Search:

Type: Posts; User: Jim Jones; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 81 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    14
    Views
    781

    Re: Ansel Adams Examples - new edition

    From the new edition: "Fifteenth paperback printing, 2021". The cover is also new, as shown in the link in comment #9 above. A leisurely comparison of new and old editions will have to wait until a...
  2. Thread: Bridges

    by Jim Jones
    Replies
    31
    Views
    2,220

    Re: Bridges

    Wow!
  3. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I would have passed this opportunity up because of the technical obstacles which you overcame magnificently. Now I keep coming back to it. Photographs rarely have that magnetic quality.
  4. Thread: Oh my . . .

    by Jim Jones
    Replies
    33
    Views
    1,045

    Re: Oh my . . .

    doubled or doubted?
  5. Re: Help me to identify this LF Camera Model

    It looks more like a camera made by a good craftsman, not mass produced by a company. A few items, like the focusing rack and pinion, would be purchased.
  6. Replies
    14
    Views
    531

    Re: DIY Basebord?

    Rather than rely on one thick slab of plywood to provide strength and stability for an enlarger baseboard, consider two much lighter pieces of plywood separated by and bonded to a web of smaller...
  7. Replies
    13
    Views
    778

    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    John - You might scale your idea down a bit like this photographer did: https://danageraths.blogspot.com/2012/01/mammoth-camera-nearly-complete.html
  8. Thread: Just Leaves

    by Jim Jones
    Replies
    948
    Views
    282,026

    Re: Just Leaves

    Beautiful!
  9. Replies
    16
    Views
    644

    Re: Hang it Dang it

    Only? It may work BEST with consistent diffused northern light. As shown, the mercury vapor lamp would provide very uneven light.
  10. Re: Does extending the center column accomplish the same thing as front rise?

    Large format images often have high enough image quality to permit tilting the camera to record the entire desired subject, scanning the image, and restoring correct perspective in Photoshop or...
  11. Replies
    69
    Views
    1,759

    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    Why not start with a Graflex and add a rangefinder, sports finder, and whatever else you need to make it work like a cobbled up Graphic?
  12. Replies
    91
    Views
    3,798

    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    An expensive price tag seems to make a photograph look good to too many collectors.
  13. Replies
    16
    Views
    500

    Re: Long exposure with light camera

    Weight of camera and tripod is not as important as good engineering and construction. 150 years ago, with big cameras and slow plates, the problems with long outdoors exposures were fairly well...
  14. Re: Help with routing a centered through slot for 20x24 front standard

    After drilling holes at each end of the slot, the channel between them can be layed out and cut with a chisel. Clamping a guide along the outside edge of the slot simplifies the task.
  15. Replies
    16,006
    Views
    4,957,219

    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    -Gabe- Beautiful presentation of an intriguing subject.
  16. Re: Some 35mm and 120 resolution targets for camera scanning

    Many decades ago when the USAF 1951 charts were not readily available, I improvised this chart and still prefer it when comparing images where absolute lp/mm isn't required. A user can measure a...
  17. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,454

    Re: Building a 4x5

    This idea may be elegant, but is unnecessarily complex. Careful construction of a back with appropriate surfaces well blackened and based on the models of well over a hundred years ago should still...
  18. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,454

    Re: Building a 4x5

    LF camera builders may find a few features of Jon Grepstad's cameras useful: https://jongrepstad.com/building-a-large-format-camera/.
  19. Re: Hinge the window on the top or the side - or does it matter?

    Interaction between dry mounting tissue and mount board after decades prompted me to give up on floating dry mounted prints. Perhaps dry mounting smaller images on paper that extends under the...
  20. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,454

    Re: Building a 4x5

    For decades years a 4" square wooden, metal, or plastic lens board was very common. They are easy to fabricate from 1/4 inch plywood on a table saw and less easy with a jig saw. I can post dimensions...
  21. Replies
    2
    Views
    354

    Re: Maintaining shutters

    Most between-the-lens shutters do have two escapements. Both types can usually can be thoroughly exercised by using only the slowest speed for each escapement. Focal plane shutters usually have an...
  22. Replies
    344
    Views
    53,270

    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Thoroughly beautiful! If you have to take too long with 4x5, try a shoot with small format so you can shoot faster and informally. Then, based on those photos, fine tune the best with the 4x5. A...
  23. Replies
    6,584
    Views
    1,762,417

    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    The footprints add to a fine photo. They add a story, a mystery, a human touch.
  24. Replies
    344
    Views
    53,270

    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Nice capture and fine print.
  25. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,319

    Re: I just "killed" an old habit today!!

    It is good to split your work between standing and sitting with a little moving around now and then. After many decades it has become obvious that, since my but is much larger than my feet, I should...
  26. Re: Do you use a test strip or a test sheet when you print in darkroom?

    Test strip? Rarely. When I was making a lot of prints for press releases, the negatives were often consistent and the first print was almost always good enough for that use. Guessing the required...
  27. Replies
    144
    Views
    10,060

    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Tuco -- Very nice Epcot Center photo. This ought to be a fine wall hanger to give one a break from hours of the commonplace stuff.
  28. Replies
    9
    Views
    573

    Re: tripod thread issues

    Use a piece of plywood about the size of either the tripod top or camera bottom. A 1/4 inch hole countersunk on the bottom of the plywood lets you attach the plywood to the camera bottom. A T-nut or...
  29. Replies
    7,042
    Views
    1,813,465

    Re: post your trees!

    Alien or not, it's a fine photograph.
  30. Replies
    91
    Views
    3,798

    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    We should consider good for what and for whom? My sports photos don't interest Ansel Adams fanatics. Unfortunately, neither do most of my scenics. The few times there is some deep meaning, viewers...
  31. Replies
    6,447
    Views
    1,538,832

    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Very nice!
  32. Replies
    8
    Views
    564

    Re: "Bloom"/flare around highlights

    Make sure your lens is perfectly clean. Lens coating eliminated much of this problem in good lenses, and today's multi-coating is perhaps the most significant advance in photographic optics in my...
  33. Re: “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    Good composition is sometimes sometimes merely adhering to rules that seem to result in successful competitions among your peers, whether a small camera club or a huge national photographic...
  34. Replies
    19
    Views
    859

    Re: A Tripod Setup for Tight Spaces

    A string tripod is better than nothing and is quite affordable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjqPuHFoqhE.
  35. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,277

    Re: New and need help

    Wow! What a bargain! Such bargains shouldn't go to those who merely want to make resale profits. A few notes on the Graphic view cameras: this is the first model (1941-1948) with base tilts,...
  36. Re: Considering Fabricating Lens Board for Century Graphic

    That beats fabricating one! However, in the days before the internet, we did many things the hard way.
  37. Replies
    163
    Views
    44,618

    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    Flipping this one horizontally is interesting.
  38. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,277

    Re: New and need help

    Start with any inexpensive view camera, and use it to determine what YOU should have as a final purchase.
  39. Re: Recommending Mary Alinder's Ansel biography

    Andrea Stillman wrote another good biography from an insider's view: Looking at Ansel Adams (2012). If only the late Patsy English also left a biography of Adams!
  40. Re: Considering Fabricating Lens Board for Century Graphic

    Fabricating lens boards for the older 2x3 Graphic cameras from 1/4 inch plywood was a matter of a few minutes with a table saw and a table mounted router. It appears more difficult to improvise the...
Results 1 to 40 of 3222
Page 1 of 81 1 2 3 4