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  1. Re: Zeiss Planar 135mm 3.5 or Schneider Xenotar 150mm 2.8 in Melbourne, Australia?

    I am a big fan of Schneider lenses and have quite a few. The last new lenses I purchased were Schneider.

    However, I have th 135 Planar and other planars for medium format. At least for black and...
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    Re: 4x5's easily adaptable to 6x9 ?

    The supposed compromise with roll film backs that slide under the ground glass instead of replacing it is that they bend the film too sharply and that a roll left in the holder can take a set and...
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    Re: Filter vs Image Quality

    No I meant increase. With a band pass filter you almost have a single wavelength of light. That makes it very easy to focus in one spot. This is why you use a yellow filter on a convertable lens...
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    Re: Filter vs Image Quality

    Several years ago, I think in Phototechniques magazine there was an article showing a compairison in resolution between a B&W photo without a filter and one taken with a "band pass" filter. The...
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    Re: Idiot's Guide to Film Holders

    The grafloc back allowed the removal of the ground glass and spring back and you could use the slide locks to hold grafmatic backs and film pack backs. You would then have to use the rangefinder to...
  6. Re: Is the Deardorff 8X10 take the same lens board as kodak 2D?

    I also have both cameras and gave up trying to standardize.
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    Re: Crown Graphic Field

    This is a top rangefinder model.
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    Re: How sharp can you get?

    Unless I missed it, I don't think anybody has mentioned flair. Large format lenses put a lot more unused light into the camera. This (unless masked out) reduces contrast. A medium format camera...
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    Re: Widest and Sharpest 4x5 Lens

    I suspect by "do circles" he means "fish eye" and I don't remember the answer.
  10. Re: Schneider-Kreuznach F/8 90MM S.Angulon missing shutter?

    Good news and bad news.

    The bad news first. I don't think that lens has a shutter. Sinar has an electronic shutter that goes between the lens and the film and I think what you have is for that...
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    Re: Why so many Deardorff's auctioned?

    Be careful if you buy a used Deardorff. I was very lucky with mine, which I love.

    The bottom which is most important part of the camera was made by glueing 4 triangluar pieces of wood together to...
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    Re: Bail Backs??

    My Sinar has a bail and before I ever took the first picture, I accidently let it slip and broke the 4x5 ground glass. Thank goodness it wasn't the 8x10
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    Re: Fear of photography

    I thought it was Jimmy Stewart from "Rear Window"???

    And is that an Exata??
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    Re: Super Graphic, Graphic View Lensboards

    This is the page showing lens boards and adapters from the Graflex catalog.

    Hope it helps
    Neal
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    Re: Is there any difference between 4x5

    The best explaination that I have seen of this is in "Post Exposure" by Ctien.

    He goes into why the eye can precieve differences in line detail beyond the theroetical limits of the retina. He...
  16. Re: with scanning, do we still need plus one and minus one development?

    Somebody please strighten me out.

    I understand that thin negatives scan better than dense ones and in fact have given up scanning B&W negatives at all and just make contact prints and scan them.
    ...
  17. Poll: Re: Poll: How many lenses in your 4x5 field kit?

    Is a pin hole a lens? I carry a lens board with a pin hole in it also. Not counting that 5.
    75-90-135-270-360
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    Re: Composited images

    Fun historical note:

    Back before panchromatic film it was almost impossiable to get a pretty cloudy sky and expose your image properly. Skys were just burnt out white.

    They say, (I have never...
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    Re: Shoot 4x10 with an 8x10 camera

    That was my intent and I made a dark slide for it.

    However, I had read that a true panorama used what would be a wide lens on the short format. I.E. in my case a 90mm lens. With the 90 mm lens...
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    Re: where to stay in Hawaii

    Bora Bora.

    I have been to Hawaii several times and for a laid back tropical vacation, I recomend paying a little bit more and sitting on the plane a little bit longer to get to Tahiti.

    It is...
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    Re: Rangefinder options (beginner question)

    If you can afford it the best way to take 4x5 portraits is the Graflex Super D.

    That is why although they haven't been built for years people are rebuilding them to like new condition and not...
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    Re: Let's talk about 4x5 pinhole cameras...

    I too made a Linhof lens board and got quite good results.

    I targeted 75mm so Would probably need a different one if I decide to use it on my 8x10 with a Linhof adapter.
  23. Re: 8x10 version of Linhof Technika Not a Deardorff

    I have an old Technica and an 8x10 Deardorff. I am in the process of transitioning to a P2 with both 8x10 and 4x5 capibilities.

    However, the size and weight is daunting. The camera with no...
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    Re: Big Bertha's new john says Hello!

    Congratulations. I am glad it is you and not me. If they came up regularly, I would probably have one but they become available so infrequently that I am usually not flush at the same time.

    I...
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    Digital Archiving

    Today's New York Times has an article on digital archiving.

    "The afterlife is expensive for digital movies".

    They say that the motion picture industry estimates that it costs about 10 times as...
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    Re: Flash sync with Graflex Speed Graphic

    I don't think you can. On a Super D you can but you use the swing up mirror as a shutter blind. As I remember (don't trust me on this, there are foil contacts on the Speed shutter curtain that...
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    Re: Recent Travel With LF

    I am probably one of those "sky is falling" guys. I got there from traveling about 2 million air miles in my life and being abused in 20 different languages.

    I looked before I posted and can't...
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    Re: Another Question for "23 Graphic"

    It will be cropped. Many old 4x5 cameras have pencil lines on the ground glass to show where the roll film back image will be.

    You don't say what camera you are going to use it with but many of...
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    Re: LensWork: repro superior to original print

    There are only two ways to measure the quality of a print or reproduction: objectively and subjectively. Unless we are looking for baseball diamonds in Cuba, we are viewing prints for arts sake and...
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    Re: Cibachrome vs Digital Prints

    I took a panorama with an antique Panon which produces a 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 negative. I had it professionally scanned and printed at 300 dpi. I was really disapointed.

    I had a Cibachrome made by...
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    Re: B&W Film Dynamic Range

    I think the big problem of applying Moore's law to camera sensors is that in a memory chip or a CPU if you have a dead transistor you simply "map it out". On a sensor you can only have so many dead...
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    Re: Whats up with Graflex SLRs?

    Quick note: many people use the Super D with electronic flash.

    I was never able to find out if this was designed in or just a work around someone figured out.

    You drop the mirror and set the...
  33. Re: Sticky saggy bellows are killing my buzz.

    You don't seem to have left feedback yet so the seller should be willing to stand behind the listing's claim of light tight. However, at least some of this transaction seems to have occured "outside"...
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    Re: Outdoor Lighting with Flash (Boom!)

    There is a documentary showing Harold Edgerton holding a newspaper about 2' in front of a surplus WW2 aeriel strobe. They fire the flash and the newspaper bursts into flames.

    I had a friend...
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    Re: 75mm Lens Input sought

    The Biogon is wonderful...except it bairly covers 4x5. It is my starting point in 4x5 I always use it if I can, even if it forces me into freeway traffic. However, think of the American express...
  36. Re: Even a cheap scanner better than an enlarger?

    There are two ways to judge a photographic print.

    Objectively and subjectively.

    Subjectively there can be no definitive answer because it boils down to what people like and therefore I see no...
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    Re: 90mm lens with 8x10?

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    Re: 90mm lens with 8x10?

    http://truckgenerator.com/subdomain/sueandneal/biogon-on-steroids.jpg
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    Re: 90mm lens with 8x10?

    Forget to mention, I also use my 75mm Biogon on 8x10 to make full frame 1:1 macros.
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    Re: survey digital vs traditional darkroom

    100% wet darkroom for photographs. Digital for snapshots.

    Photography is a hobby for me and I want the best output I can get. I have run tests and you simply can not get as much information to...
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