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    Re: Incident Metering Question

    If using B&W negative film, I'd take one reading from a shady spot and one from a sunny spot, and perhaps go one stop shorter than the shade spot but so quick as to be shorter than the sunny reading....
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    Re: Post y'ur Pinkham & Smith Pics!

    Very smooth looking! Does it get swirly given the chance?
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    Re: Graflex Pacemaker Speed Flash Sync

    If the lens has a shutter, you can probably select X sync and use the pins on that for flash trigger. The body's focal plane shutter isn't suitable for electronics flash but with a good 400 speed...
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    Re: January 2020 Portraits

    Very nice! The strong lighting and the softness are very skillful
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    Re: Winter Wonderland: Post Your Photos

    And a vertical with the Aero Ektar:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49420828898_ec9774a044_c.jpg
    img011a by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    And with the slightly longer 9" Gundlach Hyperion...
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    Re: Winter Wonderland: Post Your Photos

    Snowy woods at Ash Point Preserve, Owls Head Maine. January 2020. 4x5 preanniversary speed graphic, Aero Ektar lens. tmy2 tmax 400 film in pyrocat hdc


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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    I love the gentle gray tones in this.

    Just looking at the front wheel, I'd guess it's an XJS from around 1990.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    New tree and snow in woods. Owls Head Maine. December 2019. Rolleiflex automat tessar. tmy2 tmax 400 film in pyrocat hdc.
    Not only pleased to find this composition, but the detail of the woods...
  9. Re: Likely Very Naive Question, sheet film then scan to produce a digital print.

    For using soft focus or older lenses, there would be a need to have a sensor size like the size of the film. I use LF for the old lenses, not for the utmost image detail, though overkill is good with...
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    Nice work Time Share!

    No old Fords or dusty roads here...

    Soft focus and snow and a quiet time in the woods.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49387605517_02b2aaa2a0_z.jpg
    img005 by Jason...
  11. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Very nice Yuriy!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks Takpro and Bryan.
    I wouldn't bite at the current ebay prices either. It does a nicer job than a Verito but not P&S price better.
    (I bought mine on ebay for $100 that was a poorly worded...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ash Point Preserve, Owls Head Maine. January 2020. 4x5 speed graphic tmy2 in pyrocat hdc.

    And with the Aero Ektar

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49368135188_f7742b3a3a_z.jpg
    img008 by...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ash Point Preserve, Owls Head Maine. January 2020. 4x5 speed graphic with Gundlach Hyperion soft focus lens. tmy2 in pyrocat hdc.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49368598071_34ec8be0d5_z.jpg...
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    Re: help choosing portrait lens?

    You won't go wrong with a tessar or heliar in shutter. The Copal 3/3s shutter and similar (Shanel) have plenty of nice blades for a pleasing background. There are currently some Fujinar 210mm f4.5 on...
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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    DSLR metering is compatible with shooting B&W film. Just keep in mind that DSLRs handle shadows and highlights differently just as different film/developer combos handle things differently. Many...
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    Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    I've got two of the Sekonic 208. Very rugged and light weight; seems like an oxymoron, but not with this meter. Battery lasts forever. I changed one's battery out after five years and it wasn't even...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49354117816_b6a5c38b77_z.jpg
    img985d by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    Seattle parking garage. Nov 2019. Not my usual woodsy material. Branches->Concrete...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Food can cause some issues with customs.. Certain types of food and plants are not legal to import into certain countries due to insects, food laws, etc.. e.g. you can't bring whale meat into the US...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    At-Ats getting ready to enter town, I mean gantry cranes at the shore... A few photos from my quick visit to Seattle.
    I was interested in the shapes and simple three-tone design of the street,...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    If image quality it not a major priority, you can get fish eye lenses that clip on your cell phone camera for $10-30. Sorta like a clothes pin with a lens on it. Lots of fun. Better than lomo...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Was it the same model lens as hal 9000 used?
  23. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    Enlarging a 4x5 to 20" print on the short edge is only a 5x enlargement. It's not enough enlargement to show quality loss.
  24. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    Depends on what the intended end purpose of the photograph is.

    If it's for me to learn and try things and share on the Internet, I scan. This also creates a backup of the negative. It does not...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Very nice!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Great work Paul, Ken, Antonio!

    Figured I'd embrace the cold and many hours of darkness this evening. Went for a refreshing walk with the tripod on my back. Walked a mile to get warmed up, then...
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    Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatideannual.html?id=8411250 has tide tables for 2020 and 2021 !
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    Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    For light, I use The Photographers' Ephemeris, which is available as a paid app or free website. Wind I use ikitesurf app and aviationweather.gov
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    Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    And knowing the lunar cycle repeats at 29.5 days is helpful too. I checked NOAA and their site goes months in advance. There are also printed calendars, if that's your style, made as promotional...
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    Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    I use "Tide Prediction" on android.

    NOAA website has the info too. e.g.
    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=8411250
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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    Many of the pictorialists had done some carbon printing. The carbon prints don't really look much different than the photogravures to me, but they are much more valuable.
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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: The Net Mender, 1894

    He made a quick (for the time) tour through Europe and seemed to have a very high rate of keepers or at least shot quite a bit.

    There are plenty of paintings in this style, so it's not a new style...
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    Re: Technical Pan

    Little sense to play with it until you get good with it and then run out of film. I'd suggest selling it for what the market can bear and buy some film you're apt to use... If you like super fine...
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    Re: December 2019 Portraits

    They are both excellent! My youngest likes to pose, but to energetic for the LF at the moment. The balloons ties together the shapes and colors very skillfully.
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    Re: How do you store / organize your negs?

    A valid concern... More often than I print and less often than I make negatives, I post to flickr with location and subject information. If it's good enough to submit to something, it's probably a...
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    Re: How do you store / organize your negs?

    I use 3-ring binders with the date range sharpied on the spine.

    Inside alternates proof contact sheets with the printfile pages. I write on the printfile pages... Such things as lens choice, date,...
  37. Re: portrait lens that will fold inside crown graphic

    The 203mm Optar/Ektar lenses aren't technically portrait lenses but can do a really nice job at many things.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Very nice! The strong horizontal and verticals are like the trees are practicing to be mission furniture. I like the composition and tones.
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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    I'd probably visit bhphoto's store if open... Then find galleries and museums of interest.
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    Re: Questions about 4x5 film developed by local lab

    If you plan to keep using the lab, get your process as good as possible before complaining about uneven development. If you have a place to load film holders, you have what you need for space to load...
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