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 on: December 19, 2014, 09:25:46 PM 
Started by Jeff-Grant - Last post by Jeff-Grant
Thanks. What I posted was with a soft box. I guess that I can try putting a sheet in front of it.

 on: December 19, 2014, 09:22:29 PM 
Started by Bob_B - Last post by ccroft
Used flashes: I've bought 7 or 8 Nikon SB80's. None have ever failed. They stopped making these around 10 years ago. A lot of flashes get very little use, and a good one apparently has quite a long life-span. I'd say if it looks pretty much as good as new then it probably is. If it's scratched and banged it's still worth a shot, since flashes that look abused sell for a lot less. As you can tell, my strategy has been to buy many and rotate them, but occasionally I need all of them.

Triggers? I really like RadioPopper Juniors. The new controller is especially nice. There definitely have been some great improvements over the last few years when it comes to remote manual control.

 on: December 19, 2014, 09:21:25 PM 
Started by Steve Hendrix - Last post by Steve Hendrix
Hopefully youths some time to tour. Did you get to see the Matterhorn or Eiger?  Two I longed to shoot.


Unfortunately this wound up being a work trip, other than the nice boat ride one evening. No sight seeing. One quick trip into Paris on the way in (4 hour layover) and a quick trip in Amsterdam on the way back (4 hour layover). The last day in Zurich we were going to spend leisurely, but then we realized Sinar was only a 20 minute train ride and visited with them.

Maybe next time!

Steve Hendrix
Capture Integration

 on: December 19, 2014, 09:11:42 PM 
Started by hdomke - Last post by deanwork
I didn't know the resolution of the Epson 3800 or 3880 was any different than the 9900?

In the Canon line tarting with the IPF 8300 the dither was significantly improved. In my opinion when outputting at native resolution these newer Canons are in the same realm as the new Epsons like the 9890. I've done side by side comparisons of monochrome work from super fine grain drum scans and I can't tell them apart on matte media. Haven't testes gloss between them.

 If you look at the print with strong reading glasses or a loupe you can see the dither on the modern Epson large format is a little bit finer out of their driver if your working from a perfect file. But hell, even at fast bi-directional printing that I just did for a big job, the dither on the 8300-8400 is very good indeed.

This is NOT true of the previous models like the 6100-8100-9100. I did find them unacceptable and why I went for the HPZ at that time that has as far as I can see the same resolution as the new Canons. But that has been over 7 years and a lot has happened with everyone's head design ( except HP which has stayed the same, but if it ain't broke don't fix it). You also have to take into consideration that the Piezo heads through the Epson driver is max 2880 while the thermal heads on the Canon and Hp are 2440. If you print through Studio Print with any of these printers you're resolution also increases, and the Epson output is pretty damn amazing with that software, but not many people are going down that road these days, especially for color.


 on: December 19, 2014, 09:00:46 PM 
Started by felix5616 - Last post by felix5616
4x5 velviaF and 4x5 ekter are sold
5 rolls 120 fuji 400H sold
neopan 400 20 rolls sold

 on: December 19, 2014, 08:57:59 PM 
Started by Jeff-Grant - Last post by elf
Try a diffused light source similar to what you would use on reflective metal surfaces.

 on: December 19, 2014, 08:34:04 PM 
Started by Colorado David - Last post by K.C.
I want a decent slider that will hold the weight of a Nikon D800/810 and vertical grip with a 70-200 mounted on a Manfrotto head with a leveling base.

Then you won't be happy with any $200 slider.

I'd suggest you do a little more research on some of the DV sites, in particular is one with long time pros contributing useful information.

Kessler Crane is a great a company and a good reference for quality at a reasonable price.

I have all the RRS ball heads, pano gear and lot more but I don't think their slider is a good value.

 on: December 19, 2014, 08:31:55 PM 
Started by hdomke - Last post by Dan Wells
Canon 8300 very close to an Epson 3880? That suggests that the 8300 is also very close to the older Canon 6100... While I have limited experience with the 8300 (I've seen test images, but no more than that), I have extensive experience with both the 6100 and 3880, and they're darned close - if anything, I prefer the 6100 on more images than the 3880 - it varies by image, with the 6100 superior on darker tones, especially blues and the 3880 better in lighter and warmer tones.

I would have thought the 8300 would have been closer to an Epson 7900, which is a clear and visible step above either the 6100 or 3880. Gamut plots show the 9 ink Epsons (3880) very similar to the pre-Lucia EX Canons (6100), and the Lucia EX Canons much closer to the 11 ink Epsons (7900). I can confirm that the 9 ink Epsons are very close to the pre-Lucia EX Canon from many hundreds of prints on both, and that the newest Epsons are a significant step above that level (probably a combination of the higher precision heads and the two extra colors). Since the x300 and x400 Canons are supposed to be a significant step up in image quality from their predecessors, I had mentally placed them in the range of the 7900?

 on: December 19, 2014, 08:10:21 PM 
Started by Mike Guilbault - Last post by davidh202
As BillK said about 160-180F for about 2 1/2-3 minutes ( with the tissue I described above)  that also depends on the tissue you use all come with recommended times and temps... practice is the best teacher.

 on: December 19, 2014, 08:06:46 PM 
Started by KevinA - Last post by Jimmy D Uptain
Look, Media Pro is OK but no one knows for how long.

Phase One's support of Media Pro seems questionable. I would wait.

Go to Phase Ones support forums and see for yourself.

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