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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    What a nice picture, and the development (?) stains really add to its effect.
    Best regards Christoph
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    Re: Gigantic Polaroid Camera

    There is another of these 20x24 in operation at supersense (supersense.com) in Vienna, Austria. Portraits are 250 Euro, and you can talk to them about rentals.
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    Re: lights for wetplates

    Wet-plate mugshot selfie!
    Because the Police have gone all digital nowadays.
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    Re: lights for wetplates

    Eric Antoine (http://www.ericantoinephoto.com/) recommended using 250w compact fluorescent light bulbs at a Workshop I took with him. You can get them at "grow-shops", most other lighting sources...
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    Re: Where To Get Photos Developed

    I take mine to Foto Fayer in Vienna www.fayer.at, whenever I am on a business trip. Drop them in their mailbox before 8 a.m., pick up in the afternoon. The wait between trips helps me find a bit more...
  6. Re: Reflex large format cameras....this weeks obsession!!

    This is my Mentor 9x12, which I have very crudely adapted to shoot instant film with. Hard cardboard and a filed down Norma back, attached with double-sided tape. The modification is reversible. It...
  7. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Gear should be no problem, for chemicals it might be easier to order locally, to avoid having to set up a demonstration to convince customs of your honourable intentions...
    In France, there is...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you, skiers4life. Not only are those wonderful pictures, but the explanation of your metering is extremely helpful.
    Christoph
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    Re: IMAGO Positive Paper

    Great pictures, and very welcome information about the new IMAGO direct positive paper. Could you explain about the "preflashing", please. What exactly are you doing, and how much of it?

    For...
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    Re: George Hurrell Hollywood Style Photos 2nd Attempt

    Interesting article. The size of the sensor is 8x10ish, and it could be the one use by Bill Christian, although on the picture accompanying the article it looks more like a rather extreme panoramic...
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    Re: Ebony RW810E/SW410E from Japan

    Yodobashi camera is the place to go for film. Even with the Yen - Euro exchange rate quite unfavorable at the moment, huge savings are possible. And they have 5x7 slide film and 4x5 instant film in...
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    Re: Big Pano Camera Advice?

    I have a Canham 4x10, which I use with a 6x17 back exclusively. I bought it as an addition to a Fuji GX617, for the possibility to use shorter and longer lenses, to e able to focus closer and to...
  13. Re: Do I still need my dedicated 6x17 camera or is a back enough?

    Canham 5x7 cameras, either traditional or metal, would fit the bill. of course, you would still have to change the back of the camera, which is easily done, and then use the appropiate film holder or...
  14. Re: Do I still need mydedicated 6x17 camera or is a back enough?

    With a 4x5 camera and a 6x17 back you are limited to using lenses from about 110 to 180mm, give and take a bit depending on the model of camera and back. So you would need a very deeply recessed...
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    Re: Horseman 45HF for 6x17

    One more thing to consider when sticking a 6x17 back on a 4x5 body is that this limits the choice of lenses due to the geometry of the setup. The film is set some centimetres back from where a 4x5...
  16. Re: Anyone have travel tips, or locations not to miss in Norway

    I will not be revealing any secret knowledge by recommending the Lofoten islands.
    But the rest of the country is spectacular too. Take twice as much film as you think you'll need.

    Christoph
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    Re: Stop by and copy my images?

    Interesting , and nice to see a relaxed consensus about the possible damage done by this, in my opinion, still somewhat impolite behaviour. If ever she comes back, please ask about her motive and...
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    Re: Where to go in Europe in the Winter?

    I think that it would be quite inconvenient to rely on public transport outside the big cities, with the possible exception of Switzerland, so renting a car would be very useful, at least. Skiing...
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    Re: Photography shops in Paris

    There are more than a dozen shops on Boulevard Beaumarchais (Metro Bastille or Chemin Vert), for large format, this is probably the best: http://www.lemoyenformat.com/GFweb/GFsommaire.html, with a...
  20. Thread: dogme 95 for LF

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    Re: dogme 95 for LF

    Interesting idea, and I can see the attraction of a "traditional" approach. Although, unfortunately, that would probably mean that I would never see one of your prints.

    With regard to dogma 95,...
  21. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Don't tell me that this was a fake banana...please
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    Re: Silent cross country walking trip with a 4x5

    Me too. At least my friends and family would say. Dragging a heavy and slow camera somewhere, setting it up, moving it around, taking so much time for a picture. In the meantime I could have posted...
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    Re: Painting with light

    I found this technique fascinating, too. Unfortunately, it seems to have fallen out of fashion, as, with digital, it could readily be imitated in "post". My idea would be to use a digital camera as a...
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    Re: GRAFLEX super D conversion to 4x5

    I have thought about a porro-prism, but the maths seem beyond me. So I would be very interested to learn where the variables for size would go and what the mathematical formula would look like. I...
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    Re: Photobackpacker Backpack Design Input

    Unfortunately, living in Europe, I have never seen one of your packs in the flesh, so I am not able to comment on them. I have big LowePro which I use very little, due to two major inconvenients....
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    Re: Shipping from Canada to Qatar

    International shipping and customs procedures usually take longer, I have waited sometimes several weeks for parcels from the US and Canada to come through. Often it seems that the post offices from...
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    Re: Handheld 5X7 thoughts

    According to my formula, which is unfortunately not mine, but something which I have picked up somewhere (and it might even be this forum), extension for a 115mm lens would be 13,225 mm. With 28 mm...
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    Re: Handheld 5X7 thoughts

    If you want to focus from infinity to 1 meter, it will be difficult to find a helical focus mount, except for extreme wide-angles. There is a formula to calculate the necessary extension from...
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    Re: 4x5 camera and 6x17 film back

    I went this route, looking for a way to use shorter and longer lenses than provided for the Fuji GX617, and the ability to shift and eventually tilt a bit.
    I bought a Meopta Magnola (a Czech 5x7...
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    Re: Tripod on Eiffel Tower

    Your panorama of Ekaterinburg is amazing.

    Legally, SETE, the operator of the Eiffel Tower, can restrict your activities there, like using a tripod. As I understand, you plan your trip from Russia...
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    Re: Tripod on Eiffel Tower

    Whenever I went to Paris, the Eiffel Tower was full of tourists, and especially the upper platforms are not a good place to set up a tripod. It might be easier to take a beanbag and rest your lens on...
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    Re: thoughts on older models posing nude?

    Although Mona Kuhn's pictures are mostly of people in her own age group, there is also this: http://www.pixelcreation.fr/nc/galerie/voir/mona_kuhn/mona_kuhn/portrait_4_mona_kuhn/
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    Re: Glow in the dark camera.

    The apple-and-bananas picture is very attractive. Congratulations on your creativity, and all the more, since you built the whole camera from scratch. What kind of paint did you use?
    I am probably...
  34. Re: Best MF Film Camera for LF Landscape Photographer?

    There are assorted 6x9 Linhofs available on the used market. I doubt, however, that they would be much faster to operate than their bigger siblings, especially when it comes to tilt. From my...
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    Re: Camera sold for $2.19 million

    Who's to tell, inflation is your friend. in the meantime, enjoy!

    Christoph
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    Re: drawn to 6x17 format

    Did Horseman make a 617?

    http://www.komamura.co.jp/e/SW617/index.html

    Very nice, very expensive, The viewfinders are interchangable with the Fuji Gx617. Unfortunately, nothing else is.
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    Re: drawn to 6x17 format

    I have used Fuji's G617 and GX617 for years. They can be handheld in a pinch, and the GX viewfinders are very precise and luminous. They are limited to a single respective four different focal...
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    Re: LF shop in Berlin

    http://www.calumetphoto.de/eng/storeLocator/redirect.cfm?sectionID=b2c/storeLocator/storeDetails.cfm&storeId=30&locationId=9142&var=d&ckey=DE, although they are not specifically LF-oriented, but they...
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    Re: Fee for image use on personalized wallpaper...

    This prospective client might be worth cultivating, if she wants a 8x15 print in her workout room, she might like conventional prints too,...and tell all her friends about you. So it might be worth...
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    Re: how to make lensboard to last a few weeks

    I went to the local sign shop to have a copy made of a Meopta Magnola lensboard. Nice, precise work for 28,-- Euros. Mine is aluminium, but brass would be an option.

    Christoph
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