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    quick release plates

    I have used a Wimberely P50 Arca style plate on my 8x10 camera, and Arca Swiss B1 head with the standard screw clamp, with no problem. The same should hold for the B2 and the RRS that you mention....
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    New Luminouse Landscape Article

    I'm a 'low volume' amateur (not that many sheets of film shot per year - certainly not enough to show an advantage to buying a $20K+ digital back amortized over even 5 years), and I don't want to...
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    Film vs. Digital

    Here's what my (very limited in scope) tests comparing film to digital showed me:

    1. Compared a 13x19 print made at Costco from Fuji Reala 35mm shot with a Rollei AFM35 P&S camera (with an...
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    Mysterious Digital Dependence

    MAYBE - Maybe John (and others like him, Maybe even me) would have a different feeling about the digital photo technology of today if

    A- the higher quality gear (everthing from DSLRs in the 2k+...
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    8x10" lens: Sironar S 300 or Nikkor W 360?

    When I was shooting 8x10, and I only shot color transparency films and inspected the results with high power magnifiers (not that I needed to print at 7x or more, but what the heck ..), I tried...
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    Help with 8x10 lens

    If you want a modern lens then:

    If weight and expense are not a concern, then Copal 3 lenses: 300mm Rodenstock ApoSironar - S f5.6, or Schneider equiv, down a small step ApoSironar N or equiv...
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    sick and tired-please help

    I have heard of, and known, people who have had similar symptoms, except their diagnosis was 'Chonic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome'. Please note that the symptoms are not just 'fatigue'. In...
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    When is an Ebony not an Ebony?

    In my various camera 'tribulations' in 4x5 and8x10 format, I've encountered a wide variability in the quality control of some brands of cameras (all bought new) that I've tried. Ithink that when...
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    Sharpest 300mm lens for 5x7

    Clayton - My experience with the Nikkor 300M f9 (actually, two samples), was that the sharpness was not as good outside the central approx 5" square of an 8x10 transparency than with other 300 & 305...
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    Sharpest 300mm lens for 5x7

    I've used several 300mm lenses, and here is my experience. However, others will have had different experiences and may strongly disagree with the following:

    I found the 300mm f9 Nikkor to be great...
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    Arca Swiss heads - lack of QC ?

    Thanks to everyone for their replies! Tim's posting re Precision Camera Works - I've bookmarked that link for future referral as well. Tom's posting re the B2 - actually I also found that the top...
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    Arca Swiss heads - lack of QC ?

    I owned/tried-out a variety of Arca Swiss heads over the years (B1, B2, B1g). After a dry spell (using a 3-way) I decided to go back to the Arca (for both small and large format cameras), and a tried...
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    240mm 8x10 lens: which is best?

    At one time I ended up owning two 240mm lenses: Fuji A f9 and a Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S f5.6. I did some test shots of the same scenes (outdoor landscapes) on provia and velvia (8x10), using up to...
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    Ziploc bags for filmholders

    I also bought some bags from Uline, except I needed to buy only 100 bags, and they were anti-static bags. I found that zip locks (or any plastic-like material) build up static charges and dust is...
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    Ebony RW810: Initial impressions

    Austin, Congratulations on your new Ebony RW810! I have one on order now after finishing my sale of all my medium format and 4x5 equipment, and can hardly wait to get it.

    In years past I had an...
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    Canham MQC57 for 6x17 and 4x5

    After reading Michael's latest posting and doing more research, I realize I need to correct my earlier posting - I should have done more thinking before posting earlier. Michael is right on about the...
  17. Thread: DDS Service?

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    DDS Service?

    If you find that the light leaks can't be repaired by replacing the hinge tape, then you may want to buy new holders - especially after so many years. If you do, I would recommend spending the extra...
  18. For the Picky: Quickloads vs. Regular Holders re Sharpness

    Thanks to those who posted responses.

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised by this reponse, as there's always someone who has to interject some smart alec reponse that doesn't really address the...
  19. For the Picky: Quickloads vs. Regular Holders re Sharpness

    For those who don't print larger than 16x20 (from 4x5), and those who usually need great depth-of-field, that can't be taken care of by movements (i.e. need f32 or smaller apertures), and those who...
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