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    Poll: Help me choose which one to keep

    I recently bought a new 4x5 body and it came with a Rodenstock Sironar 210 (not the APO I guess). I already have a Schneider Symmar 180mm convertible.

    If it were you, would you keep both or sell...
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    What Model is this Toyo View?

    I recently purchased this beauty in an auction.

    I already have a calumet CC-400 4x5, but I'm seriously thinking about nominating the toyo as my main 4x5 camera.
    ...
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    Re: Help with info on WWII Combat Camera

    And the last ones:
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/358980297_iXt9K-M.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/358980304_AYgP2-M.jpg
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    Re: Help with info on WWII Combat Camera

    A few more:

    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/358980257_nhEeL-M.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/358980268_qk7g6-M.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/358980272_AMTqt-M.jpg...
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    Help with info on WWII Combat Camera

    I got this beauty as a gift. I already got some info online (cameraquest), but I'd like to tap into the huge LF knowledge of this board and get more info and suggestions on my new baby.

    Here's a...
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    Re: wetting agent

    Thanks for the response... I'll try that next time.

    The only chemicals that I re-use are the developer, fixer and hypo. All the others are discarded.

    I still have to buy distilled water (what's...
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    Re: wetting agent

    I'm having problems with PhotoFlo. Well, I believe I am the problem. I think I'm using a solution too rich, because it gets very soapy and when I dry the negative, it gets stained (I can wipe it off,...
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    Re: Update on LF Info Book Project

    I'm all for the next one... I'll probably have some better pictures to send.

    I got my book from lulu last friday, and here's what I have to say. The pictures that made to the book are stunning...
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    Re: Update on LF Info Book Project

    Is it available from lulu? (I mean, the proof frank and cyrus printed)?

    For $25 bucks, I'd be willing to buy one, even if it's not top notch on quality...
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    Re: Betterscanning film holder

    The reasons why I bought it

    1-wet mount
    2-It seems sturdier than the fragile stock pastic holders
    3-The capacity to adjust the height. Even though in my case the heights matched, I still want to...
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    Re: Betterscanning film holder

    I wet both sides. Wet the glass first, put the film - emulsion facing the glass - then I wet the film top surface and then lay down the mylar. I didn't need rollers, I removed the bubbles (which go...
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    Re: Betterscanning film holder

    Thanks for the glass hint

    Ok, I did the same then. It is on their instructions to mount the film on the non-blur side of the glass and with the film on the CCD side of the glass, but they don't...
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    Re: Betterscanning film holder

    The only thing I'm concerned is that I know I'm gonna break that nice anti-newton glass sometime...

    Now a question... does it make a difference the emulsion side? is it better to face the glass or...
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    Betterscanning film holder

    Just got my betterscanning film holder (thanks Doug!!) and I loved it!

    It took me a while to calibrate the best height adjustment, and in the end, it was really close to the epson height, but the...
  15. Re: Suggest a Title for the LF Forum Book and Progress Report

    Community Bellows
  16. Re: Who do you use for shipping your E6 orders?

    Chrome digital, but they're just two blocks from here, so no shipping...
  17. Re: Adventures with the new HP G4050 - A newbie's review

    The scan above of the 8600F is of a 4x5 transparency scanned at the glass. I laid another sheet of glass on top of the tranny to make it flat. The real bummer is that you need to do 2 scans and then...
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    Re: Publish Your Photos Here!

    I'm sending mine today.

    It is "scanned" by photographing a tranny with a dslr, I know, lame.

    I've already ordered a v700 that is in the mail, if time allows, is it ok if I send later another...
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    Re: Your "walk around" camera

    It used to be either my dslr or a digital canon p&s... now I bought a bessa R for that purpose. Waiting for it to arrive in the mail
  20. Re: Adventures with the new HP G4050 - A newbie's review

    To the few still lurking this thread...

    I finally gave up testing cheap scanners. Just bought an epson v700, it should arrive in the mail in the next days. I'll post my final comparisons when it...
  21. And now the Canoscan 8600F

    Continuing with my saga of pointless tests on cheap scanners, I bought a canoscan 8600F. My first surprise: the slit on the top of the scanner isn't wide enough to cover a full 4x5 tranny. Big show...
  22. Re: Adventures with the new HP G4050 - A newbie's review

    I still have to test the V700, but I have the impression that it won't give me better results than the scitex.

    Therefore, for small to medium prints (up to 11x14), I would live with the limited...
  23. And the last one: using hp's adapter vs. glass mounting

    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830198-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830212-O.jpg


    I hope it helps...
  24. Other g4050 scans, 1200dpi, full view

    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830160-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830172-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830186-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830193-O.jpg
  25. Other dpi's

    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830126-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830156-O.jpg
  26. 600dpi, 100% crop

    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830213-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830117-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830139-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830146-O.jpg
  27. Full View

    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830216-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830133-O.jpg
    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/157830120-O.jpg
  28. Adventures with the new HP G4050 - A newbie's review

    A little background on me first:

    I'm not experienced with scanners, the only scanners I've ever owned were the very cheap ones (such as the $50 canon lide25). I've been "scanning" my 4x5's by...
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    Re: Scanning with a digital camera

    They are round fluorescent lights that I got from an old x-ray viewing box. What is low-CRI?
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    Re: Scanning with a digital camera

    If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck... :D

    That's exactly it. I had an old scanner which I removed its internals and put one of these circular fluorescent lights. I got the diffusion...
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    Re: Scanning with a digital camera

    Ok, a couple more tests.

    This time I used a better lightbox (but did a crappy job on dust control) and put a glass on top of the film to make it flat.
    ...
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    Re: Recent XRay Experience

    I recently travelled to NM to cover a concert. I carried my digital and my 35mm. If I'm carrying anything below ASA400, I don't care. This day I had a couple of superia 1600 that I asked the TSA...
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    Re: Oh what an idiot!

    Very selective indeed!
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    Re: Oh what an idiot!

    Well, on LF photography I had 2 or 3 cases like that (not pulling the polaroid envelope), out of a dozen total polaroids taken (yeah, I'm really new to LF).

    But on a similar note, this weekend I...
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    Re: current state of scanners for 4x5?

    Wow. that bad?

    I'm almost tempted to buy one at best buy just to test it and return. I know that computers and cameras have the restocking fee, but scanners are not listed on the 14-day return...
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    Re: current state of scanners for 4x5?

    Has anybody tested the HP Scanjet G4050?

    I saw it today on my local staples and it seems that it would be possible to scan 4x5's mounted directly on the glass.

    It's cheap (< $200) and I don't...
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    Re: Scanning with a digital camera

    Don't let the neg. scanner manufacturers know what we're doing :)

    I've been stalking ebay for the last 2 weeks, and I couldn't find a deal that would justify a used 4990 for about $350 instead of...
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    Re: Scanning with a digital camera

    No, it was 2 in the morning and that was a quick and dirty test. The brownish border at the left I believe is because the film was not flat.

    I'm confident that I'll be able to get a decent...
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    Scanning with a digital camera

    Yesterday I drove to best buy locked on the idea of buying a V700. It seems that best buy is the one with best prices on this scanner right now (check online).

    They didn't have it. Well, the item...
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    Re: Dog stories with Photos

    http://padu.smugmug.com/photos/137910316-L.jpg

    This is Negao. He's 3 yrs old and we got him when he was a puppy from the shelter.

    We thought he was a lab-mix, but as he started to grow, his...
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