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    Re: Paper negative vs film

    Could be. I'm pre-flashing just to "take up the slack" in the curve.

    In what way do you think the base fog is helping?
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    Re: Paper negative vs film

    You pre-flash for as long as necessary to NOT produce extra density. Pretty easy to test in the darkroom.

    Once you know how long the maximum time is (and of course you recorded how your enlarger...
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    Re: Chinese Changing Bags

    I have purchased two, a smaller one and a large one. The large one was for some single-shot pinhole camera I made from paint cans. I could change out in the field.

    They seems to work fine. ...
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    Re: Simplest Processing System

    There are some threads around here and over at APUG about using Rodinal (normally a film developer) for paper development. Also seen threads where people have used Cafinol (Folgerol, i.e. coffee...
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    Re: Erwitt's Dogs (stereo project)

    Yep! Just look at the line in the center and start to cross your eyes. You need to experiment a little bit with viewing distance. For me I can pull one into "focus" at 18" to 36" no trouble.
    ...
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    Re: The standard Large Format process...

    You could have saved a step and used a cow pie as your original marker...
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    Re: A good introduction to bellows making?

    I have Barry's book and his method does work. I've done one small tapered one with it.

    I was thinking about trying to use some vinyl wall-paper as the material. Maybe spray paint one side black.
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    Re: Kodak BW400 CN, also T Max 400 CN

    The end result is different but C-41 and B&W film start out the same, latent image in silver halides... Only later in the C41 process do you replace the silver compounds with dyes.

    You can...
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    Re: Surreal Interpretations

    Image asthetics aside (I do like it, but...) you can't judge an image from a dinky JPG on a monitor. I understand there are limitations on posting images in the forum. But maybe (perhaps you...
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    Re: Surreal Interpretations

    Joe -

    Had you not said there was a texture screen at the film plane the my first thought was "reticulation".

    The edges of the effect seem a bit sharp (that would be the shadow cast by the...
  11. Thread: 20x24

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    Re: 20x24

    The 20x24 IS the boat! Use one film holder as a paddle, the other as the rudder. :eek:
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    Re: Just what we needed...

    I like the "RiSE" robot. "Help, officer, my robot is stuck in the tree!"
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    Re: Hi All From Kansas

    Kinsley you say...

    Born and raised in Dodge City. Lived various places in the US and now living in Lawrence.
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    Re: Chamonix 8 x 10

    Two words : cam out

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam_out

    Philips heads are an improvement over slotted heads. And the hex / torx / square are improvements over Philips.

    I like the hex head...
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    Re: Multiple Day Exposures

    3 month exposure, pinhole camera pointed west in the backyard. 4x10 sheet of B&W photo paper as the negative. Scanned and inverted for display.

    See also http://www.solargraphy.com/
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    Re: Fomapan vs Efke

    The ERA sheet films have been around for a while (at least 2yrs on eBay that I can tell). I'm on my second batch and so far I've been very happy with them in Rodinal, D76 1:1 and now Pyrocat...
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    Re: Hello all, new to the boards!

    good wet plate resources

    www.collodion.com/forum
    www.cwreenactors.com/phorum
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    Re: slow speed 4x5 film?

    Freestyle's APHS litho film is pretty slow stuff. Not panchromatic of course. Also RC B&W paper in the film holders. Rate that around ISO 8. Grade 2, matte/pearl is a bit better than multigrade...
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    Re: looking for whole plate film

    And may never have it again. I believe they are out of business.

    Not much additional hope but have you tried Freestylephoto.biz?
    B&H?

    In both cases, a phone call to the store might be more...
  20. Thread: Threats=Bans

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Delete as you see fit. And if you do feel there is some aspect of the originating threat that should be taken seriously, then do so. Better safe than sorry.

    Nighty-night and don't let the...
  21. Thread: ERA Sheet Film

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    Re: ERA Sheet Film

    I to remember a touch of the curl and it seemed like it was packaging related. I did a little re-organizing of boxes and bags and was able to remove most of the curve.

    All in all, nice stuff and...
  22. Thread: ERA Sheet Film

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    Re: ERA Sheet Film

    I've been playing with the 4x5 and ran a box of 8x10 through Pyrocat HD and got (for me) good results. 2:2:100 in a Jobo and 8minutes rated at ISO 80. This might be a little bit off as I don't have...
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    Re: 北京北戴河海滨中海公司6

    Chinese realstate scam???? :eek:
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    Re: Texas Church Project Show

    Fantastic! Glad it is up on YouTube for everybody to see.
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    Re: filters on a threadless lens? Gundlach Radar

    I bought one to try with my odd assortment of lenses. So far it has worked great and has the added benefit of letting me more easily hang my 4" Packard shutter on the front of a brass lens and also...
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    Re: Tmax100 text in print?

    Looks like they assumed it to be in the rebate area as if it was a "regular" double darkslide holder. Must not be the case with readyloads in a 545i

    Mark your GG and you can either mask the...
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    Re: LF Forum Print On Demand Book....Rebirth PDF

    That fixes it! Now the page alignments look right.

    But still not seeing page numbers inside the printable area of the doc.
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    Re: LF Forum Print On Demand Book....Rebirth PDF

    Even left, odd right I understand, done my share of technical manual writing and editing. But the two pages per photographer bit seems off. At least Adobe Reader 8 with pages shown 2 up.

    Also,...
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    Re: LF Forum Print On Demand Book....Rebirth PDF

    Why the seeming random placement of blank pages in the PDF doc? Placeholders for replacement images?
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Singing Sunflower - student sculpture at The University of Kansas
    Polaroid 809, Senica 8x10, Ilex Paragon 14 3/4" lens @ f8
  31. Thread: A funny

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    Re: A funny

    More like "all tilt"...
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    Re: How about a New Portrait thread?

    That could have been the developer!

    http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/172/8/1002
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    Re: shanghai and other cheap film ...

    If you are JUST STARTING out and want to practice loading the holder and experiment with camera movements, then use photo paper as your film. Much, much cheaper per sheet. Cut up one 8x10 into 4...
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    Re: Spot meter advice, No.2

    Yes, I was being facetious (horse's ass perhaps :cool: )? Keeping up close as you move around the back works. All they can do is push you out of the way instead of kick. Spent plenty of time...
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    Re: Spot meter advice, No.2

    Mostly just one end of the horse needs the wide berth.
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    Re: Paper Negs Only

    8x10 RC paper neg (Arista EDU.Ultra) in Dektol 1+4, probably 3 minutes.
    Seneca Improved View camera, Home made lens, single element 400mm. Lots and lots of extension on the camera! Single light...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Don -

    I'm Rob Young. Russ and I have this same problem here, on Apug and I think at f295.org too... ;):rolleyes: :D

    Rob, Russ, Ralph, Barry and I think there is a second Rob or "Bob" floating...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    My first successful Polaroid 809 (8x10) shot. Only screwed up twice to get here...

    Senica Improved View camera (8x10), Leclair 13" brass lens w/ f32 waterhouse stop & Packard shutter. About 20"...
  39. Thread: Hi from KC

    by rwyoung
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    Re: Hi from KC

    Lawrence KS isn't the middle of nowhere. That is Lebanon, KS I think... ;)

    http://ludb.clui.org/gmap/?uuid=KS3129
  40. Thread: Hi from KC

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    Re: Hi from KC

    Clay -

    A bit short notice since I just saw your post but the first Tuesday of each month (unless it is a holiday) the Lawrence Photo Alliance has its meeting from 7pm to 9pm at the Lawrence Arts...
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