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  1. Re: Sinar DB shutter systems: Need some help

    I just want to add that the Copal mechanical shutters are very reliable, while the electronic shutters does have quite a bad reputation. As you intend to use the shutter outdoors, the only viable...
  2. Re: Holy Crow, is a Heliar 15cm f4.5 worth $627?

    No, it doesn't cover. It does cover 6x9cm with possibly a little movement, but not 4x5".

    //Björn
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    Re: Developing film in a Jobo

    I take it you're using a CPP2 or a CPA2 with a Jobo Lift. (The Expert drums doesn't work with anything less than those processors anyhow.) You simply pour the chem's into the hole on the top of the...
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    Re: Rodagon-G 150mm vs Apo-Rodagon-N 150mm

    The Apo lenses are probably the better choice, without considering the money issue.
    So it seems like you can get started and make some tests with your ordinary Rodagon and that Rodagon-G. If the...
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    Re: Sinar P Manual

    I just want to second the advice on these two excellent books. Some 25 years ago I learnt LF photography with "Photo Know How", which consists of numerous different tasks which are(were) encountered...
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    Re: Lenses for Laborator 138!

    The CZ lens is supposed to be an outstanding lens, so go ahead. While it's supposed to have very high resolution power, you have to have the enlarger perfectly aligned to take any advantage of it, as...
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    Re: Lenses for Laborator 138!

    As ic-racer points out, 80mm is a better choice as the short lens. As it's so easy to lower the table on the 138 you don't have to worry about lens to paper distance anyhow. You can still easily make...
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    Re: Acidic stop with PyroCAT-HD

    Oh yeah, sorry. The swedish "ättika" usually comes in two different strenghts, with and without the "syra" (acid) suffix. Without the suffix it's somewhat like 10-12% and with the suffix (indicating...
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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA in Europe

    A little personal observation about Glennview: Without knowing what he charges for a camera CLA, my guess is that it's rather expensive. This because some of the items he wants to sell are "somewhat...
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    Re: Acidic stop with PyroCAT-HD

    You can use normal household white vinegar, which is acetic acid in a diluted form. Check the label for the contents. In Sweden it's usually 28% strong, while glacial is closer to 100%. Just see to...
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    Re: Sinar Norma CLA in Europe

    To continue on the Molanders in Sweden route, they don't repair or overhaul the camera themselves, but they should know of some good workshops where they can send the camera, apart from sending it to...
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    Re: Efke 25 /100 in Rodinal

    It's normal that a 2 stop faster film is grainier than the slower film. The Efke 100 film is still quite fine grained unless you compare it to modern films like fuji Acros, Kodak TMX or Ilford Delta...
  13. Re: Jobo agitation and reduction in development times

    If you intend to stick to the current dilution (and the consequent short development time), I would definitely consider pre-washing. In my experience, pre-wash "evens out" any differensies in how and...
  14. Re: Sinar F1 vs F2 - How can I visually spot the difference?

    While the metering back or rather a Booster 1 metering probe + Minolta meter isn't really neccesary for normal outdoors shooting, it's very nice to have available when shooting still lifes with...
  15. Re: When to Use a Close-Up Lens like a G-Claron

    The (well, my...) Fujinon A240 is very good at close range as well as at long ranges. It's probably one of the last lenses I will part with. I recently got hold of a soft filter set which fits a...
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    Re: Using a Rodenstock Imagon

    There is quite a lot of info on the Imagon lens on this site: http://www.cameraeccentric.com/info.html where you can find at least three documents (brochures, articles, manuals) on the Imagon. (Apart...
  17. Re: Product Review: BetterScanning.com Variable Height Mounting Station

    The reason for the BetterScanning mounting station (and the other BS holders) being "better" is that they are sturdier and that you can adjust the height of the holder (above the glass surface) in a...
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    Re: Using an Epson v750 to scan 5x7

    Isn't that what happens with most C41 lab processed films? (I.e. blasphemy. :) )

    //Björn
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    Re: Using an Epson v750 to scan 5x7

    I take it you're talking about the MountingStation. If you intend to do any dry mounting, you should order the "dry AND fluid" version, which uses an ANR glass. (There are possibly other ways of...
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    Re: Wide F***ing Open!

    Really nice portrait.

    //Björn
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    Re: What grade FB paper

    Just to be clear about it. You mention that you want the blacks to be black without detail. Now, the way papers (and films for that matter) works is that they could either be straight "curve" or have...
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    Re: What grade FB paper

    The best way to find out what grade to get is to test it with some fresh Ilford MG paper. If you print on the same enlarger as you intend to use for your graded paper, nothing much will change. (I.e....
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    Re: help deciding which lens...

    They are very equal in terms of performance. I.e. there is absolutely no way that you (or anyone else) could tell these lenses apart when looking at prints.
    Now, a Sironar N is probably newer than a...
  24. Re: Will a Linhof release work in a Sinar shutter

    Well, the prices for these releases are indeed crazy. (I still curse at myself for not bidding on a couple of these releases in a swedish auction some time ago. 2 releases went for some $35 or so. :(...
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    Re: Transparency vs negative sharpness

    Good glossy b/w paper resolves maybe 10 linepairs per millimeter, while the Delta 100 should easily resolve more than 100 (maybe up to about 130).
    While the 130 is indeed high resolution you will...
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    Re: sinar electronic shutter question

    Well, the Copal has 1/60th-8 sec, aperture control and auto open/close, so these features are indeed quite common in the Sinar world.
    But OK, the electronic shutters can set the time in 1/3...
  27. Re: Will a Linhof release work in a Sinar shutter

    The reason for the long throw is that you cock the shutter while you press the release. This also explains why you have to press quite hard. (Very hard compared to releasing an ordinary shutter.) ...
  28. Re: Will a Linhof release work in a Sinar shutter

    You can search for it here and over at APUG. I know that this have been discussed before with pictures and all. Anyhow, without having the release at hand, I think the throw needed is some 37mm...
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    Re: TX400 & confusing data sheet !!!

    I just came to think about that for Xtol in a Jobo (but nothing else) Kodak doesn't recommend prewetting. There was some bulletine sent out to clarify things and in short Jobo agreed to that there...
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    Re: sinar electronic shutter question

    The only content of a possible service manual would have been: Send it to Sinar Switzerland. End of service manual. Please don't quote me on that. ;) (It's possible that there was a US agency which...
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    Re: TX400 & confusing data sheet !!!

    Yep, the massive dev chart says xtol + tx = 6 minutes. There are different ways of how to deal with the constant agitation with the Jobos, from -15% to nothing. If you prewet for the 5 minute which...
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    Re: sinar electronic shutter question

    The first generation electronic shutters were quite fragile and like computer parts very sensitive to static electricity. Many of those shutters spent a lot of time on the road back and forth to the...
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    Re: Underdevelop?

    Nice shots Sean. You dont say what or how you did it, but by the way your shots look you seem to have gotten the hang of it.
    (I was once given access to a big workshop site where a major fire just...
  34. Thread: Sinar F

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    Re: Sinar F

    Eh no, it isn't. But on the other hand once you lock the controls down it's very stable and you can easily use a long lens (e.g. 300mm) without any risk of the camera giving up or flexing on you. The...
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    Re: Sinar F2 - 8x10?

    That is a rather expensive "yes" though. These backs are rare as hens teeth and thus fetches quite a lot on the used market.
    It's probably easier to find a P (or P2) back bearer with or without an...
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    Re: Several jobo/E6 questions

    About the reels, the black ones should be the newer ones. I recon they've made from a more durable kind of plastic (ABS?). I use both types of reels and have found no difference between them.
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  37. Thread: Sinar F

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    Re: Sinar F

    First, get a 150mm lens (Well, 135 is OK too, as well as a 180 or even a 210mm, depending upon personal taste.) as a starter lens. There is plenty to learn and you will learn about the basics on how...
  38. Thread: Sinar F

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    Re: Sinar F

    Congratulations and welcome to the club...

    Instead of a dark cloth (18'th century) you can get a modern "binocular viewer" which either is just a plate which connects via an extra set of bellows...
  39. Thread: Sinar F

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    Re: Sinar F

    As this is supposed to be your first Large Format Camera, there are few, if any, cameras which will be better suited for you. The F/F1/F2 cameras are very easy to understand and as Frank P. pointed...
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    Re: How much does a cpp-2 weigh?

    The Lift is no more than 2 kilograms. I.e. a drained CPP2 w/lift should be in the vicinity of 9 kg (20 pounds) but do add a couple of kilograms for packaging, as it's a large machine.

    //Björn
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