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  1. Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    10.15 and 11 both consider people's HP printers to be malware and issue dire warnings when someone goes to print. There are updated drivers to work around it.
    Basically unless your peripheral...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very nice Ken!

    Randy; that reminds me of everyday shots of Jcoldslabs here who would find interesting compositions and scenes in a normal indoors or on a walk around the block.
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Looks great!
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    Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    My first darkroom was in the corner of a basement as your describe. You could paint the concrete wall if you want. It doesn't need to be finished. It's actually nice to have concrete as it absorbs...
  5. Re: What y'll know about cheap non shutter wide angle 75mm lenses

    I've used one on a speed graphic which means i could use the focal plane shutter, but the lens had a shutter so I used it. Mine was a nikon.
    There are schneiders without shutter made for Sinar DB...
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    Re: Dev problem or light leak?

    Probably time to inspect the bellows for light leaks... At night with a flashlight inside the camera, see if any light leaks out.
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    Re: Film changing bag or changing tent?

    Perhaps just get more filmholders if the budget is comparable to a changing tent. Then you won't have to reload them when away from the darkroom/darkbathroom/etc..
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    Re: Brown glare on negatives

    I think it's from the scanner. I see that on my v700 and the negatives are perfect otherwise. Since it's opposite color, it's probably blue light in the scanner bouncing around.. The glass platen can...
  9. Re: Thoughts on the “tailboard” design for 8x10?

    It's a pretty common design.

    I have a B&J camera that folds up like that. the sliding tripod base makes it easy to balance depending on the lens. It's nice that it protects the groundglass quite...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Making waves... My father leaving the harbor at sunrise.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50521427028_3ea4e60e34_c.jpg
    DJI_0803 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Install the DJI FLY app and see how your area is regulated, even if you don't have a drone yet.

    The red X inside the blue circle is the no-fly zone. Locked down by DJI. The blue circle I...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Great photos Ari, Peter, Randy

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50511392466_3cbeda4577_b.jpg
    DJI_0771 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    Owls Head Maine harbor at sunrise Sunday morning. It has...
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    Re: Meniscus lens iris "sweet spot"???

    I have built meniscus lenses (spaghetti measure lens) and bought meniscus lenses (Reinhold wollaston meniscus, Kodak 305 portrait (doublet), tube for spencer portland) and used some others including...
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

    I'm enjoying seeing these too!
  15. Re: Anyone ever had problems with Epson V700 producing blue streaks, blotches?

    Make sure the cable to the top is snug. Mine comes loose after a few months.
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    Re: Yet another Rubberized FPS recovery technique

    Very cool; thanks!
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    Re: Gregory Crewdson's 'An Eclipse of Moths'

    Appreciation for craft is part of enjoying the process of large format film photography. But, for me, it does not extend to enjoying or appreciating Crewdson's work or anyone else who is perhaps more...
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    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    It will work... You'll lose much of the light that won't be hitting the big film so it will be slower than a smaller enlarger with the same wattage, but that's generally OK.
    I have room for two...
  19. Re: ...photography and its relationship to state surveillance.

    Photography is a tool. It's like saying moveable type has a relationship to state surveillance.
    Surveillance state also uses other tools like duct tape, zip ties, lights, cars, and other things...
  20. Re: Is there a free site that will host your images in their original full resolution

    Scanners on the market today are somewhat not doing justice to what's recorded. It's only a matter of time before big scans are quaint and beaten by DSLRs used as toys.
    Images put on the Internet...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    AZO will have a brighter look, probably not a pictorial look. It's old fashioned and good but not old fashion enough for pictorial.

    Ilford multigrade is great stuff and won't do you wrong. Maybe...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    Just a little bit lighter than what looks good. Then dry the test strip with a hair dryer or microwave to see what it looks like dry.

    With B&W film, VC papers, graded papers, etc.. negatives don't...
  23. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Granite and trees at Settlement Quarry, Stonington Maine. June 2020. Ilford FP4+ film in pyrocat hdc. 4x5 preanniversary speed graphic with Aero Ektar lens.


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  24. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Beautiful in many ways.. Lines, textures, lighting, story. Great job.
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    Arri; I like this! Keep it up!
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    The upper atmosphere here in Maine is turning slightly golden orange as smoke comes in from the west.
  27. Re: NEWB Questions! Speed Graphic/Aero Ektar? Interesting portrait lenses in shutters

    I've been using a speed graphic with focal plane shutter for about 90% of my LF photography for 10 years. If the shutter work properly, it's reliable.

    For a budget lens for portraits, look no...
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    Re: Older Speed Graphic information

    Congratulations; that's a nice camera to use. If it has the flip up finder like this, it's a pre-anniversary. They are lighter that most later speed graphics and like the anniversary have more...
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    Re: Is Oriental Seagull paper gone too?

    Maybe Ilford sales increasing at the same time Oriental disappearing is not simple coincidence? Oriental paper comes from "Cyber graphics" in Japan which is also the Ilford distributor for Japan. ...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My newest camera requires FAA identification. I finally got with the cool hipsters with a mavic air 2 drone.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50265839492_0ecb0018b8_c.jpg
    DJI_0254 by Jason...
  31. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    Thanks.. Just received the last part I was waiting for. Should get started assembling soon.
  32. Re: new Western Digital Ultrastar 12 tb drive seems sketch

    And don't use the optional drive encryption on mechanical drives... Much slower and less recovery options should it need professional help.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    The motivation for being able to dial phones (and eliminate the switchboard operator) is very interesting:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strowger_switch
  34. Thread: Shot abandonment

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    Re: Shot abandonment

    I've abandoned once in a while.. Mostly I don't get to the point of cocking the shutter or putting in a film holder...

    Something in the scene I overlooked, while choosing to make a photograph in...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Fisherman Island near Owls Head Maine this spring.. The hardy grass shapes/line/detail move my eyes around as much as composition. Fine detail like this is completely lost to the viewers of instagram...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Nice subject! If it's nearby, visit it after some snow in late afternoon winter light.. I used to have a 200yo cottage on my property with white paint and clapboards like that and it was an awesome...
  37. Thread: External HDD

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    Re: External HDD

    Western digital blue for a ssd. Good as a Samsung for less $. You can get USB adaptors that fit over the connector end of the drive.
  38. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    I used to program C and this looks more C like than C++ (which when I was doing computer science in 93-95 was the thing for designing GUIs if you weren't interest in visual basic...) The includes...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD Stain & Base Fog

    That looks pretty normal (and potentially underexposed but that's subjective).

    There are some instructions out there suggesting a bath in developer after fixing which increases general stain...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks Ken and Bryan. I've use that site before to find dark places for observing northern lights.

    The bortle class determinations on that site are pretty course compared to the viirl...
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