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    Re: Do you keep a checklist?

    By the time I realized I had left my light meter on the roof of my car, I had driven 40 miles towards my home from Big Sur. I haven't needed a list, since that $500 mistake.
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    Yeah, that is why I didn't touch the "can't overexpose film" baloney. How many times does that conversation need to be had? If anyone is truly interested, they can certainly do exactly what he did...
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    Just my opinion... but Tyler Shields is 100% a phony. Living here in Los Angeles long enough, you eventually either run into everyone who's doing things, or you hear about them through the...
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    Re: Judith Joy Ross

    Big fan of Judith Joy Ross, here...
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    Re: Homage to Photographers of Old..

    I would guess that Alfred Stieglitz and Andre Kertesz have had a big influence on me... Great video!
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Hahaha the thread derailment that comes with the inevitable kiss of death question "What is art and what is not?" is always hilarious
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Yeah I go back and forth all the time, with all these things. For me, flexibility is key, and changing one's mind is what can often lead to discovery / real creativity...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I think a real problem is the motivation to try and convince other people of one or the other... Its bizarre. (not saying you are doing that)
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Haha yes... Its when people present their opinions as fact, that the trouble begins. I went through so many phases in thinking about photography - the Pictorialists, with their perfect prints and...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I like all of the ones you have mentioned, except I'm not familiar with Howard Schwartz or Nick Del Calzo. A recent re-visit, at the moment, is Judith Joy Ross. A favorite portraitist...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Being unfamiliar with Stephen Shore, had to look. These images does not a lot for "me"..
    Brings up the question of what "IS" art and artistic expression? _again. Would art be defined by individuals...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    (Its "Evans", by the way) and if you actually took the time to read what I wrote in my initial post concerning what he does, you'd have maybe answered coherently. We won't be seeing your work in...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    You've missed it again. I'll say it this way, and for the last time: What I'm interested in about Stephen Shore are his ideas and experiments about photography. It is my opinion that Stephen...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I agree with alot of this, but I don't think ideas mean exactly "'nothing' without a matching level of craft." Two different discussions, I think, are happening... I'm focused on the idea of...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I feel that the point of my quoting Stephen Shore was missed. The dilemma for the person (often and almost exclusively photographers) who will walk into a gallery, put their nose right up against a...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I love this quote from 8x10 experimenter Stephen Shore: "Some photographers go out and want to make beautiful photographs. I think that puts the cart before the horse. Good photographs are the...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I was dismissive of that stuff, in my "amateur years", avoiding anything "nostalgic"... until I worked for this photographer named Stephen Berkman 10 years go, who is using that process with a...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    I sometimes want to get an 8x10, and only make contact prints, from here on out. Judith Joy Ross is quite inspiring, in that sense, but I think 4x5 is as large as I'm going...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Heh, Alec Soth begs to differ, saying that his main reason for using the large camera is because of the "jewel like" image on the ground glass. Don't get me wrong, it'll probably always be wonderful...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    So true... I started out in the back of the rental department at Samys Camera in Los Angeles, cleaning and checking every single piece of equipment that was returned to rentals. Within about 5...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    I'm at the point of breaking some of the rules that I learned, after 10 years of photo assisting for some of the bigger commercial photographers in "the biz". I was assisting during the film days,...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    That's interesting about the wide-angle closeup in the late 60's, because maybe a part of what I'm doing with the Xenotar 150mm lately, was motivated by the Acid Western genre of movies, among other...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Great to see all the different approaches, here. Of course a 210 or a 240 even, is what most of the people I know are using for portraits, but I'm after the 2.8 f stop, and I also don't mind the...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    210750 Xenotar 150mm at f2.8. Image is cropped a bit.
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Oh I see... I'm using the Xenotar in dim light (at the beginning and the end of the day) for portraits, and shooting it at f2.8, but will also start to use it at f8, 11, and 16. I'm never close...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    I'm using f2.8 on a Xenotar 150mm. Quite different from the usual offerings on large format lenses... but wanted to see what f8 and f11 were looking like, before I go and do the test, anyway...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Exactly what I was looking for... to see your subject's eyes in focus (as they are on the same plane), as well as getting a sense of the distance from camera to subject, and subject to background...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Yeah, I'm working with the limitations of that focal length for portraits, in order to use the fstop offered by that lens...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Thanks for sending... Although that looks to be for 35mm cameras, I'll have a look. I'm really interested in 4x5, as that is what I use. Thanks
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Sorry, should've specified: Using a 4x5 camera with a 150mm lens for portraits. Would love to see examples of portraits anyone has shot with a 4x5 camera, and the corresponding data for each. ...
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    F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Hello,
    I'm wondering if the information I was given is correct, and that is that f11 in large format is the equivalent of f2.8 in 35mm...? Also, wondering what f-stop everyone has been...
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    Re: Compur #2 help

    I see this is an old thread, but check out my post from yesterday, under the lenses section: ...
  33. Re: Schneider Xenotar 150mm f2.8 lens problem

    I used to work on all sorts of things when I worked at Samys Camera, here in Los Angeles, but I didn't go too far into large format lenses, at the time. I put one drop of oil at the base of the...
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    Last question... So, I just now opened up the lens and cleaned out in between the elements and its much better. Is there anywhere inside the Compur shutter, that would need lubrication? Figured I...
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    Ok I'm not crazy, but this method was not working before, and now it is. Thanks!
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    Yeah, that is my experience, so far. In B or T, I cannot cock the shutter with the cocking lever. The lens works well in all settings, besides the one problem that once the shutter is set to "T"...
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    210703

    Its a Compur shutter. When it is in T, I can open the shutter with a cable release, but to close it, I have to manually slide the shutter ring to B and beyond, which doesn't make sense to...
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    Ah yes, shutter speed "T" then. I only ever use this lens at around 200th of a second because I'm shooting portraits at f2.8 with iso 400 film, so that puts my shutter speed way up there. What is...
  39. Schneider Xenotar 150mm f2.8 lens problem

    Hello All,
    Was hoping someone could inform me. When my Xenotar 150mm lens is set to the "T" position, I am not able to cock the lens. The cocking lever remains immovable, and was...
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    Also, if anyone has a lead on a push-on rear cap for this lens (63.5mm) please let me know... I don't see anything online anywhere... Thanks
    UPDATE: Found.
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