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    Re: A pretty cool drybox??

    How much film are you drying at a time? Sheet or roll? That would determine what size cabinet you'd need. Ikea has a tall, somewhat narrow unit with a door called "Ivar."
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    Re: scanning 4x5 negatives in printfile sleeves

    I do it all the time with an epson V600 and medium format negative pages. I don't bother with a sheet of glass, just use a small LED light panel/tracing box. Experiment with the scanner sharpening...
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    Re: Duotone/Quadtone

    Duotones in offset lithography can produce fantastic results, especially double black and black/gray duotones. That also goes for tritones and quad tones. It is a process that really should be...
  4. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

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    Master Print Exhibit

    I haven't made it to this show yet, but it promises to be rewarding. At Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica....
  6. Three Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake

    I did not catch this the first time it aired, so it may be old news.
    https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/episodes/three-views-of-manzanar-ansel-adams-dorothea-lange-and-toyo-miyatake
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    Re: Post Some of Your First Photos

    A truck lost control and ended up in our front yard, 1965. Yashica 44LM.

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    Elsa Dorfman: Me and My Camera

    Working with a 200-pound, 20 x 24 Polaroid camera, one of only a few in existence, Dorfman has photographed friends, artists, and celebrities. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through June 21....
  9. Thread: LVT questions

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    Re: LVT questions

    I did end up making an LVT with 4 variations of contrast, still not quite there. However, I finally printed another of the first LVT batch and actually like the print better than the original digital...
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    Re: Incident Metering Question

    I personally would just use your spot meter as you do for 4x5. Why complicate things? I use an incident meter when I can walk right up to the subject and measure the light hitting it--and usually for...
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    Re: Peak Design Travel Tripod for LF?

    The tripod review/testing site "The Center Column" gives high marks to Leofoto tripods, apparently Chinese clones of RRS. https://thecentercolumn.com/tripod-reviews/leofoto/leofoto-ls-284c-review/
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    Re: Benro Pan Tilt Head - Real?

    I think all the Benro stuff is made in China.
  13. Re: My Omega Condensers have scratches - any negatives (hah) with using a diffuser?

    Would that really affect the performance of the condenser that much? The condensers are quite large and the curve is pretty steep. And all that is far behind the negative, especially the top...
  14. Re: My Omega Condensers have scratches - any negatives (hah) with using a diffuser?

    How deep are the scratches? Could they be polished out with rubbing compound? I doubt you would distort the shape enough to make any difference.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    No sink/plumbing?
  16. Thread: 4x5 enlarger

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    Re: 4x5 enlarger

    Some swear by the D2--I have a D5 that works great for me, and parts (carriers, lens boards) are still pretty easily available. But I would advise you to shop locally, either through Craigslist or...
  17. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    I return to the OP's original intent--to have wet prints made, be it by an outside lab or himself. He wants to learn how to use a LF camera, I would suggest learning darkroom skills as well. Maybe a...
  18. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    The downside of using a digital contact "proof" to progress to an enlarged silver print is that unless your negatives are technically great, work has to be done during the making of the final print....
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    Re: Linhof Master Technika Lens Options?

    The reason I posted the Linhof weight (m/o lens, backs, etc.) is my backpack full of photo gear for walking (I hesitate to call it hiking--I rarely go for more than 5 miles) weighs in at 20 lbs. At...
  20. Re: This builder of retro film cameras says digital cameras are too easy, and no fun

    My take away is that digital cameras make it easy to take a technically excellent photograph. Part of the enjoyment of photography (for me at least) is my participation in the process, from choosing...
  21. This builder of retro film cameras says digital cameras are too easy, and no fun

    https://pdnonline.com/gear/film/this-builder-of-retro-film-cameras-says-digital-cameras-are-too-easy-and-no-fun/
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    Re: Bowens Gemini 500ws ... Profoto

    I have had good luck with dynalite equipment, out of NJ. The great I have is ancient, still works and did not cost a fortune. Can't speak for the current line-up, but it looks pretty good to me....
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    Re: Print contrast issue

    Same enlarger (a diffusion head won't give you as much contrast as a condenser), darkroom, safelights, developer?
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    Re: Useful LED digital light table

    I bought this one about a year and a half ago. Works fine so far, dimmer touch pad is maybe too sensitive.

    A4 Led Light Box Light Pad New Improved Structure Touch Dimmer 8W Super Bright Max 4500...
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    Re: Maria Isabel LeBlanc

    Love it. Wonderful work.
  26. West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

    Has anyone been to this show at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford? It closes early January and I am thinking of making a up trip just to see it. If you've seen the show, how as it? I'm mostly...
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    Re: Nude

    Another non sequitur. Care to explain?
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    Re: Omega D2 Questions

    D2 is an excellent enlarger. Parts are getting harder to find, but if it intact you should be good.
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    Re: Nude

    OK. I'm going to dig this hole deep enough that I can't get out.

    I have thought about the lamp some more, and here are possible explanations:

    1. She is brandishing it to defend herself.
    2. It...
  30. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    I sincerely apologize if anyone was offended by my faux pas in trying to compare the absurdity of the lamp in the image. Sexist--unintentionally so. Chauvinist--again, not consciously. But certainly...
  31. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    TSA states you can bring film in carry-on or checked baggage. They don't say the film won't be affected. They recommend asking for hand inspection.

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    Re: November 2019 Portraits

    Where's the lamp?
  33. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    I (nor the TSA) never stated it is safe to put film in checked baggage. All I was pointing out is that people are getting their shorts in a wad over the new CT scanners for carry-ons. I asked if...
  34. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    1. From the TSA website, under the heading "Advantages of CT": https://www.tsa.gov/computed-tomography?fbclid=IwAR1JBaOvlInAVZYQ0RucrwtNd8xgx2E9OUplLAy2iiisXX-XzRaHn8LG_7Q

    2. If hand inspection is...
  35. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    TSA says you can put film in checked baggage. They also say CT scanning is currently being used for checked bags. Anyone have any experience with film being affected in checked bags? I assume hand...
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    Re: Nude

    A vacuum cleaner her hands would make me think more than that lamp. It is blocky, dark and leads me nowhere.
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    Re: Nude

    Sorry, the lamp is an unsightly distraction in an otherwise appealing photo. It adds nothing, means nothing, just detracts from a pretty model and good lighting.
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    Re: Nude

    What's with the lamp?
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    Re: Linhof Master Technika Lens Options?

    I hope you have a strong back. A Technika weighs 6 lbs without a lens.
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    Re: Measuring the light using a digital camera

    I would think that if the meter is accurate in the digital camera, then you should be able to just use the settings for your 4x5. Especially handy is if your digital has a spot meter option, too. The...
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