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    Sinar or not Sinar...

    I shoot Sinar for a couple of years. I've also worked with the Arca Swiss Discovery and the F-metric. Arca Swiss is another excellent Swiss camera but Sinar is still superior. Especially when used...
  2. Help me to understand a focus technique problem

    Roger - given that there are no moving objects like flowers or sorts in the foreground you surely can afford longer exposures. From my experience then, if you choose between tilting and stopping or...
  3. Which filter system? (Lee, Cokin P, Cokin XL, etc)

    Could anyone please tell me: Where do I get Lee filters in Europe or USA? I've checked the San Diego (CA) photoshops recently and didn't find anything. Thanks
  4. Which 4x5 Camera for Landscape Work?

    Although I own a Sinar f2 and am very pleased with it, I'd take a look at David Muench and buy a Zone VI with a 75mm and a 500mm lens. Take a look at Muench's Plateau Light or Primal Forces and see...
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    Metering against the light

    Another way is to spot-measure the zone that you want to be medium- toned, for example a part of the sky in a sunset or a hillside in an aireal perspective. It works well, takes some practice...
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    SINAR help needed

    Hey - yes I can but it'll be weekend until I grab my Sinar again. Can you wait?
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    Workshops in Europe

    Sinar, Switzerland, makes good but pretty expensive workshops in Switzerland. That at "www.sinar.ch".
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    Long exposure with Velvia

    There was a recent question about long exposures in available light. I'm rather new to this subject. The longest exposures I've done were about 12 seconds. I wo rk with Fuji Velvia. I've often read...
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    Back from Switzerland

    I'm glad to hear you liked Switzerland so far. Paul is absolutely right. This is by far the worst July I can remember. I hope you could use some of the advices that I gave you.
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    Shooting all the time at f64

    Why would anyone always shoot at f64 and face a risk of diffusion while in some situations Mr. Scheimpflug allows a perfect foreground- to-background-DOF at f16 to f22 and thus in the optimum...
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    Locations in Switzerland

    If you want to see the Alps you have to visit the Kantons (states) of Graub|nden, Uri, Wallis or Bern. Graub|nden is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Alps and it's the biggest...
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    How to scan 4x5?

    It's a dummy-question since I'm an ignorant when it comes to computers. I've rec ently scanned some of my 4x5 slides with a cheap and simple HP ScanJet 5200C Sca nner. Some of the slides turned out...
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    Sinar F

    I use a sinar f2 and I'm totally satisfied with it. If you want to know any details in how to handle the camera I recommend the sinar lf- books in German or English. There's a book about the basics...
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    Arca or Sinar?

    John - don't listen to hard to Urs Bernhard. As I know here from Switzerland, he works for Arca Swiss. So his economical interests here are obvious. I tested both: Sinar and Arca Swiss. And I've...
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    Atca Swiss, is it good?

    Arca Swiss F metric is definitely a very good camera. However, Urs Bernhard is wrong, when pretending that the Arca Swiss' handling and craft is better than the other Swiss product Sinar. I've...
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    24 Hours in Tucson

    Your best bet will be both parts of the Saguaro National Monument. I prefer the Western part, however. Most amazing sunsets can be witnessed there and the huge cacti provide superb shapes in the ...
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    Print film for lf

    I usually shoot transparency film. However, I think that sometimes it would be n ice to have a print film ready. I've had good results with Fuji Reala ISO 100 on small format. But the people at the...
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    What means"RVP"?

    Can anybody please tell me what "RVP" means on the Fuji Velvia film? Thanks folks.
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    Arca Swiss Discovery info

    I can't tell you about the exact weight but I've used the Arca Swiss Discorvery. It's a very pleasant camera. It's quite easy to carry around in the field (even on long hikes) and it's easy to...
  20. disappointment with Ilfochrome prints

    I'm totally disappointed with the results of the first ilfochrome prints that I' ve received from the lab after giving them a 4x5 slide (Fuji Velvia). I consider ed the slide tacksharp when examining...
  21. suitability of a Bogen 3021 tripod for 4x5 field

    I completely agree with Ron. I think the Bogen 3021 is called Manfrotto 055nature in Europe. I use it quite with success and I even load a sinar f2 on it which is rather heavy. The Bogen 3021 can...
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    Exposure in low light.

    Try using Velvia at ISO 40 in general. You will be satisfied with more shots.
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    What type of LF for Landsacpe

    If you intend to backpack for two or more days then a wooden field camera will be more suitable. If you want to do hikes no longer than one day you should think about a monorail like Sinar f2 or...
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    Filter Factors

    With Cokin GND you have to add 1.5 stops for #120 and 2.5 stops for #121. Most polarizers require an additional exposure of 2 stops. Tom
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    Focussing / tilt

    Hello

    I'm using a Sinar f2, which I consider an outdoor camera. It has actually build-in tilt- and depth-of-field calculators which are easy and safe to manipulate. No guesswork any more. To my...
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    Experiences with Sinar F2?

    I'm thinking about buying a Sinar F2 for outdoor work? Does anyone have experien ce with that camera in field conditions (even in rough situations with long hike s)? What is the lightest tripod do...
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    Arca Swiss Discovery

    Hello RAven

    I'm from Switzerland (like the Arca Swiss) and have tested the Discovery for a couple of days in rough field conditions. It worked out fine. It's pretty lightweight for a...
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