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  1. Re: Safe/Legitimate Resource for Nude Models - LF Project

    Contact a modeling agency.

    The low budget sleaze route is to hang around the theater department at the local university and see what you can recruit.
  2. Re: 8x10 Field Camera which uses Sinar Lensboards?

    I do what i think a lot of people do.

    I have Linhof lens board adapters for the Sinar and the 8x10 Shen Hao. Lenses that go back and forth between the systems are mounted to Linhof boards - which...
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    Re: Point Reyes Advice?

    Ditto. I walk around new places just taking snapshots. Then come back with the high-caliber gear.
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    Re: Reveni spot meter

    Dropping the 1/3 stop aperture readout was a big boo-boo.

    Modern SLR's let you set the shutter speed in 1/3's of a stop (ie 1/80 ...). But there is no need for a separate meter with a modern SLR...
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    Re: 2022 Your Favorite Image of You No rules

    What the heck. Spiratone Portragon & Nikon TC-201 extender:

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    Re: Question: What is this?

    At f22 they may work just fine. As Dugan suggested, try them out.
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    Re: 210 Xenar f/6.1 sharpness?

    All manufacturers occasionally produce a lemon. I had a 150/5.6 multicoated Xenar, mid 80's vintage in a Copal shutter - it was soft when viewing the ground glass and it got no better when stopped...
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    Re: Focus accuracy issue with Intrepid 8x10

    From your newspaper test it looks like the ground glass is closer to the lens than it should be.

    So, you are in luck: it isn't (or shouldn't be) hard to add some shims (i.e. bits of cardboard) to...
  9. Re: Dallmeyer 3"=75mm Rectilinear Patent lens query

    The page is for the f11 version of the lens, the text above states that coverage may exceed 100 degrees at f16.

    The native 86mm f16 lenses may then indeed have a coverage of 105-110 and cover 1/2...
  10. Re: Dallmeyer 3"=75mm Rectilinear Patent lens query

    The Wide Angle Anastigmat should cover British 1/2 plate. Apparently good for ~110 degrees, or a 245mm image circle; the diagonal of 1/2 plate film is 204mm, less with a margin around the film for...
  11. Re: DIY 5x7 fix focus LF Camera Light Leak / Reflection ?

    The problem could be the longer exposures at f45 - the darkslide was removed for a longer period of time and the light leak had a longer time to expose the film/paper.

    BTW - yes, the inside of the...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    Not at all. Consensus is something one should be suspicious of; well, at least I am.

    I seem to be a voice of one here - saying condensation is not an issue - and on this I will not concede. I...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    "Confusion will be my epitaph ..."

    A certain amount of confusion is necessary. The thing to look out for is too much certainty.

    It is funny that noise interferes with information, and yet the...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    I'm not sure where I mentioned 'art'.

    In any case, I am approaching the question from a scientific point of view and my conclustion is there is no condensation: Experimentally - I've tried to make...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    No. Absolutely not. Think what a boring place the world would be if everyone agreed.

    I double bag using freezer zip-locs when re-freezing open packets of film to prevent freezer burn.

    Do what...
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    Re: Taking film in and out of the freezer

    I make it a practice to take film straight from the freezer, load it in the camera or film holder and shoot it. And I'm not being facetious, I really do - hoping to see some evidence of...
  17. Thread: Gas Light

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    Re: Gas Light

    Gas lights that ran on 'city gas' were very similar to old Coleman lanterns.

    https://williamsugghistory.co.uk/lighting/interior-lighting/fixtures-with-mantles/

    My firm designed a low-cost...
  18. Thread: Gas Light

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    Re: Gas Light

    But the museum would have to display the paper itself in the dark.
  19. Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    For 4x5 I use a Sinar reflex viewer.

    My astigmatism isn't that bad so I can use a pair of +3 reading glasses from Costco, slide them down my nose and peer above them for distance vision. Beats my...
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    Re: Zeiss Protar 8.5cm f18 Bill Brandt lens

    Ultrawides can decidedly make things look unnatural. It's not really a distortion, though. Hold a print from an ultrawide shot really close to your eye and suddenly everything looks natural. If...
  21. Re: Rodenstock Geronar 210mm, f6.8 lens evaluation

    I have a 300mm f9 Geronar that I upgraded to a 300mm f9 Nikkor-M. I can't say there was any sort of 'oh-wow' improvement. The two lenses have about the same coverage. I keep the Geronar with the...
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    Re: Gluing camera screws

    Is this for a wood camera or a metal camera?

    Blue Loctite is OK for small screws tapped into metal like a #2-56 or #4-40. If there isn't a lot of shaking or torque on the screw then as NHE...
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    Re: Zeiss Protar 8.5cm f18 Bill Brandt lens

    A anastigmat lens is not, necessarily, a distortion-less lens.

    If you are truly looking for a distortion-less lens you want a symmetrical lens - many process lenses fulfill this criteria and some...
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    Re: Zeiss Protar 8.5cm f18 Bill Brandt lens

    8.5cm = 85mm; a 90mm on a 4x5 camera is considered to be equivalent to a 35mm focal length lens on a 35mm camera.

    The widest 'common' affordable wide angle lens for 4x5 is 65mm. There are 45mm...
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    Re: Tech Pan 8x10 in a Jobo - Looking for Info

    Drew doesn't seem to like Tech Pan. I do. Lets leave it at there. Everything following is just getting silly.

    Nicholas Lindan
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    Re: Tech Pan 8x10 in a Jobo - Looking for Info

    It seems Drew Wiley and myself have no common ground.

    Here is a 6x8" print as an example of gradation. High contrast subject, inside of skylit shopping mall, Nikon FM2, 16mm fisheye, f2.8 @ 1/8,...
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    Re: Tech Pan 8x10 in a Jobo - Looking for Info

    General TP principles:

    TP can be processed for high (100-200) film speed and high contrast -OR- slow (12-25) film speed and normal contrast. In either case, TP is a continuous tone film and not a...
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    Re: Zone VI Type II power switch

    You might, however, find it easier to disassemble the head to the extent you can get to the back of the switch. Those switches are meant to snap in but not to snap out - it will take a concerted...
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    For architectural work I find I only need rise and shift. I can see occasions where a bit of swing might be in order, but it would be the tiniest bit.

    I don't think I have used anything but rise...
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    Re: Cursed image - Pyrocat-M salvage

    I carry a few lengths of parachute cord with me for tying back offending vegetation while I take the photo.

    Was it Fred Picker who got crucified for taking a pair of pruning shears to some twigs? ...
  31. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I looked at it and thought "Oh, South Africa? Namibia? Hunting, what, eland?"

    Lovely picture, BTW. You are right, the lovely rendition of the grass is what makes it. Makes me want to sit in...
  32. Re: What is the best type of Silver Nitrate to buy

    It's probably overkill and overpriced.

    I would try ebay and alibaba. But as the price will track the price of silver there aren't many bargains to be had. And alibaba often has high minimums -...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    I think you are right. I remember pictures of his camera with a more elaborate tripod setup. Taking pictures from the top of the basalt cliffs of the Hudson Palisades gave him a genuinely 'rock...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    But he got some marvelous photographs with it - https://www.moma.org/collection/works/50169

    His liked the perspective as it showed the size of the buildings in their true relation to the...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    Then there was Feininger who liked to take New York street scenes from New Jersey.

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  36. Re: Report Shows it is Rare to Translate Success on Instagram Elsewhere

    And this is news, how?

    Sine ars scientia nihil est. (Without art, science is nothing.)
  37. Re: Film Developing Rant and CineStill DF96 Monobath - Am I Lazy?

    If I had 45 rolls to process I would find a commercial dip & dunk and and scan/proof lab. My darkroom is reasonably well equipped but any job of that size would overwhelm it and me. It may not be...
  38. Re: Use of plus lenses to shorten bellows draw.

    That's not a camera, that's a seismograph!

    In my book anything that helps get you the picture is OK. Purity for purity's sake is a dead-end.

    Negative lenses, in addition to positive "close-up"...
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    Re: C.P. Goerz Berlin D.R.P. Dogmar Age

    I think you were expected to use flash powder. Flash bulbs date to late 20's. External synchronizers can be found on Speed Graphics and the like - a button on the flash gun fires the bulb and...
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    Re: Jeff Wall's New Show in Washington, DC

    Although big has a quality all its own, for big glowing color pictures I usually haul out my slide projector. And then there is just the plain-ole-boring 60"+ TV set everyone has in their home.
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