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  1. Thread: External HDD

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    Re: External HDD

    Western digital blue for a ssd. Good as a Samsung for less $. You can get USB adaptors that fit over the connector end of the drive.
  2. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    I used to program C and this looks more C like than C++ (which when I was doing computer science in 93-95 was the thing for designing GUIs if you weren't interest in visual basic...) The includes...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD Stain & Base Fog

    That looks pretty normal (and potentially underexposed but that's subjective).

    There are some instructions out there suggesting a bath in developer after fixing which increases general stain...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks Ken and Bryan. I've use that site before to find dark places for observing northern lights.

    The bortle class determinations on that site are pretty course compared to the viirl...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50141779238_e4089b897f_c.jpg
    _DSC1707 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    Milky way with Saturn and Jupiter. Jupiter was sparkling like the moon in the ocean...
  6. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    Thank you! I have parts on the way to build two of them (only need one) and will share how it goes for me. Perhaps if my first try comes out nice, I'll build one for someone else.
    I expect it will...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thanks Ken!


    Chris; I also love that screens photo... The suggestions of the outdoors veiled by the screen and oof are great!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks. Yours is quite a bit more story-telling and different! Glad you did that as well. I shot from about 10 to 11 pm and the rest of the scene except for comet became darker and more starry as...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50117992456_b1567c8ddc_c.jpg
    _DSC1680 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    A month or two ago I splurged and bought the Sigma 20mm art lens for sky scenes.... The...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Great photos Awty and Austin!

    Rockland Breakwater, Rolleiflex automat tessar, tmy2 in pyrocat hdc.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50113128858_9ee21161e0_z.jpg
    img109c by Jason Philbrook,...
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    Each season of the year seems to have different clouds. This was last week at Alford Lake, Hope Maine. Converted D800.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50113127433_6fd9e9f751_c.jpg...
  12. Thread: 8x10 Camera Musing

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    Re: 8x10 Camera Musing

    It's too expensive a camera for me too, but for small volume well designed craftsmanship, it's within the realm of reasonable and that's why I don't buy new... Sorta like a new Goldwing will be more...
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    I have used both photoformulary tf4 and tf5. The tf5 is about 1/4 as smelly as tf4 and worth it for tray use. I would also avoid tf4 for tray use but it does a great job in tanks like...
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    Re: 210mm or 240mm for Portraits?

    Either would be fine.

    I'd try to find an older lens with a shutter with more aperture blades for a rounder aperture.. Thin depth of field will mean the background will be out of focus and you...
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    Re: Photos are sideways... How to fix?

    Cameras including phones can add rotation information to the metadata of the photo. E.g. Camera was 90 degrees CW, so that preview images can be rotated properly on display. You know for those...
  16. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Thanks Dave! It was nice light to see and I'm glad to see it translated well to film.
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    Re: Compare Wet Plate to Best LF Film

    New chips are in the range of 7nm (0.007 uM), so that's substantially finer than the really nice data in this thread.
  18. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Boathouse interior. Alford Lake, Hope Maine. 4x5 tmax 400 film in pyrocat hdc. Gundlach Hyperion 9" for first photo and Aero Ektar for 2nd photo.
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    Re: Compare Wet Plate to Best LF Film

    Some of the big scans on Shorpy from 19th century appear grainless. I have not personally run into much grain scanning an ambrotype or tmax 400 with the Epson scanner but I'm not scientific about it.
  20. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    A little dot of white makes an interesting B&W form go all crazy abstract. Part design, part imagination on the viewer's part. Click and make the photos bigger; do you have a preference for either...
  21. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    It's not one or the other... If you have muscles, bring both. I hiked up a hill with my Nikon DSLR, Rolleflex, 4x5 this past weekend. When I got to the top, I set down the 4x5, tripod, and gatorade...
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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    I'd say auto graflex. It says so on the tag and it has the front standard rails. The B and D did not have visible rails.
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    Re: Grunlach Hyperion, difference between

    I have a Gundlach Hyperion 9" triple convertible, and have never taken it apart. I have never even moved the f stop further than one stop from open. I just use it and don't play with it. I would not...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Looks great Neves!

    Ektar 100 in a quarry, Rockland Maine.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50010870927_399204e772_c.jpg
    img064g by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr
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    Re: Eliot Porter exhibit in Maine

    Farnsworth opens June 25... If you're in ME/NH/VT you can freely travel here. No travel from Canada. 14 day quarantine from other states which nobody enforces.
  26. Re: Barrell Lenses and Long Exposures at Wide Aperture

    Haze doesn't make it dreamy. It makes it like a big holga and we can do better. You can have dreamy and good contrast with soft focus lenses. Especially since most of the lenses made for soft focus...
  27. Re: Choosing a film camera for the future... (35mm vs 4x5!)

    If you like grain from film and a large volume of photos, perhaps the 35mm gear. If you have hundreds of thousands of digital photos under you belt and don't want a step down in image quality and are...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    If you have not, try drying the mat boards a couple of times, as if you were drying prints, before drying your prints.
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    Are you using two clean dry matboards to sandwich the print atop the pad?
  30. Thread: Pyro

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    Re: Pyro

    It's cheap, it's versatile. It does a great job. I like the stain for making single negatives good for alt process and normal silver and scanning purposes. Grain is less visible due to the stain....
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    90% of my paper use is RC paper.. Contact sheets, quick prints, etc... Use it, learn it, enjoy it. It's a real silver photo and it's convenient.
    FB paper has some nice texture options, FB glossy can...
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    Re: soft focus lens for architecture

    Most of them will cover much more than designed, they just get weird and swirly around the edges... .
    Reinhold's wollaston meniscus and the Verito are both available in a variety of sizes.. Probably...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    That's how they all work. I've used Ilford, Foma, Oriental, Adox

    I mostly use a speed-ezl which has a fairly generous opening to slide unflat paper into.
    Make your developer 2 inches deep.
    Hang...
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    Re: Freezing Silver Gelatin Paper?

    I've frozen mine...
    I leave it in the unopened factory packaging, then place it in a freezer compatible ziplock bag for moisture/frost protection.
  35. Re: Which lenses did Carleton Watkins use in 1861 for his mammoth plate camera

    Perhaps Emil Schildt's ash tray? (8:44)


    https://youtu.be/W6PYiWxod9w?t=524
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    Eliot Porter's darkroom with Jim Bones

    https://youtu.be/loJ_D-OlFYE


    https://youtu.be/loJ_D-OlFYE

    I've seen Jim's own prints and he has done a great job as well.
  37. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Someone mentioned Monhegan...

    1. Poor weather >1/2 the time for large format photography. I've been there all times of the year.. The common impression is the idyllic summer sunny calm day.
    2....
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    Re: Help choosing a "soft focus" lens, please.

    I love the Kodak Portrait 305 for 8x10. It's meant for 5x7 which makes it a little swirlier and wider than intended when used for 8x10. But it's a good character. You can subdue that a little by...
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    Re: Help choosing a "soft focus" lens, please.

    Paul; what film size and what is the subject matter?

    ( I don't consider AE soft focus; it's pretty crisp and exacting )
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    Re: Suggest Me Some Monitors For Photo Editing

    For cheap, look for IPS. Color is the same when viewing angle changes... Every see color change on your monitor as you walk past it or lift your head up or down? Does not happen with IPS.
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