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    Re: Figital Scanner Solution

    Ten years ago a first rate scanner costed in access of one milion dollars. Since then a lot of components have dropped in price, so the hardware itself now maybe would be between 100,000 and 200.000....
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    Re: PageMaker 6.5 still ok for this?

    Running pagemaker on a OSX requires running classic environment, which caused lage problem, especially in the display, on Quark. That leaves the G4's under 9.2.2 and I think it will work, allthough...
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    Re: Large Backpack for Agfa 8x10

    I just checked the photobackpacker site and looks to me that aal their models and camera cases are designed for folding cameras. Now I have a rigid mode based om a 50 cm (20 inch) rail. I would like...
  4. Re: tripod suitable for heavy sinar and graflex-which?

    I'm using a Cambo 4x5 on a manfrotto 58B, without any problems. In between is a Cambo geared head, a lot heavier than the more common Manfrotto 400-series geared heads.

    The B on the typenumber...
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    Re: options for scanning 4x5

    I'm sorry, but I do not agree on the common opinion about the quality of the epson scanners. I own a 4990 myself and have seen examples of newer types. They all are noticably unsharp. See for...
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    Re: Need Help to ID Tripod.

    Three days? Is that one day for each leg? :p
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    Re: Tripod and head for Cambo Legend

    The first requirement is that the tripod is sturdy and counterbalances the weight of the equipment. I can't get the feel of the tripod pictured above, but it looks like a Berlebach, which should do...
  8. Thread: Epson 4990

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    Re: Epson 4990

    37,50 euros.

    I bought an used Heidelberg for 150 euros, which is at least four times as good, so a simple calculation does the trick.
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    Re: printer long term storage

    The problem will not be the ink won't dry, but that it will dry prematurely, preferably in the head of your printer. I did not use my 1290 which is of course an older printer, for less than a year,...
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    Re: Polaroid Sprintscan 45 Question

    I had two of them, and they both broke down very soon after the purchase. I had hopes too combine the two in one working scanner, but had to leave the idea after losing the use of my left arm....
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    Re: Horseman Technical Cameras

    Is it a coincidence that the horseman L45 looks exactly as a cambo legend? Or is horsemann the reseller for cambo in japan?

    Frank, nice to meet you here as well. ;-)
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    Re: Butchers and Sons

    The Cambo cameras were and some digital models still are manufactured in a small town in the Netherlands since 1947. It seems highly unlikely to me, that such a firm would ever be called Butchers and...
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    Re: Capacity of Manfrotto 3275/410 Geared Head

    The weight indicated by the manufacturers is what it can carry, and indeed that's very often on the conservative side. I have never seen a tripod or head collapse under the weight of the equipment.
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    Re: ancient Ektachrome E-3 process film

    Suppose you make a beautifull picture on this stuff and ruin it with the stock or the chemicals. Reason enough to kill yourself. Throw it in the chemical waste and don't wait to long. This may well...
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    Re: Manfrotto 229 (3039) / Rc0 QR Plate

    I have the 029 (just an older version, but not very different) reserved for my digital and my 6x7 filmsystems. The hexagonal plate is strong enough, but gives somewhat less flexibility, compared to...
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    Re: linotype Saphir ultra 2 scanner

    I suggest to skip the whole PC and buy yourself an oldfashioned OS9-mac for less than $ 100 and run the linoscan with linocolor as it was designed for. There seems to have been a linocolor version...
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    Re: Heidelberg 2400XL

    I had the Saphir for years, until it broke up a few years ago. I remember paying almost 5000 guilders, about $ 2500 at that time, for it. It was a very good consumertype scanner, with results...
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    Re: Heidelberg 2400XL

    I've got the same. It was worth a fortune once. It was developed by Linotype-Hell, but then the company was sold to printing-machine-giant Heidelberg. They left the scanning business one or two years...
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    Re: G-Claron 210mm f9 versus WA 210mm f11

    The 270 WA was designed for use in a 70 x 55 cm reproductioncamera or even bigger. Minimum distance between object and film is 1080 mm, so you can imagine the camera must be HUGE (I had one, and it...
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    Re: Calumet Roll film holder

    The horseman connects to the glaflok exactly the same as the calumet. The difference is in the route the film follows inside the back, which I find is easier to load.

    The calumet was not...
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    Re: Sinar and manfrotto tripod plate

    It probably will, but I suggest not hand-tighten the screw but to use a tool instead. There are more versions of the 030, one with just one screw in the middle, but I suggest to take the version with...
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    Re: transporting LF

    There's allways the superb solution of Ansel Adams:the donkey.

    Mistletoe may be dead by now, but successors live

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/ansel/sfeature/images/sf_packing_01.jpg
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    Re: Newbie Question

    As far as available light permits, which might be very poor, I would try to focus with the lens stopped down. It would bring you much more certainty, especially when tilted, when depth of field...
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    Poll: Re: What film formats do you shoot?

    6x7 on pentax hernia
    4 x 5 on a cambo (in some countries aka calumet)
    Very occasonally 6 x 9 on the cambo through a horseman back en even more occasionally on a 1951 gevabox.

    A year ago I lost...
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    Re: Calumet Roll film holder

    Did you consider buying the Horseman 6x9 back. I own both that one and the Calumet 6x7 and I think the Horseman is far easier to operate and a little more precise.
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    Re: Schneider G claron 150mm

    The G-claron series was designed for use in graphic reproduction camera's now practically obsolete. Most are at their best at 1 to 1 reproduction. In a way, its a macro lens. A printer would seldom...
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    Re: wide angle lenses (again)

    Normally, for architecture i would say the wider the better. But the use of a 65mm is very restricted to that purpose. And don't forget to check if the image circle is sufficient for your 4x5.
  28. Re: Some very basic questions about using an Epson V700 Photo please.

    Off course you can scan with the supplied epson sioftware, as you can ride th tour de france on a childrens bike. But it has nothing in common with a real scanning program like for instance...
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    Re: Info on Groschupp tripods

    I owned a Grosssschup long ago and I wasn't very happy with it. unfortunately I can't remeber the type. Apart from its huge instabilty, the glue was so bad that the tripod fell apart in the middle of...
  30. Re: Will the world ever have the Digital Equivalent of the Analog LF Camera??

    The answer to the question of the Op is: yes and not in the future, but now.

    There is no field of photography left that cannot be done with digital equipment. There are large format scanning...
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    Re: Heidelberg Linoscan 1450 / Epson 4990

    I own both an Epson 4990 plus a Heideleberg Linoscan. Not the 1450 but the A3 model the 2400. I have mixeds feelings about both.

    The scan quality is incomparable. Put against the Heidelberg the...
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    Re: 4x5 view camera with 35mm DSLR

    I don't see a shutter either. Maybe it's a lens of an enlarger or a reproductioncamera that doesn't need a shutter. Or the lens of a digital back, that also doesn't need a shutter.

    Maybe the copal...
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    Re: 4x5 view camera with 35mm DSLR

    Any lens longer than the 44mmm of your canon plus the minimum length of your bellows (give or take a few mm).
    Without going into detail: the size of the hole in your lensboard and the lens it will...
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    Re: 4x5 view camera with 35mm DSLR

    I think you missed something over there.

    A 150mm lens will act exactly the same as a genuine canon lens of that length. Perspective and DOF will be as they were, the latter off course depending on...
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    Re: Cooke XV convertible aperture scale

    Don't forget to get some proof of the postage to the US and/or your previous ownership, or otherwise the customs could charge you with VAT on return.
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    Re: epson 9800 pro (90.50 inches limit)

    Make your job at 50% and than send it at 200% to the printer. Be sure to have enough resolution.

    This method worked for me at my HP 755. It might do the trick for you
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    Re: LF Photo Group Book ROUND TWO OPEN CALL

    What will happen with landscape-oriented pics? Or do I send one in the double resolution?
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    New here and new in LF

    Hello, I'm Boudewijn from Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

    I recently started wit a 4x5 Cambo with a 150mm Rodenstock. Soon afterwards I bought a 240/420 convertible Schneider.

    Before this I have...
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    Re: Where to buy an 8*10 camera in europe?

    You might try Abro in Zaandam. They are not very cheap, but maybe the only shop, where you will have some choice. Allways have a copy of their website pricelist at you, sometimes they try to sell...
  40. Re: Recommendations for tripod head for Manfrotto 200PL plates

    Manfrotto is owned by Bogen and Bogen sells Manfrotto gear under their own name and (unfortunately) their own numbers in the US.

    I had been looking for the 460MG when I found out that there was no...
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