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    Re: Polaroid Sprintscan 45 Ultra

    I have to make a correction in regard to the "white target".
    Thank you Steel for pointing this out.
    The 45 ultra does not have a white target. The calibration sequence is done with the lamp...
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    Re: Polaroid Sprintscan 45 Ultra

    No, the scanner has definitly a SE connection. But it could also been an issue of the device driver. The card BIOS of the 39320 listed the scanner on boot time with the correct id and name, but Win 7...
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    Re: Post your churches

    Abbey San Galgano, Italy

    http://www.2pix.de/images/San_Galgano.jpg

    Some churches are more "open" and thus perhaps provide a better link to heaven :)

    90mm on TXT 4x5
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    Re: Polaroid Sprintscan 45 Ultra

    Not as far as I know, see e.g. http://www.storagesearch.com/lvdart.html. Only multimode bus systems are able to serve both kinds of signaling. This has nothing to do with the plug or the number of...
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    Re: Polaroid Sprintscan 45 Ultra

    I'm operating a SprintScan 45 Ultra on current Hardware running Windows 7 x64. VUESCAN handles this without grumble.The original Polacolor Insight Software will not run on anything beyond Windows XP,...
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    Re: Tetenal RA-4 Instructions?

    Charley,
    there is unfortunately only a German version available on the Tetenal Website. But I think you will be able to retrieve the necessary information, anyhow. The Address is...
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    Re: Oh what an idiot!

    And I will top this with a forgotten Pelicase on a holiday trip. It contained the lenses, while I took everything else with me :rolleyes:
    Ive also forgotten the cable release sometime. But at least...
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    Re: asymmetric back tilts and architecture

    Ed, the "trick" is to relevel the back with the tripod head after applying "asymmetric" tilts. You will have to apply an additional shift on the front standard to compensate for the this releveling....
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    Fuji 160 c & 160 s ?????

    Will there be a 160c sheet film? AFAIK, was the former NPC not availiable in sheet film.
  10. Depth of Focus - Circle of Confusion Confusion

    "I don't know if we actually disagree"

    NO, I did NOT mean to disagree, but to give another explanation why it cannot be true that DOF is independent of the focal length. This is obvious, because...
  11. Depth of Focus - Circle of Confusion Confusion

    "This last fact leads some people to claim that depth of field is independent of focal length. They can maintain that because even outside the close-up range, as long as the subject is not too far...
  12. Depth of Focus - Circle of Confusion Confusion

    Wilbur,
    even if you asked for a non-theoretical view, perceived DOF is dependent on exactly three parameters:

    1. the magnification ratio at exposure-time

    2. the magnification ratio at...
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    Agfa: another one bites the dust

    John,
    Tura is not part of the AGFA Family, but was a Distributor of AGFA Materials. AFAIK, Tura is not producing film and paper themselves any more for years now. They may still be producing color...
  14. Shooting Zone System or not-------Majority--Non Ma

    I don't use the Zone System. My primary intention at shooting time is to record as much information as possible. So I usually expose for the shadows. This gives me more degrees of freedom in later...
  15. New article on starting LF at Luminous Landscape

    Bernhard,

    thank you for sharing this. I have some comments regarding relevelling the back
    after applying (asymmetric) tilt:

    <ul>
    <li>you usually have to apply front shift afterwards to...
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    when is it manipulation

    Joseph,
    if you write the minutes of a meeting or refer to some other ones minutes, you are allowed to highlight any text passage, circle words of interest or add a comment. You may even x-ray it...
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    FYI: Jenopik aquires majority of Sinar

    Swiss newspapers report today, that the German Jenopik AG (http://www.jenoptik.com) has acquired a 51% share of Sinar. The remaining 49% are still held by the Sinar family. The details of the...
  18. Fuji NPS 160 and interior shots with long exposure

    Michael,

    if you expose NPS too long, you may experience crossover casts that cannot be filtered in analog printing, but could be handled digitally. Use NPL instead. Color temperature conversion is...
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    Some Great Advice

    John,
    this is not a new one. Search the forum for "Maglite" to get more interesting comments. Maglites with removeable head are best suited, because the bare bulb is easier to focus on and you have...
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    Screen for Ebony

    Ben,

    I agree that the Ebony Fresnel is not in the same league as the rest of the camera. I replaced mine with a Bosscreen and I am much happier now. I have ordered mine directly from Stabitech...
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    Computar enlarging lens

    Richard,

    the Computar enlarger lenses are excellent. These lenses were designed and marketed by the US-Company of the same name. AFAIK, they have been manufactured by Kowa. The same lenses have...
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    Fuji NPS 160 - What rating?

    Harley,

    since Process C-41 is highly standardized, you can be confident, that NPS has got a rating of 160 according to ISO 5800. But the question is, whether you will have enough details and color...
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    Mysterious Digital Dependence

    John,

    I wonder how you manage to connect to the internet mechanically. Or do you actually use electronic (or even Asian) devices to do so?

    A coach is much simpler then a car, but I don't think...
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    Agfa looks to be going away now

    There are rare cases where investors take over a company and break it down. But this usually does not takes place in a privately held company, like AGFA Photo was in its final stage. To file for...
  25. 4x5 Gigabitfilm-Any one using it in the USA?

    Gene,

    Gigabitfilm is all about developer. There are two types of developer availiable. Type II and Type IV. Type II is very unique developer. With Gigabit Sheet Film, it retains a Gamma of 0.5,...
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    German? Markings Identification

    Ernest,

    DBGM (Deutsches Bundes Gebrauchsmuster) means the same as DRGM, but is post WW-II. The appendix "a" means that it has been applied for but not yet granted.

    HTH
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    Any elder photo grunts still out there?

    John,

    a professional photographer of today will one day post a message somewhere, if there are some elder photo grunts with callosity on their fingers (from typing and mouse-clicking) and who have...
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    Cleaning Ground Glass

    John,

    the best way to clean a fresnell lens (as well as many other things) is using an ultrasonic cleaner. However, the consumer models (e.g. for contact lenses) are usually too small....
  29. Bob Salomon, the Heliopan trademark, and ebay

    Kirk,

    I think there is nothing wrong if someone sells your pictures as long as he does not sell unauthorized copies of your work. But what would you say, if someone - not Sherrie Levine - sells...
  30. Bob Salomon, the Heliopan trademark, and ebay

    I am surprised that some photographers do not seem to value trademarks. A trademark is similar to a copyright. It is as well a protection of an intellectual property. What would you say, if someone...
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    copal #0 shutter question

    Mark,
    the "spacer ring" is a tuning ring that was installed in the factory to perfectly tune the lens elements and the barrel. The mechanical components of a lens can have slight manufacturing...
  32. Back focal distance of large format lens

    Ho,

    only the exact mechanical specification of the lens can answer your question. However, the Flange Focal Distance or Flange Back - the distance between the mounting flange at the lens board and...
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    wash temperature

    Aaron,

    warmer water is more efficient, because it has more power to dissolve substances. However, there is a tradeoff in terms of what you discovered. The wamer the water, the softer the emulsion...
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    Locating 13x18cm film online

    Jan,

    Note that phototec prices include VAT. if you do have a Tax-ID or live outside the Euro Currency Community, you may take 16% off.

    They may not answer emails immediately, but I'm sure they...
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    Locating 13x18cm film online

    Jan,

    if German is not a big problem, try http://ppl.de

    Here is a shortcut to their Ilford offers: http://shop.ppl.de/index.php4?c=005&cN=Ilford&o1=017&o1N=Filme&o2=172&o2N=Schwarz%2FWeiss
    ...
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    using the front element of a g-claron

    Dave,

    lens-speed or f-stop is by definition the ratio of the entrance pupil to the focal length. If you increase the focal length and do not increase the opening correspondingly, you will have...
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    Enlarger lenses: 135 mm vs 150 mm

    Chris,

    the 135mm Rodagon is meant to fit the continental european format 9x12cm (3.5x4.7"). However, at 2x magnification it should work well with 4x5. if your corners are burned (i.e. receive too...
  38. Lightening The Load - which lenses to sell ?

    I would keep them, too. Look at current lens prices. It is currently a buyers market.
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    haha check this out...

    What does "Vintage" in this context mean? :-))
  40. Enlarging Lenses for Taking (again.........sorry)

    Martin, true enlarger lenses like Comonons and Rodagons have a very limited coverage that is caluclated to fit the negative at 1:5-1:10 (for LF). The coverage would be less at infinity and you would...
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