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  1. Re: How do I recognize lenses that will cover an 8X10 plate with no vignetting

    5x7 sheet film format can offer the largest variety of lenses made. Many 4x5 lenses will properly cover 5x7 that cannot cover 8x10. Beyond this, 5x7 camera size is smaller, lighter and often easier...
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    Difficulty and challenge with vintage or non-modern view camera lenses are their shutters. Majority of these lenses in shutter will have shutters that need service or have died. Older shutters like...
  3. Re: How do I recognize lenses that will cover an 8X10 plate with no vignetting

    ~What are your image goals?

    ~Why 8x10 film format?

    Lenses for 8x10 have always been less common with the most desirable (for various reasons) being pricy and these days not easy to obtain due...
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    Suggest learning about and working on portrait lighting, pose, portrait sitter skills and all non-camera_lens related items and skills before speciality portrait lenses.

    Pressing a media coveted...
  5. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    Modern Copal Compur, Seiko and others are X sync for electronic strobe.
    This means the strobe is fired with the shutter blades fully opened. Leaf shutters will sync the strobe at all shutter speeds...
  6. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    YES _!_

    Message_messenger should/must be considered a system to net a result. It is too easy fall into obsessing over one or the other believing mastery or ownership of any given device or...
  7. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Message:
    219798

    Messanger:
    219799

    Discuss.

    Bernice
  8. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Photographic equipment/Image making process -vs- expressive image content _?_
    Discuss.

    Bernice
  9. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    The medium is the messenger, The medium is NOT the message.

    Discuss,
    Bernice
  10. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Tools (film, digital, wet plate, alternative process or _ ) or method used to create an image has far less significance to the expressive qualities or abilities of any given image.
    Much about what...
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    Monorail....
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    Meh, Bob. Cannot stop the Linhof marketing promo stuff..

    Linhof TK IS a monorail variant, no?


    Bernice
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    All view cameras are a fixed set of trade offs, there IS NO ideal view camera for all image making needs.

    ~If you're back packing long distances for very extended durations, this image making...
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    How about 6,000mm Bob?

    Bernice
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    Ok Bob, I'll bite.... once.

    Well Bob, how much "extension" could be put on a Wista field folder... 2000mm or more possible?


    Bernice
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    Point being, calculations are not as useful as one might believe due to the unpredictability of how images and their required image ratios vary all over the place due directly to the nature of view...
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    What are the image goals?

    Single image ratio case calculations apply to one specific image making example, which will vary LOTs with each and every other image making endeavor.

    If the 250mm...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Dive in ?
    :rolleyes:


    Bernice
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    Re: dilution for highlights

    Consider this previous discussion:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?163962-Precision-and-Accuracy-in-LF-Photography-How-much-is-enough


    Bernice
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    Re: Elinchrom 404, Rebuild

    Broncolor flash heads can be converted to Elinchrom by re-wiring the power connector.
    Elinchrom flash heads can be converted to Broncolor by re-wiring the power connector.

    Bernice
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    Re: dilution for highlights

    Information not recorded on film at the moment of exposure cannot be recovered during the development process.
    What ISO was used for the light meter ISO reference number setting? Film "box" ISO or...
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    Re: Elinchrom 404, Rebuild

    > !_!_!_! <

    As some of us share memories of what studio strobe lighting was like back in the view camera film days.


    Bernice
  23. Re: Bought a nice Linhof Master Technika Classic. Can I do the CLA myself to save mon

    Heh... Leica M got replaced by Contax G _!_

    Oh, what the :rolleyes:
    Bernice
  24. Re: Bought a nice Linhof Master Technika Classic. Can I do the CLA myself to save mon

    Appears the transaction was made off eBay which absolutely limits any kind of recourse or intervention eBay and Pay Pal could have offered.

    The DIY fix it yourself, while on the surface is...
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    Re: Elinchrom 404, Rebuild

    Speedotron remains one of the top US designed/built high power, high quality strobe systems available. Speedotron and Norman Enterprise were most popular for HP strobe systems. Notable about...
  26. Re: Bought a nice Linhof Master Technika Classic. Can I do the CLA myself to save mon

    Broken MT is not a nice MT in any way. Cost to repair estimate is reasonable for replacement parts labor and expertise involved to make this MT good and proper again.

    DIY repair would be marginal...
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    Re: Elinchrom 404, Rebuild

    Or one whopper strobe pop. Highly preferred.

    Apply light modifier like a soft box, loss of ~two f-stops. Demand a taking aperture of f22 or smaller demands more strobe power.
    Illuminate a large...
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    Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    Jason Lane can be found on LFF.


    Bernice
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    Re: Elinchrom 404, Rebuild

    Might be impressive, yet required for view camera images back in the day. Seems kilowatt/second strobe power has become mostly forgotten today due to the domination of Digital imaging which requires...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    We are good Brian, no issues. Reasons to post more and clarifications on what was previously posted.

    :D
    Bernice
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    Missing the intent and point here. Not a complaint or should be take as a complaint.

    History of view camera lenses is fascinating in many ways. This is why the absurd collection of view camera...
  32. Re: Nikkor-W 210mm old type 77mm filter ring has 37mm rise on 8x10"

    Verifiable by Nikon published specification for this specific Nikkor-W.

    ~What does Nikon say about the image circle for this version of their Nikkor-W _?_


    Bernice
  33. Re: Alternative Center Filters for Rodenstock 75/4.5 Grandagon N?

    Suggestion, Rodenstock has a recommended rise-fall, shift of 25mm/29mm for the 75mm f4.5 Grandagon on 4x5. Mark with tape or similar easy to remove, non damaging indicator on the camera's front &...
  34. Re: Nikkor-W 210mm old type 77mm filter ring has 37mm rise on 8x10"

    Image circle of illumination is NOT the same as Image circle of lens performance designed into the lens as intended.

    Sure, the lens could illuminate the 8x10 film area with _X_ amount of camera...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    Indeediee, Social media and the World Wide Web has made it easy for individuals to cultivate a mass following to forward their agenda. Mis-information is remarkably effective as it often contains...
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    Re: Kirk Tuck commenting on 4x5 video blog

    Social media and all related has given voice to any individual that can cultivate an audience of followers. This plays into the mirror of hearing and seeing what an individual wants to hear and see,...
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    Re: Elinchrom 404, Rebuild pt.2

    Last time using multi Elinchrom 404 was indoor set images using a Sinar 8x10 with Fujichrome. Fun stuff back then. We would find a vintage location, get a group of friends together, do set matching...
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    Re: Elinchrom 404, Rebuild

    Yes, this worked out good. 8000w/s was more than enough for the majority of indoor film view camera work.
    These days with digital cameras, that much flash power is beyond excessive due to the light...
  39. Re: Alternative Center Filters for Rodenstock 75/4.5 Grandagon N?

    Looks great!

    Bag bellows are a mostly must to get the most out of a wide angle lens on a view camera. What is often not appreciated, a good bag bellows will work good with a normal focal length...
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    Elinchrom 404, Rebuild

    While looking for Elinchrom light modifiers on eBay happened across two 404 flash power packs. These are rated at 4000W/S per unit, price was not resistable.

    Off with the covers to reveal:
    219259...
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