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 on: Today at 09:50:05 AM 
Started by robertfields - Last post by Rob C
I think the problem lies in terminology.

Reading the brief piece isn't offensive at all - just tailored to a readership that's still wearing its L plates. And why not? Before we end up with WW3 - again - 'learning' is indeed a lifelong job, like it or not, but there's a difference in the application context. Apply it to the situation of the neophyte and it's helpful advice; the same sentiment articulated to the old hand is just silly: nobody who has learned how to do whatever he has to do within photography thinks that he has stopped 'learning' but it isn't really seen as that (its just a linguistic conceit to try and force that issue): it's seen as trying out different directions. I hesitate to call them new ideas because I hardly think photography has even one anymore: it's all been done before - to the death, and decades ago.

The nub of it's this: when you already know perfectly well what you're doing, you can try doing something different (to your norm) and perhaps enjoy it - or not. That's not to say you are learning anything in any real sense of the word - just finding out if it suits you. Learning could possibly be applied to techical approaches (are you learning by doing something you know how to do but just haven't bothered doing before?), but hardly to conceptual resolve or intention; that's already alive and well in your head or simply absent, in which case stop trying to invoke it because it ain't comin'.

If there's one problem with this article, it's not actually within the article per se, but in the greater, external mindest that feels obliged to defend failure when failure is just as real as success. It's called political correctness, all right, but because it has reached a state of saturation acceptance withing some worlds doesn't make it an intelligent belief. It's a long-running fashion that, in time, will fail (!) by its own consequences. Trouble is, the casualties will forever be surprised and wonder why and where it all went wrong.

Failure can come from being in the wrong job, and even from being in the right job but the wrong town when you are trying to find your Golden Fleece. It can be your fault and not, but generally it is your fault: you should be aware enough to calculate the odds for and agin your project. Based on that calculation you then have to decide what matters most: your continued pusuit after whatever, or the application of common sense and a career change. Neither way leads to certainty - either can lead to lifelong regrets, of omission or of commission.

So yeah, life's a gamble and, hand on heart, would you want it any other way? Taken to the extreme; do you really want the date of your death?

 on: Today at 09:14:35 AM 
Started by flappinfish - Last post by howardm
I would disagree w/ that (at least as a primary factor). 

You coould try using different software, like dispcal/argyll or different hardware, like an i1Display Pro or Munki Display first.  The Spyder's do *not* have a great reputation.

Also, make sure you set the software to use or at least attempt to use the right monitor backlight (CCFL vs. any number of LED variations)

 on: Today at 08:49:31 AM 
Started by Dan Berg - Last post by Paul2660
Hi Dan,

Hopefully that will fix it. 

My 9900 does this also, and also with no rhyme or reason, a channel just will stop printing, sometimes during a job, other times right after.  In fact my 9900 always has done this to some degree, (early on with orange and green), now with the more important colors. 

I had the head replaced right before the warranty expired, along with the capping station and dampers, which seems to fix the problem briefly, but it's back now.

Still get a good NZ ck, so like you I have too much ink on hand to replace it with the 9000 and will keep on going with it.

Last time I checked the warranty from D1 was either 90 or 120 days, I can't remember which.

Paul C

 on: Today at 08:48:43 AM 
Started by Analogue_Rob - Last post by Mark D Segal
Books are published using both approaches. I think it really is a matter of what you think works best for the photos. Except for one very famous professional photographer, no-one I've shown prints to has complained about the need to re-orient the media. One approach that makes it more convenient is to gather the portrait and landscape photos into one sequence each so there is only a need to turn the media once making the transition say from portrait to landscape, but that doesn't always suit the logic of a photographic story-line, so again "it depends".

 on: Today at 08:46:10 AM 
Started by ynp - Last post by ynp
Hi Evgeny... May I suggest to try the Contax Zeiss 120mm f4 micro APO too on the Leica?  Unless if the higher sync of the Hasselblad lens is essential to you, I've find the Zeiss nearly flawless...
Hi Theodoros,
I do have the Contax 120mm macro lens and I am happy with it.

I share my studio with a pro and she is selling her Hasselblad system. I can buy some of her lenses. She has an older version of the HC Macro hence the interest. I will need a multishot back of a camera in December and I expect there will be some older Hasselblad multishot cameras to choose later this year.

 on: Today at 08:32:30 AM 
Started by Dan Berg - Last post by Dan Berg
Looks like we found the problem. The yellow channel is dropping out completely but only intermittently.
Can be in the middle of a print at the beginning or at the end.
Worked on this 4 hours yesterday and no solution but to call in Decision One. I plan on keeping this printer because of the amount of ink I have.
Gonna have them replace the capping station, head,damper system and a full lube and going over. I just replaced the wiper blade.
Anything else I forgot? Hope to get a 1 year warranty on all the parts they replace.
Expect it to cost at least 3 grand.
 I am only :45 minutes away from the local Decision One in West chester, Pa. but doubt that will save me anything.

If only I could find a new Epson 9890 in a warehouse somewhere? I had a quote from Lexjet for one for $3195 3 months before the new models were announced.
 The day of the announcement all the 9890's evaporated.

 on: Today at 08:27:53 AM 
Started by Eric Myrvaagnes - Last post by Eric Myrvaagnes
I would love to see Patricia's bw, other-worldly image. But so many people are posting huge images that will not fit on my screen- and I have 25 inch screen! Maybe I have some setting turned off. Every image used to resize automatically. But since I upgraded my computer, only images smaller than 1200pix will fit on the monitor.

Anyway, like most of what I see, but would love to see the silver movement from Patricia without having to download the whole image!



What browser are you using? I find Firefox is best for LuLa for me. I click on a thumbnail and a new page opens with the image just fitting my screen.
I used to use Internet Explorer, but in Win 10 now it messes up many things.

P.S. Nice buildings. Did you have them custom built for you to photograph?   ;)

 on: Today at 07:22:44 AM 
Started by straightbanana - Last post by Chris Livsey
It could be separation of the elements internally, not visible on inspection or maybe someone in the past has disassembled and cleaned the lens reducing internal coatings, who knows, I think moving on is best.
Do let us know how the "new" one performs in comparison.

 on: Today at 07:15:06 AM 
Started by madshutter - Last post by thierrylegros396
Convergence of the lines do that photo, well seen!

Have a Nice W-E.


 on: Today at 07:06:19 AM 
Started by madshutter - Last post by madshutter
...because sometimes details make for good landscapes, too! :) With the Leica SL and the Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6, on the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

Thanks for viewing, best


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