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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thank you David and Dugan.

    John, I've enjoyed photographing old machines like this with soft focus. There is certainly much carefully designed lines and craftsmanship to appreciate with various...
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    Re: 8x10 in paris yellow vest violence.

    Thank you!
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    Re: portra 400 for autumn

    Saturation is only a slider in PS. It' easier to bump it up than tame it. Go forth and shoot.
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    8x10 in paris yellow vest violence.

    https://youtu.be/P5j6JMEbbB8?t=45

    Even less practical than an aero liberator!

    Wonder who it is and I want to see the photos if any were made!

    Shown from about 45 seconds in...

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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Looks great David! Rocks, Lichen, tmy2 go together very well to the competent photographer!

    Weathered trees at Owls Head Light state park. Rolleiflex automat tessar, tmy2 in pyrocat hdc.

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  6. Thread: Starting with ULF

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    Re: Starting with ULF

    a photographer seller on ebay is selling single sided (ektascan b/ra) 14x17" for our uses. I have no connection....
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    Re: gas bubbles on negative mystery

    I'd refix, rinse, dry again just to rule out deposits.
    If it's cheap film, sacrifice a sheet and see that it looks perfect out of the box.
  8. Thread: Starting with ULF

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    Re: Starting with ULF

    For film, Ilford has an annual special order window for unusual sizes. If you want to play/learn and or don't mind the look xray film is common in 14x17 and can be cut down under safelight conditions...
  9. Thread: Starting with ULF

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    Re: Starting with ULF

    I've done 35mm, 6x6cm, 4x5, 8x10, and some 14x17. The biggest issues I've seen with the biggest format are:
    * space in the darkroom for trays for processing
    * tripod suitable for the big camera. If...
  10. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    I just want my photography work to be tax deductible business expense... I don't care that I make a living in another field (selling computers). So far, I'm making background images for the desktops...
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    Re: Mac Pro: "New" (for me) Computer

    If you are handy with those macs, save parts now.. The whole spare computers are useful and inexpensive. I've seen power supplies fail (not too often) which are hard to find. Video cards sometimes...
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    Re: Ideas For Temp. Lensboards?

    The big iris is probably the most practical thing for smaller lenses.

    If they are bigger lenses and you have a flange or something to permanently mount it, it's a good excuse to buy more tools for...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice! Props to those finding beautiful nature photos in NJ!
  14. Thread: Single Travel

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    Re: Single Travel

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/dogs-poop-in-alignment-with-earths-magnetic-field-study-finds
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    Re: Single Travel

    I was doing work on a boat in Corea Maine, next to the Schoodic part of Acadia NP. So I get done a couple hours early and go to the park by myself. Of course the major risk there is getting swept...
  16. Re: Adobe is going to only sell subscription based Photoshop

    Pretty big list of Nikons here:
    https://www.captureone.com/en/features/supported-cameras
  17. Re: Adobe is going to only sell subscription based Photoshop

    I happily enjoy the Adobe LR and PS products. But there is great opportunity for new ways of doing LR/PS types of software right now and that is good.

    But these two recent problems (hacking and...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    I really like the layers and tones working together here. Foreground layer of mixed tones and nice lines, Dark textured middle layer, high contrast higher key back layer. Nicely put together.
  19. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    I don't have a smaller Commercial Ektar for 4x5. I have one for 8x10 but the Ilex shutter doesn't work as nice as the Shannel shutter. I'd expect a smaller commercial ektar would be a great choice...
  20. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    I have a 210 Fujinar S 4.5. It's a 210 tessar design that's nearly as good as it gets for single coated tessars in reliable shutters, (probably Nikon 200 is better if budget is not a concern). Plenty...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I think the cat just wants to get cat hair and dander on my negatives! Nobody was relaxing in a warm or soft place, so she followed us to where the action is.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Epson Purrfection.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48933212047_6e251222be_c.jpg
    DSC_5496 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr
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    Re: Photography log/database setup

    You can design web based forms which let you populate the sheet as well. Tools menu and create form. Then you will have a form menu for editing and managing the forms. Forms can have the useful user...
  24. Re: Epson Expression 12000XL Photo Scanner experiences?

    You might look at used medical sources.... One of my dentist customers has a mostly unused big epson scanner presumably for scanning big xray film. He's doing digital xrays now... I told him it's not...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very nice!
  26. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    PMK can streak under some conditions, so that sky/highlight unevenness could be tested with another developer. But if you're finding damage to the film prior to it going into film holders, time to...
  27. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    Most cities in the US have little for public toilets. You go to the bathroom at the business you have a meal at or place you are visiting. Otherwise the only public bathrooms are at rest stops on...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very cool photos Michael; I like the energy in the water in the 2nd photo, and I always like having the sun in photos.

    Below is partly inspired by one of my photography heroes, Aaron Siskind. He...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    My blue glycol part-A starts out a pretty cobalt color, three small bottles of it pictured topped off (no air) and unopened from last month's production of pyrocat HDC.

    The right bottle which is...
  30. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    You may need to sacrifice a few sheets to examine in daylight fresh out of the box.
    Once I had had some scratched up 8x10 fresh out the box, not from one of the major two manufacturers. I stopped...
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    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    And since Jim Galli posted I almost forgot about the Galli Shutter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLG3HCDlhk
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    The intersection photo is awesome. Strong Austin G. style and something most would keep the accelerator down and zip past.

    Once in a while, I accidentally underexpose a shot, especially near dusk...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    My cheap IR thermometer is mostly used as a laser for entertaining the cat.
    Otherwise, it's used in the kitchen and garage for a few things

    Indeed it is a few degrees off for certain materials,...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    Yes, I have the non-contact thermometer like that.
    I heat it part way up, stir it, to prevent any sort of hotspot in it, then heat it more to reach the required temp and stir some more. I think the...
  35. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    Jim's assessment of Boston driving is correct. We call such drivers "massholes" ; a friendly term of endearment; no offense at all. I learned a little bit of that driving living in Worcester MA for...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    You can see some MF negatives in the background. There seems to be no visible change to base density from the staining. Overexposed like left negative are browner. Normal exposed have a modest...
  37. Re: How do you convert a color negative after you scan it?

    In PS, I align the left and right extremes of R,B,G histogram range to the same spot horizontally on the histogram. makes your whites white and your blacks black and generally white balances well...
  38. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    Lobster is best enjoyed on the coast of Maine or eastern Canada. I would not buy Sams club lobster either, it might not even be lobster.

    Lobster prices vary greatly according to time of year....
  39. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    I have stayed in NJ and taken commuter rail to NYC
    I have taken the bus such as peter pan or greyhound buses to NYC from Worcester MA

    Here's a foliage forecast; looks like Sept is OK for inland /...
  40. Re: Observation on focal length and portrait drawing

    One option slightly longer focal lengths (distance) allow is more options to light the subject.

    What you have observed about shapes of subject appearing to change at different distances can be...
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