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    Re: Kodak D23 Question

    I have not had problems with shelf life so far with D-23, which is all I have been using for the past several years. You may wish to invest in some 8- and 4-oz amber glass bottles. Oxidation will age...
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    Re: Hello from Columbia Tennessee

    Welcome. You have indeed come to the right forum. It is notable that we have had perhaps a half-dozen folks join here over the past half-ear or so who are returning to film from digital, or at least...
  3. Re: I need an advice - travel to Australia with 8x10?

    you might try this:
    https://viewcameraaustralia.org/contact/

    Also, there are several individuals on this board from Australia who may have experience with customs there.
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    Re: Index Tabs to your film holders

    I have used the Stearman and it does work. No one else would probably make my typical-me error of placing the tabs in the notched corner of the film. I had to remove them and put them on the other...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well done. I like the time it takes to discover what is in the scene.
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    Drew, you rascal!
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    Re: Hello from Poulsbo, Washington

    Welcome, Jeff. Lab processing may solve your problem for a while, but the care we take with LF often leads us to carry through with our processing and printing. You mentioned the Jobo, and I don't...
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    Re: Avoiding purple tones with selenium...

    Temperature has not been mentioned, and I note that Devorobin lives in Sarasota, FL, though presumably with air-conditioning. In any case, selenium toning speeds up as the temp rises. You might wish,...
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    Re: From Riverside, CA

    Hi, Martin, you're in good company. Welcome!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well done, Tobias.
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    John, I'm a B&W person, myself, but also striving to create good "environmental" portraits. This stands out. Well done.
  12. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    I got a message about no more PayPal, but nothing about SSN.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Chris, very fine feeling of light and place.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    John, you are off to an enviably good start, in my view. Nice work indeed. Since you asked for comment, I offer.

    You sense of composition is strong. Among the three images, I find the second, of...
  15. Re: Afascinating book on Life's photojournalism

    Bob, that's an interesting story. I looked up Ademco, guessing it to be some kind of transparent self-adhesive wrap, but couldn't find it.
    The closest I ever got to Life was knowing Eisenstadt's...
  16. Re: Afascinating book on Life's photojournalism

    Thanks, Pieter, I'll find a copy!
  17. Afascinating book on Life's photojournalism

    For those with a background or interest in photojournalism, I recommend a book I'm reading, found in betterworldbooks.com's extensive selection of photo books.

    The book is "Life Photographers --...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Interesting idea, awty. I see the shirt pattern as reminiscent of grain.
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    Re: Hello from Manchester UK

    Glad you're here! It's a great place to be for serious photographers of any stripe. Godwin's and Moore's work differ considerably in style and content; we'll be interested to see what you come up...
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    Re: 2 Questions re Location Portraiture

    Regarding ligthting outdoors, adn guessing that some will not wish to stand, or may be on wheels, I would consider places where I might use an overhead black gobo, maybe 4x4. If the light is direct...
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    Re: Weekend Mystery Quiz

    Maris, thanks for that. I have begun using that method, persuaded by Doremus S. One long-time Tachihara user whose work I admired greatly once wrote to me that he had no idea why the scale was that...
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    Weekend Mystery Quiz

    Hey, folks. Welcome back to another episode of LF Mystery Quiz. Today's mystery has to do with Tachihara cameras, at least the 4x5 Hope, and the question is, why does the centimeter scale count right...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Mohammed, the Hasselblad image is very fine. And what a beautifiul scene!
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Nicely done, Bryan, s well as an interesting story. The gentle tonality seems just right.
  25. A starting-point guide to Marshall's spotting dyes and Ilford Warmtone Fiber

    Print spotting techniques vary. Fade-proof India ink used to be used (maybe still is) by many leading photographers, using an extremely fine stippling technique to darken areas larger than a small...
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    Re: Need More LIGHT: Should I start PUSHING?

    Bruce, quite correct. For Adrienne's sake, just two notes. When you say "reasonably well hidden" respecting grain in 4x5: one person's grainy is another person's smooth, to adopt the old adage. I use...
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    Re: New to LF - First shot - Focusing

    Christianganko, the comments above include some useful suggestions, but let's see if we can narrow down the problem. The image indicates that the vertical height in the framing is greater than 30...
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    Re: Membership stats

    Understood. Thanks.
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    Re: Is this uneven development?

    Swirl marks: These (and the ones on the right) are on the neg itself, not a scanning artifact? They don't look anything like fluid swirl marks to me.
    RE: uneven development -- I think you need to...
  30. Re: A few, limited observations on traditional portrait perspective for the newcomer

    In response to Bernice, above, and without straying into non-forum territory: I think it fair to say that the lunge, as it were, into distortion, which has continued through the present (as opposed...
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    Membership stats

    Perhaps one of our moderators has a way of looking through the site stats and would be willing to share some for the curious.

    I see that Community comprises more than 26,000 members, but sorting...
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    Re: Need More LIGHT: Should I start PUSHING?

    George, I don't like to enter these controversies generally, but here I question whether you are correct regarding 1:1. Having used Nikon extension rings to accomplish 1:1 with my 35mm Nikon, and...
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    Re: Is this uneven development?

    I haven;t used the Stearman 8x10, only the 445. It appears from your images that the bottom of both was cut off in camera, i.e., no image of the figurines' bases, so I'll leave that out. The other...
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    Re: Current 4x5 enlarger options

    Since you're in a city area, you may be able to supplement waiting for CL -- although, you might get lucky and find a perfect enlarger there soon -- by making a few inquiries. There are many...
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    Re: Need More LIGHT: Should I start PUSHING?

    Adrienne, welcome, and thanks for posting. I used to live somewhere across the Sound from you in CT. I shoot portraits, too, and as I was coming back into LF some years ago with location portraiture...
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    Re: Getting back into film - why not LF?

    Mikey, an engineer such as you might enjoy at least some of Harold Merklinger's in-depth treatment of depth-of-field and discussion of the "hinge-line."
    file:///C:/...Local/Temp/FVCADNDM.pdf

    I...
  37. Re: A few, limited observations on traditional portrait perspective for the newcomer

    "I assume with view cameras, you use no movements or anything else with portraitures?"

    I have till now kept the back vertical for portraiture, but I have used lens tilt or swing on occasion. It's...
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    Re: Getting back into film - why not LF?

    Hi, Mikey. As one who cut his proverbial teeth in 35mm for a decade before getting my own 4x5, I know that it is a big jump in many ways. While the advice above is useful, I think you also need to...
  39. Re: A few, limited observations on traditional portrait perspective for the newcomer

    Yes, Paul, it is a jump from any roll film camera to LF. You have some impressive work on your site, so I'm confident you'll find your way.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Peter, a Grand Pyrenees, if I am not mistaken. I used to care for one that was the smartest dog I have ever known -- after she trained me, on her terms.
    Handsome portrait.
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