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    Re: 4x loupe

    Once I re-dialed in the loupe for my eye, it eliminated big frustration after the focus point had shifted. Painting the two white dots on the barrels to mark "my perfect focus", all guesswork was...
  2. Re: 2 Questions re Location Portraiture


    I had my first session with 5 residents of the Nursing Home. Can't post photos yet due to privacy regulations. Hope to get some release forms, but will likely require the person with Power...
  3. Re: New to LF - First shot - Focusing

    Amen to this. I'm new at this, and for a while was satisfied with my loupe. But recently spent more time examining the GG, and noticed I wasn't seeing it quite clearly. So i dialed the diopter in...
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    Re: Hello from Poulsbo, Washington

    Another from Seattle. Welcome! Just spent 24 hours on your Kitsap Peninsula. Fantastic!

    I just started LF myself, and at first used Panda Labs in Lower Queen Anne in Seattle for B&W. You can...
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    I dig the composition here. The angling left arm. The folded fingers. And, of course, the eyes.

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    Re: repair on sinar cable release

    Thanks all. Lubing helped some.

    However, it functions well pushing in, but still won't fully retract unaided. If I pull it fully out after an exposure--by pulling out on the "thumb-piece"--the...
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    Re: repair on sinar cable release


    Have an older Norma chrome version where the plunger won't retract all the way back into the housing when released. Shutter oesn't properly function that way.

    Assuming this is due...
  8. Re: Exposing A Stouffer T2115 Onto Film

    I am not sure this is what you're looking for exactly, and it may not include other costs, but this indicates 57USD + 10USD shipping to UK:
  9. Re: 450 mm Nikkor-M vs. Symmar-S 480 mm

    I have the Norma Copal "Switzerland", Made in Japan Shutter. Love it. But still confused about models.

    Do you, Daniel, only buy the same? Or do you also purchase the newer "DB" Shutters or other...
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    New 2400ws Pack & Heads

    Godox/Flashpoint announcements for 2400ws Pack with 2 Heads.
  11. Re: 2 Questions re Location Portraiture

    Thanks much to each of you who responded! I learned from every post.

    Especially value the links to other sources. I know that aging, in and of itself, can be a challenging topic.

    The home...
  12. 2 Questions re Location Portraiture

    Seeking insights on two questions. First: on making location portraits of many folks in one session. Second: on portrait tips for older models.

    I've somehow convinced a local nursing home to let...
  13. Re: Should I build a LF TLR? What would it take?

    You just need to reach that place where "that's all you can stand, and you can't stands no more!" Then, the Popeye Spinach Smoothie.

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    Re: Contact Printing Machines

    Thanks! I really loved that Snelson video.

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    Re: Current 4x5 enlarger options

    I have Intrepid Mark IV camera, and other cameras. Had their version 1 Enlarger for 4x5. Then scored a Beseler 45MXII for free via CL, but after months of trying. Sold Intrepid Version 1 Enlarger...
  16. Re: Need More LIGHT: Should I start PUSHING?

    As a fellow newbie, I can tell you that that post about LF cameras being "light eaters" rattled me at first too. However, I find no contradiction between his observations about LF and all the...
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    Like this one! Sent it to my buddy who grew up in Ambler. I visited him there 40+ years ago. He said his grandfather was friend of the painter who painted a collection of the bridges in that area,...
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    Re: Art is Emotion

    I imagine it's been proposed before, but a thread that featured political photographs, as defined by the one who posts, that invite discussion might be interesting.

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  19. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Fujinar 30cm?

    Tessar, single-coated, f/4.5. Covers 8x10. Within your budget, even allowing for shutter (assuming it can be mounted on one).

    I'm too new to have much to compare to, but I dig it...
  20. Re: Newbie Question - Should I develop film myself or send it to a lab?

    Love this! Says it all.

    I started a year ago with the Stearman SP-445 tank and his chemicals. If I can do it, anyone can! Tim, the Stearman guy, has good videos, answers emails. But the tutorials...
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    Re: Ethiopian Journey

    Beautiful, evocative images, both. Eager for more and more details when available! Thanks!

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  22. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Very helpful discussion.

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  23. Re: Studio Portraits

    Good for you! I'm semi-retired, but super re-newed to photography, and totally new to LF. I've got studio + dry darkroom + wet darkroom all in one two-car garage. Envy the light you're going to be...
  24. Re: Interesting article on lens design

    Thanks for the memories! I remember when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, and my older sister had to wash her hair. She asked me to let her know when they came on. I told her, and she came running...
  25. Re: Sinar Shutter "sticky" with Auto Aperture cable

    Thanks, Daniel! Helpful confirmation. Yes, I did figure out the adjustment, and I'll give that lube a try.

    Care to share contact info for your repair guy?


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  26. Sinar Shutter "sticky" with Auto Aperture cable

    Hello Sinar experts!

    I mounted and adjusted my chrome Auto Aperture cable onto my Norma 4x5 back according to instructions I found in a manual, and the green Norma-era shutter closes fully when I...
  27. Re: Strobes, Lighting, Metering, and Digital 'Polaroids'

    This is where I'm hoping the Lomo Graflok Instax 4x5 Back will come in exactly as you say: to check lighting expresdion generally. Then meter for exposure. Hoping.

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  28. Re: Camera / tripod brace for vibration

    Joshua, thanks for this. I've got the Bogen/Manfrotto tripod with the finger "trigger" for adjusting height of the legs--together or singly-- which I love for studio. BUT, even though I don't raise...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Otis on 35mm film.

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  30. Re: Are you shooting more than one format

    Instant film: SX70 & Instax Wide (awaiting back from Lomo)

    Not-so-Instant film: 35mm, 4x5 (Handheld, Field & Studio) & 5x7 (Studio) Just sold 6x9 back to afford the 5x7.

    Digital: DX DSLR &...
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    Re: Greetings from D.C.

    Hi there and welcome!

    I spend part of my time in DC, and shoot with an Intrepid 4x5 there, but also my Crown Graphic on the street (Navy Yard area). I'm new to LF as well. Fabulous journey!
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    Re: Hello from a beginner

    Welcome! New still too. Began with Intrepid...or so I thought. While awaiting delivery, got a Crown Graphic for hand held. Love both. Intrepid is a well-constructed and fully functional camera for...
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    Re: Film changing tent

    Stearman Press has instructions for a Dark Box. Also, YouTube videos.

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    Re: Studio lights for a hack

    +1 to importance of modifier when discussing lighting gear.

    For large modifier, i like the Glow Wing-Like Umbrella. Mine is 88", but smaller available. With low ceilings, you can still get wide...
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    Re: Studio lights for a hack

    I'm new too. Use Norma in studio, Crown Graphic (handheld) & Intrepid in field.

    Godox/Flashpoint strobes are great entry point for checking out strobe lighting. AD200/Evolv200 are good values for...
  36. Re: Intrepid 4x5 as a permanent enlarger?

    I have the Intrepid MK4, but also two other LF cameras. I love the MK4 for all that it is. But it isn't for me for every situation.

    I had the Intrepid Enlarger Kit, and recently sold it. It was my...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits


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  38. Re: Prototype RF-coupled 4x5 camera

    "A graflok back that can shoot instax as an idea."

    Mine on order:

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  39. Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Hand Held: Graflex Crown Graphic with native 4.7/135mm Xenar in Compur. Hand-in-glove lens/shutter. Wider view enables cropping, handy for hand held.

    Field: Intrepid MK4 4x5, mostly with...
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    Re: Self Portrait Tools

    I dig the self-eye portrait!

    Any hints on mating a bulb to a Sinar Copal shutter?

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