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    Re: New Film User

    What he said!
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    Re: Upgrading to Ebony or Wisner?

    I started with a Wisner 4x5 Technical Field and still use it. Later, I acquired an Ebony SV45U2. I suggest you start with the Wisner and try that for a while. I doubt you will find anything you...
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    Re: Where to get a lens board drilled?

    http://www.skgrimes.com/contact-us
  4. Re: Recommended Tripod Head for 4x5 Field Camera

    +1
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    Re: Bellows for Wisner 4x5

    I have a similar problem, not quite being able to focus a 180mm lens on a camera that I use for shorter lenses. I used a top hat extension on the longer lens. Perhaps, you might consider doing the...
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    Re: In search of bag bellows...

    Again, it was only idle curiosity, but I have a 120mm Nikor SW that I don’t use because, for me, it is just too wide. It only barely covers an 8x10 and I did not use much, if any, movements with it,...
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    Re: In search of bag bellows...

    Out of curiosity, what lens wouldl you use with a Wisner 8x10 that would require a bag bellow?
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    Re: Wisner 4x5 Technical Field

    This is the 2nd large format camera I bought and I still have it. There are some compromises, but, overall, it has a lot of capability. The bellows length allows for the use of longer lenses, up to...
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    Re: My First 4x5 Camera Search Continues...

    I think of my WIDE45 as an "urban landscape" camera and it handles most exterior shots of buildings without using any of its front shift or swing. Like the RSW45, it does not have any back movements...
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    Re: My First 4x5 Camera Search Continues...

    i have a Wide45, and a SV45U2, the Wide45 used for shorter lenses, up to 210mm, but not for still life. However, the RSW45, a specialty camers built for and sold by Robert White, would have been my...
  11. Re: Ebony Camera Going Out of Business? - Confirmed

    I keep an Ebony Wide 45 and an Ebony SV45U2 here, in Europe, and a Wisner Technical Field 4x5 in the States for when I am there. The Wisner is capable of producing any image I can produce using the...
  12. Re: Toyo adapter lens board for 4"x4" lens board?

    If it can be done, these people can do it:

    http://www.skgrimes.com/products/lens-board-adapters

    I suggest you give them a call, they do exceptional work.
  13. Re: 8x10, extreme enlargements, no weight /price concern - which would be best lense

    APO-Sironar-S in 240mm and 300mm, although I would rather use the 210mm APO-Sironar-W for the wider lens. For the longer lens, a 480mm Ronar or a19 inch Artar Red Dot but, if I were going to have...
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    Re: Newbie help: 4x5 lens boards (for Ebony)

    On mine, the red mark centers the holes drilled offset down on the lensboard. If you want to center a lensboard with the hole drilled in the center of the light trap, you just move the standard...
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    Re: Fort Sill, OK area

    You will want to check this out if you are going to try and visit on the post. This was being implemented when I was last there, so I do not have any personal experience with it and I do not know...
  16. Re: Coverage info wanted for the Nikon ED T telephotos....

    Actually, the only two lenses I have that are of comparable optical quality are a 600mm, f9 Apo-Ronar and an 800mm, f9 Apo-Ronar, neither of which are in a shutter, where the Nikkor T-ED lens is...
  17. Re: Coverage info wanted for the Nikon ED T telephotos....

    Oh, well, here's another for just a bit more. :(
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  18. Re: Coverage info wanted for the Nikon ED T telephotos....

    If you can refer me to lenses that are of comparable focal lengths and optical quality, while being cheaper and lighter than the Nikkor T-ED 600, 800 and 1,200mm versions, I would be very interested...
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    Re: Lens Wraps

    I like these:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/91705-REG/f_64_LW11_LW11_11_Lens_Wrap.html

    They are available in three sizes.
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    Re: How do you hang your film

    The UK may be a bit far for most of you to go, but this is the best illustration of the type of clip I found and it does a good job. Cut a bit of the hoop away, leaving a hook that you can hang over...
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    Re: Looking to buy a LF camera as a gift

    Hey! If you really want to impress her, you are in luck. Best 4x5 camera ever made and the first one I have seen offered on eBay in years. Check out item number 231225506603.
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    Re: Is KEH good for LF lenses?

    Somehow, I seem to have got you obsessing about the lens caps. It's simple, if you want them, be sure they are included and, if they are not, order the lens caps with the lens and pay extra for...
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    Re: Is KEH good for LF lenses?

    Another vote for KEH.

    One caution, do not assume that anything not listed is included. For example, you mentioned missing lens cap(s). If those are not specifically listed as included, they...
  24. Re: Starting out, no lenses, never shot 4 x 5 before: what FL?

    I think your 210mm Symmar-S is an excellent choice. My interests mostly coincide with yours and that is my most used focal length. . In any event, even if it were not your first length, it would...
  25. Re: Film speed testing: Help! am doing something wrong

    Doremus,

    Thank you for taking the time to post that.

    Steve Barber
  26. Re: Recessed lens board for 65mm lens on ebony SV45Te

    The first question is, why do you equate a 65mm lens on a 4x5 with a 65mm lens on the 35mm camera you are used to using? A far more reasonable choice for use on a 4x5 for the purpose you give would...
  27. Re: Please educate me on European and Asian Fees you need to pay on my gear

    The issue for me (in Europe, non-EU) is shipping exclusively by USPS Priority Mail International and not by any other means. That eliminates a list of issues and the item is either delivered to my...
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    Re: Beginner Large Format: Ebony or Chamonix?

    The two lenses you will probably use for about 90 percent of the time would be a 90mm and a 210. Try a Rodenstock 90mm f6.8 Grandagon and a Nikon 210mm f5.6 Nikkor W. If you just want to impress...
  29. Re: Where to find Large format Camera Tripods on a student budget?

    It is not entirely clear from your post whether you are starting with 4x5 and want to buy a tripod and head that will allow you to use an 8x10, later, or if you are trying to start out with both a...
  30. Re: Need advice: Spotmeter or Tripod head or none?

    Your camera weighs about what mine does with only a little less bellows extension. I would be more concerned about the tripod than the spotmeter, particularly if you are not using color positive...
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    Re: Has anybody seen Sally Mann Camera

    No, I can definitely say that is not a correct statement. In the narrow sense, as in all of the award winning shots of your immediate family, it may be correct, but for landscapes, architecture and...
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    Re: Has anybody seen Sally Mann Camera

    I do not know what other cameras she has used, but, as to her work, Immediate Family, I am familiar with the camera and lens she used, because I bought them from her. The camera is a Toyo 810M and...
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    Re: I just bought this Wisner 8 by 10 1500

    Does it not have a name plate? That looks more like a Zone VI than a Wisner and it is, definitely, not a Technical Field. The metal looks like anodized aluminum, not brass, and the bellows should...
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    Re: 120 film in Jobo

    Also, the core allows an efficient means of washing the film with the use of a "cascade" to direct water down to the bottom of the tank to return up through the reels along the exposed emulsion and...
  35. Re: Bellows extension questions on the Ebony SV45Ti

    If you are referring to the 90mm f5.6 Super-Angulon XL, the problem is the diameter of the rear element being too large to fit through the front standard on an Ebony. Later models of that lens have...
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    Re: dilemma on lenses

    Buy the 90mm f4.5 Grandagon-N and the 210mm f5.6 Sironar-N and sell the 90mm f8 Super-Angulon. That gives you a 90mm, 135mm, 210mm and 360mm lens progression. The only issue would be the 135mm vs....
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    Re: Which cloth tape is the most permanent?

    Have not used it for that, but I have used bookbinder's tape on old wooden film holders and it has held up. I would not use gaffer's tape for camera bellows other than as a temporary expedient.
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    Re: Why not 8x10?

    I forgot, 20x30 what? Inches? A 4x5 with good lenses is perfectly capable of prints that size if you have an enlarger and comparable lenses that are up to the job.
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    Re: Why not 8x10?

    As to 8x10, if it were not for the weight, size of the camera and the cost of the film, I would have nothing else.

    Well, that is not quite true. It ignores the fact that I do not have an enlarger...
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    Re: large format lens in range of 70-120mm

    Well, you can go all over the map with this, because of the different aspect ratios, but, if you use the commonly accepted standard of the diagonal measurement of the negative, then a normal lens for...
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