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  1. Re: How much detail is lost enlarging a 4x5 negative to 8X10

    I did once do a comparison test between contact printing and 1:1 projection printing of a 4x5 negative. Once I did that, I hardly ever made an enlargement from 4x5 again. :)
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    Found it! :)
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    Sorry to hear that... thanks for posting. Her final show might still be up behind currently-closed doors at the MFA... < sigh >

    https://mfa.org/exhibition/elsa-dorfman-me-and-my-camera

    EDIT: ...
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    Sticky: Re: New Forum--populate it!

    Garrett - happy to acknowledge that you contributed that helpful framing. Thank you!
  5. Re: How much detail is lost enlarging a 4x5 negative to 8X10

    In principle, there is always some loss when you pass the information in the negative through another transfer stage. In practice, though, assuming a high-quality enlarging lens and good enlarging...
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    Re: Sinar and Horseman board compatible?

    Which camera? Manufacturers other than Sinar and Horseman who claim "Sinar standard" don't always match it exactly.
  7. Re: Wet Plate Collodion questions answered here.

    Moved to a new home.

    Have at it, and enjoy!
  8. Thread: I tried

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    Re: I tried

    Guys... stay tuned.
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Start another thread in one of the Darkroom subforums, 'kay? This time we'll just let it go.
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    ;)

    One measure of how serious the interest is, is the extent to which people are willing to go beyond "we want" to think through the details of what exactly it is that they want, so that we can...
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    Yeah, the forum question was raised, and I figured we should engage it squarely rather than have it smoulder on in a thread buried in one of the substantive subforums. So please stay focused here on...
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    Re: 5x12 Lens kit

    Dan, my '90s-vintage Schneider catalog says #3 - and the 165 SA that I own is in a Copal 3. The 155 Grandagon comes in a #1, though.
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    I've moved the thread to "Feedback" and renamed it. Further thoughts are welcome.
  14. Thread: Banned email

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    Re: Banned email

    Apologies for this, will follow up with our server guru to try to figure out what's going on.



    It was an onslaught of spammers, not email trouble, that got hotmail banned here. There are other...
  15. Thread: Banned email

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    Re: Banned email

    Louie: happily, there are other freebie domains, including gmail, that don't cause us the amount of grief that hotmail has caused. We're sorry about the inconvenience for the occasional user that...
  16. Thread: Banned email

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    Re: Banned email

    Afraid we haven't received any messages from you.

    You're not banned, but the hotmail.com domain is, as of several years ago - too many problems coming from it. If you PM us an email address on a...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    Yeah, it was pretty spooky recently when for the first time, as I was sitting at the computer upstairs, an email popped into my inbox from Amazon telling me a package had just been delivered, with a...
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    Re: E-Bay and PayPal: What should I know?

    Not so much now, as carriers have special procedures because of covid-19 and sometimes are even stretching those a bit. USPS allows the carrier to sign after talking with the recipient from a...
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    Garrett, how many MB of data is it, all told?
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    Re: ULF - 11x14 - Focal Length Lineup

    For 11x14, roughly speaking, divide by ten to get a 35mm "equivalent". (Yes, I know, different aspect ratio and all that.)

    For me, the difference between 355 and 450 is large, the difference...
  21. Thread: Hypo clear?

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    Re: Hypo clear?

    Assuming a non-hardening rapid fixer: yes for FB prints, no for RC prints or for film.
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    I use a good old-fashioned Kodak Tray Siphon for RC prints, one or two at a time... and a Versalab washer for a session's worth of FB prints that need a long wash. Yes, if you use a tray device for...
  23. Re: April 26, 2020 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

    Since the day is past and this has turned into a picture-sharing thread (yay! :)) I'm moving it from Announcements into Image Sharing where it can continue to receive the attention it deserves...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Put on a bandana this afternoon, stuck a pinhole body cap on a digital camera and went for a walk around the neighborhood... I was shocked and dismayed to encounter this:
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    They have not publicized it and did not respond when I asked them about it a few years ago. It's conceivable that the amount will vary depending on competing demands on their production schedule,...
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    No special access needed. AFAIK anyone can order ULF at times other than the special order period, through an Ilford dealer, so long as you're willing to shell out for a minimum quantity somewhere...
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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    It does remind me a bit of the "automatic" diaphragm that was provided with the standard lenses for the 3.25x4.25 and 4x5 Graflex Super D.
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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    More, from an archived copy of Peter's old website. Quite different from a Graflex, indeed!

    Peter's Notes about the Gowland SLR

    I have designed around 30 cameras, but never one with a reflex...
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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    OK, there's an old post about it on photo.net. Here's the key point about its function:

    I have one and it is a rather strange beast. It doesn't have a hinged, full sized mirror like a Graflex. It...
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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    I've owned Gowland TLRs and monorails but never one of his SLRs. That's a rare beast - enjoy!

    I've never had one in hand so I'm afraid I don't know how Peter engineered this. From the pictures,...
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    Threads merged.
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    Actually, it has been possible to place orders for special sizes at times other than the special order period, *if* you are willing to meet a large minimum order requirement as in that B&H listing. ...
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    Darren, we prefer to minimize the number of sticky posts at the top of the FS subforum so that as many as possible of the threads that show up on the first page of the index are actual member FS...
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    Ilford/Harman announces an order period, a list of items being offered, and a list of participating dealers. Purchasers are free to shop around and place their orders at any of the participating...
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    Nothing from Harman Technology yet. However, in light of their current production shutdown and employee furloughs because of covid-19, I think we have to expect a delay compared to prior years. ...
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    Price changes may be made through an additional post, but no more often than every 7 days. This is a per-thread rule, not a per-item rule. For example, if you post a thread with 7 items, you may not...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    First, from our guidelines:

    Principles of Moderation

    The Forum is moderated with the goal of sustaining lively, informative and enjoyable discussions focused on our primary objective....
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Same warning as in the Lounge thread applies across the entire Forum.
  39. Re: 65mm Super- Angulon f 6.8 vignette solutions on 4x5

    OK, thread title corrected.
  40. Re: Rodenstock 90mm 4.5 Grandagon-N questions

    About 700 g, in case the OP is wondering.
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