A Paper Negative Forum ???

Discussion in 'Paper Negatives' started by Reinhold, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Reinhold

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    May I suggest a Forum (or sub-forum) dedicated to Paper Negatives?

    The subject is not easily researched on APUG.
    Searching for "paper negatives" yields far to many posts referring to film negatives.

    I recently initiated a post on the subject, and it's catchig quite a bit of interest:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum44/102341-paper-negatives.html

    Gandolfi referred to a thread on the LF forum which has lots of good information:
    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?72984-Paper-negatives

    Paper negatives are Pure Analog, and APUG ought to be the first place one should look for information...

    Reinhold
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

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    On the other hand, it's a pretty straightforward B&W topic, so maybe if there is one good paper negs thread, we could make it a sticky.

    If you search for ""paper negative"" in quotes, you get a page of relevant threads. If you search for "paper negative" without quotes, then you get a lot of irrelevant threads.
     
  3. cjbecker

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    I'm also going to upvote this.
     
  4. toro_mike

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    I'm going to jump on board with this as well. I'd love to have a centralized place for this type of discussion. Search does bring up a bunch of stuff, but it would be nice to have a forum where everything lives.

    Just my $.02.
     
  5. wildbill

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    take a look at the number of subforums we already have, it's crazy and hard to wade through as it is.
     
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    there is a somewhat inactive paper negative "group" i started last year.
    http://www.apug.org/forums/groups/paper-negative.html

    hi david:
    would it be possible for the "groups" posts to be included in the main forum posts so people
    realize they are there ? there are a lot of apug-groups but they are tucked away and new people
    ( and old ) don't know they are even there ...

    - john
     
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    If there was a really good sticky with links and such, i guess i would be happy with that but i still feel a forum for it would be awesome.
     
  8. JudyS

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    Please, please, please. I shoot paper negatives to 20x24 (tiled to 32x40) and would so welcome a little corner of apug for discussion and problem-solving. Thank you.
     
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    i think it would be great to have a forum dedicated to paper negatives, there are forums
    dedicated to more mundane things, that is for sure !
     
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    +1 vote for the paper negative forum
     
  11. Sean

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    Ok guys, this makes sense to me. It seems a popular subject, especially now with Ilford papers and their new pinhole camera system. I'll set that up tonight :smile:
     
  12. Curt

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    I was going to give a thumbs up to Reinhold for the suggestion but Sean has it handled. It should be very interesting to have this as an option. Thanks Sean.

    Curt
     
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    All set. If it doesn't gain traction we can always migrate it to a sticky in the paper forum.

    Thanks for the suggestion,
    Sean
     
  14. David A. Goldfarb

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    To get the ball rolling, I've moved a bunch of threads from other forums into the new Paper Negs forum.
     
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    This is great -- I've always heard peripherally about paper negs, but never found a good resource to explain it all. This new forum should help.
     
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    Thanks Sean!
     
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    Thanks
     
  18. Sean

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    That's awesome, thanks David!
     
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    It's really positive with a paper negative forum... Sorry, I couldn't help it! :smile:
     
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    Great idea for a negative paper forum !
    + 1 vote

    JP
     
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    just found this area! YAY! I'm so happy! I belong in here LOL
     
  22. toro_mike

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    Welcome to the madness :smile: