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  1. Re: Portrait & General purpose lens for 4x5? (Goerz vs Kodak)

    Karsh & 14" f6.3 Commercial Ektar..
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    Edward Weston & 14" f6.3 Commercial Ektar..
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    and many others..

    Bernice
  2. Re: Portrait & General purpose lens for 4x5? (Goerz vs Kodak)

    Image aperture needed decides between these two lens types (dialyte Goerz APO artar, Tessar Kodak C. Ektar).

    If the image requires using large apertures, the Tessar ala Kodak Commercial Ektar is...
  3. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    Zeiss Tessar dates back to the early 1900's. The Zeiss Jena f9 APO Tessar versions were originally designed for process cameras to make color separation films. Larger full aperture Zeiss and other...
  4. Color Transparency film 18% gray card test (expanding on "be technical perfect ?")

    Again, another discussion devolved into personal attacks and ego driven hostilities..
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?169226-Must-your-image-be-technical-perfect

    From...
  5. Re: Arista EDU and Foma 400 - Are you using them in spite of .... ??

    After 3 rolls of Arista EDU 200/Foma in 120 roll, this film comes up as a Meh... They still have quality control issues, does not respond to B&W contrast filters well and ...


    Likely not going...
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    "Fear does not prevent death, Fear often prevents living"..

    How strong might be any given individual's emotional reaction be to "Fear".. This treads on the deep topic of personality traits and...
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    Possible this "Kern" lens is related to this previous discussion:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?168420-AM-Goerz-Trigor-production-made-by-Kern


    Bernice
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    Re: John Sexton - Kenny Rogers

    Gotta wonder why the pigment prints instead of original silver gelatin prints? This adds a layer of interpretation away from the original prints.

    What would Kenny Rodgers think of this...
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    Re: Lighting for interiors

    Back in the view camera color sheet film era, BIG strobe power with light modifiers as needed was mandatory. This was the way to control mixed color temperature lighting (tungsten, fluorescent,...
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    Giving Voice..

    Inspired by the discussion on "Must your image be technical perfect ?"
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?169226-Must-your-image-be-technical-perfect

    Setting aside the...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    Thanks for sharing Randy. Nice example of image goals, what is needed to achieve them.

    Again, what is "perfect"?


    Bernice
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    Not just scanner focus, scanners cannot match the optical performance of a really good optical microscope for a long list of technical realities.

    Settled into Goerz RDA having tried-used many of...
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    Re: Repro Claron APO II (320mm)

    Real question is... who might bit into this "bait"
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    Note lack of good images of the aperture scale in the eBay listing.. why?

    Full aperture on the scale of f4.5, nothing like that...
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    FYI, typical optical results for an APO artar.. any less the specific lens has a problem....
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    Re: Why are we here?

    But, will there be coffee_?_

    Bernice
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    What is "Perfect" _?_

    What is the or are the points of reference for "Perfect"_?_

    Kinda goes back to what the goals are, no?


    Bernice
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    OEM Goerz APO artars mounted in shutter do not have lens cells that thread direct into a shutter. Goerz made adapter rings specifically fitted to each lens cell set to fit a given shutter. The parts...
  19. Re: Arista EDU and Foma 400 - Are you using them in spite of .... ??

    Now on roll# 3 of Foma/Arista EDU 200, curious film, sorta a hybrid Tmax/non-Tmax film. Appears linear once off the "toe" of it's density curve. Develops faster than other Foma/Arista films, has a...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    Heh, what is "Technically Perfect" _?_

    Group f64 did alter the direction, ideology and more of photography in many ways. Except the Group f64 ideology - belief is FAR from the only image...
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    Result !!!

    Nice images shared, plenty "sharp", note the tonality and how the in to out of focus areas render in these images. IMO, this 210mm "Prinz (ala Congo-Yamasaki)" lens fits your portraits...
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    This link has a nice illustration of classic three point cinema lighting as previously discussed on the George Hurell thread:...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    Hello Aiden,

    IMO the more important priority at this point in LF time is to develop view camera skills and all related to using the view camera for portraits. Essentially set the "lens" thing...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Linhof TK23s, 127mm Ektar @ f5.6...



    Bernice
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    Not a lot wrong with that 210mm f6.3 Prinz lens. It is a re-branded Commercial Congo made by Yamasaki, Japan. Commercial Congo lenses happened after Kodak got out of producing their Commercial Ektar...
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    Re: John Sexton - Kenny Rogers

    Memorial for Kenny Rodgers..
    https://oaklandcemetery.com/resident-spotlight-legendary-music-maker-kenny-rogers/


    Bernice
  31. Re: Ilford Photo 2022 Film Photographers Survey

    Did not make it past the first page. Their questions are multi-choice with no "wiggle" room. Multi-choice surveys tend and do flatten/filter the acquired data limiting the possible variables used to...
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    Why are we here?

    In response to the ~What are we allowed to talk about in the Lounge?~ discussion
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?169052-What-are-we-allowed-to-talk-about-in-the-Lounge
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  33. Re: “Tripods for Bipods” (John Sexton new tech tip video)

    Some of the workshop notes about how foto folks relate and use their tripods is just wozzers... Question is, where did these tripod habits and ways come from?

    Speaking of tripods, just ordered a...
  34. Re: What are we allowed to talk about in the Lounge?

    LFF has changed lots over the years. Forum "turfdom" occurs too often coupled with perpetuation of Foto myths are... very tiresome and unnecessary in too many ways.


    Bernice
  35. Re: building a copy/digitizing stand out of Sinar parts

    Or use strobe/flash which can cure vibration set up issues to varying degrees.
    The microscope folks will apply longer exposures to reduce the effects of vibration as needed. Same longer exposure...
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    John Sexton - Kenny Rogers

    Happened across this video (from the John Sexton post on tripods) about John Sexton & Kenny Rogers, surprised.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iglWJ969GzQ

    Known about Kenny Rogers as a...
  37. Re: “Tripods for Bipods” (John Sexton new tech tip video)

    Another take on setting up a tripod, Surveyor Style.. Foto folks can apply many of the same basics of setting up a Surveyor tripod with a Foto tripod.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C78SuqmLPDE
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    Re: Schneider Tele-Xenar 270mm f5.5

    270mm tele xenar should easily have enough image circle at 4x5 for head/shoulder portraits at full aperture (f5.5) or stopped down.

    Down to two tele xenars, 360mm (owned/used for decades on 6x9...
  39. Re: CM-W fujinon lens trivia

    Thanks mhayashi for inquiring about this question and posting the reply from Hamada-san, a former director of Fujinon optical design division of the Fujinon CM-W does not have an aspherical element...
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    Re: Schneider Tele-Xenar 270mm f5.5

    Picture of this 270mm f5.5 Tele Xenar? Could be quite old as the 270mm does not appear in Schneider literature going back to the 60's. Here is a chart from a page in the Linhof LF book noting the...
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