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    Re: Another digital versus analog showdown

    All you would need to do is sick your studio assistant bigfoot after them , then you could shoot in peace...
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    Re: Another digital versus analog showdown

    I have a 5 x 7 Devere and an 11 x 14 Devere but still shoot 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 .. I like the slight advantage of coverage these two enlargers give me.
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    Re: Another digital versus analog showdown

    I agree with this sentiment, Until these new cameras with huge potential come down in price that comparable to a 4 x 5 equivalent or 8 x 10 equivalent film camera, I see absolutely no reason for the...
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    Re: Another digital versus analog showdown

    Drew film won..
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    Re: Relevance of zone system when scanning

    LOL you have a long memory you long tooth southern gentleman.
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    Re: Relevance of zone system when scanning

    My two cents is I use a colour meter that reads density in greyscale, rgb and Lab... so when I scan I open up the image and with a 3pixel apeture setting I check the L values in the shadows and in...
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    Re: Best enlarger you have used

    for documentary work I like a Condensor enlarger, for all other work I kept my Devere... glass carrier, good alignment and excellent optics trump all.
  8. Re: Salted Paper Prints - Technical Question

    These prints are something I think worthy of giving a try to see if it works in my life.
  9. Re: Bergger new lower pricing for 2020 and Introducing Bergger PrintFilm

    Not so Fred I just received my roll of this film to use on my Lambda
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    Re: Drum scans in Montreal?

    I think you will be surprised... but am quite interested in hearing your initial thoughts.
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    Re: Drum scans in Montreal?

    This discussion is Classic for the forums... I do not think Brassai cared that someone else's optics were better or worst, same goes for almost great artists who use photography as their medium. It...
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    Re: Drum scans in Montreal?

    By the way I have been testing the Phase One system against both systems I own recently and the results are kind of interesting , but need to do much more before I form an opinion.
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    Re: Drum scans in Montreal?

    I am located in Canada and use a Imocan , and Creo Eversmart Supreme, and have been placing work in museums / gallery's now for over 35 years.. I have done extensive testing on all the machines you...
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    Re: Paper similar to Hahnemühle Photo Rag

    Denise Ross is a very approachable person and has the handle on this.. she would be excited to hear others taking up her charge.
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    Re: Paper similar to Hahnemühle Photo Rag

    I was going to mention this as well.. Something really great for the right person.. pick the style of paper , pick the emulsion characteristics, I believe this is a real viable option. I plan to have...
  16. Re: Mural Printing: Suggestions for large volume chemistry please!

    Bromephen is a film developer if I am not mistaken
    I mix Dektol for large prints
    Buy glacial acid and break it down , pennies per printing session
    Hypo clear- mix from scratch ..
    Fixer - I buy...
  17. Re: Which labs still make traditional optical enlargements from 4x5 color negatives?

    I am not aware of any labs that work with fine art photographers that optically print RA4 .. I could make a optical print using my enlarger and a Jobo but I have long ago decided keeping a Colenta...
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    You can also get great results with Chromira printers for your purpose if inkjet or Cprint... if you are looking for Silver... Digital Silver Imaging is near you ... I only use my Lambda for Black...
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    When clients want to do a show I allow them to be part of the Lambda- wet process team... Usually works beautifully
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    Re: Gum Bichromate Printing

    gum is very much used in the graphic printing industry ... you should have no issue getting 5 litre containers.
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    Re: Gum Bichromate Printing

    Ok too far to ship.... get 14 baume.. most big graphic art suppliers will be able to handle this....
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    Re: Gum Bichromate Printing

    Where are you located I buy in gallons and have a few to get rid of ... 14 baume works well for my prints
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    This was a painful experience for me as I have ran thousands of runs of PMK and this dude IMO was very serious and not clumsy whatsoever, but while this was going on he was phoning many experts about...
  24. Re: What size paper do you print the most? What's the biggest print you've made?

    I have my darkroom set up to do 30 x 40 inch prints with ease.. but IMO the sweet size for prints is 16 x 20.
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I watched a photographer who rented my space to process a 2 thousand sheet project and he was using Pyrocat from PF and indeed he had a lot of failures where the shadows completely dropped.. I...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I would advise anyone who does processing that single sheet test with small batch .. followed by a full run of film will give in some cases totally underdeveloped film.. you need to test small volume...
  27. Re: Digital Negative For Silver Printing Question

    I have found Richard sometimes a bit tough to get hold of I think he is busy with a new child, helping Paula and trying to survive.
  28. Re: Digital Negative For Silver Printing Question

    I have made prints on ART 300 from silver digital negs, Bergger fine art, Ilford Warmtone and Ilford Matt... I am pretty sure any paper will work once the negative stage is calibrated.
    I really...
  29. Re: Does anyone on here use a lightweight matte inkjet paper?

    I actually like Epson enhanced matte paper and use it a lot.
  30. Re: Digital Negative For Silver Printing Question

    Ian

    What I would do is set a filter grade you feel is normal for your work... make a step tablet on the paper via contact with your normal printing setup ... I would recommend Richard Boutwells...
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    RIP Ron Reeder

    Ronald Howard Reeder

    Ronald Reeder died August 12, 2019 in Mercer Island, Washington at the age of 79. He was born September 7, 1939 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Marvin and Daphene Reeder. The...
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    Re: Bergger releasing new film soon

    The Durst Lambda 76 is designed for laser exposure to any material that is light sensitive it seems.. Basically a exposure sweep is preformed by the unit which is then processed in chemicals of...
  33. Re: Epson P600 for prints and digital negatives

    Send Richard an email. he is very responsive.
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    Re: digital negs for LODIMA paper workshop

    thanks
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    Re: digital negs for LODIMA paper workshop

    Where is Lupex manufactured and by who?
  36. Re: More advanced scanner for 4x5 than Epson flatbed?

    No he promised me first... the rest of you can bugger off..
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    I remember when the mini labs started coming out.. very interesting stories .. PMA tests and such.. what I did notice was the paper I used under an enlarger was semi slow but in the mid 90's the...
  38. Re: More advanced scanner for 4x5 than Epson flatbed?

    Thanks Pere ,, I will not let Interneg see this ... will try to look at it later appreciate the links..
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    Absolutely , I would be very pleased if you did this for me... We will hid it from Pere... oppps did I say that.
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    Here is a question for both interneg and Pere... what I find with any of my scanners is the old film do not have presets or if they do lets say VPS Kodak one of the most wonderful colour negative...
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