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  1. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Table ware, bowl and urn. [Linhof Master Kardan GTL 4x5, TXP film, 300mm APO Germinar lens, f22.67, 9s.]
  2. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Vignoli Studio (Faenza, Italy) ceramic bowl with various bijoux [Linhof Master Kardan GTL 4x5, TXP film, 210mm Nikkor AM-ED macro, f32.3, 21s.]
  3. Re: Scratch on negative, how to remove defect from print?

    I had one good TXP 4x5in film of a composition from Joshua Tree NP on one of my road trips that I really liked, but the film had a tiny clear white spot (which prints black) in an important place in...
  4. Thread: Doors

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    Former Imperial Carving Plant on Kalamazoo River in Allegan , Michigan (Nov 21, 2015)
    Linhof MT 4x5, 210mm Sironar S, ACROS film

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  5. Thread: Doors

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    Abandoned Solvay Superfund site in South Milwaukee (Aug. 17, 2013)
    Linhof MT 4x5, 90mm Super Angulon, Provia

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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

    Head Tide church (1835) in Alna, Maine USA. Photographed in Sept. 2017 with Mamiya 7ii on ACROS film, 65mm lens for church, and 80mm for window detail.

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  7. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Bowl made by Larry Zeidman of Hawi, Hawaii, on May 16, 2010 in blue gum eucalyptus. Linhof Master Kardan GTL 4x5, Ilford Delta film (Normal develop), Doctor Wetzler APO-Germinar 300mm...
  8. Re: Review of Linhof Heavy Duty Tripod, comments welcome.

    I imagine the HD Majestic is VERY sturdy and stabile indeed. If I recall correctly, I paid about $40 for shipping of the Linhof HD Pro tripod by UPS Ground to me in Wisconsin (from Pennsylvania). ...
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    Re: Used gear and availability

    To the OP: I had a bag bellows made for my TK45S by Custom Bellows in the UK, that they mounted into an extra set of the 45S plastic bellows frames that the previous owner of my camera threw in...
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    Re: Lee Filter Hood With Linhof Master Technika?

    LFLarry, I acquired my MT 2000 only in January of this year, in excellent condition, and it has become my new favorite as I probably have taken 95+% of my 4x5 images with my MT Classic over the...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Me too, I think. Thank you.
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    Re: Lee Filter Hood With Linhof Master Technika?

    I have used my Master Technikas (Classic and now also a 2000) for several years and have encountered this problem with my Lee filter system NDGs a handful of times when using a lens shorter than 180...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    This color image was made on May 1st with my iPhone 11, while the two B&W images were made on May 7th with my Linhof Master Technika 4x5. This large, old and spreading oak tree is in Caledonia,...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    I suppose that if the color or shade doesn't matter to you, then that's fine. But if you get a few years into this hobby and have prints on several shades of white and off-white mounting board, the...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    Drew Wiley mentioned the Rising brand, and that's the one I use. Also, when I first got into LF and B&W printmaking nearly 10 years ago, an experienced LF friend was nice enough to allow me to...
  16. Re: Review of Linhof Heavy Duty Tripod, comments welcome.

    I have a Linhof Pro HD tripod, and can report that replacement rubber ends for the legs are available from Omega Brandess (US distributor), and probably B&H or other retailers who offer most Linhof...
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    Re: Adox paper unavailable?

    B&H Photo in NYC still lists it.
  18. Re: Questions about nominal vs. effective aperture for LF close-up work in a studio.

    My thanks for these additional helpful posts #8-11. As I mentioned in my OP, I am not sure what levels of magnification I will be most commonly working at, but assume it will vary and I will...
  19. Re: Questions about nominal vs. effective aperture for LF close-up work in a studio.

    My thanks to all above, from names I'm familiar with and appreciate here! I now understand the various considerations to obtain proper aperture and exposure for my close-up work. I don't actually...
  20. Questions about nominal vs. effective aperture for LF close-up work in a studio.

    I am putting together a small table top studio in my basement to begin close-up photography of still life subjects (of sizes that mostly would fit inside say a microwave oven). In preparation for...
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    Re: Hello From Wisconsin

    Bart Starr won the first two Super Bowls.
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    Re: Hello From Wisconsin

    John, At age 68 I think I'm "older" too, but I've only been using LF for about 7-8 years, and tackling a new learning curve was a big part of my motivation and decision to take the plunge. As I've...
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    Re: Hello From Wisconsin

    John, welcome from the Racine area. I've been enjoying LF for about 6-7 years now, and especially in recent nicer days when I can get out locally. Don't hesitate to contact me by PM if you are...
  24. Re: Disinfecting developed film from lab due to Coronavirus

    I think the best method might be to put the films out in the sun, or under a UV light, for a few hours.
  25. Re: Matching mounting board; maybe splitting an order

    I would expect that you could find a store in the greater DC area that caters to artists who use pencil, watercolors and oils (etc.) that carries papers, mat boards, canvas, frames and all the other...
  26. Thread: The Road

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    Re: The Road

    "End of the Road" at Simko Recycling Center in Superior, Wisconsin (Sept 2018). Linhof Master Technika 4x5; TMX in D:76 1:1 at N-1; 400mm Fujinon T at f32 for 1/8sec and no filter.

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    Re: Choice for new 210 lens for 4x5

    Patrick, The APO Sironar S that has been recommended above is excellent in my experience, but it comes with a bit of a size and weight tariff. In case size and weight might be an important...
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    Re: Mixing Paper dev help needed

    I think it's best to keep your glycin tightly sealed and in the freezer. I have made EC-130 from raw chemicals for 3-4 years now, and have had no problems. It's great with either glossy or warm...
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    Re: Linhof Tripod Parts - ?

    ‘Suggest OP contact Austin at Laflex in Palm Springs as he restores such Linhof gear and may have parts you need.

    Feb. 28th add: I have a very nice Linhof HD Prof. tripod with geared column that...
  30. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Ditto....
  31. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    Ken, thanks for these helpful comments, too. I don't expect to ever enlarge to prints greater than 16x20in. I also have Fujinon A lenses in 150, 180 and 240mm; as well as APO-Sironar-S in 135,...
  32. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    Indeed, many of Ken's "around the house" and other close-up images have been primary inspiration for my interest in this new direction for my photography. So far, which is only 7 years or so with LF...
  33. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    Thank you, Bernice and all, for your helpful responses and suggestions. For lighting I have not decided yet, but I have some books on details of still life table-top photography and studio...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    I recently purchased a "white dial" Linhof Master Technika 2000 with serial number C541522 in EXC condition, and wonder how old it might be? Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
  35. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    John (or Bob?), Some time back, and after some research here on the Forum and thinking for these purposes, I purchased a nice 150mm APO Ronar. It has an IC of only 135mm at infinity, so doesn't...
  36. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    Bob, Thanks for your clarifying questions, and the responses of John Layton and others. If I understand correctly from past reading/research, I'll need twice the focal length of whatever lens I am...
  37. For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    I am planning to establish a table top set-up in my basement with backdrops, staging and appropriate lighting to begin photographing still life compositions, and I am considering purchase of a macro...
  38. Thread: Filters for B&W

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    Re: Filters for B&W

    To the OP, another thing to keep in mind is that if you are in the field and using a spot meter to determine your exposure, you can meter the scene through the actual colored filter, so you can...
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    Re: Request For Deardorff Parts: 2 Bolts

    I don't know if they have these specific bolts, but you might contact Omer Hecht at catLABS as he offers a variety of Deardorff parts.
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    Re: Viewing Lights in the Darkroom?

    I attended John Sexton's workshop a couple of years back and he addressed this question while the group was in his darkroom. He recommended an incandescent bulb, and he pointed out that he uses a...
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