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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    the problem with photography is that people keep confusing a photographs with reality when they have nothing to do with each other...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    that is sometimes what people expect as a photograph, maybe it's a client., you, me, maybe it's someone else, that's their interest, what they like &c im glad they like that sort of stuff because...
  3. Re: Sun activated Siver iodide nano antibacterial spray and photography

    that is what roll film and sheet film is...
    it's only a few ingredients and not hard to make.
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    less than$4 plus shipping at anchor optical .. not much CA ..


    good luck with your project OP!
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    doesn't even have to be that fancy, a Wollaston meniscus lens works great as portrait lenses.

    http://www.re-inventedphotoequip.com/Home.html
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    How are you going to make your prints, in a darkroom ? or scanning and adjusting things using PS? there are ways to make even something made with a sharpish lens less sharp when enlarging ( or...
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    Re: Why are we here?

    habit, and its been a nice place to visit for IDK 20+ years ..
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    I'm looking for an adapter plate that will allow me to use my Empire State ( century ) back on my No. 8 Century, sadly no backs fit on the camera except the exact back that came with the camera. one...
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    BIG film is at it again..
    Lina Bessonova always posts great stuff too...
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    Re: Mystery Kyvytar 240mm f/6.8 in Copal #1

    if it is like the computar symetrigon ( 150 f6.3 ) I have maybe it will illuminate / cover that big sheet of film. mine was and has been used on a 8x10 with no issue.
    have fun!
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    dude, keep tom out of this. unless he has an instagram feed ;) LOL
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    Dust to dust, .. it's going around!
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    Flickr is free, isn't it ?




    I know it's a well made ad but a bit confusing. I catch it between episodes of Divorce Court and Personal Injury Court, and then while I was watch Supreme...
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    I've never been connected with pundits on instagram and don't care that someone sees things on their cellphone. I go to Flickr and this website on my phone once in a while.
    How are you going to vet...
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    How has it invaded our lives or and "using me" by posting low Rez images on IG ?
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    Yea, I know, I guess the problem is it's the same on any website it's the price to pay for a unfettered access to people's photography and other media? The alternative is only show people things in...
  17. Re: 4x5 Portrait lens recommendation with "classic" look and feel

    hi formanproject

    you might look at old folding+box cameras and remove the shuttered lens or front plate. some have great old school lenses that can be used for portraits. my favorite lens for...
  18. Re: Source(s) for single archival 12x20 storage box?

    hi

    if you want custom made and super nice you might look into portfolio box and hope bindery in Rhode Island, they both do fantastic work. Portfolio box also make hand crafted bound portfolio...
  19. Thread: imagekind

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    Re: imagekind

    Hi Greg, I thought I'd give a 13.5 year update : I've loved that place, had nothing to complain about. Until recently I had between 850 and 900 images on the site. I've sold quite a few "units" (...
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    Re: LIttman Camera, still being sold ?

    Corran

    I hope you bring that camera on your road trip ! If it was 4"x X" roll film I think that would be the perfect camera :). I can't wait for JLane Plate company to start coating their...
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    Re: LIttman Camera, still being sold ?

    HI drew

    Yea. I remember the back and forths the law suit threats the other makers, I was just thinking of GL and wondering aloud if he was still making those cameras. the people who I know of who...
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    Re: LIttman Camera, still being sold ?

    hi Jim. im not talking specifically about the olde polaroid swinger cameras I'm talking about the 1999-200x graflock back conversions mr G LIttman did .. ... he was an interesting character ;)
    ...
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    LIttman Camera, still being sold ?

    Hi i figure since it is about the king of caps, i'd ask in all caps
    i was wondering if the littman 4x5 single is still being sold ? I went to some website
    that was advertising them and has a...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    I have too many ( 3x4 - 22x28 ) at the moment and should probably sell some of what I have..
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    Re: Planning Roadtrip for June in Middle/Western USA

    wasn't crowded. 2 of us in the whole huge parking lot, on a weeknight and it wasn't "closed". it was just a state policeman enforcing the "no resting in the rest area" policy.
  26. Re: Henry William Jackson glass negative from NGM 1989/2 , Is it colorful ?

    OP what is the article ? does it say where the negative lives? you might get a definitive answer asking the person who curates HWJ's plates.
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    there might be colors because it was taken with a modern digital camera and the world outside and inside where the person is holding the plate has colors reflecting on the glass. I scan black and...
  28. Re: Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    Sorry for the confusion..
    Yes I suggested when shipped it’s ONLY radiation from the sky and not the potential of boxes opened by TSA agents …hope that makes sense…. I suggested that it doesn’t...
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    not really internet confusion.

    sometimes you get TSA people who have no idea what they are looking at and they ruin film, at least if it is shipped, it ONLY gets radiation from the sky (it won't...
  30. Re: Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    good luck drew! I did hand inspect within the states before the pandemic and the young TSA guy didn't even know what film was.
    some suggest shipping film to your destination and shipping it back...
  31. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Dude,
    that's why you use a lens that covers like a 20x24 image ( on your 4x5 ) or you fix everything in photo shop !
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    sorry to say it like this/ sound condescending /disparaging but(to many in the collectable art world) the AA and Weston prints are "just photographs"... they're nice photographs but it's not quite...
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    Re: Man Ray: Kiki de Montparnasse

    sorry to say it like this/ sound condescending /disparaging but the AA and Weston prints are "just photographs"... they're nice photographs but it's not quite the same...



    why is it mind...
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    Re: Man Ray: Kiki de Montparnasse

    and now if you count how much the $ has tanked it's inflated value is about what it sold for LOL
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    Re: Man Ray: Kiki de Montparnasse

    I saw that, that's fantastic. Man Ray was one of the greats. And it will keep its value unlike NTFs and other modern types of artworks won't fade like some color images ..
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    plenty of painters and sculptors don't pre visualize ... Because of "free will" ..


    I think anyone who considers themself a "photographer" gives special attention to their work, including...
  37. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    gazing in someone else's navel is the same as walking a mile in their shoes ..
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    people who do large format photography make it seem as if it is really difficult, like there is some sort of mystique about it and think just because they use a sheet film camera that somehow their...
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    Re: How to learn a type of film?

    HI Vinay

    best way to learn a film is to use it and develop it and make prints from it.. films and developers and papers are never the same between people ... what works for me might not work for...
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    Re: Emulsion dry plates

    I hope that was helpful, i currently use a really slow emulsion recipe from thelighfarm 's archives. it's made with sea water and silver and gelatin and that is about it. it's unwashed so I don't...
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