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    Kodak to stop manufacturing film cameras

    Kodak announced today that it will discontinue the manufacture of film-based cameras. The company cited sales of digital cameras vs. film-based cameras and said the trend toward digital is expected...
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    Help with the Zone System

    Hello,

    I am trying to evaluate Aristo ISO 125 8x10 film using the test procedures outli ned by Ansel Adams in _The Negative_.

    I am measuring densities with a Highland transmission densitometer....
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    My first 4x5 shot

    Congrats. Joe!

    There's even more good news. LF can keep getting bigger. Just imagine an 8x10 contact print. That is something special. Enjoy and welcome to LF.

    Regards

    Jason
  4. So, IS black & white photography on its way out?

    Of course B&W is on its way out. So is color film and digital, you, me, the earth, and everything else that exists. So the point is not to worry about what is inevitable. Enjoy it while it is...
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    Zone System/under over exposure

    James,

    My bad. Reading too late at night. That is exactly what you were saying about _Clearing Winter Storm_.

    The comments that threw me in your first post were:

    "You will never get a...
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    Zone System/under over exposure

    James,

    I disagree with your statements about _Clearing Winter Storm_. This image is not like _Frozen Lake_ [taken on the Sierra Club outing] in that _Frozen Lake_ was re-interpreted many times...
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    Lynn Radeka masking kit

    Has anyone out there bought the masking kit from Lynn Radeka? His site is at www.radekaphotography.com

    I'm thinking about ordering one but I want to see if anyone has had a negative [ no pun...
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    Zone System/under over exposure

    Raven,

    The Zone System is all about when to over and under expose. Ever see those wonderful images where the white trees seem to ?glow? against the dark background? Generally this effect is...
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    Zone VI VC 8x10 enlarger

    Thanks very much to all. Ilford did get back to me and I have attached the technician's response below. Note that it confirms what Brian posted with regard to the mixed emulsion as opposed to the...
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    Zone VI VC 8x10 enlarger

    Hi all.

    The next toy on my list for 2001 is the Zone VI 8X10 VC enlarger by Calumet. I' m curious about the accuracy of some of the claims Calumet makes about the enlar ger.

    I emailed Ilford...
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    How not to photograph Delicate Arch

    I wrote to _Frends of Arizona Highways_ to ask for information on the incident. This is what they sent to me. I have recieved permission from _Frends..._ to post the press release in the forum.
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    Making your own printing paper?

    Beau:

    Do a search on "Alternative Photographic Processes". You should get a few hits that lead you in the right direction.

    Check out www.photoformulary.com this is a great source for AP.
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  13. Thread: ansel adams

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    ansel adams

    You can reject Adams' work on aesthetic grounds if you so desire. Many competent photographers will disagree with you and may ask you to produce work that rivals the work you disparaging.
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    LF users...getting acquainted

    Cool. Good idea. I know of only one other LFer in my area, but I'm sure there have to be many more.

    Jason.
  15. Should LF photographers be given special car permits to access US national parks?

    I read in many responses the question "how do you get there without a car?

    WALK. Has anyone read Ansel's accounts of how he used to get around in the High Sierras?

    If you can not hike with...
  16. Should LF photographers be given special car permits to access US national parks?

    The Parks should be preserved; not so photographers can go there and do their thing but simply because these are the last true "open spaces" left in our country.

    It's getting worse folks. I...
  17. Tilt techniques, Would you care to share your thoughts and Techniques.

    Hay Albert:

    I'm with Dan on this one. I've read Merklinger's book "Focusing The View Camera" and he is right on the money with his theory. However, it is kind of difficult to apply in the...
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    Cold Developers

    I am under the impression that using a shorter development time does not reduce densities to the same degree in shadows and highlights. It seems to me that the Zone System depends on greater...
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    Cold Developers

    There are many methods for controlling the range of densities on a black and whi te negative. For example, highly diluted 'pre-developers' used in conjunction w ith development in normal...
  20. LF: do your viewers notice the difference ?

    Most people don't care. Most people would listen to Brittney Spears before Vivaldi.

    I remember when I got my first 35mm camera, I was in ninth grade. It was just after I had gone to the...
  21. Thread: WFPA

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    WFPA

    Anyone out there a memberof WFPA (Wood Field Photographers Association)? Anyone have any info on WFPA they would like to share?

    To join, you apperently have to send in what you think is your best...
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    Which One Lens for Landscapes?

    The Wisner Convertable Plasmat lens set for 8X10. Al least that's where I'm going. If anyone has a negitive[no pun intended]opinion of this lens set, I would appreciate hearing it.
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    How to obtain enough depth of field

    Albert

    DOF is really only half the problem. You will have a difficult time getting the sharpness you want if you do not get the best plane of focus to begin with.

    Someone posted that you...
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    Alignment finder for enlarger

    Sugi

    If you want to check out the Zig Align system, you can go to www.gassers.com

    They have several different systems and one may work with your enlarger.

    Regards.

    Jason.
  25. Dropping the Dime- Rodenstock 90mm f/4.5 Grandagon-N

    I'm thinking about this Rodenstock 90mm f/4.5 Grandagon-N with a 236mm image cir cle. It'll have plenty of room for camera movements, unlike my Schneider 90mm l ens.

    Anyone work with this lens? ...
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    Back from Switzerland

    Hi All,

    Looks like we've had some nasties visiting the site. They'll go play elsewhere, I'm sure.

    I've just got back from two weeks of photography/hiking/camping in Switzerland w ith my 4x5...
  27. Thread: Dust Demons

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    Dust Demons

    Short of printing in a class 1 cleanroom, about the best you can do is buy one of the wall mounted dust filtration devices. Honeywell makes a nice one for about $165.00; available at Wall-Mart. ...
  28. Thread: timer

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    timer

    Dan,

    Pay no attention to sean.... every house has its pests...

    The device you are looking for is not necessary, that is why not many places stock any kind.

    If you are "shooting" with...
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    Gravity Works Film Washer

    As for other options, you may want to try PERMAWASH [if you have not already done so]. I guess the drawback to it is that it is another chemical that you will have to dispose of at some point. On...
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    the perfect 4x5 case

    For the Orbit view camera, if you have the funds, you might want to check out the f/64 backpack.

    Wisner sells them www.wisner.com
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    film thickness variability

    Someone may have posted this page already, though, I have not seen it in any of the answers on the film flatness question. So I thought I'd toss it out. It may be of some use.
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    Parallel Standards

    Hi,

    My old Deardorff has no detents to indicate parallelism between the planes of th e front and rear standards.

    I can guess at the positions real good, but I'd also like to put some marks on t...
  33. Thread: Heresy

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    Heresy

    I disagree.

    When you enlarge a negative you are 1) magnifying the grain size and 2) introducing another optical element, namely the enlargers lens, between the subject and the final image.

    I...
  34. Thread: Arista Film

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    Arista Film

    Anyone out there ever use the Arista film available from FreeStyle Photo? I hav e it on good word that this stuff is manufactured by Ilford and is actually FP4 under a differend brand name.

    I'm...
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    Locations in Switzerland

    I put this question under "Larger Formats (8x10 & up)" only because I did not se e a category for anything on "Tips On Location Shooting". And I will be shootin g with my 8x10 Deardorff.

    Anyway,...
  36. Thread: Tilt/Swing?

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    Tilt/Swing?

    Angela;

    First, I would like to agree with Mr. Brewster. There is simply no substitute for doing your own homework. And, he suggested the best texts on the subject.

    That being said; yes,...
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    Wisner Convertable Lenses

    I am looking for photographers who are currently using or have reciently used th e convertable Plasmat lenses by Wisner Classic Mfg. Co.; in particular the 8X10 set.

    I would like to ask your...
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