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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

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    Bellatrix is looking good here. I was informed by the factory that it's actually somewhat of a Version 2.0. I guess it has a number of upgrades over the original. I'm...
  2. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    Update:

    I received my Bellatrix! I ordered an all black model and 2 film holders from Gibellini.

    My first impressions are quite positive. It's definitely an ultra light, but doesn't feel...
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    Re: 8x10 Film Choice Paralysis

    Thanks everyone to the earnest responses to what was really a fun writing exercise. Ya'll did actually convince me to switch from FP4+ or Delta to HP5+, because in 8x10 why the heck not? I also got...
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    8x10 Film Choice Paralysis

    When I started shooting large format in 2005, if you would have told me I would have a relative cornucopia of choices for 8x10 sheet film in 2019 I don't think I would have believed you.

    If you've...
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    Re: Manuscan 810

    I have a rig where I shoot tethered straight to LR. I have a copy stand an a Kaiser Slimlight Plano, which has a CRI at or north of 95. LR has no problem recognizing the pixel shifted DNGs. The...
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    Re: Manuscan 810

    This is great! I have a similar set up that I use with a Pentax K-1 II and a macro lens. The results are quite impressive, especially when you start factoring in Pixel Shift technologies.

    So...
  7. I would love to see some photos made with the Cooke XVa

    It's a lens I definitely cannot afford! I read about it a fair amount though, and it sounds just about perfect as a 'lifetime' large format optic.

    I've never seen photos from it! Not one. I...
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    Re: Fastest film for 8x10 other than TMY

    In 120 people regularly push HP5 as high as 3200 with pretty good results. I'd say this film won't even sneeze at 1600, that would be my go to for speed. Tri-X 320 similarly will push well, though...
  9. Re: Negative vs. Transparency - Pros and Cons | What's Your Favorite Type?

    I've shot a lot of both, and neither is a wrong choice.

    If you plan to, or have access to a darkroom for your output, I would choose negative film. It'll work in your enlarger, so that is...
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    Re: 360mm Lenses for 8x10

    I will likely be ordering a Bellatrix Gibellini soon, and I have to choose a first lens.

    The 14" Commercial Ektar looks like a marvelous optic, but I do worry about the shutter for chromes. I...
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    Re: 360mm Lenses for 8x10

    I will likely be ordering a Bellatrix Gibellini soon, and I have to choose a first lens.

    The 14" Commercial Ektar looks like a marvelous optic, but I do worry about the shutter for chromes. I...
  12. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    The folks at Gibellini are making me a quote for a Bellatrix, thanks everyone!
  13. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    Whoa I was not aware of this one! Do you think it could handle a lens as heavy as a 14" Commercial Ektar? Care to expand your comments on it?
  14. Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    I'm looking to get back into 8x10. I've owned Deardorffs in the past, and enjoyed them. This time though I'm on a bit more of a budget. Is there any other realistic choice than Intrepid? The Mark...
  15. Re: DSLR scanning vs Dedicated flatbed scanning.

    Fine, you're right. The image is SUBOPTIMAL.

    Next time I'll:

    1. Use a 150/5.6 APO Sironar S, the most optimal of lenses. My Schneider APO Symmar is not optimal enough.

    2. Anchor my...
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    Re: 360mm Lenses for 8x10

    Can the shutter on the commercial Ektar be repaired?

    Also I shoot mostly color (patiently waiting for 8x10 E100). Would this lens do as well with Color as a Fuji 360/6.3?
  17. Re: DSLR scanning vs Dedicated flatbed scanning.

    I think my suboptimal print looks great great. I should know as I have the original chrome for comparison. I think telling someone that their print is "sub-optimal" sight unseen based on some math...
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    360mm Lenses for 8x10

    What was the design impetus for 360mm lenses for 8x10 when 300mm was so close relatively? I think some of my favorite 8x10 photographers used 360s, but I personally have only had the opportunity to...
  19. Re: DSLR scanning vs Dedicated flatbed scanning.

    I'll also add that there is an IMO misconception that more resolution is always better. I've seen the discussions about resolving the actual grain clumps, etc... I am of the opinion that your...
  20. Re: Best drum scanning workflow for color negatives in 2019

    You should join the Negative Lab Pro group on Facebook. The creator of that software is there and I'm sure he would develop profiles for you. There is another drum scanner user in there getting...
  21. Re: DSLR scanning vs Dedicated flatbed scanning.

    I'm doing camera scanning with the Pentax K-1 II and using pixel shift (aka multi shot). It's a subtle difference, but once you do post processing on the scan the image is much cleaner and more...
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    Re: Poilot PL810 compatible with CPE2?

    I have purchased a bunch of Jobo stuff from Cat Labs, and even one of their Speed Graphic kits with the 150/2.8 Rollei projector lens (Which was provided with the wrong cam, and I still can't focus...
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    Poilot PL810 compatible with CPE2?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Poilot-PL810-8x10sheet-film-processing-reel-with-P2550-Multitank5-dev-tank-combo/232439821213?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3...
  24. Re: I need info on Jobo ATLs vs Phototherm SSKs

    I think I had a momentary 'grass ins greener' issue with the ATL. Plus I realized in a 'duh' moment that I can program the SSK to save the developer solution, which would allow me to run a...
  25. I need info on Jobo ATLs vs Phototherm SSKs

    I operate a little lab here in Maine. Right now I run my B&W, E6 and 4x5 in my Phototherm SSK-8r. It's a nice little processor! However I'm interested in a better solution for large format, and I...
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    Re: New Video from LargeSense

    I think I'll stick with Portra and Ektar, yikes.
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    Re: Reciprocity Timer 1.0

    Did you ever make an android version of this app? I recently switched to the Pixel 2, and I really miss Reciprocity Timer. I can't find it in the Google Play Store.
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    Re: Lab Owner needs Drum Scanner Boot Camp

    I heard back from Michael... He has both the IQSmart3 and the Howtek 4500. Interestingly the Howtek is about $1500 dollars LESS expensive. That makes me wonder which is better for my needs... Is...
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    Re: Lab Owner needs Drum Scanner Boot Camp

    Sounds good! Thank you! I can scan 8x10 with my Epson V700. It does pretty well, especially if you use a wet mount. But I can't process it at this time so I don't offer it as a service.
  30. Re: Old drum scanner (Scanmate 5000) vs new drum or flatbed

    I still haven't heard from Micheal... When you buy one of these refurbished units do they come with the calibration slide? From what I've read they're fairly necessary.
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    Re: Lab Owner needs Drum Scanner Boot Camp

    My Phototherm and Fuji SP3000 tend to make some scary noises too haha. I've had to get used to it.
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    Re: Lab Owner needs Drum Scanner Boot Camp

    I emailed Michael, hopefully we can chat soon. I have to admit it does sound attractive. Just the fact that I don't need a 2nd workstation from my current iMac would be great. From the quick...
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    Re: Lab Owner needs Drum Scanner Boot Camp

    What's a reasonable price to pay for an IQSmart 3? Just curious because I am seeing a lot of different prices here and there.
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    Re: Lab Owner needs Drum Scanner Boot Camp

    Thanks for all this info! I'll have to research the IQSmart series to see if they're for me. They do seem like they might have fewer moving parts that could go out of alignment...
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    Lab Owner needs Drum Scanner Boot Camp

    Hi Guys,
    I own a small lab in Portland Maine called Northeast Photographic. I opened up last summer and have the same basic develop to scan business model that Indie Film Lab, The FIND Lab, Richard...
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    In the context of this conversation, but nice try.
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    Your due diligence will only tell you that you're paying about what other folks are paying for the same item around the same time period. I don't get why this is so controversial.
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    The TW was actually the only item that I sold on ebay. The other stuff I mentioned was all sold right here on on this very forum. So, you're still just a very wrong, rude person, who insults...
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    The point was not to brag, the point was to respond to a bunch of very rude commenters who insisted that I must sell equipment for the lowest possible price to ensure that they don't require...
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    Re: The New Marketplace Rules are Too Restrictive

    Yes, that is 100% of my investment which is exactly what I said.
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