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  1. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Yes, some excellent work. Was not seeing IR in storm photos. More in the landscapes - the LA Basin and such. He could have found the days after windstorms and rain but the clear air sure does look...
  2. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Is Mitch Dobrowner shooting InfraRed for many of his images?

    http://mitchdobrowner.com/

    A number of them do have "The Look" of IR.
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    Re: Ilford Film Airports

    What does this mean for those shooting LF X-Ray film?

    Would letting the inspectors see that it is X-Ray film make any difference?
  4. Re: Rodinal 1+25, 1+50, 1+100 & 1+200 test on Ilford FP4+

    Now you can do them with Sodium Ascorbate and see if the reported/claimed benefits are real.
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    Re: Large format at Jan. 6 hearing

    Even in the rain?
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    I believe the image should show what you want it to show, sharp or not.

    That said, the excuse of "I wantlike it that way" is NO excuse for shoddy work, poor exposure, processing and printing.
    ...
  7. Re: Bergger pancro 400 in bergspeed: Unseen base fog

    How does the film work with expansion and contracion development? Forgiving, or does it go "so far - and stop"?

    That was a real problem with Bergger films some years back. Looked good but did not...
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    Re: Reciprocity - how far?

    The film used was Ilford FP4+.

    While the 8x10 and 5x7 cameras were exposing film he was shooting in cell areas with 35mm TechPan. Much faster lenses and the contrast of the film was a nice boost...
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    Reciprocity - how far?

    Does Reciprocity for long exposures keep going on - forever?

    Or does it go "so far" and then just kind of stop. Not going past a certain point and after that it is basically done?

    Asking after...
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    Re: would flashing help me in this situation?

    Just be very careful.

    You start with flashing.

    Then you might advance to Streaking.

    Next thing you know you are arrested Streaking across the 40 yard line at the SuperBowl... ;-)
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    Re: Cooke XVa with 5x7

    Is it too big for the size of the cameras?
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    Re: Filtering for a deep red filter

    Easiest way I know of is to do some basic tests. Start with the published/suggested filter factor and then open up about a half stop at a time for a few exposures. Develop and check the negatives and...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My Uncle gave me permission to post these after I saw what he had done. North Dakota, clear skies, warm night in the 50's and NO wind.

    Two images, first a composite looking towards the South....
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    Re: float frames for alt prints?

    Check out some good framing shops that specialize in Conservation Framing. From materials to presentation they should be able to help with what you are looking for.
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    Re: How to secure Sinar Norma Case for shipping

    Stretch Wrap/shrink wrap for skid pallets works well.
    Wrap it, A bit of padding where the "eyes" protrude and a few turns of strapping tape. Slap on a label and you have a package that will not...
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    Re: ULF DIY Camera Cart

    Why not a baby carry cart? Have seen some deluxe models, covered and rainproof for less than $30 at rummage sales.

    Some you push, some you pull. A few designs even seem to have shock absorbing...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Tuco,

    The Wild Cat bridge is in Oregon. If you travel to Iowa you can find "The Bridges of Madison County" and maybe see Clint Eastwood hanging around?
    You an also visit John Wayne's birthplace...
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    Re: B&W Film Completely Blank After Processing

    Are all the negatives from the same camera/shutter?
  19. Re: Shutter Speed... Flash... What Difference Does It Make?

    Nothing was "dragged". Slower shutter speeds are used.
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    Re: Shooting in the rain

    Rain isn't generally difficult. Umbrellas to plastic covers to pop up tents - like those for ice fishing.
    WIND is usually the culprit that makes it difficult.
    If you use an umbrella don't use a...
  21. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Tuco, as I look at the image it does look very nice. But - I don't see it "looking infrared" - at least not the way I usually see IR images. Doesn't have the high contrast sky and clouds and the...
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    Re: 5-liter Graduates for Mixing Chemistry

    You have to remember by ordering with Amazon Prime - only costs $139 plus tax and you get Free Shipping.
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    Re: Red & Black darkslides

    Looking at the ad and at others it appears they were made that way. Yes, one side Red and the other Black.

    As I wrote, is this something new or I just don't pay attention too well?
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    Red & Black darkslides

    Saw an auction on eBay for 5x7 film holders. Darkslides are red on one side and black on the other. Wonder if they are IR safe?

    Is this something newer or has it been around and I have just missed...
  25. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    With a nice Soft Focus lens you can vary the look and get "blooming" effects. Coupled with IR it might be worth checking.
    Maybe with something like a Pentax 85mm f/2.8 or 2.2 soft focus lens or one...
  26. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Anyone try IR Digital with a real Soft Focus lens? Would it add anything?
  27. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    The camera club competitions with "hand of man" designations look at this stuff a lot.
    Saw one that won a competition as Natural Landscape. Pointed out "hand of man" showed big time as the mountains...
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    Re: LF Photographers in Southern Ontario

    I know some near but in Chino and Mira Loma. Not far to drive. If you don't mind a few miles North then Rancho Cucamonga and Upland is where some LF shooters are located.
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    Re: What padded case would fit an Ebony 8x10?

    Go to WalMart or similar and look at fishing and food carrying boxes. You might find something that is just right. Have had luck that way for film holders, cameras and a lot of lenses.
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    Re: Best practices for storing 1000s of prints?

    Buy some thin sheets of Bainbridge Alpharag Artcare matboard. 2 ply, not 4. Cut and tape using good acid free tape and store them in your own boxes and sleeves. The Artcare board actively protects...
  31. Re: Using a Zone VI enlarger for 5x7, or other alternatives?

    Beseler made a 5x7 enlarger. Uses the 45 motorized chassis and has a different head than the 45 models. A Cold light head.
    Works well.
  32. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    While we are at it - does anyone know of a "fine printer" who uses RC paper for their images? The prints they sell/exhibit?
    Sexton, McSavaney, Ross, Butcher - anyone who does fine work, sells prints...
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    Re: About signing prints

    A friend who sells quite a few signs them under the print on the mat board, in pencil. On the back he puts information. Print name or ID number, date print was made and "XX print made from this...
  34. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    The silver is not coated "in" plastic. If it were you could not develop it.

    All the efforts at making long lasting prints can be defeated with cheap framing and materials. Conservation Framing is...
  35. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    How many "fine" printers sell RC prints?

    Have been told that some well known photographers used RC and ended up having to replace a lot of prints sold - that did not last. Also - the labs printing...
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    Re: Wheelbarrow Handles are a bargain

    Get a good curved Ax Handle to take along in the vehicle. Comes in handy for dispatching animals caught and crippled in barbed wire fencing. Also pretty good at discouraging certain types of people...
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    Re: Planning Roadtrip for June in Middle/Western USA

    "what is ain't exactly clear"... the lament of too many poor darkroom workers.
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    Re: Contact Printing

    Adox Lupex contact printing paper is a good choice. Not cheap - but why not use a very good product made for the specific type of printing you want to do right from the start?
    Might check with Paula...
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    Re: About signing prints

    If you use a stamp on the back and fill in information in pencil - will any of it show from the front or stamp ink eventually cause problems?
  40. Thread: Bellows Tape

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    Re: Bellows Tape

    Have used cloth book binding tape for quick bellows repair. Also works well for re-doing the bottom pieces/flaps of film holders.
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