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

    Dude,
    that's why you use a lens that covers like a 20x24 image ( on your 4x5 ) or you fix everything in photo shop !
  2. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    sorry to say it like this/ sound condescending /disparaging but(to many in the collectable art world) the AA and Weston prints are "just photographs"... they're nice photographs but it's not quite...
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    Re: Man Ray: Kiki de Montparnasse

    sorry to say it like this/ sound condescending /disparaging but the AA and Weston prints are "just photographs"... they're nice photographs but it's not quite the same...



    why is it mind...
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    Re: Man Ray: Kiki de Montparnasse

    and now if you count how much the $ has tanked it's inflated value is about what it sold for LOL
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    Re: Man Ray: Kiki de Montparnasse

    I saw that, that's fantastic. Man Ray was one of the greats. And it will keep its value unlike NTFs and other modern types of artworks won't fade like some color images ..
  6. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    plenty of painters and sculptors don't pre visualize ... Because of "free will" ..


    I think anyone who considers themself a "photographer" gives special attention to their work, including...
  7. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    gazing in someone else's navel is the same as walking a mile in their shoes ..
  8. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    people who do large format photography make it seem as if it is really difficult, like there is some sort of mystique about it and think just because they use a sheet film camera that somehow their...
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    Re: How to learn a type of film?

    HI Vinay

    best way to learn a film is to use it and develop it and make prints from it.. films and developers and papers are never the same between people ... what works for me might not work for...
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    Re: Emulsion dry plates

    I hope that was helpful, i currently use a really slow emulsion recipe from thelighfarm 's archives. it's made with sea water and silver and gelatin and that is about it. it's unwashed so I don't...
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    Re: Emulsion dry plates

    if you go http://thelightfarm.com there is a ton of information there about boosting iso of hand crafted emulsion. Denise's book is available on blurb too...
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    Re: silver magnets please read

    pleasure's mine!
    I hope the guy selling them finds people with the right voltage who can use them, they are great little gadgets if / when they are using the right power ;)




    yea. not...
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    Re: silver magnets please read

    it was just to let people know it's not me, and I have no connection to this person.
    if someone wants to buy one its up to them, but they are not the magnets / power supplies I distributed for the...
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    silver magnets please read

    Please be advised
    there is someone selling silver magnets on ebay at the moment that are 220v ,
    if you purchase for use in the usa, realize they will not run on 110v
    I am not associated with that...
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    Re: Life after E6 and large format transparencies

    I hope you have deep pockets for the DTs !
    you might look into someone like Bob Carnie and Tri-Gum prints, he's a masterful commercial printer, and a known quantity (that doesn't involve pixie dust...
  16. Re: Using a Zone VI enlarger for 5x7, or other alternatives?

    good luck finding your enlarger
    if your deals fall through and you are still looking

    check your PM if you are interested, its huge and won't ship
    so if you 're local .. let me know ..
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    Re: Katherine Hepburn negatives - which film?

    there was a episode on "strange inheritance" regarding children of a woman who worked at a magazine publishing company. the mother kept all the prints &c that were published by the magazine and the...
  18. Re: so, do you guys consider my 6x9 to be "large format"?

    great to know :)
  19. Re: so, do you guys consider my 6x9 to be "large format"?

    Hi Rick

    What size roll films?
    I used to have a Recomar 35mm Kodachrome back for my LF camera so I could do perspective control stuff in camera, I sold it years ago, but if I kept it would I have...
  20. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    You sure about that ? I thought you have a website full of images, or is that a different Drew Wiley ?
  21. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    huh?

    Tin Can,
    How can those be landscapes, there's no land, just other stuff..
    and
    Ironage, that's water behind that weird contraption that looks like it came from the Wright Brother's bike...
  22. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    (using the voice and mannerism of " the diceman" Andrew "Dice" Clay )
    "Manifest Destiny! baby ..."
  23. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    Hi Peter,
    I don't know if people think about this or not, but to me at least, it seems that people are photographing from trails or overlooks &c are not really photographing unvarnished / untouched...
  24. Re: Stuck together Glass Plates - how to unstick?

    I had rc prints stuck to glass I asked a similar question over on APUG. Ron mowrey ( a retired kodak photographic engineer ) suggested
    the same thing Tin Can suggested warm water (with a little...
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    Re: A ULF from a cardboard box?

    I think you mean Robert Stone ( StoneNYC ). ...
    im not sure the circumstances of his leaving but I think he might have done it on his own to protest moderators saying that political posts weren't...
  26. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    I understand what you are saying, but I think a lot of people who do what they do, do it because it makes them happy / brings them joy like "beauty". Nothing wrong with that, we all have to do...
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    Re: A ULF from a cardboard box?

    Hi Drew
    I've made 11x14 and bigger cameras out of foam core, does that count ?
    the rectangles collapse almost flat and front and back "standards" slide in to keep it rigid.
    I at one time had a...
  28. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    he went from one extreme to the other, which is pretty amazing !

    unfortunately when I clicked on the images on his splash page I got blank pages .. I read his "about " and it was pretty amazing,
  29. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    Is Christopher Jordon still making photographs ? He was quite involved with photographing the "human element" ...
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    Re: https://degoldenbusch.com/

    Thanks for posting these things!
    I am appreciative of Mark Sampson for remembering the name of the maker and his cameras, I remembered they were big and heavy. LOL.
    It's wonderful to see he and...
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    Re: The largest and/or heaviest 4x5" camera ever?

    YES! that was him, it's a shame he didn't make a 4x5 camera it would have been a beast but sadly it's off topic ;)
    Sounds like you had to eat both your Wheaties AND your Spinach to use that thing !
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    Re: The largest and/or heaviest 4x5" camera ever?

    There was a guy, whose name escapes me .. he custom built these behemoth cameras and even lenses to go with it. I'm not sure if it was only 8x10 +. or if he made them smaller but these things were...
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    Re: Shanghai Film Caffenol Processing

    hI pritcher

    I've never used that film, so I can't help you there, but I have been using caffenol continuously since around 2005 or 6. I've used it with both black/white as well as c41+E6, and for...
  34. Re: The Renaissance of Film Photography among Young People

    silver nitrate and kosher salt will always be around. it's really not that hard to make one's own photo emulsion, whenever I do it it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
    YMMV of course. ...
  35. Re: The Renaissance of Film Photography among Young People

    if someone drops their film off at a pharmacy or Walmart where FujiFIlm picks up ( they are the last large national drop off lab that picks up at these places ) they don't return the negatives...
  36. Re: Photogram using Direct Positive Paper - Is Ilford Confused in this Video?

    Hi Tom
    Sorry if I misunderstood your post. I figured if there were questions going to the source is always a great way to get questions answered :). I had no clue because at first I thought maybe...
  37. Re: Photogram using Direct Positive Paper - Is Ilford Confused in this Video?

    Hi Tom

    if you click under the video there's probably a link to the presenter and you can ask directly.
    Even if it is mis-labeled I don't think it takes away from her work or the video, it's a...
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    Re: Ukraine Relief Sale

    thanks!
    They sound similar to a missionary group I have given to in the past >> "the great hour of sharing"...
    They're a group that always has people all over the planet, thanks for the lead.

    ...
  39. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    yea, they are something else. FWIR the EL's are all ended up in Paris. When not in Persia, Paris is kind of nice .. and you can get moosir which is a real treat!
  40. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    From what I understand ... The person who created the work was adamant about not selling s/he said if it is sold, s/he would know it, and s/he wouldn't be happy. It might have been a social...
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