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  1. Re: How much dimmer on the ground glass is an f/9 lens vs a f/5.6? Or f/5.6 vs f/4.5?

    I think more than the brightness of the lens it depends on the contrast of your subject and how magnified your subject is.
    I have an easier time focusing a portrait under contrasting modelling...
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    Re: Art is Emotion

    Interesting.
    Could it be that you put painting over photography because you are... a photographer?
    It’s too easy for us to disregard our skills and hard work and imagine that others work much...
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    Re: A few advise before I dive !

    90mm are not rare lenses. And since youíre buying online anyway, Why not find one in a copal shutter like Tin Can suggested?
  4. Re: 210 for travel and landscape: Heliar or Schneider?

    Only on this forum does a guy who already owns two 210mm lenses and asks which one to pack gets advised to buy a third one. We are really the worst enablers of GAS.
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    Re: In praise of Sonnars

    Found another one.
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    This was the 150mm. Still Fp4 and rodinal.
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    Re: In praise of Sonnars

    Love my two sonnar lenses on hasselblad. Got the 150 and 180.
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    Can’t remember which sonnar it was, but the film was definitely FP4 in Rodinal.
  7. Re: 210 for travel and landscape: Heliar or Schneider?

    Bring the Schneider.

    Iím in the same case of having two 210s : a Nikkor W f5.6 in a copal 1 and a late Docter Tessar f/4.5 in a copal 3.
    At home I use the Tessar exclusively for its nice...
  8. Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    I’d go for the Fuji 250mm.
    Closer to the 35mm field of view you like, a little less bellows extension than a 300mm, making you a little less vulnerable to wind, and a little more depth of field if...
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    Re: 450 mm Nikkor-M vs. Symmar-S 480 mm

    I second Neilís suggestion. A 480 apo ronar in Sinar DB mount would be cheaper than either of the lenses you consider.
    I have one (in a compur shutter) and am very happy with it.
  10. Re: Always go for the light stand with the heaviest weight rating?

    Iím assuming thomann.de delivers to Switzerland?

    They have the black C-stand with boom arm in stock

    Or if you find a basic light stand locally you could just buy the extension arm from them...
  11. Re: Paterson Orbital - lost base, what can I do?

    Donít use the base either. I just lift a corner and rock it gently.
    Iím getting great homogeneous results with 4x 4x5 sheets, but with 8x10 Iíve had some uneven development.
    I use 500ml solution...
  12. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    I agree with Randy. The game of ďguess whoĒ isnít that fun, and this thread would be more valuable if it allowed neophytes to get exposed to new names and new artists to discover. IMHO
    Remember...
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    Re: Need More LIGHT: Should I start PUSHING?

    Not to start a whole thing, but I think the opposite opinion should also be stated.
    Too many on this forum preach speeds of 1s and slower, and in the same breath complain about wind ruining their...
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    Re: Epson V850 Pro Scanner and 5x7 film & other

    I bought a V850 in 2020. I think that some version of silverfast was included, but I bought the discounted upgrade to have the option of saving RAW files and tweaking them later (they call this HDR...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Nice tree Roberto!

    Here’s a tortured tree from Oslo :

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    Botanical garden, Oslo - April 2021.
    Nikkor sw 4.5/75 no center filter. Txp320 @200, orange filter.
  16. Re: Anyone see the work of young photographer Bryan Schutmaat? Camera/Lens used?

    There is no way this is what Bryan uses, but there is a fellow on eBay selling a 180mm f/3.2 Fuji Gx680 lens fitted into a seiko shutter and he claims that it covers 4x5.
    I imagine this lens would...
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Good stuff!
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    Re: Tripod for a folding 8x10Ē

    I use a Leofoto LN324CH
    It’s a carbon fibre tripod from the orient, rated for 20kg and extends enough that I struggle to look at the ground glass.
    I was in my local store asking about the...
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    Re: Problem with New Fujinon W 135mm f5.6

    This lens isnít rare so depending on the cost of a CLA I would look into returning it.
    Btw I have one myself (actually a CM-W but potato/potato) and itís a lovely lens, definitely worth owning.
    ...
  20. Re: Prontor Professional Shutter control questions

    Hi, Iím unearthing this thread because I just received a lens in a prontor pro shutter.
    I was under the impression from reading this thread and others that a pair of cable releases would be enough...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    You’re assuming the relationship between standard extension and focusing distance is linear, which it is not.
    Just do the test : pick points A and B, mark the position of the standard and then put...
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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I have two :
    Nikon W 5.6/210
    Docter Tessar 4.5/210

    I like them both for different reasons.
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    Re: Favorite Current 8x10 B&W Film?

    I use FP4. Great looking film, and it plays so well with Rodinal.
    Great setup for people like me who do not process film that often (once a week at most). Rodinal lasts forever.
  24. Re: Best 75mm / 90mm lens?......totally kidding, but not really...read on pls

    Hi,
    Of course this was just my personal opinion and taste. I don’t mean to be the police of what others are doing with their cameras, what an exhausting job that would be!!

    I just think in all...
  25. Re: Best 75mm / 90mm lens?......totally kidding, but not really...read on pls

    Someone smart will probably expand or explain this better, but there is a difference between retrofocus wide angles for SLRs and wide angles for view cameras.

    On a 4x5 view camera, a 75mm lens...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    And and off the top of my head so do the Chamonix F cameras, Ebony U cameras, and the Sinar P...
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    Your lens would be fine, itís just that youíd get a bigger file if you could get closer and stitch several shots.

    Unless your dslr has very low resolution, 1:1 is overkill for 4x5.
    When...
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    I find that Tyler Shields challenges some of my notions of Art, success, aesthetics...

    On the one hand, his pictures often appeal to me. Beautiful people, cleanly lit, whatís not to like?

    On...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I have a few of Andrew Moore’s books.
    Of course the reproduction in even a fancy coffee table book could never hood a candle to an exhibition print...

    My 2c is that Moore’s look is a...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    I have resolved to artificially light my 4x5 portraits. I’d rather be free to use a “slow” lens of the right focal length than limit myself to a short lens because it’s faster.
    When the setup time...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    150 is not my favourite lens for portraits, for the reasons listed by BS above, but I do use that lens on kids.
    I have found that kids -and overweight adults- are less affected by the exaggeration...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Assuming you mean 4x5, the math isn’t too far off.

    My easy and oversimplified rule of thumb is this :
    4x5 is 2x the focal length and aperture compared to 6x7
    6x7 is 2x the focal length and...
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    Re: Smaller Fomat Nudes

    Brilliant!!
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    Re: December 2020 Portraits

    He got fidgety while I was setting up the camera, adjusting my lights etc... it’s brilliant though because I would’ve never come up with it myself... I’d have ended up with another portrait where...
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    December 2020 Portraits

    Couldn’t find a monthly portait thread (to my surprise!).
    Apologies if I missed it.

    Here’s a seasonal one to start off the 2020 Christmas portraits.
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    Nikkor W 150mm @ f/8 - HP5 rated...
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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    Has anyone suggested the TOHO (not Toyo!!) 4x5 monorails?
  37. Re: Linhof MT vs. Technikardan 45s for urban landscapes and architecture

    There is a major difference : the Linhof doesn’t have frame lines.
    While you can use the viewfinder on a M6 for both focusing and framing, on a MT it would take an extra viewfinder with adequate...
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    Re: 4x5 Portrait lens & Chamonix F2

    Thank you for the precision Bob but again, I am not into the soft focus look, and OP stated that they “wasn’t sold on it” either, so perfectly imitating the effect of a SF lens -and wether or not it...
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    Re: 4x5 Portrait lens & Chamonix F2

    I’ve never done it, nor do I know anyone who has, but my understanding is that only the lens is needed to make a cam. Basically what a technician wants is to know the exact flange distance of your...
  40. Re: 135mm f5.6 - Symmar-S MC or Apo-Sironar S for portraits?

    Im late to the party but I would advise to get the apo Sironar-S ;)
    The price is good, and youíd be at ease knowing you own the best lens.
    Letís face it, now you doubted your Symmar once, the seed...
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