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    Re: 4x10 how does it work and what do I need

    You buy two old Calumet/B&J/Kodak metal cameras. The long monorail types that sold for around $100 when new.

    You take the backs off and work with a machinist to combine them to one 4x10 back. You...
  2. Re: NYC Launches a $25M WPA-style Recovery Program for the Arts

    He misspelled it so it is OK.
  3. Thread: Editioning

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    Re: Editioning

    Thomas Kinkade, who once did a "limited edition" print run of 34,000. Even hit a finger with a needle to get a drop of blood for the ink he used to sign the prints so they "would have his DNA" on...
  4. Thread: Editioning

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    Re: Editioning

    Some years ago David Vestal wrote an article on this topic. Seems that those who do individual prints in "unlimited number" seldom print more than 5 copies of any particular negative. Fewer than the...
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    Ansel Adams didn't really take off in the market until later in his career when he apparently got a manager/marketer involved. Then he did Datsun TV commercials and suddenly his prices rose a lot....
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    Re: Need More LIGHT: Should I start PUSHING?

    Do you know how to tell an underexposed vs an underdeveloped negative? Your Thin negatives - maybe some basic testing to be sure of the reason?
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    https://www.lodima.org/

    The Lodima Press site of Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee will get you to the Brett Weston portfolio books. Well done, beautifully printed - all images at the original...
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    If it is too windy a "pop up" style Ice Fishing tent will work. Set it up, you and camera inside out of the wind while focusing through the window openings. Works well in rain and snow also. Quick...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Sally Mann

    Paul Caponigro

    Paula Chamlee

    At least three I know of.

    Does William Wegman still use a 20x24 Polaroid?
  10. Re: Question for yellow filter users: #8, #12 or #15?

    Another consideration is the film you use. TMax 100 will give a bit different result than FP4+ with the same filter.
    Either test a bit and choose or use one. No matter what you use some will tell...
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    Re: Poor Man's 35 mm DSLR scanner

    A Copy camera setup. Just digital but basically the same stuff we have been doing for decades.
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    Re: Paint your negative carrier in black

    https://mymodernmet.com/stuart-semple-black-paint/

    You can use this - unless you are the artist Anish Kapoor or associated with him in any way.

    The stuff works well inside a view camera and...
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    Re: Can you recommend a darkroom workshop?

    Might check out Maine Media Workshops. They have many different types and levels of instruction.
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    Re: Bergger Film Developer?

    Does this film have the same problem as the earlier version about 15-20 years ago? That was nice but did not do expansion development well at all.
  15. Thread: T-Max and D76

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    Re: T-Max and D76

    Drew mentioned the activity. Ilford ID11 is their version of D76 and from what I understand does not have the gain in activity after mixing.
  16. Re: Finding tripods for Large Format is kinda hard (daunting)? Favorite LF tripod?

    Might look for used Gitzo tripods - the larger models with the "wing nut" locking pieces on the legs. They will hold up well, are solid and seem to last forever. On the used market you find them high...
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    Re: Camera / tripod brace for vibration

    Ries wooden tripod with their platform head. Then put the dark cloth over the camera to further keep it still.(no, don't cover the lens)
    Get all set. Remove darkslide and re-drape the cloth over the...
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    Re: threading the needle

    If you take almost any image and put it in a high quality mat, frame it and put the finished product on a gallery wall it will get more interest than you may guess.

    Bare prints in hand or bare...
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    Re: Shadowing affect on Agfa/Ansco 5x7

    Just so you are not Anish Kapoor...
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    Re: Shadowing affect on Agfa/Ansco 5x7

    https://www.culturehustleusa.com/products/black-3-0-the-worlds-blackest-black-acrylic-paint-150ml

    If you want it black - this is the stuff! You can buy it as long as you are not Anish Kapoor.
    ...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    https://www.smythkitcars.com/

    If you can make one of these VW conversions you can probably come up with a camper shell and have a 50 mpg ride.
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    Re: Photographer Brian Ulrich Quote

    Much like Thousand yard target shooting.
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    Re: face mounted acrylic vendor?

    https://www.bayphoto.com/wall-displays/acrylic/

    Have had a number of Acrylic prints done by them. Service has been good, done quickly and excellent results.
  24. Re: Shooting 4x5 panoramic images...looking for forum wisdom

    Some years back I saw a solution made from Calumet 400 series 4x5 cameras. Two cameras were used. The backs were machined and joined to make a 4x10 back. The cameras metal used to make the rear...
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    Re: releases for buildings

    https://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/16/us/rock-hall-of-fame-asserts-ownership-of-image.html

    Gentile vs Rock and roll hall of fame.

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  26. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Many recoiled in horror and protested when Centuries old cliff carvings were destroyed in Afghanistan because they did not fit in with the religious belief of those who took over the country.

    Now...
  27. Re: Best way to ensure appropriate DoF in interior shots?

    Photograph brightly lit, smaller rooms? ;)
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    Re: Reverse Osmosis System

    Another advantage of the system is not loading up the City Dump with discarded plastic water jugs.
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    Re: Issues with Tmax 100 developed in SP-76EC

    Do you know the difference in underexposed and underdeveloped?
    Look at the shadow detail in both negatives.

    Did you do any testing of the new developer or jump right in with images that may be...
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    Re: Studio lights for a hack

    A "hack"?

    A taxi cab driver?
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    Re: Blackbirds are Back

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    Image of Blackbirds on Sunflowers. Used with permission from my Uncle.
    Shows what we deal with every summer. Many farmers here no longer plant Sunflowers as the crop loss is too high. The...
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    Re: Blackbirds are Back

    You guys keep them there and don't let them fly North. They decimate crops. The massed birds can wipe out a 400 acre field of sunflowers and really hurt fields of corn. Farmers here buy shotgun...
  33. Thread: Hetland School

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    Re: Hetland School

    Nice image. Good you can get out in the warm winter this year.

    Some might find this one interesting. You can get it and photograph to your hearts content. No, I am not a realtor nor do I have...
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    Re: B&J Rembrandt 5X7 & 8X10

    Per some former folks in management the Gray was because the wood was often not matched in grain and the gray paint covered it well.
    At times more than on wood species was used in a camera -...
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    Re: Tripods: Is Carbon Fiber worth the extra cost?

    Do Carbon Fibre tripod legs have any more problems in really cold weather compare to metal? Talking sub zero (f) to around 50 below - but generally in the 10-25 below area.
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    Re: AA's "Holy Grail" Sells for $6.4 Million

    Interesting - but the Photographer or his Estate does not make a dime from the sales. Not in the USA. I understand in some Countries there is a way to get some of these sale prices back to the artist?
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    Re: Gitzo 1570M repair

    Interesting that those who bought Gitzo decades ago with "Lifetime Warranty" find the company now does not honor it.
    Meanwhile, Ries keeps on taking care of us.
  38. Re: Which labs still make traditional optical enlargements from 4x5 color negatives?

    There was nothing quiet like a beautiful large Cibachrome print from Fuji 50 sheet film. They worked so well together and oftimes one did not need a contrast mask for top quality in the print.
  39. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Agree with Artcraft. More dependable and higher quality all the way around.
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    http://www.ror.net/

    I use the ROR glass cleaner. I don't work for them nor do I sell the stuff.

    Lenses and glass, it works well. Might take more than one try to get it completely streak free...
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