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    Re: Chamonix Camera Rental Services

    Great ideaó would you also offer it for 11x14?
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    Re: Neutral Density filter advice?

    At this point in time I find the best solution is to 3D print an adapter that will fit standard 100x100mm filters for every lens.

    In the old times, I found that blu tack does a good job of...
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    Re: Fire Studio Large Format Cameras?

    To some extent this was discussed before hereÖ
    ...
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    Re: Reasons for using reversal film?

    These days with cibachrome gone, Photoshop really blurs everything.

    If youíre thinking of a <x4 enlargement for a print, and an inkjet print at that, I donít think youíll see any difference in...
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    Reasons for using reversal film?

    You shoot slides for the resolution, sharpness, finer grain and vivid colors. However at 4x5 or 8x10 the difference in resolution is hardly justifiable unless you print very large.
    The other reason...
  6. Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Not just low light but how many of us doing landscape have had to wait for a long time for the wind to stop to avoid getting tree branches/leaves motion? Add to that a sunrise or sunset with the...
  7. Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    With regular (full frame, etc) sensors having pixel sizes in the 3 to 5 um, a pixel of 50um must surely have a lot more sensitivity and be able to do much better comparably in terms of noise and low...
  8. Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Amazing news. Was wandering how to burn this $26k pocket change myself.

    /s
  9. Thread: 4x5 Lupex

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    Re: 4x5 Lupex

    About Lupex :-)
    Iím thinking about trying it but would like to hear someoneís experience.
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    It all depends on what sufficient is and what Alt processes we are talking about. For example, not many people I know do carbon prints with Canonís. Just see carbon@groups.io, this question gets...
  11. Processing black and white film in the field

    Like others said, a truck/van or RV would be the most practical way. And you donít need it to be light tight.

    You can get a mini fridge to carry the premixed chemicals and water, or bring a...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    In my experience if you want full control for the best possible results, best Dmax, etc, you have to go with Epson and QTR to get a calibrated, repeatable and optimized process. QTR is just not...
  13. Thread: 4x5 Lupex

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    Re: 4x5 Lupex

    What was your experience with it?
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    Re: Calculating close focus

    Hereís the way to find out with some examples included:

    https://www.kennethleegallery.com/html/tech/bellows.php
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    Re: techniques for emptying silver tank?

    If you have a Lund travel tank then you can get this:

    https://www.lundphotographics.com/index.php/tank-draining-lid.html

    Thatís what I use to just pour it out. Works well.
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Pretty cooló how it is that he looks like heís glowing?
  17. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    I doubt you can do much cheaper than an intrepid, even if built it yourself.

    Iíd get that and by the time youíve used it well, gained experience, and identified what youíd like to see improved,...
  18. Re: Transporting wet plate chemicals - car, and is 4WD/offroading possible?

    Iím no materials expert but I think you should keep the collodion in glass bottles, silver bath can be in plastic (I would actually recommend it since itís less prone to breaking). B&S kits for...
  19. Transporting wet plate chemicals - car, and is 4WD/offroading possible?

    I havenít done exactly what youíre trying to do, but similar, and
    - I donít think the chemicals are shock sensitive or anything like that, so as long as the containers are solid, you should be ok....
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    Doesnít look that way. Freestyle charges $150 for Hp5 8x10 and $98 for 4x10Ö thatís like 30% more expensive. I think Iíll keep cutting it myselfÖ
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    Is it cheaper than just buying 8x10 and cutting it yourself in half? Iím also wondering whether order some 4x10 myself but if thereís no real advantage then Iím not sure.
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    Re: From Riverside, CA

    Welcome, Martin!
  23. Re: Availability of Fujichrome Velvia 50, 4x5 sheet film

    I know this is controversial but I think Velvia is overrated. Itís just a bit more contrasty (mostly because the shadows fall darker more quickly), a bit more vivid, and with a definite red cast. All...
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    Re: Color paper storage in refrigerator

    Personally, Iíve never seen any ill effects with cycling film or paper, but I donít keep them in a fridge, rather in a wine cooler at about 65F. Iím just trying to make sure they donít get to 90F in...
  25. Re: Availability of Fujichrome Velvia 50, 4x5 sheet film

    I fully agree about Proviaó and itís just slightly more resilient to being underexposed / resolving shadows. Velvia is just so unforgiving.

    The new E100 is quite amazing too, but oh, even more...
  26. Re: landscape infintity focus: what aperture do you prefer or use?

    What you say is perfectly reasonable.

    However be sure that you really have nothing ďnearĒ and be mindful of longer focal distances (which we tend to use for far shots), as they reduce the depth of...
  27. Re: Film holders hair too small for 13x18 - 5x7

    I canít speak to the holders but you can just use a small rotary paper trimmer inside a dark bag/tent (assuming you donít have access to to darkroom).

    Just set it and secure it so that it trims...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    What I carry for hiking with my 4x5 is a Nikkor M 300mm f9. Unlimited coverage for 4x5, can be used even for 8x10 in a pinch, very light.

    To me thatís the best trade off. An f5.6 will be a heavy...
  29. Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Just a thought. I have several 300mm f4.5 barrel lenses because they were cheap. If you are willing to approach portraits with film like you do wet plate (without using strobes), ie. making exposures...
  30. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Could you explain what didnít work with the ones you tried and maybe a bit more of the type of look that youíre after? Itís hard to suggest without knowing more about your preferences.
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    Re: Landscape 5x7: Chamonix 57N3 or 45H-1 ?

    Have you considered just making the jump to 8x10? Every step costs money.... unless itís very clear to you that you wonít go there....
  32. After all, why not? Why shouldn't I fall into THIS hole?

    To me, thereís room for everything, and you donít need to choose. Itís like choosing between Mozart and Beethoven. Well, I choose both.

    Thereís photography where LF, as a tool, excels and thereís...
  33. Lane Dry Plates: What is a practical ISO rating?

    Iíd suggest you spend a plate where you point to a uniformly lit subject, even a wall, and make 4 exposures by sliding the dark slide in 1/4ís covering a range of 4 stops around where you think it...
  34. Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    I expect more difference between two photographers using the same format than between two formats from the same photographer. Which is to say that tools are tools and as long as you know how to use...
  35. Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    Of course itís inversely proportional! The best photographic works ever were shot with Minox (8◊11 mm) and 110 film!!

    /s
  36. What is the current trend on using dark cloth?

    For 4x5, during the not summer times I just use my jacket. Summertime I pack a dark cloth.

    For 8x10 I always pack a dark cloth. Jacketís a bit too tight sometimes.
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    Re: Stenopeika Michelangelo

    Well, thereís several options for new 4x5 out there but I think this is the only option I know for a new ďstudioĒ portrait camera. Thatís really the novelty.
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    Re: New Fotoimpex/Adox XTOL equivalent

    Just out and already out of stock? :-)
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    Stenopeika Michelangelo

    Iím dreaming one of those too. Theyíre just so beautiful! I love in the video you hear roosters in the background. Would probably go with the non native holder, though, to be able to switch to film...
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    Re: A Banquet of Light

    Congrats! I really wish I could go see it.


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