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  1. Thread: Inspiration

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    Inspiration

    Aw, I really liked what jj wrote.

    You are going to be up day and night killing his benign posts.

    Gregor the Roach
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    Film maybe here longer then you think....

    [deleted (edit: for clarification, user was banned from posting here)]
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    vitriolic abuse

    Are you the moderator, Ralph?

    Or are you delegated to speak for him?

    I just checked, and it appears that Neil Poulsen is the moderator.

    He's the one who told me to go away. I don't have the...
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    vitriolic abuse

    John (jj) - your post of 1/12 was allowed to remain without moderator comment because it was appropriate under the circumstances.

    Perhaps I was instructed to stay away by someone I only presumed...
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    vitriolic abuse

    Not to worry, Mr. Luttmann. I am leaving. The immoderator demanded that I leave, and I will take that seriously.

    The post above was largely to see how long it took to moderate the post, and how...
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    vitriolic abuse

    Simmons said: JJ is John Stafford as I understand it. He, under whatever name, has been the source of a lot of venom over the years.

    Well, I'll be darned. I was banned but there is no physical...
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    Digital photography

    Quality, beauty and satisfaction are in the eye of the beholder or creator.

    But in this forum it all starts from LF film. Why are you all entertaining a poor soul who wandered in here with a...
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    Digital photography

    It appears that the OP, John Werczynsi, thinks that Large Format begins at the print stage and magically works backwards. Hey, get a clue; large prints begin with the original medium. Now what are...
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    Huge Prints From 4X5 Film

    So what is the bottom line?

    Say I have a 4gb file. Who will print it a real 300 or 360ppi at 40"x40"?

    Anyone?
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    Finest detail digital printer / paper

    Epson's desktop printers have drivers that support 720 pixels per inch

    I have a car with a fuel pump that will support a 2,000hp engine, but nobody makes a consumer engine that can use it.
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    "Photographers Notebook"

    Mark Sawyer's comments rein in the heart of the matter.

    The meaning of the word, amateur, has become negative over the past decades. Remember, it comes from amātor, a word for love. Perhaps amātor...
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    "Photographers Notebook"

    I used to keep a notebook, but I couldn't read my handwriting. But it got worse: I was self-employed and fired myself because it turns out I wasn't a team player. So, I became self-unemployed. That...
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    RF cams for Linhof Technika's

    Thanks for the good information again, Bob.

    Tip: Click the Text radio button below the message to format it right.

    LINHOF AND WISTA MARFLEX SERVICE

    117 ANCHORAGE RD.

    HAVELOCK, NC 28532
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    What is heavy?

    I've seen so many queries for a "light" camera that I am puzzled. Please help me out. I am designing a new specialized camera which is rather unusual. The prototype is almost seven pounds. Too...
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    Colorvision vs. Gretag monitor calibration

    I worked in print design and publishing for years, and as jj says, none of us ever calibrated anything.

    It's not that nothing is calibrated. The monitors are 'calibrated' using Adobe Gamma. Then...
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    "Photographers Notebook"

    Well, it takes one to know one.

    Peewee Herman? Is that you?
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    "Photographers Notebook"

    bill Just what the heck do you think that I could learn from an egotistical, pontifical j**k like you?

    Hook, line and sinker!
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    Printex follow-up - Weight

    The thread that referenced the following is too long to tack onto.

    I finally got a scale, so to the person who asked: the 4x5 Printex with 135mm Tessar and rangefinder weighs 5 pounds, seven...
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    Colorvision vs. Gretag monitor calibration

    An of course, ignorance is bliss ;)

    Funny. Our magazines have been running in the black, on ignorance for years without those devices.
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    Colorvision vs. Gretag monitor calibration

    Question: how is it that so many people do very nicely, even publishers, without using a monitor calibration device?
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    Paper flahshing in Photoshop

    "A layer of light tonality"

    In other words, fog. :)

    Michael's tip works, but you might have to bend the curve (or in THIS case, you can use levels) to moderate only the highlights.

    BTW,...
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    Paper flahshing in Photoshop

    In general, though, the images that call for this seem to respond better to manipulations of layers than to curve ajustments, in my experience.

    Apply curve adjustments to layer(s).

    Hope that's...
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    Paper flahshing in Photoshop

    with all due respect jj,

    That expression usually precedes disrespectful intent.

    there really was no need for your last response. I myself found your original post could be taken as a little...
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    Paper flahshing in Photoshop

    JJ, I was more thinking to add a layer of very light tonality to the all image. No need to be sarcastic, thank you anyway.

    You think that was sarcasm? I was trying to help. By your post, how could...
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    Paper flahshing in Photoshop

    Curves, or levels if you are new to the concept.
  26. problem: 6x7 roll film back on linhof kardan color

    Line up the marking to the back and film as you have, then close the back and wind to #1. You seem to be skipping the second part. Perhaps the counter isn't reset properly before loading.
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    Digital vs Analog Holography

    I don't mean to start a Soilent Green fight, jj, but

    Sure, that's easy for you to say, ya big elitist; your ancestors were made into Truffles. Heck, mine are all white sauce.
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    Experience with Water Distillation Units?

    During the Summer I use the water from our dehumidifier. You just have to keep the coils and collector clean, which one should do anyway.
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    Digital vs Analog Holography

    Back in the year 2006 people were arguing about digital vs film. Weren't those the days?

    Anyhow, that's behind us now thanks to the outlawing of film in order to promote the One World politic, so...
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    Film vs. Digital

    John Berry I refer you to the FBI standards for resolution as per requirements for evidence.

    Megosh, I think I've had an epiphany! Or maybe it's a stroke.
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    Kodak's New Logo

    http://www.engadget.com/media/2006/01/kodak_logo3.jpg

    Article: interviews.engadget.com/2006/01/07/kodak-unveils-new-logo/

    What is the Y generation, anyway?
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    Film vs. Digital

    Photoshop was easier to use on the Mac.....when the software is the SAME on both platforms.


    I use both. I wish Apple would make the right mouse button native, naturally integrated and provide...
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    Film vs. Digital

    I'm sure you all know the comments that occured when the automobile was invented: "Get a Horse!" Well, the countryside then was only suitable to horses and walking. Infrastructure, roads made cars...
  34. Curvilinear Distortion in W.A. Large Format Lenses

    I just measured a proof sheet to double check, and the Brooks-Plaubel frame occupies 60mm x 102mm, with an image of 56mm x 92mm. I've never used a 6x9 camera, but I believe their image is...
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    Film vs. Digital

    Like the blind men examining the elephant, everyone here is right to a certain extent.

    And I suppose only you have the Truth. So let's see what you prescribe.

    An instructive experiment is to...
  36. Curvilinear Distortion in W.A. Large Format Lenses

    Are you printing directly from your negatives or positives, or are you scanningfirst ? A lot can be dne in Photoshop to correct distortion,

    It has come to this? When someone asks about inherent...
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    Film vs. Digital

    Back to Richard with what I hope is pertinent.

    First, these so-called modern digital cameras are what I call techno-vain; they can create profound confusion in what is really a simple camera...
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    Film vs. Digital

    But who says 300dpi is required? Who says you can't digitally upsize and get "good enough" resulting quality.

    It is called interpolation, something like homeopathic imaging, magic thinking.
    ...
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    Film vs. Digital

    [i]I evolved from 35mm and MF film to high-end digital [...]

    Evolution often takes wrong turns.
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    Film vs. Digital

    Regardless of the arithmetic, silver process film and print making makes different images. You like it or you don't. You see it or you don't.
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