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  1. Re: Other handheld devices to use cellphone photo apps

    Google (Android) apps more or less don't work on Windows devices (and many do not have Windows versions, and/or have bugs, sometimes crippling the app). I use Windows phone and Windows 10 laptop so,...
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Worked there September 1987 to July 1991. Almost 30 years ago.

    I have no question to ask. It's clear they removed the filter drawer in newer models. Look them up. Not an accessory, already looked....
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    It's interesting to see the different models and design changes of the Beseler enlarger over the years. I doubt anyone there or here has the decades-long product history/knowledge to know all of the...
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Interesting. Neither my MXT or MX have that above-the-lens drawer. Wish it did! Was it an extra add-on accessory??

    Randy, thanks for the pics. My condenser opens up but the inside is just empty,...
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Please explain further. Are you talking about the area that opens up on the condenser head? I tried every which way and could not get a filter to work without significant blockage of the light. And,...
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    Re: Filtering Large Lenses

    What format are you shooting it on?

    If it were me, I'd buy an appropriately-sized step-down ring and use your 100mm filters with the largest adapter they make. You'll cut off a lot of image...
  7. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    A suggestion: go to your local library and see what computer equipment they have to use. Very likely to have an Epson scanner like the V700 that you can scan your film on.

    LF can be expensive but...
  8. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    RL,

    You'll want to ditch your preconceptions from 35mm shooting. f/22 is the most common aperture for shooting LF and many/most lenses are optimized for those apertures. Many here shoot 4x5...
  9. Re: Other handheld devices to use cellphone photo apps

    Fair.

    My interpretation of the question was for something larger than a cell phone to use in the field (usability issues?). I personally have a hard time imagining bringing a big tablet along with...
  10. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    Don't get preoccupied by such things as "image quality."

    Of course you can shoot handheld. That's what the thing was designed to do. At f/22 and with 400 speed film, you would technically be...
  11. Re: Software rather than center filter for correcting illumination falloff?

    Used to be, you could find used 3b (IIIb) filters here and elsewhere for $100-150.

    Not anymore I guess.

    Renewed interest in LF bringing prices back up?

    The best deals are lenses + filter...
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Not sure what that has to do with filters?

    Found this interesting website detailing what each letter stands for:

    http://www.jollinger.com/photo/enlargers/beseler-45.html
  13. Re: Software rather than center filter for correcting illumination falloff?

    This!



    38mm XL
    Schneider 2a CF
    On 6x9 - only with chromes
    On 6x12 - always

    58mm XL
  14. Re: Other handheld devices to use cellphone photo apps

    Go to Best Buy or your computer store of choice and try the Android tablets. No Windows-based machines will be able to easily run apps designed for iOS/Android.

    This isn't a computer forum though...
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Yes it's on the actual Beseler 45 condenser head, I just checked. I switched to a condenser last year and have been using that almost exclusively.

    My 45 MXT has no above-the-lens filter holder. I...
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    I know what you are talking about and in my case I couldn't cut a filter in any way and make it work in the filter tray without blocking some of the negative (4x5). I don't think the upper-stage...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Like and Like! ;)

    PS: thanks darr for your comments on the previous page.
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    Re: How sharp can I expect from 4X5

    Or he might be surprised at how little detail is pulled from the film :p.
  19. Re: Likely Very Naive Question, sheet film then scan to produce a digital print.

    Film looks different and no amount of digital signal processing can emulate that, especially with regards to highlights.

    There are also no readily-available digital systems with sensors of 4x5...
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    Re: Lens help needed (8x10 wet plate)

    Textbook definition of a proper "portrait" lens is a bit outdated, especially when getting into bigger plates and longer lenses where magnification becomes more significant and focal length is less...
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    Re: Lens help needed (8x10 wet plate)

    300mm or 12" lens is perfectly fine for many types of portraits. Longer lenses will get progressively harder to deal with for a multitude of reasons.

    There are plenty of 300mm f/4.5 Tessar-type...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks Peter!

    Here's something different. This is my friend Christian, marking up a score while we worked on a recording project of new, never-before-recorded compositions with one of the regional...
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    Re: 300mm lens on Linhof Master Technika

    Sounds like you are already looking at the proper field-type 300mm lenses, not the huge f/5.6 Plasmats. And as already reported, they work just fine on the MT. I have used the Nikkor-M 300mm on mine...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    One more. This day had amazing hazy but directional light filtering through the canopy.

    http://www.esearing.com/Bryan/AV/photosharing/langdalecombined-120-1ss.jpg
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    Re: How sharp can I expect from 4X5

    Plenty will say these are fightin' words. "Resolution" of film isn't as hyped as many would like you to believe, once an entire imaging chain is considered.

    Anyway, shoot film for other reasons...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Thanks! I've taken a lot of photos in this area - it's always different, with the river varying in height depending on rain, leaves and algae making things interesting, etc.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    One of my favorite scenes along the Withlacoochee River near Valdosta, GA
    Century Graphic 2x3, Schneider 38mm f/5.6 XL, Velvia 50

    http://www.esearing.com/Bryan/AV/photosharing/langdale-5168ss.jpg
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    One more image to show how the crosses can be found out in the swamp. I didn't have anything longer than 35mm on me, but next time I travel through I am definitely going to bring a 4x5 and probably a...
  29. Re: Thoughts on Schneider Xenar f/4.7 135mm as replacement lens for Pacemaker Speed G

    Schneider Xenar 135mm f/4.7 was a common lens on the Crown/Speed Graphic. It's a typical Tessar type. It should fit on the same lens board as the Optar, unless there was some weird non-standard...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    The Battle of Kettle Creek was one of the most significant battles in GA during the Revolutionary War. The Kettle Creek Battleground Historic Site is nestled between Athens and Augusta GA and is...
  31. Re: Computer hardware when editing large format files (100MP+)

    Yep not the hardware. I have basically the same system with an older CPU. No problems on Lightroom/Photoshop, and even do multi-camera video editing which is way more hardware-intensive.
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    Re: Peak Design Travel Tripod for LF?

    I'm not a fan of ballheads either but I would like to try the PD tripod. Perhaps in a store or something.

    My current favorite 4x5 tripod would be classified as much to small/flimsy for LF by most...
  33. Thread: Dark Cloth 4x5

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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    lol Eric, wasn't expecting to see that photo again.

    Yes I often bend over the camera kinda sideways when shooting mid-stream like that. A long dark cloth hanging off the camera will just get wet,...
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    Re: 1940's WWII Navy Darkroom Restoration

    I missed this thread from almost 2 years ago.

    I have been on the USS Alabama a half-dozen times at least, and walked through the park almost every trip just to see the planes. I drive through...
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    Re: F stop markings on lens board

    I've never seen one personally, but yes it would be nice.

    $630 is straight up robbery, no matter where it's made...
  36. Thread: Lens for color

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    Re: Lens for color

    I think chromatic aberrations can make images look less sharp in b&w.

    Color filter helps the problem I think - hence the recommendation for using them over single elements of the Symmar...
  37. Thread: Lens for color

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    Re: Lens for color

    Thanks John. Foreground is definitely magenta-ish, I think in real life (decaying red leaves) but I do sometimes struggle with magenta balance. The condition was very low in contrast generally but...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    Thanks Ed, yes I think I will use this up and see what I can get. Photos that don't need/have perfectly neutral color will be easier, such as the above.

    I want to see some LF firefly photos. I...
  39. Thread: Lens for color

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    Re: Lens for color

    Please explain what you mean by "the colors artificial?"

    E100VS is a saturated and high-contrast color positive film. For portraits I assume you will be shooting color neg, which will have a very...
  40. Thread: Lens for color

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    Re: Lens for color

    Any lens you want. I've used 100-year-old lenses on color positive film before. Nothing wrong with it, just a different look. Unless you are doing scientific or catalog work that needs exacting color...
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