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    Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

    I will say that as one gets long in the tooth ... the more light you have when focusing is a good thing. I cannot understand how the weight difference between a f4.5 lens and a f8 lens makes much...
  2. Re: Newb question: value of having lenses with the same filter size

    In my experience, it is impossible to have a set of lenses all with the same filter size. Extreme wide angled lenses have massive filters, lenses with a large aperture have large diameters too. The...
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    Re: Around the house?

    Bridge re-aligned ...
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    Re: Around the house?

    Ha!

    Thanks for the tip. I'll get it checked out. I know the record heat over the last few months has broken an A string. The strings were all over the place as all the keys had let go.
    ...
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    Re: Around the house?

    This is a result of involving my daughter in taking a photo with the LF camera. It is her cello.

    My motivation and possible output in photography has increased because I purchased a SP-445 Rev....
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    Re: How to expose in unusual circumstances

    Just a note to say I got it wrong ... the exposure of the underside of the branches is about right but everything else is overexposed.

    Doremus, it is a highly unusual circumstance for me to be...
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    Re: How to expose in unusual circumstances

    Cheers Brian
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    How to expose in unusual circumstances

    Hi,

    I guess for many years now I've wanted to find a definitive book on exposure in difficult or unusual circumstances. One of my most treasured photographs is a scene of a rock above the...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    heind61,

    In the first shot I am already thinking of safety first ! You would not want to slip ...

    Lovely shots all but my favourite is probably the third for the colours but followed closely...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    Well my Pyrocat-HD is around 8 maybe 10 years old and is still quite OK... My TF4 is a number of years old too.

    I do protect them with a squirt of N2 though ...
  11. Re: The Camera and Technique of Andreas Gursky (Then And Now)

    in response to post #3 ...

    I can't follow this thread because of this:

    Video unavailable - This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been...
  12. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    Pere,

    I have no shortage of enlargers. I have nowhere to set them up and get them running ! In the meantime ... it might be a good idea to dive into the inkjet world.
  13. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    There's a P5070 on our local Craiglist going for 2/3rd RRP at this very moment ... I asked the seller what configuration it had been set to (LLK or violet). Does anyone here know whether it needs to...
  14. Epson has printers with a 'spectroproofer'. Gimmick?

    All,

    If you were to buy an Epson printer in May 2019 would you consider the Spectroproofer? Does it save buying a densitometer? Is it needed? Really?

    Chime in please!
  15. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    rdeloe ...

    Re: #10

    I think the SureColor P5070 is the new P800. The P5070 ha 99% gamut with 11 inks whereas the P800 has 93% gamut with 9 inks. However, I also see that Mr Piezography does...
  16. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    Iluvmyviewcam ...

    Re: #26

    By 'run' what do you mean? A simple printer calibration test or a full-on print of some sort?
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    Umm Bob ...

    Re: #16

    What is a silver digital negative ? Is it a normal film negative that is scanned into a digital file ?
  18. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    Hmmm.

    From my perspective, my living arrangements dictate that I can't setup an optical darkroom. Yet I would like to see results. The local CameraHouse is a joke. They looked at me as though I...
  19. What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    OK...

    I'm not a newbie. I have owned a couple of inkjet (bubblejet) printers a loooong time ago. In fact, because of their continuous clogging I went to a colour laser printer. This was before...
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    Re: Shutter aperture mechanisms

    Bernice,

    I appreciate every comment.

    1. At least one of us didn't know of such a thing until after the lens had been re-modelled into the shutter!
    2. Grimes has marked the shutter as being...
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    Re: Shutter aperture mechanisms

    Labrat I like that story. It makes sense. Some things are attractive because of the design and workmanship and it is self-explanatory.

    Picture is from an old digital camera - please excuse !
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    John,

    The locality is called 'Jennings' I believe, in northern NSW very close to the New England Highway. This is not what we would think of as 'outback'. It is a rural farming kinda community...
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    Re: Shutter aperture mechanisms

    :-)
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    Shutter aperture mechanisms

    Hi,

    I recently had a Nikkor 480 APO lens grafted onto a Copal #3 shutter by the Grimes factory. The bits were returned to me after the removal of the needed parts. I notice the mechanism for the...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    I think it might be the workers dunny.

    Taken at what was I believe an original homestead of a governor of New South Wales. Back in those days toilets were external to the houses but, being a...
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    Re: Lens Result Question

    Well there you go ...

    A lens that is designed to have a curved field. You (should) learn something new every day.

    I'm not a betting person so I'll bet there isn't such a thing in 35mm...
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    Re: Lens Result Question

    Hi Peter,

    This reminds me of an issue I had with a Super Symmar when the cells became unglued / misaligned. I think the lens will need to be looked at myself.

    If I can see correctly, you have...
  28. Re: New FREE paper on SLIMT contrast reduction for B&W and COLOR, film, paper, everyt

    Many thanks David for your work and willingness to share.

    I have my own summary of David's work that I tried. It might help you Pere.

    David's techniques do work.

    Rgds,
    Steve
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    Re: Yet another Pyrocat-HD question...

    Correct Tim. Oxidation plays a big part in a number of developers. That is why professional labs have Nitrogen on top of their tanks. They circulate the developer liquid by pushing bubbles of...
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    Re: Yet another Pyrocat-HD question...

    Yes Pere.

    Setting the ISO to whatever column and then spot metering the subject. So you would spot the dark shadows and expose about 2.5 stops faster shutter speed. Assuming a 'landscape' of...
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    Re: Yet another Pyrocat-HD question...

    I'll post my data for you. It has everything you'll need if you are using a Jobo 3006. The agitation during development does change things somewhat so whatever you are using, if it equates to what...
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    Re: Lens disassembly and reassembly services.

    I have recent experience having to get 35mm lenses cleaned from fungus. There is no way you would clean those lenses yourself. However, large format lenses are a different matter. Get the lens...
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    Re: Schneider Super Symmar 80mm XL status question.

    Bernice,

    I respect you and what you've said in response to my post.

    However, if I may speak to issues in another way...

    I have a Nikkor zoom lens, an 80-200 f2.8. I have had a bunch of...
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    Re: Schneider Super Symmar 80mm XL status question.

    My 110mm lost its ability to focus. No matter where I placed the lens it wouldn't focus. So eventually I had to send it from Australia to California and the official Schneider factory. They...
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    Re: How to use enlarger filters?

    Thanks all for the replies. The B&H store sells 'colour correction filters for performance art. Are these the ones you are using Luis ? I see nothing for the B&W print industry nor so much any...
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    Re: How to use enlarger filters?

    Thanks for the reply ic.

    So the filters I have are made for something else ... and I would need to make my own glass-mountings and cut these ones. Not something I'd like to do.
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    How to use enlarger filters?

    Hi,

    Just a post to ask how the filters are supposed to be used in L138 enlargers. I assume it will be similar to other enlarger types.

    There is a drawer that pulls out from the side of the...
  38. Thread: Spectral peaks

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    Re: Spectral peaks

    Drew,

    If certain phosphors were added to certain LEDs wouldn't that spread the spectrum making it more continuous ? It is going to be almost impossible to replicate a continuous-spectrum light...
  39. Thread: Spectral peaks

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    Re: Spectral peaks

    So Pere,

    You would say that a design needs to be say ROYGBV or some such to get a real balance overall and an even spectrum for the white ? (Yes I included another colour to make 6) We...
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    Re: Spectral peaks

    As much as anything, this thread serves a purpose to outline the important frequencies.

    Interneg, your 6 plus another for white gives 7 ! That would be difficult to manufacture for sure.

    Maybe...
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