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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    tabular grain is not round, I don't think ...
    photography is "art"? I don't think so, I think photography is just photography
    is using a pencil or pen to write a grocery list art instead of phone...
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    Re: Wollensak Verito 18 weight?

    to add onto what Whirl-Click said
    studio shutters I have and use work perfectly with a deGroff air piston.
    with the piston you can slowly squeeze and let the lens open like it is on T, you can...
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    Re: Tent Camera Obscura

    I don't see it any more of a gimmick than shooting film, or doing alt process or contact printing 8x10.
    with photography, seeing it is the ugly stepchild / bastard son of the art world,...
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    Re: Tent Camera Obscura

    it's no gimmick. he's the real-deal and has been doing these things for decades.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I like the tangibility and objects
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    be advised darkroom chemistry sometimes stains porcelain sinks, bathtubs &c, and in some places it is illegal to dump it down the drain.
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    Re: Linhof Branded Prontor-S shutter mystery...

    people have been re-shuttering lenses since dry plates were invented (and shutters were actually needed).
    my poor but educated guess is that this lens (that isn't a linhof select lens) was...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Hahnemule makes some absolutely beautiful ink jet papers. I was gifted some from a professor a few years ago and it was as beautiful as the papers they sell for alt process printing.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I couldn't agree with you more.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Wow. you really wrote that?
    Really sad.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Are you really that kind a person you will make fun of people, anyone .. because they have had an illness that has deformed them so they have to wear a wig?
    I hope you remain in good health and...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    What a terrible thing to say.
    Having a medical condition has nothing to do with creativity, artfulness, skill, business acumen &c.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    LOL no one brought Warhol or "website" images into this conversation but you and the axe you love to grind, if you don't like these things, maybe you shouldn't bring them up?
    but now that you did...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    all I gotta say is yabba-dabba-do
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Thanks TC, it's always the elephant in the room, and I couldn't agree with you more!

    But unfortunately, this is the uncurated internet, we're supposed to believe everything we read, mediocre is...
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    Re: Upgrade to Epson V850 Scanner?

    I am on the fence whether to get a new to me 850 ( who knows maybe epson clearance? ) or a used off of ebay 4870 to have in the wings for when mine completely pushes daisies ..
    I've made some...
  17. Re: Fabrication of a reflex back for a LF camera?

    years ago I photographed the test cell for the X15 (rocket)engine that CY used. it used a periscope design.
    im no engineer but you might something like a rectangular box with doll house mirrors in...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    IDK if 20x24 is all you can get from a 4x5 film, for some people I'm sure, I mean I read people who are kind of excessive and say they refuse to enlarge a 35mm frame bigger than 5x7? it's weird...
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    Re: show me something else

    cyanotype
    colors not added by me, they are in the print
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Be careful, manufacturers, workshop hosts, company reps and people eager to get you hooked will give you a taste.. and and you'll be hooked.. ;) that's why I'll have someone else print some things...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    hope you reach your goal!
    before you modify that camera, you might consider a one with a little more meat, I'd be afraid to put a heavy lens on a front standard like that!
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    Yeah I know, film >digital output, the contact prints were just a reference for the all important (physical) negative ! :) scans on PMCs are perfect for that..
    All that said, it's still nuts for...
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    Re: Model ID Of Kodak/Graflex 5x7 View

    Can't really tell, but it sort of looks like a graflex century universal view camera
    https://www.tumblr.com/graflexcamera/86339101956/the-graflex-century-universal-view-camera
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    this is great advice ...


    rather than looking at random people's work as high quality ink jet prints, look at how your own work translates into that end product...
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    Re: Blowing and agitating whites

    use sprint film developer, it is nearly impossible to blow out highlights even if the film is over exposed a little bit. you might also consider doing a few test exposures using your dark slide to...
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    so could foundation / base, and minor retouching which was done by competent people throughout the 1980s
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    do you have a way to process the film at home? you have no darkroom, and you were trying to get into hybrid work because the darkroom you would rent is inconvenient.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    have fun!
    I've never had problem with digital ( been using it since the 90s ) but my interests might be different from most people.
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    Jack Boucher is rolling in his grave! LOL. He wanted nothing to do with digital production and the HABS/HAER collection. When I spoke with him years ago he was pretty candid with me about that, and...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Hi Califmike33
    People who know what they are doing always make things look super easy like they are doing nothing special, like darkroom work digital print making isn't something you just learn in a...
  31. Re: Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day

    YW

    this is the guy I remembered doing it, he has a you tube video about the/his process
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMUf1MER8ts&feature=emb_title

    and here's his IG feed, blog, website &c...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    yup, that's pretty much what the navy figured out when they washed their film and prints in ocean water in WW2, the sodium sulfite recaptured and neutralized/hooked up with the fixer, and they...
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    Re: 11x14 Improved Empire State View camera

    yup, I've had one for a few years. bought it thinking the big back would the missing back for the century I have (and was missing the back ). It didn't fit, but the ES is a lot more portable than...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Is it the lens with the same serial numbers as in the ad (10923117 ) or a different one? it seems there were several of these lenses he was selling
    If you aren't happy with it, just return it and...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    I've been looking for those markers to detect chemical contamination in prints (and films) they were much easier to work with then the chemical stain-kit .. I haven't seen the markers(and the print...
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    there's a photographer I think who lives ( lived? ) in Texas who makes autochromes. I see him on IG from time to time, you might be able to find him on that place that ends in "O" under the handle...
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    it's inexpensive, that's good.
    so you can't forget to have fun
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    Re: The Imagon 200 5.8 for 4x5?

    I've been told lenses that I have don't cover various formats and they seem to work fine for me and what I use them for. sometimes manufacturers and lens data &c is for optimal everything (which...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    exactly, check for usual suspects, separation, mold &c, send it out for a CLA
    usually lenses aren't overhauled before they are sold...
    people will tell all sorts of ways to CLA a lens on your own...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Igors is a good outfit. he's not somebody holed out in his mom's basement selling "my friend's grandparents lens I know nothing about"
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