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    Which film developer????

    I'am almost ready to process my first b/w negs. I'll be using Tmax 100 for the foreseeable future (just bought a large batch) but might also gravitate towards the cheaper films from freestyle. I'am...
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    Changing tent suggestions

    I'am getting tired of waiting till it's dark to load holders so decided to invest in a changing tent. I DON'T want to use a changing bag. The harrision seems to be the one thats most recommended...
  3. Re: cyanotype with normal negatives (newb question)

    Is this b/c of the dichromate? I remember using that stuff for toning long ago and didn't give it remotely as much respect as i gave ferricyanide (which scared me to death). I'am planning to go in to...
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    Re: Making Digital negatives

    Scratch that thought. They look like they are not cheap..... Oh well back to the original plan
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    Re: Making Digital negatives

    Just noticed they have a outlet in NYC!! Thats great I could just walk over and get it...
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    Re: Making Digital negatives

    Thats a idea that I didn't consider and would be a good starting point for me untill I get the alt process down. The less unknowns I have to deal with the better. I looked at the price but could not...
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    Re: Making Digital negatives

    Thanks everyone going through all the info. This is just what i was looking for
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    Making Digital negatives

    I've become more and more interested in alternative processes and since i have some free time coming up thought i would give it a try. I ultimately want to do contact prints and ran across a article...
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 100 to Be Launched in Large Format

    +1 to what david said. This film is AMAZING for landscapes. In 35mm Their is hardly any grain and when it is visible it's very nice and tight.
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 100 to Be Launched in Large Format

    Thats outstanding news. I love this film on 35mm. Now heres hoping they won't price it too high
  11. Re: Need a film with high DR - another what film thread

    Mr. unpronouncible name:D :D :D

    I have three other names that i don't use which are far worse!!:D

    Anyway by DR i meant Dynamic Range. Unfortunately i don't have any control over film...
  12. Re: Need a film with high DR - another what film thread

    Thanks guys. This is all very helpful especially the recomendations on the color neg film. I forgot to mention that my workflow is scanning the film once i get it from the lab. Based on this i've...
  13. Need a film with high DR - another what film thread

    First up my apolagies if this topic has been beaten to death. I have a specific problem and any advice is much appreciated. Her'es the background and the question

    I've been hitting the local glens...
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    Re: Epson V500 and stitch or get V700 later?????

    Well first up i can't find one. And secondly even the used one s go well above $200 these days. This scanners got a cult following thanks to KR:mad: . Considering i can get a new v500 for under $200...
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    Re: Epson V500 and stitch or get V700 later?????

    Thats just it marko, I don't think it's a temp solution. If it does the same thing that i want (print 8x10 and web images) why should i spend more? I can always spend the money on film/gas. Now i do...
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    Epson V500 and stitch or get V700 later?????

    Here's my problem. I shoot a fair amount of 4x5 (and this has been exclusivly velvia) but lately have been shooting a LOT of 6x12. I really like the 6x12 format and have been on some occasions...
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    Re: Recommendations for a Good 22" monitor?

    Beware most (if not all) 22 inch panels are TN panels, which are the worst for photo editing due to there very limited viewing angle. You ideally want a panel with s-ips or failing that pva tech. ...
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    Re: Time for a new tripod

    I have a velbon 640A and have been using it for the last 4 years. Not a single issue. It's travaled 5 times on international flights and a few times locally. Has held up very well. Highly recommend...
  19. Re: Trying to contact View Camera Magazine re: unfulfilled subscription

    I had the same issue as the op. Tried to contact VC numerous times and gave up in the end. I still enjoy the magazine but won't subscribe to it. Just don't want to waste another years worth of...
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    Re: Western NY Large Format Photogs

    I hope i'am not too late for the party? Rochester NY here. Would live to go out and do some shooting.
  21. Thread: Magnachrome

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    Re: Magnachrome

    Thanks!!
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    Re: which darkcloth for Chamonix?

    Keith i use the 32" necksize. My problem is the blackjacket just dosen't stay on the chamonix and there is so much light coming from the bottom b/c of the open design (and worm drive) that it's...
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    which darkcloth for Chamonix?

    I'am the happy owner of a new chamonix thanks to hugo. The camera is great but i'am going crazy when using my blackjacket dark cloth with it. The damn thing just wouldn't stay attached!! I've not had...
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    Re: The suspense is killing me!

    Tapping fingers.....pulling hair......AHHHHH!!!!!!
    hugo your killing me!!


    Sorry

    Eagerly awaiting my tracking number. I was very late on the boat and just thankfull that hugo bumped me up to...
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    Re: The suspense is killing me!

    Can't wait to get my tracking number as well!!
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    Re: Barrel lens users whats your technique?

    Hey hollis, thanks for the lens!!!
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    Re: Barrel lens users whats your technique?

    poisened gifts:) that certainly is a good explanation. I've thought about the idea of a pacakard/luc/sinar shutter. But they look huge. This lens is small and i'll be using it with my wista DX...
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    Re: Barrel lens users whats your technique?

    Dan i just measured the lens. There are threads at the back and the diameter is 49mm (or b/w 48~50mm). I'll need to get the calipers from my lab to make sure. Regardless i like the idea of the MP-4....
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    Re: Barrel lens users whats your technique?

    I have no idea how you can get 1/50 with a set of dark slides. Wow. Any pointers? or links? I want to stop subject motion 1/50 i can do but my wife won't sit still for seconds without her looking...
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    Re: Barrel lens users whats your technique?

    Dan i've been thinking along the same lines. The lens is a simplex. I bought it off Hollis, here who bought it off Jim. It's very light and small. It's just stuck on a homemade linhof board that...
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    Re: Barrel lens users whats your technique?

    Drat. Is there anyway to do this without getting a new camera? Sinars are out of my range (over $500 on the auction site). Even used speed graphics go over $150.
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    Barrel lens users whats your technique?

    I just got bought one of those tiny petzval barrel lenses that jim galli keeps digging out. My intention is to use it to shoot potraits, mostly of my wife and relatives (strictly ametuer). This is my...
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    can't see the pic??
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    Re: Praus Productions

    I'am in rochester and use them for all my 4x5 velvia developing. First rate. Never had any issues. Highly recommended.
  35. Re: Epson Expression 1680 for scanning 4x5 velvia?

    Walter i'am being particularly swayed by the prices at the epson clearace store. I'am assuming your doing wet mounting with the V750? Why do you say it wasen't a big step up?
  36. Epson Expression 1680 for scanning 4x5 velvia?

    Slowly getting the funds together to get a scanner for my 4x5 velvia slides (that D700 release won't help:) .... must resist.....:D ). Anyway i've considered the Epson V700 for a long time as the...
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    Re: Chamonix 45N-1: Help getting started...

    Great advice. Pauls article really helped me figure things out when i was beginning. His site is a great resource for LF in general.
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    Re: Current Batch of Chamonix 45N-1 Cameras

    I'am on the wait list for August (Hugo;) ) but if not would wait till December. From everything i've seen and read it looks like it'll finally replace my Wista woody. Hopefully the economy will hold...
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    Re: Telefoto Lens for 4X5

    I used to own a Fuji 400mm T lens. I was quite happy with it on my wista. Gave me so sharp pics on 4x5 with moderate movements. The nikon 360mm is also highly regarded but is about three times as...
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    Re: Recommend a good internal frame backpack

    Trying to carry everything. Can you post a pic of your setup?
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