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    Re: Luc shutter issues

    Assuming you've tried with a long-throw cable release, I think your shutter may have excessive wear. There must be some slop in the pins at the edge of the blades, or else someone has assembled it...
  2. Re: Schneider Angulon I Purchased - Is This a Problem?

    Separation of the optical elements around the edge. Can be fixed but that looks like it's not in the optical path at shooting apertures so it should have no effect on images.
  3. Re: International Shipping Costs Seeem Outrageous, USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL?

    I can't speak for USPS's insurance, but Canada Post insurance only covers loss, not breakage. And they won't sell you insurance for any country you might need it, ie anywhere parcels regularly get...
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    Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Sorry for your loss, linhofbiker.

    Your circumstances bring up the crux of this matter, though. For most of us, whether our negs go in the bin when we die will depend on the sentimental...
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    Re: Hello from Far Quebec

    Welcome indeed. The drive north of Tadoussac is one of the most beautiful in the Province, and that's saying a lot. Great place for photography.
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    As I get older, I find I'm losing all my fears. Fear of failure, fear of embarrassment and humiliation, fear of not accomplishing my goals, fear of disease and death... Whatever happens happens,...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    There's a famous scene in Waiting For God where Diana has taken up painting, and she is discussing her current work with Tom. It's of the gardener behind a tree, she starts explaining how the rake...
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    My 300 Congo is one of my favorite lenses. I understand they fit in a standard shutter but I've always used with either a Packard or a LUC shutter.
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    Classic portrait lenses for 4x5, readily available in decent if antique shutters:

    Wollensak Velostigmat Ser II 7-1/2"
    Kodak Commercial Ektar 8-1/4"
    I have both sitting on a shelf upstairs, I...
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    Re: Why are we here?

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I personally believe I'm here because many years ago, my parents had sex. As for why I'm on this forum, it helped me transition from a decent tiny format wildlife...
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    Re: What are we allowed to talk about in the Lounge?

    I can tell you one thing we're not allowed to talk about....


    https://youtu.be/yfl6Lu3xQW0
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    Re: Just wondering...

    I'm assuming someone complained. Which would also be a political statement. In fact more political than anything posted in the thread.
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    Re: Hello from Montreal!

    Hi there from a fellow Montrealer. Once you are a member for 30 days here you will gain access to the 'for sale' sub-forum, where you will find as many monorails as you could ever want. If you are...
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    Re: Fujinon 300mm & 360mm W puzzle

    I originally bought my 250/6.7 with the understanding that it would cover 11x14. Never tried because I quickly sold the 11x14 when I realized I couldn't carry it into the field. But the image...
  15. Re: 4x5 Portrait lens recommendation with "classic" look and feel

    If you can fit an older dial-set Compur shutter, the ideal lens (for my portrait needs) is the quite affordable uncoated 210 Xenar.
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    Re: Any Lenses for 14 X 36"?

    I think you already have your ideal lenses, a pinhole and the Wollaston meniscus, but Goerz did make the early Double Anastigmat Ser. III up to 35" focal length (later 16.5" as the Dagor). I've...
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Really. I'll have to check that out, thanks.
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    Re: 4x4 filter on 360mm Symmar-S?

    It occurs to me that I'm going to have the same problem when I get around to trying mine that I bought last winter. I'm thinking I can either 3d-print an adapter for the 100mm square filters, or...
  19. Re: Filter size and thread pitch for Schneider Xenar 150mm f/3.5

    I can't answer your question directly. However, 40.5mm filters do exist, and the threads on filters are tapered. A standard filter should screw on by a couple of turns and hold in place, in a...
  20. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    That is the crux of the matter. When is it time to let go? All I can say is that I'm not there yet.
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    Re: How do you tell the size

    I have 3 identical-looking small petzvals that range from 6" to 12" EFL. I can't tell them apart, I have to keep tags on them.
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    This has been my view on lenses especially for some years. We do not own these lenses, we are merely caretakers and we need to diligently preserve them for posterity. I also think we should pass...
  23. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Corollary: LF since then is performance art, for the most part.

    Witness the exodus of a number of photographers from this site, leaving mostly hobbyists and some digital shooters dealing with...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Love it.
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    Re: Exposure compensation for small apertures

    The reason for the exposure compensation at small apertures vs. wide open is clear when using fast shutter speeds, what interests me is the other factor which is increased depth of field at fastest...
  26. Re: which Spot lightmeter for field use (dead Spotmeter V) ?

    The Pentax V is a great meter, you can't go wrong. And if the new one breaks, buy another. I have bought and sold many lightmeters over the years, but I have never even considered selling my Pentax...
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Something that's getting harder to find: universal iris.
  28. Re: 8 x 10 Field Camera with the largest amount of front "fall"?

    If this is the goal, any 8x10 field camera will do. Simply take out the ground glass and install an 8"x10" 'lens board', replace the original lens board with a piece of white foam core, and shoot...
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    Re: modern 360mm lens for 11x14

    There's also the Symmar and Symmar-S 360mm, similar to the other f5.6 plasmats but likely cheaper. I bought a convertible 360 Symmar on this forum not so long ago for a reasonable price. If...
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    Re: eliminate duplicates from hard drives

    There are utilities that display thumbnails and allow you to pick duplicates for deletion. I used one when I consolidated 10 years' worth of phone backups onto one hard drive. Can't recall which...
  31. Re: Shutter Speed... Flash... What Difference Does It Make?

    I've always done the opposite. But then I rarely shoot in studio, when you're outside you can't overpower the sun with your flash even on a cloudy day. Then I see wedding photogs working outside...
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    Re: Urge of ULF Panorama

    You only live once. If this is your dream, go for it. I for one would love to see the results.
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    Me too. I can't even answer the question, I would have to take an inventory.
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    Re: Life after E6 and large format transparencies

    I've given up on color LF and I'm about to sell my Jobo CPE 2. It's just too pricey and I've learned to 'see' in B&W.
  35. Re: Posslibly of interest: a Canadian photographer's machinist

    I've met Eric a number of times at the local camera shows, he's a nice guy. Bought a lot more stuff from him than I ever sold to him. He has a day job, this is a hobby, and he seems to have gotten...
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    Re: Jeffrey Wolin: Faces Of Homelessness

    Given the extent of homelessness today, worse than during the time of Hoovervilles in the great depression, and the willingness of virtually all of society to just look the other way, I would say...
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    Re: Sony coated 300mm f2 projection Petzval

    I gave up on this a couple of years ago and sold the lens. I'm trying to avoid this type of lens now, too much trouble to be useful for what I do.
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    Re: Bird Photography with LF

    So I guess I'm the only one here who has actually tried?

    In my first lf attempt, late 90s, nobody told me about bellows factor so my chromes were seriously underexposed, but I did get a...
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    Re: Measuring old lens threads

    With antique lenses, this is the only way to be sure. Note that only the barrel needs to be shipped. There is simply too much variation in hand-cut threads, barrels that may be out of true from...
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    Re: Measuring old lens threads

    As someone who routinely cuts flange threads on a lathe, don't get overly complicated here. You're not talking about tolerances in the thousandths to make a flange, you need the approximate thread...
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