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  1. The Vanishing Cultures - An American Portrait

    I was just visiting some polish sites devoted to photography and found this: http://thevanishingcultures.com/
    And I thought it may be interesting for LFPF members. Actually it is not large format...
  2. Re: Forgot the name of that photographic magazine

    Yes, it was Lenswork. And the photographer's name is Robb Kendrick.
    Thank you!
  3. Forgot the name of that photographic magazine

    It was a couple of years ago, when I saw some excellent examples of daguerrotype photographs in a periodical publication. Contemporary portraits of cowboys, but made on tintypes.
    The problem is that...
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    Re: Poor quality B&W Film or??

    I never used Efke large format films, only 35mm format. Just wanted to experiment a little bit and bought a few rolls. On the last roll developed in Pyrocat HD (didn't have anything else at the...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waterís Edge?

    Ken, Iím far away from making conclusion that 5x7 format canít beat DSLR. It is just much more difficult to make a good picture with LF camera and the possibility for making mistakes is much...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you for your comments and clarifications, everybody!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/6885116506_c84be8f66c_c.jpg

    A place photographed to death. But I couldn't resist. How it is called BTW, cliche or something like that?
    4x5 Fuji Velvia 100.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waterís Edge?

    Yes, it may look sharp here at this small size, but I would expect from 5x7 format much more in terms of quality (sharpness mainly), than from DSLR. And if I enlarge this picture on my screen, it...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waterís Edge?

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    Cataract Creek, San Juan Mountains.
    Ansco 5x7 camera, Tele-Optar 15".
    I still don't know why I dragged heavy camera and even more heavy wooden tripod to this location. Maybe I was hoping...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Vaughn, I appreciate your comments. Thank you. Although I am a bloody damn amateur (BDA) and make pictures mostly for myself, I like to know what other people think about my work.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6860629467_40d5372ba5_z.jpg

    Well, since I 've already figured out how to attach images, maybe another picture from Colorado vacations.
    Taken with orange filter...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I'm glad somebody likes it. Yes, it appears to be oversharpened here, original full res. image looks better.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6859141773_dc92bc8222_z.jpg

    Maybe this time it will show properly.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6859141773_dc92bc8222_b.jpg

    Taken with red filter and 135mm lens on Rd 149 to Gunnison, Co.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waterís Edge?

    Sloan Lake in American Basin, Rockies.
    Taken with Tachihara, 135mm lens on Shanghai 4x5 film, with orange filter.
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    Re: post your trees!

    This was taken with Tachihara on Shanghai 4x5 film. I remember having extreme difficulties with adjusting plane of focus on a cloudy late afternoon with a slow 210mm f/6.8 Caltar. Taking two shots...
  17. Thread: Just Leaves

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    Re: Just Leaves

    Thank you for your kind words.
    I'm thinking however, that it still doesn't approach the craftmanshift/art of the masters.
  18. Thread: Just Leaves

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    Re: Just Leaves

    Taken with Wollensak Tele-Raptar 254mm.
    I had to wait quite long, until the wind stopped blowing for a short while. Almost gave up.
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    4x5, 240mm, f=22. Maximum possible bellows extension on my Tachihara/Wista or whatever it is. Besides that, I had to crop it slightly.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waterís Edge?

    I like fog, a right amount of fog is always good for photography. Well, maybe not always, but most of the time.
    Lake Michigan, early spring. 4x5 camera, 150mm, f=32.
    Some streaking is visible in...
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    Re: June portraits

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    Nice to see, that large format is becoming popular in Poland.
    As I'm planning to return to my homeland some day (with my cameras of course), I don't want to look...
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    Re: June portraits

    4x5, quite miniature in comparison to some photo equipment I've seen on your site.
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    Re: June portraits

    Thanks Armin, I'm glad that somebody likes this picture. The girl on a photograph wasn't quite enthusiastic when she saw it. But it's not easy to satisfy a teenager. That sharp, directed light from...
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    Re: June portraits

    This was taken with Heliar 210mm. Aperture was set around 8, as far as I remember. The slight glow in highlights was produced by Tiffen SFX filter, not by Heliar itself.
    In fact, I can not detect...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Somewhere in Canyonlands.
    Don't remember what lens was used (probably ancient, heavily scratched Ilex Acugon 90mm/f=8). Aperture was set to 22, which seems not to be enough to get everything in...
  26. Re: is a speed graphic good enough for this landscape lens setup?

    You will miss the possibility to tilt down the wide lens. And this is very important camera movement as it comes to lanscape. The front standard will stay on inside tracks. Perhaps the bellows...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Taken with an old Tachihara/Wista and Sironar 240mm.
    But at this resolution, looks like cell camera snapshot.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waterís Edge?

    Michigan, Rodenstock 135mm N, f=32.
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    WD2W+ life expectancy

    Anybody knows, how long WD2D+ may live in 3/4 full bottles of stock solution?

    A couple of days ago I developed a few sheets of Shanghai and one roll of Efke 50 in WD2D+. Negatives are weaker, than...
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    Re: Strong glue needed

    Maybe this time those two pictures will go through.
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    Re: Strong glue needed

    Finally found some time to get it done.

    I decided to solder the two parts. Any mechanical work would be difficult, since the parts are very small and the whole mechanism would have to be...
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    Re: Strong glue needed

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm already giving up the idea of simply gluing the two elements together.
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    Strong glue needed

    I am firmly convinced, that members of this forum can find a good answer to any question related to LF photography or related to LF only partially.

    Now I have such a question, related to LF in...
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    Re: Darlot petzval question

    I do not know, why I did not think about using camera movements to do it without the need for any cropping.
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    Re: Darlot petzval question

    Aaaah, so it is not a Magic Lantern lens. And not from XIX century.
    I remember, that there was quite a lot of exactly the same looking lenses for sale on Ebay about a year ago. And they keep...
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    Re: Darlot petzval question

    That comment made me feel better. Thanks, Jim. I still value my hair quite a lot.
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    Re: Darlot petzval question

    Thank you for replying to my post.
    I use this lens on 5x7 camera, but usually had to crop a little bit. Not because of light fall off, but total blur at the edges. Barrel diameter is about 2 and 7/8...
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    Darlot petzval question

    What may have been an intended use of this particular lens?

    Originally it did not have aperture slot. The slot was cut out just recently. I thought, that I was buying a magic lantern lens. But I...
  39. Re: Any experience -- Shanghai 4x5 and PMK/Pyro?

    I processed a couple of Shanghai film sheets in WD2D+, which is also a pyro developer. Results were good, highlights very well controlled, that effect I had in mind when selecting WD2D+. General...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Two trees from Canyonlands. Dead, unfortunately.
    Omnia orta occidunt et aucta sensecunt. Salustius.
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