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    Re: New Ektachrome 35mm

    Two images from my first roll of the new Ektachrome, taken last summer and fall. Camera is an Olympus Pen FT (half frame) with the Zuiko 25mm f4 lens. These were attempts (not altogether successful)...
  2. Re: The Jazz Loft according to W. Eugene Smith

    There is also the book The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965 by Sam Stephenson (2009). Interesting book -- read it a number of years ago.
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    Re: Where to donate?

    Since you are in Rockford, have you approached the Rockford Art Museum about accessioning your photo collection?
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    Re: Rodenstock-Ysarex 150mm 4.5 ??

    I have a Ysar 135mm f4.5. It is a nice small lens, which I use on a Japanese half-plate field camera adapted to 4x5. It covers 4x5, but with not much extra coverage for movements.
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    Re: My camera caught fire.

    There was a hotel in Las Vegas with a curved glass wall that focused the sun on poolside, melting plastic chairs:...
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    Re: The Importance of Photographs

    Sally Mann, in her memoir Hold Still, makes interesting observations that photographs falsify and replace memories. In general terms, she feels that the more photographs she has of someone, the less...
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    Re: A cold morning (35mm)

    October 2014, northwest of Chicago, first good frost of the year. I was out early with a bird watching group, but the scenery was better than the birds.

    Bob

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    Re: Making lemonade

    Struan,

    Do you have a version of Stockholm_Typology that does not use Adobe Flash? I have uninstalled Flash because it is such a malware magnet, and I refuse to re-install. I find your earlier...
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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    Just bought a bottle of Rodinal-formula developer from Central Camera -- I had asked them more than a year ago if they would carry it -- and just finished the 72nd frame on the film in my Olympus Pen...
  10. Re: Chicago Art Institute, Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century

    In would also recommend seeing the 40th Anniversary Exhibit at the Columbia College Museum of Contemporary Photography, about a half mile south of the Art Institute, at 600 S Michigan Avenue, through...
  11. Re: Does anyone know who "owns" the defunct tradenames of........

    INAL, but apparently, in the US, if a trademark is not being actively used and the owner has no plans to use it, someone else can take it over. For example, see the following story about Hydrox...
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    Re: B&H Photo workers start drive to unionize

    I would welcome hearing B&H's side of the story, so I hope that they do comment.

    I only hope that, if the union drive is successful, that they do not go the way of Altman Camera in Chicago, which...
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    B&H Photo workers start drive to unionize

    I do not want this to veer off into politics, but just want to bring this to the forumís attention:

    Workers at B&H Photo are claiming that they are forced to work in unsafe conditions and are...
  14. Re: Finding your voice in the midst of a revolution

    ďIn the future, there will be no such thing as a Ďstraight photographí Ö Digital capture quietly but definitively severed the optical connection with reality Ö The digital sensor replaced to (sic)...
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    Re: Another store bites the dust

    The Chicago store I miss is Darkroom Aids, which used to be on North Lincoln Avenue west of Wrigley Field. It must have gone out of business 15-20 years ago now. I used to live in the neighborhood...
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    Re: Old Advertising Photograph - see attached

    Yes. It was online, but I cannot remember where I saw it. Might even have been in the Lounge here.

    Bob

    Edit: Oops! Might help if I looked at the original date of this thread. No wonder it...
  17. Re: fabricating wooden camera backs, reducing backs, expansion and enlarging backs

    I made a 4x5 reducing back for my half-plate Okuhara field camera from thin strips of scrap exotic hardwoods. It fits in in place of the original book-form film holder. Pictures are in post #9 at...
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    Re: Is Edward Weston falling "out of favor?"

    Yes, they are the same person (W. Eugene Smith). Both Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson called him "Gene" (as did Jim Hughes when Camera 35 named him "Our Man of The Year" in 1974), so the OP is...
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    Re: Need help identifying camera

    My Okuhara (Osaka, Japan) half plate folder also uses the same shape GG holders, so they definitely are not restricted to Indian cameras. In previous posts, I have suggested (with no real evidence)...
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    Re: Help with camera identification.

    The camera could be Japanese. There are a number of wooden Japanese field cameras of similar appearance and vintage.

    It might be half-plate rather than 5x7.

    Finally, BTW, this thread is in the...
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    Re: NYT: Legal Battle Over Vivian Maierís Work

    From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Maier):

    In 2007, two years before she died, Maier failed to keep up payments on storage space she had rented on Chicago's North Side. As a...
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    Re: NYT: Legal Battle Over Vivian Maierís Work

    Maloof bought the negatives and unexposed film before Vivian died, when the contents of her storage space were sold off.
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    Re: Why do Edward Weston' prints suck?

    I curated an exhibit of "primitive art" at the Field Museum in Chicago about 25 years ago. The conservator insisted of a fairly low light level, which resulted in one review of the exhibit being...
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    Re: After Calumet

    Calumet has been acquired by C&A Marketing and has reopened a store in Oak Brook Illinois. More information is at...
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    Re: Getty Images

    Getty Images has just announced that they will allow free non-commercial use of about 35 million of their images (story at...
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    Re: Why was NASA shooting black-and-white?

    Many of the "color" images you see from space missions are "multi-spectral images", where they used multiple images each with a filter for a specific wavelength of light to create the "color" image...
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    Re: Impressionist photographer?

    As you said, he did not consider himself an Impressionist painter, so I doubt that he considered himself an Impressionist photographer. :)
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    Re: Impressionist photographer?

    It should be noted here that Degas was an avid photographer who sometimes used photographs in creating his paintings.
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    Re: Impressionist photographer?

    The term "impressionist photography" would have been an oxymoron to some impressionist painters. Impressionism is considered by many to be, in part, a reaction against photography and its ability to...
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    Re: Folding plate camera guide

    You may want to join the Internet Directory of Camera Collectors mailing list (http://lists.kjsl.com/mailman/listinfo/idcc) and post your question there.
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    Does anyone have experience with LightZone (www.lightzoneproject.org)? It's free and bills itself as "Open-source digital darkroom software for Windows/Mac/Linux."
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    Re: Q re: Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

    The problem is not so much 32 vs 64 bit, but with the operating system. I have Adobe Creative Suite CS (version 1) and have found that it does not run under Windows 7. Earlier, my copy of Photoshop 3...
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    Re: Lens Flange Damage: How to un-bend?

    Itís not an elegant solution, but I have used a wood anvil and punch to pound out the dent in a filter ring on an Olympus Pen FT lens. I first cut a curved depression, the same diameter as the...
  34. Re: an interesting editorial on the state of photography today

    http://xkcd.com/1227/
  35. Re: UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

    More information on the new law is at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/03/instagram_act_explained/
  36. Re: Kodak Shows First Quarterly Profit Since 2010

    ...and they might get out of bankruptcy by July:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/01/kodak_bankruptcy_exit_july_possibility/
  37. Re: UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

    It's not just Instagram -- it is anywhere on the Web. You are pretty much out of luck if your owner metadata gets separated from your image. Some sites, such as the BBC, routinely strip off all...
  38. UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

    From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29/err_act_landgrab/

    "But the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act has sailed through without most amateurs or semi-professionals even realising the...
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    Re: Using Strobes with Wet Plate: Discuss!

    The link works for me, but anyway, its Page 11, Post #106
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    Re: Using Strobes with Wet Plate: Discuss!

    How about this image by Craig Tuffin from the February Portraits thread? http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?99623-February-2013-portraits&p=989110&viewfull=1#post989110

    A...
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