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  1. Re: Does extending the center column accomplish the same thing as front rise?

    Doremus has the best explanation so far.

    Personally, I view the optical system as two cones, meeting at a point in the middle of the lens/shutter unit, and extending out in both directions from...
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    Re: Intrepid 4x5 - new model due.

    Am I the only one who has a pet peeve about the bare threaded rod sticking out the front? I don't mind that it's unconstrained (common in 3D printer Z-axis assemblies), but they could have cut it an...
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    OK-- I have two holders, labeled "1" and "2", and each side is labeled "A" and "B". I take four photographs, in holders labeled 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B. I place those two holders in a dark bag, I remove...
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    Re: 4x5 sheets light inside the film

    Are the bellows firmly attached at each end? I could see something like this maybe happening if a gap opened between the bellows frame and the camera body while the film was in, with the dark slide...
  5. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned it, but the Chamonix 5x7 is right at the top end of your budget. They're very nice-- lightweight, well built, and Hugo does a nice job supporting them.
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    This is *not* a good time to be building a PC.

    Component prices have jumped in the past 12 months, stocks are low, and video cards are going for ridiculous prices.
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    From https://www.rolleianalog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/INFRARED_Datenblatt_EN_R210401.pdf

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    Re: Chamonix 810V Back Orientation Mistake?

    The bail is fixed to the part of the back that you take off and rotate-- so if you had it set to load from the bottom, the bail should have been operating from the bottom as well. Having no actual...
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    Re: 2 sheets of film in the same holder?

    I would think between the refraction index of the film base and the extra distance to the second sheet of film, you'd get a very poorly focused image.

    Easier to lock down the tripod and take two...
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    Re: A really nice cable release

    I have two inexpensive ("cheap") cable releases (one went into 'backordered' status the instant I clicked "buy"), neither of which is particularly fancy. Both have the "twist" lock around the base...
  11. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    @Havoc, I'm not sure what's going on, but as a novice at film, who started with LF, went to MF because I wanted more practice at a cheaper per-frame cost, and then picked up a 35mm because all the...
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    Re: A really nice cable release

    Buy two.
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    I've switched to a browser called 'brave', which is based on Google Chrome, but minus all the Google bits. It also places an emphasis on privacy, so I haven't had that happen to me in awhile. You...
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    All of my shutters (with one exception awaiting a CLA) are within 1/3 of a stop. So I just don't care. :)
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    Just wait for the bubble to burst.
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    I use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/TOPTOO-Adapter-Compatible-Olympus-Cameras/dp/B088FV7KJL

    Mine's by UURig, who may have discontinued it, but it's nice to use to flip the filter...
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    I can assure you, you didn't screw up as much as I did my first try with Rollei. The most embarrassing was that I've got a "flip" bracket so I can swing the IR filter out of the way, focus/compose,...
  18. Re: How much dimmer on the ground glass is an f/9 lens vs a f/5.6? Or f/5.6 vs f/4.5?

    Personal experience with a Chamonix 45N-1 (classic), which has an identical screen to your 45N-2. Today, I could focus and compose with a 105mm f/5.6 in bright daylight using a loupe and the...
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    Re: Rollei Infrared 400

    Hoya R72 seems to be about 6 stops from my testing.
  20. Re: Looking for advice/guides on digital to film (not inkjet)

    Now, that I fully understand. What little printer maintenance I've had to do over the years has been mostly laser, but I fully understand the trauma of inkjet-- in fact, I run a color laserjet at...
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    Re: new (and first) 4x5 camera

    Eep! That's a bonkers VAT. At that point, the Chamonix 45N-1 makes a bit more sense. :)

    You're right on the Stenopeika-- I was confusing it with the low end Gibellini, which has had some QC...
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    Re: new (and first) 4x5 camera

    There's nothing wrong with the Intrepid-- but it does have some niggles that will make it more difficult for a novice LF photographer. There are no detents or markings for getting the film plane and...
  23. Re: Looking for advice/guides on digital to film (not inkjet)

    As far as I know, your only real option if you want to avoid inkjet / dye printing, is to project the digital image via some form of display, and take a photograph of that image.

    But I don't see...
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    Re: Crown Graphic age (camera vs focusing panel)

    My guess would be it came with the "spring back", and someone found a used graflok back and swapped them out.
  25. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    If this is for studio work, wouldn't a parallax-corrected viewfinder do as good a job? Or do you mean to correct critical focus right up until the shutter trips?
  26. Re: What is the best alternative to the Betterscanning fluid mount for V700

    Ask Nick Carver.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfGKd_AEZtY
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    That's totally unbalanced. In every sense of the word. :)
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    Re: Removal of graphite from aperture blades

    Steve Lloyd of Chroma Cameras was working on an LCD-based LF shutter. Last I heard, the prototype was working, although I think it took 1 stop off the exposure.



    I recently had a 107 year old...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    What part of "I [...] think it's a bad idea" wasn't clear? ;)



    No, I'm afraid that won't work. The rear of the Tele-Xenar is 86mm, and the opening in the 45N-1's standard is only 84m... :)
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    Sorry, I wasn't clear-- I personally, think it's a bad idea on either camera.

    But if I were crazy enough to try it, it would be on the 45N-1. You can extend the standard out to 300mm without...
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    One question is how well does the software import STL files? I mentioned DesignSpark the other day-- I was able to load an STL file for a technika board, convert back to "solid", remove the hole,...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    Actually-- looking at the design of the H-1 and the 45N-1, I'd be happier putting the 300mm f/5.6 on the 45N-1. The base plate just looks a bit more secure, and the slides don't look as...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I've had surprising luck with Affinity by doing auto-color before an invert. For challenging inversions, I fall back to Darktable and the negadoctor plugin.
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    Re: Musical Instruments

    Playing the Richter scale?
  35. Re: Finding tripods for Large Format is kinda hard (daunting)? Favorite LF tripod?

    As a Pink Floyd fan, I have to agree. :)
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    Re: Epson V850 Pro Scanner and 5x7 film & other

    That's odd. My V800 came with a full license for SilverFast SE 8, not a demo. I had the option to upgrade (at a discount) to SilverFast SE Plus 8, which I did. Not entirely sure the upgrade was...
  37. Re: Getting the correct temperature while developing at home?

    The plastic bags are a valid complaint-- although there are good quality reusable silicone bags, and as a rule I use bags designed for vacuum sealing food (no BPA, among other things). The other...
  38. Re: Getting the correct temperature while developing at home?

    You're missing out. Does well on anything from eggs to vegetables to meat.
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    That's up in the PETG range-- so you'll probably be alright. I haven't had much issues with PLA and Florida humidity, but then again, I don't leave my prints outside as a rule. The filament,...
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    Re: PRONUNCIATION of Camera names?

    I would think "Meh Tall", as it was a "methylated" compound.
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