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    Re: Certificate Expired

    We are working on it. By we, I mean Ralph and Tom, and maybe QT. Certificate issues are a pain to deal with.

    Rick "with too little expertise on that topic to be helpful" Denney
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    That is cool.

    Rick “love the relaxed color” Denney
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

    Thanks.

    Rick “who really just stopped there to use their public restroom—at that stage of my prostate cancer (not yet actually discovered), I needed a loo about every 14 minutes” Denney
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    Re: Review of new Ansel Adams book!

    Looks like a good purchase—and I had some Amazon dollars to spend.

    Rick “on the way” Denney
  5. Re: Excited and Stoked, 4x5 Black Edition Intrepid

    Rick “no” Denney
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0157.JPG
    Russian Orthodox Church, Eklutna, Alaska, in 2018 before it was damaged by the recent earthquake. Pentax 645z, 45-85 zoom.

    Rick...
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

    Neil, this thread is specifically in the subforum set aside for people who want to show their work from smaller cameras. That’s why it’s called “everything else”, as opposed to “large format”.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Most of the pics you see are under a brilliant blue sky. I feel lucky to have been there on a snowy day. (I was there again a couple of years later, and it was all much more typical).

    Also along...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Catching up on photos I made in Yellowstone in 2015. I was there on business and drove through Yellowstone the last day it was open that year, when it was cold, rainy, and frozen. A couple of days...
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    Re: Best cheap large format negative scanner

    My answer to your question is also my tip: Vuescan.

    Rick “who hasn’t had that scanner in operation in forever” Denney
  11. Re: Looking for a count up timer for use with film development

    Why? Ansel Adams used the same method with a metronome. The person you responded to said “if no timer” and not everyone expects or needs results consistent with a high level of precision (noting the...
  12. Re: Light Meter for Large Format (4x5) Landscape Photography

    The spot meter supports approaches like the Zone System, where you intentionally place the brightness of specific details of the scene into target tones on your print. There is a lot of craft that...
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    Re: post your trees!

    We were scheduled to spend a week with friends on that lake this year, pre-pandemic. Maybe next year.

    Rick “don’t want to run out of next years” Denney
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    About the time the clothes come off (removing the dark slide), stopping is...very difficult.

    But before that point, the desire switch is a fickle thing.

    Too perfect to attempt to preserve only...
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    Re: So long. Been less than great.

    It was me who asked him for prices. That’s been a requirement of the FS forum as long as I’ve been here, as best I can remember, anyway.
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    Re: Post your churches

    Please remember the threads in this forum are for large-format photos. I just moved a post with roll-film photos to a new thread by the same name in the “everything else” images forum.

    Rick...
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

    I started this thread for those who have roll-film images of churches they want to show, that can’t be shown in the similarLF thread.

    Rick “who might have a few entries here” Denney
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    Re: Tripod recommendation for 4X5 studio camera

    Ditto the Bogen/Manfrotto 3036 or 3051 legs. I used a 3047 head with a Cambo SC for years and never had an issue with it. These are cheap on the used market, and still maintainable.

    The 3046 legs...
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    Sticky: Re: New Forum--populate it!

    I’m more ignorant than you, having not done it even once. But I’m thinking any processes that involve photographer-applied emulsions applied right before exposure.

    But we will let that sort...
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    Sticky: New Forum--populate it!

    Rick “Yes, of course” Denney
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    Moving this thread to the new Wet Plate sub-forum.

    Rick "carry on" Denney
  22. Re: Choosing a film camera for the future... (35mm vs 4x5!)

    A film-based 35mm camera differs from a DSLR in two ways: It has far fewer features (yes, even an F2), and it uses film. It basically does the same thing as a DSLR, but with film. Granted, it's an...
  23. Thread: I tried

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    Re: I tried

    T'ain't nothin' wrong with asking for a new forum, or trying to figure out where a thread ought to go. But that was a different discussion than the topic in question, and we were trying to keep it...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Okay, guys--we've just created a new sub-forum for wet-plate photography. I will move this thread there, and reopen it. Have at it.

    I would suggest a discussion on what guidance-type threads could...
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    Sticky: New Forum--populate it!

    Based on feedback, we've added a new forum to support large-format wet-plate photography.

    Any wet-plate-related topic is welcome, but remember this is still a large-format forum, so please keep...
  26. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Okay, folks, don’t make it personal. We are all friends here, or we can at least act like we are.

    Rick “and let’s try to minimize going in circles” Denney
  27. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Vuescan had always done an okay job of inverting color negative scans for me. I use it for the Epson and for the Nikon.

    I do have scanner calibration targets and have attempted to build a scanner...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    If I’m just seeing what people are up to, I use “New Posts”. If I’m researching a problem or digging into a specific interest, I might go directly to a sub forum. Our structure supports both...
  29. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Once a scan can reproduce the grain of the film, down to its shape, there’s not much more to be mined. The more it can do this, the less, say, color depth matters.

    An Epson cannot do that....
  30. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Crap. I meant drum scanner.

    Rick “fingers not connected to brain” Denney
  31. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Okay, folks. Let's not make the lifeguard blow the whistle and require everyone to exit the pool.

    Now that I've done my moderator thing, let me return to my photographer thing.

    I have an Epson...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Okay, I think I agree to not restricting it to image-capture.

    Here's the risk of broadening it to all alt-processes: This is a large-format photography forum, not generally a chemical process...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Okay, this thread is branching--let's see if we can focus it. A few people are saying there is interest in a forum devoted to (my reading) DIY emulsions including wet-plate collodion.

    1. Are there...
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    Re: 65mm lens comparison

    I wonder if for most applications the differences between well-executed photos made using the various 8-element (f/4 or f/5.6) 65mm wides would be particularly noticeable. I have a 65mm f/5.6 Super...
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    Re: soft focus lens for architecture

    When you said "sharp soft", I immediately thought of the Softar. The Softar (the real one made by Zeiss) has bumps on a flat filter glass. The image formed through the flat parts is sharp, but the...
  36. Re: Ilex Paragon Anastigmat Series S 12 inch FL

    Isn't the f/6.3 a copy of the Kodak Commercial Ektar? [digs through old posts.] Yes--Calumet teamed up with Burke and James to hire Ilex to design a replacement for the recently discontinued...
  37. Re: Suggest Me Some Monitors For Photo Editing

    My BenQ is not super-uniform, but I have an idea of how to compensate for its variations. But the color is reasonable and it calibrates nicely, giving me enough similarity between screen and print to...
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    I have an Oriental vertical print washer from the old days, but it only goes to 11x14. For 16x20, I used the Ilford method. I didn't make prints that large all that often.

    I even have an old Arkay...
  39. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Rick "Discernment is always useful :) " Denney
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    And some of those answers are even correct.

    Rick ":cool:" Denney
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