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    Re: Industar-37

    Data sheets from Schneider.
    Note the light wave length transmission curve.

    210mm APO symmar, Transmission of light wavelengths below 420nm drops off real fast.
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    360mm Tele Xenar,...
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    Re: Once upon a LF wedding..

    Then came FujiFilm NPS & NPH, better than VPS in so many ways. Still have a quite a few stray rolls from that time.

    These color negative films were low contrast with color bias towards skin tones...
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    Re: Are all plasmats convertible?

    Swiss Army Knife, has all the "features" does none of the features exceptionally well.
    There are very real and GOOD reasons why convertible lenses or casket set lenses went away, Again they are a...
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    Re: Are all plasmats convertible?

    Convertible lenses were a marketing slogan from a time when view camera lenses were a premium, similar to exaggerated lens image circle.

    From an era when view camera lenses were pricy proposition,...
  5. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    Meh, All view cameras are fundamentally a light tight box that is flexi in the center with stable (ideally), adjustable ends. One end has a means to attach a lens, other end has a means to attach an...
  6. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    YES _!_


    Bernice
  7. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    Add:

    $ for Lens.

    $ for Tripod.

    $ for light meter.

    $ for Loupe, dark cloth, cable release, and all related items required to operate a view camera.
  8. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    Toyo 810M, metal field folder.

    Arca Swiss, monorail.

    Deardorff, wood field folder.

    Three distinctly different cameras. Each has distinct advantages / disadvantages.

    ~Given these brands...
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    All that only to discover what is being images is not level to the camera location.

    Levels are at best rough estimates for camera set up. Use the GG grid for better results.


    Bernice
  10. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    Biased opinion, Toyo 810M. Dis-like for wood cameras. Of all the 8x10 field folders, Toyo 810M remains the all time fave for a very long list of reasons.

    Alternative is to build a camera. This can...
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    Re: Importance of back movements

    YES!

    Spend some reading time with this chapter lifted from the Linhof view camera book. Explains view camera movements and lots more:...
  12. Thread: Zoom?

    by Bernice Loui
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    Re: Zoom?

    Lenses for small film formats aka 35mm, 620, 120 roll film descended from view camera lens designs. Examples of this are found in the folder roll film cameras that were once very common. These roll...
  13. Re: Importance of camera movements ->Alan & others, long & Linhof

    Two color images:

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    Bernice
  14. Re: Importance of camera movements ->Alan & others, long & Linhof

    Part 5:

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  18. Importance of camera movements ->Alan & others, long & Linhof

    Question posed by Alan about rear camera movements and how it might apply camera movements to the small building with wheels in front image inspired to scan and post the chapter from the Linhof Large...
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    Re: Show me your Struss pictures

    Use Extreme Caution to judge any lens results via the web as they cannot be truly representative of the print results. While easy and overly convenient to simply "look stuff up" on the web, it is IMO...
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    Re: Show me your Struss pictures

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?78953-Karl-Struss-Pictorial-lens-use-and-results

    Based on past and present experience with Sorta-Focus lenses, lighting and subject has...
  21. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    You've already have some of the best modern lenses made for 4x5. IMO, the lenses are not the limitation to producing excellent-expressive images, it is much about getting out there and making images....
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Leica off strap :eek:


    Bernice
  23. Thread: 4x loupe

    by Bernice Loui
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    Re: 4x loupe

    Distance between loupe base to optics to eye must be properly adjusted, then set to focus the magnified image into your eye. Given this distance is different for each individual, this must be a fine...
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    Re: CatLabs 80 ASA Film

    Several years ago, tried two 5x7, 50 sheet boxes of efke 100 sheet film only to discover some sheets have pin holes due to some Oooops during the manufacturing.

    These two boxes of film have been...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    :D

    Bernice
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    San Francisco Zoo, circa early 90's, Gentle Gorilla.

    Canon F1n-AE, 300mm f2.8L, Fujichrome.
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    Bernice
  27. Thread: 4x loupe

    by Bernice Loui
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    Re: 4x loupe

    Historically the Schneider 4x loupe with the snap interchangeable closed or diffuser base was very common and accepted standard for a good film viewing light box loupe. Did double duty as a ground...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Circa 1990's USS Hornet visit.

    Under Bay Bridge.
    Canon F1n-AE, 24mm f1.4L.
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    USS Hornet flight deck.
    Canon F1n-AE, 24mm f1.4L.
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    From circa 1990's,

    Palace of "Delights".. Canon F1n-AE, 24mm f1.4L. Think this was Fujichrome.
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    with Canon 50mm f1.2L
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    Stone Seal..
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    :o

    Bernice
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    Re: Importance of back movements

    These axis lines (and imaginary planes) work IF the actual and accurate lines can be determined, precisely measured, accurately-precisely placed relative to all objects involved, camera placement,...
  32. Re: Looking for advice on a used lens for an Intrepid camera

    IMO, best value and most likely to have a good/working shutter is the "Fujinon-L 210mm, f5.6" from Igor Camera. If the lens is a dud, it is returnable for another.

    ~Fujinon L, previously...
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    Re: 2 sheets of film in the same holder?

    Each film holder holds one sheet of film per film holder side. Two sheets of film in one side of the film holder... Not gonna work.
    Sorta exposure on the bottom sheet with lots of light scatter...
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    Re: Importance of back movements

    Trapezoidal building image rendition is not correct for accurate-proper architectural documentation. It does apply a choice of visual expression to buildings.

    The 391 San Antonio Road, Mountain...
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    Re: Advice request: cutter

    MBM Kutrimmer, guillotine cutter with a clamp that cuts straight, even 4 ply mat board with ease and straight.

    They hold up good over time and the blades can be re-sharpened....
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

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    Bernice
  37. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Heh... we have been at this view camera stuff for too many decades.. with too many ingrained habits gained along the way.

    Equally perplexed with why Havoc's situation persist, out of insatiable...
  38. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Yes and much agreed. Incident light meter reading work.. If the light dynamic range in the scene to be images is not large. Once the light dynamic range is large, making a good-printable B&W image is...
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    Re: Reversal vs negative

    Color transparency film to print for portraits IS more difficult due to the difficulty to achieve proper color balance combined with the higher contrast nature of this combo.

    Historically, Kodak...
  40. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Highly dependent on the lighting and scene. Incident light meter reading work if the lighting is mostly uniform within the scene without intense sunny sky and extremely dark shaded areas. To make...
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