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    Re: The Faroe Islands?

    My wife and I took a cruise there last year from Denmark. Very inaccessible and expensive to get to little island. You'll have a great time but there's not much in the way of culture. The...
  2. Re: Why do you like Large Format photography? (Philosophy Talk Time)

    What sort of vacation are you planning that has you thinking this way?

    Since retiring a few years ago, I really looked forward to large format work. I thought I'd like it more, with more time to...
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    Re: LFinfo deteriorating??

    Not been around much lately due to health issues.

    Reading a post like this is hilarious. Makes me think it's worthwhile popping still.

    Thanks Kirk :)
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    Re: View Camera Magazine suggestions?

    Clearly not::D
    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=37244&page=10




    I honestly wouldn't have bothered to comment on the print quality compared to other popular...
  5. Thread: View Camera

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    Re: View Camera

    Lol Steve.

    Keep your hair on ;)

    Buy a copy of 'Digital Camera' or 'Practical Photography' or 'Black and White Photography'. Or 'pinch' a copy if you can convince a teenage student to borrow...
  6. Thread: View Camera

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    Re: View Camera

    Ian's points seem to be spot on. 140 copies makes me think that the UK market for Viewcamera Magazine is almost insignificant on the cost-production front. That is a very tiny number of sales for a...
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    Wide angle for 8x10?

    Just had to ressurect this post!

    Michael's response from 3 years ago is still breathtaking compared to the shrimps we now know as wide-angles! :eek:
  8. Thread: glass plates

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    Re: glass plates

    Sure you gain faster quantity development. Might as well go digital if you want fast! ;)
    I'd be reluctant to blow 6 plates at once, just because they fit a combi plan.
    Glass plates need to be...
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    Re: Thornton Pickard page

    Superb Walter. Really enjoyed that piece.

    Kudos to that superbly engineered Triple Extension!
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    Re: how old are we?

    Nice one Robert.

    I'm a few years behind you and I'd agree: at last! Time to do what I've always wanted.
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    Re: Help identifying this lens, please

    And behold!

    It looks like a petzval ;)

    The smaller stop will help - just enough to reduce the aperture approximately by 50%.
    What material are you using to cut the waterhouse? Nice...
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    Re: Idea to stop "lounge only" type posters

    That would at least be an appropriate use of the forum, rather than alienating others on it (which fandabydozy, it looks like I've accomplished singlehandedly as of today):


    The poster of the...
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    Re: Hello from Once

    Welcome to the forum!

    Once you've been here once or twice, you might find using a nickname less confusing ;)

    A lot of us love nature photography too - looking forward to seeing your posts.
    ...
  14. Thread: Attitude

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    Re: Attitude

    I don't know - after I exploded an egg in our first microwave, I never heard the end of it.

    We sold the microwave shortly after, deciding that it was too high teck for me to master.
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    Re: Idea to stop "lounge only" type posters

    David,

    You're a saint! :)

    I guess what riles me after being away for a nice break in the snow is finding out the drivel that goes on in the forum.

    Although it's intended, the fact that LF...
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    Re: Idea to stop "lounge only" type posters

    Shame to see this thread disappear, just as we seem to have a resurgence of the largest pack of w***kers on the Lounge forum resurface now.

    It's definitely a good idea to hide the Lounge for users...
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    Re: Slot processor as a space saver

    Either telekinesis or biceps power.





    The ladle scoop method (laborious) or suction pump approach (a little more expensive)
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    Re: Slot processor as a space saver

    Your best bet might be to at Craigslist for any neglectful fish owner.

    The fish tanks make brillant set up tanks, with the bonus of a fluid filtration system and temperature control.
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    Re: Brass lens - Soft Focus

    What's the average price for a reasonable one?

    Around 5 - 500; average - who knows. Median - who knows.

    You'll find some really gorgeous cheap unmarked ones for around 0.01 - 30.00. It's...
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    Re: UK: Ilford Wholeplate Film Availability

    Hi RJ,

    Nice to see you're back in England ;)

    You've already counted me in I see. The Sheetfilm.be project is something Geert posted on Apug......I might try that too.
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    Re: Why I loathe Kodak Tech Pan film......

    I really don't know.

    Looks like you could have both.

    Has anyone compared the new Rollei version of Tech Pan out yet?
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    Re: wide angle camera

    You're really going to be strapped finding something which can take such an extreme on 6x12cm if Fotoman Cameras don't appeal to you for the cost-benefit ratio.

    The Silvestri cameras do all of...
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    Re: how old are we?

    Really sweet camera Howard. An entry in style!

    I thought of the Ebony, but I'm still dithering over a custom whole plate. It'll probably take me another 7 years before I run out with my current...
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    Re: Americans: where do you buy your stuff?

    Thanks Ted...


    I've reviewed the situation and have decided to dither.

    I'm happy with silver gelatin prints. It would be nice to get images on the web, but maybe that'll come when I've...
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    Re: Agfapan APX 100 and HC110

    It's just about okay with HC110, but you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference between HC110h, D76, ID11 or any other developer i.e. characterless.

    APX100 is designed for Rodinal; sharp...
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    Re: Americans: where do you buy your stuff?

    Thanks Brian - the model I'm looking at still works out at 900.
    They seem to have a sudden crop of Microtek on their website. It's marginally cheaper than the European RRP, but still way...
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    Re: Microtek M1 and Silverfast Ai Studio

    Will this be a free update for anyone who buys a M1, or will M1 buyers have to shell out and pay for the fix?

    Ted posted that the latest version of Silverfast Ai Studio which comes with the...
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    Re: how old are we?

    Sugggar.

    I'm sure I've already posted here, but I can't remember if I really have.

    I'm 65 (retired, thankfully!). It still amazes me when I hear that there are other photographers out there...
  29. Thread: Heya folks..

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    Re: Heya folks..

    Welcome Aahx,

    it's nice to see another Wista camera user here. The forum has quite a few ;)

    PS - is it cold there?
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    Re: Hello from LF newbie

    Welcome Ernie,

    nice to see another Silvestri user here! (The forum has quite a handful btw!)
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    Re: Americans: where do you buy your stuff?

    I'm incapable of making a decision. It's too complicated and I'm just not coping!

    What is the difference between a Microtek Artixscan F1 Studio vs HDR vs SE?

    As soon as I master the lingo...
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    Re: Rate my Lenses...please

    I can't really tell any difference between the Sironar N series versus the Nikkor W series. I'm as blind as not being able to tell the difference between the Sironar N series; the Nikkor W series...
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    Re: Fatali prints: digital ?

    What is wrong with you people?

    Have you any idea how petty and awful reading this unpleasant thread about another photographer can seem?

    I can't stand MF's work, but to start insinuating that...
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    Re: DMax for scanners?

    Asher -

    thanks for your thoughts. I think I understand what you're saying now.

    The angle from which I'm approaching a scanner for my wishes (not needs), is based on the optical print.
    ...
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    Re: Americans: where do you buy your stuff?

    Thanks guys.

    Egg.com & Datamind.co.uk don't have the Microtek scanner.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/527608-REG/Microtek_110803680101_ArtixScan_M1_Pro_Dual.html

    $749.95 Cost...
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    Re: FUTURE OF 120 FILM

    Not to be outdone in the everlasting rangefinder squabblying tendencies of the 35mm communities to split hairs over atomic differences which import something I've yet to grasp, a step up to 120mm...
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    Re: Americans: where do you buy your stuff?

    International guarantee would solve that, wouldn't it?
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    Americans: where do you buy your stuff?

    Looking for some recommendations from Americans for internet sites that sell scanners.

    I've been looking for a scanner for years (personal use) and have eventually found that I like the sound of ...
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    Re: Microtek M1 Review

    Thanks Jerzy.

    I've had a look at the Microtek website and support for digital ICE seems to be the only major difference between the M1 and F1.



    compared to:

    ...
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    Re: FUTURE OF 120 FILM

    Indeed .....they are both rangefinders.

    I tried out the ZI and settled on a Leica M6. The ZI has a better viewfinder and a superior rangefinder base for standard focal lengths. You can get...
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