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    Re: Index Tabs to your film holders

    Filing notches in the film holder flap is a quick permanent system for identifying a negative as being from a specific film holder. By using wide and narrow notches to represent the 0 and 1 of...
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Lovely!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    One of the nicest Holga photos that I've ever seen.
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    Re: 2 Questions re Location Portraiture

    The subjects in this project would be better served by digital photography if the photographer is quite adept with that technology.
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    Re: Edward Weston Remembered

    This might be a good time for the newer Weston fans to watch the 1948 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4aE2f07ON4&t=34s that was made with the cooperation of friends and family, and show Weston...
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    Re: delete/erase account?

    I haven't exposed any film, let alone large format, in over 10 years. However, to me this is a valuable forum for many other reasons.
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    Re: Making a photobook from darkroom prints

    The first book I hand-bound was in 1947. The last was in the 1970s. The advice I gave in post #5 involved much newer technology.
  8. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Increasing camera size also increases difficulties: http://robroy.dyndns.info/lawrence/mammoth.html
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    Salmo22: My last darkroom was smaller than yours, but had over 20 outlets. Sometimes most had something plugged into them, ready to use. The outlets and lights were all on one 20 amp GFCI breaker in...
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    Re: Making a photobook from darkroom prints

    Deep-throat staplers are fine for throw-away folders, but not for any but mediocre photographs. The photographer Tin Can linked to in the first post provides good advice based on experience. If I was...
  11. Re: A foolish idea? Creating a positive transparency from a negative

    Normal negatives have far less contrast than prints. To make a positive that will look good when projected on a screen or displayed on a light box, high contrast film should be used for the positive....
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    [QUOTE=John Earley;1595574]Although I would love a Canham or Chamonix I settled on a like new B&J Commercial View 5x7. It has a 21in bellows, full movements and under 8lbs. I added a lens board...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Me too!
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Efficient lens hoods were an important accessory in the days of uncoated lenses, but multi-coating has reduced, although sometimes not eliminated, the need for hoods. As suggested in post #3 above, a...
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Deardoffuser -- Good bokeh and great model.
  16. Re: Why does the ground glass lack four corners?

    There's no mechanical vignetting if you look at the corners of the film gate through the lens and see no restriction of the aperture by the lens mount.
  17. Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    In 1972 when I returned from years overseas where large cameras were impractical, 5x7 had an economic advantage over 4x5. Film was more expensive, but cameras and enlargers were not. Then, when the...
  18. Re: Scanner Options & Comparisons. Which to choose?

    Alan -- If you can get good scans at 2000 ppi negative scan from a flatbed scanner, that's not quite enough for a quality book printed at more than 200 dpi. However, you can make a large darkroom...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Chemicals stored in clear containers kept in a dark cabinet should last as long as in dark containers. This can save money, too.
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    Screw-in lens caps provide better protection than snap-in caps. Safety trumps convenience for expensive lenses.
  21. Re: Newbie Question - Should I develop film myself or send it to a lab?

    You can spend lots of money preparing to develop film efficiently, or improvise almost everything you need to produce the same quality LF negatives. Google "Edward Weston's darkroom" to see how a...
  22. Re: Drying and flattening larger fiber and RC paper

    Kornscharfsteller -- Dry unmounted fiber prints that are stored face-to-face and back-to-back, perhaps under moderate weight, will flatten over time.
  23. Re: My negatives are backwards....Shanghai 8x10 Film.

    When handling unnotched film in the dark, I slightly wet my lips and put a corner of the film between them. The difference between the emulsion and the back can be felt. This might not work with some...
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    When handling unnotched film in the dark, I slightly wet my lips and put a corner of the film between them. The difference between the emulsion and the back can be felt. This might not work with some...
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    Re: Stitching Panos in the Darkroom

    When photographing for stitched panoramas, if there are elements in the subject that are both close to and far from the camera, the camera should be rotated around its entrance pupil. This is fairly...
  26. Re: Elmar 135mm: Will it cover 4x5? LSM to Copal adapter?

    According to Paul-Henry van Hasbroeck in Leica: A History Illustrating Every Model and Accessory, the first 135mm lens for Leica 35mm cameras was the f4.5 Elmar, originally designed in the early...
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    Re: What image browsing program do you use?

    Back when I shot a lot of 35mm film, a serial number was assigned to each roll. A skimpy catalog was written with the subjects on each roll and the date. A computer word search pointed to each roll...
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    Re: What image browsing program do you use?

    Yes, indeed! It is also faster than programs for many little routine tasks.
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    Re: threading the needle

    Wagner wrote some magnificent orchestral music, but to hear a few minutes of it in context, one must endure hours of Teutonic yowling.
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    Re: Looking for 5x7 macro lens recommendation

    Some of the better folding Kodaks from the 1920s up were fitted with f/7.7 Kodak Anastigmats in various focal lengths (to later become the Kodak Ektar f/7.7 203mm.). These were four element four...
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    Re: threading the needle

    h2oman -- I might never noticed the possibilities of that scene, but you did, and produced a photograph that invites a closer look. Congratulations!
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    Re: threading the needle

    h2oman -- Pursue your own vision unless you need to profit by following the profitable trends of others. When you have a photo that really pleases you, post it. It may please and inspire us. If you...
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    Re: Darkroom Venting

    I'm certainly no export on the subject, but believe if a darkroom is fairly airtight, it is better to suck air into it through filters and exhaust from over the sink as done by previous posters. My...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Unusual, but nice!
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    Re: Pinhole Technique and ULF

    In pinhole photography, the choice of pinhole diameter can be surprisingly critical. At best, a pinhole can separate line pairs of the Air Force resolution chart with a spacing of less than the...
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

    Wide angle LF pinhole negatives make good contact prints. A pinhole is a lot cheaper than a good wide angle lens. It may not form as sharp a image as a lens, but sometimes that is good. A lack of...
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

    The camera is long gone. Pringle cans aren't the most durable camera bodies! A tripod socket was mounted in the bottom of the can. In this picture, the top of the can was aimed at a point about 1/2...
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

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    The film was against the inside of a Pringles potato chip can, and the pinhole was centered in the cap. Since the exposure was much greater near the pinhole, the 10 to 100 second exposure was...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    My only 8x10 has been stowed away in a closet for over 10 years, unused. Despite that, this is my first come-to photo site. Most of the discussions pertaining to large format are also applicable to...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    Yes. I've seen several fine little photographic forums disappear as members gradually drop out. However, we don't want it to become bloated with non-constructive blather.
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