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    Graflex 120 film back

    The same back came with my Speed Graphic. After running a dummy roll of film through it, I was shocked to see how amazingly unflat the film plane is. Looks practically useless. The newer style is...
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    ND filter for Imagon

    Bob, I don't see how this could be the case. The rim of my lens has an internal lip that's 64mm in diameter and 4mm deep-- which just accepts the disk in a press-fit. There's not room for anything...
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    ND filter for Imagon

    I need a 4X ND filter for my 250mm Imagon. The filter must have a smooth outside diameter of 67mm to push-fit into the Imagon's lens shade. Any suggestions?
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    how old are we?

    A "walking antique" at 57: Too old to be afraid, too stupid to die.
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    Early soft focus & Edward Weston

    Note that the new Cooke lens is a design copy of the Pinkham-Smith, which was the favorite lens of Stieglitz, White et al. As I remember, Stieglitz had an early monopoly on the Smith lens, handing...
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    Best choice for landscape photography???

    The problem with 360 or 340-degree shots is that they have no relationship to human vision. Those "panoramas", IMHO, may hold some brief interest for some folks, but I see them as a useless ...
  7. Thread: Why digital?

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    Why digital?

    Remember that some of these comercial photo shoots have budgets deep into six digits. A top commercial pro -- product, food or fashion-- has a very large budget to work with and has many high-end...
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    What is it about a Deardorff...

    I wish mine had zero detents.
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    X-Rays and Sheet Film

    I'm leaving soon for a trip to Asia w/4x5. I've been hearing that sheet film is much more susceptible to carry-on X-ray fogging then roll film. I hear that Foto Care in NYC is selling lead foil to...
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    Fuji Velvia QuickLoad in Europe

    I'm wondering if Kodak single sheet T-max readyloads are also available in Paris.
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    Two different but good books

    There's a similar rephotographic project in France that sends students to seek the exact location of Atget's tripod legs and make a new picture of the scene. I believe there's a website.
  12. Thread: ArcBody

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    ArcBody

    My understanding is that Hassie sold very few ArcBodies. The FlexBody is much more useful, and as it uses Hasselblad lenses, actually integrates with the camera system.
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    Lens movements, are these enough?

    I have a friend who loves his GX680, although he uses it exclusively in his studio for table-top and product photography. That's the place where this camera shines. You didn't say how you plan to...
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    Edward Weston's Rapid Rectilinear?

    And who was the maker of this lens?
  15. Tip for tightening a Bogen/Manfrotto 410 compact gear head

    And where exactly should these holes be drilled?
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    Processing Large Murals

    I have not seen this done but I understand it's possible: Get a large sheet of plexi, somewhat larger than the 40" width and longer than the print you wish to make. Lean it against the darkroom...
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    8x10 Tripod Choice

    I'm trying to decide on a field tripod for 8x10 and can't make up my mind. I've decided on the Gitzo 1570M head but can't choose between the wooden Ries J 100-2 , the Gitzo CF 1548, or the aluminium...
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    Frederick Evans

    This is off the subject, but I recently read that Evans was a devoted user of Zeiss Protars. He had six for 8x10, with the 19" his favorite. He also used six with his 4x5, ranging from 4 1/2" to...
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    More Doom and Gloom Chronic Depression?

    Unlike traditional photography, the digital industry runs on built-in obsolesence. New chips, new software, new editions of old software, new and ever smaller computer designs, etc. Digital is a...
  20. But Film Now - Stock Up - Won't be around Long!

    I suggest we all bone up on alternative process photography. Do-it- yourself is the future for traditional photography. There's even a newsleter on this theme, "The World Journal of Post-Factory ...
  21. Just couldn't leave it alone, could ya? (for a laugh)

    I believe that so-called "cleaning marks" occur most frequently on older lenses that used soft coatings. The Kodak Ektars are a case in point.
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    Is b/w LF photography a"tradition"?

    Photography can drive you crazy. My advice? Take a vacation from the 8x10, buy a $20 Holga, and only shoot with that for a week or two, at least a few shots every day. Be sure to tape up the Holga....
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    Dallmeyer 135mm F6.5

    Can someone tell me the image circle of the 135mm F6.5 Dallmeyer Wide Angle Anas tigmat?
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    platinum priniting

    While we're on this subject, I'm trying to find the company that makes those beautiful ultra violet light boxes and drying racks etc. I've found their web site once but can't seem to find it again....
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    Film tent vs. Readyloads?

    I suggest a Mamiya 7II w/carbon fiber tripod.
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    How fast a 90mm should I start with?

    In my limited experience I've found the Ebony wide angle screen to be brighter than most, which makes for easy use of the slower Nikon .
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    Names of Famous Photographers That Use Linhof

    Salty old aphorism: "It's not the ships, it's the men in them."
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    8x10 feild camera

    I think Alec has the right idea. But how do you go about finding where the "witness marks" should be? I'd like to do this on my Deardorff.
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    Paper stops for old lens

    I have an old portrait lens that I want to use. It came with a set of torn paper disks with verious size holes, apparently to be used as f-stops as there is no iris. The front of the lens unscrews to...
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    Brown Toner,Kodak, Use of

    No more Polytoner? I can't believe it! By testing at various dilutions and times you can arrive at a wide range of beautiful colors, making Polytoner one of the most versitlile toning agents. And...
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    Blue splotches on TMX100 after development

    I believe that's why John Sexton says to use T-Max RS developer.
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    Nicola Persheid lenses

    I've been seeing several Nicola Perscheid lenses trading on e-bay for rather hig h prices, yet I can find no references to them. Someone told me they are soft fo cus portrait lenses. Who made them? ...
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    New Kodak Readyload Film Holder

    Mine works just fine. A friend's also works fine. If there is a problem, however, I imagine that it would be easy to fix with some matt black paint and/or fine sand paper.
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    Which Imagon For Portraits?

    er...make that, e.htm, not e.htmb. sorry
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    Which Imagon For Portraits?

    John, I found my 250mm Imagon on e-bay. You can also try Lens & Repro in New York. For a picture of a 200mm Imagon fitted to a focusing bellows on a Hasselblad, see...
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    Which Imagon For Portraits?

    Jeepers, Wayne, take it easy. Bob's point was that the soft effect will differ between the two lenses on a 4x5 format. Among other things, the ratio of the center to the edge of the image circle...
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    My work vs Atget's

    Yikes, Aaron, you're kinda hard on yourself, don't you think? Couldn't you chose an easier target to measure yourself by, like Ansel, for instance? Atget may very well be the greatest photographer ...
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    Large lens/Small Board

    I have a classic lens in a #4 compound shutter. Is there any way to use it on a camera with a small (Wista) lens board?
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    Fanatic about weight

    Kerry, I'm also heavy into weight loss. At the moment the sore spot is my tripod head. I'm using a Giotto MH-1000, which seems to be overkill and overweight on my carbon fiber tripod. What do you ...
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    190mm Optar lens hood et al

    Anyone know the size of the lens hood for the Kodak Optar 190mm? What size filte rs does it take? Is there a Kodak soft-focus gizmo that will fit? Thanks. Arthur
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