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    Re: 65mm lens comparison

    Another photographer, also a member of this forum picked up a Nikon 65mm and upon seeing the images and what it could do, I decided a 65mm lens would be a nice fit for my kind of photography. This...
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    Re: Color Crossover?

    C41 colour negative crossover is real, does happen, but maybe not as often as people think.

    In general the film will be pretty good most of the time, however colour crossover can happen when the...
  3. Re: "contamination" between b/w and C41 chemistry?

    With regard to the stabiliser bath at the end of C41, I always used either a dedicated jug or tray, depending upon whether it was roll film or sheet film. This is the only thing in film developing...
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    Re: Back to basics - newbie developing help

    If you are using a 2553 tank, then 500ml of chemistry is not enough. Close, but not close enough. From memory, they require around 550ml or 560ml, but I always used 600ml for safety.

    The reels you...
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    Re: Mixing Paper dev help needed

    Just re-read you question, mixing chemistry in powder form does require you to be a bit careful. In an ideal world you would have a clean air supply across your face, a powered clean air mask is one...
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    Re: Mixing Paper dev help needed

    Crypt, possibly the best way to mix or stir photo chemistry, is to use a Patterson chemical mixer. I have used these for around 35 years, on my second one now, they are very good as the bottom is...
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    Re: Hi from Melbourne AU

    Hi, another from Melbourne

    Mick.
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    Re: Focusing loupe

    Almost anything will work, and I have used many things, but the Peak square 4x focusing loupe has been my go to loupe for about the last 8 or so years.

    The square base allows you to slide along...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

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    Re: Maria Isabel LeBlanc

    Beautiful work, as is her coastal series on her site.

    Thanks for the link.

    Mick.
  11. Re: Thoughts About Schneider 240mm f/5.5 Tele Arton in Compur 0 Shutter?

    I still have a Linhof Schneider Kreuznach 250mm f/5.6 Tele-Arton in a Compur 1 shutter. I will probably move it on next year; I think. I have had this lens for around 7-8 years and used it a fair...
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    Re: UniColor Dingle Bell Tested

    I've had mine for at least 35 years, it was an inexpensive and quite accurate timer.

    I've used it continuously since I purchasing it, used it last week in fact. I've always used it in conjunction...
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    Re: Rethinking my 4x5 Field Camera choice

    I have the Shen Hao HZX45-IIA camera, it does more than what is on your list.

    I run a 65mm lens on a recessed board, I have bag bellows which is small and quick to change on the run; so to speak....
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    Re: Schneideritis

    I have a Fujinon f/5.6 65mm with very tiny Schneidneritis, a Fujinon f/6.3 250mm with miniscule Schneideritis. My three other Fujinon lenses, are as clean as a whistle. I don't have any issues with...
  15. Re: 35mm color enlarger for 4x5 b&w contact printing?

    I didn't know about that clip, viewed it and it makes sense.

    That said, I would suggest you think of obtaining a mostly dark, darkroom and adding a simple safelight. Similar to this is probably...
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    Re: C-41 Development - First time

    I would suggest you consider using a stop bath after the developer, this will give you breathing time. 30 seconds is perfectly long enough.

    I have used a stop bath after C41 developer for decades,...
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    Re: G'Day from Australia

    Hi Bauie, welcome to the forum.

    I have the View Camera Technique 7th Edition by Leslie Stroebel; it is brilliant. There are other books out there, but nothing quite compares to this one. If you...
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    Re: Trial with the new B's 4x5 Developing reel

    You may be able to make a simple wedge, either directly by sawing a piece of timber, or by using a block at one end to make a platform that directly counters the angle of the unit.

    You may need to...
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    I don't think I have ever used 100% of any large format negative I have exposed.

    I started my photographic journey in the early 1950's with my grandfather and everything was a contact print using...
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    Re: Intrepid 8X10 New Video

    If I slammed a film holder in that hard, I think my focus and/or framing may move slightly..............

    Seems to be quite a usable unit.

    Mick.
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    Re: Travel - Hot Weather - Film

    I have regularly travelled with loaded 4x5" film in temperatures around 40C and warmer, it isn't an issue, or hasn't been for me anyway. I am usually in a small slide-on camper and things get warm...
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    Re: Looking out over Phang-ng Bay Thailand

    Thanks for that Neil, they look pretty good.

    Mick.
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    Re: Looking out over Phang-ng Bay Thailand

    I would not have thought holding 37.7C or 38C for 3'15" would be too great an issue for you Neil.

    Surely there are ways you can get close to that temperature with perhaps a slightly higher...
  24. Thread: Lens 240mm

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    Re: Lens 240mm

    I second thinking about the Fujinon 250mm f/6.3 Ever so slightly longer than 240mm

    I have this lens and it is a superb lens for my 4x5" format cameras, both studio monorail and folding wood...
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    Re: Toyo-View revolving back lever

    Normally I would side with Bob; in this instance I do sort of. As the originator of this thread, that information will come in useful in a couple of months as we head into winter. I will be doing...
  26. Thread: Scratches

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    Re: Scratches

    I too have endured scratches like yours, from doing mostly the same thing with a changing tent.

    I switched to the larger 8x10" changing tent, gives much more room for 4x5" stuff. Eventually I...
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    Re: Fujinon T 400mm F/8

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    Forgot to add the attachment.

    Mick.
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    Re: Fujinon T 400mm F/8

    You may wish to consider the Komura 400T unit. There are two versions, mine is the f/6.3 version, takes 67mm filters and is quite good optically. Not brilliant, but good to see if you like the style...
  29. Re: Need help identifying what went wrong here:

    I have been using the exact same tank and reel system for decades, then I upgraded to the later 2509n reel with the black paddles that help to ensure the film sheets stay in place, thereby not...
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    Re: Sinar Grease Pencil

    Yep, called a Chinagraph in this country, been using them for decades, great for marking RC contact sheets with or without instructions, also used to make printing notes on RC paper proofs for...
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    Re: Nikon Nikkor W 105mm f/5.6 S

    Dan, I just carefully re-read what you wrote, sorry......


    Mick.
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    Re: Nikon Nikkor W 105mm f/5.6 S

    Dan, is this the information you wish to know?

    Mick.

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  33. Re: New to Large format - need help about telephoto lenses!

    Drew has a very good point there, I just weighed my Komura 400T which is fitted with a Copal 3 shutter. On my electronic kitchen scales it comes in at 914 grams with a 4x5" board fitted.

    My...
  34. Re: New to Large format - need help about telephoto lenses!

    I have a Komura f/6.3 400T which while it isnt in the same league as the Fujinon and Nikkor telephoto lenses, isnt that shabby if you are using B&W film, which is what I use on my 4x5 cameras.
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  35. Re: One more question while I'm here - why Large Format?

    Virtually complete control is possible, one just needs to learn how to get there; that's real the fun part.


    Mick.
  36. Re: Movements with a 65mm 5.6 Fuji lens and Toyo 45AII

    This is my Fujinon f/5.6 65mm lens in a 12mm recessed board. I can pretty much state if you have a deeper recessed board, you'll need pointy nose pliers to adjust anything. In fact I used that lens...
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    There is one film you have left out, Bergger Pancro 400 B&W.

    I have used it, when my current stash of HP5+ and Foma runs out, I'll probably switch to that as my go too 400 ASA film.

    Not cheap,...
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    Re: advise on expanding my lens setup

    Very good point Bob, however, life is always a trade-off.

    I did look for an 82mm centre filter, very hard to find, but find I did. Two places in Germany, one in the UK. Pretty much looking at $850...
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    Re: advise on expanding my lens setup

    Yes I did.

    Size, fall off, coverage, distortion are all important things to consider; so is the fact I am strictly an amateur and only have myself to please.

    Another consideration for me, was...
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    Re: advise on expanding my lens setup

    Something which may be an issue, is filter size.

    The SWD f/5.6 90mm uses 82mm filters. Image size is 236mm, angle of coverage is 105

    The SW f/8 90mm uses 67mm filters. Image size is 216mm,...
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