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  1. shutter/barrel for wollensak velostigmat series 1, 12.5 inch 6.3

    Hi,

    This was my first LF lens, kind offer of Jim Galli, fitted in an optimo no4, shutter. The shutter is useless,
    beyond repair. Does anybody know if there is a 'standard' way to fit the cells...
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    Re: June 2014 portraits

    Great!

    And great to see another dutchman using a Hermagis Petzval!

    regards from the netherlands ;)
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    Re: August 2011 Portraits

    I've been looking at the portrait threads weekly, but haven't been posting for a while,
    finally had the time to take the agfa ansco 8*10 with a schneider isconar (crazy little cheap lens for the...
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    cycle poco no 5 still usable?

    Hello,

    I have seen several of these fine small camera's, but I'm wondering if normal 4*5 inch cassettes will be usable? Or do they need to be fitted with a new film holder?

    any help is welcome...
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    Re: Our definitionS of 'portrait'

    a portrait is a white background, a person I'm interested in, and the thing that happens between us,

    loosely quoting avedon, but this definition got me started in portraits, focussing on the...
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    Re: November 2009 Portraits

    Hey Alexei!

    Cool!!!

    regards

    stefan
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    Re: November 2009 Portraits

    hermagis petzval wide open,
    8*10 inch
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    Re: November 2009 Portraits

    wow jim,
    that is a very beautiful picture,
    love the tonality and calmness

    regards

    stefan
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    question on hermagis

    Hi all,

    I would like to get some info on the following lens,
    it is a rather massive hermagis, no. 1, extra rapide pour
    portraits, V26.098

    Does anybody know what the focal length is? Coverage?...
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    Re: November 2009 Portraits

    great portrait Donald!
    I just keep trying to look around the corner to see the face!
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    Re: Is photographic integrity dead?

    let's see,
    I use a petzval that manipulates
    the image like crazy, a developer
    to push the contrast, and I use
    reflectors to guide light in a way
    I like it,

    Yes, I'm a manipulator!!! ;)
    So...
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    Re: October 2009 Portraits

    thanks guys,
    I have to get used how to work with this lens. I set it to 2,5 diffusion and focussed, but I wonder if it isn't supposed to be the other way round?

    regards

    stefan
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    Re: October 2009 Portraits

    cooke portrait soft focus, first try
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    Re: jobo atl2: is a hot water connection mandatory

    Too bad,
    I get a error 3 with a beep,
    which means there is a problem with the air pump or the
    electronics,

    The seller is taking the machine back. I hate it when
    I assume something works and...
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    Re: jobo atl2: is a hot water connection mandatory

    thanks guys, I'll start experimenting and I'll let you know what the outcome is

    regards

    stefan
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    Re: jobo atl2: is a hot water connection mandatory

    Hi Mike,

    you're not the mike that just bought a B&L 360mm at hans' store, aren't you?
    About the atl, I'm a novice with these machines. What water supplies have to be connected to operate in the...
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    jobo atl2: is a hot water connection mandatory

    Hello,

    I bought an atl2 plus, and only intend to use it for black and white,
    the water temperature is around 16 degrees here,
    if I preheat the chemicals in a jobo tbe, and give the water bath...
  18. can the rear of an anastigmat 150mm 7.7 cover 8*10 inch

    Hi all,

    crazy question, I know,
    I have a very old self cocking shutter with an 7.7 anastigmat lens from a
    kodak folder. Works fine on 4*5 inch, nice sharp images with enough subtle
    gradations,...
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    Re: September Portraits

    thanks pviapiano!
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    Re: September Portraits

    Both taken on board of a large clipper, great ship,
    not easy to take pictures with an 8*10 on board of a rocking
    boat, including wind force 6, but we managed sort of ;)

    regards

    stefan
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    Re: August Portraits

    one more hermagis image on 8*10 inch
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    Re: August Portraits

    btw, the print is just unbelievable sharp and creamy!
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    Re: August Portraits

    thanks guys, didnt post for a while, all copyrighted material,
    so happy to see the positive reactions!

    this is a portrait in downe, kent UK, of the descendants of Charles
    Darwin in front of the...
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    Re: August Portraits

    hermagis petzval on 8*10 inch
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    Re: July 2009 Portraits

    but what a hell of a picture!!

    regards

    stefan
  26. face to face, and still the subject looks in the lens?

    Hi,

    strange question, I know. But I was wondering if people ever tried this.
    I am going to do a photoshoot soon where it would be most usefull to
    have a possibility to get as much beside the...
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    went to the impossible project

    Hi all,

    Today I visited the impossible project

    http://www.the-impossible-project.com/

    As a reporter for dutch public radio I interviewed the project manager,
    and I must say, I really hope...
  28. Thread: e.degen paris?

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    e.degen paris?

    Anybody knows this manyfacturer? Should be at the same time hermagis got into business, never heard of this brand. I spotted a big lens, wondering what this brand means...

    regards

    stefan

    (i...
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    Re: Tiny Tiny Petzval Lens?

    Stumbled across this thread,
    I did buy a mini petzval from Jim, and it turns out to be a great lens,
    I cannot shoot at infinity, but till 1 meter approximately,
    I bought a t2 canon eos adapter and...
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    Re: May 2009 Portraits

    thankx jiri!
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    no contrast, no sharpness, blurblur, that must be a 'in galli style!' ;)

    regards

    stefan
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    Re: May 2009 Portraits

    one more
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    Re: May 2009 Portraits

    dallmeyer petzval, 1863 (and still going strong!)
  34. Thread: Flowers Anyone?

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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    my second try on a flower,
    with the oddest lens I ever used, a kodak anastigmat 170mm from
    the twenties, one of the first ever, serial number 805!
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    v700 color scan problem

    Hello,

    I have a v700 with a problem, of maybe I have a v700 and my skills are the problem,
    I try to scan color negative film (kodak, fuji), and there is just no way to get a relative neutral...
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    Re: jobo atl2000 should I buy one?

    thanks for the info,
    I've decided against buying the monster,
    just too big, and my cpa should be fine
    too,

    thanks and regards

    stefan
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    Re: Post your abstracts

    graflex, dallmeyer press
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    jobo atl2000 should I buy one?

    Ok, so I dont develop too much, have an old CPA,
    but came across a jobo atl2000 for 400 euro with a
    multitank 6. This seems to be a supermachine,
    making developing very easy and less time...
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    Re: My thoughts recently...

    Man, what a dissapointment!!
    I thought the members of this forum are the LF-hardcore elite, the kind of people setting up the deardorff 8*10 for the occasional birthday shot, experts in...
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    Re: April 2009 Portraits

    My daughter:

    Dad, damn, when are you ever going to get a normal sharp lens and stop this petzval nonsense!!!!
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