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  1. Re: Printing Cut Lines using Roll Paper - P6000

    ImagePrint RIP does nesting and cut lines - like it. It uses its own printer drivers
  2. Re: Likely Very Naive Question, sheet film then scan to produce a digital print.

    Frankly I like the look of what I get with the hybrid process better than the look of digital capture. Particularly with B&W.

    I use digital of course - a Cannon 5D from 2006, a Canon 5D III, an...
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    Re: Hasselblad Flextight 343

    Yessssss!!!!!!!! Just one (well maybe 1 1/2 Epson evangelists)

    But to be fair I've made a lot of nice prints from Epson 750 scanned 5 x 7 B&W negs and no complaints from the folks who've bought...
  4. Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    B&H is listing the Sekonic 208 for $126.

    I have a couple of them and they're fine - have (had actually - I lost it somewhere - a small digital Gossen about the same size but the digital version is...
  5. Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    I use the Schreck cable releases and they're great but the throw isn't quite long enough for some of these old shutters. The best ones I've found are the old Prontors - the ones that have the two...
  6. Re: I'm looking for a "thing", something to hold my lenses with Technica boards

    It's amazing what's getting 3D printed. I had a meeting last year with the folks at Invisalign who make the clear plastic tooth straighteners. They get replaced every two weeks and act progressively...
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    Re: How Big Enlarge How BIG Copy for WEB

    If the stars are aligned just right and you hold your breath and don't get your finger in front of the lens or get a call you can get some really good shots with a phone camera. I was walking (well,...
  8. Re: How Many Ways to Process ANY Film: List Them

    I have the Minox daylight loading developing tank - the whole process is done in regular light including loading the film from the Minox cartridge.
  9. Re: Scanning 4x5: Buying an Epson Flatbed VS my current DSLR (5DII) VS Lab Scans

    I went with an IQsmart 2 - I got it refurbed by so it was around $5k. Not that much more than a Canon 5D with a good macro lens I guess.

    I still have the Epson 750 sitting around - not sure if...
  10. Re: Please Sign This Petition to Adobe Regarding DUST and SCRATCHES on Scans

    And if they lick the negs it's like they've been sandpapered.

    My cat thinks my lightbox is her sleeping place. When she isn't walking on the keyboard

  11. Re: Please Sign This Petition to Adobe Regarding DUST and SCRATCHES on Scans

    I always use the Spot healing Tool and can usually clean up a photo with it in 10 - 15 minutes.Less if it's really clean, more if the cat walks on the negatives before I scan them.
  12. Re: Small Cable For Linhof Recessed Lens Board?

    I have the Gepe cable release - I have a 75mm Rodenstock in a COpal 0and the nipple threads were shot so I JB welded a Gepe release onto the shutter and it's been working perfectly for a lot of years...
  13. Re: Small Cable For Linhof Recessed Lens Board?

    I had a couple of those small extensions around, for some reason that I forget, so I used one in the recessed board, but they're impractically pricey. They do work OK, though
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    Re: New Mexico during Christmas

    The Saguaros around sunset are pretty neat. There's also a less well known mission in Tumacacori about 30 - 40 miles south of Tucson on I-19. The road itself is interesting because "miles to xxx"...
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    5 x 7 Ektar 100 available

    I heard from Keith Canham today that Kodak has accepted his order for 5 x 7 Ektar 100 and it should be available soon. He had to order quite a few more boxes than he had committed orders for so, if...
  16. Re: Thoughts About Nikkor SW 75mm F4.5 on Linhof Master Technika?

    I have a master Technika and use it with a 75mm Grandagon. Works OK but I personally find it a bit tricky to get the lens on the very back of the movable rails - sometimes I find hanging it a bit off...
  17. Re: Epson V850 work-around for scanning 5x7 negatives.

    I wet scanned a lot of 5 x 7 on my 750 and never needed a piece of tape. I used the mounting station and carrier and fluid mounted the neg face down under a piece of the mounting plastic I got from...
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    Re: Lens Not Focusing, What is the Cause?

    Or set your extension to approximately 250mm (plus minus a bit doesn't matter - do it by eye) and then move the subject toward and away from the camera and see if you get it in focus. This is just a...
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    Re: LW Kranz Lens

    Hi Steven

    I (at least) find it valuable and interesting. Thanks

    But I'll be 80 fairly soon so unfortunately of limited persistence and definitely not even a rough approximation of permanence.:(
  20. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Hi Pere

    I get it - we all get it. You like the Epson. Good. If it works for you that's great. I don't think it's a bad scanner. I've sold a bunch of prints made from Epson scans and if I didn't...
  21. Do new airport carry-on scanners fog film?

    I think we've all convinced ourselves that carry-on scanners don't destroy film but things might be...
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    Re: Platinum Prints

    A long time ago Carl Siembab's Boston Gallery had a great collection of Frederic Evans's prints stashed away in a drawer. Very very impressive even if you aren't a particular fan of cathedral stairs.
  23. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    No no no - Go for it - it's one of the last places you can experience true transportation chaos. Little by little REAL Boston driving is fading away, soon to only exist in the oral history...
  24. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    Oh come on!!! Driving in Boston is a piece of cake. It's where I learned to drive so here are a few rulles of the road that most "furriners" ie not from Boston don't know.

    Pedestrrians belong on...
  25. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Hi Michael. I thought I had responded to your question of how to mount 4 x 10 on the Epson but it doesn't show u here, so here goes again

    Just wet mount the 4 x 10 on the carrier glass (the glass...
  26. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    For two-up 4 x 10. why not just cut the 8 x 10 in two?
  27. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    The carrier is what Epson calls a fluid mounting station. It came with the 750 but not the 700. It sits on top of a plastic base with a grid on it and you use the grid to position the neg and then...
  28. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    I haven't tried to stitch 8 x 10 but I have scanned 5 x 7 in the high res area of the 750 (Wet mounted on the glass carrier) so 5 x 8 will work just fine.

    IIRC in VueScan you can select the area...
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    Re: Creo iQsmart3 and Supreme II scan speed

    I have an IQsmart 2 it deivers 4300 ppi and is as slow as molasses in winter - ie it takes forever. But the result is outstanding. I believe the IQsmart 3 delivers about 5500 ppi.

    If I run at...
  30. Re: More advanced scanner for 4x5 than Epson flatbed?

    Yes, one would assume that the high end scanners used good sharpening algorithms - perhaps the best available when they were built. Which was a long time ago.

    I've looked for sharpening artifacts...
  31. Re: More advanced scanner for 4x5 than Epson flatbed?

    I've used Kami on my Epson 750 - worked very nicely. Since switching to the IQsmart I haven't bothered. It seldom takes more than a few minutes to spot the photo in Photoshop. I once timed the wet...
  32. Re: Does any scanner have a 3 exposure HDR scan option?

    I think the IQsmart 3 and maybe Eversmart Supreme have a chip cooler.

    I have to manage with a mere IQsmart 2 - boo hoo. And I don't try to scan anything more than once - it's my job to get the...
  33. Re: Question on using Inert gas to protect unused Developer

    The dangers of outgassing from home photo labs is nothing compared to the dangers of outgassing from our politicians.
  34. Re: Process and Materials for digitally printed negatives?

    Mark Nelson has a good eBook available - Precision Digital Negatives

    It's pretty involved. The basic issue is that black inks don't uniformly block light of varying frequencies as well as a real...
  35. Re: 8x10 in Paris-Chamonix-Normandy-Dublin-Clonakilty

    I was in some of those places last October. We taxi'd over to MSM from St Malo - because on the first evening in the way to dinner our Hertz car managed to blow two tires - Hertz picked up the car...
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    Re: Tripod for someone with arthritis

    I have a Manfrotto 4588 with a push button at the top of each leg. The legs extend in a rather different fashion - the larger diameter sections extend, not the (normal) smaller diameter sections....
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    Re: American Southwest in full Autumn

    If the Four Corners area is of prime interest you could fly into Phoenix from LA and go through Sedona/oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff, then on to Painted Desert, Monument Valley, etc.

    Of course you...
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    Re: Desk installation has begun

    The people we used all seemed to charge mostly by the linear cut/trim/bevel operations. The other "dynamic" is that when you get small sheets (ie a few sq feet) they're probably off-cuts from a job...
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    Re: Desk installation has begun

    When we remodeled the bath and kitchen we put in well over 100 sq ft of granite (the extra thick stuff) and the fabricators all seem to charge a lot more for edging, cutting, etc than for the granite...
  40. Re: Metering for Rollei IR400 using the R72 Filter

    I haven't used IR film in ages, but I remember that I didn't meter through a filter since the spectral response of the meter element is almost certainly not exactly the same as the film.
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