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    Re: Epson 4990 vs Nikon D850?

    Believe I made it clear that I bought the Fuji GFX 100s for general photography, and for scanning, "NOT JUST TO SCAN WITH."

    I share my experience precisely because the GFX 100S is a very...
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    Re: Epson 4990 vs Nikon D850?

    You will be pleased with the results.

    I have been using a Fuji GFX 100s for general photography and for digitizing film for the past year with pixel shifting. The results, with good technique and...
  3. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Here is another shot made with Sony a7r ll converted to IR 720. It is a totally realistic scene but a rendering you might not recognized even if you had been there. In fact, a friend who was with me...
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    Re: Digital IR

    A number of the images do have an IR look, but it is subtle if there.

    Regardless, some incredible work of storms on his site, and other as well, and he must have traveled and worked a lot to have...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Wide open areas like the ocean present some great opportunities for capturing storms.

    Sony a7r ll converted to 720 nm.

    Sandy
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    Re: Processing 510 Pyro & 100TMX with Jobo CPP-2

    Sorry, that is just not true, and if anyone should know it is me.

    In a larger sense, the unique characteristic of tanning and hardening developers is not the stain, but hardening. Staining does...
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    Re: F295.................Lives?

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for asking.

    I wanted to make some major changes to the website but never learned to use the site language (Joomla), and having it converted to an easier format to work with, and...
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    Re: F295.................Lives?

    I was not an active user on the F295 forum but taught one carbon transfer workshop at a F295 symposium in Pittsburgh in 2014. I don't know for sure why Tom shut down everything, but recall someone...
  9. Re: Lens Review: Goerz Dagor 19" (480mm) f/7.7

    A 19" Goerz Dagor will easily cover 20X24" so you will have a ton of coverage with your 14X17" camera. Dagor lenses have only four air-to-glass surfaces and give good contrast even when un-coated,...
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    Re: Out With My 14x17 DIY Camera & XRAY Film

    Hi Andrew,

    Looks like a very nice carbon print. And you make the process look so easy a lot of viewers are thinking it must be a piece of cake. And darn, with carbon looks like you can make prints...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Peter

    Love your recent images! I assume that these were made with the camera you recently had converted to 720 nm? If so, you are sure learning fast how to make great images with it.

    Sandy
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    Re: Out With My 14x17 DIY Camera & XRAY Film

    Hi Andy,

    I enjoyed watching your video with the 14X17" camera. Watching you place the camera on the tripod reminded me of doing the same thing with my 20X24 camera many years ago. And glad that...
  13. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Ari,

    Brightness looks fine to me.

    But how are you shooting 6X17 format with the GFX? Stitching I assume?

    Sandy
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    Re: Digital IR

    Peter,

    That is a wonderful image, but are you sure there is any IR? If you were making a shot inside at night you would get enough visual light through the filter to make the exposure. Typically...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Ari,

    Are you seeing any hot spots with the Fuji GFX 35-70?

    Sandy
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    Re: Digital IR

    Hi Greg,

    The mirror lens I have is a Hartblei 500mm f/5.6, which is a re-branded MC-Rubinar developed and produced in the late Soviet Union era by LZOS. In sharpness and contrast mirror lens do...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Thanks, Peter. New experience for me as well as this is the first time I have worked with a mirror lens. A friend dropped off a box of lenses for me to sale on ebay and it included the 500 mm f/5.6...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Image capture late this afternoon with a 500 mm f/8 mirror lens on Sony a7r ii 720 nm. Areas in focus are not super sharp, but I find the out of focus blur very beautiful.

    Lens this long is hard...
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    Re: HF2024,ultra large format,field camera.

    Anyone with information about the HF2024? One-off by a home builder, or produced by a professional camera maker?

    Sandy
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    Re: Agfa Duoscan Hid in 2020?

    I used an Agfa Duoscan model T2500 many years ago and it was an excellent scanner. My recollection is that it was called a Duo not because of the ability to scan without glass but because of the...
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    Re: Agfa Duoscan Hid in 2020?

    One can scan glass negatives with any modern flat bed scanner?

    Sandy
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    Re: Digital IR

    I suspect that the best filter for a camera that has not been converted to IR or all spectrum would be a 580 nm filter. This wavelength allows a lot of red light to pass, which should make it easy to...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Hi Peter,

    I use IR pretty much only for monochrome images, and only process from RAW files in Camera Raw. However, for actually shooting I select a Camera Effect that allows me to see the image...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Another option for cameras converted to all spectrum is the use of clip in filters that fit inside the camera. Kase is a big name in this field, Kolarivison provides magnetic versions for some...
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    Re: Using mesh with BTZS tubes

    I never had any problem with the back of the film sticking to the tube, but in my procedure I would typically do a pre-soak in water of the film in the tubes, and when I started it I would remove the...
  26. Re: LF: Stainless Spring Steel for Rear Standard

    If you like working with wood and glue you could laminate strips of 1/32" or 1/16" beech plywood strips around a frame with a curve. Laminated springs hold their "spring" indefinitely and wood will...
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    Re: Developer Formulas for C-41 film?

    Thanks for the great information about simple formulas. I definitely plan to eventually mix my own but for the time being have decided to experiment for now with a two-solution kit sold by CineStill...
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    Re: Developer Formulas for C-41 film?

    Hi Rob,

    Well, that is certainly a simple formula that should be easy to mix. I am definitely able to maintain temperature of 100F and adjust pH to 10.0 to 10.2.

    But what is CD-4?

    Sandy
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    Re: Developer Formulas for C-41 film?

    Thanks to all who replied with useful information.

    I have quite a bit of old color film, some of it frozen and most likely good, but some stored without freezing but in favorable conditions. Color...
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    Re: Issue with Photo Merge & DSLR scans

    Does this 4X5 image have a lot of clear sky? That can often be a problem with photo merge in PS when you have a great many image files. What happens in this case is that many of the adjacent areas in...
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    Re: Setting Up a Local Network for File Transfer

    Sorry for the confusion.

    Correct, what I have is a Dropbox account that allows sharing of files through the internet.

    And in fact, I have never used the Drop Box folder in the Public folder of...
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    Developer Formulas for C-41 film?

    If you have heard of PyrocatHD you know that I am not a novice in formulating film developers for B&W film. But I know nothing of the requirement of developer formulas for C-41 type color films. I...
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    Re: Setting Up a Local Network for File Transfer

    Thanks for the information you have shared here. I have a Drop Box account and use it from time to time to share large files with friends. It works OK, but We Transfer seems somewhat less problematic...
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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    So sorry to hear about the death of Will. We corresponded many times and traded a lot of equipment, and I had the pleasure to meet Will in Connecticut at a lecture by Shelby Lee Adams. Unfortunately...
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    Re: Mylar sheets for alt process printing

    You are correct. In carbon printing with digital negatives that have high resolution there is definitely some slight loss of print sharpness when using thick mylar of 0.005" compared to thin mylar of...
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    Re: Mylar sheets for alt process printing

    For a number of years I have used Grafix Dura-Lar clear as protective cover for printing digital negatives with UV sensitive processes. I generally purchase the product from Dick Blick, where you can...
  37. Re: Article on digitalizing film with a digital camera, including color negatives

    The Valoi system looks interesting for 35mm and 120 roll film.

    Course, you still need a good LED light source, high resolution digital camera, and good lens for macro work.
    ...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Thanks Jon, and Peter also.

    Ari, all three of the shots were made with the GFX 50S and the GF 45 mm f/2.8 which is optically a superb lens with great sharpness from corner to corner. There is a...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Three digital IR images from a brief visit with relatives in Louisiana. Image capture with a Fuji GFX 50S full spectrum, with 720 nm filter. One is a partial view of an old oak tree in the cemetery...
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    Re: Post Your Own 12x20 LF Image

    Martin,

    Thank you for your kind comment. The 12X20 negatives from that trip were misplaced for many years and I only recently located them, along with quite a number of 5X7 negatives made the same...
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