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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    That Foma 100 sure has great tones. Especially in the Whites
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    Re: Zone VI Camera Question

    Wisner also made some of the Zone Vi cameras The on you picture looks much like the Wisner..
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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    It is not discontinued in Canada but it is rarely in stock up here
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Maybe this format has a secret ?
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Now Illford has released their ULF order for this year. I am so tempted to break the piggy bank and go for the 20x24. But man on man what a huge investment. Upwards of $20,000 to get into the game....
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Could people share their 20x24 camera set ups? I am almost ready to buy one. Anyone using Chamonix?
  7. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    I bought one of the white car tents for storing my car in winter. Then with spring I have discovered it makes the perfect outdoor studio for natural light portraits. I add black to limit light on one...
  8. Re: Anyone wish to share field experience of the Cooke Series XVa Triple for 'landsca

    Are you still using your Cook XVa? Would you recommend it today as a good lens to invest in?
  9. Re: Who has experience with the Cook XVa? I am thinking of one for my Wisner 8x10

    Thank You I had tried to find an older post . I have written to the men who say they use it.
  10. Who has experience with the Cooke XVa? I am thinking of one for my Wisner 8x10

    These have intrigued me , But never had the opportunity to use one. Have you? what did you think of it? They are rare and expensive now. Would you recommend it for use for landscape ? Or Portrait?
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    My idea is to have a LF workshop and studio with landscape tours in Southern Ontario. I have made a BIG darkroom with a Durst 184, three Omega 4x5 enlargers, Have about 40 8x10 holders and the same...
  12. Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    I noticed one is bigger than the other. How very intriguing.
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    Re: Portable Studio Portraits

    I think this is wonderful I would always send the subject one print. Even if " bad" to them it will be wonderful and they will tell friends.
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    Re: Sinar Norma 8x10 Telephoto Field 1

    You do realize you are crazy.. The good kind of Crazy of course.
  15. What is your reccomendation for a Graded Fiber Printing Paper

    I am thinking back to the Agfa era when graded paper in fibre based, even double weight , was readily available. What is the equivalent now for darkroom work . I just want to get away from the...
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    Re: Contact Prints Without Enlarger?

    Ed Weston used a barebulb suspended over the contact fram, Bout 4 feet above. I saw this in pictures from his darkroom at Wildcat Hill.
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    Your favorite Enlarger Timer

    I have been using the Gralab but wonder if there si a more accurate and reliable alternative ? What is your experience?
  18. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Venice , A gorgeous city, Did you know that now the City has banned the rollabout luggage? They felt it was ruining the cobbles an was too noisy.
  19. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I have tool boxes and I lined them with wood and cut grooves vertically for the lens boards to slide into.The bottom is foam for shock resistance under the ense board. This keeps the lenses separate...
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Thank You I will when the government allows us to meet
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I shall Let me think of pertinent questions .
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    So you want to stifle my search? You are not friendly. I ask you to please not highjack my question.
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I guess bur some would like to display their efforts. I ask because I am seriously considering purchasing a 20x24 and need their advice. SO please do not hijack this thread with your wanting to...
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    Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I am searching for contemporary 20x24 film photographers. I have found very few. Who is shooting 20x24 film now?
  25. Zeiss 135mm F/3.5 classic, How good is it ?

    I see these for sale and at a high price. Are they really that much better than the Apo lenses of equivalent MM? If I buy one will it be that much better ? Please only reply if you have used one. I...
  26. Re: Suggestions For Wide Angle Lens on 8x10

    I use a 240 Sironar and it has fantastic resolution . With Velvia I had it drum scanned, enlarged to 60inches wide and honestly can count the sharp blades of grass 100 feet from the camera position....
  27. 360mm Gerogon Enlarging lense? Opinions Please

    I found one for sale and am thinking of changing from my ancient Schneider Componon 360mm The Gerogon is current ( well at least recent) . Is this a worthwhile change? I usualyl enlarge 8x10 to...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Anything shot with an 8x10 camera is Art. Even a simple pepper.
  29. Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Cant do that with a velvia 50 transparency.
  30. Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    What do I want? Peace on Earth! What will I settle for? A scanned image from 8x10 that can easily and with high quality enlarge 4X or with luck 6X. Any thing more will go to a drum scanner pro.
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    8x10 is addictive. Looking at that wonderful upside down reversed image on the 8x10 Ground Glass is what make the mind think in terms of Composition. It is nto at all like looking through a lens or...
  32. Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Or will I have a better result if I use my Nikon 800E to digitize my 8x10 film? I have the light box already Has anyone tried this?
  33. Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    I have read the answers and they are of no help . Treat this as deleted. I found my answers in threads from 2015 and several other experienced 8x10 photographer's web sites.
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    With the 8x10 people are "engaged" , They want to be part of a unique process. not just another digital snap. Karsh painted his 8x10 White to inpress and the subjects responded. When I use my...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Weston was THE Master of Pyro. The tones he had were the difference.
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    Who Has 16x20 film for sale now?

    I know the Ilford special order has likely run out . Who presently has 16x20 film?
  37. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    When you " upgraded" to the more recent lens was there any real difference in the sharpness of the print? I have the silver Componon 360 and of course want the newer Rodagon, but is it really a...
  38. Re: Any recommendation on an 8x10 lens for tabletop and sculpture

    Let me chime in again. I would recommend you move to a camera made for table top work. With more movement and more bellows. Even the old green monster, the Calumet, can do well. The Intrepid is...
  39. Re: Any recommendation on an 8x10 lens for tabletop and sculpture

    The G-Claron 355mm is made for close up work. It is a "normal" lens . Not heavy. You will have good room to make the set ups and flexibility. Going in close with the 210, 250 is like shooting table...
  40. Re: Eliot Dudik's "Paradise Road" series featured on NPR

    Words also feed the soul.
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