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    Re: Large scans on a student budget?

    An 8x enlargement is pretty serious.... I have a bit of experience with all of this, including being in charge of all of the equipment at a major studio which used a boatload of H25 backs.... My...
  2. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    Bob has moved to California, and I believe he is having some health issues. He's had one of my cameras for over a year, and I'm not optimistic about getting it back.
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Love it, Tuco, but don't show it on regular social media or the self-appointed train-track police will be after you.
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Lovely rendering.
  5. Re: Howtek scan of one of my first 4x5 images

    Well, the drum scan looks better, with much better tonal range, and it looks sharper, too. With the Epson scan, it looks like you clipped both the blacks and the whites.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8wxex57acbe3pj6/UP.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    The Wolly F/12s are certainly small, but they aren't the easiest to focus.
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Germinar W 240mm. Converts to an excellent 450mm lens. Multicoated.
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    240 G Claron.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks, Randy!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/80tq2wu91svm6zr/UP-7.jpg?raw=1

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pclft8ui2g00phw/UP-8.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/r7h4itx1t9acxd1/UP-2.jpg?raw=1

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/35udv4r2vytj3eg/UP-3.jpg?raw=1

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/uq3pwk6vxe59mg3/UP-4.jpg?raw=1
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  13. Re: The Variable Contrast Printing Manual by Anchell, Steve

    Using Paul Butzi's method with a dichroic head was the single best methodological change I made in my darkroom work. YMMV.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Terrific photo, Bryan!
  15. Re: The Variable Contrast Printing Manual by Anchell, Steve

    https://fliphtml5.com/exru/vhtf
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Yep, I'm using Chrome on Windows 10.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Ken, Bitdefender gives me a "blocked suspicious connection" warning with your image.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Good work, Randy!
  19. Poll: Re: Another Comparison of the Howtek VS V850

    Yep, that's a good option.

    Daniel's design was compact and very sturdy, as the system clamped the lens in place.

    I used a Velmex 4000 unislide to position the camera + lens system. That was...
  20. Poll: Re: Another Comparison of the Howtek VS V850

    Really well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXy7RJwIBAo&t=10s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InL8_dz17fs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmRHTausFls&t=150s
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  21. Poll: Re: Another Comparison of the Howtek VS V850

    Yep. Some of us did that. Many years ago now. :)
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Paul, that combo sure is performing well!
  23. Poll: Re: Another Comparison of the Howtek VS V850

    It not centripetal acceleration, it's the pulling the Mylar tight over a curved surface and taping it down. Pulling laterally in the case exerts a significant drum-ward force on the film. With a...
  24. Poll: Re: Another Comparison of the Howtek VS V850

    Grat,

    I agree with most of what you say. But it's my understanding that PMT scanners, assuming a well implemented system operating in spec, has, by it's very nature, less flare than a flat or...
  25. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I just bought 500 sheet of the HR-U. Guess I'll have to come up with a good development system! I'll start with hangers.... I would've bought another 500, but this year...........
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    That's really neat, Tuco!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    And the house, this time with a dslr
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc76cr8cd5f8jc2/house_2.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzb1w8ccycnotdh/ghost.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks, Guys. Yeah, I'm not sure why people around here go for the Vegas-strip type of Halloween decorating.

    These photos are taken very quickly while walking the dogs at night with my OnePlus 7T...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8wxex57acbe3pj6/UP.jpg?raw=1
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gegs2dsq74ugjym/UP-07.jpg?raw=1

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1dnk00hs7sstxei/UP-09.jpg?raw=1
  32. Re: Can anyone recommend a sturdy tall carbon fiber tripod and ball head/pan-tilt hea

    Kent, I have one. It's a good tripod, but it's not tall enough for the original poster.
  33. Re: Can anyone recommend a sturdy tall carbon fiber tripod and ball head/pan-tilt hea

    Maybe: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1383161-REG/robus_rc_8880_c_8880_tripod.html
  34. Re: Securing an Ansco No. 5 studio camera to the stand question...

    Good solution!
  35. Re: Securing an Ansco No. 5 studio camera to the stand question...

    I'll go look. Just a minute.....Nope.
  36. Re: Securing an Ansco No. 5 studio camera to the stand question...

    I plan on bolting mine to the stand.
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    Re: 6x17 Images

    I love all of these 6x17 images. Maybe someday I can join the club! But not this year....
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Good work, Randy!

    Bryan, that's an interesting take on a challenging subject.
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    Re: Screen Cezanne Users Unite

    You've tried the wayback machine?
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    Re: Screen Cezanne Users Unite

    Go to the Screen download site. Read the readme files. You must go in a specific order...
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