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    Poll: Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Even though I am basically a 5x7 oriented human at $100 I am good for two. One as is and one to frankencamera into a 5x7 a la struan's method

    Best of luck with this endeavour!
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    Re: Wollensak 10" Lens

    Fair point!
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    Re: Wollensak 10" Lens

    If the telephoto, usually in a rapax shutter 1 - 1/400; the triple convertible rapax 1 - 1/200 or in an alphax shutter (IIRC 1 - 1/100).
    The series II and IV only came as a 9 1/2 " lens. Process...
  4. Re: Sharpening up the pointy bits on the tripod legs...

    Effects of heat build up will depend on whether the steel has been hardened. If it has, then overheating will anneal it and leave it nice and soft. If it hasnt then it wont make any difference. For a...
  5. Re: Sharpening up the pointy bits on the tripod legs...

    We are hardly doing fine work for later polishing here, so Im with you on the file, or if feeling lazy a carbide burr on a dremel or a belt sander ....
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    Re: Apo-Symmar 150

    Just to add to what Policar said:

    If you are a sharpness fiend I presume what you care about is the final print. This is where size of LF is your friend: your bitingly sharp small format lens...
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    Re: Longest lens on a Shen Hao Hz45

    You will be looking for a telephoto design to provide you with a reduced film:flange distance and allow a longer lens for a given focal length. From...
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    Re: Are "cherry-picked" Linhof lenses a myth?

    Ole thats interesting. As a "warm climate" living individual I had previously thought that a melting point of 150C for Canada Balsam would be sufficient to protect me from realistic temperatures...
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    Re: Photography began in 1827 ?

    ok need to go back to the history books, but I thought the lavender oil thing was known for quite a while.
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    Re: Home made 8x10

    The defence rests!
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    Re: Where to begin with digital negatives?

    I am not quite sure where you are going with this: hybrid workflow vs contact printing?
    Hybrid workflow would be something like scan 8x10, do stuff on computer, output through printer on 30x40 size....
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    Re: Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Palm Springs

    If in Palm Springs you could take the aerial tramway up to San Jacinto state park. Beautiful view over the valley and some nice formations (usual rocks and trees LF stuff!) Will probably be on the...
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    Re: Which wide angle lens for 4x5?

    Before you buy can I suggest you do the experiment of the frame finder: take a piece of cardboard, cut out a 4x5 hole in it and get a piece of string with knots at 90, 150 and 210 mm. Meander around...
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    Re: Home made 8x10

    foamcore: easy to buy, cheap, strong and easy to cut/machine: a good way of prototyping, and like many prototypes often ends up being used forever as the real thing because its good enough!
    as this...
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    Re: APO process lenses, Differences?

    Biggest difference is going to be in coverage and as many of these are not brand spanking new, how well they have been treated by Father Time and their various owners.

    I think this is the thing we...
  16. Re: Your lightmeter suggestions? Need light, small, sensitive, spot?

    Hmm yes, forgot about them. 120 g with battery is less than 1/2 a pentax 260 g with battery, but then you can rely on getting a pentax!
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    Re: Tripod Overkill

    2 tripods = nearly enough tripods. Big and heavy for when you dont schlep it, smaller for when you do.
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    Re: Is this sleezy, or what?

    Yes, this fellow raises the standing of my countrymen on the international scale enormously!
    I did have the potential folly of buying a lens from him prior to learning his habits; it was not too...
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    Re: Going price for a Copal #1 Shutter?

    If you look around for long enough you can get good deals: I had the pleasure of buying a #1 from Kumar here for about $75. Having said this I am with the vote to just put the cells up as much for...
  20. Re: Total Newbie's Questions Before His First LF Camera

    In looking at prices on ebay it looks cheaper to buy a separate 5x7 rather than upgrade. Having said that the options are:

    1. field cameras that upgrade directly. The gandolfi variant comes to...
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    Re: Petzval Lens Advice

    Eddie love the portrait of the old fella in the hat!
  22. Re: Your lightmeter suggestions? Need light, small, sensitive, spot?

    The smallest modern true spot meter is the pentax digital, the minolta is just a bit bigger; both are very good. The lightest modern semispot meter is the L408 (IIRC model) which read 5 degrees....
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    Re: Ballhead suggestions

    As a happy markins user I can second the comment made higher up about them. I find the small head (Q3 IIRC ) which is about 285g to be more than adequate for 4x5 use.

    I choose the arca screw over...
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    Re: Petzval Lens Advice

    As I understand it the petzval design created a sharp image but had the problem of only having a fairly small coverage (22deg IIRC) for this sharp area; the swirl is in the areas outside of this. So...
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    Re: Retouching negatives with pencil?

    It was common to also use a layer of varnish for films that have little tooth to improve this. If you google you should find a couple of venerable and ancient texts which give details on the recipes...
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    Re: coupled viewfinder on 6x9 cameras?

    If exact framing is not an issue you can use the sports finder on speed/crown graphics which will show rise and fall. No viewfinder will give you tilt: you need the ground glass for that.
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    Re: David Muench moves from LF to MFT (?)

    Sure: born 1936 makes him 74.... didnt St A move smaller with the passing of the years?

    I am usually reluctant to use one of the "in previous times people cared more..." arguments* but in this...
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    Re: Are we diffraction limited?

    At f64 yes pretty much (the old 1800/f stop routine). At larger apertures look at http://www.hevanet.com/cperez/testing.html.

    Of course the other trick is not just to stop down to f64, but to use...
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    Re: Wollensak question

    this is a movie camera lens. It will only cover a small format (not sure exactly what). I would look on ebay
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    Re: Image Circle of Zeiss Planar 100mm 2.8?

    1. the xenotar is similar to the planar so I suspect your info is applicable
    2. the planar 100/2.8 was made for the linhof 6x9 cameras so will provide coverage and IIRC movement. Also in keeping...
  31. Re: Caltar 165mm 'limited movements' but how limited?

    Ok two issues here.
    1. mechanical vignetting. most modern lenses (say 1950 onwards) were made to mechanically vignette before running out of circle of illumination at a point the manufacturer...
  32. Re: Caltar 165mm 'limited movements' but how limited?

    hop across to http://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses/ and download the 4x5 lenses excel spreadsheet. You can then examine the formulae used to calculate tilt etc, or just find a lens with...
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    Re: Lousy Dagor

    Given the poster of this thread made a total of 14 comments (all in this thread) in 2005, and nothing since, draw your own conclusions................... Me I would have been looking for a bridge...
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    Re: Newbie Questions

    Its quite a spring to get that "fast" speed [dont believe that it is actually 1/400th: real life its going to be 1/300th on a good day].
    FWIW all the Crowns I have used [4 or so], have been like...
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    Re: 4x5 Instant Film Negatives

    For processing the negative have a look at http://new55project.blogspot.com/
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    Re: WHAT happened to this shutter?

    Two shutters: bag with lenses in it, car trunk closed thinking there was clearance, but alas, the shearing of metal.....
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    Re: WHAT happened to this shutter?

    on the RHS picture the rim is dinged, not on the LHS. Deduction: front bit of shutter came off and hit deck.
    the lens and board were off the camera. Deduction: the lens was being changed in some...
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    Re: GOERZ ANASTIGMAT DAGOR 150mm 1:6,8

    Have a look at http://photo.net/large-format-photography-forum/005Bny

    From the chart here your dagor will cover when stopped down to f/16 and by f/45 will cover whole plate: so when stopped down...
  39. Re: markins emile q3 ballhead stuck! any suggestions

    this tightening knob on both my markins heads moves in and out a little.
    I wonder if this is your problem: the manual states "do not force the ball locking head to its CCW limit. It can be locked...
  40. Re: Help me find an affordable 4x5 sheet film processor

    If you have some tanks for 35/120 why not look at http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=66356
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