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    Re: Focusing With A Chamonix 045-N

    Thanks to both for your answers.

    The Chamonix does allow you to move the rear standard back and fourth which appears to give me better results as the image size doesn't appear to change as much so...
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    Focusing With A Chamonix 045-N

    When using my Chamonix 045-N to do some close up still life subjects, I find that turning the middle focus knob only seems to Magnify the image on the glass and not really focus. To get a more...
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    Re: Epson V800 Height Above Glass

    That probably count s for why the Wet Plane holder is set to 3mm
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    Re: Epson V800 Height Above Glass

    I can agree with that but having that transparent material between the film and glass should in theory keep the film flat which may be a better option than not been able to keep it flat
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    Epson V800 Height Above Glass

    Over the years I have seen so many questions floating about regarding how high the negative has to be above the scanner glass for max sharpness.

    I have been thinking about this for some time.
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  6. Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    I have a R3880 and using Big Sur and I am using the Catalina Drivers which seem to working ok
  7. Re: Epson Perfection V800 adjusting for as much as sharpness as possible

    Steve, where in Vuescan are you seeing the option for 2x2 bin please
  8. Re: RH Designs Zone Master II With MG V Paper

    Thanks Steve
  9. RH Designs Zone Master II With MG V Paper

    I was recently given some old remnants from an old darkroom and in the box was an RH Design Zone Master II.
    Today, I started to look at it and see what it can do and after spending an hour or so...
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    Re: Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    Thanks everyone for your input, everything is working to my satisfaction now.

    Ian
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    Re: Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    As mine is showing 1.42 on print its looking a little dark to me and I would like it a touch brighter. To to this am I right in thinking that I need to reduce development time on the next test, maybe...
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    Re: Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    I have just measured the Film Base and Fog and the densitometer reads 0.14
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    Re: Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    Ah, yes you was correct here. Having fixed the Auto Exposure, the scanner is now showing what I expected. Thanks
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    Re: Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    No Peter, to was a straight reading from the middle of the negative
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    Re: Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    Interesting Alan.

    Out of interest, can you remember how you created the Zone VIII negative

    Ian
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    Scanned Negative Shows Zone V

    I conducted a simple test today and wasn't expecting the results I got...

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    I spot metered a white card including all 4 corners and the centre to make sure it was evenly lit from the natural...
  17. Re: Scanning 8x10 method Epson v850 super resolution lens

    Is this when scanned at 6400 or is that irrelevant
  18. Re: Scanning 8x10 method Epson v850 super resolution lens

    From my testing, to get pretty close to 2400 ppi from the V800, you need to be scanning at 6400 ppi. Having said that, my tests have only been on 4x5 negatives so I am not 100% sure what effective...
  19. Re: Photographing Darkroom Prints To Be Shown Online

    Thanks for the comments, some good advice to be going on with.
    I do have access to a North facing window so that may help quite a bit with more even lighting.
  20. Photographing Darkroom Prints To Be Shown Online

    Possibly the wrong forum section so please move it if it is.

    I have been asked if I can supply some photographs of some of my darkroom prints. They don't want scans but what to see photographs of...
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    Re: Help With Epson V800

    Update:

    I turned the scanner on its side and gave a few taps with the palm of my hand and this seems to have fixed the issue.
    Only conclusion I have is that there must have been a very small...
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    Help With Epson V800

    Friday it worked fine, today it produced a fault.

    It is producing a straight vertical line down one side of the negative. I have tried several negatives and the line is apparent on all, even on...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    As you mentioned paper types JP, do you think the VC papers such as Ilford MG5 is suitable for small contact prints. The reason I ask is because in my mind, I am trying to achieve what I call the...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    Thanks Doremus. yes you are correct, I was getting mixed up with this Proper proof as I recall watching a video on it by Fred Picker and this is what stuck in my mind for some reason.
    From now on, I...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    Thanks, I will only use what I suggested as a rough guide then and lay it by ear for each contact print I do
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    4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    I want to try and get to grips with printing some 4x5 negatives as contact prints with the ultimate goal of matting and framing them.

    Question:
    Through testing, do you find the time for the film...
  27. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Thanks, I do have a MOD54 so I shall use that.
  28. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I have just been given a small selection of 4x5 x-ray film mostly all double sided.
    Can this be developed like regular film in an SP-445 or Paterson Tank ?
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    Re: Epson V700 High Resolution lens

    What happens if you are using the Epson Mounting station which sits on the bed. Do you select With Film Holder or Without Film holder in the software

    Ian
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    Re: Incident Metering Question

    I have the Phil Davis BTZS and keep going back to it as it doesn't always sink in.
    From what I have read if I have it right is to meter in the open shade and then close down +1 stop.

    My...
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    Re: Incident Metering Question

    I can do it this way and because I have no control on development time like I do with sheet film especially if all 12 exposures are made under different lighting conditions, I was not sure whether...
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    Re: Incident Metering Question

    Thanks

    I should have stated but yes it will be black and white film, maybe Acros, HP5 or FP4 as these are the only ones I use. The camera Would be a Mamiya C220.
    I am quite comfortable using the...
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    Incident Metering Question

    I have a question regarding incident metering.

    Scenario:
    We have a subject which is in both sun and shade and we are using Medium Format Film.

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    Question:
    Where would the best place...
  34. Thread: ISO Question

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    Re: ISO Question

    Thank you
  35. Thread: ISO Question

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    ISO Question

    Scenario:
    After metering a scene based on ISO 100 film and placing the shadows on Zone 3, I then expose the image.
    After making the exposure, I realise that the film used was actually 400 ISO film....
  36. ColorPerfect And MAC OSX Catalina Issues ?

    Ive just upgraded my iMac which now has OSX Catalina installed but I have noticed that ColorPerfect is no longer working.

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    This is what I see from a black and white scan.
    Is anyone else...
  37. New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    Having just upgraded to MAC OSX Catalina, I have installed the new Epson Scan 64 bit software.
    First thoughts of the program is "it's horrible"....

    It's slow and unresponsive compared to the...
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    Re: St Mary's Church Doncaster UK

    Thanks for the comments
  39. Re: Digital Negative For Silver Printing Question

    Thanks Bob. For Silver Digital Negatives, is the Ilford MG pearl finish suitable in your honest opinion.
  40. Digital Negative For Silver Printing Question

    I have printed a step tablet consisting of 11 blocks of grey going from 0%k to 100%K.
    I printed the step tablet onto to digital film using Matt ink through the Epson ABW driver from an Epson R3880....
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