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  1. Re: Working with older shutter speeds shooting E6

    Keep in mind that you can set the aperture of a large format lens to anything you want. There is nothing stopping you from adjusting your aperture by a fraction of a stop to compensate for the...
  2. Re: Bausch & Lomb Telephoto Anastigmat 20inch 508mm f/5.6

    You learn something everyday! I too have one of these lenses - it was part of a government auction lot I purchased a few years back. Mine is in barrel, but has a Graphic "direct mount" (I wouldn't...
  3. Agonizing on Apertures -- photos done wide open

    "Wide open... nothing like a Noctilux f:1, but then that's not LF"

    While obviously the Noctilux is very fast, from the standpoint of depth-of-field, that f1.0 Noctilux will still have more depth...
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    Experience with Water Distillation Units?

    Dan -

    I have not looked at revere osmosis units, but am open to the idea if others have had good success with them. I was operating under the impression that these units do not completely remove...
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    Experience with Water Distillation Units?

    Hi,

    Since moving earlier this year, I have found that the municipal water coming into my house is terrible. Does anyone have any experience with small water distillation units that would would...
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    SA 72 on Toyo AII

    Hi Ramin,

    I use a 65mm SA on my 45AII with the (no longer manufactured) 30mm deep recess board, which I believe would also be the ideal choice for the 72 SA. It works very well from the...
  7. A Contemporary Female Vision of the Landscape

    One of my favorite contemporaries is Linda Butler (which no one yet has mentioned) - she shoots a "Paul Strand-ish" mixture of images in black&white in (mostly) large format. I don't hear her name...
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    Toyo 45AII quick release plate

    Like Barry, I am using the recommended RRS plate on my 45AII (used with an Arca Swiss B1) - works well. About the only complaint I have with it is that the plate is very small and does not allow you...
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    Sinar lens (schneider) 9.4f/480mm Symmar??

    Hi David,

    Did you look in the "Vintage Lens Data" section on the Schneider website? --> Here
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    Chemical Reaction with Pyrocat & D-76?

    Thanks for the very informative post Michael.

    I took a look at the film under magnification, and you are correct - what I was seeing was not grain but reticulation. The effect seems more...
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    Chemical Reaction with Pyrocat & D-76?

    Last night I was developing some sheet film and had a very strange occurance. I have been developing all my sheet film (generally TMY, PL100 and FP4+) with Pyrocat-HD and Formulary TF4 Fix in Jobo...
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    Ries Jr tripod with 8x10?

    Having owned both a Calumet C1 and a Ries Jr. Tripod I can comment here - the tripod will handle the load fine - no issue there. The problem you may have is that the top of your Gitzo tripod head...
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    Venice photography book

    While, not specific to Venice, Linda Butler's "Italy - in the Shadow of Time" is a gorgeous book of black & white images shot on a large format camera. I own three of Linda's books (with her fourth...
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    ND filter to blur water, clouds, people ...

    Mark,

    You may also consider changing your film for these long exposure shots. T-Max has excellent reciprocity characteristics as films go - "older" style films like Tri-X or FP4+ require a lot...
  15. Information on C-Clarons? (not G-Clarons!)

    Does anyone have information on C-Claron copy lenses? Is this a similiar formula to the classic G-Claron? Comparible coverage?

    Regards,
    Jeff
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    Very High Brightness Range

    There are some numbers here from Clay Harmon for developing TMY in Pyrocat-HD to capture ranges of up to 13 stops (and a suggestion in the article of getting 18 stops (!) out of Fortepan 400). His...
  17. A steady 8x10 camera for long and heavy lenses?

    Hi Jeremy,

    I am using a Toyo 810M (pretty much the same as the current 810MII), and have always been satisfied with the stability it provides with big lenses (I have a 360mm f6.8 Symmar-S and a...
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    Adapting lens board

    Hi Steve,

    Just came across the board you are looking for (a blank deep recessed toyo field board) on "that auction site" - try searching for item 3856370683. Good Luck.

    Jeff
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    Adapting lens board

    Hi Steve,

    A few years back I purchased a blank recessed Toyo field board through my local shop to mount my 65mm SA in 00 shutter - I don't see the sizes listed for recessed boards in the current...
  20. Compatibility of Sinar Auto-Aperture shutters

    Thanks Peter,

    The link you posted shows just what I am thinking of doing.

    I want to get some clarification on "you can't connect your lensboard directly to the shutter" --> Do you mean that I...
  21. Compatibility of Sinar Auto-Aperture shutters

    I do not own a Sinar camera, but there seem to be many Sinar Auto-Aperture / behind-the-lens type shutters showing up on eBay lately at reasonable prices. I currently have a few large format / ULF...
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    Sinar to Linhof lensboard adapter (DIY)

    Janko,

    These come up on eBay with some frequency - here are a few recent auction numbers that include pictures -

    3831580867 3832018197 3830710878

    Now - if anyone has a much harder to find...
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    5x7 film in Canada?

    Eight Elm Photo in Toronto carries Forte and Bergger sheet films, and would likely stock something in 5x7 --> (416) 597-6638
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    Help Identifying Mystery 11x14 Field Camera

    A few months ago I purchased an 11x14 field camera - it works fine, but I want to know a bit more about it. The previous owner purchased it refurbished from a shop, but did not know the history of...
  25. A website with 617 aerials---thankyou Mr. Boulware!

    I think John must have been a bit excited when he was typing - try this
  26. What Original Shutter for Ser. III 12" Dagor?

    I recently obtained a pair of 12" f6.8 Goerz Dagor (Ser. III No. 6) cells. They are threaded and look ready to mount to a shutter, but which one!? I would really prefer to find an old shutter that...
  27. Calumet C1 lensboard Availability / Compatibility

    Calumet still has them! Thanks.

    Jeff
  28. Calumet C1 lensboard Availability / Compatibility

    Hi,

    I am looking for some lensboards for a Calumet C1. The widely available "Cambo / Calumet" boards seem to be too big for the C1. Is anyone still making compatible boards? Are "standard"...
  29. Experience with Bulk Kodak Plus-X / Aerographic Film?

    There is a seller on eBay (mrfoto1) selling bulk Kodak "Panchromatic Aerographic Film", advertised as like "Plus-X". The price is definitely right. Does anyone have any experiences to share using...
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    Source for Huge Lens Caps

    I recently obtained a (really huge) B&L 14x17 Tessar - unfortunately, the lens did not come with lens caps. Does anyone know where I can obtain really large lens caps? (or some ideas for rigging /...
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    Information on 14x17 Bausch & Lomb Tessar

    I recently prurchased an old 8x10 camera and it came with a "14x17 Tessar Series" Bausch & Lomb lense (mounted in a Ilex #5) - I have been mostly unsuccessful in finding any information about this...
  32. Longevity of Processed Film left in Sunlight

    I was at the local art supply shop earlier this week and was was looking at some interesting picture frames which, instead of having a backing board, sandwich your photo between two panes of glass. ...
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    Tenba PBL 264 or Lowe Nature Trekker?

    I too opted for the Photo Trekker model for travel (over the Nature Trekker) and have carried it on the plane several times (most recently a month ago) without any problems. Inside I carry my camera...
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    38/5.6 XL on the Toyo field 45AII

    I use a 65mm Super-Angulon mounted on a 25mm recessed board on my 45AII and it works OK, but I really have my doubts about your ability to focus a 38mm at infinity with a 12.5mm board. The...
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    View Camera magazine in Canada

    I have to second Edward's comments - it completely puzzles me as to why periodicals like View Camera and B&W (among others) make it completely unattractive to purchase subscriptions in Canada. The...
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    View Camera web site

    Hi Steve,

    On a tangent --> I have most of the issues of View Camera published over the past 5 or 6 years, but I don't have access to the aforementioned online content on your site. Why? Because I...
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    Choice of Thread Lubricant

    I am in the process of changing out a shutter on one of my lenses I have found that the threads in the new shutter are "dry" and as I try screwing the lens element in, I here lots of little squeeks. ...
  38. Determining Aperatures on an Unlabelled Shutter

    Oops - please forgive the typo in the title!
  39. Determining Aperatures on an Unlabelled Shutter

    I recently purchased a "new old-stock" compur-rapid #00 shutter to replace an older problematic synchro-compur #00 I had a 65mm Super-Angulon mounted upon. The new shutter does not have a scale on...
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