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  1. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    The link now goes nowere... :confused:
  2. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    The link now goes nowere... :confused:
  3. Re: 8x10 Scanning DIY for Epson scanners (v700/v750/v800/v850)

    RIGHT ! That's it ! Castor !
  4. Re: 8x10 Scanning DIY for Epson scanners (v700/v750/v800/v850)

    I know that Massimo Vitali prints near Como, at one of the best printing studios/labs in the planet... but I don't remember the name
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    Re: Next step up from Epson scanners

    I am following here, lots of informations... I'm new to scanning large format color and B/W negatives.

    But, when I scan wihtout ANY color setting, Epson v850 Pro (and others I've seen in the past)...
  6. Re: Strobes vs Continuous Lighting with MF and LF?

    I see I'm not alone...
    a 2k to roast steaks could rise some problems in smoke dealing...

    But really nobody here never tried one of those new LED lights with Fresnels ?
  7. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Nice idea: but there is no image... ! :(
  8. Re: 8x10 Scanning DIY for Epson scanners (v700/v750/v800/v850)

    Thank you Pere Casals!
    You are right: there are no alternatives on new machines, but now I know differences...

    Yes: in case of exhibitions and collection prints series I would go to a lab for a...
  9. Re: 8x10 Scanning DIY for Epson scanners (v700/v750/v800/v850)

    I need a home scanner in pretty good quality, for 4x5 and 8x10 negatives, and I'm asking for some advice from your experiences.
    V800 or v850 seem universally known as pretty good.
    But I did not...
  10. Re: Strobes vs Continuous Lighting with MF and LF?

    Hi,
    I have all quoted problems: I would like enough light without roasting the subject during the setting and positioning of the lamps...
    So, for the kind of light, tungsten were the best: some...
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    True. One kind of my sad experiences are those "normal auction" lenses, that are withdraw by the seller, since someone convinced him/her to accept an offer out of the auction.
    Several times, I have...
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    Re: On Portrait Lenses

    That is totally true!
    But, one of the problems in spherical aberrations soft focus lenses are the "points of reflected light". When there are strong lights, spherical aberrations can produce big...
  13. Sticky: Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Very good pages! Thank you Dan
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    Old lenses in Belgium

    Going to Bruxelles, Belgium, in a few days.
    Could somebody suggest some places or fairs to go to look for some old brass lenses ?
    Thank you !
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    Re: July 2017 portrait thread

    Very good !
    apart the happy and strong image of Vigga's face,
    I see a perfect good usage of the lens, with the good distance to have the creamy transition from OF to OOF
    Master
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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    Small Eidoscope ! never met !
    Very nice effect indeed !
    Not too foggy and still with all plans in sight and perception !
    Very nice choice of lights too .

    Did you stop a bit or just full open ?
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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    Very good gallery Emil ! Thank you !



    Right! Imagon is similar to Kodak Portrait (I have both), but Imagon disks have a very special function, IMO.
    The issue is the kind of light: disks can be...
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    Re: Rollei RPX 25 In 5X4

    I used to develop the famous Agfapan 25 of 1970 in normal Microphen and that was full tone range, perfect...
    Now it seems almost impossible to reach those results with present developers if not...
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    Re: Rollei RPX 25 In 5X4

    I am very interested to have a kind of "full tone range" from 25 ISO film, but I do not see any image at that link...
  20. Re: Soft Focus. Spencer Portland ~ Gundlach Hyperion Compared

    Very nice you did that Jim !
    For me I think the Hyperion could render a more "creamy" volume on chromes... or on luminous parts.
    While the PortLand could be some diffusing... could it be similar to...
  21. Thread: Lens Values

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    Re: Lens Values

    Ah Ah Ah ! It was my pleasure! If this was the Zuckerberg place I should put a "like" !

    I live in Italy, and I see sales too late, when all games have been done already
    I missed everything ... a...
  22. Thread: Lens Values

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    Re: Lens Values

    Annie, I jumped on here a bit late maybe, but I think you deserve some other clues to sell well ....if I'm still in time.
    Make good photos of the objects: to let see the quality of surfaces, and...
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    Re: Scanner for 8x10 Negatives

    I appreciate your advice and the way you did it.

    I am having the same problem, since labs are not working on film anymore.
    BTW this Aztek Plateau seems not in production anymore...

    But the...
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    Re: July 2013 Portraits

    Serghiei
    Very good light and contrast !

    BTW : does this Xray film have a good "acute" grain ?
    or does it have a micro-blur ?

    thank you
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    Re: sharpest lens ever

    According to many, one of the sharpest ever is the Schneider Super Symmar HM 120mm; a pretty odd asymmetrical and very interesting lens (that fortunately I have).
    I have a Nikkor Macro 105mm f 1:4...
  26. Re: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LARGE AND ULTRA LARGE FORMAT GROUP “ Let’s Meet”

    Hi !
    Very nice meeting !
    I whish I could have been there !
    But , all those lenses and other stuff there in img2328aa.jpg... are "for sale" or exchange ?
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Universal Heliar, 300875326374

    just went for $3,105.77 on the famous place!

    This is a breaking of the slight lowering tendance...
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    @Amadeus, is your "no-knuckle" portrait series vi a good lens for the purpose ?
  29. Re: Rembrandt Pictorial Lens , 10" f4.5 - Some informations ?

    Thank you
    I saw that, but it was quoting the catalog, but there was no catalog...
    I just wanted just to have a roadmap to essays... with film going...
    Any image or more notice will be appreciated
  30. Rembrandt Pictorial Lens , 10" f4.5 - Some informations ?

    Hello everybody.
    I found this lens that sounded interesting.
    It's coated, iris full of blades, and there is a Burke & James label sticked on the barrell.
    I knew there was a Rembrandt Camera, with...
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    Re: Struss or Pinkham & Smith?

    That was exactely what I was trying to figure out.
    But analyzing the wonderful work by Jim Galli I saw some details that made me think that there still is a little work to be done...
    This is the...
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    Re: Struss or Pinkham & Smith?

    Hi,
    from the forum stements it seems you are on line now.
    I have almost the same question on P&S and Struss, but I know something more.
    What I would like to check are the optical schemas of those...
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    Re: Info for 120mm Fujinon SW

    Hi,
    could you tell something about quality and sharpness?
    I could buy one, but is not "so" small: a double cone, similar to Schenider Super Ang 72mm, as a shape...
    Thank you
    Massimo
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