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    Re: LF Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Yes, I know he died in the 1980s, but I'm thinking of the photo of him wrestling with the 12x20" camera in the present tense.
    If he cropped from 12x20, do you think he'd feel guilty posting in the LF images subforum? I sure wouldn't.

    But if he used a 624 back, we'd ask him to post in the other subforum. And we would hope he would do so.

    Rick "who wants judgment about cropping, not rules" Denney

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    Re: LF Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by rdenney View Post
    Jonathon, the fracturing of image threads are decisions made by the users, not by the moderators. Personally, I prefer some division so that I don't have to look through many images of no interest when in a hotel with slow Internet service or using my iPhone.
    No decision will please everyone, of course, and I was just throwing my two cents in. As I said, I can stubbornly continue to post to the "Small Formats" thread all I want, and others are free to create a new sub-category for each photo they post if they so choose. Life goes on.

    On a personal note, I have a lot of interest in seeing "images of no interest." If I only view image categories based on my known preferences, I miss out on being exposed to a lot of other good work. The catch-all threads force me to look at subject matter I wouldn't usually seek out, and for me that's a good thing. But hey, to each his (or her) own.

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    LF Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    Thanks Rick for clarifying that 9x12cm is accepted as being 4x5, actually the dynamics are quite different as it's a thinner longer format (when printed).
    Sure, it's a little different. But it's the official metric equivalent of 4x5, and thus nominally the same, as far as I'm concerned.

    Rick "one of those whose 612 images will now be in the new subforum" Denney

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    Re: LF Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by jcoldslabs View Post
    On a personal note, I have a lot of interest in seeing "images of no interest." If I only view image categories based on my known preferences, I miss out on being exposed to a lot of other good work.
    A very good point Jonathan. If one limits their viewing and reading then it limits their potential for growth. By maintaining an open perspective one may discover areas of interest that they may have never discovered otherwise.
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    Re: LF Clarification

    If the ultimate achievement in LF photography is considered to be a contact print from the whole negative why are some Forum members into extreme cropping?
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    Re: LF Clarification

    They probably aren't, but whenever a change appears to the rules, it's natural for people to test the "boundary conditions".

    The Pareto principle suggests that we spend 80% of our time on problems which occur only 20% of the time. In software development, the numbers are often more extreme. I'm not an attorney, but it's probably the same with the Law.

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    Re: LF Clarification

    when did the ultimate achievement in lf photography become a contact print?
    it certainly isn't for me ...

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    Re: LF Clarification

    Extreme cropping? Must be me. I made a 3mm by 3mm crop today, but only digitally...

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    Re: LF Clarification

    The first image is a crop from 4x5 of about 3/4 inch by 5 inch (I'm second from the left). The second (Mysterious Sophie) is about 3x4mm (guess) from the same negative. My argument is that a crop like that is only possible with LF.
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    Re: LF Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    when did the ultimate achievement in lf photography become a contact print?...
    Any response to that ought be in the form of a construction similar to Louis Armstrong's answer when he was asked what jazz is.

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