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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    A great wedding photographer with some experience and business/people skills can charge whatever they want and they'll be booked up solid.
    A mediocre wedding photographer will write complaints/rants...
  2. Re: John Higbie Invents! Watch This (Pt/Pd laser printer)

    It's a little bit like making printing plates directly. Or the old iris printers which had no problem with banding. Expensive complicated stuff. banding is really a cheap consumer printer artifact or...
  3. Re: John Higbie Invents! Watch This (Pt/Pd laser printer)

    That's pretty cool!
    It appears someone could cut out one layer of variables printing directly to the sensitized paper rather than dealing with internegatives. I think it would still require someone...
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    Re: Wave Capture Trials and Tribulations

    At least you spent a relaxing time at the ocean edge.
    forecasts especially involving fog versus sun are notorious along the coast; be prepared anyways especially in the morning if tide is where you...
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    Re: California - October 2022

    I've only been in that area in June. I had a spare day when visiting silicon valley, so I drove down to Monterey and Point Lobos area, then down to the Bixby bridge. If you have more time, I'd...
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    Re: My New Tripod: Gitzo vs Leica Surveyor vs Ries

    I dont' wear a tripod and pack at the same time. I do wear my Ries tripod on my back with a Tab Gear biathlon sling (plus some wide velcro straps for each end of the sling/tripod.
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    Re: What's With the Rodinal? Can't Find Any

    Right!
    I don't use it and I thought everyone that did had a lifetime supply of it because it never goes bad.
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    Re: My New Tripod: Gitzo vs Leica Surveyor vs Ries

    Those are interesting! Shame it's only 17 inches high.

    I use a round 1/4-20 to 5/8 adaptor. Then a 3/8 to 1/4 insert if the head needs 3/8. I use a bogen/manfrotto 3025 head which is now called...
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    Re: My New Tripod: Gitzo vs Leica Surveyor vs Ries

    For me it comes down the where I'm shooting. I often shoot along the ocean / beach / shore. (sand, mud, salt)

    The tube legs and feet with screw-twist locking are very precisely made and don't do...
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    Re: a heads up for Intrepid shooters

    Some of the 3m/scotch extreme double sided foam tape is pretty tough stuff iff the bonding surface is up for it.

    It claims 30 pounds of adhesion, but I can use 1x1" square of it to bond aluminum...
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    Re: Silver plated out of fixer onto jug

    If you used the brown plastic jugs it'd still happen and you'd be blissfully ignorant. I use gallon plastic jugs too (get my distilled water in them) Happens with both TF4 and TF5 fixers here. It...
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    I take a photo of the setup with my cell phone. Then it's in my Google map & timeline and if I need to see when/where I took the photo, the cell phone photo exif data has all that. Sort of cloud...
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    Re: Soft focus lens suggestions requested

    Fuji isn't really soft. It's a notch mellower than a tessar. Like if you wanted an old cheap triplet with good bokeh but in a shutter. I would call it a mellow focus lens.

    For 5x7 Kodak Portrait...
  14. Re: How To Create Dense & Contrasty Film Negs For Alt Prints?

    I'd also suggest dektol, pyrocat hd, pyrocat hdc, pmk pyro, etc.. For the pyro developers, discard the develop when it's stop bath time (no second dip). The staining developers add density...
  15. Thread: FP4+ in Pyrocat HD

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    Re: FP4+ in Pyrocat HD

    I use 1:1:100 and 10 minutes with FP4+ at iso 100. You shouldn't need to lower your film speed with pyrocat hd/hdc.
    1 minute of continuous agitation at the start, then 10s every minute in Combiplan...
  16. Re: 4x5 Portrait lens recommendation with "classic" look and feel

    You might also look for some Fujinar SC lenses. Often they have a copal3s or shannel shutter. They are good tessar lenses with plenty of iris blades.
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    From Flutot's website:
    Lastly, Ilex #5's are getting more and more difficult to repair Their parts are failing because of age and replacement parts are hard to find. At this point, Ilex #5's are a...
  18. Re: Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    No film ever goes in checked luggage.
  19. Re: Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    If you take your film factory sealed and perhaps hand inspected and empty film holders, just ship it all back. USPS has flat rate boxes (like the ebay sellers often use) at the post office and you...
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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Ansel Adams was just one of many quality photographers of the modernist era.


    (I don't have a viewing card)
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    Re: eliminate duplicates from hard drives

    This is a pretty clever idea!
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    Re: eliminate duplicates from hard drives

    It's probably not worth the time.. Let's say you had 1TB of duplicate images which is a ton, since 1TB lasts me 1-2 years at my current rate of shooting and scanning. A new 10TB drive is $300; thus...
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    Re: Film ASA differences

    Sheet film is usually different film than roll film; roll film is thinner/flimsier. An exception might be a roll of 5" aerial film cut down to fit sheet film holders.

    Sheet film would thus come...
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    Re: Keeping or tossing prints?

    I cut them into strips and make bookmarks.
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    Re: Photomicrography in Large Format

    These look cool! I bet they'd make some nice cyanotype contact prints for small prints toned in wild colors, or good massive poster/mural size prints in a lobby or nerdy household.

    (My only...
  26. Re: "Flickr has been a home for all photographers, no matter their subject." direct q

    The "safer" things in their blog/press release now implies what I suspected. Got this in my email. The blog mentions how they do not outsource moderation and their multiple means to detect CSAM,...
  27. Re: The Renaissance of Film Photography among Young People

    Nothing new under the sun. These same problems with the general public and film technique and ignorance about negatives could be from 1990 except for the insta references. It wasn't a fad then.
  28. Re: "Flickr has been a home for all photographers, no matter their subject." direct q

    I work at a shop fixing electronics.. We're photographing things with our camera phone all the time to read serial numbers. Lawyer fine print got nothing on technology hardware fine print. Power...
  29. Re: Are print drums a more practical way to print big in a bathroom?

    I don't really like drums for printing.. I used to have one for color printing long ago. it leaked a tiny bit. The unicolor roller was noisy. I couldn't watch the magic, and even though I don't...
  30. Re: "Flickr has been a home for all photographers, no matter their subject." direct q

    Seems like a well thought out plan.. We'll see how it works in real life.

    Some other photo sharing / social networks seem to be taken over by porn because the hosting is free and unmoderated and...
  31. Thread: Contact Printing

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    Re: Contact Printing

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/209108-REG/Photographers_Formulary_07_2000_8x10_Contact_Print_Frame.html
    would be a step up for a printing frame. It will hold the paper nice and tight with...
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    Re: Anyone else need idiot proof dark slides?

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    My filmholders I put labels on each side, "loaded" or "exposed"
    Loaded is for unused film.
    Exposed is for exposed film (or empty).
  33. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Could have done better with focus, but I still like it...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51891665599_eb808a280d_c.jpg
    img202112036 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    This turned out better.
    ...
  34. Re: Features of a universal Filmscanner and why the Epson 700/800 has or has not.

    The grain seems pretty crisp on the tmax400 scans!
  35. Re: Features of a universal Filmscanner and why the Epson 700/800 has or has not.

    Part of my business is being a distributor of a niche of Japanese electronics. That includes having repair parts for 0-20 year old electronics equipment.

    I would be confident in guessing that the...
  36. Re: Features of a universal Filmscanner and why the Epson 700/800 has or has not.

    I think a universal scanner is about as practical as a universal camera.
    We need something quick and high quality (a step up from the Epsons, maybe coolscan quality) for scanning rolls of small and...
  37. Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection (Colby, Waterville ME)

    https://museum-exhibitions.colby.edu/exhibition/act-of-sight-the-tsiaras-family-photography-collection/

    An exhibit with some good tastes in photo history!

    Colby College
    Waterville Maine
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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    Will was a great guy to many of us.

    He was in my area once for a Paul Caponigro talk, and Will and I had a great lunch and afternoon.

    We'd mostly kept in touch after he moved south (so he...
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    Re: Mylar sheets for alt process printing

    overhead transparency material FOR LASER PRINTERS is mylar. Normal clear overhead transparency material melts in a copier/laser printer and is not mylar.
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    Re: How many film holders do you bring for a day out?

    As others do, I develop 6 or 12 sheets at a time and that makes a difference in how much I shoot.

    I bring 7 4x5 holders since that's what a plano ammo box holds. That box keeps them clean and dry,...
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