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    Re: anyone making NEW enlargers?

    Thanks to everyone for your responses and great information.
    I think the purchase of used enlargers, and pieces is a good idea.
    My quest begins...
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    Re: anyone making NEW enlargers?

    I thought the durst-pro-usa place had a bad reputation?
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    Re: anyone making NEW enlargers?

    Didn't think to even look on B&H.
    New is expensive for color, and 4x5.
    I see Beseler and Omega both can be ordered.
    This means parts are available too?
    If so, I guess one can buy a recent used...
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    anyone making NEW enlargers?

    Hello,

    Anyone manufacturing new enlargers?
    I'd like to get a complete setup and not worry about parts, support, etc.
    It is probably a moot point for all the experienced people out there.
    Not...
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    I always read and thought that scratches or blemishes on the rear element is bad.
    On the front, not so much.
    Though, me personally, I want the best condition as possible.
  6. Re: Interesting article: "36 Megapixels vs 67 Velvia"

    My RZ67 Pro II does this also, with a two connection cable.
    No problems.
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    Re: Rodenstock Grandagon 75/4.5 for 6x12, 6x17?

    Wow, 75 looks really wide.
    Perhaps, I'll get a 90 first, then go from there.
    Thanks to everyone for the information and a great forum!
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    Re: Rodenstock Grandagon 75/4.5 for 6x12, 6x17?

    Hmm, would a 90mm be better?
    I really don't know how wide I need, nor want.
    Thinking of panoramic vistas, or something...
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    Re: Rodenstock Grandagon 75/4.5 for 6x12, 6x17?

    Great information, got the Rodenstock brochure information, now to read it.
    Thanks!
  10. Thread: Len haze

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    Re: Len haze

    Hah, I said print, I was in the middle of a print operation thought process...
    Anywho, I meant why is it so difficult to clean?
    Embedded in the glass, and doesn't wipe off?
  11. Thread: Len haze

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    Re: Len haze

    What exactly is lens haze?
    Why is it so difficult to print?
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    Rodenstock Grandagon 75/4.5 for 6x12, 6x17?

    Hello,
    Would this lens be a good choice for a 6x12 roll film back on a Sinar F2 4x5?
    I am thinking of getting a 6x17 back also.
    What are the differences between an N model of this lens and the non...
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    Re: 4x5 wide lens questions.

    Great information!
    I love this place.
    Yes, I am STILL a "newbie", probably will be forever.
    Guess that is why I like photography, ALWAYS learning, and experimenting.
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    Re: Portra 160 and 400 Reciprocity Failure

    Wow, I still don't understand why mine aren't working, I'm using the same thing.

    ln(4) = 1.3862943611198906188344642429164 on my calculator
    x 0.5167 = 0.71629829639064748275176767431488 - 0.2006...
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    4x5 wide lens questions.

    Hello,
    I recently got a roll film back for my Sinar F2.
    I want to try the 6x12 option mask.
    Will this necessitate a wide angle lens?
    I guess not, as I am currently using a cemented pair meniscus...
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    Re: Portra 160 and 400 Reciprocity Failure

    Thanks, so I am doing something wrong in my previous posting.
    I get numbers that are not close to the graph numbers.
    Are you using your calculation?
    >> Correction_In_Stops = 0.5305...
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    Re: Portra 160 and 400 Reciprocity Failure

    I just want to know the correct formula, as none of the numbers I have tried coincide with the original table numbers.
    This way, one can input arbitrary seconds for exposure, and get a corrected...
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    Re: Portra 160 and 400 Reciprocity Failure

    No one?
    Please understand, I am not trying to be condescending, I just really would like to understand this.
    I use Portra 160, and would love to start shooting zoneplates/pinholes.
    Thanks!
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    Re: Portra 160 and 400 Reciprocity Failure

    Okay, I could use this, thanks!
    However, I do not get the same numbers as is shown in the chart.
    Yes, I am mathematically challenged.

    ln(4) = 1.3862943611198906188344642429164 on my calculator...
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    optimal temp/humidity for storage ?

    Hello,
    What is the optimal temperature and humidity for storing lenses?
    I "broke out" my LF lenses, and find one with fungus.
    Granted, it's an old brass barrel lens, could be 80+ years old....
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    Re: Scanning colour negatives

    Thanks, I briefly looked it over.
    I am collecting all the useful information I can, as I am still getting my environment correct,
    so I can scan my 120 negatives with my Epson V750 Pro.
  22. Re: LF photograohers in ATlanta...are there any groups?

    I'm in Ellenwood, I would like to meet with similar minded people and gear.
    It would have to be on the weekends.
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    Re: MF (6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Yes, I did.
    Shrug, I don't understand all the grief against color?
    Ohh, on other sites as well.
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    Re: MF (6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Is there a color thread?
    I don't see one...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    back lit lilies
    Scan from Porta 160
    Mamiya RZ 67 Pro II
    Mamiya 110/f2.8
    wide open, metered via Sekonic 758, I think this works MUCH better than the prism AE meter
    the vignette is mine, I added...
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    Re: Hard "edge" on Highlights with Soft Focus

    Interesting, I have an RZ67 Pro II system with the 110/2.8 and the Mamiya 180/4 Z VSF that I got NOS NIB.
    I need to try this.
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    Re: fastest shutter that is easily available?

    Hi Dan, I like to shoot close up wide open.
    Yes, I had thought of ND filters as well.
    I may have to go this route, though, not all lenses have filter mounts.
    Holding the filter to lens can lead to...
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    fastest shutter that is easily available?

    Hello,
    What's the fastest speed shutter that is available?
    Guess I need to pick out a lens size first.
    Oh, and what is the fastest shutter, period? Obtainable, or not.
    Just wondering out loud...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Liberal use of Painter X3 and Photoshop CS6
    http://www.cornbread.com/~buggz/DSCF3964-PinkGerberDaisy.jpg
  30. Re: 6x12 120 color negative film labs in the USA? develop and scan

    Researching making contact sheets.
    Wonder if this is needed if I can scan with my Epson V750?
  31. Re: 6x12 120 color negative film labs in the USA? develop and scan

    Thanks for the replies.
    I actually have an Epson V750.
    And I bought anti-newton ring glasses for 120 and 4x5.
    Though, I only have the Epson holders.
    The lab I currently use, Precision Camera &...
  32. 6x12 120 color negative film labs in the USA? develop and scan

    Hello,
    Can anyone recommend a lab that will develop and scan 6x12 120 color negative film in the USA?
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    Re: 4x5 - 120 roll film backs?

    Yes, I always search and read the Google threads.
    Just was hoping for something more recent.
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    Re: 4x5 - 120 roll film backs?

    argh, I posted the same link twice...
    The correct link for the Gaoersi is:...
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    Re: 4x5 - 120 roll film backs?

    Yes, there are grid lines on my 4x5 Sinar F2 GG.
    Shamefully, I haven't played with this gear in so long, it's shameful.
    Thus, the thought of the roll film back.
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    Re: 4x5 - 120 roll film backs?

    PM cleared, thanks.
    But, the film masks are masking some of the area of the GG view, no?
    Wouldn't only the non-masked parts be the "final" image view?
    And then, I could always make card board cut...
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    Re: 4x5 - 120 roll film backs?

    Wouldn't I also need to have a mask on the GG to properly compose and frame?
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    4x5 - 120 roll film backs?

    Hello,
    I am looking at two 120mm roll film backs for my Sinar F2:

    - DA YI 6x12 multi-format roll film back - 6x6, 6x9 and 6x12....
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Handheld, windy day, Fujifilm X-E1 - Minolta MD 28mm f2.0, wide open, of course:
    http://www.cornbread.com/~buggz/DSCF0944-PineTreeFlower-resized.jpg
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Sooo, FF *does* make a huge difference from a crop body.
    Especially with this lens, on my FF bodies, I want to say EVERYTHING blooms/glows/halos at f1.2
    I have deliberately not used either of my FF...
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