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  1. Looking for LF lab in the Houston/Spring area, please help.

    I live in Spring Tx not far from Houston and am looking for a good lab to do my 4x5 proc., and printing. Ultimate goal will to build a darkroom but that will ha ppen later. For the meantime I must...
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    Question about 4x5 negs

    HPI on Gulfton is not the same location as NPI on Gulfton? You guys have been really generous to share this info. Thanks very much for responses for a beginner like me it really helps.

    Clark
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    Question about 4x5 negs

    Erik, is this known as an azo print? I've read posts about that type of print on the forum. Would you direct me to more information about making my own contact prints. I would be very interested...
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    Question about 4x5 negs

    Thank you for all the responses. The lab did in fact contact print the negs while in the sleeves. I had not thought of that being an issue. Next time I will most certainly request that they be...
  5. Using a 10X Loup for Fcusing Aid, Is It Too Much?

    I am currently usin g a 10x loup. Is this too much to use as a focusing aid on the 4x5 GG? I use a fresnel lens and the concentric circles are apparent when v iewing a composition using this loup,...
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    Question about 4x5 negs

    I have recently received my 4x5 negs back from the lab, I used NPI in Houston. On the light box the negs look really sharp (which I'm surprised by considering I'm new at this). I asked the lab to...
  7. Will a toyo view 4x5 film holder work here?

    I have a Horseman 450. Will the toyo view 4 x 5 film holder fit the back. Just to note I use a polaroid 550 holder that fits with no problem.

    Clark king.
  8. I pulled the white tab on my polaroid 550 holder but no black tab came out what do I do?

    Thilo, I did just that but when all closed up and ready to shoot, again I pulled the white tab thinking that it would work okay and the white tab pulled all the way out but no larger tab to pull...
  9. I pulled the white tab on my polaroid 550 holder but no black tab came out what do I do?

    Well the entire pack is useless! It seems that the staples that hold white tab to the neg/pos piece breaks before it pulls the larger tab, the one that pulls the neg through the rollers. Is this...
  10. I pulled the white tab on my polaroid 550 holder but no black tab came out what do I do?

    I pulled the white tab and no black tab was exposed in order to pull the then de veloping print our of the holder. Can someone please help me with this problem, i know I have seen a solution posted...
  11. What should I know when taking negs to a processor?

    Thank you Kevin. Great info very much appreciated!

    CK
  12. What should I know when taking negs to a processor?

    I will be taking some 4x5 negs (Probably Tmax 100) to be processed and I would l ike to know what I should be aware of when doing this. Do I need to tell them u nder what conditions the scene was...
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    Film Plane vs. Ground Glass Plant

    I believe that article is posted on this forum actualy. It is an interesting read!

    Clark
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    What Polaroid Film To Use

    Sorry for the lack of specifics. I will actually be working on a pet project of mine documenting churches in Texas. So I will most likley be working in the early am. Anyway I'll be shooting BW...
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    What Polaroid Film To Use

    I will need to make some test exposures and I need to know which type of polaroi d film to use. I shoot 4x5, this will be color, I use a polaroid film holder 55 0. I know I will need Polaroid film...
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    Is Anyone Familiar With Paul Wakefield?

    Has anyone heard of Paul Wakefield? I have several books that he has shot with ( i assume) LF. I can't seem to fing any information about Paul Wakefield on the net. I would like explore his...
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    What About Studio Lighting, Strobes, Etc.

    I am new to LF and need some lighting equipment. I am needing input on what to buy and approximate cost. I am interested in a setup for still life and portrai t work. This would be accomplished...
  18. correct placement of ground glass and fresnel lens in Horseman LE camera?

    Thanks guys! As you know Robert I have some of these same questions.

    Also try emailing Steven with Horseman/Schneider Optics at steven@schneideroptics.com He has also been very helpfull!
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    Filters for 4X5

    I would like to add that I have a Nikkor 210 with a screw in filter size of 70 mm and a caltlar 135 with a screw in filter size of 40. I cant find the right screw in filters anywhere. I even...
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    Reciproicty and polaroid 559

    Thank you very much!
  21. Fresnel Lenses: Someone Please Clarify This For Me...

    Thanks to all who have responded, I appreciate the information!

    CK
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    Reciproicty and polaroid 559

    I was wondering where I might information about the reciprocity factors affectin g polaroid type 559 film.

    Thank you

    CK
  23. Fresnel Lenses: Someone Please Clarify This For Me...

    After further investigation I have found that on my camera back(horseman 4x5 approx. 14 years old), there are shims on the top and bottom that are placed on the photographer side of the back. ...
  24. Fresnel Lenses: Someone Please Clarify This For Me...

    I have thought of another question. The gg and the fresnel on the camera back have a small amount of play, meaning that with the camera back in a vertical position (on the camera) if you touch...
  25. Fresnel Lenses: Someone Please Clarify This For Me...

    I have heard that if the fresnel lens is behind the gg(lens side) that the image s will be out of focus. Then also I have heard (from this board) that it does n ot matter on some cameras. I have...
  26. focal length comparison between 35mm, 120, and 4x5.

    Thank you all for the info. I appreciate it. I'm a little new at all this and needed to clarify a few particulars. One thing about this forum is that you can learn a great deal of information,...
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    Loading 120 film into roll film back.

    Well I loaded it fine I think, but I loaded it upside down at first, which means the emulsion side was toward the gg instead of the lens. But I got it eventualy. I'm new at this as if you...
  28. focal length comparison between 35mm, 120, and 4x5.

    Thank you, for your responses!

    CK
  29. focal length comparison between 35mm, 120, and 4x5.

    Ok I know that a focal length of 210 is 210 for 4x5 and about 63mm for 35mm, but what about 120 or medium format. I'm asking because ill be using 120 as well a s 4x5. My real question is about...
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    Loading 120 film into roll film back.

    Thank you very much!

    CK
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    Loading 120 film into roll film back.

    I have a roll film back for my horseman 450, but have never used it. I have som e 120 and I am wondering exactly how I load it. It appears that the film wraps around the front, (lens side) and then...
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    Sorry, another polaroid question...

    I have made the mistake on someones word that 669 would fit my 550 holder. Well it doesnt not even close. I actually tried to make it work, it's just to small . Anyway I understand now that it...
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    Which film for polaroid 550 holder?

    While viewing the polaroid site I noticed that it shows sheet film and pack film to be used with a polaroid 550 holder. I thought only pack film could be used with the 550 holder. Type 559 pack...
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    Tripod heads and mounting plates

    I currently use a 4x5 that weighs approx. 20 lbs.. I use a Bogen 3036 tripod but need a good head for this tripod. Something that will hold the weight and give preision movements, ie., tilt, pan...
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    Questions About Fresnel Lens/GG.

    Well there is deffinently a fresnel lens on the camera. It is placed on the inside or bellows side of the gg. Does that mean that the focused image I see is not really in focus? I thought I read...
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    Questions About Fresnel Lens/GG.

    I purchased my Horseman 450 used, Mint condition but used non the less, and I'm wondering, how do I know if I have a fresenl lens. Does it replace the gg, or i s it on the rear standard in addition...
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    Polaroid 550 holder

    I have checked the Polaroid site and while it has some great info. I need to know how to actually load the pack film in the 550 holder.

    Any info is appreciated!

    Thank you Clark King
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    Polaroid 550 holder

    I recently became the owner of a polaroid 550 film holder. Does this use pack f ilm only, as it appears? Also how do I load the pack film?

    Thank you I know these are elementary questions, but...
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    Headstone Photos -- How is this Done?

    Hello, I loked for that documentary on the website but didn't find it could you give some details about how I might find the "headstone portraits" documentary.

    thanks

    Clark
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    Printing first 16x20 sharpness question

    I'm Sorry to comment like this but i'm following this post closely (similar experience), isn't the medium 4x5 trans. not 8x10.

    Thanks Ck
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