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    Re: Kodak bankruptcy soon inevitable?

    Reading the report, it makes one wonder what is going to happen to the film division as the company transforms itself into a 'digital player'...

    '"As we complete Kodak's transformation to a...
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    Re: What kinds of pointing devices do you prefer?

    I think you have to go a long way to beat the combination of a Wacom tablet (for the heavy PS work) and the Apple Magic Trackpad for multi-touch gestures that I use...
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    Re: Photographing in France

    Unfortunately, you don't say in which season your trip will take place. However, Provence is always popular with photographers - especially in June when the lavender fields are in bloom.

    My...
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    Re: Professional flatbed scanners?

    Well, I appreciated Soeren's unintended(?) bump of this thread. It contains a lot of useful information (at least in the early pages).
  5. Re: New Envelope System for Quickload, ReadyLoad and Polaroid Holders

    I've been following this with interest as the product would definitely be of interest to me - given the cost of QL which will only continue to increase in future.

    One thing that does concern me,...
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    Re: Asymmetrical Movements - Pro & Con

    I wonder if the naysayers are simply jealous? ;)

    Anyway, I bought my 45SU after seeing Joe Cornish demonstrate the advantage of asymmetric tilts on a workshop. He calls it 'the nearest thing to...
  7. Re: Why do you like Large Format photography? (Philosophy Talk Time)

    It's funny, I can go out with my digital compact and take a few, carefully-composed frames but I don't derive anything like the pleasure from the results that I do with my LF images. It's the same on...
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    Re: 4x5 trans in bangkok

    I take it they weren't too good, then? :D
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    Re: Ever feel really STUPID???

    While we're getting all confessional, I did manage to drop a 5x4 in a river one time when I reached for what I thought was the lever to release the lock on my ballhead. It turned out to be the quick...
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    Re: Landscapes - How much movements do you use?

    Having asymmetric rear tilts mean I use rear tilts far more than I should. One shot in particular had a skewed reflection of the moon as a result of this lazy habit!

    Occasionally I might use a...
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    Re: Swiss Alps in Sept.

    I'm currently living in Switzerland and love it here. September/October is the best time to visit. The weather is usually more reliable and, if you catch the larches on the turn, the views can be...
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    Re: Gregory Crewdson on CBS Sunday Morning

    I have seen his work at an exhibition and the impact of those huge prints is incredible - pin-sharp right down to the tiniest detail.

    I guess you have to buy into that whole David Lynch 'weird...
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    Re: Used pro flatbeds - who are they ?

    The snag with the IQSmart1 is that it doesn't have the XY-Stitch facility of the more expensive models so resolution for 5x4 is limited to 2100 spi, hence the question.
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    Re: Used pro flatbeds - who are they ?

    Sandy,

    Does this mean that oXYgen is now compatible with Intel Macs?

    If I was to get an IQSmart1 and then scan a 5x4 in two strips to get extra res, how easy would this be and would there then...
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    Re: Used pro flatbeds - who are they ?

    Matus,

    if you're in Germany, you might want to keep an eye on this site...

    I think you'll find the scanners you are after are more common than you think.;)
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    Re: Are ball heads just a new fad?

    Although most of the time he uses a Manfrotto 410 geared head - as does David Ward (another noted UK LF pro).

    I recently acquired a 410 and the difference in ease-of-use is remarkable. In fact, it...
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    Re: Recommendations to buy 4x5 in UK?

    Robert White in Poole have Acros in 5x4 format...
    Linhof & Studio in Essex sell Bergger film, also in 5x4.
  18. Re: Use of cheap digital to act as both meter and viewscope

    Hardly. A spotmeter only takes readings of what it happens to be pointed at and an incident reading just reads an overall light level. What a histogram does is to represent the output of the many...
  19. Re: Use of cheap digital to act as both meter and viewscope

    I would be very surprised if digitals actually had a usable DR that big. It all depends on careful conversion of the raw file how much DR you actually get.

    One consideration of using the...
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    Re: Favorite non-photo gear?

    My fingerless gloves, headlamp and two sturdy hiking poles. The poles are particularly useful for spreading the load of a heavy pack as well as for balance in tricky terrain. I wouldn't hike any...
  21. Re: Inexpensive ballhead to support Toyo field camera?

    I got by for a long while with an inexpensive Manfrotto ballhead for my Ebony. It worked OK but I recently got a Manfrotto 410 geared head and although it's heavy (about 3x heavier than the...
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    Re: General strategy for scanning transparencies

    This really depends on your scanner and the software you use. Obviously any change that can affect hardware settings (like exposure, for example) is best done at scan time but things like curves and...
  23. Re: People and/or Landscape film choices for scanning?

    I shoot almost exclusively Velvia 50 and Fuji NPS160S when I need extra latitude. Occasionally I'll break out a sheet or two of Acros 100, if the subject warrants a mono treatment. NPS is a very...
  24. Thread: Switzerland

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    Re: Switzerland

    I suspect the diversity of opinions on where to go in Switzerland is more confusing than helpful. The best suggestion, imo, is to use Google Earth - it hasn't failed me yet!

    Basically, there are...
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    Re: Fatali prints: digital ?

    Just to push this in a slightly different direction, does anyone know if Fatali has released any images since the infamous Canyonlands incident? The website hasn't changed for a very long time and...
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    Re: Eeek - too much gear - what to take?

    There speaks a man who has obviously never used asymmetric movements.... :D
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    Re: Purchase drum Scanner or pay for scans

    You can export raw scans as 3f format, which is effectively a 16bit TIFF, but you lose any processing you might have done in FlexColor. If you want to export a fully processed image, as far as I can...
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    Re: Purchase drum Scanner or pay for scans

    The only problem with this approach is that the Imacon software refuses to export 16 bit TIFFs so if you want to do further work in PS then you are forced to live with a loss of quality. Quite why...
  29. Thread: Show your bag

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    Re: Show your bag

    After discovering that my LowePro Pro Trekker weighs 5Kg even when empty, I decided to look around for other alternatives. I got myself a Mammut traveller-style backpack and then set about figuring...
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    Re: Tripod head for 4x5 -- recommendations?

    Arca Swiss do make something very similar. It's called the C1 'Cube', it's a miracle of precision engineering and weighs less than a kilo.

    You really don't want to know how much it costs,...
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    Re: Imacon 848 technique

    Just to be clear on this, if I open a 3F file in PS then this will essentially be the basic scanner output with no settings applied, won't it? Or does PS recognise the special tags in the 3F file and...
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    Re: Imacon 848 technique

    Is it possible to get hold of a copy of FlexColor without buying a scanner? If so, how much does it cost?
  33. Re: Inside info about Velvia 50 from Fuji Film USA

    I must say I'm a little bit sceptical about this statement. From my own experience, and that of others I have spoken to, there are definite differences between the old and new emulsions.
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    Re: Best LF accessories?

    Another vote for the GnassGear Readyload holder. Use one and you'll wonder how you ever managed without it. Also in the category of brilliantly simple is Philipp Salzgeber's QuickDisc bellows-factor...
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    Re: Why Velvia 50 was and is so well liked?

    Seems like a lot of trouble to go to. Why not just shoot Velvia and be done with it?

    Conclusion: shoot the film which has the colour balance that best suits whatever it is you are shooting and...
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    Re: Agfascan T5000 Plus scanner

    Thanks everyone! The article is interesting and informative and a good overview of what's out there (or, at least, what was out there in 2000.)

    The XY-15 is very tempting but I live in a...
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    Agfascan T5000 Plus scanner

    I have a chance to acquire a refurbished Agfa T5000 Plus scanner at a seriously low price but would like to know how it stacks up against the competition and what the max resolution for 5x4 would be....
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    Re: The Future of Photography?

    Interestingly, the American art photographer, Gergory Crewdson, uses this multiple blended exposure technique with 10x8 film. But then, given the size of the team he works with, his shooting-budget...
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    Re: Update on LF Info Book Project

    It would be interesting to know if the people who have ordered so far have received their books and have also suffered the same QC problems. Anyone care to spill the beans?
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    Re: LF in Switzerland

    Just want to echo the many excellent suggestions already made. I, too, use Fotostudio13 for my processing (E6 and C41) and can vouch for their excellent service.

    For some reason, Fuji Quickload...
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