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    Re: LF PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ICELAND

    The days of reliably having the major sites to yourself are over, at any time of day in summer. But it should be manageable. The local media is reporting that the level of tourism is back to what it...
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    Re: LF PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ICELAND

    The current show at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography is done by a large format photographer. Her name is Jessica Auer, and splits her time between Canada and Iceland. I think the majority of the...
  3. Thread: Self Portraits

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    Re: Self Portraits

    That is cold comfort to the thousands of species and habitats that have already been lost and continue to be threatened every day. These things will not recover, and their wonder will forever pass...
  4. Re: Does the Chamonix Sinar to Linhof adapter work on Ebony 8x10 cameras?

    Thank you Henry. I realize that. This question is about whether a particular Sinar to Linhof adapter will fit. Sinar boards fit in the Chamonix, and this adapter fits in the Chamonix, but the adapter...
  5. Re: Does the Chamonix Sinar to Linhof adapter work on Ebony 8x10 cameras?

    Thanks Oren. I had a look there. Thankfully did not have to outlay as much as that for the Ebony I got. It does look like it is flat, but it is hard to tell of course what exactly is going on without...
  6. Does the Chamonix Sinar to Linhof adapter work on Ebony 8x10 cameras?

    Does anyone know if the Chamonix Sinar to Linhof adapter work on Ebony cameras? I already have the Chamonix adapter (for the Chamonix), but I am switching to Ebony and wondering if it will still...
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    Re: Epson P700 printer, impressed

    I am not advocating anyone to convert, btw. It is just the reality of the market right now. Analog materials have skyrocketed in cost and dwindled in availability, volumes of analog work at labs have...
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    Re: Self Portraits

    These are two versions of the same self-portrait I did in my MFA work. One is the standard photo, and the second is a version where I manipulated the photo. The basic idea about my thesis work was...
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    Re: Epson P700 printer, impressed

    I don't have facts and figures, but I work in the industry. I think it really depends on where and what you are looking at. For example, many of the processes that photographers used to use for fine...
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    Re: Epson P700 printer, impressed

    Most of the new work for the fine art market is produced on these Epson machines (and Canon, to a lesser extent), so it is no wonder you like them. I work as an exhibition printer and have run the...
  11. What is the realistic working distance limit of the 180mm 5.6 APO Macro Sironar?

    Hi all. I have a 180mm 5.6 APO Macro Sinaron SE that I found for a very good price a few years ago. Currently I use it as a dedicated macro lens on 4x5 and 8x10. I believe it is optimized for 5x7,...
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    Re: Schneider Tele-Xenar 270mm f5.5

    I should update and say that mine was the 240mm, not the 270mm, so you may be able to get an ok shot. I believe mine barely covered 4x5 at portrait distances, stopped down slightly. I don't have any...
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    Re: Ries quick release

    I switched to a Luland head (you can find them on eBay). I think mine is the LD115. I prefer it to the Ries head I got. It is a bit larger, but the quick release system works well and you get the big...
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    Re: Schneider Tele-Xenar 270mm f5.5

    I had one of these as one of my earliest 4x5 lenses. Like you, I got it mostly on a whim. I did not wind up using it very much as the coverage is very tight for 4x5. It is soft wide open. I figured...
  15. Re: APO Sironar S lenses in 300mm + in today's market

    I live in a sheltered area, surrounded by trees. I have a small weather station on my house, and the max wind last year was around 25m/s, which is 56mph. That is nothing for Iceland. On the road I...
  16. Re: APO Sironar S lenses in 300mm + in today's market

    Absolutely. I often try to get behind the car, but at times it can be tricky to orient the car against the wind, depending on the position of the trail (I don't want to hurt the land at all, and the...
  17. Re: APO Sironar S lenses in 300mm + in today's market

    Thanks Neil. I am using a Chamonix 810V. Quite light, but Iceland is the windiest populated country in the world, so it could just be specific to the environment...but what I found was a combination...
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    I figured I would resurrect this thread from the dead to post some quick follow-up, four years and many sheets of film down the line. I will be mercifully brief.
    1. 8x10 is a wonderful, demanding...
  19. Re: Current state of 8x10 bright screen manufactures ?

    Thank you Erie for the advice on cleaning. That is the first thing I did. So it seems there are no updates here? Has anyone any ideas on who to contact for a current higher end screen, other than...
  20. Re: Current state of 8x10 bright screen manufactures ?

    Any updates on this? Bill Maxwell made a screen for me for my Chamonix, but it was quite expensive. It is very bright and easy to focus, but the viewing angle is indeed much more directional than his...
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Land Cruisers are popular here, but they are the 150 models, which are somewhat fancy, not the ones you get in the US. I think their closest comparison is the 4Runner...they might even been the same...
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    There are always a number of German/Swiss/Italian survivalists/tourists who drive those unimogs onto the ferry to Iceland and wind up here. I passed several today. I always find them a bit funny, but...
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Thank you! I photographed the building on 8x10 e6...hope to develop it tonight or tomorrow...looking forward to seeing if it worked.
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    I have had a Land Rover Discovery 4 for the last five years, and I absolutely love it. I live in the countryside in Iceland, and once I switched to studded tires in the winter, I have never gotten...
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    Re: What's your windy day technique?

    I live in the windiest country in the world. In the worst conditions, it really is best to just use something like a Mamiya 7...the lenses are so sharp that it can blend in well with 4x5 if you use a...
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    Re: Tips for composing in low light?

    I work in literal darkness quite a lot, as there is very little light to be found in the winter. I often use artificial lighting or flash as well. My most useful tool in this context is a Lupine...
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    Re: Anyone try the Chamonix/Jobo 5x loupe?

    The modern one from Leica Camera. Looks like this, though this is not mine: https://imgur.com/a/nSivDh4
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    Re: Anyone try the Chamonix/Jobo 5x loupe?

    I am not sure. I do not believe so....this is not necessarily a deal breaker for me, as I use contact lenses. I typically find that focus adjustments move all about and it can be a bit frustrating,...
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    Anyone try the Chamonix/Jobo 5x loupe?

    Just curious if anyone had tried this. I saw it on their site while I was looking at other things. I have been using a Leica 5x loupe for years, and I like it very much, but I was thinking of getting...
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    Re: 8x10 platform head options

    The bottom of the camera is carbon fiber, so it is pretty strong. I am not trained in physics or engineering, so I cannot explain it, but in this context, when you have the full 4 inches square of...
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    Re: 8x10 platform head options

    Thanks, I guess I would say it is not typical, but not atypical either. I am not really photographing the standard landscape at infinity with the camera perfectly level all the time, although I do...
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    Re: 8x10 platform head options

    Thank you all for the help. I will explore these solutions. I have already tried using the tripod without a head, or with just the leveling base. Neither were ideal for me. I have a first generation...
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    8x10 platform head options

    Hello all, I was wondering if you could help me. I currently have two very good tripod/head options that are unfortunately not working perfectly for me. I currently shoot LF with a Chamonix 810V and...
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    Re: Blotchy pattern on 4x5 negatives

    Those look quite old. I have Toyo holders that I purchased in 2004 that look newer than that (they are basically the same style as the current ones), so I would think you will be fine. You can...
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    Re: 210mm f/5.6 - Rodenstock or Nikkor?

    So basically, this is a bit nonsensical as the images look nearly identical. That is partially the point. The differences might show more with color film or with areas of lots of bokeh. But...
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    Re: 210mm f/5.6 - Rodenstock or Nikkor?

    I should say that my original suggestion was not to just return junk lenses to unsuspecting buyer, only to try out lenses and see which work best for you. I have only had one junker, and that turned...
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    Re: 210mm f/5.6 - Rodenstock or Nikkor?

    My own experience is that sample to sample difference is larger than manufacturer to manufacturer, at least among Schneider and Rodenstock. I would encourage you to pick up two or three 210mm lenses...
  38. Re: Differences between Schneider and Rodenstock lenses

    I can only speak for myself, but I went on a buying spree to try to find the best lenses I could. I started with a 210mm APO Symmar L and 110mm Super Symmar XL fifteen years ago. Both were great,...
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    Re: Apo-Componon HM optimisation range

    If I recall correctly, they were optimized for 15x enlargements...at least for MF and LF, but perhaps Bob can just list the range for each focal length. In general, I would advise just using...
  40. Re: Help with stuck iris in Prontor Professional 1

    Just as a resolution, the local repairman CLA'ed the shutter, and all appears to be working properly again. He said it was just in need of cleaning and lubrication. I am sorry for all the questions....
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