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    Re: Late August 2019 Portraits.

    Hi ! You were right to save a second shot of this session for another thread, another time ? The colour unity works better with this one with a wide range of blue shades from the blueish wood to the...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Thanks a lot for supporting me, Merci JJ ! Now its August in France, vacations at home, heat...I feel like a lazy lizard and I'm doing nothing great, thanks to these new positive feedbacks I feel...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Another masterchief ! You're spoiling us !!! Thanks :)

    What can be seen as a familly portrait is in fact we you look it it closely, another exemple of a high mastery of film, composition and...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Thanks Vogel, this forum is to me my greatest source of inspiration, so if my photo gave you some ideas, it means a lot to me, Thanks a lot !
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Thanks a lot for this rich and documented feedback Cowanw, your commentary makes me watch my photo in a new light. Thanks Tuco for your nice feedback too, these two girls were great models and were...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Thanks Peter, I love this word "terrific" it really sums up the emotion I had when I opened the tank after processing this 5x7 sheet. :D
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    This apo ronar 360mm (14") is a cheap and incredible lens, large image circle high resolution especially for close subjects... I love it ! :)
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Thanks Tin and sorry for the double post, I need some vacations for sure...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    I've been thinking about it for a few days, and in the end, even if I lack self confidence, I want to show some of my latest photos.

    So here we go : A young girl having a private lesson with a...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Again...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Oups, wrong maneuver, sorry...
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    Re: Portraits July 2019

    Yes indeed, this thread contains many jewels ! I love them all but I must admit that Neildw's photos have a deep impact on my imagination...

    These photos are the epitome of what large format can...
  13. Sticky: Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Thanks for your work Dann ! yeah I do understand that the informations sources are scattered all over the Internet and that gathering them would take a life time of two... The definitive large format...
  14. Sticky: Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Hi folks ! Thanks a lot for this thread and for the links given here. On the other hand I still wonder why it is so hard so find technical informations (coverage mainly) about american large format...
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    Re: May Portrait 2019

    Amazing Teaser Dude ! :D
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    Re: March Portraits 2019

    Amazing model, great shot, a feast for the eyes ! Thanks for sharing
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    Geee !!! I was watching your portraits on flickr and I was thinking to myself that half a Wollensack really makes a great soft focus lens ! I have seen some gorgeous 8x10 portraits made at close...
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    Thanks for these precious informations, you sure know your stuff, I've got two illex 4 shutter one for my comemrcial ektar 12" and one for my apo artar 16,5" and yes, the thread size is diffrtent !...
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    Thanks for trying to help me out, Louis. :) I may take more than a simple machining work because the size of the shutter doesn't fit the lens parts male or female. Maybe that this tele photo 15"...
  20. Wollensack Telephoto 15" Yellow dot, shutter ?

    Hi !

    A few years ago I bought this lens tu use it with my graflex Pacemaker, now I would like to use it with my Sinar systems. To make it happen, i'd like to find a shutter for this lens.

    And...
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    Re: February portraits 2019

    Thanks Randy ! :D
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    Re: February portraits 2019

    Still playing with my Aero Ektar...

    https://watanukiblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/p190224.jpg


    Graflex Pacemaker
    Aero Ektar Yellow dot 7" at full aperture and a light tilt
    HP5 processed...
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    Re: Happy New Year ! Jan 2019 portrait

    Very nice one indeed !
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    Re: May Portraits

    Thanks for telling us ! I don't know anything about uniforms therefore I wouldn't have been able to guess what it was about...
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    Re: May Portraits

    https://watanukiblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/c2018a1.jpg

    Coralie one month ago
    12" Commercial Ektar at F11
    With my newly bought 5x7 Sinar P
    On some freshly unfrozen Astia 5x7
    Home...
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    Re: May Portraits

    So I'll keep posted and I'll be waiting for more ! Waiting and hoping from the best till the very last moment in the darkroom is indeed one of the reason why I cling so fiercely to film photography !...
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    Re: May Portraits

    Amazing, you did a great job and your models too ! Would you please give us some details about this photo how and where it was taken ? On a film set ? Actors from a play ? There's a huge teamwork...
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    Re: April Portraits

    I like it too ! Great idea to make a model still ! Sat like that she can't move at all. Using the natural light from the window is also a great idea, all in all this portrait is amazing, congrats !
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    Re: Film Price Increases

    Don't be so worried about film price increasing...

    Everything is getting more and more expensive, it's inflation -and speculation as Kumar San pointed- that's all ! :) As a social worker with a...
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    Re: 5X7 Delta 100

    Yeps ! you can't load a 13x18cm film in a 5x7" holder and you shouldn't load a 5x7" in a 13x18cm holder. Here in France I use 4 different size of films (9x12cm, 4x5", 5X7" and 13x18cm) and to do...
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    Re: 5X7 Delta 100

    Don't worry folks, here in Europe its still available on German websites, at least in its larger version (13x18cm) I use it a lot for my portraits lford is not like Fuji they won't ditch us... I hope...
  32. Re: Need some help with my Nikkor steel 4x5 tank

    Thanks Mark I do appreciate your help, I'm sending you a PM right away.
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    Thanks Leigh, then I'll do my best to post more messages and I hope, more photos here ! :cool:
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    Thanks a lot for your advices and insights :D

    Yes I did buy this tank on Ebay thinking that the missing steel band was not so important. Ok it's not magic ;) but on the other hand I keep thinking...
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    Re: Jobo 2840 for 5x7 film developing?

    Hi ! I Also process my 5x7" and my 13x18cm film sheets in a Jobo 2830. The results are most of the time OK but sometimes the sheets are moving and things get messy. I got a precious piece of advice...
  36. Need some help with my Nikkor steel 4x5 tank

    Hi !

    I had this dream that came true a few weeks ago, IOW got my Nikkor steel tank to process my 4x5 sheets without my Jobo. Last week I decided to use it for the first time at my workplace with...
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    Re: December 2017 Portraits

    Yes nice portrait of a cute little girl half smiling, half sulking ! This tint is caused by the age and the storage condition of the film you used. You were right to develop longer, it...
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    Re: July 2017 portrait thread

    Thanks Alex and Randy !
    Randy, when I'm back from my seaside holidays (in a month, yeps french style vacations ^_^) I'll ask you some tips and exemples to help me compose in 5x7. Shoulders...
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    Re: July 2017 portrait thread

    Thanks for these constructive and encouraging feedbacks.

    Thanks a lot JP for your wise advices, This apo ronar is so sharp that it will be a good thing to test it at full aperture like you...
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    Re: July 2017 portrait thread

    Astonishing portrait, congratulations Robert ! :D

    May I show some of my recent works ?

    This young Fellow, Adrien, is a swiss friend nice enough to cross the border and to allow me to post his...
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