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    Re: ULF DIY Camera Cart

    I'm wondering if you could make some wooden wheel ramps, like the steel ramps used for doing car repairs. You could store the ramps like fenders on your cart, so that they could be removed when...
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    Re: Why are we here?

    We're here because we all have a common interest, and we like to learn, share, surprise, boast, ....and of course, argue.
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    Re: Spring for Synchro-compur shutter

    Your neighbour is very resourceful and deserves a tip o' the hat for both ingenuity and dedication.

    I've was thinking about the possibility of making leaf shutter springs a while ago, and your...
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    Re: ULF DIY Camera Cart

    Well, duh, it IS your handle. My only request is that you use it wisely, and that no photons are harmed in your pursuits.
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    Re: ULF DIY Camera Cart

    Tin Cannon, surely. Those photons will be quaking in their boots!
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    Re: Seiko Shutter Mystery Lever

    It's almost certainly a lever to manually open the shutter blades so that you can focus on the ground glass. It's usually a two position lever or slider tab, depending on the manufacturer's...
  7. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    The scale range adjustment is to the right of the XY boxes. They just say Min and Max, so it's not at all intuitive that these are to adjust the scale. It looks like Photoshop can use LUTs, and...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Thanks for the clarification, Bob. The show in Hamilton was the only one I've seen with printed images other than in books. They were very well done, be they inkjet or silver.
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Bob, was this for the show in Hamilton? I saw the exhibition of her work in Hamilton, and was very impressed with the quality of the prints on display. It beautifully complimented the impact of...
  10. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    The latest version of Affinity I've been playing with does allow you to enter curve coordinates. It has X and Y boxes that you can enter values in. The scale is 0 to 1 by default, but you can...
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    That's amazing! I just tried saving an LUT from an image that had multiple adjustments, and then reloaded the original image and applied the LUT. This will be a real advantage for Digicam scanning...
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    That's interesting. I didn't know what LUT was, so did a Google. It's a look up table. It sounds like you can save your curves in a look up table to use with other images. Is that correct? I'll...
  13. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    Thanks, martiansea, I've been experimenting with negative conversion in Affinity today, and trying to figure out how to do things. I just tried the ALT key with the black and white sliders in...
  14. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    Affinity Photo is now on sale at 50% off (don't know for how long). I tried a trial version earlier, but decided to get it when it became 50% off ($40 Canadian, less in US$). It works well for...
  15. Re: Is this because of light leaking? Or overdevelopment?

    It could be some bellows sag is shadowing a portion of the negative, but if I was betting, I'd put my money on not enough developer in the tank to fully cover the negative.
  16. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Hey, you're right, it is just turned upside down. Thanks, man. The only time it's backwards is if you're viewing from the lens side (like having positive paper in the film holder)
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    Re: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

    If you watch the video in the link, it describes the fixer as just a plain Jane non hardening fixer. Any standard fixer should do the trick. On the FPP site they also list another C-41 kit that...
  18. Thread: Light leaks

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    Re: Light leaks

    A light leak would cause a darkened area in your negative, not a lighter area. It looks like something might be blocking light from hitting the film. Check inside the camera around the bellows near...
  19. Re: Focusing loupe for Graflex RB45 - presbyopia alert

    I guess you're a newbie at this getting old thing. Welcome to the club. Just hang your reading glasses on a string around your neck, just like you would for a loupe. Take them on or off as...
  20. Re: Focusing loupe for Graflex RB45 - presbyopia alert

    The tall hood on the Graflex is going to be a problem for viewing with a loupe. Maybe your reading glasses are not optimized for the distance from the top of the hood to the ground glass. I'd...
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    Re: Issue with film holder

    It looks like it might be some exposure fogging, since there's a distinct density change rather than a thin line. The edges of the film don't look like they're affected, so the film holder looks...
  22. Re: B&W Film Completely Blank After Processing

    No edge markings, or no dark leader section (on 35mm), means that the film wasn't developed. I'd use distilled water from the grocery store to mix with your developer, instead of your suspect...
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    Re: Where’s all my zone system experts??

    I suspect that sledgehammering your negs to whimpering submission would probably result in finer grain, but I have to admit it's the first time I've heard of this technique. Is it in the official...
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    Re: Avatars not visible when logged in

    Got it!

    .... and now enabling this mug's game
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    Yeah, in that 2010 time frame the bottom fell out of the film camera market. Digital was now good enough for anybody, and had so many advantages for both pros and amateurs alike. I bought a lot of...
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    Re: Avatars not visible when logged in

    Dang it, I'm not special.
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    Avatars not visible when logged in

    I just noticed something strange today, but I'm not sure if it's something new, or has been this way all along.

    I usually view this forum without logging in, and only log in when I intend to post....
  28. Re: so, do you guys consider my 6x9 to be "large format"?

    Hmmm, Methinks that standards may have slipped a bit over the last few years (loose clamp screws maybe), or have the LF Police been getting soft from too many donuts.

    ..... not that there's...
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    Re: Close focussing distance

    This is exactly correct, but it's not intuitive. The film plane needs to be at least 4 times the focal length from your subject. With a folding view camera, like the Wista, you'll be doing...
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    Somehow, I've completely missed this thread

    .... until now

    I think it deserves an award for the most original use of Prickbaiting techniques
  31. Re: Please Read The Book First

    Expanding on what Sal said, here's how to get a Google search of this Large Format Photography site.

    Click on this link, and then bookmark it. ...
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    Re: Repair for Minolta Flashmeter IV?

    I'm guessing they are doing calibrations of industrial light meters rather than photographic light meters. They would need schematics for the potentiometers and their range, so if they have access...
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    Re: Repair for Minolta Flashmeter IV?

    I was googling this, and found this site (Transcat) that does light meter calibration. The Minolta light meters are included in their list of instruments calibrated.
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  34. Re: Which Microsoft Windows 10 (or 11?) Computer for Adobe?

    Here are the minimum system requirements for Photoshop and Lightroom.

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html

    https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/system-requirements.html
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  35. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    Photoshop Elements has some distinct advantages, primarily low cost, and many useful features. Cost is usually around $100 (or less on sale). There is no subscription fee, so it works as long as...
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    Yes, that surprises me too. In the past, the scanner makers had to have this software or else they couldn't sell their scanners, but with "camera" scanning becoming popular over the last few years...
  37. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    Here's an oversimplified explanation, but it should give you the gist of what to do.

    Negative film is inherently very low contrast, and it is intended to be used with high contrast printing...
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    Adobe supports the latest 3 Mac operating systems. This means that the latest version of Creative Cloud, and Photoshop Elements need at least Mojave. You can still download an older Cloud version...
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    Re: Apple's New Mac Studio Computer

    These new M1 Macs are some neat hardware, but Apple has become THE giant ewaste producer of the new millennium. This is due to their blatant and cynical approach to built in operating system...
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    Re: purchasing a 4x5 field camera need info

    Your security settings are probably blocking plain jane http sites, and only allowing https sites. Either that, or you're browsers aren't set to automatically fill in the http stuff when it isn't...
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