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    Re: Schneider 135mm APO coverage

    The forum's lens comparison chart covers what was being sold in 2002. It doesn't cover the history of focal lengths from every manufacturer. I imagine that there are lots of 135mm lenses, made at one...
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    Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    I imagine that a fair number of people go though the process that @abruzzi describes in the above post, but not everyone does. I decided that I wanted a monorail and purchased an Arca-Swiss Discovery...
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 Bellows Replacement

    I would suggest that you check out Custom Bellows in the UK. They don't make frames, but you have them.
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    If you use iOS, I think that you could use Artist's Viewfinder to do this. There's a good chance that there's an Android equivalent.

    There's discussion about Artist's Viewfinder in this thread:...
  5. Re: Using Schneider Kreuznach’s Super-Symmar XL 150mm Lens

    Hi mhayashi,

    Thanks for suggesting S.K. Grimes as a source for a 171 flat lens board. If I go the off-centre route, I could purchase the board from Grimes and ask them to drill a Copal #1...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Ryan Gillespie says that they do a fair amount of custom work when it comes to fabric, but I'm fine with this colour from Wanderer's website. When I've received the dark cloth, I'll post impressions...
  7. Thread: Duchess Portraits

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    Re: Duchess Portraits

    No. There's quite a lot going on in those photographs. This is one place to start:


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    Re: Duchess Portraits

    Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director of the NY Times, has also written an article about these photos. The NY Times is behind a paywall, but has limited non-subscriber access:...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Hi, sounds like you're talking about Wanderer's "Ultra Light" dark cloths, weighing about 4oz (123g). Wanderer recommends these for backpacking. How are they if there's some wind?
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    Re: Schneider 135mm APO coverage

    The coverage data for Schneider's 135mm f/5.6 APO-Symmar is in the 4x5 lens comparison chart on the home page of this forum.

    This is a direct link to that chart:...
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    Re: Duchess Portraits

    Wikipedia on the photographer, Paolo Roversi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Roversi

    Pace Gallery Page: https://www.pacegallery.com/artists/paolo-roversi/

    He uses an 8x10 Deardorf and is...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    A bit more info on Wanderer Dark Cloths...

    I contacted Wanderer by e-mail about stock availability. I dealt with Ryan Gillespie, who describes himself on his Instagram account as co-creator of...
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    Re: Polarisation Filter

    As Doremus says two posts up, focus shift is discussed in this recent thread, especially in relation to filters mounted on a rear element:...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    I've ordered snaps (post #6) with the 8x10 dark cloth. When I receive it, I'll post whether I think that they're useful. Thanks for your posts.
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Thanks everyone for the input. I've ordered a dark cloth from Wanderer, 8x10 size.
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    If we assume that the dark cloth is attached at the camera's rear standard, this is the length of material extending back from the standard and over the photographer's head, and the dark cloth's...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Further to the above post...

    The Wanderer dark cloth is attached at the rear standard. At 36"/91cm, it's 17"/43cm shorter than the Harrison. That's less than the length of the rail on Horne's...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Here are the Harrison and Wanderer dimensions again for their 8x10 dark cloths:

    Harrison Medium: 53" x 55" (134cm x 140cm)
    Wanderer: 36" x 56" (91cm x 142cm)

    These three screen captures are...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Hi, which size Wanderer do you have:

    4x5/5x7: 36" x 48" or
    8x10: 36" x 56"?
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Thanks. I have a Harrison changing tent. Ben Horne has a video on YouTube about Harrison's 8x10 dark cloth, in which he compares it with BTZS's. Coincidentally, Horne and I both have an Arca-Swiss...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    I asked Wanderer about its snaps, which are a $12 addition, and received this reply and drawing:


    "The cinch cord goes around the rear standard of the camera - and drapes down below. The snaps...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Thanks very much. So yours is 36" x 48" (91cm x 122cm), 8"/20cm shorter than Wanderer's standard 8x10 cloth on the long side.

    Did you order your dark cloth with the optional snaps ($12)?
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    Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    [EDIT: The result of this discussion is that I ordered a Wanderer 8x10 dark cloth; see posts #15-#17]

    I want to get a new 8x10 dark cloth. Harrison is a known quantity. I'm also interested in...
  24. Re: Using Schneider Kreuznach’s Super-Symmar XL 150mm Lens

    Weekend snow followed by freezing temperatures is not co-operating with the idea of taking the camera and lens outdoors to assess whether my standard bellows allows enough rise/fall and shift for my...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I like what you did with the video as well as the image. Nice use of sound, and I love the ending :)
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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    I use my iPhone to take some photos of the scene. Yes, I realise that that doesn't do the job of Zone System sketches :)
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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    Doremus, we come from different directions. I respect yours. Perhaps you could respect mine. It's hard to imagine a more ridiculous analogue vs digital debate than one about making exposure records....
  28. Re: A good book on LF exposure, reciprocity and bellows extension exposure compensati

    I'll just comment on the nuts and bolts of the computation. The available information depends on what film you're talking about.

    Kodak's data sheet for Portra 160 and Portra 400 tells you nothing...
  29. Re: A good book on LF exposure, reciprocity and bellows extension exposure compensati

    If you don't mind using simple math, forum participant and former moderator Ken Lee has a good page on his website: https://kennethleegallery.com/html/tech/bellows.php

    My personal view is that a...
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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    Last one, Filters (iPad screen capture)...

    I've set up the worksheet with three fields for filters. Each field has the same drop-down menu. For this iteration of the worksheet, I've used the...
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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    Choosing an Aperture (iPad screen capture)...

    This drop-down menu has apertures for f/4.5 to f/64 in one-third stop increments. As with ISO, the post-correction Aperture field has the same...
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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    Choosing an ISO (iPad screen capture)

    I've set up this drop-down menu for box speed and a 1-stop push for each of FP4+, HP5+, Portra 160 and Portra 400. The post-correction ISO field has the same...
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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    Specifying the Lens (iPad screen capture)...

    I choose the lens from this drop-down menu, which has all of my large format lenses. Post #9 shows the button and drop-down fields filled out.

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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    Specifying the Film (iPad screen capture)...

    I have HP4+, HP5+, Portra 160 and Portra 400 in the drop-down menu, in 8x10 and 4x5. Post #9 shows the button and drop-down fields filled out.

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    Specifying the Sheet Number (iPad screen capture)...

    The sheet number is specified with the up and down arrows. Post #9 shows the button and drop-down fields filled out.

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    Inputting the Date (iPad screen capture)...

    The "today" keyboard button writes the date in short form:

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    Closing the keyboard changes the date to my preferred long form:

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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    The attached image, like the image in the post above, is a screen capture from my 10.5" iPad. The asterisks show the 11 fields that are filled in from a tap of a button or from a drop-down menu. The...
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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    I moved the new exposure worksheet from Apple Pages to Numbers and did some major revising. The attachment is a screen capture from my 10.5" iPad. The worksheet fits with plenty of room to spare. It...
  39. Re: Using Schneider Kreuznach’s Super-Symmar XL 150mm Lens

    I guess because of the season, it took DHL ten days to ship the lens from Europe to New York, and customs another three days to release it. In any event, now I have the lens and centre filter, which...
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    Re: Levels on Tachihara

    If you don't want to use an adhesive, a machinist's level has enough weight to stay put. They can be pretty expensive, but I have Lee Valley's, which is reasonably priced, at least for this kind of...
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