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06-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #3391
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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
the picture is nice, but the shutter speed and the fact that the picture is almost blurry free is impressive !
+1 not a chance i am handholding my MF at those speeds and getting a shot that usable

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How many posters here are still using a dark room for B&W prints? I'm seriously tempted at the moment - well more than that, just purchased a Durst M601, Jobodrum 4540 and accessories, but will have to create a dark room at home .... Yet for B&W, I can't wait
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
How many posters here are still using a dark room for B&W prints? I'm seriously tempted at the moment - well more than that, just purchased a Durst M601, Jobodrum 4540 and accessories, but will have to create a dark room at home .... Yet for B&W, I can't wait
I still have my enlargers (one for 35mm & medium format) and one for 4x5. I haven't made a wet print in about two years though.
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Deliberate motion blur

Hi all,

Speaking of low speed and blur, has anyone had experience with deliberate motion blur using MF cameras?

I have made some action portraits of my kids with my K7 and 2.8/40 Ltd. setting it at about 1/8 - 1/25 sec, aperture at 16, 400 ISO.
I ‘twist‘ or pan the camera around/along the center of focus as I shoot. It gives some nice results with good sense of action and a combination of in- and out-of-focus areas that are—at least interesting—and some times even quite good.

Here is an example of my daughter Hedvig, where her eye is in focus and the surroundings are blurred in motion:
Hedvig 01 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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I still have my enlargers (one for 35mm & medium format) and one for 4x5. I haven't made a wet print in about two years though.
So you scan and print the scan? Even when you go large?
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I'm still printing in my darkroom. But most of my negatives are scanned and from those scans i make a selection of negatives which i want to print. It is a very timeconsuming process but this is the only way to have total control over your image, and it's very rewarding when you see your enlargement hanging on the wall.

I print only MF, but i am trying to find me a 4X5 enlarger, but they are pretty scarce overhere.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
So you scan and print the scan? Even when you go large?
Yes. But I really don't do all that many large prints in a year either.
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QuoteOriginally posted by arjen Quote
I'm still printing in my darkroom. But most of my negatives are scanned and from those scans i make a selection of negatives which i want to print. It is a very timeconsuming process but this is the only way to have total control over your image, and it's very rewarding when you see your enlargement hanging on the wall.

I print only MF, but i am trying to find me a 4X5 enlarger, but they are pretty scarce overhere.
That's pretty much what I do. I shoot digital and 35mm and 6x4.5 and I scan all the film into Lightroom 4, where all images are given subject headings. The digital stuff has unique file numbers - I hope and pray! - imbedded in the EXIF stuff, the film images I number consecutively. I hope I'll never duplicate a number, although I think Lightroom would catch such.

Negatives are filed in Vue-All sleeves, each sleeve is numbered with the image range, developer, camera, date, whatever. The sleeves are kept in photo safe plastic boxes, which are ring binders that close with a dust resistant seal.

The Lightroom catalog and scanned images are kept on a 1 T RAID 1 array, which is backed up to alternating 1.5 T removeable drives. Additionally I use BackBlaze, a cloud backup which is a bargain at about $60. per year. Thus a total computer crash could be restored from BackBlaze. BackBlaze does work; I had two HDs in an external RAID 1 array, drives from a company which will not be named. The two drives failed within minutes of each other, thus the data was gone. These particular drives had a bad rep nationwide for such failures, the company promised help .... right.... I was able to recover a lot from BackBlaze, sadly the online backup takes quite a while and wasn't complete at the time of the disaster. I lost a lot of good digital stuff; the film scans were gone but I'm figuring out what was lost and rescanning. OMG, what a job!

This workflow gives me a catalog to ALL my stuff - that is when I finish scanning 50+ years of slides and negatives! I find that evaluating a negative as a positive on the monitor is much easier than peering at a 35mm neg or a contact sheet. Plus with the cost of printing paper I'd rather use it for enlargements rather than contact sheets. Of course this is my method, your mileage may vary.

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So far for your RAID 1 redundancy I guess

I don't use the same drives for storage and backups, and I'll use only hardware RAID controllers. No problems yet
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The true photo enthusiast/artist should consider copying/storing his best digital work on film, should he not?
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Getting a fair bit off topic here...

QuoteOriginally posted by grhazelton Quote
I had two HDs in an external RAID 1 array, drives from a company which will not be named. The two drives failed within minutes of each other, thus the data was gone.
This kind of thing is a decent argument for always getting different batches of drives for your RAIDs. (Different manufacturers is the easiest way.) But it still leaves things like a bad power supply smoking all drives at the same time, and of course any number of software problems, so backups are never optional.

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I'll use only hardware RAID controllers. No problems yet
And I would never use a hardware RAID controller. As a RAID controller I mean, as a means of just hooking up drives it's fine. But experience tells me that when the controller dies, there is a much larger risk than you'd think that a new "identical" controller won't like your array, and that's if you can even find an identical one.
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Maybe I should post a photo too, see if maybe we can get back on topic. And what could be better than some lens porn?

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Pentax 645, A 645 150/3.5, Kodak Ektar 100

Really nice series. Looks like you were having fun with selective focus.
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Wouldn't it be time to separate this thread in one for film and one for digital?
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