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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    No. I started developing the film and then scanning and printing with an ink jet.

    I did not like the costs, constant replacement of ink and the results were not that impressive. I looked at other printers. For me the break point was that I could buy an enlarger, lenses and a drum drier for less than another photo printer. But the real break point was not money but room. I had the space to dedicate a room to become a darkroom. That is the real expense of darkroom work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    In areas with basements, it us usually free space, more or less.
    But basements are rare in condo; there they are mostly deleted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    But basements are rare in condo; there they are mostly deleted!
    And even rarer in places that are at or below sea level, behind dykes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    And even rarer in places that are at or below sea level, behind dykes!
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    The cost of a dark room in my area is at least 52,000 krona/square meter. For those abroad, that translates to for example 5,600 Euro or 7,000 USD/square meter. I am sure that wet printing is fun and rewarding, but I can't afford it. So I can't show you my pictures.

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    You can show us neg scans, Erik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iandavid View Post
    You can show us neg scans, Erik.
    Some people here are put off by neg scans, and many seem to think that it should look lite the finished wet print. But I don't do wet prints (except for the rare cases when I ask a pro to do one for me). I just don't want to annoy you others, so I tend not to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Petersson View Post
    Some people here are put off by neg scans, and many seem to think that it should look lite the finished wet print. But I don't do wet prints (except for the rare cases when I ask a pro to do one for me). I just don't want to annoy you others, so I tend not to post.
    I think the idea is that it should like look a wet print would look. If you want views on your composition, or on contrast choice, etc, or if you just want to show people what you get up to with your film camera, I reckon a neg scan is perfectly acceptable. I would rather see your neg scans than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iandavid View Post
    I think the idea is that it should like look a wet print would look. If you want views on your composition, or on contrast choice, etc, or if you just want to show people what you get up to with your film camera, I reckon a neg scan is perfectly acceptable. I would rather see your neg scans than nothing.

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    I guess that I am not even sure what a wet print would look like as I only see them in exhibitions.

    Based on my small experience in these matters, I believe that it is easier to keep both highlight and shadow detail in a negative scan than in a wet print. In this way my scans differ from what I would be able to do in a darkroom. Maybe I should just think of myself as doing hybrid process.

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    I would much rather see a photographer's attempt at making the traditional print. It would be much simpler to make a wet print, bypassing all that BS trying to make a digital print that looks like a wet print. Just make a print and scan it.



 

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