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    Re: Post your first (LF) shot

    This one isn't my very 1st LF shot, (the 1st one was done in studio just to check what LF can do and have been buried somewhere in my archive) but this one was my 1st landscape attempt, as far as I...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    excellent sense for detail!
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    Re: Post Yer Still Lifes take 2

    3 cups of coffee (turkish coffee, before boiling)
    http://belaj.com/unsorted/before/3-salice-kave.jpg
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    Re: your own favorite

    It is hard to choose just one :)
    let it be, for this purpose, one from my "food and drink before" collection (food and drink in some stage before becoming actual product). It is white vine...
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    Re: Show off your camera!

    my toys and me on my planetoid with one of those :)

    http://belaj.com/unsorted/igracke_a236432.jpg

    http://belaj.com/unsorted/MojPlanetLika.jpg
  6. which 4x5 color negative for mixed light?

    I haven't used color negative films at all… just few times in 35mm for party snapshots. But now I think that kind of film might be a good choice for my next project (if will be approved by client...
  7. Polaroid Land CU-5 and it's ring-blitz…

    I came in possession of an old (incomplete) Polaroid camera… not in best condition, but working just fine… Indeed - as a gift it is in wonderful and excellent condition ;-)
    I won't use it as camera...
  8. Thread: New fee

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    Re: New fee

    In Croatia we have something called "Spomenička renta" what can be (probably) translated in english like "monument annuity"... well, each person or organization (firm) should pay to the Ministry of...
  9. Re: Favourite Films that are available in 8x10 sheet sizes.

    efke 25 and efke 50… :)
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    Re: asking for crop suggestions

    so, here is my final version... tnx for all sugestions. (can't link the photo itself - site uses hotlink prevention, link with text "originalnoj veličini 1200 x 879 piksela" will open larger picture)...
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    Re: asking for crop suggestions

    interesting approach Ken... You did crop a lot, but kept (almost) all "important" details in my shot without loosing places for eye to play in. I do like it... Will play with it later... in meantime...
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    Re: asking for crop suggestions

    wow... so many answers..! Walter, yes - I'm glad I asked! :) Mostly because the "crew" here is sharing my own opinion (A and B because of sky) while "adding" some more interesting points to the shot...
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    asking for crop suggestions

    So, now I have a new wall for some print to hang on it. I have finished my work on one scan and now I can't decide which one to print... The first one (A) is in its (almost) original proportions. I...
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    Re: Problems with scanners

    I'm back... yes, I'm using mylar over the film and scanning fluid... and yes, I did flipped and rotated negative, but it is, as I was told later by service guy, "normal" topaz's behavior in some...
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    Problems with scanners

    This is slightly off-topic, but just within film format used as examples - I'm scanning LF negatives on same scanners and I'm getting similar results. Those are some of last weeks scans and I will...
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    Re: "small" .tif or large jpeg

    I have had similar challenge few years ago, and I'm happy that I choose the best quality offered in those days. I had to scan and archive really rare breviary (printed and than partially hand colored...
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    Polarizer gels, sheets, rolls... where?

    I'm searching for some (on-line) place where I could buy some realy large polarizing gels, sheets or rolls... at least 80cm wide (that is about 32 inches I think). Do such thing exist in this world?...
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    Re: Shen Hao - used alternatives ?

    I'm maybe not the best one to talk about lens recommendation... I wasn't the reach one when I started with LF an my 1st lens was cheap 135mm Symar (old convertible one, but I made just one shot at...
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    Re: Shen Hao - used alternatives ?

    Stefan, I have bought Tachihara from Badger Graphics and I have got it just over weekend (I'm in Croatia) and with shipping cost and custom duties that was the cheapest new 4x5 I could get. And I'm...
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    Re: a story to share with the group

    yes. alot. :D
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    Re: Simple sites?

    Not only LF (MF too), and just an "temporary" gallery made as square format just for fun... hope that that "temporary time" will finish in week or two... LightRecords Couldn't made it simpler......
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    Re: Skywalk at Grand Canyon

    my knees melted just when viewing those shots... standing on the glass with over 1000 meters of nothing under? yes - I would like to visit that part of America once in my life, but... no thank you. I...
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    Re: G-Claron 210 or 240 for 8x10

    I'm happy with my 240, but not with 210. 240 gives me some space for movements focused at infinite, but I'm thinking of buying some lens with larger IC. So, in case G-Claron 210 vs 240, my vote goes...
  24. Re: good, inexpesive backpack to fit Sinar F2

    yes, it is... It is well shaped and you can arrange stuff in it as you like or need, but! this backpack is heavy. you could came in no time to 20 kilos (44 pounds?)... sinar, several lenses, holders,...
  25. Re: good, inexpesive backpack to fit Sinar F2

    well, me neither... I was thinking of him as expensive but "not too expensive". :)
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    I was caring my SInar F1 with 3 lenses 10 holders and some other small stuff in Lowepro Pro Trekker AW. I don't know if that fits your idea of "not too expensive", but for me that was much better...
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    Re: Combiplan tank - first attempt useless!

    I have to say that those HP tanks are just some of best tools I have found so far. But not without some problems in my learning curve. I had several bad experiences* with just one simple reason - I...
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    Re: Wide F***ing Open!

    sometimes f9 is wf*o... G-Claron 240 on Sinar F1 with efke 100 in XTol(1+3)&Rodinal(0.3)

    "vanilla pudding, before cooking"
    http://www.belaj.com/unsorted/vanilin-puding-small.jpg

    and 900x1200px...
  29. strange spots on film, and how to avoid them latter

    It is too late now to shot again... :(
    Well, I have found some strange spots on my films. On almost all of those I'm working last few weeks - it is my project for membership in ULUPUH (The Croatian...
  30. Re: Best sunglasses for not making things look too good!?

    I'm using Polaroid sunglasses, so if sky looks good with them on my nose, it will most probably look good with polarizing filer on my lens. Or with some orange with b&w film. Anyway, I love such...
  31. Re: Billboard size image/Fine Grain Developer for TMax 100 or 400

    Basically, when working for billboards, I'm calculating (and not just me) in 1:10. Meaning that you (a print person/office/engine) won't reproduce your work at 135, 150 or 175 dpi but at, as...
  32. Re: Nikon Macro 120mm 5.6: how good is it for non-macro?

    I own G-Clarons, 210 and 240 mm lenses, both repro lenses - close in definition to macro lenses (optimized for 1:2 to 2:1, as I have found in literature) and have found them excellent all-purpose...
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    Re: Clearly a Scam ... anybody else get this?

    I have got, few weeks ago, one of those too... Not just that I'm not an wedding photographer (have done few for friends long time ago), but I'm not located in US... Only server which is hosting my...
  34. on 400-500mm lens again (filter thread question)

    Well, one more think came to my mind - I have fine collection of filters in thread size of 52mm (kind of heritage from nikon system) and I have all my "everyday lf lenses" equipped with 52mm thread...
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    Re: Anyone Still Printing Chromes?

    try this http://www.unicircuits.com/shop/index.php and "If you would like to see other products featured or have other questions or suggestions, please contact us using the contact page."
    hope it...
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    Re: downside of shooting film....

    No, I don't think so. I have met (here and there) a lot of people claiming that their method is the best, and that is so normal human behavior. The only problem is when someone don't allow other to...
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    Re: Dealing with Wind

    LOL :)))

    advice of the week. at least. so funny but so true!
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    Re: choosing lens between 400 and 500mm

    Tnx for so fast answers.
    Well, I will wait until some 4?0mm lens came on market. With shutter. On Sinar lens board :) Or 18-19" lens. With shutter and possible on SInar lensboard...
    (I would like...
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    choosing lens between 400 and 500mm

    I have saved few euros and would like to add one more lens to my 8x10... well, the second lens that will be. Now I have 240mm G-Claron and it is fine, but sometimes you (I) want a bit narrower view....
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    Re: Gossen Starlite

    I own it for 3 or 4 years now, and the only "drawback" is that you have to have a battery for it. Really, it won't work without that electric power supply. I had that "luck" to test it in such...
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