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    Re: Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    I have been considering moving over to a patterson tank with the mod54.
    Don't know, but I have no trust in the Stearman at this point no more and my images are to valuable to loose to such a problem.
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    Re: Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    Thanks guys,

    I have considered the wetting the rubber thing. But did not try.
    I do close the tank with the caps on it.
    And fill it always to the top.
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    Stearman Press leaking like crazy

    Any other people developing 4X5 in a Stearman Press.

    through time it starts to feel more and more unreliable.

    Do others also have experience? The rubber closing off looks intact. But even when...
  4. Thread: July Portraits

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    Re: July Portraits

    Thank you so much.
  5. Thread: July Portraits

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    July Portraits

    Did not see anyone starting a new thread.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50079436016_71306a315c_c.jpgPool fever by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    Atlast I can continue my work, so hereby...
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    Bad chems -> Blix

    Hi guys,

    I was mixing my chems (Tetenal) which were standing still from beginning March, lockdown.

    Now, I got to part 2 of my BLX mix, when I saw these particules showed up.

    The question:...
  7. Re: Portra 160 x 400 (4X5) mixed up (ay caramba)

    I knew that those notches were there to tell differences, but did not know it was also different per ISO. Cool
  8. Portra 160 x 400 (4X5) mixed up (ay caramba)

    Have any of you had this problem:

    I have some loaded disks, some with 160, and some with 400 portra.
    But I lost my paper which states what disks are loaded with 160 and which with 400.

    I am a...
  9. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    No, but as we all know, these images are only made to be printed, so now digital format will it ever do it full justice. Right?
    For me Instagram is more of a showcase in preview-kind of way, and a...
  10. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    I understand, but not all LF/MF portrait photographers are here.
    And also: this is good, to share with other LF/MF portrait photographers, but maybe we there are none-LF/MF photographers, who also...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48115289198_f089da9438_c.jpgLucia by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48138081803_6e77077c6f_c.jpgLucia by Smith De...
  12. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    You know, with all these LF (and MF) analog portrait work, I really miss an Instagram account where they are collected. I really am always on the look out to LF (and MF) portrait (or more people...
  13. Re: Color print film C-41 kit (mixing question)

    I actually buy the 500 ml kits.
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    Re: Quarantain -> (mixed) chems

    My chemicals are all stored well too, but my mixed (prepared) C41's... wont the go bad very fast?
    Or do they really stay good for many months?

    I have stored them in dark bottles, in a closed box,...
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    Quarantine -> (mixed) chems

    Other people also watching there mixed chems slowly going rubbish as you can not make & develop new photographs due to quarantaine.

    (ps: health is more important than chems, ofcourse!)
  16. Thread: March Portraits

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    Re: March Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49655903562_d03dac435d_b.jpgJaylee-1-2 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr
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    A pretty cool drybox??

    Hi guys,

    We are renovating the office space... And I was thinking about installing a box to dry my negatives in. So I don't have to hang them up in the bathroom anymore.

    But my GF said I could...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49650589783_725283008a_c.jpgKirsten-1-4 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    Taken with a Pentax, fujifilm, but forgot which film exactly (35mm)
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Cool scene, good use of all that light!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49658089253_11422123b8_c.jpgJaylee-2 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    First time shooting 120 Kodak Portra 800
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    Re: Lock 'n Load (practical)

    Yes, that's the thing. If I hold to roll of film at the loose end (not at the reel end) and put it between two fingers it sometimes has trouble rolling up onto the reel and even sometimes rolling...
  22. Thread: March Portraits

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    Re: March Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49654994278_6885570153_c.jpgJaylee-1 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    Again Portra 400 on Intrepid 4x5
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    Kodak Portra 400 (Green)

    Hi guys,

    So I noticed in my two last developements that my Portra 400 (4x5) has a more greenish tone into it?
    I did not change anything of my dev process, and used a fresh dev kit chems....
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    Re: Lock 'n Load (practical)

    Yes, but my main concern is more that the roll, rolls up on the loose end while rolling it up into the reel..
    This must sound confusing. :-)
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    Lock 'n Load (practical)

    Hi guys,

    I wonder, do you ever have problems loading 120 or 35mm upon a patterson tank reel?
    Loading 4x5 is no problem for me, but am always struggling to get that 120/35 film on the reel.
    Any...
  26. Thread: March Portraits

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    Re: March Portraits

    Thanks, that is a huge compliment I must say.

    Well, I never had the strongest commercial mindset.

    During a shoot with one of the kids the dad asked me if I was to sell the prints.
    And I...
  27. Thread: March Portraits

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    Re: March Portraits

    Thank you very much. -)
  28. Thread: March Portraits

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    Re: March Portraits

    Has been a while, but new one from me.
    Portra 400 with Intrepid camera

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49618118671_4eacca5610_b.jpgMarit-1 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr
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    Re: December 2019 Portraits

    Thanks, well, most of whom I work with are energetic too, but most are also proffessional. So it makes it easier for they know how it works. :-)
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    Re: December 2019 Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49198556303_bc6702e30a_b.jpgJuulz-2 by Smith De Westelinck

    Maybe not tag sharp... but I like this one personally, very much.
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    December 2019 Portraits

    I just noticed that there is no December Portrait ....

    I'll begin:

    Kodak Portra 400 on intrepid 4x5

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49195062056_f9d0885182_b.jpgJuulz-1 by Smith De...
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    Re: November 2019 Portraits

    First of all, that second photograph... how beautifully confident she looks there.

    I wished there was not as much as high light on her right side, because it distracts of her.
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    Re: November 2019 Portraits

    Wauw, what a wonderfull woman. I was thinking, I had rather had her hair on the other said over her shoulder so you had that beautiful light upon her face.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    My first images with the Mamiya 645 PRO Tl using Kodak Portra 400

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49079313696_631198d751_b.jpgJune-4 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr
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    Re: Drum Scanning recommendation

    Using this thread.

    I want to try and print some of my images.
    And I want to get the best out of them.
    I, myself have an Epson V800, but in my search to get the most out of it I was considering...
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    Re: October 2019 Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48953114246_a4360ecdfb_b.jpgPerrine-1-4 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr
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    Re: October 2019 Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48947609292_a297404d20_b.jpgPerrine-1-2 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr
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    Re: October 2019 Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48943052968_87152ae220_b.jpgPerrine-1 by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

    Portra 160 on Intrepid 4x5
  39. Thread: Rinsing

    by neildw
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    Rinsing

    Hi guys,

    maybe a stupid questions.
    But I develop Kodak 4x5 and I rinse as stated in the little book that is included with developer.
    On Youtube I see that some rinse between each step of the...
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    Re: October 2019 Portraits

    I almost never have this problem, and I work with kids. :-)
    But what I do is first explain to them how I and the camera works, and then how we are communicating troughout the shoot.
    So the kids...
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