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    Re: Is this a leak in the film holder?

    Thanks for the suggestions!
    I do try to be careful when inserting the dark slide but mistakes are always possible.

    The corner in question sits at the bottom left hand side when the film holder is...
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    Re: Is this a leak in the film holder?

    Here's another sheet with the same problem.

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    Is this a leak in the film holder?

    I've noticed that a number of my sheets have this slight discoloration that looks like a light leak from the film holder.
    The "leak" appears at the top right corner of the frame. It is visible on a...
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    Re: Just developed 16 color neg...

    How did you control the temperature?

    I tried C-41 using the taco method and a Paterson tank some time back. I was not able to keep the temperature consistent and ended up with some strange color...
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    Re: Determining Base Exposure for Cyanotype

    By "black" I did mean max blue.

    I've identified some other problems with my process.
    1. It's the rainy season where I am which means that humidity is very high. Can't do much about it. Will have...
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    Determining Base Exposure for Cyanotype

    Does anyone have any suggestions on finding the base exposure printing time?

    I'm trying to find the minimum time for max black as the first step in a more controlled cyanotype process. The method...
  7. Re: Best process for drying negatives after development?

    As you suspected, those lines are definitely digital. Far too even to be anything analogue.
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    Re: Test of Stearman SP-445 and Ilford chemistry

    Thanks for all the help everyone!

    Temp consistency is a real challenge. I need to figure that out first.
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    Test of Stearman SP-445 and Ilford chemistry

    I've just ran a test of the SP-445 with a sheet of Ilford Delta 100.
    This is also the very first sheet of black and white film that I have developed so it was a test of the entire process as well....
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    Re: Pentax Digital Spotmeter battery door stuck

    Well, the battery door is jammed. I've tried coins and screwdrivers to no avail.
    So I tried to remove the entire compartment by removing the screws but that's not working either.

    Might try and...
  11. Re: how do you store and organize your extra equipment

    Clear plastic storage boxes in a range of sizes works for me.
    I group equipment by format and type: slr, dslr, medium format, 4x5, tripod stuff, flashes, filters, other random junk.
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    Pentax Digital Spotmeter battery door stuck

    My trustly Pentax Digital Spotmeter has a jammed battery door.
    I've taken out the two little screws but the compartment is not opening.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this opened?...
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    4x5 C-41 processing in Rome

    Does anyone know of a reliable spot that will process 4x5 C-41 in Rome?
  14. Re: Lines from developing, attempting to remove in PS after drum scanning

    I was surprised to see the lines myself but the guys at LTI confirmed that this can happen and has happened before. Not sure what to add beyond that.

    Their slower more expensive dip and dunk...
  15. Re: Lines from developing, attempting to remove in PS after drum scanning

    I've had exactly the same banding issues on a bunch of 4x5 Portra 400 negatives. The negs were processed at LTI Lightside. Apparently, the dip and dunk process method can sometimes lead to banding in...
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    4x5 film in Dubai

    I hope this is the correct subforum for this question.

    Does anyone know of a store in Dubai that stocks 4x5 sheet film?
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    Re: Thomas Struth and depth of field

    I shoot mostly architecture and use this method to select the best aperture:

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/fstop.html

    The minimum aperture I end up with is usually F22. Very rarely do...
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    Re: Thomas Struth and depth of field

    Take this photograph taken at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin:

    http://content.ngv.vic.gov.au/col-images/api/EPUB000376/1280

    I don't think he is using any external lights. The figures are in focus...
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    Thomas Struth and depth of field

    I was looking at Thomas Struth's work and was amazed at the intense level of sharpness across the entire frame. How does he achieve such amazing depth of field? Even shooting indoors under subdued...
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    Re: Black jacket focusing cloth users...

    Black Jacket is great to use and I use it every time I shoot.

    That said, you dont need it and, for a beginner, I would suggest using a tshirt to start with. Spend your money on film.
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    Re: Pedro Guerrero film and talk

    Thanks for sharing Kirk. I had not even heard of this photographer and am now excited to see the movie.
    Just need to figure out how to watch it in India as there are "rights restrictions".
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    Re: Dust and Scratches

    Thank you for all the great suggestions.

    I do send my film to a lab and they are now officially fired!
    Unfortunately, labs that process film (let alone 4x5) are a vanishing breed. I think there...
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    Dust and Scratches

    I've spent the last few days patiently cleaning some high resolution scans of 4x5 Portra.

    They are full of scratches of varying degrees (from very faint hairlines to deep gouges) and full of lots...
  24. Re: I'm looking for 8x10 film Self Scan or Self process Lab or place.. in NYC

    You can check at ICP. I'm not sure about 8x10 but its a good place to start however you may have to take a class there.
    Here are some other options:
    http://www.printspacenyc.com/...
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    Re: Shooting 4x5 for an architect.

    Thanks for all the great feedback!

    I have discussed the shoot with my friend and had initially suggested digital as the best option for him. Since then, I've stumbled upon the work of Helene Binet...
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    Shooting 4x5 for an architect.

    I'm writing a contract for a project to shoot an apartment building an architect friend has just completed. My plan is to shoot the building with b&w film rather than the usual digital. My questions...
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    Re: March 2015 portraits

    wow lovely image alex!
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo by Kenzo Tange.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7645/16290807154_2f1c3431fb_o.jpgYoyogi Stadium by randhirsingh, on Flickr
  29. Re: What went wrong here? and here... and here... and here... and here....

    It occurred to me this morning that this problem is also partly due to the smaller size of the Linhoff style lens boards. My older Sinar never exhibited this problem because the lens boards are much...
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    Nice images by the way! Is this series online somewhere?
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    Yeah, I'm convinced that most of these problems are caused by the cokin holder or the filter itself. I guess I have to be careful to prevent reflections!
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    Thanks for all that great advice everyone! As usual, the members of this forum have been incredibly helpful.

    I'm going to investigate the bellows and camera for leaks. And also will check how the...
  33. Re: What went wrong here? and here... and here... and here... and here....

    The ND Grad ia rectangular (can't remember the manufacturer) was used on a Cokin P series filter holder. The film holders look fine to me. I have not had any such issues using these holders on my...
  34. Re: What went wrong here? and here... and here... and here... and here....

    scan122.jpg: strange white spots across the top. I'm not sure what is going on in the top right hand corner of the frame. plus there appear to be light leaks on both sides...
    scan 137.jpg: there...
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    scan124.jpg: This image has cloudy spots all across the sky area along with some dark spots.
    scan128.jpg: too much shift and rise along with weird tree branches in the sky.
    scan129.jpg: more trees...
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    Hello everyone.

    I recently returned from a 10 day trip to Tokyo where I took my new Chamonix 045N-1 along with a large box of Ilford Delta 100. The experience of walking around Tokyo with a 4x5...
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    Re: Video about Nobuyuki Kobayashi

    Lovely video and a great dedicated photographer.
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    Re: DOF calculator for a Chamonix

    Thanks for all the great input guys! And Bob, thank you for the card. I'm going to try this method out.

    I've only been shooting with a 4x5 for about a year and have found that using a measurable...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    NYU designed by Pei Cobb Freed.
    Shot on a Sinar F2. Kodak Portra 400.

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    Re: DOF calculator for a Chamonix

    Yeah these magnets sound like a great idea. I guess I'll have to adapt the circular DOF scale to a flat card first.
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