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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 ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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!
  13. 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...
  14. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    Iluvmyviewcam ...

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    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 ...

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    What is a silver digital negative ? Is it a normal film negative that is scanned into a digital file ?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  26. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. Thread: Spectral peaks

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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...
  39. Thread: Spectral peaks

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    Spectral peaks

    Let's see what spectral peaks we'd like to be able to switch on in our most desirable enlarger light source. If you could switch on any in particular which ones would they be ? Of course, if all...
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    Re: Common paper and film thicknesses please

    Thanks all but especially Randy for his measurements at this time.

    If getting a range of measurements is going to be very difficult, how 'bout user's observations ?

    0.018" is 457 microns or...
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