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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Eggshells and Miracle Gro ;) (American Beauty (1999) )
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Photoshop's "Auto Color" is usually a good starting point
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    I have the opposite sentiment about digital sensors compared to film
    Try color negative...
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    Re: Velvia Discontinued?

    That's probably your last chance to get V100 in 4x5 from a reputable US seller : https://www.badgergraphic.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=159_274&product_id=4371
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    Re: Velvia Discontinued?

    >> I would NEVER EVER print a med format chrome to 40 inches . 4X5 OK
    6x12 is 4.72 inch long. 6x17 is 6.6 inch long :)

    I make prints up to 24x30 from 4x5 and 6x12. But mostly 8x10s from all...
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    Re: Velvia Discontinued?

    I would not take Fuji's word on why they decided to drop production and distribution of V 100 in the US.
    Labs will care less about emulsion chemicals for as long as it falls into E-6 cat.
    P.S....
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    Re: National Forests in CA temporarily closed

    Release Date: Sep 7, 2020
  8. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    This piece allows to open RAW files generated by newer cameras in any PS CS version: https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/using/adobe-dng-converter.html
    Of course, the older the PS version the less...
  9. Re: 65mm lens on Chamonix 45F-2? Recommended bellows?

    I used a 90mm for many years. On a flat board it does not allow much of vertical movements (rise/fall). Other movements are ok for landscape work.
    You will likely need to mount that 65mm on a...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    It looks great , lassethomas!

    Ektar seems to cause a lot of troubles to the scanners' software.
    Many people ended up with scanning negatives as positives (orange) and then making...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Film does not expire
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    An excellent image Bryan!
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    Re: Kami Fluid alternatives?

    I would like to know what happens , other than an increased risk of film being shredded due to detaching from the drum...
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    Re: Strange Experience in Monument Valley

    I did the same over a decade ago just after one quick stop on my drive through.
    There are plethora of other beautiful and quiet "places nobody knows".
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    Re: Eliot Porter, The Place No One Knew

    I can't help but wonder why most if not all the talks about photography eventually come down to "how the picture was made" instead of, for example , "why the photograph shows what it shows" or "what...
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    Re: HP B9180 question

    I wouldn't worry about getting in-date inks for it. For as long at the inner package is sealed, even a decade old ones more than likely should be ok. Same ink as for HP Z series and have never failed...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    If Lightness channel is kept as-is , non-modified, then changing the layer's blending mode to 'Color' makes no difference compared to "Normal" blending. Likewise if the changes are done only to...
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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    "Digital" wins over "Analog" mostly because of convenience (or promises of elusive "savings").
    In this case the back adds inconvenience to already inconvenient large format setup and also, with its...
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    Re: Creo iQsmart3 and Supreme II scan speed

    iQSmart3 takes 50+mins on scanning a 4x5 at 3200 dpi
    Eversmart Pro II took ~25 mins for the same

    The resulting files are top notch from both
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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    Speaking of accuracy in color reproduction... If one is working with natural light then light variations through the day , season , etc, influence perceived colors often times more than variations...
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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    Turns out, the best Fuji [color positive] film has been Provia 100F
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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    For as long as there is at least one emulsion remains in every category not a big deal...
    All "Pro" emulsions today are great
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    Some people intentionally expose film emulsion side out and call it "redscale". If an image has a meaning it may "work" just the way you see it (with heavy tint).
    At the very least you can discard...
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    Re: Creo iQsmart3 and Supreme II scan speed

    Well, apparently they look great at Instagram size. Anything should :)
    And IQSmart3 is a high end scanner capable of delivering great results. But to get the best out of it certain things should be...
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    Re: Creo iQsmart3 and Supreme II scan speed

    >> ... I'm considering an IQSmart3..
    Finally! :D

    If you are looking to scan 4x5 and larger, then an Evermart Pro II (3175 dpi optical) and higher Eversmart models could be as good if not a...
  26. Re: Why View Camera & Sheet Film Today, in our here and now?

    Apparently pixel-shift technology "reduce the reliance on interpolation by capturing color data for red, green, and blue for each resulting pixel by physically moving the camera's sensor" :...
  27. Re: Why View Camera & Sheet Film Today, in our here and now?

    Of these #1 and #2 not problems.
    #3 and #4 have been already solved by some manufactures long time ago.


    Out of printer these look nice but can't stand any moisture whatsoever and fade fast.
  28. Re: Why View Camera & Sheet Film Today, in our here and now?

    https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2010/11/the-mysterious-case-of-the-missing-berries-and-other-stories/
  29. Re: Scientific reason why some developers causes decrease film speed

    +1
    It is a property of the emulsion
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    Re: How Deep Do You Dustbust 2021

    My scans from 4x5 are 40x50 inch at 300 dpi, file size 1Gb. For an 8x10 that would translate into 80x100 inch and 4Gb, so it is apples to apples...
    Cleanup in PS at a 100% view with a combination of...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    What do you think of cropping out the top part , just below the dark tree (bush) in the middle?
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    Re: 2 sheets of film in the same holder?

    >> I was wondering if I could expect to actually be able to get 2 good negatives shooting this way

    Think of the first sheet as a light filter for the second one... Sharpness and plane of focus...
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    Re: Reversal vs negative

    I am with Alan.
    Film or sensor are just an intermediate medium in the process of producing of an image (not many project slides nowadays).
    The ultimate decision of how the image should look is up...
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    Re: Reversal vs negative

    To add to that, the 'beauty" of large format is that you can expose many kind of films one after another without the necessity to use additional equipment (cameras or backs) or "burn" through the...
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    Re: Reversal vs negative

    Color Negatives are RAW format in "digital" world
    Color Positives are out of the camera JPEG format in "digital" world

    It takes time to learn how to deal with Color Negatives in editing software...
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    Re: What if: Kodak and Fuji abandon film

    I would rather see you alive and well , film or no film
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    For what it is worth, after a couple less than optimal [under]exposures , for Rollei Infrared 400 through a Hoya R72 I have arrived to at least 16 seconds at F22 on a bright sunny day(clear sky)....
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks.
    It must be the JPEG compression then. Once my eyes catch the background I keep exploring it and having a hard time returning back to the main subject.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Was the background on that one blurred in PS?
  40. Re: Newbie Question - Should I develop film myself or send it to a lab?

    Same here.

    B&W development is a 1,2,3 process that is not very sensitive to the temperature changes. It is hard to mess up B&W film development at home and both film and chemicals are relatively...
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