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    Re: Way Beyond Monochrome

    Well, the crowd cannot be all that small. WBM Ed2 is almost sold out again. We printed enough for what we thought would last us at least 18 months. But 5 months later... almost gone. A new print run...
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    Re: What's the best 11x14?

    Thanks for all the good hints!!! Do you know if any of the above mentioned camera makers are using walnut instead of mahagony. The former would be my preference over the latter.
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    What's the best 11x14?

    I'm sure this has been asked before, but times and availability change. What 11x14 camera can be recommended these days? How many are still made?
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    Re: Free Darkroom Aids

    Indeed, I have. It turned out that different units had too much of a spread for the chart to be of value. The system and the logic is still OK, but every units seems to need its own chart. Ilford...
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    Free Darkroom Aids

    To whom it may concern,

    As you might know, I offer a bunch of picture taking and darkroom equipment aids on my website in the 'Library' section. I recently did some work on that to make it more...
  6. Re: Tiny hairline scratch - probably not a big deal, right?

    How about spending less money on alcohol and more on lenses? :)

    Just kidding, but you left that one wide open.
  7. Re: Tiny hairline scratch - probably not a big deal, right?

    Walter

    I read all the other advise and agree, but reading between the lines and making the assumption that this bothers you now, I can only tell you, give it back. This will bug you forever. You...
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    Re: article idea for View Camera

    The craftsman, in full control of his tools but without a single creative bone in his body, will not produce art. But the artist, full of great ideas but without any knowledge of his tools, will...
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    Re: New Bellowsmaking Book

    GPS

    What's the price for knowledge? I'm sure, Barry is unlikely to sell thousands of copies (glad to be wrong), but spend hundreds of hours to share his knowledge. $80 is a small price for anyone...
  10. Oil Printing and PinHole Photography

    To whom it may concern.

    I added a transfer function to make digital negatives for oil printing and an exposure dial for pinhole photography to the 'Library' section of my website.

    As always,...
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    Re: Photokina LF get together

    OK, but I feel the need to make a counter proposal for the location. Brauhaeuser are pretty smoky places, serving mediocre food. In addition, they are very noisy places, and I think the idea is to...
  12. New Transfer Function for Contact Printing

    To whom it may concern,

    I have added another Photoshop transfer function for making digital negatives in order to contact print on Ilford Multigrade IV or similar papers. This allows you to...
  13. Re: Shameless Self-Promotion - My New Website

    Well, that was the point. When I didn't attach a profile, people complained. Then I did attach a profile for my B&W images (Gray Gamma 2.2) and the complaints stopped. Since then, I attach the...
  14. Re: Shameless Self-Promotion - My New Website

    I don't think they say that. They say, however:


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    Statistics Are Often Misleading

    You cannot - as a web developer - rely only on statistics. Statistics can often be misleading.
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  15. Re: Shameless Self-Promotion - My New Website

    Doremus

    I had the same problem. It was fixed by calibrating my monitor to gamma 2.2 and attaching a 'Gray Gamma 2.2' profile to my images in Photoshop before posting. This will not fix issues for...
  16. Re: Large format user meeting, Eisenach, Gemany

    Hello all

    Dirk sent an email, but would like to know who else is coming to thsi meeting. I can't get a good location in Cologne without knowing how many are coming. Consequently, one more count...
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    It's all very smooth and fast on my iMac and Safari. No issues.
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    I agree with this comment. That struck me too. However, it might be just because Doremus himself introduced it to us. If we would have stumbled over it ourselves, it wouldn't have been an issue.
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    The signatures are fine with me. After all, that how and where AA signed his prints, but like he did, I would make sure that the signature is very faint and has no change to take dominance.

    Prints...
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    Very nice prints and presentation!
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Helen

    Thanks for that. Now, I have some reading to do.
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Yes, or accept that the monitor shows a gray card lighter than in real life. BTW, print your monitor image, that might get the gray card back where you want it. So much for prints that match the...
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    I think you're doing just fine.



    Very valuable info. Thanks for that.



    Yes, please, please, please.
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Helen

    Your explanation is absolutely fine. It helped me to understand some of the relationships. Many thanks for it. I'm going to try some transfer function now. I will also try an ICC profile,...
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Guys and Gals

    I like to thank everyone who has participated in trying to solve this. Your posts have all been valuable to me. I have collected enough info to go back to the drawing board, have...
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Not bad, not bad at all.
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Neil, I think we've been there. The metering is not the issue. Use a white wall and you get the same result. The point is the camera puts an average reading at 50% gray and prints it lighter than the...
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    I use a regular densitometer set to transmission mode. Mine is from Heiland, but I did it with an Agfa densitometer before and see no difficulty is using any other brand.
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Funny, and not all false:), but yes, I did do it that way.



    I delegated the job to Mr. Nikon.



    I'm not THAT well off, but I (we) tested 5 different DSLRs from 3 different top-brand...
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Correct.
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Helen

    Thanks for your patience. Yes, I meant K=50%. I hope I didn't refer to reflectance density when talking about the monitor anywhere. I measure the relative monitor brightness with a...
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Gray Gamma 2.2 or 1.8, whatever the monitor is set to and what is tagged to the file.



    Yes, I understand that.



    Nope, lost you there. 50% always seems to be 50% in my tests, as long as...
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    I'm afraid, it might be all wrong! We'll see.
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Is this your assumption, or do you know for sure? Really interested!
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Relative screen luminances are set by the gamma value of the monitor. The gamma value defines the relative luminance of the midpoint. At gamma 2, the 50% patch is 2 stops darker than the 0% patch.
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    Re: Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Many thanks, but that's not the point. The question is, why does it place a regular gray card on 50%, where it ends up at a lower density (Lighter) than the card?
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    Why is Zone V 50% gray?

    Why does a digital camera record a Kodak Gray Card (Zone V) as 50% gray?

    A Kodak Gray Card represents an 'average' scene of 18% reflectance, but that has nothing to do with a mean or medium on a...
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    Re: Thoughts on the Toyo 45AII

    The Toyo is my favorite 4x5 (I own 2 others). However, don't get your hopes up too high. The quality jump from 35mm to medium-format is huge, but you won't see that repeated when going from MF to LF,...
  39. Re: Super long expsures (we're talkin' 6 hours here) and light tripods.

    You must have some pretty dark sky (no light pollution) for this to work. The background illumination is usually too high to support a 6-hour star exposure. I hope better luck and skies than I did....
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    Re: Bellows extension and exposure

    Stew

    Check in the 'library' section of my website. You'll find a free pdf called 'BellowsTarget&Ruler'. Print it out and place the target into your scene. Then, use the ruler to measure the scale...
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