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    Re: New IT8 target for my V750

    Tim

    Have you had a look at the Hutchcolor website? He has articles about creating extended targets for those transparencies (as well as selling perhaps the best profiling targets). If you havent...
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    Re: If you could buy any tripod ...

    For 10x8 a Gitzo 1548 (not the current number) is hard to beat. Its not much heavier than the 1325 but is larger and more stable.

    David Whistance
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    Re: shooting landscape with the Chamonix

    To answer your question the 110 SSXL would be my second choice of lens if I could have only one for 4x5 LF, my first choice would be a 150. And no I don't consider the 110 SSXL overkill for 4x5, I...
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    Re: Sharp 75mm (no diffraction) ???

    Anders,

    If you are going to buy secondhand I suspect that the sample to sample variation in individual lenses (as a result of how they have been used/kept) is going to be greater than the...
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    Re: PS Gradients vs.Graduated Filters

    I think the answer to this question really depends upon whether you are using film or digital capture and if film whether it is a negative or positive film.

    With digital capture I would always...
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    Re: Epson Gt12000 A3 scanner

    Roger

    A quick look that the Epson site shows that the transparency unit for the 1640xl has a different part number (B81320) to that of the GT-12000 (B81310) which suggests that they differ in some...
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    Re: HDR and large format?

    I have on occasion exposed two transparencies and then combined them in Photoshop using a combination of luminosity masking and adjustments to the opacity of the top layer to achieve the look I...
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    Re: Problems Scanning B&W

    Harley

    One more thought, have you looked at the curves tab in the Negafix expert adjustments? It should show a nice smooth upwards curve. As the main negafix settings appear to have been...
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    Re: Problems Scanning B&W

    Harley

    I'll have a quick look at Silverfast when I go to my workshop tomorrow to see if I can figure out the cause. Have you changed the gamma setting (in the Options menu)? Did you readjust the...
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    Re: Problems Scanning B&W

    Harley

    I've never had the problem you describe, however I suspect it is because the Negafix settings have been loaded incorrectly. At the bottom of the Negafix window you should see the "Expert"...
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    Re: Black and White Printing

    I'm also a fan of the Cone K6/7inksets with Photorag or similar papers. To me prints made with these papers and inks offer a degree of sublety that is missing with even very well profiled K3...
  12. Re: Can any scanner accomodate mounted 11X14 prints?

    There are no doubt a few very large commercial scanners that could do this, however I suggest you look for a studio using a Betterlight or similar scanning back on a large format camera (or a Cruze...
  13. Re: Getting the most accurate color; V750 + 4x5 ProS + Silverfast 6.6

    Try clicking on the "Expert" button in Negafix (The little head with the mortarboard). When you do this you can manually adjust the way that Negafix deals with the film base and therefore the...
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    Re: jobo atl2000 should I buy one?

    Joanna

    Many thanks, I'll have a look for the bits and pieces I need and get my ATL going asap.

    David
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    Re: jobo atl2000 should I buy one?

    Hi Joanna, can I ask did you run B&W or colour for your first batch? Also where did you source your pump, etc in the UK? I've had an ATL 1000 sitting idle for a while but I always reach for the...
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    Re: What fee should I charge?

    Just a few quick thoughts:-

    Do a search for a program called Equalight (from Robin Myers) - used properly it will digitally compensate for a less than perfect lighting setup. It is also very cheap...
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    Re: Best damn 150mm?

    Bob, many thanks for your advice, you've just saved me some money. I have seen a few comments on the web suggesting that the 200mm Imagon can be used on 4x5, hence my interest, however the quality...
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    Re: Best damn 150mm?

    Given the OP's stated uses I would be very tempted to speak to Jim Galli about the Heliar. In the 150mm focal length I use an Apo Symmar and a Super Symmar HM for landscapes and architectural...
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    Re: Epson 10-channel printers

    Another source of 6/7 black inksets is MIS (http://www.inksupply.com) who market an Eboni 6 set which was designed by Paul Roark. He has also put together suggestions for DIY inksets on his website,...
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    Re: On drum scanners and flatbeds

    "I could fool around with unsharp mask until the cows come home but no way could I get better resolution with the 4990 than with the EverSmart Pro. And the Howtek 4500 is at least as good as the...
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    Re: Developer for ADOX CHS 25, 50 or 100??

    I have used Prescysol EF with semi stand development with all three films. I'm very happy with the results from all three.

    David Whistance
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    Re: Mounting 4x5 Negs for scanning

    I use SDS thin "Anti Newtons Rings" oil which I think is excellent. I think it is sold under the Prazio brand in the US. Do a search for SDS if you are in Europe or Prazio in the US to find a...
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    Re: Digital Negative Border

    Its easy when you wet mount on the scanner whether it is a drum scanner or a flatbed as you dont need the mounting frame. I find wet mounting on a drum easier because you can stretch the...
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    Re: Attaching a imacon back to a 4x5

    What kind of view camera are you thinking of using? If you look at the Linhof, Sinar and other websites you will see that they sell specific adapters for each back to allow you to fit them onto...
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    Re: Schneider XL SA 72/5.6 vs. SSA 80/4.5

    What do you want to do with it? In my opinion (for what little it is worth) they are designed to do different things. For architecture on 4x5 (or for a very wide lens for 5x7) go for the SA 72 XL...
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    Re: oversize art paper in Europe?

    Museo Pan Pro is available is 13"x40" sheets from On Line Paper (www.on-linepaper.co.uk) here in the UK. Its not canvas though. Hahnemuhle do Photorag in 13" rolls as well. I've never seen any...
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    Re: Split Toning with QTR

    Sandy

    I'm not aware of any, however its easy to relinearise the standard curves for your own printer and then just use the built in QTR split-toning tools to create a split you like. I've found...
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    Re: Linhof Karden restoration project

    John, I'm glad she turned up trumps for you, she has always been one of my first ports of call for LF equipment purchases and advice and is a really nice person to boot!

    As for lens choices its...
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    Re: Linhof Karden restoration project

    John, speak to Paula at Linhof & Studio (the UK LInhof importers) she is really knowledgable about all things Linhof and Large Format. She is also really helpful so might be able to help you find...
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    Re: Anybody use a Fuji Fiescan

    Whilst the scanner is no doubt better than an Epson it is hard to believe that they can take the time and care required to give you a good scan at that price. Give it a try and see.

    David...
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    Re: rolls vs individual sheets

    With a 3800 I'd stick to sheets if I were you - I have had trouble feeding cut down roll paper into mine.

    David Whistance
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    Re: Hahnemuhle problem w/3800

    I can't help you with your specific problem as I've not used this paper (I still very much prefer matte papers!) but don't discount the profile. Contrary to the comments above profiles do affect the...
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    Re: Schneider SS 110XL Centre Filter

    If anything I think the fall off is less with the 90XL than it is with the 110 SSXL as a result of the design of the lens, however unless you are intending to use its full movements a 90XL is...
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    Re: Schneider SS 110XL Centre Filter

    On 4x5 I've only used mine when using very large shifts or rise/fall. I cannot imagine ever needing it for just tilts/swings. If you use an 8x10 then I suspect you would want it most of the time.
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    Re: Scanning old negatives - obsolete formats

    I'd start by scanning them all on the glass. Then when you know which ones you want better scans of invest in appropriate holders/mounts.

    David Whistance
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    Re: Drum scanners - drum size / resolution

    Some of the Howtek models allow higher resolution on smaller drums, however this behaviour is specific to those models not a general rule for drum scanners.

    David Whistance
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    Re: Moving between mode's question

    Have you tried using something like the Curvemeister plug-in which allows you to make adjustments in LAB and other colour spaces whilst remaining in RGB? I've not used it myself but have seen it...
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    Re: Top-end digital concerns

    I have followed this thread with interest as I have the previous similar threads, albeit that it is clear that the participants are tiring of it from recent posts.

    I agree with, and understand,...
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    Re: Eizo Monitors...

    I was very happy with my two Lacie CRT's (Blue Eye IV 22" and 19") but now prefer my NEC Spectraview 26". If I was in the US I would have gone with the 26" WUXI and the bought the Spectraview...
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    Re: Printing on Glass?

    For the inkjets to work you need a coating such as the Inkaid I mentioned to allow the inks to stick to the glass. They come in both opaque and clear finishes, you would probably use the latter for...
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