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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Paper negatives tend to crush any shadow detail, if you expose them to have nice highlights (which I did in this shot). It’s a balancing act. If you “overexpose” to preserve shadow detail, you can...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Beyond pleased, Martin. Thanks!
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    Re: November 2019 Portraits

    I love this lens on 8x10 and you’ve put it to great use with this wedding couple. Such great work!
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    I hauled my 5x7 out for a canoe camping trip because I see these marvellous stumps every time I’m out there.
    Shot on Ilford Multigrade RC paper.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I actually like using ID-11, diluting the stock 1+1 for around 2 minutes but I find I need to mix the ID-11 and use right away and I find it hard to dissolve. My next tests will be with Rodinal at...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I really enjoy photographing along the shores of Lake Ontario - and I'm finally getting brave enough in my LF adventures to try out front tilt (seems way more important on 5x7 than it was on 4x5).
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    Re: post your trees!

    Reinhold, wonderful shot! Did you post a 6x17 shot on page 617 on purpose?
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    Re: Jason Lane Dry Plate

    Really nice work. Iíve been curious about these plates.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    An old barn just outside of the city. Itís starting to really fall apart so I finally stopped for a shot of it.Taken with a Deardorff 5x7 with 210mm.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Thanks for your observations, Evan. That matches with what I’m seeing in that the mottling tends to be stronger in the overexposed areas of the image. I’m going to do some experimenting this aft.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    If you find out, Peter, I’d love to know. I’ve gotten similar results from older Ilford paper developer. I’ve been trying ID-11 and it’s been slightly better. Fresh mixed gave me perfect results. The...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Peter, in my exposures Iíve never added any additional time for reciprocity and the images have always come out fine. My longest exposure was a little over 60 minutes but I routinely shoot exposures...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Wow, James, Iíve never used paper that I was able to rate at 100. The best I experienced was Galaxy Hyperspeed paper which I rated at 24 (but Galaxy seems to be long gone). Hope you enjoyed the...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4480/37595055342_4a945f1ddb_b.jpg
    Galt_20170923_181505_0001.jpg by Don Kittle, on Flickr

    Deardorff V5, Nikon 360mm T f8 at f32, 20 seconds, red filter and little...
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    Re: Looking for easily customized Linhof board

    Hey everyone, thanks for weighing in. I've got a spare board and will try to find a shop that can drill the hole for me. The lens is a bit of a weird size at 67mm..

    Cheers, Don
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    Looking for easily customized Linhof board

    I have a brass petzval lens that I've used on a speed graphic and want to start using it on my Wista 45DX (which takes Linhof boards). Ya, I need a shutter or an ND filter to get > 1 sec exposures...
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    Re: February 2017 Portraits Thread

    This shot is one of a couple of friends who came over to play dressup so we could do a few portraits on a Deardorff 8x10 with a Kodak Ektar 12inch f4.5 lens. I shot everything on Galaxy Hyperspeed...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    A couple of friends came over to play dressup so we could do a few portraits on a Deardorff 8x10 with a Kodak Ektar 12inch f4.5 lens. I shot these on Galaxy Hyperspeed paper which I rate at ISO 20. I...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Thanks a lot, Barry and Neil - ya, I was pretty stoked about how it turned out :)

    chassis - I scan the negative, invert the image but retain the original tones. No digital tinting for me - I just...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/642/31839890704_48b486511c_c.jpg
    Meditative Sounds by Don Kittle, on Flickr

    I love singing bowls and have a small collection of them. This one, unfortunately,...
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    I've also had both these problems, small leaks and a crack in the dark slide. My dark slide crack was very obvious, but the smaller leaks I only found by going through my notes after seeing the...
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    Re: Better Than Hamburger

    I really like this :)
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    Re: October 2016 portrait

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    Horror Nun by Don Kittle, on Flickr

    There was a few zombie walks that took place on Saturday, October 29th here in Toronto. I opted...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    An old radar station from World War 2 in a small town West of Toronto, Canada.

    Shot on a Wista 45DX with Ilford Multigrade IV RC paper
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Gjain waterfalls in Iceland

    This site was a bit of an adventure, requiring a few km drive down a road that really wanted a 4x4, not our little Skoda. The steep path down to the falls, though, were...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Tony, I tried a flashgun at 1/128 power, held in the far corner of the room and the negatives turned black instantly when developed. I now use a keychain LED light held at the ceiling for 2 seconds...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I'm using both Ilford multigrade and Oriental papers in 8x10 fidelity elite holders and the paper is perfectly sized. With my 4x5, though, I'm trimming about 2mm.
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    Re: World Pinhole Day 2016

    I have a similar effect (even more pronounced) using my Kodak Ektar from the '30s. It happened with bright overhead lights that were facing the lens in the frame. I need to get a lens hood for the...
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    Re: April 2016 Portraits

    A couple of friends who visited me at at art show I have on right now. I was demoing large format cameras (a bit non-sense since I'm so new to it) and loaded up some HP5+ to shoot friends as they...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I'm shooting a lot of Multigrade IV RC Deluxe - I rate it at ISO4 and it's doing ok. As someone else mentioned, paper is good for low contrast scenes - 3 or 3 1/2 stops the way I shoot it.

    I'm...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Thanks for the kind works, Pali, Neil and Steve.

    Here is one more from the outing - I'm a little annoyed at myself for not trying a hood that I brought along (flare upper left), but I loved the...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    My meter would only give me a reading within a couple of feet of the lit doorway, the rest of the room was too dark. I guessed at a few minute exposure and was pretty happy with how it turned out.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Spent some time at an old mill and got a few shots I liked..

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    Old wheels by Don Kittle, on Flickr

    Camera: Wista 45DX
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    Re: post your trees!

    This picture has a lot wrong with it technically but I really like the tree so I thought to share it. It's shot on paper within an hour of unpacking the camera. I was so excited to get out I forgot...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    I found these two great barns when I was out barn hunting one Sunday. I either had some flare (and I think the sun was in that direction) or a bit of a light leak on the right. I still liked the...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Back during week 4 of my 52papernegs project I nabbed this alien invader. Thankfully noone got hurt during the taking of this image.
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    Re: Angle of view confusion

    Thanks vinny!
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    Angle of view confusion

    Hey all,

    I'm fairly new to large format and have a question around the angle of view of lenses. In the full frame 35mm world that I've been a part of for a long time, the angle of view for a lens...
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    Re: January 2016 Portraits

    I'm doing a 52 weeks projects where I shoot a paper negative every week for all of 2016.

    Today I went out with a couple of other photographers to photograph barns and abandoned buildings. We had...
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    Sooooo, when you overexpose a paper negative by 6 1/3 stopped, the only thing you can do is rescue it out of diluted developer after seconds rather than almost a minute. Such was the case with this...
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