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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Ansel Adams was just one of many quality photographers of the modernist era.


    (I don't have a viewing card)
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    Re: eliminate duplicates from hard drives

    This is a pretty clever idea!
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    Re: eliminate duplicates from hard drives

    It's probably not worth the time.. Let's say you had 1TB of duplicate images which is a ton, since 1TB lasts me 1-2 years at my current rate of shooting and scanning. A new 10TB drive is $300; thus...
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    Re: Film ASA differences

    Sheet film is usually different film than roll film; roll film is thinner/flimsier. An exception might be a roll of 5" aerial film cut down to fit sheet film holders.

    Sheet film would thus come...
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    Re: Keeping or tossing prints?

    I cut them into strips and make bookmarks.
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    Re: Photomicrography in Large Format

    These look cool! I bet they'd make some nice cyanotype contact prints for small prints toned in wild colors, or good massive poster/mural size prints in a lobby or nerdy household.

    (My only...
  7. Re: "Flickr has been a home for all photographers, no matter their subject." direct q

    The "safer" things in their blog/press release now implies what I suspected. Got this in my email. The blog mentions how they do not outsource moderation and their multiple means to detect CSAM,...
  8. Re: The Renaissance of Film Photography among Young People

    Nothing new under the sun. These same problems with the general public and film technique and ignorance about negatives could be from 1990 except for the insta references. It wasn't a fad then.
  9. Re: "Flickr has been a home for all photographers, no matter their subject." direct q

    I work at a shop fixing electronics.. We're photographing things with our camera phone all the time to read serial numbers. Lawyer fine print got nothing on technology hardware fine print. Power...
  10. Re: Are print drums a more practical way to print big in a bathroom?

    I don't really like drums for printing.. I used to have one for color printing long ago. it leaked a tiny bit. The unicolor roller was noisy. I couldn't watch the magic, and even though I don't...
  11. Re: "Flickr has been a home for all photographers, no matter their subject." direct q

    Seems like a well thought out plan.. We'll see how it works in real life.

    Some other photo sharing / social networks seem to be taken over by porn because the hosting is free and unmoderated and...
  12. Thread: Contact Printing

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    Re: Contact Printing

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/209108-REG/Photographers_Formulary_07_2000_8x10_Contact_Print_Frame.html
    would be a step up for a printing frame. It will hold the paper nice and tight with...
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    Re: Anyone else need idiot proof dark slides?

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    My filmholders I put labels on each side, "loaded" or "exposed"
    Loaded is for unused film.
    Exposed is for exposed film (or empty).
  14. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Could have done better with focus, but I still like it...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51891665599_eb808a280d_c.jpg
    img202112036 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    This turned out better.
    ...
  15. Re: Features of a universal Filmscanner and why the Epson 700/800 has or has not.

    The grain seems pretty crisp on the tmax400 scans!
  16. Re: Features of a universal Filmscanner and why the Epson 700/800 has or has not.

    Part of my business is being a distributor of a niche of Japanese electronics. That includes having repair parts for 0-20 year old electronics equipment.

    I would be confident in guessing that the...
  17. Re: Features of a universal Filmscanner and why the Epson 700/800 has or has not.

    I think a universal scanner is about as practical as a universal camera.
    We need something quick and high quality (a step up from the Epsons, maybe coolscan quality) for scanning rolls of small and...
  18. Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection (Colby, Waterville ME)

    https://museum-exhibitions.colby.edu/exhibition/act-of-sight-the-tsiaras-family-photography-collection/

    An exhibit with some good tastes in photo history!

    Colby College
    Waterville Maine
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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    Will was a great guy to many of us.

    He was in my area once for a Paul Caponigro talk, and Will and I had a great lunch and afternoon.

    We'd mostly kept in touch after he moved south (so he...
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    Re: Mylar sheets for alt process printing

    overhead transparency material FOR LASER PRINTERS is mylar. Normal clear overhead transparency material melts in a copier/laser printer and is not mylar.
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    Re: How many film holders do you bring for a day out?

    As others do, I develop 6 or 12 sheets at a time and that makes a difference in how much I shoot.

    I bring 7 4x5 holders since that's what a plano ammo box holds. That box keeps them clean and dry,...
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    innards of a 40cm square digital sensor

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-FHbHoiwNk
  23. Re: The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image mak

    I love large format soft focus, and gentle focus like the tessars and that sort of thing...

    For digital I love the Sigma art lenses.... They are crisp where they are in focus, and buttery smooth...
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    Re: Darkroom from zero: Chems disposal

    A little bit of time and pyrocat HD is oxidized and inert as best I understand it. Science nerd but not a chemist.

    I live in a rural area (well and septic) and dump most things down the drain with...
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    Re: Because Speed Graphics are cool

    Nice. I had no idea so many varieties and so few quantities of preanniversary speed graphic were made. Looks like my 1927ish $100 100% reliable beater is one of just a few hundred.
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    Re: Portable electric room heater

    According to youtube and it's worth considering.. The cheapest outlets are junk and you get way better ruggedness and reliability spending $5 instead for an outlet which is still very reasonable.
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    Re: Portable electric room heater

    Use a 12 or 14g super heavy duty extension cord and be fine. They don't recommend power strips or normal extension cords because they are made to varying quality and capacity and most are not up to...
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    Re: Help identify cloud-like artifacts on film

    Looks like it had some out of focus exposure and was then double exposed. The 2nd image might show the film shifting in the film holder between uses.
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    Re: Tmax 400 in D-76 correct dev time

    I have only used d76 1:1 and used something just longer than 10 minutes but it's hard to remember since I've used pyrocat for such a long time now.
    The benefit for me of using 1:1 was that I could...
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    Re: Discussion on Tripod Heads for 8x10

    The 3047 is inexpensive, but it's also much taller (higher COG over the tripod, so not as desirable) and not as solid as some of the other options. It's probably fine for a light 8x10 with wide angle...
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    Re: Why Not Movie Film Filters?

    The goldmorphic streak reminds me of the smear/bloom from old analog camcorders or cheap cell phones at night. Or cheap cell phones with dirty lenses in the rain.
    Lots of unique ways to get away...
  32. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    I'd do it and ask for forgiveness if necessary.

    The likenesses carved in stone were probably appropriated from scanning mass-market "professional" portraits like people had done at sears,...
  33. Re: About red safelights. How much red is damaging for the paper

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9cghjFyzlM

    I did this in my darkroom with my Nikon d600 for a video cam and used a tracklight with red LEDs from superbrightleds.com. I expect newer cameras would...
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    Re: Anyone else printing smaller?

    If you ever get a chance to visit an exhibit of small prints; do it.. Stieglitz was mentioned... All the pictorialists and some contemporary photography is small and you get drawn right in.

    Most...
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    Re: Free-standing dust attractors/filters any good?

    I have a <$100 hepa (some would argue it's not truly hepa, but whatever...) air cleaner on my darkroom floor. It's basically a fan and hepa filter. I keep it on low and have only changed the filter...
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    Tessar and it's contemporaries are simple designs (in that there are not too many chunks of glass) and it looks good. They barely need to be coated as a result. Single coated is plenty.

    Newer...
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    Re: dirty film / filtering liquids

    I use a plain white coffee filer in a funnel when I choose to filter.

    You might also keep the film holders in a ziplock antistatic bag or at least ziplock bag when not in the camera or darkroom to...
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    For that camera you want a lens in a shutter.

    Big recommend on the classic Tessars / Xenar. Look for something mid-century or older with the many round blades in the shutter. Fujinar-SC is good...
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    Re: Kirk Tuck commenting on 4x5 video blog

    Yes... It's like a drunk bunch is talking sh** about photographers not in their presence/style, and somehow the rest of us arrived at the party after the good stuff is all gone. It's not a high...
  40. Thread: RPT or similar

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    Re: RPT or similar

    For storing 4x4" mounted lenses, look at fishing reel bags/cases..
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