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  1. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Yes, but at what point does one stop? The thought I was posing in the initial post was really one of historical use, family value and the general fun (or commercial value) we all derive from...
  2. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Great point on labeling. I noticed this in my own work. Very often, I'd label the PrintFile sleeves with developer information but not location or dates. I'm fixing as much of that as possible now by...
  3. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    These are great and insightful comments. I do wonder about all the photographers of the past who left us with fascinating yet simple images of day-to-day life around the world. I know in my heart...
  4. What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    I'm not planning on going anywhere anytime soon BUT I am in the process of scanning (drum, high-resolution etc) 30+ years of 4x5, 8x10, 6x6 and 617 negatives. While I have printed many of them, sold...
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    Re: Epson P700 printer, impressed

    I'm not sure how much photographic "investing" has yielded over the years so, yes, it is really a love of the original image. Photo collecting is a fickle hobby and one that is rarely producing any...
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    Re: Processing 510 Pyro & 100TMX with Jobo CPP-2

    Possibly one of the best developer write-ups I've seen in years! Nice job.
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    Re: Lighting for interiors

    I started shooting 4x5 when I shot architectural and interior work for commercial buildings in the 80s as well. I'd echo most of what was said above with a few added notes from a few real estate...
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    Re: Epson P700 printer, impressed

    I appreciate your insight and certainly respect your experience. I suspect that many of us (who have printed silver for 30+ years) have a hard time converting. I know that I'm working on a blended...
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    Re: Epson P700 printer, impressed

    [QUOTE=StuartR;1648735]Most of the new work for the fine art market is produced on these Epson machines (and Canon, to a lesser extent), so it is no wonder you like them.]

    Is that true or...
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    Re: Epson P700 printer, impressed

    I believe (as an owner of many Epsons over the years and a P700 now) that they have resolved the ink clogging issue. I've had mine for a year and haven't had any problems even if it remains idle for...
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    Re: The betterscanning.com business status thread

    Update - I got an email from Doug, ordered some accessories and a tray and got great responses, regular emails and updates and my order shipped today. Good to see him back and shipping!
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    Re: The betterscanning.com business status thread

    I have access to Solidworks and a full machine shop. It would be interesting if BetterScanning would release either drawings or the rights to produce some of the products for a limited run or on a...
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    Re: 510 Pyro in a Stearman Press tank

    I switched to the Stearman trays (not tanks) for PyroCat HD or use BTZS Film Tubes with no issues. I also had marks from the 445 tanks.
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    Re: Hello from Texas

    Hello from San Antonio. (4x5, 8x10 and 6x17)
  15. Re: wet scanning (general) problem and questions on a Kodak Iq Smart 3

    I surmise by the post that you are going to wet mount on the IQSmart 3 that you are doing high-end professional work so that the Digital camera capture is going the (very) wrong direction. I wet...
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    Re: Cooke XVa with 5x7

    It is in Copal #3 shutter so it isn't small but I've used mine on 4x5 as well. It is probably one of the most unique and beautiful lenses I've ever used. There isn't anything like them.
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    Re: Cooke XVa with 5x7

    Yep. Mine covers 8x10 with movements.
  18. Re: Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    I just got back from a Texas to Kauai trip and 5 inspections. Here is what I found:

    1) I should have carried the film in the original, unsealed boxes and loaded on-site (hotel, airbnb, etc). They...
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Thanks. I didn't know HiTech made them. I have rectangular holders and lots of different lenses so buying a bunch of round standard screw-in doesn't make sense. I have a full set of Sinar filters but...
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    I've been looking for Sinar polyester filters (or any optically clear filter) for B/W photography for months.
  21. Re: Scanner Comparison 2019 [Epson Flatbed | Eversmart Flatbed | Drum Scanners]

    It's a good reason to buy from a tech.

    Brian
  22. Re: Scanner Comparison 2019 [Epson Flatbed | Eversmart Flatbed | Drum Scanners]

    It appears based on my readings and research that the real issue is that there are no solutions to high-end scanning between $2500 (V850 with fluid mounts) and about $9k+. I'm considering an IQSmart2...
  23. Re: Getting Back To PMK - Want To Try Pre-Mixed But Is It Good?

    Same here. Curves matched my self-mixed from bulk.
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    Re: George Tice - Lifework

    Thanks for posting this. I collect quite a bit of his work and hadn't seen this.

    Brian
  25. Re: 4x5/120 Ektar 100 in lieu of HP5+ and TriX?

    Interesting. I'm seeing much more highlight response but haven't done any real sensitometric testing. Field testing showed great ability (3 stops) to capture highlights without compressing...
  26. 4x5/120 Ektar 100 in lieu of HP5+ and TriX?

    I'm fooling around with Ektar 100 in both 120 and 4x5 and noted that it has a very long dynamic range but less resolution than some other standard B/W films. Note that in this instance, I'm shooting...
  27. Re: B&W Film Completely Blank After Processing

    Check the smell of your developer - it may be fixer. I'm not saying that I did that once but I've heard that it can happen. :cool:

    Brian
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    Re: The zone system. Do I have this right?

    The point of testing isn't just to find the relative ISO (based on G-bar) but also to get development times for all the different SBR situations. It is just part of the testing. Note that speed will...
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    Re: Shooting in the rain

    I've done this a few times on commercial shots. The type of rain makes all the difference. Driving rain with wind will simply damage all your equipment and your spirit. The water will get everywhere...
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    Re: Densitometer Reading Question

    When I taught sensitometry, we would compare the Ansel Adams, Fred Picker (super simplified Adams approach) and The Beyond the Zone System methods by Phil Davis. FWIW, the variations in readings from...
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    What Mounting Plate Is This?

    I have a Foba mini-ball head (see attached photos) and can't find the additional plates for it. I have two other Foba heads and the mounting base and plates are a different design. Any assistance...
  32. Re: Which Microsoft Windows 10 (or 11?) Computer for Adobe?

    Hi.... While I understand that this is a photo forum, I have to just drop a quick note about the Dell-bashing. I have purchased literally hundreds of Dell computers over the years for industrial...
  33. Re: Which Microsoft Windows 10 (or 11?) Computer for Adobe?

    I'm on W11 with a 3090 GPU and having no issues whatever using VERY large (8x10) scans and LR and PS.


    Brian
  34. Re: Using a Zone VI enlarger for 5x7, or other alternatives?

    Agreed. You have to be sure you get the right one for both sizing and coverage.

    Brian
  35. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    I used to teach photography (mostly advanced and large format) and the fellow heading the program was an MFA and also a member of the "art is art if you say it is" school. We had wonderful...
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    Re: Scanning 8x10 Negatives

    I would 100% agree, love to spend all my time in the darkroom and really, really don't love hanging digital (inkjet) prints. That said, I shoot 6x17 as well and don't have an 8x10 enlarger so making...
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    Re: Upgrade to Epson V850 Scanner?

    Quick update to those following this. I purchased a piece of museum glass (2.50mm) and used a .060 shim (cardboard for the test) on both sides of the glass and got great full frame 8x10 negative...
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    Re: Scanning 8x10 Negatives

    Quick update to those following this. I purchased a piece of museum glass (2.50mm) and used a .060 shim (cardboard for the test) on both sides of the glass and got great full frame 8x10 negative...
  39. Re: Rental/Private Darkrooms in Kauai, Hawaii?

    That is what I usually do but am staying in a house this time.

    Brian
  40. Re: Rental/Private Darkrooms in Kauai, Hawaii?

    Thanks. That was my first step. I spoke to all the local professional photographers and came up empty.

    Brian
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