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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    I've finally made the break with Adobe after a couple of tries. The problem was that for a long time I couldn't see an alternative to PS and particularly LR. I'm now using GIMP and Darktable, and for...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you also from me, Clement. Beautiful images which are a joy to contemplate.
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    A few days ago I was thinking about Newton rings and wondering why I never get them. I think the answer is that I've been using the same sheet of 6mm thick glass for decades and in that time it's...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    5. Vine stems on forest floor. (FP4 at ASA50, Kodak 10" Commercial Ektar, D7 developer.)

    6. Mountain Clematis on log. These wonderful plants climb and scramble over everything and are a truly...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Saddened by the destruction caused by the recent bushfires in Australia I decided to revisit some of the 8x10 negatives I made when living in part of the affected area during the 80s. This place was...
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    Re: Scanning a negative as a document

    Yes I've been thinking along these lines. In the case of my 5x7 x-ray neg there are two emulsions, one of which is pressed hard against the white backing in the scanner. Also the thin space of the...
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    Re: Scanning a negative as a document

    Thanks for the interesting thoughts. Actually Christopher's comment struck a chord with me. The second image, the 5x7 pinhole x-ray of the tree came out looking somewhat like an ambro- or tintype,...
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    Scanning a negative as a document

    There's been some recent discussion on RFF about using an ordinary scanner to scan 4x5 negs. Some have asserted that a negative can be scanned in a conventional scanner then inverted by software to...
  9. Re: Large format camera parts and pieces for building from scratch

    I'm making a 5x7 at the moment. I've bought lead screw, nut and bearing (from 3D printer) and knobs from China via eBay. Metal parts like front/rear panel clips standard arms and stays, I make...
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    Sticky: Re: LF Pinhole - design and building

    Thanks Don, you too. I've discovered a lot of great videos on pinhole by Joe VanCleave on YouTube... another Great from f/295. Warm wishes to you!
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    Sticky: Re: LF Pinhole - design and building

    Steve's right. I have sighting dots - small cut down nails with painted heads - to indicate where the camera is looking. But they are only for the pinhole centred. When the pinhole is shifted I just...
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    Sticky: Re: LF Pinhole - design and building

    I made this camera a couple of months ago out of scraps of White Cypress decking timber that I couldn't see go to waste. Size is 5x7, pinhole size 0.4mm, pinhole-film distance 100mm, speed f/250. The...
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    Re: Contact print frame glass

    I use a sharpening stone that I use for honing chisel and plane blades. My stone has two surfaces, coarse and a fine, and I use the fine for glass.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Nice shot, Chris. We don't have squirrels in Aust., but I love animals and he's cute. Is he a red squirrel or grey? I believe in England the imported grey squirrel has just about wiped out the native...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Good to see you on deck again Chris. Amen to a better year ahead.
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    Re: IR 760 filter - rating film speed

    Thanks Steve and Pere. Yes there was some exposure probably below 760, but even exposed at ASA 1.5 it's probably close to 2 stops underexposed, so in practice unusable with this film I'd say.
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    Re: IR 760 filter - rating film speed

    I tested some Rollei IR400 with the 760 filter at various speeds down to ASA 1.5 (sample at left). On the right is the same film exposed through a 720 filter. Clearly the 760nm filter is outside of...
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    Re: IR 760 filter - rating film speed

    Thanks for the very interesting replies.

    The only reason I got the IR 760 is that it's the only one they have in the 49mm size. My preference was for the 720nm which I have in 67mm. I'll cut up...
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    IR 760 filter - rating film speed

    I recently bought an IR 760 filter and notice it's almost black, allowing little or no visible wavelengths to pass. Compared to the IR 720 filter I have of the same brand, the comparison is quite...
  20. Re: Adobe is going to only sell subscription based Photoshop

    Same here, Armin and Roger. I ditched Adobe today quoting my dissatisfaction with their 'subscription model'. I think Affinity looks good so I'll give it a go.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Yes, looks great. And a good choice of timber for the frame. I have a small stock of Huon Pine I bought for camera making. If it's good enough for boats and furniture, it'll do for cameras too... or...
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    Sticky: Re: LF Pinhole - design and building

    Lovely work, Chris... cameras and images. Particularly like last image.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Very helpful video. Well done, and thanks for posting it.

    (Btw, what is the music, Russian?)
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Great image, Chris. Keep at it.
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    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    Recent outing with Rollei IR400 (expired 2016) developed in D-76 stock 6 min. Kowa 85mm lens, IR720 filter.

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    Re: LED Safelight options?

    I made a small LED safelight by converting a halogen reading lamp. I used 12 x 5mm clear LEDs with a wavelength of 660nm. Perfectly safe. I've recently bought one of these:...
  27. Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Nice pics, Chris. I was wondering how things were going with you. Great to know the CLL is not misbehaving, but must have made you a little anxious. Great to hear from you. Roll up the sleeves and...
  28. Re: Shackles/Pins that hold on ground glass back

    Try a search for 'Deardorff parts' on eBay. There are a few items there, many sold by Catlabs. I think Deardorff used to have an eBay shop; it doesn't appear to be around now.
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500

    Maybe there was some mixing and matching either pre- or post-sale. Mine appears to be the later version, having 300 watt lamps and the 8 flat pins connector, yet the controller (which has recently...
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    Princes Bridge, Melbourne, looking towards the arts precinct, 1980s. Contax, Zeiss 28mm f/4 Distagon lens, Agfapan 25 probably in Rodinal. The split tone effect is perhaps due to scanning the...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Dang! I thought I was being clever. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Nice one, Chris. You had me fooled for a moment; I thought a mirror was involved!
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Lovely as usual. A different take on the term 'life model'. :)
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    You're looking fit and well, Chris. Nice selfie.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Great little camera, terrific lens. I gave mine to my daughter who used it for years. The TRIPtych concept is very appropriate. :)
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    Thanks for the clarification, Jon, I got the model number mixed up wither others' posts. Some of the images in this thread are amazing. As a complete novice to serious digital cameras (I do have a...
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    Another nice image, Jon. Does the converted D800 always produce images with that coloration or have you done that in post-processing?
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    Great image, Jon.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice, Yuri.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    These are great lenses. I bought a 35/3.5 and a 28/3.5 Super Tak from a Forum member a few years ago. Here is a sample from last summer. 35mm at f/5.6, Tmax 100 expired 2008 in Pyrocat HD.
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