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    Polaroid 8x10 Pos/Neg T 805

    Yep, I would be a customer for the P/N Polariod, great idea!
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    Filters and Nikor T* 600/800/1200 ED

    The prolem of vignetting when doing movements is NOT a function of the filter on the lense. The Nikkor 600-800-1200 just barely covers 8x10 and even with no filter there is no movement . You could...
  3. Post why film is better than digital, a dare!

    Well instead of wringing our hands over the demise of film can you please tell me why and where film is better than digital?
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    Film and Large Format are batteryless

    The postings of the demise of film are about as relevant as the idea that everyone everywhere will always have battery power fully available. I have been frustrated by the lack of batteries and the...
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    To fly my LF gear or not. What do I do ???

    If you are not sure then why not call Calumet in San Fran and arrange for a rental. I went with a 2.25 SLR and 4 lenses and arranged fo 50 rolls of e-6 and prosession so I got the film and did a test...
  6. Anyone in Canada shooting larger than 8x10?

    There is a Professor down east who shots ULF, There was a guy in Coburg who shot 12x20 but he sold his Lotus to california and went digital, I got a 355 G Claron out of the deal. I tried to get a...
  7. 40 x 50" LED prints from 8x10 scans on i900?

    Well that's one idea. I have been an 8x10 shooter for a few years and cosidered just that, then I saw the 30x40 prints of a person who did just that and frankly the definition was substantially less...
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    150mm-ish Lenses for 8x10?

    There really is no alot of choice. The choices are the Nikon 150mm, Rodenstock 155mm, Schneider 165 or the 150mm. You just have to look for a good deal on a used lense. The modern glass is...
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    EPson 10000XL scanner , any experience?

    I Know the price is substantial but not out of reach. I know the under $1,000.00 scanners do not do the job, mainly because the scanning size is 8x10. To scan flat bed correctly the scanning area has...
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    EPson 10000XL scanner , any experience?

    I just found out that Epson has an A3 size scanner that will scan 8x10 negs and trans easily. Has any one used one of these/ And what is it like? I am drawn to the fact that it scans bigger than 8x10...
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    Schneider Super-Angulon 165

    I have a Wisner Traditional and use the heavy lenses such as the Symar 210xxl and the grandagon 155. There is a serious problem with using these lenses on the Wisner front standard!!!!!!!!!!! The...
  12. Nikkor T ED lenses: 600/800 vs. 600/800/1200

    THe only change to this three length set is the rear cell. If you have a 600/800 then you can get a 1200 cell later and just put it on the back of the shutter. the front cell is the same for each...
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    New Schneider lenses at 2004 photokina

    I knew I should have bought that 20x24 Wisner out of Dallas, These lenses would have been perfect for it. Oh well ce la vivre
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    ARCA-SWISS F-Metric Rigidity?

    Kerry, I have an F metric 8x10 and I hang a 155 Grandagon on the front with no problems of rigidity. I have done so for two years without any problem.

    Ed
  15. Thread: George Tice

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    George Tice

    "New Jersian"???? That is a gramatical anomalily. New Jerseyian could be a dooable. The failure to keep th "Y" is a capital offense. Do you live close to New Egypt?

    Tyce is great photog. He...
  16. 210mm: Super Symmar HM versus Super Symmar XL

    I have the 210 xlss.It is a very very sharp lense. I have done 50x60 inch enlargements where every blade of grass is crisp. I used Porta 160 VS. I am a stickler for sharpness and this is a top grade...
  17. New Cooke XV Tripple convertible, any experience ?

    I read the article in View Camera this month and I looked at the Cooke website. But I need to know of other users of this lense as to its quality and practicality. I already have Rodenstock,...
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    LF lenses: are they really sharp?

    I have shot with the 210xl on 8x10 and I have no problem with very high resolution even whn enlarging to five feet by seven feet! the 240 rodenstock sironar n is very sharp and I have been able to...
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    Bayer commercial on TV

    I remember the chevrolet commercial about a year ago that featured a ruggedly hansome man and his 8x10 field camera getting fabulous landscpaes because the Tahoe could take him there.
  20. Taking the plunge into ULF ! Building my own...

    If your camera has an interchangeable back then try adding a larger back on to the frame. the back will have to be at the rear most travel and then the stepup back will be a tapered wooden cone...
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    Portable flash

    The metz series 45 and 60 will do the job for a small group shot. I recommend a 240 or 300 lense and two 45 metz one on sync and the other slaved. I use this with straight on flash and full power to...
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    Suspected light leak with my 11x14

    Last fall I drove three hours to a lakeside jetty to get a cloudy sunrise. I was so beat and had a new type of camera . I managed to put one film holder in from the wrong side. So I got a lot of...
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    What is your maximum print size?

    I am replying to my own post but since I have shown my predeliction to a large print consider taking an 8x10 with a good lense and doing a a three shot semi panorama then doing this up as three 50x60...
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    What is your maximum print size?

    I am finding that the "great contempory photographers" who hang in museums and galleries are making large prints on the order of 50x60 inches. I persently shoot in color neg for the most part and...
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    Ed Burtynsky at the AGO ...

    The size alone is their power. HAd the Bill Brandt been 50x60 their power would be awesome.
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    Ed Burtynsky at the AGO ...

    I am not talking about formulae. That is a long gomne idea. I am takling about a special way of seeing, seeing a moment, seeing an emotion, having a special perspective and conveying an idea. To...
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    Ed Burtynsky at the AGO ...

    The composition is unremarkable. His photos are really nothing more than snapshots made very large. I have seen his work on several occassions including during its preparation in his lab. I have seen...
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    Forte film dev.

    I used the forte 200 in 8x10 and rated it at 100 and the lab developed it like tri-x in xtol and the results were fantastic!
  29. B/W 32x40 enlargements from drum scans of 4x5: Shoot transparencies or b/w?

    don't assume traditional printing is inferior. I contunue to use traditional printing through a lab for my 8x10 color neg and the 50x60's are wonderfully sharp. The 30x40's have extreeme sharpness....
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    Set of Lenses for 8"x10" comments please!

    I find the 155 and the 240 are the most used of my set then a 450 or 480. The 210 is a monster size wise but terriffic I could get by with a 210 and a 300. THe 120 is hard to shoot with and no...
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    testamonials for 210 SS XL

    I have the 210Xl and use it on wisner 8x10, I shoot color and it is wonderful, I regularly enlarge to 50"x60" and there is no fall off with the center filter, you have to get that!!!!! and the...
  32. Any One Interested In Organizing an East Coast Conference ?

    Maybe the best way to begin this adventure is to have a meeting of people interested in LF to exchange ideas and ppresent what they want to according to their knowledge, informally and to use that...
  33. Any One Interested In Organizing an East Coast Conference ?

    There is no reason an East Coast conference in the summer time would not be a success. There are interesting places to photograph and there are alot of Large Format shooters who can drive to the...
  34. Is Reduced Weight Worth An Extra $1500+ for 8x10?

    There is alot of comment on the Wisner, I have one, Bought it used and I know other people who are on the forum who have them, they are good cameras. Do not be dissuaded by those people who have a...
  35. Is Reduced Weight Worth An Extra $1500+ for 8x10?

    My thoughts are to get a camera you canafford adn one or twolenses then to actually use it. The Doff will be readily resaleable if you find it too heavy adn the money you make with the portraits will...
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    Dagor77 or Steven King?

    Dagor77 is the best pulp fiction wither of the electronic century. I wrte this voluntarily and without any hope of mercy or personal gain or even a 5% discount on any future purchase. His writing is...
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    Horseman LE vs Arca Swiss F-metric

    I use the Srca Swiss F metric in 8x10 and it is very easy to use and to set up, I am very impressed with the quick coupling built into the rail and the ease of the controlls, I heartily recommen it...
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    What 8x10 lenses to get?

    For grneral shooting of scenics I have found that the 240rodenstock sironon even if not apo is extreemly sharp, and these are easily available and reasonable priced, I find that the 355 -360 range...
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    I have a bunch of extra 8x10" Provia

    Another Negative shooter, I have been using 160vc and nc for a year and I get fantastic results, I like the vc a bit better. My typical blow up is 30x40, thats with no grain at all. I can do a 50x60...
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    Ansel and his PhaseOne back ????

    The question poses the tease of film verses digital , that is a flase premise, there is a purpose for each and the film vs. digital arguement is no more valid than the arguement of color vs. B&W or...
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