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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!

    On 4x5, if you have a speed graphic or shutter otherwise, a reinhold wollaston meniscus or verito would be good. If you need something in a shutter, look for a imagon but don't use the strainer as...
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    Re: Post Your Trees!

    Very nice. A bit jealous because I like that subject matter and place too, and have spent some time hurrying around out there but it didn't lead to great photos. I think some physical exertion leads...
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    Re: Kodak 305mm F4.8 Portrait lens on 8x10

    Thanks, I'd guess probably f6.3 (between 5.6 and 8) for that, I don't move the aperture much. That closer distance means more bellows which means longer actual focal length and more coverage.
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    Re: Kodak 305mm F4.8 Portrait lens on 8x10

    And ALL depth of field is behind the point of focus. None of this 1/3, 2/3 theory. You'd do well to focus on the nose for a seated portrait, or if it's environmental, a few inches ahead of the person.
  5. The crime scene sketch portrait on Google today

    is really a talented and beautiful model of the pictorialist style. I don't think Google did Zitkala Sa any justice. East coast pictorialist Gertrude Kasabier did some great photos of her.

    213036...
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    Re: Kodak 305mm F4.8 Portrait lens on 8x10

    I've only used it on 8x10.
    It gets interesting in the corners in a way I like, but it covers.

    https://flic.kr/p/efLRTV
    https://flic.kr/p/jBkuTV
    https://flic.kr/p/DGE5NY...
  7. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Thanks


    Martiansea: Those colors and shapes look very nice!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Sand Beach in Stonington Maine. I went there for work again (installing electronics on boats), and took my cameras for some after work exploration. Too windy for LF. Temperature in the teens and wind...
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    Re: Hello from a LF hopeful

    Welcome. After a month you get access to the classified which are informative even to those not shopping.

    Figure out the intended use you are pursuing or LF photographers you are inspired by....
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    Re: Abstracts

    Thanks Ben.

    Here, I mix a bit of layers found in abstract styles and shapes/tones composition and general softness found in pictorial styles.
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    Re: Abstracts

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50944256651_aac0aa1b25_c.jpg
    img189bw by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    In the woods playing in the snow with my speed graphic, out of focus lens (don't remember...
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    Re: Help Request : Film Choice

    You'd do well to learn FP4+. Grain isn't a major concern with 8x10. It's a good quality normal film.
    Delta100 might be better for night photos with very long exposure (reciprocity issues)

    Some...
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    Re: Log live 8x10 Large format

    Long ago (pre-digital) LF was for people who wanted the creative options and some better quality than the wearable camera options. Creative fine art & architecture photographers and pros shooting...
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    Re: Log live 8x10 Large format

    All this gear is more valuable than it has been in several years. Selling it as needs change is common. Many people buy stuff to try then sell it, basically stewards/borrowers and their payment is...
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    Re: Pyrocat adjustments/improvements

    Tmax 400 and 100 are different films and are to be developed each according to their own best times.

    1:1:100 and two rolls and 800ml is probably not enough developer. You'd certainly gain by...
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    Re: Pyrocat adjustments/improvements

    Thought it looks slightly thin, pyrocat negatives can look slightly thin because the stain adds to the density. I'd give it another minute or so in developing and/or use more liquid per film, not...
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    Re: Pyrocat adjustments/improvements

    I don't use a jobo, but agitate in a tank 1m then every minute for 10s for 14.5 minutes with pyrocat hdc or hd and 1:1:100 at 70f.
    Try some longer development and show a photo of the negative at a...
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    Re: How eco-friendly is fine art paper?

    All this so people can coat the paper with dichromates and such.

    Nonetheless, interesting to learn about the materials and processes fine art paper is made from.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Scott, the sky and grass make that last photos a pretty nice mix of photo qualities.

    Before Christmas, lensbaby was selling lenses for about 1/3 off. I bought the velvet56 which I've wanted for a...
  20. Thread: T-Grain Developers

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    Re: T-Grain Developers

    You can use any developer you want with these films.
    Each will provide a slightly different "film speed" which is an observation of where the shadow detail starts for normal density results, which...
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    Re: Stop bath with TF-5 fixer

    I move the print through two baths of water for the stop.. If you have the space, it's a pretty quick way to get the developer off.

    I test the fixer with a scrap of film once in a while to make...
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    Re: Is it possible to pre wash photo paper?

    Maybe if you don't want the liquid on the paper to contaminate the chemicals, put a sheet of mylar or other thin plastic sheet over the paper when being exposed.
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    Re: Homebrewed Film Developer Formulas

    Pyrocat HDC is easier to make (fewer and easier to find ingredients) than Pyrocat HD
    https://www.pyrocathd.5x4.co.uk/mixing-pyrocat-hd/

    It's mostly what I use. I use blue glycol and if it gets...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Love that 2nd photo Bryan.

    Instead of the talk of new years eve traditions, and partying or lack thereof, I dressed up such that I'd be warm for an hour standing still in the calm freezing...
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    Re: Large scans on a student budget?

    The other option is to buy a new scanner and sell it for most of what you got it for when you're done. (assuming you don't want to buy more used scanners)
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    Re: Do you keep a checklist?

    I have a toolbag I use for 4x5. It is all ready to go with everything I need to shoot except the tripod. Things rarely used like polaroid backs or lenses not in my style stay home. I keep an ammo box...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks Ken, Old_Dick.

    OD, it starts in my neighborhood seconds after leaving my house, and ends at the harbor, both nice places spend some time, so you picked well for finding a place to stay.
  28. Re: Any tips for home brew developers for the TMax films?

    Plenty of good experience with tmax400 and pyrocat-hdc, pyrocat-hd, pmk, d76. Caffenol is functional for the slower films.
    These are very versatile films that can have a whole different look...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://youtu.be/rRy4CWcmkW4

    And one from October.. I'm not a morning person, but around the time changes and the winter solstice I can handle being out before sunrise.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    The instax is a great creative challenge... You really have to change gears. I like it sometimes.

    I've been playing with the drone... Winter is here. Transitions are an afterthought but it came...
  31. Re: Don't sell to "Delaware" without looking at the address

    Part of my job is internet security and I'm sometimes thinking up jaded scenarios where I think like the bad guy... Not saying it will go this way....

    I could forsee the buyer claiming shipping...
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    Re: Night Vision for focusing?

    I'd also suggest the laser pointer or putting flashlights in the scene for focusing purposes and removing them before the photo... Sometimes a cheap flashlight is a nice effect though...
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    There are places west coast and east coast that do this (re-ship items to other countries). Sometimes it's legit (so seller does not have to deal with customs or international shipping). But it's too...
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    Re: Photography of Carl. Chiarenza

    Carl is the author of "Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and terrors" which I love....

    Carl Chiarenza's work is also first rate which led me to obtain one of his books too.
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    Re: What are these annoying blemishes?

    Could be dust in the film holders blocking light from getting to the film.
    If you look at the negative with a microscope or something, is the emulsion damaged (blistered, chipped, etc..)?
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    Re: Putting together lenses from scratch

    I've also used zip ties hot glued into place as variable sized spacers inside of PVC tube lens barrel. Adhesive flocking like would be used in a telescope barrel is also high recommended. Have not...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    https://flic.kr/p/Tgm95V
    Ries junior tripod with 3025 head, pre anniversary 4x5 speed graphic. 7.25 inch verito soft focus lens.
    I keep two soft focus lenses and an aero ektar in my bag with the...
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    Re: DOF, Lighting, Composition or all three?

    Here's one where DOF works together with all the other items.... It provides texture where needed and mystery where it's not. Lack of detail in the dark areas actually makes the composition rise...
  39. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Very nice! I can hear the leaves rustling as I walk through.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Amazing what a tiny bit of snow can do! Beautiful
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