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  1. Re: The Film Apocalypse and Proper Freezing and Storage of Film

    Ha ha haa - well that was a refreshing read. It's nice to know things haven't changed much!

    Anyway - is anyone actually still looking for 8x10 Astia to hoard or stash? Rationally or irrationally?...
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    Best 20"+ LCD monitor for under $400...

    Okay, I didn't want to hijack the other thread

    Is it at all possible to find a non-tn (i.e. s-ips, pva etc) monitor for under $400.00 (budget restraints - not mine) for imaging use

    and if it's...
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    Re: Phillips Explorer models

    I think it's just for an elasticated darkcloth hood to hook onto (the explorer back is thinner/sleeker than the Compact II as it's non rotating).

    I can't remember if it might protect something as...
  4. Re: Lenswork will no longer be found at newstands.

    err... doesn't he make digital prints?
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    Re: Phillips Explorer models

    Most of the changes are small and incremental and mainly cosmetic.

    He did change the way the adjustment knob on the centre focus know thingy worked, from the flop down jointed type to a more rigid...
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    Re: A krummy deal from Kodak?

    It's not really anything to do with the dollar or silver prices. It's to do with Kodak's pricing strategy.

    8x10 has always been quit a bit more expensive per sheet when bought in 10 sht boxes as...
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    Re: Making "sepia" prints - problems

    Thanks all - some great answers and suggestions - Bob, that overprinting is a great idea - tried it, tweaked the 1st run colour a bit - and it gives and excellent result. Looks very good.

    On QTR -...
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    Making "sepia" prints - problems

    I've been try to make some sepia(ish) enlargements of some old prints for a museum exhibit but am having a bit of difficulty.

    The originals vary in colour somewhat (prints of various different...
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    Re: Twice Infinity?

    I tried it one time, just to try and figure out how he did it (it's actually harder than it looks to get a picture that actually works well with this - something Sugimoto succeeds at - his...
  10. Re: Mac users: Do you use antivirus software?

    No and yes...

    In the past I would have said no - but I have found recently that Macs do get viruses - if you have to use things such as MS Office for Mac etc....

    At our museum (all mac) one...
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    Re: 10x8 lenses...240mm or similar

    Yes - the Fuji W 250mm f6.7 (NOT the 6.3) is a very nice lens.

    Lets of coverage and I've never found that it being single coated to be a problem. I've been using one for a good few years and it's...
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    Re: The world's oldest photograph - 1790?

    That's basically it. Society pretty much sets itself those problems it can solve.

    At the time photography emerged (in a way a better way of looking it it than it being "discovered" or "invented"),...
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    Re: The world's oldest photograph - 1790?

    yes, correct - my typo...

    and his "self-portrait" as a dead sailor is thought to be his response to being paid keep quiet about his invention (and I'm not sure, but the Daguerreotype may have...
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    Re: The world's oldest photograph - 1790?

    The history of the beginnings of photography is always being tweaked and revised.

    In 1833, after some work and experimentation, Antoine Hercule Romuald Florence invented a silver nitrate on paper...
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    The world's oldest photograph - 1790?

    well, sort of, possibly... :eek:

    http://photo-muse.blogspot.com/2008/03/worlds-oldest-photograph-1790.html
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    Re: No Trespassing

    I was talking particularly about Federal Government Buildings and facilities, so I don't know about the first one (I'd be interested to see where it's laid out).

    But as for the second, I'm not so...
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    Re: No Trespassing

    The only restrictions that can be placed on photographing government buildings or facilities in the US which are visible from a public place, are certain DoD/Military facilities (and in many cases...
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    Re: Negative Holders for 4990

    never tried them, but:

    http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/mstation.html

    http://www.betterscanning.com/
  19. Re: 8X10 Holder Weight and Why 8X10 is called 8X10???

    Mines' pretty similar

    except a 210mm Kowa Graphic and a 165mm WA Dagor

    I use the Phillips Compact II instead of the Explorer (Explorer was nice and light and small, but just not quite flexible...
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    Re: Copyright registration

    http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-who.html
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    Re: Is New Tri-X same as old Tri-X?

    which "old" tri-x do you mean... it's changed quite a few times
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    Re: Copyright registration

    I'm pretty sure you can - I know lots of Canadian photographers who do - especially editorial/photojournalists who work with a lot of US publications.

    I've registered in the past

    Remember it...
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    Re: Copyright registration

    http://www.copyright.gov/reports/annual/2002/mail.html
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    Re: Decimated sheet film makers

    Ilford Delta 100 is actually a very nice film - many find it preferable to TMAX 100

    Quality control does seem a bit of a problem with some of the other films, but I've also had a lot of luck with...
  25. Re: Cost of sheet film & quantity per box thereof

    I think that's all it's going to be available in soon.
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    Re: Copyright registration

    another good explanation here:

    http://www.publaw.com/advantage.html

    (makes a further good point I'd forgotten, which I've experienced first hand with a photo agency I was part of - most cases...
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    Re: Copyright registration

    There's some good links to copyright info for photogs here

    http://www.editorialphoto.com/copyright/

    and Pt 2 of this page has a bit on why register
    ...
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    Re: Copyright registration

    which bit Joe?
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    Re: Copyright registration

    In the US, registration gives the creator a huge advantage in the case of taking an infringement case to court (in fact without registration, there's almost no point in going to court)

    Among...
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    Re: Large Format Photography & Cuba...

    actually, I think there's probably a lot that could go really wrong - especially if people with lots of money try and turn it into some kind of free-market experiment over night - which is a real...
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    Re: Large Format Photography & Cuba...

    I haven't travelled widely in Cuba, but I have travelled a little outside the tourist areas (though I was based in one) - nor was I doing LF photography.

    But I doubt there would be any problem at...
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    Re: Paul Shambroom's work at TED Conference

    ?? which pictures are you looking at? I couldn't find any against photographic backdrops?

    In the ones I did see, the apparent saturation seems to come from having lit (?) the subject against a...
  33. Re: New campaign to "report odd photographers" to the police

    ever tried taking a photo in any town in the UK which doesn't show the location of CCTV cameras? (there are about 4.5 million).

    and here's the radio ad transcript:



    in other words, just...
  34. New campaign to "report odd photographers" to the police

    The Metropolitan Police (London, UK) has launched a new counter terrorism campaign with posters and ads going up to encourage people to report "odd" photographers (as well as people acting...
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    Re: Four dollars a gallon.

    All the US taxes on a gallon of gasoline (which are quite a substantial percentage) are supposed to be for transportation - it's essentially a user tax - you are paying anywhere from 26c to 62c per...
  36. Re: Who's your favorite forgotten Master Photographer

    Eadweard Muybridge - often apprently forgotten or ignored in photography (if not in art and cinema)
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    Re: How long do silver gelatin prints last?

    A second issue with photographic papers in more recent times is the use of OBA's in the papers - both FB and RC - and the various changes that take place as those degrade - changing tone, apparent...
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    Re: How long do silver gelatin prints last?

    It's hard to tell how long they will last. For a lot of photographic papers past and present the substrate is probably the big unknown - we have little or no information on it over the history of...
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    Re: Ilford=$$$

    well, for one think, good inkjet paper is often made of a much better substrate than most photo paper (have you priced out good quality watercolour paper from someone like Arches recently?)

    They...
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    Re: Ilford=$$$

    For one thing, B$W papers and film are only going to get more expensive as the supply grows smaller either way you look at it.

    But that aside, costs have increased greatly - cost of oil has...
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