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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks John! The symmetry definitely works well with the frame. I love the sun shining with little sun stars through the background in the other though....
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    The Mamiya 37mm was my initial plan, what with the shutter. But I had the Pentax already so went with it, for now. Would love to see some of your circles!

    One more, same location, not sure which I...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Another:

    Laurel Cathedral
    Wildcat Mountain, from Hogpen Gap on the AT
    Same setup as before
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks for your thoughts Vaughn! It was great seeing Geir's prints on your wall. I found a website with some of his fisheye images.

    I definitely will be thinking about presentation. I did get a...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    I shot a wedding back a long time ago at a very, very nice venue. This was a $40-50k wedding at least. A friend and colleague was the bride and while she did hire me at full rate, she also wanted me...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Teaching two friends of mine how to shoot film. From our first day out, both of them shooting a Spotmatic:
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    Re: Post Your Own 12x20 LF Image

    I can only speak for myself here, which may not apply to your situation.

    I use a big piece of ANR plexiglass with metal handles on the edge to weigh down the negative and paper. Since there's no...
  8. Re: Moderate wide + shallow DOF lens recommendations?

    135mm f/3.5 Schneider Xenotar on 4x5:
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xD4_HKBxRd0/T3q61uEBjqI/AAAAAAAAAtg/Yeo0m2_XaLM/s800/0212ss.jpg

    With 3x4 Fuji instant film:
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    Alan, big weddings I have been involved with have both a photography team (2-3) as well as a videography team. I've never seen both being done by the same shooters or even the same company. Usually...
  10. Re: Moderate wide + shallow DOF lens recommendations?

    A plain-jane 150mm f/5.6 would be a good start.
    231350
    Schneider APO Symmar 150mm f/5.6 at like f11.
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    Certainly true! And retired folks have a lot of free time to hone their skills and practice. That's certainly a big help. I know a lot of artists with full-time jobs and it is a big struggle to make...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    The difference is that in the world of typical consumer goods, there aren't hobbyists making TVs or building houses or planting and harvesting acres of food just for their own enjoyment and selling a...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    That's why I prefaced it with "IMO." It's obviously a free country. You're also free to offer whatever you do to make a living 9-5 to your employer at a much discounted rate, if you want, and tell...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks Peter!

    I made a 15" print last night. I'm leaning towards a circular mat. I think it'll be unique, and one friend suggested perhaps even a circular frame too.

    Either way I want to get a...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    I think people do not realize how their pricing impacts others, especially the retired hobbyists or casual weekend amateurs. The retiree working for gas money is automatically going to shut out a...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    You have got to be kidding me.
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    There is a never-ending stream of weekend-warriors doing mediocre shoots while working a full-time job elsewhere. They don't have to worry about their profit margin because of their other job,...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Hi John - nope, I am using the Speed Graphic's focal plane shutter (take a look at my Instagram for a pic of the camera, second image in the first post). Though for this image I probably could've...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you both! John, it sounds like you are starting to describe VR goggles :). I would imagine the 180 degree FOV would be exceedingly disorienting.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Amicalola Creek, Fall 2022
    Speed Graphic, modded with Pentax 67 35mm f/4.5 fisheye, at f/22 with yellow filter on T-Max 100 dev'd in Acufine:
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks Peter, just having a bit of fun this morning as I enjoy my second shot of espresso :).
    Scanning/editing from a couple rolls shot yesterday morning. Here's one of my wife and her friend at the...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Spider in the Sky
    Why are you up so High?
    Nikon F3, 200mm Micro you See
    This lens was Key, to capture these Three.

    :rolleyes:;)
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Classic viewpoint in Piedmont Park of the Atlanta skyline:
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    Re: post your trees!

    Nice one CB!
  25. Re: Original aluminum case for Linhof Master Technika

    Well, there's one sitting in a dusty corner in my basement. Never had much use for it myself. I think my Linhof IV came in it, if I'm remembering correctly.
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    Re: Musical Instruments

    Stretching this thread a bit admittedly, but here's some musical instruments...in performance. Was at the limit of my Speed Graphic shutter, 1/30:
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    Thanks Eric! I love the look of t/s with fireworks. For me it makes the image become dream-like, and more akin to a memory rather than just "real life."
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    Quick scan on my lightbox. From a campus event last night, Using my Speed Graphic, 6" Aero-Ektar, on Efke 25 with tilts:
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Thanks for your thoughts Gregg. All the natural elements in a scene like this can be a balancing act and so I definitely can see what you mean about the tree.

    Eric, I was surprised and...
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    Re: post your trees!

    I liked the movement of the bark pattern on this tree. 240mm G-Claron at about 1:2
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Hadn't been to this location in years. There used to be a nice tree log at the bottom of this part of the falls, which had been there for many, many years, but it apparently finally washed down the...
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    Re: 4x5 Graflock film backs

    On all my Grafmatics, I use the white memo area for notes. I write 1 through 6, and notate if I need to their N development. A couple times, I've had that exact circumstance, and skipped the sheet....
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    Re: 4x5 Graflock film backs

    I now own 8 Grafmatics as well as a Kinematic.

    Grafmatics are fantastic for packing smaller and lighter. Admittedly, they are heavy metal bricks so the weight savings compared to 3 lightweight...
  34. Re: Real-World coverage of a couple of lenses: Symmar 360/620, APO Ronar 485

    Same! I want to make a basic box cam at hyperfocal for the 210xl.

    I have never used the 360 Symmar converted to 620. Maybe one day, but it's much too cramped here on the east coast for that focal...
  35. Re: Real-World coverage of a couple of lenses: Symmar 360/620, APO Ronar 485

    I have the 360mm Symmar convertible. It covers 12x20 with room to spare, so will take care of 14x17 fine. I don't have any issues with corner softness, even with scans.
  36. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    This, but experiment.
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    EI 50 6 minutes at 68F 1:100 Rodinal
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    Re: Images from my June 2022 Road Trip

    Thanks Randy.

    When I was in San Francisco, I toured Chinatown all morning, and then in the afternoon I walked all the way to Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge, seeing whatever I came across...
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    Re: Images from my June 2022 Road Trip

    I'm starting to look at some of my earlier scans with fresh eyes, since basically all my film short of a few E6 sheets are developed. I've been printing and this past weekend showed some work from...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thank you Michael! I loved doing orchestra and theatre shots back in the day, especially BTS-style - though I usually used digital making it much easier with little or no light!
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