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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Lovely shot.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    It's in Bundaberg, QLD. Was originally a bank, now a lawyers office.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    A recent attempt to "vintageize" the look of a local building. It takes a long time but I'm liking the results so might make a project of this with the old buildings in my district.

    Before...
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    Re: Panoramic Format (6x12 ~ 6x17, etc) B&W only.

    Thanks guys.
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    Re: Digital contact sheet

    A normal contact sheet would be positive, do you invert them?
  6. Thread: Grass

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    Re: Grass

    Thanks Martin.
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Yeah for dark images I've used a flashlight as well, works a treat. Dunno about leaving it in the shot though :D
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    Re: Panoramic Format (6x12 ~ 6x17, etc) B&W only.

    I love the 6x12 format and while I lived on the road it was a way to continue using my 5x4 without needing facilities to process sheet film.

    http://www.robgray.com/photos/images/00311.jpg
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Image 1: 150mm Rodenstock f/5.6. 1/15 sec @ f/25 orange filter
    Looks good front to rear but soft top right, which implies to me that you had some swing in place as well.

    Image 2: 150mm Rodenstock...
  10. Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    The Tachihara weighs 1.7kgs (~3.7lbs).

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    Re: Grass

    http://www.robgray.com/temp/02041.jpg

    5x4 Tachihara, 210mm Symmar-S
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Thanks. I had one in a previous life, not very useful for general photography I found but would be great for this. I'll get one.
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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I have a Schneider Symmar-S, works a treat but so would any of the main contenders I think.
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    I forgot to ask, how do you fire the shutter? I see that one hand is suspiciously out of sight, one of those pneumatic shutter releases?
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    Re: Fences & Stone Walls - Post yours !

    Thanks for the description, yeah a tricky shot to get everything acceptably sharp.
  16. Re: Forum large scale project - one stop source of historic lf photographers

    Even if it's feasible that sounds like a MASSIVE task, I'm not sure who would be willing to take on even a part of it.

    Personally my focus ( :D ) is on doing my own projects and taking my own...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Nice shot, and I Love the tone colour.
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    Re: Fences & Stone Walls - Post yours !

    Now that would have had some interesting movements. Or did you just tilt and stop down :D
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    Re: Retouching Software advice needed.

    I've been using Affinity for a year or so now and it's definitely a PS contender IMO.

    But in all that time I've NEVER looked at the personas :D Go figure. I just have and there's some interesting...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Real nice.

    How the heck do you get the focus right with e SP like this? Set up a stick or something in what you hope is the same distance as your eyes?
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    Re: Front Axis tilt with back base tilt

    Are you shooting landscapes? If so I can think of no situation that requires both at the same time.

    FWIW I always use back tilt, never front. It has the same effect re plane of focus but has two...
  22. Re: What is the current trend on using dark cloth?

    I always carry a change bag and so far I've just used that. I may buy a cloth soon, and if I do I won't get one with elastic that hugs the camera as I worry about that moving things. That said many...
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    Re: 4X5 FOOT Simple Camera

    It seems I was bang on.
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    Re: Fences & Stone Walls - Post yours !

    The old receding fence line trick. That's Canal Rocks in Western Australia in the background.

    http://www.robgray.com/photos/images/00420.jpg

    Tachihara, 6x12 RFH, 90/4.5 Nikkor
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    Re: Digital Scanning vs. Flatbed Scanning?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Digital Scanning vs. Flatbed Scanning?

    Neat.

    Have you got a link for that linear screw gadget?
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    Re: 4X5 FOOT Simple Camera

    Don't know, it's about 200 wide so 2500/200 = 12.5, maybe f12.5 ish.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I'll put my wildlife photographer hat on for this one.

    Goanna having a drink, The Kimberley, Western Australia.

    http://www.robgray.com/photos/images/29836.jpg
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    Re: 4X5 FOOT Simple Camera

    This is the lens

    http://www.robgray.com/temp/Boyer_5169.jpg

    It's EIGHT INCHES across :D

    Projects a 1m circle I'm told, 2500mm focal length so presumably that's at approx 2.5m back from the...
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    Re: Digital Scanning vs. Flatbed Scanning?

    For colour:

    Vuescan will do a pretty good conversion you just load in a pre-scanned image. BUT you have to buy the pro version to get that feature and I'm too tight to do that. I tried Filmlab as...
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    Re: What image browsing program do you use?

    Nope, it's just a DIY program for my own use. You can have the VB6 code though if you like :D
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    Re: Intrepid Tiny Format Enlarger

    I think it's brilliant. Hopefully the next model will do 5x4.
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    Re: What image browsing program do you use?

    I'll have a look because I'd like to stick with PHP although I don't now if that's applicable to Docker or not. Trouble is I can't get WAMP to work on my current computer, maybe I need to get someone...
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    Re: 4X5 FOOT Simple Camera

    I have access to a 2500mm Boyer lens, the bloke wants to sell it but no matter how I word things the post gets knocked back on this forum.

    That said I thought maybe I should just buy it myself as...
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    Re: Digital Scanning vs. Flatbed Scanning?

    I have an engineering background but that said I tend not to run the numbers.

    I baulked at buying yet another scanner so just tried DSLR scanning and I've been well happy with the results. I get...
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    Re: Meet the WillMove camera concept

    Interesting. I love that so many people are designing and building new LF gear.
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    Probably one of the other options I tried that seemed to work.
  38. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    I use a viewing frame and a Linhof Universal finder.

    I spot a potential image just by eye, then frame it to see if it works.

    However I started 50 years ago so can no longer comment on what...
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    Re: Down the rabbit hole

    Welcome Milspec. So have you bought a kit then?
  40. Re: Roll film and Digital fixed lens camera habits-expectations imported into view ca

    That implies they are coming from a point and shoot or at least a transition camera. Would that be the case? I would think most people graduate to LF after many years working with SLR/DSLR cameras,...
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