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by joolsb
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:33 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Field Camera Suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 12678

Re: Seeking Field Camera Suggestions

Having used a Ebony RSW I would agree that it is fast and fool proof for wide to normal lenses but take it out in extremely wet conditions for while and I found it became unusable as the wood swelled making focusing virtually impossible. I guess that's only an issue if you like to photograph in suc...
by joolsb
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:23 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Heathrow gauntlet
Replies: 20
Views: 4759

Re: The Heathrow gauntlet

I do worry about the day that they want me to put my camera or lenses in the hold. Why? I do this routinely and have never had a problem. I pack the lenses and other gear tightly in the camera bag with clothes to make sure they can't jiggle about and then dump the camera bag in a fairly anonymous-l...
by joolsb
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:26 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 3859

Re: Hi everyone

Sorry to hear that, Bruce. Another loss to the digital steamroller… :( loading DDS's is a pain but if you have enough you can load them all at once and keep them in the fridge for when you need them and, whilst it's obviously not the same as Velvia, Kodak colour negative stock offers superb tonality...
by joolsb
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:59 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Dark Cloth?
Replies: 12
Views: 4080

Re: Which Dark Cloth?

I just use an old black fleece which also doubles as an extra layer if it gets cold…. :D
by joolsb
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:26 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebony Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: Ebony Wood

We all love Ebony cameras here, don't we. Well, some of us do anyway. This is nothing to do with cameras but is Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars talking about the worlds sources for Ebony wood. Just thought it might be of interest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anCGvfsBoFY An interesting and enjoyable...
by joolsb
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:58 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Velvia discontinuation
Replies: 30
Views: 9304

Re: Velvia discontinuation

I suspect the reporter should have referred to reversal film rather than just film. But we are where we are. I don't have much experience of Portra but Ektar scans beautifully. Anyone got experience of these two emulsions? I've been using Portra (both flavours) and Ektar a fair bit over the last co...
by joolsb
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:40 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dodging or burning?
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Dodging or burning?

'Burning' increases the amount of light reaching the paper (making the print darker) and 'dodging' holds back the light (leading to a lighter print in the area being 'dodged'). So, in the sense of the appearance of the final image, burning would be the equivalent of using a grad although, in terms o...
by joolsb
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:33 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to stock up on Portra
Replies: 18
Views: 4938

Re: Time to stock up on Portra

I wouldn't worry too much. Filing for Chapter 11 doesn't mean that the end is nigh. It just provides a 'breathing space' during which time the firm can restructure and, hopefully, regain solvency. Some businesses continue to trade for several years in this state. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter...
by joolsb
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:33 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Filters for Colour Transparencies
Replies: 22
Views: 4310

Re: Filters for Colour Transparencies

If you are printing 'traditionally' (i.e. Cibachrome), or you feel that the tranny is the 'definitive' version of your image, then a set of warm-up and cool-down filters is advisable. If you're scanning and Photoshopping then they're a strictly 'nice-to-have'. However, a lot of the time you probably...
by joolsb
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:51 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 35218

Re: The way this Board is run

OK. Enough is enough. Positions are getting entrenched and nobody seems willing to compromise. Either we end up with an unresolved stalemate or those doing the complaining realise that perhaps a less confrontational approach might be of benefit. I'm sure Joanna and the team are prepared to listen to...
by joolsb
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:59 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 35218

Re: The way this Board is run

Good point. Does simply being a large-format photographer mark one out as an eccentric? I guess it probably does... :D
by joolsb
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:55 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 35218

Re: The way this Board is run

I thought we were trading eccentric people for cheese, not people for eccentric cheese.... ;)
by joolsb
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:13 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 35218

Re: The way this Board is run

I'll do you a trade: one or two of our eccentrics for some of your cheese.
Two of my favourite French cheeses come from the Franche-Comtè: Morbier and Comté. So, let's see, who's looking very eccentric round here.... :lol: :evil: :mrgreen:
by joolsb
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:14 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 35218

Re: The way this Board is run

stuck in the middle between a set of Luddites and the rest of us
Coming from someone who suggests that people who "shoot film then scan then use Photoshop ... don't have full commitment to the spirit of LF photography", this is a litle rich don't you think? ;)
by joolsb
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:08 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of jumping into LF
Replies: 28
Views: 5157

Re: Thinking of jumping into LF

What movements do I "really" need for landscapes.
As a bare minimum, front tilt and front rise/fall. Rear tilt is useful for changing perspective but isn't essential. Swing, lateral shift and rear rise are strictly nice-to-haves.