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    lighting question

    Part II of my question.

    If the range of the print is about 4 stops, then how do you technically create the illusion of a full scale? I mean, technically I know that some prints have to have a...
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    lighting question

    Is the rule of thumb for color prints 5 stops?
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    lighting question

    Recently, in October Esquire mag, I saw a photograph by Gergory Crewdson. The title was Maple Street. A google search informs me that he uses an 8x10 camera, and the picture is obviously in color. I...
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    Irving Penn Platinum

    I've just seen the Irving Penn Platinum exhibit at the National in DC. Does any one know what the formula was for the platinum prints? Thanks
  5. Canadians buying from Midwest Photo Exchange (MPEX)?

    I've had best luck when shipped by US priority mail. Under a certain amount you don't have to pay any taxes for used things. And so they have to say used on the package. And check with Canadia Post...
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    Carbro Tricolor

    Thanks all!!!
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    Carbro Tricolor

    Thank you Sandy
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    Carbro Tricolor

    Thanks Sandy, is the monochrome carbon process 1/3 of the full color process? And does it take a laboratory and a chemist to do the carbon process? does it involve dangerous chemicals. Thanks for the...
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    Carbro Tricolor

    Thanks for the tip, but it doesn't do it for me. I want to know what the practical steps in this process is/are. And what kind of resources you have to have to do it. Thanks for any information...
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    Carbro Tricolor

    HI. Has anyone here experience with carbro tricolor processing. I can find lots of hits on a Google search, but I can not find a detailed account to how it is done. Thanks
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    Agfa Sistan???

    Thanks David. Does anyone know if this stuff is toxic? Do you have to wear gloves or can you handle it like Photo Flo?
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    Agfa Sistan???

    Does anyone have experience with Sistan? I'd like to try some, and I find the instructions vague. Do you wash the print after you soak it in Sistan for 1 min? Thanks
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    New Tri-x (TXP) Development time for PMK

    This guy at www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110 indicates there might be some errors in recent Kodak HC 110 information. You might want to read his article
  14. Lenses for nature and landscape LF photography?

    Hi Ted, I don't think there is any restrictions on this type of photography and so anything is OK. The tradition in pictorial photography was for a longer lens something around 210mm to 240mm, but it...
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    Cleaning old shutters

    I don't know guys. It seemed to me the speed of the openning and closing of the blades was dependent on a twitching action of a ring running in a race or grove. I thought that any lube in the grove...
  16. Thread: Tri-x

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    Tri-x

    I recently tried out some 2 1/4 TX400, and I ruined it trying to spool it on to a reel. I screwed up two rolls. Then the other day I heard someone in the Art Department here saying that they had had...
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    Cleaning old shutters

    Hi Martin, I think I ruined a shutter once by the very technic you describe. I think the solution for the blades was to remove them and polish them. It seems some of the success of the older shutters...
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    Shen Hao Tachihara or neither

    Hi Eugene, I saw and played with the Toyo 45CF, at first attractive for its lightness it seemed to me after thinking about it, it would be a step down from my Crown Graflex.
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    contact info

    I have a specific question about film I would like to ask of either Stephen Anchell or Bill Troop. Does any one have contact information for either of them? Thanks
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    Jobo Multitank 5 ???

    I have a Jobo Multitank 5, Tanksystem 2500, 2551, complete with two reels that hold 6, 4*5 negs each. Here is my question, if I understand the printing on the tank, I can process 12 negs with 560 ml...
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    light metering???

    Can you point a spot meter at an overcast sky or into a fog and get a reading that you can translate to a zone? And what about blue sky? how can you determine the tone you would like the sky to be?...
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    Kodak T-max vs. Ilfotec DD-X

    Does any one know if there is any difference between Kodak T-max developer and Ilfotec DD-X , or is this like the difference between D76 and ID-11? Thanks
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    How to loosen the front element

    Hi Armin, do you have experience with the old discontinued Ilford Delta 400 pro 4*5. I develop in tray. And I wonder if there is away I can get 400 ei out of it with half decent range of tones. Thanks
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    Ilford Delta 400 Professional

    I have a lot of 4*5 Ilford 400 Delta Pro, one of them deals I couldn't pass up. I develop in a tray. Previously with Rodinal. I think I've read that this particular film was discontinued. And that...
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    Soft focus work around?

    Hi D.S. as a matter of fact, if you did it correctly, I think would improve the resolution of the image the same way you would if using a larger f-stop. Best, David
  26. What is the difference between a 210mm and 240mm, especially having regard to cost

    I think that the 210 might often be a longer than normal lens for the 4*5, while the 240 could be either a standard portrait lens for 4*5 or a standard for 5*7 and a short lens for 8*10. 240 portrait...
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    150mm Sironar vs Sironar-N vs G-Claron

    Hi, I've got an N and I like it. 49mm filter thread and so easy to get any kind of filter you want. Also in Copal which I've had good luck with. This seems to be a common lens, and I think this time...
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    Photo Chem ???

    I've found my fixer bottle is full of dark specks or flakes. Is this somekind of intruding bio-stuff or a build up of silver? Does anyone know? And if it is biological, what can I kill it with...
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    red dot artar???

    Hi, I had a chance to buy a 150mm red dot artar, Schneider, in compur I think. Anyone have experience of this lens? what it is good at? Thanks.
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    Schneider Symmar 150/265

    I've just aquired one of the above. The guy who sold it to me said that to use the 265, you use the front element alone and on the front of the shutter. Is this correct? Also, does a yellow or orange...
  31. Logical Positivism and the Phenomenology of Photography

    Hi all, I think, basically, logical positivism has to do with making scientific claims and, basically, phenomenology has to do with placing what-is into categories. And neither intellectual tool was...
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    Toyo Field Camera???

    Hi All, so I saw this metal field camera, used older model. I think it was a Toyo. It is a clam-shell designd. It had a revolving back. The ground glass had a door to protect it. 4*5. The lens board...
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    contact printing

    Are you having problems with Newton rings?
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    Weston at The Huntington

    Thanks again for the info Michael. David
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    Weston at The Huntington

    What period of Weston's career, does he begin to make photographs with a yellow cast to them? And what factors contribute to the yellow cast? Thanks, David
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    Glassine sleeves

    Hi Robert, the George Eastman House has technicians who specialize in conservation of photographs and negatives. Try their web site for contact info. Good luck, David
  37. Wood field cameras and long-term effects of humidity

    Hi Badris, I'd think any of the cameras mentioned could take far more abuse of humidity than the lens and shutter. It seems the finely polished tiny metal pieces in the shutter would be the greatest...
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    Accidental 8X10 purchase

    Hi Richard,

    I've had good luck with used film holders. Check to make sure the dark slide is not cracked, and then check to make sure the tape holding the bottom locking piece is still OK.

    I'd...
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    Metz Flash, help!

    Hi. I got a Metz 45CL-1 because the sun never shines around here, but now it is spring and I probably don't need it. I've never used a flash before. The instruc tions and the dial on the head have...
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    Landscape techniques

    Hi Lee, I understand with lens and camera back parallel that you pointed the camera down and focused. Then you tilted the back of the camera back. If so, this distorts the view, and it creats a...
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