RB67 Extension Tubes and Instant Film back

Posted April 12th, 2012 by jbitd

Here I’ll show you how to make anything bigger on your film by getting your camera closer and using extension tubes, or macro tubes.
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This is part 1 of 2 which discusses the benefits of the glass prism finder, using the rubber lens hood, which filters are needed for film, and why you need a pneumatic release.

The second part is taking the camera apart (not THAT far apart) to show the ground glass, magazine adapter and so on if you were buying everything seperately.

There is another video I will release about the macro tubes which would have been in the first part, but was just too long. I hope to finish editing and encoding those other two videos during this week so everyone can view the parts together.

MediumFormatPhotography.net is Lost

Posted February 18th, 2012 by MMJC

Anybody who owns a domain should read this. Three months ago I wrote the expiration dates of my hosting and domains in a notebook with all other site ideas, just so I could look them up quickly instead of logging in everywhere. And as the majority of renewals occurs in oct-dec I thought I had done them all.  I thought it would be a good idea to put a calendar on the wall showing me renewal dates, but I had privacy concerns with that, so on jan 12 mediumformatphotography.net was lost. The emails warning about expiration went to a box I never check because the only thing going there are renewal notices, not everyday mail, so it’s a tab I never have open and I could not have connected that free webmail account to thunderbird.
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Loading 35mm Film into RB67 Medium Format Camera

Posted October 26th, 2011 by MMJC

I thought a video on how to take sprocket hole photos would be fun, so here it is. If more people used high quality cameras for this we could get clear, sharp panoramic photos with the holes on flickr, as right now they are all blurry and contain light leaking from toy cameras.

As I explain in the video, your corner store can develop the film of course, but won’t be able to scan it, so you will need a good flatbed (which I clearly don’t have) if you want to submit the cropped panoramic photo without holes to a microstock site.

Medium and Large Format Introductory Videos

Posted September 20th, 2011 by MMJC

I have made a 3-part introduction to using medium format cameras, and the benefits they and large format have over 35mm models. These three videos are present on the JBitD channel, however as I previously announced all future photography videos will be on the HyperReplica channel.

HyperReplica New YouTube Channel

Posted September 4th, 2011 by MMJC

I was using my JBitD channel to post videos on photography, but in the future there are more things I want to talk about, so that channel will be for general news. Now all future photography videos will be on the HyperReplica channel. I’ve also created a new Twitter account and Facebook page under those names. Follow buttons will be added somewhere on this blog soon.
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A Film Photography Mistake To Watch For

Posted August 29th, 2011 by MMJC

This articles continues in spirit from my instant film errors article. In both articles I describe scenarios that I would have never thought to be a problem and point them out so others may not fall into the same situation.  Read more »

9 Mistakes to Avoid with Instant Film

Posted July 7th, 2011 by MMJC

This is for all of you who want to learn what to avoid when using it, and some of these shots demonstrate just what is going on between those sheets.

I enjoy periodically having a terrible result with instant film. The more erroneous prints I have, the closer I know I am to having made all the mistakes possible, and then always taking good photos. Plus whenever something gets screwed up I’m happy because now I have another scan to use for online content like this.

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MediumFormatPhotography.net Migration

Posted January 12th, 2011 by MMJC

All of the articles on DarkroomDeveloping.net have addressed medium format shooting, not film developing because I won’t get to that for a year or so.

In order to have better SEO I have registered mediumformatphotography.net which will have articles and videos about that topic posted to it from now on, and the articles on darkroomdeveloping.net will be copied. They will not be removed from that site because I have many other sites linking to them and would like people landing there to have evidence of my future plans for it.

Move Completed!

Posted December 28th, 2010 by MMJC

Before the year ends (and my hosting renews) I have bought MidPhase unlimited Linux hosting and moved JustBarkingintheDark.com to those servers as well as install a WordPress blog for darkroomdeveloping.net as an add-on domain, and import the posts and comments and so on it previously had, only took a few hours with no problems.
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