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  1. Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Can’t wait to see it when your done. I work with an LE and love it. Also, with standards rotated sideways it stows nearly flat.
  2. Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Schaf, what did you decide on for a 4x5 field camera?
  3. Re: Tips and advice for a young(ish) Photographer on getting into HAL/HAER/HALS

    John,

    Yes, now all HP5+ here. Test and calibrate. Available locally here, so it has become my "go-to" film. I shoot 4x5.
  4. Re: Tips and advice for a young(ish) Photographer on getting into HAL/HAER/HALS

    +1 for “run away” a la Monty Python

    But, since you have already picked the road less traveled, you will likely boldly pursue this “HABS” route—and it’s great to learn while making some $.

    They...
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    Re: Big Bend NP Chisos Mtns

    Love this thread. Requesting permission to go OT :) and talk about more important things. I love what Joel
    Meyerowitz said about a ‘sense of place’ and th magic of being in the zone. Here is a great...
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    Re: Big Bend NP Chisos Mtns

    Kenny,

    For pure enjoyment, the saturate trans film will rock! It will be so dramatic!!

    Yes, about Portra, I have to remind myself that Joel Meyerowitz shot “Cape Light” on color negative film....
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    Re: Big Bend NP Chisos Mtns

    I’ve spent some time in the Big Bend, the subject of my first book, and one-person exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend. In the Chisos early and late, I would choose a film with more range. That...
  8. Re: Twenty+ Years of Architecture and Large Format HABS/HAER Photography taught me th

    If you’re working on or over water and are required to wear a PFD, take a look at Mustang Survival H.I.T. Self-inflating “vests” (Type V Commercial) as they are less restrictive (than a traditional...
  9. Re: Twenty+ Years of Architecture and Large Format HABS/HAER Photography taught me th

    I’m reading the photo guidelines regarding specified sunscreen (lol).

    In the heat of the gulf oil patch in 101 heat index, just did a field test of Neutrogena Sensitive Skin sunscreen. Applies...
  10. Re: Twenty+ Years of Architecture and Large Format HABS/HAER Photography taught me th

    I’m partial to Bullfrog Gel but I wash my hands after applying.

    Quik Gel (right) and classic Superblock titanium dioxide style at left.

    Quik Gel dries fast sort-of like Benadryl Gel.

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  11. Re: Just purchased a mint condition Horseman 6x loupe long

    I have a Schneider 8x. Bought new for $$$. Then I have backup loupe — an Agfa $8.95 8x loupe that works equally well.

    I’ve shot assignments as cold as -17F (without wind chill). Plastic barrel...
  12. Re: Need pics of Tachi “Fiel Stand” hand-strap and hardware

    Rob S. sent me pics with detail. Thanks.

    I am all set!

    Paul
  13. Re: Need pics of Tachi “Fiel Stand” hand-strap and hardware

    Still very cool to see the site captured in Wayback Machine. Thanks.
  14. Re: Need pics of Tachi “Fiel Stand” hand-strap and hardware

    Steven,

    Thanks!

    Paul
  15. Re: Need pics of Tachi “Fiel Stand” hand-strap and hardware

    Steve,

    Thanks. I am familiar with your as for that Brass Tachi and studied the pics. I
    Hoping to get a closeup of the bracket where the strap is attached to the camera.

    Where do I find the...
  16. Need pics of Tachi “Fiel Stand” hand-strap and hardware

    If you have a Tachi “Fiel Stand 4x5,” could you please post some pics of the hand strap, and hardware that attaches the strap to the camera?

    Or if you would rather text them to me, send PM and I...
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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Some of the YouTube -type ‘cures’ more harm with abrasion. A friend of mine used toothpaste on a plastic watch face and ruined it with haze. Perhaps try the clear wipe-on sealant used after polishing...
  18. Best finish for DIY wood camera large format: stain and clear clear coat on wooden LF

    Ever find some materials that you just love working with?
    Here are mine, selected for joy of handling in my work, as follows:

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    1. Sherwin-Williams BAC Wiping stain, especially colors...
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    Re: Polarizer for 150mm SS XL with CF

    Domerus, thats what I thought - a polarizer with the sky making it act like a grad with the variation across the sweep of the sky. Nice shot! Also, with wide angle (I shoot alot with SA 90/5.6 XL), I...
  20. Re: An Old Horseman 8x10 Modification Thread I Can't Recall

    Danny, inspiring and elegant. You are so inventive!

    HT, if you do this, please update us on costs from SK Grimes. Thanks!
  21. Re: Twenty+ Years of Architecture and Large Format HABS/HAER Photography taught me th

    Schaf,

    Also, I like the hi-viz dark cloth — did you DIY make that?

    On my old SUV, I shot 4x5 many times from the roof for years. It was my workhorse and could support me along the edges. On my...
  22. Re: Bogen 3036: Replacement levers for leg locks?

    I bought the last 2 from B&H. Via phone, they said the part is discontinued and they cannot get more.

    What now? Good news! The part can be 3D printed. Print files are available on-line and I am...
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    Re: Lens math? Image circle ⭕️ calculation

    Nodda,

    Many thanks for the accurate calculations. I appreciate you taking the time to share this! Indeed the focus will be infinity with no shifts, therefore this info is immediately and...
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    Re: Marking negatives For HABS/HAER/HALS

    Yes I meant the white polymer eraser I use the Mars-Staedtler version. Tongue-in-cheek about “magic.” As of today, with info from you, I am now using the Staedtler black pigment liner pens. Thanks...
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    Re: “Top hat” lens board for Crown Graphic?

    Daniel,

    Thanks for the additional detail. I love improvising and using found materials, so this approach appeals to me greatly.

    I’m now trying to determine how long of a tube I can use and...
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    Re: Anyone using a MPP camera?

    Thanks the the tips on selecting a model. In starting my search, I particularly like the Mk.VIII with 90mm SuperAngulon and the cone board. SEXY!

    How large of an operation was the factory and...
  27. Re: bellowed lens shade / compendium that fits Horseman FA?

    The Kenko website may list the correct part number? Alternative is Dinkum lens shade.
  28. Re: Requirements and standards for HABS/HAER photography

    Schaf, I picked up the Staedtler pigment liners. Local Office Depot has them in-stock but only the multi-size 4 pack. Testing on HP5+ film and found that 0.3 (best) and even 0.1mm (surprisingly...
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    Re: Marking negatives

    Schaf, do you use the “magic” (white plastic Staedtler) eraser to prep the film before marking?

    Paul
  30. Re: Requirements and standards for HABS/HAER photography

    Schaf,

    THANKS!!!

    Paul
  31. Re: Twenty+ Years of Architecture and Large Format HABS/HAER Photography taught me th

    Schaf!

    Nice. Mine had a brochure that said 95% of snake bites are below I knee. I hope the Texas Diamondback rattlesnakes read that insert! Please see my post re: marking negs. Having some issues...
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    Lens math? Image circle ⭕️ calculation

    Do you love optics math calculation problems? Here’s one!

    Givens: 150mm APO-Sironar-S at f/22
    Infinity focus
    4x5 film in typical plastic film holder
    Edit: no shifts!

    At what distance behind...
  33. Re: Requirements and standards for HABS/HAER photography

    Schaf,

    I’ve shot my next one. This one is HABS. On my last assignment’s (HAER) 4x5 neg film, I used the PITT pen, but it did not write on the film base as densely as I had hoped. Still legible,...
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    Re: Show off your camera!

    Sart S.,

    Yours is my favorite. Can you tell us more about how you made it? What did you use for the chassis? Nice work!

    Also, which optical viewfinder is that?

    Wishing you great light,...
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    Re: Anyone using a MPP camera?

    Neil, The focal plane shutter of the MPP Press could be a boon for photogs experimenting with barrel lenses such as the Aero Ektar. Is your Press a 4x5 format? If so, will it accept a modern plastic...
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    Re: Anyone using a MPP camera?

    Jim,

    Thanks taking the time to take and post the pics. I’m impressed with the quality of the camera. I especially like the geared rise as I need that in my work. The lack of that feature is why I...
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    Re: Idea for super-thin 0.3mm glass plate

    I cleaned off the remaining coating with Goof Off aerosol, then Panavision lens cleaner. Seems there was extra coating. I just need some thin clean glass. I’m not a DIY emulsion coater so YMMV — just...
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    Re: Idea for super-thin 0.3mm glass plate

    The reversal idea is very creative!



    "In order to invent, you need a good imagination and a lot of junk" Thomas Edison
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    Re: Idea for super-thin 0.3mm glass plate

    Hey Randy, Dunno. I’m making something else and wondered if it could help someone. For example, could a glass this this be coated with photographic emulsion, and used wet or dry in an stock film...
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    Re: Idea for super-thin 0.3mm glass plate

    Peeling the coating: used blow dryer to heat adhesive

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    Used single-edge razor to lift the corner to get it started.

    Could be safer to cut with the plastic ON?
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