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    Re: Greetings from snowy Boston

    Thank you all for your info. I did some more research and from what I can tell, for me personally an 8x10 would be a better idea, despite weight and cost considerations. I also noticed I prefer color landscapes rather than B&W. Seeing a slide of Velvia is nothing short of a religious experience, as somebody once said. So for that reason it looks like the wet darkroom is probably going to be the second violin in the future. But things change, who knows where this would lead to.
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    Re: Greetings from snowy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by radu_c View Post
    I also noticed I prefer color landscapes rather than B&W. Seeing a slide of Velvia is nothing short of a religious experience, as somebody once said....
    Please do check the price of 8x10 transparency film and processing.

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    Re: Greetings from snowy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Please do check the price of 8x10 transparency film and processing.
    I'm well aware of the prices. It is quite a hike from what I'm spending right now but sometimes it's not all about money...
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    Re: Greetings from snowy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by radu_c View Post
    I'm well aware of the prices....
    In which case, no issue at all. Everyone is entitled to decide their own value tradeoffs.

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    Re: Greetings from snowy Boston

    Welcome aboard!
    I'll add that sheet film is a very different work flow than roll film and mistakes with 8x10 color would bring tears to the eyes of Scrooge McDuck!
    I'll suggest starting with monochrome until you get into the swing of things. Or find a 4x5 back for your 8x10 and learn on 4x5 color film first.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Greetings from snowy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Welcome aboard!
    I'll add that sheet film is a very different work flow than roll film and mistakes with 8x10 color would bring tears to the eyes of Scrooge McDuck!
    I'll suggest starting with monochrome until you get into the swing of things. Or find a 4x5 back for your 8x10 and learn on 4x5 color film first.

    Good luck!
    Thank you, I learned so much already from you all. You read my mind; Iím definitely going to start b&w until i get the hang of it and sporadically experiment with color. I appreciate your suggestion, it makes total sense.
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    Re: Greetings from snowy Boston

    I would only add that I personally found 810 much easier to use than 4-5 and a much more pleasurable viewing experience. I spent maybe a year trying to get good results w 45 and gave up, and as soon as I started 810 I got excellent results, and what's more, my seeing changed in ways I couldn't have predicted. At the very least I'd recommend finding someone in your area who can let you see what working w the different formats actually feels like.

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