attempted to load was 202MB--files that size loaded for me without issue. I sent him some...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    1. That PSD file had layers in it, which makes it bigger. Layered TIFF is an Adobe format just as much as PSD is, by the way. But if you layer a TIFF, it will get bigger, too.

    2. Your opinion of...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    Okay, I think Affinity Photo might be a keeper, too. I know that the support annoyed some folks, but I can't remember the last time (before today) I had to get support, so maybe that won't be an...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    So, I just downloaded Photoline.

    First, they claim it will open PSD files with full layer preservation. Fine. But it won't open a PSD file larger than about 200MB. None of my 1G PSD files scanned...
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    Re: Anyone using On1 Photo Raw?

    On1 Photo Raw is annoying and I'm done with this experiment. It will not look into a network drive unless it is assigned a drive letter (which I thought went out the door in about 1997), and it won't...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    Joshua, this is the topic for the most experienced users in every photography forum of which Iím a part. Iím not sure 99% of their users are as committed as you suggest.

    Iím a Photoshop user, and...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    There is just as much likelihood that Photoshop will not meet our needs in the future.

    My beef with Adobe is only partly because of the rent-seeking model. It's not unreasonably priced, but...
  10. Re: The return of film hasnít hit LF camera prices yet, apparently.

    Dan, is that a 65/8 Super Angulon on the Handy?

    I have something similaróitís called a Travelwide. Very light.

    Rick ďthat was a joke; you can laughĒ Denney
  11. Re: The return of film hasnít hit LF camera prices yet, apparently.

    That depends on how you look at it. And itís not as if the Handy is all that handy.

    What is occasionally unhandy for me is the three hands required to 1.) hold the front or back standard in...
  12. Re: The return of film hasnít hit LF camera prices yet, apparently.

    Hey, Dan, the Kievs have lots more than that to be jealous of. (Speaking of which, Iím taking a roll call over at the Kiev Report.)

    I already have a sufficiently beefy tripod with a Sinar tilt...
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    Iím going to hang it on a strap around my neck.

    Rick ďnot reallyĒ Denney
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    Re: Ground glass install

    Itís a trade off, but Iíd rather be able to check for coverage.

    Rick ďpersonal preferenceĒ Denney
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    Only flaw: one empty spirit level out of four.

    Rick ďbetting I can find a replacement easilyĒ Denney
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    No, Precision Camera in Austin. Iím familiar with Arlington Camera, but itís been years.

    Rick ďand Precision Camera has moved twice in the 31 years since I lived in AustinĒ Denney
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    Re: Ground glass install

    The real value of clipped corners is checking for lens coverage. If you can see the entire aperture through the corner, the coverage is sufficient.

    Rick ďbellows breathing was a secondary...
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    Re: Ground glass install

    May be too late, but take it to a stained-glass studio or supply store. They can cut it and then grind the edges for safety. Itís an easy job, and the make far more intricate cuts routinely.

    Rick...
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    At a good camera store somewhere in Texas, I stopped in this afternoon to kill some time before meeting old friends for dinner. Nothing much in the used case, except this:
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    I didnít even know about it, but it looks very interesting.

    Rick ďexploring furtherĒ Denney
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Bryan, put me on your list of prospective purchasers. Mine is not broken but I also don't want it to be.

    Rick "TW owners know better than to be in a hurry" Denney
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    Re: SP-445 Just Arrived

    That is an old Yankee tank. It's fine for Photoflo but worthless for developing, and I have the streaky negatives to prove it.

    I have a pair of the SP-445 tanks but have to confess I've run no...
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    Re: What to get: PS, Affinity, GIMP, ON1, other?

    I have PhotoPaint as part of the Corel suite, which I keep updated as my go-to vector graphics software. I was unable to get PhotoPaint to perform many operations with 16-bit color, including unsharp...
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    Re: Newbie of sorts: Photoshop Now?

    I back up daily to a server on my home network running Unraid. It has 13 TB of storage (which I could easily increase to 20). It is not RAID, but it spans folders across the drives, and maintains a...
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    Re: Newbie of sorts: Photoshop Now?

    Nothingís free if it is maintained. But the Internet is replete with stories of automatic upgrades that broke workflows. A perpetual license means you can upgrade only when you want to. Iím using...
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    Re: Newbie of sorts: Photoshop Now?

    I keep seeing more and more push from Adobe to become fully cloud-based. That may be easier for them, but lots of us are in that Internet wasteland and it doesnít serve that situation even now. Iíve...
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    Re: Outage recovery

    Yes. The site is not encrypted, and browsers are wont to complain about that. We are discussing it again, looking for an easy and sustainable way to do it.

    Rick ďnot the guy that has to make it...
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    Re: Outage recovery

    Not that I'm aware of. It's all working for me.

    Rick "using various interfaces" Denney
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    Re: Sinar p CLA info required.

    Bob, Sinar Bron was in business when that post you quoted was written.

    Kleiny41, you might try starting a new thread with that specific request in the title.

    Rick "the Attack of the...
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    Re: DSLR Scanner: Lenses

    The answer then is to have enough resolution to use a cluster of pixels to represent each grain. Yes, focus will still be an issue, but at least you might see it well enough with live view.

    I...
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    Re: DSLR Scanner: Lenses

    What about using an eyepiece magnifier?

    Rick ďthinking we need a grain focuserĒ Denney
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    Re: DSLR Scanner: Lenses

    Since this popped back up, I made a discovery this week. When I tried my initial experiment with my 5D several years ago, I found my 50mm Compact Macro (with life-size converter) resolved grain, but...
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    Re: Anyone using On1 Photo Raw?

    Alan, thanks--that helps. I haven't used any add-ons in Photoshop, so perhaps Affinity won't annoy me as much as it has you. I do like USM to work the way I expect it to, but I doubt I get much past...
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    Re: Anyone using On1 Photo Raw?

    So, are you using Photo Raw in lieu of Lightroom and doing any additional editing it doesnít do in Photoshop?

    Iíve always divided up LR and PS this way:

    LR: cataloguing, and uses catalogues as...
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    Anyone using On1 Photo Raw?

    In my continuing quest to find a sustainable alternative to PS (I have CS5 which works but is now legacy software, and I use it with Bridge and Adobe Camera RawóI have never used Lightroom), Iíve...
  36. Re: are there 24x36 or MF lenses that can be used on 4x5?

    The Arsat 30 should make a circle about 90mm in diameter, except the ears of the front rim will invade the image slightly and top, bottom, and both sides. Fisheye lenses make a circle about three...
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    Re: Boring Photographs

    Iím a bit late to this party, but I havenít seen blood flow yet, so, despite moderator tendencies (we donít want TRVTH, we want quiet!), Iíll bring it back. Mostly because itís been on my mind for...
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    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    It has never made it past the thought experiment, to be honest. I prefer full-frame fisheyes, and have them for several camera systems, including my Pentax 67.

    Rick "no time for silly projects...
  39. Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Yes, the images are digital, but I suspect the conditions were so poorly lit that they would have simply been impossible to present this way using traditional techniques.

    I'm enjoying my tour...
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    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    A 180-degree fisheye generally illuminates a circle of diameter three times its focal length. I have several examples, including a 30mm Arsat that would make a nice full-circle fisheye on 4x5.
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