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  1. Re: Extra Large Negative Printing Questions. Not a photographer...

    Copyright lasts 75 years, and then transfers to the estate automatically upon death. The estate/will then comply with the wishes of the artist, and if not specified, or if contested, ends up in...
  2. Re: Extra Large Negative Printing Questions. Not a photographer...

    Lydia,

    At the very least you should contact the Eastman museum for a valuation of the negatives. In my opinion they should not have been sold at an estate sale, but the whole lot preseved.
    ...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    We have always wanted to be able to camp where we wanted to be, and not rush around looking for a hotel. Now that we are both retired we settled on a
    sportsmobile (https://sportsmobile.com/) 4x4...
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    Re: Digital file to B&W negative

    Take a look at my monograph for making digital negatives for silver gelatin prints. I have been doing this for >10 years.
    http://www.mprosenberg.com/digital-negatives
    Mike
  5. Re: Likely Very Naive Question, sheet film then scan to produce a digital print.

    I haven't read all the comments to this thread, but wanted to add my two cents worth.

    I think technology of full frame cameras are improving rapidly, and can rival what is obtainable with LF...
  6. Re: Mistaken Assumptions about Digital Negatives

    Bob,

    I did not see your original thread. It is possible with a digital negative to have great highlights and detailed shadows. I don't know whose system you are using, but you should read the...
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    Re: Michael A. Smith has passed away

    This is very sad news indeed. I took a workshop with over14 years ago. They gave me a great perspective on field photography. We had some great discussions. Michael and I worked very closely...
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    Re: Transient print display easel

    If you wanted something semi-permanent, and have some wood working tools (compound miter saw) you can build a display shelf and mount it to the wall. I find it very useful. I did one around the two...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Ron,

    Is correct, it is a typewriter desk.

    Mike
  10. Re: Do enlarger color head deterioate over age?

    Morten,

    The dichroic filters will degrade with age, and depending on the age/use of the enlarger it can vary. Likewise the age of the bulbs matter; I use to routinely replace the bulb in my...
  11. Re: Problem using 90mm lens with Linhof Master Technika Classic

    I have used an extension or high-hat board with my 90mm lens, and situated the front standard on the inner rail as far forward as possible. Then I drop the bed and focus using the rear movements. I...
  12. Re: Restrictions on wheels in Wilderness Areas?

    Of all the many trails I have hike in state and national forests, BLM land, and National Parks, the terrain and footing would be enough of a barrier to any wheeled contraption. And as for powered...
  13. Re: Flexible funnel for Jobo Expert Drum + Beseler Motor Base?

    I did what David suggested -went to an auto parts store and found an oil funnel with a hose and cock valve. Works very well.

    Mike
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    Re: Printing Issue with Epson 9600

    Have you tried calibrating the printer for the paper thickness? Also, you may need to adjust the vacuum. Have you locked down the printer legs?

    Mike
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    Re: magnifax4 to take 4x5

    You will really have a hard time making this work as others have pointed out. You do need a 135 mm lens, and suitable column length for focusing. The latter can be solved in part by having a drop...
  16. Re: Any Experience With An Imacon Flextight Precision II Scanner

    I have one, and they are quite good. Very fast and yield sharp negatives.

    You can get a SSCI to Firewire adapter, and then put a firewire card in your mac or pc. But be sure that the Firewire...
  17. Re: anyone hear of using alcohol instead of photoflow as a drying agent

    I routinely use isopropyl alcohol as a final rinse. It helps with drying, avoiding water spots, or getting microscopic particles in water drying on the film. It will sometimes remove the last bit of...
  18. Re: DIY Hook and Loop Board/Insert for Backpack?

    Drew,

    If you use recycle signs make sure that you wipe them,down with isopropyl alcohol or the fabric may not stick. Here is a picture of my Kelty 2100 pack that I carry my digital gear in. It...
  19. Re: DIY Hook and Loop Board/Insert for Backpack?

    Drew,

    Home depot and lowes sell 2x4 sheets of 4mm.

    Mike
  20. Re: DIY Hook and Loop Board/Insert for Backpack?

    I bought 4 and 6 mm coroplast and cut out pieces for the back board, sides, and cross pieces. Turn the pack inside-out to make the measurements. I then got this Velcro compatible padded fabric:...
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    Re: Negative ion generator

    I bought one from Kinetronics a while ago, and hooked it up to a small air compressor with a needle valve to regulate the pressure. A little pricey, but worth the money. It really helped! I use...
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    Re: Petroglyphs

    Kevin,
    The difference is 2/3 of a stop, so no not much difference. No filter is going to give you that much of a difference. Are you using film or digital? If film you could PM me for some tech...
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    Re: Freckles on B+W film

    One other thought. Is it possible that your developer is not completely dissolved, and that you have small crystals floating around and sticking to the film? You may want to try filtering the...
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    Re: Freckles on B+W film

    If you use a filter it should be a 0.5, 1, or 5, micron filter to get out particles. These are membrane filters you can order from USA plastics, but you also need a hand pump to pull a vacuum. Even...
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    Re: Heat Press Troubleshooting

    Drying the prints face up may be the issue. It will add to the curl of the paper greatly. Control humidity in the room to about 50%; both when drying the print and after removing the prints from...
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    Re: Freckles on B+W film

    I agree with Bruce about the fixer being the possible culprit of the dark spots. I always mix my fix the day before to make sure the chemicals are well dissolved. I also recommend not storing fixer...
  27. Re: Kodak T-Max 100 Sheet Film Long Exposure

    Ian,

    For that length of time you can expect about a 2-1/2 stop increase in contrast. There are charts floating around giving reciprocity and increase in exposure contrast. Try Unblinkingeye web...
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    Re: Coloring digital negatives

    You can take a look at my monograph on my web site to get an idea of how to go through the calibration and curve creation process: http://www.mprosenberg.com/digital-negatives

    You did not say if...
  29. Re: Update / Rebuild photography website advice

    Steve,

    I really like the package/template provided by Photium (see my web site). It is easily customized, easy to upload and manage images. It looks good on tablets and phones. Several of my...
  30. Re: Source for adhesive centering ruler tape

    You can buy a cheaper center finding ruler from a graphic arts store, or even Michael's. Then use double stick outdoor carpet tape.
    Mike
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    Re: Low angle viewing solution

    It can be difficult for someone with arthritis to kneel and bend to compose and focus.

    I was faced with a similar problem but in reverse. I was photographing English church and cathedral...
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    Re: Dry Mounting Problems

    I echo what Kirk said. Preheat the print and board. Living in the humid south can affect print adhering, so I run a dehumidifier when it is humid, and a humidifier in the winter. The helps too...
  33. Re: Identify a 4x5 film holder for developing

    This is from a polaroid dip and dunk clearing tank for P/N film.

    Mike
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    Re: "Stiff" bag mag function

    I don't know if the bag mag sticking issue is similar to the issue I have had with Grafmatics sticking while shuffling film. What I found that worked was to partially disassemble the the holder and...
  35. Re: A question about the matt board and dry mounting tissue

    Alan has a valid point, that is the linen texture of the mat board will show through the print with dry mounting. With some of dry mount tissues there may be an issue of adherence. I suggest you...
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    Re: Grayscale Gamma 2.2 & QTR

    Dave,

    I also recommend getting PS - you can still get version CS6.

    Windows was originally designed (default) for gamma 1.8, but it does not matter anymore. What is important is that your...
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    Re: Grayscale Gamma 2.2 & QTR

    Dave,

    I am not sure if you are using the QTR Gui, but you can set gamma in the Gui. For windows I use 1.8, but Mac users use 2.2. You can go to the Yahoo users group and ask that question. You...
  38. Re: Project Management Programs for Small Photographic Companys

    Bob,

    Check out this photo tracking software package. http://www.cjcom.net/itrak.htm

    Mike
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    Re: new digital neg system from cone

    Sandy,

    Thanks.

    Mike
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    Re: new digital neg system from cone

    Bob,

    Just to cover a few points: I only use glossy papers, and my favorite two are now Adox MCC and Ilford WT. My tobacco factory work was all done with Forte, and I bought a couple of extra...
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