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  1. Thread: junker LF

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    Re: junker LF

    Wayne, I sent you a PM.
  2. Thread: junker LF

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    Re: junker LF

    Any size might work, no lens required, ground glass would be good but not essential, doesn't have to be light-tight. What do you have in mind?
  3. Thread: junker LF

    by Don Wallace
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    junker LF

    Does anyone have any true junker LF cameras that they want to unload? A friend of mine is involved in project that includes using a digital camera to photograph from the ground glass.
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    Re: daylight tank processing of 8x10 negs

    I hand roll a Jobo Expert Drum and although I am not crazy about it, it does do 5 at a time. You need a really big dark bag to load it, but it can be done. A better way to load it is to use a...
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    Re: Home Studio and Darkroom Survey

    I shoot only available light (that is the highbrow way of saying I don't have a studio and flash confuses me). However, I just got a darkroom built, finally, and love it. Even though you are not...
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    Re: Contact Printing Book and Paper?

    Here are a couple of related questions.

    1) how thick can the glass be before it is a problem? Do you use ordinary window glass or something more exotic?

    2) any tips for dodging and burning? ...
  7. Re: Cost of sheet film & quantity per box thereof

    I couldn't agree more with the idea of buying the best you can. Cheap film is not worth it.

    About two years, two friends went digital and GAVE me all of their leftover film, including several...
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    Shelf life of powdered chemistry

    I found a ziplock bag with a bunch of unopened packages of Dektol and Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent. They have to be at least 6-7 years old. What are the odds that they are still good? I suppose I...
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    Re: pin pricks in negs

    What is TFX-2?
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    Re: pin pricks in negs

    Ilford I think. I make it a little more dilute than usual.
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    pin pricks in negs

    On the weekend, I noticed that I got some "pin pricks" in my negs, i.e., tiny dents in the neg. I didn't get a chance to print yet so it may not cause any problems, but does anyone have any ideas as...
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    Re: French Post Modernist MFA Stuff

    For those of us who are religious, the demand for objective proof indicates that the person making the demand has already completely misunderstood the nature of religion.

    On a less philosophical...
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    Re: French Post Modernist MFA Stuff

    What words?
  14. Re: Curious onlookers - how do you handle them?

    Ya got my vote, Frank!
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    Re: Most Important Thing you Learned?

    Bingo, Tony. That is the most important thing I have learned. Here are a few more.

    Keep notes.
    I have learned immeasurably from looking at my notes before and after developing the negative. ...
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    Re: The Future of Photography?

    I WISH!!! Oh sure, you can look at the crappy little screen in the back and least be sure you GOT the damn thing. But as for everything else that makes a photograph a good photograph, you can't...
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    Re: The Future of Photography?

    I am not going to argue with you. You are whistling past the graveyard if you think that support for silver-based photography has not seriously declined and will continue to do so. Ok, I won't say...
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    Re: The Future of Photography?

    The part that you quote isn't opinion, it is fact. Consider the demise of Kodak paper, of the Agfa company, and so on. Support for silver-based photography is declining. You can pretend it isn't. ...
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    Re: The Future of Photography?

    In my opinion, there is no doubt that digital technology will all but replace current photography. Some silver-based photography will remain as a form of artistic expression, but the digital process...
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    Re: Illford Photo: Defend The Darkroom

    Universities and colleges with fine arts programmes seem to be keeping their darkrooms, even if they trim them a little. However, technical colleges, which were larger players than the art...
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    Re: 8x10 colour film

    Gene, this is what I am finding out. I also checked and there is no duty on American-made film imported to Canada. I think if I buy Fuji from the US, I have to pay duty. I will have to pay both...
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    8x10 colour film

    I bought a box of Portra 400 NC last year on a whim - it was short-dated, I figured what the hell. I finally got around to shooting a pair of sheets from the box of 10 and WOW I love it. I have not...
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    Re: 75mm on a Super Speed Graphic?

    I don't think that a 75mm will work very well. A 90mm is ok on a Super but the bellows is quite compressed and restricts movement. I seem to recall someone using a 75mm with a recessed lensboard...
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    Re: VC Filters vs. Dichro Color Head

    Brian, I don't quite understand. Why is dialing in extreme contrast changes with a dichroic head more inconvenient than changing VC filters? I would think it was the other way around.
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    Re: Man, Is Film Getting Hard To Find!

    The larger stores in Ottawa, Canada, will special order LF film, but they stock almost nothing. Not even a lot of 120 film. I highly recommend Rob Skeoch for b&w. Nice guy and really on the ball. ...
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    Re: The Worst Advice (in ANY format)

    When I was a beginner, I had lots of questions, and I learned very quickly to differentiate between those who knew what they were talking about and those who didn't know squat but pretended to. I...
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    Poll: Re: 3. Would you yourself pose nude?

    I have tried many times, and been arrested on each occasion.
  28. Re: Would you say that LF photography is . . .

    cobalt, you crack me up.

    Okay, it ISN'T deliberate. I almost always carry my 8x10 with me just because I like to carry things. Sometimes I even carry a lawn chair to work. So it definitely...
  29. Re: Would you say that LF photography is . . .

    A related question would be: why do you think it should be glamorous, etc., in order to be a rich experience?

    I find the experience of LF photography, from capturing the image to realizing it in...
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    Full length portraits

    Here is another likely dumb question.

    Last weekend, I was shooting some portraits of a friend and wanted to get a full-length shot of him sitting in a chair. His knees and feet were, obviously,...
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    Re: Burning - Any Tips?

    I really like what Paul had to say about preserving the direction of the light. I have never really thought about a print that way before, but it has really got me thinking. I guess I (and maybe...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Development Method

    4x5 - Jobo CPE-2
    5x7 and 8x10 - Jobo Expert Drum, hand-rolled on Jobo base
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    Get out your spotmeter!!

    This optical illusion is not only the best I have ever seen, it really makes one think twice about visualization. I am going to spot meter a lot more carefully in the future!
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    Re: Gralab Timers - who uses these?

    I don't get it either. Can you explain what it is you are trying to do?
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    Re: survey digital vs traditional darkroom

    Two years ago, I had only a temporary darkroom so monochrome printing was pretty much on hold. At that point, I shot mostly colour and I did try to scan and print on my own. After a lot of...
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    filters and adapters

    I am a little mystified by the various filter systems used for large format. I have never actually seen anyone use a filter that did not simply screw onto the lens, but I know, from this site, that...
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    Re: Film testing and silliness

    I checked on the web for Hutchins' Zone Board with no luck. Would any of you have a quick explanation?
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    Re: Film testing and silliness

    What is the BTZS method? Does it involved even illumination on some kind of board?
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    Film testing and silliness

    I just spent another frustrating hour in the back yard trying to do some zone system testing. The recommendation that one shoot outdoors on a day when the light is very even was definitely written...
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    Re: Question regarding Yousof Karsh

    Karsh shot in 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10. I had the rare privilege last year of handling some of his original negs. On one of them, an 8x10 of Marshall McLuhan, he used a technique that I had never seen...
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