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stefan d
6-May-2007, 10:04
Hallo!
Here are some pictures made with a Verito 18" in 8x10. Hope you enyou it and all the best from Berlin.

Gene McCluney
6-May-2007, 10:20
Here is a studio shot on 8x10 Ektachrome (tungsten) from about 1980. I used 2000w fresnel as key light, traditional "Hollywood" style butterfly lighting. 18" Verito, Packard shutter, 8x10 Agfa/Ansco camera. For some reason any color upload I do to this forum gets muted color, the original is much more vibrant.

Uli Mayer
6-May-2007, 11:36
Gorgeous! - the photo and the lady. A very convincing example IMO that these lenses- when in the right hands and used with discretion- can add impact, whereas other types of lenses, when used for the same subject and with the same lighting, might remove this lively "presence" and replace it by something reminding of Madame Tussods, not to say morgue.

Robert Fisher
6-May-2007, 12:09
Gene - that is just outstanding - thanks for posting

Joe Smigiel
6-May-2007, 14:15
Here's one from an 8.75" Verito on 5x7 film printed on Centennial POP. Be forewarned it is an image of a nude (http://my.net-link.net/~jsmigiel/images/Anima.jpg) in the landscape. :eek: So if you are under the age of majority or find such themes offensive, don't look.

Joe

Andy Eads
6-May-2007, 14:19
I love the look of the Verito with the buildings as subjects.

For Gene: I took the liberty of opening your photo in Photoshop and found it had no color space tag attached. Virtually all web browsers will assume the color space is sRGB. When I opened your file and asked PS to assume the file was in the sRGB space, it looks just like it does in my browsers. I then opened the file in PS but asked PS to assume the color space was AdobeRGB and then convert to sRGB. The result is a much more vivid (and realistic to my eye) result. I've attached the modified files for your viewing pleasure. Both files are now tagged with sRGB. I realize I have made a change to your image without your express prior approval but I hope you will find it instructive.

Gene McCluney
6-May-2007, 19:36
I love the look of the Verito with the buildings as subjects.

For Gene: I took the liberty of opening your photo in Photoshop and found it had no color space tag attached. Virtually all web browsers will assume the color space is sRGB. When I opened your file and asked PS to assume the file was in the sRGB space, it looks just like it does in my browsers. I then opened the file in PS but asked PS to assume the color space was AdobeRGB and then convert to sRGB. The result is a much more vivid (and realistic to my eye) result. I've attached the modified files for your viewing pleasure. Both files are now tagged with sRGB. I realize I have made a change to your image without your express prior approval but I hope you will find it instructive.

Your changes reflect a more accurate reproduction of the file as it looks viewing it in photoshop on my computer. Thank you. I cannot fathom why the profile got stripped out...

Jim Galli
6-May-2007, 20:16
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/VeritoBristleconeF6ss.jpg
Bristlecone

Eastman Improved #2 7X11 camera and 18" Wollensak Verito @f6

John Kasaian
6-May-2007, 21:03
Beautiful photo, Jim!

Jim Galli
6-May-2007, 21:07
Beautiful photo, Jim!

Thanks John.

Shen45
7-May-2007, 04:23
A 9" Verito with a studio shutter at about f8

Harold_4074
7-May-2007, 12:34
Jim G--

Do I assume correctly that the bristlecone pine image was made with about 1--2 inches of front rise? The "swirlies" at the top of the picture suggest that the optical center was about that far below the center of the frame. (Nice image, anyway!)

wfwhitaker
7-May-2007, 12:54
Three Sunflowers is from my homepage. Unfortunately haven't gotten much new done lately, but this remains one of my favorites. 8 3/4" Verito at f/6 or so on 4x5. Scan is of the palladium print.

Jim Galli
7-May-2007, 13:21
Jim G--

Do I assume correctly that the bristlecone pine image was made with about 1--2 inches of front rise? The "swirlies" at the top of the picture suggest that the optical center was about that far below the center of the frame. (Nice image, anyway!)

Yes, conservatively at least 2" probably more as camera position was downhill steeply from the tree's base.

Ken Lee
7-May-2007, 13:33
On my monitor at least, there seems to be something like grain in the sky.

Is that due to the lens, or something else ?

Jim Galli
7-May-2007, 13:57
On my monitor at least, there seems to be something like grain in the sky.

Is that due to the lens, or something else ?
Yes, grain. 400 asa film grossly overexposed with a "studio shutter". I could send the neg to Iraq for some poor soldier to use as protection. It's definitely bullet proof.

Kerik Kouklis
7-May-2007, 14:15
14x17 gum-platinum print
18" Verito wide open

Robb_Scharetg
8-May-2007, 15:50
Hi Gene

Beautiful shot! Pardon my ignorance but what is 'butterfly lighting'? Are you lighting through a scrim or a net and hence the term?

Thanks

Gene McCluney
8-May-2007, 16:39
Hi Gene

Beautiful shot! Pardon my ignorance but what is 'butterfly lighting'? Are you lighting through a scrim or a net and hence the term?

Thanks

BUTTERFLY LIGHTING is where you have a "hard" light up high, almost directly in front of the model, so the shadow of the nose forms just a little butterfly under the nose. A Classic portrait technique, hard light, soft lens, produces glamour.

Of course, unless you are hanging your lighting instrument from the ceiling, the light "has" to be a little bit right or left of center, so you have a place for your camera.

Toyon
8-May-2007, 16:51
Hey Kerik, I'd buy that picture you posted. It's that good!

Toyon
8-May-2007, 17:11
Taken with 10" Veritar.

Kerik Kouklis
9-May-2007, 00:01
Hey Kerik, I'd buy that picture you posted. It's that good!Thank you Toyon. I accept checks. :)

ljb0904
9-May-2007, 10:07
These images are cool, how do go about trying to get one of these lenses? Do you just check out ebay? What do you look for?

Kerik Kouklis
9-May-2007, 10:14
ebay is a good place to start. First, what camera are you using and how big is the lensboard? Some of the old portrait lenses are huge and require a big lensboard. Search for Verito, Veritar, Kodak Portrait, Imagon, Versar, etc. A few years ago these lenses were available very cheap. Not so anymore...

jnantz
9-May-2007, 16:50
laurent

sometimes you can find them mis-listed on ebay by searching "old lens" or "brass lens"
i have found pretty good stuff that way ...

good luck!

john

Jeremy Moore
10-May-2007, 09:58
http://www.apug.org/gallery/data/500/caraverito.jpg

9" verito on 8x10

Jon Wilson
12-May-2007, 21:31
Here are two pictures of my daughters. :D The color one was taken with a 15 1/2" Verito f4 and the B&W one taken with a 254mm Vertar f6.

Mark Sawyer
13-May-2007, 21:05
You know, you could all sharpen up these Verito images in photoshop...

Mark Sawyer
13-May-2007, 21:19
These images are cool, how do go about trying to get one of these lenses? Do you just check out ebay? What do you look for?

There are still a few lesser-known-but-interesting lenses that sneak by for peanuts on ebay. A cheapie from today...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=007&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=170109563455&rd=1&rd=1

Rider
31-May-2007, 08:21
Jeremy, that is a beautiful portrait. What kind of lighting did you use? Isn't 9" short for 8x10--did you have to crop?

Jon Wilson
9-Aug-2007, 15:32
Here are a couple quick negative scans for comparison sake....first one on the left was taken with a Dallmeyer 5D Portrait Lens at f8 and the 2nd one, which is on the right, was taken with a 14.5 inch Verito in a studio shutter at f16. Not the greatest scans or exposures, but gives one an idea about "bokeh" with these lens.

Jon Wilson
9-Aug-2007, 15:46
Another quick scan of shot taken with my 14.5 Verito at f8. A little creamier than the f16 shot compared above with the Dallmeyer 5D Portrait lens.

Jim Galli
9-Aug-2007, 17:16
I like the f8 Verito one Jon.

Michael Gordon
9-Aug-2007, 23:02
9" Verito, f11 (maybe), Ebony 4x5, Fuji Pro 160S
Drivers Wanted

http://www.mgordonphotography.com/NPN/VW2.jpg

vinny
9-Aug-2007, 23:45
Sweet shot michael! The van looks like a miniature with the way you've focused this. nice

Mark Sawyer
10-Aug-2007, 18:58
Sweet shot michael! The van looks like a miniature with the way you've focused this. nice

It also seems to have the "circle-W" logo on the front, indicating the old bus was coated by Wollensak...

Peter De Smidt
10-Aug-2007, 21:15
Three Sunflowers is from my homepage. Unfortunately haven't gotten much new done lately, but this remains one of my favorites. 8 3/4" Verito at f/6 or so on 4x5. Scan is of the palladium print.

Will, that's a great photo! I'll have to get my big packard shutter working, as that's what's keeping from using my 18" Verito.

Shen45
10-Aug-2007, 21:56
Will, that's a great photo! I'll have to get my big packard shutter working, as that's what's keeping from using my 18" Verito.

Do it Peter. They are great lenses.

blakley
16-Aug-2007, 20:31
Here are a few 4x5 Type 54 Polaroids with the 11" Verito at f/6 (rephotographed digitally; click the photos to see larger versions at flickr).

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1246/823173209_356642525e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakley/823173209/in/set-72157600842921790/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1327/824080874_0a798a4eff.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakley/824080874/in/set-72157600842921790/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1283/824098200_3ea1a68bab.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakley/824098200/in/set-72157600842921790/)

Dominique Labrosse
16-Aug-2007, 21:19
Your changes reflect a more accurate reproduction of the file as it looks viewing it in photoshop on my computer. Thank you. I cannot fathom why the profile got stripped out...

Even if the Adobe RGB profile was attached the only web browser that would have rendered it properly to my knowledge is Safari. sRGB conversion is essential for web work.

Jim Galli
24-Jan-2009, 22:18
Here are 2 images done earlier this AM with a 14.5 Verito lens;


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/021502/14Veritof4.jpg
pedal car and puddle duck 14 1/2 Verito f4

http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/021502/14Veritof6.jpg
pedal car and puddle duck 14 1/2 Verito f6

The change between f4 and f6 is subtle. Rain is rare in Tonopah. I looked out the garage door at this scene and thought perhaps making a pic or 2 with this lens would help it find a new owner. The difference in lighting is from the sun going in and out of the clouds, not the aperture.

lungovw
25-Jan-2009, 10:07
Hi,

This one was done with a Verito 9", f8 using a Linhof and Tri-X 320 ASA 4x5" developed 8 min at 23 Celsius in 510 Pyro.

Wagner

Steve H
3-Feb-2009, 08:44
Here's a shot with my 12", developed in caffenol+c:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_IPGHyT92a24/SYhjqSvXF-I/AAAAAAAACck/Ph0EDYa6sr0/s800/caffenol_1.jpg


My first attempt with both the lens and the developer...Was stuck in the middle of nowhere; and had to source all of my chemicals from the local K-mart...

Rider
3-Feb-2009, 12:51
I have some lovely slides done with a Verito. I wish I could get a decent shutter for it, or a lens board to mount on my camera that has a built-in shutter.

Jon Wilson
5-Feb-2009, 21:04
Here is a shot taken of my grandson with a 9" verito at f4 with some polaroid 55.

Jim Galli
5-Feb-2009, 21:24
Here's a shot with my 12", developed in caffenol+c:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_IPGHyT92a24/SYhjqSvXF-I/AAAAAAAACck/Ph0EDYa6sr0/s800/caffenol_1.jpg


My first attempt with both the lens and the developer...Was stuck in the middle of nowhere; and had to source all of my chemicals from the local K-mart...

This is beautiful! Great first shot.

Jim Galli
5-Feb-2009, 21:25
Here is a shot taken of my grandson with a 9" verito at f4 with some polaroid 55.
Congrats Jon! We've a new one too. Jan. 13th. How old is this fellow?

Jon Wilson
5-Feb-2009, 21:43
Congrats Jon! We've a new one too. Jan. 13th. How old is this fellow?

This one is now 14 months, BUT......our newest addition was born also on Jan. 13th! He is great! Congrats on yours too! I have not had a chance to get the LF out to take his shots.

Jon

Mark Sawyer
7-Feb-2009, 16:44
Taken with 10" Veritar.

From a 14" Veritar. I may have posted a lesser version of this, rephotographed with a dslr, but I just got a big scanner (Epson 1640xl), and can finally do it semi-justice...

Veritar's are nice, but I think I prefer the original Veritos. (Veritoes? Veriti?)

Jim Graves
7-Feb-2009, 22:02
Not sure about the plural ... but the 3 Vs in a row made me think of that famous phrase from Julius Caesar's photographer: "Veni, Vidi, Verito" ... which , loosely translated, means "I came, I saw, I photographed with bokeh."

Jan Pedersen
7-Feb-2009, 22:51
Veritar's are nice, but I think I prefer the original Veritos. (Veritoes? Veriti?)

Nothing wrong with that Veritar there Mark, It's a very nice print, i like it a lot.

jan

Jim Galli
7-Feb-2009, 22:52
From a 14" Veritar. I may have posted a lesser version of this, rephotographed with a dslr, but I just got a big scanner (Epson 1640xl), and can finally do it semi-justice...

Veritar's are nice, but I think I prefer the original Veritos. (Veritoes? Veriti?)

Y'know Mark, girls have this problem. They grow up. Now a '39 Ford, there's a face you can count on forever. Wonderful shot.

Jeremy Moore
7-Feb-2009, 23:22
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3331/3262580100_ef7cf5f0fa.jpg

shot this self-portrait today. 9" verito on 4x5.

Mark Sawyer
7-Feb-2009, 23:46
For comparison's sake, an image from a 14.5" Verito. Another old print, newly scanned. (I'm scanning old prints tonight while I develop my first negatives in the new darkroom!)

Hey, Jim, just think of that old Maurice Chevalier song...

"Thank heaven, for little girls,
for little girls get bigger every day..."

'39 Fords, like us, just get rustier every day...

Neil Purling
7-Feb-2009, 23:53
Is it just me, or has that negative got a dose of the swirlies?

Mark Sawyer
8-Feb-2009, 00:16
Is it just me, or has that negative got a dose of the swirlies?

Veritos will definitely give you the swirlies, if you know how to pull them out, (which isn't very hard...) Swirlies are fun once in a while, but they can get old if you do it very often.

Mark Sawyer
16-Apr-2009, 19:13
Little girls learn early that with a good garden hose, you can knock the Bluebird of Happiness flat on his ass! :rolleyes:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Daraandhose800hi.jpg]
14.5" Verito at f 6-ish on an 8x10

Jim Galli
16-Apr-2009, 19:37
Little girls learn early that with a good garden hose, you can knock the Bluebird of Happiness flat on his ass! :rolleyes:

14.5" Verito at f 6-ish on an 8x10

Absolutely fantastic!

lungovw
16-Apr-2009, 22:08
Mark, this is for me the best picture in this thread. You made a 8x10 with the spontaneity of 35mm. Congrats WL

Emil Schildt
20-Apr-2009, 13:02
OK, I am trying to learn how to make my images show in full size here in the thread, instead of making an attachment...

I read the FAQ's but I am more than bewildered, so this is just a try - it proberly doesnt work...:confused:

anyhow - if workong this is a "snap" of "Bambi" in the garden!!
Verito 8-something " full aperture..
18x24cm paper negative.

http://www.emilschildt.com/OLD%20LENSES%20verito%20bambi.htm

Emil Schildt
20-Apr-2009, 13:02
ah well - I thought so..

I give up.

Mark Sawyer
20-Apr-2009, 13:04
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Ashley1.jpg

Ashley in my backyard, 14.5" Verito at f/7-ish on the old 8x10 2D.

Jim Galli
20-Apr-2009, 13:23
ah well - I thought so..

I give up.


Emil the software here is very nervous about anything not in the most simple alphabet. If there are any '&' (ampersan) signs or even spaces between words it seems not to work. Try setting up a seperate folder at your site and import the pictures with very simple names, no spaces between words. An underscore_between words seems to be OK. A hyphen-between words is OK too.

http://www.emilschildt.com/OLD%20LENSES%20verito%20bambi.htm

redo it so it looks like OLD_LENSES_verito_bambi.jpg

For instance on your kill your darlings page, if I right click on the portrait of suzanne, the properties there tells me that the .jpg address for that picture is:

http://www.emilschildt.com/KILL%20ny/K-susanne.jpg

Whatever you typed in, a space maybe, that the software turned into the %20 is what is messing it up at this site.

Hope that helps.

Mark Sawyer
20-Apr-2009, 13:52
Emil ~

I just put the image on my Photobucket.com account (it's easy and free), and copy/paste the IMG code. Very simple to do!

I wanna see Bambi!

~ Mark

Emil Schildt
20-Apr-2009, 14:29
Jim and Mark: thank you both.
I have to redo a lot, I guess.. which present a problem..as I can't get in touch with my site at the moment.:(

But I might be able to upload an image on another site, and then use that adress (?)
right?

I'll give it a try.

(just did some new Verito images..)

Emil Schildt
20-Apr-2009, 14:37
this is here where I put the adress?

tried several times - no luck.

feeling stupid

Marko
20-Apr-2009, 15:10
Emil, no need to feel stupid, you shouldn't be expected to know all these little quirks.

As Jim said, html essentially requires pure ascii alphanumerics plus underscore and hyphen, nothing else is really legitimate. Ampersands (&), semicolons and other punctuation characters have special meanings, they act as control characters and so cause html to choke when they are not properly used.

To make matters worse, some browsers will attempt to "intelligently" interpret them, while others will simply ignore them, some are case-sensitive (i.e. distinguish upper and lower case) while others are not.

So to avoid any problems, try to do the following:

1. Name your files using only lowercase a-z, 0-9 and _ (underscore) (try to avoid hyphen too) for naming your files and your directories.

2. Type the full path (url) to your image in your own browser and when it shows up, copy the url in the address bar and paste it between [img] tags here. That way, you are using known good url.

That should do it. Good luck. :)

Emil Schildt
20-Apr-2009, 15:22
thanks Marko (shouldn't this info be in the FAQ? or am I the only ignorant in here.. hope not..)

last try with "bambi"

nope - doens't work for danes...

Marko
20-Apr-2009, 15:27
OK, let's try this:

1. Pull your image in your own browser. Just the image - type the full url to it and let it display.

2. Copy the url from the browser's address bar;

3. Post it here as plain text and let me try.

Marko

P.S.

You can take it to PM if you want, but it might be useful to others with the same problem.

Emil Schildt
20-Apr-2009, 15:59
OK, let's try this:

1. Pull your image in your own browser. Just the image - type the full url to it and let it display.

2. Copy the url from the browser's address bar;

3. Post it here as plain text and let me try.

Marko

P.S.

You can take it to PM if you want, but it might be useful to others with the same problem.

thank you for your help - let me try a last time first - if not sucessful, I'll di what you suggest..

Bambi: I:\emils\odd lenses\verito\web\verito 01.jpg

as you see, nothing is showing.......

I:\emils\odd lenses\verito\web\verito 01.jpg

Marko
20-Apr-2009, 16:29
Ok, I see what's happening. It's not showing because the url is pointing to your local drive.

You need to upload the image to the publicly accessible web server such as flickr or photobucket or even your own web site and then provide the url to your image there. It should have the following form:


http://(your_web_server)/(directory_name)/verito01.jpg

You also need to lose the space in the filename and make it either verito01.jpg or verito_01.jpg.

Hope this helps.

Marko

russyoung
21-Apr-2009, 05:33
Mark-

The image with the garden hose is fabulous! what a composition! what marvelous highlights! kudos, amigo.

Russ

Steve M Hostetter
21-Apr-2009, 06:59
Little girls learn early that with a good garden hose, you can knock the Bluebird of Happiness flat on his ass! :rolleyes:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Daraandhose800hi.jpg]
14.5" Verito at f 6-ish on an 8x10

who says that a sharp image looks into the soul... I see all the information I need to

what a shot...

Emil Schildt
21-Apr-2009, 12:43
Bambi again again...
IF it works, it is due to Jim Galli's help, so thank you also (and in advance, as I don't know if it is working...)

http://www.emilschildt.com/odd%20lenses/verito-01.jpg

Emil Schildt
21-Apr-2009, 12:43
HEY - IT WORKED!!!!

Thanks Jim!!

Emil Schildt
21-Apr-2009, 12:46
Let's try a very recent image.

Kristina posed in front of the 13x18 Gandolfi/Verito full aperture..

(A little too soft?)

http://www.phosee.dk/pictures/00000079/136-eksperimentering-med-objektiver.jpg

Jim Galli
21-Apr-2009, 14:36
Let's try a very recent image.

Kristina posed in front of the 13x18 Gandolfi/Verito full aperture..

(A little too soft?)



ieee! Not too soft at all. Gorgeous image, just beautiful.


Glad we got it figured out! J

Joe Smigiel
21-Apr-2009, 14:47
Beautiful Emil.

Joe Forks
21-Apr-2009, 15:00
Let's try a very recent image.

Kristina posed in front of the 13x18 Gandolfi/Verito full aperture..


very nice!

Mark Sawyer
21-Apr-2009, 15:14
Let's try a very recent image.

Kristina posed in front of the 13x18 Gandolfi/Verito full aperture..

(A little too soft?)


Such a beautiful image! Veritos are lovely wide open, stopped way down, and everywhere in between... :)

Mark Sawyer
21-Apr-2009, 19:57
Verito 14.5", f/6-ish, I think. There was film in the other side of the film holder, so I took a second one of Ashley...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/AshleyII.jpg

dlin
22-Apr-2009, 06:05
Mark,
Lovely portrait. The lens has a wonderful look.

All the best,
Daniel

Peter K
22-Apr-2009, 06:27
Mark, Jeremy and Gandolfi too,
it's not the lens. It's the lens in your hands that make this wonderful portraits.

Regards,
Peter K

Jim Galli
22-Apr-2009, 08:12
Mark, Jeremy and Gandolfi too,
it's not the lens. It's the lens in your hands that make this wonderful portraits.

Regards,
Peter K

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BlueLemon
24-Apr-2009, 11:00
Here is a portrait i did the other night - with our student Rita.

http://www.bluelemon.dk/rita.jpg

I just recently bought the Verito, and 2 prior attempts resulted in a serious slap in the face..... have you ever been slapped in the face by a Verito :-)

14.5 inch F:8 on 5x7 fomapan 100 iso

gbogatko
24-Apr-2009, 15:59
I got mine out the other day.
These with the 14.5 Verito on foma 200 8x10 and a Kodak 6.5 stop nd gel.

http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/LongPond-1.jpg

Long Pond Ironworks, NJ.

http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/WatchungPineForest.jpg

The CCC pine forest in Watchung Reservation, NJ

George

Brian Bullen
24-Apr-2009, 19:40
George, that last photo is outstanding! Thanks for posting it.

The verito is a lens I've coveted for years, anyone want to trade a new 240 computar for an 18" verito ; )

gbogatko
24-Apr-2009, 20:13
The verito is a lens I've coveted for years, anyone want to trade a new 240 computar for an 18" verito ; )

... and to think, it was a P.O.S. when listed for around $150 -- terrible looking worn barrels, frozen studio shutter, horribly worn f/ indications.

But, the glass was crystal clear, and the shutter just needed cleaning (thank god for Kroil). Pure good luck.

eddie
24-Apr-2009, 20:20
yeah george!

gandolphi that port is great....not too soft!

Jan Pedersen
24-Apr-2009, 20:24
Don't remember if i posted this before, eightandthreequarter on 8x10

Jeremy Moore
24-Apr-2009, 21:56
Don't remember if i posted this before, eightandthreequarter on 8x10

Jan, what f-stop was used for this, if you remember?

Jan Pedersen
25-Apr-2009, 09:06
Jeremy, i believe around 5,6 which is my prefered aperture with this lens.

Mark Sawyer
25-Apr-2009, 10:51
Lovely, dark and moody, Jan. Wouldn't have been the same with a multi-coated plasmat.

Jon Wilson
25-Apr-2009, 11:03
Here is a shot taken with my 11 1/2 inch Verito at f4 using Provia 100F.

Jan Pedersen
25-Apr-2009, 17:06
Thank you Mark. Agree, most of my lenses are single or uncoated and much prefer that look.

David Eisenlord (Ike)
26-Apr-2009, 07:37
7.25" Verito 4x5 tmax.

http://www.davideisenlord.com/Trees/bin/images/large/yosemite_redwood.jpg

Ike

jnantz
26-Apr-2009, 09:00
hi ike

that is very nice!

john

Jim Galli
26-Apr-2009, 09:36
7.25" Verito 4x5 tmax.


Ike

Beautifully seen Ike. Different.

Jim Galli
26-Apr-2009, 09:38
Here is a shot taken with my 11 1/2 inch Verito at f4 using Provia 100F.

Excellent Jon. The colors look perfect. I'm guilty of never thinking in color with the soft lenses.

Emil Schildt
3-May-2009, 03:36
We have a HUGE, almost a wall of blooming Blackthorn (sloe) here, so I wanted to see what happens using my Verito for this..

http://www.phosee.dk/pictures/00000083/454-eksperimentering-med-objektiver-3_800x600.jpg

and

http://www.phosee.dk/pictures/00000083/455-eksperimentering-med-objektiver-3_800x600.jpg

an fine lens...

Jeremy Moore
5-May-2009, 14:20
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/3495117145_1d8a0e587b.jpg

9" verito. 8x10 film.

benrains
5-May-2009, 15:17
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/3495117145_1d8a0e587b.jpg

9" verito. 8x10 film.

A porcupine in a front load washer during the spin cycle?

Gene McCluney
5-May-2009, 16:17
Here is a shot I took last night 8x10 APX-100 film (out of date) 14.5" Verito @ F11. Developed in Xtol straight deep tank. My wife..she graduates Saturday from College. Yes she is 20 years younger than I am and exotic, being from Zambia.

Kerik Kouklis
5-May-2009, 16:30
Jeremy - OK, I give. What the hell is that? :-) Reminds me of the last time I drank too much Tequila... vertigo.

Jon Wilson
5-May-2009, 17:27
Here is a shot I took last night 8x10 APX-100 film (out of date) 14.5" Verito @ F11. Developed in Xtol straight deep tank. My wife..she graduates Saturday from College. Yes she is 20 years younger than I am and exotic, being from Zambia.
Lovely wife and lovely shot. Thanks for sharing. Jon

Jeremy Moore
5-May-2009, 18:59
Jeremy - OK, I give. What the hell is that? :-) Reminds me of the last time I drank too much Tequila... vertigo.

It's just a picture of trees.

Look in the bottom left, that highlight area is a tree trunk. The lens is just doing something funky with the "zooming" on the outside with the swirl on the inside and if you look deeper into the picture into the center the trees at a mid-distance are in focus.

I've been having a lot of fun with the 8x10 lately :D

Mark Sawyer
19-Jul-2009, 18:43
I knew it was coming...

I lost my marbles. :(

Verito 8 3/4 inch on an 8x10.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/marbles1.jpg

goamules
20-Jul-2009, 07:31
Great shot Mark. You can still find most of them....

Mark Sawyer
21-Jul-2009, 01:48
Great shot Mark. You can still find most of them....

Found 'em! :)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/marbles2650wi.jpg

Sylvester Graham
22-Jul-2009, 16:40
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/3495117145_1d8a0e587b.jpg

9" verito. 8x10 film.

No seriously... whaaa?

benrains
25-Jul-2009, 03:42
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/3495117145_1d8a0e587b.jpg

9" verito. 8x10 film.

Given some recent first-hand experience, I think I now understand what's going on here. I'm about 90% sure the orientation or ordering of the elements in the rear group of your lens is incorrect. I can't imagine you'd could get anything like this with a properly assembled Verito. Fortunately the fix is an easy one.

Jim Galli
25-Jul-2009, 08:04
Given some recent first-hand experience, I think I now understand what's going on here. I'm about 90% sure the orientation or ordering of the elements in the rear group of your lens is incorrect. I can't imagine you'd could get anything like this with a properly assembled Verito. Fortunately the fix is an easy one.

Ben, the rear group of a Verito is cemented and the front group is a singlet so unlikely that any glass is dis-placed. I think this may be a picture of the thought process that makes us use our Verito's in the first place.

benrains
25-Jul-2009, 08:11
Ben, the rear group of a Verito is cemented and the front group is a singlet so unlikely that any glass is dis-placed. I think this may be a picture of the thought process that makes us use our Verito's in the first place.

Ah, I'd mistakenly thought the lens was based on a Petzval design.

Mark Sawyer
25-Jul-2009, 09:32
Ah, I'd mistakenly thought the lens was based on a Petzval design.

That would be the Wollensak Vesta or Vitax. The Verito and Versar are sometimes mistaken for Petzvals as they look similar cosmetically, and both will swirl as much or more than a Petzval, but they're both single elements at the front, and a cemented doublet at the rear.

benrains
25-Jul-2009, 10:19
That would be the Wollensak Vesta or Vitax. The Verito and Versar are sometimes mistaken for Petzvals as they look similar cosmetically, and both will swirl as much or more than a Petzval, but they're both single elements at the front, and a cemented doublet at the rear.

I thought the Versar was more along the lines of an extra rapid rectilinear. I know on mine both the front and rear elements have a little bit of separation around the edges indicating that they're both cemented elements. So far I haven't noticed any swirl in it, though it does go a bit soft in the corners at wider aperture settings (which is kind of nice for portraiture.)

In an attempt to keep this remotely on topic... the Verito lenses are still a bit too expensive for me, although they have been coming down in price.

Mark Sawyer
25-Jul-2009, 12:50
I thought the Versar was more along the lines of an extra rapid rectilinear. I know on mine both the front and rear elements have a little bit of separation around the edges indicating that they're both cemented elements. So far I haven't noticed any swirl in it, though it does go a bit soft in the corners at wider aperture settings (which is kind of nice for portraiture.)

In an attempt to keep this remotely on topic... the Verito lenses are still a bit too expensive for me, although they have been coming down in price.

Oops, my bad! Yes, the Versar is cemented doublets, front and rear. It definitely has swirl-capabilities, though.

gbogatko
27-Jul-2009, 15:36
Here's one of a plain weed. Verito 14.5 at f/4 on efke 25 4x5.
George

http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/VeritoWeed.jpg

Same weed with a Heliar 300 for comparison. (jpeg compression ruined some of it)

http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/HeliarWeed.jpg

eddie
27-Jul-2009, 16:35
yeah george!

gbogatko
27-Jul-2009, 18:12
Eddie:
Thank you sir!

goamules
30-Jul-2009, 09:17
I finally got to shoot real, no kidding film with one of my Veritos (versus wetplate). Thanks to Mark for teaching me his excellent system, it's great to work with such an experienced and easygoing mentor. 5x7 Tri-x 400 (at 200) 7 1/4 Verito at about f5.6.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2569/3772412912_01a540da6c.jpg

Larger (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=3772412912&posted=1&size=large) on black

Mark Sawyer
2-Aug-2009, 11:15
Looks good, Garrett! But I think the original print was nicer... :)

I wouldn't trust that "Mark" guy, though; he doesn't know what he's doing. I'm surprised they even let him in the forum... :rolleyes:

Jim Galli
10-May-2011, 20:52
Yup! Gonna revive the Verito thread! You betcha.


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/2011Workshop/Campbell_10.jpg
campbell machine & foundry #10

Made after the workshop with a 22 1/4" Verito wide open. Eastman Improved #2

stefan d
11-May-2011, 05:58
Good idea, Jim. Yours has a prefect light mood

Here is one from my trip to Cambodia. There will be a few more in the near future.


http://www.stefandieterich.de/inhalt/images/forenbilder/figurbearb.jpg

4x5", TriX, Verito 8 3/4" at 5,6

All the best

Jim Galli
25-Oct-2011, 20:00
Where's all the Verito pictures?? You guys are dropping the ball! What was that?? No, I DON'T have one I need to sell.


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Verito/7Verito_03s.jpg
boundy land surveying office

This one from last eve. pleased me. This thread needed reviving.

Jim Galli
25-Oct-2011, 20:02
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Verito/7Verito_01s.jpg
boundy land surveying office ii

From a 7" Verito that has been in the 4X5 kit for over a year and never got used til last evening.

eddie
26-Oct-2011, 05:53
Yup! Gonna revive the Verito thread! You betcha.

Made after the workshop with a 22 1/4" Verito wide open. Eastman Improved #2

as i recall you were trying to stop this shot down! ;)

Jim Galli
26-Oct-2011, 06:51
as i recall you were trying to stop this shot down! ;)

That was a shot in Belmont I was trying to stop down and some guy kept interfering :D:D

ljsegil
27-Oct-2011, 07:11
8 1/4" on 4x5 Portra 160NC.
Larry

eddie
27-Oct-2011, 14:13
That was a shot in Belmont I was trying to stop down and some guy kept interfering :D:D

U just gave up and conformed .....back in T-pah.

:)

Mark Sawyer
30-Oct-2011, 22:28
8 1/4" on 4x5 Portra 160NC.
Larry

Wonderful! I love seeing the Veritos showing off their stuff in color, especially when it's so well done.

Jim Galli
31-Oct-2013, 09:21
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Verito/WMMillerGarageMonida_05Verito7F4s.jpg
W. M. Miller Garage, Monida ID

Way up on the old road on the continental divide between Idaho and Montana. This was around mile 950 or so on a 1700 mile trip.

4X5 Chamonix. 7" Verito in early brass Studio Shutter, wide open @ f4

William Whitaker
31-Oct-2013, 09:50
...and still showing good tread. You must've stopped down too much, Jim!

Amedeus
31-Oct-2013, 19:00
Very nice Jim ... can't wait to see more from the trip ...

Jim Fitzgerald
31-Oct-2013, 21:50
I'll post some images from my Redwood trip shot with my 14 1/2" when I get them printed. They look good!

renes
2-Nov-2013, 10:15
My small contribution in Verito thread... it was first shot I have taken with new to me Verito, I used only some meniscus lenses before it. I was afraid about Betax speeds which were unreliable, but turned out working well in this shot. 7" Verito f/6 on Bergheil 6x9.

103989

Peter York
27-Jun-2014, 11:04
117455

Viga Shadows, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, November 2013.

Handheld with a Speed Graphic and 7-1/4" Verito at f/5.6, I think 1/250 of a second with the focal plane shutter. This is my first picture post to the forum, though I have been shooting 4x5 for a long time.

djdister
27-Jun-2014, 11:21
Nice shot with the Verito. Not all lighting situations lend themselves to shooting with the Verito lens, but you've hit it with this one.

goamules
27-Jun-2014, 12:12
Yes, that's a good one Peter. Santa Fe lighting is really good too, of course.

Jim Galli
27-Jun-2014, 12:48
117455

Viga Shadows, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, November 2013.

Handheld with a Speed Graphic and 7-1/4" Verito at f/5.6, I think 1/250 of a second with the focal plane shutter. This is my first picture post to the forum, though I have been shooting 4x5 for a long time.

Bravo! This is a gorgeous choice for a Verito.

Jim Graves
27-Jun-2014, 18:41
Here are two ... may have been posted elsewhere ... I know they were on APUG ... (brightness and contrast adjusted)

http://home.comcast.net/~mary.j.graves/Tonopah%20Bike%20Window.jpg

8x10 Arista Edu, 14.5" Verito @ f-4 (2" of rise.)

http://home.comcast.net/~mary.j.graves/Tonopah%20Stove.jpg

Whole Plate, Verito 8 1/4" lens at f/8, Ilford FP-4 film (EI 100)
Pyro HD at 68 degrees for 8 minutes in rotary processor

Jim Graves
27-Jun-2014, 19:06
And one more ... a 1937 Chrysler Imperial grill ... just for Mr. Galli ... not in Tonopah ... but in the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento ... that I've been trying to get Jim to visit so I can learn his secrets.

Oh, and Jim, no pressure ... but I think it's time to plan another workshop in Tonopah for mid-October of this year.

http://home.comcast.net/~mary.j.graves/37%20Chrysler%20Imperial%20Verito%20f4%20web.jpg
8x10 14.5" Verito @ f4, Arista Edu Ultra developed as above (brightness and contrast adjusted.)

Jim Galli
27-Jun-2014, 19:14
Hi Jim. That Imperial is pretty impressive. I'm thinking I ought to drive the 'A' up to the Columbia River some time in October. I was out with the camera earlier this evening and was skunked. Couldn't find anything to shoot a picture of. Can't see the forest because it's a desert I guess.

jg

jp
28-Jun-2014, 04:53
I bet I could find some stuff in your desert to photograph..

Jim Graves; that is much like a Galli style!

Jim Fitzgerald
28-Jun-2014, 07:21
Jim's great work. I'm busting out my Verito's this weekend. I have to shoot the Santa Paula train depot for a show I'm in in July. Going to use the 14 1/2". I love the way they glow!! October this year I'm headed to the Redwoods. The trees are calling again!