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  1. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    It's Christmas Eve and it's gone all quiet. As a cure for boredom (mine) I shall endeavour to answer any question anyone cares to put.
    It can be an obscure technical one or something a little more light hearted. I shall respond accordingly.

    Just seems we haven't had one of these threads for a while so....
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What would honestly rank as your number one reason behind the amount of time you spend on TPF?
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hertz, I'm going to be experimenting with warm and tone cold papers in the darkroom. I thought I'd use Ethol LPD as a change, since apparently you can use it for both papers, by changing dilutions.

    Do you have a preference in paper type for B&W? What is it? Do you like LPD as a paper developer? If not, what's your preference?

    Okay, dry maybe, but that's what I want to know. :mrgreen:
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Is that a criticism, Chase? I'll go away if you want. :lol:

    I'm not sure I do spend that much time on TPF - just a few hours a night, a bit more at weekends. I don't have internet access at work.
    But I spend a lot of time here because I love Photography, and an awful lot of the people here are so nice and such fun. They put up with me, too.

    Besides, there's d*ck all on TV.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Have to admit to never having tried them. I was never a real darkroom freak in terms of printing. I always like to go in and just bang them out. This meant learning control of the neg so I got the same results every time.
    For prints I always used Ilford fibre base double weight, developed in Dektol. Special stuff I usually Selenium toned to warm the blacks and to make it all that bit richer.

    I still have hankerings to try different processes - I'd love to have a shot at a Daguerreotype - but I just never found the time.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I shall remind you of this thread when I post results over in the darkroom forum and you swoop in to explain everything I did wrong. ;) But thank you.

    Okay, then....guess I'm flying blind. I have the potential to become a real darkroom geek - I am so intrigued by the thought of printmaking, and trying all these paper-developer combinations. :blushing:

    I've read over the process of Daguerreotype, and it's a bit daunting. There's a reason I chose bromoil printmaking as my first foray into these old-time processes. :mrgreen:
     
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    panzershreck TPF Noob!

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    do you like contrast or lots of gray?

    what's your favorite negative format?

    ever ****ed off your subject? (I have)
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    my question is: how long will it take me to collect enough cash for dslr??? :D can you answer this??? please...
     
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    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    Should I save up for a Canon 20d with the extra batter pack or a Leica M6
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Which one do you prefer to hold?
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Depends on how much money you earn, and what you do to earn it ;)
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    I prefer to get a full tonal range print.
    My neg format depends on what I am doing. I like everything from 35mm to 10x8.
    Some formats are more convenient for certain things.
    6x6 for portraits, 10x8 for studio. 5x4 for general and landscape. 35mm for all of the above when I'm travelling light.
     

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