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    Re: Fujinon L 300mm 5.6

    I use the Fujinon-L 300mm f/5.6 as my primary 8x10 lens. I shoot with it wide open most of the time, I agree that the bokeh is nice and I certainly appreciate the lighter weight compared to the other...
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    Re: May 2015 portrait

    Another kid portrait. :)

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Braden%20Basketball_zpsrrnqswld.jpg

    Kodak 2D 8x10, Fujinon-L 300mm f/5.6, Arista Ultra EDU 100, Rodinal, strobe.
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    Re: May 2015 portrait

    Well, I don't know if it was "practical". It did involve lugging two backpacks and 40lbs of gear a mile into the woods. :)
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    Re: May 2015 portrait

    I didn't use any filters, just shot wide open with the Fujinon-L 300mm f/5.6 lens. Film was Arista Ultra EDU 100 processed in Rodinal 1:50 in a rotary drum for 7 1/2 minutes. Exposure was 1/15 at...
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    Re: May 2015 portrait

    Thanks guys! We ran across the location on a Mother's day hike with the family and I just had to come back later that afternoon with the 8x10. :)
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    Re: May 2015 portrait

    Something from this past weekend...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Ashlyn%20Whipple%20Creek_zpsfim8kg57.jpg

    Kodak 2D 8x10, Fuji-L 300mm f/5.6, Arista Ultra EDU 100, Rodinal
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    Re: Portrait perspective issues investigated

    Yes, lenses with internal focusing that are free from focus breathing solve that problem. It's the bellow style or true extension style macro lenses that are more difficult.

    Focusing with the...
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    Re: Portrait perspective issues investigated

    Yes, another term for it is "focus breathing". Filmmakers complain about it, since the field of view of their shot changes as they pull focus. Some complicated lenses with internal focusing can avoid...
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    Re: Portrait perspective issues investigated

    +1

    This is a significant issue for shooting close up portraits, even with 4x5 but especially with 8x10. When you focus close, you extend the bellows. When your bellows extend, the field of view...
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    Re: Shot through your loupe

    There might be a couple details missing from how I shot it, but I think I followed the rules. :)
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    Re: Shot through your loupe

    Seascape...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Seascape_zpsaxgz0fqw.jpg

    Fuji 4x Professional Loupe
    Kodak 2D 8x10
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    Re: March 2015 portraits

    I like this Isaac.
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    Re: February 2015 Portraits

    It's a 10x20' painted muslin background. I think I got it off ebay years ago.
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    Re: February 2015 Portraits

    Thanks! No tilt, and yes I had a heck of a time getting them all to stay in the plane of focus. It took many promises and bribes. :)
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    Re: February 2015 Portraits

    Exposed two frames of the kids the other night, luckily both turned out. We went for a fun shot and a serious shot.
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  16. Re: How long a lens are you using for H&S Portraits with 8x10 and larger?

    The big thing with 8x10 portraiture is that as you approach head and shoulders portraiture you are starting to approach what would be considered "macro" photography with other formats, ie. you are...
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    Re: October 2014 Portraits

    Thanks Peter. It's just a single softbox camera left.
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    Re: October 2014 Portraits

    He asked me for a portrait, I think he was stalling to stay up past his bedtime.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/BradenDagor8x10_zps063928f2.jpg

    Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" Dagor,...
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    Re: September 2014 Portraits

    Now THAT is awesome.
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    Re: Do photo clubs need insurance, incorporation?

    A couple comments from someone who works in the industry...

    If the current camera club is not a formal organization (ie. no bank account, no charter, no standing as a legal entity) then there is...
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    Re: Where to find Tri X 8X10?

    I emailed Keith in February and he had a couple boxes of 8x10 Tri-X 400 in stock, 10 sheets for $91 plus shipping.

    Too rich for my blood, I'm shooting Arista EDU Ultra at just over $2/sheet.
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    Re: August 2014 portrait

    Thanks guys!
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    Re: August 2014 portrait

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140805-0001_zpseec3a674.jpg

    My daughter

    Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/6.8 Dagor, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol
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    Re: July 2014 Portraits

    Got the three munchins to pose for me earlier this week...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140718-0001_zps24ea2150.jpg

    Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/4.5 Ilex Paragon, Arista...
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    Re: Brian Ellis

    Sad news indeed. RIP Brian.
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    Re: May 2014 Portraits

    My fierce little soccer player.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140529-0001_zpsab79d76a.jpg

    Kodak 2D 8x10, Fujinon-L 300mm, Arista EDU Ultra 100, Xtol
  27. Re: Quick Question- what is 'standard' lens for 20x24 format?

    What is a "normal" focal length will depend on what you intend on shooting, primarily the degree of magnification needed. If you're shooting at infinity then 800mm will give you a normal field of...
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    Re: Successful Bellows Repair!

    ....and thank goodness for the ignore button. Life is too short to waste on people who have nothing to offer but argumentative and unhelpful posts.
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    Re: Successful Bellows Repair!

    LOL... too funny.

    There's two approaches to this type of problem... panic and insist that only the most secure and tried and true methods will work. Buy brand new cameras, replace any gear that...
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    Re: Successful Bellows Repair!

    One option I've used multiple times with success is the "puffy paint" or 3D fabric paint that can be used to draw on T-shirts to make decorative designs. Just one bottle of the stuff has lasted me...
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    Re: April 2014 Portraits

    Thanks Wayne.
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    I believe the issue that you run into is that the mirror box of the Canon will start to shade the image as you shift, limiting your ability to capture the whole image circle of the lens.
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    Re: April 2014 Portraits

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/ElisePortrait_zpsacee4343.jpg

    Kodak 2D 8x10, Rodenstock 240mm APO Sironar S wide open at f/5.6, Elinchrom strobe from camera left
    Arista EDU...
  34. Re: Danger of really bright flash lighting on people

    You should ask Jason Greenberg Motamedi (a member here) about this topic. He's does portraits with strobe and daguerreotypes and I think is using close to 10k watt seconds through a beauty dish up...
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    Re: April 2014 Portrait

    Thanks Peter! Love your shot as well, a great slice of life
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    Re: April 2014 Portrait

    My first crack at shooting a tight 8x10 portrait... and I was ambitious enough to try it on our 3 year old. Thankfully she held still enough for me to get focus. :)
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    Re: Marts 2014 portraits

    Thanks Randy.

    He is a genius with the Rubiks cube too... his record time solving it is just 19 seconds. :)
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    Re: Marts 2014 portraits

    Portrait of my 10 yr old son. He's bridging that gap where he simultaneously seems really young and all too grown up at the same time.

    He let me make a portrait of him reading in bed before...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Shot this as a test image when setting up for a Hasselblad portrait with color film. The pose/expression on film shot ended up being no good, so I did a faux film treatment on the digital shot...
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    Re: Recommendations for a winter 8x10 camera.

    One handy tip for tripod usage in the snow.... tennis balls.

    Buy a pack of 3, and cut a small slit in each ball so that they can slide over the end of your tripod legs. Makes for a quick and easy...
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