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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    For some reason I don't mind making my 6x17 / 8x20 shots using my 4x5 camera -- cropping to 1.75"x5". Works for me.

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    "Sex is like maths, add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the whoo hoo and hope you don't multiply." - Leather jacket guy

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    Hi,

    How to choose your size in ULF word?

    What do you prefer? Panoramic or not, that is the point.

    Personnally, i first worked in 8x10, and it is great.

    And i discovered the 20X24, and it is great too.

    And i discovered 12x20, and it is great too!!!!

    I am using 20x24 and 12x20 now all the time. If i need panoramic it is 12x20, and not panoramic it is 20x24.

    Easy to understand.

    Alex

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    I wrote a blog post on just this topic: https://www.angusparkerphoto.com/blo...format-for-you

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    Quote Originally Posted by angusparker View Post
    I wrote a blog post on just this topic: https://www.angusparkerphoto.com/blo...format-for-you
    Excellent!

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    Making 25X25" drying screens

    Not too big not too small

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    Nice idea, TC.

    I have had a lot of drying screens (normally made for windows) made custom-sized by the local hardware store...the kind with aluminium frames. They can take a lot of use for decades, very light, slide in between wood slats easily, easier to clean than w/ wood frames. And easy to repair and to tighten the screen material if ever needed.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    After about 40 years of use, my aluminum framed screens are as good as new. I need to add them to my list of equipment for sale.

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    Quote Originally Posted by ProtarV View Post
    maybe the images I see printed by others. I like to coat paper. Maybe just nostalgia? A wooden camera? I have a 5x7 Deardorf...maybe a 8x10 would satisfy the itch.
    There are sliders for Deardorf cameras, so you might want to play around with 2-1/2x7 or 3-1/2x5 on your 5x7 to see if you like the panorama/banquet hall proportions. Or make a pinhole in any dimension that floats your boat and shoot paper negatives.

    I caught the ULF bug and lucked out on a F&S 12x20 but film and film holders are so expensive it just sits around collecting dust, waiting for me to take it out to play.
    "I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority"---EB White

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    Re: Choosing between ULF formats

    I have appreciated the ideas and questions regarding my post. I have been addicted to photography for awhile. I have used 35mm up to 8x10. The odds for my images being "good" drop past 6cmx6cm! That is a concern when factoring in cost of film on ulf. Once I have $ saved maybe something will pop up and remove doubts and angst.

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