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 on: May 21, 2024, 06:51:12 pm 
Started by JoeKitchen - Last post by BobShaw
I take it that you have to have the shutter open for a long time in an otherwise dark room, otherwise you could just quicken the shutter speed. A Hasselblad can shoot at 1/2000S.
I tried googled fire once flash trigger but couldn't find anything useful. You probably need some sort of electronics in the flash trigger cable to only provide one pulse or a permanent short.

You could try setting up a sequence where the first flash fires the required lights and the second flash fires lights that have no impact on the scene.

 on: May 21, 2024, 05:35:24 pm 
Started by sunnyherman - Last post by wickedweather
I was about to order paper from Red River Paper (RRP) since they are the only supplier that has 17" x 25" paper but canceled the order as they have a BIZARRE method of sales tax computation.

I live in WA state and individual counties in WA have various rates of sales tax. The state sales tax is 6.25% and each county can add on additional percentages up to a max. The sales tax rate in the county I live in is 7.7% - 0.077%. When I went to check out from Red River I was surprised to see they were charging me 10.32%, which is higher than virtually ANY sales tax charged in the entire state. That added an additional $5.00 plus to my purchase price. I contacted Red River by phone and was told they compute sales tax based on the zip code for delivery. I then received an email with the following statements -

"Thank you for your inquiry and I apologize for the confusion. Unfortunately, we do not yet have access to zip code level tax rates.  States allow small companies like us to charge an average rate based on all tax districts in the state. The rate could be slightly higher or lower than you pay locally.

Please note this method is allowed by all 50 legislatures of the 50 United States. We are working towards zip code level taxation and will announce any changes at the appropriate time."

I did contact the Washington State Department of Revenue and the tax specialist I spoke with said Washington state is a "destination" state and therefore all sales tax must be calculated for the specific zip code of the address shipped to, NOT an average for the state. (I would also note that the "average" rate they charged is MORE than the average for the state of Washington.)

I also mentioned to the state tax specialist that RRP states on their website that this "averaging" is allowed by ALL 50 legislatures and the Washington tax specialist said "NOT IN WASHINGTON".

I then received a follow-up email from RRP essentially stating that it would be too expensive to calculate sales tax rates for each individual entity so in contradiction to their statement on their web page they really aren't working toward zip code level taxation.

Having done business in and out of Washington State and in different counties (Benton, Franklin, and Chelan), I can tell you that they don't care how it's calculated as long as they receive it. I should be careful how I phrase that. They want you to be kind of close to what it should be. I know this because there have been years where I have overpaid and years where I have underpaid (mostly due to the never ending changes that the counties impose) and we never hear anything from the State. My guess is the State of Washington is happy when Red River sends them a check and doesn't fuss around with the details.

And FWIW the Palo Duro Soft Gloss Rag is worth the extra 3-4% you end up paying  ;D

 on: May 21, 2024, 05:25:40 pm 
Started by gkroeger - Last post by wickedweather
I just bought a box of A3+ Prestige 2.  Absolutely flat in the box and no curling after printing.  But this is a relatively small size.  I do have a 17 inch roll which I haven't tried yet.  All these comments make me a bit nervous. But I have to say that I really like the results so far from my P5000.

Keep us posted on the results of both. I'd be curious to know how the P5000 does and how pronounced the curl is on your 17" roll. Maybe I got a tight 24" roll or something.

 on: May 21, 2024, 01:29:38 pm 
Started by JoeKitchen - Last post by JoeKitchen
Good Afternoon,

Is there any way on the Scoro packs to inhibit the packs from firing again one or two seconds after an initial fire? 

We have a pretty big deal splash shoot coming up next week using laser triggers to set off the lights.  In our testing we have found that the splash itself breaks the laser for a second time within the same capture triggering the packs again and producing ghosting in the image.  We have did set the packs to slow recycle, and that appears to have solved the problem.  However I would feel more comfortable if we could inhibit the packs from firing for a period of time after each fire. 

We can not on our trigger system keep the device from firing again after an initial fire. 

 on: May 21, 2024, 11:52:41 am 
Started by Mark Nadler - Last post by degrub
anyone else seeing colour noise and a slight cyan cast ? Is this conversion noise ?
PA241W color calibrated with latest firefox.

 on: May 21, 2024, 11:28:26 am 
Started by soharaus - Last post by Michael West
Jeremy, Mark thanks for your comments and suggestions.

it gains a lot of balance

 on: May 21, 2024, 10:30:41 am 
Started by Mark Nadler - Last post by Christopher Sanderson
Ahh, better. Now I can just see a catch-light in the left of the eye. I would bring this little highlight up even further.

Lovely portrait.

 on: May 21, 2024, 09:15:25 am 
Started by soharaus - Last post by soharaus
Jeremy, Mark thanks for your comments and suggestions.

 on: May 21, 2024, 12:48:34 am 
Started by mcpix - Last post by dpirazzi
The 4100 had 330ml carts.

 on: May 20, 2024, 06:43:42 pm 
Started by Chris Calohan - Last post by Chris Calohan
Thanks for all the comments. The BG is dark but prints out much lighter...I find darks tend to clog up when changed to lo res jpegs.

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