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    Re: Wide angle for 4x10

    Here are all the modern lenses that work (up to 210mm)

    Schneider
    Super Angulon: 90/5.6XL, 120/8, 121/8
    APO Symmar: 210/5.6
    Symmar-S: 210/5.6
    Super Symmar: 110/5.6XL, 150/5.6XL
    G-Claron: 210/9...
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    Re: Fotoman 612 question

    Frame numbers to use on the Fotoman 612 should 2, 4, 6, 8 ,10, 12... that's why the window is not in the same position as the Dayi back.
  3. Re: Just bought Gaoersi 4x5... and little help needed

    Being a #1 shutter opening, it was probably intended for the Rodenstock 90/4.5 Grandagon... that's the only 90mm that comes with a #1 shutter. Fortunately, there is less than 1mm difference in FFD,...
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    Re: Fujifilm's plans to change film lineup

    I queried Fuji directly, regarding Neopan 400 in 120, and received the following response...

    "Thank you for contacting Fujifilm, USA's Contact Center. Please allow us
    to assist you.

    At this...
  5. Re: Be careful with your Chamonix lens board locking tabs

    I've used Linhof and Wista boards as well as copies, and in my case all of the boards are TOO THIN. I have to back them with felt, a time consuming fix which likely won't work for the long term.
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    Re: Good Camera Stores in Hong Kong

    I'll second David Chan and Tin Cheung, and add New Sankyo. New Sankyo is located at G-19 Golden Mile Holiday Inn, 50 Nathan Road, TST, Kowloon.

    If by chance you're looking for Mamiya, Sekonic or...
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    Re: Fotoman helical focus

    Absolutely.
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    Re: Fotoman helical focus

    I have a fair bit of experience calibrating lenses on our Fotoman 617 camera... for 90mm and longer, calibrate at the center. For 72, 75 and 80mm lenses, calibrate to mediate their inherently large...
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    Re: Fotoman helical focus

    You have a Gaeioursi... which requires lots of grease to cover up the crude machine work... unlike the Fotoman HFM, which is as smooth as a Schneider or Rodenstock HFM.
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    Zeroing Rear Swing on Chamonix Camera

    I recently acquired my very 1st wooden field camera, a Chamonix 5x8. I have always used metal field or monorail cameras (Toyo), but wanted to experience the wooden camera gestalt for myself. While...
  11. Re: Focusing problems with the fresnel groundglass on the Chamonix 45N-1?

    I only recently acquired my first wooden field camera, a Chamonix 5x8. I've always used metal cameras, like the Toyo 45AII, but wanted to get a feel for what the wooden camera experience is all...
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    Re: #%$& Glasses

    I went through this about 5 years ago. Did the cheap supermarket readers, but as I never used glasses prior, I couldn't adapt to the on-again-off-again routine. I also stepped on a few pair that I...
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    Re: Schneider XL SA 72/5.6 vs. SSA 80/4.5

    Do pay attention to Dominique's comment regarding curvature of field exhibited by the 72XL on 617 format. We have outfitted a handful of our (Fotoman) 617 cameras for the 72XL, and in almost every...
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    Re: LF Workshop in Texas ?

    Of course there's always the lead in... Old Farts using 600 Megapixel Cameras
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    Re: Lightning for portraits

    There is a marvelous series of books... the "Pro Lighting Series", published by Rotovision. Each book (I think there were 10) covers a different topic (Product, Portraits, Erotica etc.). Each book...
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    Re: LF Workshop in Texas ?

    RSVP: Paul Droluk

    I have between 4 and 6 cameras, but only one tripod.
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    Re: LF Workshop in Texas ?

    Hi Robert, please feel free to run a couple/few rolls through the 69S. I'll likely bring along a 69H, as well, if you want to try some hand held film burning.
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    Re: LF Workshop in Texas ?

    I'm up for early as well, but anytime that day would be fine.

    And if someone has an extra tripod (or 2, or 3, or 4), I have 3 Toyo 45CX's that I could bring along, each with a different focal...
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    Re: LF Workshop in Texas ?

    Scott, I'm sorry to report that the Dmax effort has deteriorated to the point where its cancellation is imminent. After a last ditch appeal for 10 advanced orders, we only garnered 4 bona-fide...
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    Re: LF Workshop in Texas ?

    The 21st works for me. I'll be happy to bring along a Fotoman or two.

    I've only recently returned to the Houston area, having lived here previously for almost 20 years.
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    Re: LF Workshop in Texas ?

    At the moment, any of the mentioned dates should work for me. I live in Spring, adjacent to The Woodlands, so Kleb Woods Park would be convenient... and I've never been there before.

    I've got a...
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    Re: LF Workshop in Texas ?

    I'm up for a Houston (or close) gathering as well, having recently returned to Houston from China, where I've been living for the last 6 years.

    I have a few LF, panoramic, and technical 6x9...
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    Re: What's the LF with no bellows?

    Much longer HFM's are available from Fotoman... 135, 150, 180, 210, 240, 250, 270, 300 and even a 360mm. Only caveats being - lenses must be in a #0 or #1 shutter, and lenses with very large rear...
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    Fotoman 57PS Camera shipping soon

    We are pleased to announce that our 57PS (5x7) camera will be shipping soon. Initial availability will be limited, so order early. Details and additional pictures can be found here...
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    Re: point & shoot 4x5s

    Does this qualify?
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    Re: Viewfinder for toyo Field camera.

    You might consider our Fotoman VF, but it has no parallax compensation... so the closer you focus the less accurate it will be. At longer distances, or with wider lenses, it will be acceptably close....
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    Re: Fotoman 617

    Roger... our current MkII-L version has an internal low powered red LED, which illuminates when you open the ruby window blind... a penlight is no longer required for low light hours.
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    Re: Rangefinders for 4x5

    We (Fotoman Camera) currently manufacture a modern day version of the classic Voigtlander external Rangefinder. It mounts in any standard accessory shoe, comes in either feet or meters, and has easy...
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    Re: Marketing Question: 5x7 Film Holders

    The MSRP is 69.95 USD.
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    Re: Marketing Question: 5x7 Film Holders

    Fotoman Update: I know, I know... we're behind schedule. Here's where we are as of this moment... all of the molds are finished, and we have produced a sample run of all sizes. We are now testing all...
  31. Re: I know 5x7 holders are getting harder to find...

    For those interested, here's a Fotoman update... the first pre-production run of 5x7 and Whole Plate (6.5 x 8.5) film holders is scheduled for next week. Assuming that additional tweaking of the...
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    Re: arquitecture picture post thread

    This shot was taken while testing a Horseman CH-831 Convertible camera (6x9). Fuji Provia, hand held (tripods aren't allowed here).
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    Re: Fotoman 5x7 Film Holder - Thickness

    Actually, the ANSI thickness spec for thickness is different for 4x5 and 5x7 (0.520 vs. 0.562).

    Our concern regarding thickness ultimately has to do with holder weight. Complying with both the...
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    Re: Fotoman 5x7 Film Holder - Thickness

    Michael, we promised everyone film holders as closely matching Toyo's as possible. Knowing Toyo, I suspect their thickness dimension would be spot on... but I just want to make sure. Along with...
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    Fotoman 5x7 Film Holder - Thickness

    Wouldn't you know it... just as we're about to finish up on the molds for our 5x7 Film Holders... a discrepancy pops up...

    the ANSI specification for 5x7 film holder thickness is 0.562 inches, so...
  36. Thread: China trip

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    Re: China trip

    I'm an American who has been living full time in China for almost 5 years, traveling abroad 2-3 times a year, always with a lot of camera equipment, and I've never been hassled by Chinese Customs....
  37. Re: Whole Plate Image Circle and Lens Focal Length Equivalents to 35mm?

    Funny, I just recently finished a focal length interchange chart for 35mm vs. Whole Plate, which shows equivelant FL's in both the horizontal and vertical axis. You can find it here......
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    Re: Whole Plate Film Holders... Hand Count

    Hello everybody,

    I've been extremely busy as of late, so haven't checked in for a while... my apologies. Thanks to the in depth analysis provided by Oren and Sal, the preliminary dimensions for...
  39. Re: Options for 7x11 cameras and film holders?

    Fotoman here... how much interest would there be in NEW modern (molded) 7x11 film holders? We intend to produce 12x20 Holders, and if there's enough interest we could incorporate 7x11's into the same...
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    Re: Marketing Question: 5x7 Film Holders

    Film Holder Update... for all those interested, we are pretty much on schedule. We wound up making three pre-production runs of our guinea pig 4x10 holder to experiment with different plastic...
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