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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    I've been using DxO Photolab for raw processing, online display, and for image prep for books. For that, it's fine, though it lacks something really important: proof preview.

    Affinity will only...
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    Re: Sinar Norma detent adjustment

    Yes, there is a spring under that ball bearing, and the ball does often get jammed in the nut after it has become worn, or when the lubricant turns to soap. If a little Kroil (a penetrant, but unlike...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    It is absolutely true that we consider for-sale posts to be no more than ephemeral—without lasting value. Just like the classifieds in a traditional newspaper. That’s why it is segregated in the...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    There’s a word for looking for the most upsetting interpretation of whatever is said, and that’s “tendentious”. My vision of this forum is never needing to use that word.

    Rick “not sifting every...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Also, if you see something in the FS forum that is new to you, and you want to ask about it, just start a thread about it in the appropriate equipment sub forum.

    Just don’t reference the sale....
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    I’ve learned a lot from Dan, in between being exasperated by him. But it’s fair to say I’ve annoyed him a time or two, also.

    I’ve never thought he intended ill to me or anyone else.

    But now...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Rick “So was I” Denney
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Jonathon,

    I would suggest that the above isn’t even an example of curmudgeonliness, let alone unfriendliness. It was simply pointing out a plain fact, and drawing a rather neutrally stated...
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    Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

    Everybody has a different vision of the forum, and not all of them are compatible. We’ve been guided by the often-stated objective of the owner to keep the site completely non-commercial. That means...
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0105.JPG
    Ice Fall, Root Glacier, Alaska, 2018. Pentax 645z, FA 200mm, f/11 at 1/1000.

    Rick “needing longer lenses often in Alaska” Denney
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    No, though I spent a week at an entirely off-grid former boat works up one of the coves across this bay. It is owned by a retired gastroenterologist—not exactly a homesteader. But we did meet several...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    Oooh, panos. I don’t make many, but there was a time I lusted after a Cambo Wide, just for that sort of thing.

    Here’s a pano stitched in Photoshop:
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0107.JPG
    Moulin, Root Glacier, Alaska, 2018. Pentax 645z, DFA 55mm, f/10 at 1/1000.

    Rick “don’t fall in” Denney
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    Re: vBulletin change

    Maybe you inadvertently switched to the mobile skin. There is a selection in the lower left corner:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200224/4f021a7494a4ca80a11f8da02fc945ab.jpg

    The default...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0104.JPG
    Waterfall, Root Glacier, Wrangell Mountains, Alaska, 2018. Pentax 645z, DFA 55mm at f/11 and 1/250.

    I spent a dramatic day on Root...
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    Thanks—I appreciate it. It’s the first big project I’ve been able to undertake in several years, and I’m glad people (at least some people) like it.

    Rick “doing it again this year in the...
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    Continuing the same series...

    http://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0054.JPG
    Not Yet Scabbed Over (howzat for a title?), Kennecott, Alaska, 2018. Pentax 645z, FA 35mm lens, f/11 at...
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    Thanks, Randy. The colors everywhere there were wonderful, even on gray days. That red oxide paint may peel and bubble, but it does not seem to fade.

    Rick “setting up a new computer—guaranteed...
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    Assuming you’re commenting on my photo...

    That question makes about as much sense to me as asking whether the color is just like it was on a color negative. :)

    I start with raw images and...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0058.JPG
    Ore Separation Mill Wall, Kennecott, Alaska, 2018. Pentax 645z, DFA 55mm lens, f/5.6 at 1/400.

    Rick “stabilized ruin” Denney
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    Re: Medium-Format Digital Images

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0073.JPGOre Sorting Machine, Kennecott, Alaska 2018. Pentax 645z, 35mm FA Pentax lens, f/16 at 1 second.

    At ISO 1600, noise is nearly invisible...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0093.JPG
    Window, Worker Housing Ruins, Kennecott, Alaska, 2018. Pentax 645z, Pentax FA 200/4, f/16, 1 second.

    Rick “looking up exif data” Denney
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    Try the suggestions offered here:

    https://www.thesslstore.com/blog/clear-hsts-settings-chrome-firefox/

    The images loaded without difficulty or warning on Chrome on my iphone. There was a time...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    I’m linking files on my own web site using image tags. My site has an up-to-date certificate and opens https calls properly, and the URL for my latest image opened in every browser on my iPhone, both...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    Captain Dave will be most pleased if he is still that vigorous a decade after the picture was made. But he (actually a retired MD) will shake his head sadly at the poor connection between my thumb...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    Paul Raphaelson’s book on the abandoned Domino Sugar plant was really on my mind as I toured around the (original) Kennecott Copper mill. More to come.
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    Thanks, Neil.

    Even though my camera isn’t a view camera with real controls, I can’t avoid my view-camera experience and how that affects my image handling. A lot (certainly not all) of what we do...
  28. Access to classified sections for new members

    I participate in a number of forums, as does Oren (at least). We are strict about a few things but have a pretty light touch about most others. The sales forum is like a classifieds listing for...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0117.JPG
    Captain Dave, Sadie Cove, Alaska, 2028. Pentax 645z, don’t recall the lens. Could be the 200/4 FA, which is much better than its...
  30. How do you post photos so they don't show up first as thumbnails

    Then the links break. Images shown here (and anywhere on the Internet) are ultimately ephemeral.

    I store my images on my own site, so the links won’t break, except when I screw up and let my...
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    Re: Idea for a thread on sharing image scans

    If that’s the objective, it’s already messed up by stating it. If it’s true that the process isn’t reliably detectable, then people won’t persuade themselves because of such a thread, or, if they...
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    https://www.rickdenney.com/scratch/Alaska2018/IMG_0135.JPG
    Driftwood, Sadie Cove, Alaska, 2018. Pentax 645z, 55mm DFA.

    Rick “nature has a sense of humor” Denney
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    Medium-Format Digital Images

    At the risk of inflaming anti-digital forces, and now that I’ve figured out how to host them conveniently for web display, let’s start a thread for the empty of wallet who have bought a medium format...
  34. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    That’s my memory also.

    Rick “from last year” Denney
  35. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    Also, the Hopi House is one of the better shops for Native American crafts—much better than the tourist junk in the other stores. You’d have to really know your way around the Big Res and the pueblos...
  36. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    One of the things that makes this forum great is that people of experience are willing to speak plainly. One of the things I like about forums in general is that I don’t have to take the advice...
  37. Thread: Technical Pan

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    Re: Technical Pan

    Your question (b) is one we avoid on the forum, by policy--please read the guidelines about asking for valuations. It's easy enough to figure out what it's worth, if anything. I'm leaving the thread...
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    Re: calling all Durst 184 Laborators

    I’m implying a tone that would preclude the need for boxing gloves or bare knuckles, but you knew that.

    But more I’m hoping that when people of experience ask a specific question, we seek to...
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    Re: calling all Durst 184 Laborators

    Sorta typical, I suppose. A guy asks a question about the mechanics of an enlarger, and the conversation becomes a pissing match about lens coverage by the third post.

    Can we dial that tendency...
  40. Re: Can WTB listings be closed / reopened after 30 days?

    Yes, same guidelines apply.

    Rick “good luck” Denney
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