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    Re: Anyone in SoCal?

    ericantonio,

    There is an annual gathering of photographers, that is held in Orange County.

    The last gathering was held in April of 2019. Hopefully, we will have one this year as well.

    For...
  2. Re: 7th Annual Large and Ultra Large Format Meet and Greet

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info

    Click on the link

    Jose
  3. Re: 7th Annual Large and Ultra Large Format Meet and Greet

    Add my name to the list.
  4. Re: What adapter, filter holder and filters would you recommend for my small lenses.

    Pepe,
    If you get a chance to attend the Bargain Camera Shows. http://bargaincamerashows.com

    You can usually find older camera gear for sale at good prices.
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    Re: Irving Penn's 8x10?

    Back in the early 80's one of the photo galleries in Los Angeles had an exibit of Penn's "Worlds In A Small Room". It listed the camera used by Penn as a TLR Rollei and film was Kodak Tri-X.
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    Re: Lens board dimensions for Korona View 8x10?

    Kleiny,

    Korona 8X10 will use the same lens board as a Kodak 8X10 2D. And yes, they are 6X6 inches.
  7. Thread: Sinar F

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    Re: Sinar F

    What is the current market value of this model Sinar?

    A friend of mine, has an almost mint condition Sinar F and is thinking of selling it without a lens.

    I have a Zone VI or Alpina model...
  8. Re: Where to find Large format Camera Tripods on a student budget?

    Considering that this is a 4 year old post. I hope that the OP has a moved on from his "student budget", to something better :)
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    Re: grain focusing problem

    I don't know if anybody has mentioned this already, but I have noticed if I stop down on the enlarging lens, as opposed to having the enlarging lens wide open. I can then sometime see more grain in...
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    Re: Road trip out West..

    August in the Southwest, equals HOT weather. Be sure to dress accordingly and drink plenty of liquids (non alcoholic of course).

    Consider the heat and film storage too.

    Although I have...
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    Re: Tripod for Field 4x5

    One of my favorite tripods is my Majestic with a large 6"x6" square platform.
    I was recently trying to photograph some sunflowers in my yard. I was using my Zone VI camera with my vintage Ries...
  12. Re: Should lead fishing weights be sewn in the hem of a dark cloth?

    One of my dark cloths, has the velcro sewn in the corners.

    My other dark cloths do not. What I like to use with those cloths to keep from going all over the place, are the inexpensive plastic...
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    Re: need help with 210mm.

    Luis,

    Thanks for the tip. I have been searching for a shutter for my Dagor 8 1/4" cells. Do you think the cells are a direct drop in?

    Jose
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    Re: need help with 210mm.

    principiante,

    Take a look in the For Sale section of this forum. You may find a lens or two that you can use.

    Could you also indicate where you are located?

    You didn't indicate what type...
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    Re: New member here!

    Jos,

    Welcome and best wishes on your LF journey.

    Jose
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    Re: Good evening everyone

    Oscar,

    Estoy un poco bobo, pero si se donde queda Uruguay :)
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    Re: Good evening everyone

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Oscar, your best bet would be to obtain another roll film holder. Not sure what other brands, other than the Rollex brand, can be used with your camera.

    2x3...
  18. Re: Remote shutter release won't work in cold (Copal?)

    This is a bit of advice I was given by Carol Miller of Flutot's Camera Repair.

    When using a NEW cable release. File down or sand the tip of the cable release. Sometimes the NEW cable release has...
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    Re: Buenos dias from Victoria Texas

    Welcome and best wishes on your new adventure.

    Jose
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    Re: Kodak 2D repairs - an idiot check,

    I have never seen or heard of an 8X18 2D.

    The extension rail. What size 2D is it for? 5x7, full plate, 8x10, 7X11, 11x14 ?
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    Re: Help with cyanotype paper

    Kevin,

    You can use that free light source, aka the sun, instead of UV bulbs. That is the old school method of printing.
  22. Re: Turning a van into a simple darkroom... assistance required...

    Alex,

    There is a Sally Mann video on UTube that shows her using the back of her Chevy Suburban Truck, to make her plates. It looks quite simple and I think it has less room than your setup.
    ...
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    Re: Epson F-3200 Review

    I use one, primarily just to scan the smaller formats.

    You can scan 4x5 format, but just at a lower dpi. If you try to increase the image quality, it takes forever with my computer. Sometimes,...
  24. Re: Opinions wanted - Easiest 4x5 field camera to focus.

    Ryan,

    An 8x10 camera should not be easier to focus than a 4x5 with a f5.6 lens. Unless the 8X10 had a brighter lens or a brighter ground glass, than your Sinar. All of my 8X10 lenses are darker...
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    Re: Dumb question from newbie

    I wouldn't spend my money on enlarging lenses until you decide to set up your own personal darkroom. I developed and printed at my local college for many years. Most lab techs take pride in setting...
  26. Re: Are Photographer's Obsessed With Sharpness, but blind to the bigger picture?

    I look at it this way.

    You can always make a fuzzy photograph with a sharp lens, but you can't make a sharp photograph with a fuzzy lens.

    I leave the fuzzy lenses for portraits. :)
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    Re: Solo Road Trips

    One thing to consider when traveling with a dog, is that some of the National Parks, do not permit dogs especially in the back country. Not sure how well the Rangers will enforce this policy. The...
  28. Re: 3rd Annual Southern California Large and Ultra-Large Format Photographers’ “Meet

    Umm. You do have a dark focusing cloth, don't ya Doc? :)
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    Re: New To LF - using an old Calumet 4x5

    Steve,

    Where are you located? That would help. Prices are not the same thru out the world. If you are located in Patagonia or in the Goby Desert, it may be harder to find equipment at...
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    Re: Seeking info on 8x10 cameras

    Some 8X10 holders are made for plate holders, but can be fitted to hold film. However, they are thicker than the standard film holder.
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    Re: Your take on this Commercial Ektar 14"?

    The price is a bit high, considering that the shutter may need a CLA.
  32. Re: Rendering quality when shooting 120 on 4x5 camera

    I am familiar with the name Clark County in WA. My niece and her husband just purchased a home in that area.

    As for lenses in the 135mm range. I purchased a Carl Zeiss Tessar f4.5 or 3.5, don't...
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    Re: Wierd Rodagons.

    I would save those lenses for portrait prints. Kinda soften up them thar wrinkles :)
  34. Re: Eastman View No. 2 Improved Model of Century View and Empire State

    kmack,

    I have the 5x7 version of your camera. Many of the Kodak 2D series parts are interchangeable with the Eastman View No.2.

    If you find a Kodak 2D 8X10 back, it will fit your camera. ...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Very nice image.

    Is the Jag, British Racing Green?
  36. Re: Rendering quality when shooting 120 on 4x5 camera

    Peakbagger,

    Where are you located?
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    Re: finally...hello!

    Kenneth,

    Welcome to the Large Format Forum.

    Jose

    PS, enjoy the negative carriers :)
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    Re: Identifying old darkroom equipment

    "What I don't know:
    It's a black tray, two pieces, appears to lock together pretty well so I'm thinking it's light-proof? There's a little metal clasp at one end. It's been used, the plastic is...
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    Re: Testing for pinholes

    small flashlight (won't get as hot as a light bulb), inside the camera, in a dark room. You can cover up the lens and ground glass opening with a dark opaque cloth so light does not leak out of...
  40. Re: Shutter Problems [Kodak Ektar 152mm with Graphic Supermatic X Shutter]

    The Ektar 101mm lens is for the 2x3 format cameras, and will not cover a 4x5. If you want to reuse your 152mm lens cells, you will need a shutter that is setup with the proper spacing for those...
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