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  1. Re: Hi : )!!! - Please suggest me GPC flatbed scanner

    That's what I meant, there are none in local ads and I paid $30 for my 4490 scanner with all accessories. :D
  2. Re: Hi : )!!! - Please suggest me GPC flatbed scanner

    Epson 4990 are good but hard to find. I have an older 4490 that's even cheaper, it won't scan wide enough for a 4x5 negative but you can scan it in 2 passes and stich the images together with...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51718366511_48fa715850_k.jpg
    First snow by T. Chabry, on Flickr

    - Camera: 4x5 Newton New-View
    - Lens: 127 mm from a Polaroid 110A
    - Negative: Kodak...
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50937303987_805d63a63d_b.jpg


    Me with a no name 5x7 camera. Unlike what it seems, my left hand took that photo with 4x5 camera placed on the other side.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Yes, I'm not crazy about the puddle one but I'm very happy with the two other photos.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Wow! I wonder if I will ever find a photo like this one in my film holders. lol
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I took more photos today and again, I forgot my yellow filter so I tried to avoid the sky. :D

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51687742443_00749f753d_b.jpg
    img076 by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Very nice! A lot better than my first caffenol paper negative. :D
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Thank you. The Kodak photo paper used expired in the 1950's and was very fogged. That's what give it this look and it was not planed. :D
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Thanks. A frame for what? To place it on a wall? :D

    I don't know about that, I am still on learning and training stage with a 4x5 camera. When I will be ready, I will use my 8x10 camera to...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My 4x5 Golf Montauk by G. Gennert shot with a no name 5x7 camera from the same era and my first try with paper negative
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51272564619_b97f936a67_z.jpg
    4x5 paper...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I have finally made a photo with some definition in the sky. I forgot to bring the filters, I would probably had gotten better results.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I talked about your guide with my wife's uncle (large format photographer since the 1950's) and here are his explanations:

    "The guide you have referenced mentioned Arista VC paper which is...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    It was a scan of the negative and I inverted it in Lightroom Classic. What you see is the best I could get out of the software and even with a magnifying glass, everything in the sky is uniform on...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    What kind of filters do you use? I tried an orange Ilford contrast filter in front of the lens from a window today but the sky is nothing like yours.
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    The sky was blue and there was some...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I downloaded your Guidebook For Paper Negative Making on Facebook James, it's very usefull and I will try a yellow or orange filter for next time I shoot a sky. Your sky is very nice on that photo.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Sorry for my question. My eyes must have been out of focus. :cool:

    I had a light meter app on my phone but it didn't have a spot meter. I have now found one that does, thank you Oldparson.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Today I used the spot lightmeter from a digital camera instead of the vintage analog lightmeter and the exposition was a lot better. For once, I'm quite happy with the paper negative.
    Now I just...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    "I usually come home with 8 out of 10 images well exposed"
    Out of how many?

    Don't you use a lightmeter when you shoot outside? I do and I have no problem with regular or X-ray film with I'm...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Wow! I love it!

    Today I took a 4x5 camera out to do some tests but out of 4 photos, I only saved one. I developped the paper with Caffenol thinking it will lower the contrast. It's a bit better...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I forgot I was also a member of that group, I am not a big Facebook fan.
    I just checked the photos and there are a lot of very nice ones. Maybe I just need to improve my technique.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    It's OK for still life but I'm more into landscape and I don't like the results with paper. For some reasons, they are not sharp enough and I am having a hard time getting good exposures.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    No ones do paper negatives these days?

    I tried again today but I don't think I will continue in this path.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51648580409_a15908505e_k.jpg8x10 Paper negative
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  24. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    This is the safelight I am using and I don't have any fogging issue but I keep the light at about 2 feet away from the film.

    https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=model+57+safelight
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51593756724_184f7a9b7a_k.jpg
    Paper negative by T. Chabry, on Flickr
    - Camera: 8x10 Kodak Rochester Empire State
    - Photo paper used as a negative: Kodak...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51575997680_3d6cb56c02_k.jpg8x10 paper negative by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Large Format Industryscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51420716518_f6a002ccb8_k.jpg
    Irving Oil Refinery, Saint John, NB Canada by T. Chabry, on Flickr
  28. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    They were first on hold for being potentially restricted and the next day they became undeliverable so someone in the UK or in Canada must have told them it wasn't allowed to be sent abroad.
    Ebay's...
  29. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    If you never heared about anyone having troubles during a trip, I should be good.

    My camera is a Kodak Rochester Empire State and from what I have found online, it is made of mahogany on some...
  30. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    This is what I tried to buy:
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/174922236792

    And this is what the shipment tracking is showing:
    Sep 16, 2021
    6:52am
    Undeliverable - Item restricted at Global Shipping...
  31. Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    Hi, I have been trying to purchase mahogany quarter plate holders from the UK for my British Lizars camera and twice, the plate holders were held by the UK customs for being restricted for export to...
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    My granddaughter shot with an 8x10 Kodak Rochester Empire State, X-Ray film set at ISO 100 and developed in Caffenol C-H for 6 mn.

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  33. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51529387706_a5287c1a4a_k.jpg
    8x10 large format by T. Chabry, on Flickr

    Camera: 8x10 Kodak Rochester Empire State
    Film: AGFA G-PLUS green X-Ray exposed at ISO...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Camera: 8x10 Eastman Kodak Rochester Empire State
    Film: Agfa X-Ray exposed at ISO 100
    Development: Caffenol C-H for 8mn

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51435818615_dd37f94aee_k.jpg
    Barn by...
  35. Re: Hey, Guests! Please consider joining the Forum!

    I manage a forum and as the admin, I can see the difference between human guests and robot guests. There are much more robots than people browsing forums and I don't think you will get them to join...
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    I took the camera out a few days ago but in full sun, the bellows have too many light leaks.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51419709882_5fc5de1264_k.jpg
    8x10 Kodak Rochester Empire State by...
  37. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Inside a covered bridge in NB, Canada.

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    Covered bridge by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Thanks. I will take it out in the field sometime next week... if I find a way to fit it will all my equipment in one of my backpacks.
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Here are the first two photos I took with the camera :

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    8x10 X-ray film by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    The camera is finally done and I took my first photos with it.

    I taped the outside of the bellows and painted the tape with acrylic paint. It doesn't look great but there are no light leaks and it...
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