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    Re: 210mm F5.6 Lens For 8x10

    Here is a list of 210mm 8x10 lenses I put together some years ago:

    Small/light lenses
    Graphic Kowa f/9 (Copal 1, single-coated, reportedly around 380mm IC)
    Computar f/9 (Copal 1, single-coated,...
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    Re: C-41 Recommendations?

    I ultimately settled on Edgar Praus (https://www.4photolab.com/) for processing 8x10 C-41, after experiencing mottling problems with my local labs. The trick apparently is to be sure there is enough...
  3. Re: Color correction filters for transparency film?

    In my experience cooling temperature adjustments (such as 3300K to 5500K) are very, very rarely encountered when shooting landscapes in the field. The warm, soft light just after sunrise and just...
  4. Re: Color correction filters for transparency film?

    If you can get hold of a July/August 2005 copy of View Camera magazine, Charles Cramer wrote an excellent how-to article on this subject. He recommended a Gossen ColorPro 3F color meter and a set of...
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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    http://kennethleegallery.com/html/tech/bellows.php
  6. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    Freestyle is now carrying Gibellini:

    https://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-NEW-Gibellini-Cameras-are-Here-.html?soid=1132976746394&aid=GbDvjCORYDo...
  7. Re: Lee Filter Hood With Linhof Master Technika?

    Believe it or not, there used to be a gentleman at Lee USA named John Adler who actually was pretty knowledgeable about large format cameras. I haven't spoken with him for years but if he is still...
  8. Re: How much bellow draw needed for 30" lens for 14xx17

    http://kennethleegallery.com/html/tech/bellows.php
  9. Re: Grad ND, Contrast and Color FIlter Setup with Center Filter

    If you regularly use ND grad filters then I think 4x6" ND grads are the way to go with LF. Re your problem child 90mm lens with CF: there is a press-on filter holder that can accommodate this, but...
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    Re: Lenses for new 5x7 / 6x17 kit

    I use a single lens set with both 4x5 and 5x7: Super Angulon 72XL, Super Symmar 110XL, 150 Sironar-S (for 4x5), 150 Sironar-W (for 5x7), 210 APO Symmar L, Fuji 240A, Nikon 300M, Fuji 450C. I...
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    Re: How sharp can I expect from 4X5

    https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2011/12/big-camera-comparison/
    https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2011/12/camera-test-editors-commentary/
    https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2014/12/36-megapixels-vs-6x7-velvia/
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    4x5 Velvia 50 is available directly from Japan, albeit at a significant price premium when using sources such as Ebay sellers and Japan Exposures. I purchased some from fellow LF forum member B.S....
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    Re: Arca Boards on Sinar Cameras?

    When I bought my 141mm Arca F-Line Classic I tried attaching my Sinar boards to it, and they would not fit (despite appearing to be virtually identical in size). I assume the reverse is true...
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    Re: Fuji 240-A f9 for 8x10

    I also shot exterior architecture during my 8x10 shooting days, and similar results to this prompted my replacing my Fuji 240A with a 240 Germinar W for 8x10 use. About a year after I originally...
  15. Re: Focusing Issues with Nikkor T-ED 360/500/720 lens?

    There are a couple tricks you can try. If you are concerned about the distortion caused by rear movements, you can use back tilt to determine the total amount of tilt needed, then re-zero the rear...
  16. Re: Is Schneider 58mm XL OK with center filter 3c?

    You can save a bit ordering from Robert White in the UK, assuming you can arrange shipment through the post or possibly something like Parcelforce:
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    Re: Nikkor M 450 F9 - Question

    But how do you determine whether the lens covers 20"? Go off of manufacturer rated image circles? Then ULF shooters would be significantly limited in terms of cost effective lens options. Even for...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    SS110XL covers 8x10 without movements. Even with the CF there is some noticeable light falloff.
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    Re: Nikkor M 450 F9 - Question

    If needed there are various ways to brace the front standard of a lightweight camera to dampen shutter vibration. Connecting a large rubber band between the bottom of the front standard and the hook...
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    Re: 210mm f/5.6 - Rodenstock or Nikkor?

    Another option to reduce cost is to consider Caltar lenses, which were typically off-the-shelf Rodenstock and Schneider lenses rebadged by Calumet under the Caltar name. If I recall correctly the...
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    Re: 5x7 back for Intrepid 8x10

    My recollection is that when Intrepid first introduced their 8x10, they talked about following up with a 5x7 reducing back in lieu of a dedicated 5x7 camera.
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  22. Re: Negative vs. Transparency - Pros and Cons | What's Your Favorite Type?

    I scan and print digitally so I have no intrinsic preference for neg versus chrome. I primarily shoot landscapes and exterior architecture, and historically have used chrome for low contrast...
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    Re: 360mm Lenses for 8x10

    When I shot 8x10 in the field I used a Fuji 360A f/10, which is the cat's meow for a field 360 (small and light with lots of coverage and a relatively low vibration Copal 1 shutter) if you don't mind...
  24. Re: DSLR scanning vs Dedicated flatbed scanning.

    BTW, I received notification today that version 2.0 of Negative Lab Pro is now available, with much improved support for flatbed scanners among other things:
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    Re: 8x10 photography and diffraction

    Some years back On Landscape published a comparison of the various film formats:

    https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2011/12/big-camera-comparison/
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  26. Re: 100mm diameter filters for Rodenstocks Sironar W 210 / S 300

    Using the Lee 115mm press-on filter holder (fits over the lens barrel) is an expensive solution, but it will vignette less than using a step-up ring with a standard holder:
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    Re: 4x5 for road trip

    Non-folding Ebony cameras such as the RSW45, SW45, or 45s are good candidates for a fast setup, easy-to-pack camera if you don't need a lot of extension; the first two would allow more movement with...
  28. Re: Fujinon SWD 90mm f5.6 on 5x7" vignette - too wide lens for Lee wide angle adapter

    You can reduce filter holder vignetting by using a press-on filter holder, which fits over the lens barrel, rather than a wide angle adapter ring which screws onto the filter thread:
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  29. Re: Focal length/bellows ratio for the landscape photographer?

    The nodal point location of telephotos is an annoyance but doesn't preclude front movements as long as the lens has sufficient coverage; you just have to recenter the image once front movements are...
  30. Re: Focal length/bellows ratio for the landscape photographer?

    My 5x7 has 530mm of maximum extension, and even then I found it necessary to mount my Fuji 450C on a one inch extended lens board before I was happy with its close focusing capability. As already...
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    Re: 8x10 Arca Swiss?

    I owned an Arca 8x10 F-Classic for several years, which I purchased as a lighter weight replacement for my Ebony 8x10 (the basic Arca configuration weighs about 9.5 pounds if I recall correctly). ...
  32. Re: Deciding between Rodenstock vs. Fujinon entry level 150mm lenses

    The Fujinon may be single-coated (it is single coated if there is lettering on the inside of the front barrel, rather than the outside). The APO Symmar is multi-coated. In many cases this won't...
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    Re: How do you like your Chamonix 57Fs-2 ?

    I have a 57Fs-1 (I think it is the same as the 57Fs-2 aside from the Graflox adapter) and love it. I also purchased a Sinar-to-Technika lens board adapter, bag bellows (for use with my SS110XL lens,...
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    Re: Is 5x7 endangered?

    Ilford continues to regularly stock FP4+, HP5+ and Delta 100 in 5x7. Bergger included 5x7 sheets in their recently released Pancro 400 film. Arista and Foma regularly stock 5x7 film.

    Keith...
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    Re: Mystery Schneider lens

    Since the serial number is still intact you could try contacting Schneider directly and see if they can identify the lens for you. Some years ago I needed info on one of my lenses and after...
  36. Re: Building a back for an 8x10 Mahogany Ebony Camera

    And here is a page from the Ebony 8x10 user guide....

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  37. Re: Building a back for an 8x10 Mahogany Ebony Camera

    Hopefully someone can come up with something better but here are some of my auction site photos when I sold my SV810U years ago....

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    Re: Chamonix tips and tricks?

    I do something similar with my Chamonix 57-Fs1, only I do it by touch rather than by referencing any markings. On my camera one rotation of the focus knob equates to about 10mm in bellows...
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    Re: development flaws on 8x10 portra

    This sounds like the mottling I experienced on my 8x10 negs with some dip-and-dunk labs: faint light blobs, streaks and blotches particularly visible in relatively clear areas of the negative such as...
  40. Re: Cascade Film Holder Case velcro-attached shoulder straps - Have they worked for y

    I have the 4x5 and 5x7 cases, and have been very happy with both. I've experienced only one "film holder dump" with the 5x7 case when one of the shoulder strap velcro attachments became detached,...
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