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by Sal Santamaura
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:18 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP
Replies: 69
Views: 16991

Re: RIP

Andrew Plume wrote:...are Pete and VM one and the same, perhaps?...
I suspect so, but cannot say with certainty. Perhaps you should ask him/them directly.
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:24 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP
Replies: 69
Views: 16991

Re: RIP

...I'm not sure, at all that this Forum is in decline, 'Vanman' kicked off this thread, whether tongue in cheek or not... Definitely not tongue in cheek. Check out this thread, particularly Pete's post number 24: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?98102-Regional-Forums-UK-E...
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:22 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP
Replies: 69
Views: 16991

Re: RIP

Dave Tolcher wrote:...Joe...always understood the advantages of movements although I understand that the seen work appeared to limit that to tilt/rise/fall...
Leaving out what? Swing/shift [cross]? Those are hardly ever needed for landscape work.
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:44 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Damp and condensation
Replies: 6
Views: 3489

Re: Damp and condensation

Living here in the dry southwest US, I haven't experienced that problem. However, posts elsewhere by others in humid climates suggested breathing through a swimmer's snorkel. That would also help make you look even more unusual than simply using a large format camera already does. :)
by Sal Santamaura
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:18 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Events and News
Topic: PHOTOKINA 2012, a report with images
Replies: 7
Views: 5843

Re: PHOTOKINA 2012, a report with images

...What we really need is a double roll-film back that will simultaneously expose two photos each 6x9cm so that when sheet film disappears, we can scan and blend the two in PhotoShop to recreate the sheet film look... I suspect you've got that reversed. Sheet film will remain commercially available...
by Sal Santamaura
Sat May 12, 2012 10:52 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ilford Ultra Large Format film 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Ilford Ultra Large Format film 2012

...in case it may help, ag will be ordering Delta 100... Andrew, thanks for that. I've got lots of choices on this side of the pond for retailers participating in Ilford's annual special sizes run. For anyone interested, pages 2 through 5 of the attachment lists all 18 worldwide participating deale...
by Sal Santamaura
Wed May 09, 2012 9:29 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ilford Ultra Large Format film 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Ilford Ultra Large Format film 2012

My whole plate (WP) shooting has trailed off because neither FP4 Plus nor HP5 Plus are really my cup of tea, though the former can be acceptable to me some of the time. Since late 2006 I've been begging Simon Galley to include Delta 100 among Ilford's annual special order sizes. That he and the othe...
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Archiving 5x7 film
Replies: 5
Views: 3589

Re: Archiving 5x7 film

After a lifetime of trying different systems... Conservation Resources...Excellent boxes...Here are the sleeves... I've always used Secol for filing film... Among the "different systems" I've tried were polyester sleeves, including those from Conservation Resources and Secol. They are rather bulky ...
by Sal Santamaura
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:34 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Archiving 5x7 film
Replies: 5
Views: 3589

Re: Archiving 5x7 film

After a lifetime of trying different systems, I've just settled on this combination for my now-frozen cache of 5x7 320TXP: 34-307 envelopes - http://www.archivalmethods.com/Product.cfm?categoryid=6&Productid=84 and 02-004 boxes - http://www.archivalmethods.com/Product.cfm?categoryid=29&Productid=64 ...
by Sal Santamaura
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:49 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 39014

Re: The way this Board is run

That the moderators continue to put up with this makes one suspect you might be in some way related to Neville Chamberlain. :) You're more tolerant folks than I, that's for sure.
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:30 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ebony camera??!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5901

Re: New Ebony camera??!!

In the 4+ years since our "whole plate renaissance" began, my approach to negative storage has evolved. I tried Secol sleeves, but they carry a risk of scratching during insertion/removal, since they are so tight and rigid. For other sizes, I had been using interleaving folders and paper envelopes, ...
by Sal Santamaura
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:11 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 39014

Re: The way this Board is run

masch wrote:...if anyone can tell me how QT pays for the hosting costs, I'd be very interested...
Server space is donated by Brian Reid. See this page:

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/credits.html
by Sal Santamaura
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:08 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 39014

Re: The way this Board is run

...stuck in the middle between a set of Luddites and the rest of us... A forum dedicated to photography using large format cameras would seem to be, by definition, a gathering of Luddites. Proud Luddites, at that. If "the rest of you" aren't Luddites, leaving might be your best course of action. :w...
by Sal Santamaura
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:24 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The way this Board is run
Replies: 114
Views: 39014

Re: The way this Board is run

...But to get thingsoverall up to a higher level we need some MAJOR improvements in the software and hosting and the way it's administored... As a regular visitor but occasional poster from across the pond, I've been biting my tongue while reading this thread. Your quoted statement pushed me to res...
by Sal Santamaura
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:41 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilderness cameras!
Replies: 23
Views: 4927

Re: Wilderness cameras!

Thanks for the most interesting posts, but where is a user of a Wilderness camera? That is the question . . . Your answer was provided in the thread's third post: There is a thread on another LF site, which covers this very camera: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=71835...