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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    IDK if 20x24 is all you can get from a 4x5 film, for some people I'm sure, I mean I read people who are kind of excessive and say they refuse to enlarge a 35mm frame bigger than 5x7? it's weird...
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    Re: show me something else

    cyanotype
    colors not added by me, they are in the print
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Manufacturers, workshop hosts, company reps and people eager to get you hooked won't really tell you there are variations, until after you got the taste.. and you've already spent a fortune on all...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    hope you reach your goal!
    before you modify that camera, you might consider a one with a little more meat, I'd be afraid to put a heavy lens on a front standard like that!
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    Yeah I know, film >digital output, the contact prints were just a reference for the all important (physical) negative ! :) scans on PMCs are perfect for that..
    All that said, it's still nuts for...
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    Re: Model ID Of Kodak/Graflex 5x7 View

    Can't really tell, but it sort of looks like a graflex century universal view camera
    https://www.tumblr.com/graflexcamera/86339101956/the-graflex-century-universal-view-camera
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    this is great advice ...


    rather than looking at random people's work as high quality ink jet prints, look at how your own work translates into that end product...
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    Re: Blowing and agitating whites

    use sprint film developer, it is nearly impossible to blow out highlights even if the film is over exposed a little bit. you might also consider doing a few test exposures using your dark slide to...
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    so could foundation / base, and minor retouching which was done by competent people throughout the 1980s
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    do you have a way to process the film at home? you have no darkroom, and you were trying to get into hybrid work because the darkroom you would rent is inconvenient.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    have fun!
    I've never had problem with digital ( been using it since the 90s ) but my interests might be different from most people.
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    Jack Boucher is rolling in his grave! LOL. He wanted nothing to do with digital production and the HABS/HAER collection. When I spoke with him years ago he was pretty candid with me about that, and...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Hi Califmike33
    People who know what they are doing always make things look super easy like they are doing nothing special, like darkroom work digital print making isn't something you just learn in a...
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    YW

    this is the guy I remembered doing it, he has a you tube video about the/his process
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMUf1MER8ts&feature=emb_title

    and here's his IG feed, blog, website &c...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    yup, that's pretty much what the navy figured out when they washed their film and prints in ocean water in WW2, the sodium sulfite recaptured and neutralized/hooked up with the fixer, and they...
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    Re: 11x14 Improved Empire State View camera

    yup, I've had one for a few years. bought it thinking the big back would the missing back for the century I have (and was missing the back ). It didn't fit, but the ES is a lot more portable than...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Is it the lens with the same serial numbers as in the ad (10923117 ) or a different one? it seems there were several of these lenses he was selling
    If you aren't happy with it, just return it and...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    I've been looking for those markers to detect chemical contamination in prints (and films) they were much easier to work with then the chemical stain-kit .. I haven't seen the markers(and the print...
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    there's a photographer I think who lives ( lived? ) in Texas who makes autochromes. I see him on IG from time to time, you might be able to find him on that place that ends in "O" under the handle...
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    it's inexpensive, that's good.
    so you can't forget to have fun
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    Re: The Imagon 200 5.8 for 4x5?

    I've been told lenses that I have don't cover various formats and they seem to work fine for me and what I use them for. sometimes manufacturers and lens data &c is for optimal everything (which...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    exactly, check for usual suspects, separation, mold &c, send it out for a CLA
    usually lenses aren't overhauled before they are sold...
    people will tell all sorts of ways to CLA a lens on your own...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Igors is a good outfit. he's not somebody holed out in his mom's basement selling "my friend's grandparents lens I know nothing about"
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    Re: show me something else

    here's something else ...
    it's a cyanotype
    I was thinking of this place down the road from me
    sand and stone breakwater, a tidal pool/the bay ... and this happened
    I didn't add any colors with a...
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    Re: Ilford Rapid Fix considerations

    hi John
    what Michael said, get some perma wash, it will save you water and time.

    have fun!
    John
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    Re: bellows factor app

    yup, a guy named Mateo taught me that..
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    Re: New lens to me :)

    :)
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    I mainly like making portraits that are very long exposures. I ditched film for this unless it is old and expired and I develop in coffee developer (with a squirt of paper developer) going back and...
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    Re: New lens to me :)

    not sure Peter .. just know my converted specimens ( I have a hand full of convertible and triple convertible and a casket set ) seemed to be OK. maybe im blind and the chromes / negatives I alluded...
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    Re: New lens to me :)

    bummer
    Might have been a QC issue? I have a chrome barreled one too documented a factory building for a client (stopped to 16 ) with it all chrome and c41 came out as nice as my unconverted lenses. ...
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    Re: 4x5 B&W development - no processor

    do the shuffle, and while you do it you can listen to do the hustle
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    Re: New lens to me :)

    hi

    if you go here https://web.archive.org/web/20120127071723/http://www.schneideroptics.com/
    look under "info" and "faq" and you will see information about your lens
    you can figure out the date...
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    I did a comparison between my epson 4870 scanner ( cost hundreds ) and my epson xp640 (cost $65 )
    and the $65 scanner was as good as the expensive one. doesn't matter to me about how the scanner...
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    shhhh.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    :)
    hope so !
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    There aren't unintended uses, just folks who might not recognize, or want to recognize something might be used in an "different way". it has to do with what psychologists refer to as "functional...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    :). nope they were just fine

    the image is from a glass cyanotype ( made with sea water ) of materials found on the peninsula (photogram/rayogram) ... after I rinsed it .. I made an unprocessed...
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    exactly!

    great thing were invented / discovered / art created by not using things the way they were intended. I would imagine cameras film &c are no different than anything else
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    Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    LOL. like with everything ... maybe the sales pitch should read "film scans easy if you know what to do"
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    what would the unintended use of a camera, lens, film, dark cloth tripod photochemistry &c be?
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