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  1. Re: Always go for the light stand with the heaviest weight rating?

    Don't worry, it won't break and fall. If the stand gets damaged, it will happen during storage, transport or you setting it up.... but once it stands, it stands. I've been using such stands for...
  2. Re: Always go for the light stand with the heaviest weight rating?

    So... you plan to make large fornat still life photo's in a studio setting.
    You have one Elinchrom Style rx1200 studio flash unit.
    Sounds like you will not be making photo's in very stressful...
  3. Re: After all, why not? Why shouldn't I fall into THIS hole?

    Welcome!
    Feel free to contact me in case you want some sparring. I do 35mm, medium format and 4x5", depending on the type of subject, the conditions and the mood I'm in. Take a look at my website if...
  4. Re: How could I rinse 50x60cm prints using these sinks?

    "I need to find a way do constant add and drain water"

    That is not needed at all. Put the paper in the water, move it up and down a few times, leave it there for a few minutes, occasionally moving...
  5. Thread: Lina Bessonova

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    Re: Lina Bessonova

    They actually got married in Monaco, back in november. Lina was already very successful before she got engaged with Mirko.

    https://www.facebook.com/bessonova.lina/posts/10157289371357234
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    Re: The art of printmaking

    "Robert Doisneau" by Jean Claude Gautrand, published by TASCHEN, 2014. The book measures 26 by 34 cm and with 540 pages the weight is some 4 kilograms.

    This makes it very useful for flattening...
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    Re: xtol alternative

    Fomadon Excel is a (more or less?) exact copy of Xtol.
  8. Re: Is there a free site that will host your images in their original full resolution

    You are referring to an article written in 2008, when people were still trying to argue that "film is better than analog". It's 2020 now, digital has made major steps forward, analog stood still. In...
  9. Re: Krakatoa explodes The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history

    The eruption of Tambora in 1815 was many times more powerful than Krakatoa; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1815_eruption_of_Mount_Tambora
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    Re: who do you use to publish your books?

    I've published 2 books over the past years and Im currently working on another 2.

    None of these books is meant to make a profit. My first book "Droomplek / Dreamplace" is a fairly personal...
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500H Fan Issue

    The head receives its power directly from the power supply unit; there are no electronic components in the head. So the issue must be in the power supply or the control panel; I would suspect the...
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    Re: Why not a rangefinder?

    You need a 35mm or medium format camera.
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    Uneven pressure might well be the cause. Or temperature too low? What temperature are you using? Are the prints really dry before pressing them? And what helps a lot: before pressing, cut away at...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Is there a deeper thought behind the "PANIC" button on the car key, in this context?
  15. Re: An imagined LED enlarger light source for 4x5 -- NEW INFO FOR TECHNICIANS

    A standard condensor with a household LED bulb (4000K or above) works perfectly fine. No need to construct or adapt anything. Just replace the traditional tungsten bulb with a LED bulb and off you...
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    Re: Hello from South Korea

    Welcome! Nice photo; can you provide some more information on that 4x5" holder to make shots on Fuji Instax wide film? Is that a commercial product or did you fabricate it yourself?
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    Re: LED enlarger head creation -- just a thought

    I'm not familiar with the Omega D2 but looking at pictures on the internet it looks like a condensor enlarger, using a light bulb. So the easiest solution would be to replace original the ligt bulb...
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    Re: Ilford Darkroom Printing Survey 2019 Results

    Interesting. But strange action plan:
    "With the above in mind we are:
    Creating a new tool on our website for people to find a darkroom near them."
    That tool has been existing for years already:...
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    Re: Best large tent?

    If you want a really large, strong, comfortable tent that lasts a lifetime, nothing beats a De Waard, especially the Vergrote Zilvermeeuw (Enlarged Seagull):...
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    Re: January 2020 Portraits

    The upper 2/3rd of the image is great! I would suggest the cut away the lower 1/3rd part of the image.
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500

    Leigh, that is great information! I did not know this. My first Multigrade 500 power supply got overheated and the transformer burnt. It actually happened while the system was powered off but the...
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500

    I'd suggest you try to find a head that matches the power supply. The power supply is the weak part of the system, they tend to blow up. You can find heads, controllers etc. on eBay but I've never...
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    Re: Travelling to The Hague

    In The Hague, the Gemeentemuseum / Fotomuseum is a must. As Roy mentioned, the museum in Rotterdam (20 minutes by train from The Hague) is also really worthwhile. Amsterdam (some 40 minutes by train...
  24. Re: The Nicaraguans: Twenty Years Between Portraits

    I much enjoyed the 2 websites you provided! I noticed that the gallery is advertising your prints for sale as "inkjet fine art prints". Since the images were made on 4x5" film I would expect analog...
  25. Re: The Nicaraguans: Twenty Years Between Portraits

    Congratulations, Robert! The 2 photo's in your announcement are superb.
    I just returned from a 2 1/2 week round trip in Nicaragua and I was impressed by the country, its history and the people. Is...
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    Re: Photographic chemical disposal

    Interesting.... in the USA there are still universities, schools, art schools, communities, companies operating darkrooms? Over here (Netherlands, and I think most of Europe) that time is long gone....
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    Re: Photographic chemical disposal

    Maris Rusis, thanks for posting this!
    So... I really shouldn't worry about the environmental impact of disposing my (quite minimal) used B&W chemicals?
    I always bring my fixer and film developer...
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    Re: Photographic chemical disposal

    There's a difference between illegal and irresponsible. Illegal depends on local legislation.
    Irresponsible: B&W film developer and all fixer should be disposed of in a way that ensures proper...
  29. Re: sinar expert case...anyone have a diagram on how stuff fits in this??

    I cannot open / enlarge the attached images. Can you upload in a way such that they can be enlarged? I'm not sure whether I can help but without seeing the images in a larger size it's very difficult...
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    Re: Rodinal - is anyone happy with their results?

    Grain... I love it! To me it's an essential characteristic of analog photography.
    Kodak Tri-X 35mm in Rodinal 1+25 or 1+50, normal agitation (= NO stand development) = the best analog B&W...
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    Re: How many water changes to wash film?

    My experience: it depends on the film. Ilford FP4 will do fine with some 4 or 5 fill/agitate/dump cycles over 10-15 minutes. Kodak Tmax needs more: I take at least 30 minutes and some 8 refills.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Mike, great shot! I really like the way you played with motion and (un)sharpness. I'm immediately falling in love with this beautiful girl and scenery. I wish I was there!
  33. Re: HELP ! negative carrier for Dust 138s (nega 138)

    Once you have the glass one can easily make a negative carrier; as said, I did it in the past and it worked just fine.
  34. Re: HELP ! negative carrier for Dust 138s (nega 138)

    You can buy the glass here: https://secure31.webhostinghub.com/~fpoint5/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=5809346.23058*L18R98&product=ENLARGER_GLASS
    It's a small company in Florida, USA. Beware though: like...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Haha...... A dirty mind is a joy forever!
    Great!
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    Re: Newbie Needs help on B&W film developing...

    Forget about the Zone system. Use a good light meter and apply simple corrections for the most obvious deviations (e.g. a very bright sky). I would even recommend: start with 35mm and practice that...
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    Re: Newbie Needs help on B&W film developing...

    Now... you call yourself a newbie.... Does that mean 8x10 is new for you? Or is the Zone system new to you? Is B&W film developing new to you?
    What you're describing feels like a very sophisticated...
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    Re: show me something else

    Bipin, interesting! Can you please tell a bit more about the Mordancage idea?
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    Re: show me something else

    Seems like this thread is dying..... Does that mean that everybody prefers to stay in his / her comfort zone, shooting the same LF photo's we've been doing over the past 50 years? That worries me: my...
  40. Re: my first home processed 4x5 sheets- definitely an issue- would love feedback

    Could it be that the sheets were stuck to each other in the processing tank? It's important that there is space between the film sheets; if not, the water and chemicals don't reach the film surface. ...
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