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  1. Re: 490mm f/6.2 OR-451M: fine OOF background for a $100

    Do you have any examples of your results?
  2. Re: 4x5 lens recommendation for fast shutter speeds

    I did a project a while back where I had to photograph Connecticut offshore lighthouses with 4x5 black and white (4x5 or larger required by HABS/HAER).
    What I used was a Crown Graphic (or might have...
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    Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    Very fine lens, and I own it, but I'd advise anyone to see and lift one before purchase: it's a big, heavy lens.
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    One cheap alternative, though you've got to be ok with a dim ground glass, is a 180mm/315mm Schneider Symmar (not S) convertible.

    I got one recently in a Linhof board for less than than $200.,...
  5. Re: STILL LIFE - Lens Thoughts & Recommendations

    Set up your still life and try one of your lenses. There's no particular "still life" focal length; you can try longer and shorter focal lengths and see how the perspective feels to you.
  6. Thread: Light leak

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    Re: Light leak

    If you're getting similar fogging with two different boxes of film, it's probably not the film.

    You could also try the light bulb outside of the camera in the dark room, and look in through the...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    What is WWPD? Assuming it's not What Would Picard Do.
  8. Thread: Light leak

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    Re: Light leak

    I think eventually one makes every mistake!
  9. Thread: Light leak

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    Re: Light leak

    Could you post a couple of your negatives, and also include the edge of the film in the photo?

    Also, if you have another box of film, you could try that in case the film was accidentally exposed...
  10. Thread: Light leak

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    Re: Light leak

    Maybe take a photo of a negative and post it.

    Perhaps take off the lens board, put a film holder in the back, and stick a light bulb in the bellows in a dark room, and look for light leaking out...
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    Re: To owners of 600mm Fujinon C lens

    What I remember about diffraction is that it's mostly related to the absolute diameter of the iris opening, so a 600mm lens at f:128 would have roughly the diffraction of a 60mm lens at f:12.8, so it...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Sinar P 5x7, Fujinon W 210 f:5.6, F:32 1/8, #12 filter, HP5+, Sprint Standard developer
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51143745614_4ed99fa81d_b.jpg0Y6A4155 by Robert Brewster, on Flickr
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Doing more 5x7 work now
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51142971741_fb7a01f583_c.jpg2D9A6337 by Robert Brewster, on Flickr
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    This is Arista 400 Ultra, hope it counts for the Foma thread!
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    Sinar P 5x7
    Fujinon W 210 f:5.6 #12 filter
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    Sprint Standard B+W Film Developer
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    Jamestown Bridge, Rhode Island
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  16. Re: Getting the correct temperature while developing at home?

    When I was in school and developing color roll film, we would put the beakers of chemicals and the developing container into a water bath in a big dishpan sort of thing (18x24x8") and put the...
  17. Re: No dumb questions here...What have I purchased?

    What I recall about the Symmar is that when you use the rear group alone, it's an appealing soft focus look when not stopped down much.
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    Re: Problem with New Fujinon W 135mm f5.6

    I would "exercise" the shutter, fire it about 15 or so times at each speed, open and close the preview a bunch of times as suggested above, and see if it works ok then. Sometimes they just get sticky...
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    Re: Strange light marks on negatives

    That's a very common defect to show in a negative, and I think the advice to check for reflections from the frame around the back of the camera is correct. The solutions as well: minimize the...
  20. Thread: T-Max and D76

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    Re: T-Max and D76

    I also process my 4x5 TMAX 400 in 5x7 trays, up to 12 or so sheets, usually about 700ml of developer in the tray.

    I use Sprint Standard Developer 1:9, which I think aims to be a Metol-free...
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    I think something might work that was like a bag bellows attached to the ground glass frame, in conical form that narrowed to a circular hole, maybe with a ring a little larger than your loupe that...
  22. Re: Strobes, Lighting, Metering, and Digital 'Polaroids'

    You could look at the subject through a hole in white fabric, and bring in lights close on either side, similar to jewelry work. Gives you the chance to light brighter on one side than the other for...
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    Re: RF strobe sync today???

    I used direct PC connection to Speedotron packs starting with the Canon D30 (circa 2000!) but like I said, I wouldn't give that as advice!
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    Re: RF strobe sync today???

    I have used the terrible cheap eBay RF units, and the very reliable Paul C Buff RF units, plugged into Speedotron packs, and there was no problem, so at least those particular units don't have a...
  25. Re: Question about Aperture Scale Compatibility

    My only suggestion, if you want to experiment before you spend money, is to use the ratio of the focal lengths to make yourself a conversion scale.

    Because the f:stop is the ratio of the focal...
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    Re: Wista 45D strange reflections on images

    I had something like this once and it was that a small screw on the front of the camera had come out. To me it looks like a pinhole projection rather than in internal reflection, as they've said...
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    Re: Very used Sinar P questions

    Didn't focus before on, "whether I should just wait for a decent P2 to come along."

    If you've already got a 4x5 camera, and want a spiffy Sinar P2, and the money doesn't matter, you can get one on...
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    Re: Dark cloths on ebay

    I use an old Zone VI dark cloth that is white on one side, dark grey (used to be black) on the other, with some weights at the corners. Kind of heavy, but generally it stays in place.

    I had an...
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    I've used those Domke wraps, and previously the Calumet wraps, forever. Great for packing. Be sure to keep caps on the front and back of the lenses.
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    Re: Very used Sinar P questions

    I think it's actually two rear assemblies; note the focus scale on the focusing knob.

    I recommend you list out what you actually want: rail length, lens or not, bag bellows, etc. and compare this...
  31. Re: Sinar C or F on a 6 inch rail, for transport

    That's a neat setup! Sinar made a stock rail cap that does what the one you made does, cap the "hollow" end of the rail; not sure I have one now.
  32. Re: Sinar C or F on a 6 inch rail, for transport

    For me I am usually traveling somewhere and then setting up for the day in one location, using lenses 75mm to 180, sometimes longer or shorter, and then using the standard (12"?) rail for...
  33. Re: Sinar C or F on a 6 inch rail, for transport

    should work; this is a P, but should be similar length requirement214130

    Some people use an F, and then you can take off the bellows and turn the standards sideways parallel to the rail, using the...
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    Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    The amazing thing with that setup is that the 75mm 6.8 Grandagon just about covers the 5x7, with some fall off of course.

    Beautiful Norma camera!
  35. Re: Sinar Filter Holder 100 - Anyone using it?

    We used to use the Cokin grads that are 3.3 x 3.9" / 84 x 100 mm in Sinar holders by cutting a piece of card to fit the Sinar slot, then making a hole in it to fit the Cokin grad and taping it in....
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    Re: G Claron 270mm f/9 lens cap size?

    Take a look at this link:
    https://125px.com/docs/manuals/lenses/large_format/schneider/gcn.pdf

    By my reading, it looks like 60mm front and 57mm rear for the kind of slip-over cap that surrounds...
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    Re: Hypo clear for large RC prints

    The other thing that will make a difference in the final finish and flatness of your prints, is how long they sit in the water. If they wait in a water bath and accumulate before their final wash,...
  38. Re: Kodak Master View 8x10 / 5x7 film plane and GG question

    re: putting the fresnel underneath the ground glass:

    If your camera is set up correctly, the "ground" side of the ground glass should be at the same plane that the surface of the film in the...
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    Re: Twin Lens 4x5 Sinar

    ok, there's something I've never seen before!
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    Re: Sun Position using suncalc.org

    I also use Sun Locator Lite.

    suncalc.org is nice because I can look things up on the computer and print out the map for reference.
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