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    Robert White purchase question

    Robert White has long enjoyed a sterling reputation for friendly and effective service, one that is well deserved.

    The low prices are a bonus .... the customer service and knowledge alone are...
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    If you sued,did you win!!??

    I was in a situation similar to yours some months ago and posted much the same question, and received similar advice.

    As to my remedy, I simply sent the offender an invoice at my regular rate,...
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    Why digital?

    My exact printer varies on the particular output, but there are suitable offerings at a price point below my indicated price. Good old H20 is not likely to do any print any good !! With...
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    Why digital?

    Paul, could you be more specific if possible in the processes used in some of the prints you're evaluating ??

    Although you probably won't find this opinion in common currency on this forum, a...
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    The great digital debate

    Brians' reply is the answer .... content, content, content. Of all the movies I've seen recently, I cared less, or even knew if they were done digitally or not.
  6. 90mm lenses and their need for a center filter.

    There have been quite a number of posts related to center filter requirements, and there is much valuable info in them. Opinions vary as may be expected, but a search of the archives should give...
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    Nighttime meter reading for 8x10's

    Try this:

    http://www.thenocturnes.com/layers.htm

    Any method that worked for you in 35mm should work in LF as well ... film is film. The above link is specific to night photography. Hope this...
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    They Want My Negatives......

    You could ask them why they want the negs, then you're in a better position to negotiate. You say magazines, promos and album cover, all those will be final digital products ... perhaps they are...
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    I've Nailed the Shot, Now What Do I Do?

    Ilfochromes are not cheap, and it's not easy to find a good printer. Looking at your e-mail, I'm assuming you're on the east coast of Canada - I'm in Nfld., and I've sent work to the Silver Shack...
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    available light outdoors

    Why use the LF for portraits ? It's somewhat overkill, expensive, and not required unless your friends require huge enlargements.

    Do you and your friends a favour and use 35mm with Portra NC 160...
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    This forum is going..going ..gone !

    As sites go, this one has minimal software and server requirements. There have been a number of offers of help to host the site, so any fears of it's disappearance are probably premature.

    Like...
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    Packing a Monorail

    I had a similar setup as yours, mine being the Discovery and the Phototrekker. I simply swung both standards full to one side and laid the camera flat in the bag. This of course after moving the ...
  13. Digital photo storage backup-- what are you doing?

    I forgot to add this link from Luminous Landscape

    http://luminous-landscape.com/hd-back.htm
  14. Digital photo storage backup-- what are you doing?

    I'd second the Iomega suggestion ... an innovative company with high quality products, plus you'd need only three or four of the portable drives.

    The CD/DVD solution is inexpensive, and probably...
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    Format for an architectural portfolio

    Use CD's. Quicker, cheaper, and certainly presents your work in a size large enough evaluate. They can always ask for larger prints if they need them.

    You could probably put together a website...
  16. Adobe Photoshop--Observations, Questions & Stuff

    Dick R. had a point about stitching ... there are many good, cheap, and some freeware programs which do a very good job of stitching. " Pano Tools " by Helmut Dersch (sp?) is a very good start, and...
  17. Adobe Photoshop--Observations, Questions & Stuff

    The Adobe site itself is quite informative, and has tutorials etc., as well as links to forums if you have a specific question.

    There are almost too many PS books in print to mention, your best...
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    Nikon 995 and macro...

    The 995 enjoys a reputation as one of the best macro digital cameras available, as did the 990 before it. Check your manual on how to do macro shots.
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    Illumination test for wideangle lenses?

    I was going to suggest the Photoshop solution to you - simply scan a transparency of an evenly illuminated solid color, and check the various K values in PS. This would give you an accurate reading...
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    Hyperfocal Focusing With Tilts

    Richard has the idea, although a little theory can save some time and trouble in the field.

    My understanding of hyperfocal distance is that it relates only to film and lens planes that are...
  21. Who Has Experience in Shooting Without Using a Light-Meter

    Many years ago before I was really serious about photography, a seasoned professional photographer who was also a friend of mine asked could he use the landing on the back of a building I worked in...
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    How Much to Start Out

    In addition to the camera and lenses, remember additional costs such as meter, darkcloth, and film holders. You may also need a sturdier tripod and head. The Toyo is by most accounts a fine camera,...
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    Shooting at the Ocean Shore

    Salt spray has cost me $300 in repair bills to a P67 some years ago, and I know of others who have had similar problems.

    Your LF camera does not have the sensitive electronics, but the camera...
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    Using a digital camera to test exposure

    You're not likely to get much more from a digital camera as a meter than you would a spot or ambient meter. The reasons are the latitude differences, and the way the LCD shows the scene.
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    Film is Dead!

    Film died for me some time ago .... my LF camera is on it's deathbed. What I cant' do with digital and computer perspective correction is very little. But then I'm a commercial photographer and...
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    Need Instant Camera 5x7 on Location

    Richard has the idea, but I'm unsure of how you're going to get the sepia toning with PS 5 without a computer.

    There were several models which offered in camera sepia toning, and along with a...
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    Drum Scan File Size of 4X5 Color Slide

    Lee, talk to your print shop first - they will tell you what scan resolution and file type are required based on the print size and quality you want.

    There is no way to get a quality 20 X 24...
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    Care and Feeding of an Ebony?

    You could send me the camera for a free evaluation of the required maintenance and suggested intervals.

    This evaluation can often take three to five years, and would require frequent use of the...
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    Lost Art-Hand Held LF, Addendum

    I don't think we've lost anything - if the image is the most important thing.

    I'm sure many of these Speed Graphic 40's and 50's shooters would have traded their gear for a Nikon in a heartbeat...
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    Focusing Question

    Welcome to LF photography. You would set your lens to the widest aperture to give a brighter groundglass image for initial focusing, and recheck at the actual shooting aperture with a loupe and ...
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    WHAT DIGTTAL CAMERA?

    see http://www.imaging-resource.com/

    very complete and current reviews. also links to other sites and forums are there as well.
  32. But Film Now - Stock Up - Won't be around Long!

    Kodak has been run by the accountants and their bottom line for many years, and the firm goes wherever the profit is.

    I for one would not miss them or their products one bit, in fact were the...
  33. Just couldn't leave it alone, could ya? (for a laugh)

    Funny stuff, probably a lesson learned - I ordered a lens overseas and the eager customs staff actually unscrewed the rear element, and the brass spacers fell out. Instead of trying to put it back...
  34. OK, how many mega-pixels equals a LF negative?

    RE: Mr. Mahoney (Baloney!)

    (( My 300dpi scans of 4x5 color transparencies produce a 27-29MB file - 600dpi is in the neighborhood of 40-70MB (and more). Besides, trying to determine what the...
  35. OK, how many mega-pixels equals a LF negative?

    Think in terms of megapixels (mp), or millions of pixels - that's how CCD (used in digital cameras and backs) capturing is measured.

    A 600dpi scan of a 4X5 nets an approximate equivalent 6...
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    Tilt/swing filter

    Matthew, the feathered selection with any one of the PS blur filters was my first idea as well.
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    The most comfortable backpacks for LF

    I'm with the others in their praise of Lowepro - very sturdy, and an excellent harness system. My only complaint is the way they open fron the front - it makes it difficult to lay it down on wet or...
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    Why Large Format

    I absolutely enjoy every part of the LF image taking process - setting up, leveling, focusing, looking at the GG, mucking around with the movements, metering, setting the lens, etc. I've even grown...
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    Lens Range For Arca Swiss Discovery

    I've used a 90mm SA with the Discovery, and found the standard bellows fine for most shooting. You're more likely to be limited by lens coverage than bellows. The real concern would be using ...
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    mixing light, slide film ?

    This may sound simplistic, but shoot a few test sheets with 100F and use color balance and hue/saturation in PS to change or remove any unwanted color casts.

    With some practice and patience I've...
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