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    Re: Seeking the perfect monorail

    As explained in the review mentioned, you are anyways going to have to move around a sturdy enough tripod, etc. even with some sort of super-light high-tech wonder camera. A cleaned-up Sinar Norma is...
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    Re: Seeking the perfect monorail

    It breaks the weight barrier by a good bit ... but the Horseman LE? Here is a good review of that one by the way: https://www.largeformatphotography.info/mono-field.html
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Nice to see someone actually using the Photavit - always enjoyed the square format cameras (like the Tenax/Tenax II/Robot cameras). I sort of want one, but I don't need another rabbithole - too many...
  4. Thread: Expired FP4+

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    Re: Expired FP4+

    Less than ideal storage condition (moisture), I'd say. The film is not exceptionally out-of-date, less than two years old. I have bought some expired Ilford FP4+ off the 'Bay too, but I need to...
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    Re: Intrepid 5x7 Holder preview

    It is always good to see that 5x7 (or in my case 13x18 cm) is getting some attention, and that anyone starting out in the format will have some off-the-shelf solutions.

    Buy 25 of these and you...
  6. Re: longest focal length possible on Sinar norma w/ 6 inch rail?

    Put another piece of rail on there and you'd be better off. I find 12 inches is okay-ish using a 180 mm on 4x5/5x7, but prefer a bit more length (I think my combination is 18 inches) so that I don't...
  7. Re: Lenscratch Daily Interview with Robert Langham

    Apparently the nature of the photographic content was too much for the twitter crowd.
  8. Re: Lenscratch Daily Interview with Robert Langham

    Very inspiring reading - had too little time to really read thoroughly, bookmarked it for later ... and the dang thing is gone. Can't find it anymore on the site. Gah.
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    Re: Homemade Camera Obscura

    The obscura looks wonderful, wish I could make such things. Do you have any of your printmaking stuff somewhere on the internet?
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    Re: Developing 5x7 in 12x16 paper drum

    What sort of drums is it? Cibachrome?
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    Re: Website structure views?

    I think that since it may be that few people will give a two-hoot ... then your own gut feeling, your own point-of-view will be the most important; that large format warrants its own site.
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    Re: Jason Lane Dry Plate

    I just have to ask, since I am curious: why do you think a more modern lens wouldn't let UV and blue light pass through to the dry plate?
  13. Re: Anniversary Speed Graphic 4x5 Top Viewfinder Question

    Another resource to have a look at is www.graflex.org - maybe you can find something useful there.
  14. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    As for instagram, you have to have an account there to look at stuff, which means it does lock some people out from viewing, compared to say, Flickr. which one still can view without having to sign...
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    Re: soft focus lens for architecture

    The 120 mm lens from www.re-inventedphotoequip.com is the first that comes to mind, not that wide on 4x5 but perhaps better on a 5x7. According to the data sheet it should cover 250 mm coverage.
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    Re: Bromoil... what kind of paper and brushes

    Another option is using photographic emulsion, like the Foma one, on watercolour paper. Emil Schildt on here has done a good bit of work with bromoils, and may have used that combination, not totally...
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    Re: Wet / dry plate photography

    Since you are located in Oslo, I would guess there are at least one or two wet plate photographers locally. If not, then there are a few in the Gothenburg area. When the time is right, I can always...
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    Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    I dug through the archives trying to figure out more about my lens, and came across this:

    „I do have a very nice Rodenstock catalog from 1914 (in German), and while it doesn't specifically...
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    Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    So, I am happy to report that the lens actually is a Rodenstock, as I suspected. :)

    I took a scalpel, running it around it the inner perimeter, as an attempt to loosen any solder that might have...
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    Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    I have to have a look more closely tomorrow at the lens. I am thinking I need to get the front cell out and the rear cell (already taken out before), and then see what I'll find out from the inside. ...
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    Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Yes, that is a possibility of course. If I get the front cell out, I may be able to have a look if something seems odd from the inside. As it is right now, I have no way at all to (easily) ascertain...
  22. Re: I'm ready to shoot my first LF negatives -- help!

    This link -> https://www.largeformatphotography.info/how-to-operate.html from the homepage is a very good reminder of the procedures. I have used it as a check list. Still do funny stuff like...
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    Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Hah, Steven, I am up to the 49th time now ... :)

    Heating occured to me, good idea, but first I have to get the rubbery chicken out and rub the front cell. :)
  24. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    I've been around a bit on here, and read (I think for the first time) the About page today. It throws me back way back in time, to when things still resembled a library of sorts out there on the...
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    Linhof vs Berlebach for Sinar Norma

    I am thinking of getting a tripod for the Norma 4x5/5x7, using the pan/tilt head, with a 180 Symmar S. I have been using the 5x7 previously on a SLIK 700 DX, but that one is going to be used for "the...
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    Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    I think it might be possible with the right rubbery tool to get the front cell off, but I haven't found anything useful at home yet.

    On the outside of this iron ring (feels like something an old...
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    Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    I think it could make a grown man cry and I think it might be a basket case, but ...

    I happened to bid (oh well) on what supposedly should have been a nice little wide angle Aplanat.

    Once the...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    Thanks for the informative photos and descriptions, Rick.

    Yes, I have a Norma (4x5/5x7 combo) and since the fold-over clamp is much lower, this works great with the pan/tilt head. I am debating...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    How does this Sinar adapter look like - assuming it works for the pan/tilt head? I agree on the pan/tilt head for the Sinar - once I put the camera on there ... I understood. :) The Cambo goes onto a...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    I think some of my challenges carry over from using 35 mm and medium formats, where I easily can "walk the tripod" somewhere else. I also think the premeditation part is still a bit lacking, since I...
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    How do you set up your tripod?

    I guess this is a very basic question, indeed:

    What is your tripod setup routine?

    I often extend the legs to what I think is the correct height, put the camera onto it, fiddle around a bit,...
  32. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    Since we are on the subject of Fred Picker ... according to what I understand he suggested that people start out with a 210 mm lens in 4x5. Why was this? I can see the point of having ample movements...
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    Re: Arista EDU Ultra 100 vs 200?

    I have always loaded the film in the holder with the flap facing away from me. With 4x5 film being so small, it's easy to check the upper edge with a finger so that I know that the notches are top...
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    Re: 5 x 7 film holder confusion

    As I have never read the ANSI, I am only speaking from my (limited practical) experience, so I wasn't aware that the various holders differ from that standard. It seems to me there are several levels...
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    Re: 5 x 7 film holder confusion

    Yes, that is the main takeaway - the outer dimensions are the same for all of these holders, while the inner dimensions differ, and those differences are marked with the according size in white, at...
  36. Thread: Iron Blue Toner

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    Re: Iron Blue Toner

    Looks gorgeous! I have done cyanotypes (only trials as yet) on the Adox Baryta paper and they look rather similar to the full toning example.
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Out of space, man ... Love it. :)
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    Re: 5 x 7 film holder confusion

    All the Fidelity non-5x7" holders I have seen have been marked in white (6.5X4.75". 12x16.5 cm and 13x18 cm). I've gotten all of them advertised as 5x7.

    The 5x7" ones only have a small, hard to...
  39. Re: Shooting Ilford Delta and developed as iso 400

    Build a model house or other structure out of cardboard or something ... look up Frank Kunert, although he is a good bit past the cardboard stage, I think. :)
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    Re: Tripod head for Cambo SC

    Well, perhaps I should get another 229 then, since the one I already have is out of reach (another country). As mentioned, they do their job once you've actually managed to haul it up the mountain.
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