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    Re: Faulty Light Meter

    Have you replaced the battery? Try a new one before you send it off - and clean the contacts for it before you install it. Maybe... it is that simple?
  2. Re: Any advice on cutting your own museum glass?

    Before you start cutting inspect the glass very carefully for imperfections, bubbles, etc. Museum glass does have some at times and if you see it before cutting you might avoid a final piece with an...
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    Posting - message about "leave the page"?

    When posting lately I am getting a message of "are you sure you want to leave the page". If I check YES it goes back to what I was posting/answering and then I get the message I have already posted....
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Any problems with cracking or peeling from the glass after some time has passed?
    Have seen Carbon prints on metal and all have eventually had problems. Seems the expansion/contraction of the metal...
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    Re: Greetings from the Maritime Alps

    Thank you for the information. Appreciate it.


    Are your Spaghetti farms more productive than those over the border in Switzerland? ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8scpGwbvxvI

    Hope your...
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    Re: Greetings from the Maritime Alps

    I have one question concerning Italy - specifically Italian food.
    What was "Italian Food" before Marco Polo brought Pasta back from his trips to China?
  7. Re: Portable Solution to Make Overhead (90°) Photographs

    Won't a Ries platform head work?
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    Which puts out more air pollution, the jets or the prop jobs?
  9. Re: Seeking Advice on Waterproofing Custom Built Wood Trays

    Rubber shower pan liner pushed in place and folded over the sides works - also for a full sink.

    Sheets of plastic work. Lay it in, fill the tray and empty later and throw it out as it wears.
  10. Re: is there work arounds for missing retaining rings?

    If using a wood lens board you can cut it very close and thread the lens into it as if it were machined for the job.
  11. Re: How to finish, wash and dry fibre paper prints for exhibition and sale

    You might check out Renaissance Wax. Some use it and others don't. Try some on a print and compare to the same print without it. Only way to know if it is for you is to try some.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    If I crop just below the far shore I like it a lot better.
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    Use the film you plan on using for your "serious work".

    It will help you getting used to how it handles and help you hone your skills as you do so with the benefit of quality should you come up...
  14. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Yes, some excellent work. Was not seeing IR in storm photos. More in the landscapes - the LA Basin and such. He could have found the days after windstorms and rain but the clear air sure does look...
  15. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Is Mitch Dobrowner shooting InfraRed for many of his images?

    http://mitchdobrowner.com/

    A number of them do have "The Look" of IR.
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    Re: Ilford Film Airports

    What does this mean for those shooting LF X-Ray film?

    Would letting the inspectors see that it is X-Ray film make any difference?
  17. Re: Rodinal 1+25, 1+50, 1+100 & 1+200 test on Ilford FP4+

    Now you can do them with Sodium Ascorbate and see if the reported/claimed benefits are real.
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    Re: Large format at Jan. 6 hearing

    Even in the rain?
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    I believe the image should show what you want it to show, sharp or not.

    That said, the excuse of "I wantlike it that way" is NO excuse for shoddy work, poor exposure, processing and printing.
    ...
  20. Re: Bergger pancro 400 in bergspeed: Unseen base fog

    How does the film work with expansion and contracion development? Forgiving, or does it go "so far - and stop"?

    That was a real problem with Bergger films some years back. Looked good but did not...
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    Re: Reciprocity - how far?

    The film used was Ilford FP4+.

    While the 8x10 and 5x7 cameras were exposing film he was shooting in cell areas with 35mm TechPan. Much faster lenses and the contrast of the film was a nice boost...
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    Reciprocity - how far?

    Does Reciprocity for long exposures keep going on - forever?

    Or does it go "so far" and then just kind of stop. Not going past a certain point and after that it is basically done?

    Asking after...
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    Re: would flashing help me in this situation?

    Just be very careful.

    You start with flashing.

    Then you might advance to Streaking.

    Next thing you know you are arrested Streaking across the 40 yard line at the SuperBowl... ;-)
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    Re: Cooke XVa with 5x7

    Is it too big for the size of the cameras?
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    Re: Filtering for a deep red filter

    Easiest way I know of is to do some basic tests. Start with the published/suggested filter factor and then open up about a half stop at a time for a few exposures. Develop and check the negatives and...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My Uncle gave me permission to post these after I saw what he had done. North Dakota, clear skies, warm night in the 50's and NO wind.

    Two images, first a composite looking towards the South....
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    Re: float frames for alt prints?

    Check out some good framing shops that specialize in Conservation Framing. From materials to presentation they should be able to help with what you are looking for.
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    Re: How to secure Sinar Norma Case for shipping

    Stretch Wrap/shrink wrap for skid pallets works well.
    Wrap it, A bit of padding where the "eyes" protrude and a few turns of strapping tape. Slap on a label and you have a package that will not...
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    Re: ULF DIY Camera Cart

    Why not a baby carry cart? Have seen some deluxe models, covered and rainproof for less than $30 at rummage sales.

    Some you push, some you pull. A few designs even seem to have shock absorbing...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Tuco,

    The Wild Cat bridge is in Oregon. If you travel to Iowa you can find "The Bridges of Madison County" and maybe see Clint Eastwood hanging around?
    You an also visit John Wayne's birthplace...
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    Re: B&W Film Completely Blank After Processing

    Are all the negatives from the same camera/shutter?
  32. Re: Shutter Speed... Flash... What Difference Does It Make?

    Nothing was "dragged". Slower shutter speeds are used.
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    Re: Shooting in the rain

    Rain isn't generally difficult. Umbrellas to plastic covers to pop up tents - like those for ice fishing.
    WIND is usually the culprit that makes it difficult.
    If you use an umbrella don't use a...
  34. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Tuco, as I look at the image it does look very nice. But - I don't see it "looking infrared" - at least not the way I usually see IR images. Doesn't have the high contrast sky and clouds and the...
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    Re: 5-liter Graduates for Mixing Chemistry

    You have to remember by ordering with Amazon Prime - only costs $139 plus tax and you get Free Shipping.
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    Re: Red & Black darkslides

    Looking at the ad and at others it appears they were made that way. Yes, one side Red and the other Black.

    As I wrote, is this something new or I just don't pay attention too well?
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    Red & Black darkslides

    Saw an auction on eBay for 5x7 film holders. Darkslides are red on one side and black on the other. Wonder if they are IR safe?

    Is this something newer or has it been around and I have just missed...
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    Re: Digital IR

    With a nice Soft Focus lens you can vary the look and get "blooming" effects. Coupled with IR it might be worth checking.
    Maybe with something like a Pentax 85mm f/2.8 or 2.2 soft focus lens or one...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Anyone try IR Digital with a real Soft Focus lens? Would it add anything?
  40. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    The camera club competitions with "hand of man" designations look at this stuff a lot.
    Saw one that won a competition as Natural Landscape. Pointed out "hand of man" showed big time as the mountains...
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