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    Re: ULF Film Holder - Carrying Options

    Yeah, I use them coolers for all my film/film holders sitting in the car, and only transfer them to the backpack when I go shoot.
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    Re: ULF Film Holder - Carrying Options

    I uses a cooler/thermos pack, it fits 4(11x14) holders and the thermos outer layer provides enough everyday protection. I have no idea where this cooler bag came from, but it has Caesars Atlantic...
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    Cooke WA Anastigmat 158mm VII B F/6.5

    Recently I got a hold of this little lens, mostly out of curiosity of how it compares to the Wollensak 159mm WA. It being in a fairly modern Copal 1 shutter is kinda interesting too. The rear element...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera Musing

    So if I hear you correctly, for your architectural itch, you need something very sturdy(i think you prefer metal?), yet compact and light(enough), with precision geared focusing, and ample of geared...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera Musing

    Ari, no matter how finely you do the slice and dice dance, you know deep down, you'll just have to submit to the idea you need way more than one camera system :P The most important question is how to...
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Maybe we are not talking about the same thing here, what I am saying it's more likely that all the one with Actar name gets its own set of serial number, and all the Ilex Calumet get its own set of...
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Not that I care but are you saying it's possible that an Acutar #129 is follow by an Ilex-Calumet #130??? Somehow I can't imagine that is the case.
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Mine is an Acutar #129, I am imagining each different naming comes with its own set of serial numbers.
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    Re: Petzval vs. Projection Petzval

    At one point I took apart a Darlot projection Petzval and a regular shooting Darlot and they look the same in terms of construction, except one has a waterhouse slot and the other didn't, and the...
  10. Re: Caltar II-N 210mm f5.6 aperture scale help

    Just as a point of reference, I have had a set of 210mm f/5.6 Symmar-S cells in a Caltar II-E 210mm f6.8 shutter for ages shooting as is with zero exposure issues. I was shooting chromes with it for...
  11. Re: Schneider 90mm F5.6 Super Angulon XL covers whole plate?

    Yeah, I have a thing(most likely just familiarity) for 90mm, at one point I have like 5 or 6 different version of 90mm with ranging IC coverage to see what work best on 810 (with what degree of...
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    Re: Fujinon-W 210mm f/5.6 Writing on Front

    Glad you have it sorted out David. When using shorter lens, regardless of format, I usually pay more attention to image poking outside of image circle, or lens hood, and front rail/bed getting into...
  13. Re: Schneider 90mm F5.6 Super Angulon XL covers whole plate?

    I have tested a few different versions of 90mm lens on 8x10 to see about finding one with the nicest looking circular image (Fuji F/5.6, SA F/8, Nikkor SW F/8 and lastly a Fuji 105mm F/8). I vaguely...
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    Re: 8x10 Macro Photography lens Question

    Well, all things being equal, camera, diffraction, operator error, scanner....the point is they would be more or less the same for every single lens in this test group. The idea of the test is find...
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    Re: 8x10 Macro Photography lens Question

    Hi Dan,

    I didn't exactly measure every thing out but if I remember correctly it was probably approaching and close to 1:1.
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    Re: 8x10 Macro Photography lens Question

    Generally speaking, when many people speak of comparing lens A vs lens B, most people would compare images taken with A lens and B lens but not necessary of the two said lenses shooting the exact...
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    Re: 8x10 Macro Photography lens Question

    I was curious at this question as well, whether there is any practical differences between a regular (Plasmat) lens and a dedicated LF macro lens. So I shot the same scene at close to 1:1 range on...
  18. Re: Bruce Barlow Memorial Weekend - Brattleboro, VT Oct 25-27.

    I'll try to make it, the last time seeing everyone was at Ted Harris Memorial
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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    I think I might have posted these on another thread before but here they are again.

    It's a nice look overall, not as toyish as the 4x5 setup :P

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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    I have one, and it's exactly as advertised, light, compact and it matches up perfectly with the H1 base
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    I agree, I think for many people is which photographer or what type of photography inspire them, hence follow the work formula of the said technique/gears...

    Given that there are a healthy group...
  22. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    I think the cost was always there, but for some reason 810 somehow really elbows its way into as part of the starting point entering LF film realm. I remember back in late 80's when people say LF,...
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    Re: Seeking Advice for 4x5 Handheld Camera

    On top of all the previously mentioned, another option would be Polaroid converted 4x5's, it operates kind of like a fixed lens over size rangefinder camera. Do a quick search online and you should...
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    Re: "Sky Bow" -- Chinese 4x5 rangefinder

    From what I understand, both the Chamonix Sabre and the Sky Bow are sort of on based on the Polaroid 250, but with the finder fixed in place, instead of folding down to fit into its clamp shell. So...
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    Re: converting a apo tessar to a triplet

    I would mount it on the camera and have a look at what it does first. As long light gets through it just might work as a soft focus lens right off the bat without you having to do anything. I have an...
  26. Re: Bausch & Lomb 506mm 5.6 / lens coverage for 16x20

    Since you have the said lens already, you can stick it through a black out window, and make a 1620 white cardboard and line up the projected image till sharp focus is achieved to see if it covers the...
  27. Re: Kodak 10 Inch f/6.3 Commercial Ektar with Acme No. 4 shutter

    One solution would be make a wooden spacer that is the thickness of the sunk-in space and mount it to the lens board(via screws going through the board from the back), then screw the flange to the...
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    Re: Loose spring back

    I could be mixed up between The Zone VI and the Wisner when I had them at the same time, one had screw insert at some places and the other didn't. The fun part was that it was not consistent either...
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    Re: Loose spring back

    Yes it'll work fine, just start bending it back gradually, hold down with hand to test desire tightness instead of screw-down/unscrew multiple times, essentially because it's a wood screw to raw wood...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I got both 45 and 57, just more option within a relative light package.
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    Re: Suggestion on macro lens for 14x17

    Given the format and the length of bellow extension you are planning to work with, film flatness and camera stability will play a much bigger factor in your end result. I have tested regular lens Vs...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Brand spanking new Chamonix H1 with 5x7 back. I don't work with 5x7 often but this set up is just too damn sexy!
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    Re: Leica LF lens (?) :)

    Here are a few slightly more successful test shots made with lens mounted on a M43 digital. Obviously not LF but just a quick sampling of the optic. All shot at F11 at iso 800 with camera/lens on...
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    Re: Leica LF lens (?) :)

    Thanks for chiming in Steve, that is a lot of good information about the lens and its usage! Today I mounted the lens to a Panasonic GF to see how it works of Micro43. It's been a while since I am in...
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    Re: Leica LF lens (?) :)

    https://kenrockwell.com/leica/135mm-f45.htm

    According to Mr Rockwell it's 4 elements in 3 groups lens?

    By how Mr Rockwell is describing the characteristic of the lens, it certainly sounds...
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    Re: Leica LF lens (?) :)

    That makes total sense. I still can't get over how big the IC is though. I was anticipating it to be somewhere covering 67 or just a touch bigger but not this big. Obviously how well it resolves in...
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    Leica LF lens (?) :)

    So I was cleaning a new to me Leica 135mm f/4.5 Hector and to my surprise the entire lens group unscrews from the lens tube. My first instinct was, I wonder what the image circle is now that it's...
  38. Re: Looking for a film that can be shot at low asa ( 1 or 2 )

    The latest work has some sort of weird lighting or solarization going on, or manual manipulation on the copper plate itself...but interesting take on a classic theme.
  39. Re: Looking for a film that can be shot at low asa ( 1 or 2 )

    From what you were asking I was going to say duplicating film that has an effective ASA around 8-12 range, depending on age of film and how it was kept, but seeing the result you want to achieve, one...
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    Re: Imacon Flextight Precision II worth it?

    I uses a Precision II as well, I say if you can get it for under $500 then go for it. Specially if it has all the specific film holders you intend to use. Otherwise they can be expensive.
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