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    Re: Holmes, Booth & Haydens Lenses

    Just wanted to let everyone know that the previous web address for the Holmes, Booth & Haydens lens serial numbers list, is now back on-line.

    http://hbh.gordonmoat.com

    So that is the same as it...
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    Re: Holmes, Booth & Haydens Lenses

    Hello LF Forum,

    Just a quick note that I am migrating to a different server. The old quick URL to the Holmes, Booth & Haydens lens serial numbers is not working yet, so I have set-up a file for...
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    Re: Emerging Student Majoring in Photography

    First off, check out this thread -

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=59257

    I largely agree with Frank, but not in the same way. Unless you have some amazingly lucky...
  4. Re: Getting "reality" with film. It ain't happening.

    I use Astia 100F mostly for images of people, or for beach scenes. In those situations, the film renders in a way that people expect. That is not the same as reality, though it is a good...
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    Re: All-round LF camera for digital use?

    I had one friend of mine doing product photography with one of these. He gave it up because it slowed him down too much with set-up changes. Overall he felt it was a very nice system, but he needed...
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    Re: Roll Film Backs (4x5)

    I used a pencil to mark the ground glass on my 4x5 to match my Linhof Super Rollex 56x72 film holder. As mentioned by Oren, this is not exactly centred on the ground glass. What I like about using...
  7. Thread: San Diego

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    Re: San Diego

    I would be up for a Balboa Park shoot on a Sunday morning. The weather is still providing nature's soft-box in the form of overcast, though that keeps the temperature at a reasonable level.
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    Poll: Re: Picking a 210 for 4X5

    I would rather suggest a Nikkor-M 200mm f8.0 instead of much larger 210mm choices. After using a 210mm for a little while, I now find that my longest normally used lens is a 180mm f5.6, and the 210mm...
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    Re: New from Houston, Texas

    I spend part of my year in the Houston area, doing commercial photography work for various shipping, oil services, and energy companies. Most of that work is done on 4x5 gear, though sometimes medium...
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    Re: Packing lensboards and lenses

    I usually adjust the foam dividers so that squares are created to hold the lenses snug. When I travel by airline, I place each lens in a Ziplock bag to avoid accumulating dust. If I am doing an urban...
  11. Thread: San Diego

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    Re: San Diego

    Same situation here. I was in Texas for some work, and now in San Diego. Currently not so sure about schedule, though an informal get-together might be nice. I will be at the next APA/SD meeting, in...
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    Re: Digital back on an Arca-Swiss 4x5?

    Awesome! You are one of the great resources in photography. Merci!
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    Re: Digital back on an Arca-Swiss 4x5?

    Merci Emmanuel! Great explanation of how you got to those figures. This is one answer I will be bookmarking. I have a degree in Fine Art, not mathematics, so I never knew of that formula. I'm more of...
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    Re: the digital vs film debate

    I've seen Burtynsky prints on exhibit at MOPA in San Diego, and I am not quite sure what you mean by them not "holding up". I suppose if you had the opportunity to drop a loupe onto the prints you...
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    Re: Photo labs in Houston?

    AZ Photo is one place on my list. I have not used them for a while, but they use to be very reliable.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat Photography
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    Re: Digital back on an Arca-Swiss 4x5?

    Bonjour Emmanuel,

    How did you calculate the distance of the focus travel for the lens? Is there a simple plug the number in formula that gives that answer?

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat Photography
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    Re: plate size for HBH

    The best old (time period) information I have found so far indicates that plate sizes were defined at portrait distances. This is very different than coverage of modern lenses, which is defined for...
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    Re: the digital vs film debate

    Actually, I know people who can afford them, and do "trash" them. I can afford one, though I only rent on rare occasions, but then again I don't "trash" them. Honestly, nearly anyone involved in...
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    Re: Cartier-Bresson

    Funny how craft is often looked at a different level. Toil does not make an image better. The only analogy I feel fits well is architecture. The architect does not build the building or structure...
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 100

    Nice comparison there Tim. I do see that some work in post is necessary to match other film responses. It might be an option for me in the future, though my biggest issue is still that C-41...
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    Re: Shoulder bag?

    Lowepro Slingshot

    I have the earlier Slingshot 200, and that one fits a 4x5 and two other lenses. The newer 202 has a tripod connector strap on the outside. It makes a good light weight urban bag...
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    Re: Adjusting to a World Without Quickloads

    #5 - Get a 6x12 rollfilm back and use medium format 120 rollfilm.

    Anyway, I have stocked up on some great condition used Linhof double darks 4x5 holders, and I suppose when my current refrigerator...
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    Re: New to LF.. 110B conversion or Linhof?

    I think a Fuji 680 would solve your needs. You get an SLR view of your subject, tilting lens standard at the front, and medium format roll film. You can also add a Polaroid back or even a digital...
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    Re: Fuji Film... a thing of the past.

    Troll!

    I suppose you have lots of stock in Kodak (EK) and hope this gives a boost on Monday.
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 100

    Definitely interested in your night shot results Ivan. I hope you post an example or two here when you get a chance.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat Photography
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    Re: Modern business model

    Some people think all it takes to be a photographer is an index finger. The other somewhat common thought I hear is that professionals are too expensive. While I can sympathize with a lack of budget,...
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    Re: Am I stupid for buying a new 4x5?

    Awesome! Hope you enjoy your new Ebony.

    Just remember that a view camera can be very flexible to use many film and digital formats. At some point in the future, it might be a digital back on your...
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    Re: Figital Scanner Solution

    Biggest issue in outsourcing scanning is the cost. Partially that is due to the expense of a professional level scanner, but it is also due to labor costs. If quality lab scanning costs dropped, then...
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    Re: Show Off Your (not so common) Lens!!

    Circa 1855 Holmes, Booth & Haydens 1/4 plate Petzval type lens with original lens hood and flange. Currently mounted on a Technika lensboard for use on my 4x5.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat Photography
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    Re: Just One More Lens

    A contact lens
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    Re: Just One More Lens

    Either a 75mm with somewhat large aperture, or the Nikkor 300M. The first is wider than my current widest 90mm, though a lens I would likely rarely use. The 300M is a different realm, and something...
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 100

    E100VS and E100G are T-grain films, though the colour rendering of each is very different. I think the biggest factor is actually the clear base of E-6 films, at least for scanning, though with Ektar...
  33. Re: Proposed law in England threatens photo copyrights

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_parties_to_international_copyright_agreements

    The biggest problem is that the individual photographer rarely has the financial resources to challenge...
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 100

    Just to throw a (mostly) 4x5 commercial shooter into this, here is C-41 (mostly) from Dana Neibert, who lives not far from where I do in San Diego. A few years ago I found out he was using Kodak...
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 100

    A big maybe on that. First issue for me is a lab in San Diego or Houston that will do 4x5 C-41 processing. I can get E-6 done as fast as 3 hours in San Diego, or at the very most one business day.
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  36. Re: question for those who built their own cameras

    I contacted Custom Bellows by e-mail, and told them I was designing a camera. I gave them somewhat close sizes that I was trying to achieve, and let them suggest what ready-made bellows would be a...
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    Re: Jack Dykinga: another one bites the d

    At least you got it.:D
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    Re: Quantitative difference in LF?

    Absolutely. Check those lens test results from C. Perez (et al) and the Mamiya 7 is very impressive in that regard. There would still be a difference to large format film, in that one could use tilt...
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    Re: Jack Dykinga: another one bites the d

    That's exactly the point Marko, you consider it obvious. That is projecting your opinion.

    If you think it is so obvious, then you should be shorting Fuji and Kodak. Sounds more to me like...
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    Re: Quantitative difference in LF?

    It would likely be easier to photography hand-held with a Mamiya 7 than it would be with some large format cameras. One of the biggest advantages with large format view cameras is the movements...
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