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  1. Re: Underdevelopment through Stand development possible?

    The advantage of restraining highlights with Rodinal stand development has everything to do with developing the shadows to completion. This in fact is very different than pulling development with a...
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    Re: Analog photo only call for submission now open

    Are submissions sent as digital files or do we snail mail silver halide prints?
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    Re: Analog photo only call for submission now open

    How do you confirm that submissions are in fact "analog", "traditional" or whatever you wanna call it?
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    Re: CLS 301 Bulb Question

    Dude, did you read the thread before shooting off? Luis prints B/W:p
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    Re: CLS 301 Bulb Question

    Hi, Luis,

    My CLS 1000 does have a UV filter.

    Since your Roscoe ND gel is going underneath the mixing box, it will not be in a direct path with the CLS 301's two bulbs - heat will have no...
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    Re: CLS 301 Bulb Question

    Hi, Luis,

    As I understand it, the UV filter is there for color printing as color papers are sensitive to UV radiation. Though the tungsten halogen bulbs only emit a small (2%) amount of UV light,...
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    Re: CLS 301 Bulb Question

    You're best off using Lee ND gel - .9 will give you a three stop reduction.
  8. Re: What about putting fiber based B&W paper in the freezer ?

    I too have been storing paper, both b/w fb and ra-4, and film in a plain jane chest freezer, no humidity control afaik. Sealed bags, humidity control - phooey! The only protocol I've followed has...
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    Re: tabletop ra-4 processor questions

    If you're an experienced color printer, you'll want the temp control that a RT can bring you. The fujimoto can hold the baths at +/- .10 degrees f. Good luck trying to do that in trays or rotary...
  10. Thread: Printing Murals

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    Re: Printing Murals

    I haven't watched the Butcher make prints so I can't comment on his technique. As for equipment, you don't need much more than you probably already have to make murals as good as your small prints...
  11. Thread: Printing Murals

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    Re: Printing Murals

    You would be unwise to "omit rolling" in this process. Flat wet paper has the rigidity of a wet noodle and will crimp when handling in more ways than you can now imagine. There is no benefit at all...
  12. Re: 6x12 120 color negative film labs in the USA? develop and scan

    LTI in nyc. Best c-41 in the business, by a long-shot. They scan using a eversmart supreme super flatbed.
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    Re: C-Stand advice wanted

    I like the c-stands w/ removable turtle bases - easier to store, ship, throw in your truck, etc... plus you have a Junior receiver short boy stand should you ever need it. Either matthews or avenger...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    FYI...

    Kodak Ektacolor RA Developer Replenisher RT is the equivalent to EU Kodak Ektacolor Prime Developer Replenisher LU. Different cat. #'s, different markets, same product. This was confirmed...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    Very interested in seeing your results, Mups.
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    I hear you mups. However I respectfully disagree with you regarding "unlimited possibilities offered by digital". Just to be clear, I'm limiting my discussion to color balancing and proper exposure...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    My experience regarding the seeming anomalous behavior of contemporary RA-4 in an analogue environment points to the inherent incompatibility of today's materials with exposures under the enlarger. ...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    Agreed. I was merely pointing out that having an on-target control strip, whether it be a fuji strip through kodak chem. or vice versa, does not assure that you won't get the strange casts you...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    Mups, interesting to finally read someone's account that mirrors my own. As demonstrated by your method and the examples you've posted, you clearly know what you're doing when it comes to the game...
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    Re: Processing question

    Yes, advise the OP to push the film. Nothing better to do with an extreme subject brightness range like a lit storefront window at night than push the film, lol! That way you can get those...
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    Re: Processing question

    Yeah, blown highlights and blocked shadows in night shots maybe what the OP is looking for, lol. As far as contrast - it'll be there no matter what.
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    Re: Processing question

    While it may seem counter-intuitive, you will discover that you'll get much better results pulling the film rather than pushing. The brightness range of artificially lit night scenes is extreme. ...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    Gray-greens and golds! That's so specific! ...and so difficult to reproduce. And you say that your gray-greens and golds are not candy colored? Holy shit! How'd you do it? By printing on fuji's...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    Your report on your findings is woefully out of date. You won't be printing on Supra Endura or Fuji Super C as they were both discontinued about five years ago (see here for a discontinuance notice...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    The link I posted is to a tech sheet for Fuji Crystal archive Type II. This is clear as day. Only a fool or someone who has something to hide would say otherwise. This much is not news though...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    Mottled blacks you say? Thin base? Clearly inferior when compared to premier? Sounds like European Ca in sheets is the same emulsion as CA-II here in the states. You are right, this is a budget...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    TGtaylor - Your paper already shipped to the original address you supplied me with. Please let me know that it arrives safely.

    Drew - your willful ignorance on this matter is confounding as...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    Once again, CA II is a specific emulsion used only on one Fuji paper product in the US - CA II. CA II is not a "class of dyes", nor is it the same thing as Drew's roll of Fujiflex that he...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    You are correct Drew, I've only used a handful of Fuji's paper offerings. However, I have printed under the enlarger with CAII (the paper that is still offered in cut sheets) and I can say this much...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    I'm not sure where you get your info from. Fuji CA ii is Fuji's name for a singular product in their photographic paper catalogue. As I've stated before, it is Fuji's only consumer paper in their...
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    Re: Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper

    Hi, Thomas,

    I have a few rolls of the Premier. Comparisons to Fuji CA-ii aren't fair as Ca-ii is cheap minilab paper.

    A few things about premier...

    It'll give you a solid black.
    The...
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    Re: On the influence of LF upon the moral faculty

    You're right, Heroique, I got carried away there. Must be all the half-frame I've been shooting lately!
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    Re: On the influence of LF upon the moral faculty

    Having been to some swap meets in the US, I can confirm that Jody_S' observations are just as true here in Canada's poxy nether-regions. I think it safe to assume that all that got polished at these...
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    Re: On the influence of LF upon the moral faculty

    The faculty in the photo dept. where I used to work were not known for their morals. In fact quite the opposite, the less restrained you were by morals the more successful your career.
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    Re: Durstpro USA 5x7 lamp kit

    I've had mixed results with Jens. Sometimes he's the only guy in town who can help out. But I always hold my breath after making a purchase from him. My last transaction ended badly. He sold me a...
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    Re: Calumet Closing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sad news...
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    Re: Color Photo papers.... Recomendations?

    I have a spare 20" fujimoto RT machine that'll make color printing much more enjoyable for you. PM me if interested.
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    Re: Color Photo papers.... Recomendations?

    As far as analogue RA printing goes, I hate to say it but you missed the boat. Not that it can't be done, it just can't be done as easily as it could before the digital revolution. This is not only...
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    Re: Color Photo papers.... Recomendations?

    In the US the paper you're interested in is labeled Fujiflex (not Supergloss). It's manufactured and packaged at the Greenwood, S.C. factory where all the US marketed papers are manufactured (the...
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    Re: Color Photo papers.... Recomendations?

    Here's a list of what's currently available from Fuji USA… http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/photofinishing/paper_lab_products/color_papers_printing_materials/preferred_paper/
    If you're serious...
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