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  1. #11

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    Re: Hello from London

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ- View Post
    Hi Matt,

    are you shooting a smaller imaging area than 5 x 4 inch on your Sinar?

    Perhaps I'm wondering why you would need to draw pencil lines to compose. Perhaps you are referring to gridding your ground glass, like a mathematics jotter or for horizon markings.

    I tend to use spirit levels and a blank unmarked ground glass. I prefer the minimalist groundglass to concentrate on visualising. Whichever way you choose at least it's in pencil - not biro.

    Kind regards,

    RJ
    Hi RJ,

    Isn't the viewable image projected onto the ground glass bigger then 4"x5"? I thought I could mark out the borders of the film area to get a better idea of the composition?

    Cheers
    Matthew

  2. #12

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    Re: Hello from London

    Hi Matthew,

    What size of viewable image are you measuring on your ground glass?

    If you measure the area of your ground glass, you can work out if you have a larger 10 x 8 inch or a 7 x 5 inch reducing back than a 5 x 4 inch Sinar back. Most 5 x 4 inch Sinar cameras come with a standard 5 x 4 inch film back.

    Steve Simmons' View Camera book might be helpful to get started:

    https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-sear...simmons-steve/


    Kind regards,
    RJ

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    Re: Hello from London

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ- View Post
    Hi Matthew,

    What size of viewable image are you measuring on your ground glass?

    If you measure the area of your ground glass, you can work out if you have a larger 10 x 8 inch or a 7 x 5 inch reducing back than a 5 x 4 inch Sinar back. Most 5 x 4 inch Sinar cameras come with a standard 5 x 4 inch film back.

    Steve Simmons' View Camera book might be helpful to get started:

    https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-sear...simmons-steve/


    Kind regards,
    RJ
    OK, finally got chance to look more closely at the rear standard. Got it now, the image on the glass is 4x5.

    Picked up a v700 scanner yesterday so I shall scan my test shots...

  4. #14

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    Re: Hello from London

    Finally! After sorting a whole bunch of issues, I got two shots of our back garden...

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  5. #15

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    Re: Hello from London

    No light leaks, no bellow holes, no flare, no development issues, reasonably perpendicular perspective with or without front shift - yes it does looks like a suburban English back garden alright.

    Great start to LF

    RJ

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