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    Re: Post your churches

    Please remember the threads in this forum are for large-format photos. I just moved a post with roll-film photos to a new thread by the same name in the “everything else” images forum.

    Rick...
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

    I started this thread for those who have roll-film images of churches they want to show, that can’t be shown in the similarLF thread.

    Rick “who might have a few entries here” Denney
  3. Re: Tripod recommendation for 4X5 studio camera

    Ditto the Bogen/Manfrotto 3036 or 3051 legs. I used a 3047 head with a Cambo SC for years and never had an issue with it. These are cheap on the used market, and still maintainable.

    The 3046 legs...
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    Sticky: Re: New Forum--populate it!

    Iím more ignorant than you, having not done it even once. But Iím thinking any processes that involve photographer-applied emulsions applied right before exposure.

    But we will let that sort...
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    Sticky: New Forum--populate it!

    Rick ďYes, of courseĒ Denney
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    Moving this thread to the new Wet Plate sub-forum.

    Rick "carry on" Denney
  7. Re: Choosing a film camera for the future... (35mm vs 4x5!)

    A film-based 35mm camera differs from a DSLR in two ways: It has far fewer features (yes, even an F2), and it uses film. It basically does the same thing as a DSLR, but with film. Granted, it's an...
  8. Thread: I tried

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    Re: I tried

    T'ain't nothin' wrong with asking for a new forum, or trying to figure out where a thread ought to go. But that was a different discussion than the topic in question, and we were trying to keep it...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Okay, guys--we've just created a new sub-forum for wet-plate photography. I will move this thread there, and reopen it. Have at it.

    I would suggest a discussion on what guidance-type threads could...
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    Sticky: New Forum--populate it!

    Based on feedback, we've added a new forum to support large-format wet-plate photography.

    Any wet-plate-related topic is welcome, but remember this is still a large-format forum, so please keep...
  11. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Okay, folks, donít make it personal. We are all friends here, or we can at least act like we are.

    Rick ďand letís try to minimize going in circlesĒ Denney
  12. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Vuescan had always done an okay job of inverting color negative scans for me. I use it for the Epson and for the Nikon.

    I do have scanner calibration targets and have attempted to build a scanner...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    If Iím just seeing what people are up to, I use ďNew PostsĒ. If Iím researching a problem or digging into a specific interest, I might go directly to a sub forum. Our structure supports both...
  14. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Once a scan can reproduce the grain of the film, down to its shape, thereís not much more to be mined. The more it can do this, the less, say, color depth matters.

    An Epson cannot do that....
  15. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Crap. I meant drum scanner.

    Rick ďfingers not connected to brainĒ Denney
  16. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Okay, folks. Let's not make the lifeguard blow the whistle and require everyone to exit the pool.

    Now that I've done my moderator thing, let me return to my photographer thing.

    I have an Epson...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Okay, I think I agree to not restricting it to image-capture.

    Here's the risk of broadening it to all alt-processes: This is a large-format photography forum, not generally a chemical process...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Okay, this thread is branching--let's see if we can focus it. A few people are saying there is interest in a forum devoted to (my reading) DIY emulsions including wet-plate collodion.

    1. Are there...
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    Re: 65mm lens comparison

    I wonder if for most applications the differences between well-executed photos made using the various 8-element (f/4 or f/5.6) 65mm wides would be particularly noticeable. I have a 65mm f/5.6 Super...
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    Re: soft focus lens for architecture

    When you said "sharp soft", I immediately thought of the Softar. The Softar (the real one made by Zeiss) has bumps on a flat filter glass. The image formed through the flat parts is sharp, but the...
  21. Re: Ilex Paragon Anastigmat Series S 12 inch FL

    Isn't the f/6.3 a copy of the Kodak Commercial Ektar? [digs through old posts.] Yes--Calumet teamed up with Burke and James to hire Ilex to design a replacement for the recently discontinued...
  22. Re: Suggest Me Some Monitors For Photo Editing

    My BenQ is not super-uniform, but I have an idea of how to compensate for its variations. But the color is reasonable and it calibrates nicely, giving me enough similarity between screen and print to...
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    I have an Oriental vertical print washer from the old days, but it only goes to 11x14. For 16x20, I used the Ilford method. I didn't make prints that large all that often.

    I even have an old Arkay...
  24. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Rick "Discernment is always useful :) " Denney
  25. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    And some of those answers are even correct.

    Rick ":cool:" Denney
  26. Re: Thinking about getting a Crown Graphic as a secondary 4x5 for hand-held shots

    A few years ago I needed a project and built a Top Rangefinder Speed Graphic with an additional Kalart side rangefinder that I salvaged from something else. It was a bit of a challenge, but it...
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    How do you set up your tripod?

    Itís not hard to find Bogen 3036/Manfrotto 075 legs for $100 or less on the used market. I think I only bought one of mine new, maybe in the late 80ís. (I bought the 3040/028 legs in 1975, maybe.)...
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    How do you set up your tripod?

    Promised pics.


    My Sinar P Expert Kit. Bought complete for $300 (no lenses):
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200506/5a306cf2025dd6026b4569a645bf473a.jpg

    3036 with Sinar head and tripod...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    I'll snap an iPhone picture at some point in the next couple of days and post it here.

    The Sinar adapter is fairly tall, actually. With the Sinar Tilt Head, it stands as tall as the big...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    Remember that convergence happens when the back is not vertical. You can leave the back zeroed and use front rise, or you can tilt the rail back and then tilt the back to vertical--as long as the...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    I do the same things when using my Pentax 67. A large hand pressing the camera down into the tripod eliminates the shake caused by the opening first shutter (I already use mirror pre-release).
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    My Bogen tripods have adjustable-length bracing struts from the legs to the bottom of the center post. That lets me adjust the column to be vertical (i.e., the platform is level) very quickly. For my...
  33. Re: Idea pitch: Electrochromic glass shutter, would it be possible?

    On the other hand, a lot of the vintage barrel lenses to which such a technology might be applied are also pretty poor in terms of resolution, and people use them for their other qualities.

    That...
  34. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Thank you for bringing it up, Merg. I still feel like a relative newbie, having joined here a mere 11 years ago. Using large-format cameras is a rare treat for me these days, but I find that it...
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    Yes, sometimes, but with the knowledge that they aren't the only readers. And my latest post, from which you quoted, was in response to a well-reasoned post from a member who joined a little over a...
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    Sal, you sorta knew what posts in this thread were likely to be about. :)

    I donít mind explaining things to new folks, individually or collectively (that isnít the same as endless debate with...
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    The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    Please understand that weíve tried all the standard approaches, including bumping free-for-all. What happened was that a few dominated the sales forum. There was a close (not complete) correlation...
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    By the way, nobody has been permanently banned recently except spammers. There was an ugly confrontation over a simple misunderstanding with another mod, and I did impose a cooling off period so we...
  39. Re: Speculation on why the Omega D negative carriers are white on top?

    Heh. Iím not really liking the flight characteristics of that suggestion in this household. Or the subsequent consequences.

    (But when Iím no longer grounded by CV, Iíll be on the road every week...
  40. Re: Speculation on why the Omega D negative carriers are white on top?

    I'm trying to remember when Omega started making them white on top and black on the bottom. All the carriers that came with my D2 and D3 were aluminum with clear anodizing. It may be that the...
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