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  1. Re: Idea for a thread on sharing image scans

    Steve I don;t think it would work because there are so many variables. You could post the same original film shot scanned on the same scanner and you'll get different results based on who edited...
  2. Re: How do you post photos so they don't show up first as thumbnails

    What happens if they cancel the service or you lose the relationship somehow?
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    4x5 Exposed Film Archiving

    New to this format. How do you store your negatives and chromes? Thanks. Alan.
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    Yes. I have received the Chmaonix 45H-1 camera and film and loaded up 5 holders and shot one picture. Trying to figure out tilts on my Chamoix which has asymetric swings and tilts. I was trying to...
  5. Re: Likely Very Naive Question, sheet film then scan to produce a digital print.

    Why paint when you can shoot a photograph? Why drive a stick when cars have automatic transmissions? Why listen to vinyl instead of digital music? Why read a book when you can watch the movie? ...
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    I should have clarified that I don;t have a dark room. All my film will be sent out.
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    At my age, I have trouble keeping similar pairs of white socks together. :) So please bear with me.

    So after you shoot let's say three holder's worth of 6 sheets. Different film. PLus even...
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    How do you keep track of which film is in which holder (assuming you use different films)? Which exposed film was for which exposure?
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Which close up glasses do you use? What power?
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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    Emil Just found this thread. I'm just getting into LF photography and I find your pictures wonderful. It's giving me great ideas for creativity. Where do you start with these old lenses? Where...
  11. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Good luck with it.
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    The problem might be auto settings on the scanner. If you're scanning different sections of the same negative, the scanner program will adjust based on the portion of the negative it's looking at. ...
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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    I lowered my tripod about 2-3 inches. Of course I have to squat a little. But I still have problems. I tried magnifier glasses, They help. I'll have to work with it awhile to see what solution...
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    If I'm not mistaken, I can see where the stitching was done. There's a line from top to bottom in about the middle of the page. The exposure looks lighter on the left side....
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    F stop markings on lens board

    Anyone do this so you can see them better?
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    Does the Kessler take any Arca type plate?
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    I've ordered a large format Chamonix 45H-1. http://www.chamonixviewcamera.com/cameras/45h1 I already have a medium format with 77mm glass MC lenses from B+W that screw in the MF lenses. So I'm...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Recently, I used my P&S digital in video mode to dictate the exposure settings and other details about the shout on my film camera while video scanning the area quickly as a reminder of where I was....
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Joe, I'll get the flowers tomorrow. Today we all went out to celebrate my wife's mother's 97th birthday. God bless her. Nice lady.

    Can you use a hood with Lee filters?

    PS you;re about an hour...
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    I scan my photos and I like transparencies better than negatives. I know exactly what I got exposure wise by looking at the film, especially if I bracketed. Plus I've found Velvia chromes easier to...
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    The shutter speeds up to 1/30th I checked were about 1/3 stop fast. For example, 1/8th setting was actually around 1/10th or -1/3 stop. So when I shoot Velvia 50 chromes, I may find that I'm...
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    Drew, Who do you send them to to calibrate? Cost?
  23. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Steve, I couldn't tell the difference from what you posted which gives me high hopes when I order the 800 or 850.
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    I'll have to deal with filters later. The camera is on the Fedex truck on its way to my house. 5 days from China. Check. The lens that I already received from Japan took about 3 days. Check. ...
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    My Chamonix 45H-1 should arrive today or tomorrow. Is there a recommended plate support for putting on a tripod?
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    Still waiting for the camera. FedEx has in in Tennessee. I'll probably bracket at first at least to get a feel with what's going on.
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    With my medium format equipment, I often shot at 1/2 or 1 second. But I shoot mirror up on a heavy tripod and haven't noticed any shake. Hopefully, I'll have the same experience with 4x5.
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    I recorded the sound of the shutter and then analyzed in with an app. I'm pretty confident in my measurements because I did this before with electronic control 35mm camera and the accuracy was...
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    Thanks Bernice, I understand. But I have to start somewhere. Large format photography is all knew to me I'm planning on shooting Tmax 100 BW and Velvia 50 chromes. When I shoot these in medium...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Do people shooting large format general not use hoods? Or something else?
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    So first, did I get screwed on the "mint" sale or is this really to be expected?

    Who CLA's these things? How much does it cost?

    So how do you handle shoots, Do you adjust your light meter to...
  32. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Steve, I have problems seeing the difference. That's good because I'm thinking of upgrading from the V600 to the 850 for my new 4x5 photography.

    Are you sure the units are doing some adjustment...
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    Copal 0 shutter accuracy

    I just bought a Schneider APO 150mm Symmar from Japan, supposedly "top mint" from Japan for $520. I just checked the shutter accuracy.

    1 sec thru 1/30 is 1/3 of a stop slow (1/4 is between 1/3...
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    Lens Filters for 4x5

    So I'm starting out with 4x5 with a Schneider APO 150mm Synnar MC on a Chamonix 45N-1 4x5. I need contrast filters for BW and polarizer. I have 77mm B+W screw-on filters from my medium format...
  35. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Sandy I like the tones. What kind of film and developing? IS that presentation similar with that film and do you have a link to show others?
  36. Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    Or get the Minolta IVF.
  37. Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    I bought a Minolta Autometer IIIF that measures flash as well as incident light under $100. You didn;t mention if you were using flash like for portraits. There's also a reflective light attachment...
  38. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    My digitals were taken with 35mm equivalent 24-70mm. NO real long lenses Some were cropped. Good luck and have fun. Don;t forget the meal by the overlook. Buy flowers for your wife. (She going?)
  39. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    I went through my vacation shots and found these taken from Desert View Watchtower. Lots of people making fools of themselves with selfies. But a nice walk that kind of extends out. It should be...
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    Re: Cable Release 4x5

    I'm sure you're right I'm obsessing. Got nothing else to do. The camera is in China and the lens is in Japan both in process of shipping. What's the expression about a "slow boat from China"? :)
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