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    Re: Discussion on Tripod Heads for 8x10

    The 3047 is inexpensive, but it's also much taller (higher COG over the tripod, so not as desirable) and not as solid as some of the other options. It's probably fine for a light 8x10 with wide angle...
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    Re: Why Not Movie Film Filters?

    The goldmorphic streak reminds me of the smear/bloom from old analog camcorders or cheap cell phones at night. Or cheap cell phones with dirty lenses in the rain.
    Lots of unique ways to get away...
  3. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    I'd do it and ask for forgiveness if necessary.

    The likenesses carved in stone were probably appropriated from scanning mass-market "professional" portraits like people had done at sears,...
  4. Re: About red safelights. How much red is damaging for the paper

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9cghjFyzlM

    I did this in my darkroom with my Nikon d600 for a video cam and used a tracklight with red LEDs from superbrightleds.com. I expect newer cameras would...
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    Re: Anyone else printing smaller?

    If you ever get a chance to visit an exhibit of small prints; do it.. Stieglitz was mentioned... All the pictorialists and some contemporary photography is small and you get drawn right in.

    Most...
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    Re: Free-standing dust attractors/filters any good?

    I have a <$100 hepa (some would argue it's not truly hepa, but whatever...) air cleaner on my darkroom floor. It's basically a fan and hepa filter. I keep it on low and have only changed the filter...
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    Tessar and it's contemporaries are simple designs (in that there are not too many chunks of glass) and it looks good. They barely need to be coated as a result. Single coated is plenty.

    Newer...
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    Re: dirty film / filtering liquids

    I use a plain white coffee filer in a funnel when I choose to filter.

    You might also keep the film holders in a ziplock antistatic bag or at least ziplock bag when not in the camera or darkroom to...
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    For that camera you want a lens in a shutter.

    Big recommend on the classic Tessars / Xenar. Look for something mid-century or older with the many round blades in the shutter. Fujinar-SC is good...
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    Re: Kirk Tuck commenting on 4x5 video blog

    Yes... It's like a drunk bunch is talking sh** about photographers not in their presence/style, and somehow the rest of us arrived at the party after the good stuff is all gone. It's not a high...
  11. Thread: RPT or similar

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    Re: RPT or similar

    For storing 4x4" mounted lenses, look at fishing reel bags/cases..
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    Re: Negative Supply LM1 incident meter

    It's an expensive little meter. Even though the sekonic L208 is plastic, it has proven very rugged in 10 years of use and abuse for me. Similarly compact and much less $.
    It will probably sell well...
  13. Re: Weather-related Resources---Post Your Favorites!

    I use on my phone The Photographers Ephemeris (comparable function to photopills), ikitesurf for aggregating marine weather and local forecasts.
    Also windy.com to visually display all sorts of...
  14. Thread: Dark images trend?

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    Re: Dark images trend?

    Probably a mix of the above.

    When I was learning about photo history the pictorialist photos were often reproduced in books poorly and online photos were from said books. They liked moody tones...
  15. Re: Repair metal surface for rear shutter curtain on Graflex Speed Graphic

    Clean it up good with an eraser...
    You could use auto touch up paint and if you can't put down a thin layer, fine/wet sand it smooth.
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    Re: Self Publishing LF Photo Book

    I've used Google and Blurb. Been quite a while since I did blurb, but no problems. I have done some Google ones for work and it looks nice. Upload your photos to a Google Photos Album and make it...
  17. Re: Metering for the shadows with an incident light meter

    I take a measurement in the shadow and one in the light. Then pick something in the middle if both types of light are in the photo. If the photo will be in the shade and you want that lit normal,...
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    Re: Hyperion Lens Company

    I'm curious..
    https://www.antiquecameras.net/softfocuslenses3.html says the Hyperion came from the Gundlach equal diffusion but is a different year's model.
    They are really nice lenses to use if...
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    If buying an Apple, you'd be a fool not to get the extended warranty / care thing.. Otherwise you're looking at a 90 day warranty on new hardware which is absurd. Furthermore, the newest ones are...
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    Apple would really have something with the various m1 options and mini if it could take more ram...I understand it is supposedly more efficient with ram, but I can easily eat up more memory than it...
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    Re: Strange black blur spots on 4x5 320 Trix

    I would guess dust on the film before exposure. Clean in side the camera, film holders, keep film holders in antistatic bags or atleast ziplock bags.
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    Re: How Deep Do You Dustbust 2021

    Most useful thing is to prevent dust.. I run a air cleaner in the darkroom (keeps things clean when loading/unloading/developing) and keep film holders in antistatic ziplock bags when not in the...
  23. Re: Effects of B&W Rinse Waters into Septic/Drainfield Systems?

    If you're developing film, there is little reason to waste a ton of water... Just change the rinse water a few times over the rinse time rather than run the water continuously.

    (I have a septic...
  24. Re: New Computer - Photoshop CS6 - install Silver Efex Pro2?

    If the old computer has a hard drive "going", that drive can be duplicated if it's not too far gone. Then you're back in business.

    Use a usb stick with G4L (or in linux dd or ddrescue) to dupe to...
  25. Re: Material used to block light - between the fil holder and the back of the camera

    I've used "telescope flocking" adhesive pieces. Basically super black velour on one side, tacky glue on the other side.
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    Re: V700 Scanning problem

    Because your unsharp mask button is checked, I'd bet money it has simply lost it's settings. Perhaps you'd saved them and can recall them?
  27. Tice fans: GEORGE TICE AND ANDREW WYETH: PARALLEL VISIONS

    https://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/exhibition/george-tice-and-andrew-wyeth-parallel-visions/

    Not sure how much of the exhibit is LF, but George Tice certainly has LF experience and probably taught...
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    I'm not a fan of mixing powder every time I want to develop film, simply because it's going to get chemical powder about your darkroom faster than if you did it once per gallon for example. I'm sure...
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    Mix up the gallon, store in 1L bottles filled to the top with no room for air. The full bottles of stock will last a very long time, while only one bottle is open and aging.
  30. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    In the darkroom developing film I like boring robot like precision. Close temperature, same agitation methods every times and every 30s.. Kinda makes up for sloppy metering/exposure... If...
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    Re: 4x5 lens recommendation for fast shutter speeds

    I've done those sort of shutter speeds with 8x10 but wouldn't recommend any 8x10 for windy weather.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAjyYixKXm8
    It's a speed graphic used as a behind the lens...
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    Re: Digital Scanning vs. Flatbed Scanning?

    I got 10 rolls of 120 hanging on clips in the darkroom waiting to be scanned and I don't have time to do that with the epson... It's great for LF, but kinda slow and only adequate for MF. I've got...
  33. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    You appear correct that their breakins... I think it's a big target though nonetheless and would not volunteer unnecessary personal information. Many businesses that ask for SSN's are also fine with...
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    Re: Darkroom print and data filing system

    I pencil the necessary data lightly on the back of the first good print, like f11, 15s, 22M
    I don't change developers or papers that much. The goal is to have something I can continue to work with...
  35. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    They've had so many breakins, I'd never give them my SSN info. Perhaps try some fake numbers if you need to.
    My family members who used to sell on Ebay now are doing better selling on Etsy.
    I only...
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    A normal 20a circuit with GFCI should be fine.

    One thing you might consider is using track lights instead of cans. I have a tracklight for red safelight LEDs. Then I can point them where I want...
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    Re: Monorail vs. Folding Camera Weight

    Probably the thing to do would be for a tinkerer to start replacing parts of their metal monorail camera (such as calumet 8x10) one at a time with composite and see what it does for weight and...
  38. Re: Higher fog in rotary development of fiber-based paper?

    I am wondering if things don't get clean in the drum as chemicals change... The FB paper would absorb more and drain slower. Perhaps try a water rinse after developer and stop bath. I have not used...
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    Re: OCR From Google Photos

    I've used it in google photos for quite a while to find documents photographed and photos with text in the photo... It finds text from signs, pictures of business cards, document, screenshots,...
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    Re: Portrait Lens 8x10, soft focus

    The verito look changes quite a bit in one stop.. I think it would be a versatile and affordable choice. Try some different aperture choices for different amounts of sharpness, and also try different...
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