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    Marco Fantin
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    The making of a large format image

    Hello,

    I made a video about the making of an 8x10 print. Very basic and descriptive. Perhaps useful for who is stumbling here in the forum out of curiosity, or as a possible reference to show/explain the process to non large-format photographers.

    My Youtube Channel - Darkroom and large format tutorials

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    David Schaller
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    Re: The making of a large format image

    These videos are great. Well done.

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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Nice video. Where are the other three?

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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Flimsy little ball head with an 8x10? I won't even bother viewing if it's that amateurish.

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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Nicely done video. Very good for those asking "Do I want to go into large format? What does it entail?" It is twice as long as it should be for just a general informational video about LF...considering attention spands these days...but a good source of info if one is seriously interested in finding out what all this LF stuff is all about.

    That head is fine for that lightweight camera/lens combo and urban use. Just got a used Gitzo G1376 ballhead for my old set of Studex legs -- for the 5x7. It has been awhile since I used a Gitzo Ball No.2 on the same model legs for 4x5. The 4x5 camera was 2.5 pounds with the lens...it is all about matching up the equipment to each other and to how one works. I'll give the ballhead and 5x7 a go this summer and see how I like the combo again. I was getting tired of the three handles of the Bogan 3047 sticking out everywhere while carrying it...and the new (to me) ballhead will make it easier to strap the pod to my pack and bike.
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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Contact printers get away with all kinds of misdemeanors that would constitute felonies with substantial enlargement, Vaughn. It looks like a Canham camera he's using, and I wouldn't consider using even the lighter 5X7 camera that way - I've specifically tested em with tripod setups - not even my really light Ebony 4x5, which loses something even with a good Gitzo pan-tilt head below it. I can tell the difference in the enlargement, and it amounts to a substantial loss of accuracy. Anyway, I've seen that particular video before, and I think a couple of other ones he did.

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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Just a felony looking for a melody...
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: The making of a large format image

    You would have gotten a good laugh at me the other day - I'm trying to condition my knees for high country backpacking pretty soon, so threw in a whole pile of MF gear into the pack to get it good n heavy, then strapped my bigger Ries on the back. Then I spotted something nice in the redwoods, so there I was with that big spike-foot wooden tripod and a little Fuji 6x9 rangefinder atop it - the epitome of ridiculous support overkill. Much of my view camera stuff was in a different pack set aside in prep for the mtn trip.

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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Thank you very much for the video. Looking forward for the next ones. Regards. Javier

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    Re: The making of a large format image

    Good video look forward to the next ones

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