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  1. Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    Get a Cooke XVa convertible lens and you are done.
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    Re: 14 X 36" Camera

    Lindsay Ross has been using a Chamonix 24x32 wet plate camera for a few years now.
  3. Re: New FLM Ultralight Tripod for 8x10 and smaller

    I use a ries head with FLM Berlin 38 tripod with its bowl. It can handle my 11x14 camera.
  4. Thread: Eidoscope

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    Re: Eidoscope

    Try to use gel ND filters to reduce light. I tape them on the lens front before exposure when needed.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Love this!
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    Re: Portrait Lens 8x10, soft focus

    Kent,

    Have you ever taken off the rear element of your Petzval lenses and looked at the reflected images on the ground glass? They look like soft focus images to me. Nice glows at highlight area...
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    I know Dallmeyer D is not usually considered as a soft focus lens. But an 8D was sold at $22,899 today on eBay. Seller must be thrilled.
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    Re: Portrait Lens 8x10, soft focus

    Hard choice between Heliar 36cm and Eidoscope #2. Heliar is not a soft focus lens, but a great all around lens for portrait. I used a 36cm Heliar on a Kodak 2D before without issues. Eidoscope is a...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    I know a few wet plate photographers doing portraits for a living. They usually don't spend time here and really work hard.
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    A 16" P&S was sold on eBay for about 5k a few months ago. Another 16" P&S without aperture ring sat on eBay for over a year just under 4K, unsold and withdrawn from listing a few weeks ago.
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    A Pinkham is a Pinkham. You will be happy.
  12. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Ari,

    You seem to be chasing that elusive dream portrait lens. Been there and done that and found it. :-)

    Our tastes in them sometimes are highly subjective, shaped by our diverse personal...
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    Re: RIP Will Dunniway

    RIP, Will!
  14. Thread: Dear John

    by Hugo Zhang
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    Dear John

    I had two missed calls and a voicemail from Antoinette, a gallery manager who works for John, when I got back noontime from my morning errands. I listened to her voicemail and got the sad news that...
  15. Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    I have to read OP's question before posting anything that makes sense:

    For those experienced in both 8x10 and 4x5 photography, how do the methods and the types of scenes or subject matter...
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    Re: Heliar for 8x10

    42cm for head/shoulders and 36cm for whole/half body.
  17. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Just found this:

    https://petapixel.com/2018/01/11/built-first-natural-light-wet-plate-studio-us-century/
  18. Re: Anyone see the work of young photographer Bryan Schutmaat? Camera/Lens used?

    I read somewhere that he used a xenotar 150mmm f/2.8 lens.
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    Re: Turn The Page

    Nice!!!
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    Re: A Banquet of Light

    Congratulations, Jim! I wish I could go to see it.
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    Dan and Daniel are right. Regular 168mm and 180mm Dagor of f/6.8 won't fully cover 8x10 at infinity. The Zeiss Dagor 18cm f/9 covers, but that lens is hard to find and is expensive.
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    Re: Chamonix 4x10 & 450mm lens?

    Sorry I meant to write 410N3.
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    Re: Chamonix 4x10 & 450mm lens?

    With an extension board, our 45N3 has a max bellows draw of 560mm.
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    Re: December 2020 Portraits

    Is this the lens or front tilt?
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    Re: Using Chamonix 8x10 with heavy lenses

    Ulrich,

    I have used SSXL 210mm on the Alpinist X without any issues.

    Thanks.
    Hugo
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    What about wet plate photography that the finished varnished plates are the final things that can't be shared via computer screens? And all the old lenses that you can only use with larger cameras?
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I had a similar feeling when I first looked Edward Weston's prints on the wall of LA city Library. All 8x10 contact prints. I have never had the same feeling when I looked at Ansel Adams enlarged...
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    Re: Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 300mm shutter

    Well, there are some old 12" f/4.5 lenses mounted in Compound shutters that appear at ebay now and then. You have to watch and ask the sellers. Many times I get my shutters this way. Buy them and...
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    Re: Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 300mm shutter

    Apo-Lanthar 30CM has a front diameter 90mm (outside rim to rim) and 85mm hole size into the shutter.
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    Re: Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 300mm shutter

    David,

    If I understand it correctly, No. IV has the fastest speed of 75 of one second and V has that of 50. I do have another lens mounted on another Compound shutter which as an opening bigger...
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    Re: Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 300mm shutter

    Must be a misprint. No way that lens can fit into a Compound IV shutter. I have an Apo-Skopar 45CM in Compound IV. But I have seen pictures of Apo-Lanthar 30cm mounted in Ilex #5 shutter.
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    Re: HELIAR: here they are..

    So good!
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    Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Ari,

    I use 12" for full or half body and it is perfect. But for head shots, even a 14" lens does not look quite right. My lenses of choice for 810 heads is Universal-Heliar 42cm and Dallmeyer 3A. ...
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    Re: 4x5 Portrait lens & Chamonix F2

    Heliar and Apo-Lanthar are not soft focus lenses. Wide open at 4.5, Lanthar is bit sharper. Both have low contrast and that changes when you shop down. I tested my apo-lanthar 21cm against my sironar...
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    Re: 4x5 Portrait lens & Chamonix F2

    John,

    If you don't like Heliar, apo-lanthar or soft focus lenses, why not just pick up a dagor lens of 8 1/4 or 9 1/2 inches. Wide open at F/6.8, it has a nice glow for portraits. Stopped down, it...
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    Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Monty,

    Good to know this. I always thought a longer lens is preferred for portraits. For example, an 18 inch lens for 8x10 portraits because you add 8 and 10 together. It seems ULF life size...
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    Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Tracy,

    Thank you for this information.

    Hugo
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    Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Found the answer: she used a 600mm f/11 lens made in Chicago.
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman Movie

    Just watched it. Nice!
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    Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Just watched the B-Side. Wonderful film. So the camera used 1200mm lens? It seems the sitters were placed only 8-12 feet away. Did Elsa used a shorter lens?
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