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    Re: PRONUNCIATION of Camera names?

    I haven't seen anyone do Jobo. They're a German company, right? I'm sure everyone I've met says it wrong...
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    Re: Burke and James 4x5 questions

    Endorsed by Weegee! I'm sold! LOL
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    Re: Linhof marked any better?

    I have a Linhoff Technika branded 90mm f/8. It's a nice lens, plenty sharp. I also have a Linhoff Technika branded 210mm f/5,6 convertible Symmar, which is nice as well, though a bit less "modern"...
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    I've seen several commercial dark cloths that fit snugly around the rear of the camera, using elastic or drawstrings or other such thing. Some have snaps or velcro to attach firmly as well. I've seen...
  5. Re: Circuit diagram needed for Durst power supplies EST 301 and EST 450

    A larger photo of the top would be needed, too. I honestly can't read values on it at the size it is.
  6. Re: Circuit diagram needed for Durst power supplies EST 301 and EST 450

    Post a clear detailed photo of the underside of the pcb showing the tracks, and I may be able to trace out a schematic. Missing values can possibly be inferred or calculated based on the surrounding...
  7. Re: Any Recommendations For Large Format Printers (44"/112cm and up)?

    I haven't had experience with the large Canons, but I definitely concur with the common complaint about the Epsons clogging up if they sit for more than a week. I have a small Canon at home and it...
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    Re: Retouching Software advice needed.

    Another satisfied Affinity user here! Totally replaces PS for trifling things like retouching. I do my retouching on a separate layer, always.
    Can export to PS files as well, if you're in a...
  9. Re: BUSINESS + MARKETING 9 Crucial Photography Contract Clauses to Include

    Bookmark'd, thank you
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    Re: 100 Year Old Photo Studios

    This reminds me of the few years I lived in Chicago in the mid-late 90's, while I was attending Columbia College for audio recording (never finished there, but ended up with BA in "Music Technology &...
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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Eadweard Muybridge -> Etienne-Jules Marey -> Marcel Duchamp (Kazimir Malevich)
    Henri Cartier-Bresson -> Alexander Rodchenko -> William Eggleston
    Edward Steichen -> Edward Weston
    Irving Klaw ->...
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    Re: Bergger Film Developer?

    I've been trying to get decent results with Bancro 400 for a few years now. Tried a few rolls of 120 and hated it. Tried some 4x5 sheet and hated it too. Had used Rodinal every time. I do NOT...
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    I agree. I recently dumped all my Adobe apps in favor of the Affinity suite and DXO PhotoLab. Affinity handles all the "painterly" editing, compositing, adjusting, collaging, chopping, mutilating,...
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    Re: "Budget" ULF Landscape Rig?

    Sliding box tailboard camera seems like the simplest practical thing.
    Those Afghan cameras are big, but they're only taking small photos with it. The ones I saw they were doing like Brownie size...
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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Mine didn't have this. I wonder, was it purchased directly from Stearman Press, or through a retailer like Freestyle? Maybe they put it a sticker on the ones sold through other vendors? I bought mine...
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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    This is also sold in smaller bottles just called "Lamp Oil".
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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Have you tried denatured alcohol? It usually works well for sticker glue. Acetone as well, though I wouldn't use it on plastic, because it could damage it.
  18. Re: StenopeiKa 4x5 Michelangelo field camera: introduction (video)

    I really like the use of magnets
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    Re: 8x10 macro lens

    I love shooting this way!
  20. Re: Howtek 8000 Drum vs. Epson V850 flatbed scanners

    This is why I switched to macro+DSLR scanning ;)
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    Re: how old are we?

    I'm old enough that my first camera was a Kodak Disc, when I was in kindergarten.
  22. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

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    Fomapan 100, Cambo SC with Schneider Symmar 210mm f/5,6. Imacon Scanned
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    If you want to get your toes wet without a big investment, there's always the sun. Works great for salt prints and cyanotypes.
  24. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Camera-less!
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    4x5 Arista litho film. Held the film holder against the wall where the light pattern was hitting it, opened the dark slide and then quickly shut it. Imacon scanned and then...
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    That seems really expensive. You'd probably need to get the 5M length to get good coverage in a light box; even more if the box were big. I prefer this:...
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    Exactly, this is how it should be.
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    Ugh, this is exactly the kind I said would leave wood splinters all over the glass and wear out much quicker than every other kind. I can't believe Formulary chose this design.
    OMG, the Bostick &...
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    Re: Post Your Trees!

    Digging the composition on this one
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    Re: Are you shooting more than one format

    I've shot enough good photos that made it into serious prints with the "Leica" in my Huawei Mate 9 Pro phone to consider it a legitimate part of my regular kit. "The best camera is the one you have...
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    Good to know some acrylic does work.
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    Re: Bellows Material

    Very pleasant surprise indeed. I went to the fabric store and found something that seems perfect. It's a fake leather "pleather" fabric made of polyester and spandex. It's very thin, slightly...
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    Pretty common to see old ones with broken glass; can be a good way to get one for cheap. Just be sure it's not totally worn out.
    Replacing the glass is as easy as replacing the glass in any cheap...
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    If you can find one, metal contact frames are preferable to wood, in my experience. If you do use wood, be sure it is the kind where the springs are held tight by sliding under metal washers, at...
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    Re: Bellows Material

    Received the swatches today. It appears the flocked black "Laval" doesn't block light very well at all. It does better than the other bookcloths, but the others are positively porous. So, that seems...
  35. Thread: Hi from CNY

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    Re: Hi from CNY

    Hi, I watched your carbon transfer video. Very good! I still need to try that technique, it's on the list...
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    Re: Bellows Material

    Yupo is interesting stuff. Thin plastic sheets with a slight bit of texture for painting on. It's popular for people to do psychedelic abstract paintings with alcohol ink on it. I experimented with...
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    Re: Bellows Material

    I see your point about the flocking potentially wearing off, but I'm still curious about this particular fabric, since it's intended for high-wearing exterior use. I'll make an effort to test its...
  38. Thread: Jacob Riis

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    Re: Jacob Riis

    Oh yeah, and the FSA stuff...always teach that, too. I hope everyone here is aware that most famous "Migrant Mother" shot by Dorothea Lange is almost completely fake. By "fake," I mean that the...
  39. Thread: Jacob Riis

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    Re: Jacob Riis

    Apart from being known as an early success in activist art, he pioneered the use of flash.
    Always bring him up in lectures when I'd teach. He's an historical touchstone for sure. But also, it brings...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My story for this: after getting neck-deep in film and large format photography, regular ol' digital DSLR shooting gets pretty boring. To have some fun, I decided, OK, going to use only this one...
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