Tom Axford

Lives in United Kingdom Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 11, 2010

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  • As has already been mentioned, any tiny particles of dust on the front surface of the lens (or elsewhere in the light path) often produce small blobs like those around the sun. A spotlessly clean ...
  • For panoramic photography, the centre of rotation should be the position of the entrance pupil of the lens. A recent thread in the Photographic Science and Technology forum discusses this at ...
  • I think that is likely to be due to the different film types having different emulsions with different physical characteristics.  HP5 may be more prone to reticulation than T-Max. However, when I ...
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  • Many people have suggested that you may be reacting to "over-sharpened" images in which software sharpening (local contrast enhancement) has been overdone. However, there is another possibility. ...
  • I think it's good to experiment. One of the nice things about b&w is that you can experiment with the tone curve to your heart's content to get a huge variety of different effects - from extreme ...
  • I suspect that quote may be somewhat fanciful and has been repeated many times simply because it is very short and pithy. However, a longer quote from an article written by Cartier-Bresson (in ...
  • Further thoughts - it could be a light leak where the camera back is hinged, so light gets in and affects the film while it is on the take-up spool  (after the shot has been taken, but before the ...
  • The light leak seems to occur at the same position in each frame, so it is probably a light leak in the camera, not at the lab. The light leak extends outside the image frame, so it is probably a ...
  • I may be wrong, but I interpreted the OP as talking about sharing images generally, not just on DPR, which has, as you put it so succinctly, its share of "vultures". Also, if you love photography ...
  • It should be possible to use a T/S lens for a FF camera with a suitable MFT adapter.  I cannot think of any reason why that would not work, although it's possible that the adapter may cause some ...
  • Created discussion thread Philosophy
    It is not about photography, but this article has useful advice for those who like to take part in  discussions in these forums and elsewhere. It is well worth reading in my opinion. It can be seen ...
  • The Lens Corrections panel above says "Built-in Lens Profile applied", which means exactly what it says.  The lens profile has already been applied, so you don't need to worry about finding a lens ...
  • In cases such as this, I often turn to a vintage Leica Manual (1936 edition) that I inherited.  It talks in great detail about film development. I think what you are seeing is probably reticulation ...
  • Replied in One...
    I would be strongly against that because many threads in the Retouching forum are talking about the type of post-processing and not the particular product used.  For example, threads on restoring ...
  • Having read and contributed to the Retouching forum for several years, I would be in favour of splitting it in two: (1) retouching, and (2) software (covering all types of photographic  processing ...
  • A very interesting question! I find it extremely difficult to decide what I think about a particular image/photograph and equally difficult to put that into opinion into words in a way that will ...
  • Replied in Yes...but also
    I think it all comes down to what I said much earlier in this thread: sharpness is a choice.  You have chosen a FF camera as your "maximum" sharpness because you find medium format impractical (on ...
  • Just a suggestion for any further questions you have:  post them in the Micro Four Thirds forum where there are more people familiar with your camera and who may have useful tips for you.
  • Replied in Yes...but also
    Yes, I'm sure they wanted the best you could provide.  However, I'm sure they would have accepted half the detail if that was the best you could manage.  Equally, If you had provided twice as much ...
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