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  1. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    That's a great one, Merg...great texture and composition. Very reminiscent of Devil's Racetrack, but with added texture and shades that draw you in.
  2. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    That's beautiful, Bill! Nice tonality, very well seen & executed.
  3. Re: Hi everyone. Nice to meet you all. I have a few questions.

    Increasing magenta filtration increases contrast.
    Increasing yellow filtration reduces contrast.
    Different papers respond differently, usually there is a chart in the paper instructions with...
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    Re: Identify Film Notch Code

    Hi, Kirk,
    Mystery solved!
    Older HP5+.
    205779
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    Re: Around the house?

    ^^^ Wow! Great image. Bravo !
  6. Re: Scratch on negative, how to remove defect from print?

    Opaque.
  7. Re: Hi everyone. Nice to meet you all. I have a few questions.

    Welcome! There are a lot of knowledgeable people here who can answer your questions. As stated above, read all the relevant information in the home page, it is quite comprehensive.
  8. Re: Wood Working on old LF camera back--repair & suggestions 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 Scoville

    This would be my course of action:

    1. Enlarge holes to a standard dowel size...preferably using a drill press.
    2.Glue in hardwood dowel. Let dry for a day or two.
    3. Drill small pilot hole,...
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    Re: How to get into ULF?

    How to get into ULF?
    1st step: Open wallet.
    :o
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    Re: studio space problems with soft boxes

    The couch is gonna have to go. :)
  11. Thread: July Portraits

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    Re: July Portraits

    Neildw, I always look forward to seeing your work here. Technically excellent, creative, and very original. Bravo!
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    Re: Hello from Bay Area, CA

    A hearty "Welcome!" from the Peninsula.
    I don't shoot 8x10, and since Calumet, Gassers, Keeble & Shucat have all gone away..
    Lots of good equipment comes through the FS: & WTB: sections of this...
  13. Thread: Flowers Anyone?

    by Dugan
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    5x7 Burke & James, 210 f4.5 Raptar w/funky coating repair, wide open f4.5.
    Harman Direct Positive paper, no pre-flash. Selenium toned.205596
  14. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    Those are beautiful, Antonio...Bravo!
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    Re: repair or replace Calumet Elite 2400 pack

    My experiences with strobe repair and Calumet strobes may be outdated, but the Calumet system I used at one studio was re-branded Bowens...not sure if Bowens is around any more. (?). I had my Normans...
  16. Thread: Hello all!

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    Re: Hello all!

    Welcome, Erik!
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    Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    Drew, you can file a non-paying bidder complaint with Ebay. They will refund your selling fees, and you can relist the item. You might be able to send a second chance offer to the next highest...
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    Re: Intrepid 5x7 Holder preview

    I am glad to see anything new being made for 5x7.
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    Re: 210mm or 240mm for Portraits?

    I'm with JP on the older lenses.
    If you were to get an Apo-HM Symmar /Ronar/ whatever modern lens, your portraits will show every pore, hair & skin imperfection.
    If you will be using the lens for...
  20. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    Patrick,
    If you are making darkroom prints, print flashing might be an option to bring down the highlight on and around the tree. The tonal range in the rest of the image looks great.
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Peter, the IQ of that is amazing..is that really tiny format?
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    Re: Photos are sideways... How to fix?

    I find that if I crop my photo in my phone software before posting, it always comes out right-side-up.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    When one door closes, another one opens. :)
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    Re: 2 Flanges on 1 board

    I'm guessing that's a Depression-era money-saving idea.
    Clever, too!
    Lens boards don't grow on trees, ya know! :)
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I'm not a hoarder, I just save things that might be useful someday. :)
    If I throw something out, that just guarantees that I will need it the following week.
  26. Re: Cambo sc and Schneider 90mm f/8 Super Angulon Multicoated focus problems

    Does that model have reversible standards?
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    Re: Color contact printing

    Good advice. ^^^^
    You don't use all three because you'd just be adding neutral density.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    B&J 5x7, 12" Red Dot Artar.

    204989

    Cell phone simulation of shot...film not processed yet.

    204991
  29. Thread: Post your signs

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    Re: Post your signs

    Great photo.
    If you look at the top rangefinder of the Graphic, all will be revealed. :)
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    Re: Hi everyone - found Graflex

    Post it in the Camera & Camera Accessories subforum here, there are a lot of knowledgeable folks here.
    We don't do valuations on this site, that's a no-no...but camera identification and usage...
  31. Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal shutter retaining ring size..

    PM sent
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    Re: Hi everyone - found Graflex

    Congratulations on the find. Old Graflexes seem to be gaining in popularity these days. There are some knowledgeable folks over on graflex.org, but not much activity. Lots of spambots, so be careful.
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    Re: Homemade Camera Obscura

    That is really cool!
    Doesn't look like it would take much to adapt it for photography.
    BTW, at first glance, in the first pic it kinda resembles a rhinoceros..as drawn by a Cubist. :)
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    Nobody has mentioned the huge cloud of smoke and soot generated yet, either.
    Oh, wait...I just did.
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    You might just want to file it under
    "Bad Ideas"....way too dangerous.
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    Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    Maybe so...but I'd rather buy from Kumar. :)
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    Re: Help with developing results good and bad

    The bad neg looks like it had massive over-exposure...is it possible the lens was left open from focusing?
  38. Re: Portraits: Fujinon SFS lenses vs. Fujinon 240 A + Soft Focus filter

    The strainer is easily removable on a Fujinon SF
  39. Re: Portraits: Fujinon SFS lenses vs. Fujinon 240 A + Soft Focus filter

    I had a Fujinon SF lens, it had an acceptable softness, but specular out-of-focus highlights had a weird "flower power sticker" ( for lack of a better description) pattern that didn't work for...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    One consideration is:
    Can you operate the focus adjustment while bent over looking through a grain focuser?
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