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  1. Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    The most difficult part of many things is starting. I assume that you have ordered the Norma, get a lens, a cable release, some holders, a tripod and some film and START. You can carry your gear in...
  2. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I'm still using the 7w incandescent red bulbs. Though my body is between the bulb and the film, I'm also fighting light leaks in my community darkroom. So, I generally use the SP10 covered for the...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    I guess that you will never learn Meyerowitz's contemporaneous thoughts from 1981. No skin off my nose. Perhaps the entire concept of criticism is lost upon you. But critique and criticism aren't...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    That 1981 video discusses, in part, Meyerowitz's switch from 35mm to LF and his reasons for it. If you watch both it and the Aperture video in Hugo's message you have the opportunity to see his...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    One addition that will turn off some people. While there is value to the videos of beginners. It seems to me that many of the Youtube photo channels are more youtube than photo. Clearly there are...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    1981 Meyerowitz interview:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NVk7nuYPI4
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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    There's a line from the song "Against the night" by Jason Webley,

    "This light won't die, between the shadows of the leaves it dances, as the wind blows by."

    Light is the thing the draws many...
  8. Re: My experience with 20th Century Camera's 5x7 reel

    I like the SP-810, though I have only used it with 8x10 at this point. I have been happy with my B's 4x5, once I mastered the loading. Previously I was very happy with the Modified Dip and Dunk...
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    Re: Provia 100 vs Ektachrome 100

    It seems to me that E100, produces better greens in the grass than Provia as well. I always liked Velvia for Summer outdoor use.
  10. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Fuji UM-MA film appears to be sensitive at 630nm. See post #5580 on this thread for a chart. I think that you want something between 580-610nm or so. I don't know the wavelength of my delta-jr 7w...
  11. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I use a 7w red incandescent darkroom bulb at around 6 feet from the sink. Yes, it takes some time to get used to it. Can you put your led system on a dimmer? Do you know what light wavelengths it...
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    Re: How Deep Do You Dustbust 2021

    I thought that this was going to be a conversation concerning cleaning film holders, camera interiors, and limiting the dust in the darkroom on drying negatives. Ah well.

    My high end scanning...
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    Re: Expired film, storted at room temp, for bin?

    I wont speak on the 120 film, but I would definitely shoot the 4x5. Last summer I found a box of Forte 200 that had expired in 2006. It had additional B+F but it was printable and the negatives...
  14. Re: Most affordable copy stand with geared height adjustment? (Rack and pinion?)

    What about using a tripod and copying horizontally rather than vertically. Obviously it depends on what you are copying but it works.
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    Re: New Book by Merg Ross

    I received my copy yesterday, and gave it a first reading last night. I very much enjoy the stories and the printing quality of the photos is excellent in my opinion.

    Thanks again
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    Re: Foma paper speeds -- comparisons?

    I am interested in any data or conclusions you might have with regard to this as well.
  17. Re: “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    Any Edward or Brett Weston photographs that you don't want to display, please send to me. Not only are they almost instantly recognizable to my eye, they evoke feelings that I don't find in the work...
  18. Re: Looking for advice/guides on digital to film (not inkjet)

    I'm pretty sure that image setters are still around. It would take some experimentation because their standard is to produce lineart, copy, halftone images and separations rather than continuous...
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    It folds relatively easily, but easy for some is not for others.

    focus gearing is a simple metal gear, I do not know the tooth count, but it is relatively fine.

    I'm pretty sure that the rear...
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    Re: Morning at the golf course

    An 8x10 "Decisive Moment." Thank you.
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    Re: DIY Wehman Inspired Project

    It does cover the "ground glass." Dependent on weather I will get some photos over the weekend.
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    I use a Wehman that I bought used in 2007. Primary lens is a 14" Ektar Commercial. But I also have one of the Dr. Optiik 240's that I bought from Kerry Thalman and a 19" Red dot Barrel lens that I...
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    Re: Flood lights for contact printing

    Perfect, thanks.
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    That is beautiful. Is it a scan of a print or a negative?
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    Re: Flood lights for contact printing

    Drew,

    How thick are your negatives? If a 50w works with reasonable time or even a 100w that is great. Mine tend to be fairly thick and are pyrocat rather than PMK or ABC.

    Thanks everyone for...
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    Flood lights for contact printing

    Where are people getting 150+ watt floodlights to use with Silver chloride? I have some azo, lodima, and adox. I used to get them at the local Lowes, but that was more than a decade ago. Looking for...
  27. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    Michael Smith and Paula Chamlee used to teach workshops titled "Vision and Technique". It might be taught again. Before the workshop I saw what was there and accepted upside down and backward as a...
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Brett Weston, Edward Weston, Michael Smith, Ansel Adams, Tom Daniel, Sally Mann, Michael Miley, Catherine Leroy, W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans. I would certainly add Wynn Bullock, and a few more with...
  29. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Can we go back to the Chardonay?
  30. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Depending on the coldlight for the D2 it may fit the DII that would be a reason for me to perhaps keep both. I still keep a 23c and my DII with Zone VI cold light. I can't say that I use the...
  31. Re: Drying and flattening larger fiber and RC paper

    16 sq. m is about 4x the size of my darkroom. Flatness will partially depend on how you dry the prints. I use screens at home and then flatten in either a blotter book or the drymount press without...
  32. Re: Mobile darkroom photography with Tin Type Trike | Our Vancouver

    Older but someone I have experience with over the years. Albeit when his studio was stationary. World's Fastest Darkroom

    https://russbrown.com/rob-gibson-and-the-worlds-fastest-darkroom/
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    Re: Post your churches

    I immediately knew Taos, though I'm not sure why since I've never been there and I commented to myself on the glow of the adobe. Azo for the win.
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    Re: Dodging & Burning 8x10 Contact Prints

    it helps a lot to let your eyes get used to the darkroom. I also don't like a really bright darkroom when I am printing. I make contacts on enlarging paper using a cold light and under the lens...
  35. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    Fuji Mammography film (18x24) and Pyrocat HD
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    Re: Tiny Black Specs on Arista EDU Ultra 100

    Do the people in Europe have these issues with the branded FOMA? I've recently wondered that. I just wish that I could get Forte 200 in 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10
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    Re: Mac mini M1 Thoughts

    I have used Macs (and Windows and Linux along with virtually every chip) since 1984. I'm not sure that the M1 is the droid that you are looking for, nor that the mini is your best solution. Those...
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    Re: What to build next?

    11x14, 7x17, 8x20 and 12x20 are the ULF formats that I find most interesting. Especially since Xray is available in 7x17 and 11x14 currently. Both of those formats would be doable with some minor...
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    Re: Darkroom cooling/air conditioning options

    I used a portable unit for several years in Richmond VA. We have high humidity most of the year. The portable worked ok. But it only lasted 3 or 4 years, I think. When I redo my home darkroom (I am...
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    Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    In Richmond, but certainly interested in any Zoom meetups pending the "end of the world as we know it."

    Mike Davis
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