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  1. Re: The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

    In 2007, I was looking to get a 300mm lens for 4x5, and at the time, the Fujinon-C was cheaper than the Nikkor-M (not a lot). In addition, the Fujinon-C requires a slightly shorter flange focal...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    There's a wisteria in our micro back "yard," so I took a few shots today during a break in the rain, hoping to get good droplets.

    First with the Kamlan 50/1.1 lens, and you don't buy an...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Last May, we saw a Bewick's wren taking a sudden interest in my bike shorts that I had hung to dry in our apartment's the micro back "yard." It was trying to build a nest in the shorts, so when I...
  4. Re: Square filter holder/lens hood combo?

    Lee used to make a wide hood, which I use on 4x5 for lenses up to 300mm and it's just fine, which had 2 filter slots. They may be available used, but if you can find one, it might be for more than...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    I found these at the Arizona Cactus Garden (https://lbre.stanford.edu/bgm/what-we-do/grounds-services/horticulture-and-landscape/points-interest/arizona-garden) at Stanford. Anyone know what they...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    This:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49474065226_9d80d52832_w.jpg
    First LF photo of 2020 by Drew Saunders, on Flickr

    Begat this:...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    It looks like the Lee hoods with built-in filter slots have been replaced by the Lee100 hood that attaches to a filter holder, and then the holder attaches to the adapter. I like my older one better,...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Lee hoods have filter slots. I have the wide angle hood with two slots, and a Lee adapter for all my regularly used lenses. My infrequently used lenses are all the same filter diameter as a lens for...
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    I'd recommend removing a sheet from the box, reassembling the box, and then using this one sacrificial sheet to practice loading and unloading the film holder in daylight. That sheet is ruined, of...
  10. Re: Recommendations for a general purpose lens for a Calumet 4x5?

    Since you like a longer lens on 120, another popular option for a first lens is a 210mm f/5.6. You should be able to find a good one for under $200. Fujinon lenses, of which I have several, are often...
  11. Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    I just received a new iMac, and it shipped with 10.14, which is was I was hoping for, as I didn't want to have all my 32 bit apps dead. I upgraded from a 2009 iMac on 10.10, so I had to run a lot of...
  12. Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    The non-forum part of this site has lots of good articles. Some are 20 years old, but the cameras and lenses you'll be looking at are at least that old, so it won't matter. Here's a good start:...
  13. Re: Seeking Clever Idea For My 8x10 Camera & Vintage Lenses

    I have two of the Gelsnap holders, one came with an ND kit of 3 filters: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/162552-REG/LEE_Filters_GSND_Solid_Neutral_Density_Polyester.html (Amazon has it in...
  14. Re: First Post! - How Do I Measure My Bellows Extension To Calculate Bellows Exposure

    Welcome to the forum! Here's what has worked for me regarding bellows extension.

    Looking here: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Wista_45

    I see the photo is of your model, the SP. Rather than trying...
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    Re: How was a Kodak Colorama made?

    This article says they were from a variety of cameras, but mentions an 8x20" for at least the early ones: https://medium.com/@Kodak/larger-than-life-kodaks-iconic-colorama-eecc5ba0193f

    Negatives,...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    For a significant percentage of students (anyone whose parents make $125K/year or less), tuition is $0 now. Under $65K and tuition, room and board are covered. Stanford has always had need-blind...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    Sam McDonald Park in San Mateo County has good redwoods, including a few old growth, and hardly anyone visits, but it's likely quite out of the way, unless the OP wants to take a very leisurely...
  18. Re: An anecdote for those new to LF

    Here's the manual: https://www.largeformatphotography.info/TachiharaManual.pdf
    You release the levers referenced as #24 to move the front standard back, then reset them once you have the standard at...
  19. Re: An anecdote for those new to LF

    I purchased a Tachihara new with a 120/5.6 APO-Symmar and it worked just fine. You have to pre-set the distance from the front standard to the rear, if I remember correctly (it's been years since I...
  20. Re: 8x10 in Paris-Chamonix-Normandy-Dublin-Clonakilty

    This sounds like a great idea! Assuming you and/or your family will bring along more compact (and probably digital) cameras to take photos to remember your visit, why not make photos that mean more...
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    Re: Extension Lens Board

    When I was using a Tachihara with ~12" of bellows, I chose the Fujinon-C 300/8.5 (282.3mm FFD) over the Nikkor-M 300/9 (290.0mm FFD) for that extra 7mm of "built in extension board" over the...
  22. Re: Advice on 1st lens for LF (new member here)

    Yes, and since it's on a real Sinar board, instead of a copy, you could get a few bucks for the lensboard, so it's really a good deal. It has a black ring copal shutter, so it's not as old as a lens...
  23. Re: Advice on 1st lens for LF (new member here)

    If the lens is tiny, it might work, depending on how far back the rear elements extend. I have a Nikkor-M 200/8 that barely extends past the retaining ring that I can easily leave on when closing. I...
  24. Re: New to Large format - need help about telephoto lenses!

    Thanks to the Web Archive, you can still get to this very useful page from Ebony Camera: https://web.archive.org/web/20161215002237/http://www.ebonycamera.com:80/articles/lenses.html
    It lists the...
  25. Re: Where to get citric acid in Ontario, Canada ?

    Although shipping to Canada may be prohibitively expensive, here's what a US-based textile company charges for citric acid: https://www.dharmatrading.com/chemicals/citric-acid-powder.html
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    Re: nikkor t ed 360/500/720 and 600/800/1200

    The 2007 B&H Professional Photo Sourcebook is available online, and has a lot of really good useful LF information (all sourcebooks can be found here:...
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    Re: First lens for 4x5

    There are lots of 210/5.6 plasmats available used from the "big four" lens manufacturers: Fuji, Nikon, Rodenstock and Schneider. Look for a clean lens with a good shutter. If you'd prefer...
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    Re: Very light 4x5 camera with 125mm lens

    It's no longer made, and if available used might not be below 2000 euro, but the Ebony SW45 would do the job very nicely. 46-190mm min/max bellows extension, 1.5kg, all front movements, rear rise,...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Wildlife photography with LF? Sure, as long as that wildlife is a slug!

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/32720528314_d536def614.jpg
    03-19-17-006 by Drew Saunders, on Flickr
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    Yes, we met at Tim's a few years ago. I was 49 and 9 months when my colon cancer made itself known in April 2017, but a huge tumor like mine (T4a for those who follow those things) would have taken...
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    Thanks!

    Hopefully I've gone from have cancer to had cancer, but it'll be another 2 years of scans etc. before I get the "cancer free" sticker. Everyone: get your colonoscopy! Get one now! (Well,...
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    After a 16 month hiatus (short answer: Cancer sucks! Long answer: Cancer really really sucks, and chemo is a pain!), I'm able to shoot with my Ebony again, so I took the Imagon and a 135 Symmar to...
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    Re: Wanderlust 4X5 Travelwide

    Thanks, and I should be able to haul out the Ebony soon too!
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    Re: Wanderlust 4X5 Travelwide

    Thanks!
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    Re: Wanderlust 4X5 Travelwide

    Thanks to the joys of cancer and chemo, I've not been shooting much LF. Chemo is over (cancer free, by the way) but I still had the infusion port in my chest, which lined up exactly with the straps...
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    Re: Fujinon L series

    Mine is in the Copal 3S, so I was going on memory for the other shutter's name. Probably should have looked it up. It fit just fine in a regular C3 drilled lensboard. From what I've seen, the Shanel...
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    Re: Fujinon L series

    The Fujinar lenses are also Tessar designs, and Fuji made a 25cm f/4.5. It's f/4.5 in the Shamal shutter, and f/4.7 in a Copal 3 shutter, which is probably easier to find and definitely easier to...
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    Re: Lightroom or alternative

    Just tried Pixelmator, which is also available for a short term free trial (http://www.pixelmator.com/mac/free-trial/). It handled my 200MB greyscale LF scan pretty well, perhaps even faster than...
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    Re: Lightroom or alternative

    I'm using older versions of Photoshop (CS4) and Lightroom (4), so started testing some of the alternatives before I decide if I want to go with the subscription model or not. Here's what I found:
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    Re: Measuring of Bellows for Exposure

    You should, in theory, measure to the film plane, but that's often difficult. I find it easier to focus the lens at infinity (or a building that's pretty far away, which is close enough to infinity...
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