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    Re: Photography log/database setup

    I keep a database on an old Psion 5MX handheld 'computer' - it has a really good database program. I print out each entry and keep it with the corresponding negative in storage. I've been using it so...
  2. Re: Jollylook - The First Cardboard Vintage Instant Camera!

    I've received my camera already, down here in chilly Australia. I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but its nicely packaged...

    Marc!
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    Re: Intrepid - Communication & Delivery

    Just to be a positive counterpoint: I have a 4x5" mk1 and an 8x10" mk1 and they're both 'fine'! Not exactly my Wista, but that's not the point of them - I can make a super picture when my brain and...
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    Re: New Wista DX price

    My Wista DXIII was $1299 new from MPEX in 2008! That's only ten years ago...

    Marc!
  5. Re: Official Fujifilm Japan announcement of end of Acros sheet film

    Well the best thing to do is buy and use it whilst it lasts... if they change their mind, yay, but otherwise at least we have all experienced it and can compare it to what went before and after... I...
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    Re: Computer, OS and Scanner Survey

    Simple iMac (4GHz Intel Core i7) here with Epson V700 and the Epson software plus photoshop...

    Marc!
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    Re: Treasured Lands book pre-order

    I've ordered my signed copy! Excited!

    Marc!
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    Re: Wista Tarnished Brass

    I've owned my Wista from new since 2009, and the brass has stayed fairly nice, except for the insides of the knobs on the front standard, which have tarnished a fair bit. Weird that it should be so...
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    Re: Treasured Lands book pre-order

    This looks beautiful. Bring on payday...

    Marc!
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    Re: View Camera has ceased publication

    That's quite sad. It leaves 'Lenswork' as the last printed publication I'm subscribed to... 28 years isn't too bad though!

    Marc!
  11. Thread: Thank you!!

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    Re: Thank you!!

    D'accord!

    Marc!
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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    I agree with Andrew - it's really important to do your own tests. From what I'm reading here and there, ISO's are ranging from 100 to 50 and 40 (and my 25) depending on developers, and reciprocity is...
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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    I agree with cjdewey... Information (including my review at the start of this thread, plug, plug ;-) ) is starting to appear on the web. Like any film you just have to try and see. I'll probably...
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    Re: Atomic X film - a brief review

    It may not be Domingo - I ordered from Australia, and it was still pretty reasonable!

    Marc!
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    Atomic X film - a brief review

    I've done a brief review of New 55's Atomic X film here: http://thelargeformatblog.com/2016/03/22/atomic-x-panchromatic-sheet-film-by-new55-review-by-marc-morel

    I hope it's useful!

    Marc
  16. Re: Alternatives to Travelwide ? > Linhof Technica Handheld Realistic ?

    I'm using a Linhof select lens (90mm Angulon) on my Travelwide... If you want critical sharpness, then you do all the things you normally do: use a faster film so you can use faster shutter speeds...
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    Re: Can ball head weight ratings be trusted?

    I have two Arca Swiss Z1 monoballs that are weight rated for something ludicrous, but I have never had an issue with them - even with a 300mm f/5.6 lens mounted on my Wista wooden field camera - the...
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    Re: New compact 4x5 camera from China

    They appear to be on ebay: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191732583301?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Marc!
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    Re: Developing Film in Australia

    Here's Urbanlight's useful list: http://urbanlight.net.au/melbourne-film-shooters-guide/#lablist
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    Poll: Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Mine just arrived in sunny Melbourne! Looking forward to getting home and popping in the 90mm...

    Marc!
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    Re: Model name of your large format enlarger please

    Durst AC1200 (5x4") with the controller as big as a Commodore 64...

    Marc!
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    Re: Wista 45DX questions

    My DXIII doesn't have interchangeable bellows, but does have the graflok back (which I regularly use, with a 403 holder and Fuji FP100c) and rear shift.

    Marc!
  23. Re: Do - Not Take Pictures Book on Kicks-Starter now

    I've backed this - it looks interesting!!

    Marc!
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    Re: El Capitan and scanners

    I have an odd fault with my v700 (after installing the Epson update) in that with batch scans of 120 frames, it stops after each one until I click on the scanner window. This is very boring!!

    Marc!
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    Poll: Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Woot! I have a tracking number!!

    Marc!
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    Poll: Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Three years from idea to product sounds about right to me, in retrospect, and whilst admitting a level of grumpiness periodically at the enthusiastic initial timelines... I hope you all have a...
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    Re: Intrepid 4X5 camera Kickstarter

    I'm looking forward to drilling holes in mine to 'pimp' it with accessories - cold shoes and the like - the kind of modification I'd squirm at doing to my beautiful cherry Wista...

    Marc!
  28. Re: The spouse's influence on your LF work: significant, slight, or none?

    My partner (of 17 years) and me have such different photographic mindsets - she loves shooting macro medium format from low angles, to the point of blurry abstraction, whereas I am invariably...
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    Re: Useful IKEA items.

    Grundtal rack!

    https://mrmarcmorel.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/film-paper-drying-rack.jpg

    https://mrmarcmorel.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/film-paper-drying-rack-2.jpg
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    Re: Epson V800 & V850. thoughts?

    100Mb isn't so huge in this day and age? I scan everything at the highest not too interpolated resolution of the scanner I have at any time (currently 3200 dpi on a V700) because who knows what I'll...
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    Re: Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    Indeed, a Silver mine here, a foundry over there... it makes sense we should be in cahoots if practicable/useful!!

    Feel free to write to me: president @ silvermine.org.au if you would like - we've...
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    Re: Stop watch vs timer

    I use an old Apple iPod touch with an old version of Massive Dev Chart on it - the poor old iPod is an iOS 'orphan' now, so I can't install any newer apps on it - but the timer works well and I've...
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    Re: Fomapan/Arista EDU 400 for general use

    Yep stick with HP5. I started with various cheap films and lots of quality problems (on top of my own mistakes) - eeeeek! Once I discovered Kodak TXP I stuck to it like glue and now I know it pretty...
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    Re: Enlarger lens size for 5x4 ?

    Various folks have complemented my sharp prints (I wish they'd say nice things about composition or subject matter as well :rolleyes:) over the years, and I've used a 135mm Rodagon 90% of the time...
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    Re: Hansa field camera

    How exciting! Yes, please post here Dave - I think we'll have successfully 'doubled' the amount of information about these cameras currently on the web!!!

    Marc!
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    Re: Hansa field camera

    And here, next to an 8x10"...

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    Re: Hansa field camera

    And for size comparison...

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    Re: Hansa field camera

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    The lens board is 62x60x2mm and flat. The lens on this one is a not especially impressive 90mm f/3.5 Congo (not the w.a. version).

    Marc!
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    Re: Hansa field camera

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    Re: Hansa field camera

    I'll make some photos of it from various angles and post them when I get home from work so you can all see. The lens board is square, and would be pretty easy to fabricate...

    The back is a...
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