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    Re: Jeff Wall's New Show in Washington, DC

    Glenstone was a private museum and didn't open to the pubic until late 2018. My sense is that its bookstore is not really run like a business. Amazon, it ain't, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Your endorsement helped me make the decision. I think the fact that Ryan shoots large format himself comes through in the design. I assume that it's a small business, and I'm happy to support it. The...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    As the thread documents, I just had one made :) My first post addresses DIY, which as a practical matter means prevailing on someone who knows how to use a sewing machine to do it for me: "I'm not...
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    Re: Jeff Wall's New Show in Washington, DC

    Hi. Yes, Glenstone's site isn't the easiest to navigate. Publications are in the "About" section: https://www.glenstone.org/about/publications/

    The site still says that the Wall catalogue is...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Couple of photos of the Wanderer dark cloth with my 8x10 camera. The dark cloth consists of an outer blue fabric and an inner black twill fabric, probably both cotton or a cotton blend. The dark...
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    Re: Jeff Wall's New Show in Washington, DC

    I ordered the catalogue from the exhibition and received it today. Printed in the U.S., it includes, as does the show, photographs from 1978 through 2018. It offers an overview of Wall's work and...
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    Re: How not to drill a lens board

    Interesting material:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0PK4oXbJT8
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    We had a break in the weather today. I took the camera out on the street and learned that I have enough rise/fall and shift, in practical photo-making situations, with the standard bellows. However,...
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    Re: JOBO ATL 3 or a CPP

    Which lab do you own?
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    I received the Wanderer dark cloth today and I'm very happy with it. The material seems to be high quality and it has some substance. It isn't going to flap around in a breeze. Dimensions are 36" x...
  11. Re: L. de Pulligny - C.Puyo - Objectifs d'Artiste

    Hi. The point you were making about the BnF Gallica version was clear in your first post. I agree that it's better quality, although I suppose that some people may like the white background of the...
  12. Re: Using Schneider Kreuznach’s Super-Symmar XL 150mm Lens

    A digression... I've been asked about the tripod head in the photos in the two posts above. It's a Miller CX6 fluid head, which has a load capacity of 12kg/26.4lb. I purchased it for video, but now I...
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    Re: Anybody disassembled an Eizo monitor?

    My experience with Eizo monitors suggests that the assembly is not the same. @rdenney's monitor in particular has onboard hardware for self-calibration. I would give Eizo a call in California and ask...
  14. Re: Using Schneider Kreuznach’s Super-Symmar XL 150mm Lens

    Further to the above post, this is a photo of the same camera and rail configured for 4x5. That's an Arca-Swiss leather bag bellows and 75mm Rodenstock Grandagon N MC. Without doubt, an 8x10 bag...
  15. Re: Using Schneider Kreuznach’s Super-Symmar XL 150mm Lens

    Bernice Loui just received a bellows from the Hong Kong maker (eTone) and has posted this positive first impression: e-Tone Bellows for Linhof Technikardan 23s

    I also like @mhayashi's suggestion...
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    Re: Schneider 135mm APO coverage

    The forum's lens comparison chart covers what was being sold in 2002. It doesn't cover the history of focal lengths from every manufacturer. I imagine that there are lots of 135mm lenses, made at one...
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    Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    I imagine that a fair number of people go though the process that @abruzzi describes in the above post, but not everyone does. I decided that I wanted a monorail and purchased an Arca-Swiss Discovery...
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5 Bellows Replacement

    I would suggest that you check out Custom Bellows in the UK. They don't make frames, but you have them.
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    If you use iOS, I think that you could use Artist's Viewfinder to do this. There's a good chance that there's an Android equivalent.

    There's discussion about Artist's Viewfinder in this thread:...
  20. Re: Using Schneider Kreuznach’s Super-Symmar XL 150mm Lens

    Hi mhayashi,

    Thanks for suggesting S.K. Grimes as a source for a 171 flat lens board. If I go the off-centre route, I could purchase the board from Grimes and ask them to drill a Copal #1...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Ryan Gillespie says that they do a fair amount of custom work when it comes to fabric, but I'm fine with this colour from Wanderer's website. When I've received the dark cloth, I'll post impressions....
  22. Thread: Duchess Portraits

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    Re: Duchess Portraits

    No. There's quite a lot going on in those photographs. This is one place to start:


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    Re: Duchess Portraits

    Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director of the NY Times, has also written an article about these photos. The NY Times is behind a paywall, but has limited non-subscriber access:...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Hi, sounds like you're talking about Wanderer's "Ultra Light" dark cloths, weighing about 4oz (123g). Wanderer recommends these for backpacking. How are they if there's some wind?
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    Re: Schneider 135mm APO coverage

    The coverage data for Schneider's 135mm f/5.6 APO-Symmar is in the 4x5 lens comparison chart on the home page of this forum.

    This is a direct link to that chart:...
  26. Thread: Duchess Portraits

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    Re: Duchess Portraits

    Wikipedia on the photographer, Paolo Roversi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Roversi

    Pace Gallery Page: https://www.pacegallery.com/artists/paolo-roversi/

    He uses an 8x10 Deardorf and is...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    A bit more info on Wanderer Dark Cloths...

    I contacted Wanderer by e-mail about stock availability. I dealt with Ryan Gillespie, who describes himself on his Instagram account as co-creator of...
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    Re: Polarisation Filter

    As Doremus says two posts up, focus shift is discussed in this recent thread, especially in relation to filters mounted on a rear element:...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    I've ordered snaps (post #6) with the 8x10 dark cloth. When I receive it, I'll post whether I think that they're useful. Thanks for your posts.
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Thanks everyone for the input. I've ordered a dark cloth from Wanderer, 8x10 size.
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    If we assume that the dark cloth is attached at the camera's rear standard, this is the length of material extending back from the standard and over the photographer's head, and the dark cloth's...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Further to the above post...

    The Wanderer dark cloth is attached at the rear standard. At 36"/91cm, it's 17"/43cm shorter than the Harrison. That's less than the length of the rail on Horne's...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Here are the Harrison and Wanderer dimensions again for their 8x10 dark cloths:

    Harrison Medium: 53" x 55" (134cm x 140cm)
    Wanderer: 36" x 56" (91cm x 142cm)

    These three screen captures are...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Hi, which size Wanderer do you have:

    4x5/5x7: 36" x 48" or
    8x10: 36" x 56"?
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Thanks. I have a Harrison changing tent. Ben Horne has a video on YouTube about Harrison's 8x10 dark cloth, in which he compares it with BTZS's. Coincidentally, Horne and I both have an Arca-Swiss...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    I asked Wanderer about its snaps, which are a $12 addition, and received this reply and drawing:


    "The cinch cord goes around the rear standard of the camera - and drapes down below. The snaps...
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    Re: Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    Thanks very much. So yours is 36" x 48" (91cm x 122cm), 8"/20cm shorter than Wanderer's standard 8x10 cloth on the long side.

    Did you order your dark cloth with the optional snaps ($12)?
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    Harrison vs Wanderer 8x10 Dark Cloth

    [EDIT: The result of this discussion is that I ordered a Wanderer 8x10 dark cloth; see posts #15-#17 and #25]

    I want to get a new 8x10 dark cloth. Harrison is a known quantity. I'm also interested...
  39. Re: Using Schneider Kreuznach’s Super-Symmar XL 150mm Lens

    Weekend snow followed by freezing temperatures is not co-operating with the idea of taking the camera and lens outdoors to assess whether my standard bellows allows enough rise/fall and shift for my...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I like what you did with the video as well as the image. Nice use of sound, and I love the ending :)
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