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    Re: Brown glare on negatives

    Someone said it could be due to the negatives being a little more thick and the scanner needs to push light through.
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    Re: Brown glare on negatives

    I just tried that, with a negative from a previous series and I see no problems with it.
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    Re: Brown glare on negatives

    Well, I have been processing images like this, well, I think about 80 in total. And never had this problem. :'(
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    Re: Brown glare on negatives

    I also made this while scanning. And it seems the brown glares also occure outside the negative itself
    (scanner = Epson V800)
    ...
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    Brown glare on negatives

    Hi guys,

    I have been scanning my latest shoot (8 negatives) of 4x5 portra 160/400.
    But with each scan I notice this brown glow on top on exactly the same spot.
    I did nothing special, or very...
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    Re: Marks and spots on my almost dry negatives

    Ok, for my final question.
    When rinsing in distilled water. Does that mean I fill the spearman tank with distilled water, with photo-flo, and then just put the negative into it?
    It must not be ...
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    Re: Marks and spots on my almost dry negatives

    The thing is... in the past I have developed many negatives in the same way.
    Ending with a normal rinse (no wetting agent or...) and never had that problem.
    Now I just forgot the last rinse all...
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    Re: Marks and spots on my almost dry negatives

    So for the future developements.

    I do all the steps... and right before the final wash, I put a drop of washing soap in my Stearmann press, and then let the water run until the soap runs out?
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50495289661_b568970ca8_b.jpgFenneJutta_Test1 by Smith De Westelinck

    A shot during my 4X5 photoshoot.. taken with a 645.
  10. Re: Epson Perfection V800 adjusting for as much as sharpness as possible

    70% of that explanation sounds like science to me. :-)

    2X2 bin? What is that even?
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    Epson V800 Scanning with ISRD gets stuck.

    One problem hasn't been solved and the next problem has arrived.

    So...

    I'm scanning my first batch after a while now (120 + 4x5) and when scanning normal it's no problem but when I scan with...
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    Marks and spots on my almost dry negatives

    So yesterday evening I developed 1 roll of 120 and 8 pieces of 4X5 film of kodak portra.
    Everything went well (but it was late) and I hung up those negatives to dry.

    To day I went to check them...
  13. Re: Epson Perfection V800 adjusting for as much as sharpness as possible

    Little thing is that I do not use Epson Scan but have bought Silver Fast from the beginnen. :-)
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    I don't understand about the focus you mention? Are you talking about an autofocus? Because I believe V800 had not such a thing? As mentioned by others. Not by own experience.

    I did a scan on the...
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    I believe I did, indeed, scan without sharpening because I rather have the control myself.
    Is it possible because I scanned the two adjusted filmholders, without préscanning again?
    That couldn't be...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50460866228_f71c7c628e_b.jpgSchermafbeelding 2020-10-12 om 17.31.15 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    These are the results.
  17. Epson Perfection V800 adjusting for as much as sharpness as possible

    Hi guys,

    I am re-scanning my images and I know you can adjust the height of the filmholder because the scanner's factory standards can be a little of.

    So, I have scanned an image with the...
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    Re: Preparing for a book

    So I contacted the book designer about print profile and she told me the next:

    Printprofile is CMYK 300DPI PDF X-4: 2010 concerning 2012 conditions.

    Does that make any sense to you guys?
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    Re: Preparing for a book

    Well, the book designer already work wih a printer company who have great experience in printing books (photography, read, etc...)
    But I'm more interested about what I should keep in mind while...
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    October Portraits

    I'll kick this one of...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50378383003_9c6a195e0a_h.jpgZoey by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr
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    Re: Preparing for a book

    Hi Paul,

    No I am entirely self-publishing but am thinking about using a crowdfunding site. At this moment I am thinking about Kickstarter.

    The book designer told me to:

    Save as TIFF or PNG...
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    Preparing for a book

    Hi everyone,

    so my journey with the series Happy Kids which I'm making is almost at it's final form to be printed into a book.

    It's going to be a hardcover book containing the whole series...
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    Re: September Portraits

    I must admit, normally if I apply such a fade, I do it intentionally, now it was more by accident.
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    Re: September Portraits

    One of my first images shot with my new (second) Intrepid

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50379080241_29534089b6_b.jpgZoey by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr
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    Re: Chemistry (again) use after time

    Hi all,

    Thanks for feedback already.

    Concerning developer and chems I use Tetenal Colortec. And use demineralized water.
    and maybe I should consider glass storage 'brown' bottles?
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    Chemistry (again) use after time

    Hi guys,

    sorry I should ask this sort of question; again.

    But I'm pretty insecure if it comes to chemicals because I do not want to miss a 4X5 negative because it was not okay.

    Anyways. I...
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    Re: Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    None, but I rather not wait until I loose one. Each image counts.
    But as you know, chems are expensive too, and not the best (nature-wise) so I rather not spill too much.
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    Re: Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    I have been considering moving over to a patterson tank with the mod54.
    Don't know, but I have no trust in the Stearman at this point no more and my images are to valuable to loose to such a problem.
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    Re: Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    Thanks guys,

    I have considered the wetting the rubber thing. But did not try.
    I do close the tank with the caps on it.
    And fill it always to the top.
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    Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    Any other people developing 4X5 in a Stearman Press.

    through time it starts to feel more and more unreliable.

    Do others also have experience? The rubber closing off looks intact. But even when...
  31. Thread: July Portraits

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    Re: July Portraits

    Thank you so much.
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    July Portraits

    Did not see anyone starting a new thread.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50079436016_71306a315c_c.jpgPool fever by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    Atlast I can continue my work, so hereby...
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    Bad chems -> Blix

    Hi guys,

    I was mixing my chems (Tetenal) which were standing still from beginning March, lockdown.

    Now, I got to part 2 of my BLX mix, when I saw these particules showed up.

    The question:...
  34. Re: Portra 160 x 400 (4X5) mixed up (ay caramba)

    I knew that those notches were there to tell differences, but did not know it was also different per ISO. Cool
  35. Portra 160 x 400 (4X5) mixed up (ay caramba)

    Have any of you had this problem:

    I have some loaded disks, some with 160, and some with 400 portra.
    But I lost my paper which states what disks are loaded with 160 and which with 400.

    I am a...
  36. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    No, but as we all know, these images are only made to be printed, so now digital format will it ever do it full justice. Right?
    For me Instagram is more of a showcase in preview-kind of way, and a...
  37. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    I understand, but not all LF/MF portrait photographers are here.
    And also: this is good, to share with other LF/MF portrait photographers, but maybe we there are none-LF/MF photographers, who also...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48115289198_f089da9438_c.jpgLucia by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48138081803_6e77077c6f_c.jpgLucia by Smith De...
  39. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    You know, with all these LF (and MF) analog portrait work, I really miss an Instagram account where they are collected. I really am always on the look out to LF (and MF) portrait (or more people...
  40. Re: Color print film C-41 kit (mixing question)

    I actually buy the 500 ml kits.
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