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    Re: Enlarger height?

    Leigh,
    Wall mounting has some other advantages as well so your experience is encouraging, thanks!


    HMG,
    Another good thought that will absolutely depend on the specific enlarger. So, something...
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    Enlarger height?

    One of the things that really appealed to me about the house I bought last fall is that there is a room in the basement that I will be able to use as a small-ish dark room.

    And today, since it is...
  3. Re: DIY film changing box: cardboard and duct tape

    This will be handy, thank you!
    When I first got my Stearman tank, I was living in a basement apartment which had a bathroom with no windows and its own closet. That closet was light tight once the...
  4. Re: Where to start? Is it too late to start? Beginner seeking advice.

    Lots of good suggestions and info here so far.
    I am absolutely new to 4x5, I bought my first lf camera last summer and my decision about which camera was was based on what I wanted to photograph...
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    Re: Optimal sizes of pinholes

    Greg,
    Happy to offer what little I know and glad it helped! There is one other on-line calculator page that might be useful:

    http://www.mrpinhole.com/calcpinh.php

    Lots of different...
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    Re: Optimal sizes of pinholes

    I shouldn't speak for some one else, but I believe that Mr. Jones was referring to the ability to change the equations in the Pinhole Designer program. There is a place to change one of the terms in...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    175260Terrible scan of a decent negative.

    Rob
  8. Re: Fresnel for LF? Need some clarity, please!

    Dan,
    Thank you for that good info!

    I should have been more clear in my initial post: the camera is my 6 month old Intrepid. So, effectively new and not made to have a fresnel, just the ground...
  9. Fresnel for LF? Need some clarity, please!

    I've been thinking I want to add a fresnel lens to my focus screen for my 4x5 camera but after reading around the web, I keep seeing conflicting info about this.

    My desire is to brighten the...
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    Re: Fresh dry plates in a variety of sizes

    Thank you! I missed that when reading through this fascinating thread.

    Rob
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    Re: Fresh dry plates in a variety of sizes

    I suspect my wallet will eventually regret this but:
    Any recommendations for a 4x5 plate holder? That will be usable in modern/current cameras?

    I've looked around on line a bit and there are...
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    Re: Voigtländer Euryscop IVa #5: coverage??

    I have no experience of that lens but Pacific Rim Camera have a pdf of a Voigtlander price list and in that Voigtlander says 11 x 14 inches is the plate size for that lens. ...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

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    In my old kitchen, shortly after I got the Intrepid 4x5.

    Rob
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    Re: Composing With One Eye

    I've been wearing eyeglasses for most of my life--started at age 3 or 4--and part of my vision problems has always been astigmatism. So my lenses have been made to correct for that. The last time I...
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    Re: INTREPID CAMERA 4X5 Gen 2 Users & Reviews

    I've had my Intrepid just about 6 months now. And it is my first LF camera. Which meant, for me, that I did not have any experience or practice with any other LF cameras--except some foam board...
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    Re: "darkbox" plans?

    The space is reasonably big at about 7' x 10' or so. My concern for this room is that the ceiling height is just a bit more than 7' and I will need to be thinking about how tall a LF enlarger is when...
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    Re: "darkbox" plans?

    This looks promising, thank you!

    Rob
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    Re: "darkbox" plans?

    John,
    No apologies necessary! And, you are correct that a darkbox will become redundant once I get the darkroom built. I'm hoping I can build something more functional and cheaper than a film...
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    "darkbox" plans?

    I haven't posted recently--been rather busy buying a new home--and the single disadvantage of the new place is that while I have room (potentially) for a dedicated darkroom, I no longer have the...
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    Re: Winter is coming...

    Thank you all for the suggestions and advice.

    Around here, it's usually humid enough that I've never seen static marks on my small format film. I have, twice, broken 35mm film while advancing...
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    Winter is coming...

    I wasn't quite sure where to start this thread, might be more appropriate in "Style & Technique?" Moderators, if I chose wrong, my apologies!

    Anyway, Where I live it typically will be in the 32...
  22. Re: What is the lightest 4x5 field camera with a rotating back?

    The Intrepid is 900 grams--body alone--don't know how that compares to other cameras.

    Rob
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    Central/Upstate, NY USA ?

    Anyone in Central/Upstate NY having or interested in having meet ups to share our common obsession? Either gathering to make photos or to share knowledge and or experiences?
    In the past I have seen...
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    Re: Another in the UK

    Karl,
    Welcome from another new forum member!
    I'm rather newer than you are to 4x5 but started for much the same reasons. I don't quite know my way around here yet but it sure feels nice and...
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    Re: Contact printing question

    Thanks for those links!
    I sure did not realize how...spirited...some of the similar threads on other fora can get when I started this thread. Glad to see this one has been much calmer, thanks all!...
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    Re: Contact printing question

    OK, after all your replies above and some further and better googling, I have at least a starting point. :)

    Stearman is selling "grade #2 contact speed" paper sized to fit their daylight tank...
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    Contact printing question

    I've been pretty happy with my 4x5 negative processing but not with my scanning so far.

    So, I thought I would look at contact prints.
    My ultimate goal is a "real" darkroom and a 4x5 enlarger but...
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    Re: Filter identification required.

    You're welcome!
    I'm always happy to share what I know.

    Rob
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    Re: Filter identification required.

    That logo is the logo for LZOS. (not sure how it should be written in Russian characters) Lytkarino Optical Glass Factory. They were associated with--or maybe a subsidiary of-- KMZ. Here in "the...
  30. Re: Just starting out and I need a better tripod head

    Was just at the lake shore this morning, hoping to get a photo of a couple tiny islands in the swirling fog that we had as the sun rose.
    By the time I got the frikkin ball head set, the fog had...
  31. Re: Just starting out and I need a better tripod head

    I just noticed my mistake in my post --I intended to say "Bogen 3275"...I'd been googling a bit and had looked at the 3047 but kind of passed it by as I was thinking about geared heads.

    I do see...
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    Re: How many of you are self-taught (in LF)?

    Isn't that what dual-majors are for? ;)

    Rob
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    Re: How many of you were taught (in LF) ?

    No instruction in LF. Just starting out and have relied on a couple of books. Hoping to learn as much as I can from this forum.

    Rob
  34. Just starting out and I need a better tripod head

    Just getting started with 4x5 and have most of the gear sussed.
    However, the tripod I'm using is the "big" one from my 35mm and MF "kit". The tripod is fine for supporting my camera/lens/etc...
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    Re: A brief introduction

    I'm mostly done chasing that magical lens...partly because I've tried it with no success in 35mm and partly because my job sutuation has changed a bit since I first got my current "kit". I don't have...
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    Re: How many of you are self-taught (in LF)?

    I am certainly NOT self taught. I consider my path in photography more like "independent study" in that a looong time ago I had some direct instruction and have since relied on first books and...
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    Re: A brief introduction

    Hahahaha!

    Thanks for the laugh, Jim! I have learned some important things so far:
    A) Prep is just as vital for this as it is in any kitchen I've worked in. So, I do keep good notes and write...
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    Re: A brief introduction

    I think I didn't see or notice the kickstarter for the 4x5, but I am happy that it was a success for Intrepid! And, frankly, just as glad that they took the feed back from the people who got those...
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    Re: A brief introduction

    I've been pretty happy with the camera but, the stated lead time when I ordered my 4x5 was nothing like how long it actually took for me to get my camera. :(
    I'm hoping Intrepid are getting better...
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    Re: A brief introduction

    Thank you for this, Peter!

    Rob
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