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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Great photos Ari, Peter, Randy

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50511392466_3cbeda4577_b.jpg
    DJI_0771 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    Owls Head Maine harbor at sunrise Sunday morning. It has...
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    Re: Meniscus lens iris "sweet spot"???

    I have built meniscus lenses (spaghetti measure lens) and bought meniscus lenses (Reinhold wollaston meniscus, Kodak 305 portrait (doublet), tube for spencer portland) and used some others including...
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

    I'm enjoying seeing these too!
  4. Re: Anyone ever had problems with Epson V700 producing blue streaks, blotches?

    Make sure the cable to the top is snug. Mine comes loose after a few months.
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    Re: Yet another Rubberized FPS recovery technique

    Very cool; thanks!
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    Re: Gregory Crewdson's 'An Eclipse of Moths'

    Appreciation for craft is part of enjoying the process of large format film photography. But, for me, it does not extend to enjoying or appreciating Crewdson's work or anyone else who is perhaps more...
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    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    It will work... You'll lose much of the light that won't be hitting the big film so it will be slower than a smaller enlarger with the same wattage, but that's generally OK.
    I have room for two...
  8. Re: ...photography and its relationship to state surveillance.

    Photography is a tool. It's like saying moveable type has a relationship to state surveillance.
    Surveillance state also uses other tools like duct tape, zip ties, lights, cars, and other things...
  9. Re: Is there a free site that will host your images in their original full resolution

    Scanners on the market today are somewhat not doing justice to what's recorded. It's only a matter of time before big scans are quaint and beaten by DSLRs used as toys.
    Images put on the Internet...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    AZO will have a brighter look, probably not a pictorial look. It's old fashioned and good but not old fashion enough for pictorial.

    Ilford multigrade is great stuff and won't do you wrong. Maybe...
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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    Just a little bit lighter than what looks good. Then dry the test strip with a hair dryer or microwave to see what it looks like dry.

    With B&W film, VC papers, graded papers, etc.. negatives don't...
  12. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Granite and trees at Settlement Quarry, Stonington Maine. June 2020. Ilford FP4+ film in pyrocat hdc. 4x5 preanniversary speed graphic with Aero Ektar lens.


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  13. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Beautiful in many ways.. Lines, textures, lighting, story. Great job.
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    Arri; I like this! Keep it up!
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    The upper atmosphere here in Maine is turning slightly golden orange as smoke comes in from the west.
  16. Re: NEWB Questions! Speed Graphic/Aero Ektar? Interesting portrait lenses in shutters

    I've been using a speed graphic with focal plane shutter for about 90% of my LF photography for 10 years. If the shutter work properly, it's reliable.

    For a budget lens for portraits, look no...
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    Re: Older Speed Graphic information

    Congratulations; that's a nice camera to use. If it has the flip up finder like this, it's a pre-anniversary. They are lighter that most later speed graphics and like the anniversary have more...
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    Re: Is Oriental Seagull paper gone too?

    Maybe Ilford sales increasing at the same time Oriental disappearing is not simple coincidence? Oriental paper comes from "Cyber graphics" in Japan which is also the Ilford distributor for Japan. ...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My newest camera requires FAA identification. I finally got with the cool hipsters with a mavic air 2 drone.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50265839492_0ecb0018b8_c.jpg
    DJI_0254 by Jason...
  20. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    Thanks.. Just received the last part I was waiting for. Should get started assembling soon.
  21. Re: new Western Digital Ultrastar 12 tb drive seems sketch

    And don't use the optional drive encryption on mechanical drives... Much slower and less recovery options should it need professional help.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    The motivation for being able to dial phones (and eliminate the switchboard operator) is very interesting:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strowger_switch
  23. Thread: Shot abandonment

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    Re: Shot abandonment

    I've abandoned once in a while.. Mostly I don't get to the point of cocking the shutter or putting in a film holder...

    Something in the scene I overlooked, while choosing to make a photograph in...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Fisherman Island near Owls Head Maine this spring.. The hardy grass shapes/line/detail move my eyes around as much as composition. Fine detail like this is completely lost to the viewers of instagram...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Nice subject! If it's nearby, visit it after some snow in late afternoon winter light.. I used to have a 200yo cottage on my property with white paint and clapboards like that and it was an awesome...
  26. Thread: External HDD

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    Re: External HDD

    Western digital blue for a ssd. Good as a Samsung for less $. You can get USB adaptors that fit over the connector end of the drive.
  27. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    I used to program C and this looks more C like than C++ (which when I was doing computer science in 93-95 was the thing for designing GUIs if you weren't interest in visual basic...) The includes...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD Stain & Base Fog

    That looks pretty normal (and potentially underexposed but that's subjective).

    There are some instructions out there suggesting a bath in developer after fixing which increases general stain...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks Ken and Bryan. I've use that site before to find dark places for observing northern lights.

    The bortle class determinations on that site are pretty course compared to the viirl...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50141779238_e4089b897f_c.jpg
    _DSC1707 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    Milky way with Saturn and Jupiter. Jupiter was sparkling like the moon in the ocean...
  31. Re: My LED enlarger lightsource instructions / Complete parts list and build

    Thank you! I have parts on the way to build two of them (only need one) and will share how it goes for me. Perhaps if my first try comes out nice, I'll build one for someone else.
    I expect it will...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thanks Ken!


    Chris; I also love that screens photo... The suggestions of the outdoors veiled by the screen and oof are great!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks. Yours is quite a bit more story-telling and different! Glad you did that as well. I shot from about 10 to 11 pm and the rest of the scene except for comet became darker and more starry as...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    _DSC1680 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    A month or two ago I splurged and bought the Sigma 20mm art lens for sky scenes.... The...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Great photos Awty and Austin!

    Rockland Breakwater, Rolleiflex automat tessar, tmy2 in pyrocat hdc.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50113128858_9ee21161e0_z.jpg
    img109c by Jason Philbrook,...
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    Each season of the year seems to have different clouds. This was last week at Alford Lake, Hope Maine. Converted D800.

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  37. Thread: 8x10 Camera Musing

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    Re: 8x10 Camera Musing

    It's too expensive a camera for me too, but for small volume well designed craftsmanship, it's within the realm of reasonable and that's why I don't buy new... Sorta like a new Goldwing will be more...
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    I have used both photoformulary tf4 and tf5. The tf5 is about 1/4 as smelly as tf4 and worth it for tray use. I would also avoid tf4 for tray use but it does a great job in tanks like...
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    Re: 210mm or 240mm for Portraits?

    Either would be fine.

    I'd try to find an older lens with a shutter with more aperture blades for a rounder aperture.. Thin depth of field will mean the background will be out of focus and you...
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    Re: Photos are sideways... How to fix?

    Cameras including phones can add rotation information to the metadata of the photo. E.g. Camera was 90 degrees CW, so that preview images can be rotated properly on display. You know for those...
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